Physios
Justine Barrow

Director & Sports Physiotherapist

Justine Barrow is the Director of Sunbury, Gisborne and Campaspe 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 has undergone extensive postgraduate training in managing disorders of the vestibular system (vertigo, dizziness and balance problems) and is passionate about helping those suffering vestibular problems. Further she has recently become an accredited Complete Concussion Management practitioner, a group which is at the cutting edge of Concussion management research– a rapidly evolving area of medicine. We use evidence based practice to return those who have sustained a concussion back as safely and quickly as possible to sport, work, school and life.

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.

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 four 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. In 2009 she also began working with the Artistic Health Team at the Australian Ballet, 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.

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.

Chris Swinburne

 Physiotherapist - Concussion & Vestibular Physiotherapist

Chris earned a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences from the University of Ottawa in 2009 before becoming one of the University of Melbourne's first Doctor of Physiotherapy graduates in 2013. Chris has worked in a range of sports settings, including with the University of Melbourne's elite athletes at national and international events.

 

He has undergone extensive training in vestibular and balance rehab therapy (VBRT) for dizziness/vertigo and poor balance. He is also an accredited Complete Concussion Management practitioner and loves helping people get back to their normal activities as quickly and safely as possible after a concussion.

 

Chris also enjoys helping clients with persistent pain, rehab post-surgery, injury prevention and healthy lifestyles. He will work with you to address the underlying causes of any issues you may have and get you back to doing the things you want to do! And if we can't help you at Sunbury and Campaspe Physiotherapy, Chris will work with your doctor to find the right healthcare professional for you.

Chris has spent much of his spare time on martial arts, volleyball and hiking, but enjoys dabbling in as wide a range of sports and activities as possible. He now has a young family and is doing his best to embrace the chaos!

 

Chris currently consults in Sunbury on Mondays, and Campaspe on Wednesday and Fridays.

Ha Tran

Physiotherapist & Physiolates Practitioner

Ha trained at Western Health and has worked as a physiotherapist in community health. She will work with you to address the underlying cause of your problem with exercise and manual therapy. Ha endeavours to empower you through techniques based on the latest research that are focused on your goals to return you to the activities that are the most important. She is passionate in helping you to achieve your highest functional level, and to prevent you experiencing future injuries. 

Clinically, Ha is interested in treating and managing patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. 

Outside of work, Ha enjoys an active lifestyle, reading, and spending time with her family.

Adam Sicari

Physiotherapist, Physiolates & GLA:D certified practitioner

Adam graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy after completing a Bachelor of Science.

 

During his time studying, Adam gained experience working with musculoskeletal and neurological populations in multiple large hospitals in Melbourne, aiding people in their rehabilitation journey to achieve their goals. Across his degrees, he developed a passion for diagnosing and treating sport related injuries, which was highlighted by his week at the University games, providing physiotherapy services to athletes to allow them to compete at their optimal level.

 

Adam further developed his passion for sports-related injuries by working in the Essendon District Football League, as well as volunteering for other sports-related events. Through his work, Adam developed the skills to empower individuals during their rehabilitation journey, to ensure they return to doing what they love most. He knows the best way to do this is through co-operative goal setting with clients, individualised exercise programs and tailored education.

 

Outside of his clinical work, Adam enjoys watching all kinds of sport, especially AFL and the Essendon Bombers. Away from sports, you will always find him with a cup of coffee in his hand, or playing guitar.

Brandon Lowe

Physiotherapist 

Brandon completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne after completing a Bachelor of Sports Science at Victoria University. His clinical training has encompassed extensive involvement in treating musculoskeletal, neurological, and athletic populations.

Brandon has worked and gained clinical experience in various sport settings such as Australian Rules Football in the VFL and AFLW, and strength sports along with a current involvement in the Melbourne Victory Academy. He has extensive experience as a powerlifting coach in which he has guided athletes to national competitions and breaking records along the way. Brandon extends this passion of helping individuals achieve their goals into his physiotherapy practice to ensure that all clients get back to doing the things they love as soon as possible, while empowering them to understand and take control of their injuries.

Outside of work, Brandon enjoys keeping up with many sports including AFL as a St. Kilda supporter, Formula 1 and NFL. He also enjoys keeping active, which involves strength training, getting outdoors and keeping his Jack Russell entertained.

William Ngu

Physiotherapist

William graduated from La Trobe University with Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne. It is through these degrees that William developed a strong interest in human anatomy and biomechanics.


During his clinical training, William gained extensive experience in working with musculoskeletal and neurological populations. He is committed to empowering people with the belief that they can always improve their health following injury, illness, and surgery. William achieves this by closely working with you to formulate a holistic, tailored plan that addresses your needs and goals. William recognises the importance of utilising a combination of treatment modalities, including education, exercise, and hand-on techniques.


William has developed his interest for sports-related injuries, prevention, and rehabilitation by working in the Northern Football Netball League and Essendon District Football League. He is also qualified as a ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach Level 1.


In his free time, William is always on the lookout for cafes to try out. He enjoys running, listening to podcasts, and hiking in nature.

Myotherapy and Remedial Massage
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

 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.

Reception Team
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

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 grandchildren. You will find Donna at the clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays

Client Services Team

 

Our professional and friendly client service officers includes Megan, Vanessa, Charity and Kirra.