Our Story

Karen Madden started working in Lara in 1993 and decided to make it her home.  Her belief in the potential of the area and the community led her to buy The Lara Physiotherapy clinic in 1997 with a vision to build an exceptional Allied Health Clinic, delivering individualised care of the highest quality to all in the region.

Over the last 20 years, Lara Physiotherapy Health Network has changed locations, undergone renovations, and transformed into a facility that offers a range of opportunities and services for clients, including Physiotherapy, Sporting Injuries, Women’s Health & Continence, Hydrotherapy, Myotherapy, Exercise Physiology and Workplace manual handling training and ergonomics. Ongoing work to the premises will see a completely modernised Pilates studio and functional rehabilitation facility become accessible in 2021.

Our philosophy of ‘Don’t Live with Pain …. Be the Best you Can’ was inspired from the Ancient Greek term “Arete” meaning “being the best you can be”. We believe that through our comprehensive knowledge, quality service and effective treatment, people can reach their highest potential at sport, work, and life in general.

 Karen Madden



Our Mission

We are proud to employ mainly local people from our front desk to Physiotherapists, Myotherapists and Exercise Physiologists.  Our Mission statement of providing personal service, value and exceptional client care is shared by our whole team.  We also liaise strongly with other health providers, businesses, and community to offer a locally focused and integrated health service to provide you, the client, the best outcomes.  All our staff maintain high standards of professional development and education to continue to rise above in our level of assessment and treatment. We offer a diverse range of skills to ensure that we can assist in treating the full range of musculoskeletal, sporting and work-related injuries.


Home Visits

Available by appointment post-surgery or when unable to travel
Call our friendly admin to book.




Health Funds

  • Process your rebate on the spot
  • BUPA preferred provider so you get the benefits of higher rebates!
   BUPA Members First


Mastercard and Visa welcome.

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Local Support
We proudly support the following local clubs.  Members will receive a 10% discount on all services

  • Lara Swimming Club 
  • Lara Sporting Club
  • F45 Lara

 Enhanced Primary Care (EPC)

  • Claim 5 treatments through this Medicare scheme for long term injuries
  • Ask for a referral from your medical practitioner


Once you’ve filled in your claim forms and approval gained, we can bill directly under your claim, saving you time and hassle.


  • Just bring in your doctor’s referral (valid for 12mths) and DVA Card and we will do the rest
  • We can also organise health and mobility aids for you such as walking sticks or joint supports
  • We are a registered NDIS provider, we accept all NDIS clients for Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology & Exercise Classes
We Support the NDIS