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.

Physio Melbourne

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

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 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 […]


Foundation 49 – Mens Health Week

Its Mens Health Week! Our Director Andrew Kantor has been involved with Foundation 49 as part of a Mens Health Business Breakfast to raise awareness.  Jeff Kennett was one of the many speakers at the breakfast. 49% of the Australia population is male. Each hour in Australia, more than four men die from conditions that are potentially […]


Fitness First Corporate Triathlon 2014

With over 5000 competitors, ideal conditions graced Elwood beach for the start of the corporate triathlon. Unfortunately last minute changes were required when James sprained his ankle during his indoor soccer grand final 2 days before. Thanks must go to Chris, one of SMPC’s very own patients for filling in last minute – clearly all the […]


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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 […]



Have you got good control of the lower back, pelvis and hip? Test yourself with this this exercise! Good control of these three areas can decrease your risk of lower back, hip and lower limb injury. Key points: Start in standing. Maintaining a natural curve in your lower back and level pelvis, tip forward from […]


Book opener

Have you got neck, lower back or shoulder pain? This exercise can improve mobility of the mid-back, also known as the thoracic spine. Thoracic spine mobility is necessary to allow good shoulder range of motion and unrestricted breathing, as well as avoid overloading of the neck and lower back. Key points: start in side lying […]