Our Team

Range Physiotherapists

Debbie Chan

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Debbie is an experienced physiotherapist dual trained in treating musculoskeletal and women’s health conditions. She graduated with a high distinction Master of Physiotherapy and is currently completing her Master of Pelvic Health and Continence (AKA Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health) through the Curtin University.

Debbie invests in every one of her clients to make sure they get the best evidence-based management and improve under her care. She believes building a therapeutic long-term relationship with clients is the key to improve their quality of life. After a couple of years of treating musculoskeletal and sport injuries in private practice, Debbie discovered a keen interest in treating pre-natal and post-natal women with pelvic dysfunction, which she has found very rewarding. Debbie is skilled in pelvic floor muscle training, antenatal & postnatal management and treating incontinence, prolapse and pelvic pain.

Debbie is also experienced in teaching Clinical Pilates and Functional/Strength training and runs group classes every day. She enjoys helping clients to achieve their goals so that they can actively enjoy life.

Outside of work & studying, Debbie enjoys doing Pilates, strength training and playing tennis. She also loves a cuddle from babies (including fur babies!) and looks forward to forming her own family soon.

Dean Chadband

Physiotherapist

Dean completed his Masters of Physiotherapy Practice degree at La Trobe University. Throughout his degree, he was able to gain valuable experience in both public and private hospitals, in addition to private practice physiotherapy. Prior to to his Masters degree, Dean completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree, majoring in Human Physiology and Anatomy also at La Trobe University, and Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement at Victoria University.

Dean has a strong interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation, which has developed from personal experience with his own injuries through competing primarily in football over the years. He is also interested in management of general musculoskeletal conditions, particularly ankle and neck conditions. Dean’s practice philosophy involves the use of manual techniques and exercise therapy in the rehabilitation journey. Additionally, the importance of client education and involvement in their own rehabilitation pathway.

Away from physiotherapy, Dean keeps active by running, attending the gym and playing golf as regularly as possible. He also enjoys travelling, catching up with family and friends and supporting the Western Bulldogs!

Michael Ho

Physiotherapist

Michael, who was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, made the move to Australia to pursue his dream of physiotherapy and completed the Doctor of Physiotherapy course at the University of Melbourne. Prior to moving to Australia, he had completed a double Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia.

Michael believes in a holistic approach to his treatment and likes to incorporate a unique blend of his educational background into his sessions. Moreover, Michael has also completed training in Clinical Pilates and Strength & Conditioning as additional tools that he implements into treatment.

Michael enjoys treating all kinds of musculoskeletal presentations and has a particular interest in sporting injuries. Michael’s practice philosophy involves a combination of manual therapy techniques, exercise prescription and empowering the client with education on their rehabilitation journey.

Outside of work, Michael has a huge passion for food and cooking. You’ll often find him searching for the next best restaurants. He also enjoys playing basketball, golf and weight lifting and is an avid fan of all North American sports (although the AFL is slowing growing on him).

Michael is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Kate McKenna

Physiotherapist

Kate has a strong interest in sport and exercise, having completed a bachelor in exercise science and working as a personal trainer while completing her Doctor of Physiotherapy degree. She has a keen interest in strength training and running, having competed in powerlifting and completed a half marathon. She has an interest in general musculoskeletal injury management and helping people get back to the activities they enjoy.
Kate grew up near Melbourne and likes to keep busy training in the gym, running, anything outdoors and catching up with family and friends.

Stuart Patten

Principal Physiotherapist

Stuart completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011 at La Trobe University. He joined the team at Range Physio in 2014 and has over 10 years of experience managing a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and has developed a passion for helping his clients move and feel better.
In 2020, Stuart and the Range team launched a second practice, Range Physio Preston. As a Preston local, Stuart is thrilled to provide quality physiotherapy, clinical Pilates, and strength and rehabilitation services to his local community.
In addition to his work, Stuart is a keen sportsman. He has been a playing coach with a local senior Australian rules football team and has coached a senior women’s football team in the VWFL. Stuart has experience working with local football, soccer and cricket teams to keep players preforming at their best throughout the season.
Outside of Range, Stuart finds supreme joy walking the isles of his local hardware store with his 3-year-old son, Harry, in tow. He is a keen fisherman, diver and sandcastle builder.

