Physioworks Pakenham
03 5941 5499

31 Main Street,

Pakenham VIC 3810

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Australian Physiotherapy Association
03 5941 5499

31 Main Street,

Pakenham VIC 3810

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Physioworks Pakenham
03 5941 5499

31 Main Street,

Pakenham VIC 3810

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Our Services

Located at 31 Main Street, Physioworks Health Group Pakenham offers a range of services & treatments delivered by our team of experienced male & female physio & health care professionals.

Physioworks Health Group is registered to provide services for TAC, WorkSafe and/or DVA clients.


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Manipulative Physio

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

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Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists have undertaken advanced, intensive training, have studied the latest evidence-based research & undergone rigorous examinations to be awarded fellowship in the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP). Accordingly, Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists are recognised by the profession as having the highest level of musculoskeletal skills, and are profession leaders in the management of musculoskeletal problems. The skill of the Specialist lies in the ability to assess, treat & manage complex, difficult and, at times, multi-factorial musculoskeletal problems.

Physioworks Health Group Director David Francis (FACP) is trained as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist*, meaning he is a leader in his field & highest qualified to provide opinion to best assess your condition.

*As awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy in 2009.

Physioworks David Francis discusses “your health game”

Sport Physiotherapy & Sport Injury Management

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What ever your sport or level of participation, Physioworks Health Group can assist if you have a sport’s related injury or concern.

Led by David Francis, who was the Senior Physiotherapist at the Collingwood Football Club in the AFL for over 25 seasons (1996-2019), the Physioworks Health Group team of physios & health professionals have the skills & experience to accurately diagnose & treat acute & chronic musculoskeletal sporting conditions.

The team at Physioworks Health Group will plan a progressive return to sport for you with their expert knowledge about safe return to training, appropriate training loads & experience in working collaboratively with coaches. They will also advise if & when further investigations such as ultrasounds, CTs & MRIs are required. The team have relationships with a wide range of health professionals & an extensive referral network should a referral to a Sports Physician, Surgeon or other medical practitioner be required.

The Physioworks Health Group team are passionate about health, fitness & sport participation in our communities.  They have provided services to professional sporting organisations, including the Collingwood Football Club (AFL, AFLW, VFL & VFLW), Cricket Victoria, Paralympic teams & Tennis Australia teams, for many years. At a more local level, Physioworks actively supports & provides education to numerous schools, sporting clubs & leagues across a range of community sports, including football, netball, basketball, tennis, cricket, softball, rowing, athletics & dance.

Pre and Post surgical rehabilitation

General & Manipulative Physiotherapy

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Manipulative/Manual physiotherapy is the term used for special handling techniques to promote healing of soft tissue, promote pain relief & restoration of normal movement patterns. These techniques may include myofascial release, joint mobilisation/manipulation & massage therapy, to name a few.

Manual therapy has been shown in numerous high quality research trials to be beneficial when combined with a tailored exercise program & education.  Our team of experienced practitioners will commonly use this method to rehabilitate your condition.

Pre and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Pre & Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

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From the initial post-operative stage we will implement an early home based rehab programme for you. This may progress onto hydrotherapy and/or rehabilitation classes in our onsite clinic gymnasiums.

Depending on your post-operative condition, your goals in terms of returning to normal function and/or sport, and guided by the advice of your surgeon, the Physioworks physiotherapy team can help you achieve your goals.

Exercise Physiology, Clinical Rehabilitation & Exercise and/or Massage Therapy may also be beneficial in terms of aiding recovering from the surgery, and enforced period of inactivity/restricted movement & loss of overall general fitness.

Soft Tissue Massage Therapy

Remedial Massage Therapy

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Remedial Massage Therapy can play a vital role in injury prevention & in recovery from injury. A remedial massage from an experienced massage therapist can provide real benefits to the mind & body.

Remedial Massage Therapy is a personalised treatment plan that is based on various factors, including your general health, any aches & pains you may be experiencing, any current injuries you may have, as well as your medical history & overall wellbeing.

The modalities used in this type of massage may include:

  • Relaxation/Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Pre and Post-natal Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Positional Release
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Muscle Energy Technique

Physioworks Health Group’s massage therapists have vast experience & are all members of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists. They ensure that each treatment is unique & is tailored specifically to your goals & health considerations.

At Physioworks Health Group our massage therapists & physiotherapists liaise closely concerning clients who may be receiving treatment from both disciplines.

Remedial Massage Therapy services are available at Physioworks Health Group Pakenham with Simone Fitzgerald.


Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology

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Exercise Physiologists specialise in exercise prescription & the delivery of exercise programmes & rehabilitation for elite athletes through to those suffering from injury and/or chronic disease, including but not limited to, diabetes, obesity, arthritis & cardiovascular disease.

