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’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.
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.
Hope is a believer in Physiotherapy giving patients the support and treatment they need to journey from pain to wellness. Hope graduated from a University in the Philippines with a Physiotherapy degree, after initially starting her journey in medicine.
With experience working in a Sports Rehabilitation Centre with elite athletes and being a Resident Sports Physiotherapist for a number of commercial sports teams including the National basketball, soccer and volleyball teams, Hope loves helping her patients control their pain, rehabilitate injuries and manage injury prevention.
Hope works with all members of the community to manage their conditions and enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle.
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 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.
Pilates Instructor / Administration
Melissa is our energetic Pilates Instructor! She works here Mon-Thur teaching Reformer Pilates, Mat Pilates classes, and 1-on-1 Pilates!
Melissa studied at the Unite Health APPI-certified Pilates Instructor institute and additionally has a Bachelors in Primary Education.
You may recognise her familiar face at the reception desk from time to time, as she still helps us with her amazingly organised admin skills. Melissa has worked at our practice for the past 7 years and enjoys helping and meeting new people. She is always ready for an adventure with a smile.
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.
Gayle has worked for Yarra Ranges Physiotherapy for 10 years and loves the pivotal role in our practice. Gayle is exceptional at getting to know repeat patients and loves to meet new faces each day. In particular, Gayle finds her job really rewarding knowing how critical the practice is to help our local community.
Outside of work, Gayle spends as much time as possible with her family and when possible likes to adventure off camping, jet skiing or relax with a fishing rod.
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.
Ready To Get Moving Again?
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.