Fitwise Physiotherapy

Blogs

What’s The Deal With Mastitis?
Pregnancy and Post Natal
Laura Scott

Mastitis

Mastitis is an inflammatory condition or occasionally an infection that is often characterised by blocked milk ducts. Mastitis is commonly experienced by breastfeeding mothers in

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Motivation Monday – Mediterranean Dreaming
Nutrition and Recipes
Helena McDonald

Gestational Diabetes

What is Gestational Diabetes? A diagnosis of gestational diabetes (GD) often comes with a lot of fear. This feeling is completely justified. Having GD means

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World Breastfeeding Week
News
Emma Caldwell

World Breastfeeding Week

Breastmilk is a biologically active living fluid. It contains easily digestible nutrients for health and growth and has the ability to adapt as the infant

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Exercise After Baby
Exercise
Lucy Glasson

Exercise After Baby

I am physiotherapist and a mum of 2 little girls aged 2½ and 13 months.  From personal experience I found it difficult to return to exercise after having

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What Is P40?
Exercise
Dennise Smith

What Is P40?

Exercise is highly beneficial for everyone! Benefits of exercise include: Improved muscle strength Improved heart and lung health Diabetes management (including gestational diabetes) Improved mood

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Achieve your Goals and Get Moving with Confidence

We’re open in two locations East Melbourne and Armadale (or via telehealth) to help you achieve your goals through Physiotherapy, Exercise classes, Myotherapy, Remedial Massage and Dietetics.

Our Values

Our values are the basis of everything we do at Fitwise.

Excellence, Respect, Innovation and Fun – For our clients, for our team and for ourselves.

This is evident with the service we provide, the environment in which we provide it, the way in which we operate as a team and how we care for and value our clients, referral partners and ourselves; we live the Fitwise values every day.

Our culture is one where everyone feels supported, respected and safe. Our clients and our team, experience a leading-edge health environment where we remember to have fun along the way.

Our Story

In 2004, Gen McGlashan and Libby Oldfield founded Fitwise Physiotherapy. They first met in 1994.  Libby was Gen’s physio when she had her first child. Gen then worked for Libby for 10 years in Libby’s previous business, located at the Epworth Freemasons Maternity Unit in East Melbourne. They have been a team working together for a very long time!!

Libby and Gen have always had a passion for empowering women, by helping provide accurate evidence based information and treatment to help women live their best lives. Excellence in all that they do, practising and operating in an innovative way has always been their core. Fitwise was the first multi-practitioner practice providing Women’s Health physiotherapy consultations, exercise classes and clinical pilates in Melbourne.

Gen and Libby

In February 2005 Gen and Libby moved their one room practice to Albert St East Melbourne. They had expanded to 2 treatment rooms, an exercise studio and a pilates studio with a small team of physiotherapists and one receptionist. This was exciting as they wanted to be able to help more people and to grow their team – enabling their other passion: teaching and mentoring clinicians who also wanted to work within the Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health arena.

5 years later, they expanded their East Melbourne clinic and in 2015 opened their second clinic in Armadale.

Remedial Massage, Myotherapy and Dietetics have been an exciting addition in recent years, with Podiatry and Exercise Physiology being added in 2022.

Fitwise Physiotherapy | Armadale

The Fitwise team has now grown to include 18 amazing practitioners and 12 wonderful administrative team members and is still growing!

Libby and Gen have always loved providing a holistic service, treating a variety of conditions in consultations and providing exercise appropriate for different life stages. The community of clients that are part of the Fitwise family, (some who have been part of the journey from the very beginning – over 17 years ago), are the biggest reason they do what they do. For Gen and Libby, it is a privilege to be part of these wonderful people’s lives.