Physio exercise lab

ACL Physio Specialist Perth

Book an ACL physio appointment in Perth online or over the phone at 0493 112 916.

Appointment Pricing

  • Initial appointment from $120
  • Standard appointment from $100
  • (Private health rebate applicable)
Vertigo/vestibular patient with James

What Our Clients Say

A great practise and always a warm welcome.Marina always gets to the route of the problem, If you have a niggle or an ache then she will locate it and work it out.My monthly 30 minute sessions in there give me the results so I can keep very active being in my late 50's.I do 4-5 45 min sessions of strongfit and liftfit a week which are pretty intense. Marina makes this happen with her magic.Go along to the Lab and it will become a must do thing if you want to keep moving. Love the work Marina & thank you.
Neil Mason
Neil Mason
13:06 12 Jul 24
Paula Harding
Paula Harding
08:20 11 Jul 24
James and all of the staff at Physio and Exercise Lab have been friendly, professional, conscientious and caring.They have provided an excellent service in assisting me with my ongoing recovery and rehabilitation from extensive injuries caused by a Shark Attack.Thankyou Cam😃
Cameron Wrathall
Cameron Wrathall
07:31 11 Jul 24
As always friendly and professional advise and supportWould recommend
Kieren Marshall
Kieren Marshall
07:29 11 Jul 24
Ran late to my bike fit appointment but the team were still very accommodating. Nothing was rushed & left with my bike feeling perfect.
John Bishop
John Bishop
09:33 08 Mar 24
I had a 1hr remedial appointment with Marina. She is extremely knowledgeable, communicates really well and hit so many points I didn't even know needed work. Can't recommend any higher!
Lloyd Lovejoy
Lloyd Lovejoy
08:08 16 Oct 23
James & Marina have been helping me recover from a whiplash & shoulder injury. They are both very passionate, knowledgeable, friendly & caring. I am so glad to have found them both!
Jacquie B
Jacquie B
09:30 15 Oct 23
I have just finished my first session with Kade and couldn’t be happier. The appointment was professional, informative and I have walked away feeling 100 times better than when I walked in. I could tell there was a genuine passion in his work.
Nicole Brook
Nicole Brook
04:02 29 Jun 23
James is such an amazing physio, I have so much confidence in James every time I injure myself that James will have my back
drew verboon
drew verboon
09:39 25 Apr 23
I have been going to see James for a multitude of years now, he has treated me for rehab from ankle surgery, scoliosis related injuries and lately severe whiplash from a car accident. James has always been friendly and extremely professional, it is evident that he has his patients best interests at heart and has always delivered great outcomes. Have recommended several family members to him and they have all said the same.5/5
Robert Smith
Robert Smith
05:30 19 Apr 23
Prem Malhi
Prem Malhi
09:10 27 Mar 23
Marina is incredible and understands her craft and she will find the problem and work with you to fix it.I feel 20 years younger after a session, she’s always busy so get booked in.A true professional!Thanks Neil
Neil Mason
Neil Mason
03:25 18 Feb 23
I have suffered vertigo for many years, the routine James took me through has been a life saver… also my general Physio now..Highly recommend..!!
Kerryn Poole
Kerryn Poole
23:58 28 Nov 22
Highly recommended. James is excellent.
Glenn Feeney
Glenn Feeney
04:36 10 Nov 22
Had my first session with James for some minor aches and pains to prevent further injury - totally exceeded my expectations! Friendly, knowledgable and thorough initial consult - very much looking forward to future appointments!
Megan Hunter
Megan Hunter
04:29 25 Oct 22
Love this place. Had an amazing remedial massage from Marina. So attentive to my requirements and a great communicator. Highly recommend and will be back.
Connor Hughes
Connor Hughes
12:00 09 Jun 22
Knowledgeable and caring. I feel in good hands.
Dave Bell
Dave Bell
11:05 18 Oct 21
James is an extremely caring, compassionate and skilful physio. I really like that he keeps up with current treatment methods and provides a thorough plan for recovery of my various issues. Thanks again James!
Ben Haning
Ben Haning
09:53 27 Jun 21
James has been my physio for the past five years.He is currently running my post hip replacement rehabilitation .Eights weeks post surgery and thanks to James and his rehab knowledge I'm kicking goals and back at work .I couldn't recommended him highly enough.
Gavin Mcmahon
Gavin Mcmahon
08:38 18 Feb 21
Kate Fonseka
Kate Fonseka
00:38 18 Feb 21
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Meet Our Physios

James Fannon, physio in Perth

James Fannon

Director & Senior Physiotherapist
 
James started Physio and Exercise Lab after many years working in private practice; gaining experience in a vast range of sports and musculoskeletal injuries, post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation, and hydrotherapy. He enjoys treating a variety of conditions coming through the clinic and is skilled in dealing with neck and; back pain, upper and lower limb injuries, vertigo and concussion, functional gym-based strengthening, as well as exercise/load prescription and training planning.

