Back In MotionAlphington, VIC

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 - 6:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:00pm

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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 Pilates, and exercise and rehab to Alphington, Ivanhoe 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 you last session and deliver your next session free.

Our Service Offering

done 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 Pilates, 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. 

done Clinical Pilates

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

Many gyms and exercise studios offer pilates 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 Pilates/Pilates Reformer at Back In Motion?

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

When you do Pilates 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 Pilates/Pilates Reformer?

Pilates 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 Pilates at least once. Once you see the results and feel the benefits, you'll be hooked!

What are the health benefits of Clinical Pilates/Pilates Reformer?

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

done 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.

done 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.

done Vibration Therapy

We offer side-alternating, high frequency vibration therapy using a vibration platform. You can experience results not only as treatment for an existing health concern but as a preventative measure for a diverse range of health issues including back pain, falls prevention, core strength, and elite performance.

done 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.

done 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.

done 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.

done Custom Orthotics

When a small problem develops in your feet, a subtle change in the way you walk can cause a chain reaction that alters your posture and movement mechanics. The symptom of poor foot mechanics can include localised foot pain, bunions, arch or heel pain, leg or knee pain, hip or back pain – and even neck pain. Custom orthotics have been shown to correct these issues, giving you improved balance, posture, and general wellbeing.

done 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 Pilates reformer beds, cardio equipment, weights, the Pilates 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.

done 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.

Meet the team

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Lynley Prince

Practice Director and Principal Physiotherapist

Lynley Prince

Practice Director and Principal Physiotherapist

Practice Director, Principal Physiotherapist, BPHTY, Post-Grad Cert PHTY(acupuncture), Otago University, APAM, SPA, STOTT Pilates, Dry Needling

Born and breed in the South Island of New Zealand, Lynley completed her physiotherapy degree at Otago University and worked in both the public and private sector before moving to Melbourne in 2011 to continue her career in private practice. With over 10 years’ experience in Physiotherapy Lynley has treated a variety of conditions, including working with orthopaedic surgeons and respiratory consultants.

Lynley uses a client-focused holistic approach, aiming to educate and empower her clients to live a healthy lifestyle.  She has a strong background in Pilates and Exercise rehabilitation, while also using a variety of manual techniques. Lynley is currently completing her masters in Sports Physiotherapy and has a special interest in treating shoulders, hips, backs and knees.

Outside of physiotherapy, Lynley enjoys time with her family.  She loves music, travel, exploring all things Melbourne and will never miss an All Blacks game!

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Marcus Pain

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Marcus Pain

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Pilates, Polestar/DMA BHSc(Physio), Auckland Univ of Tech; APAM, PBA, MPA, SPA. Aths Vic Accredited Run Coach. RunLikeCrazy Brunswick Run Coach

Marcus was born and raised in New Zealand and graduated from the Auckland University of Technology in 1999 and moved to Melbourne in 2001 where he joined Back In Motion as one of their first employees. In 2004 he opened the Coburg clinic before relocating from Coburg to the current Brunswick location in early 2008. He also assists with the running of the Back In Motion Alphington practice from afar as a co-owner of the practice with a past BIM Brunswick physio- Lynley Prince.

Due to his love of running, he has a particular interest in running related injuries of althletes of all abilities, beginners to elite, and addresses many aspects of the cause from running technique, physical limitations and also addressing training errors. Marcus also uses Clinical Pilates and strength and conditioning to treat chronic and persistent back and spinal injuries and sporting injuries. Some of his additional areas of study in the physiotherapy field include DMA Clinical Pilates Level 1, 2 and 3, Polestar Pilates rehabilitation series, Runity Run Coaching course, and much more.

Marcus has always been a keen sportsman, taking part in sailing to a high level (near Olympic level), running – including the New York Marathon in 2015, Melbourne Marathon in 2016 and 2017 and the Comrades Marathon (87km) in South Africa in 2017 and many other Ultra Trail Running events. 2018 brings the challenge of the the UTA100 event in the Blue Mountains (NSW). He is an avid fan of the All Blacks and St Kilda Saints. He loves spending time with his wife Melissa, their children Cleo and Knox, and being part of the Brunswick community.

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Travis Haber

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Travis Haber

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Doctor of Physiotherapy: University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Exercise Science, Dry Needling, Leadership and Management.

