Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Carrum Downs | Back In Motion

Back In Motion

Carrum Downs, VIC

Opening hours

Mon:8:00am - 8:00pm

Tues:8:00am - 8:00pm

Wed:8:00am - 8:00pm

Thurs:8:00am - 8:00pm

Fri:8:00am - 6:00pm

Sat:9:00am - 1:00pm

Class Timetable

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

9:20am
10:00am

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

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Megan

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Josh

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Josh

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Mums and Bubs
Megan

10:40am
11:20am

40 minutes
11:00am
GLAD
Josh

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
GLAD
Fiona

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Kia

11:20am
12:00pm

40 minutes
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Kia

4:00pm
4:40pm

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

5:40pm
6:20pm

40 minutes
6:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Liz

6:20pm
7:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Megan

6:20pm
7:00pm

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

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Connect sites

Total Care Medical Centre

(03) 9789 1666

196 Karingal Drive
Frankston VIC 3199

EdensRise Family Clinic

(03) 8794 7273

2 Ridgemont Drive
Berwick VIC 3806

Get in touch

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

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To request a booking in one of our group classes please contact Back In Motion Carrum Downs directly via carrumdowns@backinmotion.com.au or (03) 9773 6620 to ensure you have completed the required pre-class assessments.
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    Treatment following your assessment is charged at the cost of a standard consultation. See our T&Cs for more information.

Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, Clinical Exercise, and exercise and rehab to Carrum Downs 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 your 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Meet the team

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Fiona Grimshaw

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Fiona Grimshaw

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Fiona graduated from Monash University and has been working for Back In Motion since 2010. Fiona has a keen interest in Clinical Exercise and has done further studies to enhance her skills with Clinical Exercise.

Fiona is also very passionate about treating women’s health and pregnancy-related injuries. In her spare time, Fiona loves all sports, in particular basketball and football.

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Sheena Kirtane

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Sheena Kirtane

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Sheena is a titled member of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, due to her completion of a Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2010.

Sheena has gained extensive experience working in hospitals and private practices. She has always been very passionate about physiotherapy and its delivery to the community. Her special interests involve diagnosis and management of complex spine conditions (neck and back) and shoulder injuries that have difficulties recovering. She also takes interest in rehabilitation of sports injuries and assisting their return to sport. Sheena utilises dry needling and kineseo taping as adjuncts to manual therapy in the management of musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Sheena has gained vast experience in treating pelvic girdle pain and has had great results with her patients.

Outside work, Sheena loves to spend time with her husband Asim and kid,.Ishaan and Alysha.

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Jessica Giuffre

Practice Manager

Jessica Giuffre

Practice Manager

Jessica has completed certificate 4 in Management and Administration. She joined the Back in Motion team November 2018.


Jessica lives locally with her husband Salvatore. She enjoys playing golf, going to the gym and being outdoors.


You can count on Jessica to go above and beyond to deliver the Back in Motion core values. She will provide excellent customer service and make you feel very welcome.

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Megan Williams

Physiotherapist (Clinical Mentor)

Megan Williams

Physiotherapist (Clinical Mentor)

Megan studied her Physiotherapy Degree at The University of Melbourne before joining Back In Motion Epping in 2010. She then transferred to Back in Motion Carrum Downs in 2012.

Megan enjoys all aspects of physiotherapy, with special interest in spinal conditions and Women's Health. Before starting at Back In Motion, Megan worked as a sports trainer for a local football team.

Outside of work, Megan enjoys spending time at the beach on the Mornington Peninsula where she grew up, going to the football, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Joshua Quinn

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Joshua Quinn

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Joshua studied his Physiotherapy degree at the University of Newcastle before moving interstate to join the Back In Motion Carrum Downs team in early 2014.

Joshua has a particular interest in gym-based rehabilitation and managing sporting injuries while keeping the client's goals as a top priority.

In his free time, Joshua enjoys going to the gym, watching sport (anything and everything) and spending time with friends.

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Ashmitha Menon (Ash)

Physiotherapist

Ashmitha Menon (Ash)

Physiotherapist

(Ash is currently on extended leave and will be back September 2019)

Ashmitha graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, during which time she took a keen interest to the role of physiotherapy in helping rehabilitate clients. As a result, she decided to forgo her Honours programme and commenced her Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) from the Auckland University of Technology. Ashmintha joined the Back In Motion team in early 2017.

Her special areas of interest include treating neck and lower back pain. She also has a keen interest in treating sporting injuries. Ash is loves rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries/ pain with Clinical Exercise. She thoroughly enjoys interacting with her clients and ensuring a holistic approach to their treatment and progress.

Outside of work, Ash has a keen interest in travelling and participating in dance/musical performances. She misses her family and friends back in Auckland but feels that Melbourne is truly a great fit for her.

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Kia Iyer

Physiotherapist

Kia Iyer

Physiotherapist

Kia completed her Bachelors in Physiotherapy in 2011 and has practised in different areas of physiotherapy since then. Kia joined the Back In Motion team in 2017.

She takes special interest in treating cervicogenic headaches, neck and shoulder pain, other musculoskeletal conditions of the spine and pelvis, ankle/foot injuries and women's health. She strongly believes in an approach involving strengthening and self-management techniques with client education to achieve long-term results.

