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.

Provider #5066164B (Berwick Physiotherapy) /5066165L (Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy)

Yixiang Chen

BPty, MHPrac in MSK Physio, APAM, NZRP

Chen graduated from University of Otago in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2006. He spent the following 10 years working and managing a busy private physiotherapy clinic. Chen has extensive experience in treating elite level sports clubs: Rugby union, Rugby League, Soccer, as well as golf and squash.

Chen has special interest in managing various types of musculoskeletal and sports related injuries. He has completed McKenzie therapy, Mulligan techniques, manipulative manual therapy, western acupuncture, and dry needling to enhance his hands-on techniques. In 2014, Chen completed the Master of Clinical Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, allowing him to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions more accurately and efficiently. He has also involved in supervising and teaching undergraduate physiotherapy students for many years.

Chen is experienced in manual therapy, exercises prescription, dry needling, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation, clinical pilates, managing your pains and aches throughout the body.

Chen relocated with his family to Melbourne in 2016. He loves spending time with his family to explore this world’s most liveable city and the rest of Australia. He is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese.

Provider #5190817F (Berwick Physiotherapy) / ABN #55396703679

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.

Provider #5585991T (Berwick Physiotherapy) /5585992B (Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy)

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.

Provider #5614541X (Berwick Physiotherapy) /5614542H (Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy)

Matthew Venn

B.ExSci, M.Physio, APAM

Matthew joined the team at Berwick & Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy in 2020. He graduated from LaTrobe University with a Masters of Physiotherapy practice in 2019. Prior to this, he graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science, which was also completed at LaTrobe University.

Matthew is very interested in the diagnosis and management of acute musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. Aside from this, he is interested in the management of spinal conditions, as well as managing patients pre and post orthopaedic procedures such as ACL reconstruction and knee/hip joint replacement.  Matthew strives to utilise his strengths in exercise prescription combined with manual ‘hands on’ therapy such as soft tissue massage and mobilisations to provide the best care he can.

Outside of work, Matthew has a big passion for sport and fitness. You will often find him out on the golf course working on his handicap or down at his local gym.  He is also an avid snowboarder, so come the winter months, he loves heading up to Falls creek for snow trips with friends.

Provider #5808291H(Berwick Physiotherapy) /5808292W (Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy)

Adele Danastasio

B.ExSci, D.Physio, APAM

Adele joined Berwick & Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy in January 2020 after completing her Doctor of Physiotherapy with distinction at the University of Melbourne. Prior to this, she graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University, majoring in Exercise Physiology.

Adele has a special interest in sporting injuries which stems from her background playing competitive netball from a young age and working with amateur football and netball clubs as a trainer.  she enjoys the challenge of creating individualised rehabilitation programs for players of all sporting levels with the aim of getting them back to their highest level of function.  Throughout her studies, Adele developed a passion for exercise rehabilitation to manage various conditions, as she believes it can help to empower patients to self-manage their condition in the long-term and prevent subsequent injuries.  In addition, Adele enjoys treating both spinal dysfunction and post-operative patients. She uses a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription to assist her patients to achieve their goals.

Outside of work, Adele enjoys staying active by going to the gym and playing netball, following sports such as AFL, netball and tennis, trying new cuisines and travelling the world.

Provider #5795671W (Berwick Physiotherapy) /5795672F (Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy)

Georde Vuillermin

B.Physio Advanced – Research (Hons), APAM

Georde is one of our newest additions to the practice.  She completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Monash University, and graduated with Advanced Research Honors for her research in lower back pain and occupational movements amongst health professionals.  Researching and treating injuries of the back remains a keen area of interest for Georde, and she has completed further studies to develop her skills in the assessment and treatment of neck disorders.

She enjoys diagnosing and managing sporting injuries, having worked with football clubs in the Yarra Valley and enjoying a keen interest in both playing and watching basketball.  Georde is passionate about achieving life-long results for her patient.  She uses a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription, and strives towards helping her clients to achieve their personal goals.

In her spare time, you’ll find Georde on the basketball court, at a music festival or outdoors on an adventure.  She loves to travel and find new local places to explore.

Provider #5665512L (Berwick Physiotherapy) /5665513A (Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy)

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.

Provider #0835713H (Berwick Physiotherapy) /0835714W (Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy) / ABN #78446688116

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.

Provider #5514431L (Berwick Physiotherapy) /5514432A (Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy) / ABN #28220559926