Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Blackburn | Back In Motion
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Back In Motion

Blackburn

Opening hours

Mon:7:40am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:40am - 8:40pm

Wed:7:40am - 8:40pm

Thurs:7:40am - 8:40pm

Fri:7:40am - 8:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:00pm

A letter to our clients.

Thank you very much to our many clients for your ongoing support and loyalty over the past 14 years. We love being part of this amazing community and we look forward to continuing to do so for many more years to come!

In response to COVID-19, the BIM Blackburn team are taking absolutely all measures in line with those recommended by the Department of Health to ensure that our clinic is a safe environment for you to attend your appointments. These include maintain social distancing where possible, clinical staff wearing face masks in consult rooms and continuing to follow strict hygiene and disinfection procedure in consult rooms and gym between sessions.

For further information about protecting others and reducing the spread please visit https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert . We hope that everyone in our community managed to get through 2020 without to many scars wish you all good health during 2021. Please get in touch with any queries or concerns or if we can help in any way and thank you again for your ongoing support.

Simon, Troy and the team at BIM Blackburn.

Class Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Pete

7:20am
8:00am

40 minutes
8:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Andrew

8:00am
8:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Ellie

8:00am
8:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Simon

8:10am
9:00am

50 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Ellie

8:40am
9:20am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Ellie

8:40am
9:20am

40 minutes
9:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Bec

9:00am
9:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Andrew

9:00am
9:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Troy

9:00am
9:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Simon

9:10am
10:00am

50 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Ellie

9:20am
10:00am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Pete

9:40am
10:20am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Troy

9:40am
10:20am

40 minutes
10:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Andrew

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Simon

10:10am
11:00am

50 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Troy

10:20am
11:00am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Ellie

10:20am
11:00am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Troy

10:20am
11:00am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Andrew

10:40am
11:20am

40 minutes
11:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Troy

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Troy

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Ellie

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Troy

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
Exercise Rehab
Pete

11:10am
11:50am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Troy

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Troy

11:40am
12:20pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Andrew

11:40am
12:20pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Pete

11:40am
12:20pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Troy

11:40am
12:20pm

40 minutes
12:00pm
Exercise Rehab
Pete

12:20pm
1:00pm

40 minutes
1:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Tarun

1:00pm
1:40pm

40 minutes
2:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Pete

2:00pm
2:40pm

40 minutes
3:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Andrew

3:00pm
3:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Simon

3:40pm
4:20pm

40 minutes
4:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Chris

4:20pm
5:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Andrew

4:40pm
5:20pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Andrew

4:40pm
5:20pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Bec

4:40pm
5:20pm

40 minutes
5:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Troy

5:00pm
5:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Bec

5:00pm
5:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Andrew

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Troy

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Bec

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
Exercise Rehab
Troy

5:40pm
6:20pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Ellie

5:40pm
6:20pm

40 minutes
6:00pm
Muscles In Motion
Bec

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Troy

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Troy

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Andrew

6:20pm
7:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Simon

6:40pm
7:20pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Tarun

6:40pm
7:20pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Pete

6:40pm
7:20pm

40 minutes
7:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Tarun

7:20pm
8:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Andrew

7:20pm
8:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Bec

7:20pm
8:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Bec

7:30pm
8:10pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Tarun

7:40pm
8:20pm

40 minutes
8:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Tarun

8:00pm
8:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Andrew

8:00pm
8:40pm

40 minutes

Tuesday

Thursday

Saturday

Friday

Wednesday

Monday

Get in touch

If you wish to get in touch directly, we can be reached at blackburn@backinmotion.com.au.

BOOK A CONSULTATION

TELEHEALTH

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 Blackburn on (03) 9878 1919
  • 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. 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.

How We Help You

At Back In Motion Blackburn we have been providing exceptional Physiotherapy, Massage, Pilates and Exercise Rehab services to the Blackburn and greater Melbourne community since 2007. We feel privileged to be able to help people with acute injuries and pain, those who want to address and prevent long term injuries or anyone who wants to achieve optimal lifelong health and well-being.

We’re fortunate to have worked with over 15,000 elite and amateur sports people, everyday mums and dads, desk workers through to manual labourers and children through to the elderly.

We have a passion for helping people and became frustrated by the short-term quick fixers and band-aid approaches offered by traditional healthcare. That’s why at Back In Motion Blackburn we offer unique, holistic healthcare through our tailored Results4Life treatment approach. We utilise a range of different services from acute in-rooms care through to gym based Pilates along with Functional Strength and Rehabilitation.

But what really matters is… how can we help you?!

Our Practice

Who we are

One of Melbourne's leading providers of physiotherapy and health related services! We exist because we believe in actively enjoying life. Our goal is to help people move and feel better by providing physiotherapy, pilates and clinical exercise to our amazing Blackburn community.

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.

Qualified, experienced staff

Our team prides itself on exceptional experiences and quality outcomes. We love what we do and are passionate about improving the health and enjoyment of life for every single person that walks in our doors!

Our Service Offering

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 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. 

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.

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.

