Platinum Physio Team

Rodney Grof

rodney-grofRod’s Platinum expertise
Rehab from surgery, Sports Injuries, Tendon Injuries, Back Pain & Headaches, repetitive strain injuries

Rod likes to utilise
Pilates and the gym, hands-on techniques, Shockwave Therapy, dry needling,

What you can expect if you see Rod
Rod is the Practice Principal at our Windsor clinic, and the man with the magic hands. He loves passing on high knowledge and expertise to patients, who always follow all of his instructions! He’ll combine in rooms treatments with exercises in the gym to deliver optimal outcomes for you, and you might even get some great healthy eating tips or find out the latest on the AFL, EPL or the F1.

Adrienne Wright

Adrienne’s Platinum expertise
Chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, back pain, headaches, hip, knee and spinal conditions, dizziness and vestibular conditions.

Adrienne likes to utilise
Education, Hands-on techniques and Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, Pilates, Rehabilitation, Strength and Conditioning, Hydrotherapy, GLA:D program

What you can expect if you see Adrienne
Adrienne is an APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, and is our go to for more challenging conditions and injuries. She will help you understand your injury and pain, and take you through a journey of self management and control. She is relentless with technique, but if you follow her instructions, you’ll not only feel better, you may even get the word on Melbourne’s hottest new eatery!

Tanisha Zerella

Tanisha’s Platinum expertise
Shoulder Pain, Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Care, Hip and Knee Injuries, Sports Injuries, Back Pain.

Tanisha likes to utilise
Hands-on techniques, Dry Needling, Pilates & the Gym, Hydrotherapy

What you can expect if you see Tanisha:
Originally from Adelaide, Tanisha brings her strong sports physio background to Platinum Physio. Tanisha brings a personal and caring approach to her physiotherapy practice, and is passionate about working with you to achieve your healthcare goals and get you back to the active life you love! You can be sure to catch her in the gym – she loves to use an active approach to help you get great results.

Olivia Handrinos

Olivia’s Platinum expertise:
Persistent Pain, Women’s health / exercise pre + post natal, Orthopaedic surgery and fracture rehab, Cancer rehab

Olivia likes to utilise:
Manuel techniques, therapeutic yoga including meditation and breathing techniques, physio supervised exercise and the gym.

What you can expect if you see Olivia:
Having completed her 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (Rishikesh Yog Dham, India), Olivia likes to work closely with her patients to help them return to living the life they love. Olivia takes a calm, considered approach, and is able to manage a wide range of conditions, although has particular interests in women’s health and cancer rehab, and other complex conditions.

Rebecca Wilson

Bec’s Platinum expertise:
Vestibular conditions/ dizziness, falls prevention, osteoarthritis, back, hip and knee pain

Bec likes to utilise:
Holistic approach combining hands on techniques, hydrotherapy and physio supervised exercise

What you can expect if you see Bec:
Bec is an energetic and passionate physio who loves to work closely with her patients to help them to achieve their health and fitness goals. She is a great motivator who will empower you to not only recover from injury, but to prevent recurrence. Bec loves combining hands on with exercise approaches, and is the go to for managing hip and knee arthritis. In her spare time, Bec loves to enjoy the outdoors and has recently developed a passion for pottery!

Sarah Adams

Sarah’s Platinum expertise
Falls prevention, Orthopaedic rehabilitation, Pilates, Pre and Post surgery, Rehabilitation.

Sarah likes to utilise
Hands on technique, Manual therapy, Education, Pilates

What you can expect if you see Sarah
Hailing from Scotland, Sarah is an empathetic and caring physiotherapist. With extensive experience working in both hospitals and physio clinics in Scotland, Brisbane and Melbourne, Sarah is passionate about helping her patients to live their most active life. Sarah loves to swim and watch Scotland (lose) in the rugby, and is renowned as #1 banter in the clinic!

Sam Wilcox

Sam’s Platinum expertise
Knee and Ankle Injuries, Rehab from Surgery, Sports Injuries and Back Pain

Sam likes to utilise
Dry Needling, Hands-on Techniques, Pilates and the gym.

