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Back In Motion


Opening hours

Mon:9:00am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:00am - 8:50pm

Wed:8:00am - 8:40pm

Thurs:7:00am - 8:00pm

Fri:8:00am - 8:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:00pm

A letter to our clients.

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 13 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 almost 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 as indicated by the Government, Chief Medical Officer and our association the APA during COVID-19 to ensure everyone has access to their usual healthcare needs, whether that is Face-to-Face, in the gym, or via Online Consultations.. We have an updated timetable from 1st July 2021 and we hope to continue to add more classes over the coming months.
As we continue to adhere to COVID protocols and guidelines and take ongoing measures in response to the COVID-19, we will need you to sign in using our Service Victoria QR code, wear a mask (unless you have a medical exemption) when required and have your temperature taken by our admin team.
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.
For further information about protecting others and reducing the spread please see:

Thank you for your patience and support during this difficult times,
David, Cherie, Mat and Shona, and the team at BIM Eltham.

Class Timetable

  • Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
  • Exercise Rehab
  • Onero
  • Pilates In Motion
  • Non-Rebatable Pilates
  • GLAD
  • Teleheath
  • Aquatic Physiotherapy
  • VALD

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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 Eltham on (03) 9439 6776
  • 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 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

Our Service Offering


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.


What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a holistic approach to health care which aims to promote, maintain, and restore optimal function of your body.

Osteopaths typically looks further afield from the site of your pain and considers multiple factors including lifestyle, stress management, diet or other factors that may influence your pain, injury, or movement.

Exercise Physiology

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university trained, recognised allied health professionals who design and deliver exercise interventions for the prevention and management of a range of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, cancer, pain and mental health conditions.

They can also provide advanced health and physical activity education, advice and support to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Exercise Physiologists are responsible for conditioning clients to higher levels of physical fitness and improved health, while staying aware of safety issues that can be associated with exercise in those with but not limited to, acute, sub-acute and chronic conditions.


Whether you have plantar fasciitis, an ingrown toenail, bunion or problems with your gait, we can help.

Our podiatrist is trained to assess, diagnose and treat foot and lower limb problems to help you look after your feet, improve your posture or help you to manage foot complications related to medical conditions such as diabetes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aged Care Services

We can attend your residential care facility at least four times per week, helping reduce and better manage your resident’s pain, improve their quality of life and reduce incidence of challenging behaviours. Better pain management can increase mobility, sleep as well as reduce depression, anxiety and pharmaceutical use.


Our Clinic is now Licensed to deliver Onero (TM) to our clients with or at risk of osteoporosis. Onero (TM) is appropriate for adults of any age wishing to reduce their risk of osteoporotic fracture.

Onero (TM) is an osteoporosis treatment based on exercise designed specifically to prevent osteoporotic fracture by stimulating bone development and preventing falls in at-risk individuals.

Clinical Exercise Class

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

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.

Semi-Private Exercise and Rehab

If you're looking for an alternative to Clinical Exercise, 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.

GLA:D - Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark

What is GLA:D?

This education and exercise program reflects the latest evidence in osteoarthritis (OA) research. It includes feedback from people with OA as well as what works in the real world to help manage OA symptoms.

GLA:D training consists of:

  • A first appointment explaining the program and collecting data on your current functional ability.
  • Two education sessions to teach you about OA, how the GLA:D exercises improve joint stability and how to retain this improved joint stability outside of the program.
  • Group neuromuscular training sessions twice a week for six weeks to improve muscle control of the joint which leads to reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life.
Strength and Conditioning

Our clients receive cutting edge strength and conditioning training and rehabilitation techniques, developed through our extensive experience working with Olympic and world champions, and professional athletes; helping you to train like a champion.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Men’s Health

Men’s Health Physiotherapy is aimed at men any time of their lives. Our men’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 men’s health physiotherapist.

Urinary and Faecal incontinence: any leakage from your bladder or bowel can often be treated very successfully with the support of physio. This may include bladder and bowel training, pelvic floor strengthening and constipation strategies and treatment. Urinary incontinence is often a problem after prostate surgery so it is important that men have both pre and post op physio to ensure good pelvic floor muscle strength as well as good bladder and bowel habits.

