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Steph Korolis

Steph is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Practitioner. Steph is currently studying a Post Graduation Qualification in Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy – advancing her skills in examining client’s spinal and/or peripheral musculoskeletal regions. Steph integrates advanced manipulative physiotherapy manual techniques and exercise prescription into her clinical practice. Alongside Universal Practice, Steph is the head physiotherapist for the Umpires Association in the Victorian Amateur Football Club. She has a keen interest in running injury, sparked from her own experience in athletics as a 400m State Hurdler.

Teachers

Steph Korolis

Steph is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Practitioner. Steph is currently studying a Post Graduation Qualification in Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy – advancing her skills in examining client’s spinal and/or peripheral musculoskeletal regions. Steph integrates advanced manipulative physiotherapy manual techniques and exercise prescription into her clinical practice. Alongside Universal Practice, Steph is the head physiotherapist for the Umpires Association in the Victorian Amateur Football Club. She has a keen interest in running injury, sparked from her own experience in athletics as a 400m State Hurdler.

Cait McPhee

Cait is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates and Yoga Practitioner. She is passionate about strengthening and healing the mind and body through an integrated, science based and holistic approach. Cait works at the Old Melburnians Football Club as a Physiotherapists treating acute sporting injuries and biomechanical overload with manual therapy and specific exercise prescription. Cait also has special interest in Women’s Health, and Ante and Post Natal Physiotherapy. She loves working with pregnant women and Mums to ensure they have the best experience possible during and after pregnancy, by providing appropriate and specific treatment along with thorough education. Cait uses a client specific approach when treating clients of all ages to optimise their health and wellbeing to create positive change.

Carly McConnell

Carly is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor. Carly also works as the Head Physiotherapist at the Old Melburnians Football Club and as the Senior Physiotherapist for the Victorian Amateur Football Association’s representative team, most recently travelling with them internationally in 2017. Carly has a passion for both recreational and elite sports, with a strong focus on returning to sport after injury and optimising performance in sports through exercise-based rehab and injury prevention programs. Carly has also lead research in to pelvic floor dysfunction which is currently awaiting publication.

James Barjasic

James is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Practitioner. James has a long history in competing in high level sport in Australian Rules Football, and also works as the Senior Physiotherapist at the West Brunswick Amateur Football Club. James is passionate about sports science and uses an objective, considered and client specific approach to sports medicine and wellbeing.

Sarah Lynch (Templer)

Sarah is a Physiotherapist, offering Treatment, Clinical Pilates and Yoga. Sarah has completed the world recognised Bobarth Certificate, and specialises in the rehabilitation of chronic disease and neurological conditions including post neurological event, progressive disease (eg. MS & Parkinson’s Disease), chronic fatigue, chronic pain and works closely with psychologists for a more holistic approach. Sarah brings an integrated, systemic approach to her Physiotherapy, Pilates and Yoga treatments that fold together foundational movement patterns, strengthening and breath control, to optimise her clients’ function.

Sarah Wolff

Sarah is a Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates and Yoga Practitioner. Sarah has a special interest in treating spinal, pelvic and lower limb injuries using an individual and holistic approach to help clients achieve their physical goals. Through her extensive Pilates experience and strong understanding of human movement, Sarah specialises in biomechanical and postural retraining, exercise-based rehabilitation and sports injury management.

Sarah is an educator with our UP Edu Program, lecturing and tutoring on our Clinical Pilates Courses, and currently works alongside Universal Practice and the Carlton Football Club running yoga and recovery sessions for their athletes.

She has worked and travelled with a variety of sporting teams including the Open Men’s Victorian Indoor Hockey, Open Men’s Premier League Hockey and the Collegians Football Club. She also enjoys competing in high level sport herself, playing competitive Netball in the Victorian Netball League.

Sammy Prowse (Wilson)

Sammy Wilson is a Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates and Yoga Practitioner.

Sammy has been practicing as a Physiotherapist for 10 years and currently works in elite spot with the Victorian Gymnastic Team, specialising in biomechanical retraining, elite sports injury management and exercise-based rehabilitation.

