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

Mon:7:20am - 7:00pm

Tues:7:20am - 7:00pm

Wed:7:20am - 7:00pm

Thurs:7:20am - 7:00pm

Fri:7:20am - 5:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:00pm

Class Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:00am
Exercise Rehab
Trent

8:00am
8:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Trent

8:00am
8:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Trent

8:00am
8:40am

40 minutes
Exercise Rehab
Trent

8:00am
8:40am

40 minutes
Exercise Rehab
Xavier

8:40am
9:20am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Trent

8:40am
9:20am

40 minutes
9:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Vanila

9:20am
10:00am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Trent

9:20am
10:00am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Trent

9:20am
10:00am

40 minutes
10:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Trent

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Xavier

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Vanila

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Trent

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Exercise Rehab
Trent

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Xavier

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
11:00am
12:00pm
Mums and Bubs
Vanila

12:00pm
12:40pm

40 minutes
Exercise Rehab
Xavier

12:20pm
1:00pm

40 minutes
1:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Trent

1:00pm
1:40pm

40 minutes
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Xavier

5:00pm
5:40pm

40 minutes
Exercise Rehab
Trent

5:00pm
5:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Trent

5:00pm
5:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Vanila

5:00pm
5:40pm

40 minutes
Exercise Rehab
Trent

5:40pm
6:20pm

40 minutes
6:00pm
Exercise Rehab
Trent

6:20pm
7:00pm

40 minutes
Exercise Rehab
Trent

6:20pm
7:00pm

40 minutes
Exercise Rehab
Xavier

6:20pm
7:00pm

40 minutes
Exercise Rehab
Vineet

6:20pm
7:00pm

40 minutes
7:00pm

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Friday

Saturday

Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

Get in touch

If you wish to get in touch directly, we can be reached at hawthorn@backinmotion.com.au.

TELEHEALTH

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 Hawthorn on (03) 9818 5454
  • 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.

Our Practice

Who we are

We provide Physiotherapy, Massage, Clinical Exercise, and Exercise and Rehab to Hawthorn, Kew, Auburn and surrounding suburbs. We have one-on-one and semi-private classes and because our services are delivered by physiotherapists you can claim them on private health insurance with extras cover.

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.

Our guarantee

We are committed to your satisfaction and delivering the very best in physiotherapy care, customer service and outcomes. If you are not 100% satisfied with your experience at Back In Motion, we will refund your money on your last session and deliver your next session free.
For full terms and conditions click here

Our Service Offering

Physiotherapy

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. 

Shockwave Therapy

Whether you have plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow or an injury that won’t heal, shockwave therapy can help.

Shockwave therapy – also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) – is a non-invasive therapy that uses low-frequency, acoustic shockwaves generated via a handheld device that kick starts the body’s natural healing response in tissue that may not have responded to medication, rest or other therapies.  

If you have tried rest, medications, other therapies or even steroid injections to overcome the  injury, and are now considering surgery, then Shockwave Therapy could be a good option for you.

Up to 92% of patients report significant improvement in their tendon pain after a course of shockwave therapy.

Find out more about Shockwave Therapy at Back In Motion

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.

Men’s Health

Men’s Health Physiotherapy is aimed at men any time of their lives. Our men’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 men’s health physiotherapist.

Urinary and Faecal incontinence: any leakage from your bladder or bowel can often be treated very successfully with the support of physio. This may include bladder and bowel training, pelvic floor strengthening and constipation strategies and treatment. Urinary incontinence is often a problem after prostate surgery so it is important that men have both pre and post op physio to ensure good pelvic floor muscle strength as well as good bladder and bowel habits.

Erectile dysfunction: Forty percent of West Australian men experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is best placed to help manage this through strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles as well as advice surrounding devices like pumps. We also have a focused Shockwave machine which can help treat vascular erectile dysfunction as an adjunct to pelvic floor strengthening. Many people travel internationally for this treatment, but now we have it in Perth.

Pelvic pain: pain anywhere around the pelvis, lower back and hips as well as conditions such as pudendal neuralgia. Pain could also be associated with sexual intercourse such as ejaculatory pain.

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

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.

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.

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.

