Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Moonee Ponds | Back In Motion

Back In Motion

Moonee Ponds, VIC

Opening hours

Mon:8:00am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:00am - 8:00pm

Wed:7:00am - 8:00pm

Thurs:7:00am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:00am - 8:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:40pm

Class Timetable

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

7:00am
8:00am

1 hour
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
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7:00am
8:00am

1 hour
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
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7:20am
8:20am

1 hour
8:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
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8:00am
9:00am

1 hour
9:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
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9:00am
10:00am

1 hour
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
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9:20am
10:20am

1 hour
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
TBA

9:20am
10:20am

1 hour
10:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
TBA

10:00am
11:00am

1 hour
11:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
TBA

11:00am
12:00pm

1 hour
Mums and Bubs
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11:40am
12:40pm

1 hour
12:00pm
1:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
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2:00pm

1 hour
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5:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
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1 hour
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Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
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6:00pm
7:00pm

1 hour
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
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6:00pm
7:00pm

1 hour
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
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6:00pm
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1 hour
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6:00pm
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1 hour
7:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
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7:00pm
8:00pm

1 hour
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
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7:00pm
8:00pm

1 hour
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
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7:00pm
8:00pm

1 hour
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
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7:00pm
8:00pm

1 hour
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Eastbrooke Medical Centre

(03) 9375 4131

162-178 Keilor Rd
Essendon North VIC 3041

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

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Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, remedial massage, clinical exercise, and exercise and rehab to Ascot Vale, Moonee Ponds, Essendon 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 w

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 you 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 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. 

done 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 specialist 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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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.

done 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.

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 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

done 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 specialist 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.

Meet the team

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Kim Nguyen

Practice Director and Principal Physiotherapist

Kim Nguyen

Practice Director and Principal Physiotherapist

  • Post Graduate Women/Men's Health (Internal examination), Clinical Exercise, Dry Needling
  • GLA:D Program Certified Physiotherapist
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (The University of Melbourne)
  • Language spoken: English and Vietnamese

Two-time Melbourne University graduate, completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2004 and Postgraduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor and Continence in 2013, Kim thrives in the hustle and bustle of managing two practices and being proud mum to four kids. She was the first female director to launch a Back In Motion practice, BIM Moonee Ponds (formerly BIM Ascot Vale) in 2007 and then backed it up with the launch of another practice 5 years later, BIM Richmond, in 2012.

Kim is passionate with creating a significant presence in her community, hence, for many years, she has been establishing strong relationships with doctors in the area, being the physiotherapist of choice for surrounding dance schools, providing support to schools and their fundraising campaigns and providing information seminars to local businesses for injury prevention.

Kim enjoys all aspects of physiotherapy but having gone through three pregnancies (the last one being with twins), she has a special interest in peri-natal physiotherapy and the pelvic floor. She understands first-hand the demands on the body during pregnancy and wants to equip her clients with all the tools necessary to combat these pressures as well as formulating a plan to successfully return to full fitness after birth. As a Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Kim is trained in pelvic floor assessment and the treatment for vaginismus, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapsed, rectus diastasis (abdominal separation) and pelvic girdle dysfunction.

In addition to Women’s Health Physiotherapy, Kim’s other areas of speciality include Real Time Imaging, Orthotic Prescription, Dry Needling, rehabilitating via Clinical Exercises and treatment of headaches. She is also a certified GLA:D provider and runs classes for clients with hip and knee osteoarthritis. 

Away from work and in her endeavour to return to her former level of fitness before babies, Kim practices Clinical Exercises and runs a couple of times a week.

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Bobby Yang

Practice Director and Clinical Supervisor

Bobby Yang

Practice Director and Clinical Supervisor

  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Clinical Exercise, TMJ and Headaches Management, Complex Spinal Diagnosis and Treatment, Dry Needling
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Otago University)
  • Masters of Physiotherapy (The University of Melbourne)
  • Language spoken: English and Mandarin

Originally from New Zealand, Bobby completed his undergraduate degree in the University of Otago. He then completed a Master’s degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne several years later as part of his specialisation. Bobby is a titled musculoskeletal physiotherapist within the Australian Physiotherapy Association network and an accredited McKenzie’s MDT physiotherapist for diagnosing and managing complex spinal injuries.

Further to Bobby’s specialisation, his other areas of expertise include dry needling, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain management, headache/facial pain differential diagnosis and treatment, and Benign Paroxymal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) management.

Residing in the heart of Moonee Valley for this past decade, Bobby thrives in practicing physiotherapy and anchoring a strong presence in all health and fitness related movements across the surrounding suburbs. Working as one of the directors at Back In Motion Moonee Ponds, he has built affiliations and partnerships with a wide range of professional bodies in the realm of the health and fitness industry. Ranging from local grass root sporting academies and sporting clubs to television celebrities, and elite Olympic champions.

Bobby believes physiotherapy treatment is only the beginning of an individual’s rehabilitation journey. Basing on a strong philosophy of strength and conditioning, he will help you REPAIR, assist you to PERFORM and guide you to BUILD resilience towards your ultimate goal via clinical exercises; no matter where your interest or profession lies.

