Cardinia Physio and Fitness believes in an holistic approach to your healthcare. We look at you as an individual and your body as a whole to tailor make treatment plans for the best possible outcomes. We understand that everyone’s goals, abilities and bodies are different and consider this when assessing your condition.
We are a progressive, modern clinic with an aim to reduce our impact on the environment by minimising our paper trail. Our therapists and staff use tablet computers for note taking and iPads to educate you on your anatomy when we are describing your condition. This eliminates your confusion and also leaves you with peace of mind that you are getting the best health care.
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Cardinia Physio and Fitness treats clients and works closely with doctors and sporting teams from the Casey and Cardinia areas including:
– Surrounding areas
We are conveniently located at Beaconsfield Hub, 5/52-62 Old Princes Hwy, Beaconsfield, next to Bendigo Bank with ample parking right out the front. We are open 6 days a week (not including Sundays).
We also have a sister clinic Baw Baw Physio and Fitness, located in Drouin and also has a physiotherapy room in Yarragon. For more information please visit www.bawbawphysio.com.au.
Larna May has studied a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland and completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Latrobe University. As she continues her pathway towards becoming a Titled Physiotherapist, Larna is now half way through her Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy studies also at Latrobe University.
Larna has experience working in private practice in Victoria and Tasmania, corporate onsite physiotherapy management including factory and office work, instructing personal training and group fitness sessions plus is a regular in the local Beaconsfield Superules Trainers room.
As a child Larna always wanted to work in the Health industry but it wasn’t until her own experience with sporting injuries that she decided on a career in physiotherapy. Her passion for helping people and promoting heath, fitness and well being continues to grow through her development and experience as a physiotherapist.
Postgraduate Certificate of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Occupational Physiotherapist – Member of the Early Intervention Physiotherapy Framework
Certificate III in Fitness
Certificate IV in Fitness
Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association
Shoulder Treatment & Management 1 & 2
Sports Physiotherapy 1 & 2
Muscle Injury Management
Hip and Groin Injury Management
Corporate Physiotherapy Management
Elisha Cole studied a Masters of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Health Science at Latrobe University. Elisha is a happy outgoing person who has always been passionate about helping others. She grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and has been heavily involved in netball since the age of 10.
Elisha has always had a fascination for the human body; however it wasn’t until her own experience with a severe knee injury in 2011, that she knew she wanted to be a physiotherapist. This experience opened her eyes to the importance of trust, clear communication and motivation with health practitioners when overcoming an injury. This has fed her passion to help others in their own recovery from musculoskeletal injuries.
Although Elisha enjoys treating a variety of different conditions, she has a special interest in women’s health, sports injuries, hydrotherapy and lower limb injuries.
Bachelor of Health Science
Masters of Physiotherapy
Certiciate 3 in Sports and Recreation
Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association
Before joining the team at Cardinia Physio & Fitness, Zlatko (Zee) has worked in several private practices gaining invaluable experience. He completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 2011 with a strong focus on sports and rehabilitation. During his physiotherapy career, Zee has been involved with elite and semi-professional level athletes in the AFL, VFL, and TAC Cup. He has been fortunate to work closely with one of the best high performance teams in the country and has since utilized the experience gained to help his clients achieve their full potential.
Zee firmly believes that an accurate diagnosis with a tailored rehabilitation program is the key to full and timely recovery. He uses several manual therapy techniques to manage his clients effectively and advocates that an active lifestyle is vital for injury prevention. He has developed a strong network of sports and orthopaedic specialists to help his clients get the best clinical outcome, and encourages multidisciplinary approach in managing complex patient cases.
Zee has developed special interests and skills in managing hip, groin and knee injuries and has recently taken an interest in the management of the commonly misunderstood ‘female athlete’. He also enjoys treating complex muscle, ligament and tendon injuries, as well as shoulder, neck and lower back problems. On top of the list above, Zee also really enjoys providing athlete screening assessments to help prevent and manage a wide range of potential injuries.
Currently, he is working towards completing the Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy with a view of commencing the combined Masters of Sports Physiotherapy and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Outside of physiotherapy, Zee leads a very active lifestyle, enjoys his time with the family, plays electric and acoustic guitars, is a mad Essendon supporter, however being from an European background, soccer is his sport of choice.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Biotech & Biomed) – 2004
Bachelor of Science (Honours) – 2005
Bachelor of Physiotherapy – 2011
FIFA Football Diploma of Medicine – Present
Graduate Certificate of Sports Physiotherapy – Present
ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning
Level 1 and 2 Sports Physiotherapy
Level 1, 2 , 3 GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling
Level 1 and 2 Explore the Sporting Hip and Groin
Muscle Injury and Management
L1 Lyn Watson Shoulder
3 Dimensional Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine and the Pelvis Complex
Optimising Biomechanics in Cycling and Rehabilitation of Cycling Injuries
Attended the Annual Hip Arthroscopy Australia Meeting.
Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association
Member of APA Sports Physiotherapy Group
Member of APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group
Member of Physical Activity Australia
Member of Fitness Australia
VFL Head Physiotherapist 2013-2015 – Sandringham Football Club
Head Physiotherapist 2016 – Bayside Argonauts Football Club
AFL Sports Trainer 2010-2012 – Essendon Football Club
TAC Sports Trainer 2009-2012 – Oakleigh Chargers Football Club
VFL/AFL Sports Trainer 2008 – VFL/AFL Umpires
Jennifer Robson (nee Jennifer Dwyer) completed her four year Bachelor of Health Science, Clinical Myotherapy in 2012. Jenny has a wide variety of treatment methods including deep tissue massage, soft tissue massage, dry needling, cupping, joint mobilisation, stretching, postural correction and advice. Jenny enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions and complaints including post sporting soreness, postural aches and pains, headaches, stiffness caused by repetitive tasks and general tightness. Her special interests lay in the treatment of pregnant and postnatal women, neck pain and chronic pain. You will also see Jenny behind the desk, working part time as one of our helpful clinic receptionists.
Having lived in the Casey-Cardinia area all of her life, Jenny has been involved in many local sports including gymnastics, netball, basketball and athletics. Her passion is with gymnastics, having been a gymnast for 7 years of her childhood, then retiring to coach children for the past 12 years at Berwick Leisure Centre.
Jenny has spent a full year treating elite Olympic hopeful gymnasts at the Women’s High Performance Centre. She has also spent a year working alongside physiotherapists treating and creating rehabilitation programs for circus performers at the National Institute of Circus Arts.
Bachelor of Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy
Member of Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia
Pre-natal Manual Therapy
Soft Tissue Therapy Congress 2014
Rocktape Kinesiology Taping
Kaleisha joined the team at Cardinia Physio and Fitness in 2015 whilst completing her Bachelor of Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy at the Southern School of Natural Therapys. Kaleisha has a wide variety of treatment methods including deep tissue massage, remedial massage, soft tissue massage, dry needling, cupping, joint mobilisation, stretching, postural correction and advice.
Kaleisha enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions and complaints including post sporting soreness, postural aches and pains, stiffness caused by repetitive tasks and general tightness. Her special interests lay in the treatment of pregnant and postnatal women, headaches, acute injuries and chronic pain. She hopes to complete her baby massage course in the near future.
Kaleisha’s experience as a Myotherapist has involved working with the Casey Scorpions VFL Club, Pakenham Football Club, numerous clinical placements and is currently working with the Beaconsfield Football Club.
Bachelor Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy
Member of ANTA
AFL Victoria Country Trainers Accreditation
Paediatric Massage Instructor
Prenatal Manual Therapy
Labour, Exercise and Postnatal Education for Manual Therapists
Infant Massage Instructor Course
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Level 1
Meg completed her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT University in 2016. She has a wide range of treatment techniques such as deep tissue massage, soft tissue massage, dry needling, cupping, joint mobilisation, stretching, postural correction and advice. Meg enjoys treating a variety of conditions and complaints such as headaches, stiffness and postural aches. Her special interests lay with headache/migraine sufferers, neck pain and chronic pain.
Meg’s experience as a myotherapist involves treating the AFL draft team, placement at the National Institute of Circus Arts and volunteering in India treating chonic conditions.
Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
Member of Myotherapy Association Australia
Cheryl White joined the team at Cardinia Physio and Fitness in 2012 with 15 years experience in Physiotherapy Admin roles. Cheryl is available to answer any of your questions regarding our services and classes including those related to Workers Compensation, TAC, DVA and EPC claims. Cheryl will also welcome you to our clinic and assist you with bookings, payment and HICAPS claiming on the spot.
Mikaela joined the team at Cardinia Physio and Fitness in early 2015 whilst completing her Year 12 studies, with the hope of moving on and studying Physiotherapy at University. Mikaela is a keen sportswomen, competing in hockey, athletics and a wide range of other school sports.
Mikaela will welcome you to our clinic and assist you with enquiries, bookings, payment and HICAPS claiming.
Courtney joined the Cardinia Physio & Fitness team in August 2017 as a receptionist.
Having moved to the area in 2016, Courtney loves the friendly local community and can’t think of anywhere else she would rather live.
When she isn’t working, you will find Courtney exploring local parks and walking trails, hitting up local yoga studios and (as a true Melbournian) trying to find the best local coffee joints!
Courtney is also our in-house Dietitian, owner of No Green Smoothies. To find out more information on her dietitian services please CLICK HERE.
Amber joined our team in 2017 as a trainee receptionist. She is currently studying to become an Allied Health Assistant at VFA Learning while completing her year 12 at Kambrya College. Amber’s goal is to become a nurse.
In between all of her studying, Amber loves to sing and play netball.