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Back In Motion

Hobart On Murray

Opening hours

Mon:7:40am - 7:00pm

Tues:7:40am - 7:00pm

Wed:7:40am - 7:00pm

Thurs:7:40am - 7:00pm

Fri:7:40am - 6:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:00pm

Class Timetable

  • Muscles In Motion
  • Exercise Rehab
  • Falls Prevention
  • Aquatic Physiotherapy
  • Bone Health

Get in touch

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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 Hobart On Murray on (03) 6231 3939
  • 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 an appointment with our experienced team today

  • Book your Free Initial Assessment* today.

    Treatment following your assessment is charged at the cost of a standard consultation. For full terms and conditions click here.

Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, Clinical Exercise, and exercise and rehab to Hobart 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shockwave Therapy

Whether you have plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow or an injury that won’t heal, shockwave therapy can help.

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

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

Connect sites

03 6229 0900

10 Kingston View Drive
Kingston TAS 7008

03 6228 0243

95 Augusta Rd
Lenah Valley TAS 7008

Meet the team

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Debbie Crawford

Experienced Senior Physiotherapist Fellow SMA Physiotherapist

Debbie Crawford

Experienced Senior Physiotherapist Fellow SMA Physiotherapist

Whilst in her “retirement” as well as estabilshing a massive garden, Debbie has completed further studies on diet and relation to joint pain and lifestyle.

Debbie is passionate about using her vast experience in helping clients optimise their physical and mental health through diet and exercise.

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Peter Eckhardt

Practice Director and APA Sports Physiotherapist

Peter Eckhardt

Practice Director and APA Sports Physiotherapist

Peter has many years experience as a physiotherapist, and has completed postgraduate education allowing him to practice as an APA Sports Physiotherapist since 2001. Peter’s sporting love has always been whitewater canoeing. He competed at a national and international level for including, most recently at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He continues to enjoy tackling Tasmania’s whitewater rivers, and has extended his love of white water to surfing. Peter has been a physiotherapist for the Australian Olympic Team in 1996, 2000 and 2004 and has been appointed as Head Physiotherapist for Beijing in 2008. Peter has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of shoulder and knee problems. He also focuses on injuries occurring in rowing, canoeing and football. Peter has recently worked with patients after orthopaedic surgery, particulary shoulder surgery. Pete is also a passionate mentor of physiotherapists. He spends much of his working week conducting clinical education sessions, case review meetings and clinical workshops. As one of the owners at Hobart On Murray he also loves to spend time teaching the team and marketing the practice.

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Hamish Anderson

Practice Director and APA Sports Physiotherapist

Hamish Anderson

Practice Director and APA Sports Physiotherapist

Hamish grew up on the North West Coast of Tasmania in Ulverstone and was actively involved in many sports including: football, soccer, swimming, athletics and surf life-saving. He has also been heavily involved in circus and gymnastics. He even performed a number of acrobalance acts on Australia’s Got Talent in 2009. Hamish graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Charles Sturt University in Albury, NSW in 2012.

Hamish has worked with elite athletes such as the GWS Giants, Australian Cross Country Ski Team, The Tasmanian Gymnastics Team and as part of the physiotherapy team working with International Mountain bike races such as the Tour de Timor and at the National Philippines Championships. Hamish is the Head Physiotherapist at North Hobart Football Club. He was selected to be a Physiotherapist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games for Gymnastics and Netball. He has an interest in treatment and prevention of sports injuries, especially to the knee.

Hamish is a Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist and is also a Registered International Sports Physical Therapist. This means he has completed further training and met competencies recognised around the world.

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Liam Blue

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Liam Blue

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

A born and bred Hobartian, he grew up loving sport and physical activity. He moved interstate after finishing his schooling career to study a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University in Geelong, and then onto Sydney to complete a Masters of Physiotherapy at The University of Sydney.

The pursuit of a career in physiotherapy stemmed from this health oriented upbringing and the desire to help and positively influence people from all walks of life. Liam has a strong interest in sports physiotherapy and helping people improve their functional outcomes.

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Jenni Gillam

Senior Practice Manager

Jenni Gillam

Senior Practice Manager

After completing a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts in Launceston, Jenni the moved back to Hobart where she gained 9 years in the retail industry. During this time Jenni completed a Diploma in Business Management and has extensive knowledge around people management and effective leadership.

