ADRIANNA CANN

PHYSIOTHERAPIST AND PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Adrianna has worked in private practice since graduating from La Trobe University in 2010, and completed her post-graduate studies in Sports Physiotherapy in 2018. She has a special interest in sporting injuries, in particular basketball and netball. She enjoys using Pilates for the rehabilitation of sporting injuries as well as for correcting biomechanical problems, and helping to improve mobility and strength in all age groups.

Adrianna is the current physiotherapist for the Australian Women's Ice Hockey team. She completed pre and post season screening for the Western Jets TAC Cup Squad and provided prehabilitative and rehabilitative exercise programs for these players.

Away from work, Adrianna continues to fulfill her love for basketball playing with the Waverly Falcons Big V State Championship team.


AIDAN RICH

APA SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Aidan is an APA Sports Physiotherapist with over 13 years' experience working with sports medicine conditions.

His interests lie in sports medicine, particularly those involving groin, hip and tendon pathologies. Aidan has experience across a variety of sports, particularly athletics, basketball and Australian Rules football.

Aidan is returning to university in 2018 to undertake research into tendon injuries, and provides education sessions for physiotherapists within the Lifecare network and also the Australian Physiotherapy Association.


DANIEL ABRAMS

APA SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST

A results-driven journal-published APA-titled Sports Physiotherapist with three decades of experience in sports, musculoskeletal, remedial and rehabilitation areas across hospitals and sports medicine clinics, including 28 years experience at Lifecare Sports Medicine and 20 years experience as a Clinical Panel Physiotherapist at the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

Has undertaken physiotherapist roles at The Prince of Wales Hospital (Sydney), Epworth Hospital (Melbourne) and the Australian Institute of Sport (Canberra) and completed a three-year senior tutor role in anatomy at the University of Melbourne.

Specialist in acute back and neck pain, lower limb biomechanics and lumbo-pelvic injuries and sports injuries, including treatment plans for runners, football players, swimmers, gymnasts and dancers.

Experienced in national injury research programs. In 2010, collaborated on a federally-funded musician’s injury study with every symphony orchestra in Australia, focusing on neck, back and upper limb. Responsible for one-on-one musician assessments for five orchestras: the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Opera Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Detailed and thorough. Collaborative, caring and engaging style, with proven ability to deliver results. Sound clinical reasoning and experience working autonomously. Positive attitude and a passion for assisting people.


KELLY LAING

PHYSIOTHERAPIST AND PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Kelly is a McKenzie Credentialed Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor, with over 13 years' experience. Kelly has a particular interest in the treatment of neck and low back pain and places a strong emphasis on self-management exercises and posture correction in her treatment. Kelly also takes a number of exercise and Pilates classes to assist her clients in the prevention of injury recurrences.


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GRACE THEK

PHYSIOTHERAPIST AND PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Grace graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy, following her undergraduate studies where she completed a Bachelor of Science. Grace has experience working with amateur AFL players, as well as State-level junior soccer players. As an athlete herself, she has a strong interest in sporting injuries, particularly running-related.

Grace loves working with people from all walks of life, from elite athletes to weekend warriors and everyone in between. She adopts an evidence-based approach to her assessment and treatment. She uses a combination of hands-on therapy, pilates & exercise prescription, and other treatment tools to help her clients return to what they love doing, whether it be on the sporting fields or in the garden!

Grace has recently become a professional triathlete. Outside of work, she spends most of her time training for triathlons. She also enjoys baking, playing with her two dogs, and hunting for the best donuts in Melbourne!


NICOLE SCHNELLER

SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST AND PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Nicole commenced work at LifeCare Ashburton Sports Medicine in 2001. She has been affiliated with the clinic since 2000, and also continues to work at LifeCare Prahran Sports Medicine. Nicole has completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at Melbourne University in 2007. Nicole has completed specialised training in Clinical Pilates and has also worked at one of the major centres of Clinical Pilates education for 4 years.

Nicole is currently on maternity leave


 
 

BONNIE KERR

PHYSIOTHERAPIST AND PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Bonnie completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University. She has spent time working with local AFL and Athletics teams.

Bonnie is a qualified Clinical Pilates instructor having completed Level 1 DMA Clinical Pilates. She has also completed additional training to practice dry needling.  Bonnie is actively involved with the Australian Physiotherapy Association being a representative on the Victorian Branch Council 2016/17. This role includes organising professional development for other physiotherapists.

Bonnie plays in both an amateur AFL and touch football team and is a member of Wesley gymnastics club. She is an enthusiastic skier/snowboarder and well as enjoys running and swimming.

Bonnie grew up in regional NSW before relocating to Melbourne to further her physiotherapy career. She has travelled extensively throughout the last few years including coordinating a physiotherapy volunteer program in Nepal and Cambodia.


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Kara Giannone

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Kara graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice. Kara has a keen interest in sports physiotherapy having worked with University Blues Football Club in the Premier VAFA league for over five years. Due to her personal running background, she also enjoys working closely with runners ensuring they stay injury free and doing what they love - running! Kara has also assisted in research work within LaTrobe Universty 's Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. 

Kara is a qualified DMA Pilates Instructor and has also completed further training in Dry Needling and Sports Physiotherapy. She is also actively involved in the Australian Physiotherapy Assosciation having been a member of the Victorian Committee 2016/2017. 

Kara is a keen athlete enjoying running, netball, tennis, AFL and water sports. She has also been fortunate to have traveled overseas extensively, most notably coordinating physiotherapy volunteer programs in Nepal and Cambodia.


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Nic Sclavos

Physiotherapist

Nic graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). He began his physiotherapy career in Brisbane, gaining valuable experience in the management of all musculoskeletal injuries and developing a passion for holistic patient care.

 

Nic enjoys the management of all sporting injuries, particularly injury prevention in the athletic population. He has previously worked extensively with Football Queensland, overseeing the care of their Men’s and Women’s development programs, as well as professional experience with the Brisbane Roar Football Club.