Kate Jones started her physiotherapy career studying at the University of Melbourne. Since that time she has been busy treating patients in private practice clinics. Kate has a passion for treating musculoskeletal pain, sporting injuries and instructing group pilates classes.
Kate became interested in Physiotherapy while she was a member of the Cheltenham Swimming Club. As a result, Kate takes a keen interest in swimming and understands the benefits of water and water based exercise. Kate also enjoys running, and she believes that to be successful, a training program needs to include cross training, gradual progression and variety.
Since becoming qualified as a physiotherapist, Kate has undertaken further qualifications through Latrobe University in Postgraduate and Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Additionally, Kate has undertaken short courses in a variety of conditions, and will be undertaking further courses in the areas of cancer rehabilitation.
Kate is also the Director of Baw Baw Physiotherapy & Fitness. Kate started Baw Baw Physio and Fitness in 2014, working out of consulting rooms at Bank Place Medical Centre and then opening our Princes Way clinic in 2015 and then Yarragon in 2016. Kate is very hardworking and dedicated to her business, however her number 1 priority is still her clients and their goals.
*Bachelor of Physiotherapy
*Occupational Physiotherapist – Member of the Early Intervention
*Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association
*Postgraduate Certificate of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
*Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
*Certified Pinc Cancer Rehab Physiotherapist
*Shoulder Treatment & Management
*Management of disabling low back pain disorders
*Corporate Physiotherapy Management
*Lyn Watson Shoulder Level 1
*Lyn Watson Shoulder Level 2
*The Shoulder: Theory and Practice presented by Jeremy Lewis
Elisha graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor health science and a Masters of Physiotherapy at Latrobe University.
Since leaving uni she has been involved in working with Victorian teams at the Indoor Netball Nationals, working with the Bon Beach Football Reserves and Seniors teams as their physiotherapist and working in a Private Practice.
What made Elisha want to become a Physiotherapist:
She has always had a fascination for the human body; however it wasn’t until she went through a personal experience with a severe knee injury in 2011 that she found her passion to become a physio. This experience opened up her eyes to the importance of trust, clear communication and motivation with health practitioners when overcoming an injury.
Kaleisha has been a dedicated team member at Baw Baw Physio and Fitness, Drouin since 2015.
Kaleisha completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy) and then went on to complete her Masters in Women’s Health Medicine.
Kaleisha enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions and complaints including:
*Pelvic girdle pain
*Neck and shoulder tightness
*Jaw pain as well as many more.
Her special interests lay in the treatment of pregnant and postnatal women and Women’s Health.
*Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Lauren completed her degree of Clinical Myotherapy through Southern School of Natural Therapies.
Lauren has a passion for sport and has worked with the WNBL Dandenong Rangers, the National Institute of Circus Arts and The Academy, treating common sporting injuries.
In her spare time she enjoys playing basketball, spending time with family, and trying to learn a new language.
*Muscle Energy Technique
*Sports Trainer – Level 1
*Beyond Mechanical Pain Workshop
*Kinetic Link Training – Level 1
*Neurological Myofascial Needling for the Head, Neck and Face
*Treating Sinus & Facial Pain
*Treating Cervicogenic Headache
*Treating the TMJ
*Mastering Lower Limb Tendinopathy
Kellie finished her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy in 2016 at Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy. Kellie has a real passion for helping people through their various conditions and helping them on the road to recovery.
Kellie enjoys treating conditions that are caused by repetition from work or sporting activities, such as sitting at a desk using a keyboard/mouse, muscle soreness, stiffness, tightness due to poor posture and arm/hand numbness and tingling. She also enjoys treating , shoulder impingement and frozen shoulder
*Thoracic outlet syndrome
*NKT Neurokinetic Therapy
*Soft tissue/ Deep tissue therapeutic Massage
*Trigger Point release
*Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
*NKT Neurokinetic Therapy (Level 1 – Level 2 in progress… )
*Certificate of membership Massage & Myotherapy Australia
*Myotherapy during Pregnancy
*Dry Needling Shoulder Girdle
*Dry Needling Pelvic and Hip
When Kellie isn’t at work she is a devoted mother of 2. She enjoys baking yummy and healthy snacks and enjoys being outdoors exploring new places.
When she gets a moment to herself she enjoys going out for walks, yoga classes or just going to the gym.
Merylee joined our team in April 2016. Originally from Melbourne, she moved out to Gippsland in 2015 and loves everything the country lifestyle offers.
Having a strong passion for health & fitness, Merylee studied at RMIT to become an Allied Health Assistant (specialising in assisting Physiotherapy, Dietetics and Occupational Therapy).
Merylee has been a great part of our growing team over the years and has worked hard to become our senior receptionist and also our clinic manager. If you have suggestions, questions or feedback related to our business you can contact her directly and privately via email email@example.com
When Merylee is not working with us you can find her volunteering within the community. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, exercising and exploring new places in the outdoors.
Danielle joined our team in October 2016. She has lived in Drouin her whole life and loves the strong sense of community.
Danielle has a Bachelor in Social Science (Psychology). Minoring in Sports Psychology, she learned all about the psychological side to physical rehabilitation. Danielle is now eager to learn about the physical side to rehabilitation through working with the team at Baw Baw Physio & Fitness.
Danielle loves to keep fit by playing netball, attending personal training classes, and going on nature walks.