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Mon:7:00am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:00am - 8:00pm

Wed:7:00am - 8:00pm

Thurs:7:00am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:00am - 7:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:00pm

Class Timetable


Connect sites

Betta Health Brunswick

(03) 8388 5200

30 Sydney Road
Brunswick VIC 3056

Summit Medical Group

(03) 9923 7888

853 Sydney Road
Brunswick VIC 3056

Brunswick Central Medical Centre

(03) 9381 1300

1/200 Sydney Road
Brunswick VIC 3056

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Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, clinical Pilates, and exercise and rehab to Brunswick, Coburg, Moreland 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 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 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 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 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.

done 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 Pilates reformer beds, cardio equipment, weights, the Pilates 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.

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 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 Aquatic Physiotherapy

Our hydrotherapy classes are ideal if you are going through injury rehabilitation or if you have long-term injuries. Our physios will guide you through gentle group and individually-tailored water-based exercises in the water with buoyancy devices as needed.

done 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

done 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.

done 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.

Meet the team

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Marcus Pain

Practice Director and Principal Physiotherapist

Marcus Pain

Practice Director and Principal Physiotherapist

Practice Director Physiotherapist; Pilates, Polestar/DMA BHSc(Physio), Auckland Univ of Tech; APAM, PBA, MPA, SPA. Aths Vic Accredited Run Coach. RunLikeCrazy Brunswick Run Coach

Marcus was born and raised in New Zealand and graduated from the Auckland University of Technology in 1999 and moved to Melbourne in 2001 where he joined Back In Motion as one of their first employees. In 2004 he opened the Coburg clinic before relocating from Coburg to the current Brunswick location in early 2008. He also assists with the running of the Back In Motion Alphington practice from afar as a co-owner of the practice with a past BIM Brunswick physio- Lynley Prince.

Due to his love of running, he has a particular interest in running related injuries of althletes of all abilities, beginners to elite, and addresses many aspects of the cause from running technique, physical limitations and also addressing training errors. Marcus also uses Clinical Pilates and strength and conditioning to treat chronic and persistent back and spinal injuries and sporting injuries. Some of his additional areas of study in the physiotherapy field include DMA Clinical Pilates Level 1, 2 and 3, Polestar Pilates rehabilitation series, Runity Run Coaching course, and much more.

Marcus has always been a keen sportsman, taking part in sailing to a high level (near Olympic level), running – including the New York Marathon in 2015, Melbourne Marathon in 2016 and 2017 and the Comrades Marathon (87km) in South Africa in 2017 and many other Ultra Trail Running events. 2018 brings the challenge of the the UTA100 event in the Blue Mountains (NSW). He is an avid fan of the All Blacks and St Kilda Saints. He loves spending time with his wife Melissa, their children Cleo and Knox, and being part of the Brunswick community.


*Senior Physiotherapist Consultation fees apply

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George Sprod

Physiotherapist- Clinical Supervisor

George Sprod

Physiotherapist- Clinical Supervisor

Physiotherapist; DMA Clinical Pilates levels 1 to 4, Bachelor of Physiotherapy: University of South Australia.


George grew up in the picturesque Adelaide Hills region, and graduated from the University of South Australia in 2008 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. After a short stint working in physiotherapy in the hospital system, he began working in private clinic, and developed his skills in patient treatment, recovery, rehabilitation and well-being over the course of the past 8 years.

George recently relocated to Melbourne for his Wife’s career in Medicine, and began with Back in Motion team in May 2016 as a Clinical Supervisor. George has a particular interest and experience in the fields of DMA Clinical Pilates, sporting injury, chronic back pain and post-surgical rehabilitation. George is known for ensuring a patient’s understanding about an injury or condition comes first, and that patient goals and expectations are paramount.

George has been a soccer player since his young years, and has dabbled in Tennis, Badminton, Baseball and Rock Climbing. More recently George loves his group fitness, having partaken in Bootcamp regularly in the past and CrossFit in the near future. His other interests include travelling throughout Europe and South East Asia with his wife, hiking through Australia’s national parks and running with his chocolate labrador Harvey, yet since moving to Melbourne the gastronomical journey of Melbourne’s masses of fine food and drink venues has taken over!

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Lawrence Vella

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Lawrence Vella

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Physiotherapist - Bachelor of Physiotherapy - ACU
Strength and Conditioning Coach L1 - ASCA.
Olympic lifting / Sports power Coach L1 - AWF.
Personal trainer - Cert III and IV in Fitness - AFA.
Sports trainer L1 - SMA.
Dry needling therapist - GEMt
GLAD Australia Instructor – La Trobe University

Accredited through:
APA – Australian Physiotherapy Association.
AHPRA – Australian health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
ASCA – Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.
AWF – Australian Weight Lifting Association.
AFA – Australian Fitness Accademy.
SMA – Sports Medicine Australia

Lawrence's passion is working with athletes as a sports physiotherapist. He graduated as a personal and group fitness trainer and went on to complete his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University in Queensland, working with junior and senior Queensland NPL teams as well as various sides within Netball Queensland.

Lawrence has a strong focus on evidence based practice, injury prevention, acute and chronic rehabilitation, running and cycling biomechanical analysis as well as generalised musculoskeletal injuries including neck, shoulder, back, hip and knee pain.

On a daily basis, Lawrence works with athletes of all abilities, from a junior level, the weekend warrior and career athletes, in the sports of Olympic, Power and Strongman lifting, Crossfit, Triathletes, Soccer, AFL, and Netball. Getting best results from a wide range of treatments techniques including, Dry needling, Pilates, Individualised exercise, Sports Taping and Training Periodisation.

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Zach Clark


Zach Clark


Zach is a passionate physiotherapist who completed his Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) at Curtin University in Perth. In early 2017 he relocated to Melbourne where he now calls home. Zach has spent the last 4 years working with an amateur AFL team, state basketballers and triathletes in injury prevention, performance management and rehabilitation however his interests extend to all sports and musculoskeletal conditions.

Zach has a special interest in headache, migraine, jaw (TMJ), neck and shoulder disorders, utilising manual therapy and strength and conditioning techniques. Other areas of interest include sport performance and injury prevention using cutting edge research to assist clients in reaching their peak condition, injury free.
Zach has attended the Watson Headache® Institute Level 1 Foundation Headache Course.

He is also a long distance triathlete, cyclist and runner who grew up playing basketball and dabbled in AFL before making the switch to endurance sports in 2011. Since then he has gone sub 5 hours in the 70.3 Iron-man and tackled the French mountain ranges on bike.

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Aula Idris


Aula Idris


Undergrad: Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Physiology) - University of Melbourne
Post Grad: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) - Macquarie University
Fluent in Arabic

Born in Melbourne, Aula grew up in the northern suburbs. Training in martial arts from a young age, and rehabilitating from injuries sparked her interest in injury management. While completing her bachelors degree she began working as a sports trainer for the Melbourne University Blacks FC.

Since then she has worked with variouse soccer and AFL teams in injury management.
Following completion of her bachelors degree, her desire to help people improve their mobility and a passion for sports led Aula to pursue a career in physiotherapy.

Armed with experience in aged care and offering care to people from multicultural and diverse backgrounds, Aula is passionate about providing a holistic approach to patient-focused care to achieve their goals. She is interested in musculoskeletal/sporting injuries and chronic back pain. Aula is particularly interested in the use of gaming and alternative technologies to assist with injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Outside of work Aula can be found in the water SUP-ing or on the mat completing her martial arts training. She also loves exploring new places both at home and abroad.

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Daniel Hanna


Daniel Hanna


Level 1 Strength & Condition coach (ACSA)
Level 1 Sports Trainer (SMA)

Daniel grew up in Melbourne playing all types of sports from a young age. He quickly fell in love with soccer and played at sub-elite level representing Victoria and competing in NPL Victoria.

He moved up to Queensland to complete his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University. During his time there, he primarily worked with the Brisbane Lions AFL Women’s and Men’s team as well as Brisbane City FC (NPL Queensland).

Daniel has a real passion for injury prevention and helping athletes return to sports. After having two ACL reconstructions himself, he has developed an interest in lower limb injuries including hip, knee and ankle joint rehabilitation. His other interests include post-surgical rehabilitation and chronic back pain management. He also enjoys working with people of all ages helping them to achieve their goals.

In his spare time he will take any opportunity to be outdoors, where you will find him kicking a footy, cycling, lifting weights at the gym or just relaxing on the beach.

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Stephen Vong


Stephen Vong


Doctor of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne; Pilates – APPI Matwork Level I

Born in Melbourne, Stephen has grown up as an avid soccer and badminton player, he has had his fair share of sporting injuries which include rotator cuff injuries, a collapsed lung and a fractured ankle, these may be what sparked his interest in becoming a physiotherapist.

Stephen completed his physiotherapy studies at the University of Melbourne.

Stephen has had experience in a range of settings and made the decision that Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy was where his future was. He has previously worked with local football teams in Albert Park, and from that he has developed a keen interest in injury prevention and sporting rehabilitation.  

Having spent time at one of the Melbourne bayside Back In Motion practices in 2017 he joined the Brunswick team in early 2018. He has had extra training in Pilates with APPI and is thrilled to be able to continue to offer pilates and all other aspects of Physiotherapy at our Brunswick practice.

Outside of work, Stephen is a musician who enjoys a nice coffee (preferably an Ethiopian blend!) and taking his two border collies, Luna and Nova to the park or beach.

