Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Provider
Optimus Health Group will be the physiotherapy provider to Old Boys Rugby Club for the season. They are the Club’s exclusive provider and preferred physiotherapy provider for the RV and many VSRU affiliated schools.

Optimus have a team of highly experienced rugby physiotherapists. The Old Boys Rugby Club highly recommends that if you require private treatment to book in at one of the Optimus Clinics for treatment.

Optimus physiotherapists are in close contact with coaching staff to keep them informed of any modified training requirements and estimated return to play after injury. 

They have strong networks with local GP and Orthopedic Surgeons, often being able to get players in to see specialist doctors avoiding standard long wait times.

Optimus offers all Old Boys and Family Members a 10% discount off private clinical services including:

  • Physiotherapy Services
  • Dietetic Services
  • Sports & Remedial Massage

Other Services include:

  • Player Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation – specific discounts apply contact Optimus for more details
  • Concussion Baseline & Post Injury Testing – $25 per test

Private healthcare deductions are available at all clinics.

Optimus Locations

  • 344 Swan Street, Richmond (located in the Prosport Facility)
  • 107/91 Murphy Street, Richmond
  • 23 Lynch Street, Hawthorn (located in the Tribe Personal Training Studio)

How do I book?
You can book online or call the clinic on (03) 9913 8986 or speak directly to your team medic or the Optimus medic who will be available at training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Book Online » click here

Important – Optimus will make special arrangements for Old Boys Rugby Club players if you cannot find a suitable time online call for an appointment.

Optimus Game Day Medics

  • Colts– TBC

Training
An Optimus Medic will be available for injury assessment and basic First Aid at training.

Who can I contact at Optimus with any questions?
Dawn Cantwell, Sports Coordinator – 0452 071 241

Ambulance Victoria
Ambulance Victoria responds to over 750,000 calls for medical help every year. Ambulance transport is not free. For non-members the base cost of emergency road transport is $793. If Air Ambulance is necessary for an emergency, the total cost can be more than $5,500. For Ambulance members this is free. The Old Boys Club recommends that if you are not a member already or do not have private health insurance which covers Ambulance, that you join. Join Ambulance Victoria now:

https://www.ambulance.vic.gov.au/

Medicare
A Medicare Card is required for claiming a Medicare benefit, visiting a doctor who bulk bills, seeking treatment as a public patient in a public hospital or having a Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme prescription filled. Apply today: 

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/medicare