All physiotherapy treatments and classes are running normally. We continue to follow all recommended guidelines for infection control and social distancing. Our face to face consults adhere to strict infection control protocols. You must wear a mask at all times and complete our Covid survey before attending your session please. Payments are currently cashless so please speak with our friendly admin staff if you require assistance. Telehealth appointments remain available. Please monitor our website for any up to date changes with Covid restrictions. Thank you.

Physiotherapy**

Clifton Hill Physiotherapy is an innovative physiotherapy practice offering comprehensive services by experienced and highly-qualified physiotherapists. We achieve outstanding clinical results for a broad range of common conditions including: back pain, neck pain, headache, migraine, shoulder pain, sports injuries, vertigo, knee pain, incontinence, persistent pelvic pain and women’s health and ... Read More

Clifton Hill Physiotherapy is an innovative physiotherapy practice offering comprehensive services by experienced and highly-qualified physiotherapists. We achieve outstanding clinical results for a broad range of common conditions including: back pain, neck pain, headache, migraine, shoulder pain, sports injuries, vertigo, knee pain, incontinence, persistent pelvic pain and women’s health and men’s health issues.
Our team of physiotherapists have extensive experience from working in private practice, private and public hospitals, and research and teaching over a range of physiotherapy disciplines including sports, manipulative, musculoskeletal, neurological, pain management, continence, women’s / men’s health and paediatric services. We are confident our practice will offer a service that stands apart, as we value excellence in quality care delivered by highly-educated and experienced physiotherapists.
**Please note not all our practitioners are available for online booking please call our friendly team on 94861918 if you wish to make a booking with Dr Sallie Cowan, Ms Jennifer Langford, Mr Brendon Haslam, Mr Brendan Egan, Mr Henry Wajswelner, Ms Jess Kostas or Ms Kiera Hannigan.


Clinical Exercise**

Clifton Hill Pilates & Rehab is dedicated to clinical excellence and innovation, offering comprehensive exercise and rehabilitation programs from its beautifully inspiring Melbourne fringe studio in Clifton Hill. Known for their friendly and personable approach, our Physiotherapists and Instructors conduct classes in small groups to promote a greater learning and interaction. Experienced phy... Read More

Clifton Hill Pilates & Rehab is dedicated to clinical excellence and innovation, offering comprehensive exercise and rehabilitation programs from its beautifully inspiring Melbourne fringe studio in Clifton Hill.

Known for their friendly and personable approach, our Physiotherapists and Instructors conduct classes in small groups to promote a greater learning and interaction. Experienced physiotherapists are available to provide 1:1 consultations for clients. Instructors are selected based upon exceptional knowledge and skill utilising the full repertoire of Physiotherapy, Pilates and exercise apparatus.

We are confident our practice will offer a service that stands apart, as we value excellence in quality care delivered by highly-educated and experienced physiotherapists and instructors.
**Please note if you would like an appointment with Dr Henry Wajswelner please contact our friendly reception staff.


ONLINE CHPR CONNECT EXERCISE CLASSES

Online Exercise class conducted for you by a member of the CHPR Team using the ZOOM app: its easy !! A series of exercises and stretches you can do at home !!! You will need a camera enabled device like a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You need to book these classes online in the JANE app, you will be sent a URL link so you can join the class. Set yourself up at home in front of your dev... Read More

Online Exercise class conducted for you by a member of the CHPR Team using the ZOOM app: its easy !!
A series of exercises and stretches you can do at home !!!
You will need a camera enabled device like a laptop, tablet or smart phone.
You need to book these classes online in the JANE app, you will be sent a URL link so you can join the class.
Set yourself up at home in front of your device so we can see you too !!!
You will need some safe quiet space on the floor, an exercise mat is great , some theraband, towels, light (1-kg) dumbells or weights, a chair you can move easily and a pilates circle if you have one.
Join the class on ZOOM a few minutes before the start time.
Classes come as a 5-pack for $100 and you can book online. Please call to purchase your 5-pack.
There are no refunds if you forget your class but if you miss a class that you have booked for a reason please call.


