Please note that prior to our current name Restore Movement we were known as Lifecare Ashburton Physiotherapy for 10 years.

Our team of Physiotherapists

Restore Movement has a blend of youth and experience within its team.Its Physiotherapists have Post Graduate Qualifications as well as Honours degrees and have worked in Elite Sport,Teaching Hospitals,Private Practice and Universities.We have helped local sports clubs,schools and Medical Centres and have a special interest in AFL,soccer,golf,cricket,gaelic football,tennis,netball and basketball.More helpful information is written below for you to read.”

Steve Sandor [Director] APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist MAPA

Steve started this Practice in 2001 at Ashwood Medical Group under the name of Lifecare Ashburton Physiotherapy.The Practice relocated in April 2011 to larger,renovated premises known now as Restore Movement.The name identifying our goal to help you get back to your best.

Steve qualified in 1977 with a Bachelors Degree from Lincoln Institute of Higher Education .He then worked at the Latrobe Valley Hospital, Moe and Sacred Heart Hospital, Moreland before becoming a partner in Sports Medicine Centres of Victoria in 1980.From 1980,he worked at Croydon,Ashwood and Prahran Sports Medicine Centres until 2005.

Along the journey, Steve worked at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, the World Police Games in Melbourne, multiple Melbourne Marathons ,World Badminton Championships in Melbourne and Australia A Cricket team in 1998.

Steve worked for Richmond Football Club 1979-1983 and was fortunate to be involved in their Premiership of 1980.He then worked for the Victorian Bushrangers Cricket team 1994-2002 who were victorious in 2 One day Competitions and Runners up twice in the Seffield Shield.

Since then, Steve has assisted Malvern City Football Club to a Premiership in 2010 and Eastern Lions FC in 2011.On the cricket side he has worked with Richmond, Camberwell, Oakleigh, Burwood, Glen Iris and Ajax Cricket Clubs[Life Member] since 1982.One of Steve’s longest commitments[33 years] has been to Syndal/Tally Ho, now called Chadstone Football Club where he is a Life Member.

Steve has been a lecturer on Sports Injuries at Lincoln Institute and been a co Author in 2 Sports Injury publications plus published an article on “Medial ligament of the knee Rehabilitation using isokinetic exercise” for the JOSPT in 1983 with Professor John Hart, Orthopaedic surgeon.

In his spare time, Steve spends time with his family, walks his German Shepherd, Sarge, goes to the gym, plays golf, enjoys movies, comedy, thoroughbred breeding, public speaking and mentoring young Physiotherapists.

Appointments can be made by ringing 98854571 from 8am – 7.30 pm. Urgent needs will be accommodated by our team

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Terry Boyd B App Sci (Physiotherapy)

A career in Sports Medicine seemed a natural progression for Terry, having spent most of his life involved in both competitive and recreational adventure sports (including Downriver / Wildwater Kayak, Rock Climbing & Mountaineering, Alpine and Cross-country Skiing, Ultra-endurance and Mutlisport). Terry graduated from Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences in 1986 and moved quickly into Sports Physiotherapy practice, working at Malvern, Croydon and Prahran Sports Medicine Centres from 1987 until 2008, having become a director at Sports Medicine Centres of Victoria [now Lifecare] in 1989. Terry became a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation in 2005 having served on both the Victorian and National Boards of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA): he remains a member of the Victorian board. SMA is Australia’s peak National umbrella body for Sports Medicine and Sports Science and is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading multidisciplinary Sports Medicine body.

In his time as a Sports Physiotherapist, Terry has helped a vast array of athletes, dancers and musicians. He has worked as a consultant at the Australian Institute of Sport and has been appointed to the medical teams of many national and international sporting events including the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and World Netball Championships.

Married with three, adult children, Terry's outdoor activities continue, although in more modest form with rock climbing, bushwalking and photography being foremost.

Appointments can be made by ringing 98854571 from 8am - 7.30 pm. Urgent needs will be accommodated by our team

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Matthew Chan Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2004 (University of Melbourne)

Matthew has worked in Tasmania and Victoria in a wide variety of fields including Community health, Aged care and Occupational physiotherapy.

He joined the Restore Movement team in 2014 and has studied with Steve Sandor to enhance his skills and knowledge.

