Our Team at MD Health

Meet our team of Physiotherapists and Accredited Exercise Physiologists at our Kew East and Doncaster East clinics

Meet our team of Physiotherapists and
Accredited Exercise Physiologists at MD Health

Michael Dermansky

MD Health Kew East
Senior Physiotherapist and Managing Director

Michael's Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)
  • Grad Dip Nutrition
  • Masters of Business Administration, Melbourne Business School
  • Graduate Certificate Physiotherapy (Continence & Pelvic Floor Rehab).
  • Michael has had formal training on McKenzie Mechanical Lumbar & Cervical training, Clinical Pilates Level 1&2; Ergonomics for Physiotherapists & Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop.
About Michael

Michael has now been working in physiotherapy for over 20 years, since graduating from Melbourne University in 1998 and is even more passionate about getting the best outcomes for clients than he was then.

Michael is always studying and looking for new and innovative ways to improve the service at MD Health, including and not limited to the ideas from the fitness industry and great customer service companies.

In his spare moments, he loves spending time with his two children, Sebastian and Alexander and hopefully taking them skiing more and more often.

Will Ryan

MD Health Kew East
Physiotherapist and
Clinical Staff Manager

Will's Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, APAM

About Will

Will grew up in Wagga Wagga, NSW, before moving to Albury to study Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University. He has previously worked as a gym attendant and Pool Lifeguard at the Kapooka Army Base near Wagga, and has also had experience in sports training with Jindera and Mangoplah Football Clubs. He is a die-hard Collingwood supporter, currently plays mixed netball and goes waterskiing in the summer.

Will has a special interest in the progression from rehabilitating injuries to returning to full function and injury prevention, utilising Strength and Conditioning principles into his programming. Will has completed several courses around this area, including strength and conditioning, spinal and sports physiotherapy courses. He is currently studying a Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.

Andrea Matias

MD Health Kew East
Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Assistant Clinical Staff Manager

Andrea's Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science – RMIT University

  • Masters in Clinical Exercise Science & Rehabilitation at Victoria University

  • Diploma in Clinical Pilates

About Andrea

Andrea obtains a Bachelors in Exercise & Sport Science & a Masters in Clinical Exercise Science & Rehabilitation. She also has recently completed her Diploma in Clinical Pilates. She has an interest in treating musculoskeletal conditions (especially lower back pain and specific diagnosis in hips). With her previous personal training experience, Andrea inspires to take her clients on journey moving from the rehabilitative phase, to progressing them to a more formal strength and conditioning program to restore optimal function.

Beyond her role as an AEP, she is a 5th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo, competing at an international level having won several titles for Australia.

Nicole Davis

MD Health Kew East
Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Myotherapist and Student Co-ordinator

Nicole's Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Health Science Clinical Myotherapy
  • Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation)

About Nicole

Nicole practiced as a Clinical Myotherapist in several multidisciplinary clinics for a few years before studying for her Masters. Nicole’s professional focus is about finding the cause of the problem and not just treating the symptoms.

Nicole enjoys working together with clients to manage their pain and help them achieve an improved quality of life as well as getting patients to reconnect to their bodies and achieve their full movement potential.

Stephan Panagos

MD Health Kew East
Physiotherapist and
Student Co-ordinator

Stephan's Qualifications

Stephan studied physiotherapy at La Trobe University, completing a Bachelor of Health Science (Majoring in Anatomy) and a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice.

Stephan believes strongly in the capacity of exercise-based therapy to improve disorders of movement and mitigate pain. Stephan has a primary interest in managing musculoskeletal disorders ranging from recent injuries, to longstanding movement disorders. He takes pride in helping patients through the journey from initial rehabilitation and foundational strength training, to returning to the activities they enjoy. Stephan has a passion for assisting people become more effecting in managing their own conditions and their own physical health.

About Stephan

Stephan studied physiotherapy at La Trobe University, completing a Bachelor of Health Science (Majoring in Anatomy) and a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice.

Stephan believes strongly in the capacity of exercise-based therapy to improve disorders of movement and mitigate pain. Stephan has a primary interest in managing musculoskeletal disorders ranging from recent injuries, to longstanding movement disorders. He takes pride in helping patients through the journey from initial rehabilitation and foundational strength training, to returning to the activities they enjoy. Stephan has a passion for assisting people become more effecting in managing their own conditions and their own physical health.

Nick Adkins

MD Health Doncaster East Branch Manager and Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Nick's Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science – University of Ballarat

  • Graduate Diploma of Clinical Exercise Physiology – University of Ballarat

About Nick

     

    Nick grew up in the small town of Daylesford, before moving to Ballarat for University studies in Exercise Science and Clinical Exercise Physiology. Throughout his studies, he completed placements at the Exercise Therapy Department of Ballarat Health Services, the Maryborough Hospital and McKellar Community Rehabilitation Centre in Geelong.

    Nick has a particular interest in rehabilitating injuries through strength training, particularly lower back pain. Nick includes sound principles of exercise science, strength and conditioning, neurology and pyschology into his treatment methods.

    Outside of work, Nick enjoys spending time with friends and family, walking his dogs Olly (Great Dane) and Yoshi (Husky) and playing basketball.

    Mark Latimer

    MD Health Doncaster East Physiotherapist

    Mark's Qualifications
    • APA Sports Physiotherapist B.App.Sc.(Physio)
    • MAPA Dip Med Radiog 

    About Mark

    Mark Latimer is an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Sports Physiotherapist who has extensive physiotherapy experience including treating a variety of high-performance athletes and working with national and international teams at four Commonwealth Games, one Olympic Games and two World Championships.

    Before joining MD Health, Mark ran a successful private Physiotherapy practice (previously known as Active Health Solutions) for nearly thirty years and developed the program called The Latimer Technique® for TMJ Assessment and Treatment for the management of jaw joint or Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) problems. He teaches this to health professionals and is the author of Clicky Jaws, a self-help book for the problematic TMJ sufferer.

    Mark enjoys public speaking and is a regular presenter to both his peers and other health professionals within Australia and overseas. He is a past national chairman of the APA Physiotherapy Business Australia and a qualified radiographer.

    Mark has travelled extensively for both professional and leisure purposes to countries such as Thailand, England, France, Italy, India, Nauru, New Zealand, Japan, Jordan, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. If he is not at work you can find him enjoying his Aston Martin, chasing balls on the golf course or in the bush 4WDing.

     

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