We understand that being welcomed into your own space, whether it be your home or office, is a privilege. As such, all Own Body therapists have undergone a thorough in-depth interview process including Police checks, so you can rest assured that only reliable, professional therapists represent Own Body.
With the extensive range of conditions now being treated by allied health professionals, we have a range of therapists who specialise in one or more of the following clinical areas: musculoskeletal, neurology and cardiorespiratory conditions, gerontology, fitness and exercise. This means that you will matched with a therapist experienced in the area of care or training that best meets your needs, who can deliver innovative and insightful treatment options and/or fitness sessions.
Fiona White, Principal Physiotherapist: Becoming a Physiotherapist fulfilled Fiona’s dream of pursuing a profession focussed on assisting people to repair, retrain and return to their own bodies’ optimal abilities. Having worked as a clinical Pilates instructor, Personal Trainer, aerobics instructor and as a Physiotherapist in both private practices and hospitals, Fiona has treated a wide variety of clientele with diverse needs and injuries.
She always had a passion for sport and exercise, so whilst completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne, she undertook additional training, completing a Certificate III in Fitness, Certificate IV in Personal Training, and Certificate III in Exercise to Music. Fiona finds that physiotherapy and fitness complemented each other perfectly, helping her to establish herself as a respected member of both professions and to develop my own exercise based approach to rehabilitation.
“I am motivated by seeing my patients improve and be proud of their own achievements. Knowing that my passion for exercise and health can help my clients improve their quality of life never fails to make me smile!”
Fiona was also featured in The Age’s My Career section. Read it here
Kate Sindrey, Physiotherapist: Kate has been a physiotherapist for over ten years. She specialises in musculoskeletal and women’s health physiotherapy and has a special interest and qualifications in Pilates. After undertaking her training at University of Sydney, she worked for several years in Australia and then moved to the UK where she lived for 7 years and travelled extensively. In that time she worked in both the private and public health systems, developing considerable experience in her chosen areas of specialisation. Before she left the UK to return to Australia Kate was the principal women’s health physiotherapist at a prestigious London medical group.
Kate is motivated by helping all of her clients to reach their full potential and always works closely with them to achieve their health goals.
“I have for working for Own Body perfectly suited to my busy schedule of part-time work and caring for my 2 year old daughter. The flexibility of Own Body allows me to see my clients out of business hours at times which are convenient for them and myself. I have found it a great way to combine my passion for physiotherapy and being a Mum.”
Jenny Langridge, Physiotherapist: Jenny graduated in 1989 from Latrobe University, and throughout her impressive career has specialised in Aged Care. She has worked across the whole spectrum of settings including acute and rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient clinics, community health, residential aged care facilities, local government and in clients’ homes. Jenny extended her studies in 1996, achieving a Masters of Health Administration from the University of NSW. Utilising her management skills, Jenny has just recently finished a 3 year stint managing the Movement Disorder Clinic at Kingston Centre. One of her major attributes is her compassion and understanding of the role of carers and how to best navigate one’s way around the complex health and community sectors.
“My passion is being able to help empower people in managing their own health challenges. My honour is being able to do this in the sanctity of people’s own homes where I feel I privileged to be invited.”
Belle Wettenhall, Physiotherapist: After completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne, Belle has gone on to work in a private practice setting, with particular focus on musculoskeletal physiotherapy, women’s and men’s health. Belle has further Post Graduate studies in Exercise for Women, Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy. She is able to provide specialist care in the management of pre and post natal exercise (including Pilates), post natal assessment and recovery, urinary and faecal incontinence, prolapse management and pre and post op care of surgeries including hysterectomy, prostatectomy and prolapse repair.
Adrienne Wright, Physiotherapist: Adrienne completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at Monash University, graduating in 2009. After working in the Aged Care sector servicing nursing homes across the Melbourne eastern suburbs, Adrienne moved on to work in rehabilitation in the private hospital system, where she found her passion. Adrienne has a particular interest in musculoskeletal injuries, as well as assisting the ageing in maintaining strength and mobility and preventing falls.
Adrienne has also worked as a Physiotherapist for one of the VAFA football clubs over the past 5 years, treating acute injuries and providing advice on injury management, and has also completed extra studies in DNP Dry Needling.
As Adrienne works full time in rehabilitation during the week, she is available for evening and weekend appointments.
Silvana Rizk, Physiotherapist: completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2009 at Latrobe University, Silvana has since enjoyed diversity in her career across several key areas of the physiotherapy profession. Initially working with the Physio Co servicing aged care facilities, Silvana has more recently worked in private practice, acute and rehabilitation hospitals.
She is fluent in arabic and has been an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association since graduation, which helps her to keep up to date with the latest research and attend highly regarded physiotherapy courses such as dry needling, gerontology and pilates. On top of her work with Own Body, Silvana continues to work in both private practice and aged care facilities.
Silvana particularly enjoys working with senior clients, and has a special interest in women’s health and geriatrics.
Silvana is available for daytime, evenings and weekends consultations.