After Graduating in 2015, Travis’s overarching focus has been building knowledge and developing the skills needed to delivery excellence in physiotherapy. He has worked across the entire spectrum of the population from sport physiotherapy to working with circus and dance performers. He has also worked with the elderly demographic, working in rehabilitation and pain-management capacities.

Travis’s main interests are blending exercise and rehabilitative interventions with mindfulness and thought-restructuring strategies.Travis believes optimal outcomes are best achieved when both physical and psychological barriers to outcomes are addressed.

Travis’s interest also includes community health. He followed his interest all the way to Colombia to work in the beautiful Caribbean town of Cartagena and then later into a research role in Indigenous health.

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Eva Lim

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Eva Lim

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Doctor of Physiotherapy: Bond University ; Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science ; Dry Needling ; Rocktape

Eva was born in California and raised on a small Pacific island called Guam where she grew up loving and playing sports such as basketball, volleyball, track and field and cross-country. Eva moved to Australia to complete her Physiotherapy degree at Bond University on the Gold Coast after serving some time in the United States Navy. Drawn to its cultural uniqueness Eva moved to Melbourne to work in private practice.

Eva initiates in taking a holistic approach to treatment in understanding the biopsychosocial model of health. She’s passionate about treating each person on an individualised basis applying the most suitable evidence based approach to achieve their goals. Eva has a strong emphasis on manual therapy and exercise based rehabilitation to maintain and promote long term health benefits.

Outside of work Eva enjoys Crossfit, Olympic lifting, running, hiking, coffee and most importantly food. If you know a good cafe or hiking trail she would love to hear about it.

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Miranda Fazzalari

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Miranda Fazzalari

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Master of Physiotherapy: Flinders University, Bachelor of Food science and Nutrition, Dry Needling.

Originally from Adelaide, Miranda made the move to Melbourne in 2014 to pursue the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and her career in Physiotherapy. Miranda has worked in both private practice and hospital settings, treating clients and patients at all stages of their rehabilitation journey. Miranda is experienced in helping clients meet their rehabilitation goals following orthopaedic and spinal surgery, managing acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, dry needling, Pilates, exercise prescription and hydrotherapy.

Active in many sports from a young age, Miranda is a strong advocate for movement and exercise as means to achieve long term mental and physical wellbeing. In her spare time Miranda can be found playing soccer for Melbourne Uni, cycling and running around Melbourne, bike touring, travelling and brunching at various cafes across the inner north.

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Anneka Mathias

Physiotherapist (consults at Rosanna Medical Group)

Anneka Mathias

Physiotherapist (consults at Rosanna Medical Group)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Australian Catholic University Sydney.

Born and raised in Sydney, Anneka relocated to Melbourne to pursue her career in Physiotherapy. Anneka has worked as a Physiotherapist in the community, pediatrics and disability and has a growing passion for muskuloskeletal Physiotherapy. She has completed the APPI Pilates Mat Work Level 1 course which she particularly likes to use in the rehabilitation of her patients. 

Anneka is passionate about helping people know and move their bodies better. She loves being active and since moving to Melbourne has started playing women's AFL at Prahan Football Club. Outside of work you’ll find her exploring local cafe's, having a picnic at the park or down at the beach in summer!

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Sara Portelli

Practice Manager

Sara Portelli

Practice Manager

Sara grew up in Perth WA and moved to Melbourne, the most liveable city in the world, to experience the rich cultural lifestyle it offers.

She has always had an interest in yoga and dance from a young age and after moving to Melbourne she discovered ballet and ‘barre’ exercises which inspired her to study a Certificate IV in Pilates at Breathe Education.

Sara believes that exercise is the best medicine for optimal physical, and especially, mental health. She is interested to learn more about how psychosomatic issues play out in people’s lives and their experience of pain.

Outside of work Sara enjoys riding her bike, knitting, dancing and gardening.

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Shannon Schmidtt


Shannon Schmidtt


Shannon is currently undertaking a post-graduate physiotherapy degree after completing her Bachelor of Arts/Health Science in 2013.

Outside of work and uni, Shannon is a passionate sports fan and can only describe herself as an AFL and cricket tragic -- go Bombers! She enjoys playing netball, spending time with family, having a few drinks with friends and is rarely seen without her French Bulldog, Lola. 

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