Our staff are handpicked based on being quality individuals with a passion to be leaders in their field.

They turn up every day because they love what they do and we ensure we equip them with the best in-house training so that you get consistent results every time.

Tim Schleiger

Founder & Director

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Tim, Founder and Director, coordinates The Sports Clinic’s wide-ranging services through his professional team of physiotherapists exercise physiologists, corrective exercise trainers, physical therapists, masseurs, acupuncturists and sports scientists.

Tim draws a on a wealth of practical experience as well as a range of tertiary qualifications in human movement, bio-mechanics, applied science, sports massage and strength and conditioning. During Tim’s 25-year career, he has consulted to elite international athletes and top sporting organisations in soccer, cricket, AFL, tennis, snow sports and a range of summer Olympic sports. 

Tim is also the director of The Sports Clinic of Football and co-founder of the Train 247 Fitness gyms.  

Ryan Edwards

Director & Physiotherapist

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Ryan Edwards, our director and head physiotherapist, who has over 10 years’ experience as a physiotherapist. Ryan holds a Master of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Exercise Science and is currently undertaking his Master of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University. He is also an accredited member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Ryan believes in a collaborative approach, where the client and the physiotherapist partner together to apply rehabilitative and preventative approaches. This enables clients to reap the pain-relieving benefits of physiotherapy while learning new training techniques. Clients can then move seamlessly from injury to rehabilitation to training for strength and injury prevention.

In addition to enjoying his time at the Sports clinic Ryan is also the head physiotherapist for the VAFA AFL Club, Collegians. Ryan also runs the physiotherapy program at Wesley College. Previously, he has also been a physiotherapist for National Premier League football club, Bentleigh Greens and NEAFL AFL club, Sydney University.

Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)., P, 

Hannah Edwards

Director & Practice Manager

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Hannah is a Director and Practice Manager at The Sports Clinic of Melbourne. Hannah oversee’s day to day operations at the clinic and has background in corporate organisation. Hannah is also a proud mum of Zoe and Jack.

Mark Doolan

Physiotherapist

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In addition to working at The Sports Clinic, Mark works with St Kilda FC (AFL squad & VFL match-day). He has a wealth of experience working with both children and adults, from elite athletes to non-sporting populations. Mark has a special interest in managing sporting injuries and enhancing athletic performance, but is equally passionate about getting everyone back to doing what they love and living an active life.

Mark graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland before completing the graduate programme at the Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin. Mark then lived in New Zealand for several years where he worked across manual therapy and gym-based clinics, treating a wide range of injuries and pathologies. More recently he was based at a renowned orthopaedic centre in Melbourne, working closely with orthopaedic surgeons in the management of pre and post-operative clients. Mark has worked in Women’s rugby in Ireland and Men’s Premier 1 Rugby in New Zealand as well as NBL1 Basketball, Victorian Premier Cricket and AFL here in Australia.

Dave Fahey

APA Titled Sport and Exercise Physiotherapist

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Dave is an APA Titled Exercise & Sports Physiotherapist, studying both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at La Trobe University. Dave has worked within private practice & sport for over seven years. His experience ranges from grassroots football, working with Aberfeldie Football Club & PEGS FC, all the way up to the elite level, working with The Australian Ballet, North Melbourne Football Club, & consulting for FC Copenhagen whilst living in London. Dave even had a stint working on tour with Aerosmith in Las Vegas!

Although Dave is a sports tragic, he loves applying his clinical skill to help individuals from all walks of life. An enthusiastic & fun loving clinician who gets just as much enjoyment and satisfaction from his experience assisting older individuals managing chronic conditions as elite athletes or rock stars!

Sarah Treloar

APA Titled Sport and Exercise Physiotherapist

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Sarah is an APA Titled Sport and Exercise Physiotherapist,
completing her undergrad at Curtin University in WA, graduating in 2012, then relocated to Melbourne to complete her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University, which she completed in 2019.

Sarah loves treating all types of injuries and helping people achieve their goals. She has a particular interest in sporting injuries, having worked with several high-level sporting teams, including Hawthorn AFLW, and the Sandringham Zebras and Footscray Bulldogs in the VFL. She is also a qualified Level 2 Triathlon Coach, ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach and Clinical Pilates instructor.

