UPDATE: March 2022: We are open for all physio services , telehealth appointments and group classes. All our staff are triple dose vaccinated.

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Meet the team

Andrew Kantor

principal physio / director

Leader . Father . Cyclist . Traveller

Andrew completed his Physiotherapy degree in 1999 at LaTrobe Uni. In his early career he held positions at Royal Melbourne, Royal Darwin and Royal London Hospitals developing a broad knowledge base and appreciation of collaborative teamwork. Outside the hospital setting Andrew maintained a passion for musculo-skeletal physiotherapy and sports medicine which lead him to South Melbourne Physio.

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Lionel Mawditt

Physiotherapist

Inquisitive . Determined . Light-hearted . Empathetic

Lionel enjoys working with a diverse caseload of athletes of all levels, adolescents, and various neurological presentations. His experience and passion for cycling allows him to provide great bike fits and advice on improving performance.

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Rakesh Parsotam

Principal Physio / Physio Manager

Mentor . Holistic . Facilitator . Adventurer

Rakesh has over 19 years of Physiotherapy experience after University of Otago in 2001.
Rakesh has furthered his studies in Australia and China, takes a holistic approach in the treatment and management of his clients.

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Emma Tebbutt

Senior physio / Pilates manager

Active . Motivator . Dog-lover . Happy

Emma’s special interests lie in the prevention and treatment of sporting injuries and is a nationally endorsed provider of the Netball Australia’s knee program. She also enjoys treating the wide variety of conditions that ‘walk through the door’.

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Sophia Cartledge

Physiotherapist

Empathetic . Caring . Bubbly . Driven

Sophia completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne before completing her Master of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University. She has worked in a range of settings including private practice, acute hospital and inpatient rehabilitation, paediatrics and with sports teams.

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Hayato Miki

Physiotherapist

Adventurous . Ambitious . Compassionate . Relaxed

Hayato is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential and reaching their goals. Throughout his life, he has experienced many common sporting and desk job injuries such as low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain to name a few.

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Adele Danastasio

Physiotherapist

Positive . Passionate . Active . Empathetic

Adele graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctorate of Physiotherapy. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University. Since graduating, Adele has been working in private practice, but also has experience in the acute hospital setting, rehabilitation centres, and working with local sporting clubs.

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Yomitha Navaratne

Physiotherapist

Compassionate . Creative . Family . Athletic

Yomi has a keen interest in sports and has developed his physiotherapy skills through his work with local Australian football clubs, soccer teams,
ice hockey teams and tennis players.

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Karen Yu

Physiotherapist

Compassionate . Driven . Fun . Explorer

Karen has worked as a sports trainer in sporting teams both locally and internationally. She also had the opportunity to work alongside the Stanford University Sports Medicine team in USA during her physiotherapy degree.

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