View your team of Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists in the heart of Essendon
Samantha Shirley - Physiotherapist
Samantha is a highly skilled physiotherapist with a special interest in injury rehabilitation, concussion, headaches and Vestibular assessment.
Her high attention to detail nature, combined with her friendly demeanour makes her a real favourite amongst clients and colleagues.
Sam's educational background of a Bachelor of Exercise Science as well as a Master of Physiotherapy Practice gives her a unique perspective throughout the treatment journey utilising both hands on and movement-based techniques to help her clients reach goals they never thought possible.
Having worked with a variety of individuals and conditions her philosophy centres around a longer term outlook on health and looks to combine incredible diagnostic skills with functional and sustainable rehabilitation plans.
Jamie is a dual qualified Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist with extensive experience with musculoskeletal injuries and vestibular conditions. He works predominantly with those recovering from orthopedic surgery andsporting injuries as well as with athletes for sports specific pre screening and injury prevention. He has a particular interest in lower limb assessment and rehabilitation, regularly providing education to physio colleagues about running injuries.
Jamie comes from a strong sporting background and practices at an elite level as an AFL umpire. He also regularly appears on radio discussing the importance of physical activity and keeping active.
Jamie's approach to care is to begin with a thorough assessment and look to combine hands on treatment with corrective exercise. His combination of warmth and charisma makes him one of our top conversationalists in the practice, he is a real favourite amongst both clients and team.
Hamish is a an experienced physiotherapist with specific areas of interest in sports physiotherapy, injury rehabilitation and post operative care. With a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice, he has the expertise to support the recovery of a range of injuries and conditions.
Drawing from his experience in sports training and surf lifesaving, Hamish understands the importance of injury prevention and rehabilitation. He excels in assisting athletes and active individuals in their recovery from injuries and improving physical performance, while also providing comprehensive care for a broad range of conditions and injuries.
Hamish's caring and personalised approach ensures that each person receives tailored treatment plans to address their unique needs and goals. Whether you're dealing with a chronic condition, recovering from an injury, or seeking to improve overall health and fitness, Hamish is well positioned to help.
Craig Harrison - Senior Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Craig is a highly experienced and sought after exercise physiologist, known for his attention to detail and positive approach.
One of Melbourne’s leading practitioners in treating lower back pain, Craig’s specialties are helping people return to an active life after surgery or sporting injury and managing persistent pain conditions such as tendinopathies and bursitis. He has helped thousands of people return to an active life after an injury.
With experience in occupational rehabilitation, manual handling retraining and work hardening programs, Craig is well positioned to help those recovering from injuries achieve their return to work goals.
Eleni is an experienced practitioner with special interests in Parkinson's disease,exercise oncologyand mental health. Her work with younger adults with disabilities and the NDIS is a great display of her patient and caring approach.
Eleni holds a Master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology, which has equipped her with advanced skills in assessing, treating and managing a range of chronic conditions. She has held a previous appointment with the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute research team in Melbourne exploring the effectiveness of exercise interventions to prevent or reduce the impact of cardiovascular complications from chemotherapy for women with breast cancer which supports her in clinic exercise programming for those currently undergoing various forms of cancer treatment.
Eleni's combination of warmth and patience well places her to support the care of both children and adults. Eleni is also fluent in Greek and has a true desire to educate, support and create pathways to help people achieve the goals that are important to them.
Claudia is a well established Exercise Physiologist with a special interest in PCOS, pre conceptive care, Diabetes and Obesity. She has completed additional training in women's health and a strong desire to support females throughout the lifespan.
In addition to her clinical exercise postgraduate qualifications, Claudia also holds an ACSA Accredited Level 1 Strength and Conditioning qualification as well as Level III and Level IV certifications in fitness.
Claudia has studied in both Australia and the United Kingdom and her broad experience brings with it an expert, confident and supportive approach to her care.
Claudia's focus on an individual and holistic approach is well combined with her gentle and caring demeanor.
Kirsty is dedicated to helping you alleviate pain, improve movement and promote overall wellness through massage. She works hand in hand with our Physio's and Exercise Experts and her experience in using a range of techniques ensures that whatever your presenting problem, she will be able to help.
In addition to managing injuries and reducing muscle tension, a session with Kirsty can also focus on relaxation - so spoil yourself and book in, you deserve for your body to feel amazing.
Nicole French - Founder | Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Nicole is the driving force behind the practice and one of Australia’s leading authorities in the use of exercise to manage chronic disease and Diabetes. A passionate advocate for better access to healthcare, Nicole is an expert contributor to Diabetes Victoria and creator of 'My Diabetes Journey' a guide to exercise and diabetes.
She is a Director of the Primary Care Diabetes Society of Australia, committee member of Parents Voice Australia and ambassador for the Girls Uniform Agenda.
Nicole is a leader in her field winning the Exercise and Sports Science Australia Female Leaders in Exercise & Sports Science award, the 2023 Australian Women's Small Business Champion award and the2023 Australian Health Practice of the Year by Exercise and Sports Science Australia.
Nicole has a strong academic background with postgraduate teaching appointments across Australia and is a regular guest on radio and TV.