Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Wantirna South | Back In Motion
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Back In Motion

Wantirna South

Opening hours

Mon:7:40am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:40am - 8:00pm

Wed:7:40am - 8:00pm

Thurs:7:20am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:40am - 8:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:00pm

Class Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00am
Pilates In Motion
Ben Croxford

7:20am
8:20am

1 hour
8:00am
Clinical Exercise
James Taylor

8:20am
9:00am

40 minutes
9:00am
Pilates In Motion
Shin Lee

9:00am
10:00am

1 hour
10:00am
Clinical Exercise
James Taylor

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Clinical Exercise
Josh Walker

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
11:00am
12:00pm
Clinical Exercise
Tom Kerlin

12:00pm
12:40pm

40 minutes
GLAD
Ben Croxford

12:20pm
1:00pm

40 minutes
1:00pm
GLAD
Ben Croxford

1:00pm
1:40pm

40 minutes
Aquatic Physiotherapy
Josh Walker

1:00pm
2:00pm

1 hour
Aquatic Physiotherapy
Ben Croxford

1:20pm
2:20pm

1 hour
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
Clinical Exercise
Tom Kerlin

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
Clinical Exercise
Josh Walker

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
Clinical Exercise
Josh Walker

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
Clinical Exercise
Tom Kerlin

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
Clinical Exercise
James Taylor

5:40pm
6:20pm

40 minutes
6:00pm
Pilates In Motion
Ben Croxford

6:00pm
7:00pm

1 hour
GLAD
Ben Croxford

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Pilates In Motion
Ben Croxford

6:40pm
7:40pm

1 hour
7:00pm
Pilates In Motion
Tom Kerlin

7:00pm
8:00pm

1 hour
Clinical Exercise
Josh Walker

7:20pm
8:00pm

40 minutes
8:00pm
9:00pm

Thursday

Saturday

Friday

Wednesday

Tuesday

Monday

Get in touch

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

BOOK A CONSULTATION

TELEHEALTH

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 Wantirna South on (03) 9801 1500
  • 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.

Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, Clinical Exercise, and exercise and rehab to Wantirna South 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 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.

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.

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.

GLA:D - Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark

Now available at Back In Motion, GLA:D Australia is an 8 week education and exercise program for knee and hip osteoarthritis, provided under the supervision of a GLA:D certified physiotherapist.

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.

Is GLA:D for me?

GLA:D is a program for all individuals who experience any hip and/or knee osteoarthritis symptoms, regardless of severity. You may participate in the program if your hip or knee joint problem resulted in visiting a health care provider. You may not be able to participate in the program if:

  • You have other reasons for your hip and/or knee pain, including; tumour, inflammatory joint disease, previous hip fracture, soft tissue or connective tissue problems.
  • You have other symptoms that are more pronounced than the osteoarthritis problems (for example chronic generalised pain or fibromyalgia).
  • You are unable to understand and communicate in English.

OA Treatment in Australia

Treatment usually focuses on surgery. The GLA:D program offers a better and safer alternative. Research from the GLA:D program in Denmark found symptom progression in participants reduced by 32%. Other outcomes include less pain, reduced use of joint related pain killers and decreased sick leave. GLA:D participants also reported high levels of satisfaction with the program and increased.

Why is it important?

  • High levels of physical inactivity are reported in Australians with osteoarthritis.
  • Exercise can provide symptomatic relief and improve the quality of life for Australian's with osteoarthritis
  • Prolong the need for joint replacement

This program is unique. The education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities. By strengthening and correcting daily movement patterns, participants will train their bodies to move properly, prevent symptoms and reduce pain.

Pricing

Please call our practice to discuss pricing and program running times. You do not need a doctor’s referral, however you may be eligible for a rebate from Medicare for some of the cost of the program (at the GP's discretion).

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.

