Avon Vlahov

Avon: Exercise Physiologist Specialising in Spinal Rehabilitation

Av 1CDM – Chronic Disease Management an Clinical Pilates Programs

Avon is a passionate and focused Exercise Physiologist who leads up rehab and traction in The Spinal Centre Rehabilitation Team.

Av completed his Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia.

Av has been working closely with Dr. Hooper, Dr. Ruby and our Chiropractic Intern Jared as part of the Rehabilitation Team – particularly @ The Montrose Spinal Centre.

Originally from outback Australia, Av was a ‘country boy’ growing up on a large property near Geraldton, Western Australia. He developed a keen interest in the function of the human body when he was young and is involved in a variety of sports.

He made the move to Melbourne to further his knowledge and expertise in the latest treatment of spinal injuries, neuro based recovery, mirror image traction and postural correction.

Av enjoys working with people of all ages and conditions. He is great with kids and the elderly. He is very creative, developing innovative, interesting and tailored exercise programs to suit your particular case.

He will be working closely with Spinal Centre patients who are in the Rehabilitation stream of care and want to get the best results possible.

Av looks forward to working with the Clinic community to encourage healthy exercise interventions, to assist in recovery and help You achieve better postural and structural correction.

Claim for Avon’s Services With Your Health Fund

Av is a registered Exercise Physioloigst with all major health funds. Therefore, if you have the appropriate health insurance you will be able to claim his services.

For those patients in the Rehabilitation Stream – it could be a fantastic benefit and save you money on your care.

Av also provides individual Exercise Physiology and Initial Rehabilitation Consultations on Wednesday afternoons and evenings @ The Montrose Spinal Centre. On the Wednesday sessions there is greater time to explore your case and provide custom exercise prescriptions to best suit your condition.

Exercise Physiology Consultations focus on the importance of postural correction with individual strength, flexibility and mobility training sessions. The exercise consultations tailor perfectly with your Corrective Care.

CDM – Chronic Disease Management Programs

Virtually all patients attending the Practice would be eligible for a Government Rebate on Avon’s services as an Exercise Physiologist. The government program is for Five (5) Exercise Physiology consultations funded under Medicare.

The Program is called the ‘CDM’ or ‘Chronic Disease Management Program’. (Formally know as EPC – Enhanced Primary Care Program). Yes the government like to change the names of things regularly.

Dr. Hooper or The Rehabilitation Team can provide you with a referral letter to your Medical Doctor (GP) for a medicare referral back to Avon for the provision of Exercise Physiology services.

Avon, as an Exercise Physiologist, can provide specialist exercise advice, injury rehabilitation, and clinical pilates as part of this program.

Usually there is provision for FIVE (5) consultations and the service is funded under Medicare. So basically you can have five clinical pilates session performed within the clinic, largely funded by the government.

So, if you would like to utilise this service, be sure to talk to Dr. Hooper or The Rehabilitation Team about an appropriate referral to our Exercise Physiologist through your GP for the CDM Program.