This, combined with her own experiences in sport, extensive travel though India and the Himalayas, and her love of the outdoors, has inspired Sammy to develop a integrated progressive medical model in Universal Practice.

Caroline Ray

Caroline is a Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor. Having treated people aged less than 1 month to 90+ years old, she understands and promotes positive movement for every body. She carries this into the Old Melburnians Football Club and her own activities, including Pilates, tennis and golf. Caroline also empathises with desk-bound workers after her previous legal career. She believes that anyone can harness their neuroplasticity to improve physically, which uplifts the spirit and enhances well-being.

Richie Butler

Richie has completed a Masters of Physiotherapy and is passionate about the Private Practice setting, specialising in Low Back Pain, Post Surgical Rehabilitation and Sports Physiotherapy. Alongside Universal Practice, Richie combines his knowledge and passion of Australian Rules Football and Sport Medicine through his work as a Physiotherapist with the Essendon Football Club VFL Program. Richie also enjoys working in the Clinical Pilates setting with clients of all ages using an intelligent, considered and client specific approach to optimise performance and improving rehabilitative outcomes.

Jessie Couch

Jessie is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Practitioner having graduated with distinction from the Doctor of Physiotherapy. Prior to this she also completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine. She has always had a passion for health, fitness and sports. She represented Australia at an international level for athletics in middle distance and from this she developed expertise and a keen interest in running and biomechanical related injuries.

Anne-Marie Boys

Anne-Marie is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Practitioner. She specialises in orthopaedic assessment and post surgical rehabilitation and management. She believes strongly in the benefits of exercise  and Pilates for rehabilitation, injury prevention, and general health and wellbeing. Her classes are anatomically based with a emphasis on strength and alignment. Anne-Marie is a keen sportswoman herself and plays competitive Touch Rugby and Soccer.

Berna Gungoren

Berna is a Physiotherapist and Yoga Practitioner. Berna is passionate about science, well-being and holistic health, bringing an emphasis on organ function, gut health, mental wellbeing and emotional balance to her classes. Berna teaches the Universal Practice Ante and Post Natal Yoga Class, believing that looking after the health of a mother and child during this precious time has invaluable physical, mental and emotional health benefits.

Nikki Milivojac

Nikki is a Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor. She has a specific interest in running biomechanics and functional stability. Nikki also specialises in orthopaedic assessment and post surgical rehabilitation and management.  Her classes and treatments are anatomically based with a emphasis on strength and alignment. Nikki is a keen sports woman herself competing in Triathlon and Long Distance Running.

Liv Jenvey

Liv is a Physiotherapist and Yoga Practitioner. Liv specialises in cardio-respiratory physiotherapy, making her invaluably well-positioned to teach and tailor Physiotherapy-lead Yoga with an emphasis on breath technique and movement patterns. Understanding the scientific, holistic and meditative aspects of yoga, as well as the underlying physiology of how our body works, Liv brings a science based, holistic and caring approach to her Yoga Classes.

Rian McGough

Rian is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor. He studied Exercise Science prior to studying Physiotherapy and has a strong belief in Evidence Based Practice and Holistic Medicine. Rian is passionate about injury prevention, previously having played Australian Rules Football for the Richmond Football Club in the Victorian Football League, and the Casey Scorpions. He is also passionate about age optimisation and enjoys working with older clients in a rehabilitative, sports and pain management setting.

Rosie Wilson

Rosie is a 500 hour yoga and meditation teacher, having studied extensively through Asia, Europe and USA.  Her osteopathic background accompanied with her knowledge of ancient yoga philosophy compliment each other to help people return to their natural state, free from blockages and tensions that no longer serve us in our daily lives.  Rosie creates a unique, creative and soulful healing experience in our Yin Sound Bath.

Abby De Kretser

Abby is a Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates and Yoga Instructor and Head of Education at UP Edu. Her depth of knowledge, understanding and precision of human movement allows her to deliver a holistic approach to movement and medicine, that is grounded in science. She is particularly focused through her work around the pelvis and spine and combines her extensive Pilates and yoga experience with an evidence based hands on approach to rehabilitation and injury prevention.