Adrian Matotek

Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM, AES, AEP)

Adrian is the newest member to join our Berwick Physiotherapy and Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy team.  He has experience in running cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs within a community setting, using exercise as a means of recovery for those with chronic pain, working with elderly populations to reduce likelihood of falls and assisting elite athletes return to sport and prevent injury.

A strong believer of ‘exercise is medicine’ and having a particular interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, return to work/sport programs, and chronic pain and diabetes management, Adrian is available for group and individuals appointments, all which aim to improve function levels and pain, the ability to complete daily living activities and overall quality of life.

Outside work, he has a keen interest in sport, health and fitness, having played basketball, football, and taking part in athletics and kickboxing during his earlier years.  More recently, he is unlikely to pass up the opportunity to indulge in his latest sporting interests, ie jet skiing, surfing, snowboarding and mountain biking.

Joanna Barry

B.Sc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Joanna, who is originally from County Kerry in Ireland, Graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2012. After graduating she relocated to the sunny South West of England where she spent a number of years working for the UK National Health Service.  She gained experience in many different departments including musculoskeletal and respiratory physiotherapy and stroke rehabilitation. Joanna decided the South West of England wasn’t quite sunny enough and relocated to Melbourne in late 2016. Since arriving in Australia Joanna has continued to diversify her professional profile working in the public and private hospital sector before joining the team at Berwick in early 2018.

Always looking for opportunities to expand her skill set, Joanna has completed a number of courses such as training in Pilates which she incorporates into treatment wherever possible. She tries to employ a holistic approach and appreciates the link between the body and mind. Having attended a number of courses in both mindfulness and meditation she is a big believer that these techniques can have a positive impact on both mental and physical wellbeing, especially for people who suffer from chronic conditions and long term pain.

Outside of work Joanna is passionate about keeping fit and active and enjoys most sports. Since moving to Australia she has become a big AFL fan due to its similarities with Gaelic football.  She is happiest when in the great outdoors, running, cycling, swimming or hiking. She has completed numerous half marathons in the UK, Ireland and Australia.  A few years ago she decided to try her hand at triathlons and completed her first half Iron man in 2014 in Ireland.

Joanna strives to bring her passion for a healthy and active body and mind to her treatment sessions. She doesn’t believe in a one size fits all approach and uses a mixture of hands-on manual therapy, advice, education and exercise to help empower patients to achieve their goals and live their best and happiest lives.

Shane Pritchard

B.Physio, PhD Candidate, APAM|

Shane is a physiotherapist interested in musculoskeletal problems, persistent and complex pain, and health professional education and training. Shane joined Berwick Physiotherapy in 2015 and currently practices part-time at the Berwick clinic.

Shane is passionate about physiotherapy’s role in supporting people from all walks of life to better manage pain and restore movement in day-day life activities, including work, chores, recreational sport, or other hobbies to name but a few!

Upon graduating from Monash University in 2013, Shane worked at the Alice Springs Hospital, providing and developing culturally appropriate physiotherapy services with the challenges of limited resources and geographic isolation.  Shane returned to Melbourne in 2015 and has since completed postgraduate training in areas of chronic pain, shoulder injuries, spinal dysfunction, and clinical pilates.

In addition to clinical practice, Shane also holds the position of Teaching Associate in Physiotherapy at Monash University, teaching into the 1st year (musculoskeletal case-based learning), and 3rd and 4th years (supporting students on clinical placement) of the program. He is also currently completing a PhD through Monash University researching the development and evaluation of new teaching and learning activities for physiotherapy students.  Shane’s keen interest in, and understanding of, healthcare research methods means Shane is always on the hunt for the most up-to-date evidence to inform his physiotherapy practice.

Away from the hospital and his desk, Shane enjoys getting outdoors, especially going camping and 4-wheel-driving in his beloved LandCruiser.  Shane also enjoys playing golf and participating in local recreational cycling and running events.

 

Amira Relva

Adv.Dip.Myotherapy, Dip.RM |

Amira is a qualified Myotherapist and Remedial Massage Therapist. She commenced her career as a Swedish Massage Therapist in 2006. She then went on to study Remedial Massage in 2007, followed by Myotherapy in 2009 at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. before joining our practice earlier this year.

Amira uses dry needling, cupping, massage and trigger point therapy to assist with muscular pain caused by incorrect posture, sports injuries, arthritis, pregnancy, emotional stress and prolonged sitting/standing. She is available at both our Berwick and Pakenham Lakeside practices for either 30 minute or 60 minute consultations.

Away from the clinic, Amira enjoys spending her spare time with her children and husband. She also enjoys keeping fit through Pilates and Yoga.

Katrina Huynh

D.P.T (Hons), APAM, BBiomedS |

Katrina graduated at the top of her class (dux) from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy in 2015. Prior to this, Katrina has also completed her Bachelor of Biomedical Science in 2012 and again graduated at the top of her class (dux) from Monash University.

