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Back In Motion

Sydenham, VIC

Opening hours

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

Class Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00am
8:00am
9:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Emma Glynn

9:20am
10:00am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Vanessa Kakos

9:20am
10:00am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Dylan Crabbe

9:20am
10:00am

40 minutes
10:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise


10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
11:00am
Mums and Bubs
Caitlin Baker

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
Mums and Bubs
Kirsty Lynch

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Vanessa Kakos

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
6:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Owain Morris

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Dylan Crabbe

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Tyson Mihocek

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Emma Glynn

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Caitlin Baker

6:40pm
7:20pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Owain Morris

6:40pm
7:20pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Caitlin Baker

6:40pm
7:20pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Dylan Crabbe

6:40pm
7:20pm

40 minutes
7:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Vanessa Kakos

7:20pm
8:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Kirsty Lynch

7:20pm
8:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Con Boulionis

7:20pm
8:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Kirsty Lynch

7:20pm
8:00pm

40 minutes
8:00pm
9:00pm

Thursday

Tuesday

Friday

Monday

Wednesday

Saturday

Connect sites

Diggers Rest Medical Centre

(03) 9449 3191

2 Farm Road
Diggers Rest VIC 3427

Get in touch

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

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Our Practice

Who we are

We provide Physiotherapy, Massage and Clinical Exercise to Sydenham, Hillside, Taylors Hill, Caroline Springs, Taylors Lakes 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Caitlin Baker

Physiotherapist

Caitlin Baker

Physiotherapist

Caitlin joined us from country South Australia in 2017. She grew up on a farm near the small town of Lucindale where she completed her schooling, and developed her interest in Physiotherapy through a variety of sports. Caitlin calls herself a 'Jack of all trades', but has a special interest in Women's Health, adolescent injuries, paediatric conditions and dry needling. 

In 2018, Caitlin volunteered at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast. She was positioned at swimming and athletics, and met and worked with athletes from all over the world.

Qualifications: B. Physio
Born: Lucindale, SA
Now lives: Taylors Lakes

Favourites
Restaurant: Carosello's Moonee Ponds
Food: Lamb Ragu
TV show: How I Met Your Mother
Singer/Group: Keith Urban
Book: Anything by Jodi Picoult
Sports: Golf, Tennis, Netball
Team: Adelaide Crows, Adelaide Thunderbirds
Hobbies: Walking her dog Maya, Macrame

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Emma Glynn

Physiotherapist

Emma Glynn

Physiotherapist

Emma started working at Back In Motion in 2017. Since that time she has travelled around the world, volunteering in Tanzania, hiking the Inca Trail, camping in the Serengeti and flying over Victoria Falls to name a few!  When she’s not planning her next trip, you’ll often find her in a sunny beer garden catching up with friends or attempting to hone her surfing skills!

Qualifications: B. Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice
Born: East Melbourne
Now lives: Eltham

Favourites
Restaurant: Fonda
Food: Vegetarian Pho with “EXTRA” vegetables
Holiday: Africa
TV show: Sex and the City
Film: Bridesmaids  
Singer/Group: Beyonce
Book: The brain that changes
Sports: Basketball, Aussie Rules
Team: Toronto Raptors and Collingwood
Hobbies: Any sport, reading, surfing

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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 Exercise, 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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Dylan Crabbe

Physiotherapist

Dylan Crabbe

Physiotherapist

Dylan grew up on a farm west of Kyneton where he gained an appreciation for functional strength and helping people to solve their problems.

He decided that becoming a Physiotherapist was his best way of achieving that for people. He has been obsessively analysing his movements in the gym for the past decade and helping others to reach their goals smartly and safely.

When he is not at work he is playing with his puppy, picking up or putting down heavy things, playing the guitar, reading and trying his hand at metalworking.  

Qualifications: Master of Physiotherapy Practice
Born: Kyneton
Now lives: Mill Park

Favourites
Restaurant: Smokin’ Joe’s
Food: All of the pasta
Holiday: France
TV show: Game of Thrones
Film: Good Will Hunting
Band: The Gaslight Anthem
Book: The Redemption of Althalus by David & Leigh Eddings
Sports: Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strongman
Team: GWS
Hobbies: Reading, metalwork, music, strength training 

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Kirsty Lynch

Physiotherapist

Kirsty Lynch

Physiotherapist

Kirsty started working at Back In Motion Sydenham in 2015. Since that day she has married her high school sweet heart Jarrad & together they have renovated and built two houses. When she is not at work she is most likely looking after her two beautiful pups, playing whatever sport has taken her fancy at the time (currently golf), or trying out yummy places to eat.  

