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Back In Motion

Mitcham

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00am
Pilates In Motion
Shiv

7:00am
8:00am

1 hour
8:00am
Functional Training
Nos

8:20am
9:00am

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

9:00am
9:40am

40 minutes
10:00am
Pilates In Motion
Susan, Nos or James

10:10am
11:10am

1 hour
11:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Mitcham (TELEHEALTH CLASS)

11:20am
12:00pm

40 minutes
12:00pm
Mums In Motion™
Susan or Yianni

12:00pm
1:00pm

1 hour
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
James, Yianni or Shiv (TELEHEALTH CLASS)

12:00pm
12:40pm

40 minutes
Mums and Bubs
James, Yianni or Shiv

12:40pm
1:40pm

1 hour
1:00pm
2:00pm
Aquatic Physiotherapy
James

2:00pm
3:00pm

1 hour
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Mitcham

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
James or Nos

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Susan or Yianni (TELEHEALTH CLASS)

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
Functional Training
Yianni

5:40pm
6:20pm

40 minutes
6:00pm
Pilates In Motion
Mitcham

6:00pm
7:00pm

1 hour
Functional Training
James or Nos

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Functional Training
Yianni

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
James

6:20pm
7:00pm

40 minutes
7:00pm
Pilates In Motion
James

7:00pm
8:00pm

1 hour
8:00pm
9:00pm

Tuesday

Saturday

Friday

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday

Get in touch

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

BOOK A CONSULTATION

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 Mitcham on (03) 9872 5445
  • 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 your Free Initial Assessment today

Treatment following your assessment is charged at the cost of a standard consultation. See our T&Cs for more information.

  • Book your Free Initial Assessment today

    Treatment following your assessment is charged at the cost of a standard consultation. See our T&Cs for more information.

Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, Clinical Exercise, and exercise and rehab to Mitcham, Vermont and Nunawading 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 c

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Aged Care Physiotherapy

We provide a range of physiotherapy services for seniors and residencies in the community. We support aged care facilities, supported residential services, and retirement villages. We can also visit clients in the privacy of their own home.

Aquatic Physiotherapy

Our hydrotherapy classes are ideal if you are going through injury rehabilitation or if you have long-term injuries. Our physios will guide you through gentle group and individually-tailored water-based exercises in the water with buoyancy devices as needed.

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 specialist 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 & Bubs

Our Mums & Bubs classes are the ideal way to get back to exercise safely and to recover after giving birth, whether it be your first bub or your third. The class runs for 40 minutes and is a circuit class using our Clinical Exercise reformer beds, cardio equipment, weights, the Clinical Exercise trapeze table and much more.

When can I attend?
Once your bub is 6 weeks old and your doctor has cleared you to start exercise again you are welcome to come along.

How do I get started?
Give our friendly reception team a call. We will first book you in for a 20 minute free assessment with our physiotherapist to determine your goals and exactly what you’d like to get out of the class. This allows us to slightly tailor your class experience to your needs. It also gives you time to meet the physio taking the class, check out our gym and find out a bit more about the class.

Do I bring my baby?
Bubs are welcome to come along but we’re also happy if you would prefer to leave them with a loved one or carer. We understand that babies may need to be fed, hugged or sleep before, during or after the class. We have plenty of rooms and a large reception area where you can feed or change nappies if you need. If your little one is upset during the class, don’t worry! Lots of our clients bring their children along to their appointments so we are very much used to the crying if it does happen. But hopefully with lots of different things to look at they’ll be quite happy playing on the floor whilst you exercise.

Unfortunately if your bub is old enough to move/crawl, they will need to either stay at home or stay in the pram for safety in the gym.

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 specialist 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.

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.

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.

Continence Physiotherapy

Continence and pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specific field of physiotherapy. The focus is on the treatment of pelvic floor related disorders like incontinence and prolapse by restoring muscle function to the pelvic floor. Back In Motion offers discrete treatment for both women and men.

