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    Ben Corso: Director

    Ben Corso: Director

    Manipulative Physiotherapist

    Ben graduated in 1995 and completed a Master of Physiotherapy degree in 2002. Special interests are spinal conditions, orthopaedics, sports and golf injuries.

    Dr Michelle McDonnell

    Dr Michelle McDonnell

    Neurological & Vestibular Physiotherapist

    Michelle graduated in 1996 and has worked exclusively with people with neurological disorders and dizziness/balance problems. She has completed a PhD in the field of neuroplasticity and believes in using research evidence to provide the best therapy for clients. She has extensive experience working with people with stroke, dizziness, spinal cord injury, MS and Parkinson’s disease and for those with falls and balance problems.

    Lauren Swan: Clinic Team Leader

    Lauren Swan: Clinic Team Leader

    Senior Physiotherapist

    Lauren graduated with a Graduate Entry Masters degree in Physiotherapy in 2007 and has further qualifications having completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences prior. Lauren has additional experience with Pilates/Gym based rehab, hydrotherapy, dry needling and women's health. She is committed to educating her patients to achieve their goals and best possible outcomes.

    Amy Zilm: Hospital Team Leader

    Amy Zilm: Hospital Team Leader

    Physiotherapist

    Amy graduated in 2010. She primarily works in our hospital team providing inpatient rehabilitation to patients during their hospital stay post surgery, however also consults at the Toorak Gardens clinic. She has a special interest in orthopaedic rehabilitation and musculoskeletal injuries. She has additional training in dry needling and occupational rehabilitation.

    Natalie Bukojemski

    Natalie Bukojemski

    Senior Physiotherapist

    With over 10 years experience Natalie brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to our Blackwood clinic location. Natalie is passionate about providing high quality physiotherapy services focused on evidence based, holistic care. She uses a range of manual therapies and dry needling techniques combined with a strong focus on education, exercise and movement therapy. Natalie has special interests in orthopaedic rehabilitation, Pilates, headaches and shoulder dysfunction.

    Chrissy Mantis

    Chrissy Mantis

    Physiotherapist

    Chrissy graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from Flinders University in 2016. Working primarily at the Prospect and Toorak Gardens clinics, or in the hospital setting at Burnside Hospital she has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries and orthopaedic physiotherapy. Chrissy has additional training in dry needling, and instructs many of our Pilates and Hydrotherapy classes.

    Sarah Biermann

    Sarah Biermann

    Physiotherapist

    Sarah graduated in 2016 with Graduate Entry Masters degrees in Physiotherapy, and has further qualifications having also completed a Bachelor of Applied Science Human Movement. She brings this additional training and experience to the Pilates and Gym rehab classes she runs at Prospect. She has an interest in hydrotherapy and treating sports and musculoskeletal injuries.

    Shannon Watchman

    Shannon Watchman

    Physiotherapist

    Shannon graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2016 with First Class Honours. She currently consults from the Prospect Clinic and runs some regular Pilates classes in the onsite Pilates studio. Her special interests include sports and musculoskeletal injuries, and having played years of netball she knows what it takes to return to sport following injury.

    Kristian Ricci

    Kristian Ricci

    Physiotherapist

    Kristian graduated in 2014. He works in our Hospital team providing inpatient rehabilitation to patients during their hospital stay post surgery. Kristian is passionate about helping patients achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

    Matt Dean

    Matt Dean

    Physiotherapist

    Matt graduated in 2017. He works within our hospital team, predominantly providing post-surgical rehabilitation services at Burnside Hospital. Matt has a keen interest in orthopaedic rehabilitation and the associated journey of patients achieving their desired goals.

    Chris Hadjinicolaou

    Chris Hadjinicolaou

    Physiotherapist

    Chris graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) from the University of South Australia. He is currently consulting at our Blackwood clinic and working within the hospital team. Chris is passionate about finding the cause of your problem and working with you to reach your best outcome. He also has further training in Dry Needling, Strain Counterstrain and various courses relating to muscular patterns in the body.

    Jesse Adams

    Jesse Adams

    Physiotherapist

    A titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherpist with over 15 years experience, Jesse has recently returned home after 10 living and working in Melbourne at the Victorian Institute of Sport. He is currently the head physiotherapist of Basketball Australia's paralympic program, and consults orthopaedic patients at Burnside, Parkwynd and St Andrews hospitals.

    Erin Ly

    Erin Ly

    Physiotherapist

    Erin is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist who graduated from UniSA in 2010. She is committed to providing her patients with the best evidence based treatment and education possible. Erin also has a strong interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation, jaw related pain and has additional experience with Pilates/Gym based rehab, hydrotherapy and dry needling.

    Jordan Tumes

    Jordan Tumes

    Physiotherapist

    Jordan graduated in 2014. He works within our hospital team providing inpatient services to predominantly Burnside Hospital. Jordan’s special interests include post-surgical rehabilitation as well as treating sports and musculoskeletal injuries. He has additional training in Pilates, dry needling and lower back injuries.

    Sue Gibson

    Sue Gibson

    Paediatric Physiotherapist

    Sue is a specialised paediatric physiotherapist consulting at our clinic who is a registered provider under the Better Start initiative.

    Jessica Wolfendale

    Jessica Wolfendale

    Admininistration Team

    Jessica has joined the Physio Clinic team with several years experience in the administration and customer service industry. Having experience with sport-related injuries and a husband studying physiotherapy she is always happy to answer any questions regarding our services at the clinic.

    Lisa Kondilis

    Lisa Kondilis

    Admininistration Team

    Lisa has 12 years experience in the Allied Health Sector and takes pleasure in welcoming clients into the clinic and delivering quality customer service. Having done Pilates for many years, Lisa has an understanding of its benefits, therefore, is able to help with any queries.

    Rhiannon Jones

    Rhiannon Jones

    Admininistration Team

    Rhiannon has come to us with several years experience working in private hospital administration. Drawing on this background as a medical receptionist as well as her own experience with various sport related injuries, she is more than happy to assist you with any queries regarding the many services on offer at The Physio Clinic.

    Anne McGowan

    Anne McGowan

    Admininistration Team

    Anne has many years experience in office administration in the health industry and enjoys getting to know our clients and being able to meet their admin needs. Undertaking Pilates herself at our Clinic she has personal experience of its benefits.

    Michelle Tomalin

    Michelle Tomalin

    Administration Team

    Michelle joined the Physio Clinic team in February 2018, when our Blackwood clinic opened its doors. Michelle comes to us with previous medical reception experience, as well as over 18 years of customer service experience working in the travel industry for both Ansett and Qantas. Having first hand experience with Pilates and its many benefits, she is able to answer any of your questions.