Andrew Ritter (not treating at the moment)
Andrew Ritter has been with Narre Warren Physiotherapy/Casey Arc for over 20 years. He has transitioned from new graduate to now being a senior physiotherapist and director of the business at the Casey Arc practice.
Andrew graduated with his physiotherapy degree with honors from Melbourne University in the mid 90's.
Andrew was fundamental in building the Casey Arc Physiotherapy Practice when the swimming pool/gym precinct first opened.
Andrew has extensive experience with all sporting injuries. He has undertaken further training and qualifications to better enable his management of athletes.
Andrew has further training in:
- Dry Needling
- Myofascial Release
- Kinesio Taping
- Sport Physiotherapy via attending the Australian Institute of Sport Post Graduate Program
- Dance Medicine program via the Australian Ballet Physiotherapy
Andrew has utilised his skills in the management of elite athletes. Andrew was a Physiotherapist at Sydney Olympics Beach Volleyball and Melbourne Commonwealth Games Swimming program.
For many years, Andrew was also an instrumental member of the elite swimming squad at Casey Arc, providing physiotherapy for the elite swimmers in the program. He was especially proud to see swimmers he assisted as children go on and compete for Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympic games.
Outside of work, Andrew enjoys surfing and yoga. He can also be found jamming on the Bass guitar with his grunge band 'Kota'.
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Jon completed his undergraduate physiotherapy training at Curtin University in 1998.
He graduated with Honors with research into better understanding when knee reconstructions can return to sport. Jonathan initially worked in Western Australia, where he provided physiotherapy services to international tennis players at the Hopman cup and state footballers in the WAFL.
In 2006, Jonathan completed his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Melbourne University. He was the Dux of his year level. Jonathan began working at Narre Warren Physiotherapy in 2006 .
Jonathan also has a special interest in spinal pain. Due to his research in the field, Jonathan has advanced knowledge of knee reconstruction rehabilitation and enjoys working with these patients.
Jonathan is highly regarded in the management of WorkSafe and TAC patients. In 2013, Jonathan won the prestigious 'Work Safe Health Practitioner of the Year' award for his track record of consistently achieving the best possible outcome for his clients.
Outside of work, Jonathan is a keen cyclist and stand up paddle boarder. Jonathan can often be found at Port Phillip Bay either cycling up beach road or paddle boarding in the water.
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Chris first began working at Narre Warren Physiotherapy in 2004. At this stage Chris already had two qualifications in Physiotherapy. One from Germany in the mid 90's and later, a Post Graduate Diploma completed at Melbourne University.
To further his studies, Chris has also completed a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. A qualification that has given Chris extensive experience in dealing with high level sporting athletes.
Chris has worked with multiple athletes who have gone on to compete professionally both in Australia and overseas. Chris is experienced in working with all sporting injuries and he strongly believes that his role is to assist the athlete to have as little time off as possible.
Chris has a special interest in the management of basketball injuries. Chris has worked with multiple junior players who have gone on to play at a higher level, including multiple athletes who have played US College Basketball or in the WNBL.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys surf life saving and cycling. Chris' passion for cycling extends to work. Chris is adept at management of injuries sustained with cycling. He is also trained in performing bike setups, ensuring patients of
Narre Warren Physiotherapy have a bike that is tailored to their body.
Other skills of Chris include
- Trained dry needling practitioner
- Trained in reformer Pilates (setup, monitoring and progression of programs)
- Trained as an Occupational Physiotherapist, allowing him to better manage WorkSafe and TAC clients.
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Steve Martin (now located at Narre Warren Physiotherapy)
Steve Martin graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011 from Melbourne University. Since graduating, Steve has been working at the Casey Arc Clinic. He has now been at the clinic for over 9 years and is an integral part of the team. Steve has a passion for all things sports and fitness, both from a personal and professional level.
Steve has competed in many different sports. He regularly plays soccer, indoor soccer, football, mixed netball, has undertaken CrossFit and competes in endurance events such as Tough Mudder as he is passionate in staying fit.
Steve utilises his own experience to better understand the requirements and rigors placed upon high level athletes in their pursuit for success. Steve believes in using both hands on techniques and functional fitness training to allow a patient to reach their goals. Steve believes that it requires not just rehabilitating injuries but reaching peak fitness and strength levels to achieve these health and fitness goals. Steve has extra training in tendinopathy management and rehabilitation via post graduate courses.
As such, Steve is adept at dealing with conditions including
- Shoulder rotator cuff
- Achilles tendinitis/tendinopathy
- Patella tendinitis/tendinopathy
- Tennis/golfer's Elbow
- Sports related injuries
Steve is fanatical about sports. When not at work nor competing in sports, Steve can be found watching sports. Steve's is a huge fan of the NBA and an even bigger fan of the Western Bulldogs in the AFL. Watching the mighty dogs come from 7th to win the premiership was one of the highlights of his 2016.
Bryce Willoughby graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy
from Melbourne University in 2005. He later joined the team at
Narre Warren Physiotherapy in 2007.
