About South Melbourne Physio

At South Melbourne Physio we strive to keep you moving.
Our staff firmly believe in this proactive and positive health message. Keep moving is in essence what is required to achieve, maintain and plan good health. Our brand has been developed to reflect the synergy of three key factors to good health- mind, body and life.

Physiotherapy South Melbourne

We pride ourselves on accurate and prompt diagnosis. Our physios will identify factors in your everyday life and posture that may contribute to your injury. These factors are addressed with research-based treatments and practical strategies for management in everyday life.  Your time is spent one-on-one with your physiotherapist, in an environment which is friendly, relaxed and individually-focused.

Our physiotherapists are active members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, ensuring ongoing, up-to-date professional development and a continually evolving knowledge base.
As an extension of our clinical service, SMPC can offer a strong network of orthopaedic surgeons, general practitioners and medical specialists for multidisciplinary management of more complicated injuries and conditions.

At South Melbourne Physio Clinic we also provide professional and accredited Podiatry and Dietitian services for all of your comprehensive health management needs.

Latest South Melbourne Physio News

News Archive

MCC Men’s Hockey Pre-Season Training Camp 2016

Last weekend saw one of our resident physio’s, Rakesh Parsotam, deliver and endure a pre-season hockey camp for the MCC Men’s hockey group. (Group for 2016) The annual event is held up on Mt Buller and involves a challenging yet fun set of training drills ranging from general strength exercises, hill climbs, circuit relays, a […]


Time to Get Riding!

Finally, warm sunny weather has hit Victoria and there’s no better way to enjoy it than on your bike! Whether it’s a casual peddle along Beach Road, commuting to work, jumping in with a ‘Frankston express’ bunch of enjoying one of Victoria’s scenic mountains, you need to make sure your bike is set up for […]



 Jeremy Dyson One of the members from the #keepmoving SMPC cycling team stepped out of his comfort zone and off his saddle in a mountain bike race along with riders from Castlemain, Geelong, Ballarat, and Bendigo MTB clubs. The riders braved a brisk 7 degree blizzard at the You Yangs to compete in round 3 […]


AustralianSuper Corporate Triathlon 2015

On a chilly morning on the 1st of March 2015 – 3 warriors from the staff of SMPC stepped out onto Elwood beach to take on the annual corporate triathlon (with minimal training). The course involved: Swim 400m: Staggered wave starts in an open rectangular course in front of the Elwood Life Saving Club at […]


Peaks Challenge – Falls Creek

The mighty Andrew Kantor took to the mountains on March 8th 2015 with his team consisting of 3 other musketeers Andrew Compson, Shane Kent and Tim Shelley. The weather was better than ever, with fresh mountainous, cripsy cool air inhaled up by more than 1800 riders flying off the start line and finishing with a […]


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Shoulder Pain and the Rotator Cuff

As a physiotherapist working with Powerhouse Rugby Union FC, one of the most commonly injured areas of the body I see is the shoulder. However, research and clinical experience tells us that it is not just athletes that suffer from shoulder pain, with up to two thirds of the general population experiencing shoulder pain in […]


Complexities of Groin Pain

Chronic groin pathology is most commonly related to sports that involve running, agility and repetitive kicking. In most cases, there is no visible injury. Symptoms can appear suddenly with no obvious cause or can be more gradual in onset. Males are more at risk of developing chronic groin pain with reportedly a twofold higher rate in male compared to female football […]


Kneeling hip flexor stretch

Do you spend most of your day sitting? If you do, this is a great stretch for you! Tightness through the front of the hips can decrease your ability to extend the hip. This can result in lower back, hip, pelvic or hamstring injuries. Key points: Start in a kneeling lunge position with both knees […]


Calf stretch

This is a great stretch for women who wear heels all day! These muscles can impact on your risk of knee and ankle injuries, as well as further up the chain. Key points: These stretches are best performed at the end of the day, or after activity. Make sure both feet are facing forwards and […]



For most people the squat position is performed multiple times a day, most likely without even noticing! Although this is a difficult movement to master, an effective squat can decrease your risk of a lower back injury and is a great movement to improve lower body strength. Key points: Start in standing. Sit your bottom […]