Outside of work, Kia enjoys spending time with her husband (Venky), their daughter (Kisha) and their dog (Kabir). Music and reading are her favourite hobbies.

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Sandeep Nair

Physiotherapist

Sandeep Nair

Physiotherapist

Sandeep is a highly experienced Physiotherapist who has joined our friendly team at Back in Motion Carrum Downs. He is a member of the Australian Association of Physiotherapy and has completed his bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy, both in India and Australia. Sandeep joined the Back In Motion team August 2018.

He enjoys meeting and developing a rapport with clients from all walks of life. Sandeep loves treating lower back injuries with special interest in SIJ pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches and jaw pain. He is passionate about achieving great outcomes for his clients using a wide range of treatment techniques including manual therapy, exercise based rehabilitation, dry needling and taping.

Outside of work, Sandeep loves keeping fit, catching up with family and friends. He would also love to travel more in the future.

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Kevin Kwok

Physiotherapist

Kevin Kwok

Physiotherapist

Kevin graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor Degree in Applied Science (Physiotherapy). Kevin joined the Back In Motion team in early 2018.

After graduation, Kevin worked at private practices and in community care, keeping seniors strong and healthy! He has a keen interest in musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. His goal is to educate and support individuals to manage and prevent injuries. Kevin is currently studying his post-graduate certficiate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Latrobe University. 

Outside of work, Kevin loves to explore different places around Victoria and find great place to chill out. He enjoys playing basketball and swimming in his leisure time.

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Liz Johnson

Physiotherapist

Liz Johnson

Physiotherapist

Liz completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours (Class IIA) at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. At the beginning of 2018, she moved interstate to join our Back in Motion Carrum Downs team.

Liz’s special interest fields include Women’s Health, Clinical Exercise, sports rehabilitation as well as pelvic and lower back pain. Her holistic and client-focused approach to active rehabilitation ensures clients feel empowered and confident in achieving lasting outcomes.

Outside of the clinic, Liz enjoys rock climbing, yoga, Clinical Exercise, swimming and gym. She also has a passion for food and travel.

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Nikita Thompson

Physiotherapist

Nikita Thompson

Physiotherapist

Nikita completed her Bachelor of Health Science with a Movement Science Major and her Masters in Physiotherapy Practice. Nikita joined the Back in Motion Carrum Downs team January 2019. 

Nikita is passionate about helping clients improve their quality of life and overall fitness and wellbeing.

Outside of the clinic, Nikita enjoys long drives, hikes and quality time with her friends and family.

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Richard Ma

Physiotherapist

Richard Ma

Physiotherapist

Richard completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy and joined the Back in Motion Carrum Downs team January 2019.

Richard is passionate about all aspects of physiotherapy with a keen interest in educationg clients on how to prevent injuries. He strives to achieve the best outcomes and long term results for clients.

Richard lives locally in Clayton and enjoys going to the gym, playing tennis and is involved in Judo and loves to go for a hike in the great outdoors.

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Sarah Norton

Receptionist (maternity leave)

Sarah Norton

Receptionist (maternity leave)

Sarah joined the Back in Motion team at the start of 2013.  

Sarah lives locally with her husband and four children. Her hobbies include running and keeping fit, Sarah completed her first marathon in July 2015.

Sarah strives to bring you the best customer service possible and will go above and beyond to deliver the Back in Motion core values.

Sarah is currently on maternity leave and has recently welcomed baby Ned in January 2019.

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Rowena McGrath

Receptionist

Rowena McGrath

Receptionist

Rowena has completed a Certificate III in Business Admin/Medical. She joined the Back In Motion team in 2016.

Rowena lives locally and loves to spend time with her husband and three handsome boys. In her spare time she likes to walk her dog, have family BBQ's and spend time with her family and friends. 

Rowena strives to make you feel very welcome when visiting our clinic and can't wait to meet you on your next visit.

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Laura Paarman

Receptionist / Social Media Marketing Coordinator

Laura Paarman

Receptionist / Social Media Marketing Coordinator

Laura has completed her post graduate degree in Psychology. Laura joined the Back in Motion team in 2016.

Laura lives locally and loves doing yoga and going to the gym. She also loves spending time with her family and friends.  Laura is very excited to meet you all.

Laura will make you feel very welcome and greet you with a warm smile and strive to go above and beyond our core values. 

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Naomi Mollica

Receptionist

Naomi Mollica

Receptionist

Naomi enjoys the challenge of all aspects of the clinic procedures and making new friendships along the way. Naomi joined the Back In Motion team in June 2018.

Naomi lives locally and loves to spend time with her husband Tony and 3 beautiful children, Lachie, Georgia and Elise. She enjoys meeting up with her family and friends in her time off. 


Naomi strives every shift to perform excellent customer service and enjoys meeting all the clients of Back In Motion, she looks forward to seeing you all in the clinic soon.

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Emma Renzella

Receptionist

Emma Renzella

Receptionist

Emma has completed her diploma in Business Administration and joined the Back in Motion team August 2019.

She lives locally and enjoys spending time with her partner and volunteering on the weekend.

Emma strives to go above and beyond for all clients and will greet you with a smile, she's looking forward to seeing you in the clinic soon.