Physiotherapy

At Pursue Health we believe that all of our patients should be as active as they can be. Our physiotherapy team use the latest research, combined with their clinical knowledge and skills, to help you achieve the best outcomes.

We want you to be engaged in every treatment process and want you to understand your pathway to recovery. This all takes time, which is why we utilise 30 minute appointments to ensure that you leave understanding everything you need to do.

Our physiotherapists will assist in your recovery by:

1.  Completing a thorough and accurate assessment of your injury.

2.  Providing an in-depth explanation, including the underlying causes of your injury.

3.  Developing an effective treatment program which fits in with your lifestyle and goals.

4.  Use a range of treatment techniques including ‘hands-on’ methods, exercise, education and referral to other health practitioners if required.

At Pursue Health we don’t want to treat your symptoms; we want to understand your injury and develop a plan to ensure that you get back to your best. Whether you are returning to competitive sport after an ankle sprain, getting back to work after shoulder surgery, suffering with back or neck pain while sitting at your desk or living with knee or hip arthritis, ourphysiotherapists can help.

For an appointment with one of our physiotherapists, book online or call (03)9131 4977.

Rebates apply with private health insurance extras cover.

practitioners

Bec Thiele

Physiotherapist

Bec is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor who graduated from the University of South Australia. She has experience working in private practice in Adelaide and is excited to be relocating to Melbourne to join the team!

Bec has special interest in Dance Physiotherapy, having spent many years dancing Ballet herself and competing at a state level. She enjoys working with dancers to develop strategies to improve technique and prevent injury. This includes pre-pointe assessments and education.

After many years teaching Ballet, fitness and Barre classes, Bec went on to complete her Clinical Pilates training through the APPI (2016). She enjoys utilising Clinical Pilates in a 1:1 and small group setting as a way to guide rehabilitation for sporting performance and injury prevention. She has particular experience working with pre and post-natal women to provide safe strategies for strength and exercise in the child-bearing year.

Bec is currently undertaking post-graduate study in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University.

Steve Whytcross

Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (FACP)

Steve is a SPECIALIST SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy) and a director of Physiosports Brighton. He graduated with honors from Melbourne University in 1999 and was awarded fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapy after completing his Specialisation exams in 2015.

Steve has worked extensively with elite athletes both in Australia and the United Kingdom predominately in soccer, tennis and athletics. He currently oversees the sports medicine programs for Old Brighton Grammarians and Caulfield Grammarians Football Club (VAFA).

Steve is passionate about advancing physiotherapy practice and is committed to providing the profession with access to the world’s leading clinicians and researchers. He has lectured widely to post-graduate physiotherapists and health professionals and has co-developed the Physiosports Mastering Load series and Science of Cycling courses, as well as, regularly facilitating symposia including Tendinopathy and management of the Adolescent athlete.

A keen golfer and cyclist, Steve has a special interest in the biomechanics of these sports and provides specialised bike set-up and golf assessments at Physiosports.

Natasha Sneddon

Physiotherapist

Natasha Sneddon is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor who graduated with first class Honours from Monash University. She represented Australia as a Rhythmic Gymnast for a number of years after which she developed a passion for Pilates. Natasha has been teaching at KX Pilates for the past 2 years, where she was awarded Trainer of the year in 2017, and has worked in AFL football at Old Melbournians Football Club, the Caulfield Grammarians Football Club, Old Brighton Grammar and more recently, the AFL Academy development program (2017).
Natasha has a special interest in group based training programs including Pilates, Strength and Conditioning, Falls and Balance, and is qualified in presenting the world leading GLA:D group training program for Osteoarthritis. Further special interest is found in the management of sporting injuries related to AFL, gymnastics and running. She is a keen runner and high level skier.

Michael McCloskey

Physiotherapist

Michael is a PHYSIOTHERAPIST and CLINICAL PILATES PRACTITIONER and a director of Physiosports Brighton. Michael graduated from Latrobe University in 2002. He has extensive experience in private practice, working both in Australia and the United Kingdom, with a special interest in sporting injuries.

Michael was employed by and travelled with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in the elite English Premier League, as well as being a Physiotherapist for the Australian Masters Games Hockey. He has been a player and Physiotherapist with the Old Mentonians Football Club and is currently a team physiotherapist for Old Brighton Grammarians in the VAFA.

Michael has a special interest in the prevention of sporting injury, as well as the management of lower back and pelvic dysfunction.

Paul Visentini

Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (FACP)

Paul is a SPECIALIST SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST (FACP), one of only seven physiotherapists in Victoria with this clinical specialty, and a MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST TITLEHOLDER. He is a director of Physiosports Brighton and has been a practicing physiotherapist for 20 years.

Paul has provided services to the Melbourne Tigers NBL basketball team (1998-2005), Collegians Football Club (2001-), EPS, AFS, Mercury Multisport and Tr-Response triathlon squads, Southern Saints Netball Club (2009-), and the Brighton Grammar Boat Club (2002-).

He has been a clinical tutor in the Melbourne & Latrobe University Masters in Sports Physiotherapy courses, and a member of the Victorian Institute of Sport Patellar Tendon study group.

Paul has a special interest in the lower back/pelvis, overuse injuries of the lower limb, as well as the assessment of bike set-up and its relationship to injury.

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