PHYSIOTHERAPY

Kara Cassells

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

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Casey Graduated from Latrobe University in 2007, and began her career working in a large private practice specialising in sports, musculoskeletal and industrial Physiotherapy.

Casey has experience working with elite athletes and sporting clubs around Melbourne. She worked as a Physiotherapist at Gippsland Power Football Club for two seasons, and at the Junior ITP tennis tournament in Traralgon for five years.


Casey's special interest is Women's Health, including pelvic floor disorders and pregnancy related conditions. Casey completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health (pelvic floor) in 2013.


Casey grew up on Phillip Island and went to Newhaven College before studying Physiotherapy. Her hobbies include playing and umpiring netball alongside parenting her young family.

Casey is currently on maternity leave.





Kristine Miles

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

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Kristine graduated as a Physiotherapist from LaTrobe University in 1996 and spent the first 12 years of her career working in private practice in Melbourne, and 3 years in the UK.

During this time, she was a trainer and Physiotherapist for an Australian Rules Football Club for 6 years, and worked hard consolidating her sports, spinal, post-operative rehabilitation, and Clinical Pilates experience.


In 2008, Kristine moved back to Phillip Island, having been to school here at Newhaven College. She continued working in private practice, before joining the team at Island Physiotherapy & Clinical Pilates in 2018 (Balance Health 2020).


Kristine’s special interest areas include the shoulder, lower limb biomechanics, management of complex spinal conditions, nutrition, and Women’s Health, particularly in the field of breastfeeding and lactation. Kristine is a Credentialed McKenzie Method Physiotherapist, has a Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Counselling, and is trained in musculoskeletal acupuncture and Clinical Pilates. Kristine is also a best-selling author of three books, including The Green Smoothie Bible.


Kristine lives locally with her young family. She enjoys gardening, cooking, being part of the community, and loves people with a great sense of humour.





Casey Cleeland

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

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Casey Graduated from Latrobe University in 2007, and began her career working in a large private practice specialising in sports, musculoskeletal and industrial Physiotherapy.

Casey has experience working with elite athletes and sporting clubs around Melbourne. She worked as a Physiotherapist at Gippsland Power Football Club for two seasons, and at the Junior ITP tennis tournament in Traralgon for five years.


Casey's special interest is Women's Health, including pelvic floor disorders and pregnancy related conditions. Casey completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health (pelvic floor) in 2013.


Casey grew up on Phillip Island and went to Newhaven College before studying Physiotherapy. Her hobbies include playing and umpiring netball alongside parenting her young family.

Casey is currently on maternity leave.





Christina Laws

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

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Kevin graduated as an Osteopath with Distinction from RMIT University in 2016, after retiring from his career as an elite gymnast with an AIS scholarship. His past experiences in sports led him to be one of the first Osteopaths in Australia to achieve the Advanced Sports Osteopath title, awarded by Osteopathy Australia’s multidisciplinary review panel of health practitioners in early 2020. Kevin demonstrates an advanced scope of practice, completion of extensive further education in sports medicine and sports science, and clinical competency in movement, performance, physical function, and musculoskeletal health. Kevin believes everyone deserves high-quality care. He enjoys treating a wide range of acute and persistent conditions and believes in the holistic management of pain through graded exposure, symptom management, and stress and psychological strategies, alongside home-based self-care. Kevin enjoys giving back to the community. He is a Clinical Educator at RMIT University, and is involved in the education, development and accreditation of High-Performance coaches and athletes. During his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his partner, surfing, and walking/relaxing on the beach.





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Sarah graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy in the UK in 2010. She worked in hospital and outpatient clinics for the NHS for 3 years before heading over to the other side of the world. She has since worked in Wellington, Queenstown and Cairns before settling on Phillip Island. Sarah is an experienced clinician who takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. She always aims to empower you to take control of your own rehabilitation and injury management so that you can get back to doing what you love. Sarah has a passion for Pilates and Yoga. She has trained with APPI, DMA Clinical Pilates and the Pilates Institute of QLD. Recently, while travelling in India, Sarah became an RTA 200-hour certified Yoga teacher. She has a special interest in neck and back dysfunction, running injures, hip injuries, chronic pain, pelvic health, including pre- and post-natal health, and Women’s and Men’s health. In her spare time Sarah enjoys practicing Pilates and Yoga, running, scuba diving, snowboarding and surfing. She enjoys getting involved in charity events and volunteering for conservation beach and ocean clean ups.





