Kusal Goonewardena’s Elite Akademy has built its reputation on a ‘three sessions or less’ promise
We ski, we play sport, we chase the dog, the cat, kids… and most times things are ok, but sometimes we hit a hurdle and injure ourselves.
So who do we go and see when it hurts? These days we have a number of choices, physios, chiros, doctors and all those professionals out there that fit into our health system.
A couple of months ago I attended a seminar where I met Kusal Goonewardena—not your everyday physio, but a physio who works with the body (your body), in a way I hadn’t experienced before. Like many of us—I spend way too long in front of a computer, not always paying attention to my posture. This in isolation may be something I can cope with, but coupled with chronic neck pain (of nearly seven years) the combination of the work and the weakness I already have has triggered many headaches and other symptoms.
I’ve spent a fortune on alternative therapies and regular therapies. I’ve been told all types of things by “doctors” and “specialists” and I confess when you are in constant pain, you swallow all sorts of promises, promises I am sure are made in good faith, but do nothing for your problem or your back pocket.
Kusal has been treating me for a couple of months and whilst I still have a way to go the improvement is apparent. His work speaks for itself—or as they say “the proof is in the pudding”.
I’m not the only one who has their eyes on Elite Akademy as a nomination is now in place putting them as the finalists for Health and Wellbeing Business of the Year and Customer Service Experience of the Year for the prestigious 2017 Optus My Business Awards—Australia’s longest-standing business awards program.
Founded in 2012, Elite Akademy Sports Medicine offers physiotherapy services to the Melbourne community. “The clinic has built its reputation on a ‘three sessions or less’ promise,” says Kusal. “Many people spend too long with their physios without experiencing tangible results, but we encourage people to be more demanding,” Kusal adds.
Elite Akademy has a special interest in treating adults, children and athletes of all ages who are suffering from musculoskeletal pain. The clinic has a strong relationship with the University of Melbourne, where its physios also treat the University’s elite athletes.
For more information, http://eliteakademy.com