Our Team

Darron Goralsky
Principal Physiotherapist, Craniosacral Therapist, Director

Darron is the principal physiotherapist and director of More Than Physio. Darron completed his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in South Africa in 1993 where he went on to complete his post grad in manipulative therapy. Darron is also a CranioSacral Therapist and has a special interest in managing headaches, jaw & face pain. Darron is also the director of our on-site special interest practice Melbourne TMJ & Facial Pain Centre, one of the few centres in Melbourne offering very specific therapy for jaw and face pain conditons.

Darron’s compassionate and holistic approach to treatment is the driving force behind the More Than Physio concept – bringing together a range of mainstream and complimantary therapies to deliver the best possible results for all our patients.

Debbie Spanos
Physiotherapist

Debbie Spanos graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy. Debbie has worked as a physiotherapist in private practice for over 20 years. Her approach to physiotherapy is thorough using long assessment sessions – generally 1 hour and extended treatment sessions. This allows for extensive soft tissue work and mobilisation, patient education regarding their condition and the teaching of self-management strategies and exercises.  Debbie often treats patients with complex and multiple problems. When the patient leaves they should feel empowered and better able to aid their own recovery.  Treatment is a partnership between the physiotherapist and patient, both working together towards the same outcome. Debbie has experience in:

  • Spinal pain – e.g Sciatica, Disc injury, Wry neck, radiating pain and ‘pins and needles’ in arms and legs 
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries, e.g joint and muscle strains, rehabilitation post knee surgery/ACL repairs
  • Adolescent treatment e.g postural re-education, Patello – Femoral Syndrome, Juvenile Arthritis
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Chronic pain – e.g Arthritis, Inflammatory Disorders, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia
  • Deep tissue work

Continuing Education: Debbie regularly attends workshops and lectures in musculoskeletal sports and spinal physiotherapy.

Debbie is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Debbie is available for appointments Tuesdays and Fridays.

Kim Cusack
Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Therapist

Kim graduate from University College Dublin in 2012 with a first class honours degree. Since then she has trained as a clinical Pilates Instructor and worked in busy private practice settings in Auckland, providing hands on treatment as well as individual and group Pilates classes. She has a particular interest in treating TMJ and chronic spinal pain/injuries. Kim has trained in Western Acupuncture with the British Medical Acupuncture Society and has facilitated on PAANZ Dry Needling Foundation and Advanced Courses. She has a passion for problem solving and believes that a holistic approach to treatment is crucial in order to accelerate motor learning and restore her clients to full function.

Shan Liang
Physiotherapist

Shan graduated from Monash University with a Honours Degree in Physiotherapy and has gained invaluable experience from observing and training in multiple private practices across Melbourne. Shan’s passion for continuously honing his clinical skills has seen him attending multiple professional development courses which in 2018 alone includes various manual therapy based courses, spinal rehab as well as dry needling/acupuncture related post graduate courses. Shan is driven by a special interest in helping his clients overcome spinal related pain/injuries such as neck/back pain, headache as well as pelvic/SIJ pain so that they can return to a better quality of life. As a valued clinical team member of More Than Physio he embraces our practice values and approach of reaching excellent clinical outcomes by treating all aspects of his clients presenting problems to ultimately address the cause and not just the symptoms.

Shan is also bilingual as a fluent Mandarin speaker, making him a favourite with our clients who have a preference for communicating in Mandarin.

Surbhi Kanwar
Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Therapist

Surbhi is an experienced physiotherapist with a Masters Degree.  She has worked for the last 8 years across multiple healthcare environments with the last few years being in Private Practice. Surbhi has also lectured to Physiotherapy Students during their training.  She has a wealth of experience with neurological, cardiopulmonary and pediatric conditions but the last few years has focussed  her career on managing complex musculoskeletal conditions.

Surbhi has a special interest in head neck and jaw pain conditions using a variety of manual techniques including, Spinal Mobilization, Mulligan, Dry Needling,  Trigger Point release as well as myofascial tissue techniques . With her love of spinal conditions, she also has a special interest in treating ante and post natal clients such with lower back pain, coccygeal pain as well as pelvic floor dysfunction.

In addition to her extensive manual therapy skills Surbhi also trained as a Clinical Pilates instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), incorporating this into her musculoskeletal rehabilitation. She is passionate about integrating strength and conditioning programs using tailored Pilates and gym programs  leading to long-term recovery and health management.