Sarah

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

 

OSTEOPATHY

Melijah Maghanoy

OSTEOPATH

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Melijah graduated as an Osteopath in 2002 with distinction from RMIT. Since then she has continued to study, diversifying her knowledge in Iridology/Sclerology, Health Coaching, and Iyengar Yoga.

Melijah was inspired to become an Osteopath at a young age, when her interest in health and healing led her to learn about the bodies amazing inherent nature to heal given the correct environment. She believes that osteopathic treatments play a significant role in assisting this healing process, and combined with many other positive factors such as knowing how to live a healthy lifestyle, each individual has the ability to evolve towards optimal health.

​Melijah’s strengths are in her ability to treat a diverse range of patients from newborns and children through to the elderly, and her ability to use a broad range of techniques tailored to each individual’s needs. Melijah has a interest in Women's Health and has helped many women before, during, and after their pregnancies. She believes that body has the most amazing ability to reproduce, and Osteopathy can assist with this process - which may reduce many common symptoms experienced during pregnancy such as back pain, sciatica, breathlessness, indigestion, pins and needles and headaches.

In addition to working in other clinics around Melbourne and Phillip Island, she has loved working as an Osteopath for international surf events in the Philippines. When not working her other passions include yoga, surfing, open water swimming, fitness training, music, preparing wholesome wholefoods for friends and family, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and most of all, spending time with her two children. ​





Maddy Thorpe

OSTEOPATH

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Maddy graduated as an Osteopath with Distinction from RMIT University in 2016.

Maddy is a kind, caring and passionate Osteopath interested in helping people of all ages manage their pain. She spends many hours reading, applying current research, and appreciates the multifactorial affects musculoskeletal pain may have on patient's lives. She enjoys spending time listening to stories, and seeing people be able to uncover their untapped potential by implementing meaningful strategy and tools into their lives. She is a wonderful person to work with and prioritises building a happy and healthy therapeutic relationship.

Educating others has always been a major aspect of Maddy’s life. Since she was in high school, she found herself helping her classmates. After gaining her black belt in taekwondo, she volunteered her time for 10 years teaching taekwondo classes to all ages. During her studies at University, she was employed as an Anatomy and Osteopathy tutor helping the younger students at RMIT University. She really loves seeing the smiles on people’s faces after they accomplish something they thought was impossible. Maddy has done extensive post-graduate study on the topic of pain, and she currently sits on the Pain Revolution Communications Committee, which is all about education about pain!

Maddy is a musician, playing several instruments and understands how injury or dysfunction can alter performance. She enjoys using her knowledge and experience to help others uncover the pain connections between healthy body function and their lifestyle, hobbies, music and sporting activities. In her spare time, Maddy likes to cook for her family, paint watercolours, crochet, and play with her kitten called Toast.





Adam Young

OSTEOPATH

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Kevin graduated as an Osteopath with Distinction from RMIT University in 2016, after retiring from his career as an elite gymnast with an AIS scholarship. His past experiences in sports led him to be one of the first Osteopaths in Australia to achieve the Advanced Sports Osteopath title, awarded by Osteopathy Australia’s multidisciplinary review panel of health practitioners in early 2020. Kevin demonstrates an advanced scope of practice, completion of extensive further education in sports medicine and sports science, and clinical competency in movement, performance, physical function, and musculoskeletal health. Kevin believes everyone deserves high-quality care. He enjoys treating a wide range of acute and persistent conditions and believes in the holistic management of pain through graded exposure, symptom management, and stress and psychological strategies, alongside home-based self-care. Kevin enjoys giving back to the community. He is a Clinical Educator at RMIT University, and is involved in the education, development and accreditation of High-Performance coaches and athletes. During his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his partner, surfing, and walking/relaxing on the beach.