Being a coach and an amateur triathlete, Sarah is very passionate about treating and preventing overload injuries through injury prevention programs and education around load management. 

Attila Baranyay

APA Titled Sport and Exercise Physiotherapist

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Attila is an APA Titled Exercise Sports Physiotherapist, completing his undergraduate and postgraduate training at Monash and Latrobe Universities respectively. In an effort to further his high performance knowledge and skillset, Attila is also currently completing a Masters of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning). 

Over the course of his career, Attila has held positions with a number of sporting teams, including Melbourne and Sandringham Football Clubs. Currently he finds himself as the Head Sprint Coach for school athletics programs at Caulfield Grammar and De La Salle College, utilizing biomechanical understanding and periodized programming to achieve the best results for his athletes. Quite logically, this mixture of Physiotherapy and Strength & Conditioning experience allows Attila to prescribe targeted, specific and performance-focussed rehabilitation programs and strategies.
 
Outside of work hours, Attila still participates in athletics competitively, racing in the shorter sprint distances. Depending on who you ask, he might even be a dark horse for Stawell!

Scott Dadswell

Physiotherapist

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Scott has a degree in Exercise & Sports Science as well as a Masters of Physiotherapy from Sydney University. 
 
He is currently the physio for Wesley College 1st Football team in the APS and has a history of working as a physio for the AFL, keeping their umpires out on the park to make good umpiring decisions. 
 
Scott believes that good rehab does not finish when people are well enough to get off the treatment table. He places a strong emphasis on helping people rebuild good movement patterns, strength & confidence within their bodies all the way from initial injury, through to them achieving their chosen goals, no matter how advanced these may be.
 
Scott is a bit of a sporting tragic – he will talk to you about anything from AFL, to horse racing, to American Sports. He will also love chewing your ear off about his glory days running around for the Uni Blacks in the VAFA or peaking at the ripe age of 17 when he played a junior State Cricket final on the MCG. 

Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA

Francis Coffa

Myotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Francis is a strength coach and Myotherapist with 20 years experience gained from working at 2G Physiotherapy. Francis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science with Honours in physiology and a PhD in Neurovascular Physiology.

Francis specialises in the treatment/training of clients with acute/chronic musculoskeletal dysfunctions and the rehabilitation of post-operative hip, knee and shoulder patients. Francis is also responsible for teaching and mentoring rehabilitation trainers/therapists new to The Sports Clinic’s intellectual property.

Stevie Conolan

Physiotherapist

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Stevie has a Bachelors of Physiotherapy from the University of Canberra. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings in Canberra and Victoria and has built expertise in managing a range of musculoskeletal conditions with a focus on Clinical Pilates rehabilitation.

She is a certified DMA Pilates trained physiotherapist and is well versed in using movement-based correction techniques and Pilates exercises to improve her clients mobility, strength, and control, whilst reducing their pain. She believes in educating her clients about their injury/condition andencouraging them to have an active role in their recovery and rehabilitation. Her down-to-earth approach makes it easy for you to understand your injury and how you and Stevie can work together to make a fast and effective recovery.

Stevie is particularly interested in treating low back pain and upper cervical spine disorders, such as neck pain, headaches and jaw pain. She has also developed expertise in managing Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome clients and enjoys supporting them along their journey to improved quality of life. Stevie strives to support her clients to improve their health and wellbeing through a collaborative
approach, that can include hands on treatment and functional rehabilitation to address each clients goals.

Seán Wylie

Physiotherapist

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Seán holds a BSc in Health and Performance Science and an MSc in Physiotherapy from University College Dublin, Ireland. Since earning his master’s, he has worked in private practice in Ireland, specialising in musculoskeletal conditions across various populations. He also worked with elite Gaelic football and hurling teams.

Now in Melbourne, Seán is the head physio for Old Geelong Football Club in the VAFA. He specialises in lower limb sports injuries and chronic pain, particularly chronic low back pain, advocating for active rehabilitation and empowering clients with knowledge and tools for recovery.

