Baw Baw Physio and Fitness have qualified physiotherapists who can assist you with your pain, injuries, rehabilitation needs or body complaints.
We see Private, Medicare GP care plan, Work Cover, TAC and DVA clients. Private clients do not require a referral however Medicare GP care plan, Work Cover, TAC and DVA patients will require a valid referral from a medical practitioner.
Please bring along any recent and relevent X-ray, CT, MRI reports and referrals along to your appointment.
Physiotherapists are university educated healthcare professionals trained to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work with their clients, assisting them to overcome pain, stiffness and injury, which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or as a result of ageing. Physiotherapists can help you recover from injury (including sports and workplace injuries), reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility. A physiotherapist can also help you prevent further injury by listening to your needs and working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition, including setting goals, treatment outcomes, prevention programs and home exercises.
An initial consultation at Baw Baw Physio & Fitness consists of you being interviewed by the Physiotherapist in a private treatment room. This allows the Physio to gather all the relevant information regarding your complaint. Following this discussion the physiotherapist will then observe your movement and perform special tests to further determine the cause of your problem. Techniques could include massage, joint mobilisation, dry needling or stretching. These treatments then can be used to treat your condition and if appropriate, you may then be given a small series of exercises to complete at home to supplement the treatment. Our physiotherapists allow longer than industry standard appointments.
Comfortable, loose clothing
Expect to uncover the area to be treated (and adjacent areas)
You may wish to wear a singlet if being treated for neck or back pain
Referrals (not necessary for private patients)
X-rays or Scans and reports
Shoes, if you believe they may be related to your complaint
If being treated under WorkCover, please bring along your case details
Below are a list of the private health funds that participate with HICAPS on-the-spot claiming. If you are covered for physiotherapy and you bring your private health card in with you, you will be able to claim your consultation on the spot. Please note, gap fees vary between funds. For an update on participating health funds ‘live’ please refer to HICAPS website www.hicaps.com.au.
Kate started her physiotherapy career studying at the University of Melbourne. Since that time she has been busy treating patients in private practice clinics. Kate has a passion for treating musculoskeletal pain, sporting injuries, children and instructing Pilates.
Kate became interested in Physiotherapy while she was a member of the Cheltenham Swimming Club. As a result, Kate takes a keen interest in swimming and understands the benefits of water and water based exercise. Kate also enjoys running, and she believes that to be successful, a training program needs to include balance and variety.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Occupational Physiotherapist – Member of the Early Intervention Physiotherapy Framework
Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association
Postgraduate Certificate of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Shoulder Treatment & Management
Corporate Physiotherapy Management
Lyn Watson Shoulder Level 1
Lyn Watson Shoulder Level 2
Tory graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons.) in 2016. She joined our team as a receptionist in 2016 at our Cardinia practice while completing her studies. Tory now works as a Physiotherapist at Baw Baw Physio & Fitness.
With a passion for horses, Tory is a keen rider who competes regularly in showjumping. She is looking to complete studies in equine Physiotherapy eventually to work with both humans and horses.
As a physiotherapist, Tory is most interested in treating sporting conditions and athletes, however she loves working with all clients and loves helping people. Her treatment philosophies are centred around open communication and creating a positive experience to achieve client’s goals.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons.)
You can use our Online Booking System to book an appointment right now, or you can call us on 5625 1631.