Meet Our Lovely Team
Sherrie Krampel – Managing Director
Sherrie established Total Health Physio in 2011 with specific emphasis on providing a warm, personal physiotherapy experience for elderly and less mobile individuals in the comfort of their home.
Her passion has always been to help those in need and THP’s values of Trust, Compassion and Care are also the values Sherrie abides by in her personal life.
Sherrie Graduated from La Trobe University in 2003 and worked in private practice. Whilst she loved working as a Physiotherapist she felt she needed to find a purpose and founded Total Health Physio as she felt that working with vulnerable people meant she could really make a difference to their quality of life by developing meaningful relationships and providing outstanding care.
Sherrie’s purpose is to ensure each member of her team goes above and beyond patient expectations to achieve the desired outcome. She loves the notion of her team putting a smile on the faces of her patients while helping them achieve their functional goals through rehabilitation.
When not working Sherrie loves spending time with her family going for runs, bike rides and kicking the footy with her boys.
Kerry – Learning & Support Manager
Kerry is our senior physiotherapist and learning and support manager. She has been working within the disability sector for 20 years.
She specialises in neurology and rehabilitation and has thrived on making a difference to the lives of her patients and their families. Kerry has always had a passion for seeing her patients succeed.
She enjoys forming close relationships and takes a positive approach to patient care to empower them to achieve optimal outcomes.
As clinical manager, she takes pride in helping grow the Total Health Physio brand and systemising processes to ensure efficiency amongst the team to allow for optimal delivery of patient care. Kerry is warm and approachable and is always willing to assist in the growth and development of the team.
Kerry has always recognised the importance of keeping active and moving your body daily, she lives by this statement and motivates her patients to do the same.
Outside of work Kerry enjoys spending time with her family, running, gym, reading and taking long walks with her hubby and her dogs.
Julia – Occupational Therapy Team Leader
Julia graduated from La Trobe University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Occupational Therapy. Throughout her studying, she worked at Melbourne Football Club as a Sports Trainer.
Julia is THP’s incredible Team Leader and mentors and guides the OT team with her impressive leadership qualities.
She has extensive experience working in the NDIS and primarily focuses on SIL, SDA and other housing assessments and has had a high success rate through her extensive reports, transparency and attention to detail.
Julia also thoroughly enjoys completing home modification requests with a primary focus on bathrooms.
She is an expert in making the lives of her participants’ easier by prescribing assistive technology (e.g low cost items, mechanical beds, recliner chairs, wheelchairs, mobility scooters) to optimise their day to day living.
Julia has always been interested in health and fitness and this has led to her career choice in Occupational Therapy. Growing up, she competed at state levels in athletics and swimming. In more recent years, she was fortunate to be a part of the emerging Women’s AFL League and still plays for a local community club.
Julia is passionate about volunteering and from a young age has contributed to a number of causes close to her heart, including working as a first responder on ambulances overseas.
Michael – Clinical Operations Manager
Michael has joined the Total Health Physio team and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience through his work as a Physiotherapist in senior positions across the areas of Acute Hospital Care, Community Health Care as well as the Aged Care sectors for over 20 years.
He has also worked in the provision of Home Care Packages and Short Term Restorative Care, and more recently provided services for NDIS participants in a senior management role.
This has included treating clients with complex physical and mental health care needs as part of a multidisciplinary team approach.
Michael’s work has involved providing the necessary teaching and supervision requirements for less experienced clinical staff, and he has developed and led Allied Health teams for the delivery of excellence in client care. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (La Trobe University), a Master of Business Administration (La Trobe University), and a Master of Insurance & Risk Management (Deakin University).
Michael’s goals are to uphold the company’s values of Trust, Compassion and Care across the whole organisation, ensuring that all staff demonstrate these values in their daily work for the provision of exceptional client care and feel fulfilled in their roles at Total Health Physio.
Michael enjoys spending quality time with his wife and their four children, keeping fit, and going on four-wheel-drive adventures.
