Our Team at MD Health

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

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

Michael Dermansky Senior Physiotherapist and Managing Director

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.

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Nick Adkins

MD Health Templestowe
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
  • McGill Method Certified by BackFitPro

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. In 2020 Nick became McGill Method Certified by BackFitPro and is currently the only certified clinician in Victoria and one of four in Australia.

    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.

    Nicole Davis

    MD Health  Templestowe
    Assistant Branch Manager, Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Myotherapist


    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.

    Will Ryan

    MD Health  Paddington
    Physiotherapist and Paddington Branch 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-Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Andrea Matias

    MD Health Kew East
    Accredited Exercise Physiologist 


    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.

    Adriane Ward- Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Adriane Ward

    MD Health Kew East
    Senior Accredited Exercise Physiologist 

    Adriane's Qualifications
    About Adriane
    Jordan Tripodi- Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Jordan Tripodi

    MD Health Kew East
    Accredited Exercise Physiologist


    Jordan's Qualifications


    •  Bachelor of Exercise Science
    • Masters of Exercise Physiology
    About Jordan

    Jordan completed his bachelor of Exercise Science at La Trobe University, where he developed a passion for using exercise to improve a person’s quality of life. He then went on to complete his masters in Exercise Physiology and completed his first clinical placement at MD Health during 2020.
    Jordan aims to use his knowledge of the benefits of exercise to help people improve their quality of life and achieve their own personal goals. He has a particular interest in musculoskeletal injuries concerning the hip and the shoulder.
    Outside of work, Jordan enjoys keeping active by going to the gym and playing local football and basketball. He also loves his music and plays guitar in a band.


    Stephan Panagos Physiotherapist and Student Co-ordinator

    Stephan Panagos

    MD Health Templestowe

    Physiotherapist and Student Co-ordinator


    Stephan's Qualifications
    • Bachelor of Health Science
    • Masters of Physiotherapy practice


    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.

    Kavish Narayan - Physiotherapist

    Kavish Narayan

    MD Health Kew East


    Kavish's Qualifications
    • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
    • Bachelor of Health & Medical Science (Honours)
    • Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)

    About Kavish

    Kavish began his studies by initially completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and a Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours) at Deakin University in Waurn Ponds, Geelong. He then completed his physiotherapy degree at The University of Melbourne and graduated in December of 2019.
    Kavish has a strong interest in musculoskeletal injuries, specifically shoulder and low back pain. He is a passionate advocate for utilising strength and evidence based principles, in the rehabilitation process to get people back to doing what they enjoy the most.  
    Outside of work and study, Kavish is highly active as he participates in competitive boxing, mixed martial arts and strength training himself. He also loves working on his cars and is a huge snow sports fan, having grown up snowboarding.

    Meet our admin team

    Stephanie Spiteri- Business Development Manager

    Stephanie Spiteri

    MD Health Paddington
    Practice Manager & MD Health Business Development Manager


    About Steph

      Stephanie completed her Bachelor degree in Health Science:Nutritional Medicine at Endeavour College of Natural Health. After completing her degree in 2015, she relocated to the U.K for the next 3 years where she worked in a multidisciplinary clinic and travelled around Europe & South-East Asia.

      Franca Dema- Practice Manaager

      Franca Dema

      MD Health Templestowe
      Practice Manager


      About Franca

      After completing her Bachelor of Business Degree in Office Management, Franca went on to work as a Personal Assistant to various MDs and CEOs over a 10 year period. 

      Returning to work after a short break to start a family, she then took on various roles in office management.

      Most recently, she enjoyed working in aged care, managing the office and coordinating admissions. Franca enjoys keeping active, dancing, day trips and entertaining.

      Ellie Benton- Practice Manager

      Ellie Benton

      MD Health Kew East
      Practice Manager


      About Ellie

      Ellie graduated from high school in 2015 and took a gap year to work at her local bakery in Broken Hill, NSW. She then left her hometown and family to relocate to Melbourne to undertake her Bachelor of Paramedicine, which she completed in 2020 at Australian Catholic University. Ellie previously worked in the fitness industry and found a passion for health and nutrition. In her spare time, Ellie likes learning about women’s health, throwing dinner parties for her friends and doing Pilates.

      Matilda Hall

      MD Health Kew East


      About Matilda


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