WARRAGUL

Gippsland Physiotherapy Group Warragul
1/7 Barkly St. Warragul VIC 3820

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm

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History

Gippsland Physiotherapy Group Warragul has provided high quality physiotherapy, massage therapy and clinical Pilates services for over 15 years.

Location

You’ll find our practice conveniently situated at 1/7 Barkly Street just down from the West Gippsland Medical Group.

Facility

The practice features four consultation rooms and a Pilates studio room.

Team/Service Provided

We have four physiotherapists and three massage therapists meeting your expectations through:

Service Philosophy

  • Assessment that is thorough and comprehensive
  • Diagnosis that is accurate and easy to understand
  • Treatment that actively targets the problem and minimises the recovery time
  • Follow up that assists in the understanding and management of the condition targeting complete recovery and minimising the chance of recurrence

Services – Service Type

  • Physiotherapy – comprehensive treatment and management of all physical conditions
  • Massage Therapy – treatment and management of all physical conditions or alleviation of tension/stress
  • Clinical Pilates – as part of physical injury management or for fitness/strength/injury prevention
  • Custom Made Orthotics – as part of physical injury management or prevention of foot/lower leg injuries
  • Hydrotherapy – as part of rehabilitation including post-operative care

Services – Category

  • All WorkSafe, TAC injuries treated at no cost
  • All Medicare (EPC) referrals treated at no cost
  • Private fees kept as low as possible and claimable on Private Health Insurance (extras)

Services – Injury Type

  • Neck and back pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Muscular Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain
  • Dry Needling
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Meet The Team

Physiotherapists

Mark Alcock (Director)

Mark joined the company in 2014 following his graduation from Otago University in New Zealand. In 2016 he stepped up to become one of the directors of the company and is now clinic manager in Warragul. He has a keen interest in sports injuries and is in his final year of his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. His interest in sports has led him to work for Tennis Australia at the AGL Loy Yang ITF Junior Tennis tournament in Traralgon with more tournaments on the agenda for the year to come. Despite normally treating injuries after they have occurred, Mark is also passionate about preventing them too by identifying concerns and managing them before they progress to injuries. Mark prides himself on keeping up to date with the latest physiotherapy evidence ensuring he provides a high level of care for all of clients from all walks of life.

Brittany Bourne

Brittany holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in North Sydney.

Brittany is strongly interested in Women’s Health, mostly pre- and post-natal aspects of pregnancy. She is also interested in clinical Pilates, paediatric physiotherapy and patients in neuro-rehabilitation.

Brittany is 1 of 5 children who was born and raised in Sydney, NSW. She currently plays netball and enjoys training at the gym, Pilates and yoga. She loves Trekking and she completed the Everest base camp circuit in Nepal just a few years ago. She has always wanted to be and still wishes to be Roger Federer’s Physiotherapist.

Elke Smith

Elke completed her Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice at Latrobe University Bendigo.

She has undertaken further training in Pilates, dry needling and sports injury rehabilitation. Elke has also completed GLA:D program training for hip and knee osteoarthritis management.

Elke is passionate about helping people to feel their best and achieve their goals. Some of her interest areas include lower limb biomechanics, such as preventing and rehabilitating running injuries. She has a strong interest in women’s health, particularly antenatal and postnatal care and she is an enthusiastic Pilates instructor.

Elke is an animal lover and horse rider. She enjoys spending time outdoors; gardening, camping and being active.

Rachel Bickerdike

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from Monash University. Rachel is a West Gippsland Native and is currently the physiotherapist for her local football and netball club. She has a love for all sports. She plays competitive tennis, and is a former gymnast and gymnastics coach; as a result of her strong sports focus, Rachel has a keen interest in sports physiotherapy, musculoskeletal rehabilitation and Clinical Pilates.

Rachel Vogel

Rachel started with the Warragul practice in 2019, having completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences/Masters of Physiotherapy Practice from La Trobe University. Prior to commencing her career as a physiotherapist, Rachel completed a Bachelor of Dance (Hons) from the Victorian College of the Arts and her Level II APMA Pilates certification through the Grounded Movement Pilates Studio in Malvern (formerly Physicalmind) under Paul Cini.

Rachel gained extensive performance and teaching experience both here in Victoria and in London, UK. She danced for Rambert Dance Company’s youth company, Quicksilver, and taught for the English National Ballet, contributing to their outreach programmes. She was also a cultural ambassador for the 2012 London Olympics.

Through her love of movement and teaching, Rachel pursued physiotherapy as an avenue to be able to help people return to activity. She enjoys treating young dancers, understanding first-hand the demand of the profession and the requirements to continue performing. Rachel also has a special interest in treating neck pain, low back pain and hip pain.

Rachel will be based at our Warragul practice Monday-Wednesday and Friday in 2020. When she’s not working, you’ll find Rachel enjoying the performances at the West Gippsland Arts Centre, out on a hiking trail, or trying (and sometimes failing) at tending her garden.

Damion Bobby

Damion graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2019.

Damion’s main area of interest is musculoskeletal physiotherapy, especially in relation to prescribed exercise assisting in patient self-management. He is looking forward to learning from fellow GPG staff in being the best physiotherapist he can be.

Outside of work Damion is seeking local Gippsland sports teams to join, having played soccer and volleyball while growing up in Mackay, Queensland.

Joshua Jackson

Joshua graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2019.

Joshua’s area of interest is sports physiotherapy, especially as he is a qualified level 1 sports trainer. He is also interested in the area of rehabilitation, as he enjoys working with long-term patients and helping them make a sizeable change in their overall condition.

Joshua grew up in Mackay, Queensland playing sports with his immediate family. While studying in Townsville Joshua played cricket, rugby league, rugby union and golf; he is looking to continue the trend here in Gippsland.

Massage Therapist

Caleb Fisher

Caleb completed his Diploma of Remedial Massage at Federation Training Morwell/Traralgon. He has special interests in and loves to work on muscular injuries of the neck as well as the upper thoracic region and the arms. Caleb grew up on a farm in Devon North until 2012, where he moved to Drouin and commenced high school at Chairo Christian School.

Admin Staff

Sarah Salan

Emma Pritchard