Meet Our Team.
DIRECTOR, SENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Greg graduated from La Trobe University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Following university, Greg worked as a sports physiotherapist at the Melbourne Golf Injury Clinic, gaining high level experience with Victorian and Australian Institute of Sport athletes. Greg then moved home to the Mallee, in which he became the Chief Physiotherapist at the Swan Hill District Hospital. Greg then founded Mallee Physio in 2002, and later Healthy Mates in 2015. Greg’s post-graduate education and special interests include Lower Limb Biomechanics, Advanced Orthopaedics, Dry Needling and Acupuncture, Sporting injuries, and Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Clinical Pilates. Greg likes to spend his time with his family, and has a keen involvement in motocross clubs and river activities.
Richard graduated from the University of Queensland with his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2012. He moved to Victoria to begin the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Medicine program in 2017 and this year he begins his clinical work as a medical student at Bendigo Health.
In his sixth year working in private practice physiotherapy, Richard is an effective practitioner of manual therapy, dry needling and exercise therapy for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions across the lifespan. Despite his busy schedule, Richard enjoys combining his physiotherapy skills and fascination with human body with his love of people, sport and movement.
Kara completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2015. Kara worked with Golden Square FNC for 3 years while completing her degree, giving her valuable experience with injury management and prevention.
Since graduating, Kara has developed a broad scope of practice, including sports injury management and rehabilitation of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Kara has also completed post graduate studies in Advanced Dry Needling, and is eager to assist those with transport and work related injuries. Kara is very invested in her own health, as a keen netballer and regular gym attendee.
Luke completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Masters of Exercise Physiology at La Trobe University in 2016. Luke’s primary interests as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist is delivering exercise programs to improve function and quality of life for a range of chronic diseases, and for rehabilitation from injury/surgery. Luke is also highly passionate about strength and conditioning for various sports, and preventing injury through exercise and education. Currently playing for Swan Hill in the CMFL, Luke is a keen footballer himself and has had great experience working with local elite TAC Cup side, the Bendigo Pioneers.
Jake completed a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University Bendigo. As a Physiotherapist Jake has a strong interest in sports injury management as well as chronic disease management and will be committed in continuing to develop these skills. Jake has a keen interest in a wide variety of sports and enjoys playing football, fishing and socialising with friends and family.