The Physiotherapists at Sorrento Physiotherapy are highly qualified and experienced with both undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications.
Dip Physio., Post-Grad Dip Sports Physio., APAM
Graham graduated in Physiotherapy in 1972 at Lincoln Institute. He completed a post-graduate diploma in Sports Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 1991.He gained qualifications in WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluation in 1997.
Graham started the Bundoora Physiotherapy clinic in 1973, Hawthorn Physiotherapy Clinic in 1980, and was the Physiotherapy Director of the Diamond Valley Sports Medicine Centre from 1994.
Graham has over 25 years clinical experience in areas of injury management and recovery including elite sporting team injury management and occupational rehabilitation. He has extensive experience in physical rehabilitation as well as acute injuries.
In 2000, Graham was awarded The Australian Sports Medal for his services to sport.
He has had a number of appointments as Physiotherapist to elite sporting teams including:
• Hawthorn Football Club - Senior Physiotherapist (1973 - 1981)|
• Victorian Senior Men’s Hockey Team - Physiotherapist (1977-2000)
• Australian Men’s Hockey team (Kookaburras) Physiotherapist (1981 - 2000)
• Australian Women’s Hockey team (Hockeyroos) Physiotherapist (1985 - 1987)
• Member Science and Medical Commission Australian Synchronised Swimming Association (1993 - 1996)
• Member Science and Medical Commission Australian Fencing Federation (1994 - 1996)
• Coordinator, Medical & Injury Management Services Australian Hockey Association (1996 - 2000)
• Australian Olympic Games Team, Appointed Physiotherapist - Sydney (2000), Atlanta (1996), Barcelona (1992), Seoul (1988), Los Angeles (1984)
• Australian Commonwealth Games Team
• Physiotherapist, Kuala Lumpur - 1998
• Consultant Physiotherapist to the United States Olympic Women’s Hockey program 2011 -2012
B. Health Sciences / Master of Physio. APAM
Ashlea graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice from La Trobe University in Bundoora in 2017.
Ashlea joined the Sorrento Physiotherapy team in 2018 and works both at the rooms in Sorrento whilst also performing domiciliary work.
Throughout her studies, Ashlea gained clinical experience in orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, neurological, cardio-respiratory, general medical, community health and paediatric settings across a range of Melbourne’s major tertiary hospitals.
She worked as a sports trainer for Sorrento Football Club and Netball Club (SFNC) whilst completing her degree.
Recently Ashlea worked as the Physiotherapist for the Victorian U13 State Hockey Team at the 2018 National Championships in Hobart.
Ashlea has an extensive sporting background, having previously played netball for Peninsula Waves and Two Bays at a representative level. She currently represents SFNC at the local level.
Ashlea is passionate about assisting patients through their recovery and in achieving their goals in returning to a pre-injury level of function.
She believes that a collaborative and patient-centred approach is the best way to achieve optimal outcomes for her patients.
Born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula, Ashlea is motivated to provide high quality and evidence based care to the members of the community.
Ashlea has undertaken post-graduate clinical pilates qualifications and continues to further her education through the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute.