The team at Ringwood East Physiotherapy are qualified, professional and friendly. You can find out more about them here.
Mark Guerra - Practice Director, Physiotherapist
Mark graduated from Latrobe university in 1991. In addition to his work with us at RESSP, he currently holds several senior roles at Maroondah Hospital (Osteoarthritis clinician; Advanced physio in the Emergency department; co-lead of musculoskeletal leadership group).
He is currently completing his masters of musculoskeletal physiotherapy through Melbourne University.He has had a variety of employment roles: adjunct lecturer La Trobe University, team physiotherapist (Ringwood East Football Club and Geelong Falcons U18) and project manager for Arthritis Victoria just to name a few.
He started RESSP back in 1995 and is now enjoying watching it continue to become a vibrant organisation with wonderful people supporting its patient centred values.
Interests: Health (personal and professional), sports (a sport tragic really), family.
Jess Bullock - Physiotherapist
Roles: In Rooms and Home Visit Physiotherapist.
Interests: Family, Playing and Coaching Netball, Watching Football. Jess is the proud mother of two children, Gabby and Tom.
Andrew Hocking - Physiotherapist
Andrew Hocking completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011, before going on to finish a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University. Andrew has developed a clinical interest in the lower limb, including the hip, knee, ankle and soft tissue injuries.
He enjoys working with all types of people, from elite athletes to the weekend warrior. Having postgraduate learning in occupational heath, Andrew has skills and experience working with people in the office setting with ergonomic set ups, and is able to help you with all other day to day aches and pains, including neck and back pain, headaches and more after a long day at work. Using a patient centred, evidence based approach, your goals are the main priority on the road to success.
Andrew has worked with many different athletes, but has most recently been working for Cirque Du Soleil with elite gymnasts, acrobats and even clowns. Before running away with the circus, Andrew worked with the Willamstown Seagulls and the Western Bulldogs in the VFL, Volleyball Australia and Hockey Victoria. He has also spent some time at Cricket Australia and Hockey Australia as part of his Masters placements.
Being a passionate cricketer and hockey player himself, Andrew understands the drive to get back and enjoy playing sport at any level.
On the rare occasion when there isn’t sport on the weekend, Andrew also enjoys getting away camping and 4WDing.
Dan Porter - Home Visit Physiotherapist
Commenced with RESSP in 2004 (2002 Graduate with honours)
Roles: Extensive experience in domicillary physio including orthopaedics, general mobility and neurological rehabilitation.
Interests: Football and triathlon. Lives in Emerald and is a proud father of 3 girls.
Richard Hession - Physiotherapist
We are extremely fourtunate to have the services of Richard at RESSP. He is overseas trained (UK) and has completed his post graduate studies in chest physiotherapy.
There is not too much Richard doesn't know about how to make you breathe better from simple postioinal techniques to assistive devices. Keeping your lungs as clear and as 'breathable' as possible is his passion.
Richard also runs courses at RESSP for those candidates who are trying to obtain their physiotherapy registration to enable them to work as a Physiotherapist in Victoria
Eric Yeap - Physiotherapist
As most of you know, Eric was a long time director here at RESSP before his career path changed and he has now graduated and working as a teacher.
At present he still maintains his physio registration so we can continue to wishfully hope he will rejoin us at some stage.
Judy Bottrell - Physiotherapist
Judy is an experienced Physiotherapist who has a special interest in gluteal tendinopathy (hip pain) and hip impingement (FAI). Judy works closely with orthopaedic surgeons who specialise in hip arthroscopy to ensure we provide the latest evidence based management.
Judy is currently on extended leave from our practice. We still maintain active contact with her if you have a specific query for her.
Peter Guerra - Physiotherapist
Pete is an experienced generalist Physiotherapist with a special interest in your muscles, ligaments and bones (the 'musculoskeletal' system).
He currently also works in the Emergency Department of a large public hospital so is well aware of how to treat acute injuries to get you back on track as soon as possible
Adriana - Practice Manager, Reception
Adriana is a Chartered Accountant with a financial planning specialty. She held a variety of roles with large Chartered accounting firms, with her focus being superannuation.
We are extremely lucky that post children, Adriana has now rejoined the workforce in our team managing the administration and reception side of the business.
Alyse - Reception
Alyse is one of our friendly faces on the front desk. As an athlete Alyse was in and out of Physiotherapy clinics due to Basketball injuries. These days she continues to play Basketball domestically and now referees. She enjoys catching up with friends.
Jenni - Reception
Jenni is our newest staff member at RESSP, joining us mid 2019. She is studying Physiotherapy at LaTrobe university and is keen to be the best receptionist she can be whilst developing her undergraduate Physiotherapy skills.