Meet our team

Physica Spinal and Physiotherapy- Ringwood

Physiotherapists


Andrew Seymour Andrew is the managing director of Physica. He commenced working in the team in 2001. He has special interests in neck pain and headache associated disorders, knees and jaw (TMJ). Hobbies: Fitness, triathlon, running, playing with his kids, fishing


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Darren Ross Darren commenced work at Ringwood Physiotherapy and Spinal Clinic in 1999. Since then he has completed his Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy. He has also completed a dry needling course. Darren was chairman of the Victorian Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association between 2001-2004. He has been actively involved in lecturing at undergraduate and post graduate levels since completing his Masters. His main interests are in shoulder management and headache/migraine management, chronic neck and lumbar pain and sporting injuries. He is also an accredited level 1 triathlon coach.


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Greg has a special interest in cervical region disorders, which was the subject of his Masters Degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. This particularly involves assessment and treatment of cervicogenic headache and balance disorders. He has been actively involved in postgraduate education for over 20 years. Greg has been a practice partner since 1985. He is an Honorary Associate of Melbourne University. He also serves on the national professional standards panel overseeing professional issues in Physiotherapy. Hobbies: Tennis, literature


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Chris has expertise in the management of low back pain, pelvic girdle pain and headaches. He has been instrumental in developing the Physica pilates program which enables his patients access to active rehabilitation. Chris was awarded a masters degree in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2010 at Latrobe University. Chris’s skills have been recognised in the field with appointment to teaching roles with the Australian Physiotherapy Association on spinal 1 courses and LaTrobe University’s masters of musculoskeletal physiotherapy program..


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Warwick James  Grad Dip Manip Therapy Dip. Phys Ed Dip Physio. Warwick is the founding physiotherapist of Ringwood Physiotherapy. He established the clinic 1978 and with over 36 years of experience is an invaluable member of the team. His areas of physiotherapy interest include headache associated disorders, lumbar disc injuries, sporting injuries and patellofemoral knee pain. Hobbies: Grandchildren, swimming, golf and cycling


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Daniel Zwolak M. Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) B. Physiotherapy Daniel graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2007 and commenced working at Physica in 2009. In 2010, he was awarded a Masters of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) degree. He has also completed further courses in dry needling, management of neck, back and pelvic pain, sporting injuries and shoulder conditions. Daniel is involved with teaching on Post-Graduate short courses with the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Hobbies: film, music, reading and food.


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Carlos Bello M. Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) B. Physiotherapy Carlos joined the clinic in 2007 and completed his Masters degree in 2012. Carlos has a special interest and post graduate training in Clinical Pilates and chronic pain rehabilitation. Carlos also is a reviewer for Elsevier where he critiques content of physiotherapy books before publication. Hobbies: Running, cycling, Feldenkrais and Yoga.


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Sian Smale M. Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) B. Physiotherapy Sian graduated from La Trobe in 2009 and joined the clinic in 2010. In 2013, Sian was awarded a Masters of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) degree. Her interests include the management of neck and back pain, sporting injuries and women’s health. As well as individual consultations, she enjoys teaching clinical pilates and functional rehabilitation programs. Sian enjoys working with a very wide range of conditions and levels of function, including early post-operative rehabilitation or acute injury management, through to increasing athletic performance. Hobbies: Snowboarding, Water skiing, and swimming.


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Grant Freckleton B. Physiotherapy (Honours) Grant graduated from La Trobe University with honours and commenced work at Physica in 2012. His clinical interests are in back and neck pain, sporting injuries, hamstring injuries and high level core control/biomechanics in athletes. He has been involved with research in hamstring injury for his honours thesis and has published two articles. Grant will be starting his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Melbourne University in 2014. Hobbies: Crossfit, Motocross


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Joshua Farragher B. Physiotherapy Josh graduated from Monash University in 2012. He has worked in the Orthopaedic ward at Epworth Hospital, before joining Physica in 2013. Josh has a clinical interest in cervicogenic headache, low back pain, post operative rehabilitation and sporting injuries. Josh is involved in clinical Pilates and Hydrotherapy programs at Physica. Hobbies: Basketball, football, swimming.


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Nicole Hasseldine B. Physiotherapy M Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) Nicole graduated in Germany in 2003 and has worked in the hospital and rehabilitation setting before joining Physica in 2011. She completed a Masters Degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne and has a special interest in chronic pain management. She is also involved in the Pilates Program.


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Marcus Rawlings Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. B. Applied Sci (Physio), Grad Dip Manip Therapy. Marcus has had extensive involvement with a variety of sporting clubs with the injury treatment and prevention. He has been involved with a large variety of lecturing and tutoring including Corporate Health, Latrobe University Physiotherapy Students and Medical students with injury prevention, management and treatment. Marcus owned and operated his own Practice in Mildura for 23 years. His main interests include the management of headaches, neck, shoulder and low back pain and sporting injuries. Hobbies: Golf, swimming, being with the kids, gardening and reading


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Physiotherapist



Daniel Geilings 
B. Physiotherapy

Daniel commenced work at Physica in 2010 and was involved in the hydrotherapy, falls and balance and professional development program. Daniel is currently studying Medicine at Melbourne University and will return to Physica working Saturdays at the end of 2014.


Myotherapist


Kate Walters Adv Dip Myotherapy Dip Remedial Massage Kate has been at Physica for the past few years. She has an interest in pain management and sporting therapy. She is currently also associated with StKilda Football Club, Netball Victoria and the Melbourne Storn NRL team. Email: kate@physica.com.au


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Admin Leader


Rachael Bell Rachael commenced work at Physica in 2010. Rachael has been the office Team Leader at Physica Ringwood since 2013. Hobbies: horse riding, football,


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