Frank Andrews

B App Sci (Physio), M Musc Physio, APAM, MMPAA |

Frank completed his physiotherapy degree in 1985 and worked at the Warrnambool Base Hospital for one year. He commenced work in private practice in 1987, working in Dandenong from 1987-91. During this time, Frank undertook further study, completing the Musculoskeletal Diploma in 1990. He joined the Berwick practice in 1990, and became a partner at Berwick Physiotherapy in 1992.

Frank takes particular interest in the management of headaches and neck pain. His skill in managing complex cervical pain was reinforced by completion of his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2000, specifically headaches of cervical spine origin. Frank also works extensively in the management of knee pain, particularly knee rehabilitation post knee surgery.

Frank works at both the Berwick and Lakeside practices. He is a keen golfer, and as a result of this has developed an interest in the management of golfing injuries. He is an Essendon supporter and looks forward to the team performing well this season.

Ross de Valle

B.App.Sc.(Physio), Grad. Dip. Manip. Physio., APAM, MMPAA |

Ross joined Berwick Physiotherapy in 1999 and has over 19 years’ experience as a Physiotherapist. He graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy in 1994. Ross’ breadth of experience spans settings including The Gippsland Base Hospital, the National Health Service in the UK, and a number of private practices in Melbourne.

Ross completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 1998 with a special interest in lower back pain which continues to be a focus of his clinical practice. He is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association having served on the Musculoskeletal Committee in the port folio of Continuing Education.

Ross has extensive experience in Track and Field Athletics having competed at State level in both 400 metres and 400 meters hurdles. He has a particular interest in running-related injuries and has worked with local and elite level sporting clubs including the Victorian Junior Softball Team.

Ross has also undertaken further post graduate training in Pilates, headache management and dry needling. He aspires to provide a high level of evidence-based physiotherapy service. Ross has strong relationships with local doctors and surgeons and places a high priority in the value of communication between Health Practitioners.

Away from work, Ross enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 young children. He enjoys most sports and in particular continues to run socially, pursue his golf handicap and is a member of the ‘Berwick Physiotherapy Blokes’ triathalon team.

David Coulson

B.Physio, M.Musc. Physio, APAM, MMPAA |

David completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1999 from La Trobe University. After gaining further experience in Australia and the UK, David started working at Berwick Physiotherapy in 2003. He completed his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the end of 2005 and became a partner in the business in 2006.

David has a particular interest in treating spinal dysfunction and pain with a strong bias on improving functional strength and optimal biomechanics. He also enjoys the assessment and treatment of sporting injuries and has a good relationship with the local football and netball community. He has an intricate knowledge and understanding in the treatment of shoulder injuries such as that seen in throwing sports like baseball and cricket, with himself representing Victoria in baseball and touring the United States on two occasions.

He enjoys treating all kinds of injuries.  His day to day client list can have a lot of variation where he manages a diverse case load.  In any given day he can be managing injuries sustained on the football field, in the garden, at work, riding a horse, Irish dancing or even as a mixed martial artist athlete.

David is closely involved with local orthopaedic surgeons in assisting with patient care both pre and post hip and knee joint replacement and arthroscopic and reconstruction surgery. He is involved with the rehabilitation of surgical procedures with specifically designed gym-based strength and function programs for this group of patients.

David has a passion for helping his patients achieve the best possible outcomes and tries to empower each person with the ability to manage and prevent further issues from developing in the future.

In his spare time David enjoys being involved with his kid’s local footy, basketball and netball teams.

Adam Joyce

B.Physio, M.Musc. Physio, APAM, MMPAA |

Adam has been at Berwick Physiotherapy since 2007, and now works between the Berwick and Lakeside practices. Adam became a Partner in the clinics in 2011.  Having graduated 10 years ago, Adam brings a broad range of diagnostic and clinical experience to the practice. Adam has worked in numerous settings in addition to Private Practice, including Public Hospitals and the Australian Defence Force.

Holding a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Adam is able to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and some caring guidance on how to go about managing your aches and pains. Adam has a strong bias towards manual therapy, including mobilisation and manipulative techniques, which is complemented by his tailored exercise programs.

