Our Team at QV Physiotherapy

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Andrew Pfeiffer

 

Focuses: Back and Neck Pain, Headaches, Sports Injuries, Training and Rehab Programs Graduating in 1998 from Melbourne University, Andrew has worked throughout the Australia and the UK. Having worked in the private sector for the last 15 years he has an in depth understanding of neck and back injuries and their management, with a focus on early manual therapy to relieve symptoms, and education and core strengthening to reduce recurrence.

 

With a background in tennis, football, running and (bad) surfing, and having looked after football/netball/soccer/rugby squads he has broad knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of sporting injuries, and returning you to your sport in better condition than you started.
He also supports Melbourne, though this is best not mentioned.

Christine Nguyen

 

Christine completed her Bachelor of Health Science degree in Adelaide before moving to Melbourne where she attained a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne. Coming from a background in dance, taekwondo and snow sports, Christine has developed an interest in sporting injuries and exercise-based rehabilitation. Christine also has experience in pre- and postnatal conditions.

 

Christine has spent 2 winter seasons working as a physiotherapist in Niseko, Japan, where she gained valuable experience in acute musculoskeletal injuries. As a result, her skill set is strong in the management of knees, including ACL, collateral ligament, and meniscus tears.

 

Her treatment approach includes a combination of manual techniques and exercise to ensure her clients reach their rehabilitation and health goals in a sustainable manner. Christine is qualified in Clinical Pilates and will often integrate this into treatment. She also believes in a holistic approach and considers physical and lifestyle factors when creating a treatment plan with clients.

 

In her spare time, Christine enjoys the occasional hip-hop yoga class, trips to the snow and a good glass of red wine.

Andy Britten

 

Andy graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in UK and has recently emigrated from sunny Scotland. Since graduation he has gained experience working private sectors in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, medical and elderly rehabilitation settings. He focuses on neck/back pain, sports injuries and post op rehabilitation and management of chronic conditions. Andy believes in manual treatment in conjunction with patient education and exercise prescription to allow optimal recovery and help patients achieve their goals.

 

Andy has a keen interest in soccer, both in a personal and professional sense. Having played soccer at various levels throughout his life, he was inspired to gain experience in the sport from a physiotherapy perspective. This led to a 3 year stint working for Celtic Football Club as a youth academy physiotherapist, which has rendered him highly proficient at both assessing and rehabilitating a host of sporting injuries.

Laura Ham

 

Laura graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and has since worked predominantly in the private sector. For the past two years, she lived in London and worked at a boutique private practice in a split MSK rehabilitation, Women’s Health and Pilates Instructor role.

 

Laura has been teaching matwork and equipment based Pilates classes for seven years and fully certified with APPI. During her time in London, she has received extensive training and experience in women’s health physiotherapy and found a real passion for pelvic health.

 

Laura’s skills lie within general musculoskeletal physiotherapy, exercise rehabilitation, sports specific clinical rehabilitation, ante-natal care and postnatal recovery -including continence conditions

Adrian Haughey

 

Adrian has been with QV Physiotherapy since 2015 after moving from New Zealand where he spent over 5 years working and managing a Physio & Pilates clinic in Auckland. Originally from Ireland, Adrian has a strong musculoskeletal and orthopedic background having worked with sports teams and in private practice since graduation.

 

Adrian places a strong emphasis on functional rehab, manual treatments and patient education linked to postural awareness using the Pilates principles. Adrian completed his dry needling and acupuncture post grad course in New Zealand and see great benefits when coupled with exercise rehabilitation.

 

He has also participated in sports from a young age which has made me appreciate the value of physiotherapy in both his life and the lives of his patients. He has played soccer at a semi-professional standard and enjoyed his time playing Gaelic (Irish AFL) both in Ireland and in New Zealand. As a single digit handicap golfer and weekend soccer player, Adrian has a keen interest in helping people achieve their functional and sporting goals whilst making the stabilizing process as sustainable as possible.

Kimberley McCall

 

Kimberley graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland in 2011. Since graduating she has worked in both the public and the private sector in a variety of settings in Scotland before moving to Melbourne in 2018.

 

Kimberley has a great deal of experience working in the sport having worked with a soccer team in Scotland for 4 years. She has also worked in elite sport with Basketball and athletic clients which further developed her interest and skills in treating sporting injuries. Kimberley also has a keen interest in treating shoulder and neck injuries.

 

Kimberley ensures that all treatments are individualized with the focus on achieving client goals. Her treatment approach includes manual therapy in conjunction with education and exercises rehabilitation. She will also be completing her Pilates training in the coming months and will look to incorporate this into her future practice.

David Andrew

David graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2012 and has worked in a variety of settings including private practices in Geelong, Melbourne, and the UK. With a passion for sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, David has continued to develop his skills in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of a range of injuries and conditions including post-surgical management. He uses a variety of treatment techniques including Dry Needling, joint mobilization and manipulation, massage and guided exercise to help alleviate pain and improve function.

 

Having undertaken further education in running gait assessment and retraining, he will be able to guide you from the early stages of injury back to peak performance. David continues to play football for Old Geelong in the VAFA and has experience providing services to VAFA and Victoria Netball League teams for acute and sub-acute injury management and prevention.

REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST

Monique Wagemakers

Monique joins QV Physiotherapy as one of our certified massage therapists as well as member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia. Originally from the Netherlands, Monique has worked across Europe as a ski Instructor giving her a great understanding of the benefits of manual therapies.

 

Monique has keen interests in Sports Massage, Remedial/Relaxation Massage, and Deep Tissue Massage for your pre/post sports event or even for your remedial needs.

 

Since arriving in Melbourne she has volunteered extensively at public events such as the Melbourne Marathon, Mothers Day Classic, Australian Open Playoffs to name a few.

Guste Vankeviciute

Guste is a qualified physiotherapist in Lithuania and currently a certified Massage Therapist and a member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia. After a short break from work and exploring a bit of Europe she decided to move to Melbourne in 2018 to study Remedial Massage. Being able to experience somewhere far away from home and be able to develop and grow professionally keeps her motivated, optimistic, creative and energetic every single day.

 

For her treatments, Guste combines deep tissue and sports massage techniques. She is also passionate for water shiatsu massage. It is a field she would like to explore more, enabling her to integrate her massage therapy skills into the water.

 

Outside of work, Guste has a passion for movement training classes in Melbourne where she is exploring new ways of moving her body. Her free time is moving time – walking with a dog, riding her bike, exploring the city, dancing and being adventurous wherever she goes.

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