Russell Jones (Physiotherapist)
Russell is a sports physio who developed a passion for Physiotherapy since high school. He graduated from the Doctorate of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne in 2017 after completing a Bachelor of Science and dove head first into full time work.
He takes particular interest in the treatment of shoulder injuries and loves working with swimmers and tennis players. He uses his best skills to assess ankle and knee injuries and has attended to many, on and off a netball court. He has completed a course in Clinical Pilates and has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and the most up-to-date clinical evidence, providing specific exercises needed for recovery to achieve functional and sporting goals and for injury prevention.
Russell is dedicated to providing all encompassing gold standard care for his clients and is never satisfied with mediocre results.
In his down time, Russell also does salsa dancing and is more than happy to go over a few of the basics.
Nisha (Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor)
Nisha has been practicing physiotherapy since 2004 and has a wealth of experience in many aspects of physiotherapy. She completed her Masters in Orthopedics, Sports and Manual Therapy at the University of South Australia and has passionately enjoyed achieving great outcomes for thousands of patients over the years and is passionate about musculoskeletal injuries. Nisha is also the director and principal physiotherapist at Physio Elements and founded Physio Elements in 2012.
Nisha’s professional interests include neck pain and headaches, chronic pain, geriatric joint and muscle pain management and rehabilitation post orthopaedics surgeries including post fractures and joint replacement surgeries. Besides using a hands on manual therapy approach Nisha also uses specific exercises and clinical Pilates as her treatment modalities.
Nisha enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and playing table tennis in her spare time.
Lauren (Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor)
Lauren joined Physio Elements in 2018. She graduated from La Trobe University in 2013 with a Masters of Physiotherapy after previously completing a Bachelor of Science degree at Melbourne University. She has done further training, specialising in lower back pain, hip pain, pelvic pain, Pilates and dry needling.
Lauren passionately treats lower back pain, hip and pelvic pain. Besides her hands on skills, she has a strong interest in Clinical Pilates, specific exercise based therapy and rehabilitation, teaching multiple classes as well as practising herself since graduation. Lauren enjoys treating patients of all ages and has a particular interest in running injuries and other sporting injuries to the lower limb.
As a physio Lauren is best at providing great care to ascertain the root cause of symptoms and tackle these through a combination of manual therapy and graded rehabilitation exercises, whilst endeavouring to enable patients to maintain their usual routine and quality of life as much as possible.
Lauren was diagnosed with congenital hip dysplasia herself in 2019 and this has led to her having a greatly increased knowledge and experience of the assessment and treatment of hip dysfunction. Lauren has been able to benefit from learning from two of Australia’s best hip specialists as well as experiencing first hand major hip surgery and the recovery process associated with this.
Outside of Physiotherapy, Lauren is a competitive distance runner and she dedicates much of her time to training and competing.
Rebecca (Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor)
Bec graduated from the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program in 2016 after a 10-year career in zoology that saw her working with all sorts of wild animals across Australia and Africa. Bec has further professional qualifications in Dry needling and Clinical Pilates (both mat work and equipment). Bec has worked with a wide population of clients, from children to the elderly, and has a strong interest in chronic pain, dry needling and Clinical Pilates.
Bec has always had a strong interest in horse riding, growing up competing in a variety of disciplines, including Eventing, Dressage, and Show Jumping. Over the years she has enjoyed competing in a variety of other sports including Modern Pentathlon, and Fencing. These days Bec continues to enjoy horse riding, running, and boxing. Bec is currently planning a big charity trek with her horses.
In her spare time, Bec also enjoys photography, travel, reading, and spending quality time with her pets (cats, dogs, and horses).
Sammy has recently joined the Physio Elements team. She is a part time Physiotherapy student who always persists with a happy smiling face and is willing to answer any of your questions. As an ex-cheerleader Sammy has had her fair share of injuries herself therefore she is building a passion to help others overcome injuries and be the best physical version of themselves