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Physio & Sports Injury Clinic
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Meet the team

Our Clinicians

History

SportsHealth Physio & Sports Injury Clinic was set up in 2018 in Richmond with the aim to provide quality allied health services to the local community. With over 10 years of experience in clinical physiotherapy and having worked in various hospitals, private practices and sports medicine clinics in India, Singapore and Australia, our director, Himmat Dhillon set up the practice with the aim to integrate all his clinical experience to assist the local community to overcome injury and safely return to doing what they love the most.

At SportsHealth Physio & Sports Injury Clinic, our team provides a wide range of services which include Physiotherapy, Sports Injury Management, Remedial & Sports Massage, Clinical Pilates and Educational workshops. Through our services we hope to have a positive impact on all your health and fitness goals.

 

Get in touch

Online appointments can be booked with any of our clinicians from Monday to Saturday. Sunday appointments are through phone calls only.

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Our Team

 
 
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Director & senior sports physiotherapist

Himmat Dhillon

Himmat completed his undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy from India in 2010 and double postgraduate degrees in Advance Rehabilitation and Sports Physiotherapy from Adelaide, Australia in 2015 & 2016.  He has been involved in clinical and academic work in India, Singapore and Australia over his career and worked in private practice in Adelaide and Melbourne before setting up SportsHealth Physio & Sports Injury Clinic.

In 2016 the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) granted him the title of ‘Sports Physiotherapist’, a recognition the APA awards for excellence in the sub specialty of sports physiotherapy.

 

Education

  • Masters in Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports)- University of South Australia, Adelaide

  • Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation- Flinders University, Adelaide

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy - GNDU India

  • Diploma Football Medicine (FIFA)

  • Certificate of Sports Science (FC Barcelona)

  • Diploma Health Science (Stage 1) - Curtin University, Perth

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Titled Member Sports Physiotherapy Australia

  • Member Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia

  • Member Sports Medicine Australia

  • Member Football Medicine Association of Victoria (FMAV)

  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association

  • Life Member Indian Association of Sports Medicine

  • Life Member Indian Association of Physiotherapist

In India Himmat worked as one of three clinicians in the outpatient physiotherapy department of a multi specialty hospital in Chandigarh, Northern India where he primarily attended to orthopedic surgery rehabilitation, sports injury management and prevention. He was also the primary sports injury contact for local sporting organizations including cricket, tennis, golf and football.

Himmat relocated to Adelaide, Australia in 2014 where he completed his Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation (2015) and Masters in Advanced Sports Physiotherapy (2016). During his study in Australia, he undertook a part time role with the Royal Adelaide Hospital and worked alongside some of Adelaide’s top orthopedic, neurological and cardio thoracic physiotherapists. Although highly experienced in various aspects of physiotherapy management, he has special interests in prevention and management of sports injuries, particularly management of lower limb (Hip, Knee & Ankle) and shoulder injuries. He uses a variety of scientific, evidence based interventions to ensure that his patients have an effective and smooth transition back to work or sports with a reduced risk of re-injury. 

In addition to clinical physiotherapy practice, Himmat has also been employed with the World Anti-Doping Association, where for three years he worked as part of a team that monitored the use on performance enhancing substances in elite cricketers in the highly popular Indian Premier League (IPL). 

TEAMS/ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Nunawading Football Club, National Premiere League, Melbourne- Head Physiotherapist (2018)

  • Berwick City Football Club, Men’s State League, Melbourne - Team Physiotherapist (2017)

  • Bulleen Lions Football Club, National Premier League, Melbourne - Physiotherapist (2017)

  • Talent and Development, Football Federation Victoria, Melbourne - Physiotherapist (2017)

  • Happy Valley Football Club, Adelaide - Physiotherapist (2016)

  • University of Adelaide Football Club, South Australia - Team Physiotherapist (2014)

  • Indian Premier League (IPL) - World Anti Doping Agency - Dope Control Officer (2011, 2012 & 2013)

 

ACADEMICS, JOURNALS & BOOK PUBLICATIONS:

In addition to Himmat’s clinical interests, he has a keen academic interest in the field of sports medicine & rehabilitation which helps him keep up to date with the latest treatment interventions. Over the past decade Himmat has had over 17 publications in medical journals and has contributed 2 chapters on injury rehabilitation in textbooks related to Orthopedic Surgery. 

 
 

 
 
 

Remedial & Sports Therapist

Andrew Blake

Andrew is a highly experienced remedial and sports massage therapist and has been working in the field for over 10 years. He has completed his Sports Massage Course at Holmesglen and completed a Certificate IV in Massage at Box Hill. He finished the Diploma of Remedial Massage at Sage institute and the Australian College of Fitness & Bodywork.  Andrew is also a qualified Emmett Technique Practitioner which is a muscle release technique used to address pain and discomfort, resulting in improved movement.  His collective experiences in Sport, led him to change direction, a few years ago after having played Football at Dandenong & in the Country, Cricket at Rowville & Malvern for many years.  He has always been active within the sporting field & uses his personal experiences and sporting knowledge to assist his clients. 

 

Education

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage: Australian College of Fitness & Bodywork 2017

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage(Sage Institute ) 2016

  • Massage Certificate IV (Box Hill TAFE) 2015

  • Emmett Technique Practitioner 2012

  • Sports Massage Course (Holmesglen Tafe) 2011

  • First Aid (2016)

Memberships & Affiliations

• Massage and Myotherapy Australia

Sports Team Associations

  • Bentleigh Greens Football Club, National Premiere League, Melbourne (2016 - 2018)

  • Oakleigh Cannons Soccer Club, National Premiere League, Melbourne (Current)

 
 

 
 
 
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Educational associate & Consulting Musculoskeletal physiotherapist

Janice D’Souza

Janice is a highly experienced physiotherapist who collaborates with us in our educational programs. She has advanced knowledge in musculoskeletal disorders, especially in chronic pain management. In 2018 the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) granted her with the title of ‘Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist’, a recognition the APA awards for excellence in the sub specialty of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

 

Education

Masters in Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal)- University of South Australia, Adelaide

Bachelor of Physiotherapy- Father Muller Medical College, India

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia