Meet the Own Body team

We are team of mobile, highly qualified and reliable physiotherapists and health professionals working across metropolitan Melbourne in the comfort and convenience of your own home or office. Our team are all chosen based on a demonstrated commitment to their clients, the profession, continuing professional education and their kind and caring nature.

 

Fiona White

Director & 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…

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Aemilia Elliott

Physiotherapist

Aemilia’s passion is working with sporting teams and athletes. She graduated from La Trobe University in 2006, and went on to complete her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in 2010. Aemilia has worked across a wide…

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Amanda Bryant

Physiotherapist

Amanda is a keen Physiotherapist with over 10 years’ experience. She has worked across a diverse range of settings in both the public and private sectors, including Pilates, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Falls & Balance and Hydrotherapy. She has a special interest…

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Anna Yip

Physiotherapist

Anna graduated in 2002 with Bachelor of Physiotherapy at University of Melbourne. She is trained in Clinical Pilates with full certification from level one to four. Anna is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Anna has over 12 years of clinical…

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Ariane Aplin

Physiotherapist

Ariane graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2005 and has a passion for assisting patients to reach their full potential and to keep them motivated to meet their goals.  Ariane has worked in the community and both public and…

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Caroline Bills

Physiotherapist

Caroline is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with over 30 years’ experience, post graduate qualifications in Manual Therapy and a Research Master’s degree. She has extensive clinical experience in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions and specialises in helping people manage…

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Catherine Davey

Physiotherapy Team Leader

Cathy enjoys working for Own Body due to the caseload variety, supportive environment and workplace flexibility.  Cathy loves her role in helping to support team development and growth as well as seeing clients in their homes. She is an experienced…

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Darren Lau

Physiotherapist

Darren graduated from La Trobe University in 2010. After studying physiotherapy at Melbourne’s LaTrobe University, Darren gained both experience and passion working as senior cardiorespiratory and pain management inpatient physiotherapist at the Epworth Rehabilitation hospitals. He is a member of…

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David Wyputa

Physiotherapist

A Melbourne University Graduate with over eight years experience, David has works across multiple private practice clinics focussing on orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and aged care physiotherapy. David is passionate about achieving excellent results with his clients across all aspects of rehabilitation….

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Emily Lile

Physiotherapist

Emily qualified as a physiotherapist in 2004 and worked in the UK public system covering a wide range of areas including cardiorespiratory and neurological conditions and specialised in musculoskeletal conditions and persistent pain. She moved to Australia in 2010 and…

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Gemma Coller

Physiotherapist

Gemma graduated in 2008 from the University of Sydney, and spent four years in a regional public hospital getting a well-rounded experience in acute, rehabilitation and outpatient settings.  Being a physiotherapist allowed Gemma to spend two years working in London,…

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Gracia Anggraini

Physiotherapist

Since Gracia joined the Own Body family in 2015 our admin team have almost come to expect rave reviews from Gracia’s clients. Gracia graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2012, and has since developed a keen interest…

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Jenny Langridge

Physiotherapist

Jenny graduated in 1989 from Latrobe University, and throughout her impressive career has developed a special interest in Aged Care. She has worked across the whole spectrum of settings including acute and rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient clinics, community health, residential aged…

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Jenny Meyers

Physiotherapist

In training to be a dancer and later a musician, Jenny has personal experience in the physical challenges of these disciplines, and solving the associated injuries (of which she had many!) spurred her interest in studying physiotherapy. She practiced for…

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Jess Hennell

Physiotherapist

Jess is a physiotherapist with a passion for rehabilitation. She has worked primarily in the public health system over the acute and rehab wards as well as having over 5 years of  experience in community rehabilitation. She has treated a…

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Julia Thiele

Physiotherapist

Working with clients towards health and independence has always been a passion for Julia. After graduating from the University of Queensland, she worked at the Royal Brisbane and Queen Elizabeth II Hospitals, where she gained experience in a wide variety…

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Kerry Perlstein

Physiotherapist

Kerry has had over 15 years experience as a physiotherapist. She graduated in South Africa and was fortunate enough to travel and work in the UK before settling in Australia in 2002. She has worked in a variety of settings…

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Kirsti McCormack

Physiotherapist

Since graduating from University College Dublin, Ireland in 2009 and completing a Research Masters in 2010, Kirsti has developed a variety of experience through her work in Ireland and New Zealand. She has now settled in Australia devoting my time…

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Laura Savio

Physiotherapist

Laura has over 10 years experience working as a physiotherapist. After qualifying in the UK Laura worked in the public system for 5 years gaining experience in a diverse range of fields including musculoskeletal and rehabilitation. Since moving to Australia…

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Leo Wong

Physiotherapist

Leo graduated from La Trobe University in 2005/2006 with a double degree in Physiotherapy and Ergonomics. Over the years he has worked in a wide variety of settings from public hospitals, aged care, private practice and community health. He also…

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Lois Klobas

Physiotherapist

Having over 35 years experience working as a physiotherapist Lois has worked in a number of different locations across a wide range of specialities. After graduating from the University of Queensland she commenced her career at Geelong Hospital and spent…

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Mahesh Paramisavan

Physiotherapist

Mahesh graduated from La Trobe University in 2013 and completed his first few years of his professional career in the public hospital system rotating through multiple areas where he gained a specific interest in rehabilitation and orthopaedics. Mahesh chooses for Own…

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Mandy Chard

Physiotherapist

Mandy graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Exercise Science from Griffith University in 2006. Following graduation she treated inpatients and outpatients as a physiotherapist at Allamanda Private Hospital on the Gold Coast. Mandy is skilled at providing goal-directed,…

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Miyuki Yagisawa

Physiotherapist

Miyuki graduated from Melbourne University in 2005 and joins the Own Body team with over 10 years of clinical experience working in a variety of healthcare settings across Victoria and Tasmania. She is an experienced therapist with a diverse range…

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Seshan Ramaswamy

Physiotherapist

Seshan graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. Seshan has worked in many different areas over the years, some of which include private practice, sports physiotherapy and occupational health and safety. His passion…

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Shweta Sarathy

Physiotherapist

From a young age Shweta was passionate about working in healthcare in order to assist individuals with regaining control of their health and wellbeing. After completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2007, Shweta commenced working at a private rehabilitation hospital….

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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 in aged care facilities, Silvana has since diversified into private practice, rehabilitation hospitals…

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Stephanie Novak

Physiotherapist

Stephanie graduated from La Trobe University in 2011 and is both a physiotherapist and DMA trained Pilates instructor with an experienced background as a Checetti method ballerina. As a long term dancer herself, she understands the importance of correcting compensatory…

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Thelma Boshoff

Physiotherapist

Thelma Boshoff is a South African born and New Zealand trained Physiotherapist.  Thelma studied an undergraduate degree course in Health Sciences at Massey University (NZ) with a major in Sport and Exercises Science,  and graduated from Auckland University of Technology…

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Trustworthy professionals

We feel privileged to be welcomed into your home or office. Own Body therapists have undergone a thorough in-depth interview process including police checks. So you can rest assured that you’ll always be dealing with trustworthy, professional physiotherapists.

Our therapists abide by the APA Code of Conduct and consistently demonstrate our core values.

Specialised care

We have a number of excellent therapists who specialise in one or more of the following clinical areas: musculo-skeletal, neurology and cardiorespiratory conditions, gerontology, fitness and exercise. This means that you will be matched with a therapist experienced in the area of care or fitness training that best meets your needs.