Clinical Vs Fitness

Clinical Vs Fitness

What is the difference between Clinical Physio and Reformer Fitness? This is a very common question our team is asked by clients…

Clinical Physio is tailored for the individual and has a rehabilitation focus. During the class, you work off a program that has been prescribed to you by one of our Physiotherapists. The benefits of Clinical Physio include; improved posture, balance and flexibility, increased abdominal and pelvic floor strength, reduced lower back, neck, shoulder and pelvic girdle pain. If you have an injury or specific goal in mind, then Clinical Physio is recommended for you. Classes have a maximum of 3 people to allow the Physio dedicated time with each client, guiding them through their individual exercises. To begin Clinical Physio, an initial class assessment followed by a one-on-session is required.

Click here for more information about our Clinical Physio service. 

Reformer Fitness is a group exercise class that focuses on strength, coordination, balance and general fitness. Clients can begin classes any time after completing a safety clearance with one of our staff members, which can be done over the phone when booking. This is a great class to add into your weekly exercise routine – 60 and 40 minutes classes available.

Click here for more information about our Reformer Fitness class.

For more information, or to discuss which class is right for you, browse our website or give our friendly team a call on (03) 9822 4999.



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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.