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 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) / ABN#23054406316

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 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) / ABN#23054406316

Ivan (Yat Fai) Lam

B.HlthSc, M.Phty, APAM

Ivan graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice from La Trobe University in 2017.  Since graduation, and undertaking further studies, he has gained experience in private practice as well as acute, outpatient and rehabilitative physiotherapy focussed on musculoskeletal, cardiac and neurological problems.

He focuses on hands-on therapeutic techniques, complemented by exercise rehabilitation.  Able to treat the full range of sports and spinal injuries, he also has a special interest in treating shoulder, cervical and low back pain, sports injuries.

Ivan is a firm believer of good quality of life in health and wellness. He is passionate about utilising his skills in physiotherapy and exercise rehabilitation to help his clients to reach their full-potential and return to the activities that they enjoy.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and badminton and going to the gym with friends and family.

Ivan is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Provider #5482359H (Berwick Physiotherapy) / ABN#72853923943

Jessica Carter

B.Physio (Hons), APAM

Jessica joined our practice in 2020 after completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Monash University in 2018. Prior to joining the team, she worked in private rehabilitation helping patients recovery from orthopaedic surgeries as well as the management of neurological and cardiorespiratory conditions.

Jessica played competitive netball from a young age and is also involved with the Western Bulldogs AFLW team so has a keen interest in athletes and sporting injuries. Jessica also works at Casey ARC in group fitness so understands the importance of fine-tuning exercise technique and assisting people to accomplish their physical goals.  Through individualised treatment programs utilising both manual techniques and exercise rehabilitation, Jessica believes in helping people achieve their highest level of function and encourages self-management over the long-term.

Outside work, Jessica can be found in the gym or walking her dog Milo. She loves AFL and is always happy to have a chat about her beloved Hawks. She would appreciate your recommendations about hidden outdoor gems to explore with Milo.

Provider #5926271H (Berwick Physiotherapy) / ABN#23054406316

Kritika (Kia) Iyer

B.P.Th (M.U.H.S. India), APAM

Kia completed a Bachelor Physiotherapy in India in 2010, before relocating to Singapore initially and then finally settling in Australia in 2015.   Prior to joining our practice, Kia gained experience providing pain management and mobility training to residents in the aged care sector, and also in private practice where she enjoyed treating various musculoskeletal conditions, and worked with a large NDIS caseload.  With a passion for pain science, her other special interests include the management and treatment of spinal conditions, cervicogenic headaches, women’s health and chronic pain syndromes.  She firmly believes in a biopsychosocial approach to chronic pain and mental health and in combining manual therapy with exercise science, while educating clients about their presentation to help them work towards their short and long term goals. 

Outside work, Kia is a huge fan of supernatural and sci-fi pop culture.  She also loves spending time with her family and pets, reading, taking long nature walks and meditating. 

Kia is fluent in Hindi and Tamil, and also has experience with Marathi, Gujrati, Malayalam and Punjabi.  She is available for consultation at our Clyde North Physiotherapy clinic.

Provider #5199506B (Berwick Physiotherapy) / #5199507L (Clyde North Physiotherapy) / ABN#23054406316

Michael Iudica

BBiomedSc (Hons), DPhysio

Michael joined the Berwick Physiotherapy team in early 2022 after graduating from the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program with distinction.  Prior to this, he completed his Bachelor of Biomedical Science with Honours in Physiology from Monash University.

Michael has a keen interest in the assessment and management of both sporting-related and spinal injuries.  He adopts the latest in evidence-based practice to offer individualised care to his patients, combining a ‘hands-on’ approach to treatment with tailored exercise prescription to help a patient reach their goals.  Ultimately, Michael aims to provide patients with the necessary tools for self-management to help manage their conditions in the long-term. 

From a young age, he has participated in a variety of sports, including basketball, football and karate.  Outside work, Michael enjoys playing basketball with his friends, exploring the various cuisines and dining experiences within Melbourne, spending time with his family and friends, and supporting the forever struggling Carlton Football Club.

Provider #6168341B (Berwick Physiotherapy) / ABN#23054406316

Bernard Diya

BPhysio, BSc, APAM

Bernard graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2021.  He also completed his Bachelor of Science (major in Neuroscience) at the University of Melbourne in 2018.  Bernard embraces the challenge of diagnosis and management of both acute musculoskeletal injuries, and persistent pain.  In addition, he has a keen interest in managing patients with neurological conditions.  Bernard believes in a collaborative approach to goal setting with his patients to achieve optimal outcomes.  In addition to manual therapy and evidence-based exercise prescription, patient education is a mainstay in Bernard’s treatment.