Katrina utilises a holistic approach to helping patients overcome their pain. She employs a scientific approach and also listens to all patient concerns to provide her patients the best care. She is able to treat a multitude of commonly presenting and more complex musculoskeletal conditions involving spinal and peripheral regions. She employs a ‘hands on’ approach involving manual therapy (massage, mobilisation, manipulation, trigger point therapy) and dry needling as well as education, exercise prescription and clinical Pilates to achieve positive long term outcomes.

Outside of work, Katrina enjoys going for regular runs and completing the 1000 steps Kokoda walk at the Dandenong Ranges. She also loves doing Pilates and going to the gym to keep fit. She also loves travelling the world and has been to many countries such as the United States, South America and Asia.

Katrina is multilingual and is able to speak fluent Cantonese and Vietnamese.

Terry Boyd

B.App.Sci.(Physio), F.A.S.M.F

Terry graduated from Lincoln Institute (La Trobe University) in 1986 and promptly departed for Europe where he began working with the Performing Arts, looking after dancers, musicians and singers. Returning to Australia, in more than thirty years as a Sports Physiotherapist, Terry has continued to work with a vast array of athletes, dancers and musicians. He has been a consultant at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra and been appointed to the medical teams of many national and international sporting events including Olympic and Commonwealth Games and Netball World Championships.

In recognition of his service, Terry was made a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation in 2005. He has served numerous terms on both the Victorian and National Boards of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), Australia’s national umbrella body for sports medicine and sports science.

Outside Physiotherapy, Terry is a CFA Volunteer Firefighter and Aircraft Officer, and enjoys a large number of outdoor activities, including landscape photography, cycling, rock climbing, skiing and bushwalking. He and his wife Jo live in the Dandenong Ranges and have three adult children.

 

Sejin An

B.Physio, Pg Dip Msk Physio, APAM, MMPA |

Sejin graduated from University of Otago (NZ) in 2006 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He started his career working in private practice in Auckland with strong focus on manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation. He moved to Melbourne in 2010 and continued working in private practices before joining the team at Berwick Physio in 2016. Sejin is committed to continuing further training and professional development and has over the years completed the Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Series (2008), Post-graduate certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (2009) and Post-graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (2016).  His next plan is to get into research at Latrobe University in the near future.

Sejin has a particular interest in treatment of spinal injuries but is also confident and competent in treating variety of sports and musculoskeletal injuries. He uses ranges of hands on manual therapy techniques but also believes in importance of exercise based rehabilitation programs for treatment of various conditions.

Sejin enjoys spending his spare time playing badminton or going to the gym but often he will be busy around the home or out in the garden.

 

Candice Newton

 

B.Health Science (Myotherapy) |

Candice graduated from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in 2007 with a Bachelor of Myotherapy.  She then worked in rural Victoria at West Wimmera Health Service for a year gaining public hospital experience, which included care for post knee and hip replacement procedures, and treating the elderly, prior to commencing work in private practice in Western Victoria and Hawthorn with various travelling stints in the meantime. She has enjoyed working with the team at Berwick Physiotherapy since 2014 and treats all kind of musculoskeletal problems including, but not limited to; headaches, shoulder dysfunction, lower back pain, bursitis, tennis and golfers elbow.

Aside from loving her work, Candice also enjoys hiking, swimming, travelling the world and visiting friends and family in country Victoria.

 

Laura Canning

B.Health Sciences, D.Physio, APAM |

Laura completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences in 2008, majoring in Exercise Science and Nutrition. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne (graduating in 2013).  These studies have provided Laura with a strong evidence-based approach to diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions. During her studies, Laura has gained valuable experience in a wide variety of healthcare settings, including orthopaedics, neurology, paediatrics and chronic disease.

Laura also works with the Beaconsfield Senior Football Club, and has a keen interest in musculoskeletal/sports-related injuries and rehabilitation. Having also previously worked as a gym instructor, Laura has a strong focus on exercise prescription and combines this with her love of Pilates to achieve optimal patient outcomes and return to function.

Lauryn Brockwell

BHSc. Clin Myo and Dip R.M |

Lauryn is a qualified Myotherapist and Remedial Massage Therapist. She has been with Berwick Physiotherapy since 2010. Lauryn started off practicing as a remedial massage therapist in 2006, then graduated from the Southern School of Natural Therapies after completing a Bachelor of Health Science – Myotherapy in 2010.

Common conditions that Lauryn can provide management for include neck, shoulder and back pain, headaches and migraines, and she has a keen interest in the management of chronic pain and pre or post natal conditions. Lauryn enjoys working in conjunction with the physiotherapists, to provide patients with the best care and to help achieve optimum results, and she is available at both Berwick Physiotherapy and Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy for either 30 minute or 60 minute consultations.