Back In MotionAscot Vale, VIC

Opening hours

Mon:8:00am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:00am - 8:00pm

Wed:7:00am - 8:00pm

Thurs:7:00am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:00am - 8:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:40pm

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Eastbrooke Medical Centre

(03) 9375 4131

162-178 Keilor Rd
Essendon North VIC 3041

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

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    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, remedial massage, clinical pilates, and exercise and rehab to Ascot Vale, Moonee Ponds, Essendon 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 wi

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

done GaitScan® Assessment

Back In Motion’s scientific GaitScan® assessment technology allows your physio to closely analyse your foot mechanics. This is done by measuring timing sequences, mapping foot pressure and providing an in-depth visual report that you can take home.

Using GaitScan®, your Back In Motion physiotherapist can then determine whether faulty foot function is the cause of your discomfort and whether custom orthotics will benefit you. If so, the results of your assessment are used to create customer orthotics moulded and manufactured specifically for your needs.

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 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.

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.

Meet the team

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Kim Nguyen

Practice Director and Principal Physiotherapist

Kim Nguyen

Practice Director and Principal Physiotherapist

  • Women/Men's Health (Internal examination), Clinical Pilates, Dry Needling,
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Melbourne University)

In August 2007, Kim embarked on an enriching journey as Principal Physiotherapist of Back In Motion Ascot Vale. Kim currently leads a fantastic team of staff who are all dedicated in assisting clients to achieve sustainable results.

She is experienced in Pilates and women's health and has a particular interest in sports injuries. She endeavours for Back In Motion Ascot Vale to be widely recognised for its commitment to its clients. 

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Bobby Yang

Practice Director and Clinical Supervisor

Bobby Yang

Practice Director and Clinical Supervisor

  • Sports Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Musculoskeletal/Spinal Diagnosis, Dry Needling
  • Masters of Physiotherapy (Melbourne University)

Bobby graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and has since dedicated his career to the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries since. He has a strong interest in managing clients with sport-specific injuries, especially in the field of AFL and basketball. He is also experienced in taking the athletes’ performance to the next level via training within a gym setting.

Bobby completed his Masters degree from the University of Melbourne and specialises in advanced diagnosis of complex musculoskeletal injuries. He is currently a titled musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the Australian Physiotherapy Association and an accredited practitioner in the McKenzie’s method for managing spinal injuries.

In his spare time, Bobby enjoys outdoor activities such as basketball, ultimate Frisbee, the occasional online gaming and eating around the Moonee ponds area.

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Brodie Sharpe

Physiotherapist (Clinical Mentor)

Brodie Sharpe

Physiotherapist (Clinical Mentor)

  • Musculoskeletal Conditions, Sport, Clinical Pilates/Personal Training, Dry Needling
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice (Latrobe University)


Brodie Graduated from La Trobe with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Physiotherapy practice degree. He has grown up playing a number of sports such as basketball, rock climbing and indoor cricket but is currently spending most of his time training for marathons and triathlons.

Brodie developed an interest in physiotherapy throughout his childhood, and as a patient loved the vast knowledge a Physiotherapist could deliver to recovering patients. "As a patient for Back In Motion for a number of years, I have loved the holistic approach and patient centred focus that our clinic pursues".

In his spare time Brodie enjoys reading, gym, playing keyboard and socialising with friends. He has built a particular interest around treating runners, triathletes and headache sufferers. He is keen on returning his clients back to their sports, getting them back into the gym and returning them to pain free and optimal function.

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Katia Tavolaro

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Katia Tavolaro

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

  • Musculoskeletal Conditions, Sport, Clinical Pilates/Personal Training, Massage, Dry Needling

Katia graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy from LaTrobe University, Bundoora. Katia aims to provide a holistic approach to each physiotherapy treatment and is qualified to provide a number of different treatment modalities including manual techniques, dry needling (Level 1), clinical pilates (DMA Level 1 & 2) and exercise-based treatment. Katia is a former member of the Women's National Training Centre and the Victorian National women's youth soccer teams and today still continues to enjoy both watching and playing soccer.

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Patrick Vallance

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Patrick Vallance

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

  • Musculoskeletal conditions, clinical pilates, sports, massage
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Charles Sturt University)

Patrick completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University. He is an avid Carlton Blues supporter and has participated in a wide variety of sports. He has even completed (survived) the Melbourne marathon.

He believes each presentation is unique, and aims to help clients achieve their goals through a holistic approach underpinned by this understanding. He utilises a number of modalities to do so, including manual therapy, mobilisations, massage, dry needing (level 1) and functional strengthening and conditioning. 

Patrick has worked with teams in the Melbourne Big V Competition (basketball), the Ovens and Murray Football League and the North West Metropolitan Cricket Association. 

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Verity Wells


Verity Wells


Verity recently joined the Ascot Vale team as a part-time receptionist, having previously worked in medical administration in general practice. She is enjoying working in a new allied health environment, and getting to know the clients of the practice. 
Verity has a background in art and design, and is currently pursuing further design studies. In her spare time, she enjoys coffee, theatre and running training.

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Gabi Johnstone


Gabi Johnstone


Is currently studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Physiology. Since working at the BIM clinic and seeing what goes on, it has reinforced her passion of doing a post graduate degree in Physiotherapy in the future.

In her spare time, Gabi enjoys trying out the food/drink culture around Melbourne, travelling every opportunity she gets and her sport of choice is netball.