A little about Westside Health and Sports Clinic

Established in 2002, The Westside Health and Sports Clinic delivers warm and friendly service to patients throughout the Western suburbs while maintaining the highest standards of Osteopathy and Podiatry care.

Reflecting our head to toe approach, our team of highly experienced practitioners are motivated, enthusiastic and genuinely committed to your wellbeing. Each practitioner offers their own unique area of expertise and interests and they commonly cross refer within the clinic as well as outside to ensure you receive the best possible care and achieve the best possible result.

Clinic Hours

MON

9:00am - 5:30pm

TUE

9:40am - 7:30pm

WED

9:00am - 5:30pm

THU

9:40am - 7:30pm

FRI

9:00am - 1:00pm

SAT

9:00am - 12:00pm (alternate Saturdays)

SUN

/ Public Holidays closed

Fees

Payment can be made by Cash or Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard).

All major Australian health funds cover Podiatry but please check your level of cover with your fund. Ensure that you have extras to either cover Podiatry or Osteopathy depending on whom you are seeing.

At Westside Health and Sports Clinic, you can immediately claim with your health fund using HICAPS. In some cases, Medicare will cover specific long-term (chronic) conditions like Diabetes, Arthritis or Vascular disease but your GP needs to have an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) put into place before you make an appointment.

We are also able to treat Department of Veteran Affairs clients as long as they have a DVA referral from their GP.

Got questions? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

Our Approach

We firmly believe in the idea of a holistic approach rather than just treating symptoms.

As well as treatment, we provide all the necessary support and knowledge to help you better manage your condition. We pride ourselves on the range of conditions and issues we’ve helped people with, but if we can’t help you, we’ll quickly refer you to someone who can.

If you’re unsure whether you’d benefit from treatment, give us a call or drop us an email.

Meet the Westside Team

Daryl du Preez

Podiatrist
Registered Podiatrist and member of the Australian Podiatry Association (Victoria), Daryl’s podiatry journey has taken him halfway around the world. 
 
After completing his Bachelor of Podiatry in South Africa, he moved to Singapore where he worked for eight years in a large public hospital, mostly treating people with foot problems related to diabetes. He then spent five years in a busy Podiatry and Osteopathy clinic, treating patients with significant biomechanical foot problems and prescribing custom made orthotics. 
 
In 2008, Daryl moved with his family to Melbourne where he joined the team at the Westside Health and Sports Clinic and took over the practice in mid 2010.

Dr. Matthew Dere

Osteopath

A graduate of Victoria University, Matthew has been practicing at the Westside Health and Sports Clinic since 2008 and now feels like a real “Westy’.

Matthew believes that patient care is everything and is essential to form a strong patient and practitioner relationship. He can pretty much treat anything that’s ‘sore’ in the body, whether it’s a home, sport or work injury and has a keen interest in headaches, obscure arm and leg symptoms, acute injuries (i.e. back/neck), and exercise rehabilitation.

Treatment varies, but generally consists of soft tissue massage, muscle and joint stretches, joint mobilisation and HVLA (that weird but wonderful sensation where you hear the joint “pop”). He’ll also instruct you on home-based stretches and strengthening exercises to help improve posture, structure and flexibility.

Dr. Bennita Thongvilay

Osteopath

Having achieved a Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) at RMIT, Bennita is passionate about helping her patients achieve their goals and return to their very best.

Taking a holistic and personalised approach to patient care, she enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions. She uses a combination of soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, manipulation and stretching as well as dry needling and cupping.

While studying, Bennita also worked as a sports trainer, gained valuable experience with acute sporting injuries. This experience, added to her general love of sports, means she’s driven to get you back onto the field, track or court as quickly and safely as she can.

We pride ourselves on our service, passion and expertise.
You and your wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do.

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