Women's Health Physiotherapy**

Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University, Brisbane in 2015 and has since worked in a variety of clinical settings across Australia and the UK in both private and public health sectors. Sarah has since found her passion for women’s health and is currently completing the Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physio at the University of Melbourne. She has experience in managing a range of pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions including pelvic girdle pain, back pain, and rectus diastasis. Sarah is also an experienced Clinical Pilates instructor and is passionate about helping women stay active throughout all stages of life, particularly guiding women on exercise during and after pregnancy in a safe and supportive manner. Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family, baking, travel and keeping fit with running, Pilates and attempting to surf. Sarah is available for bookings at INP on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Professional memberships • Australian Physiotherapy Association • APA Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Interest Group • The Continence Foundation of Australia

Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University, Brisbane in... Read More

Ramsey Ezzat is a Canadian physiotherapist with 14 years of clinical expertise treating a diverse range of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. He recently moved from Vancouver to Melbourne with his family and is excited to be part of the team at both Clifton Hill Physiotherapy and Inner North Physiotherapy. Ramsey brings an active treatment approach that combines hands-on care with innovative exercises. He is passionate about empowering patients to maximize their health. Ramsey graduated from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) in 2007. He is a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists, an internationally recognized designation that requires extensive hands-on training and recognizes advanced skill in using manual therapy and exercise to treat orthopedic problems. He has also done further training in the management of chronic pain and treatment for vertigo and dizziness. . Ramsey has competed as a triathlete and distance runner for the last 20 years. He has run races from 10km to 50km as well as 6-8 day stage races in the European Alps and Colorado Rockies. Although he still enjoys running, his current athletic passion is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Ramsey Ezzat is a Canadian physiotherapist with 14 years of clinical expertise treating a diverse... Read More

Matt is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist who has worked in private clinics, community health and hospital outpatient departments since graduating from Charles Sturt University in Albury in 2011. Since moving to Melbourne he has worked as the head physiotherapist with netball and football clubs in the South Eastern Football League and VAFA.

Always enthusiastic to learn more, Matt is completing his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy to complement a keen interest in the management of tendon pain, ACL and ankle rehab and the management of neck and back pathology. He is passionate about getting clients stronger and educating them to understand their injury.

In his diminishing spare time, Matt loves cooking, hiking and working to reverse the stereotype of the ‘dad bod’ by getting to the gym and cycling on the weekends.

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Tom has worked in some of Melbourne’s largest public hospitals across musculoskeletal outpatient clinics, the emergency department and orthopaedic rehabilitation services. He enjoys treating a wide range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, including fractures, orthopaedic and spinal surgery and persistent pain. Tom is also experienced at managing various vertigo complaints and helps run the Vestibular Clinic at The Northern Hospital as well as treating vertigo in the ED.

Tom is currently completing his post graduate studies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy through La Trobe University. He volunteered his physiotherapy skills to the Rose Cambodia Rehabilitation Centre in 2014, treating people in the local community around Phnom Pehn, and providing training to local physiotherapists. He also regularly teaches undergraduate physiotherapy students on their clinical placements. Tom is also a committee member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Emergency Department National Group.

Outside of work, Tom loves hiking, having recently completed the Overland Track in Tasmania, outdoor cooking and good music. Tom likes to keep fit through cycling, weight training and CrossFit.

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Josh is a Physiotherapist with over 12 years experience in private practice. Josh graduated from the University of South Australia with a Master Of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) in 2005 after previously completing a Bachelor of Podiatry in 2001. Josh’s practice has a focus on manual and exercise therapy incorporating holistic care. He places great emphasis on having his clients be an active participant in their therapy to optimise their treatment outcomes.

Josh has undertaken further training in the fields of CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation which looks to address correction of connective tissue restrictions throughout the body and the implications they have on dysfunction of the musculo-skeletal, nervous, vascular, cardio-respiratory, digestive and endocrine systems. Josh’s special interest areas include pelvic and spinal disorders, lower-limb problems due to his background in Podiatry, headaches and migraines, jaw problems and chronic pain syndromes.

Josh is a Physiotherapist with over 12 years experience in private practice. Josh graduated from ... Read More

Sallie is a founding director of Clifton Hill Physiotherapy, Clifton Hill Pilates & Rehab and Inner North Physiotherapy. She is a highly experienced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Associate Professor at the Latrobe Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre at Latrobe University. She is internationally recognised as a leading clinician, researcher and educator in the diagnosis and management of anterior knee pain. Sallie also has a particular interest in spinal pain and has post graduate qualifications in Manipulative Physiotherapy. In addition she has many years experience working with sporting teams and athletes.

