Bachelor Applied Science in Physiotherapy, APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist
Maria is one of the founding Directors here at AllCare. After graduating from LaTrobe University in Melbourne in 1989 Maria worked and travelled around Australia and Canada before coming back to Hobart in 2000 with her family.
Prior to returning to Hobart, Maria worked in a renowned Melbourne shoulder practice and developed a strong interest in treating shoulder injuries. She continues to develop this area of interest and maintains a passion for everything to do with shoulder rehabilitation.
Aside from physiotherapy Maria loves spending time with family and friends, studies a bit of French and enjoys being outside and active.
BSc, BApp Sci (Physio), MPhysio (Neurological Physiotherapy), MAPA, Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction, Educator Polestar Pilates Australia, Lecturer in Neuroscience (UTAS)
Phil is another founding Director of AllCare. Originally from Melbourne, Phil moved to Hobart in 1992 to indulge his passion for the great outdoors; Tasmania is his ‘spiritual home’. Phil has worked in acute and rehabilitation hospital settings in Melbourne and Hobart and have been providing Rehabilitation Physiotherapy services in the Private practice sector since 2000. He started a Pilates career in 2008, and since then have integrated this method into his work with clients with Neurological conditions, persistent pain, vestibular balance disorders and general deconditioning. Since 2012 Phil has been a mentor and educator with Polestar Pilates Australia for both Mat and Studio/Rehab series, teaching courses throughout Australia. Over the past 5 years, he has also lectured in Neuroscience for Health Science students at the University of Tasmania.
Phil loves getting out amongst nature, especially with his family, engaging in bushwalking, mountain biking and surfing adventures.
PhD candidate Menzies Institute for Medical Research.
Titled APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
B.App.Sc (Physiotherapy), Master of Physiotherapy (Manipulative Physio),
Our third founding Director, Jason’s personal philosophy is all about ‘lifelong learning’.
He has over 20 years of clinical experience and almost as many years of dedication to ongoing study. He has a special interest in foot and ankle injury, for which he is currently completing his PhD at the Menzies Institute. Jason also has an interest in managing other lower limb injuries, spinal pain, headaches and jaw (TMD) complaints.
He contributes regularly to teaching and lecturing with the Antarctic division, UTAS Medicine course, GP groups and the research circuit, and is a published author.
Jason enjoys bushwalking in Tassie (who doesn’t?), dabbles with running, and is a regular supporter and attendee at the Tassie hockey centre, where you will find at least one of his three kids training or playing on any given day.
APA titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, B.App.Sc. (Physiotherapy) Honours, Master of Sports Physiotherapy, APA and SMA branch council for Tasmania
Chrissy specialises in sporting injuries including running related injuries, ACL rehabilitation, hip/groin pain and shoulder injuries in throwers. She has a background in strength and conditioning, yoga and Pilates and leads a number of our dynamic classes. Chrissy has extensive experience in a variety of sports and has previously worked with a variety of sports including the Australian Stingers at the World Water Polo championships, North Melbourne AFLW, VFL, and community soccer and hockey clubs.
Outside of work, her interests lie in sport generally, including running, futsal, soccer, bushwalking and never getting off her “Ls” for surfing. You may sometimes spot her out and about playing her tunes on the keys.
APA Sport and Exercise Physiotherapist
Brice completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University in 2014 as well as completing a Master of Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy in 2019.
Brice began his career at AllCare in 2014. He has a strong focus on rehabilitation using strength and conditioning principals as well as targeted manual therapy skills. He has worked with a variety of professional sporting teams in his career, most recently as the Head of Medicine for professional soccer team, Crawley Town Football Club in the UK.
Brice is experienced in assessment and treatment of acute, overuse and traumatic musculoskeletal and sports injuries with a particular interest in sporting injuries to the lower limb, specifically, sports related groin pain.
B. Sc. (UQ) 1999, Masters in Physiotherapy Studies (UQ) 2004
Amy has been a physiotherapist for over a decade and has been with AllCare since 2012. She has special interest in treating spinal pain and postural issues; neck and back pain and pelvic girdle pain.
Amy is passionate about enabling women to safely return to full function in fitness and sport following childbirth and specialises in pregnancy and postnatal musculoskeletal issues.
She’s a trained and accredited Polestar Pilates Instructor and enjoys using clinical Pilates as a treatment modality – both with and without equipment.
Amy personally enjoys mountain biking and trail running and loves to practise yoga and Pilates.
Member Australian Physiotherapy Association, Bachelor of Human Movement, Masters of Physiotherapy Studies
Stephanie has 10 years’ of clinical experiences and has a special interest in paediatric physiotherapy. She also teaches pilates classes at AllCare. She enjoys working with children and their families and takes great satisfaction in helping children create and achieve goals and increase their participation in physical activity. Additional to private patients, Stephanie provides services under the NDIS and is available for telehealth, home visits and school visits. Stephanie also works with children and adolescents with musculoskeletal injuries as well as those with eating disorders.
Stephanie is involved in the local sporting community, specifically in running, swimming and triathlons and spends time on the weekends at the beach.
BExSS (Clinical Ex Phys) Honours, Master of Physiotherapy
Estelle graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011 with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Majoring in Clinical Exercise Physiology). She then went on to further her education at Griffith University where she graduated in 2014 with a Master of Physiotherapy. She started her physiotherapy career working on the Gold Coast in a private practice where she developed an interest in Pilates, geriatric physiotherapy, neck and back pain and women's health. In 2019 she moved to Tasmania and joined us at AllCare Physiotherapy.
She enjoys camping, swimming and freediving, though is still adjusting to the Tassie water temperatures.
Estelle is currently on Maternity Leave and is not seeing patients.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (University of South Australia)
Zoe has recently returned to Hobart after 11 years in Adelaide and Melbourne. She brings with her a strong interest in holistic practice working with a variety of clients, including special interests of spinal pain (acute and chronic), re-occurring or chronic injuries, and complex pain presentations. Her treatment focuses very strongly on assessment of the whole body and systems, movement re-programming and education. The main aim being to give you control over your symptoms.
Zoe is a huge fan of Clinical Pilates, McKenzie Method, Acupuncture and Dry Needling (she practices both styles) and will likely use 1 or all in your recovery. If you are lucky enough to get some Acupuncture, be prepared for a snooze on the bed (yes, it is that painless you can fall asleep).
In her spare time, Zoe is on the committee of the Australian Society for Acupuncture Physios. She also loves to stay active by playing hockey, running, swimming, hiking and just generally getting outside. And if there is any time left, she is madly into pattern and dressmaking.
Zoe is currently on Maternity Leave and is not seeing patients.
APA Member, BAppSci (Human Biology / Chinese Medicine), Master of Physiotherapy
Kim's brings her specialised interests in dizziness and balance, persistent pain, and neurological conditions to AllCare.
Kim has advanced training in the management of balance and dizziness disorders, and since 2018 has developed an interest in the management of concussion. She has experience managing a large range of neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury. Kim also enjoys working with people with musculoskeletal pain and persistent pain, including neck pain and headaches. She is passionate about helping people to keep moving and lead an active life.
Outside of work Kim is a keen bushwalker, kayaker and climber and spends a lot of time in her garden and with family and friends.
Master of Physiotherapy
Sam’s path to physiotherapy was a winding one, including picking up a Bachelor of Information Systems and Exercise Science before finishing with a Master of Physiotherapy in 2017. This was broken up with 3 gap years, which he considers to be an ‘essential’ part of any high-quality education.
He has an interest in the vestibular / dizzy population, as well as concussion which can often be seen together. He also has an interest in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. In the future he would like to take a deeper dive into the complexities of pain science in order to gain further insight into why many people walk through the clinic’s door.
Outside of work, Sam enjoys playing soccer, running, and most water sports in the summer months (thanks to adjusting to the Queensland temperatures).
Bachelor of Exercise Science, Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Professional Honours)
James has a special interest in maintaining and improving strength and functional capacity throughout all ages, but particularly as people get older. He has worked with a range of different neurological and NDIS clients, looking at improving functional goals to improve or maintain quality of life and foster independence of movement. James is passionate about the use of functional exercise to help manage or prevent musculoskeletal or Neuromuscular conditions. He has also worked with a range of athletes in both organised and individual sports, focusing on injury prevention and sports performance.
He is an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying bushwalking, mountain biking and pretending he can surf.
Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction
Stacey completed her initial Pilates training with Polestar Pilates Australia in 2010 and went on to gain a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction in 2012. Through delivering a range of Pilates classes at AllCare, she has developed a passion and expertise in assisting clients to move well and improve their health and fitness.
Stacey’s goal is to create a positive movement experiences for all walks of life and is very passionate about the wholistic approach to health, incorporating both body and mind.
When not busy at AllCare, Stacey enjoys a relaxed beach life and indulging in her passion for travel.
Stacey is currently on Maternity Leave and is not seeing patients.
Kelly has always had an appreciation for the body and all it can do. As a child she was an active sports player, gymnast and dancer. She received her Pilates training through polestar Pilates and mentors here at AllCare physio.
Kelly offers an individual experience whether you’re training solo or in a group class, focusing on your unique needs and goals. Her passion lies in helping clients move and strengthen from the inside out, with a special emphasis on correct alignment.
Kelly’s dedication to physical health, her strong energy, and a genuine love for helping people achieve their full potential, provide her clients with a custom, effective experience. She believes that strengthening the body and mind have a direct impact on one’s overall happiness.