Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (FACP) &
APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Jane is one of Australia's most recognised and respected knee specialists and enjoys the academic challenge of complex knee conditions. She is an expert in the treatment and management of all types of knee injuries, including knee ligament reconstructions, patellofemoral pain and instability, and screening for injury prevention and performance enhancement. Jane has also developed an evidence based clinical Return to Sport Screening Test post ACL reconstruction.
Jane has extensive experience in the Sports Medicine field both in Europe and Australia with 26 years experience and has been a senior clinician at Prahran Sports Medicine centre for the past 16 years.Jane is an Honorary Lecturer at Melbourne University in the Undergraduate and Post graduate Physiotherapy Programs and a guest lecturer at La Trobe University Post Graduate Masters in Physiotherapy. Jane is also a regular presenter for the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is a facilitator and examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists. Jane has worked with elite athletes at state, national and international levels in swimming, netball, athletics, soccer, AFL and cycling. Jane has also travelled with the Australian Fed Cup team, Tennis Australia and has provided individual physiotherapy services to internationally recognised tennis players.
APA Titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Nick is a Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who combines evidence based medicine in combination with the clinical art.
Nick uses a hands on approach in combination with exercise based therapy. This includes shockwave therapy, dry needling, manipulation and soft tissue mobilisation. His interests lie in tendon rehabilitation, knee ligament reconstructions, patellofemoral instability or dysfunction.
He enjoys treating people of all ages and especially the more complex cases. He is working closely with Jane Rooney to develop knee rehabilitation and training/rehab principles. During the last 10 years Nick has worked with many local and representative teams (for further information visit www.nickmeffin.com.au
Outside of work Nick enjoys all sports, going to the gym, cycling, wine tasting and traveling with his family. Nick is a member of the APA, Sports physiotherapy, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine Australia and Sports Physiotherapy NZ.
Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates
Adrianna has a special interest in sporting injuries in particular basketball and netball. She enjoys using Pilates for rehabilitation of sporting injuries as well as for correcting biomechanical problems, and helping to improve mobility and strength in all age groups. She completed pre and post season screening for the Western Jets TAC Cup Squad and provided both prehabilitative and rehabilitative exercise programs for these players.
Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates
Sonja completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences/ Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University and has since worked in private practice. She quickly developed an interest in rehab and exercise, which led her to complete the Rehabilitation Series with Polestar Australia to further her extensive Pilates training as well as ASCA Strength and Conditioning Level 1.
In order to pursue her interest in women’s health, Sonja completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Exercise and Women’s Health at the University of Melbourne where she gained the skills and knowledge to manage conditions affecting women throughout the lifespan. She understands the specific physical needs of women and the impact of exercise during pregnancy, post-partum, menopause and osteopenia/osteoporosis. She strongly believes in the beneficial impact of exercise on a person’s physical and psychological health, and so her ultimate goal is to keep women active and exercising safely (and challengingly!) throughout these different stages in life.
Sonja likes to integrate physiotherapy treatment techniques such as dry needling, manual therapy and various other techniques with exercise prescription and clinical pilates. She can help with conditions such as pelvic girdle pain, thoracic and low back pain, hip pain, coccydinia, abdominal (diastasis rectus abdominis) and pelvic floor muscle weakness and gestational diabetes mellitus
APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructer and PINC cancer rehab Physio
Rhiarna is a titled Sports Physiotherapist- having completed her Bachelor or Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Melbourne in 2006, and her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in 2016 at La Trobe Uni.
Over the last 10 years working in private practice, Rhiarna has gained extensive experience helping people achieve their optimal level of activity and function following injury and surgery. Having worked with and consulted for several of Melbourne’s leading orthopaedic surgeons, particularly those specialising in knee injuries, she is skilled in managing conditions from the acute stage through to full return to sport. She also has special interest in injury prevention.
Rhiarna has worked with many sporting teams over the years, predominantly in the world of football (soccer) including Men’s and Women’s premier league and national league teams. Rhiarna’s sporting experience also extends to Ultimate Frisbee where she has been the physiotherapist for several Australian teams at World Championship level, and Gymnastics at National Championships.
Rhiarna is trained in the DMA method of Clinical Pilates, and has a long history of individualising this approach to each client’s needs via one on one sessions or small group classes. Rhiarna is also a certified PINC physiotherapist, tailoring exercise and manual therapy to women with all types and stages of cancer to help optimise their level of function and wellbeing.
Recreationally, Rhiarna keeps very active with hiking, cycling and dynamic yoga. She also particularly enjoys playing West African musical instruments
Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates
After completing Bachelor of Science majoring in anatomy and physiology, Cat went on to pursue her interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation with Physiotherapy. Since graduating, Cat has worked in private practice and been involved with numerous sporting teams including Melbourne City Youth League and travelling roles with Basketball Victoria.
Cat enjoys treating a wide variety of patients/athletes. Special interests include management of lower limb tendon pathologies and knee/ankle injuries. Cat strives towards eliminating pain, correcting dysfunction, improving movement quality and enhancing performance. Cat also has extensive Pilates and Strength & Conditioning training, which complement her physiotherapy skills.
Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates
Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University (Orange NSW), and has been working at Lifecare since 2016. Ben is interested in treating a broad range of injuries, in particular the shoulder, knee, and sporting related injuries.
Ben utilises evidence based practice, with a prescribed individualised exercise program to address client needs. He uses manual techniques such as dry needling, soft tissue massage and shock wave therapy (Croydon clients).
Ben is also a Clinical Pilates Instructor and GLAD (hip & knee osteoarthritis) trained physiotherapist. Currently Ben is undertaking post-graduate training in the assessment & management of shoulder & knee related injuries through Lifecare.
Outside of Physiotherapy, Ben enjoys playing football, soccer, golf, going to the gym and socialising.
Ben works at Lifecare Prahran Market Pilates & Physio Rehab on Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. He also works at Croydon from Tuesday - Thursday. In addition to clinical work, Ben is associated with Noble Park Football Club (EFL Division 1) as a Physiotherapist/player.
Ben is a member with the Australian Physiotherapy Association.