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Our Heidelberg physiotherapy clinic services patients needing a physio in Rosanna, Eaglemont, Heidelberg Heights or Bulleen.

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About Continuum Physiotherapy

Continuum Physiotherapy focuses on a patient centred approach to help enhance people’s quality of life through improvement of physical function.

We love to see people achieve their goals; for example whether that be walking around the shopping centre or returning to sporting activity.

Clinic tag-line / mission statement

Enhancing people's quality of life through improvement of physical function.

What makes Continuum Physiotherapy unique

Our philosophy of care goes beyond a short-term fix to help reduce pain; by also addressing the cause of the problem to minimise the risk of repeated episodes of symptoms. We love to see people achieve their goals; for example whether that be walking around the shopping centre or returning to sporting activity.

We specialise in some of the following

Thorough Assessment. Exercise Rehabilitation. Clear Education. Hands-On Therapy (soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, dry needling). Sports Injuries. Post-Surgery Rehabilitation. Common Musculoskeletal Problems including Spinal Pain and Peripheral Joint Problems.

Our practitioners

Luke Dowse

Luke is an experienced physiotherapist in Heidelberg, Victoria. He is an expert in the management of complex spinal conditions, sports injuries as well as hip and shoulder injuries. Luke has a passion for working with patients who suffer from chronic pain and helping these patients find a solution. Outside of the clinic, Luke is the head physiotherapist for the Heidelberg senior football club and also has a position working for AFL Victoria - assisting the umpiring cohort.

Luke operates with a focus on going beyond a short term fix. His philosophy is to first, reduce pain but primarily focus on addressing the underlying cause.

Luke is a proud family man, married to Lauren with a son Caleb. Luke is an avid cricketer, a passionate Carlton FC supporter. For his health and fitness, like likes to get out for a run or cycle and plays the guitar when he has a spare minute!

AHPRA registration
University of Melbourne (2013)

Q&A with Luke Dowse

What made you decide to become a physiotherapist?

Our Physiotherapist Luke Dowse always had a strong interest when involved in playing sport as a child and into his youth. Luke developed an interest in the human body's ability to recover following injury and the role physiotherapy can play in assisting in rehabilitation. Two mentors of Luke's strongly recommended him to study physio; he took their advice and is greatly happy as a result.

What do you love most about your job?

Luke is most satisfied when people are able to perform their desired activity or sport and live with less pain as a result of his help. He loves to see people's quality of life improved and thus life more enjoyed.

Why should a new patient decide to choose you?

Luke will show high quality care and listen to your problem. Luke has vast experience working with sporting injuries, joint/muscle problems as well as rehabilitation following surgery. You can be confident Luke will give his best to help you progress towards your goals.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not working?

Luke and his wife Lauren tend to spend their weekends enjoying life with Caleb, their young boy. They are looking forward to welcoming the fourth member of their family in 2021.

What do you enjoy about Heidelberg and the community?

Luke has been working with Heidelberg Football Club since 2012. He has developed great partnerships with community organisations that CP sponsors including Heidelberg Junior and Senior Football Clubs, Heidelberg Cricket Club, Northcote Cricket Club and Rosanna Bowls Club. Luke and his family love the parklands and Yarra River near to Heidelberg; great for running, exploring and engaging in this stunning nature.

Our location

We are located at 83 Beverley Road, Heidelberg, Victoria. Parking is available on Anderson Street. Access to clinic is along footpath at side fence (near to sign); entrance door is on your left.

Rosanna Physio

1.7 Km Distance from Rosanna VIC 3084 to Heidelberg VIC 3084. You leave Rosanna VIC 3084, AU and reach Heidelberg VIC 3084, AU. Trip Rosanna VIC 3084 » Heidelberg VIC 3084. Distance: 1.7 kilometres.

Eaglemont Physio

1.6 Km Distance from Eaglemont VIC to Heidelberg VIC 3084. You leave Eaglemont VIC, AU and reach Heidelberg VIC 3084, AU. Trip Eaglemont VIC » Heidelberg VIC 3084. Distance: 1.6 kilometres.

Heidelberg Heights Physio

2.9 Km Distance from Heidelberg Heights VIC 3081 to Heidelberg VIC 3084. You leave Heidelberg Heights VIC 3081, AU and reach Heidelberg VIC 3084, AU. Trip Heidelberg Heights VIC 3081 » Heidelberg VIC 3084. Distance: 2.9 kilometres.

Bulleen Physio

3 Km Distance from Bulleen VIC 3105 to Heidelberg VIC 3084. You leave Bulleen VIC 3105, AU and reach Heidelberg VIC 3084, AU. Trip Bulleen VIC 3105 » Heidelberg VIC 3084. Distance: 3 kilometres.

