Manual Therapy

About Us

At North Balwyn Physiotherapy we are passionate about providing excellence in patient care.

We strive to provide our clients with the most up to date treatment techniques, advice and exercise programs in a friendly and welcoming environment.

We treat a range of conditions including:

  • Neck and Back pain 

  • Sporting injuries                        

  • Headaches                        

  • Joint Pain

  • Muscle and Ligament strains

  • Post Operative Rehabilitation

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Sciatica

  • Arthritis

  • Nerve Impingement

  • Bursitis

Conveniently located in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs we have been providing Physiotherapy services for over 30 years to the local communities of Balwyn North, Balwyn, Kew East, Kew, Mont Albert, Surrey Hills, Doncaster, Bulleen, Templestowe, and Ivanhoe East.


Appointments are available during the day, evening and Saturday mornings for your convenience. We also offer telehealth Physiotherapy services if you cannot make it to the clinic.​

All Physiotherapists are registered to treat clients funded by  Workcover, TAC and DVA.

Medicare EPC referrals are also accepted if provided by your GP, and HICAPS facilities are available to process private health fund claims and Medicare rebates where applicable.


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Our Services

Neck and Back Pain
Neck and Back pain are common issues and can often be eased quickly with a combination of manual therapy and exercise. A full postural and lifestyle assessment will also identify any contributing factors for modification.
Sports Injuries
Our Physiotherapists fully assess all sporting injuries to determine any underlying causes, weakness or instability and address these  issues during  treatment. Our aim is to get you back to the activities you enjoy as quickly as possible.
Clinical Pilates
Our Pilates studio is fully equipped with a Reformer, Trap table and floor apparatus .
All clients are individually assessed to provide a tailored program for their specific needs. Clinical Pilates is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.
Physio Exercise Programs
Designed on an individual basis after a full assessment to accommodate current and past injuries, muscle imbalances, dynamic motor control and patient goals. Using both equipment in the clinic and a home component to the program.
Dry Needling
Dry needling involves using  a fine acupuncture needle on a trigger point of a muscle to reduce muscle pain and tension. It can assist in a range of conditions and is offered at NBPC by Physiotherapists with additional training.
Telehealth Consultations
Available to all clients who are either unable to attend the clinic at a suitable time, or not mobile in the community. Our secure software allows for a full assessment, diagnosis, explanation of the injury and a comprehensive plan of exercises and advice.

Our Physiotherapists

Sally Radford

B.App.Sci. (Physio) 
Member of A.P.A.
Principal Physiotherapist
Pilates Practitioner

Sally graduated from LaTrobe University and began working at both Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and The Alfred in Melbourne leading to experience with transplant patients, multi-trauma, Intensive Care, Orthopaedic Surgery and complex medical conditions. She then travelled to the United Kingdom and gained further experience in Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal injuries by working as a locum in many settings.

After returning to Melbourne, Sally began work in  private practice in Williamstown and later joined North Balwyn Physiotherapy as a partner in 2004. In 2015 Sally beacme the Principal Physiotherapist and Director.

Her areas of interest include acute sporting injuries, spinal conditions, headaches, and post operative rehabilitation. Sally has also completed Level 1-4 training in Clinical Pilates at DMA, and is passionate about this approach to rehabilitation and recovery.

These exercises promote core stability, improved movement control, injury prevention and balance.

Sally also uses manual therapy techniques, dry needling for trigger points and home exercises, along with education to prevent reoccurances.

In her time away from work Sally enjoys camping, cycling, gym classes, baking and spending time with her 2 teenage children and husband.

Edwena Purnell
B Hlth Sci & M Physio Prac

Eddie graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice. She has worked in the public sector in community rehabilitation and as a team physiotherapist in both the men's and women's Victorian Amateur Football Association teams. Eddie is currently the primary physiotherapist in the Eastern Health chronic pain clinic.


Eddie has experience in the management of many conditions including acute and chronic low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, pelvic girdle pain, joint replacements, spinal surgeries, falls and balance issues, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. In her therapy, Eddie wants to ensure that every client leaves the appointment with a greater understanding of their own condition. She is passionate about the effective management of chronic pain(with a mix of manual therapy and self-management techniques), exercise therapy for mental health and the role of other disciplines to reach the best outcome. 


Outside of work, Eddie tries to practice what she preaches and spends a lot of time weight lifting at the gym. She also enjoys the great outdoors, spending time with friends and family and a healthy dose of reality TV.

Kate Maher

B.App.Sci (Physio)

Member of A.P.A


DMA Certified Pilates Practitioner

Kate graduated from The University of Sydney in 2000 and spent the first 12 years of her career working in both public acute and private rehabilitation hospitals. She has had vast experience treating across Orthopaedics, Cardiopulmonary, Neurology, Chronic Pain Management and Musculoskeletal Streams in both Australia and in the United Kingdom.

Kate has also worked in Sports injury prevention and management with Haileybury Amateur Football Club and Haileybury Secondary College football teams.

Over the last 6 years, Kate has become passionate about her work in Private Practice and Clinical Pilates. She has recently completed her DMA (Dance Medicine Australia) Clinical Pilates Certification. All Kate’s treatments are targeted and tailored to the individual’s needs. She uses Superficial Dry Needling as an effective treatment tool for pain and trigger point size reduction, as well as resetting muscle length.

Kate has also specialised in working with Breast Cancer patients, treating the post-operative complication of Upper Limb Cording.

Kate believes in teaching patients to move well & efficiently in order to reduce pain and prevent recurrence of injuries.

In her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Kate enjoys Clinical Pilates, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Yoga and running to keep fit.

Why Us?


Our Physiotherapists have Degree Qualifications from leading Tertiary Institutions and are Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).


Our approach and the Physiotherapy techniques we use are based on the latest evidence based research and we are committed to continuing education to update our skills regularly.


Our Physiotherapy Team have a varied mix of clinical skills and a combined 50+years of experience.


Contact Us

Contact Details

56 Doncaster Road

Balwyn North

Victoria 3104

 P 9859 5585  F 9859 9121

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday

 9AM – 7PM

Friday 9AM - 6PM

Saturday    9AM – 12 Noon


Onsite car parking available
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