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Back In Motion


Celebrating 30 years in Balnarring!

Opening hours

Mon:8:00am - 7:00pm

Tues:8:00am - 7:00pm

Wed:8:00am - 7:00pm

Thurs:8:00am - 7:00pm

Fri:8:00am - 6:00pm

Sat:9:00am - 1:00pm

Class Timetable

  • Functional Training
  • Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
  • GLAD

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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 Balnarring on (03) 5983 1021
  • 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. For full terms and conditions click here.

  • Book your Free Initial Assessment* today.

    Treatment following your assessment is charged at the cost of a standard consultation. For full terms and conditions click here.

Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, and exercise and rehab to Balnarring, Mornington Peninsula 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.
For full terms and conditions click here

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. 

Shockwave Therapy

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

Back In Motion offers a free initial assessment that is obligation free – so if you do not decide to go ahead, then there is no cost for that assessment.

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

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

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

Find out more about Shockwave Therapy at Back In Motion

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.

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.

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.

GLA:D - Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark

What is GLA:D?

This education and exercise program reflects the latest evidence in osteoarthritis (OA) research. It includes feedback from people with OA as well as what works in the real world to help manage OA symptoms.

GLA:D training consists of:

  • A first appointment explaining the program and collecting data on your current functional ability.
  • Two education sessions to teach you about OA, how the GLA:D exercises improve joint stability and how to retain this improved joint stability outside of the program.
  • Group neuromuscular training sessions twice a week for six weeks to improve muscle control of the joint which leads to reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life.
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.

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.

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.


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

Meet the team

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Paul Rowson

Director and Senior Clinician

Paul Rowson

Director and Senior Clinician

Paul is the Director and Principal Physiotherapist at Back in Motion Balnarring. He started the business as Balnarring Physiotherapy in 1989. 

Paul graduated from Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences in 1987 and completed a Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy in 1996 which involved working with elite athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport. He has over 30 years experience treating a wide range of problems including sports and spinal injuries, and headache. He is very focused in providing excellent hands-on care, helped by the appropriate exercise routine that can get his clients back to what they love to do.

Paul is also trained in Clinical Pilates, and is still interested in improving his Physio skills on an ongoing basis

Paul is married to Kerry and they have two adult kids.   He enjoys physical activity, especially surfing, going to the gym, walking the dog, gardening and swimming. 

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Wendy Franke

Practice Manager

Wendy Franke

Practice Manager

Wendy enjoys the day to day running of the physiotherapy clinic, liaising with patients and therapists and ensuring the clinic runs as efficiently as possible. Wendy has worked with Paul at Balnarring since 1997. She is married with two adult sons. Living locally, Wendy is a member at the Western Port Yacht Club.  She likes getting away in her caravan and exploring other parts of Victoria and beyond.

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Kerry Rowson

Manager and Support

Kerry Rowson

Manager and Support

Kerry has been involved with Paul at Balnarring Physiotherapy since they married in 1993. She qualified as a Radiographer at RMIT and specialised in Ultrasound before having children.

Kerry grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and attended school locally. She loves the lifestyle that living on the Peninsula provides: including beach walking, local markets and good food and wine.

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Josephine Wilson


Josephine Wilson


Josie graduated in 2019 completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Charles Sturt University in Orange, NSW.

During her degree Josie developed a keen interest in lower limb musculoskeletal injuries having completed her honours research in this area. As a physiotherapist she has a strong belief in a holistic approach to treatment providing patient centred care. Having had her fair share of sporting injuries she understands what it is like being a patient.

Josie is originally from Tasmania and enjoys running, travelling and is an avid netball player.

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Mark Charalambous


Mark Charalambous


Mark has over 10 years experience as a physiotherapist, having graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2010. Since then he has taught clinical pilates for 6 years and also is a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. Mark likes to use his knowledge of weight-lifting to help rehabilitate people from all kinds of injuries and improve their day to day capabilities.

Mark also enjoys surfing, yoga and running.

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Brett Blanch-Hellyer


Brett Blanch-Hellyer


Brett graduated in 2020, having completed his Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney. Prior to this, Brett had completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2017.   

Having been involved in sport growing up and seeing the positive impact physiotherapists had helping others through work experience programs, Brett was inspired to become a physiotherapist and give back. Brett is passionate about helping others maintain a long, happy and healthy life through regular exercise.  

Brett enjoys short hikes, bike riding, playing golf and basketball in his spare time.

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Liam Thomas


Liam Thomas


Liam graduated in 2022, completing his Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Monash University in Melbourne.

During his degree Liam developed a clinical interest in tendon injuries, completing honours research in Achille’s tendinopathy and tennis elbow. Liam also has a keen interest in rehabilitation post orthopaedic surgery.

Liam has lived most of his life in Balnarring, having attended Balnarring kindergarten and primary school. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, golf, and going fishing.

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Sienna Wills


Sienna Wills


Sienna graduated in 2020, having completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Monash University.

After graduating Sienna worked in rehabilitation helping people recover from surgery, strokes and other neurological conditions. Sienna has an interest in sporting injuries having grown up playing a range of sports. Since working as a physiotherapist she has also developed an interest in paediatrics, clinical pilates and treating people with dizziness.

Sienna has lived on the Mornington Peninsula her whole life and enjoys running, playing netball and walking her dog along the beach.

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Colleen Waldie

Support Team

Colleen Waldie

Support Team

Colleen is passionate about health and fitness. She enjoys spending time with her family in outdoor activities. She has a menagarie of pets, including a diamond python. 

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Judy Malcolm

Support Team

Judy Malcolm

Support Team

Judy has lived on the Peninsula for 30 years. Judy enjoys Clinical Exercise, patchwork and walking on the beach.