Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Blackburn | Back In Motion
Opening hours

Mon:7:40am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:40am - 8:00pm

Wed:7:40am - 8:00pm

Thurs:7:40am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:40am - 7:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:00pm

Class Timetable

  • Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
  • Functional Training
  • Pilates In Motion

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We have launched Telehealth, a Physio online service to provide Physiotherapy consultations over video chat.

Even before the impact of COVID-19, there has been a growing consumer demand for access to video-consultation services provided by Physiotherapists. Given the COVID-19 virus’ impact, we are discounting our standard fees for Telehealth appointments to ensure our clients don’t fall behind in their treatment.

To access this service, you will simply need a computer or smart device with an internet connection and camera. We will send you a text message with a secure ID login and access to a private video consultation with your preferred Physio. We’re here to help you on your journey to recovery to get you moving again, whether that be in a practice, or via video if you can’t get to a practice.

How To Book:

  • 1. Simply call Back In Motion Blackburn on (03) 9878 1919
  • 2. Book in a time for your consultation which can be short, medium or long depending on your situation.
  • 3. Once you have made your booking, payment can be made over the phone.
  • 4. You will be provided with a unique meeting ID. At your allocated appointment time, enter this ID into the field below.

  • 5. Click 'Join Consultation' to be connected to your Physio.

Tip: Don't forget to check your video and microphone are working prior to your appointment to ensure a smooth consultation.

Book an appointment with our experienced team today

  • Book your Free Initial Assessment* today.

    Treatment following your assessment is charged at the cost of a standard consultation. For full terms and conditions click here.

How We Help You

At Back In Motion Blackburn we have been providing exceptional Physiotherapy, Massage, Pilates and Exercise Rehab services to the Blackburn and greater Melbourne community since 2007. We feel privileged to be able to help people with acute injuries and pain, those who want to address and prevent long term injuries or anyone who wants to achieve optimal lifelong health and well-being.

We’re fortunate to have worked with over 15,000 elite and amateur sports people, everyday mums and dads, desk workers through to manual labourers and children through to the elderly.

We have a passion for helping people and became frustrated by the short-term quick fixers and band-aid approaches offered by traditional healthcare. That’s why at Back In Motion Blackburn we offer unique, holistic healthcare through our tailored Results4Life treatment approach. We utilise a range of different services from acute in-rooms care through to gym based Pilates along with Functional Strength and Rehabilitation.

But what really matters is… how can we help you?!

Our Practice

Who we are

One of Melbourne's leading providers of physiotherapy and health related services! We exist because we believe in actively enjoying life. Our goal is to help people move and feel better by providing physiotherapy, pilates and clinical exercise to our amazing Blackburn community.

Why we're different

A "quick-fix" for your pain or injury might sound good, but over time is proven to be inconvenient, costly and ineffective in comparison to taking preventative measures. Our unique clinical approach, Results4Life, keeps you on track towards optimal lifelong physical health.

Qualified, experienced staff

Our team prides itself on exceptional experiences and quality outcomes. We love what we do and are passionate about improving the health and enjoyment of life for every single person that walks in our doors!

Our Service Offering


Whether you have back pain, neck pain, flexibility or mobility issues, our physios at Back In Motion can help resolve your pain and improve the quality of your life. 

Find out why physiotherapy is a GP's most recommended health professional today.

What can Back In Motion physio do for me?

We'll use the latest clinical research and physio equipment to develop a personal treatment plan to help you recover for your specific condition.

You don’t need a GP's referral to see a physio, and often we'll work as part of a team to plan and manage treatment for your specific condition or injury.

How will a Back In Motion physio assess my injury?

We'll assess your condition to diagnose the problem and focus on how to help you heal with tangible tools like Results4Life®

What sort of treatments do Back In Motion physios use?

Treatments include:

- Exercise prescription
- Postural analysis and correction
- Soft tissue massage/mobilization
- Dry needling
- Management of lifestyle issues such as desk set up, pillow and gym programs
- Prescription of aids such as crutches, orthotics and braces

What else does Back In Motion offer? 

