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Musculoskeletal Physio Perth

Book a musculoskeletal physio appointment online or over the phone at 0493 112 916.

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What Musculoskeletal Physio Services Do We Offer?

In our approach to musculoskeletal physiotherapy, we utilise a variety of evidence-based techniques, such as:

  • Manual therapy: Hands-on techniques including joint manipulation and mobilisation to decrease pain and improve function.
  • Exercise rehabilitation: Tailored exercises aimed at strengthening muscles, increasing mobility, and enhancing overall physical function.
  • Dry needling: The use of fine needles to relieve muscle tension and pain, promoting healing.
  • Pain management education: Teaching strategies to manage chronic pain through understanding pain physiology and adopting coping strategies.

Appointment Pricing

  • Initial appointment from $120
  • Standard appointment from $100
  • (Private health rebate applicable)
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What Injuries or Conditions Can We Assist With?

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy can be beneficial in treating a wide variety of injuries and conditions, including but not limited to:

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 Musculoskeletal 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

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is a specialised branch of physiotherapy that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and managing conditions related to muscles, bones, joints, nerves, and the circulatory system. It’s all about getting to the root of your pain, improving how you move, and boosting your overall wellbeing. Whether you’re struggling with day-to-day discomfort or specific injuries, our team is here to guide you towards a more comfortable, active life.

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy offers a lot of long-term benefits that help to enhance your overall quality of life, including:

  • Reduced pain and discomfort: Through targeted therapies and techniques, we aim to significantly reduce or eliminate the pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Improved mobility and function: Our personalised treatment plans are designed to restore your range of motion and improve the function of affected areas.
  • Injury prevention: By identifying and addressing the root causes of your condition, such as postural issues or muscle imbalances, we can help prevent future injuries and conditions from developing.
  • Enhanced strength and stability: Strengthening the muscles around affected joints not only aids in recovery but also contributes to a stronger, more stable body.
  • Optimised athletic performance: For athletes, our targeted therapies can improve performance by enhancing strength, flexibility, and endurance, while also reducing the risk of sport-related injuries.
  • Accelerated recovery times: With our comprehensive and tailored approach, we’ll hep you return to work, sport, and other activities sooner.
  • Holistic health improvement: By focusing on the body as a whole, musculoskeletal physiotherapy contributes to your overall health and wellbeing, promoting a more active, pain-free life.

We begin with a comprehensive evaluation, involving a detailed history and physical assessment. Following this, we provide a clear diagnosis for your condition. Hands-on treatment commences as part of our approach. You’ll also receive a comprehensive management plan, which includes prescribed exercises and guidance on the recommended frequency and duration of your treatment.

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, allowing you to experience treatment benefits. Subsequent consultations are geared towards supporting your recovery and achieving optimal outcomes for your pain or injury.

Recovery is a journey, and its pace varies from person to person. Some might see a difference after just a few sessions, while others might need a bit more time. After your initial assessment, we’ll give you an honest overview of what to expect and how we plan to help you get there.

If persistent aches or stiffness are stopping you from enjoying your daily routines or hobbies, it might be time to give us a call. Common tell-tale signs include ongoing back or neck pain, sports-related discomfort, joint pains, or the aftermath of repetitive strain. We’re here to assess your situation and recommend the best path forward.

Definitely! Our approach is great for treating and preventing all sorts of sports injuries. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete, we’re skilled at not just nursing you back to health but also enhancing your performance, ensuring you’re stronger and more resilient than ever.

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 injury or 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.

 

As a person seeking healthcare in WA, you have the right to access, safety, respect, partnership, information, privacy, and the ability to provide feedback. For more in-depth information relating to your rights, review the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights.
We prioritise your privacy. Our strict privacy policy ensures the confidentiality of your personal information, using it solely for your healthcare. If you have any privacy concerns or questions, please reach out, and we’ll address them promptly. Your trust is crucial to us. Review our privacy policy here.

Have a Question?

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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