1046 Howitt Street Wendouree
03 5335 3200

Research Studies

Allied Health Care for the Ballarat Region

Lake Health Group prides itself on being an industry leader and practicing evidenced based allied health care. Adding weight to this statement is our involvement in a cutting edge research study on hip injuries led by one of our most experienced therapists and researcher, Dr Joanne Kemp. In conjunction with Latrobe University, Jo initially ran a pilot study into hip injuries and as a result of its success (Jo won the Australian Physiotherapy Association prize for best sports paper in 2017), a fully funded research project was launched based on this initial study. This study is currently running , with Jo and Latrobe always looking for participants to join the study locally at the Howitt Street Clinic. Contact Sally Coburn (0484 761 237) for further details. Another study that has just been completed is the Latrobe University ‘Globe’ study. It involved hips, but investigated a different type of hip injury.

Details for the physioFirst Study


Lake Health Group have ceased group exercise classes as of Thursday 6th August in line with government legislative requirements relating to Stage 3 COVID19  restrictions in regional Victoria.

Closure of the gym and Pilates area as well as cessation of groups is for a minimum of 6 weeks at this stage and relates to small exercise groups as well as the GLAD arthritis program.

For people in group classes please arrange for a one on one appointment with Josh or Jamie for them to construct a home program. For those currently doing GLAD with Lachie or Jasper this can continue but only in a 1 on 1 consultation basis.

We apologise for any inconvenience but your safety and that of all our clients and staff at Lake Health Group is our highest priority. We will continue to update you on the status of the gym and groups via social media, our website and our newsletter.


If you are showing flu like symptoms including:

Sore throat



Shortness of breath

OR have travelled overseas and/or been in close contact with someone who is a confirmed coronavirus case within the last two weeks.

Please do not come into the clinic and call 5335 3200 to cancel your appointment.

This is extremely important for the health of all clients and staff.

We thank you for your patience at this time.

Updated 2nd  July 2020