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 -2102
Mimi Yamakawa Armstrong
B.Physio., Post-Grad Cert Paediatric Physio., APAM
Mimi graduated in Physiotherapy from Curtin University in 2002. She completed a Post-Graduate qualification in Paediatric Physiotherapy from Melbourne University in 2008. She has gained further qualification in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Dry Needling. Mimi worked in her own Practice in Dubai for 8 years before returning to Australia.
She was awarded the Tamayoz award for achievement by young Healthcare Provider in the Middle East – an award sponsored by the Harvard Medical School International.
Mimi’s clinical background has included working with elite level athletes in a variety of sport settings including:
• FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – Japanese team
• Japanese Rugby World Cup team
• Japanese under 19 Rugby World Cup team
• Dubai Judo
Mimi brings considerable expertise to Sorrento Physiotherapy in fields of:
• Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
• Manual Therapy
• Exercise Prescription and therapy
• Electrophysical modalities
• Dry needling
• Paediatric Rehabilitation
• General Physiotherapy
Mimi will bring some new skills and treatments to our clinic including dry needling, pre/post-natal Physiotherapy and paediatric /adolescent rehabilitation.
Mimi is consulting in Sorrento on Mondays, Thursdays and every second Saturday
Dip Physio., Post Grad Cert Physio., APAM
Gail is the founding member of Sorrento Physiotherapy.
She graduated in Physiotherapy in 1963, and completed a post-graduate diploma in Women’s and Men’s Health in 1999.
She worked in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Private Practice in Melbourne until 1988, and started the Sorrento Physiotherapy practice in 1989.
Gail is primarily involved clinically in Women’s and Men’s Physiotherapy. Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapy provides specialised physiotherapy services to meet the needs and improve the quality of life of women and men with pelvic floor and continence disorders. She provides the highest standards of quality clinical management using principles of evidence-based Practice with achievable and patient centred outcomes and goals.
Gail consults at Sorrento Physiotherapy by appointment
Relief Physiotherapist - Barry Gavin
Barry commenced his career as a Physical Educationalist and playing football for North Melbourne. A severe knee injury ended his football career and he then pursued a career in physiotherapy.
He completed his Diploma of Physiotherapy at Lincoln Institute. Barry soon became involved as the team physiotherapist at Hawthorn Football Club from 1973-2003. He spent the 2004 season with the Melbourne Storm NRL team as their Physiotherapist. He has also worked with Rugby Union where he was honorary Physiotherapist to the Aspen Rugby Club in the U.S.
Barry is a keen snow skier who still regularly participates.
Barry started the Reservoir Physiotherapy Clinic in 1973, Hawthorn Physiotherapy Clinic in 1980 and Total Physiocare in Heidelberg in 2002.
Barry joins Sorrento Physiotherapy Clinic on a relief basis.