How can a Podiatrist help you?
We all know that Podiatrists are foot experts, who make you walk in uncomfortable shoes right? But did you know they can really help you with a range of issues you may be experiencing with your feet, ankles and lower limbs; including sporting injuries, arthritis and infections.

Podiatrists are experts at diagnosing and treating any issues that you may be experiencing with this area of your body. Whether it is related to bones and joints, muscles, circulation or even nerve problems. They can also help with skin and nail issues that you wish would go away. Like corns, calluses and ingrown toenails.

What to expect when you visit a Podiatrist
You will have a consultation to investigate your medical and surgical history, footwear, lifestyle, and diagnostic measures. You will then have a physical examination such as gait analysis to view your posture and how you move your body.This information is used to identify your specific needs and design a treatment plan for you.

What type of therapies are used by a Podiatrist?
Podiatrists have a range of therapies available for them to use depending on your needs. These include medication, wound dressings, exercises, footwear suggestions or prescription of foot orthoses to help improve lower limb function.

What problems can a Podiatrist treat?
Podiatrist treat problems such as tendon pain, ankle instability or knee pain. A management plan is designed just for you.

Are you considering seeing a Podiatrist?
If you are considering seeing a Podiatrist in Hobart, here are a few reasons why you should schedule an appointment.

If you are experiencing foot and ankle problems it’s pretty likely that a Podiatrist can make a big difference in your life.

Our Health & Fitness Studio offer the following classes:

One on One sessions with our Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist are also available

More information and Timetable

Clinical Pilates utilises the additional level of physiological and anatomical knowledge your physiotherapist has to modify and prescribe appropriate pilates based exercises.  Your program is an individually tailored treatment approach following an assessment of your strengths, weaknesses and goals.  Our Physiotherapist can provide exercises and movements for your specific condition, allowing the appropriate targeting of problem areas promoting greater injury management and recovery.

Pilates can be used to treat acute spinal conditions, rehabilitation from chronic neck and back pain, rehabilitate sporting injuries, improve muscle control. It can also be used to maintain flexibility and strength to prevent injuries.

Your Physiotherapist will work one-on-one with you to devise a tailor-made program, which may include pilates and other exercises, to ensure you recover fully from your condition/injury.

The Physiotherapist may progress you from one-on-one sessions to small group sessions under supervision.

How to book an appointment

If you’re thinking about undertaking pilates as a part of your exercise program to manage your injury, first book an appointment with our Physiotherapists. They will assess your condition and determine the best course of action.

You may require some physiotherapy treatment prior to commencing in your exercise program.

Benefits & Treatments

Physiotherapy aims to restore proper body function, prevent a decline in function or reduce the impact of dysfunction in people of all ages with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing.

What is a Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists utilise various treatment techniques based on individual assessment and personal goals, these can include:

Why our Physiotherapists
The qualified Physiotherapists at the Bellerive Health Hub offer a multi-faceted, patient centered, approach to your rehabilitation by utilising their knowledge in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.

These skills are used to assess, diagnose and formulate individualised programs, taking into account physical presentation, past history, social situation, emotional and environmental factors and researched best practice techniques.

Physiotherapists can help treat a wide variety of conditions, including:

Physiotherapy led classes:

Bellerive Health Hub fosters a multi-disciplinary approach to health care.

Physiotherapists are skilled in the recognition of health issues which would benefit from referral to other appropriate health professionals for optimal care and wellbeing.

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified allied health professionals.

They complete a minimum 4 years of study at university in order to specialise in prescribing and supervising exericse for people woho have complex health conditions.

They work with clients living with cancer, diabetes, heart conditions, mental health conditions, any other chronic condition, or a disability or injury.

They are equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions.

What does ‘Accredited’ mean?
Accredited means the professional is registered with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and as such have been approved for meeting all of the requirement necessary to be considered an exercise health professional, as well as undertaking regular professional development to ensure their knowledge and skills are up to date.

Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory / pulmonary and mental health, and any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.

How Exercise Physiologist can help you?
Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists can develop a plan of care that is appropriate to your needs. They will liaise with other members of your health care team including but not limited to Physiotherapist, GP, Nurse Practitioner, Dietitian to ensure that we are all working together achieve optimal results for your health care needs.

What to expect in your first consultation
During the Initial Assessment a medical history will be taken, make sure you bring any relevant documentation about your treatment with you. Physical testing such as a walk test and/or strength test will also be performed.

We will set some goals for you to achieve and an individualised exercise program will be developed based on your individual needs and medical conditions, leading you towards a more active lifestyle

Here at Bellerive Health Hub, we make our options affordable to those that really need it, with options ranging from single sessions, individual, partner & small group training all available.

Exercise physiology is not intended to be an ongoing form of treatment, but rather, it is designed to give you the skills to independently manage your health condition through an appropriate exercise regime.

Accredited Practising Dietitians are professionals who apply the science of food and nutrition to promote health, prevent and treat disease to optimise the health of individuals, groups, communities and populations.

University qualifications in food and nutrition provide a dietitian with an in-depth understanding of the human body and the complexities of food and nutrition.

Importantly this powerful combination of knowledge allows us to bring information together to deliver advice that is not only evidence based but easy to understand and stress free to incorporate into your lifestyle.

You can be confident our dietitian’s will provide you with accurate advice for numerous health conditions such as:

A successful approach requires a realistic and practical outlook. We want you to start your journey as you wish to continue. We understand that what works for one person may not be practical or relevant for the next.

Personally we love food, real food. But like most of us we are also ultra-busy which doesn’t leave a lot of time left to spend hours in the kitchen. So meals that are super quick, really tasty and easy to prepare play a large role in our approach.

Restorative Yoga class provides a space for the body to let go of deep holding patterns that cause muscle and joint pain as well as physical and mental tension. Postures are aided with the support of blankets, blocks and bolsters and is made up of a series of passive floor poses. This enables both the body and mind to come into a state of deep relaxation and centeredness.

While beneficial for all it is particularly helpful in recoveries from injury, illness, surgery, headaches, insomnia, respiratory and digestive disorders, menopause, and emotional issues such as anxiety and depression.

It is a slow-paced practice that works to release deep tension passively, without active stretch. It is a powerful practice and can help a student to restore the body back to its natural flexibility and mobility. Restorative Yoga can be highly beneficial to speed up the healing process of the body after injury or prolonged inactivity. By gently moving the body, and supporting it comfortably in various asanas, Restorative Yoga helps to increase blood circulation, detoxification and prevent the formation of excessive scar tissue.

More information and Timetable

Level 3, 31-33 Cambridge Rd, Bellerive TAS 7018
Ph: 03 6122 0150   Fax: 03 6122 0169
Level 1, 31-33 Cambridge Road
Bellerive  TAS  7018
Ph: 03 6122 0150
Fax: 03 6122 0169
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm
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For care outside of our practices normal opening hours, please call Hello Home Doctor Service on 134100 
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