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Karen Yu

Senior Physiotherapist

Special interest:

  • Lower limb injuries
  • Foot and Ankle injuries
  • Low back pain
  • Sports-related injuries & Rehabilitation
  • Pre- & post-operative rehabilitation
  • Clinical Pilates (APPI trained – matwork, reformer, pre-/post-natal)
  • GLA:D certified for hip and knee osteoarthritis management
  • Speaks Cantonese & Mandarin

Karen graduated from the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at the University of Melbourne. Prior to that, she completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto in Canada in 2016.

During her physiotherapy degree, Karen had the opportunities to work in various clinical settings, including public and private hospitals, private clinic, community rehabilitation and home visits . She also worked alongside the Stanford University Sports Medicine team in USA for management of sport injuries in different sports team.

Karen had worked as a sports trainer in local footy clubs and rugby teams both locally and internationally, and has a keen interest in managing sporting injuries and improving performance.

Karen also enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions and assisting her clients in achieving their goals through manual therapy, and exercise rehabilitation. She is passionate about educating clients on injury prevention and management, as well as facilitating them to live an active lifestyle. 

Karen enjoys running, climbing, travelling, hiking and anything outdoorsy – she recently completed the Camino from Portugal to Spain! Outside of clinic, you will also find Karen exploring Melbourne.

Meet more of 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.


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.


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’.


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.