Remedial Massage Therapist Employment Opportunity

Wauchope Physiotherapy & Sports Rehab Centre is looking for an exceptional Remedial Massage Therapist to work alongside our fabulous team of Allied Health professionals in our Sports Rehab Centre in Wauchope. Our practice is a leading provider of Allied Health Services in the Hastings Area. Our Team includes Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Massage Therapy, Podiatry, Clinical Psychology, Audiology services and Dietitian services. Our team has over 120 years of experience and have extensive training in their field of expertise and work to provide a comprehensive, safe and thoroughly effective range of treatment services. Our team is growing and we are looking for the right person to join our Multidisciplinary team in a modern and purpose-built Sports Rehab facility – it is the first dedicated Allied Health Rehab Centre on the Mid North Coast. About The Role: The successful applicant will step into an existing caseload/clientele developed by an experienced Massage Therapist. The position will start part time with the plan to ‘grow’ the client base from our sport oriented community and in-house referrals. Our team is very involved with our local community through sponsorship/ support of local sporting clubs. Our facility is magnificent – purpose-built to a standard normally only seen in the capital cities. Enjoy a private, A/C room with full reception support. Our clinic is 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. Our clinic offers a friendly, professional and supportive working environment where a sense of humour is actually encouraged! The Benefits: 1) Great Workplace Culture – We offer a dynamic, friendly and supportive work environment. Our great multidisciplinary facility supports our culture of knowledge sharing, which means a guiding second opinion from experienced health professionals is never far away. 2) Supported learning and Career Development 3) Regular ‘in-house’ tutorials/ inservices 4) Excellent Remuneration – negotiated depending on experience and qualifications This position is to start Early June 2019 so please apply today! Find out more about our great team and facilities visit www.wauchopephysio.com.au. Please email CV to admin@wauchopephysio.com.au or call 65853411 for more information.

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!

References:
(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.

We’ve Moved!!!!

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We now have a Modern ‘custom built’ facility at 107 Cameron St to allow for our expanding range of health services. We’re really excited about our new facility which will allow more Physio rehab services who will work along side allied health professionals like an Exercise Physiologist, Dietitian, Diabetes Educator and Massage Therapists.

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