Opening hours

Mon:7:40am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:40am - 8:40pm

Wed:7:40am - 8:40pm

Thurs:7:40am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:40am - 8:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:00pm

Class Timetable


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Aveo Oak Tree

13 28 26

37- 55 View Mount Road
Glen Waverley VIC 3150

Aveo Fountain Court

13 28 26

100 Station Street
Melbourne VIC 3125

Blackburn South Medical Centre

(03) 9878 1919

164 Middleborough Road
Blackburn VIC 3130

Box Hill Mall Medical Centre

(03) 9898 6777

8 Market Street
Box Hill VIC 3128

Guardian Medical Clinic

(03) 9886 6066

Shop 22 Kmart Plaza, Cnr Blackburn Rd and Burwood Hwy
Burwood East VIC 3151

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Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, clinical Pilates, and exercise and rehab to Blackburn 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 Physiotherapy

Quick-fixes or shortcuts are not something we strive for during your consultation. The swift management of your pain and symptoms is only the first step our team will take to help you achieve lasting results.

We believe in getting the right result the first time so you can get back to what you love without the threat of re-injury.

Our focus is not only on offering talented physiotherapists, but also delivering a great physiotherapy experience.

You will be surprised at all the physical health benefits that come with sticking to your personal treatment plan including improved flexibility, mobility and strength.

done Clinical Pilates

We offer individual and small group clinical Pilates classes taught by qualified professionals and physiotherapists. Unlike group classes at a gym, our approach to Pilates is clinically proven and specifically tailored to your needs. These tailored exercises target problem areas ensuring greater results and minimising the risk of injury re-aggravation.

You will use a combination of specialised Pilates equipment including reformers and trapeze table complimented by floor-based exercises depending on your needs. This brings about better targeting and resistance as you progress in your Pilates program.

done Massage

When you get a massage from a physiotherapist you are benefiting from four plus years of dedicated university study on the human body. 

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.

A massage conducted by our physios will see a reduction in your aches and pains, whether caused by sport, injury or the stresses and strains of everyday life.

done Exercise and Rehab

Whether you’re looking to increase your fitness or get back into exercise after time off or injury, an exercise and rehabilitation session will get you off to a good start. 

Our physiotherapists can design programs to cater to your every need including weight loss, injury rehabilitation, fitness and endurance training as well as strengthening and toning.

Your physio knows your body and has the scientific and clinical knowledge to ensure your workout is both safe and caters to your abilities and previous injury history.

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 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 Vibration Therapy

We offer side-alternating, high-frequency vibration therapy technology. You can experience results not only as treatment for an existing concern but as a preventative measure for a diverse range of health issues including back pain, falls prevention, core strength, and elite performance.

done Dry needling

Treating musculoskeletal injuries with acupuncture needles can be an effective form of treatment helping to reduce muscle tension, decrease pain levels, and trigger a healing response in injured tissues when the body has ceased healing. As opposed to acupuncture, dry needling works directly on the injured body part, not meridian or energy flows.

done 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 custom orthotics moulded and manufactured specifically for your needs.

done Mums & Bubs

Our Mums and Bubs classes are designed to meet the needs of you and your new baby. You will enjoy a safe, rewarding and fun environment while regaining lost fitness and strength and interacting with other mothers and their babies. As these classes incorporate your bub, they provide a fantastic opportunity for them to play, interact and enhance their social skills.

done 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.

done Semi-Private Exercise and Rehab

If you're looking for an alternative to Pilates, 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.

done Semi-Private Pilates

Once you have completed a prescribed series of one-on-one Pilates sessions, your physio may recommend you commence semi-private Pilates classes. These classes take a maximum of four participants. You'll receive guidance and attention from the physiotherapist instructing the class in accordance with your individual Pilates program. Your program may include a combination of mat and reformer work.

done Pilates In Motion

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

done Women’s Health

We provide effective, tailored programs to support women during all stages of their lives. Talk to us about pregnancy and post-natal care, fitness and exercise classes; pelvic floor weakness, pain and incontinence; and musculoskeletal conditions.

Meet the team

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Sonali Abeywickrema


Sonali Abeywickrema


After graduating from the University of Melbourne, Sonali has spent a number of years working in the private practice field, helping clients reduce their pain and prevent recurrence of their injuries, with a focus on independent home strategies and rehabilitation. Her treatment philosophy focusses very much on active rehabilitation and strengthening and, with an incredible eye for picking up any deficits in motor control, often utilises a wide array of Clinical Pilates and general strengthening exercise to get people back to their highest possible level of function.

Outside of work, Sonali is an avid reader of books and watcher of the latest Ted Talk. She’ll often be found at a café with friends and if she not discussing politics she’ll be talking about the latest Dan Pink, Jim Collins or Robert Cialdini You Tube clip.