On street parking
Disability access

Payment Methods Accepted

HICAPS, Eftpos, Visa, Mastercard

Suburbs we service

  • Viewbank
  • Heidelberg West
  • Bellfield
  • Bellfield

Our physio services

  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Bulk Billing Physiotherapy
  • Motor Vehicle Injuries
  • Post-Natal Physiotherapy
  • Remedial Massage
  • Women's Health Physiotherapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Paediatric Physiotherapy
  • Posture Correction
  • Soft Tissue and Muscle Injuries
  • Aged Care Physiotherapy
  • Gait and Balance
  • Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy Care
  • Sports Injury Prevention

What we treat

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Leg pain
  • Migraines
  • Shoulder pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Back pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Hip pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Side pain
  • Whiplash
  • Balance problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Knee pain
  • Middle back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Wrist pain

Physio near me

Searching; physio near me, physio Heidelberg or physiotherapy in Heidelberg?

Our team of physio's service patients from all over Melbourne, though most come from nearby suburbs such as Rosanna, Eaglemont and Heidelberg Heights.

Whether you need help with an existing injury, rehabilitation, soft tissue therapy or joint manipulations, we consider ourselves the best physios and physiotherapy clinic in Heidelberg.

Find us online

Physio Heidelberg is (from our research) one of the most common searches our patient's use to find us, followed by Physiotherapist Heidelberg and interestingly, Physiotherapy Heidelberg. Patients often search us by suburb first, however, and as a result, some other typical searches include Heidelberg Physio, Heidelberg Physiotherapist and or Heidelberg Physiotherapy. Though not a direct variation to the two above, a broader approach is often taken with a search like; physio near me, or if a practice is more intended then physiotherapy near me is quite often the search. We have found that depending on the demographics the use of the word 'in' features quite heavily, and so we'll often see Physio in Heidelberg, Physiotherapist in Heidelberg and Physiotherapy in Heidelberg as common phrases. In the end, we do our best to be as visible and accessible for our patients in and around our local area as possible.

General FAQs

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a health practice to assist specific individuals in recovering from injuries, illness, and disability.

It does not matter if you are suffering from stiffness, pain, or immobility. Your well-being is a physiotherapist highest priority. They will use their expertise and training in physiotherapy to get the best results for you. Physiotherapists employed different treatment plans to restore health.

The most effective of these treatment plans include:

As much as these plans seem like an everyday routine, or what anyone can do, they are not!

Physiotherapy training and education

Physiotherapists spent four years in the university to understand how to better the lives of individuals with injuries and mobility issues, and some even go as far as obtaining a masters degree.

Physiotherapists are trained in various fields including biology, human anatomy, and most especially how the body functions.

When you visit a physiotherapist, they will first examine the underlying condition then present an effective treatment plan to restore your health as quickly as possible.

Seeing a physiotherapist

You don’t need a doctor’s referral to visit a physiotherapist in Australia. However, in the case of complicated health situations, a physiotherapist will need to work as a team with treated doctors and other related health practitioners.

Physiotherapists are well trained to assist you in recovering from disease or injury, and get back to your usual self and start doing those things you love to do!

Heidelberg profile

Heidelberg is a popular suburb of Melbourne. It is located around 11 km away from the Central business district of Melbourne. As per the 2016 census, the population of Heidelberg was 6,225. Heidelberg was once a part of the outskirts of Melbourne, and it became a part of Melbourne just as a part of expansion just after World War II.

History of Heidelberg

It was in 1934 when Heidelberg was proclaimed a city. However, its rural area was much more than its urban space. Most of the settlements and subdivisions were around the Melbourne to Hurstbridge railway line and Heidelberg Road. In the 1970s, the city had completed most of the residential development, and soon shopping areas started coming up as well.

Facilities Around Heidelberg

The Heidelberg Shopping Centre is also known as Burgundy Street, was recently revived by the local council with several new cafes added. After the immense development of the region, the prices of houses in the area have increased a lot. Yarra Plenty Regional Library provides public library facilities in the region. There is also a community radio station 96.5 Inner FM for Heidelberg residents.

Famous Destinations Around Heidelberg VIC

Malahang Reserve This is a popular family-friendly recreation centre that has a dog park, café, and kids play park, among other things. There are several shelters where people can relax; there are picnic tables, BBQs, and even an exercise area.

Heidelberg Park This is a beautiful garden that expands to a large park. It offers several things to do and runs along the river. The park has plenty of space for fun and entertainment.

Heidelberg Historical Society Museum This museum has a unique location which is one of the reasons for its immense popularity. It is a great resource centre where people can do their research in local history. They can find anything from local identities to even house names.