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We offer seriously good one on one Physiotherapy and Podiatry in our own unique way. We look at you, not just your injury, we want to know who you are and how your pain or injury is affecting your life. 

We listen. We educate. We work to enhance your life without pain or injury.

Located within Guardian Medical Showgrounds Village

Servicing Kensington, Flemington, Ascot Vale, Maribyrnong, Footscray, North Melbourne and many more.  With public transport access and ample off the street parking available. 

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What we treat

PHYSIOTHERAPY 

Our aim is to provide quality evidence-based Physiotherapy using the latest hands-on treatment techniques and sports medicine guidelines. You’ll have a full half  hour of one on one time with your Physio and never be left alone while they work on another patient.

Your Physiotherapist is highly trained to assess and treat pain and dysfunction of the musculo-skeletal system, including common conditions such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • Traumatic and acute injuries
  • Postural and traumatic neck, back and shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery, Eg: ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, ankle fractures.
  • Vertigo and dizziness**
  • Muscular spasm
  • Congenital and developmental back problems
  • Joint sprains
  • Muscle tears and strains
  • Runner’s biomechanics and lower limb pain
  • Cycling biomechanics and repetitive strain issues
  • Overuse injuries
  • Biomechanical foot injuries

** If booking for vertigo initial consultation please mention this to reception staff when making your appointment.

Both Alana and Lachlan are highly skilled in manual therapy, dry needling and exercise rehabilitation. We tailor our treatment and rehabilitation plans to the individual – no matter what their goal may be.

Our particular area of expertise is lower limb biomechanics and, more specifically, foot mechanics. With a particular interest  in the diagnosis and treatment of running injuries and foot biomechanics, having treated hundreds of elite endurance runners, sprinters, triathletes and social runners over many years. If you are experiencing foot or leg pain when running, let us help you get back to your best and achieve your goals.

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PODIATRY

SKIN & NAIL FOOT CONDITIONS

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Nail infections
  • Thickened nails
  • Fungal nail infections
  • Yellow nails
  • Calluses (hard skin)
  • Corns
  • Cracked heels
  • Warts / Verruca pedis / Plantar Warts / Papilloma’s
  • Skin infections
  • Tinea pedis / Athletes foot
  • Dry Skin

CHILDREN’S FEET

Children’s feet differ from those of adults as they are still developing and not yet fully formed.  Development occurs at different rates in all children so as a parent knowing what is normal for your child can be difficult. At Showgrounds Village Podiatry we can look after your children’s feet and offer peace of mind by treating common conditions such as:

  • Flat Feet
  • Growing pains
  • Pigeon toed/Turned in feet
  • Metatarsus adductus
  • Heel pain/Calcaneal Apophysitis
  • Knee pain / Osgood-Schlatter
  • Delayed walking
  • Toe walking
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Warts/Verruca pedis/Plantar Warts/Papilloma’s

MUSCULOSKELETAL & MECHANICAL FOOT CONDITIONS

At Showgrounds Village Podiatry we have a special interest in musculoskeletal and mechanical conditions that affect the foot and lower limb. We are able to offer you several treatment options which may include, manual therapy, foot mobilisation techniques, dry needling (similar to acupuncture), strengthening and stretching exercise programs and orthotics (insoles/arch supports) to help get you back on your feet.  Foot and lower limb conditions we treat include:

  • Sore heels/ Heel Spurs / Plantar fasciitis
  • Foot and lower limb sports and running injuries
  • Achilles Tendon conditions / Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Pain
  • Shin splints / Shin pain
  • Stress Fractures
  • Aching Arches
  • Bunions
  • Foot Arthritis
  • Hammer, mallet and claw toes
  • Metatarsalgia / Inter-metatarsal bursitis / Morton’s Neuroma
  • Knee pain, hip pain, lower back pain due to postural alignment

AGE & DISEASE RELATED FOOT CONDITIONS

  • Diabetes foot related conditions
  • Peripheral arterial diseases / Poor circulation
  • Neuropathy / Numb Feet
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Diabetic foot wounds / Foot Ulcers

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Our Team

Alana Hassell

(Director / Senior Physiotherapist)

BPhty. M.A.P.A.

