Our Practitioners

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Phillipa Condous

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Phillipa Condous is a Physiotherapist with vast experience in treating musculoskeletal disorders.
She has Post-Graduate training in Manipulative Physiotherapy from Uni SA which has provided her with a strong foundation for treating all joint and spinal complaints.

Phillipa worked in New York from 1997-2003 where she developed a special interest in dance injuries. Whilst there, she worked with Professional Dance Troupes, including The Cunningham Dance Company and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Company.

Since returning to Melbourne, she has worked as a locum for the Australian Ballet and attended many of their continuing education programs. Phillipa is also affiliated with several dance schools in Melbourne where she performs screening of Dancers for pre-pointe preparation and injury prevention.

She has also been involved in the education of young dancers in furthering their anatomical knowledge to optimise their postural alignment for dance.

Phillipa approaches her patients holistically, combining excellent biomechanical assessment which is tailored with hands-on treatment and an individual clinically based Pilates exercise rehabilitation program.

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Peter Growse Physiotherapist

Peter Growse

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Peter graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from La Trobe University in 2004 and later went on to complete his Masters degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2013. Peter initially worked in the public hospital system moving into private practice in 2007. During this time he has also enjoyed working with school football, state league volleyball and VNL netball teams.

Peter has completed many post graduate courses giving him a particular expertise in the physiotherapy management of lower back and neck pain, headaches, and all sporting and tendon injuries. Peter is passionate about assisting people to overcome their injuries as well as developing strategies to prevent these injuries from reoccurring.

In the time that Peter is not helping others to keep fit he is usually chasing around his 2 kids or trying to overcome his own aches and pains brought on through running, riding or playing basketball.

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Hina Chauhan Physiotherapist

Hina Chauhan

Physiotherapist

Hina completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2010 at Curtin University. She began her career with roles in private practice, the WAFL, and the AFL with the Fremantle Dockers Football Club where she developed a passion for sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. This passion sparked her move to Melbourne, undertaking the Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.

Hina has a keen interest in sporting injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance improvement and has experience with treating a wide range of musculoskeletal and sports injuries. She also has strong expertise in Clinical Pilates and is a firm believer in evidence-based medicine.

In her spare time, Hina enjoys spending time at the beach, practising yoga, and running.

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Keith De Souza

Physiotherapist

Keith joins Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic after working in the Mornington Peninsula for the last couple of years.

Following a strong sporting background, Keith’s passion is sporting injuries. He is the current physiotherapist for Powerhouse St Kilda Hockey Club and Old Scotch Soccer Club as well as recently travelling to Holland for the VIS men’s hockey European tour. In his spare time, Keith is also one of the trainers for the Fremantle Dockers Football Club when they travel.

Keith is keenly focused on identifying the possible mechanisms and causes behind musculoskeletal injuries, and is driven by the challenges of managing athletes; both from an injury management perspective as well as optimising performance.

He is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy groups. In order to constantly develop and further his skills, Keith is currently undertaking the masters of sports program at La Trobe University.

Outside of physiotherapy, Keith plays football, enjoys a hit of golf as well as trying out Melbourne’s great range of restaurants and cafes.​

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Alisa McLachlan

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Alisa graduated from Melbourne University in 1995 and completed a Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy at Sydney University in 1999. She has extensive experience in a wide variety of physiotherapy in both public and private settings. Alisa specialises in the treatment of spinal pain, headache and lateral hip pain. She also has extensive experience in post surgical rehabilitation, hands on manual therapy techniques, dry needling, Clinical Pilates, vertigo, chronic pain, sports injuries, exercise programs and more.

Alisa is passionate about integrating current evidence with clinical experience to optimise outcomes for all clients. She gets great satisfaction in helping to make long lasting changes to their physical health. Alisa will work with you to solve your initial complaint, then direct you through your rehab back to full health.

Alisa is a strong believer in exercise as a way to maintain optimal physical health. She has devised and run exercise classes for many different populations including lawn bowlers, and conducted back rehabilitation, strength training and falls prevention for older adults.

Outside of physio, Alisa likes to spend her time wrangling 3 energetic children, coaching junior basketball and trying to keep up some running.

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Hayley-runting

Hayley Runting

Physiotherapist

Hayley joins Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic as a physiotherapist with a strong background in musculoskeletal and women’s health physiotherapy, and Clinical Pilates. Since graduating from Melbourne University, she has completed further study in lower limb biomechanics, hip and pelvis control, as well as pre- and post-natal physiotherapy.

She enjoys working with clients of all ages to achieve their sporting and life goals. Hayley is a keen advocate of Clinical Pilates to address specific injuries and weaknesses, as well as promoting overall well-being.

