Sarah loves a challenge and enjoys piecing together problems as described by the patient, the clinical assessment, anatomy, physiology, test results and research to identify the underlying causes and the most suitable treatment. With over 25 years’ experience, Sarah uses many forms of treatment, knowing that individual, specific treatment for each problem gives the best result. Sarah has two sporty boys so has particular interest in tennis, hockey, football and cricket injuries.
Sarah is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and the owner of the practice. She qualified as a physiotherapist from Middlesex Hospital School of Physiotherapy, London in 1986. After several years working in London and Essex she immigrated to Melbourne for work and completed the La Trobe postgraduate musculoskeletal course in 1994.
Sports Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates
Chris has truly worked from the ground up, spending two years before graduating as a physiotherapy assistant working in rehabilitation and at the Children’s Hospital with children with Cystic fibrosis.
After graduating Chris’ early career was spent gaining vast experience working at over thirteen locations across Victoria and the Melbourne. He was lucky to spend a large time under the guidance and mentorship of highly experienced, leading sports and spinal physiotherapists who emphasised the importance of clinical reasoning, lateral thinking and strong sense of responsibility toward the patient. He was also fortunate to gain some rare experience as an assistant tutor at Melbourne University’s’ renowned anatomy rooms and event coverage at the Blue Rock Classic Triathlon.
Throughout his career Chris has pushed his learning further, having attended an extensive list of professional development courses, run by leaders in their field (see list). Not satisfied with that he completed his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in 2010, a highlight was the 10 days intensive teaching at the Australian Institute of Sport from Australia’s best and finest coaches, sports science researcher’s, sports doctors and therapists (the food was good too!). Chris continues to search out great professional development, never being satisfied to ‘rest on his laurels’.
As a mature physiotherapist he is now expanding his interest into occupational health and return to work
Chris is a caring physiotherapist and genuinely wants to get you better and free again as fast as possible: He will use the best and latest of science, physiology, biomechanical analysis, teaching and treatments. Chris really likes to make his clients independent, educated and empowered. “One of the most important things is doing a thorough, skilled assessment. Then turning that into a positive rehabilitation plan to get you back to where you want to be”.
Chris welcomes all people on WorkSafe, TAC, health care plans, EPC and pensioners, believing all people should benefit from the best physiotherapy care possible.
“Oh yes, and please ask me questions!”
McKenzie Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates
Tamsen graduated from La Trobe University in 1991 and has had a varied career working in private practice, acute and rehabilitation hospitals and aged care. She has completed an acupuncture course and uses dry needling alongside all her manual techniques. In 2012/13 she became a qualified McKenzie therapist dealing with spinal disc pain. She also has a post-graduate certificate in exercise for women. Tamsen treats all conditions and is particularly interested in painful hips and knees.
She runs 11 Pilates classes a week from Monday to Friday.
Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates
Eva Bogatek is a physiotherapist with a passion for full, free and healthy movement. She believes strongly that our bodies need to take us where we want to go and express our true intentions. She has 10 years experience as a physiotherapist graduating from the University of Melbourne, has 7 years experience in Pilates instruction and has recently completed a post-graduate diploma in Body Awareness in Norway.
On a personal level she engages in dance, singing, hiking, swimming, yoga, tai chi chuan and cycling.