Paul Hill (CEO/Director) – Physiotherapist
Paul received his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Lincoln School of Health Sciences and came to work with co-founding director, Alan Yates, in 1994. That business was called Morwell Physio Centre and operated from a small house. Together, they started Gippsland Physiotherapy Group in 1995.
Paul’s special interests include: managing complex conditions, and mentoring.
Neil Synnott (Director) – Physiotherapist
Neil has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), Bachelor of Exercise Science, a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons), and is able to provide physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology Services to his clients.
Neil’s areas of special interest include lower back, hip and pelvis injuries, chronic cervical, shoulder and upper limb injuries, and exercise for health / injury prevention. Neil also conducts Pilates sessions.
Neil chose to have a tree change in 2012 moving from Melbourne metropolitan to Traralgon, and is enjoying the country lifestyle. In 2013, he became a Director in the Gippsland Physiotherapy Group.
Nicole Farrell (Director) – Physiotherapist
Nicole has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Nicole relocated with Traralgon with her husband (Gerard, a fellow Physiotherapist at Morwell GPG) in 2014. Nicole has been part of the Pilates Choice development where she has a particular interest in improving peoples motor control and muscle recruitment. She also is interested in treating movement dysfunction in those with a neurological injury. As Nicole is a diehard All Black’s/ and New Zealand sporting team fan naturally she is interested in all types of sporting injuries.
Jacob Johannessen – Physiotherapist
Jacob graduated from Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He has special interests in sports injury management and rehabilitation, as well as post-operative rehabilitation, low back and chronic pain, pediatric physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. Jacob also has a keen interesting in running and weightlifting related injuries. Jacob is originally from Queensland and enjoys sporting and fitness-related activities as well as the outdoors. He is an avid rugby union fan.
Jack Lando – Physiotherapist
Jack has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from James Cook University in Townsville.
Jack has strong interested in ‘return to work’ injuries, sports traumatic injuries, chronic pain and falls prevention.
Jack is a hockey player and very keen on rugby league and looking forward to increasing his knowledge of AFL now that he is living in AFL territory.
Brittany Romas – Physiotherapist
Brittany holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Physiotherapy from Latrobe University.
She is an avid powerlifter and has a strong interest in strength conditioning, acute sport injuries, and occupational related conditions.
Brittany has recently spent time in South East Asia working with paediatric patients with a large range of neurological disorders; she has developed a keen interest in providing disability support in conjunction with the NDIS.
Brittany believes in a holistic approach to her client’s rehabilitation and treatments including Hydrotherapy and Clinical Pilates.
Sarah Noonan – Physiotherapist
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice from Latrobe University in Bendigo.
Sarah enjoys how much physiotherapy practice can truly help a person. She is excited to develop her skills and understanding to truly provide the best care for each individual patient.
Sarah is a dedicated musician who plays the cornet and the bass drum in the Kyneton Municipal Band which she’s been apart of since she was 8 years old.
Rebecca Mann – Physiotherapist
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Physiotherapy from Latrobe University.
Rebecca has strong interests in Musculoskeletal (in particular shoulder and knee injuries), Orthopaedics, Sports Physiotherapy.
Rebecca is a world class Kayaker and has represented Australia in world championships on several occasions in both sprint and marathon disciplines.
Denis Riabov – Physiotherapist
Denis holds a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physiotherapy from Latrobe University, as well as 2 years of Sports Science at Deakin University.
Denis enjoys treating shoulder, back, neck and hip problems, as well as being interested in sports-related injuries.
Denis was born in Russia but moved to Australia in 2001 at the age of 7. He became very passionate about football and cricket and developed an interest in daily physiotherapy after suffering a knee injury leaving him to quit all sports.
Caleb Fisher – Massage Therapist
Caleb completed his Certificate 4 in Relaxation massage, and his Diploma of Remedial Massage both at Federation Training Morwell/Traralgon. He has special interests in and loves to work on muscular injuries of the neck as well as the upper thoracic region and the arms. Caleb comes from a family of 7 children, he is the 5th. He was home-schooled and grew up on a farm in Devon North until 2012, where he moved to Drouin and commenced high school at Chairo Christian School.
Matt Burney – Myotherapist
Matt has an Advance Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy) that he obtained from the Australian College of Sports Therapy, along with Certificates III & IV in fitness. Matt has worked extensively with athletes at both a professional and amateur level for the last four years; including the Qantas Wallabies Australian Rugby Union team 2011-2013.
Matt’s areas of interest include Dry Needling and neck pain.
Matt is an avid footballer, currently the full back for the Churchill Football Club.
Judi – Administration
Judi has been an administration team member at the Traralgon practice for 10 years and thoroughly enjoys her work, and the interaction with our clients.
Judi has had a long career within the Health administration field.
Judi loves to spend her time with her Children and many grandchildren.
Rachel Francis – Administration
Rachel started working with Gippsland Physiotherapy Group undertaking a Business Administration Traineeship.
At GPG, she provides reception and administration support. Rachel loves to play netball and enjoys the opportunity to make new friends with each season.