Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Northcote | Back In Motion

Back In Motion

Northcote, VIC

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 - 6:40pm

Sat:8:40am - 2:00pm

Class Timetable

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

7:00am
7:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Stuart

7:00am
7:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Ryan

7:00am
7:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Emily

7:00am
7:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Stuart

7:00am
7:40am

40 minutes
8:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Stuart

8:00am
8:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Rohan

8:00am
8:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Nicholas

8:00am
8:40am

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

9:00am
9:40am

40 minutes
10:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Rohan

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
James

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Ryan

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Stuart

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
James

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
TBC

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
11:00am
Mums and Bubs
James

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
TBC

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
12:00pm
1:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Emily

1:00pm
1:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Abby

1:00pm
1:40pm

40 minutes
2:00pm
Mums and Bubs
Abby

2:00pm
2:40pm

40 minutes
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Emily

5:00pm
5:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Stuart

5:00pm
5:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Stuart

5:00pm
5:40pm

40 minutes
6:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Stuart

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
James

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Emily

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
James

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Emily

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
7:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Abby

7:00pm
7:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
James

7:30pm
8:10pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Rohan

7:30pm
8:10pm

40 minutes
8:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Emily

8:00pm
8:40pm

40 minutes
9:00pm

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Tuesday

Connect sites

Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre

(03) 9463 0700

52-54 Main Street
Thomastown VIC 3074

Murray Road Medical Centre

(03) 9478 4000

245 Murray Road
Preston VIC 3072

Get in touch

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

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

Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, Clinical Exercise, and exercise and rehab to Northcote 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 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Meet the team

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Debbie Chan

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Debbie Chan

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Physiotherapist, MPhysio, APAM

Debbie completed her Master of Physiotherapy at University of Canberra, and moved to Melbourne to work in her favorite city. Debbie was a top student in her cohort with a drive to make positive impacts on people’s lives as a physiotherapist.

Debbie enjoys treating lower back, neck and shoulder patients amongst other musculoskeletal patients and sports population. She believes in combining manual therapy, education, exercise and self-management strategies to achieve the best results possible. She also gained valuable experience as a sports trainer for a local Rugby team during her studies in Canberra.

Debbie is a fun and easygoing person that loves all kinds of outdoor activities, working out at a local gym, travelling and having a good chat with people from different backgrounds.

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Nicholas Sclavos

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Nicholas Sclavos

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Physiotherapist, BPhty (Hons)

Nic is originally from Queensland and graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). He began his physiotherapy career in Brisbane, gaining valuable experience in the management of all musculoskeletal injuries and developing a passion for holistic patient care.

Nic enjoys the management of all injuries, particularly preventative rehabilitation in the athletic population. He has previously worked extensively with Football Queensland, overseeing the care of their Men’s and Women’s development programs, as well as previous professional experience with the Brisbane Roar Football Club. Nic has previously worked with the Coorparoo Kings Australian Football Club in Qld and has volunteered as a physio for a variety of endurance events including the Noosa Triathlon. 

Having recently relocated to Melbourne to pursue a medical degree, Nic is an enthusiastic addition to the Back In Motion Northcote team. 

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Abby Rickard

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Abby Rickard

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Physiotherapist, BAppSci, MPhysio

Growing up in Country Victoria, Abby made the move to Melbourne to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy degree at La Trobe University, Bundoora. On completion of her studies, Melbourne had captured her heart, and decided to remain in the city to work.

Abby has an interest in a broad range of conditions, and enjoys combining manual therapy techniques with exercise for optimal rehabilitation. Abby is an advocate for long term results, and thrives on client involvement in setting treatment goals. Educating client’s about injury prevention and rehabilitation is at the forefront of Abby’s practice.

Outside of Physiotherapy, Abby loves sport and has been participating in all forms from a young age. If she had to pick a favourite, Netball would be at the top of the list. Abby enjoys being outdoors, particularly riding horses and water skiing.

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Ryan Hon

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Ryan Hon

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Physiotherapist, Clinical Exercise, Rockblade, DPT & B. Sci Hons (Uni Melb), APAM 

 

Ryan graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne and completed extensive Clinical Exercise training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Clinical Exercise Institute (APPI). Recently, Ryan has received a scholarship to undertake further postgraduate studies in Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2019, with the aim to complete the course in 2021. 

 

Ryan has a special interest in managing shoulder, knee and ankle injuries after sustaining a few himself from Tough Mudder and Half Marathons. He has previously worked with athletes from the Calder Cannon (TAC), Northern Knights (TAC), Albert Park Falcons, Melbourne Masters FC and Diamond Valley Dance Academy. He also volunteered at multiple events including Triathlons, SV Age and Open Water Championships. With an interest in clinical research, he also assisted in a knee-related clinical study at Melbourne University in 2018. 

 

Ryan employs a combination of hands-on physiotherapy, relevant education and rehabilitative exercises in managing injuries. He also believes that a collaborative, two-way approach is needed for your journey to recovery so please be sure to discuss your goals with him. 

 

Outside of Physiotherapy, you will see Ryan running around the neighbourhood or doing functional training in a local gymnasium. 

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Emily Fegan

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Emily Fegan

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Physiotherapist, BSci, MPhysio

Emily completed her Masters of Physiotherapy at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia and travelled back to Melbourne to work in her home town.

As a physiotherapist, Emily began her career in the public health hospital system with her main focus on orthopaedic acute and subacute rehabilitation.  Her hospital work has helped her gain experience in pain management strategies and exercise rehabilitation for her clients.  

