Kane Burrow APAM, Practice Director & Principal Physiotherapist

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 three energetic sons. When he does have some spare time he enjoys getting out on the water either fishing or scuba diving.

Sarah Davis APAM

Senior Physiotherapist

After graduating from The University of Melbourne in 2008, 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 has a special interest in women’s health issues. She especially loves working with women during pregnancy and 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. Sarah loves to help women of all ages with incontinence issues and often uses the Real Time Ultrasound machine to visualise the pelvic floor in order to assist with such issues.

Sarah also has an interest in Clinical Pilates, massage and the treatment of spinal issues with a focus on postural and ergonomic re-education.

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. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, Pilates and kicking the footy down at the park with her family.

Matt Pit APAM, Associate Physiotherapist

Matt Pit APAM

Senior Physiotherapist

Doctor of Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)
Bachelor of Science (University of Melbourne)

Matt is a physiotherapist with a background in Olympic weightlifting. He has competed in Olympic Weightlifting for over 12 years, represented Australia on the international stage, won a National title and competed at the Commonwealth Game Trials. He was also the Head Physiotherapist at the Moorabbin Rams Rugby Union Club for their Grade 1 Dewer Shield team for 6 years. With this background he has developed a special interesting in treating weightlifters, crossfitters, athletic populations, and tendinopathies.

Matt will work with you to identify the underlying cause of your problem and develop an individualised treatment plan to resolve your issues. He uses evidence based manual therapy techniques, dry needling and targeted exercise programs to help you achieve your goal.

Outside the clinic, Matt competes in Olympic weightlifting, makes art, goes to art galleries and is an avid cook.

Colin Pow APAM

Senior Physiotherapist

Colin completed his masters of physiotherapy at the university of Sydney, following the completion of a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Movement Science.

Colin has extensive experience in private practice both in Australia and abroad. Having worked in Sydney, Dubai and now Melbourne, where he experienced working with a range of sports and athletes over nine years. He was heavily involved in soccer and rugby league in Sydney, Rugby Union in Dubai with the local Hurricanes Rugby 7’s team and running/triathlon groups. As well as working with a variety of clients from sports injuries, aged care, postoperative care, work rehabilitation and general acute to chronic injuries.

Having recently returned to Australia after 6 years working as a Senior physiotherapist in Dubai, Colin has settled back down in Melbourne and is excited to help support our local community in keeping active and moving pain free.

Outside of the clinic you’ll find Colin training for the Melbourne marathon and triathlon. He also enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and playing with his kids in the local park.

Yoshi Goad APAM

Associate Physiotherapist

Yoshi completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Victoria University in Melbourne before moving to Queensland to undertake the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Bond University.

Yoshi has a special interest in concussion management and the development of young athletes. Taking a goal oriented approach and using a combination of hands on manual therapy, functional exercise prescription and education, Yoshi aims to achieve the best possible results for each patient.

He also has a strong interest in the sporting field, gaining experience as a sports trainer for Port Melbourne Football Club prior to moving to his interstate. Whilst in Queensland, Yoshi was heavily involved with the Bond University AFL club and also had the opportunity to assist with the Gold Coast Suns Women’s Academy, Junior Wallabies and Team Wales at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Having returned to Melbourne, Yoshi continues his involvement in sport and is currently the head physiotherapist for Port Melbourne FC’s Women’s Team and Taketani Judo Academy.

Outside of the clinic, Yoshi has practiced judo for 20 years, competing at the national level, and speaks fluent Japanese. He also enjoys attending AFL games and expanding his collection of sporting and vintage memorabilia.

Philip Hoang APAM

Associate Physiotherapist

Philip holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Charles Sturt University as well as Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Health from Latrobe University.

Philip has significant experience in private practice, post surgical rehabilitation and working with local sporting clubs.  He is currently the Head Physiotherapist for Oakleigh District Football Club.

Philip’s areas of interest include the shoulder, knee, sports and tendon related injuries for all population groups. Philip adopts a client centered approach for treatment. This means the goals, treatment and management plans are specific to you. Treatment methods include manual therapy, dry needling, individual exercise programs and education to help clients achieve their goals.

Outside of working at Centre Sports & Spinal, Philip enjoys his strength training in the gym, working on his car, trying different restaurants and supporting his favourite sport teams - the Collingwood Magpies (AFL) and the Chicago Bulls (NBA).

