Felina Adeloju

B.Physio(Hons), APAM

Felina graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2018.  Since graduating, she has completed further studies in Pilates.  She has a keen interest in working with young athletes in both injury prevention and management, and has worked with amateur sporting teams in both volleyball and football.  Taking a holistic approach to treating patients, she implements both manual therapy and exercise prescription to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes.

Outside work, Felina enjoys and plays most sports, in particular tennis and volleyball which she has played from a young age. She is also an avid traveller and has been to many continents including South America, North America, Asia, and Europe – she hopes to get to Africa in the near future.

Nathaniel Martin

B.ExSci, D.Physio, APAM

Nathaniel joined Berwick & Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy in January 2019, fresh from graduating with a Doctor of Physiotherapy from University of Melbourne in 2018.  Prior to this, he graduated with distinction from a Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science at Deakin University in 2015 after moving to Melbourne from his native Hobart in 2013.

Nathaniel has a thirst for finding the newest evidence-based treatment for patients to reach their goals, combining manual techniques for pain relief with structured rehabilitation exercise in order to achieve this. He believes that for patients to achieve the best results, the most critical aspect of successful practice is being able to empower the patient to feel included in and take control of their own rehabilitation.

Due to his sporting background, he has a special interest in lower limb sporting injuries, and especially enjoys the diagnostic challenge and rehabilitation process behind these types of ailments.

Outside of work, Nathaniel has a great passion for both sport and music. He has played football for most of his life both at state league level in Tasmania and suburban level in Melbourne, currently playing at VAFA club Prahran Assumption FC, as well as trying to get to as many live gigs as he can. Always up for a chat about sport, he is an avid follower of AFL, EPL, NFL & NBA, especially the Hawthorn and Liverpool Football Clubs.

Heather Halstead

B.Sc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Following graduation from Leeds Beckett University in the UK, Heather began work in rehabilitation prior to relocating to Australia in August 2018 and ultimately joining our practice.

She has a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, employing many different treatment strategies involving manual therapy, Pilates, exercise programs and education, to enable her patients to manage their own health long term.  

Always one to stay active, Heather has a background in competitive horse riding having competed in trials for the under 16 Great Britain team. She has also competed in UK body building, has completed two half marathons (one in the UK and one in Australia), along with multiple Total Warriors challenges (a 12km obstacle course filled with lots of water and mud)!  She has now taken her hand to Crossfit and looks forward to seeing where this new interest takes her!

Douglas Gross

B.App.Sci (Physio) (Melb), G.Dip.Manipulative Therapy (Latrobe), APAM

Joining in late 2018, Doug brings a wealth of experience to our Pakenham Lakeside practice.  Moving into private practice following graduation from a Physiotherapy degree, and then completing further postgraduate studies in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 1990, Doug’s career has been varied.  He has worked with spinal surgeons in the treatment of chronic back conditions, he has also enjoyed a focus on working with elite athletes, having treated international level triathletes, equestrians (and their horses), baseballers and martial arts athletes.  He has a major interest in Dance Physio – he has completed levels 1, 2 and 3 studies in this area – and has assisted all levels of dancers from local schools to international performers and company members with their injury and rehabilitation needs.

Not content to simply treat, he is a keen dancer and martial arts enthusiast, and is still completing 5th degree Taekwondo.

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.

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.