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Physiotherapists
Ksaniel Hasanki
Ksaniel Hasanki

Physiotherapist 

Ksaniel is a musculoskeletal and sport specific physiotherapist. He has experience working with athletes of all ages and abilities, from weekend warriors to international level.

 

Ksaniel completed his Bachelors degree with Honours in 2016 and there after completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy in 2018. He has conducted and published research in military training protocols and in ACL injury kinematics in athletes. His particular interests lie in treating and training people back to full physical strength via gym and exercise therapy alongside hands on treatment. Other interest fields include pre/post operative rehabilitation, adolescent injury management and return to work/play programming.

 

Outside of work he enjoys training in the gym, Olympic weightlifting, playing soccer and boxing.

Clark, R. A., Pua, Y.-H., Oliveira, C. C., Bower, K. J., Thilarajah, S., McGaw, R., Hasanki, K., & Mentiplay,                B.F. (2015). Reliability and concurrent validity of the Microsoft Xbox One Kinect for                                  assessment of standing balance and postural control. Gait & Posture, 42(2), 210–213.                          https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.03.005

Mentiplay, B. F., Hasanki, K., Perraton, L. G., Pua, Y.-H., Charlton, P. C., & Clark, R. A. (2018). Three-                     dimensional assessment of squats and drop jumps using the Microsoft Xbox One Kinect:                     Reliability and validity. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(19), 2202–2209.                                                     https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2018.1445439

Orr, R. M., Robinson, J., Hasanki, K., Talaber, K. A., Schram, B., & Roberts, A. (2020). The Relationship               Between Strength Measures and Task Performance in Specialist Tactical Police. Journal of                 Strength and Conditioning Research, Publish Ahead of Print.                                                                     https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000003511

Talaber, K., Hasanki, K., Marc Orr, R., Schram, B., Irving, S., & Robinson, J. (2022). Profiling the                         absolute and relative strength of a special operations police unit. BMC Sports Science,                         Medicine & Rehabilitation, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13102-022-00502-5

Talaber, K., Schram, B., Hasanki, K., Orr, R. M., Irving, S., Robinson, J., & Dawes, J. (2018, April                           7). Strength Requirements of Law Enforcement Officers: A Critical Review: 2018 Rocky                         Mountain American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Bond University Research                   Portal.

           https://research.bond.edu.au/en/publications/strength-requirements-of-law-  enforcement-             officers-a-critical-revi

Julie Tran
Julie Tran

Women's and Men's Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist & Physiolates certified pracitionier

Julie is an experienced Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist who is dedicated to assisting each individual achieve their goals.

 

Since graduating from the Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours, Julie worked in the public hospital service, before transitioning into private practice to pursue her passion in pelvic floor physiotherapy and pilates. Julie has completed Post Graduate studies in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne and is well-versed in treating bladder, bowel and pelvic health conditions including those associated with pregnancy in the pre and postpartum periods.  Further Julie is able to provide internal examinations and use real time ultrasound imaging to clients if their condition requires it.

 

Julie is excited to bring her Clinical Pilates experience to Sunbury Physiotherapy where she will be teaching several small group individualised sessions weekly. Julie also has a special interest area in vestibular physiotherapy.

 

Additional to English, Julie is fluent in Vietnamese.

 

Outside of physiotherapy, you can find Julie on the social salsa dance floor and futsal court or exploring her love for food worldwide.

Sarah Arians
Sarah Arians

Physiotherapist & Physiolates certified practitioner

Sarah will help you manage your injuries through an individualised treatment plan. This involves the use of hands-on therapy, collaborative goal setting to measure your progress and a tailored exercise program to empower you to take an active approach in your recovery. Sarah has worked in the NPLW exposing her to the acute management of sporting injuries.

Sarah graduated from La Trobe University with a Master of Physiotherapy Practice after completing a Bachelor of Health Science at La Trobe University. During her time studying, Sarah gained clinical experience in the public hospital setting in the cardiorespiratory ward, as well as treating musculoskeletal complaints in both community and private practice settings.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys travelling, watching the AFL, especially the Essendon Bombers, spending time with family and friends and keeping active at the gym. During winter you will find her snowboarding on the slopes!

Erica Fernandes
Erica Fernandes

Physiotherapist, Physiolates & GLA:D certified practitioner

Erica holds a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy and a Masters degree in Physiotherapy Practice. During her time studying, Erica worked with Musculoskeletal, Neurological as well as Cardio-respiratory populations in different hospitals. Since then, Erica has acquired experience in private practice mainly working with Musculoskeletal populations.

Over the years, Erica has developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, mindfulness, persistent pain and injury prevention.

She is currently studying mindfulness and aspires to be a mindfulness coach someday. She believes that, amalgamating Physiotherapy techniques with mindfulness can help people achieve best results.

Erica will help holistically manage your problems using a combination of techniques including manual therapy, dry needling and mindfulness with exercise prescription. She enjoys interacting with people and constantly tries to keep her clients motivated through every stage of recovery. She takes immense pride in her profession and loves seeing her patients recover and achieve their goals.

