Our approach to Physio
Keep your whole body smiling
“Our team of physios are highly-qualified musculoskeletal experts. We will not only look at your symptoms and treat the local problem, we will look at EVERYTHING affecting you to get you back to being yourself ASAP.
The most valuable thing I have learnt in my experience as a physio is to listen to my patients and help them achieve what is most important to them.”
Pam Marshall started the practice back in 1963 in the back room of her house with a new born baby at her home in East Bentleigh. Some of the extended families of those early patients continue to see us today. Sadly Pam died in 2004 after a long illness.
While many things may have changed in our 50 years of practice our core commitment to holistic care has never been compromised.
We continue to expand and grow in response to our patients’ needs. We treat sports and spinal injuries, as well as many other conditions. We are proud to offer quality physiotherapy services to the community.
Come and meet our friendly team!.
MICHAEL became the principal of the practice in 1996.
He has completed a graduate certificate in hydrotherapy, practises Dry Needling & Clinical Pilates.
His specialities include complex back and neck pain, knee pain and sporting injuries. Mike has vast experience helping people with headaches and TMJ (jaw pain).
A career highlight was working at the Sydney 2000 Olympic games.
Michael lives locally with his wife Miriam and their two children Zara and Levi. He is a keen cyclist and also enjoys walking and travel.
NICK completed a Bachelor of Science from the UQ as well as a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Monash University.
Nick is highly experienced in successfully treating patients with a particular type of vertigo called BPPV (or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). He also has vast experience in Clinical Pilates and his special interests include back problems, strength and conditioning, tendinopathies (Achilles & Rotator Cuff syndrome).
He has worked with veteran hockey players and has competed as an international competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Nick comes from a large family and lives locally. He continues to teach and practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and also enjoys skiing/snowboarding in the winter months. Nick is a Brisbane Lions supporter.
AV graduated from Melbourne University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy and has extensive experience in Sports Medicine and private practice. Av works closely with the Australian boomers as Team Physiotherapist with South East Melbourne Phoenix.
Av is also involved with Cycling Victoria, Cricket Victoria, Footscray Cricket Club and Old Haileybury Amateur Football Club in the VAFA.
He has a special interest treating sporting injuries including basketball, cricket and football. He also loves treating general back and neck pain!
Av volunteers as a coffee barista at his church. He enjoys all sports especially snowboarding. Av barracks for West Coast Eagles.
BEN graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2008. He has extensive experience in Clinical Pilates, orthopaedic injuries, sport and spinal injuries and helping people with chronic pain.
He has a special interest in knee injuries, headaches as well as neck and back pain. Having experienced various injuries himself Ben has a good insight of how injuries can affect people’s daily lives.
Ben has worked with Glen Eira Football Club, Caulfield Grammar Football Club and also with the Victorian Squad for the National Touch Football Championships.
Ben lives locally with his young family and plays high-level hockey and has competed in international tournaments.
Lea graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Lea brings with her extensive experience working in the South Australian sport industry and has been heavily involved in Netball and Basketball.
Lea’s special interest include injury prevention and rehabilitation. She particularly likes treating neck pain and helping with postural neck and back pain.
She is passionate about helping people achieve their sport and fitness goals and making a real difference to their quality of life.
Outside work Lea enjoys keeping fit, exploring all the wonderful culture that Melbourne has to offer and is an avid Melbourne Vixens fan.
MIRIAM has been part of the team at EBR Physio since 2009. Although she works mostly behind the scenes Miriam loves engaging with patients and especially enjoys seeing generations of families return for treatment. Also Michael’s partner, Miriam applies her complementary skills to keep everything running smoothly.
Outside of work Miriam enjoys walking, reading and eating all kinds of Asian food.
MELINDA joined EBR Physio in 2021 and brings with her vast experience in Allied Health.
She loves meeting and greeting patients and creating a positive experience for all.
Outside of work Melinda enjoys live music, yoga classes, going out with friends and spoiling her cat, Leila. She is passionate about her music, sings and is learning Bass Guitar.
Tash joined the EBR team in 2021, bringing with her a zest for all things health and wellbeing.
She is especially interested in mental health and is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science.
Tash strives to provide exemplary customer service and loves meeting and greeting all of our new and regular clients.
Tash dedicates much of her spare time Cheerleading with Outlaws Allstars. She has enjoyed her dancing and flipping from a very young age!
Damien joined the EBR team in 2019 . He works part-time whilst studying Economics/Commerce at Monash Uni.
Damien has been a client of EBR since he was 12 years old and is very familiar with the treatment and benefits of physio.
Damien enjoys going out with friends and also playing Rocket League with them online. He is a keen Cricketer and is a Richmond supporter. Damien loves animals and shares his home with 2 cats and a dog.
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Appointments for physiotherapy treatment may be made by calling our receptionist on 9570 1254 or through our website using the BOOK NOW link.
All appointments are 30 minutes, one-on-one with a physiotherapist. We will usually be able to see you the same or following day.
Please take note that we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please notify us ASAP so that we may reschedule another time. Non-attendance and late cancellation will incur a fee.
Referral from a doctor is not necessary to attend this practice. If you have a gold or white DVA card, or are under the Medicare CDM (previously known as EPC) program then a referral is required.
We are an approved provider for Private Health Insurance Funds. We are a part of the HCF ‘More for Muscles’ programme which gives HCF members with Extras cover one fully covered initial assessment per calendar year, meaning no out of pocket costs.
We also accept Medicare (under the CDM scheme), Workcover, Comcare, DVA, and TAC patients. For your convenience we have HICAPS which means that we can claim from your private health fund directly. For more payments and billing information please visit our FAQs.
We accept cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and EFTPOS.