Adam has a particular interest in treatment of the wrist and hand. He has worked closely with a number of hand surgeons and continues to provide specialised care for a number of arthritic, traumatic and post-operative conditions.

In addition to his Masters degree, Adam has also done further study in the areas of dry needling, manipulation of the spine, shoulder injuries and complex spinal pain. He is also experienced in teaching graduate physiotherapists through the APA Spinal courses. His interest in strength training is reflected in his exercise prescription and approach to rehabilitation.

Scott Wagstaff

B.App.Sc.(Physio), Grad. Dip. Manip. Physio., APAM, MMPAA |

Scott graduated from the Lincoln Institute (Latrobe University) with a Bachelor of Applied Science Physiotherapy in 1981 and completed his Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy at Lincoln in 1984.

Since graduating, Scott has had extensive clinical experience in both the public and private systems. He joined Berwick Physiotherapy as a partner in 1988 and has seen the clinic and community grow since then. Scott consults at both the Berwick and Pakenham clinics. Scott brings a wealth of sporting experience, having held physiotherapy positions at the St Kilda Football Club in the AFL and the Victorian Cricket Association. The experience gained has enabled him to provide excellent diagnosis and hands on clinical skills to get you back on the field sooner.

Currently Scott also consults at the St John of God Hospital in Berwick with Specialist Foot and Ankle and Shoulder Surgeons. He has developed considerable expertise in the rehabilitation treatment and diagnosis in the above areas, especially in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery.

Scott enjoys working in a big group practice with varying expertise and with over 25 years treating the local community, Scott is one of the most recognisable faces at Berwick Physiotherapy. He believes that working with a large, dynamic group keeps him up to date with the latest information and skills which facilitate an excellent outcome to his patients.

Doris Zikas

B. Physio, Post Grad Dip Musc. Physio , Post Grad Dip Manip. Physio, APAM, MMPAA |

Doris commenced at Berwick Physiotherapy in 1998. Having graduated from La Trobe University in 1989, completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree, Doris commenced her career in the hospital setting spending seven years at The Austin Hospital and gaining experience in acute injury management and rehabilitation. In 1995, Doris further enhanced her physiotherapy credentials with the completion of a Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and in 1998, a Post Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy.

Doris’ experience is extensive; she effectively diagnoses and manages complex musculoskeletal injuries. She has an interest in managing both spinal and sporting injuries. Doris has undertaken Pilates training to assist with rehabilitating patients with spinal injuries.

Like so many of us, Doris balances her dedication to her work with the demands of an active young family, which includes involvement in team sports. Through sporting club associations and exposure to ever-present injuries, Doris has a keen interest in managing and preventing sporting injuries in children.

Chris Latimer

BSc, MSc (Distinction), BPhty (Distinction), APAM |

Chris completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy (with Distinction) from the University of Otago in 2008. Prior to joining the Berwick/Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy team in 2011, Chris worked in private practice in New Zealand specialising in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy.

Prior to completing his Physiotherapy degree, he had spent 4 years teaching academic English and studying Martial Arts in South Korea and a further year travelling. Chris also holds both a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Anatomy and has taught Anatomy to a wide range of undergraduate health science students. He was also actively involved in research resulting in the publication of papers in both Anatomy and Physiotherapy which have been presented at conferences internationally.

Chris has a particular interest in acute musculoskeletal/sports injuries, especially those involving the spine or lower limbs and puts a large emphasis on manual therapy, muscle balance and biomechanical assessment. His anatomy and academic background gives him a unique ability to accurately assess, diagnose and treat your symptoms. Chris has a particular passion for providing patients with strategies focusing on injury prevention and self management.

Chris has attended multiple post-graduate courses in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (including manipulation/manual therapy, dry needling and pilates) and is a keen sportsman having represented his province in soccer and he also holds black belts and has instructed in both Taekwondo and Hapkido. Recently Chris has become an avid golfer and we hope to see him on the PGA tour soon.

Chris is currently involved in taking hydrotherapy classes for Berwick Physiotherapy.

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.

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.

 

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.