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Back In Motion


Opening hours

Mon:9:00am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:00am - 8:00pm

Wed:9:00am - 8:00pm

Thurs:7:00am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:00am - 6:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:40pm

Class Timetable

  • Semi-Private Clinical Exercise

Get in touch

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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 Richmond on (03) 9427 7474
  • 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. For full terms and conditions click here.

  • Book your Free Initial Assessment* today.

    Treatment following your assessment is charged at the cost of a standard consultation. For full terms and conditions click here.

Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, remedial massage, Clinical Exercise, and exercise/rehab to Richmond, Burnley, South Yarra and surrounding suburbs. We also offer one-on-one and semi-private classes.

Why we're different

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

Our guarantee

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

Our Service Offering


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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Women’s Health

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is aimed at women at any time of their lives. Our women’s health physios are specially trained at post-graduate level, meaning you will receive the best possible assessment and treatment whatever your concern.

The following conditions are treated by a women’s health physio.

Pre and Post-natal care: any symptoms associated with being pregnant such as back and pelvic pain as well as exercise therapy for safe activity in pregnancy. After you have had your baby we recommend a 6 weeks check with the physiotherapist where they can assess your abdominal muscles, pelvic floor muscles and breathing. This is also the time we can start you back to exercise and get you back to what you love doing!

Urinary and Faecal Incontinence: any leakage from your bladder or bowel can often be treated very successfully with the support of physiotherapy. This may include bladder and bowel training, pelvic floor strengthening, constipation management as well as fluid and dietary advice.

Pelvic organ Prolapse: anyone diagnosed with any type of pelvic organ prolapse should seek the support of a specially trained physiotherapist. Treatment is aimed at managing symptoms in the optimal way as well as getting you back to moving and exercising without the fear of making prolapse any worse. If you are having surgery it is still advisable to have physiotherapy pre and post op to ensure you recover as well as possible.

Pelvic pain: this can be pain anywhere in your pelvis, lower back or hips. Often there is a strong correlation between muscle coordination and strength and the pelvic floor muscles or the abdominal wall. Physiotherapy can help give the correct treatment and exercises. Pelvic pain can also refer to painful intercourse or simply vaginal pain, this too is ideally assessed and treated by a women’s health physiotherapist.

Not all conditions are treated with pelvic floor rehabilitation and exercises and everyone is individually assessed and a treatment plan formulated for them. Our women’s health physiotherapist is passionate about both the health of women and men and believes that anyone can overcome their pelvic health issues with the correct guidance and treatment. We want to empower both men and women so that their incontinence, prolapse or pelvic pain isn’t something they have to suffer with.

Mums 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.

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.

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.

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.

Pelvic Floor and 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.

GLA:D - Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark

What is GLA:D?

This education and exercise program reflects the latest evidence in osteoarthritis (OA) research. It includes feedback from people with OA as well as what works in the real world to help manage OA symptoms.

GLA:D training consists of:

  • A first appointment explaining the program and collecting data on your current functional ability.
  • Two education sessions to teach you about OA, how the GLA:D exercises improve joint stability and how to retain this improved joint stability outside of the program.
  • Group neuromuscular training sessions twice a week for six weeks to improve muscle control of the joint which leads to reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life.

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

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03 9429 5822

93 Elizabeth St
Richmond VIC 3121

Meet the team

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Kim Nguyen-Tran

Practice Director and Senior Physiotherapist

Kim Nguyen-Tran

Practice Director and Senior 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)
  • Languages 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 interest 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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Keith Cheung

Senior Physiotherapist

Keith Cheung

Senior Physiotherapist

  • Physiotherapy, Clinical Exercise, Massage, Dry Needling, Realtime Ultrasound, Strength and Conditioning
  • GLA:D Program Certified Physiotherapist
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours (Monash University)
  • Languages spoken: English, Cantonese and Mandarin

Keith completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours from Monash University and has been at Back In Motion Richmond since 2017. He is passionate about helping others manage and cope with their musculoskeletal pain, whether it is from a recent injury or a chronic condition from 10 years ago. Keith believes strongly in engaging his clients to attain their goals through a combination of education, manual therapy and individualised exercise rehabilitation. 

He has an affinity for all aspects of physiotherapy but developed a personal interest in the musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, particularly post-operative rehabilitation, spinal conditions, hip/knee osteoarthritis and soft tissue injuries.

Outside of his involvement with Back In Motion Richmond, Keith also works at University Blues Football Club in the Victorian Amateur Football Association where he works closely with other sports physiotherapists to guide players to return to play after injuries and prevent recurrent injuries throughout the season. Keith enjoys his role at the football club which has helped him understand the impact of sporting injuries and the optimal rehabilitation required for athletes to excel at their sport.

Outside of work Keith enjoys cooking, cycling and reading. You might catch him cycling to work on a weekday or training along the capital city trail on weekends.

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Liesbeth Peeters

Senior Physiotherapist

Liesbeth Peeters

Senior Physiotherapist

  • Physiotherapy, Women's Health, Clinical Exercise, Spinal and Sports Injuries, Massage, Real Time Ultrasound, Orthotic Prescription
  • Masters in Physiotherapy (Hogeschool Antwerpen)
  • Languages spoken: English and Dutch


Originally from Belgium, Liesbeth brings more than 12 years of private practice experience to Back In Motion Richmond. Liesbeth graduated her Masters in physiotherapy at Hogeschool Antwerpen, 2006. She shortly followed this up with her post graduate certificate in Women’s Health in 2007 and through her extensive experience working with women with pelvic floor dysfunction, she has became a highly regarded physiotherapist within the Women’s Health industry. 

