About Us

What Makes Hawthorn Physiotherapy Unique?

1. A Personalised Approach

Our physiotherapist will cater to your specific needs and help you achieve your vital goals. Whether it’s returning to sport or living pain-free – your priorities are our priorities. Hawthorn Physiotherapy encourages all our physios to develop a robust problem-solving mentality and not fall into the trap of cookie-cutter approaches.

Everyone is different, which means the approach and management of our clients should reflect this. For example, if we treat 100 knee reconstructions, then we’d expect 100 different recovery programs to reflect the individuality of each person’s expectations. You can trust that we will be respectful and attentive to all of your needs.

2. Staff experience

Between our eight physiotherapists, we have over 110 years of physio experience. Whether working with Hawthorn Football Club from 1990-2004, to treating royalties in London, to our relationship with St Vincent’s Private hospital, our extensive expertise carries through to the care we deliver to you. As a close-knit team, we always share our experiences and knowledge. Additionally, we ensure that our principal physiotherapists always support the team and our clients.

3. Our Storied History

As one of the oldest clinics in Victoria, we have been serving the community for almost 50 years since opening in 1974. The longevity of our clinic speaks to the high-quality care that we uphold for every single one of our patients. As a result, Hawthorn Physiotherapy Clinic has developed an excellent reputation within the community – seeing over 350 patients on an average weekly basis.

4. Our Relationship with St. Vincent’s Hospital Kew

We have been associated with St Vincent’s Hospital Kew (formally Vimy House Private Hospital) for over 35 years. For this reason, we have developed extraordinary relationships with some of Melbourne’s leading orthopaedic specialists and surgeons. We are always up-to-date with the most modern approaches to medicine, injury management, pain prevention, and pre-surgical & post-surgical management through our collaborations. Our physios are specialised experts in pre and post operative care of hip and knee joint replacements, ACL procedures, arthroscopes and many other orthopaedic injuries / surgeries. They are directly trained by surgeons through ongoing professional development and on the job engagement. As a result you can be sure you’re in good hands with our physiotherapists and their vast knowledge in both a clinic and hospital setting.

5. A Strong Referral Network

At Hawthorn Physiotherapy, we realise that some problems require more than physiotherapy. Strong referral networks to surgeons, sports physicians, and medical imaging can be vital for a proper management strategy.

After developing these relationships for years, we are constantly in touch with extended healthcare professionals, such as orthopaedic surgeons. We know these surgeons so well that we can call them directly if any issues arrive in many cases. This type of partisan relationship is unique for a clinic.

6. A Modern Approach

Our physiotherapists at Hawthorn pride ourselves on keeping up-to-date on the latest physiotherapy research – including the best rehabilitation approaches and pain management strategies. We appreciate the complexity of the human body and mind to ensure that we provide the most current management plans.

7. We love what we do

Hawthorn Physiotherapy prides itself in creating a fun but professional vibe in the clinic. Whilst we are working in an engaging environment, we stay disciplined because we know that rehabilitation and recovery can be challenging at times.

8. Bupa Members First Provider

As a long-standing Bupa Members First Provider, all our patients who have extras cover with Bupa Health Insurance get special rates and discounts to see our physiotherapists. We are one of the only Bupa Preferred Physio Clinics in Hawthorn. Do you have kids under 25 on your Bupa policy? If so, they may be eligible for gap free physiotherapy at our clinic.

Testimonials

Coach Jakob El Greco
Coach Jakob El Greco
2021-10-21
Normal physio place with very good ppl. Charlie he’s exceptionally good. Knowledgeable and specific to everyone needs. 👍🏼 As I’m in similar industry, I know how to judge to good from great.! 💪🏼😉
James Brodie
James Brodie
2021-10-05
Ashok B
Ashok B
2021-06-10
Gavin is absolutely the best !!! Shares all info to get you better . Helps you get Maximise ndis funding & ensures continuous Therapy to maximise your ability. A man with no drams and absolutely the best I have ever met in my life . I would strongly recommend Gavin!!!
Ian Croucher
Ian Croucher
2020-11-13
These guys attract the best physios and have helped me through many years at all stages of my exercise life. Can not recommend more highly.
Liam Siera
Liam Siera
2020-06-03
I've made awesome progress with my injuries thanks to Hawthorne Physiotherapy Clinic. They focus on healing and progress through a combination of therapies and exercise. The staff actively provide polite and friendly assistance when called and they use modern software like Physi Track to keep patients like me on track with my recovery. If you're tired of being in pain from an injury, this is the place to go. Thanks, Rob and team
Dylan Emrose
Dylan Emrose
2020-04-27
Had a fantastic experience with one the Physiotherapists today. Very informative, honest, and helpful. Highly recommend!
Erin Upson
Erin Upson
2020-01-18
I ruptured my ACL in June and started seeing Charlie before and after surgery and have never looked back. The staff are all very friendly and Charlie's expertise and patience have been invaluable!
Rajesh Subramanian
Rajesh Subramanian
2019-09-17
Charlie (Andreas Schall-Riaucour) is the best Physiotherapist that we've seen in Australia. And believe me we've seen so many in the country. He has an exceptional (almost uncanny) understanding of what's wrong, and knows very well on how to treat the condition. He saved my wife's (thrice-operated) knee, and I cannot thank him enough for that. The staff at the reception is also very polite and friendly here. You may need to wait for a few minutes from time to time, but it's well worth the exceptional service that will be offered here. I strongly recommend this Physiotherapy clinic.
Joanna Young
Joanna Young
2019-02-16
After only a few treatments, Chris gave me the stretches, techniques and knowledge to be able to reintroduce running and high impact training. Super happy!
Ramnik Kaur
Ramnik Kaur
2019-01-05
Awful service. Would not recommend it to anyone and never going back. Physio who treated me was extremely harsh with his treatment.