Sallie is a regular lecturer and supervisor to post-graduate physiotherapy students at the University of Melbourne. She has over 50 publications in international peer reviewed journals and has co-authored seven book chapters on anterior knee pain and one on core stability including every edition of the most popular sports medicine text of all time (Brukner and Khan Sports Medicine). Sallie has been invited to speak both Nationally and Internationally on the topic of knee pain, and has received numerous awards for her research.

Sallie is a founding director of Clifton Hill Physiotherapy, Clifton Hill Pilates & Rehab and Inn... Read More

Dónal is an experienced sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

Initially trained in Dublin, Ireland, he then moved to New Zealand – working in club rugby and at ATP Tour tennis events in Auckland.

Since arriving in Melbourne, Dónal has continued to develop his understanding of the profound impact pain and injury has on peoples’ lives, and the best ways to help everyone – athletes and office-workers – overcome the challenges they face.

Dónal completed the Master of Sports Physiotherapy program at the University of Queensland, his thesis exploring the underlying causes of persistent kneecap pain. His interest in hamstring injury prevention lead to him presenting on the topic at the 2019 Sports Medicine Australia conference.

In addition to Clifton Hill Physiotherapy, Dónal is employed by Richmond Football Club as the VFL Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, where he focuses on integrating strength and conditioning principles into injury management – resulting in optimal recovery times and improved athletic performance.

Outside of work, Dónal spends his time exploring the many wonderful cafés in Melbourne and getting nutmegged by more talented players in 5-a-side soccer.

Dónal is an experienced sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Initially trained in Dublin,... Read More

Laura is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours in 2012 and has worked at several private Physiotherapy clinics across both Melbourne & London (UK). She has undertaken additional comprehensive training in women’s health and has developed a special interest for treating pelvic pain, gynaecological, continence and pregnancy related conditions. Laura also enjoys treating all musculoskeletal conditions, including spinal and lower limb injuries.

Laura’s treatment approach includes taking the time to understand her client’s symptoms holistically and then guide them through the rehabilitation journey with a strong focus on empowerment, education and exercise rehabilitation. Dry Needling and manual therapy techniques are also used to manage pain & allow progression towards a full recovery. Laura has over 10 years experience in teaching Clinical Pilates & a full APPI accreditation.

When not in the clinic, you will find Laura spending time with her friends and family, doing yoga, or hiking and camping somewhere in the great outdoors. She consults at Clifton Hill Physiotherapy on Wednesdays, Fridays and one Saturday per month.

Laura is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor. She graduated from the University of ... Read More

Jodi graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2012 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, and more recently completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Continence & Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation.

She has experience dealing with a broad range of clients in the private practice setting, treating a variety of musculoskeletal disorders.

She has a keen interest in Women’s health and enjoys exercise rehabilitation, ante-natal care and postnatal recovery, integrating Pilates and specific exercise into patient management and treatment.

Jodi has also completed post-graduate courses in Dry Needling and Clinical Pilates through Dance Medicine Australia and the APMA.

Jodi graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2012 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, and mor... Read More

B Physio (Honours) Post Grad Cert Physio (Continence & Pelvic Floor)

Certified APPI Pilates Instructor

APA Dry Needling and AACP Acupuncture for Women’s Health qualifications

Professional Memberships

Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) APA Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Interest Group The Continence Foundation of Australia – Physiotherapy Group The Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) member, UK Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy Group (POGP) affiliate member. UK The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (UK)

Jess is a Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor. She graduated with Honours at The University of Melbourne in 2012, and has since completed post graduate qualifications in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.

Jess has gained extensive experience working in both the public and private sectors throughout Australia and the U.K. She has recently returned from the U.K. where she was working for the Australia Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) as a Consultant Physiotherapist, mentoring a team of Women’s Health physiotherapist’s. She also worked for the APPI Education team as a course educator, sharing her knowledge of Pilates to healthcare professionals throughout England and Scotland.

In Australia she has worked in private practice, Pilate’s studios, and in a large community hospital as part of a multi-disciplinary maternity team, both on the ward and in the outpatient department. During this time she won an award for her quality improvement project to reduce wait-times for the Physiotherapy Ante-natal Clinic.

Jess has a special interest in treating women’s health, pelvic and spinal conditions. Her clinical approach combines evidence-based physiotherapy with clinical Pilates, dry needling, education and specific exercise rehabilitation to treat, manage and promote well-being. She is passionate about helping people of all ages achieve their optimal physical health and well-being.

