Physiotherapy at our Geelong Health Clinic

Katrina Verhoeven

Physiotherapist and Lymphoedema Therapist
BA (Physiotherapy)
Diploma Manual Lymph Drainage (Dr Vodder)

Graduate level 2 Victorian Lymphoedema Practice, Lymphoedema Practitioner Courses (APA and Australian Lymphology Association Accredited)

Professional memberships and registration
Australian Physiotherapist Association (APA)
National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register (NLPR)
Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA)

Katrina’s philosophy is to provide the best possible health care, drawing on her talents, experience and creativity as a practitioner in Geelong physiotherapy, to effectively treat and assist a client with their health problems.  This enables them to return to normal functioning and improve their quality of life and feeling of wellbeing. Katrina strives to make the client independent rather than dependent, and uses a holistic approach. Katrina completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 1997 at Rotterdam University, Netherlands, and while living in Europe she also studied the Dr Vodder method for Lymphatic drainage.  As a result she is a registered and accredited lymphatic practitioner.

Katrina has worked in a variety of settings, from private practice treating musculoskeletal problems, to a large rehabilitation and geriatric (elderly) centre, working on the stroke unit and with orthopaedics, geriatric rehabilitation and psychiatric care. She has also worked for two large Melbourne hospitals – The Epworth Richmond and St Vincent’s Hospital.  While there her focus was in the acute neuroscience unit, orthopaedics, medical and oncology.

In her free time she loves sport; you might see her running with her 2 young children on the Barwon River Track.

To make an appointment with Katrina at our Geelong West health clinic, call 03 5223 9900.

 

 Nicholas Williams – Clinical Specialist

Special Interests in:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Spinal Pain
  • Vestibular & Vertigo – Labyrinthitis, Meniere’s, BPPV etc
  • Sports Injuries
  • Hips & Knees
  • Shoulder Pain

 Further Skills, Qualifications & Post Graduate Training

  • Joint & Soft Tissue Injection Therapy – **not allowed to practice this in Australia but able to discuss process and outcomes etc. with patients
  • Acupuncture & Dry Needling
  • Mulligan’s Treatment Concept Techniques
  • Orthopaedic Medicine Treatment Techniques
  • Clinical Audits & Research

 Personal Background & Achievements

  • Former Professional Rugby Union Player
  • Former International Rugby Union Player

To make an appointment with Nick at our Geelong West health clinic, call 03 5223 9900.

Alternatively, visit – http://www.geelongperformancephysio.com

 

Matthew Townley – Senior Physiotherapist

 Special Interests in:

  • Sports Injuries/Footy Injuries
  • Acute injuries
  • Shoulders and ankles
  • Exercise Rehabilitation (beginner to Elite athlete)
  • Acupuncture
  • Chronic pain
  • Spinal Pain

  Further Skills, Qualifications & Post Graduate Training

  • Acupuncture & Dry Needling
  • Myofascial Release level 1
  • BSc Sport and Exercise Science
  • Strength and Conditioning L1

Personal Background & Achievements

  • Semi-Professional Soccer player
  • Represented Great Britain at World University games
  • Former England international Futsal player
  • 4 Years working with GFL football team

To make an appointment with Matt at our Geelong West health clinic, call 03 5223 9900.

Alternatively, visit – http://www.geelongperformancephysio.com

 

Pilar Martin – Physiotherapist

Special Interests in:

  • Women’s Health
  • Spinal/Pelvic Pain
  • TMJ disorders
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries

 

Further Skills, Qualifications & Post Graduate Training

  • Enhancing skills in Paediatric Physiotherapy
  • Low Pressure Fitness, Level 1
  • Kinesiotaping for postural correction
  • Acupuncture & Dry Needling
  • Myotherapy Techniques Andrzej Pilat Concept
  • Physical Therapy in Pregnancy
  • Physical Therapy in Pelvic Floor

Personal Background & Achievements

  • Journalist for Spanish website in Australia
  • Degree in Audiovisual Communication

To make an appointment with Pilar at our Geelong West health clinic, call 03 5223 9900.

Alternatively, visit – http://www.geelongperformancephysio.com

 

Zachary Forster – Physiotherapist

Special Interests in:

  • Spinal Pain
  • Shoulder and Knee pain/injuries
  • Sports injuries and prevention
  • Exercise rehabilitation programming
  • Sports specific rehab

Further Skills, Qualifications & Post Graduate Training

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science degree
  • High level of clinical understanding of exercise prescription
  • Master of Physiotherapy Studies degree

 

Personal Background & Achievements

  • 4th Dan black belt International GKR karate federation
  • 2 x World Team Kata Champion
  • 2 x National Kata Champion and World Runner up
  • 2015 World Top 8 Kumite finalist

To make an appointment with Zachary at our Geelong West health clinic, call 03 5223 9900.

Alternatively, visit – http://www.geelongperformancephysio.com