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 Class

Clinical Exercise is an advanced class guided by a physiotherapist. Once you have progressed from individual and semi-private Clinical Exercise, you’ll be able to join Clinical Exercise classes allowing you to develop your skills and challenge your body.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Connect sites

03 9890 0031

164 Middleborough Road
Blackburn South VIC 3130

03 9898 0610

6 Landale St
Box Hill VIC 3128

(03) 9898 6777

8 Market Street
Box Hill VIC 3128

Meet the team

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Troy Sandley

Physiotherapist

Troy Sandley

Physiotherapist

Troy, our Practice Co-Director, developed his love for Physiotherapy while growing up in a household of healthcare professionals. Prior to his Physiotherapy endeavours, he lived in the U.S.A. playing College basketball in Colorado, where he was plagued by a string of injuries, further developing his passion for the profession. He is focused on the holistic health and well-being of others, particularly those presenting with sporting injuries and general orthopaedic conditions. Troy is an avid student of physiotherapy and has completed multiple post graduate courses in order to continuously develop and improve himself professionally for the benefit of his clients. In order to achieve great long-term results, Troy incorporates many treatment modalities including manual therapy, dry needling, Clinical Exercise, and individualised rehabilitation programs.

He still picks up the basketball from time-to-time as a hobby, goes to the gym, and enjoys any chance to get away to the beach with his friends and family. However, having a Chiropractic father sets the scene for plenty of dinner table banter.

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Ellie Gavalas

Physiotherapist

Ellie Gavalas

Physiotherapist

Ellie’s love for physiotherapy was established at a young age. Taking part in a variety of sports including AFL, soccer and running, Ellie truly understands the significance of maintaining your health and wellbeing. Ellie completed her Master of Physiotherapy Practice and a Bachelor of Applied Science at La Trobe University. Ellie’s clinical interests involve treating and preventing a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including the neck, back and sporting related injuries.

Growing up in a big Greek family, Ellie loves being surrounded by people. With a strong passion for helping and empowering others, she channels her energy into providing the best possible care for each and every client.

Ellie values the importance of living a happy and active life and combines her professional physiotherarpy along with a professional AFLW player for North Melbourne Kangaroos. In her spare time, Ellie loves to appreciate the simple things in life like a delicious souvlaki and hanging out with her friends and family.

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Andrew Farrelly

Physiotherapist

Andrew Farrelly

Physiotherapist

Andrew is passionate about all things health, sport and fitness which led him down the path of becoming a physiotherapist. Andrew joined our team after previously gaining experience through the Austin Health system and working in conjunction with a number of Melbourne-based soccer clubs. He has completed a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree through The University of Melbourne, giving him a strong background in exercise rehabilitation, injury management and health coaching. His particular areas of interest are return-to-sport for injured athletes, treating issues related to the lower back and neck and make genuinely improving people's quality of life through easy to understand for lifestyle coaching.  Having previously sustained a serious knee injury himself, Andrew understands the challenges faced during the rehab process and is passionate about making this process the least stressful and most rewarding possible.

Andrew takes an approach to physiotherapy that empowers people to make positive changes in their life, helping them to manage their symptoms or condition through expert advice and caring guidance. He is strongly driven to ensure that everyone who walks in the door will leave with their concerns thoroughly addressed and the best possible treatment delivered.

In his spare time Andrew also works as a physiotherapist for a soccer club in the National Premier League, enjoys going to the gym and staying active and exploring Melbourne’s cafe and craft brewery scene.

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Rebecca Chi

Physiotherapist

Rebecca Chi

Physiotherapist

Bec is passionate about helping and empowering patients through their rehabilitation journey to achieve life-long outcomes. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor degree in Science and a Doctor of Physiotherapy.

Her interest in physiotherapy developed at a young age after sustaining various injuries herself from tennis, netball and swimming. Her passion in rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries was further developed after working for Old Xaverians in the Amateurs, where she managed a broad range of sporting injuries. Bec believes in a combined approach of manual techniques, optimising movement control, strengthening and patient education to achieve the best possible outcome for every patient that walks through the door. Bec is also able to speak Cantonese and Mandarin.

Outside of work, she enjoys going to the gym, walking her big Doberman dog, travelling, exploring the Melbourne food scene and catching up on NBA or NFL games (Go Warriors/Packers!). 

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Simon Holt

Physiotherapist

Simon Holt

Physiotherapist

Simon, our Practice Co-Director, has over 17 years of Physiotherapy experience, having worked in a range of private Physio clinics, major tertiary hospitals and spending 2 years training and working in the UK. He moved back to Melbourne from London in 2008 to take up his position as Principal Physiotherapist at Back In Motion Blackburn and later became the Practice Director. Whilst developing a broad skill set during his time as a Physiotherapist, Simon has gained particular interest in the treatment of running injuries along with the management of neck and lower back pain. His 'Physio Philosophy' focuses on empowering each patient to understand and gain long-term resolution of their symptoms through high level functional rehabilitation whilst also using a range of specialised manual techniques to help give quick and effective pain relief.

