Whether your condition is sports related, back or neck pain, muscle injury, or an ongoing chronic condition our physiotherapists will get you on the road to recovery.

Meet Our Physiotherapists

Mark Foster

Mark Foster

Mark’s strengths are in his strong scientific based approach to injury assessment and management. He utilises a hands on approach of manual treatment, which includes soft tissue and myofascial releases, joint and spinal mobilisations and exercise prescription. Mark has particular interest in tendon related injuries (such as tennis elbow, rotator cuff and Achilles injuries) and lower limb biomechanics. He has previously worked as the senior physiotherapist with Oakleigh Chargers football club and Box Hill soccer club.

In his spare time, Mark enjoys running, listening to podcasts, basketball and playing made up games with his 2 boys.

Mark is available every Tuesday from 2-6pm!

Joan Foster

Joan Foster

Joan became a physiotherapist in 2005 to fulfil her passion of helping people take control of their body and health. As a result, educating patients about their injury, long-term management and preventative measures is as important as the treatment provided at Foster Physio. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne, she has completed extensive post graduate studies in sports taping, sports physiotherapy, clinical pilates, chronic pain, spinal injuries, women’s health, occupational physiotherapy and dry needling.

Outside of work, Joan enjoys baking, gym classes, home decorating and family time.

Joan is available on Thursdays from 9am-2pm!

When should you see a Physiotherapist?

A physiotherapist can treat you if you have a problem with pain or movement. Physiotherapy could help you become more mobile and make you more comfortable.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy uses physical techniques to improve movement, reduce pain and stiffness, speed up the healing process and improve quality of life.

All physiotherapists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA). They must be qualified, have insurance and be continuing their education.

You can check if your physiotherapist is registered or make a complaint about a physiotherapist on the AHPRA website.

What does a Physiotherapist do?

Physiotherapists diagnose and manage a broad range of conditions with the bones, muscles, cardiovascular system, nerves and other parts and systems of the body. They can help people to manage chronic diseases, give lifestyle advice, prescribe exercises and aids to help people manage better, and give advice.

When you go to see a physiotherapist, they might:

  • Massage areas of your body
  • Manipulate your joints
  • Stretch your muscles
  • Give you exercises to do

A physiotherapist will assess your condition and help you with physical problems. These might have come about because of an accident or injury, or you might have had them most of your life.

Some physiotherapists treat children who have problems with their movement. They also show parents how to improve their child’s quality of life.

How can Physiotherapy help me?

A physiotherapist can help treat many things, including:

They can also help you reduce the chance of future injuries.

Cost of Physiotherapy

Costs vary

Initial Physiotherapy Consultation: $95

Standard Physiotherapy Consultation: $85

Medicare covers some visits, but only if your doctor has referred you.

If you have private health insurance, it might cover physiotherapy. Check what your plan covers before you go.

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