Aquatic Physiotherapy

Our hydrotherapy classes are ideal if you are going through injury rehabilitation or if you have long-term injuries. Our physios will guide you through gentle group and individually-tailored water-based exercises in the water with buoyancy devices as needed.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scoliosis Screening

Scoliosis is a condition affecting the position of the spine in three dimensions, the most notable change normally being a sideways curvature of the spine. It is a condition often missed as it is generally not painful. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis occurs in approximately 2-3% of children and is more common in females, with the ratio of 10 females to one male having a curve which warrants treatment. About three in 1000 children have curves that are large enough to need treatment.

 

 

The signs to look out for:

- Ribs: you may notice a difference in your child’s ribs when they lean forward, one side of the ribs may be more raised than the other.

- Shoulder blade asymmetry: you may notice winging of your child’s shoulder blade, or that one shoulder seems to be higher than the other.

- Clothes not sitting evenly: often T-shirts or pants/skirts may not seem to fit correctly or symmetrically.

 

 

We have a scoliosis physiotherapist, Geraldine, who practices in the treatment of the Schroth Method for scoliosis; she has also trained overseas in this method.

Free Screening

If you are concerned that you or your child may have scoliosis we have a free screening program available. You will be able to book a 20 minute Free Initial Assessment with Geraldine. If the curve is suspected to be scoliosis we are able to refer for a bulk billed X-Ray at Perth Radiological Clinic for scoliosis screening X-Rays. If scoliosis is confirmed on X-Ray, Geraldine will be able to liaise with your GP to start the most appropriate course of action.

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.

Men’s Health

Men’s Health Physiotherapy is aimed at men any time of their lives. Our men’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 men’s health physiotherapist.

Urinary and Faecal incontinence: any leakage from your bladder or bowel can often be treated very successfully with the support of specialist physio. This may include bladder and bowel training, pelvic floor strengthening and constipation strategies and treatment. Urinary incontinence is often a problem after prostate surgery so it is important that men have both pre and post op physio to ensure good pelvic floor muscle strength as well as good bladder and bowel habits.

Erectile dysfunction: Forty percent of West Australian men experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is best placed to help manage this through strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles as well as advice surrounding devices like pumps. We also have a focused Shockwave machine which can help treat vascular erectile dysfunction as an adjunct to pelvic floor strengthening. Many people travel internationally for this treatment, but now we have it in Perth.

Pelvic pain: pain anywhere around the pelvis, lower back and hips as well as conditions such as pudendal neuralgia. Pain could also be associated with sexual intercourse such as ejaculatory pain.

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

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.

Telehealth

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

Connect sites

(03) 9762 8533

Shop 20B, The Mall Boronia, Boronia Mall Shopping Centre, 50 Dorset Square
Boronia VIC 3155

03 9887 0211

1 Rezes Street
Wantirna South VIC 3152

03 9801 7411

30 Tyner Road
Wantirna South VIC 3152

Meet the team

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Sheena Kirtane

Director and Principal Physiotherapist

Sheena Kirtane

Director and Principal Physiotherapist

***Please be advised that appointments with Sheena may involve a small additional 'Senior Clinician' fee***

Dry Needling Certified.
Sheena can speak fluent in English, Marathi, Hindi and can understand Gujarati.

Sheena is a titled member of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, due to her completion of a Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2010.

Sheena has gained extensive experience working in hospitals and private practices. She has always been very passionate about physiotherapy and its delivery to the community. Her special interests involve diagnosis and management of complex spine conditions (neck and back) and shoulder injuries that have difficulties recovering. She also takes interest in rehabilitation of sports injuries and assisting their return to sport. Sheena utilises dry needling and kineseo taping as adjuncts to manual therapy in the management of musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Sheena has gained vast experience in treating pelvic girdle pain and has had great results with her patients. She has great results treating patients with headaches, vertigo and TMJ (jaw) pain, as well as treating clients Pre and Post Pregnancy. 

Outside work, Sheena loves to spend time with her husband Asim and kids - Ishaan and Alysha.