Exercise Physiology consultations are available at Physioworks Health Group Pakenham, Cranbourne & Camberwell clinics.

Download your copy of the Physioworks Health Group Exercise Physiology flyer.


Clinical Rehabilitation & Exercise – CRE

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“Clinical” refers to a thorough assessment by accredited an APA physiotherapist & development of an individualized rehabilitation & exercise program specific to your needs & goals.

At Physioworks Health Group your CRE program is performed either individually or in small group classes by one of our qualified physiotherapists allowing for re-assessment, tailoring, monitoring & support in each session.

Depending on your body your program can improve tissue healing, reduce stiffness & pain, and/or increase mobility, muscle activity, power or speed. Your CRE program will incorporate the exercises deemed most appropriate for you to obtain the best health outcome, this may include Clinical Pilates or Pilates-informed exercises, as well as strength, balance, flexibility or other types of exercises.

Personal training and Exercise

Personal Training & Exercise Classes

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Exercise Physiologists’ run fitness classes for those looking to improve their fitness with the guidance & motivation of a trained health professional.

At Physioworks Health Group all clients participate in an individual exercise assessment prior to commencing classes where baseline recordings of strength, fitness & health criteria are completed.

A customised, tailored exercise program to help meet your exercise goals can also be developed specifically for you by our Exercise Physiologists team who will guide & support you through your exercise training program.

Group exercise classes are available at Physioworks Pakenham on Tuesday 10AM (every second Tuesday) and every Thursday 10AM (as at July 2024).

Clinical Strength and Conditioning

Clinical Strength & Conditioning

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Want to learn to lift weights correctly? Need more power? Need to be faster? Need to stronger for longer periods?

Clinical Strength & Conditioning, personalised & customised to your health-care issues & physical capabilities, is available at Physioworks Health Group. Individual assessments, one on one sessions and group sessions are available.

Industrial Physiotherapy

Occupational Injury Management Industrial Physiotherapy

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Physioworks Health Group have physiotherapists highly experienced in Industrial Physiotherapy, including Work Place Assessments.

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, David Francis (FACP) has over 25 years’ experience in Industrial Physiotherapy, consulting to large, multinational companies and many local organisations in the Casey Cardina region, to help reduce injury frequency and improve workplace injury management.

The Physioworks team can provide one on one appointment’s tailored to the individual & work requirements & can complete on-site workplace assessments so that your employees have the safest return to work plan.

With the shift to remote office in recent times, it is imperative that the home office desk & environment is set up correctly. Physioworks Health Group can assist with Ergonomic Assessments in the home or office to help prevent injury. Learn more here.

Physioworks Health Group is registered to provide services for TAC clients & Worksafe clients.

Physioworks Services - Hydrotherapy


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Hydrotherapy can offer a perfect adjunct to physiotherapy, to assist strengthening, mobilisation & movement.

Hydrotherapy, which involves gentle exercises in warm water with programs individually tailored to each person’s particular needs, is available at Physioworks Health Group Pakenham, Cranbourne & Mulgrave (WPPC) clinics.

Hydrotherapy class at Physioworks Pakenham is every Monday 12.15 – 1.15pm at Cardinia Life Pool, supervised & mangaed run by Physioworks Physiotherapist Lucas Kelly.


Physiworks - Telehealth Services

Telehealth Services

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Physioworks “At Home TeleHealth” for online Physiotherapy consultations.

Continuity of your Physiotherapy management safely from your own home.

Given the current post-pandemic challenges, Physioworks Health Group TeleHealth is available, by arrangement with your therapist, for Physiotherapy consultations to help ensure ongoing management of your current condition.

Physioworks Health Group TeleHealth consults can be done from your home via telephone or online via ZOOM, a video based software. ZOOM is easily downloadable (2-3 minutes) from an “email link” we will send to you when you make a booking.


Our fee structure remains the same as a normal physiotherapy consult. Full Payment is required by EFT (direct deposit) & receipts will be issued for you to claim your private health or Medicare rebate.

  • Private health funds may have available rebates for current existing patients & new patients with chronic conditions or post-surgical rehabilitation. Check with your private health fund to see if they cover TeleHealth.
  • Rebates remain for Medicare referred patients under the EPC program.
  • WorkCover is covering the cost of TeleHealth.
  • TAC will also cover the cost for TeleHealth consultations delivered by a physiotherapist.

Clinical Strength and Conditioning

Additional Services

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Dry Needling

Involves needling to altered or dysfunctional tissues in order to improve or restore function. This may include needling of myofascial trigger points, periosteum, or other soft tissue. It can be used as an adjunct to your normal physiotherapy treatment.

