Anna Lucchesi, Principal Physiotherapist BPT (Hon)

About Anna

Anna is our principal physiotherapist and has pursued further studies in neurological physiotherapy since graduating with first class honours from the University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle having held roles in hospital, community and research settings.

Further training and qualifications include:

PD Warrior training

MS Get a Head Start Instructor

Complete Concussion Management

Basic Bobath training

Pilates for Neurological Conditions, The Neuro Studio
Functional Neurological Disorder Course for Allied Health Professionals

Preventing & Understanding Dementia Open Course

International Nordic Walking Instructor

Dry Needling training
Research and thesis on laterality recognition (motor imagery) post stroke

Spinal Cord Injury for Physiotherapists
NeuroSpark Network
Regular attendance to Movement Disorder and Parkinson's conferences


Anna has a strong local network with health care professionals and community organisations and is a committee member of the Darnley Montgomery Foundation in Shepparton.

Anna has completed swimming instructor courses and still is a competitive swimmer herself. This experience allows her to provide swimming specific rehabilitation and training.
Anna is fluent in Italian.

Maria Perry, Senior Physiotherapist

About Maria

Maria provides physiotherapy services specifically to individuals with vestibular presentations.

Maria has extensive experience in providing neurological physiotherapy services and her vestibular physiotherapy training includes numerous complex and advanced vestibular courses including:

- Herdman Vestibular Competency

Regular attendance to the Neuro-Otological Society of Australia conference

Maria has an extensive network in Victoria within the vestibular field being able to refer and link in to relevant other services as clinically recommended.

Maria also has extensive experience and training in neurological, complex rehabilitation and complex chronic pain management which complements her work with vestibular presentations.

Rachel Rigbye, Allied Health Assistant Lead

About Rachel

Rachel is our Allied Health Assistant Lead.

Over the past 8 years Rachel has worked in the public health sector in Multidisciplinary Allied Health and as a Lifestyle Coordination on a Psychogeriatric ward. 

Rachel's relevant training and qualifications include:

- Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

- Cert III in Health Services Assistance

-  Warm water and chair based leader training
- Speech therapy courses in Dysphagia management & communication support

- Neuro Spark PD management education and training

-On the job Video Fluoroscopy training

Rachel has significant multi-disciplinary AHA skills with a natural ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life. Rachel has experience in working in complex and diverse therapy environments.
Rachel thrives from learning new skills and techniques to provide individualized therapy to clients.

Having grown up in the area, Rachel has a large local network and a strong knowledge of available services and resources. This means she is perfectly placed to assist clients with return to community participation or engagement with local existing groups.


Christine Kneebone, Allied Health Assistant and Support Worker

About Christine

Christine is an Allied Health Assistant and Support Worker. She is also our Spin Poi instructor.

Christine has held management roles in hospital and community settings prior to developing her passion of being involved with the clinical side of health care.

Christine's training and qualifications include:

- Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

- Neuro Spark PD management education and training

- Spin Poi Instructor course (in progress).

Christine's strong suit is her passion and ability to engage with every individual. Driven by her caring nature, she is always generous with her time. Christine has had a strong connection with the Victorian community and land since childhood and continues to be a judge for the MCAV Poetry Award.


Tanya Roberts, Aquatic Allied Health Assistant

About Tanya

Tanya is our Aquatic Allied Health Assistant and Support Worker. Tanya supports individuals who participate in aquatic sports and recreation at the local Aquatic Centers.

Tanya is perfectly placed to provide those supports as her training and qualifications include:

- Swimming Australia Development Coach

- Swimming Australia Teacher of Learners with Disability

- Pool Lifeguard Course

More updates on our team coming soon