We’re a one-stop shop for allied health, and also offer related health services such as clinical/reformer Clinical Exercise, remedial massage, exercise rehab and more.

We work in partnership with you to identify how we can resolve your pain and condition, and then how to heal you and get you stronger to ensure it does not happen again. 

Remedial Massage

Whether you’re wanting to loosen tight muscles, soothe your body or simply relax, Back In Motion offers a range of massage services.

There are many places that offer massage these days, but few offer highly-qualified and trained physios with extensive knowledge of the human body to help your body heal.

Why should I have a remedial massage at Back In Motion?

We take a tailored approach, targeting key areas of your body chosen by you and your physio and it’ll be completed in a safe and professional environment.

Our highly-experienced physios have spent more than four years at university learning about human anatomy and biomechanics. We know your body and can identify the causes of aches, pains and soreness, ensuring a better result every time.

What remedial massage services are offered at Back In Motion?

We offer a range of massage services including remedial massage, sports therapy massage and deep tissue massage, so you can benefit from qualified physios and their extensive knowledge of the human body.

What are the benefits of regular remedial massage?

Massage is beneficial to the body in many ways, both physically (tissue manipulation) and emotionally (relaxation). A regular massage can provide check ups with your physio, treat niggles, prevent new injuries/pain and help with maintenance.

Sporting clubs, athletes, and massage devotees see our expert physios and therapists for a reason: because we know your body and can identify the causes of aches, pains, and soreness, ensuring a better result every time.

Clinical Exercise

Whether you’re wanting to improve your flexibility, core strength or your posture, Back In Motion offers Clinical Exercise and reformer Pilates facilitated by qualified physios.

Many gyms and exercise studios offer Clinical Exercise these days, but few places offer personalised and tailored programs to help you recover, achieve your goals sooner and help stay injury-free.

Why should I do Clinical Exercise & Pilates at Back In Motion?

Our qualified physios supervise you during class to offer you a safe and effective program.

When you do Clinical Exercise with us, you’re in a smaller class with an individual program designed just for you – so you’ll progress faster and are less likely to get injured.

What equipment is available at Back In Motion?

We offer a range of specialised Pilates equipment, including reformers, trapeze tables and floor-based exercises to help you progress and achieve your health and fitness goals.

Who will benefit the most out of Clinical Exercise & Pilates?

Clinical Exercise can benefit everyone – from the elite athlete wanting to improve their core strength, to a beginner seeking to improve their flexibility and muscle strength.

We recommend all of our Back In Motion clients try Clinical Exercise at least once. Once you see the results and feel the benefits, you'll be hooked!

What are the health benefits of Clinical Exercise & Pilates?

The health benefits of Clinical Exercise include improved flexibility, increased muscle strength and tone, core stability, improved balance, spine stabilisation and improved posture.

Exercise and Rehab

Whether you have lower back pain, neck pain or a shoulder injury, exercise rehabilitation can help. Our exercise programs can help with increasing fitness, weight loss, injury rehabilitation, endurance training or strengthening, in a safe way that minimises risk of injury.

Our qualified staff use the latest clinical research and physio equipment to develop a personal exercise plan to help you improve flexibility, mobility, and strength.

Clinical Exercise Class

Clinical Exercise is an advanced class guided by a physiotherapist. Once you have progressed from individual and semi-private Clinical Exercise, you’ll be able to join Clinical Exercise classes allowing you to develop your skills and challenge your body.

Women’s Health

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is aimed at women at any time of their lives. Our women’s health physios are specially trained at post-graduate level, meaning you will receive the best possible assessment and treatment whatever your concern.

The following conditions are treated by a women’s health physio.

Pre and Post-natal care: any symptoms associated with being pregnant such as back and pelvic pain as well as exercise therapy for safe activity in pregnancy. After you have had your baby we recommend a 6 weeks check with the physiotherapist where they can assess your abdominal muscles, pelvic floor muscles and breathing. This is also the time we can start you back to exercise and get you back to what you love doing!

Urinary and Faecal Incontinence: any leakage from your bladder or bowel can often be treated very successfully with the support of physiotherapy. This may include bladder and bowel training, pelvic floor strengthening, constipation management as well as fluid and dietary advice.