A sports enthusiast, Seán loves discussing the latest games and events. Outside of work, you’ll find him exploring Melbourne’s coffee and pastry scene.

Lucia Ierardo

Dietitian

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Lucia, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD), holds a Masters degree in Dietetic Practice and a Bachelor of Applied Science from La Trobe University. Her academic journey included a placement at the Carlton Football Club, where she gained valuable experience working with elite athletes, deepening her understanding of sports nutrition.

In her practice, Lucia embraces a weight-neutral, non-diet approach, offering personalized nutrition counseling tailored to individual needs. With empathy and expertise, she empowers clients to achieve their nutrition goals, fostering a harmonious relationship with food. Lucia’s holistic approach focuses on supporting clients’ well-being, instilling the tools needed for lasting, transformative change.!

 

Keeley Green

Pilates Instructor

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Keeley is passionate about all things health. Keeley was a regular at her local Pilates studio and was fascinated to learn more about the Pilates method, she went on to complete a Diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction through National Pilates Training. With a Bachelor of Food and Nutrition science Keeley has a holistic approach to health and wellness.
 
Keeley enjoys building relationships with clients and supporting them to achieve their goals whilst educating them about the Pilates method and the many benefits it can provide both mentally and physically.

Jordan Love

Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Jordan has completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science whilst he is now completing post-graduate studies in psychology at Monash University. Jordan has worked within team-sport settings with the Geelong Falcons NAB League team, Carlton VFLW and currently is the High Performance Manager at Caulfield Grammarians Women’s.

Jordan loves operating in high performing systems and is passionate about connecting with others and providing a platform for others to succeed.

Outside of work, Jordan is an avid reader and walker of his dog (Samson) and he also enjoys connecting with his friends.

Ty Voss

Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Ty is a Strength and Conditioning coach who is currently in his last year of a double degree of Exercise and Sports Science/ Business majoring in Sport Management. Ty is a country kid hailing from regional NSW and moved to Melbourne in 2019 to pursue his passion for sport where he completed a Dual Diploma of Sport Development/ Leadership and Management with the Richmond Football and the Richmond Institute where he spent the last 3 years working with a wide range of athletes and clients.

Ty has experience at the professional, semi-professional and local levels spending time with the Richmond, Coburg and Kew football clubs respectively. Ty has a keen interest in athletic development and helping others achieve their best.

Eliza Waterhouse

Physiotherapist / Clinical Pilates

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Eliza earned an Honours degree in Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia before embarking on a career that has recently led her from Adelaide to Melbourne.

Her professional journey in Adelaide encompassed diverse settings, including collaboration with football clubs and employment in Pilates studios, all contributing significantly to her expertise as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

Dedicating herself to continuous learning, Eliza has completed multiple APPI Clinical Pilates courses through Unite Health, further fueling her passion for movement-based rehabilitation.

This commitment enhances her ability to achieve positive outcomes for patients under her care.Eliza thrives on collaborative partnerships with her clients, actively involving them in identifying their specific needs and goals.

Whether the focus is on pain reduction, injury rehabilitation or prevention, or simply aiding clients in returning to their cherished activities, Eliza is committed to facilitating success.

Her diverse clientele allows Eliza to treat a wide array of injuries, and she finds joy in listening to each individual’s unique story.

Rooted in her early experiences as a dancer and her previous involvement with football, Eliza holds a particular interest in sports and dance-related injuries.

Currently serving as one of our group Pilates instructors, Eliza takes pleasure in witnessing the transformative journey of clients as they progress from clinical rehabilitation to group classes.

Her enthusiasm for helping individuals achieve their optimal physical well-being shines through in her dedication to personalized care and the joy she derives from guiding clients towards their fitness goals.

Sarah Bellamy

Administrative Officer

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Sarah Bellamy is the Administrative Officer at The Sports Clinic of Melbourne, where she ensures smooth operations with her organisational skills. Alongside her role, she’s deeply engrossed in studying psychology, driven by a fascination with human behavior. Outside work and study, Sarah is an avid athlete, finding joy in cricket, AFL and bouldering. With her diverse interests and talents, Sarah brings a dynamic blend of administrative excellence, academic pursuit, and athletic ability to both her professional and personal endeavors.