Liesbeth's interests outside Women's Health, including spinal and sport injuries also grew during her first years of work in the field and that led to her post graduate degrees in musculoskeletal treatments. With a variety of post graduate degrees, she obtains vast clinical knowledge and experience in all aspects of physiotherapy. Liesbeth is a firm believer in combining effective manual therapy, education and functional exercise as a holistic approach for her patient’s injuries.

Her interests include back and neck injuries, headaches, sport related injuries, pelvic floor, pre/post natal physiotherapy and pelvic instability/pain during pregnancy, functional training for injury prevention. Liesbeth strives to understand her clients' background and presenting conditions and then bringing the highest quality of care to her patients, as well as personalising each treatment to suit her patient’s needs.

Liesbeth has always been passionate in bringing equal health to the community, volunteering for a few months to work as a physiotherapist in Benin, West Africa. She has plans to do more charity work in the future. Outside of work, Liesbeth is very active and enjoys a good strength or high intensity training and has just finished her Certificate 3 in Fitness and metafit training.


  • Masters in Physiotherapy - HA (Hogeschool Antwerpen) Belgium
  • Women's Health - UA (University of Antwerp) Belgium
  • Mulligan concept - Mulligan Manual therapy concept, Belgium
  • Manipulations - IAO (International academy of Osteopathy) Belgium
  • Pre and postnatal pelvic instability therapy - Cecil Rost, Belgium
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCA Level 1)

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Gaurav Bhirud

Senior Physiotherapist

Gaurav Bhirud

Senior Physiotherapist

  • Sports, Spinal and Exercise Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Seth GSMC and KEMH, Mumbai)
  • Master in Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy - Sports (University of South Australia)
  • FIFA Diploma in football medicine
  • International Olympic Committee diploma in sports physical therapies
  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association strength coach (L1)


Originally from India, Gaurav completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Mumbai. After gaining experience across various sporting assignments, he made a move to pursue his Masters of Physiotherapy(Sports) from the University of South Australia in 2016.

His interest lies in lower extremity soft tissue injuries. He has hands-on experience in treating elite and amateur athletes that helped him gain a wealth of experience over the years. He has worked with major Indian sports leagues as their preferred Physiotherapist. Along with his work with team sports, he also provided his services to athletes who represented India at various international competitions.

Gaurav provided his expertise in sports such as football, boxing, wrestling, kabaddi, tennis and cricket from weekend warriors to Olympic athletes. Along with his wife, Gaurav thrived in private practice to create meaningful relations in society. Gaurav is also involved in educational activities for physiotherapists and other health professionals.

Gaurav strongly believes in the principle that MOVEMENT is MEDICINE and guides patients to actively achieve their physical best. Beyond his professional life, Gaurav enjoys having his friends over and cooking for them.

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Deborah Low

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Deborah Low

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

  • Physiotherapy, Clinical Exercise, Dry Needling, Real Time Ultrasound, Dance/Sports Injuries, Spinal Injuries
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (The University of Melbourne

Deb, a graduate from the University of Melbourne, brings 12 years of private practice experience and Clinical Pilates-based exercises and rehabilitation to the team. She also has experience working overseas as she lived in London for two years and worked closely with elite dancers to meet their travel and performance requirements. She has worked with Aged Care facilities in developing a care and treatment program for residents in the past and is adept at helping her clients manage their pain.

Deb has a keen interest for back and neck injuries as she has suffered from them herself. She understands her client from a pain perspective and works hard to ensure that her clients’ needs are met and they achieve the best outcome from treatment. She believes in educating her clients about their injuries and how to successfully manage them with a long term view of improving function to the best they can be.

Deb has a special passion for dancers and sports-related injury recovery and rehabilitation. As she is a Latin dancer and a dance coach herself, she understands the need to have specific strength and flexibility in all types of sport. As her dance career has taken her all over Europe and Asia, she understands the need to keep fit while on the go especially when there is pain involved.

Outside work, Deb enjoys the training regime required to be on top of her game for competitions and international performances. On the occasion she spends time away from the dance studio, she enjoys photography and indulging in a good book by the beach.

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Zoe Macourt

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Zoe Macourt

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Zoe’s physiotherapy journey started with her Bachelor of Biomedical Science at the University of Queensland where she was awarded First Class Honours at UQ’s Muscle Research Laboratory. Zoe made the move to the big city to complete her Master of Physiotherapy at Swinburne University of Technology.


Zoe is driven by connection with others and community. She takes on your goals and will put in the extra mile to meet them. Prior to starting her physiotherapy career she worked as a lifestyle and leisure assistant and allied health assistant with numerous disability organisations and is currently the physiotherapist for Northcote City Football Club. 


Zoe grew up in the circus arts and outside of work she loves to reconnect with her passion for circus, as well as pilates and yoga. 

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Patrick McBrearty

Practice Manager

Patrick McBrearty

Practice Manager

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Nicole Riley

Support Staff

Nicole Riley

Support Staff

Nicole comes to us with more than 10 years experience in a not-for-profit organisation, running programs for kid living with juvenile arthritis. She is a mother of one, who loves spending time with her family in Portarlington. Her cheery disposition brightens up any room! 

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Sarah Chappel

Support Staff

Sarah Chappel

Support Staff