Pelvic organ Prolapse: anyone diagnosed with any type of pelvic organ prolapse should seek the support of a specially trained physiotherapist. Treatment is aimed at managing symptoms in the optimal way as well as getting you back to moving and exercising without the fear of making prolapse any worse. If you are having surgery it is still advisable to have physiotherapy pre and post op to ensure you recover as well as possible.

Pelvic pain: this can be pain anywhere in your pelvis, lower back or hips. Often there is a strong correlation between muscle coordination and strength and the pelvic floor muscles or the abdominal wall. Physiotherapy can help give the correct treatment and exercises. Pelvic pain can also refer to painful intercourse or simply vaginal pain, this too is ideally assessed and treated by a women’s health physiotherapist.

Not all conditions are treated with pelvic floor rehabilitation and exercises and everyone is individually assessed and a treatment plan formulated for them. Our women’s health physiotherapist is passionate about both the health of women and men and believes that anyone can overcome their pelvic health issues with the correct guidance and treatment. We want to empower both men and women so that their incontinence, prolapse or pelvic pain isn’t something they have to suffer with.

Mums In Motion

Prepare your body for the rigours of labour, improve your aerobic fitness, and reduce your recovery time in a fun, social atmosphere with other mums-to-be! Guided by your physio, this exercise class also includes education on back care, posture, and relaxation specific to pregnancy.

Running Assessments

Conducted by our Physiotherapists trained in running Biomechanics, this is a functional technique and performance assessment which will analyse your running (technique and training loads) and be used to guide the implementation of strategies to improve your running performance and reduce your risk of injury.

NDIS Physiotherapy

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a nationwide support program for Australians under 65 with a permanent and significant disability.

The program allows for supports and services in a wide range of areas to assist those with a disability achieve their goals and enhance their quality of life.

Physiotherapy under the NDIS is directed at improving an individual’s capacity for daily living and improving their health and wellbeing.

Dry needling

Whether you have back pain, neck pain or other musculoskeletal injuries, dry needling with acupuncture needles can be an effective part of your treatment plan.

Dry needling can help reduce muscle tension and pain levels and trigger a healing response in injured tissues within the body. As opposed to acupuncture, dry needling works directly on the injured body part, not meridian or energy flows.


Telehealth – your online Physio now available 

Need to see your Physio but unable to get into the practice?

We now have an alternative! We have launched Telehealth, an online Physio service to provide Physiotherapy consultations over video

Connect sites

(03) 9898 6777

8 Market Street
Box Hill VIC 3128

Meet the team

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Pete Graver

Clinical Director and Senior Physiotherapist

Pete Graver

Clinical Director and Senior Physiotherapist

Pete is an energetic and passionate physiotherapist, dedicated to empowering clients to take control of their life. Having completed his initial studies at La Trobe University, Pete has completed further studies in Strength and Conditioning Coaching, Powerlifting and Clinical Pilates to take a functional rehabilitation approach to physiotherapy, focussing on building strong, stable bodies to recover from injuries and prevent recurrence. Pete’s clinical specialties include low back and neck pain, Clinical Exercise Classes and all levels of sport-specific rehab, from dancers and gymnasts to footballers and weightlifters.

Pete is also our clinical lead for the NDIS with a particular passion for interventions for adolescent and young adults with disabilities.

In his spare time Pete loves training, exploring Melbourne with his wife Emma and Boss the Staffy, brewing beer, building furniture or tinkering with his beloved car. 

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Troy Sandley

Consultant Physiotherapist

Troy Sandley

Consultant Physiotherapist

Troy, our Practice Co-Director, developed his love for Physiotherapy while growing up in a household of healthcare professionals. Prior to his Physiotherapy endeavours, he lived in the U.S.A. playing College basketball in Colorado, where he was plagued by a string of injuries, further developing his passion for the profession. He is focused on the holistic health and well-being of others, particularly those presenting with sporting injuries and general orthopaedic conditions. Troy is an avid student of physiotherapy and has completed multiple post graduate courses in order to continuously develop and improve himself professionally for the benefit of his clients. In order to achieve great long-term results, Troy incorporates many treatment modalities including manual therapy, dry needling, Clinical Exercise, and individualised rehabilitation programs.

