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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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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

Principal 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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Yomitha Navaratne

Senior Physio / Clinical Coordinator

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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Hayato Miki

Physiotherapist

Adventurous . Ambitious . Curious . 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

Senior Physio

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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Karen Yu

Senior Physio

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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Josie Pepper

Senior Physio

Bubbly . Caring . Motivating . Cyclist

Josie graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Newcastle University in 2018. During her university studies, Josie worked with the Newcastle Jets Football Academy and taught Pilates classes.

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Harriette Slater

Physiotherapist

Optimistic . Kind . Driven . Runner

With a background in long-distance running, Harriette has a special interest in treating running-related injuries. Her sporting background, as well as her experience working with amateur footballers, has given her an insight into the importance of having a holistic approach to fitness, performance and well-being, including mobility, strength and stability.

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Liz Foley

Practice Manager

Cheeky . Determined . Active . Enthusiastic

Liz brings experience gained in marketing, finance and allied health to her role as Practice Manager.

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