Back In MotionMontmorency, VIC

Opening hours

Mon:8:00am - 9:00pm

Tues:8:00am - 8:00pm

Wed:8:00am - 8:00pm

Thurs:8:00am - 8:00pm

Fri:8:00am - 8:00pm

Sat:9:00am - 1:00pm

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St Helena Mediplex

(03) 9438 5666

212 Aqueduct Road
St Helena VIC 3088

Get in touch

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

Book a consultation

To request a booking in one of our group classes please contact Back In Motion Montmorency directly via d.spithill@backinmotion.com.au or (03) 9439 6776 to ensure you have completed the required pre-class assessments.
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Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, clinical Pilates, and exercise and rehab to Montmorency and surrounding suburbs. We have one-on-one and semi-private classes and because our services are delivered by physiotherapists you can claim them on private health insurance with extras cover.

Why we're different

A "quick-fix" for your pain or injury might sound good, but over time is proven to be inconvenient, costly and ineffective in comparison to taking preventative measures. Our unique clinical approach, Results4Life, keeps you on track towards optimal lifelong physical health.

Our guarantee

We are committed to your satisfaction and delivering the very best in physiotherapy care, customer service and outcomes. If you are not 100% satisfied with your experience at Back In Motion, we will refund your money and deliver your next session free.

Our Service Offering

done Physiotherapy

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

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

What can Back In Motion physio do for me?

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

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

How will a Back In Motion physio assess my injury?

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

What sort of treatments do Back In Motion physios use?

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

What else does Back In Motion offer? 

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

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

done Clinical Pilates

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

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

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

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

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

What equipment is available at Back In Motion?

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

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

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

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

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

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

done Remedial massage

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

There are many places that offer massage these days, but few offer highly-qualified and trained physios with extensive knowledge of the human body to help your body heal.

Why should I have a remedial massage at Back In Motion?

We take a tailored approach, targeting key areas of your body chosen by you and your physio and it’ll be completed in a safe and professional environment.

Our highly-experienced physios have spent more than four years at university learning about human anatomy and biomechanics. We know your body and can identify the causes of aches, pains and soreness, ensuring a better result every time.

What remedial massage services are offered at Back In Motion?

We offer a range of massage services including remedial massage, sports therapy massage, deep tissue massage and myotherapy, so you can benefit from qualified physios and their extensive knowledge of the human body.

What are the benefits of regular remedial massage?

Massage is beneficial to the body in many ways, both physically (tissue manipulation) and emotionally (relaxation). 

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

done Exercise and Rehab

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

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

done 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.

done Mums & Bubs

Our Mums and Bubs classes are designed to meet the needs of you and your new baby. You will enjoy a safe, rewarding and fun environment while regaining lost fitness and strength and interacting with other mothers and their babies. As these classes incorporate your bub, they provide a fantastic opportunity for them to play, interact and enhance their social skills.

done Aged Care Physiotherapy

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

done Custom Orthotics

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

done Men’s Health

Men have pelvic floors and bladders too! Whilst they don’t carry and give birth to babies, men can also suffer a range of issues from pelvic floor deficiency following prostate surgery and also lower back pain.

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

done Aged Care Services

We can attend your residential care facility at least four times per week, helping reduce and better manage your resident’s pain, improve their quality of life and reduce incidence of challenging behaviours. Better pain management can increase mobility, sleep as well as reduce depression, anxiety and pharmaceutical use.

done 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.

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 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.

done Pilates In Motion

Pilates In Motion is an advanced clinical Pilates class guided by a physiotherapist. Once you have progressed from individual and semi-private Pilates, you’ll be able to join Pilates In Motion classes allowing you to develop your practice and challenge your body.

done 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.

done Semi-Private Pilates

Once you have completed a prescribed series of one-on-one Pilates sessions, your physio may recommend you commence semi-private Pilates classes. These classes take a maximum of four participants. You'll receive guidance and attention from the physiotherapist instructing the class in accordance with your individual Pilates program. Your program may include a combination of mat and reformer work.

done Women’s Health

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

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

Meet the team

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David Spithill

Principal Physiotherapist

David Spithill

Principal Physiotherapist

David originally headed the team at Back In Motion St Helena, before the practice relocated to Montmorency.

David comes with an extensive knowledge and interest in Pilates for rehabilitation and fitness, musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and physiotherapy of the spine, pelvis, knees and shoulders.

David has completed his Level 3 Sports Physiotherapy Course at the AIS which is an intensive live in course. David hopes to complete the process via the APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) Titling Process to become a Sports Physiotherapist, but may need to create an 8th day in the week to do so!

