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Our physiotherapists in Prahran

Dr. David Munro

B. Physio (Hons)
B. Sci (Hons) PhD (Monash)
Churchill Fellow

David is a highly qualified physiotherapist who also has a PhD in Exercise Physiology. This allows him to implement the latest evidence-based therapeutic techniques. With over 25 years experience, David is the principal Physiotherapist at Absolute Physiotherapy. During this time he helped establish the Health Care Team at The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) in 2001 and has consulted to Circus Oz since 2003. In 2004 David was awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to investigate the role of physiotherapy in Circus Arts.


Penny Dayan

B. Physio (Hons)
Master Sports Physio

Penny graduated from Latrobe University in 2004 and completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 2011. She has been consulting at Absolute Physiotherapy for over 10 years. Penny specialises in dancers and dance injuries.

Penny's approach to treatment combines hands on manual therapy together with individually tailored rehabilitation programs. She has a keen interest in treating headaches, shoulder dysfunction, overuse injuries, tendon pathologies and using dry needling. She also has extensive experience in treating dancers and gymnasts, and has worked with performers from Priscilla, Chicago, Fame and Rock of Ages. Penny is also currently working with teams from the Australian Paralympic Squad.


Joanna Whitehead

B. Physio
Clinical Pilates Instructor

Joanna graduated from Otago University in NZ with a keen interest to work with athletes from a variety of sporting backgrounds. Since moving to Australia, she has developed an interest in pelvic and hip pathologies and has enjoyed and practiced as a Clinical Pilates instructor for the past three years.

Dancers, please contact Joanna for dance-specific programs.


Benjamin Butler-Bonnice

Functional Strength Trainer
B.HlthSc, M.PhysioPrac
Dip. Sport Coaching & Development
CERT III & IV Personal Training

Ben has been working as a Personal Trainer for over eight years and in this time he has gained experience in strength training, mobility and rehabilitation, manual therapy, customer service, communication skills and client’s overall health management.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science, (Anatomy and Physiology Major) from La Trobe University in 2014, Ben completed a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2016. Ben’s unique background in martial arts and personal training has enabled him to combine skills in strength training and Physiotherapy to deliver the best possible outcome for his clients and patients using a personalized and functional approach to rehabilitation.



Katherine Lockyear

Practice Manager

Katherine is the Practice Manger at Absolute Physiotherapy and can answer any of your questions regarding; appointments, billings, HICAPS and Private Health Insurance rebates. Often as your first point of contact, Katherine is always available to make your experience at Absolute Physiotherapy as easy and enjoyable as possible.




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