Devana Thevanesan – Senior Physiotherapist
Dev graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2015 and has worked with the elderly ever since. She is not only a passionate advocate for the elderly population but is also the NDIS Coordinator for Total Health Physio and manages the THP social media platforms.
Dev enjoys the relationship building with her NDIS and private patients and their families as much as she enjoys providing the therapy itself. Dev is compassionate and caring which is the foundation of Total Health Physio’s core values and she has an incredible way of connecting with her patients to help them achieve optimal outcomes. She recognises the importance of tailoring her treatment approach to integrate individual circumstances in order to meet patient-specific goals.
Dev manages the diverse team at THP to assist their patients pursue their goals and live a meaningful and independent life.
When not working as a Physiotherapist, she enjoys discovering new cuisines, spending time with her beautiful dog and is a qualified eyelash extension technician!
Chaya Greenbaum – Senior Occupational Therapist
Chaya Greenbaum is an Occupational Therapist who currently works in residential aged care and the NDIS and has previous experience working within a paediatric setting.
She finds immense joy and satisfaction when helping people live as independently as possible; while supporting them to lead meaningful and active lives.
Using a holistic approach, she works together with the patient and their family, to focus on individualised goals and allow themselves to believe in their ability to succeed.
Her interest areas include sensory integration, gross and fine motor skills, environmental and activity adaptation and social inclusion.
Kevin – Senior Physiotherapist
Kevin graduated from LaTrobe University in 2013. He is trusting, compassionate and he cares about everyone around him.
Kevin has specialised in aged care since graduating and has developed a real passion for helping his patients get back on their feet and keeping them as active as possible.
Kevin enjoys the ability to spend quality time to work with and get to know his patients thus achieving better outcomes on their overall function. He has an emphasis on educating his patients on the rationale behind various choices of treatments and often combines an exercise/activity based approach to achieve the patient’s goals. He has a particular interest in working with individuals with dementia as he has a special way of connecting with these patients, building a relationship of trust thus allowing them to respond to him and get the most positive outcomes on their function.
In his spare time, Kevin is often a part-time handyman taking part in various renovations or building projects, or is keeping fit with Kung Fu (martial arts) – his sport of choice.
Julanne Ghijben – Physiotherapist
Julanne Ghijben has spent over 40 years as a physiotherapist. From an early age, she knew she wanted to help individuals achieve their potential, improve wellness and aid rehabilitation.
Above all else, watching her patients recover through treatment and care is the most satisfying part of the job.
Ken – Physiotherapy Team Leader
Since Ken graduated from Melbourne University in 2017, he has gained experience working as a Physiotherapist in Aged care, community and private practice.
Over the years, Ken has developed a passion for bringing the best physiotherapy care for the geriatric population by helping them achieve meaningful goals. He has a genuine drive to continually improve his physiotherapy practice in the aged care setting.
Using rehabilitation and physiotherapy techniques, Ken’s goal is to help elderly individuals manage complex pain, achieve their goals and enable them to do things they find valuable.
During his free time, Ken socialises with friends, exercises, snowboards, and volunteers for his church. He is also a food adventurer who loves to search and try out new cuisines.
Jojo- Senior Occupational Therapist
Jojo graduated from Monash University in 2015. Since graduating she has gained vast experience working in aged care and in the community. Jojo grew up in Hong Kong. She is fluent in Cantonese and English, she also speaks Mandarin.
Jojo is passionate about working with people with disabilities and the elderly to maximise their independence as well as safety in daily living, as this allows them to participate in meaningful activities to promote quality of life. She has a particular interest in assistive technology and home modifications.
Her extensive knowledge of assistive technology and home modifications can assist clients to achieve their unique goals by improving their independence and safety at home and in the community. Jojo is one of Total Health Physio’s experts in SIL and SDA assessments, helping her participants to explore the most appropriate support model and living arrangement, ensuring they receive the best care.
