Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Malvern | Back In Motion
Opening hours

Mon:7:00am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:00am - 8:00pm

Wed:7:00am - 8:00pm

Thurs:7:00am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:00am - 6:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:00pm

Class Timetable

  • Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
  • Onero
  • GLAD
  • Functional Training

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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 Malvern on (03) 9509 0995
  • 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 Malvern, Armadale, Toorak 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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. 

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.

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.

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.

Pelvic Floor and 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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


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.

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03 9509 4847

151 Wattletree Rd, Malvern 3144
Malvern VIC 3144

Meet the team

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Krishna Prakash

Director and Physiotherapist

Krishna Prakash

Director and Physiotherapist

Krishna studied Physiotherapy at Melbourne University and brings 18 years of clinical experience to Back In Motion Malvern. He has worked as a senior physiotherapist at Maroondah Hospital, as well as working at sports medicine clinics from Vermont to Port Melbourne. He has provided services to Victorian state representative teams at nationals in both Soccer and Hockey. Krishna has been the Director of Back In Motion Malvern since its opening in 2014.

Krishna has travelled extensively - working in the UK for 2 years, and utilises various techniques including Dry Needling, Shockwave and is a GLA:D and Onero Practitioner. 

Now he is settled in Melbourne, and is a proud father to Siya and Ishaan. He can't stop talking about them and looks forward to the different challenges fatherhood brings. 

Areas of interest including but not limited to :
- Osteoporosis Treatment (ONERO Program)
- Shockwave
- Dry Needling
- Pilates Training
- Running Assessor (GAIT Check)
- Adolescent Sport Injuries
- Post Op Rehabilitation
- Remedial & Deep Tissue Massage
- Chronic Back Pain Issues

* Senior physiotherapy rate may apply

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Shiv Prakash


Shiv Prakash


Shiv studied Physiotherapy at Melbourne University and has developed a keen interest in Spinal Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy and Chronic Pain Management. Shiv prides himself on keeping up to date with the very latest research and techniques to ensure a consistently high level of patient care.

He has completed several additional courses, such as dry needling, gym rehabilitation and Clinical Exercise techniques. Socially, Shiv is involved locally in soccer, cricket and Kung Fu. An exercise fanatic, he will also be spotted on the running track or in the gym each day. Shiv has embraced his ‘inner nerd’; he is a movie buff with a love of computer games and reading. The best way to understand Shiv’s dedication to Physiotherapy is that he views his work as a lifestyle choice, not a job. He loves meeting new people and helping them achieve their individual goals.

Although Shiv can be found most of the time treating at Back In Motion Mitcham, he also spends time here in Malvern and Brighton leading the team.

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Tanya Todd


Tanya Todd


Tanya graduated from the Doctor of Physiotherapy course at The University of Melbourne after completing an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences – Clinical Myotherapy at Southern School of Natural Therapy.

She is fascinated by how the body works, how it breaks down and what physiotherapy can do to aid recovery, believing that helping people of all ages achieve optimal physical health and wellbeing makes every day as a physiotherapist rewarding and fulfilling. Her special interests include rehabilitation both from musculoskeletal and neurological injury, Women's Health and the benefits of Clinical Exercise across all three of these areas.

Tanya has lived in the Malvern area for over 12 years so feel free to come up and say hello if you see her outside the clinic. When not working she is frequently found cycling, weight training at the gym or swimming laps in the pool. She also enjoys reading, playing the piano and trying not to completely destroy her garden. 

Areas of interest including but not limited to :

- Hip Pain 
- Neck Pain
- Dry Needling 
- Pilates Training
- GLAD Program Training
- Post Op Rehabilitation
- Soft tissue and Joint movement Massages
- Headache Management 
- Vertigo & Dizziness Management (Vestibular Balance Disorder Treatment)

and etc.

* Senior Physiotherapy Rates may apply.

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Chelsea Saw


Chelsea Saw


Chelsea has completed her Masters of Physiotherapy program at La Trobe University and is currently treating at the Malvern and Brighton East clinics.

Chelsea is passionate about empowering individuals to maintain an active lifestyle, both for pain management and overall wellbeing. She believes in a holistic approach to treatment with an interest in mental health and sleep.

Chelsea also has a special interest in running related injuries and enjoys helping people get back to running and sport injury free.

Her areas of interest include:

- Healthy ageing

- Clinical pilates

- Strength and conditioning

- Running related injuries and gait assessments

- Knee injuries

- Low back pain

- Post-operative rehabilitation

Outside of work, you might find Chelsea out on a run, at music events or at the cinema.

