Bruce Gilmore Physiotherapist / Gym Rehabilitation
Bruce graduated from Otago University in 2002, since graduating Bruce has worked in a variety of settings including orthopaedics, sports and spinal rehabilitation as well as personal training. Bruce is dedicated to providing effective manual therapy integrated with appropriate exercise regimes. Within our clinical gymnasium and pilates studio, Bruce runs programs designed for sub-acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions as well as pain management.
Charlie graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences in 1982, then going on to complete his Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 1985. In 2000, Charlie was awarded his Master of Manipulative Physiotherapy from Latrobe University. Until 2004, Charlie was the Director of Physiotherapy services at the Metropolitan Spinal Clinic, in Prahran. Charlie has been actively involved in the Physiotherapy management of musculoskeletal disorders for over 30 years. He has worked and travelled overseas with elite distance runners, as well as lectured extensively in the United States and Europe on the management of musculoskeletal conditions. His spinal research has been published internationally. Charlie’s special interest is the assessment and management of spinal conditions, with a particular emphasis on lower back pain and its rehabilitation.
Deirdre is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a Masters degrees in Manual Therapy from the University of Western Australia. She obtained her initial Physiotherapy degree from Trinity College, Dublin. Since moving to Australia in 2010 she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, both public and private.
Deirdre regularly attends professional development and post-graduate courses and keeps up with best practice guidelines. She is a qualified Clinical Pilates instructor and enjoys teaching individualised Pilates classes. She completed her Pilates training through Dance Medicine Australia and The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and is passionate about exercise rehabilitation, re-training movement and functional restoration. She has a keen interest in injury prevention and is a firm believer in the importance of education and self-management.
Deirdre has a particular interest in spinal presentations and chronic back pain and also works in the public system in an advanced Musculoskeletal role which includes screening and triaging complex spinal patients in order to get the best possible individual outcome.
Mr. Mark Teiermanis completed his teacher training in 1985, majoring in physical education. He then went on to complete his physiotherapy degree, graduating in 1990. He has spent 2 years full-time working in the area of motor accident rehabilitation. Over the past 9 years he has taken a special interest in spinal and sporting injuries (particularly those involving the neck and upper back) incorporating personalized exercise and rehabilitation programs. Mark’s spare time is spent primarily being involved with his family of two young boys in their school and sporting pursuits.
Mr. Nigel Mitchell graduated in 1980 and since then has been an active member of the physiotherapy profession. He has worked for both the St. Kilda Football Club (7 years) and the Victorian Cricket Team (8 years). He has served on committees including the Manipulative Therapy Association and Sports Physiotherapy Group and received several awards for services to the profession. His special interests include chronic low back pain, and temporo-mandibular joint problems.
Paul Trainor has been a physiotherapist for over thirty years and worked at the highest level of sports physiotherapy. This includes physiotherapist to the ATP Tennis Tour, as Head Physiotherapist to the PGA of Australasia – Tournament Division for fifteen years, and three AFL clubs, including the AFL International Rules Series in Dublin in 1998. He made a return to the AFL in 2014 in a full time role with the St Kilda Football Club.
He has previously worked both in his own private practice in Brighton and at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, while travelling to the United States, Europe and Asia with various sporting organisations and individuals. This included physiotherapist to the International team for the President’s Cup at Royal Melbourne GC in 2011. He spent three years in Hong Kong, where he worked at one of Hong Kong’s leading sports medicine clinics, as well as consulting to the Hong Kong Golf Association, One Asia Golf Tour and the Mission Hills Group in China.
Paul has recently fulfilled the requirements of the APA Sports Physiotherapy Level 3 course, conducted at the Australian Institute of Sport from March 10-17th this year. This will now enable him to complete the second and final year of his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at Latrobe University in 2018.
Besides his sports physiotherapy involvement, Paul’s main interests include neck and low back rehabilitation and he maintains strong relationships with Melbourne’s leading orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians and general practitioners.
Rowena Field Sports Physiotherapist
B.Physiotherapy (QLD), Grad. Dip. in Sports Physiotherapy
Rowena graduated with her Physiotherapy degree from The University Of Queensland in 1983, then completed her Sports Physiotherapy Post Grad in 1993. She has worked with many elite sports teams including six years as physiotherapist with The Melbourne Tigers Mens NBL Basketball Team, Victorian and Australian Netball teams and Geelong Football Club. Rowena returned to Melbourne in 2009, following ten years in London. She then completed her DMA Clinical Pilates instructor training. She brings to Brighton Spinal Group her Sports Physiotherapy experience, and a special interest in rehabilitation of spinal pain through integration of Clinical Pilates.
Sabine Groscurth Physiotherapist / Clinical Pilates
Masters Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy
Sabine graduated in 1994 from the Physiotherapy School in Bochum (Germany). Following her passion for sport she worked at a variety of German sporting teams as a consultant such as Basketball, cross country skiing and Mountain biking. Sabine received a Masters Degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia 2003 and has an extensive educational background and skill in manual therapy, dry needling and kinesio taping. She is a Polestar Pilates trained therapist. Her recent interest is visceral manipulation, an osteopathic approach to facilitate the healing process of the body.Sabine joined the Women’s Tennis Tours (WTA) in 2005 as a full time physiotherapist and worked with the most elite female Athletes in the world. Sabine’s global journey spanned 23 countries on 4 continents working over 17 tournaments per year including Grand Slams.
Sabine moved to Australia in 2009 and she and her partner have twins. Outside the clinic, Sabine enjoys inline skating, running and cooking.