Exercise for Rehabilitation & Health was founded by Accredited Exercise Physiologist Nicole French in 2006 - her dream was to create a community based practice where anyone could access world class clinical exercise and rehabilitation services in a warm and welcoming environment.
In 2010 she and Physiotherapist Peter Vitale built a second practice Essendon Physio Group and combined the two practices under one roof in Australia's first fully collaborative Physio and EP private practice offering both general and specialist services.
With their love of Vestibular Rehabilitation and a sense of purpose to fulfill a true gap in our community's services, they introduced a specialty Vestibular Service into the practice in 2018 the first of it's kind in the North West Region of Melbourne 'Melbourne Vestibular Clinic'.
Over the last decade, the group has grown to into a progressive health practice filled with passionate Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists that work together to achieve the best outcomes for our clients and improve the health of their local community.
Our team work proudly alongside a number of non for profit organisations such as Diabetes Victoria, Girls Uniform Agenda and Parents Voice so we can contribute to developing better food and physical activity environments for children an adults.
For more of our advocacy work check out our latest news and blog pages. We have also been in partnership with the Diabetes Victoria Life! Program for over a decade helping people to lose weight long term and prevent Diabetes; our programs have been among the most successful in Victoria since the program became available in 2007.
We appear regularly on television and radio to discuss new evidence and approaches for weight management, diabetes, back pain and childhood obesity and are often asked to make comment in publications such as the Age and Herald Sun.
Our passion around education and helping the wider community sees us present regularly to the broader community as well as medical and allied health professionals.
Our most welcomed events this year have been the Diabetes Expo, the Primary Care Diabetes Society of Australia Conference and the Australasian Diabetes Congress pre education day in Sydney.
We are passionate about helping people move well and feel awesome and whilst we work with a diverse range of conditions, we have special interest in persistent and complex pain, low back pain, knee rehabilitation, exercise for cancer, vestibular rehabilitation and diabetes.
Each team members is expertly trained with 2-3 focus areas to ensure that they are the best in their field.
We have equipped our clinic with a purpose-built gym, children's play area, beautiful welcome room and boutique suites which feature a tropical fish tank to offer state of the art clinical care.
Our values serve as a guide to all our interactions with the people we work with in our community.
Honestly we care
We go above and beyond
We are world class
We find a better way
ORGANISATIONS WE WORK ALONGSIDE
Think you've seen us on the news?
Likelihood is that you have! We are actively involved in children's health initiatives, diabetes prevention as well designing the technology to bring health care to people in rural and remote areas.
We are achieving impact not only through our direct work but through partnering with key stakeholder organisations where we can together achieve great health outcomes. Find out more about our advocacy and media work here
We say no junk food marketing directly to children