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Mon:8:00am - 8:00pm

Tues:8:00am - 8:00pm

Wed:8:00am - 8:00pm

Thurs:8:00am - 8:00pm

Fri:8:00am - 8:00pm

Sat:9:00am - 1:00pm

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Parkwood Green Medical Centre

(03) 9449 3191

Suite 4, 105 Kate Way
Hillside VIC 3037

Get in touch

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

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To request a booking in one of our group classes please contact Back In Motion Sydenham directly via sydenham@backinmotion.com.au or (03) 9449 3191 to ensure you have completed the required pre-class assessments.
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Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, clinical Pilates, and exercise and rehab to Sydenham 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 and deliver your next session free.

Our Service Offering

done Physiotherapy

Quick-fixes or shortcuts are not something we strive for during your consultation. The swift management of your pain and symptoms is only the first step our team will take to help you achieve lasting results.

We believe in getting the right result the first time so you can get back to what you love without the threat of re-injury.

Our focus is not only on offering talented physiotherapists, but also delivering a great physiotherapy experience.

You will be surprised at all the physical health benefits that come with sticking to your personal treatment plan including improved flexibility, mobility and strength.

done Massage

When you get a massage from a physiotherapist you are benefiting from four plus years of dedicated university study on the human body. 

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.

A massage conducted by our physios will see a reduction in your aches and pains, whether caused by sport, injury or the stresses and strains of everyday life.

done Clinical Pilates

We offer individual and small group clinical Pilates classes taught by qualified professionals and physiotherapists. Unlike group classes at a gym, our approach to Pilates is clinically proven and specifically tailored to your needs. These tailored exercises target problem areas ensuring greater results and minimising the risk of injury re-aggravation.

You will use a combination of specialised Pilates equipment including reformers and trapeze table complimented by floor-based exercises depending on your needs. This brings about better targeting and resistance as you progress in your Pilates program.

done Exercise and Rehab

Whether you’re looking to increase your fitness or get back into exercise after time off or injury, an exercise and rehabilitation session will get you off to a good start. 

Our physiotherapists can design programs to cater to your every need including weight loss, injury rehabilitation, fitness and endurance training as well as strengthening and toning.

Your physio knows your body and has the scientific and clinical knowledge to ensure your workout is both safe and caters to your abilities and previous injury history.

done Dry needling

Treating musculoskeletal injuries with acupuncture needles can be an effective form of treatment helping to reduce muscle tension, decrease pain levels, and trigger a healing response in injured tissues when the body has ceased healing. As opposed to acupuncture, dry needling works directly on the injured body part, not meridian or energy flows.

done Women’s Health

We provide effective, tailored programs to support women during all stages of their lives. Talk to us about pregnancy and post-natal care, fitness and exercise classes; pelvic floor weakness, pain and incontinence; and musculoskeletal conditions.

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 and Bubs classes are designed to meet the needs of you and your new baby. You will enjoy a safe, rewarding and fun environment while regaining lost fitness and strength and interacting with other mothers and their babies. As these classes incorporate your bub, they provide a fantastic opportunity for them to play, interact and enhance their social skills.

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 technology. You can experience results not only as treatment for an existing 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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Amy Dawes

Senior Physiotherapist

Amy Dawes

Senior Physiotherapist

Amy, has worked as a Physiotherapist in Private Practice for over a decade and has extensive experience in treating and rehabilitating clients with all types of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries.

Amy's approach to Physiotherapy is quite progressive, utilizing her clinical assessment and diagnostic ability to identify the symptomatic and causative elements of the client’s condition and then utilizing a combination of manual therapy, clinical pilates and strength and conditioning to optimize recovery, improve performance and overall wellness.

Amy believes strongly in the proven benefits of exercise in overall health and wellness and as such implements an active approach to treatment.

Happy to treat all clients with an array of varying conditions, Amy does have a special interest in the management and treatment of sporting injuries, analysis and treatment of running injuries, shoulder injuries and injuries in the adolescent athlete.

 

Qualifications:

•         Bachelor of Physiotherapy

•         Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy (to be completed 2018)

 

Further education in the rehabilitation of:

•         Shoulder injuries

•         Clinical Pilates

•         Strength and conditioning

•         Sports Physiotherapy

•         Hip and Groin Injuries

•         Pelvic Pain

•         Lower Back Pain and Spinal Rehab

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Naiha Sahota

Physiotherapist

Naiha Sahota

Physiotherapist

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

Physiotherapist

Con Boulionis

Physiotherapist

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

Physiotherapist

Caitlin Baker

Physiotherapist

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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Mitchell Casey

Physiotherapist

Mitchell Casey

Physiotherapist

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

Physiotherapist

Emma Glynn

Physiotherapist

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

Physiotherapist

Owain Morris

Physiotherapist

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

Receptionist

Kirsty Lynch

Receptionist

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

Receptionist

Ashlee Sargent

Receptionist

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

Receptionist

Julia Vo

Receptionist

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

Receptionist

Kobe Roberts

Receptionist

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.