Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
John graduated as a Physiotherapist from the Auckland University of Technology with the John Morris memorial prize for outstanding clinical practise in 2003. John has since completed Post Graduate Diplomas in both Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with distinction, also collecting the Searle Shield for excellence in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. John’s specific area of interest lies in the management of sports injuries and musculoskeletal injury management. John employs a hands – on holistic approach and has a vast amount of clinical experience dealing with patients both from the athletic population and the community setting, including the elderly and adolescents.
Robbie graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2004 and completed his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy via La Trobe University in 2012. He has eight years of private practise experience and was head Physiotherapist at the Hamilton Football and Netball Club for six years.
Robbie enjoys treating sporting and musculoskeletal conditions and has a special interest in tendon injuries, knee injuries and spinal pain. He is an APPI qualified pilates instructor and is able to assist with desk ergonomics and running technique. He likes to combine a hands-on approach with progressive exercises to achieve a return to full function.
Tanya graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice. Since this time, Tanya has worked in private practice and spent time working across various levels of football including the Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup, U17 Vic Metro Squad and also with the AFL’s National Academy and Multicultural/indigenous talent camps. Currently, Tanya is the rehabilitation Physiotherapist with the Essendon women’s VFL side. This experience has helped develop a keen interest in diagnosing and managing sporting injuries.
Furthermore, Tanya has spent the past few years running clinical and fitness based Pilates classes, so she appreciates the importance of managing the aches and pains caused by day-to-day life. Ultimately, her aim during treatment is to not only provide relief from acute symptoms, but also to address the underlying causes to prevent recurrent issues in the future.
Elise completed her Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University. She has worked extensively with amateur football teams in both VAFA and EDFL due to her passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy. On top of treating sports and spinal injuries, she has a keen interest in Clinical Pilates and Women’s Health. She also utilises dry needling in her practice as required.
Elise believes not only in relieving pain and symptoms, but in optimising function and preventing future injuries. She believes in tailored sessions to suit the client and best assist them to reach their personally identified goals.
Outside of the practice, you’ll find Elise on the netball court or at the beach given any opportunity.
Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Simone’s keen interest in the biomechanics of the body and sporting injuries, especially those of the shoulder and knee, has led her to pursue a career as a Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Simone graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne in 2012, and has spent the past five years working in private practice before joining the team at Keilor Road Physio mid 2017. Further to completing her bachelor degree, Simone has completed a post-graduate certificate in Sports Physiotherapy and is in the midst of completing her Masters of Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.
Her expertise has led to multiple appointments within the sporting community including the Australian and Victorian Men’s Masters / U21’s Hockey Teams, Footscray Hockey Club, TAC Cup Western Jets, and WRFL Altona Vikings. Over the past two years Simone has been Physiotherapist for numerous State and National hockey teams, contributing to the success of winning multiple National Championships, a Trans-Tasman Cup and most recently World Cup. Simone’s unique skill-set allows for accurate patient diagnosis and rehabilitation back to all levels of performance, with her passion for improving patient treatment outcomes, performance and quality of life being second to none.