Jenni is a passionate sports enthusiast who loves playing and umpiring netball and visiting her local gym.

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Jessie Whittle


Jessie Whittle


** Jessie is currently on leave. She will be returning to the practice in January 2024!! **

Jessie graduated from Bachelor of Health Sciences & Masters of Physiotherapy in 2014, spending her first couple of years as a physiotherapist working in Bendigo Hospital.  She has been working with Back In Motion since 2016, with special interest areas in treating runners, hydrotherapy and neurological conditions.

Her big passion in life is running, with a particular love for long-distance and trail running - having competed in numerous ultra-marathons.

She also loves coffee, food, outdoors and being generally social - why Tassie is the perfect place to live!

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Elizabeth Van Dongen


Elizabeth Van Dongen


Lizzie grew up in Hobart, before moving to Newcastle to study a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours. Lizzie has since returned to her hometown and is thoroughly enjoying exploring her favourite island with a keen interest in hiking, surfing, stand up paddle boarding and trail running.

Lizzie is passionate about living life to the fullest and helping others to do the same. With a background in soccer, rowing and distance running, Lizzie has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries and pilates.

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Kaydee Raths


Kaydee Raths


Kaydee grew up in California, United States of America.

She completed Bachelors degree in Kinesiology - Exercise Science at Humboldt State University in California, an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant before moving to Australia to complete a Doctor of Phsiotherapy at Macquarie University in Sydney.

Kaydee loves riding bikes, sewing and outdoor activities.

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Isobel Webber


Isobel Webber


Isobel grew up in Hobart before moving to Newcastle to study a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours. Isobel has worked for several years in NSW hospitals and paediatric physiotherapy before joining the Back in Motion team. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, hiking, running and beach time, and is also a keen musician. Isobel is loving being back in her hometown and is eager to work with people of all ages and interests to help them getting back to doing what they love.

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Felix Hadok-Quadrio


Felix Hadok-Quadrio


Felix grew up in Northern Queensland and graduate from James Cook University with a bachelor of physiotherapy and joined the Back in Motion team in 2023. Felix has always had a passion for physical health having grown up playing basketball, Australian Rules Football and weightlifting. Felix's clinical interests include improving performance through strength and conditioning, and treating musculoskeletal injuries. 

Outside of work Felix enjoys spending time with his friends, family and being outside in nature.

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Nathan McLachlan


Nathan McLachlan


Nathan grew up in Northern Tasmania before moving to Brisbane to complete his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at UQ. 

Nathan enjoys exploring the outdoors, hiking and training for running/ triathlon in his spare time. He enjoys working with people of all backgrounds, and has the main aim of enabling people to do the things that are important to them.

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Meg Purdon


Meg Purdon


Book online with Meg or call the practice on 0362313939

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Nina Pretty


Nina Pretty


Book online with Nina or call the practice on 0362313939.

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Liz Diggins-Morrison

Senior Administration

Liz Diggins-Morrison

Senior Administration

Elizabeth was born in Hobart, Tasmania and was raised around the sporting communities. Her childhood involved football, cricket, netball and gymnastics and she fully participated in Club netball for over 10 years, including a brief period playing for the state. 

In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys walking her dog, reading and pursuing her interest in Personal Training.

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Sophie Branch


Sophie Branch


Sophie grew up in a small town in the middle of Tasmania called Bothwell.

Since her early years, Sophie has enjoyed playing netball and recently enjoyed coaching juniors in the sport.

In her free time, Sophie likes to spend her time with her twin sister or reading a book.

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Briar Fitzgerald


Briar Fitzgerald


Briar grew up in Hobart before moving to Melbourne where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin university.

Briar has a keen interest in sport stemming from playing soccer at a high level throughout her teenage years. In her spare time, Briar enjoys spending time with her friends and family, running and being outdoors.

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Megan Amos


Megan Amos



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Millie Jetson


Millie Jetson


Millie grew up in the North East of Tasmania on a farm in Jetsonville. 

Millie enjoys sports such as netball, surfing and surf life saving.

Millie has completed a Associate Degree of Design and a Diploma of Interior Design.