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

Noah Bennett

Physiotherapist
    • Graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Physiotherapy Practice 
    • Extensive sporting background involving Australian Football, Athletics, Golf, Soccer and Tennis Coaching overseas in the USA
    • As a weekend athlete himself, Noah understands what you are going through when you have an injury and is passionate about sports injury and rehabilitation 
    • Trained and certified in GLA:D Australia with a keen interest in managing chronic conditions 
    • Noah is a bit of a book worm, enjoys playing guitar, live music and following the Tigers 

Michayla Bancroft

Physiotherapist
    • Michayla Graduated from Bond University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy in 2022 after having completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science from LaTrobe University in 2019. Michayla decided to Pursue a career in Physiotherapy after many years of being a patient at The Joint Physio. Michayla has a keen interest in chronic conditions and the rehabilitation of sporting injuries, especially of the shoulder. When Michayla isn’t physioing, she is spending time with her beloved dog, Alfie, chasing good coffee, baracking for Carlton and playing Netball.
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