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

5 Day Lockdown

As per our most recent lockdown, allied health services (Physiotherapy and Podiatry) are deemed essential and as such the clinic will be open for essential clinical care.

There will be no clinical pilates, GLAD, exercise therapy, myotherapy or massage during this lockdown. We will seek to re-schedule any existing appointments.

What does this mean for you?
- If you have a Physio or Podiatry appointment in the next 5 days, your therapist will work with you to determine if the appointment would fall into the defined essential category.
- You ARE ALLOWED to travel more than 5km for medical appointments, please use your text message reminder as proof if required.

We welcome all clients except those who have visited the listed COVID exposure sites as per the current government legislation and COVID safe requirements.

If you have any queries or concerns please contact our friendly administration team on 5335 3200.