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

Brighton

Opening hours

Mon:7:30am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:30am - 8:00pm

Wed:7:30am - 8:00pm

Thurs:7:30am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:30am - 7:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 12:00pm

A letter to our clients.

I hope everyone is staying safe and well during COVID19

We have been deemed an essential business and rest assured, you can be confident the team here at Back In Motion Brighton is following all of the hygiene practices recommended, and going above and beyond keeping the clinic low risk and therefore our clients and team safe. 

It is important for us all to attend to aches and pains early before they become more severe or complicated. If you have concerns about attending the clinic for an appointment, our Telehealth consultations allow us to assess, diagnose and give advice for any aches and pains you may have. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We are here for you.

Class Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00am
8:00am
9:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Rhyan Eason

9:00am
9:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Fiona Burford

9:00am
9:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
TBC

9:00am
9:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Fiona Burford

9:40am
10:20am

40 minutes
10:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Fiona Burford

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Fiona Burford

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Shayne Richter

10:40am
11:20am

40 minutes
11:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Rhyan Eason

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
Mums and Bubs
Fiona Burford

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
12:00pm
GLAD
Shayne Richter

12:00pm
1:00pm

1 hour
1:00pm
Aquatic Physiotherapy
Julian Urlings

1:00pm
1:40pm

40 minutes
GLAD
Shayne Richter

1:00pm
2:00pm

1 hour
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Mark Griffiths

4:20pm
5:00pm

40 minutes
5:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Shayne Richter

5:00pm
5:40pm

40 minutes
6:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Julian Urlings

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
7:00pm
8:00pm
9:00pm

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday

Friday

Tuesday

Monday

Get in touch

If you wish to get in touch directly, we can be reached at brighton@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 Brighton on (08) 8296 1755
  • 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.

Our Practice

Who we are

We provide Physiotherapy, Massage, Clinical Exercise and other health services to Brighton and surrounding suburbs. Our six fully qualified physiotherapists are dedicated in treating and educating their clients so they can get back to what they love doing most, and their extensive knowledge and tr

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 physiotherapists have

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 customer orthotics moulded and manufactured specifically for your needs.

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.

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.

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 specialist 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 & Bubs

Our Mums & Bubs classes are the ideal way to get back to exercise safely and to recover after giving birth, whether it be your first bub or your third. The class runs for 40 minutes and is a circuit class using our Clinical Exercise reformer beds, cardio equipment, weights, the Clinical Exercise trapeze table and much more.

When can I attend?
Once your bub is 6 weeks old and your doctor has cleared you to start exercise again you are welcome to come along.

How do I get started?
Give our friendly reception team a call. We will first book you in for a 20 minute free assessment with our physiotherapist to determine your goals and exactly what you’d like to get out of the class. This allows us to slightly tailor your class experience to your needs. It also gives you time to meet the physio taking the class, check out our gym and find out a bit more about the class.

Do I bring my baby?
Bubs are welcome to come along but we’re also happy if you would prefer to leave them with a loved one or carer. We understand that babies may need to be fed, hugged or sleep before, during or after the class. We have plenty of rooms and a large reception area where you can feed or change nappies if you need. If your little one is upset during the class, don’t worry! Lots of our clients bring their children along to their appointments so we are very much used to the crying if it does happen. But hopefully with lots of different things to look at they’ll be quite happy playing on the floor whilst you exercise.

Unfortunately if your bub is old enough to move/crawl, they will need to either stay at home or stay in the pram for safety in the gym.

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.

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.

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

Telehealth

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

Continence Physiotherapy

Continence and pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specific field of physiotherapy. The focus is on the treatment of pelvic floor related disorders like incontinence and prolapse by restoring muscle function to the pelvic floor. Back In Motion offers discrete treatment for both women and men.

Meet the team

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Max Kavanagh

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Max Kavanagh

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

With a passion for education Max was a tutor at the University of South Australia for over ten years, has undertaken many courses to broaden his skills and knowledge base and continues his enthusiasm with ongoing clinical training programs. Combined his training in such techniques as Maitland, Feldenkrais and Clinical Reasoning he has developed a definite focus on assessing the unique problems of each client and the importance of finding solutions for each individual. He has been a speaker to such diverse groups as Local Businesses, Masters Athletes and even SASI Yachting. Over the years he has had roles in major conference committees, the Australian Physiotherapy Association and sponsored local clubs and charities. Max has worked in both country SA and over in the United Kingdom and was also a physiotherapist at the games village in the Edinburgh Commonwealth Games. 

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Kathy Towns

Practice Manager

Kathy Towns

Practice Manager

With over 35 years in office administration, the last 20 working alongside Max at South Brighton Physio and then the re-branding into Back In Motion Brighton. She enjoys the challenges each day brings and seeing clients fulfil their health and wellness goals. 

When she's not at work she's away seeing the outback of South Australia with her husband, two dogs and camper trailer in tow. 

