Michael Vadiveloo - Specialist Sports Physiotherapist
Michael graduated as a physiotherapist in 1986. He established the City Baths Spinal and Sports Medicine Clinic in 1991. He has a degree in Human Movement Studies as well as Physiotherapy which he finds is an invaluable knowledge resource in treating both spinal and sports injuries.
Michael Vadiveloo has now achieved the title of Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (one of only 7 in Victoria) and has over 23 years experience in treating clients with a variety of back/neck problems and sports injuries to all joints. He was a physiotherapist at St.Kilda Football Club from 1991 to 2005 and has travelled extensively with representative teams including Australia (International Rules vs Ireland 2003,2004,2005),the Dream Team (vs Victoria 2008) and the Indigenous All Stars (vs Adelaide Crows 2009).
This experience ensures that he has the knowledge to provide physiotherapy based assessment and treatments of the highest level. A 10 year association with General Motors Holden, Hella Manufacturing and other associated industries has provided an understanding and knowledge of both white and blue collar working requirements. This has ensured that he has the necessary skills and knowledge to deal with injuries in the workplace. He has lectured to both peers and industry on injuries in sport and ergonomic issues in the workplace.
Alicia Tang - Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist
Alicia completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2005 and has worked both in the public and private sectors as well as undertaking time in rural Victoria. She is also a qualified Hydrotherapy and Clinical Pilates instructor.
Alicia is currently working with the Western Bulldogs F.C, VFL club Williamstown Seagulls and the Victorian/Australian Baseball Team. She has previously worked with St Kilda and Casey Football Clubs and Scoresby F.C in the Eastern Football League. She is also working with Victorian Institute of Sport Athletics athletes and lectures/teaches for Sports Medicine Australia. She has travelled with professional athletes at both interstate and international competitions and was involved with the Commonwealth Games 2006. She has a strong understanding of the importance of rehabilitation, education & prevention when treating patients and co-ordinating their return to sport and work.
Riley Bodger - Physiotherapist/Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist
Riley graduated from Auckland University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy).She completed her Clinical Pilates training in 2009 and has utilised these skills in treating clients with spinal and sports injuries.
She has since worked in private practice managing patients with spinal and peripheral joint pain and sporting injuries.
Working alongside athletes in the gym environment, local Rugby teams, runners and martial arts' has helped to develop her skills in diagnosing and rehabilitating these clients.
Her experience in Clinical Pilates in conjunction with her exercise prescription and manual handling skills ensures her treatment prescription suits the patient's individual rehabilitation requirements.
Physiotherapy is generally covered under private health insurance if you have the 'extras' option.
We are preferred providers for HBA and MBF health funds.
Our Physiotherapists – their qualifications explained!
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
A qualified Physiotherapist, following a 4 year undergraduate degree, who has good general qualifications but as yet has not undertaken any post graduate study.
Masters of Physiotherapy
Has done a 3 to 4 year undergraduate degree followed by a 2 year post graduate Masters of Physiotherapy to become Qualified Physiotherapists that have not yet started their specialty career; usually mentored by Specialist or titled Physiotherapists in their chosen field.
APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
An APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) Musculoskeletal Titled Physiotherapist is a highly qualified physiotherapy professional with expert physiotherapy knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis and physiotherapy treatment of back,neck and peripheral joint injuries.
APA Sports Physiotherapist
An APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) Sports Titled Physiotherapist is a highly qualified physiotherapy professional with expert physiotherapy knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis and physiotherapy treatment of sports injuries.
An APA Sports Physiotherapist has completed at least four years of university physiotherapy study and a two years post graduate Masters of Sports Physiotherapy. They have a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, crisis management, assessment and physiotherapy treatment of joint and muscle conditions. In addition, an APA Sports Physiotherapist has at least 5 years experience of work in the Sports Specialty and has completed the Level 3 Sports Physiotherapy Course at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. They have also to maintain ongoing experience and updated physiotherapy and sports medicine education, specifically in the diagnosis and management of sports injuries.
An APA Sports Physiotherapist is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and is bound by its professional Code of Conduct. Titled Sports Physiotherapy Members have undergone a rigorous selection process to ensure that they have completed and maintain the necessary level of experience and physiotherapy knowledge to be awarded the Sports Physiotherapy Title.
The title serves as the professional mark of distinction for Sports Physiotherapists practising in the field of sports physiotherapy.
Our two sports physiotherapists are titled by the Australian Physiotherapy Association as "APA Sports Physiotherapists"; one is also a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist.
Specialist Sports Physiotherapist
This is a Physiotherapist who has achieved advanced Sports Physiotherapy specialised training and successfully completed clinical and oral examinations to be admitted as a fellow to the Australia College of Physiotherapists.
Sports Physiotherapy Specialisation is awarded in a specific area. Michael Vadiveloo has been awarded Sports Physiotherapy Specialist status specialising in the knee.
There are only 7 Specialist Sports Physiotherapists in Victoria.
A Clinical Sports Specialist Physiotherapist has to fulfil the requirements of The Australian College of Physiotherapy. The Specialist Sports Physiotherapist is skilled at assessing difficult and complex Physiotherapy problems, particularly those that have not responded to previous treatment. Our Specialist Sports Physiotherapist, MIchael Vadiveloo, will take the required amount of time and work with other Sports Physiotherapy practitioners to get the optimal results from your Sports Physiotherapy management and treatment.