At Healthy Bodies Physiotherapy, we pride ourselves on the broad-based experience of our team of practitioners, who provide individualised solutions for many simple and complex conditions.
While we treat patients of all ages including children and the elderly, many of our patients fall into the category of those in their 20s-40s with musculoskeletal conditions or sporting injuries.
Our entire team is registered with their respective professional bodies e.g. Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), so you can be assured that you are receiving treatment only from the utmost qualified professionals who are bound by their codes of conduct.
Chris has worked in private practice around Melbourne as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist since commencing his career in 2008. Between 2011 and 2017 he worked at Collingwood Football Club as Team Physiotherapist and Strength Program Co-ordinator.
Qualified with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science majoring in Anatomy and Exercise, Chris worked as part of the Monash University Physiotherapy teaching faculty at between 2010 and 2014. During his time working at Monash University he facilitated the development of the 3rd year curriculum, taught anatomy and physiotherapy treatment and assessment techniques and collaborated on a published research article**. He has also lectured at the Australian Physiotherapy Association Graduate Group Lecture Series.
Chris has been success in the sport of Powerlifting as both a coach and lifter and has won 3 Australian championships (2009, 2010, 2012), an Oceania Championship (2010) and represented Australia at the World Championships (2012). He is the current U/83kg Australian Squat Record holder (290Kg).
**Gaida, Seville, Cope, Dalwood, Morgan, Maloney (2016) Adaptability of a blended learning model that improves student readiness for practical skill learning: A mixed-methods study Vol 17 No. 1 p3-17 in Focus on Health Professional Education, 17(1), 3-17.
Todd graduated from Monash University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Prior to this Todd also completed an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy & Health Science.
Todd has worked in a variety of private practice roles, both in Australia and overseas and is an official Tour Physiotherapist for Athletics Australia. He is also a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Sports Medicine Australia.
Todd has a keen interest in all musculoskeletal conditions and consults on a variety of common everyday presentations. His athletics background also allows him to treat specific running related injuries in both adults and adolescents.
Todd uses a combination of manual therapy and exercise to develop effective treatment programs for both clinic and home exercise programs.
Outside of work, you’ll find Todd in the gym, or spending time with family and friends on the Peninsula.
With a thirst for knowledge, George has achieved his Bachelor of Exercise and Sport science (majoring in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology) at Deakin University, Bachelor of Health Science (majoring in Anatomy and Physiology) at Latrobe University (finishing as the highest-ranked student in the course), and Masters of Physiotherapy at Latrobe University, where he was actively involved in mentoring physiotherapy students in both anatomy and physiology. He has also recently become a GLA:D accredited provider, an initiative designed to improve symptoms for those with hip or knee osteoarthritis.
George has a wealth of sporting experience having worked with Melbourne Victory women’s team in 2017 and 2018 and has worked in the Southern Football League with Highett Football Club. He is currently the head Physiotherapist for Ormond Football club (Victorian Amateur Football Association).
George prides himself on his exercise knowledge and his ability to empower people from all walks of life to reach their full potential. He is also fluent in the Greek language.
Having competed in high level soccer and cross country for over 10 years, he now enjoys attending sporting events, participating in martial arts, as well as reading inspirational stories and auto-biographies.
Ebony completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014. She commenced her career as a physiotherapist at South Eastern Private Hospital where her role centred on the rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal injuries. Over the next few years Ebony’s career progressed in the in-patient setting. Now, alongside her time at Healthy Bodies Physiotherapy, Ebony works at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in the Rehabilitation Department as a Grade 2 Physiotherapist facilitating the rehabilitation of patients with complex musculoskeletal injuries and post orthopaedic surgery. She also enjoys her role at Beaumaris FC as head physiotherapist.
Ebony’s love of sport started as a competitive swimmer. She made both Victorian and Australian squad teams and competed at these levels on numerous occasions. Ebony’s experience as an athlete sparked her interest in forging a career in the sport setting. Since 2017, Ebony has been worked with NPL/NPL2 and State League soccer teams, and is currently working with Beaumaris FC as the head physiotherapist.
When she has some free time, Ebony enjoys snowboarding, travelling and reading. She regularly attends professional development courses to stay up to date with the latest evidence based practice in physiotherapy.
Faith completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Monash University, and is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese. She has experience providing physiotherapy for children and adults with a variety of conditions, and in a in number of clinical settings. Faith has a comprehensive set of skills and sound knowledge base she uses this to assist her patients in achieving their health and recovery goals.
With a keen interest in sports, particularly swimming, running and strength training, Faith is well positioned to help both elite and recreational athletes return from injury. She was a competitive swimmer and runner all throughout high school. More recently Faith’s vast interest in sports has led her to take on the role as head physiotherapist for Beaumaris Soccer Club.
