About Sunbury Physio
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.
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.
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.
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 at Campaspe Family Practice, Kyneton on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Physiotherapist & Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapist
John sees a high importance in clear communication and spends time educating and building relationships with clients to work towards the client’s goals increasing confidence and independence. John has keen interest in acute injury, tendon pain, fracture management, chronic disease management, lifestyle change, post-surgical recovery and rehabilitation. John is a keen athlete and competes in cycling which crosses over to an interest in cycling/running injuries and performance along with exercise rehabilitation. John completes bike fitting and is happy to provide advice regarding training structure and injury prevention. John believes in exercise therapy; activity modification and behavior change in being most beneficial in assisting clients and use these in conjunction with other physiotherapy modalities to help clients achieve their goals.
Physiotherapist & Physiolates Practitioner
Jayson graduated from Melbourne University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy. Prior to this he completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from RMIT.
During his studies Jayson gained valuable experience completing his training at major hospitals within Melbourne. A passion for helping others has led him to volunteer in Vietnam providing physiotherapy to infants, children and young adults with various developmental conditions. Jayson also has recent experience working at St. Vincent’s hospital helping post-operative orthopaedic and neurological patients achieve their rehabilitation goals.
Jayson has a strong interest in sporting injuries, spinal and shoulder conditions and over the last couple of years has worked closely with the VAFA club Westbourne Grammarians as well as volunteering for various sporting events. Jayson believes that the key to effective rehabilitation and future injury prevention is to empower patients to take control of their own conditions. Placing an emphasis on individualised strength and conditioning exercises and combining this with manual therapy to ensure that patients walk out in control of their pain.
Outside of physiotherapy, Jayson enjoys golf, basketball, badminton, cricket and is a mad Essendon supporter. Away from sports, he enjoys photography, playing the drums, spending time with family and his dogs Doug and Boma
Physiotherapist & Physiolates Practitioner
Grace completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in Albury. Her clinical training has encompassed a range of clinical settings from regional to rural health, with a focus on rehabilitation and patient centred care. Grace is passionate about assisting and empowering her clients to reach their goals and improve their overall quality of life. Other interest areas of Grace’s include pre and post operative joint replacement rehabilitation, and as a former gymnast, Grace also has a special interest in sporting injuries and prevention relating to dance, gymnastics and acrobatics. Grace leads five Physiolates sessions per week.
Outside of working life Grace enjoys pole fitness and is always looking to improve her flexibility (is currently working on her middle splits).
Physiotherapist & Physiolates Practitoner
Mark holds a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree from The University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor degree in Human Anatomy and Physiology. He has a genuine passion for holistic health, fitness and helping achieve a positive change in his clients.
Mark has trained at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, working with individuals in subacute rehabilitation, gerontology and acute trauma wards. He has worked in rural Vietnam, providing physiotherapy treatment to children with neurological disabilities. Mark’s work has also included consulting with several football clubs in the Essendon District Football League and Victorian Soccer State League managing acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.
Mark’s clinical interest involves treating a broad spectrum of injuries such as spinal pain, shoulder pain and managing lower limb injuries. He utilises hands on treatment, strength and conditioning rehabilitation, and pilates based movements to help you rehabilitate your injury and get you back to living your life. In his spare time, Mark leads an active lifestyle, he enjoys sports and finding Melbourne’s best cup of coffee.
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.
Physiotherapist & Physiolates 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.
Myotherapy and Remedial Massage
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, 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.
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 Tuesdays, 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 commenced working with Sunbury Physiotherapy in 2008 as a receptionist and went on to become Practice Manager. She left briefly in 2018, but returned in March 2019 to become Co Practice Manager with Michelle Linton. Donna’s genuine empathy for her team and patients of the practice is evident in all that she does. Donna has spent many years in Sunbury, but now lives in Kyneton and enjoys looking after her animals and gardening on her farm, travelling, dining out and spending time with her family, most of all, her adored grandson, Tommy.
Our professional and friendly reception team includes Megan, Zoe, Vanessa and Charity. They are ready to assist you with any queries you may have.