Outside of work Erica enjoys baking and spending time with her family.

Mielikki Spratt
Mielikki Spratt

Physiotherapist
& Hand Therapist

Mielikki graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours. She has extensive experience working in a public hospital setting with post-surgical, cardiorespiratory and aged care patients. She also has experience in treating upper limb fractures and injuries of the hand, wrist and shoulder through her work in private practice.

 

She is passionate about post operative orthopaedic and sports injury rehabilitation, chronic pain, pilates and the upper limb.

Mielikki enjoys working with people of all ages and takes a holistic approach. She works closely with her patients during their rehabilitation and empowers them by setting meaningful and achievable goals. She understands mental wellbeing plays an important role in an individual's rehabilitation and believes this should be incorporated into their treatment alongside hands-on therapy and a personalised exercise program to help them get back to doing what they love most.

Outside of work Mielikki enjoys travelling, staying active by hiking, cycling or running or spending time with friends, family and cheeky little puppy Millie.

Esther Cummings
Esther Cummings

Physiotherapist
(Currently on parental leave)

Esther started her career in physiotherapy in Sydney as a mobile physio working with Seniors in their homes with a focus on active recovery. To complement this role Esther  completed further training programmes including “Stepping On” and instructed land based exercises classes as well aquatic physiotherapy and Tai Chi classes . 

Esther then transitioned into private practice where she has developed her passions in musculoskeletal and Women's Health. 

 

Esther’s treatment philosophy promotes active recovery, and empowering her patients through education, exercise and hands on techniques. She loves working closely with her patients to achieve their goals, whether that be return to work, sport or play. 

Esther has been the team physiotherapist for the Sydney Bears and Sydney Sirens Ice hockey teams for several years, and now that she has moved to Victoria continues work with these teams when they compete in Melbourne.  In her time with these teams Esther saw both teams win their respective Cups -  a career highlight and  Esther now has her name as physio on the Goodall Cup, the fifth oldest ice hockey cup in the world!

 

When Esther is not working or rink side, she is looking after her young family and can be found escaping to the beach, hiking and camping. During winter you will find her on the ski slopes.

Michelle Tanner
Michelle Tanner

Physiotherapist & Aquatic Physiotherapist

Michelle graduated from the Lincoln Institute of Health Science, School of Physiotherapy in 1986. After a year of working at the Royal Hobart Hospital, she travelled and worked overseas, primarily with the Royal Navy in England.

On returning she spent several years working in musculoskeletal rehabilitation at both Caulfield and Essendon Hospitals with a focus on low back pain, rheumatology and postsurgical orthopaedic patients. She was also involved the co-ordination and running of the physiotherapy student teaching program.

Michelle has worked in private practice for the past 16 years gaining a wealth of experience in treating a broad spectrum of patients and conditions. Across this time she also developed her interest and expertise in running the hydrotherapy/aquatic physiotherapy program. Michelle is interested in the treatment of all sporting injuries, especially swimming and gymnastics of which she has been a previous active participant. Michelle runs Sunbury Physiotherapy Clinic's Aquatic Physiotherapy/ Hydrotherapy programme in both Sunbury and Gisborne.

Michelle joined Sunbury Physiotherapy Clinic in 2010 and she is very happy to now work as a Physiotherapist for her local community in Sunbury. Her interests outside physiotherapy include being a keen amateur theatre actress.

Marc Di Paolo
Marc Di Paolo

Senior Sports Physiotherapist

Marc first started practising as a physio in November of 1981 at the Wangaratta Base Hospital where he spent 2 years rotating through the various hospital disciplines. He was invited in as a partner at SPC in 1986 and became the sole director in 1989. Marc’s interests have always been in sports and spinal physiotherapy. He completed his post graduate diploma in Sports in 1995. As part of this process he was involved with injury management at the Geelong and Footscray Football Clubs.

He was in the first round of physiotherapists in Australia who were entitled to use the term “Sports Physiotherapist”.

More recently Marc has developed a special interest in the management of injuries related to the jaw and the TMJ joint.

Marc handed over control of SPC to Ms Justine Barrow in 2009 so that he could focus solely on patient management. Marc is now in his 39th year of practice and continues to enjoy the challenges that each individual patient throws at him. He now occasionally sees 4th generation members of families.

Marc’s commitment to Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges is evidenced by his long term presence in the area and his involvement with the community on a professional, social and sporting basis.

He is available three days a week for appointments.

Outside of his commitment to physiotherapy, Marc’s passions include: travel, both within Australia and overseas. He enjoys his daily exercise routine, food, tennis and walking the beaches of Inverloch. He does not have any retirement plans in the near future.

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Bridy White

Physiotherapist - Dance and Women's Health

Bridy completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 1999. She commenced working with Sunbury Physiotherapy Clinic in 2005.