He still picks up the basketball from time-to-time as a hobby, goes to the gym, and enjoys any chance to get away to the beach with his friends and family. However, having a Chiropractic father sets the scene for plenty of dinner table banter.

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Ellie Gavalas

Senior Physiotherapist

Ellie Gavalas

Senior Physiotherapist

Ellie’s love for physiotherapy was established at a young age. Taking part in a variety of sports including AFL, soccer and running, Ellie truly understands the significance of maintaining your health and wellbeing. Ellie completed her Master of Physiotherapy Practice and a Bachelor of Applied Science at La Trobe University. Ellie’s clinical interests involve treating and preventing a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including the neck, back and sporting related injuries.

Growing up in a big Greek family, Ellie loves being surrounded by people. With a strong passion for helping and empowering others, she channels her energy into providing the best possible care for each and every client.

Ellie values the importance of living a happy and active life and combines her professional physiotherarpy along with a professional AFLW player for Western Bulldogs. In her spare time, Ellie loves to appreciate the simple things in life like a delicious souvlaki and hanging out with her friends and family.

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Rebecca Chi

Senior Physiotherapist

Rebecca Chi

Senior Physiotherapist

Bec is passionate about helping and empowering patients through their rehabilitation journey to achieve life-long outcomes. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor degree in Science and a Doctor of Physiotherapy.

Her interest in physiotherapy developed at a young age after sustaining various injuries herself from tennis, netball and swimming. Her passion in rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries was further developed after working for Old Xaverians in the Amateurs, where she managed a broad range of sporting injuries. Bec believes in a combined approach of manual techniques, optimising movement control, strengthening and patient education to achieve the best possible outcome for every patient that walks through the door. Bec is also able to speak Cantonese and Mandarin.

Outside of work, she enjoys going to the gym, walking her big Doberman dog, travelling, exploring the Melbourne food scene and catching up on NBA or NFL games (Go Warriors/Packers!). 

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Chris Honey

Senior Physiotherapist

Chris Honey

Senior Physiotherapist

Chris’s love for diagnosing and rehabilitating tricky conditions developed in his younger years after sustaining several injuries across his junior football career. In particular, he has a special interest in treating lower back, neck and shoulder pain – all of which are areas he has injured himself and rehabilitated! Chris has completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at RMIT University followed by a Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne – providing him with an extensive background in health and fitness, lifestyle coaching and injury prevention and management.

Chris’s approach to physiotherapy centres on understanding each client’s individual needs, utilising hands-on therapy, exercise prescription and lifestyle changes to ensure each and every client can become the healthiest and best version of themselves. Whether it is elite footballers trying to return to the field or grandparents wishing to play with their grandchildren pain-free, Chris strives to help each client achieve their personal goals. 

Outside of work, Chris is very active and enjoys going to the gym and playing football and golf on the weekends. He also has a fine appreciation for food (often eaten in excess), watching Richmond win flags and spending time with family and friends.

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Holly Smart

Associate Physiotherapist

Holly Smart

Associate Physiotherapist

Holly, who graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy, is a passionate and energetic physiotherapist who values an individualised and holistic approach to injury management. Holly enjoys utilising education, manual therapy techniques and functional exercise rehabilitation, with the goal of providing the best care to every patient through her own love of living a healthy and active lifestyle.

Her love for physiotherapy developed at a young age after sustaining a knee injury from netball, which led to numerous hours spent with her physiotherapist back home in Tasmania. Holly has developed special interests in managing acute sporting injuries through her previous experience working for the Carlton VFL team over a number of years, as well working in the area of women’s health.

Outside of work, Holly enjoys going to the gym, spending time outdoors going for walks or heading to the beach. Holly also loves to explore Melbourne’s café and restaurant scenes whilst catching up with friends. 

