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Having always had an interest in science, health and exercise, and with a love for interacting with people, Leon gravitated towards physiotherapy because it allows him to pursue all of those interests and at the same time, have a positive impact on the people that he meets.
Leon completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Ballarat and graduated in 2012, then undertook his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, graduating in 2015.
He grew up in South Gippsland on a dairy farm, and since he had a lot of older brothers and sisters who lived in and around Melbourne, it felt right to be closer to family and friends, making the formal move to the big city.
Getting to meet new people every day, Leon enjoys hearing his clients’ different stories, learning new things from them and helping his them through a challenging time in their life.
He has a keen interest in the multifactorial nature of pain, especially as it relates to persistent pain. “It’s a really interesting process of unpacking all the contributing factors that build into someone’s issue and providing solutions for that. A goal with my work is to provide simple solutions for complex problems.”
2018 saw Leon complete his first marathon, something that he is very proud of, having a strong passion for running and exercise. He also plays three different instruments!
Sonali believes that a person’s health is the keystone in the achieving certain life goals, so as a physiotherapist, she loves being a part in moving people towards their fitness and physical health milestones.
Born and bred in Melbourne, she completed her physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 2011.
Sonali enjoys using her knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and biomechanics and integrating it with evidence based practice to help alleviate pain and prevent recurrence of injury.
“I make sure that my clients are well informed along their journey towards better health. I think that the more educated someone is about their body and their condition, the better results they get – and the longer they last!”
She has a keen interest in lumbar spine, the pelvis, knees and shoulder rehabilitation and finding ways to tailor physiotherapy treatment to make it specific to the needs and goals of her clients.
Outside of work, Sonali enjoys socialising with her friends, exploring Melbourne, keeping active and finding the best coffee Melbourne has to offer. She’s also a triplet, with two brothers!
Georgia completed her Bachelor of Health Science at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand in 2018 and soon after, made the move to Melbourne to begin her career as a physiotherapist.
Since graduating, Georgia has worked as a physiotherapist in the aged care industry. A large focus of this line of work involves treating patients suffering from chronic lower back, neck, shoulder and lower limb pain through the use of therapeutic massage and exercise. Georgia particularly enjoys taking private 1:1 and group exercise sessions and strongly believes in the “use it or lose it” phrase.
“I wanted to work in a profession that allowed me to work closely with people. In particular, I wanted this to be a supportive environment that encourages individuals to be the healthiest, happiest and most active versions of their selves. I love how many different people I am able to meet, speak with, build relationships with and also encourage to lead healthy, active lifestyles.”
Georgia has a strong interest in Clinical Pilates and enjoys post-surgical rehabilitation, such as ACL reconstructions.
Outside of the clinic, Georgia loves travelling overseas, hiking, reformer Pilates, exploring the Melbourne cafe and restaurant scene and playing with her new kitten, Hoshi.
Having played AFL since he was a young one, Nick watched all sorts of injuries on the football field and was usually first over to see what had happened and how to help. Once he finished high school, he realised he wanted to help people while still being involved in sports and thought remedial massage therapy was the best way to do it!
Nick completed his studies at the Australian College of Sports Therapy and now takes pride in the fact that he can have someone come in who is in pain, and after the treatment, watch them walk out pain free! He also enjoys watching the development and improvement of his clients who have more severe problems and gradually getting them back to 100%.
The “hands on” side of massage therapy and being able to physically feel muscles releasing is something Nick has always had the most interest in. He also enjoys constantly learning new techniques to improving his current skill sets.
Each and every treatment Nick gives to his clients is individual. He does not have a set program or list that he follows, but rather uses his knowledge, experience and assessments to figure out the best treatment plan to help get his clients back to living life at their best potential.
Within a strong passion to move people towards a better quality of life, and believing Pilates plays a vital role in providing that service, Teri completed her STOTT Pilates Advanced Mat Work course in 2015 and is currently completing her Breathe EDU Cert IV course.
She has always loved practicing Pilates herself and now loves seeing the benefits Pilates provides to her clients – postural awareness, flexibility, strength and all round fitness!
“We live in a world where there is a lot of sitting for long hours, focusing on computers and driving, and unfortunately our postures are affected by this sedentary lifestyle. I hope that by creating postural awareness and getting people moving so that they are able to be more in-tune with their posture and body.”
