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.

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Chris Calabrese
Physiotherapy/Pilates

Chris enjoys managing all aspects of musculoskeletal pain; however he has a special interest in lower limb and shoulder pain. Prior to beginning his physiotherapy career, Chris worked as a myotherapist, sports trainer and allied health assistant, being exposed to a variety of presentations. He has also completed his Level 1 Strength and Conditioning course.

His experiences have allowed him to manage a variety of acute and chronic presentations in both general populations and sporting populations. He does this through gaining an understanding of client goals and employing a holistic approach, incorporating education, exercise prescription, and hands-on techniques.

Through La Trobe University, he is part of the TREK group which was developed to help bridge the gap between physiotherapy research and clinical practice (https://exercise.trekeducation.org/).

Outside of the clinic he enjoys spending his time with his fiancè and their puppy, exploring Melbournes cafe’s and different experiences around Melbourne.

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Zwin Pham
Physiotherapy/Pilates

Zwin has a keen interest in helping the everyday hero get back to their interests, goals and returning to full health. She has developed a special interest in lower back pain, pelvic pain and women’s health. Zwin strongly believe in treating every client holistically through pain management, rehabilitation and injury prevention.

Since graduating from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters in Physiotherapy, Zwin has completed multiple post-graduate courses. This includes courses in areas such as Clinical Pilates, Pelvic Girdle Pain, Dry Needling and Womens’ Health. Zwin is currently running Clinical Rehab Pilates sessions in our Port Melbourne Studio where she individualises her treatment to each patient and their needs.

She always has a positive frame of mind and a big smile on her face. In her free time, you’ll find Zwin going for walks, exploring different areas of Victoria, spending quality time with family and friends, as well as practising Pilates and yoga. She also has a strong love for food and travel.

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Sara Clapham
Physiotherapy/Pilates

Sara has a special interest in treating neck related headache and migraine conditions. She has undertaken several professional development courses in the area and believes the neck is often incorrectly overlooked as a significant contributor to the condition.  Sara is also involved with clinical trials for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis which she has developed a keen interest in. She loves seeing the impact physiotherapy can have on the quality of life and level of function for people suffering with osteoarthritis.

Sara enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. She has a hands-on approach to treatment and a strong focus on education and rehabilitation to prevent future injury. She aims to ensure her patients completely understand their injury and how to improve their health and function in the long term. Sara is an educator and mentor for new physiotherapists and enjoys contributing to their clinical development.

Sara completed her Master of Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University in Perth. Prior to this, she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University, in Atlanta Georgia, USA, whilst on scholarship playing soccer.

Outside of work, Sara enjoys gardening, live music and cooking. She has recently started to dabble in sprint Triathlons.

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Annabelle Whitworth
Physiotherapy

Annabelle enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, with a specific interest in shoulder, neck and spinal injuries. She also incorporates Clinical Pilates/Rehab with many of her clients to ensure excellent long-term outcomes. Annabelle has undertaken further training in her areas of interest including; shoulder injury diagnosis and management, spinal physiotherapy, tendon rehabilitation and she holds Clinical Pilates qualifications. 

Annabelle graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy in 2016, and prior to this she completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Musculoskeletal Therapy. She believes her previous training has enabled her to treat and manage injuries with a holistic approach to get the best results for her clients. 

Outside of physiotherapy Annabelle enjoys attending regular Pilates sessions to maintain fitness, cooking for family and friends, and is kept busy by her little boy Noah.

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Cailean Moore
Physiotherapy

Cailean has a keen interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and overuse injuries, with a particular interest in knee, shoulder and neck. He has a passion for guiding sporting patients through their rehabilitation journey, however treats a wide variety of patients, helping them achieve their physical and movement goals.

Cailean holds a Doctorate of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne, having completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in the years prior. Working as a personal trainer over this time allowed him to help develop strength and movement principles to help his clients achieve their best outcomes.

He has been involved with numerous local football clubs throughout his career, providing care and aiding their paths to return to competition.

Cailean is a sporting enthusiast and enjoys being as active as possible, currently playing amateur football in the VAFA, while training to complete a marathon.

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Vanessa Alford
Physiotherapy/Pilates

Vanessa a Physiotherapist, Nutritionist and Clinical Pilates instructor whose passion is in health and fitness and sports rehabilitation. She has over fifteen years of experience as a Clinical Pilates instructor. Vanessa also consults to corporate companies and high school students on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and presents nationally accredited sports and fitness courses to adults and school students.

Vanessa has had experience working with elite athletes in tennis, Rugby Leagaue and AFL, including the Western Bulldogs Football Club and the All-Australian AFL team. Since graduating as a Physiotherapist she has worked in in various locations around Australia. She has also completed a post-graduate certificate in Nutrition, taught English in Thailand and worked as a Physiotherapy lecturer at a University in Singapore. She has also completed a PhD in Indigenous Health through the University of Melbourne.

Vanessa is an elite long-distance runner, having run a sub-three hour marathon and 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”, her personal story of overtraining which highlights the dangers of pushing the body to extreme. The book is available in bookstores and online.

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Carleigh Earl
Physiotherapy/Pilates

Carleigh is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals with the aim to improve their overall quality of life. She has a particular interest in treating women’s health conditions, spinal presentations, ankles, and acute injuries, however, has experience treating a wide range of issues across the body.
Carleigh can also perform Pre-Pointe Assessments for dancers.

Carleigh has completed further training in Clinical Pilates, dry needling, sporting injury assessment and treatment. Currently, Carleigh is working as team Physiotherapist at Williamstown Soccer Club. In the past, she has worked with local men’s and women’s Aussie Rules football clubs.

Carleigh draws on her experiences to reduce pain and then strengthen the area for a sustainable approach to therapy.

Outside of work hours, you will find Carleigh eating her way through Melbourne’s restaurants one at a time, and travelling once borders open back up! She loves going for a walk and challenging herself at the gym.

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Brady Stevens
Myotherapy

Brady graduated from RMIT as a Myotherapist in 2018. Brady has worked alongside the Western Bulldogs AFL Club for the 2017 season for his work placement as well as being selected as a practitioner for the 2018 AFL NAB rising stars draft pick.

Through his sporting pursuits, Brady cultivated a passion for how the body works and moves. It was this passion, coupled with a serious hamstring injury, that led Brady to a career as a massage therapist and soon to a career in myotherapy.

Brady is passionate about health and wellbeing and prides himself on a friendly and nurturing approach to his clients. He is thorough with a well-developed eye for detail, and he tailors each treatment to suit his client’s needs. Brady uses a range of treatment methods to achieve optimal outcomes for his clients.

While seeking to educate people about injury prevention and self-awareness. Brady believes in listening to your body to achieve optimal health.

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Alec Hill
Podiatry

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.

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Lachlan Muir
Podiatry

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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