Erectile dysfunction: Forty percent of West Australian men experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is best placed to help manage this through strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles as well as advice surrounding devices like pumps. We also have a focused Shockwave machine which can help treat vascular erectile dysfunction as an adjunct to pelvic floor strengthening. Many people travel internationally for this treatment, but now we have it in Perth.

Pelvic pain: pain anywhere around the pelvis, lower back and hips as well as conditions such as pudendal neuralgia. Pain could also be associated with sexual intercourse such as ejaculatory pain.

Not all conditions are treated with pelvic floor rehabilitation and exercises and everyone is individually assessed and a treatment plan formulated for them. Our men’s health physiotherapist is passionate about the health of men and believes that anyone can overcome their pelvic health issues with the correct guidance and treatment. We want to empower men so that their incontinence or pelvic pain isn’t something they have to suffer with.


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

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Meet the team

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David Spithill

APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist

David Spithill

APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist

David originally headed the team at Back In Motion St Helena, before the practice relocated to Montmorency.

David comes with an extensive knowledge and interest in Clinical Exercise for rehabilitation and fitness, musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and physiotherapy of the spine, pelvis, knees and shoulders.

David has completed his Level 3 Sports Physiotherapy Course at the AIS which is an intensive live in course. David hopes to complete the process via the APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) Titling Process to become a Sports Physiotherapist, but may need to create an 8th day in the week to do so!

David has been involved with several elite teams;

  • Essendon Bombers VFLW 2018-2020 Head Physiotherapist
  • The Northern Knights U/18s Squad in the TAC Cup as their Rehabilitation Coordinator.
  • DC North East Blaze VNL netball U/19s through to their Championship teams.
  • Diamond Creek VFLW team
  • Monash Blues VAFA Football club
  • SSV Victorian U/15 Netball team
  • SSA Australian U/16 Netball team tour to New Zealand 2016 and Fiji 2017

In his spare time David enjoys spending time with his young family and watching or being involved in sport.

*Director Physiotherapy consultation fees apply. Bulk billing not available.

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Cherie Gendre

APA Titled Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist & Women's Health Physio

Cherie Gendre

APA Titled Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist & Women's Health Physio

Cherie is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a special interest in Women’s Health. In her earlier years, Cherie gained valuable experience working as both an inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic/trauma physiotherapist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

As a Senior Clinician with a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (completed in 2010), she worked with and alongside multiple surgeons and specialists in Advanced Practice Physiotherapy clinics.

Since becoming a mum, her interest in the Women’s Health side of physiotherapy continued to grow. In recent years Cherie completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy to compliment her musculoskeletal background and loves helping women return to the activity they love. This includes management of complex spinal, pelvic girdle and hip pain, continence and prolapse management, pre- and post-natal physiotherapy and internal pelvic pain conditions such as endometriosis and overactive pelvic floor.

Cherie shows a passion for ongoing professional development both for herself and the team around her. For a number of years, Cherie spent time as a volunteer on the Australian Physiotherapy Association Musculoskeletal committee (MPA) and assisted with the running of the La Trobe University Masters program. She has also supported various professional development courses as a tutor.

Living locally and with 4 energetic young children, Cherie is well entrenched in the local community. She is regularly out walking the local streets with the pram and her chocolate Labrador Max or grabbing a takeaway coffee at one of our local café’s. One day she will have time to sleep in and maybe even run another marathon.

Cherie works part-time Monday’s and Thursday’s.

*Post Graduate Physiotherapy consultation fees apply. Bulk billing not available.

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Mathew Munro


Mathew Munro


After studying Sport and Exercise Science in Launceston and Physiotherapy in Sydney, Mat returned home in 2012 to join the Back In Motion Montmorency team. He has a passion for helping his clients achieve their goals, return to full function and prevent future injuries. Mat's love for physiotherapy developed when he trained in swimming and football (and endured many injuries!). In his spare time he can be found playing footy, swimming or trying to avoid chocolate!

*Director Physiotherapy consultation fees apply. Bulk billing not available.

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Marty Ayres


Marty Ayres


Part of the physiotherapy team since 2010, Marty returns to our clinic after completing his Post Graduate in Sports Physiotherapy and travelling through Europe.

Marty has a passion for both sports and spinal therapy, being accepted by La Trobe University to return for his Masters program in both fields.