 

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Ben Croxford

Director/Senior Physiotherapist

Ben Croxford

Director/Senior Physiotherapist

***Please be aware that appointments with Ben may involve a small additional 'Senior Clinician' fee***

Main area of clinical interest:
Running injuries/biomechanics and running technique's. Pilates and Clinical Exercise Prescription.
GLA:D – Evidence-based exercise and education program for hip and knee osteoarthritis

Dry Needling Certified. NDIS Registered. G:LAD Qualified. 

Ben is our ever enthusiastic Senior Physiotherapist. Having worked at Wantirna South Back In Motion since the beginning of 2010, Ben loves nothing more than making our practice a fun and inviting place for our clients and staff alike.

Ben is also a certified GLA:D Trainer, delivering the globally-recognised GLA:D exercise and education program for hip and knee arthritis. 

Ben is a University of Melbourne physiotherapist and completed his course with honours. He has experience treating in a variety of areas including Sports Physiotherapy, Dry Needling, Clinical Exercise and Hydrotherapy.

Physiotherapy has also taken Ben far away from the practice to places like Palm Island in Queensland where he's made several trips with the SOS Foundation to work with the Indigenous Community and even to a Private Practice in Jakarta, Indonesia! 

Ben loves the great outdoors - whether it’s hiking, cycling, kayaking or snowboarding - and lets his competitive nature thrive with his footy and cricket. He also loves nothing more than going to the MCG on game day to watch his beloved Essendon Bombers win! Away from his work as a Physio and many sporting commitments, Ben plays a variety of musical instruments including piano and bass guitar in a progressive rock band ‘aronora’ (check them out @ http://www.aronora.com!).
 

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Joshua Walker

Physiotherapist

Joshua Walker

Physiotherapist

Main area's of clinical interest: 
Back and Shoulder injuruies. Sports and exercise related injuries. Clinical exercise / personal training and strengthening.

Dry Needling Certified. NDIS Registered.

Josh completed his Physiotherapy degree at La Trobe University, and joined our Back in Motion team at Wantirna South in 2017. He is currently enjoying his role as a Clinical Mentor. 

Josh’s love of sports, science and working with people are what brought him into the physiotherapy profession, and as such he loves the opportunity he has every day to help people get back to doing what they love to do!

Musculoskeletal conditions and the diagnosis and management of these are of particular interest to Josh. Whether they are sporting injuries, niggles or pains, he employs a number of techniques including massage, manual therapy, exercise and Clinical Exercise to help his clients become pain-free and less susceptible to re-injury.

When he’s not at the clinic, Josh loves keeping physically active, regularly going to the gym or for a run, which has given him a definite appreciation of the beneficial effects of exercise. He follows the footy closely as a battle-hardened Richmond supporter, and enjoys spending his time relaxing with family (including his dogs) and friends, having a kick of the footy, or playing the guitar.
 

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Tom Kerlin

Physiotherapist

Tom Kerlin

Physiotherapist

Main area's of clinical interest:
Knee (particularly ACL rehab). Sports related injuries. Clinical exercise / personal training and strength. Aged care and Osteoarthritis.

NDIS Registered.

Tom studied Physiotherapy in Albury at Charles Sturt University, and comes to the practice with a background in exercise and sport science after completing this degree at RMIT in Melbourne beforehand.

Tom grew up in North East Victoria in a small town called Myrtleford where he developed an interest in rehabilitation through playing numerous sports and the injuries that occurred as a result.

Through this interest Tom will be looking to specialise in musculoskeletal sports injuries going forward as he can certainly empathise with many of the patients and injuries he is likely to see. Fortunately he hasn’t sustained many long-term injuries and he credits his increasing knowledge of the body and how we move as the reason for this!

Tom is an avid sports fan and will watch pretty much any sport he can, however his passion for AFL takes the cake! Outside of work you may be able to catch him playing local footy in the Eastern Suburbs over winter, hacking up a Golf Course or cheering on the mighty Tiges at the MCG!
 