When not in the clinic, Bernard can be found both working out at the gym and equally working out how to improve his golf swing. Bernard is also passionate about all things sport-related, namely soccer and basketball. He is available for consultation at both Berwick and Clyde North clinics.

Provider #6216101W (Berwick Physiotherapy) / #6216102F (Clyde North) / ABN#23054406316

Carter Bilbrough

BENS, BPhysio (IIa Hons), APAM |

After growing up in rural QLD, Carter moved to Brisbane for university where he graduated with a BPhys (Class IIa Hons) from UQ in Brisbane at the end of 2022, having completed a BENS degree in 2018.  This gave Carter a great insight into other health fields and developed his skills to be able to deliver a holistic care combining ‘hands on’ techniques, self-management and exercise strategies as well as broader lifestyle changes and habits where necessary.

Carter enjoys working with patients in all aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy with an interest in low-back pain and neck pain patients, to be a part of their rehab journey but also to observe how their pain improvements have carried over into their everyday life from a first-hand perspective. Carter works with all age groups but has a keen interest in working with the teen-young adult age group. Carter employs the most recent evidence-based approaches to ensure each patient gets a uniquely tailored treatment approach that best suits their individual needs.

Outside of his physiotherapy career, Carter loves most sports, having played cricket all his life, and dabbled on the AFL field from time to time. Growing up in a rural community in QLD, he is definitely a country boy at heart who loves the outdoor lifestyle.  He enjoys the simple things in life – good food, good wine and good company – and is an avid amateur whisky enthusiast who is always open to recommendations. He’ll happily chat to anyone about anything sport related, especially if it involves the dominance of his mighty Brisbane Lions.

Carter is available for consultation at both Berwick and Pakenham Lakeside clinics.

Provider #6438991J (Berwick Physiotherapy) / #6438993H (Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy) / ABN#23054406316

Abby Breen

B.Physio (Hons), APAM

Abby joined the Berwick Physiotherapy team in 2022 after completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from Monash University.  Having spent much of her younger years participating in competitive dancing and cheerleading, and being surrounded by injury (and physiotherapists!), it was only natural that she developed a deep interest in the body and its functions, aware that one day she would work within the healthcare industry helping others live a more pain free and fulfilling life.

Abby is very invested in the diagnosis and management of sporting and musculoskeletal injuries including those of an acute nature or in the pre- and post-operative population. She believes in working collaboratively with her patients to guide them through a rehabilitation journey that is individualised to their needs, goals and abilities, and strongly encourages her patients to seek more than a ‘band aid solution’ but instead look further and work towards a long-term solution. Abby’s rehabilitation approach involves a combination of hands-on therapy to reduce patients symptoms, in combination with education regarding appropriate activity modification and self-management alongside exercise prescription utilising both pilates and strength-based training. When out of clinic, Abby enjoys keeping active through a combination of running, strength training and Pilates, and spends her summers at the river, soaking up as much sun as possible, spending her days swimming and water skiing. Abby is available for consultation at our Berwick and Pakenham Lakeside clinics.

Provider #6458981A (Berwick Physiotherapy); #6458981A (Pakenham Lakeside Physiotherapy) / ABN#23054406316

Joshua Hua

B.Physio (Hons), APAM

Joshua graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) degree in 2022.

Through his experiences in the private setting, Joshua enjoys assisting people with all types of conditions, especially those requiring post-operative management and physiotherapy for upper limb conditions. He also hopes to further develop his skills in occupational rehabilitation to better understand common workplace injuries and requirements of physiotherapy in relation to returning back to the various demands that an occupation may require.

Understanding the importance of patient-centred care, Joshua employs the latest evidence to inform his manual therapy techniques and exercise rehabilitation in order to achieve the best outcomes and empower his patients to return to enjoying the things that make them happy. As part of this, he enjoys exploring multiple forms of physical rehabilitation whether this range from simple home exercises, Pilates-based movements, rehabilitative weightlifting or even developing programs to complete in the pool to maximise outcomes.

In his spare time,  Josh enjoys travelling, exploring Melbourne’s food and music scene, hiking, social badminton and recreational exercise at the gym.

Josh is available for consultation at our Berwick and Clyde North clinics.

Provider #6440991L(Berwick Physiotherapy); #66440992A (Clyde North Physiotherapy) / ABN#23054406316