Pre-Employment Screening

Physioworks Health Group perform pre-employment physical screening, helping to ensure potential staff are the best available & physically able to meet the requirements of the role.


    Physioworks Cranbourne Retail Products

    Retail: Health Care Products

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    Retail Health Care products are available at each Physioworks Health Group clinics.

    From icepacks to sports tape, from knee braces to ankle braces, from massage balls & rollers to theraputic pillows ask our therapists and/or reception team about our range of health care products.


    Physioworks Gift Certificate

    Retail: Gift Vouchers

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    Give a gift of health, fitness & well-being.

    Help your loved one or friend with thier health, fitness & general well-being.

    A Physioworks Health Group Gift Voucher makes the perfect gift for Christmas, Birthdays, Mothers Day or Fathers Day.

    The Physioworks Gift Voucher can be used for physio, massages, exercise clasess, one-on-one personal training and/or health care retail products.

    Just ask at reception or call the Pakenham clinic on (03) 5941 5499.


    Injury Education and Resources

    Injury Education & Resources (for you)

    Medical referral

    Medical Referral (for Doctors)

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    If you are a Medical Practitioner seeking the very best in health care outcomes for your patient, we welcome your referral to Physioworks Health Group.

    Please find an online, interactive digital referral form for Physioworks Pakenham for your convenience (for scan/fax or printing in colour and B/W)

    Thank you for your support.

    David Francis
    Director Physioworks Health Group Pakenham

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    Allied Health Tiered Fee Structure (for you)

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    Allied Health Tiered Fee Structure

    The ability of Physioworks Health Group in providing excellent client care is based on our highly qualified allied health staff.

    Our tiered fee structure provides clients with choice concerning the experience of the therapist, and the associated fee, to best meet the needs of the specific injury, condition and/or stage of rehabilitation.

    Based on information provided at the time of booking, our reception staff will ensure clients are booked to see the most suitable therapist available. Clients are always welcome to see different therapists for different conditions as needed.

    We continually invest in our staff by providing extensive ongoing professional development and mentoring to ensure we provide our clients with the very best care and advice.

    Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

    Specialisation as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists is conferred to physiotherapists who have attained the highest level of expertise in their chosen field of physiotherapy. With highly advanced skills and knowledge in assessment and diagnosis, clinical reasoning and physiotherapy management, specialist physiotherapists are sought after by clients and other health professionals for managing difficult and complex conditions.

    • David Francis (FACP) – Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists, 2009

     Senior Physiotherapists

    Our senior physiotherapists have completed post graduate education in the field of musculoskeletal and/or sports physiotherapy. Our senior physiotherapists have attained recognised titles having undergone demanding processes to demonstrate their physiotherapy experience and knowledge. With a minimum of 5 years clinical experience our senior physiotherapists are experts in assessing and diagnosing musculoskeletal and sporting conditions.

    * Consulting at Physioworks Cranbourne clinic only

    Senior Exercise Physiologists

    Our senior exercise physiologists are recognised leaders in their field having completed Masters level post graduate qualifications and a minimum of 5 years clinical experience. Our senior exercise physiologists are highly skilled and experienced assessing and treating complex and difficult conditions with exercise.

    Senior Massage Therapists

    Our senior massage therapists are experienced practitioners who have attained formal qualifications in massage therapy, are members of the Massage and Myotherapy Association and have a minimum of 5 years clinical experience. Our senior massage therapists have advanced skills and experience in soft tissue therapy including elite sport (Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Australian Open, Federation Cup) and specialised areas such as lymphoedema and Trauma Touch Therapy.

    Consulting at Physioworks Cranbourne clinic only

    Associate Physiotherapists

    Associate Physiotherapists have completed undergraduate and/or masters programmes to enable AHPRA registration as a physiotherapist. Associate physiotherapists are skilled in assessing and treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions using manual therapy and exercise. Several of our Physiotherapists have additional qualifications, such as ASCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coaches Accreditation. All our physiotherapists are members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and are required to complete mandatory continuing education.

     * Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach

    Associate Exercise Physiologists

    Associate Exercise Physiologists have completed undergraduate and masters level qualifications to enable registration to practice as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.  Exercise Physiologists are skilled in using exercise and sports science to help manage chronic conditions, disability and injuries while also improving overall health and performance.  Our exercise physiologists are members of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and are required to complete mandatory professional development.

     Associate Massage Therapist

    Associate Massage Therapists have completed a Diploma in Remedial Massage and are members of Massage and Myotherapy Australia (MMA). Massage Therapists are skilled in assessing and treating clients using a range of manual techniques including remedial, deep tissue and relaxation massage. Our massage therapists pursue professional development to continue to develop expertise and skill.

    • Simone Fitzgerald


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