Teri loves seeing the smile on her clients’ faces after they have completed a Pilates class. “That particular smile reserved for a class that leaves them feeling mentally and physically challenged, happier and stronger!”
Teri’s grounded upbringing and the love and support of her big family ensures she genuinely cares about her clients, and she enjoys seeing smiles on their faces, whether it’s through a great Pilates class or just a good chat.
When she’s not treating at our Camberwell clinic, Teri loves to perform yoga, Pilates, running, walks along the beach, drinking red wine and relaxing with her beautiful family!
After commencing Pilates around 14 years ago following an injury, Tessa fell in love with how good it was for the body and mind, leading her to want to teach it and share her love of movement and helping people’s bodies’ to work as well as they are made to.
“I love helping people to move, get stronger, feel strong and to feel good.”
She completed her Pilates studies with Polestar Pilates International, graduating in May 2018 and now enjoys teaching all aspects of Pilates and aiding in a wide range of conditions.
Outside of work, Tessa enjoys getting out for a surf, yoga, more Pilates, being outdoors (especially the beach) and because she’s a bit of a film buff – watching movies.
Alana has been practicing Pilates since 2013 when a friend dragged her along to a mat class. She instantly fell in love and has never looked back!
As a myotherapist, Alana has always used exercise prescription to help continue her client’s recovery so it was only natural that she combines her personal love for Pilates with her professional career.
“I love the idea of working with people to get them out of pain and doing what they love from the beginning of their treatment plan all the way through to returning to what ever it is that makes them happy. “I love the diverse way [Pilates] can be used to help people feeling healthier, happier and stronger, no matter their current skills.”
Alana completed her Matwork certification with Studio Pilates in 2019 and now uses her Pilates training for fitness as well as in a rehabilitation setting. Alana is also currently completing her reformer training with Polestar Pilates International.
Outside of work, Alana does calisthenics and plays touch rugby, but also loves going for long walks with her adorable dog, Dexter, drinking delicious red wine with friends or relaxing a home with a good book.
Prior to the completion of his physiotherapy degree from the University of Canberra, Ali completed a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science. His training has culminated his passion to be able to deliver further education about exercise and healthy living.
Ali strongly believes in exercise as a form of preventive medicine. He has a keen interest in pre and post op rehabilitation, sports injuries and chronic pain conditions and uses a client-centred approach, combined with personalised exercise programs, education and hands-on techniques to empower and maximise outcomes for his patients. This involves formulating an individualised recovery plan that is focused on achieving both return to activity goals and prevention of future injuries.
“I love being able to empower and enable all my patients to reach their goals and exceed their own expectations. I really enjoy the process of figuring out the main cause of my patient’s issues and making a plan together to ensure they can return to doing what they enjoy.”
Away from work, Ali has a love for sports and enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, soccer and the AFL. He also enjoys spending quality time with his two young nieces.
Life Ready exists to innovate, to reinvent and reimagine the health care experience by providing beautiful facilities, collaborative allied health teams and patient focused care. We are excited to do this in the community of Camberwell and Hawthorn by providing extensive services such as physiotherapy, rehabilitation, remedial massage and Pilates, all with the passion and focus to help our patients reach their best quality of life.
Located in the heart of one of Melbourne’s most iconic shopping districts, Life Ready Physio Camberwell is our first and flagship clinic in Melbourne. Designed by the internationally acclaimed Russell & George interior architect and design team, the Life Ready Camberwell experience and team are passionate about moving you to your best quality of life.
Offering services across physiotherapy, Pilates and supervised exercise sessions (incorporating Pilates inspired exercises), and remedial massage, Life Ready Physio Camberwell sets the benchmark in physiotherapy care for Melbourne and delivers a health experience that lifts the standard in the health industry. We help patients recover from aches and pains, work related and sporting injuries and post operative rehabilitation. At Life Ready Physio Camberwell, we service patients from Camberwell, Melbourne including surrounding areas such as Hawthorn, Hatwell, Burwood, Canterbury, Surrey Hills, Balwyn and Glen Iris.
Life Ready Physio are a dedicated team that strive daily to inspire the healthcare profession via a commitment to excellence in service. We pride ourselves on providing the most effective physiotherapy, remedial massage and Pilates Camberwell has to offer. Contact us today to make an appointment!
Phone: 03 9978 9833
Fax: 03 9978 9834
636 Burke Road
Camberwell VIC 3124
We are open on 8am - 7pm Weekdays | 8am - 2pm Saturdays