Our Team

Range Physiotherapists

Anh Ngo


Anh graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Physiotherapy from La Trobe University. Her experience in working as a Sports Trainer in NPL Men’s and Women’s soccer has led to her interest in treating sport related, and general musculoskeletal injuries.

Anh believes in taking a person-centred approach to physio by looking at all aspects of your lifestyle, to tailor treatment specifically to you. By using a combination of manual therapy, education and exercise, she will work collaboratively with you, to get you back to doing what you love.

Outside of work you can find Anh playing guitar, watching the Premier League, and spending time with her friends and family.

Natalie Samie


Nat has completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Physiotherapy Practise. She has a passion for treating sports-related injuries and general musculoskeletal conditions. With a particular interest area in lower limb and neck injuries. Nat will work closely with you to relieve your pain and address the root cause of your problem and get you back to doing what you love.

She takes a holistic approach to your injury or complaint, looking beyond the immediate symptoms to understand the full picture. By considering your lifestyle, habits, and overall health, she can help you achieve the best possible results and prevent future injury. This is done using a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription and education.

Outside of the clinic, Nat enjoys lifting weights in the gym, Muay Thai Kickboxing and is also the physiotherapist for a NPL 2 Senior Men’s soccer club.

Amy Lawrence


Doctor of Physiotherapy (UoM, 2019); Bachelor Sports & Exercise Science (VU, 2016)

Amy has worked in private practice for a number of years, with a strong background in Clinical Pilates. Growing up with a heavy involvement in sports and exercise, Amy loves helping clients achieve their activity goals whether it be building up their running, hitting the gym or return to sport.

Amy believes management should involve a combination of education, manual therapy and exercise programming to help address not only the injury itself but underlying factors to prevent recurrence. Amy treats a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions, with particular interest in low back and neck pain, as well as clinical exercise.

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

Michael Kosasih


Michael takes great pride in helping people get the most out of their body so that they can live their best life. Through his own personal experience with knee (ACL) injuries, Michael truly understands what it’s like to be injured, which motivates him to provide personalised and high-quality care as a physiotherapist.

Michael’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Monash University and a Doctor of Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne. He is also a GLA:D trained physiotherapist making him a good fit for anyone with osteoarthritis.

Michael has a keen interest in sporting injuries, but also enjoys treating all types of pains and injuries across the lifespan. He has worked with several football clubs, grew up playing soccer and tennis, and currently enjoys long-distance running and weightlifting. Michael likes to incorporate a combination of manual therapy and exercise-based therapy, with a focus on addressing the underlying cause of the problem to help people get back to feeling their very best.

Beyond work, you can expect Michael to be perfecting his sourdough bread recipe, training for his next half-marathon, watching sport and planning his next travel adventure.

Dean Chadband


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!

Debbie Chan

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Debbie is an experienced musculoskeletal and pelvic health physiotherapist dedicated to enhancing your quality of life through targeted rehabilitation and holistic wellness strategies. With a Master of Physiotherapy and a Graduate Certificate of Continence and Pelvic Health from Curtin University, she has been a vital part of Range Physio for the last 4.5 years bringing a depth of knowledge and a passion for understanding the intricacies of the human body.

At the core of Debbie's practice is a commitment to addressing a wide range of conditions, from shoulders to pelvic health concerns. She is particularly passionate about treating the following conditions:
• Shoulders
• Headaches
• Neck pain
• TMJ dysfunction
• Lower back pain
• Pelvic pain
• Gluteal and hip pain
• Overactive bladder
• Incontinence
• Pelvic organ prolapse

Beyond alleviating immediate discomfort, Debbie emphasizes injury prevention and offers comprehensive pre and postnatal pelvic floor rehabilitation to safeguard against incontinence, prolapse, and pain, ensuring long-term wellness for patients at every stage of life.

Outside of the clinic, Debbie finds joy in the company of Ruffles, her beloved Samoyed and champion show dog, who is on the path to becoming a therapy dog. Additionally, she is navigating the journey of planning a wedding with her fiancé.