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Michelle Allen

Support Team

Michelle Allen

Support Team

Michelle having recently celebrated her 10 year milestone with BIM Brighton, works hard in all aspects of her role. When she’s not assisting clients, she is reconciling accounts and seeing to inventory management, and has even taken a new role as our Business Development Manager.

She has two beautiful children, regularly coaches for the local under 10’s basketball team and when she can, enjoys some downtime or ‘quiet time’ as she calls it!

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Kirsty

Support Team

Kirsty

Support Team

Kirsty moved to Adelaide from South-East England in 2012 and after finding her feet in a new country, joined our admin team in 2014. She enjoys learning new systems and processes to ensure the team works smoothly and efficiently and has recently taken a new role as our Content Creator, designing and creating content for our social media platforms and e-newsletter.

When she's not at work, she's spending time with family and friends, discovering quirky coffee shops and is a lover of games nights.

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Rhyan Eason

Physiotherapist and Clinical Supervisor

Rhyan Eason

Physiotherapist and Clinical Supervisor

Rhyan moved from Alice Springs to Adelaide to pursue further study in the health industry. Five years later she graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Medical Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy. She has been working at Back in Motion in Brighton since graduating in 2013 and still finds enthusiasm in all aspects of her work. Rhyan has completed further education in neuromuscular dry needling, Clinical Exercise education and pain science and regularly attends short courses covering all areas of practice. She enjoys the problem solving aspect of the job, and loves educating patients on how to help themselves through injury and rehabilitation, with an overall focus on self-empowerment and independence.

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Fiona Burford

Physiotherapist and Clinical Educator

Fiona Burford

Physiotherapist and Clinical Educator

Fiona moved from country Balaklava to the city in order to pursue her passion for helping others by enrolling in UniSA’s Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She quickly fell in love with the city lifestyle and especially the career she had chosen. Once graduated in 2013 she started at Back In Motion Brighton, and has worked hard and attended several courses to advance her skills in all areas. In recent years Fiona has been strengthening skills in Women’s Health and is particularly passionate about this area of physiotherapy. Fiona is also interested in chronic pain, and is DMA level 1 certified in Clinical Exercise.  Outside of work, Fiona loves spending time with family and friends, going on adventures, drinking wine and spending some quality snuggle time with the family dog Chas!

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Julian Urlings

Physiotherapist

Julian Urlings

Physiotherapist

Julian was born in The Netherlands and has grown up and studied in Adelaide, at the University of South Australia. He has specific interests in back problems in addition to sporting injuries related to soccer and AFL football. He has been working as a physiotherapist with the Adelaide United Football Club since early 2016 and continues to fill this role with the Youth Team. He thrives himself on keeping up to date with the latest evidence based treatments to ensure that his clients achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Julian has a focus on achieving long term results through techniques such as hands on manual therapy and dry needling in addition to utilising strength and conditioning or Clinical Exercise based programmes. Outside of work, Julian is a keen traveller, frequently visiting various countries with different cultures such as India and Nepal. He also enjoys rock climbing, basketball and mountaineering when he gets the chance.

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Mark Griffiths

Physiotherapist

Mark Griffiths

Physiotherapist

Mark was born and raised in Adelaide and after graduating high school made the decision to join the Australian Army in 2005. Mark underwent 2 shoulder reconstructions many years later and became very interested in his own rehabilitation and how to prevent further injuries. It was with this in mind that he realised that his interests lay in helping people with their physical health and achieving their fitness goals; and he graduated from University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. After this, he subsequently discharged from the Army and moved back home to Adelaide to pursue his Physiotherapy career.

Mark takes a very keen interest in all aspects of Veteran's health - being one himself, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation and injury prevention. Outside of Back in Motion you will find Mark spending time with his family, in the gym, watching AFL - he is a mad Crows supporter!

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Shayne Richter

Physiotherapist

Shayne Richter

Physiotherapist

Shayne moved from Kangaroo Island to study physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. Through her university studies she has developed enthusiasm for helping people achieve their goals and live their best life. Shayne is dedicated to empower people to take charge of their own health outcomes and challenging their perceptions of lifelong health. She is passionate about educating clients on how best to help themselves through exercise based rehabilitation and independence. In her spare time Shayne enjoys Netball, playing and umpiring, as well as the beach and visiting friends and family.

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Fern Davies

Support Team

Fern Davies

Support Team

Fern moved from North Wales in 2012  and has recently joined our Support Team. Although you'll see her at our front desk, she is currently studying her Masters of Physiotherapy; having completed her Bachelor of Exercises Science in 2019.
Outside of work, Fern was a professional triathlete for many years and was lucky enough to travel and compete for Australia internationally. She is a huge animal lover, especially her Great Dane, Louis, and enjoys days at the beach, gigs around Adelaide, and eating out at groovy cafes.