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


As a result of the latest information on the coronavirus and risk minimisation to our clients and our team,

If you are showing flu like symptoms including:

  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • 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.


Lake Health Group have ceased group classes and gym & Pilates equipment usage for members, in line with Government recommendations.

For members and people in group classes who cannot access the programs, please arrange a one on one appointment with Jamie or Josh so that a home program can continue in the interim, until group classes at Lake Health Group resume.

We thank you for your patience at this time.

Updated 9th April 2020