Amanda (Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor)
Amanda has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree and has studied at La Trobe University. Amanda has wide experience in private practice and is able to treat a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions. Amanda has a special interest in treating lower back pain, neck and shoulder injuries, ankle rehabilitation and Clinical Pilates.
Amanda always aims to achieve great outcomes and long term results by not only using her hands on, manual therapy skills but also empowering and engaging patients on the management of their own injury. Amanda believes that a person-centered approach with a focus on achieving functional outcomes is one of the key components in rehabilitation. Helping clients to achieve meaningful goals in their lives and assisting them to recover from injury/pain is what Amanda loves most about being a Physiotherapist.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, colouring, going on road trips and exercising.
Lachlan (Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor)
Lachlan completed the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University. He has a passion for sports with keen interest in footy, cricket and basketball and he is currently playing football for the Ringwood Redbacks. Going through rehab for a range of different injuries inspired Lachlan to become a physiotherapist to help others to continue playing the sport they love. He is passionate about treating joint and muscle injuries that are related to sports, recreational activities and running.
Lachlan has played football and basketball for over 15 years and has personally experienced hamstring, quad and calf strains as well as ankle and knee injuries having undergone extensive rehab and injury prevention training programs to continue playing sport injury free.
Lachlan has been fortunate enough to learn from Physiotherapists in elite sport settings shadowing physiotherapists at the Gold Coast Suns as well as the AFL umpires. He wishes to pass on the knowledge and experience of working with elite athletes to amateur and local sporting clubs and players. His career goal is to become the local expert and guru in sports related injuries.
Lachlan is also a Marathon runner and enjoys spending time in the gym as he enjoys strength and conditioning. He likes developing rehabilitation programs incorporating strength and running to return to sport and optimal performance. He has a strong focus on preventative strength programs and operates on the principle of prevention is always greater than cure.
He looks forward to working with a variety of people from many sporting backgrounds to help you achieve your fitness and lifestyle goals.
Nisha (Physiotherapist and 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 and 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.
Stephanie (Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor)
Following her graduation from La Trobe University with a Masters of Physiotherapy, Stephanie has gained experience in a wide range of clinical settings including public and private hospitals, aged care, community health and now private practice.
During her time on acute surgical wards treating joint replacements, Stephanie developed an interest in treating these clients further down their journey of recovery. Stephanie thoroughly enjoys helping her clients prior to surgery to ensure the best post-surgical outcomes, and in their latter stages of rehabilitation, commencing functional retraining and achieving their goals. She has a special interest in treating pregnancy, antenatal and postnatal clients, specifically those with pelvic instability.
Stephanie is experienced in treating arthritic spine, knee, hip and shoulder pain, and devising individual treatment plans with client centred goals. She is a GLA:D® trained practitioner and can offer both 1:1 and group GLA:D® and Pilates classes.
Outside working life Stephanie enjoys an active lifestyle whether it be attending an exercise class or taking her dog Belle for a walk. She is also a keen musician.
Annie (Remedial Massage)
Annie has completed remedial massage therapy at RMIT University, and is also currently studying Myotherapy at RMIT University. She got into remedial massage as she always found the human body and anatomy intriguing, and she developed interest in knowing how the human body has the ability to maximise its function and heal itself.
Annie has worked with Park Orchards women’s football team as a sports trainer. Annie is passionate about treating wide range of conditions in people of all ages, offering hands-on techniques like deep or soft tissue massage, myofasical release, relaxation massage and rehabilitation. Tight muscles contributed by lifestyle factors including stress can benefit from these techniques.
She also has special interest in postural correction through exercises, trigger point therapy and cupping techniques. Annie is also helping clients with Lymphedema massages to assist in the flow or draining of lymph fluid.
With her friendly and optimistic nature Annie is here to help you to be able to do daily activities with minimal to no discomfort. Through communication, education and her hands on skills Annie wants to empower others with the wonderful potential of massage therapy to help clients reach their maximum health potential.
Morgan (Dietitian and Health Coach)
Morgan is a bubbly, dual qualified Dietitian and Nutritionist who aims to help people live better, balanced lives through the nurturing of food. She will work with you to upgrade your diet and lifestyle so that you become more energetic to enjoy life.
She has been an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) since 2011 and has vast experience working across the corporate, public health community, clinical and aged care sectors understanding that every person has their own personal experiences and there is no one size fits all to nutrition and health.
Her main areas of practice are general wellbeing, chronic disease prevention and management, weight management, heart health and gut health. She has special interest in women’s health, older adult health and nutrition for sports. Morgan loves equipping people with the tools and techniques they need to help tweak current lifestyle habits.
Morgan is also a trained and skilful Health Coach and has five year’s experience guiding people to set realistic health goals well beyond nutrition. ‘What is a Health Coach?’ I hear you say! In short, health coaches are expert facilitators of mindset and behaviour change that generate sustainable healthy lifestyles to prevent and treat disease and foster well-being and thriving. After all, Morgan says we know WHAT we should be doing for best health, but the missing piece to the puzzle is creating a practical plan on HOW to achieve it and discovering the WHY it is important.
As a member of Dietitians Australia, Morgan is committed to continuous upskilling through attending regular professional courses. In her spare time she will mainly be found in the mountains, biking, or snowboarding but also loves experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen! Morgan’s long term life goal is to remain as fit and healthy as possible and live well into her 100’s!
Morgan looks forward to empowering you to reach and maintain a balanced yet healthy lifestyle, sharing her passion and skill for helping others live a healthier, happier and longer life.
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