Staff

Elizabeth Dornom

Senior Physiotherapist

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2002 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) and has worked predominantly in private practice since then. Having gained some experience working in the UK National Health Service as well as some ski seasons in the French alps she undertook further study to complete her Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy also at The University of Melbourne in 2011.
Elizabeth enjoys being involved across a wide range of predominantly endurance sporting activities such as triathlons, adventure racing, multisport and trail running. It is no surprise therefore that Elizabeth has a passion for treating sporting injuries and thrives on the challenge of the assessment and management process to maximise outcomes for all patients.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Children / Adolescents
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Pilates
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Injuries

Bluff Road Physiotherapy Hours

  • Monday
    1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday
    7:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Friday
    7:00 am - 12:00 pm

North Road Physiotherapy Hours

  • Tuesday
    7:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday
    1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday (biweekly)
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

John Humphrey

Senior Physiotherapist

Physio (Hons) M.A.P.A

John graduated in 1997 and has worked in both private practice and orthopaedic outpatient clinics here and in the UK. His special interests include diagnosis and treatment of neck, head and jaw pain and vestibular disorders.

John enjoys playing basketball in the Bluff Road Physio team, and also has special interest in treating basketball and rowing athletes.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Vertigo/Dizziness
  • Jaw/’TMJ’
  • Headaches
  • Neck
  • Low Back
  • Dry Needling
  • Rowing Injuries
  • Basketball Injuries

Bluff Road Physiotherapy Hours

  • Monday
    8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday (biweekly)
    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Phil Brasher

Senior Physiotherapist

B. App. Sci. (Physiotherapy) M.A.P.A

Having graduated in 1991 Phil has many years of both private practice and surgical inpatient experience, providing injury management to adults and children alike. Phil’s areas of special interest include shoulder injuries, the management of headaches/migraines, and with 4 active sons, a particular interest in injuries in the sporting adolescent.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Dry Needling
  • Hip/Glute

North Road Physiotherapy Hours

  • Monday
    7:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    7:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    7:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday
    7:00 am – 1:30 pm

David Coggins

Senior Physiotherapist

B. Physio M.A.P.A
B. Exercise Science

David’s main area of interest is in sports injury management. His qualifications in physiotherapy, exercise science, and clinical pilates offers the injured athlete a comprehensive approach to injury prevention and rehabilitation. In addition David is proficient in disorders of the vestibular system, with particular interest in vertigo (dizziness) concerns, as well as assisting patients with chronic complaints via the use of a new movement analysis system Vimove.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Sports Injuries
  • Knee
  • Vertigo/Dizziness
  • Vestibular Issues
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Pilates
  • Dry Needling
  • Dorsa Vi Movement and Rehabilitation Analysis

Bluff Road Physiotherapy Hours

  • Monday
    7:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    7:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Thursday
    1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

North Road Physiotherapy Hours

  • Tuesday
    1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday
    11:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday (biweekly)
    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Amanda Goff

Manipulative Physiotherapist

B. App. Sci. (Physiotherapy) M.A.P.A
Grad. Dip. Manip. Therapist

Mandy has over 25 years of clinical experience with a post graduate qualification in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy which gives her advanced skills in treatment of neck, back and head pain. Mandy has also worked extensively in Sports Medicine and as a clinical tutor at the University of Melbourne School of Physiotherapy.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Back and Neck Issues
  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Pre/Post Natal and Women’s Health
  • Paediatrics/Children

Bluff Road Physiotherapy Hours

  • Monday
    9:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    9:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Will Brownlee

Senior Physiotherapist

B. Physio

Will has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Monash University, and has been employed in both the private and public sectors. He has experience treating a wide range of conditions from chronic pain, through to post surgical patients and acute sports injuries. He is a member of the local community and is actively involved with the Hampton Rovers Football Club.

