Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Preston | Back In Motion
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Back In Motion


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A letter to our clients.

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience through Stage 4 restrictions. We love being part of the Northcote community and our thoughts go out to everyone in the Preston and broader Melbourne community. We are also deeply grateful to everyone who has continued to make huge sacrifices to focus on the goal of this restriction, which is to reduce the movement of people and thus the spread of the virus.

In accordance with stage 4 restrictions we can only see clients face to face for essential care, routine treatment is not permitted. So that means we can only see clients if their condition would significantly deteriorate without treatment, resulting in an escalation of care. For non-essential care we are still recommending Telehealth consultations. We can assess our clients via video chat and advise if face to face treatment is required.

If you have an appointment scheduled or are looking to make an appointment please contcact your physio to discuss the best approach for your treatment during this time. 

We are continuing to follow enhanced measures within the practice and we have updated them in accordance with the latest recommendations from the Department of Health:

- An increase in our venue cleaning procedures

- Our team continue to follow a strict hygiene and disinfection procedure in consult rooms between sessions.

- Ongoing emphasis on hand sanitising

- Reconfiguration of our waiting room and treatment rooms to allow extra space between all users

- Temperature testing on arrival

- Our team will be wearing masks and face covering in accordance with latest recommendations

- All clients are required to wear a mask while inside the practice

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 please let us know if you have had a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. We also greatly appreciate your assistance in maintaining appropriate social distancing. For further information about protecting others and reducing the spread please see:

We hope everyone in our community is holding up OK through the pandemic and wish everyone good health through this period. Please get in touch with any queries or concerns or if we can help in any way.


Kind regards,

Stuart Patten

Class Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise


40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise


40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise


40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise


40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise


40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise


40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise


40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise


40 minutes






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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 Preston on (03) 9038 8111
  • 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.

Actively Enjoying Life

Back in Motion Preston was founded in 2020 by a team of physiotherapists passionate about moving and feeling better. We strive to build a reputation of delivering exceptional experiences and quality clinical outcomes. As a team we value enjoyment, quality, betterment and connection and strive to uphold these behaviours every day. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal lifelong physical health.

Our Practice

Who we are

We exist because we believe in actively enjoying life. Our goal is to help people move and feel better by providing physiotherapy, pilates and clinical exericse to Preston and surrounding suburbs. Our team prides itself on exceptional experiences and quality outcomes

Why we're different

A "quick-fix" for your pain or injury might sound good, but over time will end up inconvenient, costly and ineffective in comparison to taking preventative measures. Our unique clinical approach helps you identify the underlying cause and 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


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.


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

Clinical Exercise Class

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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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Stuart Patten


Stuart Patten


Physiotherapist, Dry Needling, clinical exercise, BPPV, BPhysio APAM

Stuart completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2011 and has been a Preston local for the past 6 years. Since completing his study, Stuart has gained more than 9 years' experience working across a variety of physiotherapy settings where he has supported clients through a wide range of musculoskeletal 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 clients’ 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 sporting interests, Stuart has experience working with football, soccer and cricket teams to keep players preforming at their best throughout the season.

Outside of physiotherapy, Stuart and his wife Caitie have recently welcomed their first child, Harry. You will often find them wandering the Preston market and enjoying local cafes with a pram and labrador in tow. Stuart has a keen interest in hiking, diving and fishing and is partial to a backyard DIY project.

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Rohan Singleton


Rohan Singleton


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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Michael Ho


Michael Ho


Physiotherapist, Clinical Exercise, S&C Level 1, APAM

Michael, who was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, made the move to Australia to pursue his dream of physiotherapy and completed the Doctor of Physiotherapy course at the University of Melbourne. Prior to moving to Australia, he had completed a double Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia. 

Michael believes in a holistic approach to his treatment and likes to incorporate a unique blend of his educational background into his sessions. Moreover, Michael has also completed training in Clinical Pilates and Strength & Conditioning as additional tools that he implements into treatment. 

Michael enjoys treating all kinds of musculoskeletal presentations and has a particular interest in sporting injuries. Michael’s practice philosophy involves a combination of manual therapy techniques, exercise prescription and empowering the client with education on their rehabilitation journey. 

Outside of work, Michael has a huge passion for food and cooking. You’ll often find him searching for the next best restaurants. He also enjoys playing basketball, golf and weight lifting and is an avid fan of all North American sports (although the AFL is slowing growing on him). 

Michael is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

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Maegan Osmond


Maegan Osmond


Originally from Ballarat, Maegan moved to Melbourne to study a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University in Bundoora. Maegan has now been a part of the Back in Motion group for over three years.

Maegan has an interest in general musculoskeletal complaints, neurological conditions and sporting injuries through her work with the Northcote Park football club and enjoys treating back, shoulder and knee conditions. She has a keen interest for rehabilitation and return to sport which was fuelled by her own multiple ACL rehabilitations, with her journey including strength and conditioning, return to sport specific training and clinical pilates. Maegan also has previous experience treating patients within the community and aged care sectors.

Maegan likes to have a holistic approach to Physiotherapy, combining the most current clinical evidence with patient needs and goals at the centre of her treatment. Maegan is a very energetic and easy going personality who is always up for a chat.

Outside the clinic, you will find Maegan keeping active playing netball, basketball and in the gym. For fun, she enjoys attending music gigs and festivals and getting away down the coast when she can with her friends and family.

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Verity Worley

Practice Manager

Verity Worley

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 Melbourne.

Verity’s passion for administration and customer service meant she was a natural fit for the Back In Motion Northcote team where she has now worked for over 7 years. Verity is excited to help manage the Preston location with Stuart and now works across both the Northcote and Preston sites. 

Verity has also just completed her Masters Degree in Public Health at Deakin University. In Verity's spare time you can find her going for a bike ride, enjoying a coffee with friends, or even the odd music gig.

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Samantha Wortel


Samantha Wortel


Samantha has competed her degree in Exercise Sports Science at ACU where her passion for health and fitness lead her to compete and still train in bodybuilding competitions.

When Samantha is not at work or training you can find her with friends, exploring new cafes and bars around Melbourne, at the beach, or working on the piano creating her own music.