Our Physio TEAM

All physios are trained to work with a similar philosophy, so that many patients are happy to see more than one physiotherapist and receive the same standard of treatment.

See below for a short bio of each of our professional staff.

Adam Joffe

Director & Senior Physiotherapist
      • Over a decade of Physiotherapy experience working in private practice, rehabilitation hospital and with numerous sporting teams.
      • Physiotherapist for Australia Maccabi Pan-American Games Team, Victoria Women’s Lacrosse Team, Victoria Titans Women’s Softball Team, Sandringham Dragons NAB Girls Team and North Caulfield Maccabi Football Club.
      • Doctorate of Physiotherapy (Bond University). Sports Physiotherapy Level 2 Qualified. ASCA Level 1 Qualified. Honours in Sport & Exercise Science (Deakin University). Bachelor of Applied Science -Human Movement (Deakin University).
      • Special interest in neck and spine injuries, sporting injuries, strength and conditioning and working with young athletes.
      • Husband to Aimee and Father to Noah, Brody & Tommy. Hawks fanatic, exercise enthusiast and all round nice guy!

Bernie Simai

Titled Sports Physiotherapist
  • One of the most sought-after Sports Physiotherapists in Melbourne
  • Bernie has run his own practice since 1991, and established The Joint Physiotherapy (known then as Proactive Physiotherapy) in 2002.
  • APA Sports Physiotherapist Title Holder
  • Current Australian Men’s National Softball Team Physiotherapist
  • Worked 6 years at AFL level with Melbourne and Richmond
  • Held Physiotherapist position for The South Dragons in the NBL.
  • Especially enjoys accurately diagnosing and successfully treating the more challenging problems that others have missed or misdiagnosed.
  • Loves his Family, following the Tigers, a hit of squash and travelling the outdoors

Katsu Inoue

Senior Physiotherapist
  • Japanese native, Aussie trained physio.
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy (Melbourne University). Bachelor of Biomedicine (Melbourne University).
  • Physiotherapist for Victoria Storm Touch Football Team, North Caulfield Maccabi Football Club and Australian Beach Ultimate Frisbee Team
  • Over 5 years of private sector experience developing expertise in musculoskeletal, sports and occupational physiotherapy.
  • Enjoys treating people from various sports and cultural backgrounds using evidence-based hand on and rehabilitative exercises.
  • Married to his beautiful wife Yuka and enjoys basketball, baseball, soccer, rugby & kendo

Tamar Simai

Senior Physiotherapist & Practice Manager
    • Well-known to patients of The Joint Physiotherapy having worked on reception while studying her degree and from her role as Practice Manager.
    • Tamar graduated Physiotherapy with Honours from Monash University in 2017.
    • Trained and certified in DMA MBCT Clinical Pilates, GLA:D Australia and runs our Group Physiotherapy Sessions.
    • Ex State League 1 Soccer player and former State-Level Gymnast for 10 years.
    • Special interest in Sports injuries, return to sport rehabilitation and treating female athletes of all ages
    • Enjoys cooking, keeping fit, challenging herself at yoga and loves spending time with family and traveling around Australia

Nicholas Lee

    • Nicholas graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy. Throughout his studies, he has developed a keen interest in sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. He has assisted amateur athletes within VAFA and NPL league teams.
      Outside of work, he enjoys going to the gym and trying various activities (e.g., volleyball, golf, go karting). Feel free to chat to me about anything F1/soccer!







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