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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 20 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 5 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.

Joanna is available for individual Clinical Pilates sessions via appointment.

Dancers, please contact Joanna for dance-specific programs. 

John Moran


John graduated from RMIT with a keen interest for physical health and wellness along with working with sporting athletes. John brings his unique soft tissue skills to Absolute Physiotherapy after working with Sydney Swans FC, the AFL/AIS and the AFL last year. A dedicated therapist, John excels in all forms of massage, in particular; sports, remedial, deep tissue and trigger point. John is available for 30, 45 and 60 minute consultations.

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.

Travis Haber

B.Ex Sports Sci. DPT. APAM

Travis graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy from University of Melbourne in 2015, having previously completed his Bachelor of Exercise Sports Science at Griffith University in Queensland in 2012. He has a keen interest in chronic pain management, aiming to self-empower patients through a combination of education, self-management techniques, and hands-on and movement based therapy. Travis also utilizes dry needling, combining this approach with contemporary evidence-based physiotherapy for pain management and rehabilitation.

Whilst completing his studies, Travis also had a keen interest in community health and wellbeing, including completing health promotion projects in Colombia and research in Indigenous Health education.

Outside of physiotherapy Travis enjoys live music, yoga, and the outdoors.

Carlin Roche

Clinical Myotherapist
Massage Therapist
B.HlthSc (Myotherapy)

Carlin's journey in this field started with a significant lower back (disc) injury at 16 years of age that put a halt to his competitive sprinting, martial arts and football activities. After 2 years of unsuccessful treatments and narrowly avoiding spinal surgery, he found a conservative treatment that solved his issue.

Inspired by these debilitating events as a youngster, he has spent the last 15 years studying and on a mission to help as many people as possible suffering from injuries, aches and pains. Utilising manual therapy and active movement based care, he loves treating active people that have had recurring back, joint and muscle pains. Often these people have struggled with results previously. Carlin aims to teach you why your problems are there and work with you to enable a pain-free and fully functioning life.

Josie Gammilonghi

Practice Manager

Josie 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, Josie is always available to make your experience at Absolute Physiotherapy as easy and enjoyable as possible.



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