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‘It's our level of care that sets us apart’ - Lisa Thomson, Senior Partner
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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.
Jessica McDonald | Physiotherapist
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Jessica is a physiotherapist, an elite gymnast and coach with a unique understanding of the demands of high level competition and performance. She has diverse experience across a range of sports and is a great advocate for the involvement of children and adolescents in sport, helping them develop healthy habits as they grow.
Having previously worked in a private sports clinic on the Gold Coast prior to moving to Melbourne. Jessica has valuable experience in pre- and post-operative care and has developed expertise in using Clinical Pilates to facilitate optimal recovery and performance. She also has extensive experience in working with high level sports teams including AFL, rugby, dance, gymnastics and cricket.
Whether it's an acute injury or simply wanting to optimise performance, Jessica has the expertise to diagnose and prescribe a program to get you back on track to achieving your goals. Her unique combination of Physiotherapy and high level coaching skills is a valuable asset in both the prevention and rehabilitation of injury, particularly in the areas of dance and gymnastics in the younger athlete.
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.
Luke Pickett | Physiotherapist
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Luke is a sports physiotherapist having completed a Master of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.
As a physio Luke has "lived the dream" having worked at the AIS including roles with Football (Soccer), Netball and Triathlon squads. Luke has also performed roles for ASP WCT (surfing) events at Bells Beach, Tahiti, France and Spain. Before undertaking a role as Elite Performance Manager with Taj Burrow (World No 2 surfer).
Following this period Luke proceeded to take on a Senior Physiotherapist role at the St Kilda FC. Luke has now settled into clinical work. He really enjoys the challenge of treating injuries. Be it the simplest of rolled ankles to the most complex shoulder pathologies. Personally, Luke enjoys surfing, skiing, running, swimming, cycling, basketball and now croquet!
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.