Christmas Jimmy

Here at Fluid, we want to take the hassle out of getting that perfect present for that special person.  So let us do all the hard work for you.

Purchase a 60 minute treatment voucher for $98, and not only will we send the voucher to your loved one, you’ll get a FREE complimentary Sports Recovery Session, valued at $55.

Give this free session to your loved one, or keep it and try the Recovery Centre for yourself.

Sports Recovery Session Includes:

To purchase a gift voucher, call us on 03 99391133.  We can take credit card payments over the phone, and we’ll send the voucher to the recipient for you.

Give the gift of good health this Christmas.

 

 

Here at Fluid Health, we maintain great relationships with some of the best Allied Healthcare practitioners in the business.  We do this so that if we cannot treat your issue, we know we can refer to you see the best person who can see you right.

Meet James Nicola, Sports Chiropractor.  James is well-known in the industry as a thorough and precise expert in spinal health.  Fun fact: James worked as a sports chiropractor in the Rio Olympic/ Paralympic Village polyclinic where he treated a number of gold and silver medallists, including one Paralympic athlete who broke the world record in power-lifting just two hours after being treated!

Here, James answers a few questions for us on what he’s all about.

 

Who are you and what do you do?

James Nicola
I have 14 years of experience as a sports and family chiropractor. Prior to completing my chiropractic studies, I completed a degree in Human Movement (Sports Science) so I have an intimate understanding of how the body works when exercising and how to best integrate exercise as rehabilitation. I tailor my treatments to each individual’s needs and preferences.

I have worked with international-level athletes, world record holders and world number one professionals from various sports. I also recently worked on athletes in the Olympic Village Polyclinic at the Rio Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

 

Where is your clinic?

I primarily work out of the Bay Street Medical Centre just down the road from Fluid at 120 Bay Street, Port Melbourne. In a few weeks, I will begin to also work at the Glenferrie Sports and Spinal Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I also hold the post of the head doctor for the Genova International School of Soccer (a group who identify talented youth from around the world and offer them elite level training and opportunities to sign with top clubs in Europe).

 

Who is your typical client?

Although I see many athletes, I typically see patients of all ages and all activity levels. My priority is to treat every patient I see with same level of care regardless of what condition they present in. Some of my patients are elite professional athletes and some patients come to me in tremendous disability, such as from failed surgeries and multiple comorbidities. I also see families, pregnant women and kids.

 

How does what you do work in with the soft tissue work we do at Fluid?

I have referred many patients to Fluid over the years because I know they are industry leaders in soft tissue therapies. I can communicate to the therapists at Fluid  easily and let them know my findings and give my recommendations.

James Nicola Seated

Dr James Nicola

What do you love to do outside of work?

Outside of work, I am a bit of a fitness fanatic. I try to keep fit with weights in the gym, sprint work on the track and a bit of soccer and boxing. I enjoy the social component of exercise as much as the physical benefits. I also love going on holidays, particularly somewhere warm with good food and nice beaches!

 

 

You can read a bit more at Dr Nicola here and you can click here to make an appointment with him at ProWellness Health Centre/Bay Street Medical in Port Melbourne.

 

Renee Kiley (right)

Anything is possible.  You hear that a lot, especially in the heath and fitness industry, and it’s absolutely true.  If you’ve got a goal, a vision, you can get there. With the right attitude and lots of support (which is where Fluid can help!) – your dreams can come true.

No one embodies this more than Renee Kiley.

Renee Kiley started her Triathlete journey in November 2013 as a non-exercising, high-blood pressure, technically obese, pack-a-day smoker.

That year, while watching her first Triathlon in Noosa, she was so inspired that she decided that she would compete the Noosa Triathlon the following year.

Renee Kiley before the podium

Renee in November 2013

And she bought a bike and got cracking.

Her first triathlon was a Sprint Distance Tri in March 2014.  She finished 252nd, and ended up walking the entire run.  She says it was the hardest thing she’d ever done in her life, but she was hooked.  A few races later she’d smashed her first goal: The Noosa Tri. She finished, and came 25th out of 250 girls in her age group.

And she lost 42 kilos in the process.

Chilling in the far infrared sauna

Fast forward just a couple of years, and Renee was regularly getting on the podium as an Age Group winner in Olympic distance, Iron Man and Sprint Distance Triathlons, and she had morphed into a formidable competitor on the Tri circuit.

Renee has been coming to us at Fluid Health for a long time now.  Sports Recovery is probably the most underutilized component of training, yet it can have the greatest effect on whether or not an athlete reaches their goals pain and injury-free – and Renee knows it.  We help support her athletic goals with regular treatments – remedial massage, dry needling, cupping and Bowen therapy – and she’s a mainstay in the Recovery Centre.

She loves the ice baths

She absolutely adores the ice bath to soothe and freshen her legs, and loves to kick back in the far-infrared sauna and let her muscles relax. If she’s feeling the pinch of injury she’ll get in the hyperbaric chamber to get more oxygen to the damaged tissues and speed up healing.

Renee confided to us that her ultimate goal was to get her professional licence, and get on the podium as a Pro Triathlete in twelve months time.

Even we were shocked when she managed it in just a few months, in her third ever professional race at Challenge Shepperton, coming only second to Hungarian Anna Eberhardt.

Renee on the podium

2nd step on her 3nd pro race!

 

Renee’s come a long way.  We’ve been so glad to be able to help her with her Sports Recovery, so that she can continue to smash out her goals. I have no doubt that one day soon, that top step on the professional podium will be all hers.