Physica Ringwood Team

Physica Ringwood Team


Our team of Physica Ringwood Physiotherapists is one of the most experienced clinical teams in Australia. The majority of our Physiotherapist have Master’s degrees and actively teach either at postgraduate, under graduate, or as part of our Physica mentoring/internship program.

Andrew Seymour
Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist- Physica Partner

Bach Physio
M . Physiotherapy (Manipulative)

Special interests:
  • Neck pain and headache associated disorders
  • Knees injuries and rehabilitation, pre and post operative
  • Jaw (TMJ) injury , dysfunction and pain
  • Acute and chronic injuries of the foot and ankle
  • Low back pain
  • Shoulder pain and rotator cuff injuries
Hobbies Interests  Fitness, boating, coaching junior AFL
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Darren Ross
Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist- Physica Partner

Bach Physio
M . Physiotherapy (Manipulative)

Special interests:
  • Complex and chronic neck/back pain 
  • Shoulder injuries and post surgery rehabilitation (especially subacromial decompression, dislocations and shoulder replacements)
  • Headache associated disorders
  • Elbow rehabilitation (tennis elbow, elbow fractures.
  • Running injuries 
Darren wasa past chairman of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Victorian Chapter. He has lectured both for the APA, LaTrobe, and University of Melbourne as a guest lecturer. He has been accredited as a level 1 triathlon and level 1 basketball coach. Hobbies and interests: windsurfing, skiing, scuba diving, running
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Greg Collis-Brown
Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist- Physica Partner

Bach Physio
M . Physiotherapy (Manipulative)

Special interests
  • Complex and chronic neck and back pain.
  • Balance associated disorders including vestibular physiotherapy
  • Hip and knee joint
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Chris Tubb
Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist- Physica Partner

Bach Physio M . Physiotherapy (Manipulative)

Special interests
  • Persistent pain the neck and lower back
  • Hip FAI, groin pain and pelvic girdle pain
  • Neck pain and headaches
  • Gluteal tendinopathy/Bursitis
  • Patello-femoral pain
  • Hand therapy
Chris completed his Masters degree at LaTrobe University in 2010 and has taught on the Masters program for 7 years. He has also supervised Masters students and has been involved in the GLOBE trial investigating the effectiveness of exercise in gluteal tendinopathy. Chris works closely with a local neurosurgeon in delivering evidence based, targeted physiotherapy programs for patients pre and post spinal surgery and for patients with nerve related neck and back pain. Hobbies and Interests Golf, tennis and spending time with my family. He has attended the following additional courses on top of his Post Graduate and Undergraduate degrees. "The Advanced Upper Cervical spine A cognitive functional approach to Low Back pain The sporting hip and groin Level 1 Jeremy Lewis - Shoulder Theory and Practice Advanced differential diagnosis of Elbow pain GLAD trainers course Lyn Watson Level 1 and 2 Shoulder Assessment and Management of Cervical spine disorders"
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Daniel Zwolak
Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist- Physica Partner

M. Physio (Musculoskeletal)
B. Physiotherapy

Special interests:
  • hip surgery, including joint replacement and arthroscopic procedures
  • femoracetabular impingement (FAI) and labral tears.
  • management of shoulder conditions, chronic low back and pelvic pain
  • management of sporting injuries.

 

Daniel has been a treating clinician on several clinical trials, including physiotherapy for knee cap arthritis, as well as hip impingement syndrome. Daniel has been a physiotherapist at Physica since 2009 and became a partner and co-director in 2017. Daniel is involved with teaching other physiotherapists through the Australian Physiotherapy Association's professional development courses, in the management of back and neck conditions. Hobbies and Interests  Reading, movies, Classic Car shows and Single Malt Scotch (in moderation of course!). Daniel has been a physiotherapist at Physica since 2009 and became a partner and co-director in 2017. Daniel is involved with teaching other physiotherapists through the Australian Physiotherapy Association's professional development courses, in the management of back and neck conditions.
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Warwick James
Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Grad Dip Manip Therapy
Dip. Phys Ed Dip Physio

Special interests:
    • Headache associated disorders
    • Lumbar disc injuries
    • Sporting injuries and patellofemoral knee pains.

Warwick established the clinic in Ringwood in 1977

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Grant Freckleton
Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

M. Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal)
B. Physiotherapy (Honours)

Special interests:
  • Back and neck pain
  • CrossFit and sporting injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • High level core control
  • Bio-mechanical correction in athletes.
  • Anything that hurts really!
Grant is a current member of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Committee and is involved with lecturing and tutoring on the Australian Physiotherapy Association Spinal courses to Post-Graduate students. Additional to his post graduate and undergraduates degrees he has undertaken the following courses - FMS, SFMA, Spinal 1+2, Jeremy Lewis Shoulder course, Lyn watson shoulder course, Advanced wrist management, Sporting hip and groin. His hobbies and interests include: CrossFit, Lifting heavy things and then putting them back down again
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Joshua Farragher
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

