Meet Our Team

Maddison Findlay
Maddison Findlay

Director of Yarra Ranges Physiotherapy

Maddison’s passion for health stems from her basketball career in early adulthood, where she experienced a number of injuries and spent lots of time seeing different physiotherapists!

This inspired Maddison to study a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Latrobe University from where she graduated in 2010. With extensive experience in private practice, Maddison holds a special interest in women’s health; from pregnancy to post-natal support in nurturing the body back to full strength. A Mum herself, Maddison understands firsthand how much women’s health can be affected by musculoskeletal pain, mastitis or post-partum issues and loves helping other women to solve these issues.

Maddison is also APPI Pilates trained and can offer dry needling.

Ryan Carruthers
Ryan Carruthers

Physiotherapist

Ryan’s enthusiasm for sport and keeping fit, led him to study Physiotherapy at La Trobe University, graduating in 2008.

With 11 years in private practice, Ryan is an experienced general physiotherapist as well as becoming one of Yarra Ranges Physiotherapy’s sports and musculoskeletal experts, with a particular interest in helping post-operative rehabilitation.  Ryan provides a goal orientated approach to injury and works with his patients to return them to work or sport, often liaising with employers or coaches to provide advice and updates. In addition to offering physiotherapy, Ryan offers dry needling – often accompanied by terrible Dad jokes!

Ryan’s goal is to work closely with all his patients towards their health targets to help them recover from their injuries, with rehabilitation and friendly support.

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Alex Mercurio

Physiotherapist

Inspired at a young age to become a Physiotherapist when she saw their work in action, Alex was moved to see the gratitude of a man being taught to stand. It became her motivation to study and allow her to enable that for someone herself

Graduating from a prestigious University in the Philippines, Alex has vast experience working in a hospital at first, before moving to becoming a sports orientated Physiotherapist. With experience as Head of a Community physiotherapy clinic and as the personal sports physio of a National Volleyball team in the Philippines, Alex enjoys using this experience at the Yarra Ranges Physiotherapy team and removing the uncertainty of how long patients will be out of sport with their injury.

In addition to seeing patients for general and sports related issues, Alex teaches clinical Pilates.

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Kevin Lescano

Physiotherapist

Describing Physiotherapy as a rewarding profession, Kevin worked hard to get his degree at one of the most renowned Physiotherapy Universities in the Philippines and has been a Physio for over 12 years.

Kevin has vast experience working in a hospital setting as well as in community rehabilitation before his love for sports lead him to working with elite athletes for various National level sports teams in the Philippines as a Conditioning Coach and Physiotherapist. He believes that rehabilitation is not just about healing an injury but also supporting his patients prevent further injury or pain to allow them to continue doing what they love. He achieves this through a combination of exercise therapy as well soft tissue release, joint mobilisation, dry needling and various other hands on techniques.

Kevin enjoys working with all members of the community from all walks of life and has a special interest in sports related injuries.

Abha Bhutada
Abha Bhutada

Physiotherapist

Abha has always been extremely passionate about working in Health and serving the community. Abha fell in love with the way Physiotherapy can connect with people and change their lives for the better. Driven by this force, she completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2010 and her Masters in Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal sciences in India in 2015.

Abha has vast experience in various musculoskeletal conditions and rehabilitation and is passionate about post-trauma surgical rehabilitation. She is particularly skilled in post-injury exercise and soft tissue manipulation.

On a personal level, she is extremely proud to be a mother of two daughters, which has made her more compassionate, a good listener and flexible- all of which are integral to working alongside her patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Khethu Shabalala

Physiotherapist

Khethu completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Sefako Makgatho University in Pretoria, South Africa in 2017, going on to work for over half a decade as a Physiotherapist in the public and private sectors including Orthopaedics, Cardiopulmonary, Neurology and community Physiotherapy. He has also worked in the sporting field including Rugby, Football, Runners and Cyclists. Khethu is passionate about ongoing learning and broadening his experiences, as well as helping people from all walks of life. This drove him to move to Queensland, where he worked in private practice, before moving to Victoria. Khethu specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, particularly ankle injuries and back pain, however has worked with people of all ages and all conditions.
On a personal level, Khethu enjoys exercising, particularly strength and conditioning and sees the direct results this has had on his own health making him the go to Physiotherapist for any rehab or exercise based therapy. Khethu also offers hands on therapy including soft tissue release, joint mobilisation and dry needling.
Karyn Findlay
Peta

Practice Manager

Meet Peta, our dedicated practice manager whose journey with our team began casually but has grown into an indispensable presence every day. With over two decades of experience in administrative roles, Peta brings a wealth of expertise to every task along with a multitude of new spreadsheets!

On a personal note she is a loving mother to 2 daughters who keep her on her toes and loves exploring the many facets of the valley and beyond heading out on unplanned mini road trips every chance she gets.

Karyn Findlay
Karyn

Receptionist/Administration

Karyn has worked for Yarra Ranges Physiotherapy for over 10 years. She’s the centre point of our practice and one of the first smiling faces you’ll see as you walk in. Ruthlessly efficient, Karyn keeps our practice running with an efficiency second to none!

Karyn enjoys getting to know all our patients and their families and hearing about their story and when she’s not working, enjoys camping, travelling and her involvement with the Motorcycling Race Club of Victoria.

Melissa Findlay
Belinda

Receptionist/Administration

Belinda joined the YRP administration team in 2021 and helps keep our busy practice running smoothly.  She gets great satisfaction from helping patients in whatever way she can and loves being part of such a dedicated admin team.

In her spare time, Belinda is kept busy with her young family and camping holidays.

 

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For the past 12 years, we’ve been helping people just like you to regain a healthy body; we always treat the root cause of the pain either physically or mentally,  not just fix the symptoms.

 

Our mission is to return you to full health, not just band-aid a solution.