Back In Motion Connect

St Helena Mediplex

Main Practice Website

Opening hours

Mon:9:00am - 11:40am

Mon:12:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed:12:30pm - 4:00pm

Thurs:1:20pm - 4:00pm

Fri:12:00pm - 4:00pm


Back In Motion St Helena Mediplex

Thank you for choosing us here at Back In Motion Eltham. Dave and Cherie are thrilled to be locals, raising their 4 children and family in this lovely community; Mat and Shona are also locals with Mat growing up and playing sport in the area since childhood. Dave and Cherie have loved working in their local area for over 15 years, having first worked in Templestowe in 2005, before launching their own business in St Helena in early 2008, relocating to Montmorency in December 2008 prior to moving into our purpose-built facility in Eltham in mid-2019. Along with Mat being part of the Back In Motion family for over 10 years.

We are passionate about optimising the health of our clients and community via access to high quality health care and education to allow us all to reach or re-find our full potential; and get back to doing the things we love. The human body is amazing and this is why we do what we do. We feel both honoured and grateful to be entrusted the opportunity to assist all of our staff and patients along their health journey.

Thank you, and we hope to see you soon whilst healthy or when needed whilst re-finding your best because of a setback or pesky injury.

We are continuing to take all necessary precautions and training in regard to COVID; to help stop the spread please let us know if you are unwell, have had a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.

Our rehabilitation studio has been reconfigured to allow for appropriate social distancing. We greatly appreciate your assistance in maintaining appropriate social distancing and bringing a towel or mat to your classes. Our team continue to follow a strict hygiene and disinfection procedure in consult rooms and rehab studio between sessions.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the clinic soon,
David, Cherie, Mat and Shona, and the team at BIM Eltham.

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At Back In Motion Eltham Connect Site: St Helena Mediplex we have the following service offerings:

For appointment availability, please call 9439 6776 to our main site at Eltham.

#Have your injury or health concerned assessed to see if Physiotherapy or Osteopathy or Exercise Physiology is right for you.

Why choose Back In Motion Health Group?

At Back In Motion, we will:

  • Treat you as a person rather than an injury;
  • Take the time to listen to your needs and health concerns;
  • Confidently help you understand what’s going on with easy explanations;
  • Thoroughly discuss your treatment plan in the first instance and review at regular intervals;
  • Communicate treatment choices based on the outcomes you want;
  • Neutralise your pain first to give you comfort;
  • Focus on delivering results that last using tangible tools like Results4Life®.

We all work with the following clients:

  • Private with and without private health cover;
  • Workcover;
  • Motor vehicle accident insurance clients;
  • DVA;
  • Self-managed NDIS;
  • Other compensable parties;
  • Home support services.

Quick-fixes vs. lasting results

We understand that sometimes you want a “quick-fix” for your injury, however our experience continues to prove that this ends up being more costly and inconvenient over time.

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. You will be surprised at all the physical health benefits that come with sticking to your personalised Results4Life® roadmap, including improved flexibility, mobility and strength.

Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, Clinical Exercise, and exercise and rehab to Eltham 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.
For full terms and conditions click here

Meet the team

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Maddy Makar


Maddy Makar


Maddy grew up and attended school in the North-East and is passionate about investing in the community’s health. Maddy completed her studies at the University of Melbourne, studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in human structure and function, before completing the Doctor of Physiotherapy program.

Her passion extends to keeping people active, investing in their long-term health and wellbeing through exercise and lifestyle habits. Outside physio, Maddy loves to stay active and enjoy nature through hiking, camping and skiing. She is also a keen reader, trumpet player, and brunch enthusiast. 

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Sean Downes


Sean Downes


Sean completed his studies at La Trobe University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice. Sean grew up in the local north-eastern suburbs and competed in many sporting competitions around the area.

Sean is passionate about all areas of Physiotherapy, receiving great joy in seeing people achieve their goals and reach their optimal level of health. Sean is especially interested in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy.

In his spare time, Sean loves socialising with friends and family, as well as keeping fit by going to the gym. Sean is also an avid fan of all sports, with a particular interest in AFL and American Football.

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Naomi Braiser


Naomi Braiser


Naomi graduated as an Osteopath with distinction from RMIT University in 2016. Throughout her time studying and her career as an Osteopath, Naomi has also been involved in coaching hockey with various clubs and organisations. Naomi enjoys transferring her passion for education and rehabilitation into the successful treatment and management of her client’s injuries and conditions.

Naomi is an avid hockey player herself which helps her to appreciate how pain and injury can impact on us and the things that we love doing. Playing hockey has grown Naomi’s passion for rehabilitating sporting and running related injuries in both amateur and elite athletes. Naomi believes in combining hands on treatment coupled with movement and exercise-based approaches to help her clients achieve their health and well-being goals.

When Naomi is not at the clinic or playing hockey, you can find her running around the area, listening to some quirky podcasts or playing with her cheeky cat named Finley.

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Vanessa Joyce

Exercise Physiologist

Vanessa Joyce

Exercise Physiologist

Vanessa joins us as our Exercise Physiologist and is at St Helena on Monday. 

Vanessa is passionate about health coaching, providing education and prescribing exercise to reduce the risk of, and manage chronic health conditions.

Vanessa is a facilitator Type 2 Diabetes groups, and provides individual sessions under Medicare, WorkCover and TAC. In her spare time, you will find Vanessa in the gym, out for a walk or relaxing with a strong coffee and a good book.