Physiotherapy Ballarat

Physiotherapist Peta Johnston available Tues/Thur to 7PM and select Saturday mornings


The independent physiotherapists are experts in Musculoskeletal, Sports and Orthopaedic care.

You do not need a referral to access a physiotherapist. The Physiotherapists work collaboratively with other allied health practitioners and surgeons to achieve high quality and efficient results for clients.

Physiotherapists assess acute injuries and have a clear understanding of what is required to avoid surgery or what to do before and after surgery.

Treatment methods and services provided can include (but are not limited to):
We treat conditions in all areas of the body.

Treatments and services available from Physiotherapists include:

You can read about our treatment options below.

Physiotherapy Resources

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is the peak body representing the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients. The APA is committed to professional excellence and career success for physiotherapists, which translates into better patient outcomes and improved health conditions for all Australians. The APA has an excellent online resource that covers all areas of the body, injury types and frequently asked questions.  ACCESS HERE

Luke Blunden​

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. B Physio, M Sports, MACP.​

Luke Blunden, Physiotherapist, Ballarat Sports Medicine Physiotherapy

Luke Blunden is a highly qualified and experienced Physiotherapist. ​

He comes to us with a long history of working in both private practice and at the Ballarat Base Hospital, where he has worked closely with our orthopaedic surgeons for many years in senior orthopaedic and advanced musculoskeletal roles. He brings a clear sense of what is needed both pre- and post-operatively to get the best outcome from your surgery, or to do what may be needed to avoid surgery where possible.

He also has a strong sporting background. He has been an athlete himself and completed additional qualifications as a Master of Sports Physiotherapy, during which he worked at the Australian Institute of Sport and the Western Bulldogs. He is an accredited Athletics Coach and a level 1 strength and conditioning coach. Luke has been a key treating Physiotherapist for Australian Olympic Gold medallist Jared Tallent and many other elite Australian and international athletes. He has gained the advanced status of APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, a title that requires many years of extra study and work in the sporting field.

Peta Johnston

Physiotherapist, B Physio, Member Australian Physiotherapy Association


Peta Johnston is a skilled Physiotherapist studying her PhD

Peta graduated from the Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at La Trobe University in 2006. Since graduating she has worked clinically as a physiotherapist throughout western Victoria. Peta is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is currently undertaking her PhD into outcomes following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. Peta strives to apply evidence-based practice to help improve movement patterns and functional performance and real life outcomes for her clients.

Simon Lewis

Physiotherapist, B Physio (Hons), B Health & Physical Education

Simon Lewis is a new Physiotherapist with an interest in paediatric, teen and adult physiotherapy

Simon’s journey towards physiotherapy began back in high school with an intense interest in athletics and sport. He has since completed a Certificate IV in Fitness, Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Deakin University) and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours (Australian Catholic University Ballarat). He has worked as a personal trainer, teacher, and physiotherapist across multiple sites in Ballarat, Melbourne, and the Grampians region. 
Treating the whole person is a core value of Simon’s and this is reflected in the coaching approach that he uses. Simon has a particular interest in treating children and teens as well as older adults. His passion lies in helping people not only recover from injury but to thrive and improve all aspects of their lives. Simon has completed further study in the areas of paediatric physical activity, psychological informed practice, behaviour change, and pain education. 

Treatment modalities

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