Outside of work, Jojo enjoys doing handcrafts, baking and spending time with her family and friends.
Winnie F – Occupational Therapist
Winnie completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Deakin University in 2021. She completed placements in adult community health, NDIS and paediatrics.
Over the past 2 years, she has been working as a therapy assistant with an NDIS provider. Winnie grew up in Hong Kong, so she is fluent in both Cantonese and English. Her background helps her to be able to deliver culturally appropriate services to clients.
She is passionate about working with people with disabilities. She has a passion for making a difference in people’s lives through providing services in a caring and compassionate manner, which are the core values of Total Health Physio. She believes that disability does not limit a person’s choice and ability to engage in meaningful activities.
During her spare time, she enjoys painting and cooking. She is also a dog person!
Mindy – Occupational Therapist
Mindy graduated from La Trobe University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Occupational Therapy, having completed placements in paediatrics, rehabilitation and acute hospital settings. Mindy’s passion lies in her ability to work with a broad range of age groups, disabilities and backgrounds.
With a keen interest in working with individuals to help achieve their full potential, Mindy is focused on enhancing her clients independence and supporting them in achieving personal goals. Mindy recognizes the importance of increasing her client’s participation and engagement in any meaningful aspects of their lives.
Outside of work, Mindy enjoys exercising, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Winnie H – Occupational Therapist
Winnie Hui graduated from Monash University in 2020. She has experience working in aged care and rehabilitation. She is dedicated to supporting individuals to do the things they want to do as independently and safely as possible. Adopting a strength-based and goal-orientated approach, Winnie aims to increase her clients’ confidence and ability to engage in meaningful activities which will promote quality of life.
Winnie understands the importance of achieving a well-balanced life from the aspects of physical, mental and social health. She also values teamwork spirit between the client and herself, and among the THP team. Winnie grew up in Hong Kong. Her background helps her to be culturally sensitive when delivering care. She can speak fluent Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese and English.
Outside of work, Winnie enjoys going to the gym, meeting friends and family, and taking care of her herb garden.
Joyce – Physiotherapist
Joyce completed her Master of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University in 2021. Her main training was in both acute hospital and rehabilitation settings which has provided her with the skills to apply a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches to her patients.
Joyce has a special interest in neurological conditions and she loves to explore different treatment options for different clients and conditions, as there is no one-size-fits-all approach.
Joyce who has been labelled as a “seniors whisperer” has a special interest in working with older adults. Her approach to patient care is extremely compassionate and she has immense pleasure hearing about her patient’s unique stories and being part of their journey to better health and wellbeing outcomes.
Joyce was born in Malaysia and is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Malay (conversational).
In her spare time Joyce enjoys spending time with family and friends and is a foodie who loves exploring different and new restaurants.
Vatche – Senior Physiotherapist
Vatche graduated from Melbourne University in 2015 and began his career working in aged care and private practice, treating a varied musculoskeletal caseload and instructing clinical and fitness Pilates classes.
Vatche worked in the aged care setting for a total of 5 years and worked his way up to a senior therapist position, leading a small team of therapists across multiple facilities before moving into the NDIS space.
He enjoys working in a team setting, where he is able to share his knowledge and experience as well as collaborate within the multi-disciplinaty team, working with all stakeholders to achieve the best possible outcomes for his patients.
Vatche really enjoys getting to know his patients on a personal level and building strong connections with them. He believes that this is a key part of working with them to achieve their health and wellbeing goals. He also enjoys the challenge of having to adapt his therapy provision to suit the needs of his patients broad backgrounds and often complex medical histories.
In his free time, Vatche likes to keep busy with DIY projects around the home and garden, and likes to think of himself as somewhat of a handyman. He also enjoys catching up with friends and family and keeping active.
Patrick- Exercise Physiologist
Servicing the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne!
