PHYSIOTHERAPY

Kara Cassells

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

More about Jo


Jo is an experienced medical receptionist with a welcoming, helpful and professional attitude. She has lived on Phillip Island for 15 years and in her free time she enjoys walking, open-water swimming and spending time with her family.





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

Learn more about Nicole


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.





Christina Laws

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Learn more about Christina


Christina attended the University of Sydney to complete her Physiotherapy Degree, graduating in 2000. She has since worked in clinics in Sydney, Melbourne, Regional Victoria and the United Kingdom.


Christina's speciality lies in treating conditions involving the pelvis and spine, using gentle muscle energy techniques, soft tissue releases, dry needling, as well as addressing abnormal lower limb biomechanics. Christina is also extensively trained in mat and equipment based Pilates.

Christina's career highlights include treating members of the Italian Kayaking team for the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and working for internationally renowned Physiotherapist Dr. Barbara Hungerford in Sydney, who helped fine tune her management of conditions of the pelvis and the spine. Christina also spent one year in the United Kingdom creating and implementing injury prevention and rehabilitation programs for the Armed Defence Forces.

In her spare time, Christina enjoys open water swimming, road cycling, yoga, walking her dog, and cooking dinner for her friends.





Learn more about Christina


Christina attended the University of Sydney to complete her Physiotherapy Degree, graduating in 2000. She has since worked in clinics in Sydney, Melbourne, Regional Victoria and the United Kingdom.


Christina's speciality lies in treating conditions involving the pelvis and spine, using gentle muscle energy techniques, soft tissue releases, dry needling, as well as addressing abnormal lower limb biomechanics. Christina is also extensively trained in mat and equipment based Pilates.

Christina's career highlights include treating members of the Italian Kayaking team for the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and working for internationally renowned Physiotherapist Dr. Barbara Hungerford in Sydney, who helped fine tune her management of conditions of the pelvis and the spine. Christina also spent one year in the United Kingdom creating and implementing injury prevention and rehabilitation programs for the Armed Defence Forces.

In her spare time, Christina enjoys open water swimming, road cycling, yoga, walking her dog, and cooking dinner for her friends.





Sarah

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

 

OSTEOPATHY

Melijah Maghanoy

OSTEOPATH

More about Trish


Trish moved to San Remo in 2018 for a sea change and feels truly blessed to get to work with Kara and her caring, professional team at Balance Health Phillip Island. Having work-life balance in such a beautiful part of the world is perfect. Trish is kind, compassionate and caring person who loves going that extra mile. Previously working for the coroner coordinating administration, she knows how important these qualities are. Trish has a strong connection to family with her greatest achievement being her children.





Maddy Thorpe

OSTEOPATH

Learn more about Kristine


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.





Adam Young

OSTEOPATH

Learn more about Nicole


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.





Kevin James

ADVANCED SPORTS OSTEOPATH

More about Trish


Trish moved to San Remo in 2018 for a sea change and feels truly blessed to get to work with Kara and her caring, professional team at Balance Health Phillip Island. Having work-life balance in such a beautiful part of the world is perfect. Trish is kind, compassionate and caring person who loves going that extra mile. Previously working for the coroner coordinating administration, she knows how important these qualities are. Trish has a strong connection to family with her greatest achievement being her children.





 
 

MYOTHERAPY

Nicole Murphy

MYOTHERAPIST

Learn more about Nicole


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

More about Jo


Jo is an experienced medical receptionist with a welcoming, helpful and professional attitude. She has lived on Phillip Island for 15 years and in her free time she enjoys walking, open-water swimming and spending time with her family.





Trish

RECEPTION

More about Trish


Trish moved to San Remo in 2018 for a sea change and feels truly blessed to get to work with Kara and her caring, professional team at Balance Health Phillip Island. Having work-life balance in such a beautiful part of the world is perfect. Trish is kind, compassionate and caring person who loves going that extra mile. Previously working for the coroner coordinating administration, she knows how important these qualities are. Trish has a strong connection to family with her greatest achievement being her children.





Finley

RECEPTION

More about Trish


Trish moved to San Remo in 2018 for a sea change and feels truly blessed to get to work with Kara and her caring, professional team at Balance Health Phillip Island. Having work-life balance in such a beautiful part of the world is perfect. Trish is kind, compassionate and caring person who loves going that extra mile. Previously working for the coroner coordinating administration, she knows how important these qualities are. Trish has a strong connection to family with her greatest achievement being her children.





 

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