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Emil Tow


Emil Tow


MPhysio (University of Canberra, 2014), BAppSc (UC, 2011), APAM.

Having recently moved to Melbourne after working in private practice for 4 years in Canberra, Emil is enjoying all of the exciting and tasty things that this city has to offer. As a physio, he is thrilled to be working in a new clinic alongside dedicated clinicians and with top class equipment available.

Emil has a background in gymnastics, both as a gymnast and a coach over many years. He particularly enjoys treating gymnasts, as well as those involved in circus, theatre, and music. However, he happily treats athletes/performers/non-athletes alike and always aims to tailor treatment to meet the specific goals of his patients.

Emil has previously worked at/with:
● Women’s ACT gymnastics team
● NBA Academy camp
● Canberra Olympic FC
● Canberra Cavalry
● ACT/NSW Country U17s cricket team

As a physiotherapist, Emil is drawn to the complex problem-solving aspects required for thorough assessment and treatment. He has a particular interest in the management of neck pain and has completed several courses to extend his skillset. He also has a soft spot for treating knees after damaging his own during his gymnastics days. He will regretfully recount his dreadful adherence to post-surgical knee rehabilitation... He will gently counsel you against these misguided teenage decisions.

In his spare time, Emil hopes to open and organise the remaining boxes from his relocation, but suspects they will remain a decoration for a while longer. Instead, he prefers to use his time taking improv classes and performing in shows with Impro Melbourne. He continues to battle at learning jazz piano and aspires to be effortlessly cool. He has currently hit ‘effortfully average’. Last year, he discovered a new world under the sea in the form of scuba diving. He hopes to return to the ocean and take more blurry photos with his GoPro.

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Grace Fursdon


Grace Fursdon


Grace relocated to Melbourne in 2018 after working as a physiotherapist across the ditch in New Zealand for 4 years. Prior to landing in Australia she spent a year travelling abroad so is excited to plant her feet here and explore what Melbourne has to offer.

Grace has completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine. She has a strong passion for runners and the running community having competed and coached at a national level.  She also brings with her a wealth of knowledge around all musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and uses this to ensure that you are provided with an accurate diagnosis and optimal performance outcomes. She enjoys focusing her sessions on injury prevention and functional rehabilitation.

Grace has expertise in dry needling, running technique assessments and coaching, manual therapy and biomechanical assessments and is passionate about using these to work collaboratively with her clients to achieve their short and long term goals.

Outside of work you will find Grace exploring new running trails or hunting down the next best coffee spot. 

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Anneka Mathias


Anneka Mathias


Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Australian Catholic University Sydney.

Born and raised in Sydney, Anneka relocated to Melbourne to pursue her career in Physiotherapy. Anneka has worked as a Physiotherapist in the community, pediatrics and disability and has a growing passion for muskuloskeletal Physiotherapy. She has completed the APPI Pilates Mat Work Level 1 course which she particularly likes to use in the rehabilitation of her patients. 

Anneka is passionate about helping people know and move their bodies better. She loves being active and since moving to Melbourne has started playing women's AFL at Prahan Football Club. Outside of work you’ll find her exploring local cafe's, having a picnic at the park or down at the beach in summer!

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Danielle Noon

Practice Manager

Danielle Noon

Practice Manager

Danielle was born in Yorkshire, England and has been living in Australia for 8 years. After a brief stint in Sydney, she is now happy to call Melbourne her home.

She has over 10 years experience in administration and has worked in numerous roles and industries.

Outside of work, Danielle enjoys beach and park days, seeing live bands, swimming and pottering around Brunswick.

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Julia Giampa


Julia Giampa


Julia was born and raised in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. She has several years experience in customer service roles and previously studied Event Management.

Outside of work, Julia enjoys spending time with her niece and nephews, visiting the Mornington Peninsula area and their nearby beaches.

She loves good food and trying new restaurants, gym classes and shopping. She also enjoys traveling and can't go a day without a cup of warm tea.

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Daria Dyer


Daria Dyer


Daria moved to Melbourne 5 years ago from a country town called Kaniva. She began as a patient with us then eventually joined the team in 2016.

Daria has a pasion for fashion and completed her Degree in Fashion Design Technology.

Outside of her work time she likes do play various sports and indulge in all the different cuisines and restaurants Melbourne has to offer.

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Sam Thomson


Sam Thomson


Sam was born Scotland but moved out to Australia when she was still quite young and can't imagine a life without her Melbourne home. 

She is currently studying Occupational Therapy but has many years worth of experience in customer service and administrative roles.

Outside of work Sam loves to paint, meditate and laugh over a good brunch with friends. She has also caught the travel bug and is constantly planning her next adventure.