Bryce grew up in the area and still lives nearby. He takes pride in providing good quality healthcare to his local community.
Over the past decade, Bryce has developed a reputation for problem-solving and getting to the bottom of complex injuries. Bryce takes pride in dealing with patients who have been deemed as 'difficult' or who have struggled to find answers elsewhere.
Bryce has a special interest in the management of shoulder injuries. Not only has he undertaken post graduate courses in the management of shoulder injuries, he has himself, suffered a shoulder injury that required arthroscopic surgical management. He finds that his own experiences through rehabilitation and injury gives him greater insight into the patient's experience.
Bryce also is a keen soccer player; a passion he has extended into work. From 2006 to 2011 Bryce provided physiotherapy services to State League soccer teams in the area. This experience gives Bryce expanded scope in understanding how to rehabilitate and manage soccer injuries.
Outside of work Bryce can be found walking through the parks and reserves in the local region. In particular, he can be found in Wilson Botantic and Lysterfield Lake Park.
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Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from Monash University and joined the
Narre Warren Physiotherapy team in early 2017, working primarily at the Narre Warren Clinic.
Ben has a strong interest in sports activities and management of sporting related injuries. He has spent many years working with athletes in Victorian state teams such as Hockey Victoria and Basketball Victoria at National level. He is currently the Physio for premier league team Powerhouse/St Kilda Hockey Club and recently got appointed as a tournament physiotherapist for Tennis Australia. Ben is currently completing his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.
Outside of work, Ben enjoys keeping fit by playing futsal. Recently completed his first Olympic Triathlon. He also enjoys tasting great cuisine and is always looking for recommendations of restaurants to try.
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Jayde Daly (on maternity leave)
Joining our team in 2016,
Jayde has brought liveliness and energy to clinic.
Renowned for her bedside manner and personability, Jayde is a physiotherapist who combines professionalism with personality.
Jayde first graduated from Deakin University, with a degree in Biomedical Science, following this with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters in Physiotherapy practice from Latrobe University.
Jayde has a particular interest sporting injuries, especially those from endurance events such as triathlons. Jayde is able to empathies with the athlete, as she herself, has competed in these events for many years. Jayde has spent time training at specialised triathlon training camps in Thailand and has completed marathons. She is hoping to compete and finish an 'Ironman' triathlon at some stage.
Jayde also has particular interest in women’s health, having spent part of her undergraduate training at Monash Hospital's Obstetrics ward in 2015.
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Luan first joined our team in 2016, her skill and professionalism has impressed both her colleagues and her patients from day one. Luan graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in India and later performed post graduate studies in the UK, graduating with a Masters of Applied Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University.
Luan has performed further training in dry needling. She is a trained and accredited dryneedling practitioner.
In her time at the clinic, Luan has come to develop a strong relationship with local doctors. She is exceptional at creating and implementing a treatment plan for Medicare funded patients under the 'Enhanced Primary Care' framework.
Prior to working at Narre Warren Physiotherapy, Luan spent time as a Workplace Physiotherapist. A skill she has continued to hone at Narre Warren Physio. Luan is adept in assessment and treatment of Work Cover and TAC clients. She is also adept at other work related ailments, such as postural fatigue at the workplace or overuse injuries from manual jobs.
Outside of work, Luan loves to keep fit and go the gym.
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Ollie joined the team in December 2019, graduating from Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) from The University of Newcastle, after completing her Bachelor of Science from Monash University, Clayton.
During her training, Ollie gained experience working in Acute Trauma setting at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, where she managed patients with significant traumas from the time of their admission to hospital to their discharge, often after multiple surgeries. She gained valuable knowledge working closely with surgeons and other allied health professionals to rehabilitate patients and understands the process of being through complicated surgeries and significant hospital stays.
Ollie is passionate about exercise prescription as well as strength and conditioning coaching. She is currently involved as a team physiotherapist for Basketball Australia travelling interstate for National Championships with the Ivor Burge men's team. She believes in a holistic approach in treating all her patients and that a good rehabilitation program means not just getting back at work but also being able to do things that are meaningful outside of work.
Ollie is a keen foodie and loves to keep fit in the gym after work. She can also be found boxing in her free time.
Evander graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Masters of Physiotherapy practice.
Evander has a strong passion for sports and rehabilitation injuries as he himself has competed in both state and national championships for athletics. One of his placements was at Melbourne city football club assisting in strength and rehabilitation with elite footballers.
Evander has experience in guided rehabilitation and strength program having worked as a personal trainer (exercise scientist) for 3 years and has gained a wide understanding of different progressions of functional exercises for the everyday person as well as elite level high performance athletes. Evander is currently running the hydrotherapy program with great success to provide the best possible outcome for his patients.
In his free time Evander is training for his sports, enjoys a good gaming session and loves to eat different cuisines.
Fun fact: when Evander experienced his first injury at 14, he went to Casey Arc physiotherapy and saw Steve. The process of helping others get back to doing something they love, in this case high level sports is what inspired Evander to become a physiotherapist.