Courtney Ng


Courtney completed a bachelor of Exercise Science & Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University. Courtney has a keen interest in sports, neck & back injuries as well as general musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Courtney believes in utilising effective manual therapy, exercise, and education to treat the underlying cause of your injury. Courtney works with her clients to create a Tailored Management Plan with the aim to get people back to what they love to do, or to what they thought they were not physically capable of doing.

Outside of the clinic, Courtney spends her time working with Moreland City U23s soccer team and the AFL Umpires Association. She also enjoys lifting weights in the gym, kickboxing and exploring different brunch spots across Melbourne.

Kate McKenna


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.

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

Emma Heron

Principal Physiotherapist

Emma has completed her Masters in Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and is currently completing a PhD on the assessment and treatment of mastitis. In addition to working part time at Range Physio, she is a senior physio at The Royal Women’s Hospital and tutors on undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy university courses in the area of women’s, men’s and pelvic health.

Emma enjoys working with people across all stages of life to help them achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

Outside of work and study, Emma loves spending time with her family (husband James and their children Max and Stella) and hitting the ski slopes!

Emily O'Sullivan


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!

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!

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.

Anna Ponnampalam

Physiotherapist - currently on a career break in UK, expected return 2025

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.

Amy Reif

Senior Physiotherapist - currently on maternity leave, expected return 2025

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.

Range Myotherapists

Kirsty McLeod


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

David Usher


David graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry in 2006 at La Trobe University after simultaneously completing a Human Movement degree at RMIT. Soon after this, David moved to London, working with elite athletes and performers in the prestigious Fleet Street area.

Now based in Preston and Northcote, David’s area of expertise includes Biomechanics, Paediatrics and Nail surgery.

Outside of Podiatry, David loves spending time with his young family. David is a keen sportsman playing Hockey and enjoying Hiking, Snowboarding and Mountain Biking.

Range Administration Team

Michael Lancaster


Michael is currently our full time receptionist at our Northcote clinic. He is an aspiring performing artist, having recently completed his Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite performance) with Transit Dance. In his time away from the desk he enjoys taking dance class, playing escape rooms and socialising with friends over drinks on the weekends.

Molly Driver


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

Archisha Sharma


Archisha is a part time receptionist across our Northcote and Preston clinics. She is currently studying Physiotherapy at La Trobe University. As a former state athlete, Archisha still enjoys going down to the track for a run in her spare time. She also enjoys travelling, baking and spending time with her family and friends.

Taylah Wright


Taylah is a part-time receptionist at our Preston and Northcote clinics. She is a graduate Exercise and Sports Scientist and hopes to pursue a career in the elite sporting industry as a sports physiotherapist. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit at the gym, going to a game of footy and spending time with her friends at a bar.

Jordyn Williams


Jordyn is a part-time receptionist across our Preston and Northcote clinics. Originally from the North-East, Jordyn came to Melbourne to study Paramedicine through Victoria University. When not at the desk, Jordyn enjoys playing netball, spending time with her two dogs, or watching the footy as a one-eyed Collingwood supporter.

Tara Murphy


Tara is a part time receptionist across our Northcote and Preston clinics. She is currently entering her third-year of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University. In her spare time, Tara is a junior netball coach and umpire, enjoys the gym and spending time with friends, family and her miniature schnauzer Billie.

Aimee Hodgkinson


Aimee is a part time receptionist across our Northcote and Preston clinics. She is an ex-professional ballerina excited for her next chapter in life. In her spare time she can be found in a yoga studio or outside with a book in one hand coffee in the other.

Valerie Do


Valerie is one of our part-time receptionists across our Northcote & Preston clinics. She is currently enjoying her new journey of being a physiotherapy student.

Outside of the clinic, Valerie is passionate in dancing, Pilates and experimenting with recipes!

Verity Worley

Business Manager

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

Verity joined the Range team in 2012 when Range Northcote was born. Verity has a passion for administration and customer service and now leads the admin team across both the Northcote and Preston locations.

When Verity is not hard at work you can find her enjoying a flat white at a cafe, cycling, or out walking her dog Freddy.

Kara Davies