ABOUT US

SportsFit Physio & Health will keep you fit and healthy in all aspects of life.

Our philosophy is everyone deserves access to the same level of care, whether you’re an elite athlete or an office worker. Our highly experienced team are experts in sports and musculoskeletal conditions, and will help you be WorkFit, LifeFit or SportsFit.

Our Team

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Stephen McMurray

Stephen brings over 26 years of clinical experience to our practice.  He has a diverse background with degrees in both Podiatry and Physical Education.  His Fellowship to the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine was awarded in 1994.

Stephen’s practice oversees a wide range of Foot Health needs including General Podiatry and a particular interest in the management of sports injuries, and children’s growth and development issues.

In addition to Podiatry, Stephen has a lifetime interest in Strength and Conditioning assisting athletes in Track and Field, Cricket and Cycling. Stephen embraces the opportunity to assist injured sports people at all levels.

Bachelor of Podiatry

Bachelor of Applied Science - Physical Education

Fellow of the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

Jodie Porter

Jodie graduated with Honours from The University of Melbourne in 2004. She has since completed a double Masters of Sports Physiotherapy and Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Latrobe University. Jodie has a keen interest in rowing, using experience from coaching and treatment of national squads to deliver first class outcomes. She has established a thorough understanding of rowing injury prevention and correct technique. Additionally, she has particular interest in running and riding technique and neck and upper back pain and injury. She has worked with VAFA Premier Division teams Collegians Football Club and Old Scotch Football Club and was awarded the VAFA Trainer of the Year in 2014. Jodie loves working with children and adolescents to help achieve their sporting dreams.

APA Sports and Musculoskeletal Titled Physiotherapist

Masters in Sports Physiotherapy

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)-Vic Board/Council Vice President

Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Clinical Pilates Practitioner

Sports Physiotherapy Australia (SPA) Vic Committee member

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Brad Harrigan

Since graduating from Melbourne University in 2004, Brad has worked at a range of private practices, hospitals and sporting clubs in both Australia and London. He has extensive experience with sporting teams at the local and elite level, including work with the Hawthorn Football Club during their 2013 premiership season and the Australian Institute of Sport looking after the Men’s volleyball team at the 2013 national championships.  He is currently the head physiotherapist for the St Kevin’s Old Boys Football Club. Brad’s special interests reflect his background working in elite sport, specifically treating and rehabilitating sports related knee, spinal and shoulder injuries. He’s also keenly interested in lower limb tendinopathies and running biomechanics.

Outside work Brad is on the Victorian council of SMA, loves going running and surfing and is a dedicated husband and father. If he’s lucky, he might squeeze tennis in somewhere too.

APA Sports Titled Physiotherapist

Clinical Pilates Practitioner

Masters in Sports Physiotherapy

SMA-Vic Board/Council Member

Jessie Mayo

Jessie graduated with Honours from The University of Melbourne in 2007 and completed her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University in 2016. Following graduation Jessie worked in hospitals, private practice and supporting sporting teams.

In 2014 she was able to follow her dream, combining her love of skiing with physiotherapy, by joining the Australian Aerial Ski Team as Team Physiotherapist. Jessie has travelled extensively with Australian winter sports including attending the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang with the Aerial team.  For a change of climate, she has also worked at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Aside from skiing and snow related injuries, she has a particular interest in low back pain, hip and knee injuries, always with the goal of achieving the best outcome possible and improving performance.

APA Sports Titled Physiotherapist

Clinical Pilates Practitioner

Masters in Sports Physiotherapy

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Charissa Fermelis

Charissa’s first encounter with physiotherapy and Pilates was in 1997, as a young, injured dancer. Pilates became an integral part of her injury rehabilitation and dance conditioning throughout her pre-professional dance career, and led her to develop a real passion for body wellness. Completing her Pilates teacher training (Australian Pilates Method Association) in 2007 and Physiotherapy degree (LaTrobe University) in 2009, she has since spent much time working in the areas of elite gymnastics and high level dance medicine.  Utilising both finely tuned physiotherapy management techniques and Pilates instruction to achieve great things with her clients.

Charissa has special interests in biomechanical analysis and movement retraining, dance-specific injury management and prevention, and mentoring junior physiotherapists and Pilates practitioners. She prides herself on her attention to detail, her ability to truly understand what motivates her clients, and her unique skill to intertwine evidence-based clinical medicine with a holistic and grounded approach to complete wellbeing.

Physiotherapist

Special interest in Dance Physiotherapy

Clinical Pilates Practitioner and Pilates Teacher

Moayad Matar

Moayad graduated with a diploma of Remedial massage therapy from Max Therapy Institute in Melbourne as well as completing a Bachelor and Master’s degree of Physiotherapy from the University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Torun (Poland). On top of these qualifications he has also completed many course including rehabilitation training, TRX and fitness advisor.  He has had extensive experience and has worked around the world including Poland, Jordan, Kuwait, Italy and Australia, working in private practice, orthopaedics, ICU departments, and closely with sports injuries, diabetes, back and neck pain, headaches, special needs and children.

Moayad has expertise in the biomechanics of movement and not only utilises his vast array of soft-tissue techniques in treating his clients, but also educates and advises his clients on the best strategies to achieve their personal health goals and recover faster.  He helps people of all ages and conditions, but has a particular interest in runners, swimmers, cyclists and dance injuries.

Diploma Remedial Massage Therapy

Member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia

Bachelor and Master's of Physiotherapy (Poland)

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Fiona Robinson

Educated in Melbourne, Fiona was heavily involved in sport, particularly hockey and swimming however her enduring passion has been cycling. A desire to share the benefits of a balanced lifestyle, has seen Fiona employed in the fitness equipment industry and led her to the Diploma of Remedial Massage, where she has proved popular with clients and developed a loyal client base.
Fiona has extensive experience working with a variety of athletes including the Oakleigh Chargers Football Club TAC Cup League and amateur cycling groups. Combined with over 8 years of clinical experience Fiona is especially knowledgeable and effective with regards the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
Fiona is able to draw on a range of techniques when it comes to treating the soft tissue elements including, deep tissue massage, sports massage, remedial injury management and rehabilitation, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, stretching, cupping and dry needling. Her work is founded on a solid anatomical knowledge and she looks forward to assisting you.

Diploma Remedial Massage Therapy

Bachelor of Social Science Recreation

Member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia

Cert III & IV Fitness

Amara Lindenmayer

Amara completed her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with Honours at Monash University. After living and working overseas for the last three years, Amara is excited to be back home in Melbourne. As a food lover, she believes a healthy diet shouldn’t leave you feeling restricted, so she will work with you on making small, practical diet and lifestyle changes to help you reach your goals.
Amara is passionate about women’s health, in particular working with women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and with couples to improve fertility. As a credentialled diabetes educator as well as a dietitian, Amara helps patients to understand and manage their Pre-diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes.

Bachelor Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)

Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education

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