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Meet your Physio

Raul Gomes

Physiotherapist

 

About

After running his own private practice physiotherapy clinic in Melbourne for 27 years, Raul moved to Geelong in 2020 with his partner Lauren and 8-year-old son Hugo. They are now enjoying life in Highton. Raul has many passions besides trying to stay fit. He has a Portuguese background therefore food is central in his family’s lifestyle. He finds relaxation in cooking up a storm in the kitchen. However, Raul’s greatest passion has always been travelling to never-visited countries to learn about and experience different cultures. Raul speaks five languages.

 

Experience

Raul worked for an airline for 5 years before studying physiotherapy.  He graduated from LaTrobe University in 1994 and immediately spent two years working overseas. In the US he worked in a specialist rehabilitation hospital and in Scotland a small elite orthopaedic clinic where he developed his skills and interest in private practice work.

 

Raul returned to Australia in 1996 to start a physiotherapy service within a multidisciplinary medical clinic in St Kilda/Elwood. He managed a successful practice there for 27 years and developed a large and loyal patient base to the extent that word of mouth was the only advertising needed.

 

How I can help you

Raul is a traditional hands-on physiotherapist and his many years of experience deliver effective and quick treatment results. Raul is known to enjoy a good chat with his patients and believes a good patient/therapist relationship leads to better treatment outcomes.

 

Raul’s approach to treatment can be summarized by:

  • A good chat

  • A thorough assessment to identify the cause of symptoms

  • The use of treatment techniques such as manipulation, mobilisation, massage, electrotherapy modalities & taping

  • Education regarding preventative/aggravating behaviours

  • Education regarding important lifestyle factors

  • Prescription of suitable exercises

  • Another good chat

Raul is available for appointments at our Ocean Grove Clinic.

Raul Gomes
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