Vaccination policy

Vaccination policy

Fitwise Vaccination Policy from October 26th 2021

We are excited with the rest of Melbourne to be opening up and able to offer you care without restrictions.

All our team are double vaccinated, and due to the vulnerability of some of our clients, we are asking that our clients are also vaccinated.

To keep our team and clients safe, we are asking that all clients please show their vaccination certificates to verify their vaccination status on arrival to our friendly admin team.

As per the advice of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, vaccination will be required to attend all group classes.

For those who choose not to be vaccinated or are unable to be vaccinated, you will still be able to attend all 1:1 consultations, including 1:1 Clinical Physio/Clinical Pilates, however you will be required to have a rapid antigen test prior to entering the practice:

  • we ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment
  • you will be given a TGA approved saliva rapid antigen test to complete outside the
  • practice
  • this involves having the test in your mouth for 2 minutes, and then takes 15 minutes
  • to process the result
  • having tested negative for Covid-19, you will then be able to attend your appointment as
  • planned
  • the cost of this test is $20 which will be added to your account for that days service

 

Alternatively, there is the option to have a telehealth appointment.

We thank you for your understanding, and for your efforts to ensure our Fitwise Community stays safe.

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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.