Discover a treatment programme that can help you get moving
again, whether you’re suffering new symptoms or have chronic pain.
getback Head of Exercise Physiology Adam Cabble explains how exercise based therapy is changing the way chronic back and neck pain is treated.
getback™ devices are designed to safely control loading and guide every movement during your tailored back treatment. The devices provide continual feedback to ensure you’re exercising within the prescribed safe range, and measure your strength and flexibility for review with our Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists.
The partnership behind MPPFG was formed over 30 years ago with the sole focus of achieving optimal and outstanding outcomes for patients within a friendly and caring environment.
Today our services are delivered by a team of talented, professional staff who continually adapt to advances in research, evidence based practice, technology and innovation.
Our physiotherapists and exercise practitioners are fully trained, qualified and accredited with years of practical experience. Your injury or condition will reap the benefits of experienced Sports and Musculoskeletal practitioners integrated with sophisticated treatment technologies.
Using exercise-based therapies and education, we set out to empower you to take control of your long-term health and fitness.
From your first consultation, whether you have an acute or chronic condition, MPPFG will guide you through the different phases of the recovery cycle, from relief of pain through to regaining optimal function and strategies to keep you that way.
MPPFG is located at St Kilda Junction, on the corner of Fitzroy St and St Kilda Rd. Ample parking is available on Pattison Street at the rear of the practice and Fitzroy Street at the front.
The practice is well served by public transport, with tram numbers 3, 3a, 5,16, 64 and 67 and bus numbers 246 and 250 all stopping in close proximity.
Light rail number 96 stops at St Kilda Light Rail station 400m from our practice, along with buses 600, 922 and 923.
MPPFG is committed to incorporating the latest treatment trends and technologies as directed by scientific research. MPPFG practitioners have a busy Professional Development program which updates them in evidence-based practice trends.
Our suite of services ranges from highly skilled manual techniques, the latest technologies, exercise programs and treatment plans through to specialised exercise-based therapies.
At MPPFG, we know that achieving optimal treatment outcomes requires an understanding of which services to refer patients to and at what time during the recovery cycle.
It depends on the condition and level of pain. Based on your Initial Consultation, physiotherapy treatments may be required before moving into the getback program.
If you have no pain or minimal pain, and are using getback for prevention and maintenance, you won’t need to see a Physiotherapist first.
getback™ treatments go for an average of 30 minutes. getback recommends two treatments per week. Depending on results of the Initial Consultation, an individual program ranges from 12 to 24 treatments.
To get the best results, getback recommends two treatments per week. Depending on the Initial Consultation, individual programs range from 12 to 24 treatments.
An Exercise Physiologist is a tertiary trained health professional, with a minimum of four years of training specialising in movement therapies for those with (or at risk of developing) chronic conditions, ranging from musculoskeletal to cardiovascular and neurological conditions.
All Exercise Physiologists are required to be accredited by ESSA (Exercise and Sports Science Australia), adhere to the industry’s code of practice and are recognised by Medicare, Worksafe, TAC and most private health insurers.
getback™ devices are designed by biomechanical specialists and Exercise Physiologists to a medical rehabilitation standard. The devices are registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia as Medical Grade One Measuring Devices.
getback™ devices are designed for isoinertial exercise (meaning resistance matches the muscle’s capacity thorough the total movement) to ensure that exercises are performed in the pain-free range, and find the right target in the lumbar spine. The multi-movement planes of the devices allow controlled movements in lumbar/thoracic flexion, extension, rotation and lateral flexion.