Can Help

  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Neck-ache and Back-pain
  • Hip and Pelvic pain
  • Shoulder and Arm problems
  • Leg problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Manage bone density
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Injury Prevention
  • Core Strength and stability
  • Balance training

How does
Physiotherapy Help?

It Provides...

  • Exercise to stretch, relax, strengthen, improve the
    co-ordination of muscles
  • Treatment with manipulation and or spinal mobilisation
    to improve pain-free function
  • Dry needling with acupuncture needles for pain
  • Clinical Pilates by a physiotherapist trained to evaluate musculoskeletal conditions and provide one to one supervised individualised programmes
  • Assistance in the management of well-being issues through all stages of life
  • Management of chronic pain
  • Postural correction advice for work stations and normal activities of daily living
  • The knowledge to enable self-management, understanding and control of your pain
  • Management of some pregnancy conditions

Some of the Treatments offered include...

Clinical Pilates

  1. This is an individually tailored treatment method.
  2. Unique and very different to the generic or Fitness Pilates.
  3. Designed to find and fix the root cause of an injury, not just the injury itself.
  4. Will give greater resistance to injury.
  5. Will reduce pain.
  6. Supervised one on one.
  7. I focus on progressive Mat work initially which you may continue at home. This may then progress to Reformer and Trapeze table work if indicated.
Clinical Pilates

Joint Mobilisation

Gentle movements applied to any joint to improve mobility and relieve pain

Joint Mobilisation of the elbow

Joint Manipulation

When indicated

A quicker thrust used to restore movement of a ‘stiff’ or ‘locked’ spinal joint

Joint Manipulation if the back

Dry Needling

This has neurophysiological effects in reducing pain and relaxation of muscle trigger points.

It is used to treat headaches, spinal pain, and sports joint injuries. Studies have shown that acupuncture needling causes the release of endorphins (the body’s natural pain reliever).

Dry needel therapy
Dry needling closeup

About Lachlan

Lachlan McKinnon is an APA titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with over 40 years of experience

He is highly trained with post graduate qualifications in musculoskeletal physiotherapy

  • Dip Physiotherapy Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences
  • Grad Dip Manipulative Physiotherapy, Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences 1981
  • Masters’ Degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy, Latrobe University 2002
  • Involvement in Post graduate research in neck pain behaviour Latrobe University 2003-4
  • Completed the 4 stages of DMA Clinical Pilates instruction

He is also trained in treatments which compliment this care, for example Dry Needling, Acupuncture, Clinical Pilates and individual fitness training

Lachlan has been involved as a post graduate Clinical supervisor and examiner of Post graduate Physiotherapy students (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)

He is a former National and State medalist in pool swimming and Surf Life Saving and a gold medalist at the World Masters Swimming Championships (2002) and has also had a strong involvement as a competitor in Gymnastics and Boxing

This interest in sport injuries culminated in his becoming head Physiotherapist at Collingwood Football Club (AFL) 1983-87 and Coburg Football Club (VFL) 2006.

He recently completed 4 years involvement as the onsite consultant physiotherapist at the Bass Strait King Island Dairy (Cheese Production).


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