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
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
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.
Andrew Casserly APAM
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science / Business
Master of Physiotherapy
Andrew is a physiotherapist with a background in strength and conditioning. He is currently a sports physiotherapist with the Frankston Dolphins in the VFL and Bentleigh Greens in the National Premier League. He has over 5 years' experience working with professional and semi-professional sporting clubs in AFL, soccer (NPL), rugby league (NRL) and basketball (WNBL). Through this experience Andrew has developed a special interest in treating athletic populations and in the assessment and treatment of shoulder pain.
Andrew enjoys working with clients to identify the cause of their problem and developing thorough treatment plans in order to get you back on track. He uses a combination of manual therapy techniques, individualised exercise programs and evidence-based education to help you achieve your health goals.
Outside the clinic you may find Andrew rock climbing, water skiing or supporting his beloved Geelong Cats. He also enjoys live music, reading and socialising with family and friends.
Yoshi Goad APAM
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.
Ben Welch APAM
Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Physiotherapy Practice, La Trobe University.
Ben believes in drawing upon manual therapy techniques, tailored exercise prescription and education to help get you back to doing the things that are important to you. He has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of the hip and groin, as well as a passion for helping people better manage persistent pain.
He is no stranger to a sporting field through his involvement with the Bendigo Pioneers NAB league side and Mount Pleasant FNC, both of which allowed him to gain first-hand experience in injury management and prevention at both amateur and professional levels. 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 he developed an appreciation of human movement patterns and how they can impact on our ability to take on everyday tasks. He is committed to providing 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.
Tara joined Centre Sports & Spinal in mid-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 family, stargazing, hiking, or learning about geology and the art of lapidary.
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!)
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 Bachelor of Health Science (Majors in Nutrition and Psychology), has worked as a personal trainer, and is now studying to finally kick start her career in manual therapy as a Remedial Massage Therapist.
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!