ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY
Physiotherapy is a health science profession that helps people of all ages with movement disorders and other difficulties. These difficulties include a wide range of problems, such as pain, unsteadiness, weakness, or problems getting around at home or in the community. Physiotherapy treatment is administered by physiotherapists; health professionals trained in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of pain or disability acquired through accident, injury, or through the process of ageing.
Physiotherapists are university trained, and take a holistic approach to treatment. This means that physiotherapy treatment is about the person as much as their problem, and the way that problem might affect their lives. Physiotherapists work in partnership with their patients to identify the underlying factors behind their problems, to effectively address the issues they have, and to empower their clients to achieve the best outcome.
ABOUT ATLAS PHYSIO
Atlas Physio is a general physiotherapy practice offering after-hours and weekend physiotherapy in a caring, personalised and professional manner. At Atlas Physio, we know how hectic daily life can be, and we work to offer an effective, convenient physiotherapy experience that has minimal impact on our clients' commitments.
Atlas Physio offers a wide range of simple and effective treatments designed to reduce pain, improve mobility, and help clients return to pain-free and regular living. Most importantly, these treatments are designed to minimise the likelihood that our clients will suffer similar injuries, and to make the client less reliant on clinician-managed treatment through education and advice.
Atlas Physio was founded by Alex Phillipos, an Ivanhoe local who has lived, studied, volunteered and worked in the Ivanhoe and Fairfield area for more than ten years.
Alex acquired his Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice from LaTrobe University, and has since worked in hospitals, alongside sports teams and in the community, as well as offering pro bono services as a physiotherapist both locally and overseas.
Presently, he divides his time between further study at the University of Melbourne, volunteering at the Ivanhoe Library, recreational sport, and his hobbies of painting and poetry.
Alex is passionate about patient education and empowerment, and works to ensure his patients have a complete understanding of their condition, the rationale behind their treatment, and the steps necessary to progress to regular, pain-free movement.