Surbhi is looking forward to assisting you to achieve a return to optimal health and function  and being able to go back to doing the things you love.

Justin Braver
Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Therapist

Justin graduated from La Trobe University and has gained valuable experience working across a variety of clinical settings. Justin is a sports fanaticand played Victorian State Rugby Union,representing Victoria at 5 National championships and playing in the Senior Victorian Rugby Union Team in 2008. Hecombined his passion for physio and sports and was Physiotherapist for the Australian Team competing in the Maccabia Games in Israel.

Justin enjoys treating a diverse range of age groups and people of varying levels of sports participation from elite athletes to the weekend warriors. He enjoys using his experiences as athlete and physiotherapist to assist aspiring athletes overcome injury and then go on to achieve their goals of improving optimal performance levels.

As a trained Pilates Instructor through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, Justin incorporates exercise rehabilitation into his hands-on patient management.

Phillip Power
Remedial Massage Therapist

Certificate of Advanced Sports Massage & Diploma of Therapeutic Massage  Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy) Certificate of Applied Anatomy, University of Melbourne Employment Prahran Sports Medicine, Prahran, Vic (1997-1999) Director of Recreation Physiotherapy & Massage Extensive experience working with elite athletes, including working at the Australian Open Tennis (1999-2003), Paralympic Games (2004-2012), IPC World Championships (2002-2006) Treatment Specialty Neck pain  Lower back pain Sports injuries Phil is a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapist Ltd (AAMT) Phil is available for appointments Mondays through to Saturday mornings.

Russell Short
Remedial Massage Therapist

Russell graduated in 2006 with a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage  Commenced work with Recreation Physiotherapy and Massage in 2006 Treatment Having trained and competed for over twenty years in elite sport as a Paralympic Athlete, Russell brings a wealth of personal experience and understanding of bio-mechanics and injury management to his treatments. As well as his own knowledge and work experience, Russell has been exposed to and treated by some of the best practitioners available to Australian athletes. Russell is a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT).

Erryn Tomkins
Nutritionist and Remedial Massage Therapist

Erryn is a qualified Remedial Massage therapist, completing her diploma of Remedial Massage at the Australian College of Sports therapy in 2014 where she has gained a strong foundation in anatomy and physiology, particularly musculoskeletal structure and function. Erryn’s ability to tailor her treatment focus and techniques based on a client’s needs make her a popular choice of therapist for a wide range of conditions from sporting injuries and postural strain with a particular interest in lower back, shoulder and neck pain/strains. Erryn also uses myofascial cupping to effectively treat many conditions, either alone or to augment your regular massage treatment.

Erryn is also a clinical nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition through Endeavour college of Natural Medicine. Erryn has a passion for natural health and wellness with a holistic approach to healing. Her nutritional approach includes working with patients to develop customised diet and supplement (if necessary) plans that address the root cause of health issues with an ultimate goal of long term resolution and optimal health.

Erryn understands the power of connecting with people on an energetic and emotional level and offers a compassionate approach along with a dedication to learning and implementing new skills to build upon her current knowledge. Erryn is currently available for appointments Mondays and Wednesday through Saturday. For more information about Erryn, you can check out her personal webpage at shalhalawellness.com.

Erryn is a member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA). Massage and Nutrition treatments are claimable with private health insurance cover (massage therapy extras/ nutrition extras)

Alex Maratos
Exercise Physiologist

Alex studied a Bachelor of Exercise Science at RMIT before completing a Master in Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at Victoria University and attaining accreditation as an Accredited Clinical Exercise Physiologist in 2016.

Alex has experience in a variety of  clinical settings working with patients suffering  from chronic conditions such as metabolic, cardiovascular and neurological issues.  As a keen sportsman and cricketer who played representative cricket for Victoria, Alex’s passion though is in musculoskeletal rehabilitation where his clinical experience lead to him undertaking further spinal rehabilitation specific training.  Alex heads up our Neck and Back pain rehabilitation on-site facility ‘getback’ where he works closely with our physiotherapists and remedial massage therapists, to assist our patients achieve stronger and more pain-free spinal function so they can return to doing the things they love.

As a valuable member of our clinical team, Alex looks forwards to assisting you achieve the physical health outcomes you are after.

 

Support Staff

Our clinical team is supported by a dedicated and passionate team of people who make your experience with us as smooth and efficient as possible. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist you.

Renay
Reception and Admin Manager

Louise
Reception and Practice Manager

Ruth
Reception

Olivia
Reception