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Troy Sandley


Troy Sandley


Troy’s love for Physiotherapy was inevitable, 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. In order to achieve great long-term results, Troy incorporates many treatment modalities including manual therapy, dry needling, Pilates, and individualised exercise 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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Alvin Lim


Alvin Lim


Alvin has been with us at Back In Motion Blackburn since 2011, having just returned from 12 months travelling the world and we (and Alvin’s clients) are so glad to have him back. Alvin has a real passion for Physiotherapy and all things related to health and wellness. Of particular interest is body strength and conditioning and, with Alvin competing personally in national level power lifting, he likes to apply these skills to develop tailored training and rehab programs for clients both post injury and for fitness. Alvin has also completed advanced dry needling training which he regularly applies clinically to treat a range of pain and function related disorders.


Outside of work, Alvin can often be found at the gym or closely monitoring his calorie and carbohydrate intake in preparation for this next event. This, however, doesn't mean that you won’t at times find him in the Pancake Paler satisfying his late night cravings!

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Tom Freeman


Tom Freeman


Tom joined our team in 2017 after gaining valuable experience in the Epworth health care system. Growing up in country Victoria, a passion for rehabilitation was sparked at a young age through various sporting injuries and the frustration that these brought. This naturally lead to Tom pursuing a career in physiotherapy and completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physiotherapy practise.

Collaborating with people to not only return to pre-injury levels but excel beyond forms the foundation of Tom’s care. Hailing from a family full of teachers Tom values the importance of education, allowing individuals to understand the rehabilitation process. In his experience this educational approach in line with manual therapy and other treatment modalities leads to long lasting benefits.

In his spare time Tom enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially his partner Grace, travelling and playing football for the Seymour Football Netball club. Tom also undertakes the occasional eating challenge, once finishing 1kg of steak and 1kg of chips and veggies in less than 30 minutes!

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Andrew Farrelly


Andrew Farrelly


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 sporting injuries and accelerating the return-to-sport for injured athletes, as well as treating issues related to the lower back and neck.  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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Simon Holt


Simon Holt


Simon, our Practice Director, has extensive Physiotherapy experience, having worked in a range of private Physio clinics, major tertiary hospitals and spending 2 years working and training 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 has since become 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 whilst also using a range of effective manual techniques to help relieve pain.

When not working, Simon enjoys training for his next marathon, going to the football to watch the mighty Blues and, most of all, making his beautiful wife Amy and gorgeous daughters Scarlett and Holly laugh at his hilarious jokes.

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Fiona Bartha

Practice Manager

Fiona Bartha

Practice Manager

Fiona joined the Back In Motion team as Practice Manager in Feburary 2014 after gaining experience in both multi-disciplinary and specialist practices for the prior 6 years. She has completed Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical), is currently studying accounting and always looking to further develop herself professionally. Fi loves building realtionships with out clients and is always up for a chat. She really enjoys seeing the progress from when clients first visit the clinic to discharge and witnessing the positive impact Physiotherapy has on their wellbeing.

When she is not working, Fi likes to stay active at the gym and on outdoor adventures with her husband Bert and two fur babies Charlie and Winston, working on their home in the Yarra Valley, seeing live music, a good scotch, a good book and creating something delicious in the kitchen.

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Di Daniele


Di Daniele


Di is our always bright and bubbly receptionist who’s married with 2 young boys and 1 older one (her husband!) who keep her very busy. Di is also a qualified kindergarten teacher and in the past has spent 8 years working with 3-5 year olds which she loved. Di has a certificate 3 in Business (Office Admin) and has 11 years’ experience in both GP and Specialist Services.

Di joined our team in 2013 and thoroughly her role, especially working with the relaxed and supportive staff and wonderful friendly clients.

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Nicole Battye


Nicole Battye


Nicole joined our team on a part time basis in June 2011 after being on maternity leave for 12 months with her beautiful first child, Ava. Nicole has since had another gorgeous little girl, Macy. Prior to becoming a mother Nicole worked in the insurance industry for several years.

When she's not working Nicole enjoys spending time with Ava and Macy, her husband Anthony and friends and family. Nicole also enjoys walking, watching AFL (preferably her beloved Magpies- don't hold it against her), travelling and reading.

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Pete Graver


Pete Graver


Pete is an energetic and passionate physiotherapist, dedicated to empowering clients to take control of their life. Having studied a Bachelor in Health Sciences and Masters in Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe uni, Pete takes a strength and conditioning approach to rehabilitation, focussing on building strong, stable bodies to recover from injuries and prevent recurrence whilst also utilising a range of manual therapy techniques for effective pain relief.

Pete has a strong background in many areas of health and fitness, including powerlifting, cycling, running, golf, soccer and waterskiing; inevitably, all of these sports resulted in injuries, driving Pete’s desire to become proficient in managing them. With a doctor, nurse and psychology graduate in the family, Pete has a well-rounded appreciation for all aspects of health and wellbeing and incorporates this into his physiotherapy treatment.

In his spare time Pete loves exploring Melbourne with his mates and fiancée Emma, cooking wings on the barbie, building some furniture or tinkering with his beloved car.