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Activate Health & Fitness

Physiotherapy for Busy Brisbane Professionals

See our Physio on your lunch break - new patients welcome

Convenient CBD Location

We help busy Brisbane City professionals make their health and fitness a priority.

Are hours of sitting at your desk each week leaving you with neck pain, back pain and general comfort and mobility issues? Our experienced team of physiotherapists are passionate about helping you achieve your health goals and improve your wellbeing through professional treatment and sustainable lifestyle changes.

Welcome To Activate Health & Fitness

Physiotherapists Brisbane CBD

Activate Health & Fitness is a physiotherapy practice in the heart of Brisbane's CBD. Our mission to help busy Brisbane professionals live healthier and more balanced lifestyles.

Why is this important to us? We believe the time you invest into your health and fitness has a profound impact on the quality of your life. When you have good health you have more energy, resilience, confidence and independence. We help you move towards a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.

If you're ready to take action and create a positive and lasting relationship with your health and wellbeing, we'd love to hear from you. 

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Our Physiotherapy Services

Whether you're suffering from discomfort, chronic pain or a sports injury, our qualified physios have the knowledge and experience to provide you with effective and long-lasting treatment. 

Musculoskeletal assessments and rehabilitation

Biomechanical analysis

Manual therapy techniques

Chronic injury management

Pre and post operative rehabilitation

On-site rehab gym facilities

Sports and kinesiology taping

Sports injury prevention and rehabilitation

Does pain stop you from living a happy & healthy lifestyle?

Common Conditions Our Physios Treat

Our experienced physiotherapists specialise in treating injuries and pain brought about by every day life. Long hours at your desk, repetitive strain injuries, and even sporting activities can take a toll on your body. That's why our treatment process is tailored to address your specific needs and goals. Some common conditions that our physios treat and manage include:

  • Upper and lower back pain
  • Neck, shoulder, hip flexor, hamstring, knee and foot pain
  • Bursitis
  • Sciatica
  • Runner's Knee
  • Tendinopathy
  • Ankle sprains
  • ACL tears
  • ITB syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injuries
Common Conditions Physios Treat
Activate Health & Fitness Team

Why Choose Activate Health & Fitness?

When it comes to your physical well-being, finding a skilled and experienced Brisbane City Physiotherapist is essential. Someone who listens to your needs, understands the body and can help you recover from injuries, manage chronic conditions, and improve your overall quality of life.

SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS
We know that when you're in pain, you need to see an expert as soon as possible. That's why our physiotherapy clinic offers same day appointments.

PERSONALISED TREATMENT
We listen and understand that every injury is different. Your physio will work with you to design a tailored treatment plan that suits your problem and works with your lifestyle.

LOCATED IN BRISBANE CBD
Our physiotherapy clinic is conveniently located on Queen Street in the Brisbane CBD making it easily accessible for busy office workers during the week.

ON THE SPOT PRIVATE HEALTH FUND REBATES AVAILABLE
Some patients qualify for Medicare assisted physiotherapy, and in such cases a referral from your GP is needed for the Medicare rebate.

What Our Clients Say

From the moment I walked in for my first physiotherapy session at Activate Health & Fitness, Stephen made me feel at ease. He is an active listener who is caring and friendly. Stephen helped me with some nagging pain and headaches, whilst ensuring I could remain active throughout. Stephen is a great fit for the team at Activate Health & Fitness

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Jen Philp

Practice Manager

The Musculoskeletal Assessment was incredibly useful in ascertaining where my body was at and identifying areas for focus and strengthening. Stephen's approach and assessment was personally tailored to my sporting and injury history and his assessment and guidance has given me a fantastic basis for lifting my performance in training. Stephen's advice also extended to life outside the gym, providing me with useful tips on managing muscle soreness and fatigue in everyday life.

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See our Physio on your lunch break - new patients welcome

Convenient CBD Location

We help busy Brisbane City professionals make their health and fitness a priority.

Are hours of sitting at your desk each week leaving you with neck pain, back pain and general comfort and mobility issues? Our experienced team of physiotherapists are passionate about helping you achieve your health goals and improve your wellbeing through professional treatment and sustainable lifestyle changes.

Does pain stop you from living a happy & healthy lifestyle?

