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Back In Motion

Mitcham

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 - 7:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:00pm

Class Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00am
Pilates In Motion
Physio

7:00am
8:00am

1 hour
8:00am
Functional Training
Physio

8:20am
9:00am

40 minutes
9:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Physio

9:00am
9:40am

40 minutes
Mums In Motion™
Physio

9:00am
10:00am

1 hour
10:00am
Pilates In Motion
Physio

10:10am
11:10am

1 hour
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Physio

10:20am
11:00am

40 minutes
11:00am
GLAD
Physio

11:00am
12:00pm

1 hour
Mums In Motion™
Physio

11:00am
12:00pm

1 hour
GLAD
Physio

11:00am
12:00pm

1 hour
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Physio

11:40am
12:20pm

40 minutes
12:00pm
Mums and Bubs
Physio

12:20pm
1:20pm

1 hour
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
GLAD
Physio

5:00pm
6:00pm

1 hour
Functional Training
Physio

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Physio

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
Functional Training
Physio

5:40pm
6:20pm

40 minutes
6:00pm
Pilates In Motion
Physio

6:00pm
7:00pm

1 hour
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Physio

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
GLAD
Physio

6:00pm
7:00pm

1 hour
Functional Training
Physio

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Physio

6:20pm
7:00pm

40 minutes
7:00pm
Pilates In Motion
Physio

7:00pm
8:00pm

1 hour
8:00pm

Tuesday

Saturday

Friday

Thursday

Monday

Wednesday

Get in touch

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

BOOK A CONSULTATION

TELEHEALTH

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 Mitcham on (03) 9872 5445
  • 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 your Free Initial Assessment today.

Treatment following your assessment is charged at the cost of a standard consultation. See our T&Cs for more information.

  • Book your Free Initial Assessment today.

    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 Exercise, and exercise and rehab to Mitcham, Vermont and Nunawading 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 c

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mums In Motion

Prepare your body for the rigours of labour, improve your aerobic fitness, and reduce your recovery time in a fun, social atmosphere with other mums-to-be! Guided by your physio, this exercise class also includes education on back care, posture, and relaxation specific to pregnancy.

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.

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.

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.

Telehealth

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.

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

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.
Podiatry

Whether you have plantar fasciitis, an ingrown toenail, bunion or problems with your gait, we can help.

Our podiatrist is trained to assess, diagnose and treat foot and lower limb problems to help you look after your feet, improve your posture or help you to manage foot complications related to medical conditions such as diabetes.

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03 8820 6081

Eastland Shopping Centre - Town Square, 175 Maroondah Highway
Ringwood VIC 3134

Meet the team

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Shivam Prakash

Director & Senior Physiotherapist

Shivam Prakash

Director & Senior Physiotherapist

Shiv has grown up in the Mitcham area, having attended local schools including Nunawading South Primary School (now Mt Pleasant Primary School) and Vermont Secondary College. 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.

Shiv can speak Hindi.

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Krishna Prakash

Director

Krishna Prakash

Director

Krishna brings to the clinic 11 years of clinical experience having worked in orthopaedics as a senior physiotherapist at Maroondah Hospital, as well as working at sports medicine clinics from Vermont to Port Melbourne. Having provided services to Victorian state representative teams at nationals in Soccer and Hockey, Krishna is also currently working his way through a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.

Krishna has opened Back In Motion Malvern with Shiv and spends most of his time treating at the Malvern clinic. If you are a previous patient and looking for him - that is where he'll be found. 

Krishna has recently become a proud father to a baby girl, Siya. He can't stop talking about her and looks forward to the different challenges fatherhood brings. 

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Susan Liu

Physiotherapist

Susan Liu

Physiotherapist

Susan has joined the Back in Motion team in 2020. She completed her studies; Doctor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne.  

Susan enjoys utilising functional exercise rehabilitation, with the goal of providing the best care to every patient through her own love of living a healthy and active lifestyle. She has also developed a keen interest in women’s health and lower-limb injury management – specifically in the hips and pelvic region.  

Outside of work, she trains and plays badminton a few times a week, loves going on hikes with friends and travelling. She is a big foodie and enjoys exploring different cuisines around Melbourne. You may also catch her talking endlessly about her love for her cat, Charlie. 

Susan also speaks Mandarin. 