Outside of work you will find Jess running along the Yarra River, on a netball court, sourcing out the best coffee shops, or in the Pilates studio inventing new moves for her clients.

B Physio (Honours) Post Grad Cert Physio (Continence & Pelvic Floor) Certified APPI Pilates Inst... Read More

May completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at the University of Sydney in 2015. Since graduation, she has worked in hospitals and private settings to gain different experience across many areas of physiotherapy including spinal, sports, women’s health and Pilates.May has completed professional many development courses to enhance her physiotherapy practice, adding many qualifications including Dry Needling, the McKenzie method (Lumbar), DMA Pilates and GLA:D. May has a keen interest in Women’s health and she is soon to complete the Melbourne University Postgraduate training in pelvic floor physiotherapy. May is multilingual speaking fluent Cantonese and Mandarin as well as her English. In her spare time May likes running so you may find her running around the Yarra River.

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Billy is an experienced private practice physiotherapist with 5+ years experience in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates rehabilitation.

Prior to moving to Melbourne in 2016, Billy worked in Northeast Victoria including provision of physiotherapy to the Mt. Hotham Ski Village.

He has held a number of head physiotherapist positions at sporting clubs, including at the Myrtleford Alpine Saints Football/Netball Club, Fitzroy Football Club and Rowville Football Club

With a particular interest in shoulder instability and sporting hip and groin injuries, he is passionate about combining exercise prescription and physiotherapeutic treatment to return an individual to their professional and recreational activities in a safe and timely manner.

Billy has completed the Graduate Certificate of Sports Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University and is transitioning towards Masters level Sports Physiotherapy qualification. He is the VFL Physiotherapist for the Box Hill Hawks Football Club.

Billy is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and alternate Saturdays.

Billy is an experienced private practice physiotherapist with 5+ years experience in sports and m... Read More

Laura completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University and has a wide variety of skills across numerous clinical settings. Laura started her career working at Epworth HealthCare where she refined her skills in managing orthopaedic and persistent pain patient populations, and transitioned to the public health sector where she worked The Royal Melbourne Hospital in both an inpatient and outpatient musculoskeletal role. Laura has worked closely with multiple football and soccer teams and is the physiotherapist for both womens’ Wesley’s Old Collegians football teams.

Laura has a holistic approach to care and is passionate about fostering a balanced lifestyle. In her spare time, Laura enjoys yoga, running and boxing.

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Andrew is a movement coach with a professional background in Pilates, Personal Training, and Dance. Having been heavily involved in sports (athletics, basketball, tennis, ballroom dancing…the list goes on) throughout his life, Andrew’s method as a teacher is to discover what you can achieve currently, and then to use that foundation as a springboard. Attending classes with Andrew means being systematically nudged into your next groove of strength and mobility. Due to his diverse exercise background Andrew’s repertoire is vast and varied, ensuring that there’s always another way to reach your personal best. Andrew currently teaches Pilates and Functional Fitness classes, and he believes that frequent, disciplined movement is the key to success.

Qualifications: Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction – National Pilates Training (NPT) Certificate III and IV of Fitness – Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT)

Andrew is a movement coach with a professional background in Pilates, Personal Training, and Danc... Read More

Sonja completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences/ Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University and has since worked in private practice. She quickly developed an interest in rehab and exercise, which led her to complete the Rehabilitation Series with Polestar Australia to further her extensive Pilates training as well as ASCA Strength and Conditioning Level 1.

In order to pursue her interest in women’s health, Sonja completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Exercise and Women’s Health at the University of Melbourne where she gained the skills and knowledge to manage conditions affecting women throughout the lifespan. She understands the specific physical needs of women and the impact of exercise during pregnancy, post-partum, menopause and osteopenia/osteoporosis. She strongly believes in the beneficial impact of exercise on a person’s physical and psychological health, and so her ultimate goal is to keep women active and exercising safely (and challengingly!) throughout these different stages in life.

Sonja likes to integrate physiotherapy treatment techniques such as dry needling, manual therapy and various other techniques with exercise prescription and clinical pilates. She can help with conditions such as pelvic girdle pain, thoracic and low back pain, hip pain, coccydinia, abdominal (diastasis rectus abdominis) and pelvic floor muscle weakness and gestational diabetes mellitus.

Sonja completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences/ Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe Un... Read More

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