    

Alana graduated from the University of South Australia in 2011 and has since been working in Spinal and Sports Physiotherapy positions, she has been part of the SVPP since 2014.
She has extensive experience in treating elite athletes of all ages and is currently the head Physiotherapist for the Volleyball Australia senior national women’s team and the Volleyball Victoria youth and junior state team squads.
Alana is proficient in trigger point and myofascial dry needling techniques. She has a special interest in treating cervicogenic headaches and migraines as well as sporting injuries in particular acute traumatic knee and ankle injuries, acute or chronic hip pain and running injuries. She is also trained in assessment and treatment of vertigo and vestibular dysfunction.
Alana is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association ensuring ongoing professional development and evidence based practice. 

Alana consults Monday to Thursdays

Lachlan Broadway

(Senior Physiotherapist) 

Ba. Biomedical Sc. Doctorate Physiotherapy 

Lachlan is returning to SVPP in May 2024, however has been a member of the team since 2020.
He has been working for a number of years in general private practice as well as with elite sporting groups including both Western United and Melbourne Victory youth Soccer academies. He has experience working with both private and compensable clientele, facilitating return to work post injury while guiding rehabilitation under WorkCover or TAC. 
Lachlan places a strong level of importance on building collaborative relationship with patients and believes that this is the core in ensuring treatment is tailored to the individual client to reach their specific goals. He has advanced knowledge in exercise prescription and uses manual therapy adjuncts, including dry needling.
Lachlan is a member of the APA ensuring ongoing professional development and application of evidence based practice.

Lachlan consults Monday – Saturdays 
 


Gemma Armeni

(Physiotherapist) 

Ba. Physiotherapy (Honours)


Gemma graduated from Monash University (honours) and has since been working in multiple roles with Keilor Thunder in the NBL, Footscray’s Victoria Football League  team and Racing Victoria’s  Jockey Apprentice School. She has vast experience on the sports field in the management acute and chronic sports injuries, in particularly  upper and lower limb tendinopathy.  Gemma is proficient in dry needling and enjoys rehabilitation and injury management for all clientele, not just those on the sports field. 
 
Gemma has a background in equestrian and horse racing and is an avid gym-goer that’s passionate about health and fitness. 


Gemma consults Monday to Fridays 

 

Alice Gofron 

(Podiatrist) 

Ba. Health Sc. M. Podiatry Practice 

Alice graduated from LaTrobe University and has since worked in both the public and private sector. Alice has been a member of the SVPP team sine 2017 and is our Podiatry team manager. 

With her attention to detail, and knack of identifying ‘hard to find’ underlying factors, she has built a reputation for getting great results. Alice draws upon her expertise in a range of treatment techniques and footwear knowledge to get patients on their best treatment pathway. 

Alice grew up with love of dancing and has an invested interest in pre-pointe and ballet assessments, she also enjoys treating complex foot pathologies and hard to treat foot and lower limb pains. She has an interest in ingrown toe nail management, diabetic foot care and assessment and acute and chronic foot injuries, however is passionate about all things feet!

Alice consults on Tuesday (10-7pm)  and Thursdays (8am – 4pm)

Lidia Ambrosino 

(Podiatrist) 

Ba. Health Sc. M. Podiatry Practice 

Lidia graduated from La Trobe University in 2013 with a Bachelor in Health Sciences and Masters in Podiatric Practice. Her passion for this field purely came from the thought of feet being one of the most vital parts of the body.

Lidia has worked both in the public and private health sector within Melbourne and central London. Lidia loves all aspects of the podiatric profession and has a keen interest in diabetic foot care. She also enjoys the management of in-grown toenails (including surgical management); assessing, diagnosing and managing musculoskeletal injuries; foot wear assessment and education; and all general podiatric care. She is passionate about caring for others and helping them be pain-free and comfortable in their daily lives. Lidia enjoys volunteering at the Oxfam Trail Walk for blister control and helping people complete their challenge!

She maintains continuous professional development by attending seminars and workshops across all areas of podiatry and is committed to providing her patients with the best possible care.

