St Kilda Road Sports & Physiotherapy Centre
The St. Kilda Road Sports and Physiotherapy Centre was developed in 2006 with the aim of providing its clients access to exemplary, multidisciplinary allied health care in one centralized location.
Through research based assessment and treatment, continuing education and associations with medical specialists, the team at St. Kilda Road Sports and Physiotherapy Centre has gained an in-depth understanding of the demands required of specific work and sport-related activities.
Our Sports and Physiotherapy Centre provides the following services:
- Sports Massage
- Remedial Massage
- Dietitian Consultations
- Sports Injury Management
- Real-time Ultrasound Stability Training
- Sports and Performance Optimisation
- In conjunction with PHM, we provide holistic solutions to workplace injuries and management
We recommend that you download, print and complete our Physio Registration Form prior to your initial appointment.
For more information, please visit skrphysio.com.au
Mr Rob Brandham
Rob has gained a vast array of experience in the management of musculoskeletal injuries, having consulted in a variety of settings both in Australia and the UK, including Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, Tennis Australia and the Australian Open, Greater Western Sydney FC, Melbourne Storm, British Army, Sandringham and Werribee Football Clubs, and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. He completed his Masters of Physiotherapy (Sports) in 2007, where he reinforced his interest in biomechanics and its relationship to the prevention and rehabilitation of acute and overuse injuries of both the upper and lower body.
He is a regular presenter at sports medicine courses, keeps up to date with the latest research and has a strong emphasis on patient education, self management strategies and hands-on manual therapy. Rob enjoys working with motivated clients to enable them to return to their desired level of activity as quickly as possible.
Rob is skilled in the use of Real Time Ultrasound, utilising it to maximise assessment and management of lower back, pelvic and hip complaints. Specific exercise prescription based from the most up-to-date research is then combined with manual therapy to provide an individually tailored rehab plan.
Mr Ivan Gutierrez
Ivan has been an active sport physiotherapist for more than 20 years. After completion of his physiotherapy qualification, he continued his physiotherapy development by completing his Diploma of Sport Sciences Physiotherapy from the University of Bergen, and thereafter his Post Graduate Degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from the Lincoln Institute. Ivan has had extensive physiotherapy experience with the Carlton Football Club and elite international tennis players. He is currently the Davis Cup physiotherapist.
Since 1988, Ivan has been the active Head Physiotherapist for the Australian Open Tennis Tournament.
He has a keen interest in hip/groin and shoulder conditions as well as, the postsurgical rehabilitation process for hip and shoulder. He works in close association with leading Orthopaedic Surgeons in these fields.
Mr Alex Ashton
Alex is an English Physiotherapist who has recently arrived in Melbourne, via New Zealand. Alex has a keen interest in sports injuries and especially injury prevention screening. Most recently Alex has held the position of Head Physiotherapist for Northland Rugby’s provincial team, in Whangarei, New Zealand, for their successful 2014 campaign. During his time in the New Zealand, Alex also worked with many amateur sports organisations around Whangarei, helping with injury management education and injury prevention screening. Alex also gained valuable elite sports experience in New Zealand, spending time with physiotherapists at the Blues Super Rugby team and the Warriors NRL team. Alex is currently working to further his knowledge in Sports Physiotherapy, having just enrolled in a Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy, at La Trobe University, which he intends to take through to Masters. Outside of the clinic Alex is a keen sportsman and sports supporter (don’t mention the Rugby World Cup), having played rugby union for a large part of his life up to representative level, along with many other sports. More recently Alex has turned his hand to triathlon, marathons and ocean swimming.
Mr Phillip Boland
Remedial Massage Therapist
Phillip is a qualified Massage Therapist registered with the Australian Association of Massage Therapists, various private health funds and Worksafe Victoria. In addition to his clinical commitments, his fourteen years of massage therapy experience includes working with athletes in varied sporting organisations and events including the Australian Rules Football League, Australia Cricket, Melbourne Commonwealth Games and Australian Open Tennis. Phil is also currently the consultant soft tissue therapist to the Tennis Australia High Performance Program based at Melbourne Park. Phillip’s skills have been well integrated in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting with physiotherapists, podiatrists and dieticians.
In addition, he has also extensively lectured in the area of Sports and Remedial Massage.
Busy with teenage children and their sporting activities, Phil gets outdoors at every opportunity to hike, climb, mountain bike and paddle. In addition, he is often in search of a good latte.
Mr Matt Fieldsend
Matt graduated in Podiatry from La Trobe University with a Masters of Podiatric Practice following a Bachelor of Science majoring in Anatomy & Physiology. He has a wonderful knowledge of footwear with his years working at The Athletes Foot and in the Footwear industry. Matt has played elite football with the Casey Scorpions and Port Melbourne in the VFL so brings an excellent understanding of the requirements of an athlete. Matt continues his professional development with regular sessions with the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Matt also enjoys other areas of Podiatric care including nail surgeries, diabetic and general foot care.