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.
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.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist & Scientist (ESSAM)
B. Exercise Science & Masters of Exercise Physiology
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.
B. Health Sciences & Masters of Physiotherapy
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.
Clare completed her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT in 2015 and is also a qualified Remedial and Relaxation Massage Therapist. During her career, Clare has worked alongside Physiotherapists and Myotherapists at the National Institute of Circus Arts, Australian College of Basketball and AFL draft camps. As well as being a passionate Myotherapist, Clare possesses over 10 years experience within the Allied Health Sector, previously working as a Registered Nurse. Drawing on these valuable experiences, Clare takes pride in assessing each client’s unique presentation and works together with her clients to achieve holistic health outcomes. Clare is a member of Myotherapy Association Australia (MAA) and registered with all private health funds.
Allied Health Assistant
Cert IV Allied Health
Danni completed her certificate III and IV in Allied Health Assistance in 2013, and is currently undertaking her Bachelor of Exercise Science locally at La Trobe University. A very enthusiastic mother of four, and keen long distance runner, Danni fits our mould extremely well. She is responsible for running a number of our land and water based classes and is sure to motivate all those attending!