 

Bridy worked with the Artistic Health Team at the Australian Ballet for 14 years, which is world-renowned for its injury prevention and management of dancers. In particular, she has had wide exposure to issues pertaining to the hips and feet. Bridy has a true passion for working with dancers of all abilities to optimize their technique and conditioning, and to rehabilitate their injuries. Within this role, Bridy has also been a physiotherapist to the musicians of Orchestra Victoria.

Bridy is also a mother of five children. She has a keen interest in the management of issues arising with pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

Justine Barrow
Justine Barrow

Director & Sports Physiotherapist

Justine Barrow is the Director of Sunbury and Gisborne Physiotherapy Clinic. Her primary aim is to assist as many people as she can to “Be their Best” Selves, maximising their performance in work, life and sport. She hopes to achieve this by leading a team of professional, caring and dedicated physiotherapists who routinely “Go above and Beyond”.

Justine’s educational background includes graduating with Honours from the Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne, and later returning to University of Melbourne to complete her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy. This provided her with the opportunity to work with elite sporting teams such as the Melbourne Storm Rugby team and at the Victorian and Australian Institutes of Sport. She holds the title of APA Sports Physiotherapist

Justine is a dedicated athlete herself. While she has a background in long distance running, netball and Aussie Rules football, road cycling is now her focus. Justine was humbled to win the silver medal at the Australian National Championships in 2020, making her the oldest road cyclist to ever to stand on a national podium, proving age is no barrier. Justine has a special interest in treating runners, cyclists, and triathletes as well as assisting all athletes across the spectrum from elite to “weekend warriors” achieve their potential and remain injury free!

Justine is committed to being available to address any queries, suggestions or feedback you may have, to assist you in making the right decisions and achieving the best results, so don’t hesitate to call on 9744 5066.

Myotherapy and Remedial Massage
Dan White
Dan White

Myotherapy / Remedial Massage

Dan White is a qualified Remedial Massage and Myotherapist; having completed his education at Southern School of Natural therapies and RMIT respectively.

 

Combining his experiences of a country upbringing, an amateur sports person and a decade working as an Operations Manager for some of the biggest sporting events on the planet, Dan offers a unique insight into the body with a warmth and maturity that allows him to clearly understand his client's needs.

 

He enjoys working on a variety of conditions, from sport rehabilitation and workplace injury, to aged and chronic complaints, focusing on pain reduction and improved movement, while addressing the long term health goals of his clients. A qualified Group Training Instructor he will help get you moving again one way or another!

George Milhe
George Milhe

 Remedial Massage

George Milhe, graduated at the ‘Melbourne School of Tactile Therapies (Australia)’ in 1994 with a Practitioner Certificate of Therapeutic Relaxation Massage and in 1998 with a Diploma of Health in Remedial Massage. He is a long standing member of the “Massage and Myotherapy Australia’, previously known as ‘A.A.M.T.’

 

His many years’ experience ranges from Clinical and Corporate work, Sporting Events such as the Police & Fire Games and Melbourne Marathons.

During the early years of his career he worked at the popular ‘Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa’ as a resident Remedial massage therapist.

 

With two successful Suburban Clinics that have been running for over 25 years, his continuing rate of treatment success places him in high regard among his clients and peers alike.  George’s passion for massage and his genuine caring nature is encouraging and inspirational to others.

Specialists
Simon Holland
Dr. Simon Holland

Consultant Orthopaedic

Surgeon

Dr. Simon Holland is a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, shoulder replacement surgery, arthroscopic elbow surgery, elbow replacement surgery, arthroscopic wrist surgery and upper limb trauma surgery.  Dr. Holland is also an Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) Instructor. 

Born and Educated in Melbourne at Melbourne University, completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery M.B.B.S (Hons) in 1992.  He commenced his private practice in Melbourne in 2005.  Dr. Holland holds public appointments at The Austin and Repatriation Hospital in Melbourne and Swan Hill District Health in Swan Hill.

When Dr. Holland is not consulting he enjoys cycling, climbing many mountains including Mt Everest (2008).  He has walked the North Pole and enjoys sailing and cave diving. 

Administration Team
Dan White
Michelle Linton

Practice Manager 

Michelle has been with Sunbury Physiotherapy in various roles for the past 17 years including as a receptionist and remedial massage therapist. Most recently Michelle has transitioned to Co Practice Manager. Michelle’s strong background in healthcare, her extensive experience and amazing organisational skills ensures the clinic runs smoothly and efficiently, whilst providing the best possible service for our patients remains her priority.


You will see Michelle at the clinic on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Michelle has been a Sunbury local all her life, and outside of work is kept busy with her 2 young children and also enjoys spending time with the rest of her family and friends

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Donna Smerdon

Practice Manager 

 

 

 

Donna has spent many years in Sunbury, but a few years ago relocated with her husband to their farm in Kyneton where she enjoys looking after her many animals and gardening.

 

Her other hobbies include travelling, dining out and spending time with her family, most of all her 3 grandchildren. You will find Donna at the clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays

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Client Service Team
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Our professional and friendly Client Service Team includes Megan, Charity, Bec and Kirra.

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