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James Taylor

Physiotherapist

James Taylor

Physiotherapist

Main area's of clinical interest:
Lower limb injuries (hip/knee/ankle's). Sports related injuries, Strengthening, TMJ (jaw pain) and Vertigo.

Dry Needling Certified. NDIS Registered.

Working collaboratively with you, James uses an evidence-based approach to create your tailored program. James prefers to take a holistic approach to your diagnosis and treatment, focussing not just on the specific condition but also considering the broader aspects of your wellbeing, including social and psychological factors.

Having played club football from a young age and having experienced his fair share of injuries, James developed a keen interest in physiotherapy. This ultimately led to James attending La Trobe University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Master of Physiotherapy Practice.

James has been involved with Premier Division VAFA football clubs for the past 5 years and is currently also working with a VFL team. He is passionate about working with athletes of all levels to deliver results and return to sport. Using a range of manual and soft tissue techniques, combined with exercises, James works with you to help you achieve your personal goals.

Outside of the clinic James is a big sports fan. He strongly believes in promoting an active and healthy lifestyle and enjoys playing golf, squash and going to the gym. James is a keen hiker and has trekked in a number of destinations including PNG, New Zealand, the Alps and the Rockies. Down time is often spent reading or listening to music.
 

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Yamini

Physiotherapist

Yamini

Physiotherapist

** Yamini is currently on Maternity Leave**

Yamini is a passionate physiotherapist with keen interest in all areas of musculoskeletal and women’s health physiotherapy. She uses a diverse range of treatment techniques including manual therapy techniques, soft tissue mobilisation, dry needling, developing personalised exercise programs and Pilates based Clinical exercises to assist her patients reach their optimum health goals. 

Yamini has good results in treating pelvic girdle and hip pain, back pain, neck pain and headaches. Yamini has experience in orthotic prescription and treating feet injuries. 

The key motivator for her is the health of her clients. She enjoys developing a great rapport with her clients and getting them back in motion. 

In her spare time Yamini likes to spend time with her husband and her daughter, enjoys watching bollywood movies, and exploring new places to eat.

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Shin

Physiotherapist

Shin

Physiotherapist

Main area's of clinical interest:
Shoulder and knee injury specifically. 

Dry Needling Certified. NDIS Registered. NIB First Choice Preferred Provider.
Shin is fluent in both English and Korean.

Shin uses firm clinical reasoning to treat his clients based on human biomechanics and anatomy, tailoring it to clients' circumstances.

Shin started his Physiotherapy course in South Korea in 2002. He came to Australia on a working holiday visa during his Uni holiday for experience and loved Australia. That made him study a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Master of Physiotherapy Practice course at La Trobe University again.

He worked with elderly clients who had neurological conditions and disabilities in aged care facilities after completing his disability care course in Adelaide. He also worked as a sport trainer for the senior team of Knox soccer club.

Shin served military service as a medic for two years in South Korea. Having heart for helping people, Shin went on missionary trips to the Philippines and Cambodia. Outside of work, he enjoys playing basketball, swimming, cooking and looking after his 2-month-old daughter, Natasha.
 

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Ching Cheung

Physiotherapist

Ching Cheung

Physiotherapist

Main area's of clinical interest:
Womens health. Cervicogenic headaches. Neck and lower back pain. Aged Care.

Dry Needling Certified. NDIS Registered. 
Ching can speak fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Born and raised in Singapore, Ching moved to Australia in 2010 to pursue her tertiary studies in Bachelor of Biomedicine at University of Melbourne. Her interest in the human body and its works prompted her to move to Sydney to further her education in physiotherapy. After graduating with Doctor of Physiotherapy from Macquarie University, she returned to Melbourne and started practicing as a physiotherapist.

Ching is passionate about learning and is always seeking the newest evidence based practice and research. She also has experience working with seniors in various healthcare settings and has particular interest in chronic pain management, back and neck pain. When the opportunity arises, Ching would also love to pursue a PhD in musculoskeletal area.

