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, NDIS and DVA clients. Private clients do not require a referral however Medicare GP care plan, Work Cover and DVA patients will require a valid referral from a medical practitioner.
Please bring along any recent and relevant 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 Jones 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.
Kate is also the Director of Baw Baw Physiotherapy & Fitness. Kate started the clinics late in 2014, working out of consulting rooms at Bank Place Medical Centre and then opening our Princes Way clinic in 2015 and then Yarragon in 2016. Kate is very hardworking and dedicated to her business, however her number 1 priority is still her clients and their goals.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Occupational Physiotherapist – Member of the Early Intervention
Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association
Postgraduate Certificate of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Certified Pinc Cancer Rehab Physiotherapist
Shoulder Treatment & Management
Management of disabling low back pain disorders
Corporate Physiotherapy Management
Lyn Watson Shoulder Level 1
Lyn Watson Shoulder Level 2
The Shoulder: Theory and Practice presented by Jeremy Lewis
Elisha graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor health science and a Masters of Physiotherapy at Latrobe University. Since leaving uni she has been involved in working with Victorian teams at the Indoor Netball Nationals, working with the Bon Beach Football Reserves and Seniors teams as their physiotherapist and working in a Private Practice that was very similar to Baw Baw Physio and Fitness. Elisha enjoys treating a variety of conditions including Womens Health, Sporting Injuries, Scoliosis and taking Exercise classes.
What made Elisha want to become a Physiotherapist:
She has always had a fascination for the human body; however it wasn’t until she went through a personal experience with a severe knee injury in 2011 that she found her passion to become a physio. This experience opened up her eyes to the importance of trust, clear communication and motivation with health practitioners when overcoming an injury.
-Masters of Physiotherapy
-Bachelor of Health Science
-Bachelor of Exercise Science & Human Movement
-Bachelor of Psychology
-Hydrotherapy level 1 (2017)
-GEMt Dry Needling (2017)
-APA Spinal Level 1 (2018)
-APA Sports Physiotherapy (2018)
-Lyn watson shoulder course Level 1
Tory Liarakos 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 also participates in a variety of other sports such as snowboarding, and AFL.
She has recently been accepted into a Masters of Veterinary Physiotherapy at the University of Liverpool. On completion of this two years of continued studies, she will be able to practice on humans, horses, dogs and cats.
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.
When Tory is at home she is surrounded by animals; dogs, cats and too many horses! She is always super busy when not at work doing showjumping competitions, football matches, snowboarding or any other outdoor activity.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons.)
Certificate of membership for Australian Physiotherapy Association
Masters of Veterinary Physiotherapy (In Progress)
Spinal Level 1
Mastering Lower Limb Tendinopathy
Strength and Conditioning Coaching
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