Back In MotionBalnarring, VIC

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 - 7:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:00pm

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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 Pilates, and exercise and rehab to Balnarring 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 and deliver your next session free.

Our Service Offering

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 physios have completed formal Pilates training, and 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 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 massage/soft tissue mobilisation, muscle re-education, exercises, acupuncture, dry needling and crutches/wheelchairs if necessary.

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 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 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 including remedial massage, sports therapy massage, deep tissue massage and myotherapy.

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, deep tissue massage and myotherapy, 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). 

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.

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 Balnarring Physiotherapy in 1989. He has over 30 years experience treating a wide range of problems including sports and spinal injuries, and headache.

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. Paul is also trained in cinical Pilates.

Paul is married to Kerry and they have two teenagers.

Paul enjoys physical activity, especially surfing and swimming. He shares his passion for maintaining and minimising injuries with his son’s football team as their trainer.

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Ash Samarakoon


Ash Samarakoon


Ash is passionate about Physiotherapy and the results it achieves with his clients. He commenced working at Balnarring after he graduated from LaTrobe University. Ash is interested in a wide range of physical ailments from spinal and postural related issues to the elite athlete looking to improve efficiency and injury prevention. He enjoys both cricket and basketball.

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May Wan


May Wan


May was born in Hong Kong and speaks three languages. She studied physio at the University of Sydney and is looking forward to meeting and getting to know our lovely clients. 

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Mel Jones


Mel Jones


Mel completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in Albury-Wodonga where she worked until moving to the Peninsula in January. Mel loves all areas of physiotherapy and has experience assisting in a wide variety of problems.

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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


Kerry Rowson


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 with Paul (and their dog Oscar), local markets and good food and wine.

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David Ternes


David Ternes


David commenced working with us after completing his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in Orange, NSW.

His interest in Physiotherapy began as a teenager through various sports involvement and has only grown from there. Coming from a heavy sports background, David particularly enjoys helping his clients get into, or back to regular exercise and sport.
In his time off, David loves to get outdoors as much as he can, hiking, playing sports or having a good read on the beach.

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Colleen Waldie


Colleen Waldie


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


Judy Malcolm


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