About our Team & Experience

We are a motivated, dedicated and experienced myotherapy and physiotherapy team with friendly service staff.

Brad Avery

Brad Avery

Senior Physiotherapist - New Gisborne & Woodend

Highly credentialed principle physiotherapist with special interest in lower limb injury management, gait and running biomechanics, Occupational / Workplace health and spinal rehabilitation.
Also loves fast cars, long holidays, single malt whiskeys and kids that sleep through the night.

Linda Ho

Linda Ho

Physiotherapist - Epping, Hurstbridge & Diamond Creek

Linda has over 8 yrs experience in private practice; primarily musculoskeletal but she also has experience with neurological, cardiothoracic, occupational and women’s health.

Ryan Sweeney

Ryan Sweeney

Physiotherapist - Collins Street Melbourne CBD

Principal physiotherapist at Backfocus Collins Street. Over 10 years experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, with special interests in acute & chronic lower back pain, headaches, ergonomics and sports injuries. Physiotherapist for Sweden’s national AFL team, the Swedish Elks, since 2008.

Robyn Jones

Robyn Jones

Physiotherapist - Diamond Creek

She has excellent manual therapy skills with experience in all areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy but with a passion for treatment and rehabilitation of chronic back pain.
Living and working in Diamond Creek for over a decade she enjoys discussing local issues with her patients and catching up with them when out and about.

Jason Quigley

Jason Quigley

Myotherapist : Collins Street CBD & Woodend clinics

Many years of private practice experience dealing with conditions varying from acute in onset to management of chronic conditions. With a clinical mindset Jason has the skill set to work through an immediate treatment plan along with the necessary education and advice to ensure a successful long-term outcome. All this with Jason’s focus on a hands on approach to treatment.
From a strong sporting background, having spent many years running at a high level, he now prefers to spent his time competing in mountain bike disciplines, have competed at national and international levels with success. With over 20 years of high level competition this enables Jason to aid others achieve their goals whether they be in competition or personal accomplishment.

Tanja Jovanovski

Tanja Jovanovski

Physiotherapist - Epping

Completing her undergraduate degree in science at The University of Melbourne, Tanja went on to complete a year of honours investigating the correlation between falls in older Australian adults and their vitamin D levels. Following this, she completed her post graduate Physiotherapy degree at the University of Sydney.
Tanja treatment methodology is through the combination of manual therapy and personalised exercise programs. She creates a patient balanced program, that can easily be adhered to, and follow through their rehabilitation.
Beyond the clinic, Tanja is passionate about sports, fitness and mindfulness training.

Neil Lorimer

Neil Lorimer

Physiotherapist - Epping & Sunbury

Hailing from the UK he uses massage therapy, spinal mobilisation/manipulation techniques, acupuncture, Kinesology taping techniques and exercise prescription to treat his areas of interest that include neck, shoulder and lower back pain, sports injuries, spinal rehabilitation and post op care.
A keen sportsman himself he has had the opportunity to work at Norwich City Football Club and Wymomdham Rugby Club as a sport physiotherapist, providing pitch side therapy and post performance care. Apart from playing soccer and rugby in his spare time he enjoys a good comedy night.

Annette Sim

Annette Sim

Physiotherapist - Spotswood

Annette believes each patient requires an individualised holistic treatment approach to ensure long term success in recovery.
She has worked internationally over the last 6 years and has recently settled back in Melbourne.
Equipped with a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from University of Queensland, her keen interest lies in all musculoskeletal injuries with a particular speciality in spinal conditions.
Focused on delivering high quality care that stems from the latest evidence and extensive clinical experience, she uses manual techniques and exercises for rehabilitation.

Abhi D’Costa

Abhi D’Costa

Physiotherapist - Hurstbridge & Diamond Creek

Utilising the Mckenzie approach to back care his interests include working and participating with netball, football, MMA and body building athletes. This experience compliments his clinical skills that encompass nutrition advice, exercise prescription and management during pre and post season. He also has a keen interest in sports medicine acupuncture and dry needling to assist in the management and recuperation of sport and lifestyle injuries.

Leki Sisifa

Leki Sisifa

Physiotherapist - Woodend & Kyneton

Leki has developed a keen interest in sports physiotherapy particularly in the biomechanics of the lower limb, exercise prescription, sports rehabilitation and strength and conditioning principles. Growing up very active in the sporting world Leki is still quite involved with the sporting community, having held positions within Rugby Union, Rugby League, AFL, Touch Football, Athletics Australia and has also kept a close association with Footscray Rugby Union Football Club (RUFC) as club physiotherapist for 7 years.
In 2010 Leki was the head physiotherapist for the Tongan National team during the Commonwealth Games as well as working with the Tonga A National Rugby Union team and looks to continue close ties within the Rugby fraternity in Victoria and Australia. Away from physiotherapy Leki enjoys time with his wife Belinda and his cheeky daughter and also relaxing with family and friends.

Amy Kong

Amy Kong

Physiotherapist - Collins Street

After completing her degree in Radiography and Medical Imaging at Monash University, she completed further studies in Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University.

