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Lachlan Wakeling

headshotPractising since 2001, Lachlan is a senior physiotherapist and director at Beleura Health Solutions’ Hastings clinic.   In 2016 he was recognised by the Australian Physiotherapy Association as a ‘Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist’.

In 2019 Lachlan was also recognised by the APA with the title of “Pain Physiotherapist”.

APA Titled physiotherapists are highly qualified physiotherapists with expert knowledge and skills in their area of practice. They undergo a rigorous selection process to ensure that they achieve and maintain exceptional standards of clinical experience and knowledge.

To be awarded the APA Musculoskeletal title requires the completion of the 4 year undergraduate physiotherapy degree, a minimum of 5 years’ clinical experience in the field, and the completion of a 2 year post-graduate Master Of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.  This final process requires hundreds of hours of research-based assignments, conferences, lectures and supervised clinical practice with practical examinations from other expert physiotherapists.

Lachlan was granted the title of Pain Physiotherapist in recognition of his practice and professional development studies in the field, as well as his promotion of understanding of modern pain sciences with patients and colleagues. Part of Lachlan’s post-graduate training included pain science subjects tutored by well known pain science expert David Butler, and he has completed clinical hours and assessment at Austin Health’s Pain Service.  He developed and runs Beleura’s RECOVER course that aims to give patients a better understanding of the science of pain and strategies to help control or overcome it.

Lachlan has extensive experience in musculoskeletal injuries, work related injuries and surgical rehabilitation. He has worked at clinics in Australia (Victoria and Queensland), England, and Wales, and has provided services to a variety of sporting clubs, including football, rugby, soccer, tennis, netball, cricket and swimming.

With a passion for ongoing education Lachlan coordinates the professional development program at Beleura Health Solutions, which includes staff mentoring, new research dissemination and professional development lectures.

Lachlan graduated in Physiotherapy at Latrobe University in 2001, completed a postgraduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2014 (Latrobe University), and continued these studies to complete his Masters of Musculoskeletal Physio in 2016.

Outside the clinic Lachlan is a father of 3 young children, a keen distance runner, surfer and mountain biker.

Lachlan’s special areas of clinical interest include:

  • Complex diagnoses and second-opinion assessments
  • Chronic and complex pain treatment and patient education
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip/groin pain
  • Running related injuries
  • Running biomechanical assessment
  • He also runs the RECOVER pain program for patients

Liana Cope

Liana_2Practising since 2002, Liana is a senior physiotherapist and director at Beleura Health Solutions’ Hastings clinic. She joined the Beleura team after working in sports and orthopaedic based private practises in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

Liana has a high level of expertise in sports injuries. She completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 2014 and was subsequently recognised by the Australian Physiotherapy Association as a ‘Titled Sports Physiotherapist’.

APA Titled physiotherapists are highly qualified physiotherapists with expert knowledge and skills in their area of practice. They undergo a rigorous selection process to ensure that they achieve and maintain exceptional standards of clinical experience and knowledge.

To be awarded the APA Sports title requires the completion of the 4 year undergraduate physiotherapy degree, a minimum of 5 years’ clinical experience in the field, and the completion of a 2 year post-graduate Master Of Sports Physiotherapy.  This final process requires hundreds of hours of research -based assignments, conferences, lectures, supervised clinical practise with practical examinations from other expert physiotherapists, and completion of the Level 3 Sports Physiotherapist course at The Australian Institute of Sport.

Liana’s experience includes working with national teams in basketball, water polo and volleyball. She held the role of head physiotherapist for the Australian Women’s Volleyball from 2011-2015.

 Liana also works as a lecturer at Monash University for the Physiotherapy Department. An experienced practitioner with considerable clinical expertise and ongoing exposure to the latest research, Liana provides treatment for a broad range of areas, including musculoskeletal injuries, work related injuries and surgical rehabilitation.

Outside of work, Liana enjoys riding, going to the gym, and making the most of living on the Mornington Peninsula.

Liana’s special areas of clinical interest include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Low back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder
  • Headaches and neck pain

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