What you can expect if you see Sam

Sam is a fun and personable physio with previous experience working with patients across the lifespan at one of Melbourne’s biggest hospitals. Sam likes to utilise a variety of hands on techniques and exercise rehabilitation to work with his patients to get them back doing the things they love.

Sam loves all things sport, particularly football, cricket and golf and if you get the chance, ask him about his hiking adventures around the world!

Carlie Dean

Carlie DeanCarlie’s Platinum expertise
Back Pain, Recovery from Falls, Hip & Knee injuries, Vertigo and BPPV

Carlie likes to utilise
Dry Needling, Hydrotherapy, Hands-on Techniques, Pilates and the gym.

What you can expect if you see Carlie
Carlie’s extensive experience in the UK as well as Australian rural and metropolitan centres allows her to deliver outstanding results from her Physiotherapy treatments. Carlie loves to use our full facilities – the hydrotherapy pool, the gym and treatment rooms – to provide you with the best pathway to recovery and the highest quality care.. Available at both our Windsor and Brighton clinics, she is our dry-needling expert, but her passion lies in educating and empowering you to achieve your recovery, healthcare and fitness goals. Carlie is also happy to gloat about the Hawks if you’ll just give her the chance!

Amber Bennett

Amber’s Platinum expertise
Knees and hips, Rehab from Surgery, Sports Injuries, Prevention of Falls

Amber likes to utilise
Hands-on techniques, Pilates & the Gym, Hydrotherapy

What you can expect if you see Amber:
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Amber is passionate about rehabing her clients and motivating them to live a more active lifestyle. Amber loves exploring the great outdoors, and loves to work with her patients in the gym and the pool to get them back to doing all of the things they love to do!

Shavonne Corteling

Shevonne2Shavonne’s Platinum expertise
Back Pain, Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Care, Recovery from Falls, Surgery  Rehabilitation and Prehabilitation, Vertigo and  BPPV

 Shavonne likes to utilise
 Pilates and the Gym, Hands-on Techniques

 What you can expect if you see Shavonne
 You’ll be hard pressed to find someone who is more passionate about Pilates than Shavonne. With a broad range of experiences, having previously worked in both the hospital and aged care settings, Shavonne loves to keep people moving and to provide really functional exercises and help you to live a more active and happy life. Shavonne brings to the team an extensive repertoire – so she always has a new exercise to try out on you, and is super motivating – you won’t get away with anything under Shavonne’s watch!

Lilly Kochen


Lilly’s Platinum expertise
Combining Hydrotherapy exercise and hands on treatments; Surgical rehab and helping avoid surgery;  Cancer rehab including PINC & STEEL rehab

What you can expect if you see Lilly
Lilly is the Practice Principal at our Brighton clinic, and the founder of Platinum Physio and our active approach to health and wellbeing. She is passionate about helping people experience what a difference our treatments make, and has extensive experience helping improve the lives of people with complex and chronic conditions. Lilly loves to travel and spend time with her family – or better yet – combining the two.

Gillian Buckley

Gillian’s Platinum expertise
Oncology Physiotherapy, Lymphoedema treatment

What you can expect if you see Gillian
We are blessed to have Gillian has part of the team at our Brighton clinic. Gillian has had many years of experience treating people with lymphoedema. She loves encouraging people to be physically active, an important part of living with lymphoedema. Gillian also has extensive experience in supporting the physical recovery after cancer treatment, especially after breast of gynecological cancer treatment.

Ben Erlich

Ben’s Platinum expertise
Sports Injuries, Surgery Rehab, Back Pain

Ben likes to utilise
Hands-on techniques, Dry Needling, Pilates and the gym, Hydrotherapy

What you can expect if you see Ben
Ben is a Senior Physio who works at our Brighton and Windsor clinics. With over 10 years of physiotherapy experience, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for keeping you as active as possible – no matter your injury or condition. He will help and motivate you to achieve your recovery, health and fitness goals, and if you ask nicely, will give you the recipe for running the perfect marathon!

