Practitioners

JAMES NELSON from Geelong Physiotherapy

JAMES NELSON     B. Physio. M.A.P.A.

Graduating from The University of Melbourne in 1996, James is now enjoying living and working in Geelong.  Post University he has held positions in rural Victoria, Melbourne and overseas, including stints with the British Forces (Germany) and the Irish Olympic physiotherapy team.  Having grown up in Geelong, he has returned to the area and has worked with Geelong Physiotherapy since 2000. James has a particular interest in musculoskeletal/sports rehabilitation, notably with athletics, cricket and hockey.  James has completed further studies in dry needling and has keenly incorporated this into his daily practise. James is a certified Early Intervention Physiotherapist with Workcover and the Transport Accident Commission.
NICK HOLMES from Geelong Physiotherapy

NICK HOLMES   B.Physio M.A.P.A.

Nick completed his physiotherapy degree at Charles Sturt University in Albury in 2008.  Nick worked in the Public Health System at Albury-Wodonga Health and Barwon Health before joining Geelong Physiotherapy in 2011.  After relocating to London in 2012, Nick worked for West Hampstead Physiotherapy, a private musculo-skeletal clinic in North London, before returning to the local area and Geelong Physiotherapy in mid 2014.  Nick has a clinical interest in sports and spinal physiotherapy, is a dry-needling therapist,  Outside work hours Nick enjoys football, running and surfing.  Nick is a certified Early Intervention Physiotherapist with Workcover and the Transport Accident Commission.

RACHEL PAYNE from Geelong Physiotherapy

RACHEL PAYNE BHlthSc. M.Physio Prac


Rachel graduated from Latrobe University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy practice.  New to Geelong, Rachel grew up in regional Victoria in Bendigo. She has worked in a variety of areas of physiotherapy within the public hospital system. This includes rehabilitation, medical/surgical wards, community physiotherapy and specialist outpatient clinics.  Rachel works to provide our community service, providing treatment for clients at home as well as hydrotherapy classes. She has an interest in orthopaedic rehabilitation, hydrotherapy and lymphoedema management.  She also has post graduate training in dry needling.  Rachel is a certified Early Intervention Physiotherapist with Workcover and the Transport Accident Commission.

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JO MORGAN B.Health Sci, M.Physio Prac

Jo graduated from Latrobe University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice.  She has worked in a variety of areas of the public health system at South West Healthcare in Warrnambool including orthopaedics, stroke rehabilitation, medical, surgical and maternity wards. She returned to her home town of Geelong and worked in both private musculoskeletal clinics and community health. Jo enjoys assisting people with rehabilitation both in the clinic and in the home environment. She also has a keen interest in Clinical Pilates and is working towards certification in this area.  Jo has completed pilates training with DMA Pilates and is also a certified Early Intervention Physiotherapist with Workcover and the Transport Accident Commission.  

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NATHAN COHEN B.Health Sci, M.Physio Prac

Nathan completed his Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at Latrobe University in 2013. He began his career working in residential aged care facilities across Victoria, helping clients with chronic pain and mobility difficulties. Currently Nathan also assists clients with rehabilitation in the home, addressing issues such as post-surgical, orthopaedics, falls management, chronic pain and exercise prescription.   Nathan has also worked closely with local and representative football teams and amongst other travels volunteered as a physiotherapist in Vietnam, helping clients of all ages at a local hospital.  Nathan has a special interest in aquatic physiotherapy completing the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Level 1 course. Nathan has completed further training in dry needling and is a certified Early Intervention Physiotherapist with Workcover and the Transport Accident Commission.   Nathan enjoys running, surfing, gardening and hiking in his spare time and supporting the Essendon Bombers. 

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ALESSIA COLOMBO B.Physio (Hons)


Alessia graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2022. Having grown up in regional Victoria in Lakes Entrance, Alessia is new to Geelong, and is excited to be starting her career with Geelong Physiotherapy. Alessia is passionate about helping people from all walks of life getting back to doing the things they love and enjoys providing treatment in the clinic as well as during hydrotherapy classes. Alessia has a clinical interest in aquatic physiotherapy and is looking to complete certification in this area. Alessia’s work at Geelong Physiotherapy is complemented by a part-time role as an aged care physiotherapist. Outside of work, Alessia enjoys surfing, keeping fit, and exploring the natural beauty that the Bellarine region has to offer.

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MAHONEY GLEESON BASc, M.Physio Prac

Mahoney graduated from La Trobe University in 2023 with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice.  Also complimenting her studies by teaching reformer Pilates and working with a local representative football team.  Mahoney has come to enjoy assessing and treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions as well as working with her clients to prevent re-injury and achieve their rehabilitation goals.  Mahoney also has a special interest in Women’s Health and is looking to complete further certification in this area to continue her growth as a clinician.  After having grown up along the Murray River in regional Victoria, Mahoney is new to Geelong and is eager to begin her career as a Physiotherapist with Geelong Physiotherapy and GMHBA. Outside of work, she enjoys spending her time exploring the Bellarine region, running, and reading. Mahoney is available for in clinic appointments Monday through to Friday and also 
runs weekly Hydrotherapy sessions every Monday and Thursday.  



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REBECCA HEMLEY BOccThy(Hons)


Bec graduated from Deakin University in 2009.  She has since furthered her studies in oncology and palliative care and is a qualified Lymphoedema practitioner. 
Bec has worked in private and public hospitals for over 12 years, working as a senior supervision in all areas of Occupational Therapy, from orthopaedics and neurology to end of life at home/palliative care.  In 2013 Bec was a semi-finalist in the young woman of the future competition for her work with women with breast cancer.  More recently, since having her first child, Bec has been working as a home visiting OT, providing patients with rehab support post-surgery, post-acute care as well as aged care.  Bec is dedicated in ensuring her patients are well supported at home, have a great quality of life and that they can safely participate in meaningful activities.  Outside of work, you will find Bec at the beach with her family or attending the local football. 

JESSICA KUKLYCH from Geelong Physiotherapy

JESSICA KUKLYCH  DPT, BSc, DML (Japanese)

Jessica graduated from a Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in 2013 after completing a Bachelor of Science and Japanese language diploma. Since graduating, Jessica has worked in private practice, with sporting teams, in corporate health, as a clinical pilates instructor and in aged care. Having spent most of her life living in Ocean Grove, Jessica is based in the Bellarine region as a community physiotherapist, providing treatment for clients in their homes.  This work is complemented by part time work as an aged care physiotherapist and current studies of a Diploma of Sustainable Living.  In her spare time Jessica enjoys gardening, board games, volleyball and walks with her dog on the beach.