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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!
Amy believes the path to happiness is the pursuit of helping others, and so pursuing a career in massage therapy was her way to finding happiness – for herself and for her clients.
She studied at Southern School of Natural Therapies in Fitzroy, Melbourne and graduated in 2012.
“Massage is a very rewarding career where I can see positive change in clients, be it in a single massage or over a period of time. To be able to help someone ease or manage their pain is a very powerful thing.”
Having spent a lot of time working in relaxing environments like day spas, Amy has developed a gentle technique where she aims to keep her clients as relaxed as possible, as she believes relaxation aids healing. She enjoys working with clients who are managing autoimmune diseases or going through pregnancy as she can see great positive changes and rewards for her clients. She also loves treating acute conditions like plantar fasciitis, whiplash or tennis elbow with techniques like dry needling, and cupping when necessary.
Outside of work, Amy plays roller derby for Westside Derby Dollz and is training with her partner to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro. She also enjoys cooking and is the proud mum of two house rabbits!
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!
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.
A Canadian native, Joshua moved to Melbourne in 2016 to challenge himself, explore what the world has to offer and to pursue a career in physiotherapy. He completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne, in addition to an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science).
“Having been involved in sports for a large part of my life, I have gone through a set of my own injuries that seemed debilitating at that time. This made me realise, not only do injuries affect people’s physical wellbeing, but also their psychological and social wellbeing. My background in exercise science and human anatomy drove my curiosity to search for answers which led to my interest in physiotherapy.”
During his studies, Joshua developed a keen interest in understanding chronic pain and musculoskeletal rehabilitation for a wide range of conditions including shoulder, spine, and lower limb injuries. He has also gained experience working with various AFL, rugby and soccer clubs within Melbourne’s inner suburbs.
Joshua loves the joy of interacting with new people, learning the small idiosyncrasies that make each individual unique whilst building lifelong relationships with his clients and colleagues.
He is always on the lookout for further professional development and keeping up to date with the newest research and evidence, in order to provide his clients with the highest level of care. He has completed additional certifications in instrumented assisted soft tissue massage (IASTM) and dry needling.
Outside of physiotherapy you’ll find Joshua exploring the great outdoors, participating in some form of physical activity or relaxing at home reading a book and perusing Netflix for a new series to watch.
Watch this space!
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