This purpose-built facility has been designed in consultation with global industry leaders including elite sports practitioners, Allied health professionals, and sporting clubs.
Our range of health services, programs, and cutting-edge equipment will be accessible to everyone in need of rehabilitation, remedial services, and general fitness, including elite sportspeople and people of all ages and abilities in our community.
We have put together a team of the best in the business that will ensure that our clients receive the best possible healthcare in Geelong.
physiotherapist, clinical pilates physiotherapist, women’s health physiotherapist, exercise physiologist, dietitian/nutritionist, podiatrist, hand therapist, myotherapist, and yoga instructors.
in the Geelong market and brings a fresh approach to rehabilitation, fitness and wellbeing that is unique to the region.
As a physiotherapist and healthcare professional,
GSMC founder – NICK JARMAN knew there was a better way of delivering allied health services in Geelong region – especially in the musculoskeletal, pain & chronic illness areas.
Having experience with some of the world’s leading Allied healthcare providers and sporting teams, along with private clients he was frustrated that not everyone could access the same leading fitness, and rehabilitation treatment that normally only the elite sporting players have access too.
Nick experienced first-hand when he required a range of health disciplines to treat his own musculoskeletal injuries & chronic pain after a serious accident. Nick wanted to make a difference for other patients and create an environment where clients feel like they are a part of a health community working together to achieve their health, wellness, fitness and recovery goals, without conflicting advice, limited access to health professionals and travelling to different facilities to engage in different treatments that proved to be time consuming and expensive.
And so GSMC was born – offering a cutting edge, team approach to your health and fitness based on global expertise and best practice that will enhance Geelong’s healthcare system and ensure that EVERYONES’S HEALTHCARE MATTERS.
Meet the Team.
Meg is another local in Geelong. Meg completed her secondary study at Sacred Heart College and went on to complete her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Ballarat at Australian Catholic University.
Meg is a keen athlete and has grown up playing for and is still currently playing Netball for St Mary’s sporting club and hence the reason for her strong interest in sporting injuries and rehabilitation.
Meg has a keen interest in Orthopaedic rehabilitation and will work part time at SJOG hospital on the Orthopaedic ward working closely with some of Geelong’s leading Orthopaedic surgeons.
Meg also has a keen interest in Clinical Pilates and Women’s Health Physiotherapy, particularly pre and post-natal physiotherapy.
Meg enjoys living a very active lifestyle, playing netball, running, pilates , walking her dog and camping.
Geelong Sports Medicine Centre is excited to have Ned Harris on board. Ned is a passionate Geelong Local completing his Year 12 studies at St Joseph’s College and followed his interest of sport graduating in Physiotherapy at ACU in Ballarat.
Ned is an elite athlete in his own right and is currently playing at Newtown and Chillwell Football Club as well as being on the Geelong Football Club VFL list and playing at this level he understands what is required in footballers and athletes injury management.
Ned has an excellent understanding of anatomy, injuries and rehabilitation and GSMC knew that he was the right fit for their team.
Tahlia is another local Geelong Physiotherapist and completed her Year 12 studies at Sacred Heart College and then went on to complete her Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree at ACU Ballarat.
Tahlia has a keen interest in sporting and orthopaedic injuries particularly of the shoulder, knee and ankle. She utilises the most recent research to educate and empower her patients, as well as manual therapy, Pilates programs, exercise and self-management strategies.
Tahlia has spent many years working alongside local Football & Netball clubs, assisting in the management, treatment and prevention of sporting injuries.
Tahlia is excited to utilise the elite facilities at Geelong Sports Medicine Centre, to help provide the best care to suit each patients’ needs and provide an exceptional rehabilitation experience.
Meet Tash, a highly experienced Physiotherapist with over 20 years in private practice. She also holds a degree in Human Movement. Tash’s passion lies in movement analysis and correction, exercise prescription, posture, and core strengthening. She embraced Clinical Pilates early in her career, recognising its significance for Physiotherapists and was one of the first to bring it to Geelong.
Tash’s clinical interests encompass Clinical Pilates, chronic health condition management, osteoarthritis care, women’s health (pre and postnatal), and addressing neck and back pain.
Outside of work, Tash enjoys family life with her husband and two sports-loving boys, actively participating in their sports activities.
Drew is a physiotherapist with specialised experience treating people with concussions and mild brain injuries using research-based treatment. He provides therapy for neck-related headaches, dizziness, fatigue, neck pain and difficulty returning to life, plus Concussion management and post-concussion syndrome.
A former firefighter – Drew followed his passion for helping people and understanding how the body works and when he is not at GSMC, you can find him working at Concussion Central and in the hospitals with Barwon Health.
Tom joins GSMC with a wealth of experience after graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science & Masters of Physiotherapy and has since completed a graduate certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Originally from Swan Hill, Tom moved to the Geelong region and is now studying medicine at Deakin University as well as seeing patients at GSMC.
When he is not studying or working he finds time for his other loves include including golf, football, cricket, badminton, and spending time with his wife and dogs.
Tom’s special interests include:
- Persistent low back pain management
- Management of lower limb tendon pain
- Management of unstable and painful shoulders
- Osteoarthritis management
- Resistance training for older adults / people living with chronic health conditions
With a Masters in Physiotherapy, Manjot has a passion for musculoskeletal injuries and a specialty in strength training and powerlifting having been the Team Australia Physiotherapist to Powerlifting Australia, and representing Australia himself in the Oceania Powerlifting Championships.
Manjot also brings extensive experience in Occupational Physiotherapy having provided on-site injury management and prevention for companies around Victoria.
