SSPC Southern Suburbs Physio | Physiotherapists Staff – East Bentleigh
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Our Physiotherapy team has about 200 years of combined experience and are committed to continually advancing their skills in order to provide the best possible outcomes for their patients. They attend regular courses, seminars and conferences as well as inservices that are run through the clinic. All our physiotherapists are also bound by a strict code of practice as stipulated by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).


Rob O’Donnell


Rob graduated from La Trobe University in 1992. He has special interests in the fields of athletics and running injuries, as well as wrist, hand and finger splinting. Rob has represented Australia on five occasions in long distance running and is still a regular on the running circuit.


Anthony Lance


Anthony graduated from La Trobe University in 1992. Anthony’s major sporting background is with football, and his special interests include knee and ankle injuries. Anthony also has advanced training in Clinical Pilates and heads our Clinical Pilates program.


Nathan Powyer


Nathan has a wealth of experience in sports and spinal physiotherapy. He graduated in 1999 from Sydney University and has worked in private practice both here and abroad. He has experience working as a physiotherapist for state and national level teams in sports like Netball, Soccer, Hockey and Cricket.


Audrey Day


Audrey graduated as a Physiotherapist from La Trobe University with Honours in 2011, having previously graduated from Melbourne University, also with Honours, with a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences degree. Audrey had experience within the physiotherapy private practice sector prior to joining SSPC in 2013. Audrey has extensive experience working as a physiotherapist with local football clubs. She is a Level 1 and 2 trained DMA Pilates therapist, along with having completed Part A (Lumbar Spine) of the four part McKenzie course. Audrey is also qualified in dry needling. In her spare time she enjoys playing squash.


Michelle O’Donnell


Michelle graduated in 1994 and has many years experience in private practice physiotherapy with further training in physiotherapy for hand and finger injuries and hydrotherapy. Michelle was the head physio at Oakleigh Chargers in the AFL Under 18 competition from 1996-2003. These days Michelle combines physiotherapy with motherhood and consults part time whilst also running SSPC’s hydrotherapy program.


Ben Cameron


Ben graduated from La Trobe University in 1995. Ben has a wide range of experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and injury. He has worked with many sporting teams over his journey including sides from the AFL, TAC Cup and NBL competitions. Ben also had a sidestep from physio to work in theatre with Orthopaedic surgeons. His special interests include shoulder pathology, neck pain and headaches, knee injuries and rehabilitation from surgery. Away from work Ben enjoys his music and time with his three boys.


Jenny Turner


Jen has a wealth of experience dealing with both the elite and general population and has been in private practice physiotherapy since 1993. Jen has worked at National and International Gymnastic events, the Australian Open Tennis and has also covered various Triathalon, Swimming and Netball events. Her outside interests include surfing, running, bike riding and looking after her 2 children.


Nicholas Charalambous

Nicholas joined SSPC with previous private practice and sport physiotherapy experience. Nicholas has worked in the AFL with North Melbourne Football Club and several State League Soccer teams.

Nicholas’ interests include strength and conditioning, back injuries, rehabilitation before and after surgery, return to both work and sport. Nicholas firmly believes that patient education greatly improves outcomes and their ability to get better. He enjoys systematically developing a plan for patients to achieve their goals.

His personal interests include competing in triathlons and playing soccer as well as being a very proud Richmond supporter (for now).


Kirsty Ashley


Kirsty completed her undergraduate Physiotherapy training at Auckland University. In 2005 she moved to Tasmania where she had been working at the North West Regional Hospital as a Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist until recently moving to Melbourne to start work in the private sector. Kirsty has extensive Paediatric experience in the areas of orthopaedics (both traumatic and developmental), cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions, down syndrome, infant development, plagiocephaly, cystic fibrosis, gross motor development, biomechanical issues, gait analysis and rehabilitation. Kirsty also has a background in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with particular interest in adolescent biomechanical issues, chronic pain self management, patellofemoral syndrome and lower limb biomechanics and management of low back pain. Some of her postgraduate courses are: Paediatric Orthopaedics, biomechanics of the lower limb, the sporting shoulder, exercise in diabetes, chronic condition self management, explain pain and the sensitive nervous system, gait analysis and hydrotherapy for infants and adults.


Emily Mclean


Emily graduated as a physiotherapist from Monash University where she completed the Advanced Research stream with honours. She has a background in private practice and a special interest in running related injuries. Emily is a 400m hurdler and competes at a national level.


Josh Singh


Josh graduated from Monash University in 2010 and began working for SSPC in 2011. He has a keen interest in the management of sporting injuries, in particular those relating to Aussie Rules Football. Josh himself has played numerous sports at the elite level throughout his life giving him first-hand experience with the types of injuries that can be sustained both on & off the sporting field.


Tanya Szylkrot


Tanya is a Melbourne University graduate and as a physiotherapist she has a very keen interest in sporting injuries especially in lower limb sports. She has also had experience working as a physiotherapist with the Western Bulldogs at AFL level. Her experience and work at the highest level has given her great exposure to the latest trends in sports medicine and orthopaedics. She is very interested in hip and groin pathology in athletes and clinical pilates.


Gillian Condy


Gill graduated from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, with a distinction in her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2013. With a background in health and performance Science, Gil has a keen interest in sports, especially sailing having competed at International level from a young age. She has been instructing for 12 years and teaches sailing through the Summer months to adults and children of all levels.  Gill is from Dublin, Ireland, so is an expert in braving the harsh Melbourne winters to work closely with our Schools Rugby Union teams. She has worked pitch-side for the past two years with rugby union and AFL teams during competition, observing first-hand the mechanism of the injuries sustained, and contributing to their management/treatment in clinic.  She has a keen interest in movement biomechanics and has completed the SFMA course (Selective functional movement analysis) as well as dry needling.  Gill works with all musculoskeletal injuries and in her free time enjoys weight training, yoga and snowboarding.