Rod’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’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!
Carlie’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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Shavonne’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!
Annette Zandberg (Podiatrist and Orthotist)
Annette’s Platinum expertise
Footcare across the lifespan, Diabetic Foot Health Assessments and Treatments
What you can expect if you see Annette
Annette operates out of our Brighton clinic on Wednesday and Friday, and is a very experienced Podiatrist and Orthotist. She provides a full range of podiatric services, from general nail and skin care, to neurovascular assessments and biomechanical and orthotic management.
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.
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’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’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’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’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!
Brendan’s Platinum expertise
Sports and Gym Injuries, Back Pain, Shoulder Pain
Brendan likes to utilise:
Hands-on techniques, Pilates and the Gym
What you can expect if you see Brendan:
Brendan is an energetic physio with a passion for exercises who works at our Windsor clinic. No matter your injury or condition, Brendan will help you to get back to the activities you love with a combination of hands on therapy and exercise based rehabilitation. Brendanloves a chat about all things sports, particularly the mighty Tigers, and would love to tell you about his (imaginary) 5 goal haul in local footy after every weekend.
Christian’s Platinum expertise
Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Injuries and Sports Injuries
Christian likes to utilise
Pilates and the Gym, Hands-on Techniques, Hydrotherapy, Strength and Mobility Exercise Programs.
What you can expect if you see Christian
Hailing from NYC, Christian has a background in body building, and draws on his significant experience in strength and conditioning to help his patients live the active life they love. Originally a strength and conditioning coach, Christian likes to utilize a combination of hands-on techniques in conjunction with strength and mobility exercise programs to getting patients not only back to activities they want to participate in, but correcting movement patterns to help them excel.
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!
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