Kevin James

ADVANCED SPORTS OSTEOPATH

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Kevin graduated as an Osteopath with Distinction from RMIT University in 2016, after retiring from his career as an elite gymnast with an AIS scholarship. His past experiences in sports led him to be one of the first Osteopaths in Australia to achieve the Advanced Sports Osteopath title, awarded by Osteopathy Australia’s multidisciplinary review panel of health practitioners in early 2020. Kevin demonstrates an advanced scope of practice, completion of extensive further education in sports medicine and sports science, and clinical competency in movement, performance, physical function, and musculoskeletal health. Kevin believes everyone deserves high-quality care. He enjoys treating a wide range of acute and persistent conditions and believes in the holistic management of pain through graded exposure, symptom management, and stress and psychological strategies, alongside home-based self-care. Kevin enjoys giving back to the community. He is a Clinical Educator at RMIT University, and is involved in the education, development and accreditation of High-Performance coaches and athletes. During his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his partner, surfing, and walking/relaxing on the beach.





 
 

MYOTHERAPY

Nicole Murphy

MYOTHERAPIST

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Nicole is an experienced Myotherapist with an Advanced Diploma in Remedial Massage. Nicole has a keen interest in sport and deep tissue work, along with pre- and post-natal therapy. Nicole has many years’ experience working with elite runners and footballers. Prior to moving to Phillip Island full time 2 years ago, Nicole worked in a private practice in Black Rock, along with sporting clubs such as: Brunswick City Soccer Club, Melbourne United Basketball Club, as well as local and state AFL Football Clubs. Nicole was the Head Trainer at East Brighton Football Club, before moving to Phillip Island, and in 2019, commenced as a trainer at the Phillip Island Football Netball Club. Nicole offers a personalised and varied treatment approach in the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions and dysfunction. She uses trigger point therapy, dry needling, cupping, deep tissue therapy and corrective exercise.





RECEPTION

Jo

RECEPTION

Learn more about Casey


Casey Graduated from Latrobe University in 2007, and began her career working in a large private practice specialising in sports, musculoskeletal and industrial Physiotherapy.

Casey has experience working with elite athletes and sporting clubs around Melbourne. She worked as a Physiotherapist at Gippsland Power Football Club for two seasons, and at the Junior ITP tennis tournament in Traralgon for five years.


Casey's special interest is Women's Health, including pelvic floor disorders and pregnancy related conditions. Casey completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health (pelvic floor) in 2013.


Casey grew up on Phillip Island and went to Newhaven College before studying Physiotherapy. Her hobbies include playing and umpiring netball alongside parenting her young family.

Casey is currently on maternity leave.





Trish

RECEPTION

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Kevin graduated as an Osteopath with Distinction from RMIT University in 2016, after retiring from his career as an elite gymnast with an AIS scholarship. His past experiences in sports led him to be one of the first Osteopaths in Australia to achieve the Advanced Sports Osteopath title, awarded by Osteopathy Australia’s multidisciplinary review panel of health practitioners in early 2020. Kevin demonstrates an advanced scope of practice, completion of extensive further education in sports medicine and sports science, and clinical competency in movement, performance, physical function, and musculoskeletal health. Kevin believes everyone deserves high-quality care. He enjoys treating a wide range of acute and persistent conditions and believes in the holistic management of pain through graded exposure, symptom management, and stress and psychological strategies, alongside home-based self-care. Kevin enjoys giving back to the community. He is a Clinical Educator at RMIT University, and is involved in the education, development and accreditation of High-Performance coaches and athletes. During his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his partner, surfing, and walking/relaxing on the beach.





Finley

RECEPTION

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Nicole is an experienced Myotherapist with an Advanced Diploma in Remedial Massage. Nicole has a keen interest in sport and deep tissue work, along with pre- and post-natal therapy. Nicole has many years’ experience working with elite runners and footballers. Prior to moving to Phillip Island full time 2 years ago, Nicole worked in a private practice in Black Rock, along with sporting clubs such as: Brunswick City Soccer Club, Melbourne United Basketball Club, as well as local and state AFL Football Clubs. Nicole was the Head Trainer at East Brighton Football Club, before moving to Phillip Island, and in 2019, commenced as a trainer at the Phillip Island Football Netball Club. Nicole offers a personalised and varied treatment approach in the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions and dysfunction. She uses trigger point therapy, dry needling, cupping, deep tissue therapy and corrective exercise.





 

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