Certificate of Orthopaedic and Manipulative Therapy, B. Science (Physiotherapy)
GLA:D certified, Jaw Physiotherapy
Yudi completed her Bachelor of science in physiotherapy at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 2016. In 2019 she went on to complete her certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (similar to our Masters programmes here) on assessment and management of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. She has also completed her training in dry needling. Yudi moved to Australia in mid 2022 and has been working at Carlton Physio full time since then.
After graduating, Yudi began her community service at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest public hospital in Africa and went on to work there for the next 5 years. It is here where she gained experience in all aspects of physiotherapy treating a wide range of conditions across all ages. During this time, she developed a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and the management of chronic pain patients. In 2021 Yudi filled the role of team leader of the musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapy department and had a 4-month stint as acting chief physiotherapist, leading a team of 6 Physios. Working in a resource constrained environment, Yudi learnt the importance of patient empowerment and education and these tools form an imperative role in her treatment. After leaving the public sector and before moving to Australia, Yudi worked in a private trauma-based hospital where she focused on the acute rehabilitation of orthopaedic and neurological conditions.
Yudi is an avid reader and loves to play beach volleyball, netball, and soccer. When she’s not working, she enjoys walks in nature and keeping fit in the boxing ring.
Elsie completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Australian Catholic University. She has worked in both private practice and hospital roles, as well as with a number of sporting clubs before joining the team at Carlton Physio.
Elsie is passionate about developing management plans that allow people to self-manage their injuries and get back to doing what they love as quickly as possible. As a GLA:D qualified physiotherapist, she has a particular interest in the evidence-based management of osteoarthritis, as well as acute and chronic knee conditions, and cervical spine injuries. Elsie has a keen interest in research and recently published her honours work at the European Stroke Conference in Lyon. Elsie strongly believes in the importance of listening to people’s stories, and developing individualised management plans to help people achieve the goals that are important to them. Elsie has recently started writing for The Physio Network – an online education platform used worldwide by physiotherapists.
Outside of work you can find Elsie reading, spending time with friends, taking her puppy for a run in the park, or attempting to beat her parents at tennis.
M. Physio (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), B. Physio
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Jaw Physiotherapy
Lucy graduated from La Trobe University in 2010. In 2019 she completed her Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
Lucy has worked in various physiotherapy settings across Melbourne before joining the Carlton Physio team in 2019. In addition to her years in private practice she has worked as a primary practitioner in the Emergency Department and in a multi-disciplinary neurosurgical assessment clinic. Lucy has had extensive experience in managing post-operative rehabilitation of clients following neurosurgical and orthopaedic surgery across both public and private hospitals in Melbourne. She is passionate about working with her clients to achieve the best possible outcome in a fun and motivating environment, following injury or surgery.
Lucy also has experience working with high performance athletes across various sports at the International Maccabiah Games in 2017, and with both football and basketball clubs at local levels. She continues to play basketball herself and has previously represented Australia at an International level. She uses her Level 3 Pilates teacher training to help clients develop body awareness and understand core stability.
When not working with her clients, Lucy enjoys keeping up her own strength and fitness at the gym, or in a yoga or pilates class. She could also be found walking along the beach or enjoying a coffee in the sunshine.
Lucy is currently on Maternity Leave and will be returning in the second half of 2024
M Clinical Education, M Physio (Musc), B Physio (Hons)
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Jaw Physiotherapy
Emily completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (graduating with honours) in 2005 at The University of Melbourne, her Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) at The University of Melbourne in 2010 and in 2020 completed a Master of Clinical Education. She has worked at Carlton Physio since 2011 and is the current State and National Chair of the Educators Group for the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Emily has been a member of the APA since graduating in 2005 and became a titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in 2011.
Emily is a strong believer in teaching patients how to self-manage, using a combination of manual therapy and exercise, along with education to ensure patients have a complete understanding of their condition. Her experience working with neurological clients in her early career has led to a focus on normalisation of movement patterns as the key behind her treatment techniques. As well as working at Carlton Physiotherapy Centre Emily regularly tutors on Australian Physiotherapy Association courses.
Since graduating Emily has worked in both the public and private hospital sector along with her private practice experience. She has worked with trauma patients across both their acute and rehabilitation journeys and has experience treating patients with a diverse range of neurological conditions. She has a special interest in the management of hip and lumbar spine and shoulder conditions, jaw/facial pain and headaches, as well as those with chronic conditions.