Emily also has an interest in working in the sporting population through working as a trainer with the Melbourne Rebels Women’s Rugby Team.

Emily’s philosophy to physiotherapy is combining manual therapy techniques with exercise rehabilitation to provide the best outcome for her client, and will strive to work with the clients help them achieve their own goals post injury.

Outside of physiotherapy, Emily enjoys Melbourne’s best coffee and training for the Triathlon season.

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Stuart Patten

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Stuart Patten

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Physiotherapist, Dry Needling, BPhysio APAM

Stuart grew up in Tasmania and made the move to the mainland to complete his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University. Since completing his study, Stuart has gained more than five years' experience working in a musculoskeletal rehabilitation setting where he has supported clients through a wide variety of conditions, workplace and motor vehicle trauma rehabilitation, and pain management.

Stuart’s practise philosophy is to combine the most appropriate manual therapy techniques with rehabilitation and long-term prevention strategies to ensure optimal client health and wellbeing outcomes. Stuart feels strongly about client’s involvement in their recovery and strives to provide education around injury rehabilitation and prevention.

In addition to his work, Stuart is a keen sportsman. He has been a playing coach with a local senior Australian rules football team and has coached a senior women’s football team in the VWFL. Through his football interests Stuart has both had, and treated, a range of sporting injuries.

Outside of physiotherapy Stuart is a keen fisherman and diver – this is often where you’ll find him through the summer weekends.

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James Heron

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

James Heron

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Physiotherapist, Clinical Exercise, Dry Needling, BPhysio (Uni Melb) APAM

James graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2009. James enjoys treating a variety of conditions and thrives on the opportunity to fully understand how each individual may be impacted to help develop the most appropriate management pathway.

James has experience in managing most sporting and musculoskeletal injuries, including headache and temporomanibular joint dysfunction, using a combination of Clinical Exercise, dry needling, strength and conditioning training, supportive taping, extracorpeal shockwave therapy and manual therapy. 

Prior to joining Back in Motion Northcote (in 2015) James had the opportunity to embrace two of his sporting passions whilst developing his physiotherapy skills; working 3 years with the Frankston Dolphins at VFL level, and 2 snow seasons in Japan treating Australian skiers and snowboarders. 

In March 2018 James and his wife Emma welcomed their first child Max. Outside of the clinic he can be found chasing after Max while still trying to enjoy a good coffee or catch game of AFL.

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Rohan Singleton

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Rohan Singleton

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist, Clinical Exercise, Dry Needling BPhysio (Uni Melb) APAM MAPPI MSMA TPI Certified Completing Grad Cert in Sports Physiotherapy

Originally from Canberra, Rohan graduated from Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne and completed his graduate certificate in Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University. He is hoping to finish his masters in Sports Physiotherapy soon!

Rohan enjoys treating a broad range of both sport and general musculoskeletal injuries. He is a firm believer in combining effective manual therapy and dry needling with education, advice and structured rehabilitation. His rehabilitation philosophy combines the key elements of pilates with the principles of strength and conditioning to build tailored programs that can be completed in the gym, the pilates studio or at home.

Rohan did his pilates training through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). Rohan is also TPI Certified and has a keen interest in helping golfers to optimise their biomechanics, improve swing efficiency and reduce injury.

On the sideline, Rohan has extensive experience working with football, soccer, cricket and gridiron teams and currently works as the physio for Northcote Park Football Club. Away from physiotherapy, he enjoys spending time on the golf course, playing cricket, running and getting behind the mighty Roos!

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Aoife McHugh

Receptionist

Aoife McHugh

Receptionist

Aoife has recently returned to Melbourne after spending some time living in Sydney. She is working as a part-time receptionist for Back in Motion and is studying a Master of Agricultural Sciences at Melbourne University. In her spare time you will find Aoife at a cafe with friends and family, laughing at her own jokes or attending HIIT classes at the gym.

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Alexandra Sherrin

Receptionist

Alexandra Sherrin

Receptionist

Alex is currently undergoing her first year of a Bachelor of Nursing and is one of the part-time receptionists at Back in Motion. In her spare time, Alex likes to spend time with her friends and family, play basketball and go out for brunch. I also (like many of my colleagues) barrack for North Melbourne.

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Maegan Osmond

Receptionist

Maegan Osmond

Receptionist

Originally from Ballarat, Maegan now lives on college at Latrobe University Bundoora where she is in her second year of studying a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters in Physiotherapy Practice. Maegan is working part time as a receptionist at Back In Motion Northcote as well as a Residential Assistant at college. She enjoys playing netball and basketball and hopes to become a sports Physiotherapist in the future once having completed her studies. 

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Ella Gook

Receptionist

Ella Gook

Receptionist


Ella is currently completely her first year in a double degree of law/psychology at La Trobe University.  During her free time she enjoys playing basketball, cooking, going to the movies and finding new breakfast spots to try with friends!
 

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Verity Worley

Senior Practice Manager

Verity Worley

Senior Practice Manager

Verity was born and raised in New Zealand where she studied a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Auckland.  Verity's love for travel and new experiences led her to make the move to Melbourne.

 

Verity’s passion for Administration and Customer Service led her to the Back in Motion Northcote team where she has worked for over 5 years now and now takes on the role of Senior Practice Manager.  Verity is also currently completing a Masters Degree in Public Health at Deakin University. When Verity is not at work or studying you can find her hanging out with friends, exploring the many cafés and bars that Melbourne has to offer, or keeping fit running around the Tan.

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