Written by Kathryn Anderson

COVID-19 UPDATE

At Viva, we remain committed to helping Victoria flattening the curve by providing a combination of face-to-face and online services. We’re here to support you both in the studio, as an essential service, or via phone or video consultation if you prefer to connect with us from your home.

During stage IV restrictions, face to face physiotherapy consultations are limited to those who will deteriorate significantly without it. We strongly encourage online consultations wherever possible. Our studio classes are running online and in the studio, in a covid safe way.

We have also introduced some new (and free) consultation and class formats. You can read about what’s available and how too book below, or get straight into booking an appointment or a class online.

Booking a Consultation

In-Person Consults

We are working to maintain the highest level of hygiene to safeguard you, including temperature checks for anyone who enters our premises, and masks where required. You can book a face to face consultation here

Online Consults and Rebates

Did you know that Telehealth Rebates (online consults) have now been approved for Private Health, Worksafe and TAC Appointments? Simply keep your receipt and lodge your claim online. You can book your online consults via our new booking engine or by calling reception.

We can meet you online for all of your usual consultations plus a few new consult types developed especially for those who are working from home. You’ll be surprised at just how effective we can be through the online portal, using household items and contortions of your own body to treat your pain and help you set yourself up to thrive at home.

When you book the appointment you’ll receive an automated confirmation email with the link to join the session. Here’s how you can book:

 

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The Movement Studio – Online

Did you know that all of our usual classes are streaming online?

Some of our classes are totally free and everyone is welcome. Share the details with any friends who you think might enjoy them! Just book our classes as you usually would online and we will be in touch with details of how to access the class through Zoom.

These select classes are free:

  • Monday 12:15pm – Therapeutic Yoga lead by our Director and resident yogi, Kath
  • Wednesday 12:45pm – Pilates Mat Class led by Jess. Lot’s of fun and a good core workout
  • Friday 7:10am Outdoor Running Group lead by our Running Guru, Jess

Just use the code PILATESYOGARUNFREE when you check out.

Regular & Half Price Classes

Our regular classes including Clinical Movement, Stay Fit in Pregnancy, Viva Strong and Runner’s Strength are running as per the usual timetable. This includes classes mentioned above. Book now…

If you’re currently not a member, you can join us for any of our classes at a discounted rate (half price). Please use the code HALFPRICE at the checkout.

Please note, you will need to book an assessment appointment before coming to a Clinical Movement or Stay Fit in Pregnancy class. This is so that we can create a bespoke program for you to minimise risk and maximise results. Book the Clinical Assessment or Pregnancy Assessment online.


For Our Members

If you feel there may be an interruption to your ability to partake in our virtual clinic and would like 1-month free on your membership, please email [email protected]. In the meantime, the following additional benefits are available for all members:

  • In addition to your usual classes, you are also entitled to a free fortnightly 1:1 online consultation to check in with your physio. Your physiotherapist can meet you online via telehealth to advise you of how to progress your treatment, check your exercises, supervise mobilisation and stretching, and make long-term plans. You can book this appointment here and it’ll automatically be free with your membership.
  • Discounted ergonomic assessments for home workstations – Normally $140 appointments, now only $95 for members. You can book this appointment here.
  • If you are experiencing financial hardship, or just difficulty coming to classes, get in touch with Will to ask for a free month on your membership.

 

A final note

Before coming in, we strongly recommend you download the COVIDsafe app to ensure an extra layer of contact tracing, although we will keep everyone’s details for our records. Be prepared to be temperature checked and just make sure you stay home if you’re feeling unwell!