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James Simmons

Physiotherapist

James Simmons

Physiotherapist

James has a particular interest in shoulder and neck injuries, and is focused on providing optimal outcomes for all his clients. He particularly enjoys functional exercise rehab, and wants all his clients to be more active and feeling stronger.

James is actively involved in both recreational basketball and futsal, and is very interested in sporting events of any kind. He avidly follows the AFL and is a keen Essendon supporter. His other love is for American Football and thoroughly enjoys watching the Arizona cardinals.

He has been involved with a number of sporting clubs and is experienced in injury assessment and sports orientated rehab.

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Noslan Jara

Physiotherapist

Noslan Jara

Physiotherapist

Noslan, better known as Nos, has joined the Back in Motion team in 2020.

He originally comes from Vancouver, Canada and came to Melbourne and completed his studies; Doctor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne. He has a particular interest in functional and sports specific rehabilitation, previously being involved with various local sporting clubs including rugby, football and basketball

Nos is big sports fanatic. Outside of work he enjoys playing basketball, tennis and going to the gym. Back in Canada, he played gridiron at the University level and enjoys watching American football, being an avid supporter of the Chicago Bears. During his time in Melbourne, Nos has become a fan of both Australian football and rugby.

Since coming to Australia, Nos has taken every opportunity to explore the many great things Victoria has to offer, always looking for new places to visit and discover.

Nos also is fluent in speaking Spanish.

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Elmie Schachtner

Physiotherapist

Elmie Schachtner

Physiotherapist

Elmie has grown up local to the Mitcham area and is passionate about sowing into the community to see it flourish. With degrees in physiotherapy from Monash University, and divinity from Melbourne School of Theology, Elmie is dedicated to providing a holistic approach to health management. She has developed special interests in women’s health, paediatrics, chronic pain management and corporate physiotherapy.

Outside of work, Elmie is a hobby artist with a love for painting, and is a proud ‘mama’ to many a plant-baby. While she loves chewing through audio books on all manner of -ologies, she also enjoys exploring the outdoors and serving in her local community.

Elmie is fluent in Afrikaans.

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Grace Edwards

Physiotherapist

Grace Edwards

Physiotherapist

Grace grew up in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and completed a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University. Grace knew she wanted to be a physiotherapist from her early high school years, with the goal of assisting people through injury rehabilitation and empowering them to live healthier lives. Grace enjoys working with people of all ages and has previous experience working as a physiotherapist in the hospital setting as well as sports trainer experience with a local football team. She has developed special interests in women’s health and lower limb injuries including that of the hip and knee. Outside of work, Grace enjoys being outdoors whether it is going for walks with her dog, going for bike rides or heading to the beach when the weather is nice. Grace also loves to spend time gardening, baking new recipes and going on road trips to escape to the country.

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Ashlee Yoon

Podiatrist

Ashlee Yoon

Podiatrist

Ashlee completed a Bachelor of health science and a Masters of podiatric practice at La Trobe university. Since graduation, Ashlee has practiced in both public and private healthcare in Australia and Singapore. Ashlee enjoys all aspect of podiatry with a special interest in nail surgeries, diabetic foot care and acute injuries and prevention. Ashlee loves meeting new people and prides herself in developing long term relationships with her patients. Outside of work, Ashlee enjoys trying out new restaurants, going to pilates and spending time with family and friends.

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Catherine

Frontline Staff

Catherine

Frontline Staff

Catherine joined the Back in Motion Team in June 2020 as a receptionist. Catherine has a passion for dance and has a Classical Ballet and Contemporary dance background and has graduated with the Queensland National Ballet. Catherine is currently studying Exercise and Sport Science majoring in Exercise Physiology at Deakin.

Outside of work and study she loves going on outdoor adventures with friends and family, a massive smashed avo brunch gal and adores her dog Zoe

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Patricia

Frontline Staff

Patricia

Frontline Staff

Patricia joined the team at Back In Motion as one of our receptionists in May 2021.

She likes to read all types of books, watch classic TV shows and snuggle with her kitty, Cookie, at home whilst having a cup of tea.

Patricia has finished her study of Bachelor in Food and Nutrition Sciences, and with her passion of healthcare she wishes to support people through the background and business side of things.

In her spare time, Patricia enjoys exploring new places to eat and touring locations. She also likes going to music concerts. Patricia has also recently participated in the World’s Greatest Shave to support Leukemia. Come in and watch her hair grow to its full potential yet again!

You will also find Patricia at our other clinic in Mitcham.