Kane Burrow APAM
Practice Director & Principal Physiotherapist
With more than 20 years' experience in sports and spinal physiotherapy, Kane opened the clinic at 283 Centre Road, Bentleigh in 2011. In 2018, Kane and his wife Clare launched the new brand “Centre Sports & Spinal”.
Kane is passionate about biomechanics and accurate diagnosis. He has a special interest in assessment and treatment of the spine and pelvis, particularly in the sporting environment and in the post pregnancy period.
He has been involved in numerous sporting clubs over the years and has previously been head physiotherapist at the Moorabbin Rams Rugby Union Club, before handing over to work colleague, Matt Pit.
Kane also has an interest in Clinical Pilates, the treatment of headaches and migraines and has undergone further training in manipulative therapy.
Kane is a passionate family man spending as much time as he can with his wife Clare and his two energetic sons. When he does have some spare time he enjoys getting out on the water either fishing or scuba diving.
Sarah Davis APAM
After graduating from The University of Melbourne, Sarah worked in rehabilitation, helping people recover from road accidents, surgery and other trauma. She has worked with a wide range of individuals and conditions.
Sarah is well travelled and has visited 34 countries so far. After living in Bentleigh her whole life and attending Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, she is truly passionate about helping those in her own community. Sarah has a special interest in Clinical Pilates, spinal injuries and women’s health issues. She especially loves working with women during pregnancy or in the post-partum period. Now a mother of two beautiful boys, Sarah has a new appreciation of the physical impact of parenting on the human body!
Matt Pit APAM
Matt completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Melbourne University in 2012, majoring in anatomy and physiology before entering into the Doctor of Physiotherapy postgraduate degree at the same university, graduating in 2015.
Matt has competed in Olympic Weightlifting for over 9 years and has represented Australia on numerous occasions on the International stage. His major achievements in his sport include becoming the Australian National Champion in 2016, winning two Bronze medals for Australia at the Oceania Championships and Arafura Games in 2011. Therefore, the unique combination of his physiotherapy and elite sporting background has given him an unparalleled understanding of assessing, treating and managing a variety of athletes and patients. These experiences have enhanced his understanding of movement biomechanics, strength and power development. As a result, he is passionate about using this knowledge to achieve patient goals.
Matt has also been involved with the Moorabbin Rams Rugby Union Club for the last 3 years and has been the head physiotherapist for their First Grade team for the last 2 years.
When not in the gym, you can find Matt perusing art galleries, going to live gigs, tending to his indoor plants or travelling to different countries. In his down time, Matt also likes to eat, sleep and drink a good strong coffee.
Mark Charalambous APAM
Mark graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2010.
He has more than three years of experience as a Clinical Pilates instructor and during that time has built a wealth of knowledge in human movement and rehabilitation for all kinds of injuries. He went onto complete his Level 1 in Strength and Conditioning and worked in an elite sports centre for a further 3 years in performance coaching, injury prevention and rehabilitation.
He has also completed courses in the following:
- Dry needling
- Myofascial Release
- Watson Headache approach
- Treatment of the Spine and Pelvis with Advanced Manual Therapy Associates
- Treatment of the cervical, thoracic spine and thoracic cage with Advanced Manual Therapy Associates
Mark has also worked alongside NSW Health in running a Community Health Program for falls prevention for over 65’s.
Mark has a special interest in treating headaches and migraines, lower back and pelvic pain and in using his vast knowledge of exercise rehab to help benefit all types of clients, from young children to athletes and the elderly.
Mark has also developed his own rehabilitation program for low back pain. Using principles from both Pilates and weight lifting, for people of all fitness levels, it is tailored for people who suffer from back pain, with the goal of returning them to full function and an active and healthy lifestyle.
Mark is fluent in Spanish and can speak in Greek and Japanese
Gary Nicholson APAM
Gary holds an Honours Degree in Physiotherapy as well as formal qualifications in Gym and Fitness instruction and Sports Massage.
Gary is a very hands on physiotherapist with a range of manual skills including Massage, Spinal and Peripheral mobilisation and manipulation, Acupuncture, K taping and Rigid taping, along with many other techniques.
Gary enjoys combining his strong hands on skills with his passion for exercise and fitness. Using a range of Gym, Sporting, Pilates and Yoga exercise to give the most efficient return to sport, activity and normal life possible.
Having worked in professional sport (Rugby, Baseball, Soccer and Cricket) for several years, Gary has excellent diagnostic skills and will quickly diagnose your issue to get you on the road to recovery.
In his own time Gary loves Rugby, Running, Swimming and cycling and has the skills to coach in all of these disciplines to enhance your performance too.
Gary also enjoys Yoga, Pilates and seeing live music.
Andrew Casserly APAM
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/ Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), Deakin University. Master of Physiotherapy, University of Canberra.
Andrew completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Business at Deakin University in Melbourne before moving to Canberra to pursue his career in physiotherapy. During his time in Melbourne, a passion for improving quality of life led him to work as a physiotherapy assistant at the Royal Children’s Hospital and in community rehabilitation. To satisfy his love of sport and fitness he worked as a strength and conditioning coach with the Sandringham Dragons TAC cup side. When in Canberra Andrew continued working with multiple sporting teams including a local AFL Canberra side, the UC Capitals WNBL team and the Canberra Raiders.
Andrew believes in a holistic patient-centred approach to treatment that involves a combination of education, manual therapy and functional rehabilitation in order to achieve your goals. Whether you are aiming to return to sporting performance, decrease persistent pain, return to work or improve your health and function, Andrew is happy to guide you through it.
Outside of work Andrew likes to spend his time mountain biking, diving and climbing. He also enjoys live music, reading and socialising with family and friends.
As the Practice Manager at Centre Sports and Spinal, Jenny is able to combine her love of all things related to sport with her empathetic style of customer service. Jenny’s life journey includes long careers in Real Estate, a Flight Training College followed by an amazing experience working at the Australian Open Tennis. Jenny is a long term resident of Bentleigh, attending St Peter’s Primary School (way back) and then Star of the Sea College. She is a very proud mum of three beautiful daughters and two gorgeous Grandbabies. Call in anytime and say “Hi.” Jenny will always greet you with a smile and professional courtesy.
Maryann was born in Malta and migrated to Australia with her parents and two brothers as a child. She is the mother of 5 beautiful grownup children and has 4 adorable grandchildren.
She enjoys entertaining, socialising, meeting people, travelling, cooking, listening to music and trying to stay fit and healthy. Her employment history consists of Administration roles and reception positions in a variety of professional businesses. She has also worked as a waitress and as a Legal Secretary in Criminal Law, as well as being the owner of a successful retail business.
Maryann is always willing to learn and have a go at anything that’s thrown her way! Well, most things!!
Above all, Maryann is a caring person and has a genuine interest in the welfare of others.
Call in anytime to say ‘Bonju’ to Maryann! (Hello in Maltese!)
Helen joined the Practice in 2016, after enjoying 41 years as a Primary School teacher in Melbourne schools. She has two wonderful children and two gorgeous grandsons. She loves spending time with them, regularly scoring babysitting duties of the little boys.
Helen loves watching sport, especially her St Kilda Football team, which at times can be challenging! She loves walking and doing Pilates in order to stay fit and healthy.
Learning new skills and meeting lots of new people, through working at the front desk, is what she enjoys the most about being a part of the Team at Centre Sports and Spinal.