Bronwyn Allan

Bronwyn’s Platinum expertise
Preparation for Surgery, Rehabilitation post surgery, pregnancy-related pain and strengthening, back and neck pain

Bronwyn likes to utilise
Pilates & the Gym, Hydrotherapy, Hands-on techniques, Dry Needling

What you can expect if you see Bronwyn
Bronwyn has a diverse physiotherapy experience, having began her career here in Melbourne, and then working for a number of years in the UK in London’s top hospital. She has strong experience in looking after pregnancy-related pain and in helping mothers to strengthen their bodies before and after birth. Bronwyn loves getting outdoors and has plenty of adventures to share with you!

Emily Nash

Emily’s Platinum expertise
Back Pain, Hip & Knee Injuries, Surgery Rehabilitation and Prehabilitation

Emily likes to utilise
Pilates and the Gym, Hands-on Techniques, Hydrotherapy

What you can expect if you see Emily:
Em is our caring and dedicated physio who will work closely with you to help get you better so you can stay active and healthy. With particular interest in both knee soreness and back pain, she draws on her experience working with a range of sporting teams in managing her clients, and believes in a collaborative and patient centred approach to ensure you can achieve your health goals, whatever they may be. A huge Bombers fan, Em loves to stay healthy herself, playing netball and touch football, and knows how important and active lifestyle is to personal wellness. Let Em help you on your journey to personal wellness too!

Zoe Diamond

Zoe’s Platinum expertise
Rehab from Surgery, Sports Injuries, Pilates, Neurological Conditions, Vertigo and BPPV, Back Pain

Zoe likes to utilise:
Hands-on Techniques, Hydrotherapy, Pilates and the Gym.

What you can expect if you see Zoe:
Our exercise guru, Zoe loves working with her patients to provide creative progressions to help you get back to living the active and healthy life you love. She loves to use the gym and pool to keep her clients active throughout her rehabilitation, and is an avid athlete herself who can share some rehab war stories of her own! Outside of work, Zoe loves playing basketball, the Bombers, and playing guitar.

Lucy Klein

Lucy’s Platinum expertise
Hip and Knee Pain, Rehabilitation from Surgery, Prevention and Rehabilitation from Falls, Back Pain.

Lucy likes to utilise:
Hands-on techniques, Hydrotherapy, Pilates and the Gym

What you can expect if you see Lucy:

Originally from Western Australia, Lucy is a bright and vivacious physio who is passionate about motivating her patients to live a more active and healthy life. As a keen runner herself, she loves to working closely with her patients to achieve their health and fitness goals.

Lizzy Sloan

Lizzy’s Platinum expertise
Rehab from surgery, recovery from falls, joint pain, vertigo and BPPV, Hip & knee injuries

Lizzy likes to utilise
Hydrotherapy, Pilates and the gym, hands-on techniques

What you can expect if you see Lizzy
Lizzy’s background is in rehab, having spent many years at the Epworth Hospital. She will help you to achieve your health and fitness goals, no matter how large or how small. Lizzy is a great listener who loves to collaborate with you and safely guide you through your rehabilitation, and can share some exciting stories from her hiking adventures!

Lauren Atkins (Dietitian)

Lauren’s Platinum expertise

Lauren has particular expertise in the management of cancer and cancer-related effects and rebuilding healthy lifestyles following chronic health conditions. She works closely with our fab physios to help fast-track your gains by uniting your nutrition and exercise plans. Lauren is experienced in managing all nutritional concerns from infancy to older ages, with post-graduate training in paediatric nutrition.

 What you can expect if you see Lauren
Lauren operates out of all 3 clinics and is available most evenings. Lauren also works for Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, consults for Deakin University and co-found her business OnCore Nutrition. Her passion lies with empowering you with the knowledge and tools you need to nurture yourself to find optimal health. And she’ll often try to brighten your day with a joke…whether you like it or not!

Elise Den (Dietitian)

Elise’s Platinum expertise

Elise has experience in managing all cancer types from diagnosis through to survivorship. She is passionate about using nutrition as a vital tool to help manage cancer related-side effects, optimise quality of life and overall outcomes.

 What you can expect if you see Elise
Elise operates out of all 3 clinics and is available most evenings. Elise also works for Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and co-found her business OnCore Nutrition. She is passionate about ensuring patients have access to specialist nutrition care to help rebuild their life through good nutrition, exercise and overall wellbeing. She’ll often show you photos and talk about her rescue dog Jethro if you are patient enough to listen.

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