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.

Jules Lowther

Jules’ Platinum Expertise
Rehab from Surgery, Sports Injuries, Falls Prevention, Hip, Knee & Back Pain.

Jules likes to utilise
Pilates & and the Gym, Hands-on Techniques, Dry Needling.

What you can expect if you see Jules
Having completed a Physiotherapy and Exercise and Sport Science double degree Jules is passionate about working with you to stay active and healthy. He loves to use the gym and the pool with clients across the lifespan in a fun but personalised approach to help you attain your own rehabilitative or more general lifestyle goals. Alongside motivating his patients, Jules loves to talk about all things to do with sport, any personal travel escapades and his own family-run winery in Red Hill.

Damien Lee

Damien’s Platinum Expertise:
Sporting Injuries, Surgical Rehabilitation, Shoulder, Hip, Knee & Back Pain.

Damien likes to utilise:
Hands-on Techniques, Education, Dry Needling, Pilates & the Gym.

What you can expect if you see Damien:

“Damien is a bubbly & enthusiastic physio who is passionate in working with his patients to live an active and healthy lifestyle. He has a motivated approach, and loves to combine hands-on techniques with in gym exercises to facilitate his patients in getting back to their individual goals. Outside of the clinic, Damien is an avid powerlifter with a background in Rugby Union. He is also a huge foodie, and loves to try cuisines from all over the world!”

Raff Di Domenico

Raff’s Platinum expertise
Knee & Ankle Injuries, Shoulder Rehabilitation, Sporting Injuries, BPPV/Vertigo and Tendinopathy Injuries.

Raff likes to utilise
Prioritising Education and Adopting Healthy Behaviours, Hydrotherapy, and Combining Hands-on Treatment with Strength and Conditioning Principles.

What you can expect if you see Raff

Personalised and goal-directed rehabilitation with an emphasis on getting stronger for what you want to achieve. Education on how to best self-manage your condition and get the most out of physiotherapy. In his spare time, Raff is an avid long-distance cyclist and loves to play competitive basketball.

Abby Oakes

Abby’s Platinum expertise
Back and Knee Pain, Falls Prevention, Sports Injuries

Abby likes to utilise
Hands on Techniques, Dry Needling, Education, Pilates and the Gym.

What you can expect if you see Abby

Abby is an outgoing and approachable physio who loves to encourage clients to achieve their goals. She is passionate about motivating people of all ages and backgrounds to exercise. Having played hockey as a junior, she now enjoys keeping fit by running and doing Pilates. Abby loves to travel and hopes to explore as much of Australia as possible!

Joseph Bisignano

Joseph’s Platinum expertise
Sports and running related injuries, Tendon injuries, Knee and Hip pain.

Joseph likes to utilise
Pilates and the Gym, education & hands-on techniques

What you can expect if you see Joseph

Joseph is an enthusiastic physio who loves to work collaboratively with his clients to help them to achieve their goals, utilizing a combination of exercise in the gym and hands-on treatment. As an avid runner, Joseph also has a passion for helping people achieve their running goals, no matter the speed or distance.  Outside of work, you will most likely find him at the beach or trying to find Australia’s best Pinot Noir.

Alex Antonopoulos

Alex’s Platinum expertise
Shoulder, hip and knee injuries, weightlifters/powerlifters, field sports and back pain

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

What you can expect if you see Alex

Alex is an outgoing and approachable physio with experience working with high level field athletes, powerlifters and weightlifters. With a powerlifting background himself, Alex is passionate about getting people of all ages to exercise and helping people achieve their personal best. In his free time, Alex can be found outdoors going on a hike or watching sport highlights.

Dani Feil

Dani’s Platinum expertise
Oncology Physiotherapy, Lymphoedema treatment

What you can expect if you see Dani

Dani has worked in the field of Oncology and Lymphoedema for over 10 years at multiple hospitals and private clinics within Australia and internationally. Her clinical experience has centred upon managing a diverse caseload in private practice, acute Physiotherapy and rehabilitation in the palliative setting. She is passionate about improving awareness of ‘early intervention of the management of lymphoedema’ as well as promoting exercise/rehabilitation for anyone who has undergone cancer related treatments. Her specific interests and specialities include General oncology, Lymphoedema and Palliative care.