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Layne Jansons

Associate Physiotherapist

Layne Jansons

Associate Physiotherapist

Layne, who is graduate of  La Trobe University with a Bachelor degree in Sport and Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice is a compassionate and knowledgeable physiotherapist who aims to tailor treatment towards patient-specific goals.

Her interest in physiotherapy developed at a young age after sustaining ankle injuries from a wide variety of sports including basketball, netball and footy. 

Layne has experience with acute musculoskeletal injury management after working as a sports trainer for her local AFL club (West-Preston Lakeside) but is also passionate about long-term rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies. 

She also has an interest in neurological conditions and using exercise to maintain quality of life for conditions such as Parkinson's disease.

Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, playing local footy, going out for dinner with family and friends as well as snowboarding in the winter months.

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Jeremy Faltas

Associate Physiotherapist

Jeremy Faltas

Associate Physiotherapist

Jeremy is a passionate physiotherapist whose love for the profession developed after spending his younger years playing basketball, gaining an insight into the importance of an active lifestyle and optimising your health and wellbeing.

Having graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Physiotherapy Practice, Jeremy's clinical interests include neck and back pain as well as sporting injuries, stemming from his current role as a physiotherapist with the Northern Bullants in the VFL. He believes a tailored combination of hands-on therapies, exercise prescription and education lead to the best outcomes for each patient and allows them to return to their best.

Outside of work, you'll find Jeremy going to the gym, consuming excessive amounts of food, spending time with friends and family, and clinging to the hope that Essendon win a final in his lifetime. 

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Fiona Bartha

Senior Practice Manager

Fiona Bartha

Senior Practice Manager

Many of you will know Fiona's smiling face as she has been the Practice Manager at Back In Motion Blackburn for many years. She takes great pride in getting to know as many of our amazing clients as possible and is always happy to help with any questions you may have.

Fi lives with her husband Bert and gorgeous son Spencer. She loves to spend her spare time (as if she has any with a busy job and toddler running around the house!) reading, exercising and chasing chickens around the back yard!

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Danni Jones

Client Services Specialist

Danni Jones

Client Services Specialist

We welcomed Danni to our Client Services team in 2021. Danni and her husband have both been long time clients of Back In Motion Blackburn so know what we're all about and Danni is always keen to contribute to our purpose. Danni is friendly, kind and helpful and will always be certain to ensure our clients are comfortable and happy when visiting the clinic. Outside of work, she has two beautiful children, loves the outdoors and camping, staying active and a great coffee. 

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Jordana Leki

Client Services Specialist

Jordana Leki

Client Services Specialist

Jordana is a lovely, kind and motivated Client Services team member and is always sure to offer our clients top shelf support when visiting the clinic. Jordana is here on a casual basis alongside her Psychology studies. 

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Louise Conway

Client Services Specialist

Louise Conway

Client Services Specialist

Lou is a gorgeous and friendly part of the BIM Blackburn team who loves a chat and will go above and beyond to make sure your visit to the clinic is a happy and comfortable one. Lou is a local who runs her own alternative dog thereapy business alongside her contributions to the clinic and further studies in the canine health field, loves staying active and her beautiful pup, Maggie (named after Collingwood!).

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Mia Maguire

Client Services Specialist

Mia Maguire

Client Services Specialist

Mia primarily works from BIM Mitcham. When at Blackburn, Mia is always sure to welcome you with a bright and bubbly hello and a helpful attitude. Mia is a busy lady, dividing her time between working in the clinics and completing her Physiotherapy studies at University. Outside of work, Mia is an avid netball player and enjoys staying active!

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Amelia Findlay

Client Services Specialist

Amelia Findlay

Client Services Specialist

With years of customer service experience, Amelia is full of enthusiasm and a friendly face in the Client Services team. 

Amelia loves netball, and all things active and has been a regular client at BIM over the years so she knows what we are all about.

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Danica Biggs

Client Services Specialist

Danica Biggs

Client Services Specialist

Danica is a kind and attentive worker who is dedicated to providing the best experience possible to clients from the moment they enter the clinic. 

She is currently undergoing a double degree studying criminology and psychology.