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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Andrew Kantor

Principal Physio / Director

Special interests:

  • Diagnosis and management of shoulder and knee injuries
  • Post surgical rehabilatation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Cycling specific biomechanical issues (incl. bike setup)
  • Mens Health

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.

Andrew’s connection to SMP started in 2005. Since then he has helped lead SMP into its 3rd decade of operation and 3rd premise expansion. He is passionate about educating, motivating, inspiring and helping- both clients and staff achieve their personal goals. Through his motto of ‘Keep Moving’ and collaboration with other health professionals he aims to assist and guide his clients to live their best lives.

Some of his organisational involvements include working in AFL with National U18s team Eastern Rangers (1998-2001) and with state VRU team Powerhouse (2006-2017). Throughout his career Andrew has worked as a consultant physio for Channel 7 and Dancing With The Stars (2005-current), QANTAS (2005-2008), St Ali/ Sensory Lab coffee (2010-current) and was recently appointed Leader of Sports for St Michael’s Grammar school PCA.

Andrew is a proud father of Eve and Spencer and together with his wife Michelle, leads a full and vibrant life. His interests include; all things bike related, family time, talking (lots), travelling, Indigenous and First nations culture and quizzes.

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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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