episode 39- Keep on moving with Jonathan Bell from Narre Warren Physiotherapy

episode 39- Keep on moving with Jonathan Bell from Narre Warren Physiotherapy

Jonathan Bell is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with over 20 years of experience. He is a partner at Narre Warren Physiotherapy Sports and Injury Group, a  physiotherapy clinic focused on providing evidence-based rehabilitation and treatment programs for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions such as migraines, arthritis, chronic pain, and sport-related injuries. Since 2006, he has received several awards including the prestigious Work safe Health Practitioner of The Year award and has become highly regarded in the management of Workcover and TAC patients.

Jonathan joins me today to discuss how to keep moving and stay active in a sedentary workplace. He explains the relationship between sitting too long and early mortality, the importance of taking frequent breaks throughout your work day, and how technology has impacted the increase in work-related musculoskeletal injuries. He also shares what it’s like to run a physiotherapy clinic, how mentoring and training new practitioners has evolved over the years, and the biggest challenges many physiotherapy practices face regarding hiring and maintaining new practitioners.

Don’t miss this week’s segment of Reuben’s Rants where I share my thoughts on the Australian Optus’ issues with streaming the World Cup and why I believe the Optus needs to get their act together.

And stay tuned to the end of the episode for my Propellerhead of the Week segment to learn more about my favorite transcription and dictation service, Rev.com, and how I use it in my business to transcribe my recorded client meetings.

“Moving from healing to moving well to being stronger is really your best journey in order to be able to perform.” – Jonathan Bell


This week on The Finance Hour Podcast:

  • The key to optimising your physical performance.
  • How work-related injuries vary from industry to industry.
  • The benefits of standing desks, taking breaks and changing positions during your work hours.
  • How technology has impacted the increase in musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Using ergonomic keyboards, mouse pads, and trackpads to reduce the risk of muscle fatigue and work-related injuries.
  • The reality of how age impacts the likelihood of increased musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Behind-the-scenes of his physiotherapy group clinic.
  • How mentoring and training new physiotherapists has evolved over the years.
  • How the group uses technology and software to collaborate and improve productivity.
  • The biggest challenges regarding running a physiotherapy practice.


Resources Mentioned:


Jonathan Bell’s Top 3 Tips for Maintaining Your Physical Health:

  1. Avoid sitting for too long. Every 90-minutes, take a break to move around.
  2. Good habits are much better than good will-power. Find an exercise you enjoy. Make time. Make it non-negotiable, even if it’s only once per week.
  3. Try to get 8 hours of sleep as often as you can.

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Reuben Zelwer established Adapt Wealth Management in 2011 to help time poor clients achieve financial freedom. For over 15 years, Reuben has helped professionals, executives, business owner and those approaching retirement make the most of their circumstances by making good financial decisions. Reuben’s professional practice is complemented by substantial voluntary work, which has included setting up financial literacy and savings programs in the local community.