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!

Carlie Chilko

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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!

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!

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.

Aly Kiely

Aly’s Platinum expertise
Pre and Post Natal Care, Urinary Incontinence, Pre and Post Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation, Strength and Exercise Rehabilitation.

Aly likes to utilise
Manual Hands-on Therapy, Education, Dry Needling, Pilates and Gym Rehabilitation

What you can expect if you see Aly:
Globetrotting Aly brings her background as a dancer to her approach to healthcare.  Having previously practiced in her native Ireland and in New Zealand, she is an outgoing and proactive physio who promotes progressive strength and mobility exercise as well as utilising hands on and educational skills to support, and facilitate you getting back to living the life you love as quickly as possible.

 

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:
Manual 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.

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, Hydrotherapy.

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, 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!”

Lilly Kochen

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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.

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!

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, 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.

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!

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.

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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Windsor VIC 3181

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Caulfield VIC 3162

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Brighton East VIC 3187

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