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Wed:8:00am - 8:00pm

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Fri:8:00am - 8:00pm

Sat:9:00am - 1:00pm

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Diggers Rest Medical Centre

(03) 9449 3191

2 Farm Road
Diggers Rest VIC 3427

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Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, clinical Pilates, and exercise and rehab to Sydenham, Caroline Springs, Taylors Lake 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

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

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 Pilates, remedial massage, exercise rehab and more.

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

done 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 Pilates

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

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

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

Our qualified physios supervise you during class to offer you a safe and effective program.

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

What equipment is available at Back In Motion?

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

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

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

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

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

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

done 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 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 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 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 Pilates reformer beds, cardio equipment, weights, the Pilates 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 Custom Orthotics

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

done Vibration Therapy

We offer side-alternating, high frequency vibration therapy using a vibration platform. You can experience results not only as treatment for an existing health concern but as a preventative measure for a diverse range of health issues including back pain, falls prevention, core strength, and elite performance.

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.

Meet the team

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Naiha Sahota


Naiha Sahota


Naiha completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane before moving to Melbourne. Naiha’s desire to become a physiotherapist stems from her keen interest in staying active as well as her passion for helping others. Naiha has developed a special interest in Clinical Pilates and Women’s Health. Outside of work, Naiha is a self-proclaimed foodie and balances this with her interest in long distance running and hiking.

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Con Boulionis


Con Boulionis


After completing his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2010, Con began his physiotherapy career at Back In Motion Sydenham and has been part of the team since. Con has developed a passion for treating sports related injuries and works closely with his patients to help them achieve their goals. In order to continue to provide high quality care for his patients, Con is currently completing his Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy and hopes to complete his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in 2019. Having completed further training in Clinical Pilates, superficial dry needling and advanced assessment and rehabilitation of the shoulder, hip, groin and knee, Con is well equipped to help any client with any problem they might have.

Con was part of the medical team during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast where he was based at the hockey centre providing physiotherapy services to players from all countries. He has also worked with the Victorian Under 15 Hockey Team and was part of the squad that travelled to Hobart in 2015 and Goulburn in 2018 for their National Championships. Con also spent some time working in London in 2017 in a private practice and had the opportunity to provide physiotherapy treatment for West Ham United academy players. 

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Caitlin Baker


Caitlin Baker


Caitlin joined us from country South Australia in 2017. She grew up on a sheep and cattle farm near the small town of Lucindale where she completed her schooling, developed her interest in physiotherapy through playing and coaching any sport that was on offer, while also having some time to ride horses.

After completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy studies at the University of South Australia in 2013, Caitlin spent over 3 years working in the country town of Naracoorte. During this time, Caitlin saw a variety of different areas of physiotherapy including hospital, maternity, aged care, private practice, sports, paediatrics, and hydrotherapy. She has also completed courses in neuromuscular dry needling and women’s health physiotherapy.

Areas of interest include:

- Post-surgical rehabilitation

- Musculoskeletal injuries

- Women’s health

- Paediatric conditions

Caitlin loves to play netball and tennis out of work and has been attempting to play golf in the last couple of years – without much success. You may also hear her humming away at work to some country music and she does not need an excuse to tell you about the time she got up on stage with Shania Twain.

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Anthony Belcher


Anthony Belcher


Anthony started Back In Motion Sydenham back in 2007. Since that day he's also married his beautiful wife Emma, had 4 children, and retired from playing football 4 times. For now, he spends most of his time at work trying to support the team the best way he can, doing a spot of marketing and incessantly tidying up in the gym. It is his wish that all clients come to Back In Motion Sydenham to Get Better and Stay Better.  

Qualifications: B. Physio
Born: Melbourne
Now lives: Macedon

Restaurant: The Sporting Globe
Food: Thai
Holiday: Noosa
TV show: The Front Bar
Film: Catch Me If You Can
Singer/Group: Vanilla Ice
Book: The Richest Man in Babylon by George Classon
Sports: All of them
Team: Collingwood
Hobbies: Watching sports, listening to audio books, not playing the guitar.

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Mitchell Casey


Mitchell Casey


Mitchell completed his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Physiotherapy degrees at the University of Melbourne. He believes that exercise and movement are the keys to not only living longer, but living healthier. In particular, he has a keen interest in strength training and applies this passion to all injuries and all people from desk workers with back and neck aches to high level athletes. As someone who has experienced plenty of injuries from years of footy and studying for countless exams, he has first hand experience on how effective getting stronger is. It is his goal to deliver an integrated approach to injury management to get people ready for competition and more importantly, life!

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Emma Glynn


Emma Glynn


Emma was inspired to become a physiotherapist after the many years spent in and out of physiotherapy clinics with her own basketball injuries. Emma is extremely passionate about basketball and has played for many years semi-professionally.

Emma has a great track record for helping people get better, quicker and has completed extra training in superficial dry needling, shoulder injuries and women’s health.

Emma also enjoys the challenges of finding a solution to help fix her patients’ injuries/problems and getting them back to enjoying their valuable things in life.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Physiotherapy Practice

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Owain Morris


Owain Morris


Owain holds a Master of Physiotherapy degree from the University of Canberra and has moved to Melbourne to experience the fanatical sporting lifetyle Melbourne has to offer. Owain developed a passion for physiotherapy seeing first-hand the positive impact that health and fitness can have on an individual’s quality of life, and has developed a keen interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation through his involvement in sport. Owain is looking forward to exploring the city of Melbourne and experiencing everything the sporting capital of Australia has to offer. In his spare time you’ll likely find him playing soccer, in the gym, or checking out the local food spots whilst getting his head around AFL.

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Ashleigh Suemai

Practice Manager

Ashleigh Suemai

Practice Manager

Ashleigh joined the team in May 2013. She is currently studying a Masters of Education and will become a secondary school teacher majoring in PE, Health and Psychology. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and friends.

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Kirsty Lynch


Kirsty Lynch


Kirsty joined the team in January 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Biomedicine from the University of Melbourne and is currently a student in the Physiotherapy degree at La Trobe University. In 2018 she will graduate as a fully qualified Physiotherapist. In her spare time Kirsty enjoys travelling, playing sports and reading.

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Ashlee Sargent


Ashlee Sargent


Ashlee joined BIM in June 2015 after completing a semester of the Bachelor of Biomedicine from the University of Melbourne. She is currently studying a Physiotherapy degree at La Trobe University and will be a fully qualified Physiotherapist in 2019. This will allow her to further pursue her passion for both sports and science. Ashlee loves to swim, dance, read and spend time with loved ones. 

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Julia Vo


Julia Vo


Julia first joined the Sydenham team in March 2017. She is currently studying her Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe and will be a fully qualified physiotherapist in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, yoga, playing soccer, travelling and being outdoors.

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Kobe Roberts


Kobe Roberts


Kobe joined the team in March 2018, after graduating from a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Marketing and Business. She is a dancer and choreographer, who runs her own competitive dance troupe. Kobe also enjoys attending live music and theatre shows, reading, creative writing and staying active.