Qualifications: B. Physio
Born: Sunbury
Now lives: Niddrie

Favourites
Restaurant: Okami
Food: Any type of cheese
Holiday: Thailand
TV show: Seinfeld
Film: Easy A
Singer/Group: Changes weekly, but currently Amy Shark
Book: Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Sports: Tennis, Kubb (is that classified as a sport?)
Team: Collingwood/North Melbourne/Adelaide Crows/Fremantle
Hobbies: Eating, running, sports, reading & movies 

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Owain Morris

Physiotherapist

Owain Morris

Physiotherapist

Owain started working at Back In Motion Sydenham in 2017 after relocating from the nation’s capital.  Picking up a fair share of knocks playing sport, he developed an interest in injury management and rehabilitation. This harboured a love of keeping people on the field or achieving their health goals, both big and small.

In his spare time, you can find Owain watching/playing soccer and basketball, in the gym, mountain biking and exploring the local area.

Qualifications: B. Med Sci, GC HMSci, M Physio
Born: Sale, VIC
Now lives: Essendon

Favourites
Restaurant: Guzman y Gomez
Food: Mexican
TV show: Scrubs
Film: The Lion King 
Singer/Group: Arctic Monkeys
Book: Where's Wally?
Sports: Soccer, Basketball
Team: Liverpool, Philadelphia 76ers
Hobbies: Eating, Gym, Sports, Video Games

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Tyson Mihocek

Physiotherapist

Tyson Mihocek

Physiotherapist

Tyson started work at Back in Motion Sydenham in early 2019 after returning to Melbourne from a 2 year stint living and working as a Physiotherapist in London and travelling throughout Europe. Prior to that Tyson worked in Physiotherapy clinics in western Melbourne and rural Victoria over a 3 year span. 

Throughout his career he has developed valuable experience working with patients from different backgrounds and with a wide range of conditions. Tyson enjoys helping any type of person (young or old!) to achieve their goals and live a healthy and happy life.

Qualifications: B. Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice
Born: Carlton
Now lives: Yarraville

Favourites
Restaurant: Vietnamese restaurants in Footscray
Food: BBQ Shapes
Holiday: Croatia
TV show: Breaking Bad
Film: Jurassic Park
Singer/Group: Tool
Book: A Song of Ice and Fire books
Sports: Aussie Rules and Soccer
Team: Essendon and Manchester United
Hobbies: Watching sport, playing/training aussie rules, travelling, live music

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Vanessa Kakos

Physiotherapist

Vanessa Kakos

Physiotherapist

Vanessa joined Back in Motion Sydenham in early 2019 after completing an internship with the Carlton Football Club VFLW. She continues to work with their VFLW and AFLW teams, having developed a passion for injury prevention and helping athletes of all ages to return to sport and work.

In her spare time, Vanessa loves hunting for hidden food gems around Melbourne, playing mini golf and spending time at the beach.

Qualifications: B. Health Science, Master of Physiotherapy Practice
Born: St. Albans
Now lives: Taylors Lakes

Favourites
Restaurant: Dexter, Chin Chin
Food: Garlic bread
Holiday: Japan
TV show: Seinfeld
Film: The Hangover
Singer/Group: Anything 80s
Book: The Harry Potter series
Sports: AFL, Soccer, Tennis
Team: Carlton, Liverpool
Hobbies: Watching live sport, gym, petting dogs, walking her pet turtle

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Anthony Belcher

Managing Director

Anthony Belcher

Managing Director

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. Anthony has the philosophy of helping all of our clients to Get Better and Stay Better.  

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

Favourites
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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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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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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Sam Brandie

Senior Practice Manager

Sam Brandie

Senior Practice Manager

Sam started working at Back in Motion Sydenham September 2019. She loves spending time with her family and friends and most importantly her cats. In her spare time she enjoys finding new places to explore and finding the best burger restaurants. 

Born: Taylors Lakes
Now lives: Sydenham

Favourites
Restaurant: B2B, St. Burgs
Food: Burgers
Holiday: Italy
TV show: How To Get Away With Murder, Law and Order, Pretty Little Liars
Film: The Lion King
Singer/Group: Drake, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande
Book: Anything True crime
Sports: AFL, Tennis
Team: Geelong Cats