Kade Kelly, physio in Perth

Kade Kelly

Physiotherapist
 
Kade has joined Physio and Exercise Lab after working at Albany Health Campus as an inpatient and outpatient Physiotherapist. Whilst working in Albany Kade developed a passion for treating patients with musculoskeletal and neurological deficits and decided to move back to Perth to pursue a career in private practice physiotherapy. Through his time at Albany Health Campus, Kade gained experience dealing in pre and post-operative rehabilitation, and is skilled in treating neck and back, as well as upper and lower limb musculoskeletal conditions.

FAQs

ACL physiotherapy is a specialised rehabilitation programme designed for individuals who have sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury, whether they have undergone surgery or are managing their condition non-operatively. The programme focuses on restoring strength, flexibility, and stability to the knee, using a combination of targeted exercises, manual therapy techniques, and education on knee protection and movement strategies.

Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in the recovery from an ACL injury by:

  • Enhancing Knee Function: Improving strength and flexibility to support the knee joint.
  • Reducing pain and swelling: Utilising techniques and exercises to manage acute symptoms.
  • Restoring mobility: Gradually increasing the range of motion in the knee.
  • Preventing future injuries: Strengthening the muscles around the knee to provide better support and stability.
  • Facilitating a return to sport: Tailoring rehabilitation to meet the specific demands of the individual’s sport or activity level.

We advise starting physiotherapy as soon as possible after an ACL injury. Early intervention can help manage symptoms, reduce swelling, and maintain as much knee function as possible before surgery if it’s required. For those not undergoing surgery, early physiotherapy is essential to begin the process of rehabilitation and avoid further injury.

The recovery time from an ACL injury varies depending on the severity of the injury, whether surgery was performed, and the individual’s commitment to their rehabilitation programme. Typically, a full return to sports and high-impact activities can take anywhere from 10 to 12 months, with ongoing physiotherapy playing a vital role in achieving optimal outcomes.

An ACL physiotherapy session typically includes:

  • Assessment: Evaluating knee strength, flexibility, swelling, and mobility.
  • Personalised exercise programme: Focused on strengthening the quadriceps, hamstrings, and surrounding muscles to support the knee.
  • Manual therapy: Hands-on techniques to improve joint mobility and reduce scar tissue.
  • Education: Advice on how to protect the knee during daily activities and sports.
  • Progress monitoring: Regular assessments to track improvements and adjust the rehabilitation plan as needed.

Your second consultation, scheduled shortly after the initial visit, offers an opportunity for feedback and questions. A streamlined re-evaluation is conducted through a physical assessment. Subsequent consultations are geared towards supporting your recovery and achieving optimal outcomes for your pain or injury.

The time frame for improvement varies depending on the individual’s condition and response to therapy. Some may notice improvements within a few sessions, while others might need a longer period of consistent therapy.

Wearing comfortable clothing and shoes that allow for movement is recommended. Review our guide on what to what to wear to a physio appointment for more specific recommendations.

It’s also helpful to bring a list of your current medications and a summary of your medical history, including any diagnostic tests related to your vestibular condition.

There are no cancellation fees or 24-hour notice requirements. Just give us a call if you can’t make it to your appointment.

A doctor’s referral is typically not required to visit us unless your condition is associated with Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Injury, Veterans Affairs, or a Medicare Enhanced Primary Care plan. In most cases, you can directly schedule an appointment as all our physiotherapists are primary contact practitioners, capable of providing comprehensive care without the need for a referral.

 

 

 

To access physiotherapy services through Medicare, you must have a referral from your GP under the Chronic Disease Management Plan, often referred to as an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC). This plan is required for Medicare coverage when seeing a physiotherapist. For more information on eligibility and how to claim, read our blog explaining how medicare can be used for physio.  
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If you have any questions relating to our services or any feedback for our team, please get in touch with us via phone, email, or contact form.

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