David has been involved with several elite teams;

  • Essendon Bombers VFLW 2018 Head Physiotherapist
  • The Northern Knights U/18s Squad in the TAC Cup as their Rehabilitation Coordinator.
  • DC North East Blaze VNL netball U/19s through to their Championship teams.
  • Diamond Creek VFLW team
  • Monash Blues VAFA Football club
  • SSV Victorian U/15 Netball team
  • SSA Australian U/16 Netball team tour to New Zealand 2016 and Fiji 2017

In his spare time David enjoys spending time with his young family and watching or being involved in sport.

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Marty Ayres

Clinical Supervisor (Physiotherapist)

Marty Ayres

Clinical Supervisor (Physiotherapist)

Part of the physiotherapy team since 2010, Marty returns to our clinic after completing his Post Graduate in Sports Physiotherapy and travelling through Europe.

Marty has a passion for both sports and spinal therapy, being accepted by La Trobe University to return for his Masters program in both fields.

When he’s not treating or studying, Marty likes to relax at Barwon Heads beach.
 

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Cherie Gendre

Clinical Educator (Physiotherapist)

Cherie Gendre

Clinical Educator (Physiotherapist)

Returning Feb 19th 2018 - Monday, Thursdays and most Saturdays 9am til 1pm

Cherie re-joins our team after her third child and with many years experience as a Grade 3 Physiotherapist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in outpatients and Orthopaedic clinics, working along side multiple surgeons and specialists.

Cherie completed her Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2010 finishing Dux of her year. Cherie volunteers on the Australian Physiotherapy Association musculo-skeletal committee and assists in tutoring on the Masters program at La Trobe University. She has assisted on many professional courses as a tutor.

Cherie is looking to complete further studies in Women's Health subjects at University in 2018.

In her spare time Cherie loves spending time with her young family, exercising and training for endurance events, or sipping a coffee in Were Street with friends.

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Tom Collier

Clinical Mentor (Physiotherapist)

Tom Collier

Clinical Mentor (Physiotherapist)

Tom undertook his studies at the University of Melbourne where he completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physiology, followed by a Doctor of Physiotherapy. Tom is passionate about all areas of physiotherapy and enjoys helping people of all ages to overcome injury, reach their goals and gain their highest level of function. In particular, Tom has an interest in treating sports injuries and in paediatric physiotherapy.

Due to Tom's great skills he will mentor our staff in case reviews and weekly tutorials.

He also works as a physiotherapist for Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Football Club. Outside of work Tom enjoys fishing and playing or watching any form of sport, particularly tennis, football and cricket.

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Mathew Munro

Clinical Associate (Physiotherapist)

Mathew Munro

Clinical Associate (Physiotherapist)

After studying Sport and Exercise Science in Launceston and Physiotherapy in Sydney, Mat returned home in 2012 to join the Back In Motion Montmorency team. He has a passion for helping his clients achieve their goals, return to full function and prevent future injuries. Mat's love for physiotherapy developed when he trained in swimming and football (and endured many injuries!). In his spare time he can be found playing footy, swimming or trying to avoid chocolate!

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Ben Carubia

Clinical Associate (Physiotherapist)

Ben Carubia

Clinical Associate (Physiotherapist)

Ben joins our skilled team with more than nine years of treatment knowledge. Ben began his journey as a Myotherapist working as part of a physio clinic in Western Australia. Inspired, he decided to study physiotherapy. He believes that to truly treat an injury, therapy does not end at relieving symptoms - it needs to examine the root cause.

During his time as a health practitioner Ben has had the privilege to work with elite athletes from the Australian Swimming Team, Australian Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams, Australian Tennis Team, Athletics Australia, Western Force Super 15s Rugby Union, Western Bulldog’s FC, Carlton FC and the Dandenong Rangers WNBL. Ben loves getting outdoors and has a keen interest in running, cycling, kayaking and snowboarding.  .

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Cameron Ramlu

Clinical Associate (Physiotherapist)

Cameron Ramlu

Clinical Associate (Physiotherapist)

Physiotherapist, Bachelor of Physiotherapy - Australian Catholic University

Born and raised in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Cameron moved to Brisbane to complete his Physiotherapy degree. He has since moved back to his home town and began working with Back in Motion, Montmorency in 2016.

Cameron has a strong passion for musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy with a focus on functional progress and injury prevention. He is also eager to undertake a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy within the next five years.

Outside work, Cameron enjoys playing soccer, gym, camping, skiing and spending time with family and friends.

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Seb Walsh

Clinical Associate (Physiotherapist)

Seb Walsh

Clinical Associate (Physiotherapist)

Having recently completed his Masters of Physiotherapy Practice degree at La Trobe University at the end of 2016, Seb joined the Back in Motion Montmorency team at the beginning of 2017.

Having grown up in the small country town of Daylesford in Victoria, Seb has developed a strong passion for all forms of sport, most notably football, cricket, basketball, tennis, rowing and skiing all of which he has participated in himself.

