Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Mentone | Back In Motion
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

Class Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Mandy Lowe

7:20am
8:00am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Mandy Lowe

7:20am
8:00am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Nick/Zeb

7:20am
8:00am

40 minutes
8:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Nick/Zeb

8:00am
8:50am

50 minutes
9:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Nick/Zeb

9:20am
10:00am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Zeb Ariaratnam

9:40am
10:20am

40 minutes
10:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Mandy Lowe

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Mandy Lowe

10:20am
11:00am

40 minutes
11:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Zeb Ariaratnam

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Mandy Lowe

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
Mums and Bubs
Mandy Lowe

11:40am
12:20pm

40 minutes
GLAD
Nicholas Matkovic

11:50am
12:50pm

1 hour
12:00pm
Mums and Bubs
Mandy Lowe

12:00pm
12:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Nicholas Matkovic

12:20pm
1:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Nicholas Matkovic

12:40pm
1:20pm

40 minutes
1:00pm
GLAD
Nicholas Matkovic

1:50pm
2:50pm

1 hour
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Nicholas Matkovic

4:00pm
4:40pm

40 minutes
5:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Zeb Ariaratnam

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
6:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Mandy Lowe

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Nicholas Matkovic

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Nicholas Matkovic

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Mandy Lowe

6:40pm
7:20pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Mandy Lowe

6:40pm
7:20pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Nicholas Matkovic

6:40pm
7:20pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Zeb Ariaratnam

6:40pm
7:20pm

40 minutes
7:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Nick Matkovic

7:20pm
8:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Zeb Ariaratnam

7:20pm
8:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Zeb Ariaratnam

7:20pm
8:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Mandy Lowe

7:20pm
8:00pm

40 minutes
8:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Nick/Zeb

8:00pm
8:40pm

40 minutes
9:00pm

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Saturday

Thursday

Monday

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St James Terrace Aged Care

(03) 9583 9999

296 Warrigal Road
Cheltenham VIC 3192

Aveo Kingston Green Retirement

13 28 36

62-67 Cavanagh Street
Cheltenham VIC 3192

Get in touch

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

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Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physio, remedial massage, Clinical Exercise 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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

GLA:D - Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark

Now available at Back In Motion, GLA:D Australia is an 8 week education and exercise program for knee and hip osteoarthritis, provided under the supervision of a GLA:D certified physiotherapist.

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.

Is GLA:D for me?

GLA:D is a program for all individuals who experience any hip and/or knee osteoarthritis symptoms, regardless of severity. You may participate in the program if your hip or knee joint problem resulted in visiting a health care provider. You may not be able to participate in the program if:

  • You have other reasons for your hip and/or knee pain, including; tumour, inflammatory joint disease, previous hip fracture, soft tissue or connective tissue problems.
  • You have other symptoms that are more pronounced than the osteoarthritis problems (for example chronic generalised pain or fibromyalgia).
  • You are unable to understand and communicate in English.

OA Treatment in Australia

Treatment usually focuses on surgery. The GLA:D program offers a better and safer alternative. Research from the GLA:D program in Denmark found symptom progression in participants reduced by 32%. Other outcomes include less pain, reduced use of joint related pain killers and decreased sick leave. GLA:D participants also reported high levels of satisfaction with the program and increased.

Why is it important?

  • High levels of physical inactivity are reported in Australians with osteoarthritis.
  • Exercise can provide symptomatic relief and improve the quality of life for Australian's with osteoarthritis
  • Prolong the need for joint replacement

This program is unique. The education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities. By strengthening and correcting daily movement patterns, participants will train their bodies to move properly, prevent symptoms and reduce pain.

Pricing

Please call our practice to discuss pricing and program running times. You do not need a doctor’s referral, however you may be eligible for a rebate from Medicare for some of the cost of the program (at the GP's discretion).

Meet the team

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Amanda “Mandy” Lowe

Practice Director and Principal Physiotherapist

Amanda “Mandy” Lowe

Practice Director and Principal Physiotherapist

** Please note that appointments with Mandy may involve an additional 'Senior Clinician' fee**

Amanda “Mandy” launched the Mentone practice in October 2013 having been a part of the Back In Motion family since 2009. After graduating with honours from Melbourne University in 2008, she began her journey as a graduate at BIM Patterson Lakes. Soon after transferring to our Camberwell clinic where she was promoted to a Clinical Service Co-ordinator. With a strong passion for helping her own clients as well as a desire to teach younger clinicians (and a whole lot of energy), she opened her own clinic in Mentone.

