Practice Principal - Trish Edwards
B. App. Sci(Physio) M. Sports Physio. APAM
Trish has been working as a physiotherapist for over 30 years and most of this time has been in private practice treating musculoskeletal conditions. She became interested in Sports Physiotherapy early in her career and began working in sports medicine centres in Melbourne where she gained experience working with elite and recreational athletes. Trish has been a physiotherapist at Commonwealth Games and has worked as a VFA team physiotherapist. She later began working with local football clubs and lectured in the Sports Trainers Course for many years.
Trish is passionate about restoring movement and enabling a return to normal activity. She is a fully qualified Clinical Pilates instructor & gets great pleasure in seeing the progress people make in strength, flexibility & control of movement, enabling a return to a healthy & active life. In 2013 Trish completed the Level 1 Lymphoedema course & is managing patients with uncomplicated lymphoedema through manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging & organising compression garments. She is a member of the Australasian Lymphology Association.
Senior Physiotherapist - Michael Nicholls
B. Physio. (Hons) APAM
Michael has been working at PhysioSpot since 2007, after graduating with honours from Melbourne University. He has completed postgraduate training in the assessment and treatment of the spine, shoulder, pelvis/hip, lower limb tendinopathies, dry needling and Clinical Pilates. Michael has attended many lectures, seminars and courses to improve his skills and keep him informed in the latest research and procedures. Michael enjoys treating all types of injuries and believes strongly in exercise as an integral part of the rehabilitation process.
Physiotherapist - Rachel Schroder
B. Physio. APAM
Rachel completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in 2010. In the first 3 years following graduation, Rachel sought to gain as much experience as possible, in a variety of physiotherapy settings. During this time she worked in orthopaedics, general surgical and medical wards, community health, emergency department, maternity unit, nursing homes, rehabilitation wards and intensive care unit. In her spare time she has also worked for a rugby union club, and at the World Ultimate Championships in Dublin. It was in 2014 that she decided to focus primarily on the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Rachel has a keen interest in using exercise as a treatment technique, and has completed ongoing professional development in pilates and hydrotherapy. She is passionate about equipping her clients with the skills and knowledge to effectively manage their pain, and wherever possible prevent pain and injury from recurring. Rachel enjoys long distance running, playing with her dog and cat, and going out for coffee with friends.
Physiotherapist - Sarah Goh
B. Physio. APAM.
Sarah completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne in 2012. She has worked as a sports trainer at both VAFA & EFL football clubs, giving her valuable experience in treating sporting injuries. Sarah is passionate about helping people of different age groups achieve their optimal physical health & well-being with evidence based physiotherapy interventions. Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time travelling, keeping fit through swimming, working out & dancing. Sarah is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Malay & Chinese dialects like Hakka & Foochow
Physiotherapist - Margaret Sherburn
Marg is an APA Continence and Women’s Health Specialist Physiotherapist. She has worked in this field for over 30 years, in both public and private health, and is also an academic physiotherapist. She completed her PhD in 2007 researching the effect of pelvic floor muscle exercise for older women.
She is passionate about the role of exercise for pregnant and new mums, and for older women. Her fields of expertise are bladder and bowel health, pregnancy exercise, and the management of pelvic girdle pain.
Myotherapist - Hayley Bottin
Hayley has been a qualified and accredited myotherapist for eight years, treating a wide range of muscular pain and complaints with great success. She specialises in the treatment of pregnancy pain, headache/migraine pain and sports injuries. Hayley has worked for several Australian Rules Football clubs, swimming clubs and athletics clubs where she gained invaluable experience in the optimal care and management of muscular problems. Hayley is a member of IRMA (Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia) which is your guarantee that she is professionally qualified, insured and accredited.
Remedial Massage Therapist - Thong Pham
Dip RM – ACFB Melb
Thong is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist and a member of ANTA (Australian Natural Therapist Association). Thong is passionate about his work and is committed to assisting people from all walks of life. His techniques include deep tissue massage, cupping, dry needling, lymphatic drainage and lengthening and strengthening to improve mobility.
Thong is also working with Monash Health as a Remedial Massage Therapist in ABI-STR. This is a Victorian state-wide program for people with catastrophic brain injury, providing slow stream community rehabilitation. Thong has worked at Box Hill Community Health Centre, Southern Cross Care and Keysborough Soccer Club.
Thong is fluent in English and Vietnamese. He is looking forward to treat clients who wish to have a remedial or relaxation massage for treatment of soft tissue problems and/or muscular pain and injury. His wish is to help each client be the best version of their personal health they can be.
Remedial Massage Therapist – Jodie Browne
Jodie completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage at Sage Institute of Education and is a member of AAMT (Australian Association of Massage Therapists). The Association is the peak representative body for massage therapists in Australia and leads and supports its members towards excellence in practice. Jodie is interested in assisting in pain relief and the return to or maintenance of health of clients by using massage to relieve muscular and joint pain, stress, anxiety and headaches. Jodie has volunteered at numerous events and clinics including Sacred Heart Mission, Yooralla and a variety of sporting events. With a family who are heavily involved in sport, Jodie sees the benefits massage has on speeding up injury recovery
Podiatrist - Mina Williams
Mina completed a Bachelor of Podiatry at La Trobe University, Melbourne, in 1999. He is a full member of the Australian Podiatry Association and has been working as a Podiatrist since graduating.
Mina has been working at PhysioSpot for almost 10 years and is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mina enjoys all areas of podiatry including general foot care, nail surgery, corns, calluses and providing orthotics for biomechanical foot problems. His patients range from young children to the elderly.
Exercise Physiologist - Jason Gardner
B. Ex. Sp.Sc (Hons) M. Clin. Ex. Phys.
Jason is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who completed his Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Deakin University. He is a full member of Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), has gained experience in hospitals as well as the private sector and has also spent some time in clinical research.
Jason is passionate about movement as medicine and enjoys helping others to improve their health and wellbeing by adopting an active lifestyle. He has experience in targeted exercise prescription for a range of conditions but specialises in cardiometabolic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, hypertension and obesity; musculoskeletal concerns such as sub-acute and chronic injury rehabilitation, arthritis, osteoporosis and chronic pain; cancer rehabilitation; mood disorders such as anxiety and depression; as well as exercise prescription for general health and fitness goals.