Sunday, November 30, 2014

Health Point Physiotherapy - Physio Close To Home

Located in Brighton East near the intersection of North and Hawthorn Road Health Point physiotherapy has been steadily growing in numbers, going from strength to strength.
Since its’ inception over five years ago clients have been coming from as far as Hoppers Crossing and Olinda for the specialised treatments that Health Point has to offer. Luckily for those who live in the nearby surrounding suburbs of Brighton, Bentleigh, Mckinnon and Ormond, friendly health advice and specialised treatments are just a short walk, bike ride or drive away.

Health Point Physiotherapy is a boutique clinic staffed by locals to the area. We know health is important to you. We know one of the most appealing factors of this area is that we are so close to excellent parks, beaches, sporting grounds, swimming pools, walking tracks and bike paths.  Numerous gyms, workout studios and fitness classes are buzzing all year round with our efforts to maintain a healthy routine. Unfortunately sometimes this routine may be disrupted by an unexpected injury.

When this happens why not put your health in the hands of a trusted local?

What’s so different about Health Point compared to other local physiotherapy practices?

Like many practices our physiotherapists are professionals in manual therapies including joint mobilisations, taping, massage, the Mckenzie method, trigger point therapy and traction.

Unlike most practices we also specialise in electrotherapy treatments such as ultrasound, interferential current and SCENAR therapy (previously only used in Europe).
Another point of difference at Health Point is our balneotherapy sessions and our popular Clinical Pilates Program which includes free reassessments at the 7 and 13 week mark and further free reassessments as long as you are attending sessions.

Our Clinical Pilates Program is very specialised and with the right amount of dedication has proven results. 

Whether you’re looking to add to a healthy routine, get back into an old one or start a new one Health Point Physiotherapy can help. With good honest advice to get you on track we are locals you can trust. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Corporate Health and Health Point Physiotherapy

Dear Friends of Health Point! Share this with your managers at work or, if you are a manager yourself, you'll find this information especially useful.      

Sick of workplace injuries?

Injuries can affect work productivity and can carry other costs including medical expenses, replacement of staff and increased health insurance to name a few.

Causes of common workplace injuries can include improper manual handling or lifting techniques, poor posture or incorrect workplace set up.

At Health Point Physiotherapy we are aware that people’s lives are becoming increasingly busy and as such they may not be able to drive to information sessions or dedicate the time needed to educate themselves on effective injury prevention techniques.

Alternatively as a manager you may be struggling to find the time, place or person to help educate your staff on the key points of injury prevention.

Health Point Physiotherapy can help!

We have designed a program which can be altered to suit your workplace’s individual needs.

Over two short, interactive seminars held at your very own workplace employees gain valuable insight into practical changes they can make both at home and in the workplace to decrease their risk of injury.

Run by trained physiotherapists we encourage questions, include practical components and are able to offer full body assessments and even complementary follow up visits as needed.

We also offer Clinical Pilates classes which will be run by us at your workplace as well as a shorter version of the full body assessment most of you had with us.

For further information or to discuss your specific requirements please do not hesitate to email or call us.

Health Point Physiotherapy
619 Hawthorn Rd, Brighton East 3187
Phone: 9576-9233
Fax: 9576-9277

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Health Point Physiotherapy 5 Year Anniversary

Practice Update

We are excited to announce that November marked the 5 year anniversary of our Centre, Health Point Physiotherapy!

To celebrate we are pleased to announce the following promotion to all new patients:

50% off your first session PLUS a FREE fisiocrem which is great for neck, back and joint pain and is all natural - that's a saving of up to $75!

To take advantage of this amazing offer you must book in before the 31 December 2013.

Spread the word to all your family and friends too - those who have been putting off having their aches and pains assessed and treated. This promotion is also great for those who are just interested in health maintenance, exercise and disease prevention.

Book in now - call us on 9576-9233

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Healthy Lifestyle Tips



What does a healthy lifestyle involve?

Healthy lifestyle is not jumping from one fad diet to another, sporadically going to the pool to do a few dozen laps or occasionally going for a walk on the beach to get some sunshine. Nor is it going to the gym in order to lose weight and get the perfect six-pack by using special nutritional supplements or weight loss medications. What is it then?

It's a system which utilizes evidence based and proven healthy approaches along with the regular monitoring of results. It is vital that you don't employ unprofessional recommendations and that you leave out any unhealthy habits.


The main attributes of a healthy lifestyle are as follows:

  • Well balanced diet which takes into account your age, gender, level of physical activity, as well as any health problems you may have, such as diebetes, high cholesterol and others. Speicial physiological conditions such as pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as other factors, should also be considered.
  • Your exercise program should also take into consideration your age, gender, health status and physiological conditions such as pregnancy. It should also reflect the frequency, intensity, duration and other aspects of your normal physical activity.
  • Sufficient and safe sun exposure is also imperative for good health. As stated in our previous blog modern research shows that appropriate sun exposure during safe periods of the day without the application of sunscreen is very important. See our previous blog for more information.

All of the factors mentioned above are important; however none of them will give you the best benefits if used in isolation. For maximum effect they must be used together. Speak to our team at Health Point Physiotherapy for more information.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Healthy and Tasty Dinner Idea

Fish with avocado salsa – Super Food Ideas – November 2011 , Page 37
Recipe by Donna Boyke, Photography by Andrew Young



  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, seeded, diced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 green chilli, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 (150g each) firm white fish fillets
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander sprigs
  • Steamed rice and lime cheeks, to serve



Step 1: Place avocado, cucumber, lime juice and chilli in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Stir gently to combine. Cover. Refrigerate.

Step 2: Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook fish for 2 minutes each side or until cooked through. Serve fish with salsa, coriander sprigs and steamed rice and lime cheeks.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sun exposure - Imprortant facts

True or false: Sun avoidance and regular application of sunscreen are necessary for good health

While this is a common statement that many believe to be true it needs additional clarification. It's definitely true that excessive sun exposure is risky and should be avoided. However, consider these important facts:
  • modern research indicates that sufficient sun exposure during appropriate times of the day without applying sunscreen is required for the biosynthesis of vitamin D
  • the same research shows that vitamin D is necessary for prevention of osteoporosis, diabetes and many other diseases
  • the availability of vitamin D from dietary sources is limited, therefore you are much better off getting it from the sun
So how do you sunbath appropriately to get the best results while avoiding overexposure? The answer will depend on your skin type, work and leisure activities, health, and other conditions.

Here are some general guidelines though which will help:

  • sunbathing for up to 15 minutes per day, away from the water, up to 11am and after 5pm is generally safe
  • make sure you spend roughly the same time sunbathing on your back and on your stomach
  • slowly build up your sunbathing time up to approximately 30 minutes in total
These are general recommendations only. As stated earlier the asnwer depends on your skin type, health and other factors. Discuss this further with our team at Health Point Physiotherapy.


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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mineral baths (balneotherapy)

Mineral spas are not only extremely relaxing and enjoyable. they can also play an important role in your health and wellbeing, from health maintenance to treatment and recovery.

People have travelled long distances and at great expense to enjoy the many benefits of mineral spas. Now this time tested treatment is available at Health Point Physiotherapy.

Mineral baths can be beneficial as a stand-alone remedy, but generally they should be used as part of a holistic treatment program for:

  • acute or chronic skin conditions - e.g. dermatitis, psoriasis
  • back, neck and joint pain
  • osteoarhritis and rheumatoid arthrotis
  • varicose veins and circulatory disorders like hypertension
  • women's health - e.g. pelvic inflammatory disease
  • fibromyalgia
  • gastritis, colitis and other problems associated with the gut
  • insomnia
  • combating stress and depression

What are the benefits?

  • helping to reduce pain and inflammation
  • speeding up the recovery process
  • weight loss and weight maintenance
  • health maintenance and disease prevention
  • anti-ageing

How does it work?

  • by improving blood circulation and the delivery of oxygen to your organs and tissues, thus speeding up the healing process
  • helping to rid the body of toxins
  • lifting the metabolic rate to burn energy and fat
  • improving antioxidant status to enhance anti-ageing processes