physiotherapy for you

Dan is a registered physiotherapist focusing on pain education and management. He is the only physio trained as part of the pain revolution group in the region.

Dan also has considerable experience in sports related injury management as well as providing general physio assessment and treatment.

Physiotherapist

About Dan...

Dan grew up on a dairy farm 10km north of the rural town of Barham in the South West Riverina NSW.

Dan’s world was turned upside down when at age 16 he lost the majority of his eyesight due to a rare genetic condition.

After dealing with the initial shock and devastation and with support, Dan slowly learnt to cope and continue with his study and his love of sports.

After finishing year 12 Dan pursued a career in Physiotherapy and after completing his degree now runs a private practice in central Albury.

Apart from general and sports physiotherapy, Dan has a special interest is physio for the disabled and has recently studied and focused on pain management and education.

Image of Dan and Bear on park bench at norieul
Dan and his Guide Dog 'Bear'

Latest News

Clinic Update

After a short break away for the 2021 Paracycling road national championships, the clinic is open again for appointments.
I am pleased to say it was a successful weekend for Neil and myself on the tandem bike picking up 2 Silver medals from the time trial and road race. In both evens it was a very small margin that separated us from Gold, so we walk away knowing that with a few small adjustments we may be able to get gold next time. A huge thanks to Neil for piloting my tandem and to phil as my support crew. Also, thanks to everyone that sent messages of support and encouragement.


In clinic, I continue to offer all consults as extended appointments 45minutes. This allows us both time to understand your health needs and time to develop strategies to help give you back control of your body and your life. We have had to have a small price increase to $85 for all consults. The good news is this still makes me one of, if not the most affordable of comparable services in the region. I will still offer some bulk billing for some patients on a Medicare treatment plan but ask that those who can afford to pay the gap do so, please note Medicare provides $54.60 for Physiotherapy services under a treatment plan, so you would be asked to contribute $30.


Providing quality health care and health education to all is something I am passionate about, so I continue to offer discounted services where needed. If you do know someone that needs help or support and would struggle to afford private Physiotherapy care please do not hesitate to contact me.
As a sole practitioner I am largely dependent on “word of mouth” referrals – so if you have found my service beneficial it really helps if you can recommend my services. Thanks to those who have sent someone my way, I am always please to be able to assist.


Please keep an eye on the resources section of the website which is always being updated with helpful evidence based information including some excellent video presentations.


Regards
Dan

Another year begins

Well, another year has begun and hopefully it will be a whole lot better than the one just finished. Good riddance to it !

I’m now back bigger and brighter than ever (well, maybe !) and open Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fridays.

If those days aren’t suitable please contact me and I’m sure we can find an alternative day/time that suits.

Stay happy and healthy and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns.

Dan.

Merry Xmas – 2020 update

As 2020 draws quickly to a close I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over this crazy year.

It’s been a tough one for all of us and I’m sure there will still be challenges ahead so make sure you take some time to relax and rejuvenate.

For me and my new business it’s also been difficult but I’ve been thrilled to have had a number of successes including;

• Now offering Telehealth consults enabling people to access support remotely. Including complimentary telehealth consults through lockdown.
• Started a group program for people living with persistent pain. Co-facilitated with a local psychologist. The only such private program locally seeing physiotherapist and psychologist working together to support people in pain.
• Supported a number of causes important to me including;
o Providing complimentary services to volunteers that assisted with the local Bushfires
o Continued my volunteer work as a local pain educator with ‘Pain revolution’ (painrevolution.org), highlighted by being part of the education team on this year’s rural outreach tour, that travelled through regional Victoria from Geelong to Wangaratta (some by bike) providing free community pain education events along the way.
o Movember – supporting Mens Health
o ‘Freds big run’- supporting the Fred Hollows Foundation
o ‘PAwgust’- supporting Guide dogs
o Albury Wodonga Big Splash – supporting head Space
o Barham High School (my home town) community Triathlon- supporting Lifeline
o Albury Wodonga City 2 City

I am passionate about what I do and love that I get to help and support people, it was great to be part of success stories for some who had been in pain for many years, and is always extremely rewarding for me to see people re-engaging with the activities that they love and are meaningful to them.

Professionally, I’ve embarked on some post-grad study at Deakin Uni that I hope will further enhance my treatments particularly around my focus on pain. I’ve also been pleased to attend and present at a number of professional development events through the year. I love learning and enjoy staying up to date with the latest research and sharing that knowledge with the people I work with.

I sincerely thank you for all your support over this year. As a small business I survive on ‘word of mouth’ and it is your kindness that has made a difference and enabled me to keep doing what I love.

While I’ll be closed for the last 2 weeks of December I won’t be too far away so please don’t hesitate to email, text or call me if you have any issues.

The clinic will be re-open for appointments from the 4th January.

Cheers Dan