Mandy's caseload consists primarily of recreational and competitive runners experiencing knee pain, sometimes referred to as Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) or runners knee. The condition is often complex with the majority of clients having already trialed multiple treatments without success. Her management of this condition involves investigating areas of your life that may be slowing your progress and making permanent lifestyle changes, exercise rehabilitation performed at a gym and learning how to manage the load you place through the knee.

Following a serious hand injury on both sides in 2012 Mandy also helps many clients to manage hand injuries including instability, thumb pain, tendon issues and more. Hand injuries can have a significant impact on your life which she understands well and will help you through this difficult time.

Treatment of jaw pain, or the TMJ, is Mandy's third area of special interest. This joint can refer pain to the teeth, jaw, head and neck. It is often misdiagnosed which can be extremely frustrating.

Mandy believes that staying positive, being optimistic and doing everything with a smile is key to successful recovery from any long term injury. You will often hear the laughter from her consult room, even from those in significant pain.

When not at work Mandy loves going to the Gym as often as possible, taking care of her garden and watching movies.

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Zeb Ariaratnam

Physiotherapist

Zeb Ariaratnam

Physiotherapist

Zeb grew up in Melbourne and graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy from La Trobe University. As a physiotherapist, he has developed a passion for supporting those with chronic pain. This began after he realised the complexity of persistent pain, and how it often involves more than just an injury. His interests include conditions such as fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome.

As a result, Zeb's practice is focused on empowerment, lifestyle change and enabling a safe and effective way to return to exercise. He also understands the psychological impact of pain, and how that can affect individuals. He loves educating his clients on their diagnosis and believes their understanding plays a large role in rehabilitation.

Outside of work, Zeb loves sports. He enjoys watching Australian Rules Football, and is a keen Essendon supporter. He also enjoys playing indoor soccer both competitively and socially.

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Nicholas Matkovic

Physiotherapist

Nicholas Matkovic

Physiotherapist

Nick graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Nick's interest in physiotherapy started at a young age after experiencing his own injuries whilst playing tennis and soccer. Since then, Nick has adopted a holistic approach to managing injuries. He enjoys building rapport with clients of all ages and is committed to helping them achieve their goals.

Nick has developed a strong passion for treating shoulder pain, especially the long term management of rotator cuff related pain through exercise therapy and self-management. He particularly enjoys educating people about their condition and the relevance of imaging, as he believes their understanding and beliefs about their pain can guide clinical outcomes.

When Nick isn't working you might see him running along the beach or attending local band performances.

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Alex Kimp

Physiotherapist

Alex Kimp

Physiotherapist

Alex graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Alex is from the United States and moved to Melbourne in 2016. He is currently involved in research at the Centre for Health, Exercise, and Sports Medicine (CHESM) at the University of Melbourne for knee osteoarthritis. Alex was a cross country/track and field athlete in the U.S. which further developed his interest in physiotherapy for common running injuries that affect athletes' low back, hips, knees, and ankles/feet. 

Alex believes in helping clients take a collaborative, active approach in the management of their injuries to meet their goals. He enjoys not only treating the current problem but addressing the contributing factors that may have led to the injury. 

When Alex isn’t in the clinic or working on research, you can often find him running, attending A-League soccer games, or traveling around Australia with his partner. 

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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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Sandrine

Receptionist

Sandrine

Receptionist

Sandrine is completing her 3rd year of a Bachelor of Physical Education and Sport Science at Victoria University.

Outside of work Sandrine is passionate about being healthy, staying fit and loves to walk on the beach with her dog, M.C.Hammer. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, catching up on the latest movies (in particular horror films), and attending music concerts.

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Montana

Receptionist

Montana

Receptionist

Montana graduated last year with a Certificate IV Allied Health Assistance.

When not at work, Montana (or Monty as we know her) is working at Soccer Time Kids. Montana teaches kids between the ages of 1-5 to play soccer. 

Throughout her week, Monty is at home with her cats Sassy and Skylar. Montana loves her sports along with her music especially listening to The Wombats and Arctic Monkeys.

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Kim

Receptionist

Kim

Receptionist

Kim has lived locally for over 20 years. She is married and has three adult children and two adorable Cavaliers, Cassie and Rosie. Kim enjoys cooking fresh and healthy meals (and the occasional sweet treat) playing competitive tennis, watching sports, tennis, AFL and a good movie.

She enjoys meeting new clients and supporting all on their journey to good health.

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Aki Nemoto

Physiotherapist

Aki Nemoto

Physiotherapist