Staff Profiles

Stuart McKenzie  Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Co-Director at Restore with 18 years clinical experience and a post graduate Masters Degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Stuart has extensive Sports Physiotherapy experience having worked at the AFL level for 10 years. He is currently Physiotherapist for the Richmond Football Club, in addition to consulting at Restore Physiotherapy. Stuart has a clinical special interest in the management of groin pain, spinal pain and lower limb injuries in young athletes. Having worked at Restore Physiotherapy since its inception in 2004, Stuart enjoys working with adolescents aspiring to be there best at their chosen sport. He strives to provide effective hands on treatment, individualised exercise programs and communicate effectively with all his patients.

Mary Di Iorio Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Mary is a director at Restore. She graduated from LaTrobe University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy. After working in hospitals for 3 years, Mary decided to enter private practice. In 1995, Mary returned to study to further enhance her diagnostic and treatment skills by completing a Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University. Mary has a special interest in biomechanics of movement dysfunction and corrective exercise therapy.  She also has special interests in shoulder dysfunction, muscle imbalance around the pelvis, and pre and postnatal care.  She uses specific exercise rehabilitation to address these issues. Mary has taught postgraduate physiotherapists on the Masters of Musculoskeletal course for both Latrobe University and the University of Melbourne.

Joel Ames Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

A director at Restore, Joel graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours in 2006. He completed his post graduate Masters Degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2011. Joel also has degrees in Sport Science (Human Movement) and Education. He has a special interest in sporting, adolescent and spinal injuries, as well as exercise and functional rehabilitation post surgery or injury. This has included travelling to the USA on a number of occasions to further enhance his knowledge of rehabilitation post knee injuries. Joel has extensive experience in the elite sporting landscape working in the AFL for 8 years, including as Head Physiotherapist at the Melbourne Football Club in 2020. Joel also has a number of years experience educating physiotherapy students in both under graduate and Masters programs at the University of Melbourne.

Tamara Wraith Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapist

Tamara graduated in 1992 and tutored at Trinity College Melbourne University until 1997, while working as the Senior ICU/Cardiac Surgery Physio at The Royal Children’s Hospital. Tamara then worked in private practice in Collins St and with the Australian Ballet School as well as in
Community Health before completing the Post Graduate Diploma Pelvic Floor & Continence Physiotherapy (Melbourne University) in 2000. Tamara is on staff at the Royal Women’s Hospital as a Senior Clinican, working in the Vuvlal Disorders Clinic, Obstetric Outpatient Clinic and Continence Outpatient clinic.

Tamara has focused on clinical excellence and compassion as a Pelvic floor physiotherapist for 15 years and has tutored at Melbourne University on the Post Grad course since 2010. Tamara has a keen interest in treating women with vulvodynia and men and women with chronic pelvic pain. Tamara works closely with many Urological surgeons, Uro-gynaecologists, Gynaecologists & Colorectal surgeons, with a strong philosophy of multi-disciplinary care – she also maintains an interest in general sports and spinal physiotherapy and dance therapy/pointe assessments. Tamara has experience in many private clinics and as a Senior Physiotherapist at Mercy Hospital for Women, Frances Perry House, St Vincents, Cabrini, Freemasons, North Park Hospital and locums at Peter James and Austin Continence Clinics. In the sports arena Tamara has been involved with treating patients participating in Little Athletics, swimming and Basketball clubs. In 2014 Tamara travelled with an Aus Aid Urology Team coordinated by the College of Surgeons, to Solomon Islands, to help establish a Continence Clinic there – a project she is thrilled to have an ongoing involvement with.

Anna Fisher Sports Physiotherapist

Anna graduated from Curtin University in 2008 and completed a Masters Degree in Sports Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University. She has worked at Restore Physiotherapy since 2012 and also has extensive Sports Physiotherapy experience providing physiotherapy services to WAFL and VFL football teams as well as working with ballet dancers, tennis players and baseball and rugby teams. Anna is particularly interested in treating sporting and adolescent injuries as well as helping her clients achieve the best possible outcomes from their injuries with specific exercise based rehabilitation. Anna incorporates manual physiotherapy treatment, dry needling and clinical exercise prescription in her treatment of a variety of sporting and musculoskeletal conditions to help her clients get back to what they love doing as quickly as possible.

Laura Beasley Physiotherapist

Laura graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy in 2015. She also has a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Laura is currently studying a Graduate Certificate of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at La Trobe to ultimately complete her Masters degree in this field. Laura has special interests in neck and back pain, headaches, hip pain, pre/post-natal and corrective exercise therapy. Beyond Restore, Laura works with foot and ankle injuries and post-operative procedures including ankle replacement and reconstructive surgery. Laura incorporates manual physiotherapy treatment, dry needling and exercise prescription to optimise strength and movement for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

Freya Dickson Physiotherapist

Freya graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Physiotherapy. She is also a qualified DMA and APPI Clinical Pilates instructor. Freya uses these qualifications alongside her own passion for pilates and running to facilitate injury prevention, management and rehabilitation for patients of all ages and varying musculoskeletal conditions. Freya loves the concept of pilates being adaptable to anyone and uses her experience and innovation to create unique and individualised programs for her clients. She is also an avid runner who has a wealth of experience in developing return to running programs for clients post injury. In addition, Freya has a keen interest in using biomechanical assessment of people’s movements, gait and posture to facilitate treatment – which may include manual therapy, education, dry needling and exercise based rehabilitation.

Bianca Myers Physiotherapist

Bianca  graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree in 2014. Prior to this she completed a degree in Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University.

Since graduating, Bianca has worked predominantly in the  private practice setting treating a variety of Musculoskeletal conditions through manual therapy, dry needling,  hydrotherapy and Clinical Exercise.  In addition, Bianca has had exposure working as a physiotherapist in a sub-acute hospital, working with local football teams in the VAFA,  as well as working part time as an Exercise Physiologist.

Bianca has sustained a number of injuries playing competitive netball, which has given her a special interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation. She also has an interest in treating: low back pain, sports injuries, knee pain, headaches and neck pain.

As a physiotherapist Bianca draws on knowledge from her background in Physiotherapy and Exercise Science in order to tailor treatment to the individual needs/goals. She believes a holistic approach to treatment is vital to ensure best outcomes are obtained.

Will Ogle Physiotherapist

Will graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science and a Masters in Physiotherapy from La Trobe University. Will has also completed his APPI Matwork and DMA Clinical Pilates certification and is a certified ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach. Will has been working with the AFL Umpire Department for the past 5 years giving him a sound introduction into injury prevention and rehabilitation of sub-elite athletes. Will’s special interests include treating back and neck pain, knee injuries, and shoulder pain along with sports specific rehabilitation including basketball, golf and football.

Will uses a holistic approach to treatment including clinical exercise prescription, education and manual therapy to help his clients manage and rehabilitate their injuries to their highest functional capacity.

Erin Mahoney Physiotherapist

Erin graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science and a Masters in Physiotherapy. Erin originated from a sporting background, both as an accredited gymnastics coach and gymnast herself which sparked her passion for exercise and movement and the injuries associated with competitive sport. Erin has developed a particular interest in prevention, management and rehabilitation of sports and musculoskeletal injuries, utilising her interests in strength and conditioning and Clinical Pilates in conjunction with manual therapy and education to provide a holistic approach to the rehabilitative journey of her clients.