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Meet Our Team

 

Make  enquiries and read more about Lifecare Prahran Markets fantastic team of sports medicine professionals  

 
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Jane Rooney

Specialist Sports Physiotherapist  (FACP) &  

APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Jane is one of Australia's most recognised and respected knee specialists and enjoys the academic challenge of complex knee conditions. She is an expert in the treatment and management of all types of knee injuries, including knee ligament reconstructions, patellofemoral pain and instability, and screening for injury prevention and performance enhancement. Jane has also developed an evidence based clinical Return to Sport Screening Test post ACL reconstruction. 

Jane has extensive experience in the Sports Medicine field both in Europe and Australia with 26 years experience and has been a senior clinician at Prahran Sports Medicine centre for the past 16 years.Jane is an Honorary Lecturer at Melbourne University in the Undergraduate and Post graduate Physiotherapy Programs and a guest lecturer at La Trobe University Post Graduate Masters in Physiotherapy. Jane is also a regular presenter for the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is a facilitator and examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists.  Jane has worked with elite athletes at state, national and international levels in swimming, netball, athletics, soccer, AFL and cycling. Jane has also travelled with the Australian Fed Cup team, Tennis Australia and has provided individual physiotherapy services to internationally recognised tennis players.

Nick Meffin 

APA Titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Nick is a Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who combines evidence based medicine in combination with the clinical art. 

Nick uses a hands on approach in combination with exercise based therapy.  This includes shockwave therapy, dry needling, manipulation and soft tissue mobilisation. His interests lie in tendon rehabilitation, knee ligament reconstructions, patellofemoral instability or dysfunction. 

He enjoys treating people of all ages and especially the more complex cases. He is working closely with Jane Rooney to develop knee rehabilitation and training/rehab principles. During the last 10 years Nick has worked with many local and representative teams (for further information visit www.nickmeffin.com.au

Outside of work Nick enjoys all sports, going to the gym, cycling, wine tasting and traveling with his family. Nick is a member of the APA, Sports physiotherapy, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine Australia and Sports Physiotherapy NZ. 

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Adrianna Cann 

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates 

Adrianna has worked in private practice since graduating from La Trobe University in 2010, and completed her post-graduate studies in Sports Physiotherapy in 2018. She has a special interest in sporting injuries, in particular basketball, netball, and ice hockey. 

Adrianna is the current physiotherapist for the Australian Women's Ice Hockey team, and has worked with Victorian State Basketball teams over the last four years. Along with consulting, Adrianna is an avid Clinical Pilates instructor, incorporating her love for fitness, rehabilitation, and interacting with people, into individualised classes.

Away from work, Adrianna continues to fulfill her love for basketball and netball, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Sonja Tun

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates

Sonja completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences/ Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University and has since worked in private practice. She quickly developed an interest in rehab and exercise, which led her to complete the Rehabilitation Series with Polestar Australia to further her extensive Pilates training as well as ASCA Strength and Conditioning Level 1.
In order to pursue her interest in women’s health, Sonja completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Exercise and Women’s Health at the University of Melbourne where she gained the skills and knowledge to manage conditions affecting women throughout the lifespan. She understands the specific physical needs of women and the impact of exercise during pregnancy, post-partum, menopause and osteopenia/osteoporosis. She strongly believes in the beneficial impact of exercise on a person’s physical and psychological health, and so her ultimate goal is to keep women active and exercising safely (and challengingly!) throughout these different stages in life.
Sonja likes to integrate physiotherapy treatment techniques such as dry needling, manual therapy and various other techniques with exercise prescription and clinical pilates. She can help with conditions such as pelvic girdle pain, thoracic and low back pain, hip pain, coccydinia, abdominal (diastasis rectus abdominis) and pelvic floor muscle weakness and gestational diabetes mellitus

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Rhiarna Hill  

APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructer and PINC cancer rehab Physio

Rhiarna is a titled Sports Physiotherapist- having completed her Bachelor or Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Melbourne in 2006, and her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in 2016 at La Trobe Uni.

Over the last 10 years working in private practice, Rhiarna has gained extensive experience helping people achieve their optimal level of activity and function following injury and surgery. Having worked with and consulted for several of Melbourne’s leading orthopaedic surgeons, particularly those specialising in knee injuries, she is skilled in managing conditions from the acute stage through to full return to sport. She also has special interest in injury prevention.

Rhiarna has worked with many sporting teams over the years, predominantly in the world of football (soccer) including Men’s and Women’s premier league and national league teams. Rhiarna’s sporting experience also extends to Ultimate Frisbee where she has been the physiotherapist for several Australian teams at World Championship level, and Gymnastics at National Championships. 

Rhiarna is trained in the DMA method of Clinical Pilates, and has a long history of individualising this approach to each client’s needs via one on one sessions or small group classes. Rhiarna is also a certified PINC physiotherapist, tailoring exercise and manual therapy to women with all types and stages of cancer to help optimise their level of function and wellbeing.

Recreationally, Rhiarna keeps very active with hiking, cycling and dynamic yoga. She also particularly enjoys playing West African musical instruments

Cat King

Cat King

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates

After completing Bachelor of Science majoring in anatomy and physiology, Cat went on to pursue her interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation with Physiotherapy. Since graduating, Cat has worked in private practice and been involved with numerous sporting teams including Melbourne City Youth League and travelling roles with Basketball Victoria.

Cat enjoys treating a wide variety of patients/athletes. Special interests include management of lower limb tendon pathologies and knee/ankle injuries. Cat strives towards eliminating pain, correcting dysfunction, improving movement quality and enhancing performance. Cat also has extensive Pilates and Strength & Conditioning training, which complement her physiotherapy skills.

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Ky Wynne 

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates

Ky has a strong passion for the health and wellness of his patients, with a desire to assist individuals with returning to and exceeding their pre-injury level. He has experience with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, possessing particular interest in sport and running injuries.

Prior to working at Prahran, Ky was employed at Lifecare Croydon, a leading sports medicine clinic in the eastern suburbs. He has also been employed for a number of football and soccer clubs, including Melbourne Victory’s youth academy. Before beginning his Physiotherapy career, Ky worked in health, fitness and sporting settings for over 6 years, including roles as a personal trainer, exercise scientist, Pilates instructor and sports trainer. He completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science with a focus on clinical rehabilitation prior to undertaking the Physiotherapy program at the University of Melbourne where he graduated with distinction.

Ky has a passion for continual learning, completing further study in Pilates, dry needling, running rehabilitation and sports taping. Having competed in surf lifesaving, running and football, Ky uses this experience in sporting settings to help better understand his patients and athletes. 

Outside of physiotherapy, Ky enjoys sport, the outdoors, travel, and Melbourne coffee.