Carlie Chilko

Carlie DeanCarlie’s Platinum expertise
Lymphoedema and Oncology Physio, Back Pain, Hip & Knee injuries, Vertigo and BPPV

Carlie likes to utilise
Dry Needling, 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. As well as managing the full range of muskuloskeletal conditoins and BPPV, Carlie is a certified Lymphoedema Physiotherapist. Carlie loves to get her patients better so they can live their most active and healthy life, and is also happy to gloat about the Hawks if you’ll just give her the chance!

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.

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!

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!

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, Dry Needling, 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.

Peter Shahid

Peter’s Platinum expertise
Joint Pain, Rehabilitation from Surgery, Back Pain, Prevention and Rehabilitation from Falls, Sports injuries

Peter likes to utilise:
Hands-on techniques, Pilates and the Gym, Hydrotherapy & Education

What you can expect if you see Peter:

With Platinum Physio’s biggest smile, Peter is a friendly and considerate physio who enjoys helping clients to achieve their health and fitness goals. Peter has a special interest in joint pain, back pain and surgery rehabilitation, and loves to cycle and try new cafes with friends.

Lloyd Evans

Lloyd’s Platinum expertise
Running related injuries, shoulder rehab, back and neck pain

Lloyd likes to utilise:
Strength and Conditioning Principles, Hands on Techniques, and Education through behaviour and activity modification

What you can expect if you see Lloyd:

Personalised goal directed rehabilitation to maintain activity participation and to ensure individuals can live the life they love. Lloyd likes to empower & guide individuals to take control of their pain through a calm & active approach to rehab. He has a keen interest in sports related injuries with a background in football, mountain-bike riding, and running.

Keely White

Lauren’s Platinum expertise
Tendon Injuries; Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation; Back, Shoulder & Hip Pain; Falls Prevention

Lauren likes to utilise:
Hands on Techniques, Strength & Conditioning Principles, Pilates, Education and Self-Management Strategies

What you can expect if you see Lauren:

Lauren likes to treat more than simply the injury as she takes a holistic approach to treatment. This involves understanding the individual and all the factors which impact on their condition. Lauren enjoys working with her clients to determine what their goals are in order to create a personalised injury management plan and get them back to feeling their best. When she’s not cheering on her clients, you will find Lauren exploring the great outdoors or soaking up the sunshine whenever she can find it.

Lauren Plumejeau

Keely’s Platinum expertise
Upper limb pain, arthritis, pre- and post-natal care, clients under NDIS, running injuries and maintaining runners’ fitness

Keely likes to utilise:
Dry needling, hands-on therapy, exercise-based rehabilitation, clinical Pilates and pain management advice

What you can expect if you see Keely:

Keely is a friendly physio who will continue to push you into being more fit, healthy and better at exercise. Keely completed a Bachelor of Science at Melbourne and finished with physio at La Trobe. Her love for helping people was heavily influenced by Keely’s friends and family who access NDIS and high care facilities. Keely is passionate about treating upper limb injuries and referred pain from the neck and spine. In her spare time, Keely loves to run but you will just as quickly find her behind a sewing machine or a good book.

Jane Brownhill

Jane’s Platinum expertise
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and education for women and men, including urinary and faecal incontinence, bladder and bowel issues, pre and post prostatectomy rehabilitation, prolapse symptoms, sexual pain, male and female persistent pelvic pain, pre and post natal care, including pelvic girdle pain, abdominal separation, return to exercise advice, and pelvic floor screening.

Jane likes to utilise:
Education, hands on techniques, behavioural modifications, exercise, biofeedback, real time ultrasound.

What you can expect if you see Jane:

Jane has over 25 years of experience as a physiotherapist, both in the public and private sectors. Over the last 12 years, Jane has undergone further training in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and has developed a special interest in sexual pain and persistent pelvic pain, as well as women’s health in the child-bearing and menopausal years. Jane is passionate about supporting and empowering her clients to live their best life, with a holistic, trauma informed, evidence – based approach encompassing collaboration and choice.

When Jane is not working, she is busy being a taxi driver to 3 teenagers and is a lover of yoga.

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.

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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