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Lilly Kochen | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Lilly Kochen

Physiotherapist
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Lilly Kochen | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Lilly Kochen

Physiotherapist

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.

Special areas of interests

  • Combining hydrotherapy exercise and hands on treatments
  • Surgical rehab and helping avoid surgery
  • Cancer rehab including PINC & STEEL rehab
Rodney Grof | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Rodney Grof

Physiotherapist
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Rodney Grof | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Rodney Grof

Physiotherapist

Rod is a Director and Principal Physiotherapist with over 10 years of private practice experience. He passionately treats all musculoskeletal conditions with a range of treatment modalities ranging from manual therapy to exercise based rehabilitation. He collaborates with leading orthopaedic specialists and utilises current research to achieve great patient outcomes. Outside of work, Rod is a proud father of 2 boys and a huge sports fan!

Special areas of interests

  • Pre/post surgical rehabilitation
  • Tendon injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Spinal disorders

Techniques and practice

  • Hands on techniques
  • Dry needling
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Exercise rehab/Pilates
Adrienne Wright | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Adrienne Wright

Physiotherapist
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Adrienne Wright | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Adrienne Wright

Physiotherapist

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!

Special areas of interests

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Neck and back pain
  • Hip and knee injuries
  • Dizziness
  • Vestibular conditions

Techniques and practice

  • Education
  • Hands-on techniques
  • Manual therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Pilates
  • Strength and conditioning
  • GLA:D program
Gillian Buckley | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Gillian Buckley

Physiotherapist
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Gillian Buckley | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Gillian Buckley

Physiotherapist

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.

Special areas of interests

  • Oncology physiotherapy
  • Lymphoedema treatment
Tanisha Zerella | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Tanisha Zerella

Physiotherapist
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Tanisha Zerella | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Tanisha Zerella

Physiotherapist

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.

Special areas of interests

  • Shoulder pain
  • Pre-natal and post-natal care
  • Hip and knee injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Back pain

Techniques and practice

  • Hands-on techniques
  • Dry needling
  • Pilates & the gym
  • Hydrotherapy
Sam Wilcox | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Sam Wilcox

Physiotherapist
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Sam Wilcox | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Sam Wilcox

Physiotherapist

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!

Special areas of interests

  • Knee and ankle injuries
  • Rehab from surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Back pain

Techniques and practice

  • Dry needling
  • Hands-on techniques
  • Pilates and the gym
Ben Erlich | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Ben Erlich

Physiotherapist
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Ben Erlich | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Ben Erlich

Physiotherapist

Ben is a senior physiotherapist who works at our Brighton and Caulfield clinics. With over 10 years of 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!

Special areas of interests

  • Sports injuries
  • Surgery rehabilitation
  • Back pain

Techniques and practice

  • Hands-on techniques
  • Dry needling
  • Pilates and the gym
Damien Lee

Damien Lee

Physiotherapist
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Damien Lee

Damien Lee

Physiotherapist

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 plays Rugby Union and enjoys all things sport, especially the NRL, Super Rugby and the NBA. He is also a huge foodie, and is a self-acclaimed home chef, with glowing food reviews from his friends & family!

Special areas of interests

  • Sporting injuries
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Surgical rehabilitation
  • Shoulder, hip, knee & back pain

Techniques and practice

  • Hands-on techniques
  • Strength and conditioning principles
  • Education
  • Dry needling
  • Pilates and the gym
Zoe Diamond | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Zoe Diamond

Physiotherapist
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Zoe Diamond | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Zoe Diamond

Physiotherapist

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 utilise the gym to keep her clients active throughout their rehabilitation, and has broad knowledge from her time as a physiotherapist at the FINA Indoor Swimming Championships and South Melbourne FC. Zoe also has a few rehab war stories of her own!

Outside of work, Zoe loves to adventure and has managed to find some amazing hiking locations, and enjoys playing basketball, watching the mighty Bombers, and playing guitar.

Special areas of interests

  • Sports injuries
  • ACL injuries
  • Rehab from surgery
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Vertigo and BPPV
  • Eating disorders rehabilitation

Techniques and practice

  • Hands-on Techniques
  • Dry needling
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Strength assessments (sport and non-sport specific)
  • Strength and conditioning training
  • Intuitive exercise training
Raff Di Domenico | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Raff Di Domenico

Physiotherapist
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Raff Di Domenico | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Raff Di Domenico

Physiotherapist

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.

Special areas of interests

  • Knee & ankle Injuries
  • Shoulder rehabilitation
  • Sporting injuries
  • BPPV/vertigo
  • Tendinopathy injuries

Techniques and practice

  • Prioritising education
  • Adopting healthy behaviours
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Combining hands-on treatment with strength and conditioning principles
Abby Oakes | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Abby Oakes

Physiotherapist
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Abby Oakes | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Abby Oakes

Physiotherapist

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!

Special areas of interests

  • Back pain
  • Pre/post natal exercise
  • Vertigo/BPPV
  • Falls prevention
  • Clinical Pilates – APPI trained

Techniques and practice

  • Hands on techniques
  • Dry needling
  • Education
  • Clinical Pilates and the gym for exercise rehab
Carlie Chilko | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Carlie Chilko

Physiotherapist
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Carlie Chilko | Physiotherapist at Platinum Physio

Carlie Chilko

Physiotherapist

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 is an accredited lymphoedema therapist with the ALA, which enables her to assist clients with lymphoedema, lipedema, cording, and swelling. On top of this Carlie continues to manage musculoskeletal conditions, via hydrotherapy and land based sessions, and BPPV. Carlie loves to get her patients better so they can live their most active and healthy life, and you will usually hear her gushing about her two gorgeous boys!

Special areas of interests

  • Lymphoedema and Oncology
  • Back pain, hip & knee injuries
  • Vertigo and BPPV

Techniques and practice

  • Dry needling
  • Hands-on techniques
  • Pilates and the gym
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Keely White

Physiotherapist
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Keely White

Physiotherapist

Keely continues to push her patients to achieve whatever goals they set for themselves, by empowering them to take an active approach and challenge their expectations. While completing a Bachelor of Science at Melbourne and Physiotherapy at La Trobe, Keely’s love for helping people was heavily influenced by friends and family who are accessing NDIS and high care facilities. Keely is passionate about clients staying active through the pre and post-natal journey, as well as 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!

Special areas of interests

  • Upper limb pain
  • Arthritis
  • Pre and post-natal care
  • Clients under NDIS
  • Sports and running related injuries

Techniques and practice

  • Dry needling
  • Hands-on therapy
  • Exercise based rehabilitation
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Education and advice
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Deena Gampel

Physiotherapist
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Deena Gampel

Physiotherapist

Deena is a friendly and attentive physiotherapist working at our Caulfield clinic. While working as a physiotherapist across several hospitals in Melbourne, Deena worked with people of all ages, functional levels and medical backgrounds.
 
Whether you’re hoping to return to sport following an injury, or you’re looking to generally improve your strength and fitness, Deena is dedicated to joining your health journey with a holistic and patient-centred approach.

 

Outside of work, Deena loves scuba diving and is a mum to a gorgeous baby girl!

Special areas of interests

  • Stroke and Parkinson’s
  • Vertigo and vestibular conditions
  • Back and shoulder pain
  • Returning to sport after injuries

Techniques and practice

  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Individualised education
  • Hands-on techniques
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Ben Millward

Physiotherapist
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Ben Millward

Physiotherapist

Ben has a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of others, whether in the gym through exercise or hands-on treatment. Providing important education and advice is a large part of the way Ben practices so as to empower his patients to manage their health long-term.

Outside of physiotherapy you’ll find him riding his bike or keeping up with all things sport from around the world.

Special areas of interests

  • Sports, running or cycling related injuries

  • Return to sport/gym programming

  • Pre and post surgical rehab

  • Knee pain/injuries

Techniques and practice

  • Strength and conditioning principles

  • Pilates and the gym

  • Hands-on treatment

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Jonny Kaplan

Physiotherapist
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Jonny Kaplan

Physiotherapist

Jonny is passionate about assisting his patients by providing targeted, goal-oriented care. He takes an holistic approach to his treatment, placing his patients’ individual stories at the centre of his work.

Jonny has additional degrees in Osteopathy and Rehabilitation, providing him with a wide range of skills to help patients get back to their active healthy lifestyles. He has extensive experience treating professional athletes — he currently works with the Carlton Football Club and AFL Umpires Association.

Beyond his work, Jonny is an avid golfer and runner, Carlton fanatic, and self-proclaimed DJ at work. He takes requests.

Special areas of interests

  • Sports & running Injuries
  • Back/neck pain
  • Pre/post surgical rehabilitation

Techniques and practice

  • A range of hands-on techniques
  • Individualised education
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Exercise rehabilitation
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Meagan McKirdy

Physiotherapist
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Meagan McKirdy

Physiotherapist

Meagan is a passionate and enthusiastic physio who loves to work collaboratively with her clients to achieve their goals. She has a motivated approach to empower people in their rehabilitation journey with a combination of manual therapy, education, load management and exercise. Being a competitive dancer for the last 20 years, she’s no novice to the world of injuries, and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their fitness goals and manage their health in the long term.

Outside of work she enjoys playing sport, spending time in the sun and finding Australia’s best winery.

Special areas of interests

  • Back, shoulder, hip and knee pain
  • Sporting injuries
  • Return to sport/strength and conditioning

Techniques and practice

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Hands-on and manual techniques
  • Pilates and the gym
  • Education
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Mia Bailey

Physiotherapist
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Mia Bailey

Physiotherapist

Having completed a degree in Exercise & Sports Science and a Masters in Physiotherapy, Mia is highly qualified in providing exercise prescription, manual therapy, and education to clients to quickly gain significant results. Her genuine and personable nature allows clients to feel at ease whilst she provides the motivation and direction for clients to achieve their goals.

