Port Melbourne

Physiotherapy

 


Annabelle Dunbabin

 

Annabelle graduated with distinction from the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at the University of Melbourne 2016. Through this, she gained valuable placement experience in a diverse range of physiotherapy settings including oncology, neurology, women's health and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Prior to completing her physiotherapy degree, Annabelle undertook a Bachelor Health Science in Musculoskeletal therapy and has 5 years of experience practicing as a Myotherapist across the Melbourne and Geelong regions. This experience has cemented her passion for adopting a holistic approach in managing musculoskeletal injuries, with a particular interest in spinal, head and neck physiotherapy and shoulder rehabilitation. Annabelle also practices dry needling therapy and runs Clinical Pilates classes in Symmetry Physiotherapy Port Melbourne studio.

Away from work, Annabelle is a keen world traveller, social netball player and self-confessed 'foodie', often found cooking for family and friends.

 

Simon Kragh


Simon graduated from the University of Canberra Bachelor of Physiotherapy program in 2017. The degree gave him a vast amount of experience in cardiothoracic, neurological and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. This was spread over a mix of hospitals and private practice.

Simon has a real passion for treating sports injuries, due to several injuries he suffered while chasing an athletic career. In his twenties, he turned his attention to become a physiotherapist, in a bid to help athletes avoid injury and kick on to the top level. He has worked with the Canberra Raiders and is currently working with Williamstown in the VFL. To complement this passion, Simon has completed his Sports Level 1 and Level 2 courses, as well as dry needling qualifications. He has a passion for high-level rehabilitation including running biomechanics and load management for injury prevention. 

Outside of work, Simon is an avid sports follower. He enjoys surfing, diving and golf. Simon enjoys travelling, trying new things and catching up with family and friends.

Chris Calabrese


Chris graduated from La Trobe University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice after completing his Myotherapy studies in 2013. As a result of this, Chris has experience in managing a variety of acute and chronic presentations including those in the general population, sporting teams, post-operative orthopaedics, cardiopulmonary and neurological populations.

As well as his clinical work, he is also a part of the TREK group through La Trobe University which was developed to bridge the gap between research and clinical work, with the aim of improving exercise prescription knowledge.

He also has experience in working with elite and sub-elite soccer populations where he was able to learn off of some of the best physiotherapists and strength and conditioning coaches in Melbourne.

Chris enjoys all expects of musculoskeletal pain; however he has a special interest in knee, ankle and shoulder pain, as well as the adolescent sporting populations.

Originally from Gippsland, Chris enjoys spending his time outside of the clinic exploring different parts of Melbourne with family and friends and keeping physically active.


Pilates

Vanessa Alford

Vanessa a Physiotherapist, nutritionist and clinical Pilates instructor whose passion is in health and fitness. After graduating as a Physiotherapist in 2002, she spent the next eight years working in various locations around Australia. During this time she also completed a post-graduate certificate in Nutrition, taught English in Thailand and worked in academia in Singapore.

Vanessa has a love for sport and fitness and enjoys helping others reach their full potential in this area. She has over ten years experience as a clinical Pilates instructor and has consulted to corporate companies on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In addition to teaching, Vanessa is currently doing her PhD in Indigenous health through the University of Melbourne and presents nationally accredited sports and fitness courses to adults and school students.

Vanessa is also an elite long-distance runner, finishing second in the 2005 Bangkok marathon and third in the 2005 Melbourne marathon. Vanessa's passion for running lead to her writing, "Fit Not Healthy", about her experiences of overtraining, the dangers of pushing the body to its limit, which is available in bookstores and online.

Emily Cousins


Emily graduated from Melbourne University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy in 2015. She gained extensive experience across Melbourne, rural Victoria and overseas in the Public and private settings.

Having grown up in the world of competitive dance sport, Emily has always had a special interest in sports physiotherapy and injury rehabilitation. Emily continues to work with the local AFL and netball clubs and in 2015 was a member of the sports medicine team for the University of Melbourne at the Australian University Games. Emily also has a keen interest in treating paediatric conditions, having completed her final year research project on Osgood-Schlatter disease in partnership with Western Health.

Emily has additional skills in rehabilitation and chronic disease management, Being an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, she has provided exercise therapy to patients with a wide variety of conditions including osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and cancer.

Having grown up in Sydney, Emily enjoys spending her spare time exploring Melbourne's cafes but also enjoys returning home for the weekend to visit family and friends. Emily continues to compete in touch, hockey and netball.

 
 
Podiatrist

Matthew Bull

 

Matthew Bull obtained a Bachelor of Podiatry with honours at La Trobe University. His thesis titled 'Effects of Foot Orthoses on Foot Plantar Pressures' enabled him to gain extensive knowledge on the mechanisms by which foot orthoses influence foot posture and weight distribution beneath our feet.

Matt has a strong sporting background having captained cricket teams at representative level and continues to play as a member of the Strathmore Cricket Club.

Matt has a passion for lower limb musculoskeletal injuries and biomechanics, incorporating his research and clinical skills into pediatric practice. During the assessment of running gait and technique, he also considers head and neck position, spinal rotation and arm swing, to better understand the role of proximal stability in lower limb injury.

Matt understands the importance of footwear in the treatment of lower limb conditions and has the skills to assess your current footwear and guide you through the vast array of footwear options, based on different supportive features.  

Alec Hill

Alec traveled across the ditch to complete his Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry at the Auckland University of Technology. He became interested in Podiatry through a long-term running injury of a family member and the range of podiatric treatments that were used to treat the complication.

His professional interests include sports podiatry, minor surgery and paediatrics. He is a strong believer in orthotic therapy and is always keen to explore cutting-edge methods of preventing and managing injuries of the lower limb.

Alec has a strong history in sport, having been a personal trainer for over a decade and playing rugby at a national level in the United Kingdom. A lifetime relationship with sport has helped him gain an understanding of the importance of stretching, strengthening, exercise technique and correct footwear.

In his spare time, Alec likes to keep fit through a dedication to gym and distance running. He has completed several half marathons and City to Surf competitions. He is also a qualified chef, and enjoys cooking all types of cuisine.

Lachlan Muir

Lachlan graduated from La Trobe University with a Masters of Podiatric Practice and a Bachelor of Health Science.

Having been an avid sportsman all his life and growing up playing sports such as football and basketball, Lachlan has had many injuries throughout his career. The impact of these injuries has led to his interest in focusing on sporting injuries and various musculoskeletal conditions of the lower limb and feet through correcting biomechanics.

Whilst Lachlan enjoys working with athletes with sporting injuries, he also has an interest in other aspects of podiatry such as orthotic therapy, paediatrics, nail surgery, diabetes management and general care issues such as corns and callous'.

Lachlan still enjoys playing competitive sport and plays for his local football team. He also closely follows the NBA and the Melbourne Football Club in the AFL. He has a passion for learning about current trends and new information in the health and fitness industry and enjoys travelling and has been on various trips overseas.


 

 

 
 
 

 

 



 
 
 
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