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.
Matthew (Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor)
Matthew graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree. He has excellent understanding of injuries and pain including the complicated ones.
Having the experience of working in a broad range of settings including private practices, community aged care and local football clubs (Marcellin Old College Football Club), he has developed extensive knowledge in ensuring accurate diagnosis and prescription of rehab plans for clients with musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries and work related injuries.
Matthew implements various treatment techniques to facilitate optimal recovery such as manual therapy, Clinical Pilates, dry needling, taping, mobility re-training and home exercise programs. With his warm and friendly approach, Matthew is able to provide exceptional personalized care to his clients.
As a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), Matthew is committed to continue upskilling himself through attending regular professional courses. Outside of work, he enjoys a few games of squash and swimming, and of course watching some Netflix in the evening. He is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin!
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.
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