Mia has been a competitive netballer and is an avid distance runner which allows her to approach her profession from an athlete’s perspective. Her current involvement with the Carlton VFL team has provided her experience in high performance at the elite level.

Special areas of interests

  • Tendon injuries
  • Back pain
  • Sporting injuries
  • Running related injuries

Techniques and practice

    • Hands-on techniques
    • Manual therapy
    • Strength and conditioning
    • Exercise rehabilitation
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Emma Wright

Physiotherapist
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Emma Wright

Physiotherapist

Emma is a physiotherapist working out of our Malvern and Caulfield clinics. She uses a range of hands-on and exercise-based techniques to help you achieve your goals. Emma is passionate about educating and empowering you along your recovery process so you can get the most benefit out of your physiotherapy journey.

Outside of work, you will find Emma on a hockey field, camping or out on a walk with her dog.

Special areas of interests

  • Neck & back pain

  • Lower limb injuries

  • Tendon Injuries
  • Falls Prevention

Techniques and practice

  • Education

  • Manual therapy

  • Exercise/Pilates and functional strengthening

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Mariah Cleary

Physiotherapist
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Mariah Cleary

Physiotherapist

Mariah utilises tailored exercise, hands-on therapy, and patient education to help her patients feel their best. Her previous work with various sports teams and the Canadian military has sparked a special interest in sporting related injuries and return to work protocols in highly physical jobs.

Outside of the clinic, Mariah loves to live an active lifestyle and particularly enjoys strength training, yoga, hiking, running and playing golf. Mariah’s other passion is cooking, and more importantly eating. She would love to hear your recipe recommendations!

Special areas of interests

  • Hip and ankle injuries
  • Vestibular and dizziness
  • Sports injuries
  • Return to sport programming

Techniques and practice

  • Hands-on techniques
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Vestibular
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Elizabeth Dee

Physiotherapist
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Elizabeth Dee

Physiotherapist

Elizabeth is passionate about making exercise enjoyable for every individual’s goals, interests and skill sets. She has worked with athletes across a variety of ages and abilities across junior, amateur and professional sporting teams as a trainer.

Outside of the clinic, Elizabeth has always loved keeping active, participating in a variety of sports throughout her life including dance, netball, cheerleading and the gym. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys a walk with some good music, a good chat with friends and sitting back and watching a replay of the 2023 AFL grand final.

Special areas of interests

  • Lower limb musculoskeletal injuries
  • Neck and back pain
  • Sporting injuries and return to sports programming

Techniques and practice

  • Exercise prescription and education
  • Strength and conditioning principles
  • Hands-on therapy
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Jayden Tan

Physiotherapist
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Jayden Tan

Physiotherapist

Jayden has a passion for empowering individuals to reach their full potential through a blend of hands-on techniques and exercise-based therapies. With a firm belief in the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, he promotes active living through personalized treatment plans. He strives to impart knowledge and empower clients to take control of their own health journey.

Beyond the clinic, Jayden embraces an active lifestyle filled with strength training, bouldering, volleyball and running. His passion for fitness is rivaled only by his love for food, always eager to explore new cuisines. Don’t be afraid to give him suggestions on your favourite food spots!

Special areas of interests

  • Sport/running related injuries
  • Shoulder, knee & ankle related pain
  • Neck/back related pain
  • Strength and conditioning

Techniques and practice

  • Hands-on therapy
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Clinical Pilates
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Fraser Thomson

Physiotherapist
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Fraser Thomson

Physiotherapist

With a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science and Doctor of Physiotherapy, Fraser possesses a wide skillset to help patients move better, get active and live a healthier life. Employing a patient-centred approach, Fraser has a strong commitment to listening to his patients’ unique stories and formulating a plan based on his patients individual needs and goals.

Outside of the clinic, Fraser likes to practice what he preaches by staying active and playing golf. A lover of speciality coffee, make sure to ask Fraser for the best places to pick up a good brew!

Special areas of interests

  • Persistent pain
  • Tendinopathy
  • Pre/post-surgical rehab
  • Sport related injuries

Techniques and practice

  • Education and advice
  • Hands-on therapy
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Clinical Pilates
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Dana Dexter

Physiotherapist
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Holly Li

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Holly Li

Physiotherapist

Holly brings a compassionate and motivated approach to her physiotherapy care, striving to help each of her patients achieve their personal goals and get back to the activities they love. Passionate about running and kickboxing, she understands firsthand the importance of using exercise and manual therapy to prevent or manage any injuries, so that we can perform at our optimal levels.

Outside the clinic, Holly loves travelling, hiking and camping. She can often be found snowboarding in the winter or in the ocean attempting to surf!

Special areas of interests

  • Sports and running injuries
  • Neck and back pain
  • Surgical rehabilitation
  • Falls prevention

Techniques and practice

  • Hands-on therapy
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Education
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Dani Feil

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Dani Feil

Physiotherapist

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.

Special areas of interests

  • General oncology
  • Lymphoedema
  • Palliative care

Techniques and practice

  • Oncology Physiotherapy
  • Lymphoedema treatment