M. Physio (Musculoskeletal)
B. Physiotherapy.

Special interests
  • Sports Injury Management
  • Post operative rehabilitation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
Josh is a current PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne researching exercise treatments for people with chronic low back pain. Josh lectures and tutors undergraduate and post-graduate students from the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University. He is also a member of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Committee Hobbies Basketball, football and camping
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Marcus Rawlings
Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

B. Applied Sci (Physio)
Grad Dip Manip Therapy.

Special interests:
  • Neck pain and Headache
  • Low back pain
  • Dry Needling
  • Post Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Sport Injuries
  • Shoulder and Knee pain and injuries
Over the past 30 years Marcus has attended extensive musculoskeletal and sports courses as part of his focus on continuing professional development. His hobbies and interests include: Time with family, Gym, Reading, Gardening, Golf, Fitness
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Matthew Anderson
Physiotherapist

M. Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal)
Doctor Physiotherapy (DPT) Bach Biomed

Special interests
  • Sport injury management with a special interest in basketball and athletics.
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Headache management
  • Tendon dysfunctions
  • Functional rehabilitation classes
  • Physica Active Group Exercise Physiotherapist 
Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (M. Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal) - La Trobe University 2018 Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) - University of Melbourne 2014, Bachelor of Biomedicine (B. Biomedicine) - University of Melbourne 2011. APA Spinal Level 1, APA Spinal Level 2, APA Sports level 1, APA Sports level 2, The Shoulder Theory and Practice, Neurodynamic Solutions Upper Limb, APPI Pilates level 1, The Sporting Hip & Groin, Agility Training. Hobbies and Interests  Keen basketballer who has also participated in tennis, cross country and athletics over the years. Also loves some quiet time to read a good book and relax.
Additional Courses
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Richard Morton
Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist

Doctor Physiotherapy (DPT)
B. Exercise Physiology

Special interests
  • Physica Active Exercise Class Physiotherapist and hydrotherapy
  • Neck, shoulder and low back pain injuries
  • Sporting injury management
  • Rugby injuries
  • Triathlon injuries
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Claire Fitzgerald
Physiotherapist

M. Physiotherapy  Bach Exercise Science

Special interests
  • Physica Active Exercise Physiotherapist and hydrotherapy
  • Neck and low back pain
  • Sporting injury management
  • Tendon Injury management 
Hobbies and Interests 

Keeping active through various activities including pilates, boxing and resistance training. As well as cooking and travelling.

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Samuel Lawrence
Physiotherapist

Doctor Physiotherapy (DPT)
Bach Biomedicine.

Special interests
  • Shoulder related pain and injuries – Rotator cuff pain/tears, pre and post-operative management, and instability dysfunctions especially dislocations
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Neck pain
  • Tendon injuries
  • Running injuries

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Sam is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals in health and life overall. Before moving to Melbourne to pursue a career in Physiotherapy Sam completed his Bachelor of Human Biology in his hometown of Canberra. Prior to joining the Physica team Sam completed the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at the University of Melbourne in 2015. Sam has completed further training in spinal and sports physiotherapy, running related injuries, hip and knee arthritis and clinical pilates. Sam also has developed a keen interest in all shoulder related injuries and has completed a two-year mentorship program under the Melbourne Shoulder Team, as well as assisting in some of their research. Sam has ambitions to specialise as a shoulder physiotherapist with the possibility of undertaking some of his own research in the future. Sam employs an evidenced based approach to physiotherapy, combining the art of hands on therapy with specific exercise prescription to help patients overcome and prepare for all of life’s hurdles. Sam’s other passions are golf, rugby union, snowboarding and exploring the great outdoors whenever possible.
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Cassandra Ganley
Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)
Auckland University of Technology

Special interests
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Rugby Injuries
  • Low backpain- acute and chronic
  • Shoulder injuries and rehabilitation
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Miranda Murphy
Physiotherapist

Bachelor Health Science, Master Physiotherapy Practice, LaTrobe University

Special interests

  • Pregnancy-related musculoskeletal concerns (including pelvic girdle pain, DeQuervains)
  • Pre and post-operative rehabilitation (especially total hip/knee replacement)
  • Management of low back pain
  • Sporting injuries
Miranda is currently completing the Graduate Certificate Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University (expected completion October 2019). She has attended multiple post graduate courses including: Level 1 and 2 spinal, Level 1 sports, level 1 aquatic physiotherapy, Lyn Watson shoulder course, APPI clinical Pilates certification, level 1 sports, NOI explain pain and graded motor imagery. Prior to graduating as a Physiotherapist, she worked as a Personal Trainer and Remedial/Sports Massage Therapist for 10years within private practice and elite sporting organisations. Miranda is passionate about empowering people to gain the most from their rehabilitation through a combination of hands on therapy, education and exercise. Hobbies and interests: horse riding, yoga, going to the ballet and spending time with my family.
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Sarah Yule
Physiotherapist

Bachelor Health Science, Master Physiotherapy Practice, LaTrobe University

Special interests

  • Management of low back pain
  • Sporting injuries
  • Clinical Pilates
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Rachael Bell
Admin Team Leader
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