Back In MotionHobart On Murray, TAS

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

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Get in touch

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

Book a consultation

To request a booking in one of our group classes please contact Back In Motion Hobart On Murray directly via hobartonmurray@backinmotion.com.au or (03) 6231 3939 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 Pilates, 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 and deliver your next session free.

Our Service Offering

done Physiotherapy

Whether you have back pain, neck pain, flexibility or mobility issues, our physios at Back In Motion can help resolve your pain and improve the quality of your life. 

Find out why physiotherapy is a GP's most recommended health professional today.

What can Back In Motion physio do for me?

We'll use the latest clinical research and physio equipment to develop a personal treatment plan to help you recover for your specific condition.

You don’t need a GP's referral to see a physio, and often we'll work as part of a team to plan and manage treatment for your specific condition or injury.

How will a Back In Motion physio assess my injury?

We'll assess your condition to diagnose the problem and focus on how to help you heal with tangible tools like Results4Life®

What sort of treatments do Back In Motion physios use?

Treatments include massage/soft tissue mobilisation, muscle re-education, exercises, acupuncture, dry needling and crutches/wheelchairs if necessary.

What else does Back In Motion offer? 

We’re a one-stop shop for allied health, and also offer related health services such as clinical/reformer Pilates, remedial massage, exercise rehab and more.

We work in partnership with you to identify how we can resolve your pain and condition, and then how to heal you and get you stronger to ensure it does not happen again. 

done Clinical Pilates

Whether you’re wanting to improve your flexibility, core strength or your posture, Back In Motion offers clinical Pilates and reformer Pilates taught by qualified physios.

Many gyms and exercise studios offer pilates these days, but few places offer personalised and tailored programs to help you recover, achieve your goals sooner and help stay injury-free.

Why should I do Clinical Pilates/Pilates Reformer at Back In Motion?

Our physios have completed formal Pilates training, and supervise you during class to offer you a safe and effective program.

When you do Pilates with us, you’re in a smaller class with an individual program designed just for you – so you’ll progress faster and are less likely to get injured.

What equipment is available at Back In Motion?

We offer a range of specialised Pilates equipment, including reformers, trapeze tables and floor-based exercises to help you progress and achieve your health and fitness goals.

Who will benefit the most out of Clinical Pilates/Pilates Reformer?

Pilates can benefit everyone – from the elite athlete wanting to improve their core strength, to a beginner seeking to improve their flexibility and muscle strength.

We recommend all of our Back In Motion clients try Pilates at least once. Once you see the results and feel the benefits, you'll be hooked!

What are the health benefits of Clinical Pilates/Pilates Reformer?

The health benefits of Pilates include improved flexibility, increased muscle strength and tone, core stability, improved balance, spine stabilisation and improved posture.

done Remedial massage

Whether you’re wanting to loosen tight muscles, soothe your body or simply relax, Back In Motion offers a range of massage services including remedial massage, sports therapy massage, deep tissue massage and myotherapy.

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, deep tissue massage and myotherapy, 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). 

Sporting clubs, athletes, and massage devotees see our expert physios and therapists for a reason: because we know your body and can identify the causes of aches, pains, and soreness, ensuring a better result every time.

done Exercise and Rehab

Whether you have lower back pain, neck pain or a shoulder injury, exercise rehabilitation can help. Our exercise programs can help with increasing fitness, weight loss, injury rehabilitation, endurance training or strengthening, in a safe way that minimises risk of injury.

Our qualified staff use the latest clinical research and physio equipment to develop a personal exercise plan to help you improve flexibility, mobility, and strength.

done Aged Care Physiotherapy

We provide a range of physiotherapy services for seniors and residencies in the community. We support aged care facilities, supported residential services, and retirement villages. We can also visit clients in the privacy of their own home.

done Custom Orthotics

When a small problem develops in your feet, a subtle change in the way you walk can cause a chain reaction that alters your posture and movement mechanics. The symptom of poor foot mechanics can include localised foot pain, bunions, arch or heel pain, leg or knee pain, hip or back pain – and even neck pain. Custom orthotics have been shown to correct these issues, giving you improved balance, posture, and general wellbeing.

done Women’s Health

We provide effective, tailored programs to support women during all stages of their lives. Talk to us about pregnancy and post-natal care, fitness and exercise classes; pelvic floor physiotherapy, pain and incontinence; and musculoskeletal conditions.

Our qualified staff use the latest clinical research and physio equipment to help you improve the quality of your life, mobility and strength.

done Vibration Therapy

We offer side-alternating, high frequency vibration therapy using a vibration platform. You can experience results not only as treatment for an existing health concern but as a preventative measure for a diverse range of health issues including back pain, falls prevention, core strength, and elite performance.

done Shockwave Therapy

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

Back In Motion offers a free initial assessment that is obligation free – so if you do not decide to go ahead, then there is no cost for that assessment.

Shockwave therapy – also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) – is a non-invasive therapy that uses low-frequency, acoustic shockwaves generated via a handheld device that kick starts the body’s natural healing response in tissue that may not have responded to medication, rest or other therapies.  

If you have tried rest, medications, other therapies or even steroid injections to overcome the  injury, and are now considering surgery, then Shockwave Therapy could be a good option for you.

