Providing services in North Sydney since 2005! Specialising in Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates and Exercise Prescription. Advanced recovery from Injury, and facilitating successful return to Sport, Activity or the Workplace. We bridge the gap between physiotherapy injury rehabilitation, and exercise for health and fitness benefits.
Train to North Sydney Station and walking 200m North along Walker Street
Taxi or Uber
Car- One hour metred parking along Walker, Little Walker, Mount, Alfred and Berry Street or free parking at North Sydney City Council Car Park.
There is no waiting room. There is no need to come early.
WHAT TO BRING
X-rays & Scans with the Reports included
Doctor's Referral (if you have one, although not essential)
Private Health Insurance Card (if you have private insurance)
Wear underwear you are comfortable wearing, and allows assessment & treatment of the effected area.
The Electronic Hicaps Machine enables immediate payment of your Private Health Insurance Rebate (the physical card is required) The Eftpos Machine is then used to pay any gap between the health insurance contribution and the consultation fee.
For cost and applicable fees, please see our prices here
A strict cancellation policy applies, if less than 24 hour notice is given to cancel an appointment or session, the full consultation fee is to be paid (no exceptions).
General Information Video
Physio Treatment Room
The Exercise Studio
The Exercise Studio
The Function & Form Experience
nOT JUST YOUR STANDARD PHYSIO
Function & Form Physiotherapy & Exercise is a unique patient experience. It is where Acute Injury Rehabilitation meets meaningful Functional Exercise. Work with a practitioner who is experienced in delivering physiotherapy and exercise prescription for health and fitness. Basically a one stop shop for health.
A patient who makes an appointment will have one complete hour with a physiotherapist who will take a thorough history and physical assessment. With a provisional diagnosis, appropriate treatment is administered, and a series of exercises prescribed to address the relevant areas.
The focus of treatment is on return the patient to their relevant activity/ sport / the workplace/or general activities of daily living where possible. In many cases, our patients complete the rehabilitation process in better condition than when they became injured. This is because we provide education and support during treatment on nutrition, weight management, injury prevention, and the importance of regular exercise..
The practice owner Rebecca Micich is both an Exercise Physiologist and Physiotherapist and as such, is able to discuss diet and nutrition and formulate plans to achieve enhanced athletic performance, injury recovery, or weight loss.
About the Practice Founder: Rebecca Micich
Bachelor of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne
Bachelor of Applied Science Human Movement, University of Ballarat, Ballarat
Graduate Diploma in Exercise for Rehabilitation, Victoria University, Melbourne
Rebecca Micich, the practice founder is a qualified Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist and Clinical Pilates specialist.
FITNESS INDUSTRY TO PHYSIOTHERAPY
Rebecca has a long history in the Fitness Industry, and one of the youngest people to complete the Fitness Instruction Course at the age of 16. She has lectured in Fitness Leadership, Core Stability & Pilates. After completion of her first university degree, Rebecca both managed and personal trained clients at a Melbourne Fitness Centre. Exposure to these clients and their injuries lead to undertaking a degree in Physiotherapy, to better understand injury and exercise rehabilitation. In 2007 she co-authored and presented the Qfit Fitness Application.
Rebecca has provided physiotherapy Sports Coverage, Pre-Season Screening, and injury management for numerous sporting groups and teams. These include the AFL Team Western Jets, Masters Swimming, Hockey, Triathlon, the Marathon, Soccer, Cricket, Motor Cross and Rowing. Rebecca's back ground in Exercise Prescription and Pilates principles provides her with unique movement analysis skills to thoroughly assess occupational and sports related injuries. Over the years she has managing the entire fitness and rehabilitation requirements of many individuals, to great success.
As a Physiotherapist, Rebecca has worked in private practice in both Victoria and New South Wales and for the Australian Army at Simpson Barracks.
Presenting for Fitness Application - Qfit
Her physiotherapy techniques rely predominantly on manual therapy and exercise prescription. Rebecca develops exercise programs for: injury management, strength and conditioning for optimal sporting performance, enhanced quality of life, stress relief, general health and fitness, weight loss and promotion of healthy aging. Programs are structured around injury minimisation, addressing individual health requirements: including recent surgeries, hospitalisations, illness and overall wellness. Programs are periodised and appropriately progressed to meet goals and maintain motivation.
Figure Sculpting Trophies
PERSONAL SPORTS PARTICIPATION
Rebecca’s personal sporting participation includes competing as a Track Cyclist for 7 years, training as as an athlete under the Strength and Conditioning Program at the Victorian Institute of Sport, and participating in Bodybuilding/ Figure Sculpting. Her Figure Sculpting achievements include winning the Overall Title at her first competition at the INBA State Titles. Placing third at the Australian Titles, third in the INBA International Natural Olympia in and winning the ANB Asia Pacific.
Figure Sculpting Australian Titles
Presenting for Fitness Application - Qfit
Figure Sculpting State Titles
Winner of Overall
The patients who attend Function and Form Physiotherapy and Exercise range from children to the elderly. The greater proportion of patients we see are aged 30-60, and live or work in the Lower North Shore area. Abilities and fitness vary greatly, ranging from elite to casual athletes in many sports and the sedentary office worker.
The working adult often requires Physiotherapy to address Workplace Ergonomics, Occupational Injuries, and Sports/ Activity related injuries. These patients benefit from traditional manual therapy physiotherapy treatment methods, as well as rehabilitative strength and conditioning programs. Programs are created based on access to equipment, and may include gym based or Home Exercise Programs.
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
The children who present for physiotherapy often require assistance with bone fractures, growth related issues or sporting injuries. Adolescents experience similar challenges, along with Postural Pain and Dysfunction associated with longer periods in study postures. Sudden growth changes also present a challenge for this age group.
Over the years, Function and Form has provided injury management and strength and conditioning for: Runners competing in the City to Surf, Half and Full Marathons, Masters Swimmers, Soccer and Tennis Players and Rowing.
Some of the most rewarding work we do is working with Retirees. We have a number of over 60's (the oldest is over 80) who access our services weekly, fortnightly or monthly seeking Wellness Programs.
These exercise programs are personalised to address underlying injuries ie. rotator cuff, degenerative/ osteoarthritic knees, postural issues, biomechanical issues, other health concerns ie. heart disease, diabetes, and combine this rehabilitation with exercise that addresses general health and fitness.
We believe this approach is the future of health and wellness for our ageing population. Being proactive, and working towards preventive measures, these patients minimize fall related injuries, weight gain (which has an abundance of negative health outcomes), lack of mobility and fitness which in turn affects the capacity to live independently.