Leaders in Physiotherapy and Physio-led Exercise

Our Team

We are a Physiotherapy Clinic based in Cheltenham who offer an effective and personalised approach
to treatment that includes Physiotherapy and Physio-led Exercise programs.

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Physiotherapist & Co-director

LUCI MINOGUE

Luci Minogue has been working as a Physiotherapist for over 15 years in private practice. She enjoys treating all types of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and has a special interest and many years experience in women's health and Physio-led Exercise, completing all four levels of DMA Clinical Pilates training, as well as cancer rehabilitation. She is also qualified in Integrated Dry Needling (www.dryneedling.com.au) and finds this a fantastic treatment option for many conditions.

Luci is experienced in helping men and women diagnosed with cancer rehabilitate their bodies through the Pinc & Steel programs. After gaining accreditation in New Zealand in 2009 Luci brought The Pinc Program to Melbourne, being the first Physiotherapist in Victoria to offer the program. She also runs Next Steps, designed to help rebuild strength, flexibility and stamina to help people affected by cancer. She finds cancer rehabilitation to be one of the most rewarding aspects of her work.

As a Physiotherapist Luci believes that it is important to empower a patient during their rehabilitation and that prevention is just as important as cure! Luci will look at your whole body and will most likely send you home with some exercises.

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Physiotherapist & Co-director

CAITLIN COLLENETTE

Caitlin has over 10 years experience working as a Physiotherapist in private practice in both South Australia and Victoria. She enjoys treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions, with a special interest in treating neck pain and headaches. Caitlin also has a wealth of experience taking Physio-Led Exercise sessions and has completed all four levels of DMA Clinical Pilates training. Additionally, she has further training in Dry Needling and GLAD certification for hip & knee osteoarthritis.

During her years of practice and since having children Caitlin has further developed a special interest in Women's health physiotherapy, specifically pre and post natal care. She enjoys aiding women to remain strong through pregnancy, physically prepare for childbirth and to recover and strengthen through the post natal period, and has completed further training in these areas.

Caitlin believes in a holistic approach to treatment and uses her manual therapy and exercise prescription skills to aid patients of all ages achieve their health and wellbeing goals.

Outside of work Caitlin is the mother of two young girls and enjoys skiing, hiking and travelling.

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Physiotherapist

ALANNAH TURNER

Alannah has been working as a private practice physiotherapist for over 7 years after completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, and then graduating from the Doctor of Physiotherapy. She has since developed a strong interest in Women’s Health Physio, particularly in the pre- and post-partum stages. Through understanding the overwhelming and often conflicting information presented to women, Alannah is passionate about education throughout this unique stage of life.

After completing further studies at the University of Melbourne in pelvic health, Alannah is experienced in doing a thorough pelvic floor assessment, and treats conditions ranging from incontinence or prolapse, to pelvic pain presentations. She enjoys working alongside her pelvic health clients to understand the complexities of their presentation, discuss their goals, and then arm them with the knowledge and skills to find meaningful and lifelong change.

Alannah still very much enjoys treating all areas of musculoskeletal pain, particularly complex cases where she can draw on her knowledge to help her clients achieve their goals and get back to doing what they love. Alannah treats using a combination of hands-on and exercise, and finds clinical pilates a great way to introduce people back to an active life beyond the limits of their pain. She is also experienced in dry needling.

Outside of work, Alannah loves spending time with her partner and their baby, experimenting with healthy recipes, enjoying a good coffee, and camping with the family.

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Physiotherapist

JEN SMITH

Jen has over 15 years experience working as  a Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates practitioner in both Queensland and NSW. She has worked in multiple private practice settings, as well as owning and operating her own physio/pilates clinic in Sydney.

Jen is enthusiastic about helping her clients gain a deeper understanding of their body, and recognises the importance of treating the body as a whole in order to achieve long-term improvements. She finds Clinical Pilates and Physio-led Exercise the perfect tools to accomplish this. Her attention to detail ensures an individualised and targeted approach to each person.
 
Having experienced two pre & postnatal stages herself recently, Jen has developed a 
particular interest in helping women throughout these life stages. She enjoys treating the 
musculoskeletal issues that arise during pregnancy, as well as developing & adapting specific pilates and exercise programs for each trimester (including the fourth!)
 
Jen also has a keen interest in the management of osteopenia & osteoporosisalong with
postural & movement re-education. 
 
Outside of work Jen enjoys spending time with her young family, socialising with friends, and going to the beach. She has also loved exploring different parts of Victoria after having recently moved to Melbourne.
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Physiotherapist

PETRA RUHL

Petra earned her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Canberra and has since demonstrated her expertise in both private practice and hospital settings. She has honed her skills through diverse experiences, including working with several football teams such as the VAFA and VFL, notably the Sandringham Zebras.

With a keen focus on treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, particularly in the neck, back, hip, and knee areas, Petra is dedicated to helping her patients achieve positive outcomes. Her passion lies in facilitating their return to activities they love and restoring their active lifestyles.

In addition to her clinical work, Petra has experience leading group and one-on-one Clinical Pilates sessions. She firmly believes in the synergy between hands-on physiotherapy and exercise-based rehabilitation, guiding patients from acute injury recovery to maintenance, with the overarching goal of pain elimination and injury prevention.

Outside of work, Petra finds joy in outdoor activities like hiking and engaging in various sports such as swimming, running, and netball.

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Receptionist/Admin Manager

SHARYN LAY

Sharyn brings to the practice over 10 years experience in Administration and Customer Service and has worked in the Allied Health industry for the past 3 years across Osteopathy, Podiatry, Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy.
Sharyn lives in the Bayside suburb of Chelsea with her dog Lucy, Presley the Cat and Maisie the Rabbit, all which have been rescued.
In her spare time, you’ll find Sharyn supporting her beloved St Kilda Football Club, going to live music gigs and spending time with friends and family.
Sharyn loves to travel and has been to the USA, Malaysia, Bali, Singapore & Hong Kong. She is looking forward to more travel and exploring Europe in the future.
Sharyn enjoys being face to face with our clients and developing long lasting relationships with them. Her professional goal is to assist and support the Physiotherapists in every possible way in order to help the clients achieve their physical goals. 

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What our clients say

"Challenging personalised Pilates classes in a friendly and supportive environment. Thorough and professional physio services."

- Chris Arkey

"I have been doing clinical Pilates at InnerStrength of Bayside for more than 5 years and have always found the staff friendly and knowledgeable and the class environment friendly and inclusive. Highly recommended."

-Jasmine Evans

"The mums and bubs Pilates classes are fantastic at this clinic. Sings (who runs the classes) is wonderful at getting to know everyone's different needs and incorporating them into the class. It's a really friendly, supportive environment."

- Kate Brady