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Our Philosophy

What we stand for

Our goal is to help you achieve optimal lifelong physical health. This philosophy of care is encapsulated in our clinical approach, Results4Life® ; helping you achieve lasting results.

Sustainable results allow you to enjoy living life without having to holding back with the endless threat of injury reoccurrence. Reaching your chosen health destination is much easier when you’re enjoying the journey. Therefore, we do our best to provide a great experience that is both informative and engaging.

Lifetime clients

All of our staff are committed to building sincere rapport and lifetime relationships with you when you visit any of our practices. We’ll focus not only on resolving your health and fitness issues today, but rather educating, treating and preparing you for tomorrow and beyond.

Holistic and integrated solution

Motion Health Group physios will devise holistic treatment programs which integrate a number of interventions offering you long-term results.

We put an emphasis on exploring the broad picture of your needs allowing us to offer you a number of strategies to manage any range of concerns you may have during the delivery of our services.

We’ll use this approach, considering your physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs, making appropriate referrals to other professionals as required.

Sustainable results

You can be assured that our services will be delivered efficiently and ethically. As a condition of employment, our physiotherapists are required to be full members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), thus binding them to the APA's position on ethical guidelines and professional code of conduct.

The APA exists to improve the health of Australians by supporting world's best practice physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is a holistic approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of disorders of human movement to enhance the health and welfare of the community.

The practice of physiotherapy encompasses a diversity of clinical specialties to meet the unique needs of different client groups.

More than physiotherapy

We can offer you more than physiotherapy – depending on your circumstances, your treatment plan might include massage, Clinical Exercise, and personal training.

The core of our approach is the part about you, and achieving the outcome that you desire.

We continue to have lifelong, loyal clients that occasionally still need us. For instance, to tape their ankle so it holds up for the following week’s footy final, provide an amazing massage to de-stress or relax aching muscles after work or play and even help parents fit kids’ school bags before the school term to avoid postural issues as they grow.

You’d be amazed at some of the things your Motion Health physiotherapist can help you with, make sure you ask during your next visit!

Where We Started

History of Motion Health Group

A simple philosophy

Motion Health Group first emerged as a concept or desire to offer clients:

  • Holistic solutions;
  • Sustainable outcomes;
  • Genuine and ongoing after-care.

Encapsulated in relating to people with prestige and dignity. This philosophy of health care as unique in comparison to the more traditional models of physiotherapy at the time.

From a humble practice in Wantirna, Victoria

Motion Health was launched as a small practice in the home of founders Jason and Paulina Smith in September 1999. Their early success resulted in quick growth and by April 2000 they had moved the practice from their home into more suitable commercial medical facilities. An expert and committed team soon gathered around Jason and Paulina as they focused on emerging as one of the choice physiotherapy providers and employers in the industry.

Pursuing the dream

In 2006, Motion Health embarked on a major growth phase which continues to this day. From seven practices in early 2006 to more than 100 locations across Australia in 2017, the future is bright and exciting.

We have now established a unique health group of physiotherapy and wellness practices fuelled by a passionate vision to build a leading physiotherapy brand delivering optimal lifelong physical health to all Australians. 


Unique clinical approach for lifelong optimal physical health

A “quick-fix” for your pain or injury might sound good, but over time is proven to be inconvenient, costly and ineffective in comparison to taking preventative measures.

The swift management of your pain and symptoms is only the first step we take to help you achieve lasting results. Our Results4Life® approach ensures you can enjoy a healthy, injury-free lifestyle without that lingering threat of injury re-occurrence.

Tailored Results4Life® Roadmap

Whether your goals are focussed on rehabilitation, fitness, performance or lifestyle, your Motion Health physiotherapist will work with you to create a tailored roadmap to achieve them.

By using a defined path which measures progress, you and your physiotherapist are always on the same page because of this structured approach. Your physio will also equip and empower you with the tools and techniques to self-progress outside of the consulting room.

How Results4Life® offers flexibility and choice

A tailored Results4Life® Roadmap for injury rehabilitation starts at pain and symptom management, moves to identification and treatment of underlying causes, before transitioning to a strengthening, fitness and lifestyle focus.

In other words, during a single treatment cycle, the Results4Life® approach addresses the three key areas that are fundamental to lasting recovery from not only injury or pain-relief but treatment and prevention of injury re-occurrence.

Our physios are also able to harness the benefits of multiple treatment methods including clinical Clinical Exercise, deep tissue massage, body vibration therapy, as well as hands on physiotherapy.

Comparing philosophies of care

This graph demonstrates a tailored treatment plan. You’ll notice that “quick-fixes” result in a pattern of re-occurrence, whereas Results4Life™ produces more sustainable results. Ask your physio how Results4Life® can help you in achieving optimal lifelong physical health.

Free Initial Assessment

Book your Free Initial Assessment with Motion Health

Book a Free Initial Assessment with one of our qualified physios who will assess your injuries, aches and pains at no expense and with no obligation for treatment.

Should you decide to proceed with treatment after this assessment, you can do so immediately at the cost of a standard treatment*. We make it easy for you - there is no need to schedule a new appointment or come back another time. 

Initial refers to your first appointment at any Motion Health practice or a new injury sustained if you are already a client.

Find your local practice to book your Free Initial Assessment.

*Consultation prices available in practice.

Motion Health Guarantee

Not satisfied? 100% money-back guarantee on your last session

We are committed to your satisfaction and delivering the very best in physio care, customer services and outcomes. After each consultation you have in any one of our practices, you should walk away satisfied that your physiotherapist has serviced your needs as expected, providing you with the desired outcome.

