Opening hours

Mon:7:40am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:40am - 8:00pm

Wed:7:40am - 8:00pm

Thurs:7:40am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:40am - 8:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:00pm

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Aveo Kingston Green Retirement

13 28 36

62-67 Cavanagh Street
Cheltenham VIC 3192

St James Terrace Aged Care

(03) 9583 9999

296 Warrigal Road
Cheltenham VIC 3192

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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 physio, remedial massage, clinical Pilates and exercise rehab to Mentone, Cheltenham, Parkdale, Beaumaris and bayside Melbourne. 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 extra

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.

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:

- 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 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 qualified physios 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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 Pilates reformer beds, cardio equipment, weights, the Pilates 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.

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 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.

Meet the team

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Amanda “Mandy” Lowe

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Amanda “Mandy” Lowe

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Amanda, better known as "Mandy”, launched the Mentone practice in October 2013 having worked at various Back In Motion practices since 2009. She graduated with honours from Melbourne University in 2008 with a passion for sporting injuries and chronic pain, and went straight into private practice. She has now developed a keen interest in the treatment and long term management of knee pain especially in runners. A desire to assist people with these often complex conditions of the knee came about after her own knee injury in 2006. Mandy has excellent diagnostic skills and uses a range of treatment techniques including dry needling and clinical Pilates. After many years as Pilates Co-ordinator at a different Back In Motion practice, she has extensive knowledge in using clinical pilates to manage a wide range of chronic and acute injuries.

When not at work, Mandy can often be found doing her own Pilates, walking her dogs or watching the latest, most terrifying horror movie.

** Please note that appointments with the Director may incur an additional fee

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Mystery Tat


Mystery Tat


Mystery graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy Practice. She believes that everyone's injuries, needs and goals are different and will endeavour to work with clients to achieve their very best. Mystery is especially interested in women's health, dance related injuries and spinal conditions such as scoliosis. She has had many years working in football clubs, on and off-field, and is proficient in dry needling.

When not working, Mystery is an avid baker and likes to explore Melbourne's finest food adventures.

Mystery is fluent in Vietnamese as well as English

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Zeb Ariaratnam


Zeb Ariaratnam


Zeb grew up in Melbourne and graduated from La Trobe University. He has a keen interest in low back pain and the lifestyle and occupational factors which can contribute to it. He enjoys finding new and exciting ways to help clients get back to what they love. Zeb has worked as a sports trainer for a local football club for many years. This has enabled him to develop a greater appreciation of the rehabilitation process for sporting injuries and advance his clinical reasoning.

Outside of work, Zeb loves watching and playing sport, particularly Australian Rules Football. He also loves meeting up with friends for dinner or a movie and going on summer road trips.

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Nicholas Matkovic


Nicholas Matkovic


Nick grew up in the Nation's capital and graduated from the University of Canberra.

Nick has had an interest in physiotherapy since a young age after having his own injury and physiotherapy experience whilst playing sport. Since then, Nick has adopted a holistic approach to managing injuries and has a special interest in spinal conditions and post-operative rehabilitation. He enjoys establishing relationships with people of all ages and is committed to helping them achieve their goals.

When Nick isn't working he enjoys watching and playing sport, in particular tennis and soccer. He also loves travelling and is looking forward to exploring all Melbourne has to offer.

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Rachel Armstrong

Practice Manager

Rachel Armstrong

Practice Manager

Originally from Alberta, Canada, Rachel moved to Melbourne in 2014 with her physiotherapist husband. She has worked in various management roles within retail and hospitality.

Rachel loves travelling to new places, cooking and spending time with her husband and two adopted kittens.

Rachel looks forward to her future with Back In Motion Mentone and working with a great team.

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Brianna Sutcliffe


Brianna Sutcliffe


Brianna is currently completing her post-graduate physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne, having previously completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science with Honours at Deakin University. Since finishing school she has managed to visit over 30 countries with the most recent trip to Scandinavia and Russia! 

When Brianna is not studying she enjoy's going to the beach to stand up paddle board or windsurf, going for runs and dancing, having grown up performing Calisthenics for many years.

Having recently joined the Back In Motion team at Mentone, she looks forward to the learning opportunities it will bring.

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Vanessa O'Farrell


Vanessa O'Farrell


After working for many years in the library industry, a passion for food has led Vanessa into completing qualifications in nutrition. She lives within walking distance to the beach in Frankston and loves walking there during her free time.

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Laura Bennetts


Laura Bennetts


Laura has been working as a receptionist for over 10 years, including various sports and recreation centres and the BIC head office. Whilst working Laura completed a medical receptionist course to help her move into the allied health industry.

Outside of work, Laura loves spending time with her german shepherd, taking her for a walk on the beach or to Cheltenham Park. Laura is a massive movie buff and loves a cozy night in catching up on the latest episodes of her favorite TV shows.

Laura is looking forward to getting to know all the clients at Back In Motion Mentone!