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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

At Healthy Bodies Physiotherapy, our team are expertly trained to assess, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries. This commonly includes injuries to the back, neck, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot, as well as headaches and muscle and ligament strains.

Our patients often present with problems originating from everyday ‘wear and tear’, accidents, including workplace and motor vehicle (TAC) accidents, postural issues and sports injuries including muscle strains and tendon injuries (tendinopathy). We work closely with a vast network of surgeons and provide physiotherapy to patients both pre and post surgery.

Your physiotherapist will take a detailed history of your presenting complaint, perform a thorough physical assessment and provide you with an accurate diagnosis. During your assessment, we will identify the factors contributing to your condition and work with you to eliminate them and reduce your risk of re-injury. Our evidence-based approach to physiotherapy will not only address your immediate discomfort or pain but provide you with long-term solutions to presenting complaint.

A Healthy Bodies Physiotherapy's physiologist giving a musculoskeletal massage to a client

Exercise Physiology

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a recognised allied health professional who studies the safe exercise prescription and lifestyle modification to help those with, or at risk of, chronic disease.

At Healthy Bodies Physiotherapy, we provide both 1:1 Exercise Physiology and supervised small group sessions. We design and deliver exercise interventions to suit the needs of each individual using a variety of modalities including gym, home and water based programs. Our approach Exercise Physiology will provide you with long-term health solutions that are sustainable and effective.

Pan picture of Healthy Bodies Physiotherapy's gym in Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia

Chronic disease’s that our patients commonly present with include:

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Stroke
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Mental Health Issues (including depression)
  • Obesity
  • Asthma
  • Cancer

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is a technique which helps to provide immediate pain relief for a number of musculoskeletal conditions. It is a targeted treatment that can include deep tissue massage, trigger point release, dry needling, cupping and myofascial release to have a desired therapeutic effect. At Healthy Bodies Physiotherapy, our Remedial Masseur is experienced and works holistically with other practitioners at the clinic to provide comprehensive patient care

Cropped picture showing Healthy Bodies Physiotherapy's employee giving remedial massage to a client

At Healthy Bodies Physiotherapy we recognise that some patients require supervision with rehabilitation to more efficiently achieve their goals.

This is why we provide a number of supervised small group rehabilitation classes every week including:


Two women shown doing pilates at Healthy Bodies Physiotherapy's centre in Cheltenham, Victoria

Classes empower patients to address factors contributing to their condition and gain long-term control over their health and well-being. This is done by correcting posture and technique (E.g. Lifting, squatting, etc.), improving strength, balance, co-ordination and mobility and develop the confidence to train independently.

Our group classes are designed for versatility, so we tailor a customised plan for each participant in the class.

Rehabilitation Gymnasium

Our gym facility, features state of the art equipment including Pilates Reformers, Trapeze Table, Squat Rack, Weightlifting Platform, Bench Press, Barbells, Dumbbells (1-65kg), Exercise Balls and more, spans across a spacious 60 square metre area.

Video analysis equipment can also be set up to record and play back instantly to promote faster learning of correct movement patterns.
Having this fantastic gymnasium setup allows our clinicians to observe our patients’ exercise techniques (E.g. Bench Pressing or Squatting) first-hand so they can advise necessary modifications that will lead to a reduction in pain and a reduction in long term injury risk as well as implement our Small Group Rehabilitation Classes that are designed to help our patients to more efficiently achieve their goals.


Group Classes and Exercise Physiology

Group classes We offer a range of small group classes that are supervised by a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist including Supervised Rehabilitation, Clinical Pilates, Hydrotherapy, Diabetes Focus Group, Falls and Balance and Hydrotherapy. AND Exercise physiology involves safe exercise prescription and lifestyle modification to help those with, or at risk of, chronic disease including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.

We serve clients from the following areas: Mentone, Collingwood, Dandenong, Cheltenham and surrounding areas. Book an appointment today!

Woman exercising with her hand held up and sitting on a gym ball


Healthy Bodies offers Hydrotherapy at the Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC, 200 E Boundary Rd, Bentleigh East VIC 3165).

The facility has a dedicated hydrotherapy pool which is heated to 34 degrees. The pool provides an excellent environment for exercise using buoyancy and water resistance allows us to set a program to suit any exercise ability.

Hydrotherapy is a great way to commence exercising if post injury or if you haven’t followed an exercise program recently. Our expert team will conduct an thorough medical history and assess your injury or condition to design a program that best suits your goals. To find out more about our program or to make a time for a hydrotherapy assessment please contact our helpful reception team 95846919.

Occupational therapy

Our Occupational therapists (OTs) help our patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.

Our occupational therapists have extensive experience delivering occupational therapy services for a wide range of challenges. Making an appointment with our occupational therapy team ensures that you receive personalised care for your independent needs, which we may explore via in-depth assessment and discussion.

Regardless of your age or needs, we can help you get the right help.

Our occupational therapists will aid you in reaching your independent goals and requirements.
Our occupational therapists have extensive experience assisting patients in identifying and addressing daily obstacles using various physical aids, techniques, and environmental evaluations.

Get assistance at home or in-clinic at our Cheltenham or Mentone clinics, where our trained occupational therapists offer flexible services to match your needs.

We believe in empowering our clients by offering them easily accessible and personalised help in reaching their physical and emotional health goals.

Due to the vast nature of services our OT team offer, all enquiries are handled directly by our practice manager. For more information please contact our practice manager on 0493 473 523.


Registered dietitians work with patients who are struggling to lose weight or need to improve their diet for other health-related reasons.

Our dietitians will help guide you through your independent objectives and goals through a safe and personalised treatment plan and expert nutritional and dietary advice and have extensive experience working with people affected by eating disorders, diabetes, food allergies, obesity and more.

At Healthy Bodies our dietitians have extensive training and all required registrations to make them fully qualified to provide you with the appropriate advice and guidance.

Through our personalised food and meal plans and in-depth weight management and eating disorder support, you can be assured that you’re in the best possible hands for your dietary and nutritional needs.