Gippsland Physiotherapy Group Warragul
1/7 Barkly St. Warragul VIC 3820

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 6:30pm

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Gippsland Physiotherapy Group Warragul has provided high quality physiotherapy, massage therapy and clinical Pilates services for over 15 years.


You’ll find our practice conveniently situated at 1/7 Barkly Street just down from the West Gippsland Medical Group.


The practice features four consultation rooms and a Pilates studio room.

Team/Service Provided

We have four physiotherapists and three massage therapists meeting your expectations through:

Service Philosophy

  • Assessment that is thorough and comprehensive
  • Diagnosis that is accurate and easy to understand
  • Treatment that actively targets the problem and minimises the recovery time
  • Follow up that assists in the understanding and management of the condition targeting complete recovery and minimising the chance of recurrence

Services – Service Type

  • Physiotherapy – comprehensive treatment and management of all physical conditions
  • Massage Therapy – treatment and management of all physical conditions or alleviation of tension/stress
  • Clinical Pilates – as part of physical injury management or for fitness/strength/injury prevention
  • Custom Made Orthotics – as part of physical injury management or prevention of foot/lower leg injuries
  • Hydrotherapy – as part of rehabilitation including post-operative care

Services – Category

  • All WorkSafe, TAC injuries treated at no cost
  • All Medicare (EPC) referrals treated at no cost
  • Private fees kept as low as possible and claimable on Private Health Insurance (extras)

Services – Injury Type

  • Neck and back pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Muscular Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain
  • Dry Needling
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Meet The Team


Mark Alcock, Gippsland Physiotherapy Group Warragul

Mark Alcock (Director)

Mark joined the company in 2014 following his graduation from Otago University in New Zealand. In 2016 he stepped up to become one of the directors of the company and is now clinic manager in Warragul. He has a keen interest in sports injuries and is in his final year of his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy.

His interest in sports has led him to work for Tennis Australia at the AGL Loy Yang ITF Junior Tennis tournament in Traralgon with more tournaments on the agenda for the year to come. Despite normally treating injuries after they have occurred, Mark is also passionate about preventing them too by identifying concerns and managing them before they progress to injuries. Dry needling is one of his areas of expertise.

Mark prides himself on keeping up to date with the latest physiotherapy evidence ensuring he provides a high level of care for all of clients from all walks of life.

Rachel Bickerdike, Gippsland Physiotherapy Group Warragul

Rachel Bickerdike

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from Monash University. Rachel is a West Gippsland Native and is currently the physiotherapist for her local football and netball club. She has a love for all sports.

She plays competitive tennis, and is a former gymnast and gymnastics coach; as a result of her strong sports focus, Rachel has a keen interest in sports physiotherapy, musculoskeletal rehabilitation and Clinical Pilates.

Rachel Vogel, Gippsland Physiotherapy Group Warragul

Rachel Vogel

Rachel started with the Warragul practice having completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences/Masters of Physiotherapy Practice from La Trobe University. Prior to commencing her career as a physiotherapist, Rachel completed a Bachelor of Dance (Hons) from the Victorian College of the Arts and her Level II APMA Pilates certification through the Grounded Movement Pilates Studio in Malvern (formerly Physicalmind) under Paul Cini.

Rachel gained extensive performance and teaching experience both here in Victoria and in London, UK. She danced for Rambert Dance Company’s youth company, Quicksilver, and taught for the English National Ballet, contributing to their outreach programmes. She was also a cultural ambassador for the 2012 London Olympics.

Through her love of movement and teaching, Rachel pursued physiotherapy as an avenue to be able to help people return to activity. She enjoys treating young dancers, understanding first-hand the demand of the profession and the requirements to continue performing. Rachel also has a special interest in treating neck pain, low back pain and hip pain. Dry needling is one of her areas of expertise.

When she’s not working, you’ll find Rachel enjoying the performances at the West Gippsland Arts Centre, out on a hiking trail, or trying (and sometimes failing) at tending her garden.

Tarnia Palmer, Gippsland Physiotherapy Group Drouin

Tarnia Palmer

Tarnia obtained her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Monash University, Victoria. Tarnia’s main interest is in treating lower back and neck pain, as well as shoulder injuries which have been a primary focus through her attendance of ongoing professional development courses.

Tarnia enjoys adapting exercises for a goal-based recovery for the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries/conditions. Tarnia uses a variety of treatments including; dry needling, clinical Pilates and manual therapy to help achieve client recovery goals.

Kyle Salerno, Gippsland Physiotherapy Group Warragul

Kyle Salerno

Kyle graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Kyle’s area of interest is sports injuries, along with spinal injuries. Kyle pulls double duty as both a cricket and football player, the former as part of the West Gippsland Cricket Association, and has recently begun acting as a junior cricket coach.

Outside of work Kyle spends time with his family and barracks for the Brisbane Lions in the AFL.

Wali Aman, Gippsland Physiotherapy Group Warragul

Wali Aman

Wali obtained a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

His professional interest lie in management of sporting injuries, along with musculoskeletal treatment. This ties in with Wali’s love of sport, having played basketball, football (respresenting Otago), futsal (representing New Zealand) and competed in athletics. In addition, Wali frequents the gym for strength and conditioning training.

Wali is new to Gippsland, having spent six months here before commencing with Gippsland Physiotherapy Group, and compares the community feeling favorably to that of his hometown of Dunedin, finding it very welcoming and friendly.

Madeline Putland

Madeline is an alumnus of the University of Melbourne, having attained a Bachelor of Biomedicine (with a major in Anatomy), and a Doctor of Physiotherapy. Madeline’s professional interests are in women’s health, clinical Pilates and treating musculoskeletal injuries.

Having grown up in Mildura, Madeleine is looking forward to involving herself in the local community after having studied in Melbourne for several years. She is an avid netball player, and enjoys baking and gardening.

Daniel Ho

Daniel is a graduate of Monash University, holding a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). His professional interests are in sports injuries and related rehab, along with orthopaedic surgery and treating lower back pain.

Daniel enjoys the winter as it allows him to indulge his love of skiing. In the summer he plays tennis and closely follows the Australian Open.

Michael Hombsch

Michael graduated with honours from Monash University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Michael’s particular interests lie in treating sports injuries, strength and conditioning and injury prevention programs. He has previously worked with several football and soccer clubs, most recently Melbourne Victory Football Club.

Michael enjoys the community feel of the local area and loves applying himself to the diverse range of conditions and people he encounters in the practice. When he is not working on solving client’s physical injury concerns he enjoys soccer, running, snowboarding and going to the gym.

Nicole Velez

Nicole is a graduate of the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay (located in Manila, the Philippines). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy.

Her professional interests lie in treating sports injuries, which stems from having interned with a football team, which taught her multiple techniques and methods of dealing with musculoskeletal conditions. Neurological and paediatric conditions are additional interests Nicole intends to pursue due to their complexity.

Nicole is looking forward to working for a practice that is client centred and prioritizes the client’s well being by providing excellent service. Outside of work Nicole enjoys volleyball, outdoor running and going to the gym. She grew up with soccer and is currently learning the finer points of AFL. Nicole also enjoys reading novels and listening to music.

Massage Therapist

Caleb Fisher, Gippsland Physiotherapy Group Warragul

Caleb Fisher

Caleb completed his Diploma of Remedial Massage at Federation Training Morwell/Traralgon. He has a dedicated interest in muscular injuries of the neck as well as the upper thoracic region and the arms.

Caleb grew up on a farm in Devon North until 2012, where he moved to Drouin and commenced high school at Chairo Christian School.