When he’s not treating or studying, Marty likes to relax at Barwon Heads beach.

*Post Graduate Physiotherapy consultation fees apply. Bulk billing not available.

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Tom Collier


Tom Collier


Tom undertook his studies at the University of Melbourne where he completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physiology, followed by a Doctor of Physiotherapy. Tom is passionate about all areas of physiotherapy and enjoys helping people of all ages to overcome injury, reach their goals and gain their highest level of function. In particular, Tom has an interest in treating sports injuries and in paediatric physiotherapy.

Due to Tom's great skills he will mentor our staff in case reviews and weekly tutorials.

He also works as a physiotherapist for Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Football Club. Outside of work Tom enjoys fishing and playing or watching any form of sport, particularly tennis, football and cricket.

*Senior Physiotherapy consultation fees apply

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Shane Woodhouse


Shane Woodhouse


Having recently completed his Masters of Physiotherapy Practice degree at La Trobe University at the end of 2017, Shane joined the Back In Motion Eltham team at the beginning of 2018.

Shane has grown up in the local area of Montmorency his whole life, playing for the local cricket and football clubs.

Shane has a strong passion for all areas of physiotherapy and enjoys helping people of all ages to achieve lifelong results, restore high levels of function and overcome injuries. Shane has particular interests in musculoskeletal and in sports physiotherapy.

In his spare time Shane enjoys keeping fit and healthy by attending gym, playing football and cricket. He also enjoys a night in catching up with family, friends or watching a good movie.

*Senior Physiotherapy consultation fees apply

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Gabby Seymour


Gabby Seymour


After working for 3 years on the admin team and acting as the Practice Manager, Gabby joined the physio team in 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from Monash University, and works part-time as one of our physios whilst the rest of her hours are spent training as she is also an AFLW player for Richmond. Gabby is particularly interested in bone development and related injuries; she has undertaken additional training to run the Onero program for osteoporosis at our clinic. She has a passion for active rehabilitation and does a lot of work in our clinical exercise studio and gym.

Gabby is affiliated with several local clubs, including Eltham Wildcats and the Eltham High School volleyball program. When she’s not at the clinic or training, she’s most likely spending time with her very well cared for Border Collie who is her most reliable training partner!

*Senior Physiotherapy consultation fees apply

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Narin Deniz


Narin Deniz


Narin graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Physiotherapy Practice. She has experience managing a variety of joint and spinal conditions and teaching Clinical Pilates (Clinical Exercise).

Narin has an interest in managing musculoskeletal and sport injuries across all age groups and enjoys seeing her clients excel and achieve their goals; whether to return to work, sport or other activities following an injury. She enjoys using an evidence-based management approach using education on different conditions, manual therapy and exercise prescription to achieve optimal outcomes.

In her spare time, Narin enjoys staying active, hiking and spending quality time with family and friends.

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Jessie Williams


Jessie Williams


Jessie was born and raised in Hobart, before moving to Canberra to study the Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra. Since finishing university, she has been working in a small private practice in the Northern Suburbs of Hobart, where she was able to work with clients of various backgrounds and ages. 

Jessie played soccer for 18 seasons, in which time she was fortunate enough to represent Tasmania and Australia on several occasions as a youth player. Three years ago, Jessie made the switch to AFL, after being signed as a rookie with the Tasmanian North Melbourne Kangaroos for their inaugural season. Currently, Jessie is training with the Hawthorn VFLW squad with the ambition of returning to AFLW level.

Jessie has also played high level touch football, futsal and tennis in the past. She spends most of her time watching sport, looking at dog videos on social media or talking/arguing sport and physio with her partner, who is also a physiotherapist!

Jessie will be returning to Eltham mid January 2022.

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Maddy Dawson


Maddy Dawson


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 Brasier


Naomi Brasier


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 new Exercise Physiologist and will be here Tuesday’s and Thursday’s; and we’re very excited to have her onboard.

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.

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Chris Culkin


Chris Culkin


Chris brings a range of life experiences to Back In Motion Eltham, having travelled widely and studied a number of different university courses, including an Arts degree; however, his real passion is health.

