Medwest Health Care is proudly one of Victoria’s leading Allied Health Care specialists, providing a wide range of allied health services including physiotherapy, podiatry, dietary, occupational therapy, speech pathology. We also offer a variety of cosmetic treatments including fat freezing, HiFu, laser lipo, RF skin tightening and cellulite cavitation.
Backed by decades of combined experience, we employ the expertise of some of Victoria’s foremost practitioners of all allied health services. We ensure that each of our patients, regardless of their given situations, are seen to with the utmost care and attention, at our clinic and in the facilities we accomodate.
Our Physiotherapists are trained and qualified at some of the highest levels in industry, allowing us to help our patients to overcome a number of ailments and get back to enjoying life.
Our physiotherapy clinic offers the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of ailments such as back, neck and limb pain, sports and work related injuries, post surgery rehabilitation, movement and neurological related disorders.
Our Podiatrists offer a professional and highly-effective remedial and support service to those suffering from pain and, in collaboration with other staff, can help to identify other health-related issues and requirements as well.
We provide a wide range of podiatric services to get you on your feet including managing skin and nail disorders, lower limb and feet conditions and treating “high-risk” problems including diabetic and pressure ulcers.
Our OT's help patients optimise their independence, improve their quality of life and develop easier ways to participate in everyday activities by either, modifying the set up the area of living or the environment. We work closely with patients of all ages to support maintaining their movement, life experiences and wellbeing.
Our OTs provide assessments, diagnosis and treatment options for acute care settings, injury management, rehabilitation support and supporting the improvement of fine motor skills and coordination.
All Medwest Dietitians have a wide range of experience working in private practices as well as Aged Care and posses a great ability to create tailored approaches to treat each client based on his or her specific nutritional requirements.
We have a strong background in the management of diabetes and aged care related disorders and provide a wide range of diet services that can assist with weight management, IBS, sports nutrition, diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol management.
Our Speech, language and social skills are the number one predictors of success in school and the workplace. It is our ability to communicate effectively that will determine more than any other factor, the quality of your personal life.That's why it is our goal to provide those in need with the necessary treatment solutions to overcome communication or swallowing impairments to enhance peoples way of life.
Our Speech Pathologists have experience with ages and all levels of impairment and provide complete assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, counselling and treatment services. We are committed to those we care for and their families.
HIFU (Ultherapy) harnesses the power of ultrasound to transform the face, neck, arms, legs and stomach. Ultrasound, of course, has been used safely throughout the medical field for more than 50 years—and HIFU has been established as safe and effective in clinical studies and in over half a million treatments worldwide!
Entirely non-invasive, HIFU works by targeting deep layers in the skin and even boosts new collagen production and collagen regeneration right at the source.
We are proud offer the latest non-invasive cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of stubborn fat areas. Also known as Cool Sculpture and Cool Sculpting, Fat Freezing is a medical procedure used to destroy and breakdown fat cells by providing controlled heating and cooling for the reduction of fat in order to reshape body contours.
The exposure to intense cooling causes cell death of subcutaneous fat tissue without causing any damage to the overlying skin or the surrounding healthy tissues! All areas of the body make great candidates including the stomach area, hips, thigh, leg and so on.
Our Laser Lipo treatments are true non-surgical liposuction treatments that damage fat cells in the target area with the dead fat cells soon flushed through your body by it’s natural immune system processes. There are many laser liposuction treatments on the market in today and many make big promises that they just don’t live up to.
Because Laser Lipo at Medwest is non-surgical, there is no down time. Meaning no days off work, no embarrassing bandages and no post treatment pain. Extensively studied in clinical trials, this treatment has been performed well over 350,000 times worldwide so you can bet that our Laser Lipo treatments are great.
Fire cupping is an outstanding therapy that has been a part of Chinese medicine for at least 3,000 years, and it’s becoming more common and familiar to Australian’s. Although it may look a little daunting, fire cupping feels great and is a great way to improve blood flow and loosen muscles.
