Gippsland Physiotherapy Group, Wonthaggi


Rob Brownlow (Director) – Physiotherapist

Rob obtained his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Charles Sturt University in Orange, NSW. Rob relocated from Newcastle since being offered a position with Gippsland Physiotherapy Group, working in both our Leongatha and Wonthaggi Practices.

Rob has extensive experience in Sports and Musculoskeletal conditions; working as a Physiotherapist at many National and International sports events including the 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2017-2018 Gymnastics World Cup, IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championships and the Australian Country Junior Basketball Championships. He has also worked for multiple sporting organisations including the Women’s VFL International Basketball Federation – Oceania Region, NSW Basketball, VIC Netball and VIC Softball.

Rob’s further qualifications include Sports Level 1 & 2, Dry Needling, Clinical Pilates, Drug and Alcohol Testing and Workplace Assessments. Rob enjoys mentoring new graduate physiotherapists as part of his role and regularly educates physiotherapy students seeking further experience.

Rob enjoys playing tennis and walking his border collies down by the beach. He is an avid supporter of the Melbourne Football Club, Melbourne Storm and the Wallabies.



William Lenehan – Physiotherapist

William has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Charles Sturt University in Albury. He grew up along the coast in South West Victoria, where he enjoys keeping fit, surfing, playing AFL and reading. William has special interests in musculosketal and sporting injuries rehabilitation.







James Ingeri – Physiotherapist

James holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University, Brisbane. He has a keen interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and chronic back pain management. James is a huge Fremantle Dockers AFL fan, who has road tripped around Australia, and enjoys listening to country music. When’s a door, not a door? … When it’s ajar.






Chris Tierney – Physiotherapist

Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He then went on to study at the University of Melbourne where he received his Doctorate of Physiotherapy. His particular interests are the neurointergration of movement, chronic pain management, and sports rehabilitation. He is a tri-citizen (Canadian, American and Australian) who enjoys surfing, snowboarding, photography and puns. What do you call a fake noodle?… An Impasta.




Alanna Hickey – Physiotherapist

Alanna graduated from La Trobe University in Bundoora with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physiotherapy. She has recently relocated to Gippsland following working at a private practice on the Mornington Peninsula. Alanna previously also worked as the head physiotherapist for a local Women’s and Men’s football (AFL) team in this region. She is also currently completing research with La Trobe University looking at Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome.

Alanna also has a special interest in women’s health and Clinical Pilates, and has done further study in these areas. Alanna loves incorporating Clinical Pilates into her clients rehabilitation, as she believes it is an effective and fun way to achieve their goals!




Louise Adkins – Administration

Louise started with Gippsland Physiotherapy Group in 2016. Outside of work she is a teacher of Dancefit (Zumba). She is a Mum to three daughters and enjoys spending time and doing activities with them. Louise loves musical theatre and is directing a production of the musical Hairspray in 2017.







Emily Hall – Administration

Emily is a very proud mum of 2 children, blessed with a daughter and son. They are her world. Emily has a passion for art, poetry, photography and anything else creative. She also enjoys walking along the beach or strolling through nature. Emily is an avid Essendon support. ‘Go Bombers’ whose favourite quote is: ‘It’s not the destination that makes the journey, it’s the journey itself!’