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Brodie Sharpe

Physiotherapist (Clinical Mentor)

Brodie Sharpe

Physiotherapist (Clinical Mentor)

  • Musculoskeletal Conditions (Specialised in Runners Health and Injury Prevention), Dry Needling
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice (Latrobe University)

In 2012 Brodie graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science & Masters of Physiotherapy. He is a clinical mentor at Back In Motion Moonee Ponds and loves when clients strive to achieve their optimal health.

Being a runner and recreational triathlete, Brodie has a huge passion towards assessing and treating runners. Travelling nationally and internationally acquiring qualifications to treat the running athlete, Brodie has really found a deep passion for this specific group. Following this passion he has opened up his own group circuit classes tailored for improving running performance while decreasing the risk of running injuries.

Brodie has also volunteered his time helping disadvantaged populations. For 3 years he was head physiotherapist at the SOS foundation, a pro bono clinic providing physiotherapist services to the homeless.

Working at Back In Motion since 2013, Brodie has worked with several sporting clubs including cricket, rugby & basketball. Having played senior basketball in the VBL for several seasons, he feels a deep connection with not only treating athletes but working alongside them to achieve optimal performance.

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Katia Tavolaro

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Katia Tavolaro

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

  • Musculoskeletal Conditions, Sport, Clinical Exercise Prescription, Pre/Post Natal Rehabilitation, Dry Needling
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice (Latrobe University)

Katia graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy from LaTrobe University, Bundoora. Katia aims to provide a holistic approach to each physiotherapy treatment and is qualified to provide a number of different treatment modalities including manual techniques, dry needling (Level 1), clinical exercise (DMA Level 1 & 2) and exercise-based treatment. Katia is a former member of the Women's National Training Centre and the Victorian National women's youth soccer teams and today still continues to enjoy both watching and playing soccer.

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Eric Leckie

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Eric Leckie

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

  • Bachelors of Human Kinetics with Honours in Movement Science (The University of Windsor)
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy (The University of Melbourne)

Eric is our Canadian physiotherapist coming all the way from Ontario. After completing a four year bachelor’s degree majoring in Movement Science, Eric decided to move to Melbourne to study the Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne. Having been under the impression that he was moving to Melbourne for the warm Australian weather he heard so much about growing up, Eric decided to stay as he grew to love the food, activity and sporting culture Melbourne had to offer.

Growing up in the Great White North, Eric enjoyed playing ice hockey, snowboarding and racing mountain bikes. It was his passion and knowledge surrounding winter sports that helped him land the role of Team Physiotherapist for the Melbourne Ice, ice hockey team in the AIHL for the 2019 season. Eric also completed a global placement in 2018 at The University of Michigan, U.S.A, gaining valuable experience working with the top clinicians and athletes the NCAA has to offer.

Eric believes in a holistic approach to rehabilitation with special interest in the back pain and sporting populations, as well as strength and conditioning training to help return clients to pain-free, optimal functioning. If you’re looking for a friendly and cheerful physiotherapist to give you the help you need to get back on track, Eric is your guy! Eric works everyday of the week except for Sunday.

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Nick Trieu

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Nick Trieu

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

  • Physiotherapy, Clinical Exercise, Remedial Massage, Dry Needling, GLA:D Program certified.
  • Language spoken: English and Vietnamese

Nick completed his studies at Sydney University but is a born and bred Melbournian. Moving to pursue a career in physiotherapy, a desire to help people, and the thrill of new adventure, Nick’s studies away from home took him far beyond his expectations.

Professionally, Nick has an interest in the management of sporting and general knee conditions, osteoarthritis of the hip and knee and also works with spinal conditions of the neck and back. He is qualified to provide dry needling and is certified to deliver the GLA:D Australia program for those with hip/knee osteoarthritis. Nick enjoys providing a positive and holistic approach to the care of his clients and believes that education and empathy can go a long way to improve outcomes. 

After completing his Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy in 2016, Nick’s studies took him far and wide across Sydney during practicals, reaching as far as rural NSW in the beautiful town of Grafton – gaining a wealth of knowledge across a broad spectrum of the physiotherapy in the process. Ironically, living in Sydney (rather than Melbourne) helped Nick gain an appreciation and interest in the AFL having the opportunity to gain valuable experience in acute injury management with the UTS Bats AFL club in Sydney as a sports trainer. For this reason, he’s chosen Sydney to be his team!

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Verity Wells

Administration

Verity Wells

Administration

Verity joined the team in late-2014 and brings with her previous experience in general practice and specialist medical administration. 

Being the creative right brain of Back in Motion Moonee Ponds, Verity has a background in art and design with a special interest in performance art and theatre. 

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Gabi Johnstone

Administration

Gabi Johnstone

Administration

Is currently studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Physiology. Since working at the BIM clinic and seeing what goes on, it has reinforced her passion of doing a post graduate degree in Physiotherapy in the future.

In her spare time, Gabi enjoys trying out the food/drink culture around Melbourne, travelling every opportunity she gets and her sport of choice is netball.

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Pina Comerford

Administration

Pina Comerford

Administration

Pina is a lover of all things in life. Especially in the domain of spending time with family and her two toy cavoodles, Mischa & Hunter.

She is obsessed with Coffee, photography and considers a weekend well spent if there are horses, friends, and lots of good food to go around.