When not working, Simon enjoys training for his next marathon, going to the football to watch the mighty Blues (they'll get there eventually!) and, most of all, making his beautiful wife Amy and gorgeous daughters Scarlett, Holly and Georgie laugh at his hilarious dad-jokes.

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Pete Graver

Physiotherapist

Pete Graver

Physiotherapist

Pete is an energetic and passionate physiotherapist, dedicated to empowering clients to take control of their life. Having completed his initial studies at La Trobe University, Pete has completed further studies in Strength and Conditioning Coaching, Powerlifting and Clinical Pilates to take a functional rehabilitation approach to physiotherapy, focussing on building strong, stable bodies to recover from injuries and prevent recurrence. Pete’s clinical specialties include low back and neck pain, Clinical Exercise Classes and all levels of sport-specific rehab, from dancers and gymnasts to footballers and weightlifters.

Pete is also our clinical lead for the NDIS with a particular passion for interventions for adolescent and young adults with disabilities.

In his spare time Pete loves training, exploring Melbourne with his wife Emma and Boss the Staffy, brewing beer, building furniture or tinkering with his beloved car. 

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Tarun Rajupalem

Physiotherapist

Tarun Rajupalem

Physiotherapist

Tarun is a passionate physiotherapist who is driven to achieve effective rehabilitation and prevention of injuries. Growing up he was involved in various sports, spurring his interest in exercise and injury rehab.

Tarun completed his bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy at Monash University. After graduating Tarun moved to Hobart to work at Back In Motion Hobart for a number of years, gaining experience in treatment of many musculoskeletal injuries whilst also completing a number of post-graduate courses. Upon return to his home town of Melbourne, we were very lucky to have Tarun join our team here at Back In Motion Blackburn. Tarun believes in the individualised client centred care focusing on recovery and also prevention of future occurrences of injury.

In his spare time he loves playing cricket, supporting Essendon in the AFL and going to the movies and alongside his brother he also writes a movie review blog!

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David McNeill

Physiotherapist

David McNeill

Physiotherapist

Once a long-term client at Back In Motion Blackburn, David was inspired to be a physiotherapist after many years spent on the other side of the table (being treated by long time friend Simon). Through a long career running at an elite level – representing Australia at two Olympic Games in the 5k and 10k– David developed a passion for the physiotherapy profession, and now uses his experiences and skills to help others be physically active, to push their limits, and to enjoy the process while staying healthy. And while he has a soft spot for treating runners, David loves working with people from all walks of life and all abilities, and promises he won’t nag you to try running if you don’t like it!

Outside of work he'll still most commonly be found out running (aiming to qualify for his 3rd Olympics in Tokyo), checking out a local cafe or brewery or honing his baking skills in the kitchen!

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Chris Honey

Physiotherapist

Chris Honey

Physiotherapist

Chris’s love for diagnosing and rehabilitating tricky conditions developed in his younger years after sustaining several injuries across his junior football career. In particular, he has a special interest in treating lower back, neck and shoulder pain – all of which are areas he has injured himself and rehabilitated! Chris has completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at RMIT University followed by a Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne – providing him with an extensive background in health and fitness, lifestyle coaching and injury prevention and management.

Chris’s approach to physiotherapy centres on understanding each client’s individual needs, utilising hands-on therapy, exercise prescription and lifestyle changes to ensure each and every client can become the healthiest and best version of themselves. Whether it is elite footballers trying to return to the field or grandparents wishing to play with their grandchildren pain-free, Chris strives to help each client achieve their personal goals. 

Outside of work, Chris is very active and enjoys going to the gym and playing football and golf on the weekends. He also has a fine appreciation for food (often eaten in excess), watching Richmond win flags and spending time with family and friends.

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Fiona Bartha

Practice Manager

Fiona Bartha

Practice Manager

Many of you will know Fiona's smiling face as she has been the Practice Manager at Back In Motion Blackburn for many years. She takes gerat pride in getting to know as many of our amazing clients as possible and is always happy to help with any questions you may have.

Fi lives with her huaband Bert and goregous son Spencer. She loves to spend her spare time (as if she has any with a busy job and toddler running around the house!) reading, exercising and chasing chickens around the back yard!

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Emily Orr

Client Services

Emily Orr

Client Services

Emily is combining her part time work here at Back In Motion Blackburn with her study as a physiotherpay student at LaTrobe Uni. We're thrilled to have her and you'll find her working on Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings and filling in other shifts as needed. She's always helpful and is no doubt absorbing physio information via osmosis and will certainly hit the ground running when she eventually graduates!

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Ailson Weaver

Client Services

Ailson Weaver

Client Services

Ali joined our Client Servies team after both her and her entire family had been long time loyal clients at Back In Motion Blackburn. Ali describes herself as a lifelong learner, having completed multiple university degrees. We describe her as one of the brightest and bubbliest people you’ll meet who loves to have a chat- about anything but especially her beloved pet chickens!

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Abby Bartha

Client Services

Abby Bartha

Client Services

To maintain the intrigue, Abby's profile is still on the way!

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Dani Jones

Client Services

Dani Jones

Client Services

For now, I guess you'll just have to come in and meet Dani!