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Ben Kewish

Ben Kewish

Physiotherapist & Director

Ben Kewish has been a physiotherapist for over 15 years, servicing the Dandenong Ranges and Knox regions. He became the owner of Hills Physiotherapy Clinic in 2012. Ben has grown the business into the premier Allied Health facility in the Dandenong Ranges, with the addition of associated services- orthotist, remedial massage, and myotherapy. Ben personally specialises in sports, spinal, aquatic physiotherapy, strength training, headaches and pain management. He heads a team of physiotherapists, myotherapists, and remedial massage therapists-providing a complete program of complimentary care to service the Dandenong Ranges.

Michael Reid


After completing his Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University, Michael completed his postgraduate studies graduating in the Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. With Michael’s athletic background in both running and football he has a keen interest in treating all types of sports and musculoskeletal injuries, helping people of all ages to become injury free and reach their goals through exercise rehabilitation. Outside of work Michael spends the majority of his time running around in circles with the Knox Athletic Club, with the aim of making the 800m final at the Stawell Gift.

Rachel Betts


After graduating from Otago University (New Zealand) with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Science (Physiology), Rachel spent time practising physiotherapy in South Australia and the United Kingdom before settling in Melbourne. Rachel has over 16 years experience as a clinician in both public and private practice. She has recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from La Trobe University, and is working towards attaining her Masters.

Rachel welcomes a challenge and is passionate about providing a high standard of patient care through evidence based treatment. She enjoys all aspects of physiotherapy but is particularly interested in back pain, dry needling, exercise prescription, pain management and rehabilitation, and has recently added Clinical Pilates to her suite of talents.

Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, bush walking, camping, travelling and the beach.

Dr.Taryn Shugg


Dr Taryn Shugg is an osteopath, graduating from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Masters of Health Science in 2007. Taryn has also completed additional studies in paediatrics and obstetric care. She is registered with the Osteopathy Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Osteopathic Association.

Taryn is experienced in many areas of practice including sports therapy, rehabilitation and paediatrics. With an extensive sporting background playing netball and state level softball, as well as experience working as a sports trainer, Taryn understands what it takes to be at your optimal physical fitness, and how Osteopathy can aid in achieving this.

Taryn has completed further studies in the field of paediatrics and infant manual therapy. Taryn receives referrals from Maternal Child Health Nurses, Midwives, GP’s and other parents for many common conditions in newborns and infants which require treatment including structural injuries following the birth process, and any pain or irritability as a result of these. Treatment of the young is very rewarding as problems can be prevented from developing into chronic conditions in later years.

Taryn’s approach to treatment is very hands on utilising osteopathic manual techniques, as well as soft tissue massage and exercise prescription. Taryn is a friendly practitioner who enjoys working with people of all ages and walks of life.

B.Sc. (Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc. (Osteo),
Grad Cert Infant Man Thrpy.
AOA Member

James Pierini


James is a fully qualified orthotist/prosthetist who has worked in private practice for 13 years. His interests include the treatment of lower/upper limb orthotic management, fracture management and compression garments. He is one of two orthotists in Australia to be using the latest CAD/CAM software to assist in the assessment, prescription and manufacture of custom made foot orthotics.
James enjoys family time, fishing, and supporting his AFL team.

Amy Isaac

Pilates Instructor, Myotherapist

As a Myotherapist and Pilates Instructor, Amy is continuously inspired how Pilates re-educates and heals the body. The amazing changes that occurred when Amy first became interested in Pilates to help rehabilitate a back injury inspired her to pursue professional Pilates certification. Amy has completed Pilates teacher training through Taube Pilates and Breathe Education and holds a Diploma of Clinical Pilates. As a practicing Myotherapist and with a background in dancing, Amy’s knowledge of the muscular system, movement, conditions and pathology, she ensures her clients can rehabilitate old and new injuries, restore function to tight and achy muscles and return to strength and flexibility.

Sandra Rusin

Remedial Massage Therapist

Sandra studied and completed her Certificate IV and Diploma in Remedial Massage at the Australian College of Fitness and Bodywork. She gained her experience by working at a Chiropractic Clinic for 2 years, focusing on deep tissue and Trigger Point Therapy. Sandra also has a certificate in Advanced Dry Needling. Other treatment she can perform include cupping, Lymphatic Drainage, and pre and post Pregnancy Massage. Sandra has been working as a remedial massage therapists since 2011.

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Clare Whitehall

Physiotheapist, Clinical Exercise

Clare completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Adelaide in 2003. Upon moving to Melbourne she worked extensively in the public hospital system. Her valuable experience in these leading hospitals has led to a broad knowledge and understanding of acute and sub-acute medical and surgical needs.  

After requiring hip surgery herself in 2010, Clare completed training in Clinical Pilates to aid her own recovery and has been inspired by its results in injury prevention and rehabilitation. Further training at a variety of institutions has supported her clients through the pre and post-natal journey and strength and conditioning prior to joint surgery. Clare enjoys the challenges and rewards that Clinical Pilates offers people of all levels of fitness and is inspired by its application to people with a variety of health and mobility issues.  

When not at work, Clare is kept busy with her children and is a keen runner.

Tanya Ide

Massage Therapist

Tanya has a Bachelor of Nursing and has practiced as a registered nurse for 15 years. She left the medical field for several years before returning to Hills Physiotherapy as a medical receptionist. She has completed her certificate IV in massage at the Australian College of Massage, and has now completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at the same college. Tanya is very interested in how the body responds to massage and the benefits massage can have on stressed, tired or injured bodies. She is a registered Remedial Massage Therapist with MMA.