Rohan Singleton

Principal Physiotherapist

Rohan is a Northcote local who was part of the team that started Range Physio in 2012. He graduated from Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne and completed his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University.

Rohan enjoys treating a broad range of both sport and general musculoskeletal injuries. He is a firm believer in combining effective manual therapy with education, advice and structured rehabilitation. His rehabilitation philosophy combines the key elements of pilates with the principles of strength and conditioning.

Away from Physio Rohan loves spending time with his young family (Wife Mel and baby Sloane!), playing cricket for the Cheeseheads, getting out on the golf course and pretending not to support the Kangas!

Amy Lawrence

Associate Physiotherapist

Amy has worked in private practice for a number of years, with a strong background in musculoskeletal injuries and clinical Pilates. Amy completed the Doctor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne, following her Bachelor of Sports Science (Exercise Science) at Victoria University.

Throughout her training, Amy gained experience with a variety of populations, which helped develop her holistic approach to client care. Amy believes management should involve a combination of education, manual therapy and exercise to help empower clients to achieve their goals. With a heavy involvement in competitive sports growing up, Amy loves helping clients return to their activities and strongly believes in an evidence-based focus for both rehabilitation and injury prevention.

Amy treats a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions with a particular interest in the pelvis and spine, as well as pre- and post-natal populations.

Outside of work you can find Amy out on the footy field or in the gym, or hanging at home with her 2 cats.

Emily O'Sullivan

Physiotherapist

BApplied Science MPhysiotherapy Practice (LTU); ASCA Level 1 S&C; Clinical Exercise, Dry needling

Emily has a keen interest in acute musculoskeletal injury assessment and rehabilitation, with particular experience working in sport, she has developed a tactical and results-driven mindset to help support her clients meet their optimal physical health.

Emily enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, along with paediatric rehabilitation, Clinical Pilates, return to running and exercise programming. Emily’s philosophy for practice intends to utilise key physiotherapy techniques, manual therapy and education, in conjunction with her clients’ values and desires.

Currently working as the physiotherapist for Banyule Football Club and Carey Baptist Grammar School (APS Girls Football), Emily's weekends are spent on the sidelines of a footy match or enjoying a run with friends, refuelling with a drop of Melbourne’s finest!

Amy Reif

Senior Physiotherapist

Amy grew up in the Riverina playing a variety of sports and traveling with her family and the Army. As a Physiotherapist, she has worked in private practices in Sydney and Albury, but has since settled in Melbourne with her husband Ben.

Amy enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries across all ages. She prides herself in providing a combination of hands-on treatment with tailored education, advice and a focus on addressing the root cause of the problem so her patients can maintain lifelong wellness.

Amy has a special interest in women’s health and functional strength, having completed additional training in Strength & Conditioning, managing inflammatory conditions of the breast, pelvic girdle dysfunctions, and abdominal separation.

Outside of work, Amy is an enthusiastic foodie, always up for an outdoor adventure, particularly if it involves rock climbing or kayaking, and is an avid CrossFitter.

Anna Ponnampalam

Physiotherapist

Anna grew up in Melbourne playing a wide variety of sports including tennis, cross country running and rowing, which inspired her to pursue a career in physiotherapy.

Anna enjoys treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including neck, back, ankle and shoulder conditions. She believes in using a combination of manual therapy techniques, tailored exercise prescription and education to help clients return to activities important to them and preventing injury from re-occurring.

Outside the clinic, Anna enjoys taking her dog to the park, travelling and having a laugh with friends.

James Heron

Principal Physiotherapist

James enjoys treating a variety of conditions and thrives on the opportunity to fully understand how each individual may be impacted to help develop the most appropriate management pathway.

James has a special interest in treating headaches and temporomanibular joint dysfunction.

In March 2018 James and his wife Emma welcomed their first child Max. Outside of the clinic he can be found chasing after Max while still trying to enjoy a good coffee or catch a game of AFL.

Wendell Vagg

Senior Physiotherapist

Wendell grew up in country NSW before moving to Melbourne to complete his Physiotherapy degree. He began his career in the public health system, predominantly in musculoskeletal outpatients. He gained experience in rehabilitating fracture and post op clients along with the management of people with more chronic conditions.

He has spent the past few years based in London where he spent his time working in private practice along with regularly travelling throughout Europe. He returned to Melbourne with experience across a variety of fields including public health, private practice, occupational health, aged care and working with an amateur football team.

