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Back In Motion

Aspendale Gardens

Opening hours

Mon:6:40am - 8:00pm

Tues:6:40am - 8:00pm

Wed:6:40am - 8:00pm

Thurs:6:40am - 8:00pm

Fri:6:40am - 8:00pm

Sat:7:00am - 3:00pm

Class Timetable

  • Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
  • Aquatic Physiotherapy
  • Muscles In Motion
  • Clinical Exercise
  • Mums and Bubs
  • Falls Prevention

Get in touch

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Face to face consultations are still preferred and recommended, however Telehealth is a very easy to use and effective way of conducting a physiotherapy or exercise physiology assessment and consultation. Evidence demonstrates the effectiveness of these types of consultations, and we have been lucky enough to have been involved in a recent study with Monash University using Telehealth.

In these sessions, you can expect to have a thorough assessment, be given a provisional diagnosis, prognosis and home exercise program. We will also discuss what you can do to self manage your condition.

We are doing a discounted rate for these sessions. Please see this link as to how easy it is to set up! If you have any questions, please call us on 95801985. 

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.

Why you can trust us with your care

We provide physiotherapy, massage, clinical exercise and rehab to Aspendale Gardens, Aspendale, Edithvale, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Mordialloc, Braeside, Dingley, Keysborough, Bonbeach, Waterways 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.

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 Practice

Extended Hours

Time is a precious resource - that is why we are open from 6am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 7am to 3pm on Saturday's. We recognise life can be busy and get in the way, but why should you jeopardise your recovery and rehabilitation, or take time off work?

Our goal for your health

Our qualified and experienced staff are committed to your help you to achieve your best. The first part is to reduce your pain - and the next part is to help you become better, and reduce the risk of re-injury and to perform maximally in every aspect of life.

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.
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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. 

Exercise Physiology

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university trained, recognised allied health professionals who design and deliver exercise interventions for the prevention and management of a range of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, cancer, pain and mental health conditions.

They can also provide advanced health and physical activity education, advice and support to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Exercise Physiologists are responsible for conditioning clients to higher levels of physical fitness and improved health, while staying aware of safety issues that can be associated with exercise in those with but not limited to, acute, sub-acute and chronic conditions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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03 9580 1985

93 Wells Rd
Chelsea Heights VIC 3196

03 9580 1985

205 Thames Promenade
Chelsea Heights VIC 3196

03 9580 1985

147 Station Street
Aspendale VIC 3195

Meet the team

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Yasiru Herath

Exercise Physiologist

Yasiru Herath

Exercise Physiologist

Yas has worked with a variety of patient populations, ranging from diabetes, to cancer, to hypertension and most recently in the mental health sector mostly with war verteran's and their recovery from PTSD.

Yas' varied experience places him in a fantastic position to be able to help many individuals suffering with chronic illness. Additionally, he is a high level cricketer and has toured to England in a playing/coaching role. With this experience, Yas helps to get the best out of his patients and helps to motivate them on their road to recovery!

Yas will be working out of our clinic in Aspendale Gardens, as well as local gyms in Chelsea Heights and Dingley (including use of the pool facilities). 

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Lily Ivancic


Lily Ivancic


Lily joins after completing a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Physiotherapy. 

Lily has an interest in the assessment and treatment of spinal injuries, using a range of hands on techniques and rehabilitation to achieve the best evidence based outcome.

She is also passionate about empowering individuals to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. In fact, in her spare time, Lily competes in the equestrian sport of show jumping with her thoroughbred “Red”, and has had her fair share of aches and pains to rehabilitate to ensure she can compete at a high level.

She also enjoys spending time with her partner, family and two mini dachshunds. 

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Sarah Fanous


Sarah Fanous


Sarah graduated from the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane and has developed a wide skill set across cardiorespiratory, neurological, aged care and musculoskeletal physiotherapy (including injuries we see here in the clinic and pre and post operative orthopaedic conditions). She is passionate about helping people reach their full potential and will consider you in the context of your life to help achieve the best possible health outcomes.


Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and staying active.

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Katrina Peluso


Katrina Peluso


Katrina has lived locally her whole life - attending school and being involved in sports around the Dingley and Kingston area. Some of you may even recognise Katrina as being a former member of our admin and support team!

Katrina graduated from Monash University and uses her love of keeping active to help assess and treat many injuries using both hands on treatment and comprehensive rehabilitation plans to get the best outcome for patients.

When Katrina isn’t at work, she enjoys living an active lifestyle, travelling and spending good quality time with family and friends.  

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David Hoare


David Hoare


Born and raised in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs, David completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy qualification at the University of Melbourne. He has always had an interest in sport from a young age, playing local competitive basketball for over 10 years. Alongside his physiotherapy career David works as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at Anytime Fitness, advocating everyone to strive for a healthier lifestyle.

As an exercise enthusiast, David combines his passions for fitness and clinical rehabilitation to holistically assess and treat patients. With a strong interest in sports injury prevention and rehabilitation, he aspires to empower athletes of all levels to reach their peak performance. He believes that leading an active, balanced lifestyle is the key to leading a long and happy life.

Outside of work, David loves to travel and has visited over 37 countries around the globe. He enjoys unwinding after a long day with delicious food, good company and a fine scotch.

