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About our Physiotherapy Practice

Armitage Physiotherapy is committed to providing a high quality healthcare service in the fields of musculoskeletal, women’s, men’s and pelvic health physiotherapy. We are passionate in providing our patients the opportunity to perform their work, exercise and daily activities comfortably and to the best of their ability, with the overall goal to optimise the quality of life of every patient that enters our door. Rather than relying on short-term strategies, prevention and active management are key components of Armitage Physiotherapy’s philosophy, enabling patients to confidently manage their own health, pain and injury throughout their lifespan.

To achieve this, our onsite location at Armitage Road Medical Centre enables physiotherapists to work closely with the general practitioners, obstetricians and gynaecologists, allowing us to develop a streamlined, holistic approach in the management of shared patients. 

 

Our Physiotherapy Services

Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health 

Our clinicians have undergone specialised postgraduate training in the assessment, prevention and management of conditions specific to women, men and pelvic floor health. 

Pregnancy and Postnatal Physiotherapy Services

Assessment, prevention and management of:

  • Pelvic floor, bladder and bowel dysfunction

  • Musculoskeletal problems including pelvic girdle pain, rectus abdominus diastasis (tummy-muscle separation), neck, upper back, lower back, rib, sciatic and round ligament pain

  • Perineal injury (episiotomy or tears during birth)

  • Breastfeeding problems such as mastitis and nipple trauma

“PregEd”- FitRight early pregnancy education workshops:

  • Recommended for all women to learn healthy habits of pregnancy, what to expect during pregnancy, and how to prevent and manage pregnancy-related problems (includes an individual pelvic floor screening with real time ultrasound)

Exercise Classes- FitRight Bump&Me, Baby&Me and MumTime Clinical Pilates:

  • Ensure safe exercise during pregnancy and beyond with these pelvic floor and abdominal-friendly Pilates classes conducted nearby at Armadale Arena

  • For more information, please visit the FitRight website www.fitright.physio/

or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fitrightphysio/

 

Women’s Health Physiotherapy Services

Assessment, prevention and management of:

  • Bladder dysfunction- urinary urgency, frequency, voiding problems and incontinence (bladder leakage)

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

  • Bowel dysfunction- constipation, faecal urgency and faecal incontinence, problems emptying bowel

  • Pelvic floor pain- pain with intercourse or vaginal examinations

  • Pre and post gynaecological surgery- hysterectomy, vaginal repairs or slings

  • Pre and post cancer therapy

  • Osteoporosis prevention and management

Men’s Health Physiotherapy Services

  • Pre and post prostatectomy

  • Bladder dysfunction- urgency, frequency, voiding problems and incontinence

  • Bowel dysfunction- faecal urgency or incontinence 

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Services

Our clinicians are also experienced in the assessment, prevention and management of:

  • Spinal pain

  • Sporting injuries

  • Headaches

  • Joint pain/surgery

  • Postural problems and ergonomic advice

  • Bursitis, tendon and muscle injuries

  • Foot problems, including plantar fasciitis

All our physiotherapists are trained in Clinical Pilates and Dry Needling (Acupuncture)

*Please note a doctor’s referral is required for all patients receiving treatment under a Worker’s Compensation Claim, Motor Vehicle Accident Claim, Veterinary Affairs or Medicare Care Plan

 

Fees

Appointment Type Fees      
Musculoskeletal Initial Consult, Long Consult, or New Area of Treatment    $100

Musculoskeletal Subsequent Consult

  $85

Women’s/Men’s/Pelvic Health Initial Consult

  $145

Women’s/Men’s/Pelvic Health Subsequent Consult

  $90

Women’s/Men’s/Pelvic Health Long Consult

  $110

FitRight Assessment

  $145

* 10% off for pension card holders, 5% off for health card holders

*Please note Armitage Physiotherapy does not bulk bill for Medicare Care Plans, so you will be liable to pay the gap

*Please allow a full hour for Women’s/Men’s/Pelvic Health initial consults, and attend with a comfortably full bladder in case of a pelvic floor scan

 

Clinicians

  Sophie Dunnet

Sophie completed her BSc (Physiotherapy) degree at Curtin University, Western Australia in 2007. Aside from gaining international experience in the UK throughout 2010/2011, she has worked solely in private practice across the south-east metropolitan area. She completed her graduate certificate in Continence and Women’s Health (Curtin University) in 2016, and is currently completing her Master’s degree in the same field. Sophie is passionate in her role of treating women throughout their lifespan, although now with 10 years of musculoskeletal experience behind her, still enjoys a varied patient caseload. Sophie strives to keep up to date with the latest in clinical research and evidence, continuously attending courses to ensure her patients achieve the best outcomes. Sophie adopts a patient-centred and active approach to healthcare, placing emphasis on motivating patients to achieve their own goals.

 

Contact Us

Clinic Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-5pm

Phone: 9390 4444

Fax: 9390 4477

Email: armitage@highway1.com.au

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