The fire never comes in contact with the skin, and builds heat and negative pressure to relax connective tissue and create a soothing, sedating effect on the nervous system. It also helps to draw out dead or stagnant blood cells, cellular debris, lymph fluid, and toxins out of the deeper tissues and up toward the surface, allowing for easier release from the body and improving overall blood circulation to the area.
Much like fire cupping, pressure cupping works by creating a vacuum in glass or plastic cups and creating a suction effect on the skin and muscles. These cups can be left stationary on the body or can be moved over the skin’s surface.
Pressure Cupping feels a lot like a strong deep tissue massage, and despite the temporary marks it leaves on the skin, is completely painless. The suction can penetrate up to four inches deep, that’s why cupping is one of the most popular ways to relax and refresh those tired muscles and aching bodies.
Acu-laser cupping provides the benefits of laser acupuncture combined with cupping. Laser therapy or laser acupuncture is a 100% painless 100% non-invasive therapy that involves low-intensity laser light to reduce inflammation, promote tissue regeneration and reduce pain in affects areas.
In conjunction with this low intensity laser light, the cupping system works by creating a vacuum and creating a suction effect on the skin and muscles. These cups are left on the body and provide great benefits for circulation and pain relief.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin hair like needles into specific areas of the body. These areas of the body can be conventional acupuncture points, muscular trigger and motor points, and into specific superficial nerve zones on the body that are called dermatomes.
Once the needle enters the skin, it can stimulate the local nerve endings and/or muscle fibres in this region, stimulating a healing response. Acupuncture has been shown to increase blood supply, balance stress hormones, moderate local inflammatory pathways, release contracted muscles and stimulate parts of the brain that influence other areas of the body.
Muscle tension and chronic pain are the perfect candidates for remedial massage. We assess where you need treatment most and what may be causing your discomfort. We test to see exactly which muscles are giving you trouble and tailor a treatment plan to suit, often involving deep tissue work for short periods of time.
Conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel, stiff necks, headaches, sports injuries and many more complaints can be eased with remedial treatment by one of our qualified physiotherapists.
This treatment uses acoustic waves with high energy peak interact with tissue causing overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration. All the processes mentioned are typically employed simultaneously and are used to treat chronic, sub-acute and acute conditions.
Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device that provides fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.
This treatment is used to relieve tightness and pain in muscles and promote healing. Through inserting a needle directly into a knot or pressure point, dry needling can often release tension in the surrounding muscle. Used in accompaniment with a physiotherapy treatment, it involves the insertion of a needle into soft tissues with the aim of decreasing myofascial tension and improving musculoskeletal function.
Dry needling is incredibly helpful when treating a large area of muscle tension. In addition, patients who are sensitive to touch, when in acute pain, often find dry needling extremely effective as their tightness can be released with minimal hands-on therapy.
Our lymphatic massage is performed by a highly trained physiotherapist and involves applying light pressure to the skin around the swollen area, helping stimulate the lymph vessels and improve the flow of lymph fluid. The technique used during manual lymphatic drainage or MLD will be different for each person depending on the location of the swelling and stage of lymphoedema.
Our practitioners can teach you a simplified form of MLD, which you may be advised to do daily that will aid in treating and managing the condition.
Using cutting edge technology, ultrasound cellulite cavitation converts fat cells into liquid which can then be drained by the body’s own natural filtration system. This treatment specifically targets cellulite to give the skin a smoother and more youthful look.
This treatment transmits low level ultrasonic waves which consist of compression, producing shock waves that favour emulsification and elimination of fat tissues. Cellulite Cavitation works best in conjunction with other skin tightening or fat reducing treatments, however has great results when used separately.
Our radio frequency technology selectively heats skin tissue to promote two responses from the dermal layer. Almost immediately it contracts the collagen fibres, which results in radiantly glowing skin. This treatment has the ability to firm and tighten many areas including arms, legs, hips, eyes, face and neck.
At the same time it increases the metabolism of the fibroblastin order to accelerate production of both new collagen fibres and new elastin fibres. Results can be seen as soon as after your first treatment, however a course of treatments are recommended as results are further improved after each session.