inner north physiotherapy

We warmly welcome you to our beautiful new space, Inner North Physiotherapy, an innovative physiotherapy practice offering comprehensive services by experienced and highly-qualified physiotherapists.

Having established two successful and highly regarded clinics in Clifton Hill , Sal and Jen are delighted to join with Ali here in Thornbury. Together, we have a longstanding working relationship and friendship. Our combined passion for quality evidence-based physiotherapy has helped us establish extensive networks across Melbourne and beyond. We have all lived locally for many years and are excited to be bringing our service to this vibrant Thornbury community. Our ongoing involvement in research, lecturing and teaching, means you are being treated by highly qualified practitioners at the forefront of new developments.

Our team of physiotherapists have extensive experience from working in private practice, private and public hospitals, and research and teaching over a range of physiotherapy disciplines including sports, manipulative, musculoskeletal, neurological pain management, continence, women’s / men’s health and paediatric services.

We are confident our practice will offer a service that stands apart, as we value excellence in quality care delivered by highly-educated and experienced physiotherapists.


COVID restrictions have now eased to allow more face to face appointments. This is permissible if a delay in such care would lead to a significant increase in pain, increased frequency of treatment or an increase in recovery time. We are still unable to run group classes but continue to offer 1 to 1 clinical exercise appointments. As we are offering an essential healthcare service it is also permissible to travel more than 5km from your home for your appointment. We can provide you with a letter of attendance or you can use your appointment reminder.

We continue to follow all recommended guidelines for infection control and keeping social distance. Please be mindful as you enter our waiting areas of the number of people allowed at a time (noted on each door) if you would like to wait outside or in your car please let our admin staff know. All practitioners are wearing masks and face shields and we ask that you keep your mask on for the duration of your appointment, our face to face interactions adhere to strict hygiene protocols. Please avoid using cash for payments and consider paying online or over the phone, we will send you a receipt for claiming. If appropriate please consider utilising our Telehealth appointments.

We encourage you to embrace your health by focusing on what you can do and we look forward to assisting you in every way we can. If you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sore Throat

You must postpone your appointment and get COVID tested. We will waive late cancellation charges if you are unwell. We can also assure you that our staff will not be attending work if they are unwell and if unwell they will be required to COVID test negative prior to returning.

Our Services


Our team of experienced physiotherapists have a wide range of specialities and are well placed to diagnose and manage your problem.

Chronic Pain Management at Inner North Physiotherapy, Thornbury

We all understand the complex nature of chronic pain and the need for a multidisciplinary, Biopsychcosocial approach.

Knee Clinic

The knee pain clinic provides a complete approach for those suffering from knee pain, recovering from knee surgery or knee injury.

Real Time Ultrasound at Inner North Physiotherapy, Thornbury

Physiotherapists use real-time ultrasound to examine how the small stabilising muscles of the spine are functioning.

Women’s & Men’s Health Clinic Thornbury

Our specialised Women’s and Men’s Health clinic in Thornbury is dedicated to addressing the often-distressing symptoms of incontinence, pelvic pain, and bladder and bowel dysfunction.

Other Services

We have a range of other services available at Inner North Physiotherapy. Click here for more information

Our Practitioners

All practitioners at our clinic have completed or are completing postgraduate university training and most are involved in teaching, university lecturing and research.  This means that you are being treated by highly qualified people at the forefront of new developments in the management of musculoskeletal disorders.