Lidia consults on Wednesdays, Thursdays and alternate Saturdays 


We support people who support us and are proud to be sponsoring Melbourne University Renegades Volleyball Club and looking after their athletes. We also work extremely closely with Volleyball Victoria and the State Team program for both beach and indoor Volleyball. 

Pricing

Please note the below prices apply from February 1st 2024.  
Physiotherapy Initial Consultation: $105

Assessment, explanation and initial treatment of the injury. In general the treatment may involve a mix of hands-on therapy such as deep tissue massage, mobilization, manipulation or dry needling, as well as an exercise program to allow self-management and reduce the likelihood of injury recurrence.
Initial consultation fees apply for all new injuries, or if you have not attended for a previous injury in the same calendar year.

Physiotherapy Follow-up Consultation (standard): $95/$105

We will continue to manage your condition(s) or problem. Each session will likely include a mixture of hands on treatment,  exercise rehabilitation and/or education.
$105 follow up consult cost applies to those where two distinct areas of treatment are provided within a standard session time. 

Physiotherapy Extended Consultation: $160
An hour long consultation for patients that require the treatment of two or more distinct areas or problems.
Vertigo initial Consultation: $160

Vertigo initial assessments is 1 hour in duration as assessment can take some time. Given the nature and severity of clients symptoms we allow ample time for recovery from treatment before you leave.
If booking for vertigo please mention this to reception staff when making your appointment.
Follow up vertigo appointments are half an hour in duration, standard fee applies.

Podiatry Initial Consultation: $100

40 minutes of consultation time. This includes the assessment, explanation and initial treatment of the pathology or injury. In this appointment your Podiatrist will outline your treatment plan and any additional costs associated with your management plan – for example: orthotics, surgeries or other consumables.

Podiatry Follow Up Consultation: $95/$85

Your podiatrist will determine how much time is needed for your follow up consultation depending on the complexity of your pathology and time needed for treatment. Here they will continue treatment and management of your issue. 

POdiatry ingrown toenail surgery $500

This price  includes your 1 hour surgical appointment and two follow up consultations to redress and check healing of the surgical site.

Our cancellation policy is available here 
Private Health Cover:
On the spot Health Insurance Claims are available using the Hicaps system. Includes all major and most minor health funds (for participating health funds click here). Typically your private health insurer will pay between half and two thirds of the treatment cost, depending on your level of cover. Please bring your private health card with you. We also accept payment using cash, Visa, Mastercard and EFTPOS.
 
BUPA and HCF customers:

Additionally, we are affiliated with multiple major Private Health Funds to provide rewarding services to members:

BUPA‘s Member’s First program allows BUPA members to enjoy a lower than normal out of pocket cost on Physiotherapy and Podiatry consultations. 

The “More for Muscles” program provides higher level rebates for HCF members. The initial Physiotherapy consultation is 100% covered by HCF for those with this level of cover.

Workcover and TAC:
Compensable injuries such as Workcover and TAC claims are commonly treated. Due to the inability of WorkSafe and the TAC to pay market rates for Physiotherapy treatments, our policy is to charge the client our normal rates, the cost of the treatment can then be claimed back via the insurer. You will usually receive most of the cost back, however there will be a small “gap” depending on your insurer’s policies. You must have lodged a claim already to access Physiotherapy services.
 
Medicare EPC: $80 ($58.30 medicare rebate, gap payment $21.70) 
In certain cases, you may be eligible for treatment under the EPC plan (Enhanced Primary Care plan) which enables patients to have up to five Medicare subsidised sessions each calendar year.
You’ll be required to pay $80 on the date of your consultation, and will receive a rebate of $58.30 leaving you with an out of pocket ‘gap’ payment of $21.70 for each session.
Please note we do not bulk bill any Medicare consultations. 
You will need to contact your GP to find out if you are eligible for this program.
 
Please note our cancellation policy
 
 
 

Contact and Location

PHONE:  03 9372 3600
FAX:   03 99606131

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Address

1/320-380 Epsom Rd, Flemington, VIC

Our clinic is located inside the Guardian Medical Centre at Shop 1 of 320-380 Epsom Road in Flemington. There is plenty of parking located just outside the clinic.

Hours

Mon – Fri: 8am – 7pm

Sat: 9am – 1pm

Our cancellation policy can be found here

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