All of our practitioners are highly trained and experienced in the assessment and management of all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
We welcome all clients from our communities, including but not limited to Private (including with Private health insurance), Sporting, Workcover, TAC, Medicare (EPC) and NDIS.
Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2007. He spent 2 years in private practice in Gippsland before commencing at our Taylors Lakes practice in 2010.
Stephen has a strong interest in sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions and has worked for Gippsland Power Football Club (U18 TAC Cup), and spent 4 years with the Werribee Football Club in the VFL. He enjoys managing athletes of all levels and has had experience from the North Melbourne Kangaroos (AFL) to local community sporting teams of all codes.
Stephen has a special interest in the rehabilitation of acute and chronic conditions and post-surgical injuries. Other interests include lower limb biomechanics, exercise prescription and dry needling. He has completed further training to more effectively manage the complicated rehabilitation of Workcover and TAC clients.
Stephen’s interest in Physiotherapy came from a sporting background where he played TAC and State football. He still currently plays football and enjoys spending time at the beach and going for runs or keeping fit at the gym.
Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in 2012 and went on to complete a Master’s of Sports Physiotherapy in 2019. Michael is a currently recognised as an Australian Physiotherapy Association Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist and is a member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. Since graduating from his bachelor’s in 2012, Michael has worked largely in private practice and sporting teams, working with clubs such as Melbourne Victory W-League, Football Federation Victoria, Coburg Lions FC and most recently Heidelberg United NPL and WNPL.
Michael has a strong interest in injury prevention, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and athletic performance. He believes the best cure to an injury is prevention, thus he utilises an objective approach to establish baseline data of your injury which will allow for evaluation of future improvements. As sports and exercise is a passion of Michael’s, he incorporates an active approach to his treatment to ensure future injuries and recurrences are prevented. Recently, Michael completed his level 1 accreditation to become a strength and conditioning coach.
When it comes to clinical injuries, Michael has an interest in treating; acute injuries, tendon injuries, stress fractures, shoulder/hip/knee injuries, running injuries, post-operative rehabilitation and overload injuries.
Michael hopes to continue expanding his knowledge in 2021, where he aims to become a certified golf specialist Physiotherapist where he will be able to work with coaches and offer golf specific screenings and performance programs.
Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Otago University in 1983. He completed a number of musculoskeletal courses before graduating with a Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy at Latrobe University in 1997.
Andrew has a strong interest in traumatic and musculoskeletal conditions as well as sport-related injuries. Since graduating, Andrew has used his skills to work in both private and hospital settings in three different countries. He has worked in the Ascot Vale area for over 20 years and has a strong understanding of the local community and sporting organisations. He spent eight years working at VFL level with the Werribee Football Club and the Western Bulldogs. He also has a strong interest in working within the horse racing industry. Andrew also has a wide range of experience in the Occupational physiotherapy industry and understands the importance of co-ordinated return-to-work programs.
Andrew puts strong emphasis on hands-on, manually based treatment. He is passionate about the latest orthopaedic research and takes a scientific approach to his work. His professional goal is to combine treatment, education and instruction in self-management to enable the optimal outcome for his patients.
Outside of work, Andrew enjoys being active, travelling and learning about new cultures and languages. He has an active interest in many weird and wonderful sports and enjoys the theatre of horse racing.
Jess graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2008 and has since been working in Private Practice with Symmetry Physiotherapy. She is passionate about working with her patients to achieve their treatment and rehabilitation goals. Jess has a strong interest in Pilates and clinical rehabilitation, and has completed extensive APPI Pilates training.
She also has a strong interest in the diagnosis and management of sporting injuries and has travelled with the Victorian Masters Hockey teams and worked with many sporting teams at a local level.
Since having children herself, she has also developed a passion for assisting pregnant women with their musculoskeletal conditions and working with them to ensure they exercise safely and maintain strong bodies during pregnancy and following birth.
Claire is a passionate health & lifestyle practitioner and educator with 30+ years professional experience. In a clinical setting, she offers holistic integrated treatments tailored to your unique needs.
Her aim is always to help you achieve your health and life goals, reduce pain, increase movement and improve posture and your mental and emotional outlook. She supports you to access a deeper quality of life by bringing awareness and relief to your current situation and guides you in ways to self-care.
Her treatments combine physical and energetic therapies – myotherapy, massage, reflexology, specialised bodywork, aromatherapy oils and counselling and she is passionate about getting to the root cause of dis-ease. Claire listens deeply and offers guidance and healing to allow whatever is unfolding for you to be held.
She has worked with all sectors of the community in many environments, including both elite sporting teams and individuals and holds a special interest in women’s health.
Outside work Claire loves to cook from scratch, forage, use native ingredients and explore nutrition and food as medicine. She also loves to learn, travel and explore life with her wonderful husband.
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Our Ascot Vale team will assess your problem or injury and provide a comprehensive treatment plan catered to your individual requirements. Reach out to us via a call, email or book an appointment below.