What to Expect on Your First Physiotherapy Appointment

To begin with, you'll sit down with your physio to discuss what you hope to achieve from your sessions. Your physio will ask questions and complete a physical examination to uncover the cause of the problem and develop a personalised treatment plan. Our goal is to find the most cost-effective and efficient strategy to get you results as fast as possible.

With an established plan, we'll start your treatment in the initial session. The treatment could involve a few different techniques depending on your injury. Manual techniques such as massage, joint mobilisation and stretching are combined with long-term management strategies. These include postural re-education and home or gym-based exercises. Our aim is to help you achieve your health goals. If you're searching for the best physio Brisbane can offer, book your appointment with Activate Health & Fitness today.

Physio Brisbane City at Activate Health & Fitness
Stephen Valassakis Physiotherapist

Why we have the best physiotherapists in Brisbane City

Our experienced lead physiotherapist, Stephen Valassakis, has worked with everyone from every day office workers in a private practice setting, through to elite athletes in English Premier League Football Clubs. 

Meet Your Physiotherapist

Stephen Valassakis

Stephen Valassakis (BSc (Hons), MSc, APA) is a High-Performance Rehabilitation Physiotherapist. His passion for football led him on a journey from Brisbane to the UK, where he played semi-professional football and completed an undergraduate degree in Sports Therapy followed by a Masters in Physiotherapy.

Stephen has also lectured in Sports Therapy for university and private education providers. Whilst working in private practice he developed an interest in the biomechanical requirements of cyclists and the implications on injury risk, prompting him to complete bike fitting courses accredited by the International Bike Fitting Institute.

Stephen’s ethos is that elite level physiotherapy and performance should be accessible to everyone. He has successfully applied the principles and experience of managing elite athletes to his private practice where he treats a wide variety of patients and injuries, from every day office workers and corporate professionals through to athletes.

Stephen enjoys working with clients to improve their health, performance and rehabilitation from injury and surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are qualified healthcare professionals who are experts in the structure of the human body and its movement. Using physical techniques, they help people affected by injury, disability, or illness to reduce pain and stiffness, improve movement and speed up the healing process.

Physiotherapists use a wide range of treatment methods to help restore movement and prevent the re-occurrence of injuries, including:

  • joint manipulation and mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
  • soft tissue massage and dry needling
  • exercise programs to strengthen muscles and improve mobility
  • sports and kinesiology taping to stabilise injuries and aid muscle movement

When would I need to see a Physiotherapist?

There are many reasons you may choose to see a physiotherapist. Some of the more common reasons include:

  • musculoskeletal disorders such as back pain, neck pain or arthritis
  • sporting injuries such as muscle strains, or tendon, knee and shoulder injuries
  • chronic pain management
  • occupational or work-related injuries
  • surgical pre and post-operative rehabilitation
  • injury prevention

Do I need to be an athlete to see Activate HF's Physiotherapist?

Not at all. While our physiotherapists are highly experienced in the field of sports physio, they treat a wide range of conditions. Whether you're an athlete recovering from a sports-related injury, an individual seeking relief from chronic pain, someone in need of post-operative rehabilitation, or looking to prevent injury, our physiotherapists have the knowledge and experience to guide you on your journey to recovery.

Do I need a referral from my doctor before starting Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are first contact practitioners, meaning you don't need a referral from a doctor to see a physiotherapist. However, it is common for physiotherapists to work with other allied health professionals and medical practitioners to help you achieve the best possible outcome from your treatment.

Is Physiotherapy covered by private health insurance or Medicare?

Some people qualify for Medicare assisted physiotherapy, and in such cases a referral from your GP is needed for the Medicare rebate.

At Activate Health & Fitness, our physiotherapists are providers with all private health funds. Bring your private health fund card with you to your appointment and we can process your claim on the sport with HICAPS. You can check with your health fund to find out what rebate you are eligible for.

What should I wear to my appointment?

You should wear something comfortable that allows you to move around with ease. Please note that part of your treatment may involve exercise on the gym floor and therefore closed shoes (e.g. sports shoes, trainers) are recommended.

 

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See our Physio on your lunch break - new patients welcome

Convenient CBD Location

We help busy Brisbane City professionals make their health and fitness a priority.

Are hours of sitting at your desk each week leaving you with neck pain, back pain and general comfort and mobility issues? Our experienced team of physiotherapists are passionate about helping you achieve your health goals and improve your wellbeing through professional treatment and sustainable lifestyle changes.

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