MEET THE TEAM

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Motion Health team member - Rick Gole
Rick Gole

Rick has a Diploma in Physiotherapy and a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy.

Rick has a special interest in spinal problems – headache treatment, neck, upper back, rib disorders, low back pain and sciatica.

Rick also enjoys the beneficial outcomes of managing osteoarthritic knee disorders, thereby delaying/avoiding the need for joint replacement surgery.

Rick enjoys assisting golfers of all ages get a few more metres off the tee by increasing flexibility and strength in key areas to help achieve this.

Rick has a passionate belief in the value of a firm and skilled “hands on” or manual therapy approach to treatment, of course supplemented by appropriate exercise therapy and long term healthy habits.

Rick enjoys regular swimming, gardening (in the warmer months), and is a keen golfer. Weekends are often spent encouraging his many grandchildren with their various sporting pursuits.

I am passionate about all aspects of healthy living and I strive to make a significant difference to the quality of life of everyone I deal with.

Motion Health team member - Geoff
Geoff Greenwood

Geoff has a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy and in Rehabilitation, and a Masters of Science.

Geoff has a special interest in spinal conditions and sports injuries. Apart from neck and back pain, headaches and peripheral joint injuries, he has a special interest in treating older athletes. 

I have a particular passion for spinal conditions and sports injuries. Apart from neck and back pain, headaches and peripheral joint injuries, I also enjoy treating veteran sports men and women.

Motion Health team member - cath
Catherine MacRae
Cath has a Bachelor of science honours degree in Physiotherapy and 19 years experience in clinical practice. 
 
Cath specialises in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries, splitting her time between the physio rooms and the exercise studio.  Her areas of clinical expertise include tendinopathies, running injuries, lower limb injuries and biomechanics, and shoulder pain. 
 
Outside of work, Cath trains and competes as a Pole vaulter. She is also kept active with her young son Angus, and loves being outdoors spending time with her family. She can be found riding her bike to get around as much as possible. 

I am passionate about movement and strength for health. I want to inspire people to continue to be active and assist them in being able to maintain longevity in whatever physical activity they choose to do.

Motion Health team member - Adrian
Adrian Pranata

Adrian has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and a PhD investigating spinal biomechanics in people with chronic low back pain.

He is part of the inaugural team of the Master of Physiotherapy program at Swinburne University of Technology. Besides teaching, Adrian is currently involved in multidisciplinary research projects with world leading orthopaedic and neurosurgeons, biomechanists, designers and engineers. His research focuses on the use of technology in the management of low back pain, lower limb pain and enhancing outcomes following orthopaedic surgery.

Adrian has a particular passion for treating persistent pain disorders especially chronic spinal pain, headaches and temporomandibular disorders.

I am believer of combining technology, manual therapy and functional exercises to achieve the most optimal outcome for my clients.

Motion Health team member - Monica
Monica Nguyen

Monica has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia, and is also trained in Clinical Pilates.

Monica has a particular passion for treating neck and back pain, tendinopathies, headaches and injuries sustained from prolonged sitting at work or repetitive work. She also enjoys advocating movement and body awareness through Pilates and exercise. 

It is my passion to help others by empowering them with the knowledge and resources that will enhance well-being and improve quality of life, regardless of their health goals or level of fitness. It is my goal to assist clients in recovering from injury and resume their lifestyle pain free.

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS

Motion Health team member - Joel
Joel Wallace

Joel has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) and a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Joel specialises in working with chronic disease and injuries. His areas of clinical interest include diabetes, cardiovascular disease osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. He also works with and promotes exercise management of musculoskeletal injury.

Joel enjoys running, cycling and stair climbs. He enjoys spending time with his wife and young son, who often joins for runs in the pram.

I believe exercise is one of the best ways we can improve our health and also manage and prevent chronic conditions and injuries.  I am passionate about working alongside people to achieve their exercise and lifestyle goals.

Motion Health team member - Kirsty
Kirsty Allen

Kirsty has a double Bachelor of Sports Management and Exercise Science (Human Movement) and a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology. 

Kirsty specialises in exercise rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries, osteoarthritis and falls prevention. She also has a special interest in sports specific training and general strength and conditioning. 

In her spare time, Kirsty enjoys staying active by playing footy (AFL), going to the gym and taking her dog out for a walk. She also likes the occasional brunch, while planning her next overseas adventures. 

Seeing someone improve their mental and physical health and achieving their goals by something as simple as exercise is so rewarding. Being able to do something today that they wouldn’t have thought possible last week is the reason I love what I do

Motion Health team member - Emma
Emma Brewer (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Emma has a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and a Post-Graduate Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology

Emma has a particular passion for working within the areas of chronic disease management, falls prevention, pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, as well as general fitness.

I have seen how exercise has a positive effect on both our physical and mental health. I am passionate about people not only living longer but also having a higher quality of life to enjoy the finer things and experience life as it was meant to be lived.

Motion Health team member - Ashliegh
Ashliegh Cairns

Ashliegh has a bachelor of Exercise Science & Human Movement and a Masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. 

Ashliegh has extensive experience working with cardiopulmonary patients at various hospitals around Melbourne. Assisting with rehabilitation pre and post surgery, she delivers tailored exercises for chronic disease and injury management. 

If she’s not at work you can find Ashliegh trying out new restaurants around Melbourne or at the footy. Go Saints! 

Developing positive exercise habits is difficult after being medically unwell or having an injury. I believe in creating a positive and supportive environment where patients can not only achieve their goals but accomplish things they didn’t think they could.

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