Amy is passionate in helping people of all ages recover from various musculoskeletal conditions. She employs various manual therapy techniques in conjunction with appropriate rehabilitative exercises to help individuals achieve their health and wellness goals.

Chris Bentley

Chris Bentley

Physiotherapist - Collins Street

Chris completed his Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice at Latrobe Bundoora in 2013. With a background in tennis coaching and exercise science, Chris is interested in relating movement performance and injury management, whatever the activity. He uses a combination of hands on and exercise based treatment to help bring about immediate effects and long term results. His main focus is to give you the skills to prevent re-injury and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Kate Dudley

Kate Dudley

Physiotherapist - Collins Street and Spotswood

Kate completed her Masters of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Exercise Science degrees at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.
She has experience with a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and has a passion for injuries of the ankle, knee and shoulder.
She has a background in Exercise Science and can develop home and gym rehabilitation programs to return a patient to sport and prevent future injury.
For many years Kate has played competitive netball and more recently AFL. She has a wealth of knowledge regarding the sports and common injuries associated with the high intensity sports.
Kate can perform a range of treatment techniques including dry needling and she has an interest in Clinical Pilates.

Harrison Wade

Harrison Wade

Podiatrist - Epping

Harrison 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, Harrison had several injuries throughout his career. The impact of these has led to his interest in focusing on sporting injuries and various musculoskeletal conditions of the lower limb and foot, through correcting biomechanics.
Whilst Harrison 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 nails, corns and calluses. Underlying his treatment is a passion for continual learning about current trends and new information in the health and fitness.
With a close following of the NBA and the Essendon Football Club in the AFL, Harrison still enjoys playing competitive sport. Harrison is well travelled, having recently returned from a four month holiday through Europe, which was highlighted by watching the Socceroos play in Russia for the World Cup.

Phoebe Smithies

Phoebe Smithies

Physiotherapist - Sunbury

Phoebe graduated from her Doctor of Physiotherapy in 2018.
She is passionate about developing the best individualised treatment plan for her patients, incorporating manual therapy, exercise and education.
Her aim is to get you back doing the things you love and keep you strong and healthy long-term.
She is interested in musculoskeletal injury management and the neuroscience of pain.
In her spare time, she works as a professional musician with groups around Melbourne and enjoys cooking, reading and going to the gym.

Nital Tawde

Nital Tawde

Physiotherapist - New Gisborne and Woodend

Nital graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2010 from India. He has gained experience by working across a variety of settings, including an industrial trauma centre, geriatric clinics, a paraplegic foundation and also in private musculoskeletal practice back in India.

In Australia, he has been working as a physiotherapist since 2015 and has mainly worked in managing chronic musculoskeletal conditions in adults and the geriatric population. He has also worked in community pulmonary as well as neurological rehabilitation.

Nital has an interest in managing lower back and ankle injuries and also in outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation.

He believes in gaining client confidence through targeting specific function oriented goals and achieving them with a specific physiotherapy regime, rehabilitation, and education.

Apart from this, he is a medium pace bowler in Spring Gully Cricket Club, Bendigo. He loves to cook Pizza for his wife and enjoys Dad’s company for drinks.

Our Clinics

 

Collins Street CBD Physiotherapy Melbourne Clinic Map - Backfocus Physiotherapy

Melbourne CBD
Level 7, 520 Collins St
03 9614 0803

Diamond Creek Physio Melbourne Clinic Map - Backfocus Physiotherapy

Diamond Creek
82 Main Hurstbridge Road
03 9438 1911

Epping Physio Melbourne Clinic Map - Backfocus Physiotherapy

Epping
771 High Street
03 9401 1999

Hurstbridge Physio Melbourne Clinic Map - Backfocus Physiotherapy

Hurstbridge
1022 Heidelberg-Kinglake Road
03 9718 2611

 

Kyneton Physiotherapy Melbourne Clinic Map - Backfocus Physiotherapy

Kyneton
37 Ebden Street
03 5427 4415

New Gisborne Physiotherapy Melbourne Clinic Map - Backfocus Physiotherapy

New Gisborne
182 Station Road
03 8373 5420

Spotswood Physio Melbourne Clinic Map - Backfocus Physiotherapy

Spotswood
Level 1/196 Hall Street, Spotswood
03 9344 6815

Sunbury Physio Melbourne Clinic Map - Backfocus Physiotherapy

Sunbury
46 Gap Road, Sunbury
03 9740 4429

 

Woodend Physio Melbourne Clinic Map - Backfocus Physiotherapy

Woodend
75 High Street, Woodend
03 5427 4415

About Backfocus Physiotherapy

Backfocus Physiotherapy offers the highest quality physiotherapy and allied services in Melbourne and wider Victoria. Our motivated, highly skilled and friendly therapists work closely with you to help achieve your lifestyle goals.

Backfocus Physiotherapy has physiotherapy clinics in Melbourne CBD, Diamond Creek, Epping, Hurstbridge, Kyneton, New Gisborne, Spotswood, Sunbury and Woodend in Victoria.

Find out more

Call 1300 366 284.