Patrick is an experienced Exercise Physiologist having worked in private practice clinics with a wide variety of clients. Patrick completed his Masters Of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Deakin University. He has also worked previously as a personal trainer and strength coach.
Patrick has a passion for working in the NDIS space and helping people achieve their goals. He always strives to increase his client’s confidence in themselves and their abilities. Using a holistic approach, he helps people towards their goals no matter how big or small.
Outside of work, Patrick enjoys playing video games to unwind, watching the latest movies at the theatre and going to the gym.
Monica- Exercise Physiologist
Our new Exercise Physiologist in Brunswick!
Monica graduated as an Exercise Physiologist in February 2022 from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney and then made the move to Melbourne in April this year. During her placements she particularly enjoyed working with both elderly individuals and those with a disability, helping them achieve better quality of life through a focus on exercise and overall well-being.
Clinically, Monica is passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives. Monica really enjoys building relationships with patients and assisting them not only in pursuing their goals but in creating meaningful change to ultimately optimise overall health outcomes.
Outside work as an Exercise Physiologist, Monica enjoys spending time with friends and family and getting out and about whether it be going for a walk, going to the beach, having a hit of tennis, grabbing a bite to eat, fishing or just exploring somewhere new. Monica really loves adventure and travel.
Jason – Physiotherapist
Jason completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at Monash University in 2021 and since graduating has been working closely with elderly individuals in aged care facilities as well as in the community.
“Compassion” is a value that Jason has strived toward when delivering healthcare to those in need. He always tries his best to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals through physiotherapy and aims to improve their quality of life.
Jason believes that he can make a positive impact in people’s lives as long as he has compassion along with experiences, dedication and hard work.
Outside of work, Jason enjoys socialising with friends and exploring different social activities. He also enjoys following and watching live soccer games.
Michelle – Physiotherapist
Michelle graduated from La Trobe University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Physiotherapy. She began her journey inspired by sports and rehabilitation only to realise that there is so much more in the world of physiotherapy.
Michelle joined the Total Health Physio team at the beginning of 2022 and couldn’t have imagined a better place to thrive, working in both aged care and disability.
The most rewarding part of her work is building the connection with her clients. She is proud to be able to partner with her colleagues and her clients to put a smile on everyone’s face and to witness the improvement in their quality of life.
When Michelle is not occupied as a physiotherapist, she enjoys being in her local cafe serving the community.
Steven – Physiotherapist
Steven graduated from La Trobe University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice. During his final year of study, he was selected as only one of two students granted the rare and insightful opportunity to complete a placement overseas (focusing on Parkinson’s Disease) – in Vicenza, Italy!
From young to elderly, ankle sprains to back pain, Down Syndrome to Multiple Sclerosis and more, Steven has seen and worked with a wide variety of people and conditions throughout his professional career in Private Practice, Aged Care, Professional Sports, and now Community Health and the NDIS sector.
As a Senior Physiotherapist, Steven is incredibly friendly and easy to communicate with, and believes that it is vital that clinicians build strong relationships and rapport with every one of their clients. His number one mission is to get people exercising, and this can only be achieved if you trust him! He is extremely passionate about improving your health, exercise capacity, and ability to live life the way you want to: as painless and enjoyable as possible.
The number one way in which Steven achieves this outcome is to emphasise how important exercise is, educating patients on their journey to pain-free living, and leading by example along the way. Steven practices what he preaches by either completing his own rehab programs at home, lifting weights at the gym, or running every single day of the week!
Aside from his own exercise routine, Steven enjoys playing any sport imaginable, but especially loves AFL footy and basketball. He also spends his spare time reading anything to do with self-improvement as well as being an avid musician.
Rachelle – Manager People and Culture
Rachelle is our lovely Manager of People and Culture. She commenced her career as a recruitment consultant (agency and in house), recruiting for the telecommunications, banking, finance and insurance industries.
