Life Ready Physio & Pilates Point Cook
300 Point Cook Road
Point Cook VIC 3030
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Our Team at Life Ready Point Cook
When he was young, Shane was always interested in sports and exercise and getting into physiotherapy was quite a natural process. He went on to complete his undergraduate degree at La Trobe University, in 2008, followed by his post-graduate studies in 2014.
“Physiotherapy has also allowed me to meet a range of people from a diversity of backgrounds, as well as facilitated travel and work overseas which has been really enjoyable. I enjoy doing a job that is primarily focused around helping other people and I think it is a real luxury to be in such a position and it drives me to be the best practitioner I can be.”
In 2018 he returned from the UK, having spent four years working in a leading sports medicine clinic in London, where he honed his skills and interests in the management of the shoulder, spine and persistent pain.
Shane uses a combination of education, hands-on treatment, taping, dry and exercise based rehabilitation to optimise patient outcomes. This involves formulating an individualised recovery plan that is focused on achieving both return to activity goals and prevention of future injuries.
Shane has also travelled extensively with recent highlights including trekking around Patagonia and completing the Golden Circle in Iceland.
Shane Gunaratnam’s profile
Born in Singapore and raised in Perth, Joel made the move to Melbourne to pursue his studies – graduating from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy – and to experience the “most liveable city in the world”.
During his studies, Joel gained experience in a variety of sport clubs including the Melbourne University Blacks VAFA-B, Australian Men’s Masters hockey championships, state level athletics, swimming and triathlon teams. He also has two years of experience at Brunswick Hospital helping patients with their rehabilitation and achieving their physical health goals.
In the musculoskeletal setting, Joel has a special interest in low back pain, lower limb rehabilitation and shoulder injuries in both sporting populations and everyday people and loves to individualise treatment options such as exercise-based rehabilitation and soft tissue techniques in a patient-centered manner, ultimately seeing patients walk out the door pain- free and return to doing what they love.
Outside of work, Joel has a love for sports – both as a player and fan – including basketball, tennis and badminton. He also loves to embark on road trips as a traveler, photographer and cinematographer.
Joel Ow’s profile
With a passion for sport and health and a strong desire to help people, Zach completed an Exercise and Sport Science degree in 2014 at Federation University Ballarat, and later went on to complete his Master of Physiotherapy studies at the University of Queensland, one of the leaders in its field for research in physiotherapy study in Australia.
Since graduating, Zach has worked exclusively in private practice physiotherapy and has developed a keen interest in a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries including, lower back and neck pain, shoulder pain and lower limb injuries. Having previously worked in Geelong, Zach has also spent time with the Bell Park Football Club assisting in rehabilitation and injury prevention for players within the GFL.
He has completed additional training in dry needling and applies this treatment method in addition to manual therapy techniques, home exercise programming and exercise specific sessions in our Point Cook clinic.
Outside of work, Zach is a keen martial artist. Having begun his training in 2000, he now travels the world training and competing at national and international levels. He also loves spending time at home with his wife and fur babies (two huskies and a Ragdoll cat)!
Zachary Forster’s profile
Having always wanted to pursue a career in which should could help people, in 2013, Vivian graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and then went on to complete her Doctor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne.
“Physiotherapy is an amazing career that allows me to fulfil my passion and allows me take an active approach in improving people’s quality of life. I am able to do this through education and by advocating for physical activity and exercise which I think is important in the long term for health and wellbeing.”
During her studies, she has gathered experience in diverse roles including tutoring and mentoring primary and high school students. She has experience working as a sports trainer for a NPLW team and has broad experience working in both the public and private settings.
Her favourite experience to date was working with post-stroke patients with their rehabilitation in a community setting at Western Health.
Vivian has a keen interest in musculoskeletal, paediatric and neurological cases, including strength and conditioning and spinal care.
“I love that physiotherapy applies an active approach to health and wellbeing. My job allows me to make connections with everyday people and work together with them to improve their quality of life. I believe that exercise and physical activity is important in the prevention of many modifiable diseases and I have the privilege to work within a profession that advocates for this. I love that I can be a part of someone else’s journey to improve their health and wellbeing and assist them in achieving their goals.”
Aside from all things physiotherapy, Vivian loves going to the gym as it enables her to relax and gives her a chance to put her knowledge into practice. With a large, extended family, her time away from work is often spent around loved ones or discovering new Vietnamese cooking recipes!
Vivian Pham’s profile
Before she started studying massage therapy, Emma was working in childcare and even though she had enjoyed her time in the industry, she decided to advance into a new chapter of her life. Having a passion for helping people and being active, she chose to pursue a career in massage therapy.
She completed her remedial massage studies at The Gordon TAFE, graduating in July 2018.
As a massage therapist, Emma loves interacting with all different people from all walks of life and being able to help her clients achieve their goals – whether they’re to be able to lift their arms above their head again, or run a marathon.
Outside of work she plays netball regularly, loves spending time with her family and enjoys a camping trip or three!
Emma Bramfit’s profile
Life Ready Point Cook is a physiotherapy clinic focused on raising the bar of the healthcare profession. We employ experienced and dedicated practitioners to ensure we are providing a high quality service and our therapists are informed by the best available evidence and use this to facilitate treatment that is individualised to the specific needs of our clients.
We are conveniently located in the Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre and offer a serene environment where clients can relax, knowing that they are receiving an exceptional healthcare experience from the moment they walk through our doors.
Offering services across physiotherapy, supervised exercise sessions (incorporating Pilates inspired exercises) and remedial massage, Life Ready Physio Point Cook delivers a health experience like no other. We help our clients recover from aches and pains, work related and sporting injuries, motor vehicle accidents, ongoing aches and pains, post operative rehabilitation and much more.
We also offer our services to clients in the surrounding areas of Seabrook, Altona Meadows, Werribee and Werribee South, so contact us today to make an appointment!
Call our team on 8323 0155 or book online now!
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*Mums & Bubs available
Phone: 03 8323 0155
Fax: 03 8323 0156
Shop 17, Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre
300 Point Cook Road
Point Cook VIC 3030