Will is skilled in treating vertigo (dizziness) conditions, and has a particular interest in the assessment and rehabilitation of spinal physiotherapy, from neck pain and headaches through to low back pain. He is also trained in the instruction of Clinical Pilates and the use of DorsaVi movement analyses equipment, both of which are useful adjuncts to the treatment of back pain.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Vertigo/Dizziness
  • Spinal Issues
  • Pilates
  • Dry Needling
  • Dorsa Vi Movement and Rehabilitation Analysis

Bluff Road Physiotherapy Hours

  • Monday
    7:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday
    2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday
    7:00 am – 12:30 pm

North Road Physiotherapy Hours

  • Monday
    3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday
    2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday (biweekly)
    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chloe Cox

Physiotherapist

B. H. Sci.

Chloe completed her Bachelor of Health Science Physiotherapy degree in Auckland New Zealand. Chloe has gained experience working in a private practice in New Zealand and has special interests in low back and shoulder pain. Being a keen sports person Chloe is also very interested in working with sports teams and athletes to ensure they get back to their full sporting capacity. Chloe’s treatment centres on not only relieving symptoms but preventing future injury through treating underlying conditions and postural issues. Chloe is also accomplished in the use of DorsaVi technology in assisting her patients achieve the most precise assessment and treatment outcome.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Low Back
  • Shoulder
  • Sports Injuries
  • Posture
  • Pre/Post Natal Conditions
  • Hand Therapy
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Pilates
  • Dry Needling
  • Dorsa Vi Movement and Rehabilitation Analysis

Bluff Road Physiotherapy Hours

  • Tuesday
    9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    7:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday
    12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday
    12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday (biweekly)
    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rhys Enticott

Physiotherapist

Physio A.P.A.M

Rhys graduated from La Trobe Uni in 2011 and has been practising full time in a combination of private practice and aged care roles. Rhys also currently works with Volleyball Victoria, and previously worked with Mornington FC. Rhys has also undertaken postgraduate studies completing the Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy giving him more skills treating musculoskeletal injuries and keeping up to date with current research. Rhys has a particular interest in shoulders, tendon and muscle injury and sports injuries, as well as designing pilates programs and instructing classes. Last year Rhys started the Bluff Road Hydrotherapy program which he runs classes at GESAC in East Bentleigh.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Jaw/’TMJ’
  • Shoulders
  • Headaches
  • Sports Injuries
  • Hydrotherapy

Bluff Road Physiotherapy Hours

  • Monday
    1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    7:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday
    7:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday
    7:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Saturday (biweekly)
    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Qianer Thomas

Physiotherapist

Qianer completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Melbourne University in 2009 and has practised in both private clinic and orthopaedic hospital settings. She has had postgraduate training in Dry Needling and extensive experience using Clinical Pilates for the management of musculoskeletal & spinal conditions. Qianer also has a special interest in physio for pre/post natal care and has experience in providing post operative rehabilitation and treatment for a variety of chronic and sports related injuries.

Qianer has three young children and enjoys movies, food, and spending time with her family.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Pre/Post Natal Conditions
  • Sports Injuries
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Pilates
  • Dry Needling

Bluff Road Physiotherapy Hours

  • Tuesday
    12:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday
    12:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday (triweekly)
    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sally Roper

Physiotherapist

Sally completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle, graduating with Honours in 2015. She has since worked in public health, gaining extensive experience treating a wide range of conditions. Sally is an active member of the sporting community, and enjoys being a sports trainer and physiotherapist to local football and netball teams. She also has special interests in women’s health, paediatrics and chronic pain management.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Jaw/’TMJ’
  • Vestibular Issues
  • Women’s Health
  • Pilates
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Dry Needling

Bluff Road Physiotherapy Hours

  • Monday
    1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    7:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Friday
    7:00 am – 12:30 pm

North Road Physiotherapy Hours

  • Wednesday
    1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Friday
    1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday (biweekly)
    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Andrew Ronchi

Andrew founded Bluff Road Physiotherapy over 15 years ago and is presently developing leading edge technology in back care & injury prevention. As such Andrew is not presently consulting at Bluff Road.

Sarah Lachal

Occupational Therapist

Sarah graduated in 1997 and has worked in community and public health roles in both Australia and the UK. Sarah has lived in Bayside for over 30 years and is well linked locally with a good knowledge of local resources for the Bayside, Kingston and Monash areas. Her areas of expertise include safety and functional assessment for people within the home.