Andrew, an Exercise Physiologist, brings a robust foundation in Strength and Conditioning and exercise science to our team. His career has seen him actively involved in high-performance sports programs, particularly with elite youth basketball players at the Western Heights Secondary College High-Performance Program. Additionally, Andrew has contributed his expertise through coaching roles in various local sports.
Andrew left his role in the landscape construction industry to pursue his dream of assisting others, and his lived experience and outstanding dedication to client care set him apart.
Jaxon enjoys working sports injuries, orthopaedics and senior health. He has experience as a trainer in different sports, including Soccer and the Geelong VFLW. Jaxon is passionate about helping people and values the power of simple explanations to increase fitness and self-manage injuries at home.
Emma is the behind-the-scenes face of GSMC, the big thinker and partner to GSMC founder Nick. She brings a background in sports management and marketing, having worked in the sporting and events industry throughout her career and held national roles with organisations including the Australia Football League and Fosters. She has worked across many sporting properties, including horse racing, the Grand Prix, the World Surf Pro, and the Olympic Games. Her role with Foster’s also took her to Dubai, where she managed some of the world’s greatest beer brands before returning home to Geelong to raise her two daughters and undertake local roles in the region.
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With a wealth of experience in neurological rehabilitation for over 15 years, Megan has a special interest in treating clients with Persistent Post Concussion Symptoms (PPCS) and Vestibular Disorders. She was a founding member of Victoria’s first multidisciplinary Concussion Clinic and has travelled to the USA to complete her training. Megan treats clients with Vestibular disorders such as Vestibular Neuronitis, vertigo and migraines, and other neurological conditions causing dizziness and balance problems.
- Concussion (Children and adults)
- Pilates for neuro patients
- Hydrotherapy for neuro patients
Concussion and Vestibular Physio
With a keen interest in running and extensive training in running technique analysis, Jake is passionate about helping athletes, triathletes and sports enthusiasts reduce overload and injury risk. He strongly believes in providing the highest standard of treatments to facilitate fast recovery times, utilising a range of cutting-edge techniques such as functional foot orthoses, shockwave therapy, dry needling and lower limb strength and conditioning. Jake is committed to keeping athletes on the field and helping those in pain get out of it as quickly as possible.
Danny is an experienced Podiatrist with a sporting background in cricket, football and soccer. Danny has a special interest in overuse injuries of the feet and lower leg, specifically heel pain and achilles pain.
Danny is an avid lifelong learner and enjoys staying abreast of the latest in sports medicine research. He delivers hands-on treatment, regularly using manual therapy techniques including foot mobilisation and joint manipulation to assist the body’s natural healing properties. Danny is also passionate about strengthening the foot and lower limbs to reduce the chance for re-injury.
Danny has completed further training in Foot Mobilisation Techniques, Lower Limb Strength & Conditioning and is a trained Level 1 Run Coach.
Liam graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Deakin University in 2021 and has specific interests in hand conditions, including finger fractures, trigger fingers, and dislocations.
Liam is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association.
When Liam is not at GSMC you can find him at Geelong Hand Therapy in Geelong.
Jane is an Occupational Therapist who has worked in the area of Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation since 1995. After graduating from Latrobe University in 1991, Jane spent seven years in the United States, gaining additional experience in hand and upper limb rehabilitation. Jane is an Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association). Jane completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy through LaTrobe University and when she is not at GSMC you can find her at her business Geelong Hand therapy in the Sydney Avenue clinic.
Sam is a passionate therapist originally from Warrnambool who completed an advanced diploma of myotherapy from RMIT in 2018.
Since then Sam has used his knowledge and skills in dry needling, cupping, joint mobilisation and myofascial release to treat musculoskeletal dysfunction such as TMJ dysfunction, lower back pain, headaches and frozen shoulder. [to name a few!]
Sam is also a keen athlete who has a strong interest in football. His time in football has seen him invest three years into the Geelong VFL system, and he is currently playing with the St Mary’s Football Club.
His interest in health, fitness and well-being fuels his passion for myotherapy.
Danni has gained valuable experience for over 15 years. Her resume includes the 2007 FINA world swimming championships, the Western Bulldogs Football Club and seven seasons at the Geelong Football Club, treating the players during the glory years from 2007 to 2014. Danni has a keen interest in sports, especially cycling, running and gym and is trained to assess and physically treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction that affect movement utilising the many modalities used in Myotherapy, including dry needling.
Assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.
- Sports injuries, headache, low back pain
- Deep tissue massage, dry needling
Denise brings years of experience managing complex injuries, sports massage and general aches and pains. She also is trained in dry needling and has a keen interest in Cycling, Triathlon, Duathlon & Trail Running. Denise has a long list of loyal followers who believe she is Geelong’s best sports masseuse
Jenny has been practising various types of yoga for over 20 years. Fifteen years ago, she was introduced to Iyengar Yoga, which she has practised consistently ever since. Before her retirement, Jenny had a stressful occupation and suffered a major illness. The practice of Iyengar yoga enabled Jen to rebuild mental and physical resilience, and she now sees it as a support in everyday life and a path of lifelong learning. Jenn is adaptive in her teaching style, allowing her to support students of all ages and abilities.
Kristy started practicing yoga in 2005. A few years later, Kristy was diagnosed with a serious back injury. Through a regular yoga practice and physiotherapy she managed to successfully avoid surgery. Kristy’s appreciation and love of yoga led to becoming a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She also holds qualifications in Hatha and Restorative Yoga Therapy. Her passion for learning ensures she continues to study with senior teachers.
Kristy’s natural warmth and intuitive teaching style creates a safe, supportive and accessible learning environment for all abilities.
A Team APPROACH to your health & fitness
Our innovative patient care model brings expertise from across the business to be part of your community working together to achieve your health & fitness goals. Our purpose-built facility provides patients with access to state-of-the-art equipment and treatment in one location.