BHlthSc MPhysioPrac - Yianni Griffiths
Yianni has 3 years of experience working within the private practice sector of physiotherapy. Throughout this period, he has fulfilled senior roles which has enabled him to excel both his leadership and clinical skills.
Yianni carries a key interest in lower limb sporting biomechanics, lower limb sporting injury management and strength and conditioning. He has a strong passion to enhance the athletic development of the local sporting community, and as well to educate and facilitate the general community to become more active.
Eastern Health and Performance was created for the purpose of delivering a service that would create an elite level experience for the local community. This will involve analysis of muscle performance and human movement for athletic output, recovery education and facilitation, strength and conditioning education and prescription, and rehabilitation of sporting related injuries.
Yianni aspires to continue his education by conducting PhD studies within the realms of sprinting and change of direction performance.
Eastern Health and Performance utilises a client-centred approach to deliver a physiotherapy service that will achieve the patients’ goals. This will be done through a thorough assessment, identifying all potential factors at play. A treatment plan will be conducted tailored to the patients’ requirements, as well as their intended goals. This plan can involve both manual therapy, and exercise prescription as justified with our clinical reasoning.
Utilising the facilities accessible to us, we can also provide strength and conditioning programs and advice for the athletic population. We have full access to the Intrepid Fitness gym facilities, whilst also obtaining the appropriate tools to gather objective analysis on performance characteristics such as peak force output, rate of force development, and reactive strength index. Whether it be enhancing strength, speed, or endurance, our facilities enable us to help our clients achieve these goals!
Eastern Health and Performance is located within the Intrepid Fitness gym on Rooks road in Nunawading.
Sean Bell (Ultra Marathon Runner & Co-Founder of First42k)
'I've been running seriously for the past 4 years and when I started with Yianni 2 years ago, I had regular pain through my peroneals and hip flexors. He identified weaknesses and gave me a specific training program to follow, helping me build lower body strength. He also realised that I was overstriding when running and suggested I get in touch with a local running coach, who then changed my technique, helping me to run faster! Thanks to Yianni, I'm now the strongest I've ever been and I'm hitting regular personal bests with my strength and running!
‘I have seen multiple doctors, physios, psychologists and specialists in the past to try help me with chronic pain/inflammatory arthritis and recovery from a past ACL reconstruction. Many doctors have discharged me from their care due to there not being anything further to do. Exercise and weight loss has been a struggle because of this.
Yianni has a wealth of knowledge and experience. After seeing Yianni for approximately 2 years, my pain levels have become more tolerable and I have lost 10kg so far. My fitness and strength levels are continually improving. My overall day to day living experience and work-life balance has also improved dramatically. Yianni has consulted with medical colleagues regarding my knee injury, and has put my mind further at ease that further surgery is not needed at this stage. He has been incredibly supportive throughout my journey, offering support and advice.
Yianni is incredibly understanding of my anxiety and depression and has been amazingly encouraging. He has helped me with fear associated with certain knee movements and is understanding of the pains related to my joints, assisting me to work through them. As result I have been able to overcome mental boundaries and continue to push forward in the right direction.
zI am extremely grateful for Yianni within my recovery and continued improvement and recommend him highly. He is incomparable.’