Outside of work, Ching likes to explore the city lane ways with her trusty camera and enjoys a good coffee with her fiancée, Alvin. She also enjoys fixing up a good meal for her family and friends.
 

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Jeffery Ho

Physiotherapist

Jeffery Ho

Physiotherapist

Main area's of clinical interest:
Neurological conditions (e.g. stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's), Back and Neck pain. Headaches. Shoulder Injuries and pre/post-surgical rehabilitation.

NDIS Registered. NIB First Choice Preferred Provider.
Jeff can speak fluent in English and Mandarin

Jeff completed his Bachelor of Science (majoring in Neuroscience) and Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne. His passion for rehabilitation, holistic care and working with people has led him into the physiotherapy profession. He values the constructive relationships formed with his clients and loves working together to achieve their physiotherapy goals. His experiences in numerous client-based roles have cemented the values of service excellence, respect, and humility where he is often commended on his personable manner and outgoing attitude.

Jeff's experiences in the private practice, hospital and aged care settings has developed his avid interest in the management of musculoskeletal conditions such as back and neck pain, headaches, sporting injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation.

Jeff is dedicated to empowering people of all ages and abilities with the skills and knowledge to achieve their best quality of life. He provides an individualised evidence-based approach to treatment that utilises a combination of manual therapy and exercise-based rehabilitation. 

Jeff’s hobbies include exploring new interests such as trying different sports and experimenting with new cuisines. He also enjoys going to the gym, running with his dog and cooking with his family.
 

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Ishi Patil

Physiotherapist

Ishi Patil

Physiotherapist

NDIS Registered. NIB First Choice Preferred Provider.
Ishi can speak fluent in English, Marathi and Hindi. 

Ishi is a firm believer of holistic care and has experience working with a range of different patients and populations, including those with sporting injuries, various musculoskeletal presentations, chronic pain, neurological disorders, geriatric and pediatric patients. With thorough assessment skills, she ensures that every step is a tailored and collaborative effort between both the therapist and the patient. 

Working together with people and seeing them achieving their goals and personal best is what led Ishi to study and graduate from Monash University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). 

Within her treatments, Ishi likes to employ a range of postural and ergonomic corrections, soft tissue and manual therapy techniques and exercise therapy. She will further aim to empower you through injury prevention coping techniques to be more in control of your health and prevent re-injury. 

Outside of work, Ishi loves to dance and is part of a girls dance crew. She is currently undertaking training in the Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam. She loves to indulge in new experiences, adventures and is a keen traveler. In down time, she enjoys reading and watching cricket, tennis and movies/tv shows. 


In the future, Ishi hopes to further her knowledge and do postgraduate studies in Musculoskeletal or Sports Physiotherapy.

Main area's of clinical interest: 
SIJ (sacroiliac joint instability), Neck and Shoulders. Knee's and Ankles. Post surgical rehabilitation. Neurological rehabilitation (Parkinsons', stroke, ataxia). Dizziness/Vertigo and chronic pain.

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Tori

Practice Manager

Tori

Practice Manager

Tori has worked for Back In Motion for over eight years now however started here at Wantirna South since March 2019.

Tori lives locally with her husband and their three beautiful daughters. She strives to bring you the best customer service possible and will go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed and deliver the Back in Motion core values. 

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Stacey

Receptionist

Stacey

Receptionist

Stacey has had a lot of experience in the health and fitness industry.

She lives and has grown up in the area playing both tennis and AFL in Boronia. She has always enjoyed working with people and is looking forward to getting to know all of your faces and you feel welcome in the Back in Motion community.

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Alanna

Receptionist

Alanna

Receptionist

Alanna is our newest staff member and has just completed her VCE studies. 
She plans on going to Uni to study sciences and enjoys playing a variety of sports and going to see live music in her spare time.