Meet the team

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Vanila Somalinga

Principal Physiotherapist / APA Titled Physiotherapist (Women's Health & Continence)

Vanila Somalinga

Principal Physiotherapist / APA Titled Physiotherapist (Women's Health & Continence)

Meet Vanila, the Principal Physiotherapist / Practice Director at the clinic, who has a wide range of expertise. She has many years of experience treating musculoskeletal conditions, neurological conditions, paediatric physiotherapy, women's health, incontinence, and other women’s health conditions, earning her an outstanding reputation within the community.

Vanila is particularly proficient in assessing and managing musculoskeletal issues such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder injuries, and vestibular/BPPV conditions. She takes a holistic approach to treatment, utilising manual therapy, exercise prescription, and patient education to achieve the best possible outcome for her patients.

Vanila has a great passion for paediatric physiotherapy, having extensive experience in treating children with various conditions. She is dedicated to providing personalized interventions that help each child achieve their full potential.

Besides her musculoskeletal and paediatric knowledge, Vanila has completed advanced training in women's health physiotherapy.  She has a particular interest in addressing incontinence, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse, and she is trained in fitting pessaries to provide support for pelvic organ prolapse.

Vanila collaborates closely with surgeons, gynaecologists, and other healthcare providers to ensure her patients receive the most comprehensive care possible. Her empathetic approach and exceptional communication skills put her patients at ease.

Vanila is an APA Titled Women's Health & Continence Physiotherapist with the following qualifications:

  • Masters in Clinical Physiotherapist (Continence & Women's Health) from Curtin University.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
  • Member Australian College of Physiotherapists

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Hanif Arief

Physiotherapist

Hanif Arief

Physiotherapist

Hanif graduated from Swinburne University of Technology with a Masters of Physiotherapy after completing a Bachelor’s of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice) degree with Victoria University.

Throughout his studies, Hanif has honed expertise in assessment, rehabilitation, and exercise prescription in multiple physiotherapy settings, including hospitals and aged care. He has a keen interest in sports physiotherapy, having worked with multiple sports teams in the NPL and VFL as a sports trainer and sports science cadet, which enhanced his knowledge in acute injury management and return-to-sport exercise programs.

Growing up, Hanif played tennis competitively and has also represented his university nationally as a futsal player. Having experienced his own set of injuries, he understands the struggles that people may go through. With resilience, patience, and consistency, Hanif strongly believes that anyone can recover and achieve their goals, regardless of their condition or background.

Outside of physiotherapy, Hanif still plays tennis regularly at his local club and likes to stay fit in various ways. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends, engaging in various activities. Additionally, he is an avid foodie, so please feel free to share your favourite restaurants or recipes to expand his palate.

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Kalina

Receptionist

Kalina

Receptionist

Kalina is one of the friendly receptionists that contribute to the Back in Motion Hawthorn team. She enjoys engaging with people, and bringing awareness about different services to the local community. Kalina values honesty, compassion, kindness, and integrity. During her free time, she likes to engage in the local arts community through theatre and film.

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Beloved

Receptionist

Beloved

Receptionist

Beloved is the smiling face ready to assist you. With a passion for hospitality and excellent organisational skills, she ensures a warm welcome and seamless communication for every visitor. Beloved brings 4 years of customer service experience from various industries to the Hawthorn team. Her commitment to delivering top-notch support ensures that your expectations are met. 

 

During her free time, you’ll catch her performing and watching local music gigs. She also enjoys exploring local weekend markets shopping for records, cheap books, and flowers. Next time you’re in, give Beloved your best book and music recommendation!

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Kirsten Repunte

Physiotherapist

Kirsten Repunte

Physiotherapist

Kirsten completed her degree in Physiotherapy in 2019.She then worked in a tertiary hospital for 3 years, where she was exposed to variety of conditions ranging from neurological cases such as stroke rehab and post-op orthopedic cases such as hip and knee replacements in Philippines.

Kirsten firmly believes in early intervention to ensure efficient and effective management. Moreover, she adheres to patient-centered approach where she encourages collaboration and active participation of patients towards their rehabilitation. Kirsten finds inspiration in the success stories of her patients as they reach their functional independence.

When not at work, Kirsten likes to spend time with her family, especially with her baby niece and nephew. She will sing in karaoke, although being in tune is not an assurance. Kirsten enjoys hitting the gym and lifting weights to keep strong and active. She will also gladly list down all your recommended restaurants to try around Melbourne. 

Areas of special interest:

  • post-op orthopedic surgeries
  • acute injuries
  • shoulder pain and upper limb injuries
  • pain management
  • exercise prescription