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Mon:8:00am - 8:00pm

Tues:8:00am - 8:00pm

Wed:8:00am - 8:00pm

Thurs:8:00am - 8:00pm

Fri:8:00am - 8:00pm

Sat:8:40am - 2:00pm

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Health First Family Medical Centre

03 9836 1126

353 Balwyn Road
Balwyn North VIC 3104

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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, massage, clinical Pilates, and exercise and rehab to Balwyn 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 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 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 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.

Meet the team

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Rushabh Pattni

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Rushabh Pattni

Practice Director and Physiotherapist


  • B. Physio  – University of Newcastle
  • M. Physio (Msk) – University of Queensland
  • APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Supplementary Qualifications, Awards and Previous Positions 

  • Newcastle University Anatomy Tutor
  • Credentialled McKenzie Therapist
  • Newcastle City Blues AFL sports trainer
  • Balwyn Tigers assistance physio
  • DMA Qualified Pilates Instructor
  • Dry Needling Certified
  • Watson Headache Institute level 1 trained

Special Interests

  • Back and hip pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Chronic Pain


Growing up with a keen interest in sport, yoga and science, Rushabh recognised very early that his professional interests would involve health and wellbeing.

After completing his schooling Rushabh went on to pursue a Physiotherapy degree at Newcastle University. After finishing his degree, Rushabh commenced work within the Newcastle regionwhere he gained an invaluable foundation understanding in all areas, particularly relating to musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy. Following his physiotherapy degree Rushabhstudied Yoga at the Sivananda Institute and later set up the Newcastle Yoga Group to provide local yoga classes.

After completing his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at the esteemed University of Queensland, Rushabh moved to Melbourne to work with a respected Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Specialist in 2012.

After consolidating and further developing his skills Rushabh joined the Back In Motion directorship.

Back In Motion Balwyn was established in 2014 and has since developed an exceptional professional reputation throughout the Boroondara community for the provision of high quality physiotherapy and Pilates services.

Back In Motion Balwyn has also enjoyed a respected relationship with medical practitioners and specialists.

Rushabh and the team at Back In Motion Balwyn are committed to the provision of excellent physical healthcare. We believe that ‘Success in life is underpinned by success in health’, let us help you achieve optimal physical health.

Outside of work, Rushabh spends time with his wife Sharanya, and continues to be involved in various sports, including golf, squash and jiujitsu.

*All services with Rushabh will be charged at Senior Practitioner Rates

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Kirstie Donaldson

Practice Manager

Kirstie Donaldson

Practice Manager

Kirstie is originally from West Yorkshire in the UK. Whilst being a proud Yorkshire Lass, she is enjoying ‘life down under’ immensely. She initially moved to Adelaide and started working for Back In Motion. When the decision to move to Melbourne was made, she was very happy to be able to stay within the Back In Motion Franchise. You will find her most days in reception and she is looking forward to meeting everyone.

Kirstie is looking forward to exploring Melbourne and experiencing life here. In her spare time she enjoys reading, running, hiking and attempting to cook (it doesn’t always turn out very well).

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Peter Furness


Peter Furness



  • B. Physio  – University of Notre Dame Australia

Supplementary Qualifications, Awards and Previous Positions

  • Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute trained
  • Dry Needling Certified
  • Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • APA Musculoskeletal Group
  • APA Sports Group

Special Interests

  • Headaches and jaw (TMJ) pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Sporting injuries


Pete completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy with the University of Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle, WA. Over the years Pete has developed a special interest in assessment and treatment of headaches and jaw (TMJ) pain, along with neck pain and postural dysfunction. Pete is enthusiastic about exercise and its role in rehabilitation and injury prevention, and has completed further training in Clinical Pilates with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute. Pete is also experienced in the use of Dry Needling having trained with the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Pete is an active member of both the Musculoskeletal and Sports Groups of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

In his free time, Pete closely follows the AFL, NBA, boxing and mixed martial arts. He also enjoys golf, scuba-diving and snowboarding.

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Dominic Forsythe

Physiotherapist and Clinical Mentor

Dominic Forsythe

Physiotherapist and Clinical Mentor


  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physiotherapy) AUT University

Supplementary Qualifications, Awards and Previous Positions

  • DMA Clinical Pilates
  • Lumbo-Pelvic Assessment and Treatment Level 1 &2
  • Jeremy Lewis Shoulder diagnosis and treatment course

Special Interests

  • Shoulder and Neck Pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports rehab
  • Physiotherapy peer education

Previous Experience with Sports Teams

  • Lead Physiotherapist Super City Rangers- New Zealand National basketball League 2015-16
  • Physiotherapist Borneo Eagles Sevens Team – Borneo International Rugby 7s 2015
  • Lead Physiotherapist Kelston Boys Hugh School 1st XV Rugby- Auckland 1A Division 2016
  • Lead Physiotherapist Auckland Mens’ Futsal Team 2015-2016

Extra-Curricular Sports / Activities

Hockey, Golf, Swimming, Keen to give everything a go


Dominic developed his interest in Physiotherapy through his involvement is sports growing up. Competing in swimming, surf lifesaving and hockey as a teenager meant that he spent a lot of time at the physio clinic! With the aim of working with elite athletes and professional sports teams, Dominic graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physiotherapy) from AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2013.

Dominic was lucky enough to be able to work and travel with Basketball, Rugby and futsal teams as a Lead Physiotherapist, throughout New Zealand and overseas. Since moving to Melbourne, and starting at Back in Motion Balwyn, Dominic uses a lot of the skills that he learnt while with those teams when treating his clients in the clinic.

When he’s not at the clinic, Dominic plays Hockey and is learning to play golf (slowly!)

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Ben Mason


Ben Mason



  • B. Science  – The University of Melbourne
  • M*. Physio – The University of Melbourne

Supplementary Qualifications, Awards and Previous Positions

  • APPI Pilates trained
  • Marcellin Old Collegians Football Club Sports Trainer

Special Interests

  • Neck pain and headaches
  • Lower back pain
  • Foot and ankle injuries


Ben spent far too much of his adolescent life on the other side of the physio’s office, the result of a long history of basketball-induced injuries. This time spent as a patient piqued Ben’s interest in physio, which led to him studying the Doctor of Physiotherapy course at the University of Melbourne. Now (mostly) injury-free himself, Ben has a special interest in the management of acute sporting injuries, particularly of the foot and ankle.

Ben spends much of his spare time wedding planning with his fiancé Emma, with their big day scheduled for early 2019. He still enjoys playing basketball, and closely follows most sports, always happy to talk about the footy as long as Geelong is winning!