This enthusiasm for his sport was one of the main reasons for undergoing his physiotherapy studies as well as displaying a keen interest in addressing people’s injuries, restoring full function and achieving life-long results for people of all ages.

In his spare time Seb enjoys interacting with friends, watching movies, travelling, playing sport and keeping fit and healthy.

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Lucy Shaw

Physiotherapist

Lucy Shaw

Physiotherapist

Having recently completed her Masters of Physiotherapy Practice degree at La Trobe University at the end of 2017, Lucy joined the Back In Motion Montmorency team at the beginning of 2018.

Lucy grew up in the country town of Port Fairy and chose to stay in Melbourne at the completion of her degree to pursue her passion for musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Lucy has a strong interest in helping patients of all ages to achieve their goals and prevent future injuries.

Outside of work, Lucy enjoys attending F45, camping, skiing, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

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Shane Woodhouse

Physiotherapist

Shane Woodhouse

Physiotherapist

Having recently completed his Masters of Physiotherapy Practice degree at La Trobe University at the end of 2017, Shane joined the Back in Motion Montmorency team at the beginning of 2018.

Shane has grown up in the local area of Montmorency his whole life, playing for the local cricket and football clubs.

Shane has a strong passion for all areas of physiotherapy and enjoys helping people of all ages to achieve lifelong results, restore high levels of function and overcome injuries. Shane has particular interests in musculoskeletal and in sports physiotherapy.

In his spare time Shane enjoys keeping fit and healthy by attending gym, playing football and cricket. He also enjoys a night in catching up with family, friends or watching a good movie.

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Gabby Seymour

Receptionist/Acting Practice Manager

Gabby Seymour

Receptionist/Acting Practice Manager

Gabby is a physiotherapy student with a passion for all sports. She joined the team as a receptionist after spending many years at the clinic with various injuries! She started playing netball at five after being jealous of her big sister, then followed in her brother's steps to join the local basketball team. When she started high school, Gabby discovered her love for volleyball and since then has gone on to become a member of the Australian Youth Girls' Volleyball team. Gabby is a huge animal lover, and hopes to one day work as an animal physiotherapist.

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Joanne Boucher

Receptionist

Joanne Boucher

Receptionist

Jo is a local to the Montmorency clinic, she joins our team with a vast array of experiences within the medical recepton field. Jo will greet you with a friendly smile and voice and enjoys having a chat with all of our new clients and regulars.

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Shannon Schmidt

Receptionist

Shannon Schmidt

Receptionist

Shannon is currently undertaking her honours year at La Trobe University after completing her Bachelor of Arts/Health Science in 2013. She plans to continue her tertiary studies in 2015 in postgraduate Physiotherapy. 

Outside of work and Uni, Shannon is a passionate sports fan and can only describe herself as an AFL and cricket tragic! She enjoys playing netball, spending time with family, having a few drinks with friends and is rarely seen without her French Bulldog, Lola.

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Nicholas Chan

Receptionist

Nicholas Chan

Receptionist

Nick is studying Mechanicla Engineering and Robotics and University. Nick started  at the Clayton Back In Motion before moving to Montmorency in mid 2016

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Ash Hanson

Receptionist

Ash Hanson

Receptionist

Ash is currently studying a Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne after completing her bachelor of health sciences at La Trobe university. She has a keen interest to be involved in neurological rehab after she graduates, particularly working with spinal cord injuries. 
She loves to keep a balance between university, her love for soccer and her ability to binge watch any tv show. She joined the team in 2017 as a receptionist after completing volunteer work at the clinic during her undergraduate, which led her to fall in love with her career pathway even more.
 

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Nisha Vij

Receptionist

Nisha Vij

Receptionist

Nisha is a final year Physiotherapy student who assists us on the admininstration team in evenings and on weekends

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Daniel Notting

Receptionist

Daniel Notting

Receptionist

Daniel is currently studying Physics at RMIT University after studying Nuclear Medicine for a short period, in the hope of becoming either a secondary school teacher or a medical physicist in the imaging field. Daniel joined the Montmorency team at the beginning of 2018, and thoroughly enjoys being part of the client’s journey to achieve their health goals. Outside of work, Daniel loves to play sport (especially volleyball), eating, dancing and socializing with friends and is an extremely enthusiastic Tigers fan

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Sarah Guzzo

Receptionist

Sarah Guzzo

Receptionist

Sarah is in her third year of her physiotherapy degree at Monash University. She is interested in the area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and hopes to one day pursue a career as a physio in the emergency department. At the beginning of 2018, Sarah joined the team at Montmorency. 


In her spare time, Sarah enjoys walking her dog, Oscar, spending time with friends and is also an avid fan of all sport, in particular basketball and footy. She hopes to one day witness Carlton win a premiership, however, she realises this may not be a dream for the near future.