Faith strives to provide evidence-based treatment for her patients and regularly attends professional development to keep up with the newest physiotherapy research. She believes that good communication is essential between physiotherapists and patients, and aims to provide detailed education for her patients.
Mel comes to us having completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Monash University, having already achieved a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science with Distinction at Deakin University and a Diploma of Remedial Massage from Evolve College. Mel has a wealth of sporting experience working alongside the head physiotherapists at Melbourne Boomers, Dandenong Rangers and Southside Flyers Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) teams. This involved mentoring from the current Australian Opals physiotherapist as well as past and present Australian Diamonds and Opals massage therapists.
In addition to her main interest of basketball, where she has competed at the national level, Mel has also competed in high level swimming, rowing, volleyball and athletics. Her experience with her own injuries growing up sparked her love for physiotherapy and the desire to help others as she had been.
Mel enjoys going to the gym, travelling, drawing, writing and spending time with friends. She is passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles, empowering patients to be the best version of themselves through evidence-based treatment and is looking forward to progressing her knowledge and furthering her scope of practice.
For over twenty years Jill has worked as a qualified physiotherapist both in Australia and the USA in a variety of clinical settings. In the last ten years Jill has pursued further Pilates training and education and has focussed her practise in this area as it is a fantastic tool for recovering from injury and enhancing performance.
Special interests include Pilates for post-natal recovery, low back pain and maintaining form in the over 50s population.
Jill enjoys competing in the local Parkrun and overseeing her three children’s sporting pursuits in AFL, athletics, gymnastics and calisthenics.
Holly graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy with Distinction from The University of Melbourne. Prior to this she completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (majoring in Exercise Physiology) at Deakin University. From her education, she has attained a wealth of knowledge and experience in numerous clinical settings including, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, paediatrics and geriatrics.
Holly loves to maintain an active lifestyle, with regular resistance training, Pilates, and plays social netball. Over the summer Holly likes to compete in triathlons. She also competed competitively in athletics throughout her school years, with a particular interest in sprints and jumps.
Further immersing herself in sport, Holly is currently the head physiotherapist for Oakleigh Amateur Football Club where she provides injury assessment and management and assists in game day preparation.
Holly aims to manage her patients holistically to improve their function, wellbeing and get them back to doing what they love. She stays up to date with the latest physiotherapy evidence to provide her patients with evidence-based treatment and empowers them through education and exercise prescription.
Ben completed his Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in 2017. Following completion, Ben was employed by Victoria University as a research exercise scientist. Within Ben’s undergraduate studies he developed an affinity for clinical practice which led him to undertake a post-graduate Masters in Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation.
Ben has always been heavily involved in sport form a young age and has represented Australia at two indoor cricket World Cups; South Africa in 2012 and New Zealand in 2014. Ben is still heavily involved in sport today playing both football and cricket in their respective seasons and has taken on the role of assistant coach at Bentleigh Football Clubs’ Under 19s team.
Despite his sporting background Ben’s interests are not only involved with athletes. Ben is also passionate about promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle in those of all ages and abilities as well as aiding in restoring optimal function to those of the wider community.
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Kai has been working in private practice around Melbourne as a accredited practicing dietitian since 2016. She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics).
Having a special interest in diabetes management, Kai enjoys running group diabetes education and also providing individual consultation to improve their quality of life. She has also further her studies and completed a Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education and Bachelor of Nursing to provide evidence based practice.
Apart from diabetes management, Kai has also helped many individuals with irritable bowel syndrome, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, food intolerance, bowel obstruction, coeliac disease, diverticulitis, vitamin and mineral deficiency.
Caleb completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from Monash University in 2019 and commenced work at a local private practice. However, given his interest in injury management, Caleb moved away from private practice in 2021 and spent the next two years working as an occupational rehabilitation consultant where he assisted injured workers with their rehabilitation and return to work following work injuries.
Caleb dearly missed private practice during these two years and therefore decided to make a return in 2023. Now, besides his time at Healthy Bodies Physiotherapy, Caleb also works as an injury management advisor at a WorkSafe insurer assisting a team with injury management and claims management strategies.
Caleb has an expert understanding of WorkCover processes and policies along with injury management and work hardening principles. This allows him to confidently liaise with various stakeholders involved in a WorkCover process to ensure a safe and sustainable return to work following work injuries.
Ben has always had a passion for exercise, understanding the body and helping people. This brought him to start his career in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer where he worked for 10 years. After working with people from a vast range of backgrounds and abilities he decided to progress his knowledge and skillset and completed his Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2019 and following that a Masters of Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation.
Ben grew up playing a variety of sports including swimming tennis and soccer, but is now focused on being a competitive bodybuilder. most recently winning a Victorian title in 2022 in the International Fitness and Bodybuilding Federation.
Ben enjoys building good relationships and aims to help people of all ages and abilities to improve their strength, health and function by providing exercise-based interventions, supported by the latest clinical evidence and regularly attends professional development to keep up with the newest research.