Meet the Team

Director

Helen Lockwood

A love of sport, health and the human body is what fuelled Helen’s drive to establish a multidisciplinary clinic that delivers exceptional Physiotherapy care. Helen holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from Latrobe University, after graduating in 1990. She has completed many post-graduate short courses, including DMA Clinical Pilates, Cook & Purdam’s Approach to Tendinopathy, the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy® for spinal pain, Adolescent Injuries in Sport, Hip and Pelvic Injuries in Sport, the Watson Headache® Approach to Headache and Migrane management, LJ Lee’s Thorax and Rib cage, the Acute Sporting Knee and many others.

She is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the Sports Physiotherapy and Private Practitioners Groups. These associations ensure real time updates in the latest research and evidence based practice.

Helen initially worked in several of Melbourne’s largest teaching hospitals and in England for two years. These experiences gave her valuable opportunities to develop her musculoskeletal and orthopaedic management skills. She has enjoyed competing in tennis, swimming and badminton at club level and now with her daughters’ involvement in netball and cheerleading, she has an ever stronger interest in adolescent sporting and growth injuries!

Principal Physiotherapist

(B.App.Sc (Physio), APAM)

Senior Physiotherapist

David Ashley

David graduated in 1988 from Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences/Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy.  He has worked extensively in private practice and has owned and operated his own private practice in Melbourne for a 12 year period.

He now enjoys living in country Victoria raising his young family. David has completed many post-graduate short courses as part of his professional development. These have included several courses in Muscle Energy Technique, the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy® for spinal injuries, Dry Needling and many others.

David has swum at a national level in both breaststroke and freestyle and now enjoys helping and coaching his children in tennis. His family are all keen members of the Warragul Tennis Club. David continues to enjoy his involvement in sport and the outdoors and is passionate about empowering people to live fulfilled and healthy lives.

Senior Physiotherapist

(B.App.Sc (Physio), APAM)

Senior Physiotherapist

Samantha Gillespie

Samantha graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. In 2017 she completed a Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy, further advancing her clinical skills and decision making with musculoskeletal injuries and sports physiotherapy.

Samantha commenced her career in a private practice in Airlie Beach, where she was involved in managing a wide range of varying musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries.  She also volunteered for the local football team and conducted workplace visits to the Whitsunday Islands.  Relocating to Gippsland in 2013, Sam has since completed many post-graduate short courses, furthering her treatment skills in Shoulder Rehabilitation, Dry Needling and Sports and Spinal Injury management. She has undergone extensive Clinical Pilates training with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI), including Ante & Post Natal Pilates and Pilates for Runners & Cyclists.

In October 2019, Samantha completed her 200 Hour Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training in India with Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre. Her yoga training has broadened her scope of practice, allowing Samantha to effectively rehabilitate injured yogi’s and incorporate yoga postures and practices into her exercise prescription.

Senior Physiotherapist

(B.Physio, Grad Cert MSK & Sports Physio, APAM)

Senior Physiotherapist

Elizabeth McCormack

Libby graduated from Sydney University in 1994 and commenced her Physiotherapy career at the nearby Prince of Wales Hospital. Since this time she has worked in private practice and several large teaching hospitals, in both Australia and the UK.

Libby was the Physiotherapy Manager at Bairnsdale Regional Hospital for several years, where she managed a large team of Physiotherapists and carried her own patient case load. She has a special interest in chronic pain, health management, falls prevention in the elderly and managing hip, spinal and shoulder injuries. An avid horse rider herself, Libby also enjoys working with riders to address any biomechanical imbalances affecting their riding and contributing to back pain/injury.

Libby has completed many post-graduate short courses, most recently APPI and DMA Clinical Pilates, Gluteal Tendinopathy & Lateral Hip Pain Management, the Acute Sporting Knee and Post-Surgical Management of the Shoulder. Her approach to patient management is holistic and multi-dimensional, utilising both hands-on manual therapy and appropriately selected clinical exercises to improve strength, stability and function.

Senior Physiotherapist

(B.App.Sc (Physio), APAM)

Office Manager/ Reception

Tracey Olsson

Reception

Linnie Wallmeyer

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