Leaders in Physiotherapy and Physio-led Exercise

Our Team

We are a Physiotherapy Clinic based in Cheltenham who offer an effective and personalised approach
to treatment that includes Physiotherapy and Physio-led Exercise programs.

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Physiotherapist

LUCI MINOGUE

Luci Minogue has been working as a Physiotherapist for over 10 years in private practice. She enjoys treating all types of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and has a special interest in Physio-led Exercise, completing all four levels of DMA Clinical Pilates training, as well as cancer rehabilitation and pre and post natal care. She is also qualified in Integrated Dry Needling (www.dryneedling.com.au) and finds this a fantastic treatment option for many conditions.

Luci has a special interest in helping men and women diagnosed with cancer rehabilitate their bodies through the Pinc & Steel programs. After gaining accreditation in New Zealand in 2009 Luci brought The Pinc Program (previously known as Pink Pilates) to Melbourne, being the first Physiotherapist in Victoria to offer the program. She finds it to be one of the most rewarding aspects of her work. The PINC program is designed to help rehabilitate women with cancer to regain their strength, mobility and improve their well being. In 2012 Luci also gained accreditation to provide The Steel Program (previously known as Steel Pilates), designed to inspire men with cancer to take the first steps on their road to recovery. Read more about the PINC & STEEL Programs here.

As a Physiotherapist Luci believes that it is important to empower a patient during their rehabilitation and that prevention is just as important as cure! Luci will look at your whole body and will most likely send you home with some exercises. She is very excited to be able to offer Physiotherapy, Physio-led Exercise and the Pinc & Steel Programs to Cheltenham and surrounds.

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Physiotherapist

CAITLIN COLLENETTE

Caitlin graduated from the University of South Australia in 2011 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and since then has worked as a physiotherapist in private practice in South Australia and Victoria.

Caitlin enjoys treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions and has a special interest in neck pain and headaches, pre and post natal care and  Physio-Led Exercise. Caitlin has completed further studies in Dry Needling, GLAD certification for hip & knee osteoarthritis, APPI Pre & Post Natal Pilates and all levels of DMA Clinical Pilates.

Caitlin believes in a holistic approach to physiotherapy treatment and uses her manual therapy and exercise prescription skills to aid patients of all ages achieve their health and wellbeing goals.

Outside of work Caitlin is the mother of two young girls and enjoys skiing, hiking and travelling.

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Physiotherapist

NACHU NACHIAPPAN

Nachu completed Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at Latrobe University in 2018. Since then she has been working in private clinics and has a strong interest in orthopaedic injuries, women's health, spinal and chronic pain conditions utilising a combination of exercise prescription and manual therapy. She has further training in DMA pilates, Dry Needling and women's health to enchance her skills. For Nachu, being a physio isn't merely about helping clients be injury free, rather it is about taking a holistic approach by addressing the clients’ overall health and well being, providing them with the tools and knowledge to manage their complaints effectively.

Nachu likes to keep fit and enjoys regular jogs around the Albert Park lake as well as playing badminton with friends, trying out new recipes and spending time with family.

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Physiotherapist

HIRAL BUCH

Hiral has over 7 years working in private practice and aged care across various sites in Melbourne, treating musculoskeletal conditions like neck, shoulder, back, hip and knee pain.

With her primary focus on improving the overall health of a person, her areas of interest are chronic pain management and women's health. She is keen to help people achieve a more enjoyable, healthy & pain free life through education, goal setting and establishing a balanced lifestyle. She aims to address mobility, muscle strength and core stability with all of her patients, often through individual or group clinical pilates or rehabilitation programs.

Besides work, She is a mother of a toddler. She used to enjoy travelling before covid hit and explored quite a few places outside Australia. Recently she has enjoyed exploring Australian destinations.

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Receptionist/Office Manager

SIMONE REDDISH

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Physiotherapist

LAURA COOK

Laura joins the Inner Strength team with a wealth of physiotherapy and clinical pilates knowledge having trained and worked in New Zealand before making the move to Melbourne in 2019.

As a physiotherapist, Laura uses her skill set of hands-on manual therapy, soft tissue massage, clinical pilates and exercise prescription, western acupuncture, and dry needling in order to achieve the best outcomes for her clients. Laura loves building a strong relationship with her clients and prides herself on being proactive with your care. Once the “root cause” of any given condition is established Laura believes that education, body-awareness, and building stability are key to achieving the best long-term outcomes. She guarantees you feeling optimistic about your recovery and a ‘burn’ within the pilates studio.

Over her years of practicing, Laura has developed a special interest in treating pre-and-post natal clients, acute sporting or training injuries, and chronic postural dysfunctions. Having completed the PINC Cancer Certification course, Laura is also passionate about cancer rehabilitation and aims to inspire and encourage those undergoing or having gone through cancer treatment to regain confidence, strength, and optimise quality of life.

A few of Laura’s favourite things in life are a good book shop, a strong fruity long-black, and catching a few waves on her surfboard.

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What our clients say

"Challenging personalised Pilates classes in a friendly and supportive environment. Thorough and professional physio services."

- Chris Arkey

"I have been doing clinical Pilates at InnerStrength of Bayside for more than 5 years and have always found the staff friendly and knowledgeable and the class environment friendly and inclusive. Highly recommended."

-Jasmine Evans

"The mums and bubs Pilates classes are fantastic at this clinic. Sings (who runs the classes) is wonderful at getting to know everyone's different needs and incorporating them into the class. It's a really friendly, supportive environment."

- Kate Brady