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Alice Tulloch | Physiotherapist
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Alice comes to CSSM with experience working as the team physiotherapist for the under 21 Victorian Hockey team as well as the Randwick City Saints (Aussie Rules).
Alice is well qualified with an undergraduate Bachelor of Science majoring in Physiology from the University of Melbourne as well as a Post Graduate Doctor of Physiotherapy degree from Macqaurie University.
During her studies, Alice completed a systematic review that highlighted the improvement yoga had on mental well being and quality of life for adults over the age of 60. She is particularly interested in clinical pilates and paediatric physiotherapy conditions.
Alice believes in tailoring treatment to the individual and educating patients so they can understand their condition and take an active role in their treatment.
Away from the clinic, she loves trail walking, travel, the beach, and trying out new cafes and restaurants around Melbourne.
Kobi Phelan | Physiotherapist
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Kobi is a physiotherapist and a strong advocate for the role of exercise therapy in the prevention and management of musculoskeletal conditions.
A graduate of the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at the University of Melbourne, Kobi also holds a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science.
Kobi understands the importance of tailoring treatment and rehabilitation to each patient on an individual basis when returning to sport and activity. With this in mind, Kobi places high importance on actively involving her patients in the design and implementation of their injury rehabilitation.
It is the problem in this process that motivates Kobi in clinical practice.
In her spare time Kobi enjoys playing netball, going to the footy, Pilates, taking her dog for a run and being outdoors as much as possible.
Megan Dickinson | Physiotherapist
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Clinical Pilates Lead
Megan is a graduate of James Cook University. Since graduating Megan has worked with both recreational and elite athletes in both the private practice setting and within sporting teams/clubs. She gained exposure to the elite environment through her involvement with both the North Queensland Men's Premiere league Soccer & the Richmond Football Club and has a current involvement with Melbourne's Nike Run club.
Megan is a firm believer that "Movement is medicine" to create a healthy mind and a healthy body. In supporting her views on holistic health and wellbeing, Megan has also completed further study in sports nutrition and has become a strong advocate for all things health, food & fitness.
As a Physio, Megan has developed a love for teaching Pilates & a passion for exercise based rehabilitation. She has taken further study in clinical Pilates, running biomechanics & retraining and assessing and treating lower limb injuries, more specifically the hip & knee. Megan also has a strong interest in the role that core stability plays with preventing back pain and lower limb injuries when returning patients to sport as well as it's important role in women's health and creating awareness of the pelvic floor both pre and post pregnancy.
Megan is a lover of movement & vitamin D. She lives and breathes the beach life, is a keen runner, yoga addict and has more recently found a love for surfing. Outside of that Megan loves travelling and adventures with friends, she enjoys getting home to her family in the country and is a keen Tigers supporter.
Sam Bugeja | Physiotherapist
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Sam is a titled Sports Physiotherapist with two decades of experience. He obtained a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with honors from the University of Melbourne and went on to complete a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at Latrobe University.
Through his work as a Sports Physiotherapist he has gained a wealth of experience by working with amateur and professional athletes. Sam's sports physio experience is primarily with soccer having worked with Melbourne Victory for a number of years. He has also worked with AFL players and teams in the VAFA. His training and experience has lead him to a treatment approach based on exercise therapy which aims to optimize movement patterns and tissue strength whilst eliminating pain. In addition to exercise Sam uses a variety of manual therapy techniques.
Sam's main area of clinical expertise is the treatment of knee injuries. This includes post-operative knee rehab, ACL rehab, patella dislocations, patellofemoral joint pain and knee osteoarthritis. He also has a special interest in treating exercise related lower limb injuries, back pain, hip pain and shoulder injuries.
Outside of work Sam enjoys strength training and running, but mostly chasing his kids.
Trevor Spencer | Physiotherapist
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Trevor Spencer comes to CSSM with a Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Deakin University as well as a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Canberra.
With a history as an elite athlete it is not surprising that Trevor has a keen interest in Sports Physiotherapy. Adapting his understanding of sports specific biomechanics to address the root cause of his client's injuries as part of a tailored return to sport or post-operative rehabilitation program.
Trevor says that is seeing his patients achieving their goals, no matter how modest, that gives him the most satisfaction.
A keen cyclist, Trevor has competed at national and international level. Outside of work he still enjoys cycling and being outdoors.