Sean Jessiman APAM

Associate Physiotherapist

Sean holds a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science degree from Deakin University and a Doctor of Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne. Prior to working as a physiotherapist, Sean had worked as a strength and conditioning coach for over 5 years.

Having gained invaluable experience working and interning at several football clubs, gyms and high performance facilities, Sean has learnt about the best training methods to suit a variety of individuals and sports. Sean also currently works as the Rehab Coordinator for the Box Hill Hawks in the VFL.

Sean has a broad range of interests that include lower limb sporting and running injuries, neck and shoulder pain, and tendon injuries. Sean implements an individualised treatment approach that includes exercise, manual therapy and education to ensure each client can reach their goals.

Outside of the clinic, you'll likely find Sean training for his next marathon, catching up on his favourite sports - the AFL, NFL and F1, and spending time with his family and friends.

Ben Welch APAM

Associate Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Physiotherapy Practice, La Trobe University. 

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Ben is a physiotherapist with a special interest in the assessment and treatment of running related injuries, as well as a passion for helping people better manage persistent pain. He draws upon tailored exercise prescription, education and manual therapy techniques to help get you back to doing the things that are important to you.

He is no stranger to a sporting field through his involvement with both amateur and semi-professional AFL and Rugby Union clubs. It is here he has gained first-hand experience in injury management and prevention. He is currently the physiotherapist for the Moorabbin Rams Rugby Union Club 1st Grade Dewar Shield team.

Through his work as an anatomy tutor at La Trobe University, Ben developed an appreciation of human movement and draws upon this knowledge to provide the highest standard of individualised and evidence-based care to empower you on your journey to better health, one goal at a time.

Outside the clinic Ben is an avid sportsman who enjoys trying his hand at golf, long distance running and mountain bike riding. He also enjoys having a good laugh with his friends and keeping up with his Border Collie Ruby.

Joanna Brady

Remedial Massage Therapist

Joanna is a Remedial Massage Therapist with a qualification from Endeavour College of Natural Therapies, and a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in psychology and nutrition.

She has many years of experience in the health and fitness industry working with clients of various ages and needs. Additionally, Joanna has been working alongside another one of our Physiotherapists at Port Melbourne Football Club, to further her knowledge of massage and injuries in a sporting context.

Joanna has a growing interest in chronic pain and with this in mind, her approach to massage therapy considers the person as a whole, rather than just the physical aspect. Where necessary, she draws upon mindfulness techniques to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients.

Joanna has a background in gymnastics before she transitioned into netball and cheerleading, and now uses this passion for movement to help others. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys keeping active with strength training, yoga, Pilates, and beach walks.

Admin Team

Tara Shepherd

Practice Manager

Tara joined Centre Sports & Spinal in 2021, bringing with her many years of experience in administration/practice management within the Allied Health field.

Having grown up in Bentleigh and now raising her own family here, Tara has a strong connection to the local community and is excited to be able to help local residents access Physiotherapy services that will enhance their quality of life.Tara is especially passionate about improving the customer experience within healthcare and believes that every interaction you have with Centre Sports & Spinal (no matter how big or small) contributes towards your overall health outcomes, so she is committed to ensuring that we exceed your expectations at each and every visit!

When Tara’s not in the clinic you'll find her spending time with her beautiful children, stargazing, hiking, or learning about geology and the art of lapidary.

Maryann Rodgers

Receptionist

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!)

Joanna Brady

Receptionist

It is no surprise that Joanna is working with us at Centre Sports and Spinal!  Joanna has always been passionate about health and wellbeing.  She has completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage and a Bachelor of Health Science (Majors in Nutrition and Psychology), has worked as a personal trainer, and now splits her time between working as a Remedial Massage Therapist and on our Reception team.

In her down time, Joanna loves practicing yoga and meditation, going for beach walks, cooking delicious and nutritious food, caring for the house plants, and cuddling up with her cat to watch an episode or two on Netflix… it is all about balance!

Sabina Kapidzic

Receptionist

Born and raised in Sweden, Sabina came to Australia for a holiday to visit her partner back in 2014… and ended up staying!

Sabina had previous experience in warehouse work before joining the team at Centre Sports & Spinal in 2022.  She very quickly mastered the reception desk and has developed wonderful relationships with our lovely clients!

With a goal of going on to study nursing in the near future, Sabina has been working closely with an English tutor to improve her English language skills.

In her spare time, Sabina enjoys taking her older dog for a walk, watching Netflix, and hanging out with her family and friends.