He has experience with all musculoskeletal conditions and is passionate about not only resolving pain, but optimising health and movement to produce lifelong changes. He especially enjoys treating back pain, shoulder issues and tendon problems with a combination of manual techniques, movement optimisation, strengthening and education.

Outside of the clinic, Wendell keeps active by playing football in the winter and cricket in the summer. Through these interests Wendell has had his fair share of and treated many sporting injuries. Away from physio, he loves spending time on his family farm and fishing/camping on the mighty Murray River

Range Myotherapists

Kirsty McLeod

Myotherapist

Kirsty completed both an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy and a Diploma in Remedial Massage at RMIT University in Melbourne.

Kirsty has extensive experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries. Treatment techniques include Deep Tissue Muscle Massage, Myofascial Cupping, Dry Needling, Sports Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and application of Kinesiology Tape.

She gained her experience during her two and a half years at RMIT University. During this time, she treated a wide range of clients at the RMIT clinic. She provided a thorough holistic assessment to identify the cause of her client’s pain or injury which resulted in using manual therapies to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement.

Kirsty is passionate about her profession in Myotherapy. She provides treatment programs specifically tailored to her client’s individual needs with results in them becoming pain-free.
Kirsty enjoys the outdoors, playing tennis and going for walks with her dog and spending time with family and friends.

Range Podiatrist

Alec Solomons

Podiatrist

Originally from New Zealand, Alec moved to Melbourne in 2021 to experience life across the ditch. Alec completed his Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Podiatry Degree in 2017 from Auckland University of Technology.

Alec has a keen interest in biomechanics having predominantly worked in sports clinics in his native New Zealand.

Alec is a keen soccer player and has competed at international level. This gives light to his interest in biomechanics as he has had his own fair share of injuries.

Alec has a passion for exercise rehabilitation as he believes happy feet equals a happy life! Alec is a strong believer in working with his patients to achieve their best outcomes in a collaborative and enjoyable manner.

Outside of podiatry Alec plays soccer for Geelong SC and spends a lot of his time trying to find the best coffee spots Melbourne

Range Administration Team

Kara Davies

Receptionist

Anna Oleinikov

Receptionist

Anna is currently working as one of the part- time receptionist at Range Physio. When she’s not working she’s out exploring new bars with her friends, spending weekends away at Torquay or discovering new places to hike.

Verity Worley

Senior Practice Manager

Verity was born and raised in New Zealand but now calls Melbourne home.

Verity’s passion for Administration and Customer Service led her to the Back in Motion Northcote team where she takes on the role as Senior Practice Manager. Verity can be found at our Back In Motion Northcote & Back In Motion Preston practices. When Verity is not hard at work you can find her enjoying a flat white at a cafe, cycling, or hiking in outer Melboune.

Tara Cavallo

Receptionist

Tara is a part time receptionist at both the Northcote and Preston Range clinics. She has a background as a Beauty Therapist and is currently studying a Bachelor of Environmental Science majoring in Wildlife and Conservation Biology. In her spare time, you'll find Tara practicing yoga, drawing or hanging out with her friends or pets!

Christina Stratakos

Receptionist

Christina is one of our part time receptionists at both the Northcote and Preston clinic. She is currently studying Exercise and Sport Science majoring in Exercise Physiology. Christina speaks both Greek and Italian and is always up for a chat. In her spare time you’ll find Christina at the gym, doing Greek dancing or spending time with friends and family.

Ella Gook

Receptionist

Ella is currently completely her first year in a double degree of law/psychology at La Trobe University. During her free time she enjoys playing basketball, cooking, going to the movies and finding new breakfast spots to try with friends!

Molly Driver

Receptionist

Molly is currently working as a part time receptionist at our Northcote clinic. She is currently heading into her final year of Sports science/nutrition science at Deakin University, with the hopes of one day becoming a physiotherapist. In her spare time, Molly enjoys heading to the gym, spending time with friends and family and supporting the Western Bulldogs

Chloe Bartlett

Receptionist

Chloe is currently working full-time in reception at our Northcote clinic. When she’s not working away behind the desk you can find her playing with her German Shephard puppy Pip, having a boogie and enjoying a cheeky wine with her friends and family and getting up to the river in Echuca, Moama as much as possible on the weekends.