If you are not 100% satisfied with your experience at Motion Health, we will refund your money on your last session and deliver your next session FREE.  


Terms & Conditions:

  • A claim must be lodged before the next service or up to a maximum of seven days after the service has been delivered;
  • Any refund must be made in the same manner with which it the service was paid for;
  • A claim can only be made at the practice at which the service was originally provided;
  • Free services offered under the guarantee cannot be redeemed for cash or products and are not transferable or saleable;
  • Free services can only be redeemed at the practice at which the guarantee was provided;
  • This free service must be of the same or lesser value as the original service provided to the client; and
  • Must be provided within seven days of the original service, unless otherwise negotiated and agreed between all parties.

Community Involvement

Partnerships with our local community

Our Motion Health practices are active in their local communities.

We love to support local community groups, charities, sporting club and schools. Here's how we extend our services in the community:

SOS Health Foundation

The SOS Health Foundation is the charity of choice for Motion Health Group. Jason Smith, founder of Motion Health, saw that Australians living below the poverty line in both major cities and remote areas were missing out on vital access to physiotherapy and related services. As a result he created the SOS Health Foundation which mobilises physiotherapists and other volunteers allowing them to provide support to those who would normally not be able to afford it.

Learn more about the work of the SOS Health Foundation and how Motion Health provides support.

Local community involvement

Giving back to the local community is important to us. Like Daniel, from Motion Health Bankstown (pictured above), your local physios can provide your workplace, school, sporting club or community group with information sessions and more. Contact your nearest location to learn more.

Working with schools

Like sporting clubs, your local practice can work with your primary school or high school by educating parents, teachers and students on everything from good health, staying active through sport and physical activity as well as the growing problems of posture and the development of good, strong backs. Learn more about our Physiotherapy in Schools Program including all you need to know about buying and fitting your child's backpack.

Sporting club sponsorship

Your local Motion Health practice can provide a range of physiotherapy support services to your sporting club. This might include assistance on game days and at training, educational events for club members, discounts and more. Learn how your sports club can partner with your local Motion Health practice.

University award sponsorship

Motion Health Group sponsors the following university awards:

  • Motion Health Achievement Prize - awarded to a fourth year physiotherapy student at La Trobe University.
  • Motion Health Leadership and Management Award - awarded to a graduating physiotherapy student at the University of Melbourne.

We're always on the look out for ways to work with universities around Australia, for information on award sponsorship opportunities, contact our Systems and People Function via 1300 859 581 or people@motionhealth.co.nz

2015 Beat Cancer Tour, South Australia

Motion Health Group proudly sponsored 2015 Beat Cancer Tour.

Believed to be the first of its kind, the Beat Cancer Tour is the only official pro rider experience, providing an opportunity for serious cyclists to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience to live like a pro-tour rider during the Santos Tour Down Under in January. The 2015 Beat Cancer Tour saw 30 strong cyclists ride every stage of the Santos Tour Down Under ahead of the professionals. Motion Health was pleased to make available 40 physiotherapists from our South Australian practices who will provide recovery services to the Beat Cancer Tour team over five days.

All proceeds fund vital cancer research through Cancer Council's Beat Cancer Project.

SOS Health Foundation

Motion Health proudly supports the SOS Health Foundation

The vision of our founders Jason and Paulina Smith has always been to make physiotherapy services accessible to all people.

Many Australians are fortunate enough to be able to visit a Motion Health practice to receive treatment for their physical health concerns. There's also a portion of the population, living below the poverty line in our major cities and those situated in remote areas who are unable to access vital physiotherapy and healthcare services. For this reason, the SOS Health Foundation was conceived.

Now the SOS Health Foundation is supported not only by Motion Health but the broader Physiotherapy and Allied Health industry.

SOS Health mobilises physiotherapists and other volunteers to provide support to those who would normally not be able to access or afford life changing healthcare. Learn more about the services SOS Health Foundation provides.

How Motion Health supports SOS Health Foundation

Motion Health practices around Australia are proud to provide support SOS Health in a wide range of ways:

Workplace Giving

Motion Health's Workplace Giving Program supports the SOS Health Foundation. This means all staff have the opportunity to personally make an impact in the lives of people in their local area and the wider community.

If you would like to support the work of SOS Health Foundation through a Workplace Giving Program or make a one off, tax deductible donation, visit SOS Health's donation webpage or contact Lynda.

work4significance® Day

On the first Tuesday of September each year, our network takes part in SOS Health Foundation's major annual fundraising event work4significance® Day. Practices donate revenue from services delivered on the day. Staff can also choose to donate all or a portion of their day's wage to SOS Health.

Pictured above, Greg, Jeremy and the team at Motion Health Mount Barker put on a bake sale and donated money from services delivered on work4significance® Day to SOS Health.

Participate in the Health Outreach Program

Both physiotherapists and non-clinical staff take part in health outreach to places like Palm Island (Qld).

Physio and Director of Motion Health Bayswater, Kane has volunteered several times, providing his clincial services in remote Australian communities.

Local fundraising initiatives

A number of practices put on special local events, such as casual or dress up days for staff in practice just like the team at Motion Health Woodville, pictured above, do on a monthly basis.

Physio Domain and Online Product Reseller

Motion Health is a registered reseller of dot.physio and other online products.

All profits from the sale of any of these products will be donated to the SOS Health Foundation.

Secure your dot.physio domain at www.launchmy.physio