After gaining HR qualifications, Rachelle later moved into generalist HR for State Parliament, where she developed a strong interest in employee engagement, staff onboarding and corporate wellness. Rachelle ultimately loves contributing to positive workplace experiences for staff and is looking forward to doing so at THP!
Outside of work, Rachelle loves spending time with her husband and two young children, beach getaways, musical theatre, getting to the odd Zumba class and AFL match (long time Richmond supporter!) or a nice dinner out, with France Soir being a favourite haunt.
Lee – Occupational Therapist
Lee graduated from Monash university in 2020 and began her career working in an acute mental health setting.
Lee’s experience covers community rehabilitation for individuals living with acquired brain injury, paediatrics, as well as working with individuals living with mental illness in acute, sub-acute and continuous care settings.
Lee has participated in a number of rural voluntary experiences that have helped build her cultural competency. This includes a volunteer program in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as well as working in an Indigenous pre-school in Broome, Western Australia.
Lee enjoys meeting a wide variety of clients through her work and prides herself on providing client-centered holistic care.
Outside of work, Lee enjoys traveling, cooking, eating exotic foods and spending time with her family.
Natacha – Physiotherapist
Natacha completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Monash University in 2022. During her study, she gained experience in a range of clinical settings including neurological rehabilitation, aged care, community health and women’s health. Through these experiences, Natacha found that she very much enjoys the community setting. She loves to build meaningful connections with her clients, ensuring that her care is client-centered.
She has a deep passion for helping others and improving their quality of life and is thrilled to be working for Total Health Physio!
In her free time, Natacha enjoys music, spending time with her husband, trying out new recipes and keeping active.
Aniket – Physiotherapist
Aniket is an overseas trained physiotherapist who completed his masters in sports physiotherapy in 2012 and has around 8 years of aged care and private practice experience in Victoria. Working as an ICU therapist in hospitals overseas, he has a special interest towards cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
He is passionate towards helping his patients achieve their goals. In his spare time, Aniket enjoys spending time with family, friends and loves to cook.
Manu – Physiotherapist
Manu earned his Doctor of Physiotherapy degree from the University of Melbourne after completing his bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports science. It equipped him with various skills for targeted therapy for the people who need it the most.
During his University years, Manu had varied placement experience in acute, subacute settings in the hospital and in the community. The placements confirmed his passion for working with elderly people and people with disabilities. It gives him joy and fulfillment when he sees them achieve their personal and community goals and brings a positive outcome in their lives.
He always believed that exercise prescription and therapy can bring immense change holistically in an individual’s life at any given stage of a person’s lifespan.
Gabi – Occupational Therapist
Gabi graduated from Monash University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours). She completed placements in a range of community settings including adults with movement disorders, falls prevention and mental health along with paediatrics.
Gabi’s exposure to a broad range of disabilities and clients enhanced her passion for working in a community setting and helping clients maintain their independence.
Gabi is focused on working with clients holistically to achieve their goals and supporting them to maintain engagement in the areas of their life that are important to them.
Gabi works towards ensuring her clients are smiling and feel they are being heard.
Outside of work, Gabi enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring new and fun places for food along with going to the gym.
Yana – Occupational Therapy
Yana completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy studies at Deakin University in 2020. She has experience working in aged care and community.
Yana is from Sri Lanka and can fluently speak Tamil and English. Yana is passionate about providing a holistic approach while working with individuals to achieve their personal goals and maximise the level of independence.
Outside of work Yana enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching and playing cricket as well as going for a long drive.
Tiffany – Admin Lead
Tiffany graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2012. She previously completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Deakin University in 2004 before moving to London and enjoying exploring Europe for 2 years.
She started her Physiotherapy career in private practice, before making the switch into aged care where she found treating the elderly is what really made her heart sing. Over 8 years in aged care Tiffany became a Regional Manager and her most recent role was allied education and quality coordinator.
Tiffany has joined the THP team in an admin role but her wealth of knowledge and background is poised to help Total Health Physio grow in its business development and aspirations. Tiffany is excited to explore the NDIS, Home Care and Community space and drive new connections and growth opportunities.
