Level 9 Carlow House, 289 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
Also Services: Abbotsford, Carlton, and Cremorne
The Viva Pilates studio is a dedicated studio run by physiotherapists utilising equipment such as reformer beds, trapeze table and wunda chair. With 38 classes/wk, we run both matwork and equipment classes for rehabilitation, fitness and strength.You can book online at http://vivaphysiotherapy.com/booking/.
We are conveniently located on Flinders Lane near the corner of Elizabeth Street in the Melbourne CBD and so are easily accessible through all the city transportation links such as tram and train.
We specialise in the treatment of sports, overuse, workplace, pregnancy and spinal injuries.
Our clinic philosophy is that we dedicate specific, one-on-one time with each and every single person to ensure we deliver a treatment plan tailored to the individual.
Kathryn Anderson, Director, has extensive expereince in the treatment of sports and spinal injuries. She completed her Bachelor degree at the University of Melbourne and has since gone on to compelte a Masters in Manual Therapy as well as working in prestigous locations such as Fulham Physiotherapy in London, UK and the Essendon Football Club.
Pilates @ Viva is a dedicated studio run by physiotherapists utilising equipment such as reformer beds, trapeze tables and wunda chairs. We run 38 sessions per week including mat classes, one-on-one sessions and equipment classes where each individual has a specifically prescribed program tailored to their level and needs. View our timetable at
As all our sessions are ran by physiotherapists you can claim your private health rebate, making each session even more affordable. Plus, with the benefit of a HICAPS machine you can claim your rebate instantly. Our flexible options include casual classes, 10 session discount packs, and memberships for those who are really keen to get themselves into shape.
Diana Lui, Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner was invited to join our clinic for her specialisation in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries through Chinese Medicine techniques.
Whether you need hands-on physio, rehabilitation, running advice, Pilates or acupuncture, our experienced clinicians will ensure that your treatment is specifically designed to achieve your goals.
Please don't hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer any queries you may have.
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Our Team Profiles
Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine PractitionerProfile
Having grown up with Chinese medicine (her father is also a Chinese medicine practitioner), Diana was inspired to take the same path when she saw the tremendous results for patients who didn't respond to conventional treatment. Diana graduated with Distinction in Chinese Medicine and Human Biology from RMIT, then completed her clinical internship at Nanjingâ's prestigious Jiangsu Provincial Hospital with particular focus on acupuncture. With a growing interest in sports, pain management and muscle conditions, Diana also holds a certificate in Myotherapy to complement her acupuncture skills.
Emma graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in 1999 and then after identifying physiotherapy as her passion, she completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at Melbourne University with honours. Gaining vast experience at a physio clinic in the west of Melbourne, she gained experience dealing with sporting injuries and teaching Pilates, in particular she also developed a keen interest in the pre and post natal (pregnancy) population through these classes.
In 2010, Emma worked for the Werribee Football Club in the VFL, as part of this role she provided Pilates training for the footballers. She has also been physiotherapist for the VU Western Lightning Netball team in the Victorian Netball League for the past 2 years.
Fiona graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science before moving to sunny Perth where she completed a Master of Physiotherapy at Curtin University. She worked in a large public hospital in Perth prior to returning to Melbourne in 2010, transitioning to private practice and teaching Clinical Pilates.
As well as Clinical Pilates, Fiona is also interested in sports injury rehabilitation and pre- and post-natal (pregnancy) physiotherapy Pilates.
Fiona is also recognised by Worksafe and TAC as an Occupational Physiotherapist. In addition, Fiona is qualified to use dry needling as part of her treatment.
Bede joined the Viva Physiotherapy team after jumping the ditch from Auckland, NZ in 2010. Originally from Christchurch, Bede had spent the last 10 years studying and working in Auckland. He completed his Post Graduate diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2007 and has worked with a number of Premier Club rugby and soccer team as well as acting as the sports physio for numerous other teams. Bede is also qualified to use dry needling as part of his treatment.
He enjoys running regularly and will usually aim to finish three half-marathons per year. Bede is particularly interested in sports and spinal injuries, and always enjoys a challenge.
Director and PhysiotherapistProfile
Kathryn started Viva Physiotherapy in 2009 after completing her Masters of Manual Therapy at the University of Western Australia where she was the recipient of the Karim Khan Prize for Rehabilitation Science. Kathryn gained her bachelor degree with honours from The University of Melbourne.
Since then, she has worked extensively in private practice, both in Australia and the United Kingdom. She spent three years at the prestigious Fullham Physiotherapy clinic in London, specialising in conditions such as sports injuries (particularly distance runners), spinal injuries, pregnancy and Pilates, which she has lecutred on to her peers for the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute.
Kathryn has been recognised by TAC and Worksafe as an Occupational Physiotherapy Provider which means she is committed to returning injured people back to work.
This article is taken from Viva Physiotherapy's blog regarding 'Injury Prevention'. Written by Physiotherapist, Emma Carter, it details the ways in which Pilates can benefit and help maximise sporting performance. For more great articles like this visit our blog at http://vivaphysiotherapy.com/injury-prevention-blogs-by-our-physios/
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Frequently Asked Questions
No, you can make an appointment directly to see a Physiotherapist. If further medical intervention is needed we will liase with your GP.Is Pilates beneficial even if I don't have any pain or injuries?
Yes, Pilates is a fantastic form of exercise to build postural awareness and core strength which is important for preventing injuries or pain.What is the difference between Acupuncture and Dry Needling?
Acupuncture is a traditional Eastern Medicine practice that involves tiny needles being placed in strategic points in the body based on the meridian pathways to regulate Qi flow.
Dry needling is a Western approach to treating myofacial trigger points and pain with fine point needles.