Physiotherapist Needed – Apply now!

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Wauchope Physiotherapy & Sports Rehab Centre is seeking a new/recent graduate Physiotherapist to join our team of experienced Physiotherapists and Allied Health professionals. We’ve recently moved into a ‘state of the art’ Purpose-built Sports Rehab facility – it is the first dedicated Allied Health Rehab Centre on the Mid North Coast. Our team is growing and we are looking for the right person to join our Multidisciplinary team.

The Role:

Working in a well-respected and well equipped private practice alongside our team of 6 experienced Physiotherapists (including a titled musculoskeletal Physio), Exercise Physiologist, Massage Therapist, Pilates Instructors, Dietitian and other Allied Health. Our clinic is situated within the greater Port Macquarie region and is 15 minutes from the Port Macquarie town centre and beaches.

The role is full-time and involves a varied and exciting musculoskeletal caseload in a sport oriented community with a strong emphasis on evidenced based medicine, thorough assessment, manual therapy, exercise prescription and injury prevention. The role also includes some offsite aged care work and some on-field work with local sporting clubs.

Our facility is magnificent – purpose-built to a standard normally only seen in the capital cities. We are very well equipped with a rehab/exercise physiology gym, private consult rooms, semi-private consult rooms, open consult space (in rehab gym) and a separate Pilates studio. We offer a friendly, professional and supportive working environment where a sense of humour is actually encouraged!

The Rewards:

1.       New/Recent Grad Mentoring Program – We understand that in your first few years what matters most is having experienced montors to guide you on the path to becoming an effective and confident clinician. That’s why we offer:

  • A supported learning environment with plenty of shadowing opportunities with  experienced physios.
  • Unlimited clinical second opinions from our experienced team – we have more than 120 years of combined physiotherapy clinical experience to share!
  • Regular ‘in-house’ tutorials
  • Access to online webinars through the APA New Grad Mentoring program
  • Above award salary package
  • $1000 annual CPD allowance
  • $500 Relocation allowance where applicable to make the move easy!

2.       We offer a dynamic, friendly, flexible and rewarding working environment – unlike other health business’, we don’t work out of multiple clinics / Doctors rooms where you might feel isolated. One of the many benefits of working in our great new multidisciplinary facility is that it fosters a culture of knowledge sharing.  There is always an experienced mentor working along-side you, which means that a second opinion is never far away.

3.       Advance your career development – CPD is very important to our team! In fact, our practice principal is a leader in organising and running ‘evidence based’ CPD events in the mid north coast region, is the chair of the Mid North Coast Health Training group and is a member of the Primary Health Network Clinical Council that supports Learning and Development events on the Mid North Coast.

4.       Then there’s the stuff they don’t teach you at Uni… we help you learn about the ‘Business of Physiotherapy’ – our entire team is encouraged to participate in guiding our practices future direction.

Requirements of the Successful Applicant:

  • We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Physio to join our Multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience in musculoskeletal outpatients and Pilates is preferred but a great attitude trumps experience!
  • You must have the ability to maintain a caseload, create good client rapport, follow evidence based practice and possess manual therapy skills.
  • You must be a ‘people’ person with solid communication skills who is genuinely keen to help others.
  • You must hold current Physiotherapy Registration with AHPRA and Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • You must have good organisational, computer and time management skills.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Drivers license and vehicle is essential.

We have a friendly workplace culture with a great reputation for quality and caring healthcare in our community.  In addition, we live in a great part of Australia: Sea-change and Tree Change, idyllic climate and beaches, beautiful hinterland, great sporting culture, affordable housing, fast internet (NBN) and many other lifestyle benefits on the Mid North Coast… The position is to be awarded soon so please apply today!

Apply for this position by contacting us through our contact page on this website, or call 02 65853411 or apply online via:

Chronic Pain Management Program

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Have you suffered from pain-related disability for more than six months?

Do you have anxiety or depression related to ongoing pain?

Are showing declining physical function due to a painful condition?

If you have answered yes to the following questions you may be eligible to attend a Free Chronic pain program

The program will be run by Wauchope Physiotherapy and Sports Rehab Centre and is fully funded by North Coast Primary Health Network, in conjunction with NSW Health – Agency for Clinical Innovation, will facilitate a series of low intensity community chronic pain management programs.

These programs aim to improve the ability of people living with chronic pain to manage their pain using a scientifically proven skills based approach, where participants will learn positive pain management strategies with the goal of reducing the detrimental effect that pain is having on their life.

Program details:-

  • Who: Sufferers of chronic or persistent pain
  • When: Dates to be confirmed however we are accepting referrals now
  • Where: Wauchope Physiotherapy and Sports Rehab Centre, 107 Cameron St Wauchope
  • Duration: Three hours per week, for six weeks.
  • Cost: Free – fully funded by the North Coast PHN
  • Facilitators: Nathan Lynch (Principal Physiotherapist) and Gary Grant (Clinical Psychologist)
  • Referrals: A GP referral is required

Contact a member of our team today to find out how you can get involved

Phone: 02 6585 3411

Tai Chi is here!

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Have you or someone you know had a Fall?

Tai Chi has been shown to be effective for preventing falls in older adults.

Did you know that 33% of people aged 65 and older will have a least one fall a year, and that falls rates increases with age (1)? This increased risk of falling is due to generally reduced strength, balance, coordination, and cardiovascular health (2). Falls are a big deal! – they often result in significant injury and loss of independence.

But did you also know that regular participation in Tai Chi has been scientifically proven to reduce falls by up to 48% (3)?

Wauchope physiotherapy and Sports Rehab Centre is excited to introduce Tai Chi Classes for Falls Prevention and improved mobility… Classes will be lead by our knowledgeable and skilled instructor Tess Scammell, who also leads our Pilates and yoga classes. Class exercises can be individually modified to ensure they are safe and appropriate for all ages and mobility levels!

Could Tai Chi help you? Here are the benefits:

  1. Build muscle strength in lower limbs
  2. Improve Range of Motion in stiff joints
  3. Improve body movement awareness (proprioception)
  4. To improve mobility, coordination and dynamic balance
  5. Reduces Falls in Older Adults:
    • To improve the body’s ability to make postural adjustments
    • To improve blood circulation and normalises blood pressure
    • Improves toe clearance in walking

Our clinic is excited to announce that we are taking bookings for Tai Chi classes in April – please contact us to find out more! Classes are filling up, so to avoid disappointment book your spot. As with all our rehab classes, 10 session passes are available at a discounted price.

If you want to pass on the gift of mobility to someone you know – Gift vouchers are also available.

Call our team to book in to a class today!

(1) Inouye, S. K., Brown, C. J., & Tinetti, M. E. (2009). Medicare nonpayment, hospital falls, and unintended consequences. New England Journal of Medicine, 360(23), 2390-2393.

(2) Ambrose, A. F., Paul, G., & Hausdorff, J. M. (2013). Risk factors for falls among older adults: a review of the literature. Maturitas, 75(1), 51-61.

(3) Hu, Y. N., Chung, Y. J., Yu, H. K., Chen, Y. C., Tsai, C. T., & Hu, G. C. (2016). Effect of Tai Chi Exercise on Fall Prevention in Older Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. International Journal of Gerontology, 10(3), 131-136.

(4)Huang ZG1, Feng YH2, Li YH1, Lv CS1. Systematic review and meta-analysis: Tai Chi for preventing falls in older adults.BMJ Open. 2017 Feb 6;7(2):e013661. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013661.