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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.


Emil Tow

M.Physio, B.AppSc.
Level 1 Strength Coach

Emil has worked as a Physiotherapist in private practice for over 5 years in Canberra and Melbourne. His background is mainly as a gymnast in the ACT team and as a coach.

As a Physiotherapist, Emil is particularly drawn to the complex problem solving nature of physiotherapy. He always strives to identify and treat not only the source of pain, but also the likely causes and contributors to a patients condition.

Outside of work, Emil enjoys stretching his creativity muscles. He loves learning and performing improvised theatre with Improv Melbourne and he plays his piano frequently at home, though less incredibly than he would like.


Lambert Cheung

Myotherapist/Massage Therapist

Myotherapy is a passion for Lambert who takes an active "hands on" approach to his treatment sessions. Utilising a variety of massage techniques, Lambert is an exceptional therapist specialising in soft tissue release, deep tissue massage, sports massage and tension release.

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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