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.

Semi-Private Exercise and Rehab

If you're looking for an alternative to Clinical Exercise, you might like to explore semi-private exercise classes. These classes take no more than four participants which means you'll get lots of attention from the physio instructing the class. In a semi-private exercise class you'll undertake a supervised, full training program which will address any concerns you may have in regards to exercise technique, motivation, accountability and exercise progression.

Semi-Private Clinical Exercise

Once you have completed a prescribed series of one-on-one Clinical Exercise sessions, your physio may recommend you commence semi-private Clinical Exercise classes. These classes have a maximum of five participants. You'll receive guidance and attention from the physiotherapist instructing the class in accordance with your individual Clinical Exercise program. Your program may include a combination of mat and reformer work.

Telehealth

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 8820 6081

Eastland Shopping Centre - Town Square, 175 Maroondah Highway
Ringwood VIC 3134

03 9870 4700

106 Mt. Dandenong Rd
Ringwood East VIC 3135

Meet the team

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Shivam Prakash

Director and Physiotherapist

Shivam Prakash

Director and Physiotherapist

Shiv has grown up in the Mitcham area, having attended local schools including Nunawading South Primary School (now Mt Pleasant Primary School) and Vermont Secondary College. Shiv studied Physiotherapy at Melbourne University and has developed a keen interest in Spinal Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy and Chronic Pain Management. Shiv prides himself on keeping up to date with the very latest research and techniques to ensure a consistently high level of patient care. He has completed several additional courses, such as dry needling, gym rehabilitation and Clinical Exercise techniques.

Socially, Shiv is involved locally in soccer, cricket and Kung Fu. An exercise fanatic, he will also be spotted on the running track or in the gym each day. Shiv has embraced his ‘inner nerd’; he is a movie buff with a love of computer games and reading. The best way to understand Shiv’s dedication to Physiotherapy is that he views his work as a lifestyle choice, not a job. He loves meeting new people and helping them achieve their individual goals.

Shiv can speak Hindi.

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Krishna Prakash

Director

Krishna Prakash

Director

Krishna brings to the clinic 11 years of clinical experience having worked in orthopaedics as a senior physiotherapist at Maroondah Hospital, as well as working at sports medicine clinics from Vermont to Port Melbourne. Having provided services to Victorian state representative teams at nationals in Soccer and Hockey, Krishna is also currently working his way through a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.

Krishna has opened Back In Motion Malvern with Shiv and spends most of his time treating at the Malvern clinic. If you are a previous patient and looking for him - that is where he'll be found. 

Krishna has recently become a proud father to a baby girl, Siya. He can't stop talking about her and looks forward to the different challenges fatherhood brings. 

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Gemma King

Senior Receptionist & Accounts Manager

Gemma King

Senior Receptionist & Accounts Manager

Gemma joined the team early 2018 as one of our part time receptionist and has recently been promoted to a full time position. As well as looking after reception, she looks after the managment and accounts for both Mitcham and Malvern clinics.

Gemma has completed her studies in beauty therapy and loves working in the health and well being industry. She has been playing hockey since she was little and enjoys spending time with her family, friends and new addition - kitty Ollie!

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Susan Liu

Physiotherapist

Susan Liu

Physiotherapist

Susan has joined the Back in Motion team in 2020. She completed her studies; Doctor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne. She has found an interest in 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.

Outside of work, she trains and plays badminton a few times a week, loves going on hikes with friends and travelling. She is a big foodie and enjoys exploring different cuisines around Melbourne. You may also catch her talking endlessly about her love for her cat, Charlie.

Susan also speaks Mandarin.

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Yianni Griffiths

Physiotherapist

Yianni Griffiths

Physiotherapist

Yianni is the Clinical Services coordinator of the Back in Motion Mitcham team. Yianni has completed his Master of Physiotherapy Practice Degree and a Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in Anatomy and Physiology.

