We are a small boutique clinic based in the heart of bustling Prahran, offering canine physical rehabilitation, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy. Meet the team!
Joanna is our friendly physiotherapist, hydrotherapist, and rehabilitation therapist.
Joanna graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand in 2008 and has spent over fourteen years working in various clinical settings including hospital, community and private practice.
Currently, Joanna splits her time between treating human pathologies out of Absolute Physiotherapy in Prahran, which is well known in the performing arts industry and is affiliated with the National Institute of Performing Arts (NICA) and treating the four legged kind at Canine Kinetics.
She particularly enjoys the challenge of designing and implementing individualised treatment programs using up to date evidence based practice to ensure the best clinical outcome for all of her patients, human and animal.
Although she loves treating and rehabilitating human pathologies, her passion has always been to make an impact in the canine field.
As a dog lover and former competitive equestrian eventer, Joanna understands the importance of working within the health care team and particularly enjoys assisting and helping elderly dogs and watching them slowly gain back a 'new lease on life.'
There is always fun to be had at Canine Kinetics and we pride ourselves with using positive reinforcement, so every dog leaves with a wagging tail.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy Otago University New Zealand Certified Small Animal Rehabilitation Therapist SVPS Education Certified Canine Hydrotherapist Canine Health and Wellbeing Academy Certified Canine Remedial Therapist Canine Health and Wellbeing Academy
Professional Memberships: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registered Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) member Australian Physiotherapy Animal Group (APG) member Australian Canine Rehabilitation Association Member (ACRA)
Matthew’s journey to joining the Canine Kinetics team is truly a tale of sliding door moments.
Matthew has worked as a boutique and commercial joiner for the past 23 years and came to discover the benefits of hydrotherapy after suffering a personal injury in 2015. Through the benefits of a strict and gruelling hydrotherapy program, Matthew was able to recover to full function and beyond his original abilities prior to the injury occurring.
It is because of this personal journey that Matthew believes so passionately about the benefits water and hydrotherapy can offer all creatures great and small.
Matthew enjoys the challenge of working with all our canine friends to not only aid in their recovery but to also help assist in their continuing improvement moving forward.
Matthew also thrives on teaching “old dogs new tricks” by offering individual and tailored programs to each patient with the sole mindset of helping aid in not just injury recovery but also prolonged lifestyle adjustments that will see tails wagging with glee for many years to come!
Qualifications: Certified Canine Hydrotherapist Canine Health and Wellbeing Academy Professional Memberships: Australian Canine Rehabilitation Association Member (ACRA)
Canine Kinetics U6/11 Mount Street Prahran 3181 Ph : 0424 323 647