When not at work Emily enjoys spending time with her young children, playing tennis and spending time with friends.
Emily has additional training in breath-work and breastfeeding support/management of mastitis.
D Clin Physio, M Physio, Grad Dip Adv Manip Ther, Dip Physio
Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist, Jaw Physiotherapy
Senior Fellow – The University of Melbourne
Guy is a Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist who has worked in both clinical practice and education for over 35 years. He also has an honorary appointment within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne as a Senior Fellow.
Guy founded Carlton Physiotherapy Centre, treating patients with musculoskeletal conditions since 1976. He has experience in the management of sporting injuries, having spent a number of years as the physiotherapist with Carlton Football Club. Over the years Guy has focussed his knowledge towards headaches, facial pain and jaw dysfunction and he is one of few experts in this field in Australia. This has culminated in the development of our Jaw Clinic, allowing us to help as many people as possible suffering from these issues.
Guy holds a Doctor of Clinical Physiotherapy degree from the University of Melbourne along with other postgraduate research and coursework qualifications. His research interests have yielded several publications dealing with neck related headache, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and differential diagnosis of headaches. He has also been involved in mentoring and examining physiotherapists undertaking the specialisation examinations through the College of Physiotherapists in Australia. In 2015 he was awarded the Australian Physiotherapy Association (Vic) Achievement award for his contribution to the advancement of the physiotherapy profession.
He regularly conducts continuing education workshops on his areas of interest within Australia as well as in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
M. Physio (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) B. Science (Physiotherapy)
Surya runs our BikeFit clinic once a month on Saturday mornings. He completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney and in 2017 a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, from Latrobe University. He has completed further training in dry needling, western acupuncture, pilates and strength and conditioning as well as being GLA:D certified.
Prior to joining the team at Carlton Physio Surya has worked in both large hospital and private practice roles as well as working with many different sports over the years, including golf, cricket, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, netball, and basketball.
Surya is passionate about strength and conditioning and believes achieving the day-to-day physical requirements of life is paramount as it plays a major role in the prevention of chronic conditions. He finds of the most rewarding part of being a physiotherapist is teaching and sharing his knowledge to his patients to help them understand how rewarding life is when you are healthy. His goal is to help people understand that physiotherapy is not just about the physical aspect of people’s lives. It’s about helping people get their physical issues right so they can pursue their life goals and the things that really matter to them.
Outside of work his hobbies are playing cricket, listening to music, and pretty much trying his hand at anything fun.
Doctor of Physiotherapy, B. Science.
Grad. Cert Mental Health
James completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons I) and studied the neurobiology of pain and behaviour for several years at the University of Sydney before moving to Melbourne to study Physiotherapy, graduating with a Doctor of Physiotherapy (Extended Masters) from the University of Melbourne in 2019.
James is particularly interested in the assessment and exercise-based management of spinal and shoulder conditions. He has worked in both public and private settings, sporting teams and aged care facilities across Melbourne and regional Victoria, with experience in the assessment and management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions, acute sporting injuries, and post-operative rehabilitation. Alongside his private caseload, James works in the public hospital setting with a team ensuring best practice Physiotherapy, Medical and Allied health care before considering surgery for people with chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
Before physiotherapy, James worked in fitness, strength and conditioning, and circus arts. James has previously played cricket and rugby union and now enjoys the occasional half-marathon and long days in the garden.
James practises at Carlton Physio on Mondays and Thursdays.
Certificate of Massage Therapy
Robert graduated as a physiotherapist from Australian Catholic University, earning the APA Academic Excellence Award for achieving the highest academic grades. Known for his friendly and collaborative approach, Robert finds fulfilment working with individuals of all ages and abilities, helping them return to the activities they love.
Having worked in both Rehabilitation and Strength and Conditioning clinics, Robert passionately advocates for safe exercise as the most effective way to return to physical activity and promote healthy ageing. Complementing his physiotherapy skills, he is also a certified massage therapist, contributing to his holistic approach to patient care.
Outside of the clinic, Robert values quality time with his family and finds joy in activities like hiking and playing the piano. An avid collector of cookbooks from op-shops, he’s happy to share the best recipe for homemade pizza – just ask!
Robert is in the clinic Monday to Friday.