Novar Specialist Healthcare Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Physician

Dr. Joshua Collingwood is a Rehabilitation Medicine Physician who draws upon a lifelong interest in exercise physiology and training, and previous careers as an elite road racing cyclist and clinical cardiopulmonary exercise physiologist.

Josh has recently taken up a role with Grampians Health and will work at Novar with BallaratOSM, as well as outreach work to the Western Districts.

He has an interest in Botulinum Neurotoxin for the treatment of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.

Focal muscle stiffness, pain and cramps can be a sign of post stroke spasticity. Spasticity is a common complication of early and late stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, hereditary spastic paraplegia, spina bifida and cerebral palsy. Ultrasound guided botulinum toxin injections can treat spasticity impacting on hand hygiene, perineal hygiene, upper limb function, gait, and pain.

Josh is specialising in treating these conditions with the aid of administering Botulinum toxin injections.

Services Offered

  • Botulinum toxin injections and Rehabilitation Plans for;
    • Spasticity
    • Post-stroke spasticity
    • Multiple sclerosis-related spasticity
    • Equinovarus and equinus foot deformity
    • Claw hand and thumb in palm deformity
    • Upper and lower limb dystonia
    • Writer’s Cramp
    • Hyperhydrosis / Excessive sweating
    • Exertional compartment syndrome
    • Chronic Plantar fasciitis
    • Runner’s dystonia
  • Corticosteroid injections for
    • Osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder and thumb, rotator cuff, AC Joint, tennis and golfers elbow.
    • Trochanteric bursitis
    • Subacromial bursitis
    • ITB Pain Syndrome
  • Hyaluronic acid injections for knee arthritis

A referral from your General Practitioner or Specialist is required to see Dr. Collingwood. He sees WorkCover and TAC patients.

All appointments attract a Medicare rebate, though the amount will vary depending on whether an intervention qualifies for reimbursement through the PBS or MBS.

Dr. Collingwood (BMedSci, MBBS, FAFRM RACP) is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

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