Hayley joins Mark in providing the physiotherapy services for Old Scotch Football Club this year. Her interests in treating sports injuries stems from her passion in participating in sports over many years, primarily triathlon, flat water kayaking and netball. She understands the rehabilitation process – from both physiotherapy and personal perspectives – and is always looking to help clients move from pain to their highest possible level of performance.

Outside of work, Hayley enjoys training for and participating in triathlons, catching up with friends and fitting in some relaxation time.

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Mark Fotheringham

Physiotherapist

Mark graduated from LaTrobe University in 2005 and has worked in private practice since this time. He has completed post-graduate certificates in many specialty areas including Clinical Pilates, dry-needling, shoulder diagnosis and treatment, and hamstring assessment and rehabilitation. His passion for physiotherapy and the biomechanical workings of the human body, mean that he is continually developing his knowledge.

Before starting the Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic, Mark worked at a sports physiotherapy clinic in Hawthorn. There he developed extensive experience with the rehabilitation of joints after surgery – particularly knee, hip, shoulder and ankle surgery with a mixture of both minor and major surgery, including joint replacements. Mark has had multiple joint surgeries himself including two knee reconstructions from football injuries, which have helped him understand the needs and difficulties of the rehabilitation process. It has been through this focus on rehab after surgery that Mark has developed some excellent relationships with many of Melbourne’s leading surgeons.

Mark’s association with local sports teams is vast and he continues to work with Old Scotch Football Club as their head physiotherapist. He has also worked with VFL representative teams, Victorian premier league soccer clubs, triathlon clubs and performed injury screening for elite school swimming squads.

Mark still tries to keep fit by running and cycling.

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Amy Brindley massage therapist

Amy Brindley

Remedial massage therapist

Amy graduated from a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology at Charles Sturt University in 2012, after completing part of this degree in Canada, she then took some time away from studying. In 2015, Amy completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage at Sage Institute of Education. Part way through this course she began working with the Kew Football Club as a Sports Trainer, as well as working at Richmond Football Club as a massage therapist.

Since studying massage, Amy has taken a keen interest in sports/deep tissue massage, particularly in treating conditions affecting the back and pelvis. Amy will continue her massage and wishes to further her knowledge in the near future by studying Physiotherapy.

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Leah Pile

Remedial massage therapist

Leah Pile completed her diploma in remedial massage at the Australian School of Therapeutic Massage in 2002, and has since taken particular interest in sports massage and injury management.
Leah is also a qualified level 1 sports trainer (since 1998). She has worked at such clubs as Knox Football Club, Box Hill Football Club, Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club, and Hawthorn Football Club in both capacities. Leah is highly skilled in many forms of massage including deep tissue, trigger point, relaxation, sports, cupping and lymphatic drainage. Leah is passionate about the art of massage and strives to achieve excellence in her field, providing the best possible results for her clients.

Leah’s training by numerous therapists in different disciplines has made her a very well rounded therapist and allows her to cater for all the needs of the clients. Leah also looks after two professional corporations, bringing the benefits of massage to those working professionals who are chained to their desks.

Highlights in Leah’s career to date include

• Knox Footy club EFL finalists in 2002
• Melbourne Storm ’07 premiership team
• Hawthorn ’08 Premiership team
• Working with QLD & NSW NRL state of origin squads

Leah enjoys playing netball, boxing, training hard and a good coffee.

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Keith De Souza

Physiotherapist performing personal training services

Keith joins Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic after working in the Mornington Peninsula for the last couple of years.

Following a strong sporting background, Keith’s passion is sporting injuries. He is the current physiotherapist for Powerhouse St Kilda Hockey Club and Old Scotch Soccer Club as well as recently travelling to Holland for the VIS men’s hockey European tour. In his spare time, Keith is also one of the trainers for the Fremantle Dockers Football Club when they travel.

Keith is keenly focused on identifying the possible mechanisms and causes behind musculoskeletal injuries, and is driven by the challenges of managing athletes; both from an injury management perspective as well as in optimising performance.

He is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy groups. In order to constantly develop and further his skills, Keith is currently undertaking the masters of sports program at La Trobe University.

Outside of physiotherapy, Keith plays football, enjoys a hit of golf as well as trying out Melbourne’s great range of restaurants and cafes.​

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Claire Trembath

Office Manager

Claire joined the Malvern Physio team as office manager in 2016. She has been a great addition to the clinic keeping the clinic running smoothly.

Claire is a very keen cyclist who has also completed study in sports & exercise science.

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Sarah Dehn

Receptionist

Sarah trained as a professional dancer. Working as a part-time receptionist, Sarah comes to Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic with a passion for keeping bodies as healthy and mobile as possible. Outside of her work hours she looks after her nearly grown family and her black Labrador, Molly (third child…). She is currently studying for a BA in Fine Art/Visual Culture.

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Meg Hanlon

Receptionist

Meg has been a fantastic member of the front desk team since joining the clinic in 2014.