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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Lionel Mawditt


Special interests:

  • Bike related injuries
  • Bike fits
  • Neurological disorders
  • Sports injuries

Lionel graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master’s of Physiotherapy. He has worked in a range of settings including private practice, in-patient rehab, paediatric outpatient, community, and acute hospital settings. Lionel combines his time at SMP with neurological and acute caseloads, currently working in an acute role at Mulgrave Private Hospital.  He is experienced in bike fitting, lower limb injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, stroke/brain injury, progressive neurological disorders, and functional reports. 

He enjoys working with a diverse caseload of athletes of all levels, adolescents, and various neurological presentations. Beyond clinical experience, he has competed as an elite athlete at an international level as a national representative inline speed skater at 3 world championships prior to transitioning to road cycling with some of the biggest continental-level teams in Australia and the US.  

Outside of the clinical setting, you will probably find him on a bike or at a café drinking coffee.

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.


Lionel Mawditt


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.


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

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’.