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Our Team

Michael Melamed

Principle Physiotherapist

Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Melbourne University. Since then, he has had over 18 years of experience as a physiotherapist and is also a qualified D.M.A. Clinical Pilates Practitioner.

 

Being passionate about sports, Michael has been the physiotherapist of a Premier League soccer club – Dandenong Thunder for 4 years and has 2 years of thrilling ringside work alongside martial arts doctors during boxing and kickboxing fights.

 

In addition, Michael also has extensive aged care and occupational physiotherapy experience.

 

Michael enjoys travelling to exotic holiday places, experiencing other cultures and speaks fluent Russian. His other joys in life include watching soccer, sipping coffee by the beach, riding his motorbike, and spending time with his wife and beautiful kids.

Michael Phoon

Physiotherapist

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Michael graduated with distinction from the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at the University of Melbourne.

 

In combination with his physiotherapy degree, he draws on his knowledge and experience from his undergraduate in Nutritional Science to offer a more holistic approach  in improving one’s function.

 

Michael has a passion in the shoulder and neck, while he applies a combination of manual therapy, exercise and education  in order to achieve optimal health goals.

 

He has a particular interest in upper limb rehabilitation having previously injured himself during his multiple sporting endeavours.

 

If you can’t find Michael in the gym or on the badminton court by the end of the day, chances are he is spending time with friends as he familiarizes himself with Melbourne food, life and culture.

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Mouhamed Foladkar

Physiotherapist

Mouhamed Foladkar graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), having completed a range of placements in acute hospitals, rehabilitation centres and private practices, throughout suburban Melbourne as well as rural Victoria.

 

He has had a keen interest in martial arts ever since he was young, and has competed in many Wing Chun Kung-Fu tournaments growing up, with more recently, competing in amateur boxing. In addition to this, he has been ringside assisting with boxing and kickboxing matches, as well as judging the Chinese Kickboxing (Sanda) competions at the Arnold classics, and the Victorian WUSHU Championships.

 

Mouhamed enjoys all things puzzles and cyphers, and thrives on the intellectual stimulation associated with problem solving, thus using this passion to develop the most evidence based treatment plans for client situations; something he has worked on through his additional experience in aged care. Coming from a cultural background himself, Mouhamed is aware of sensitivities of culture and religion, and aims to practice in a manner that is both conducive to him, but more importantly to the client themselves.

 

When not in the clinic, Mouhamed is a fan of archery, bike riding, spending time with family, and arguing why Gandalf is overall, a better wizard than Dumbledore.

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Ryan Nugara

Physiotherapist

Born and breed locally Ryan graduated from La Trobe University with a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice after previously completing a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology from Australian Catholic University.

 

Whilst completing his physiotherapy studies Ryan worked as a sports trainer with various sporting codes including cricket, footy and soccer teams. This included a voluntary role with Melbourne City Football Club aiding elite athletes and physiotherapists alongside the youth, W league and A League teams.

 

Ryan has a keen interest in managing sports injuries and returning individuals above and beyond their pre-injury levels. Ryan values the importance of empowering individuals by educating them on their condition and rehabilitation process not only in sport but in all musculoskeletal injuries.

 

Ryan is also trained to offer dry needling as a treatment option.

 

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his beloved family and friends. He also loves playing and watching various sports and enjoying a good movie.

Nancy Tran

Nancy Tran

Dietitian

Nancy has a keen interest in the non-diet approach and mindful eating.

 

This approach acknowledges the impact mental health can have a profound affect on a person’s eating habits.

 

The non-diet approach helps people build a healthy relationship with food. She believes changing the way you think about food will lead to long-term success.

 

Nancy advocates for a lifestyle that welcomes all food groups and appreciates the value all food groups contribute to a person’s overall health.

 

Nancy is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who completed a Master of Dietetics at Monash University.

 

She is passionate about assisting people to reach their health and well being goals that long-term success in lifestyle changes.

Nicole Tan

Nicole Tan

Occupational Therapist

Originally from Malaysia, Nicole came to Melbourne to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy.

Her passion for occupational therapy started while working as a therapy assistant in a multidisciplinary clinic for children with special needs.

Nicole graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy Practice from Latrobe University.

 

Having completed clinical placements in community aged care, paediatric in a school setting, forensic mental health in a maximum security prison, as well as having previous work experience in Occupational Rehabilitation and Paediatrics, Nicole takes on a holistic, flexible and adaptive approach in helping clients meet their goals, whatever they may be!

 

Outside of work, Nicole spends her time at the gym, doing muay thai and journaling. Nicole enjoys nothing more than a relaxing night in, occasionally indulging in a Youtube/Netflix binge.

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