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 for the last decade, between 2011 and 2017 he also worked at Collingwood Football Club where 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 recently been offered a role to work with the Australian Commonwealth Games Team in Gold Coast in 2018.
Chris competes as a powerlifter 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 a passionate and experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Todd also completed an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy & Health Science. Todd has more than a decade experience in a variety of private practice and elite sporting settings and has worked both in Australia and overseas.
Todd is an official tour physiotherapist for Athletics Australia and has supported Australian teams at the World Half Marathon in Spain (2018), World University Games in Taipei (2017) and the Nitro Athletics Series in Melbourne (2017). In 2019 Todd spent time consulting at the AIS Training Centre in Italy providing physiotherapy for some of our key Australian Track and Field athletes. He looks forward to supporting some of Australia’s top athletes at their international competitions again once international competitions recommence.
Todd has a keen interest in all musculoskeletal conditions but due to his work with athletes takes a passion for running related injuries. He enjoys keeping active himself and uses his education and exercise experience to empower his patients.
Outside of work, Todd lives locally and enjoys staying fit and spending time with his 2 little girls at the beach.
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.
After completing a Bachelor of Science in 2006 at Monash University and Honours in 2007, Jonathan pursued a career in environmental science and research. His drive to help people in a more hands on way led to him completing his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Monash University in 2014.
Since graduating, Jonathan has built up experience working for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and as a private practice physiotherapist.
Jonathan has a keen interest in sport, particularly soccer and has worked as a physiotherapist for amateur rugby union and Australian rules football teams. This has included roles as a physiotherapist for the Melbourne Unicorns, the Melbourne Rebels under 15’s and under 17’s teams during the 2016 Junior Gold Cup, working as the head physiotherapist for the Cheltenham Football Club, and currently as head physiotherapist with the St Bedes/Mentone Football Club.
Having worked with patients from a variety of populations, both neurological and musculoskeletal, Jonathan is well positioned to help those with both chronic conditions, and more acute sporting injuries.
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.
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 basketball and netball. She competed in athletics throughout her school years both in junior and senior levels, with a particular interest in sprints and jumps, Holly competed in state championships and medaled in individual and team events.
Further immersing herself in sport, she has experience working in injury assessment and management with the St Bedes Mentone Amateur Football Club and coaching with the Mentone Athletics Club.
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.
Anna completed her Exercise science degree at Deakin university in 2018, majoring in exercise physiology. In 2019 she then went on to complete her masters in Exercise Physiology at La Trobe university Bendigo. She is registered as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist through Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).
As an AEP, Anna is enthusiastic and compassionate in her approach to patient care and seeks to empower others to have the confidence to exercise safely and recover from injury. She is a big believer in that movement is medicine and is especially knowledgeable in musculoskeletal injuries, hydrotherapy for weight loss and pain relief and Type 2 diabetes education.
Anna has a rich work history, working for over 10 years in the health sector across various roles including: swim coach, personal trainer and gym instructor. Her philosophy centres around empowering others to become stronger, happier, and healthier people. With a strong passion for strength and conditioning, and a wealth of knowledge in exercise science and evidence-based movement she is an avid believer in “Fundamentals first: Move well and often”
In addition to her passion for S & C coaching Anna has a keen interest in Pilates, yoga, and women’s health. She enjoys working with pregnant and post-partum women and those looking to reduce their lower back, hip, or knee pain.
Anna loves working one on one with her client and is dedicated in providing high quality individualised treatment programs to help manage chronic health conditions, or anyone looking to challenge themselves and take their training to the next level. She lives by designing safe and effective exercise programs and has a strong track record for designing strength and rehabilitation programs to help you reduce your pain and achieve your goals.
In her spare time Anna enjoys powerlifting, trail running, cooking, spending time outdoors with friends and family and travelling overseas to ski in the Austrian alps.
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.
Kai Hui Tan
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.