Outside of work, Tiffany is a busy mum of two little boys, and loves spending time with her family. She is addicted to crossfit and loves cocktails with friends.
Oscar – Occupational Therapy
Oscar graduated from Monash University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours). Oscar’s placement experience covers paediatrics, individuals living with mental illness in the rehabilitation unit, and sub-acute settings.
His placement experience inspired him to work with the elderly and people with disabilities. Being a community Occupational Therapist creates a sense of reward for him and allows him to continue growing in his area of interest.
Oscar is passionate about assistive technology and home modifications. Oscar would love to see patients increase their independence after his intervention.
Oscar grew up in Hong Kong, is fluent in Cantonese and English, and speaks Mandarin. Outside of work, Oscar loves to play video games, go for a walk, and go camping!
Taylah – Admin
Taylah has worked in administration for 4 years and has recently joined the team at THP to follow her aspiration of working within the allied health industry.
She believes being a friendly first point of contact is paramount to building rapport with all participants/clients and endeavours to be a helping hand to everyone she speaks to.
Taylah endeavours to demonstrate professional, warm and positive communication with those both inside and outside of THP.
She looks forward to making a difference in people’s lives daily, even if that is through a simple phone conversation or email.
Outside of work Taylah enjoys spending time with friends, visiting her family in the country, practising yoga and reading.
Mauli – Physiotherapist
Mauli is an overseas-trained physiotherapist who completed her Bachelor’s of Physiotherapy with her Internship training of four and half years and Master’s of Public health from Australian Catholic University in 2020.
She has around six years of overseas and Australian work experience in different sets up of Neurological rehabilitation, Orthopaedic clinic, ICU therapist at the cardiorespiratory unit in Government hospital overseas. Moreover, she has experience in aged care work in Victoria.
Mauli is always passionate about seeing her patients succeed and recognising the importance of tailoring the treatment according to individual circumstances and situations. Also, she takes a positive approach to client care and spends quality time with her patients, thus achieving their goals through long-term care and outcome measures.
Mauli focuses on educating her patients, helping them achieve therapeutic goals through Physiotherapy, and aiming to improve their quality of life.
In her spare time, Mauli enjoys spending time with friends, listening to music, and going for walks and long drives. She also enjoys exploring new cuisines ”a true foodie” and loves cooking different recipes. Most importantly Mauli loves going shopping.
Leonie – Massage Therapist
Leonie is a remedial Massage therapist with over 20 years of experience within a variety of health settings.
Leonie embarked on her career in massage with the desire to help people, and she derives immense satisfaction from witnessing her clients benefit from treatment. Even after two decades, her motivation as a therapist remains rooted in the mission of making people feel better.
Her massage style encompasses a blend of remedial techniques, deep tissue work, and relaxation methods. She firmly believes that relaxation enhances the body’s capacity to heal, and the fusion of these treatment styles addresses both the physical and mental aspects of well-being. To ensure that each massage session is tailored to her client’s specific needs, Leonie commences with a thorough consultation. During this initial phase, she discusses medical history and establishes the massage goals.
In addition to her client work, Leonie is also an educator, teaching massage at Victoria University. Alongside her husband, she is a parent to two active children who keep her family dynamic.
Leonie eagerly anticipates the opportunity to collaborate with you in achieving your wellness objectives.
Our Staff & Culture
Total Health Physio has a very vibrant team that have contributed to our culture in their own way.
We all feel that we have a greater purpose and that is to make a difference to the quality of life and wellbeing of our patients. Whilst we are a relatively small team, we have continued to grow and greater serve the community.
Being part of Total Health Physio could be described as our own inner sanctum. We feel a real sense of comradery, each team member has their role and takes pride in what they represent.
Our culture is trust, compassion, and care. We are also highly empathetic and show that to our patients, we try really connecting with them to get the best out of them.
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