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Brodie Leonard-Shannon

Physiotherapist and Clinical Services Co-Ordinator

Brodie Leonard-Shannon

Physiotherapist and Clinical Services Co-Ordinator

Born and bred in Bendigo, Brodie has been living in various locations around Melbourne for the past 9 years. He graduated from La Trobe University’s Masters of Physiotherapy Practice course after previously completing his Bachelor of Health Sciences (with Honours, majoring in Anatomy and Physiology). He has been working as an Exercise Scientist for the past 3 years developing his knowledge of strength and conditioning and high intensity training.

He has a strong interest in rehabilitating sports injuries and improving individuals’ performance not only in sport, but in their everyday lives.  He hopes to one day work as a physiotherapist for an elite sporting club that will take him around the world.

On weekends he enjoys playing football in country Victoria for Boort, playing with his dog Nala and hanging out with his partner, friends and family. 

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Jack Beech

Physiotherapist and Clinical Mentor. Grad Cert in Sports Physiotherapy

Jack Beech

Physiotherapist and Clinical Mentor. Grad Cert in Sports Physiotherapy

Jack has completed his Gradaute Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy and is currently completing his Master of Sports Physiotherapy degree at La Trobe University. This is after completing his Doctor of Physiotherapy degree and Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Melbourne.

Jack has a strong passion for helping people of all ages and abilities to reach their full health potential and achieve their personal goals. This is reflected in his active approach to rehabilitation through exercise, Pilates and strength and conditioning principles in his one-on-one physiotherapy treatment regimes and his semi-private rehabilitation classes. 

Particular treatment areas of interest and further training include the spine (back and neck), shoulder and hip. Jack also completes off-site physiotherapy work for external companies that involve ergonomic assessments, work injury assessments and return to work management so he can help with any work-related issues. He is also qualified in Dry Needling. 

In addition to his further study in the Physiotherapy Sports field, he also has a keen interest in injury management, rehabilitation and sports performance for athletes at all levels through his work at external sports clubs as well as his own sporting endeavours.  He has dreams of one day working in elite sport and being a physiotherapist at an Olympic games. 

Outside of work, Jack loves playing sport and being active. He particularly likes AFL, where he has played high level footy in the past and is currently the captain for Knox Football Club in the Eastern Football League. 

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Lisa Pemberton

Practice Manager

Lisa Pemberton

Practice Manager

Lisa was born in New Zealand but calls Australia home, she lives here with her family and loves living in Melbourne. When she isn't at work Lisa is renovating her home, looking after her grandaughter and catching up with friends and family.

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Alison Sweatman

Support Team

Alison Sweatman

Support Team

Alison is an Aspendale Gardens resident who is returning to the workforce after taking time off to bring up her children. She has worked in various office administration roles in the past and is passionate about health and fitness. She has recently completed a half marathon and enjoys playing netball, keeping fit and cooking. She loves spending her spare time catching up with family and friends.


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Lisa Bristow

Support Team

Lisa Bristow

Support Team

Lisa is another New Zealander who is fortunate to call Melbourne home.  She enjoys an active lifestyle that includes Personal training, walking and family bike rides.  Lisa has a background in education and volunteers at the local Aspendale Gardens Primary School.  

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Vicki Blood

Support Team

Vicki Blood

Support Team

Vicki joined our support team in 2019 due to a specific interest in wellness, health and fitness.

Vicki has represented Australia at the World Championships in NZ in Olympic distance triathalon and completed 7 half ironman races including the World Championships in Austria in 2015. Fair to say that Vicki has had her fair share of injuries!

Vicki loves to be in the bush or by the beach, hiking, walking, reading, travelling and spending time with her family, friends and her grandson.

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Raelene McNamara

Support Team

Raelene McNamara

Support Team

Raelene has a background in Office Administration and has completed a certificate in Health Administration, with a view to working in the Health Industry. Outside of work, Raelene enjoys art exhibitions and spending time with her loved ones.

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Ash Moran


Ash Moran


Ash is a passionate physio and believes in providing elite level treatment to all of his clients. His aim is to ensure each client is well informed and has a plan going forward to treat the underlying cause of the symptoms and return them to their optimal physical condition.

Upon graduation from the University of Melbourne (with Honours), Ash started work at Back in Motion. He has recently returned after a year away from the clinic where he was the physiotherapist for a Melbourne Victory FC development squad.

He also continued his development in Clinical Exercise, utilising it in the rehab of everyone from elite sports (soccer, cricket) to the elderly (falls prevention). Ash also had the chance to assist in providing recovery and Clinical Exercise sessions for a Triathlon Training camp in Noosa and uses video analysis to assess running technique for performance and injury treatment. 

Ash is now back at Back in Motion Full Time and will continue his work as a covering Physio for Melbourne Victory and the Haileybury Sports program.

He is looking forward to his role as a physiotherapist on the athletics track at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

During an assessment you can expect to have:

1. Accurate diagnosis of your condition

2. Contributing factors assessed

3. Prognosis

4. Rehab plan or further referral if necessary

Ash utilises a variety of treatment modalities, depending on the condition, including soft tissue work, joint mobilisation and manipulation, Clinical Exercise, dry needling, and home exercises.

When he has a weekend away from physio, it’s likely he will be heading towards the coast for a surf or getting in some of his own exercise.

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Brendan Mason


Brendan Mason


Brendan was born and bred in Aspendale Gardens, and graduated from the University of Melbourne after topping every year of his degree. Brendan has been involved competitively in representative football, cricket and martial arts, as well as netball, swimming and a range of other sports. He has enjoyed incorporating his knowledge of physiotherapy and sport into treating a range of musculosketelal and sporting injuries. He thrives on the challenge of the assessment and management process to attain the greatest outcomes and performance for each and every patient.