He has a strong sense of social justice and genuine commitment to improving health outcomes. He is interested in all areas of podiatry and particularly enjoys the satisfaction of improving his patients’ quality of life through the rehabilitation of injuries.

On a personal level, Chris enjoys the outdoor life. He loves camping, bush walking and exploring overseas countries when he gets the chance. Music, too, has always been an important pursuit in his life.

Chris is a passionate, energetic and very approachable person who treats all patients with expertise and care. To book and appointment with Chris, click here.

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Polly Lim


Polly Lim


Polly relocated from sunny Singapore to Melbourne to pursue clinical research in musculoskeletal podiatry. She enjoyed her time during her honours year assessing children with Down Syndrome. After a whirlwind of traveling and working in Singapore, Polly decided to return to La Trobe University seven years later to undertake research in midfoot osteoarthritis.

She hopes to translate future research into clinical practice and vice versa.Growing up doing gymnastics, playing field hockey and now an avid hiker, Polly advocates foot health longevity regardless of sport, activity or age. She promotes active ageing and hopes to help as many clients get back on their feet to continue the sport they love.

Polly is effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese, with fair proficiency in her pet dog, Cola’s whining. When Polly is not working, she enjoys taking longer than usual walks (100km Oxfam, Humpridge trek, Routeburn trek and Annapurna circuit, to name a few). She’s always up for a chat about traveling.

Polly's academic qualifications: Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Podiatric Practice (Honours) at La Trobe University

Clinical interest: Foot arthritis, Ingrown toenails (conservative & surgery), Children’s feet, Sports rehabilitation.

To book an appointment with Polly, click here.

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Shona Hill

Practice Manager

Shona Hill

Practice Manager

Shona is an already familiar face to some of our clients! Shona is a Co-Director, Business Owner of BIM Eltham and BIM Clayton and the wife of Mat, owner of BIM Eltham and BIM Clayton.
Shona is our Triple Threat; she is a manager, clinician and owner – with first-class practice and management skills as well as having a Nutrition and Exercise Science background. She will be job sharing between Eltham and Clayton during the week.
Shona enjoys meeting new patients, promoting services and assisting our Physiotherapists getting their patients back to optimal physical health.
Away from the clinic Shona enjoys Pilates, camping and getting out and about with her dog Kimi.

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Kristen Russell

Office Manager

Kristen Russell

Office Manager

Kristen has a Diploma of Management and over 15 years’ experience in Customer Service, Administration and Office Management. Kristen loves to streamline system functions and building long-lasting customer relationships.

In her spare time, Kristen is running after 3 active kids, playing netball, and tending to the farm animals and veggie gardens at their property.

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Stephanie Stopinski

Sales and Marketing Manager

Stephanie Stopinski

Sales and Marketing Manager

Steph brings with her over 8 years’ experience in Marketing within various industries, as well as experience within our Network Support Office (head office) team.
She loves a chat, especially if it is about her beloved Tigers (she is a one-eyed Richmond fanatic) or a good book that you are reading.
She lives and breathes health, fitness and sports. When recently asked where you’d find her in Summer and where you’d find her in Winter, her response was: Summer – at the Australian Open or at the beach with a good book or hiking in the Dandenongs and Winter – at the ‘G watching her Tigers play. 

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Charlie Evans

Support Staff

Charlie Evans

Support Staff

Charlie is undertaking a Bachelor of Science at Melbourne University. She is passionate about education and research and hopes to pursue a pathway in biology and physics. 

In her spare time Charlie likes to play music, keep fit at the gym, go hiking and spend time with family and friends

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Eli Worsam

Support Staff

Eli Worsam

Support Staff

Eli is currently undertaking Year 12 at Ivanhoe Grammar, in hopes to become a physiotherapist in the future. All subjects he has chosen for his final year of high school are mostly science subjects, and will be working hard to achieve the necessary Atar.

In his spare time, Eli likes to play lots of sport in particular football, basketball and water polo. Eli also loves to socialise with friends and family and spends lots of time with his puppy.

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David Sutherland

Support Staff

David Sutherland

Support Staff

David is a physiotherapy student at the University of Melbourne. He recently completed his undergraduate degree and spent a year investigating the development of food allergies in children at the Royal Children’s Hospital. 

In his spare time David enjoys staying fit and active and looking after a number of bee hives which he has at his house.