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Meet our staff at Glen Eira Physiotherapy:

Jodi Hendler – Principal Physiotherapist

Jodi Hendler graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa with a BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy. She has been in private practice for the past twenty years. Jodi has had extensive experience in backs, necks and sports related injuries and has attended a large number of post-grad courses in these areas. In addition, Jodi has a special interest in the treatment of Pregnancy related back ache and pelvic pain as well as osteoporosis. Jodi has participated in a Melbourne university study on osteoporosis and has had experience in designing appropriate exercise programs for such patients.

She has also completed the Mark Lattimer course in Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction ( TMJ). Jodi has had many years of experience in the treatment of jaw pain and works closely with the refrring dentists and orthodontists.
Jodi has completed level 1-4 Clinical Pilates training through Dance Medicine Australia. In addition she has completed Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation courses as well as Pilates for Osteoporosis and Real Time Ultrasound Retraining.

Carolyn Lockman
Carolyn LockmanAssociate Physiotherapist
Carolyn graduated from the University of Sydney in 1996. She has focused her career in the private practice setting with an emphasis on sports medicine for the past 16 years having spent four of these years working in the United Kingdom. As well as working with sporting teams at both state and national levels, Carolyn has completed various post-graduate courses including Levels 1-4 Clinical Pilates at Dance Medicine Australia which compliments traditional physiotherapy techniques in the management of acute and chronic spinal pain as well as the Mark Lattimer course in Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction ( TMJ). In addition she has trained with the advanced manual therapy associates having gained qualifications in muscle energy techniques.

Chelsea Smith
Chelsea SmithAPA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Chelsea graduated with Honours from The University of Melbourne in 2003. She has since worked in both the public and private health care sectors in Australia and the UK. During this time she has developed special interest in sports injuries, low back, SIJ/pelvic and hip pain, lower limb biomechanics and exercise prescription. Chelsea has completed advanced courses in Sports Physiotherapy, Dry Needling, Real Time Ultrasound, Clinical Pilates (Levels 1-4 Dance Medicine Australia) and Muscle Energy Techniques (Advanced Manual Therapy Associates).
In 2012-13 she returned to The University of Melbourne to complete her Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and was awarded the highest achieving student in the Masters program. Chelsea places a strong emphasis on current evidence-based treatment, and the importance of patient involvement and education. Chelsea has also previously worked with football and running clubs and individual athletes, and is a keen sportsperson herself, having completed the Melbourne and New York Marathons, as well as having represented Victoria in Touch Football.

Mikala Davison
Mikala DavisonAssociate Physiotherapist

Mikala graduated with an honours degree in Physiotherapy from Melbourne University in 2000 and has since completed post graduate studies in Sports Physiotherapy. She has a special interest in sports and spinal injuries and functional rehabilitation. Mikala has worked in a sports setting since graduating, including work with the Victorian volleyball teams, national level basketball, the London marathon, the British military and most recently returning from 3 years working as the lead physiotherapist for Cirque du Soleil in China. Mikala also has a special interest in Jaw Pain and has completed the Mark Lattimer course in TMJ dysfunction.

Mikala combines many different skills to achieve optimum results, including manual therapy, dry needling and Clinical Pilates, having completed her Level 1-4 certification with Dance Medicine Australia.

Marcus Bowler
Marcus BowlerAssociate Physiotherapist

Marcus divides his time between practising at Glen Eira Physotherapy centre and his position as Clinical Lead and Project Officer for the Pain Service at the Kingston Centre for Southern Health. Over the past 12 years he has specialised in the management of musculoskeletal and spinal conditions, as well as pain management. He has completed advanced level courses in dry needling and Pilates.

He has worked in various healthcare settings in the UK, the Netherlands and South Africa. Marcus graduated from the University of Manchester in 1994 and is in the final stages of completing a Masters in Manual Therapy. He is a keen runner, cyclist and adventure racer.

Karen Kelleher
Karen KelleherAssociate Physiotherapist
Karen joined the team after completing her Masters of Manual Therapy at the University of Western Australia. This Irish Physiotherapist graduated with honours, from University College Dublin in 2006. She started her career in the Irish health service where she gained experience in various areas including out- patient musculoskeletal, women’s health, paediatrics and orthopaedics. In her transition to the private service, she acted as physiotherapist for numerous sports teams in Ireland these included football, soccer and hurling. Her post graduate experience includes a certificate in dry needling and Pilates training from the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates institute. She has a special interest in jaw pain and has completed the Mark Lattimer course on TMJ (jaw pain) Karen is a keen marathon runner.

Mairead O'Connor
Mairead O'ConnorAssociate Physiotherapist

Mairead is a graduate of the University of Limerick in Ireland. She has recently completed a post graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy at Curtin University in Perth. Mairead has spent the past three years in New Zealand working in both public hospitals and private practice. During this time she worked with numerous rugby, netball and hockey teams. She has a special interest in treating sports injuries, low back and thoracic pain, cervicogenic headaches and migraines.She has completed courses in dry needling, kinesio taping ad myofascial trigger point therapy.

Sally Lambourne
Sally LambourneAssociate Physiotherapist

Sally graduated from a post Graduate of Physiotherapy with Distinction from Griffith University on the Gold Coast, after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) at RMIT in Melbourne. She has since completed training in Clinical Pilates ( Dance Medicine Australia) and Dry Needling. She has a special interest in sport, which has included time spent throughout both degrees working with the Melbourne Vixens, various teams at Victorian Institute of Sport, and Coburgg Tigers fottball team. Her extensive knowledge in exercise prescription and background of sports science, ensures a holistic and thorough approach to rehabilitation. Sally is a keen sportsperson herself, with an extensive background in Netball, Swimming and Waterpolo.

Victor Pogoriller
Victor PogorillerMassage Therapist

Victor is an accredited Remedial Massage Therapist having graduated with a MCNM Diploma of Applied Science (Remedial Massage) in addition to a Certificate in Relexology. Victor has been a certified and practising member of the Australian Association of massage Therapists since 1997 and is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.

Victor has extensive knowledge in the field of remedial sports massage, having worked as Melbourne’s Ajax Senior Football Club’s team therapist for a period of 5 years.

David Dzienciol
David DzienciolOrthotist
Our orthotist David Dzienciol graduated with a Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics (Honours) from La Trobe University in 2003. After presenting his Honours thesis in Hong Kong, he worked for several years in private practice before opening The Orthotic Clinic in 2006.
David has a special interest in gait analysis and alignment disorders of the feet and knees, and strongly believes that patient education is the key to successful treatment.
In addition to his clinical training, David is a fully qualified orthotic technician. This means that he manufactures all custom-made orthotics himself, rather than outsourcing them, to ensure that all devices are made to his exacting standards, and are designed to address the specific needs of his patients.

Jessica Kuklych
Jessica KuklychAssociate Physiotherapist
Jess is a three time graduate of The University of Melbourne; completing a Doctor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Science with a double major in human anatomy and physiology and a Diploma in Modern Languages for Japanese.
Jess has a passion for volleyball and has worked as a physiotherapist for both beach and indoor Victorian volleyball State teams. She has been involved in the sport for over 16 years, playing and refereeing at a State level.
Jess has completed courses in Dry Needling, Kinesiotaping and Clinical Pilates through Dance Medicine Australia. She has also spent time working with an Arabic community and studying alternative physiotherapy techniques at a clinic in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Aside from sports physiotherapy, Jess has a keen interest in preventative physiotherapy for Australia’s aging population and has also completed research into the impact of musculoskeletal health problems on sexual health. This is a research field she would like to pursue over her physiotherapy career.