We are a small, close-knit team at The Joint Physiotherapy and we are always open to growing and enhancing our team.
If you or someone you know might be interested in becoming a valued physio or receptionist at The Joint, please reach out.
New front of house reception position up for grabs. Looking for a multi-tasker with good communication who enjoys being organised, busy and having fun whilst at work.
Throughout my undergrad at Monash, I worked at The Joint as a casual receptionist, which gave me the opportunity to do a few shadow shifts with Adam & Bernie.
In 4th year, I was strongly considering accepting a job at Royal Melbourne but….. the fun, community focussed, collaborative, open work space that The Joint provides won me over (and potentially a little sway from dad).
In 2019 I took over as Practice Manager which opened my eyes to the world of Allied Health Practice Management Consulting, which I am only beginning to dabble in.
Most of my treating hours are spent running GLA:D & Clinical Pilates classes mixed in with hands on private patients.
My physio career began with Honours in Sport & Exercise Science and working as a PT. Frustrated at not being able to answer my client’s fitness questions on a deeper level, and after suffering 2 knee recos myself, I moved up to the Gold Coast to study a Doctorate of Physiotherapy.
After 18months working in a rehab hospital, I started at The Joint Physiotherapy in 2010 and have not stopped learning and developing my knowledge and skills ever since. As I moved through from a mature new-grad to a senior Physio, I gained more confidence, developed a strong following and moved from Physio to a Business Owner. I have managed to balance working with elite athletes, treating our incredible community, developing The Joint Physio team and raising a young family and look forward to helping others along a similar journey.
A neck injury in my late teens. I spiked my interest in physio; I liked the idea of science and people. Despite this, my Dad talked me out of it and suggested a science degree would give me more options.
He was wrong…so after completing a degree in biochemistry I started Physio at Lincoln Institute. My first job was as an annual leave reliever at the Alfred. I also worked the twilight shift at St.Vincents hospital and volunteered at Melbourne Football Club.
Second year out managed to get a job at Malvern Sports Medicine where I went on to become a partner and head Physio at Prahran Sports Med. I was also employed as an assistant physiotherapy at MFC.
In my 3rd year out I was offered a senior role at Richmond FC. (GO TIGES!)
Having done as many continuing educational courses as I could get my hands on, I ran McConnell technique weekend workshops.
In 1990 I started a new practice called Proactive in Mount Waverley at which point I took a break from AFL (and had 4 kids). That practice grew and then expanded to Wheelers Hill, Caulfield, and Mt Buller.
I became a Titled Sports Physio in 1999, having been involved with elite basketball, softball, soccer, grid iron, 2000 Olympics, Macabbi games. I am currently still Physio to Australian Mens Softball team.
In the past few years I have cut back hours to spend time with my grandchild and keeping fit with bike, squash and gym while working part-time mentoring and with the part of physio I love – treating patients with an emphasis on hands on techniques; if a picture paints a thousand words, I can’t imagine the stories my hands could tell.
Following 3 years of studying biomedicine, I pursued my passion of sports medical career and decided to become a physio.
After spending a year in another private practice as a new graduate, I joined the Joint team in 2016 and it was a game changer.
Here I was provided not just with daily caseloads to handle but many kinds of opportunities to learn and develop as a better clinician. Some examples include working and travelling with various sports teams from amateur to elite, internal and external PD as well as attending professional conferences. These experiences along with close-knit family atmosphere at the Joint definitely helped me to expand my skills, knowledge and confidence in help managing patients achieve their health goals.
Moving and living in Caulfield was also a massive game changer of my life as I met my wife to be, who very recently gave birth to our first baby daughter!
I have been mentored by Bernie & Adam over the years and am now myself starting to take on the role of mentor.
Following high school I began studying speech pathology and chiropractic before transferring into Physiotherapy.
I worked initially with local football teams as a trainer as well as working with the Victorian men’s netball team and at uni games.
I was fortunate enough to secure a position with Brisbane Lions as a trainer for two years before moving to St Kilda FC where I am now head trainer for the AFLW program.
What attracted me to the Joint was the open work space, the emphasis placed on mentoring and development and the large community of affiliated sports clubs.