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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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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.

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Mariem Khier

Physiotherapist

Mariem Khier works with a variety of conditions, including neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders, pre and post natal, work related injuries and sports related injuries.

 

Mariem has 12 years experience and she believes her main purpose as a Physiotherapist is to learn what people actually want to achieve long term.

 

Mariem is a proud mum of 2 beautiful kids who she loves going out and playing outdoors.

 

Mariem speaks Fluent Arabic and English.

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.

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Triza Howarth

Occupational Therapist

Triza graduated with a Bachelor of Science, and a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Monash University. During her Occupational Therapy studies, Triza completed a range of placements in both the acute and sub-acute settings, including rehabilitation centres. Whilst studying, Triza also worked as a Disability Support Worker.

 

After completing her studies, Triza went on to pursue a career in Disability Access Consulting. During this time Triza became familiar with Australian building legislation and standards in relation to accessibility, completing further study and gaining accreditation as an access consultant with the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA).

 

Triza is passionate about working with Individuals to ensure they are able to participate fully in their everyday activities.

 

During her spare time, Triza enjoys taking her dogs for a walk, and spending time with her family.

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Michael Tsiodras

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Australian Born and raised with a strong Greek background, Michael is currently completing his final year studies of Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Occupational Therapy at La Trobe University.

 

Throughout his studies, he has completed a wide variety of placements in Physical Rehabilitation, Paediatrics within a primary school and a wide range of mental of Mental Health placements including: Inpatient Unit, Community setting, Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team & Constructing guidelines for Mental Health programs within the hospital setting.

 

Michael has also previous experience working as a Therapy Assistant within roles including paediatrics, mental health and throughout the community.

 

He has a keen interest in all things soccer and AFL related, however be careful not to ask what teams he goes for as you may be disappointed.

 

Throughout his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends. Be sure to keep an eye on him next time your at a high Greek populated area, as he is probably there having his Greek souvlaki or Greek coffee.

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