Alexandra District Health’s physiotherapists put spring into patients’ step

September 28, 2021

Meet Alexandra District Health’s wonderful physiotherapists, Michelle and Reece.

Michelle started at ADH in 2009 and enjoys working with the fantastic people in her community to help them achieve their post-injury goals and to live life well while managing ongoing illnesses.

Michelle particularly enjoys working with people suffering from arthritis and runs the GLA:D® program at ADH, an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. Michelle also enjoys working in women’s health, both ante-natal and post-natal.

Reece joined ADH’s Primary Health team in January this year and has a keen interest in working to improve his patients’ functional movement following injury or illness. He has a particular interest in working with shoulder and ankle injuries, along with people who suffer from vertigo and dizziness.

Physiotherapists at ADH provide outpatient services, where they meet one on one with clients to assess and treat problems. This includes acute and chronic pain from injuries as well as chronic diseases that affect mobility and daily function, using a combination of hands-on therapy and therapeutic exercises to relieve pain and build strength to support normal movement.

Physiotherapists at ADH also run a number of gym groups, such as Stall the Fall, Pulmonary and Cardiac rehabilitation and GLA:D®, which all aim to provide targeted treatment for specific conditions.

Appointments can be made by contacting the ADH Intake Officer on 5772 0908. A referral from your GP or treating doctor is preferred to provide the most appropriate care.

For more information about our Primary Health services, please call us.