Up to 92% of patients report significant improvement in their tendon pain after a course of shockwave therapy.

Find out more about Shockwave Therapy at Back In Motion

Meet the team

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Peter Eckhardt

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Peter Eckhardt

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Peter has twenty-four 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 eighteen years, 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.

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Debbie Crawford

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Debbie Crawford

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Debbie Crawfords Physiotherapy experience spans 3 decades.  She undertook a post graduate sports physiotherapist degree in 1997 and has since worked as a registered APA Sports Physiotherapist. In 1998 she was inducted as a fellow of Sports Medicine Australia. Debbie has a special clinical interest in the mechanics of the hips, pelvis and lower back. Her passion is for womens health and has recently upskilled in pelvic floor disorders, including the treatment of incontinence. She is a level one track and field coach and has a specific interest in the mechanics and injuries of running.

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Hamish Anderson

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Hamish Anderson

Practice Director and 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 Mountainbike races such as the Tour de Timor and at the National Philippines Championships. 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.

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George Gavalas

Physiotherapist

George Gavalas

Physiotherapist

Having grown up in Hobart, George completed his Physiotherapy degree at the La Trobe University in Melbourne and relocated back home to join the Back In Motion team in 2015. George was interested in a career in Physiotherapy from a young age, having competed in a variety sports including Australian Rules Football, basketball and athletics. George’s clinical interests involve the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries, and helping patients achieve improved functional outcomes.

Outside of work, George enjoys playing football, keeping fit and healthy and spending time with friends and family. 

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Jessie Whittle

Physiotherapist

Jessie Whittle

Physiotherapist

Jessie completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in Bendigo. Following this she worked for several years in the hospital setting, with a focus on neurological rehabilitation and cardiorespiratory management. Jessie is especially interested in neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation and has experience working with local football clubs.

Jessie is originally from Lachlan in Tasmania. She enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee and snowboarding, and particularly loves Hobart for it's great coffee.

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Claire Patchett

Physiotherapist

Claire Patchett

Physiotherapist

Claire grew up in Burnie on the North West Coast of Tasmania before moving to the Gold Coast, Queensland in 2012 to study a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Physiotherapy at Griffith University. In 2017, Claire relocated back to Tasmania to join the Back In Motion team and is eager to assist others to achieve their rehabilitation and lifestyle goals.
 
Having grown up heavily involved in sports, including hockey, surf life saving and netball, Claire developed an interest in the human body, particularly injury management and prevention, provoking her to pursue a career in physiotherapy. In her spare time Claire enjoys playing hockey, swimming, bush walking and exploring local cafes and restaurants with family and friends. 

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Caitlin McCormack

Physiotherapist

Caitlin McCormack

Physiotherapist

Caitlin grew up in Alstonville, Northern New South Wales before moving to Canberra with her family. She undertook a bachelors with Honours in Occupational Therapy at Uni of Sydney before completing her Doctor of Physiotherapy at Macquarie university.

Mad about sport and helping people be the ‘best they can be.’  Competed in high level rowing, netball, hockey and tennis. In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys a good coffee, meeting new people, running, gyming and cycling. Caitlin has a keen interest in spinal and sports physio. 

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Liam Blue

Physiotherapist

Liam Blue

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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Tarun Rajupalem

Physiotherapist

Tarun Rajupalem

Physiotherapist

Tarun grew up in Melbourne and was involved in sports and exercise from a young age. He undertook his undergraduate Physiotherapy degree at Monash University in Melbourne.

Growing up Tarun was heavily involved in various sports and competed in Tennis and Cricket tournaments. Through his involvement in sport Tarun become interested in rehabilitation and prevention of injuries which compelled him to pursue a career in Physiotherapy. Tarun has a keen interest in treating sporting injuries and helping everyone to perform at their highest possible level in both sport and day to day life.

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Jenni Gillam

Practice Manager

Jenni Gillam

Practice Manager

Jenni grew up in a country town called Westerway nestled in the foothills of Mt Field National Park.

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.

Jenni is a passionate sports enthusiast who enjoys being on the netball court and spending time with friends and family.

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Kat Davson-Galle

Administration

Kat Davson-Galle

Administration

Kat has been with the Back In Motion team since 2013 and enjoys working with the physios and providing excellent service to clients. Kat has a Bachelor of Business and has experience working in a variety of fields. 

She is currently completing her Delta Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services and works a lot with dogs through training clubs, private consultations and with charities. 

In her spare time Kat enjoys being active with netball, boxing, bush walking and playing with her dog Lola. 

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Tessa Brinsmead

Administration

Tessa Brinsmead

Administration

Tessa joined us in early 2017 through AFL Sportsready, through whom she completed her Certificate III in Business.

Outside of work, Tessa plays AFL for The University Rainbows Football Club and netball for Kingston Blues. Tessa also loves to spend time with her friends and family, and exploring walking tracks around Hobart with her dogs. 

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Kellie Hunt

Administration

Kellie Hunt

Administration

Kellie is a graduate of the University of Tasmania where she studied English Literature, Journalism, Media and Communications. She enjoys taking the skills that’s she learned during her University studies and applying them to everyday situations.

In her spare time she enjoys reading novels and listening to music. She is also a budding tea connoisseur and enjoys trying different types of tea.