Alysia Raftery

Myotherapist, Naturopath

Alysia is a degree qualified Naturopath and Myotherapist completing her studies at RMIT in 2001, and Endeavour College of Natural Therapies in 2008. Alysia has 12 years of experience in the natural health industry. She keeps up to date with the latest scientific research and information on complementary medicine and applies these latest tools to her treatment. . Her passions are fertility, pregnancy, children's health, musculoskeletal pain management, and weight loss.
Alysia brings warmth and a sense of humour each of her consults. She recognises that each person has unique treatment requirements and uses her analytical skills to provide the best treatment plan for them. Alysia is a current member of ATMS and MAA

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Cobie Cowling


Cobie graduated from RMIT with an Advanced Diploma of Applied Science majoring in Myotherapy in 2005 and has focused her work in a clinical setting since. With previous history of working with various sporting clubs including two AFL teams, Cobie has a keen interest in treating sporting injuries as well as postural imbalances due to regular workplace life stresses, sciatic and low back pain, headaches and migraines relating to neck and TMJ dysfunction, amongst many ailments.
Cobie combines many treatment techniques to restore equilibrium including deep tissue manipulation, myofascial dry needling, myofascial cupping, heat/cryotherapy, corrective exercises and more recently manual lymphatic draining to support the body's natural immune system and reduce edema (swelling) in the body.
As an active member of MAA, Cobie takes a keen interest in learning new and exciting treatment techniques through various courses and in her spare time Cobie enjoys sports and loves playing a good game of Netball and Softball.

Michelle Dyt


Michelle graduated from RMIT in 2002 and has been working as a Myotherapist in a variety of work environments in Melbourne and surrounds. She continues to further her studies through ongoing professional development courses and is currently studying Pilates. Michelle treats a range of conditions from lower back pain to neck and shoulders. Michelle has had professional involvement in the Oxfam Trail Walk, Australian Ballet, fun runs and various sporting clubs.
She enjoys making a difference to her patient's work and everyday life. Michelle treats a range of conditions from lower back pain to neck and shoulders.

Samantha Currie


Samantha Currie is a caring and compassionate and can provide a deep understanding of her patient’s pain and their desire to recover. Using her keen eye for detail and practical knowledge, she uses a variety of different techniques such as practitioner assisted stretching, massage, dry needling, cupping, taping and strengthening exercises.
Sam enjoys providing information about how a patient's musculature works, and ways they can minimize the risk of injuries occurring.
Most of all Samantha strives to hear how her patients are recovering with treatment, and gaining feedback on how they are improving.

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Ben Jones


Ben completed a Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science and Human Movement at Victoria University, followed by the Doctor of Physiotherapy at Melbourne University. He loves to help people so Physiotherapy was an obvious choice. He played high-level tennis , and has a passion for Strength & Power training. For Ben, the satisfaction of a smiling patient is the ultimate reward.

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Ebony Scerri

Remedial Massage

Ebony is an Emerald resident whose career includes over 10 years in the corporate sector, as well as three years labouring, and she fully understands the demands that these types of roles place on the body. Her treatment style incorporates relaxation with release techniques, deep tissue, joint mobilisation. She also provides pregnancy massage and lymphatic drainage. Ebony treats Workcover and TAC patients and Private health rebates are available.

Eugenia Quach


After completing her Bachelor of Science with Honours, Eugenia went on to complete the Doctor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne.

Growing up Eugenia loved playing sports, and thus has a keen interest in sports and musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Additionally she has had the opportunity to work with local football teams including VAFA Premier A club, Old Xaverians.

She also has an interest in neurological conditions and completed an internship at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, 2018. Eugenia is committed to providing a high standard of patient care and evidence based treatment through individualised exercise prescription and manual therapy techniques, including dry needling.

Outside of work, Eugenia plays tennis and enjoys bouldering and rock climbing. When time permits, she also enjoys hiking, camping and travelling

Joseph Busacca

Exercise Physiologist

Joseph's interest in rehabilitation began with a combination of his passion for weight lifting and his own personal journey with injuries. After discovering a career path in health management with exercise, he completed a double Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science / Business Administration as well as a Masters Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology shortly afterwards. He has participated in high level sports-karate, representing Victoria and Australia at numerous national and international competitions. Post sport and studies, Joseph has worked in strength and conditioning, and is now focused on the clinical setting where he aims to improve and manage the health of those in the local communities and beyond.

Tiffany Taing


Tiffany has completed her Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University. She believes in providing the highest standard of patient care through evidence-based and holistic treatment. Tiffany places emphasis on combining manual therapy techniques with patient education and exercise rehabilitation such as Clinical Pilates and Aquatic Physiotherapy. She has undertaken training under Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute. Tiffany is passionate about working together with her patients to empower them to achieve their goals and return to their highest function.

She has a strong interest in managing a variety of musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries and conditions, which comes from her clinical experience and opportunities with local football clubs, such as VAFA Premier A Old Melbournians. She also enjoys working with neurological and paediatric populations.

Tiffany has developed a liking to running over lockdown, enjoys a good hike with friends and a coffee.

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Elena Schwob

Clinical Pilates

Health and fitness has been an important part of Elenas life in all realms, professional, practical and personal. Over the course of her teaching experience, her focus for her clients has been to understand their personal goals and then assist them on their journey to achieve them with education and movement.

Elenas personal approach to teaching is to provide clients to with a platform to ask questions, socialize and have fun whilst working towards improving their health and wellness.

She is excited to transition from a family business into an Allied Health facility, with likeminded wellness professionals.