Physiohealth and Performance

Mobility,

Function,

Strength,

Life_

 

About us and our Vision

Welcome to Physio Health and Performance. We were established in 2020 to meet the growing need for tailored physiotherapy in Melbourne’s North West. We provide physiotherapy services for a wide range of problems. We specialise in assessment, diagnosis and management of all kinds of impairments. From elite athletes to retirees, from minor ankle sprains, to complex chronic pain, we have you covered. We offer a range of services including

Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Woman’s Health, Pelvic Floor and Continence

Return to Sport Programs

Pre and Post-Orthopaedic Surgery

Pre-Pointe Dance Assessment

Exercise Prescription

Exercise Programs for COVID-19 Lock down

Telehealth

What you can expect

A thorough subjective interview allows us to tease out important and relevant information, obtain your goals and with your help formulate a management plan that fits into your lifestyle. Movement assessment and functional testing will help identify contributing factors and confirm diagnosis. Treatment may involve a combination of modalities including but not limited to manual therapy, education and exercise prescription. All medical records are confidential and informed consent is gained before any assessment and treatment starts.

Below are just some of the issues we can help with:

Osteoarthritis

Cardiopulmonary

Back and neck pain

Sporting injuries

Prehab

Rehab

Pelvic floor and continence

All of our practitioners are registered with AHPRA and the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Physio Health and Performance Physiotherapists are primary contact practitioners. This means a referral from your GP is not required to come and see us.

All of our physiotherapy sessions may be claimable on your private health insurance depending on your level of cover. Please contact your insurer for more details. EPC, DVA Work Safe and TAC patients are all welcome.

 

THE TEAM

Highly Experienced, Highly Diversified.

Nathan Schiodtz

Director and Principal Physiotherapist

Nathan graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Science/Master in Physiotherapy in 2014. Currently Nathan is completing his post-graduate double master’s degree in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with La Trobe University. Nathan worked as an exercise specialist during his undergraduate degree, gaining valuable experience in strength and conditioning.

Nathan has provided physiotherapy services to the Port Melbourne Football Club from 2014 – 2017 and since 2019. Nathan has clinical interests in sporting injuries especially the hip and shoulder, back and neck pain and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. His main focus is to return patients to their pre-injury activity level as effectively and efficiently as possible through evidence- based rehabilitation.

Outside of work Nathan enjoys spending time with his two young sons, trying to keep up on runs with his German Shepherd and participates in BJJ and May Thai.

Qualifications/Professional memberships

Diploma in Fitness

Bachelor of Health Science/Master in Physiotherapy (2014)

Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (2018)

Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (2019)

Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

APA Sports & Exercise Group

APA Musculoskeletal Group

 

Niki Jacobs

Senior Physiotherapist

Niki graduated from CSU with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She is currently completing her Masters of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy degree at Melbourne University.

Niki is passionate about using an empathetic approach in helping people to better understand their health and work together towards achieving their personal goals, be it returning to exercise after having a baby or reducing knee pain to get back in the garden and anything in between.

Since graduating Niki has worked primarily in musculoskeletal and sport physiotherapy settings and so is experienced in treating any conditions that arise within these fields.

 

On top of this, Niki has a special interest in:

Pregnancy related pelvic and low back pain

Dance injuries including Pre-Pointe assessments

Female urinary incontinence

Pelvic pain

Knee and hip osteoarthritis

Complex trauma injuries

Osteoporosis

Clinical Pilates (DMA Level 1 & 2 qualified instructor)

Outside of work Niki enjoys playing tennis, traveling, waiting patiently for North Melbourne’s next premiership, seeing live music, and most of all spending time with her dog Frank.