She will sometimes dabble in other outdoor activities such as bouldering and surfing (not very well though!).

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Sean Chua


Sean Chua


Sean completed both his Bachelor of Science (majoring in human physiology) and Doctor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne. 

Sean has always been interested in how the body moves and works, injury prevention, maximising athletic performance, and healthy aging. 

Sean's area of interest includes, but is not limited to:

  • Shoulder, knee, ankle and tendon injuries
  • Management of lower back pain 
  • Post-op rehabilitation
  • Hydrotherapy 
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Remedial and deep tissue massage, as well as joint mobilisations 

Outside of work, Sean is also a fitness enthusiast, and you can find him in the gym coaching fitness and martial art classes. Sean also enjoys exploring cafes and restaurants with friends around Melbourne. 

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Katie Noonan


Katie Noonan


Katie has recently moved to Melbourne from the west of Ireland. She completed her Master of Physiotherapy program at University College Cork and had previously completed a bachelor's degree in sports science.  

You can mainly find her working at our clinic in Malvern and sometimes in Brighton East. Her areas of interest include but are not limited to : 

- Strength and conditioning. 
-Frailty and falls prevention rehab 
- Sports injury rehabilitation 
- Women’s Health 
- Pilates Training 
- Remedial & Deep Tissue Massage, etc. 

Katie loves to be outdoors and enjoys hiking, running and gym classes. In her spare time, she also loves trying out new coffee and food spots in Melbourne with her friends. 

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Felicia Anna Kothari


Felicia Anna Kothari


Anna joined the team at Back in Motion as our main full time receptionists in November 2021.

Anna graduated from Swinburne University by doing her bachelor’s in Business degree majoring in Accounting and Financial planning.

Apart from her daily receptionist duties being a full timer at the malvern store, she also handles invoicing errors, remmitances, debt collection and other financial and administrative work.

Outside of work Anna enjoys being outdoors with her partner and dog cruising and travelling to different places. Also, during her spare time, she would prefer to bake cakes (Instagram: Zush buttery bakes), draw, do Tiktoks or watch horror movies and hang out with friends and family. 

You will also find Anna at our other clinics in Mitcham and Brighton Classic Residence occasionally. 

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Isabella Moffat


Isabella Moffat


Isabella joined our team at Back in Motion Malvern as a part time receptionist in March 2022. Curently she is mainly handling and taking over more responsibility at our Brighton Classic Residence by dealing with invoicing errors, debt collection and etc.

Isabella is currently studying Commerce and Engineering at the University of Monash and is interested in a career in robotic/software engineering.

In her spare time, she enjoys running, shopping, and spending time with her friends.

You will mainly find Isabella at our Brighton Classic residence and our Malvern clinic occasionally.

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Saskia Lewin


Saskia Lewin


Saskia is currently studying a Bachelor of Design, majoring in advertising and social media at Deakin University. She is interested in a career in Digital Advertising/Marketing. In her spare time she enjoys watching AFL, relaxing, and spending time with her family and friends.

You will mainly find Saskia at our Malvern Clinic and Brighton East Clinic occasionally.

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Will Cowan


Will Cowan


Will joined the Back in Motion team in January 2024 after completing year 12, and is currently enrolled for Business/ International Business at Monash University.

Will enjoys rowing, the NFL and spending time with his friends and family.

You will mainly find Will at our Malvern Clinic and Brighton East Clinic occasionally.

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Camilla Clunies-Ross


Camilla Clunies-Ross


Camilla recently just finished year 12 and will be starting a teaching course this year (2024) at Deakin university as it has always been her dream to care for and teach young children.

She love to go for runs and spend as much time as she can with her family and friends when she is free.

She is very creative and love to paint and draw whenever she can.

You will mainly find Camilla at our Malvern Clinic and also our Brighton East Clinic occasionally.

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Fred Goode


Fred Goode


Fred joined the Back in Motion team in January 2024, and is currently studying Architecture at Monash University.
Fred enjoys spending time with his friends and family, fencing, or engaged in a variety of artistic endevours.
You'll find Fred at our Malvern clinic, and he's always keen for a conversation.

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Tom Cowan


Tom Cowan


Tom joined Back in Motion Malvern as a part time receptionist in March 2022.

Tom is currently studying Business at the University of Monash and is also currently in sales. Tom is interested in a career in marketing or finance and is a keen soccer player and supporter.

You will also find Tom occasionally at our other clinic in Brighton Classic Residence.