He has been with the Back in Motion Mitcham team for a few years, specialising in the management of lower-limb based injuries, more specifically the hip and the knee regions. He deals closely with participants presenting with patello-femoral pain syndrome, meniscus tears, knee ligamentum injuries, hip and knee arthritis, femoroacetabular impingement syndrome and hip dysplasia.

As well as rehabilitation, he is very passionate about strength and conditioning, and is driven to educate and facilitate lifestyle changes to ensure his patient’s live a healthy lifestyle and to optimise injury prevention. Outside of work, Yianni is a senior footballer at East Burwood Football club. You will be seeing him fly off the halfback line on a Saturday afternoon for his team. He is also an avid Richmond Tigers supporter and did attend both winning grand finals in 2017 and 2019.

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James Simmons

Physiotherapist

James Simmons

Physiotherapist

James has a particular interest in shoulder and neck injuries, and is focused on providing optimal outcomes for all his clients. He particularly enjoys functional exercise rehab, and wants all his clients to be more active and feeling stronger.

James is actively involved in both recreational basketball and futsal, and is very interested in sporting events of any kind. He avidly follows the AFL and is a keen Essendon supporter. His other love is for American Football and thoroughly enjoys watching the Arizona cardinals.

He has been involved with a number of sporting clubs and is experienced in injury assessment and sports orientated rehab.

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Noslan Jara

Physiotherapist

Noslan Jara

Physiotherapist

Noslan, better known as Nos, has joined the Back in Motion team in 2020.

He originally comes from Vancouver, Canada and came to Melbourne and completed his studies; Doctor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne. He has a particular interest in functional and sports specific rehabilitation, previously being involved with various local sporting clubs including rugby, football and basketball

Nos is big sports fanatic. Outside of work he enjoys playing basketball, tennis and going to the gym. Back in Canada, he played gridiron at the University level and enjoys watching American football, being an avid supporter of the Chicago Bears. During his time in Melbourne, Nos has become a fan of both Australian football and rugby.

Since coming to Australia, Nos has taken every opportunity to explore the many great things Victoria has to offer, always looking for new places to visit and discover.

Nos also is fluent in speaking Spanish.

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Tayla

Receptionist

Tayla

Receptionist

Tayla joined the Back In Motion team in 2020 as a part time receptionist. Tayla's passion for health and well being drove her to complete a Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness back in 2018, and has been a trainer at F45 since. She loves working in teams and is always up for a chat. Tayla used to volunteer at Woolamai Surf lifesaving club as a lifesaver and moved onto being a vice captain.

You might catch Tayla playing hockey along side her friends, in the gym or on the couch binge watching TV shows - her favourite tv show is Friends!

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Casey

Receptionist

Casey

Receptionist

Casey joined the Back In Motion Team in 2019, she has a passion for working with kids, as she is studying at Deakin University to be a Primary School Teacher. Casey enjoys going on walks with her friends around Warrandyte and Ferntree Gully, and generally being outdoors.

Casey plays netball at HE Parker in Heathmont and mixed netball with her family at The Rings Stadium in Ringwood. Casey has previously worked at Mt Hotham for two snow seasons and loves snowboarding and skiing.

Make sure you say hi to our happy, active team member!

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Aimiee

Receptionist

Aimiee

Receptionist

Aimiee joined the administration team at Back in Motion in April 2019. She is currently studying Sport and Exercise Science and has a strong passion for the health and fitness field.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time at being active with her friends and family, as well as exploring Mt Dandenong Mountains. 

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Catherine

Catherine

Catherine joined the Back in Motion Team in June 2020 as a receptionist. Catherine has a passion for dance and has a Classical Ballet and Contemporary dance background and has graduated with the Queensland National Ballet. Catherine is currently studying Exercise and Sport Science majoring in Exercise Physiology at Deakin.

Outside of work and study she loves going on outdoor adventures with friends and family, a massive smashed avo brunch gal and adores her dog Zoe