Tom West

Tom is a Sports Physiotherapist and has been working in private practice since 2012. Previously Tom worked in London in Women’s Professional Rugby and in Melbourne for the AFL Vic Women’s Academy. Tom Currently splits his time between Inner North Physiotherapy, Clifton Hill Pilates and rehab and in research at the La Trobe University Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre.
With further Professional Development and training in Dry Needling, Pilates, The Sporting Hip, Shoulder and Running Assessment Tom is adept at diagnosis and treatment of all your sporting injuries. Tom is completing the final stages of his Sports Masters of Physiotherapy gaining experience with FC Copenhagen and Carlton Football Club. This has enabled him to work in elite level sporting environments and bring this level of care back to the Clinic.
Outside of work he is a keen runner, currently training for the Great Ocean Road Half Marathon in May with the Melbourne Marathon planned for October. Expect a focus on strength and performance with Tom keen to bring his passion for movement and exercise to your physiotherapy experience.
Tom is available at Inner North Physiotherapy Wednesdays (PM) and Saturdays and at Clifton Hill Pilates and Rehab on Wednesdays (AM).
Professional Memberships
-Bachelor of Physiotherapy
-Australian Physiotherapy Association Member
-Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy
-Masters of Sports Physiotherapy (completion date March 2020).

Stephanie Vernon

Stephanie Vernon

B Ex Sci M Physio P Grad Pelvic Floor Rehab

Steph completed a Master of Physiotherapy through The University of Sydney in 2015 and has since been working in private practice helping people to optimise their physical health and function. She enjoys motivating and inspiring clients to achieve their health goals through the provision of education, manual therapy, individualised home exercises, running assessments and strength training. Steph has recently pursued further study through The University of Melbourne in the management of pelvic floor and continence complaints and has a special interest in pre and postnatal pelvic floor conditions.

Steph has worked with many football teams including the Richmond Tigers VFL and Fitzroy lions VAFA teams, as well as a clinical educator at the Australian Catholic University in health sciences for many years.

Outside of her working hours Steph enjoys going camping, to the beach and spending time with her Aussie Shepherd, Oscar. Steph loves AFL and is a passionate Brisbane Lions fan.

Make an appointment with Steph online  or give our friendly admin team a call on 03 9089 6666.


B Physio Post Grad Cert Physio (Continence & Women’s Health) (Director)

Alison completed her Bachelor of physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in 2009 and more recently her Grad Cert in Pelvic Floor and Womens Health.  She has traveled and worked extensively through the UK and Australia in both private and public hospitals and private practice.

Alison has experience working with football/netball teams and dancers in injury prevention and management and has a keen interest in helping people of all levels to achieve their maximum function.

She uses a combined musculoskeletal, exercise prescription and clinical pilates approach in her treatment.  She has a special interest in chronic pelvic pain, neurological and vestibular rehabilitation.

Professional memberships

Australian Physiotherapy Association

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(Please note if you require a womens health appointment please call and speak with our admin team)


B App Sc (Physio) Grad Dip (Manip Physio) PhD (Director)

Sallie is a highly experienced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Associate Professor at the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre at La Trobe University. She is a founding director of Clifton Hill Physiotherapy and Clifton Hill Pilates and Rehab. She is internationally recognised as a leading clinician, researcher and educator in the diagnosis and management of anterior knee pain. Sallie also has a particular interest in spinal pain and has post graduate qualifications in Manipulative Physiotherapy. In addition she has many years experience working with sporting teams and athletes.

Sallie is a regular lecturer and supervisor to post-graduate physiotherapy students at the University of Melbourne. She has over 60 publications in international peer reviewed journals and has co-authored four book chapters on anterior knee pain and one on core stability including in the most popular sports medicine text of all time (Brukner and Khan Sports Medicine). Sallie has been invited to speak both Nationally and Internationally on the topic of knee pain, and has received numerous awards for her research.

Professional Memberships
  • The Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled member of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Sports Medicine Australia
  • Dr Sallie Cowan Publications – SCowan Publications

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B App Sci (Physio)

Grad Cert Physio (Continence & Women’s Health)

Grad Cert (Pain Management) 

APA Pain Physiotherapist


Jen is a very experienced physiotherapist with post graduate qualifications in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation from the University of Melbourne and Post Graduate qualifications in Pain Management from the University of Sydney, School of Medicine. Jen is a founding Director of Clifton Hill Physiotherapy and Clifton Hill Pilates & Rehab. She is a regular clinical supervisor and Lecturer at Melbourne University to postgraduate students studying  pelvic physiotherapy. Her special interests are in women’s and men’s pelvic health, particularly persistent pelvic pain, vulvodynia and continence and she is a founding committee member of Pelvic Pain Victoria.

Jen has extensive experience in hospitals and private practice in Melbourne and the UK. She has worked for many years managing sporting, spinal and musculoskeletal conditions. Having worked 15 years as senior clinician in a continence clinic, she understands the impact of bladder and bowel dysfunction on men, women and children. Jen worked in a multi-disciplinary pain clinic and loves teaching practical Neuroscience Education in Chronic pain. Her  passion is in the management of persistent pelvic pain.

Jen is a titled APA Pain Physiotherapist.

Outside of work it is family, friends, Woody the dog, cooking, travel, running and that elusive Demons flag.

Professional memberships
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Australian Pain Society
  • National Vulvodynia Association
  • Continence Foundation of Australia
  • Continence & Women’s Health Group APA

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B Pod M Physio

Josh is a Physiotherapist with over 12 years experience in private practice. Josh graduated from the University of South Australia with a Master Of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) in 2005 after previously completing a Bachelor of Podiatry in 2001.

Josh incorporates a distinct focus on manual and exercise therapy and holistic care, placing great emphasis on having his clients be an active participant in their therapy to optimise their treatment outcomes.

Josh has undertaken further training in the fields of Cranio Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation which looks to address correction of connective tissue restrictions throughout the body and the implications they have on dysfunction of the musculo-skeletal, nervous, vascular, cardio-respiratory, digestive and endocrine systems.

Josh’s special interest areas include pelvic and spinal disorders, lower-limb problems due to his background in Podiatry, headaches and migraines, jaw problems and chronic pain syndromes.

In his spare time Josh is an avid music collector, movie watcher and Adelaide Crows supporter.


Professional memberships
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association


B App Sc (Physio) Grad Cert (Health Services Management) MBA

Brendan is a renowned and  experienced paediatric Physiotherapist having spent over sixteen years working at the Royal Children’s Hospital treating children and adolescents with a range of conditions. He has presented at national and international conferences and is co-author and editor of a book on sporting choices for boys with Haemophilia.

Brendan’s particular expertise is paediatric musculoskeletal issues such as anterior knee pain and sporting injuries, however he also has many years experience treating children with persistent pain, haemophilia and juvenile arthritis. Other interests include advising families on developmental issues regarding concerns such as flat feet, knock knees and torticollis/wry neck. Children and adolescents requiring rehabilitation following trauma, fractures and surgery would also benefit from Brendan’s expertise and also has experience with complex conditions such as scoliosis and burns management.


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