Matthew's special interests include back and neck pain, including sciatica and headaches and sports injuries.

From his work in occupational physiotherapy, he is experienced with proactive strategies to prevent back, neck and shoulder pain from bad posture and repetitive strain injuries from work.

He gets excited about ergonomic setup of office workstations and manual handling training to prevent lifting injuries.

Matthew is a strong believer of continuous learning. He has developed skills in:

  • Occupational safety
  • Ergonomic workstation setup
  • Repetitive strain injuries (Elbow, wrist, hands)
  • Workplace injuries
  • Core stabalisation training (Back, Neck)
  • Running assessments and training.

In his spare time, Matthew likes to cycle, swim, practice Tai Chi and swing dance. He is an avid reader of Stephen King and thought the Harry Potter books were almost as good as his love of cheese cake, which he works off by running half marathons

Appointments can be made by ringing 98854571 from 8am – 7.30 pm. Urgent needs will be accommodated by our team

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Rozana Grinberg Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2002

Rozana Grinberg has worked at Restore Movement since 2009.She finished her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Israel at the Tel-Aviv University in 2002.She worked in a rehabilitation Centre treating Neurological and Orthopaedic conditions. In 2005 she completed her Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Melbourne University. In addition, Rozana is a qualified Pilates Instructor, teaching individuals and classes.

Rozana has an interest in Spinal and Musculoskeletal conditions and is qualified in the field of Dry Needling. Being a mum, she is passionate about helping women through pregnancy and post natal or pelvic floor issues. Rozana strongly believes that core strength, good posture and exercises are part of a healthy body, so she is integrating her Physiotherapy and Pilates knowledge to help her clients achieve efficient painfree movement.

Appointments can be made by ringing 98854571 from 8am – 7.30 pm. Urgent needs will be accommodated by our team

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Sophie Tickler Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Honours 2000

Sophie Tickler, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Honours Melbourne University 2000

After qualifying in 2000 from Melbourne University, Sophie practiced Physiotherapy in a variety of settings and countries, including Australia, United Kingdom and Ireland. She worked extensively for the British Military over several years and relished the opportunity to work in such a unique environment. Starting Restore Movement in 2008, Sophie enjoys working with patients with acute conditions, but specializes more with those requiring rehabilitation. Her goal is to help every patient Restore normal movement patterns which are stable, efficient and controlled.

Sophie conducts Pilates classes and One on one Pilates sessions three times per week and has completed the following post graduate courses. She also has a young daughter and Physiotherapist husband who fill her spare time.

Post Graduate training:

  • Pilates level 1&2 Dance Medicine Australia
  • Movement Analysis; Joanne Elphinston Movement systems
  • Sacro-iliac joint: A combined approach
  • Lyn Watson Sporting shoulder
  • Dry Needling
  • Thoracic spine and Practical Biomechanics

Appointments can be made by ringing 98854571 from 8am – 7.30 pm. Urgent needs will be accommodated by our team

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Tom Rosewarne

After graduating from the University of South Australia in 2000, Tom went on to gain private practice experience in Bendigo and the United Kingdom. After returning to Australia, Tom began clinical work in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne at Croydon Total Footcare before joining Steve at what was then Lifecare Ashburton in 2007. Tom has a keen interest in all areas of foot health including diabetic foot management and overuse injuries of the foot and lower limb.

Appointments can be made by ringing 98854571 from 8am – 7.30 pm. Urgent needs will be accommodated by our team

Remedial Masseur

Claudia Witts

Information coming soon.

We are open:

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Tuesday and Friday: 7.30am – 7pm
Saturday: 8am - 12.30 pm

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Call: 98854571
Fax: 98860072

Special offers!

  • Free Pedometer with every Real Time Ultrasound test of your core muscles. Cost of test is $50 until March (usually $82)
  • We are supporting Tradies Week and will provide a "VIP" fee for any Tradie on production of their work Membership card during August.

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Areas we cover

Ashburton - Ashwood - Burwood - Burwood east - Camberwell - Carnegie - Chadstone - Clayton - Hawthorn - Hawthorn East - Malvern East - Mount Waverley - Surrey Hills

If your location is not listed above call us on 98854571 and we will see how we can help.
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