Our Therapists are highly qualified, with over 25 years experience in all area's of Physiotherapy and Remedial Massage Therapy.

For more information on our Practitioners please click on their names for more information.

Our Staff


  • David Bergin

    Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

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    B. App. Sci. Physiotherapy, Grad Diploma in Manipulative Therapy.

    David is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who founded the Physiowest Physiotherapy clinic in Sunshine in 1988, after graduating in 1984. In 2000 with partner Richard McGlynn, expanded Physiowest in opening the Physiowest Deer Park clinic.

    Since 2000 David has worked at the Australian Open tennis grand slam, treating the world’s leading tennis players at Melbourne Park each January.

    David was team Physiotherapist for Melbourne Knights soccer club in the National Soccer League when they were national champions and continues to treat many players from soccer clubs of all levels.

    He has been an Independent Medical Examiner for the Victorian Worksafe Authority for 15 years and provided Physiotherapy treatment services to a number of Melbourne University research programs.

    David’s special clinical interests include soccer and tennis sports injuries, shoulder rehabilitation and headaches and he continues to teach spinal manipulation to new graduate Physiotherapists.

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  • Richard McGlynn


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    B. App. Sci. Physiotherapy (Honours)

    Richard completed his degree with honours at the University of Southampton in the UK in 1998. Then went on the work for 3 years at a London NHS hospital. During this time he also treated clients from West End Musicals and local athletes.

    On moving to Australia in 2001 he worked at Freemasons Hospital in East Melbourne where he led the Physiotherapy services of the Intensive Care Unit.

    He then joined Physiowest and soon after joined David in partnership of the Deer Park Clinic. Richard was also a team Physiotherapist for the Melbourne Knights Soccer Club in The National Soccer League.

    Currently within the clinic he has a keen interest in sports injuries, headaches, knee pain and chronic back pain management.

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  • Rebecca Harford


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    B. App. Sci. Physiotherapy

    Rebecca joined the Physiowest team in 2012.

    She completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Latrobe University in 2008. Rebecca is a qualified DMA Clinical Pilates Instructor and uses this as an integral part of Chronic Injury Management.

    She has a particular interest in treating spinal and pelvic injuries as well as pregnancy-related conditions and women’s health.

    Rebecca has completed training in the Watson Headache techniques and is a GEMt Trigger point Dry Needling graduate and instructor.

    Rebecca is also a very keen golfer, being a part of the Victorian Institute of Sport golf program as a teenager which is where the desire to become a physiotherapist began.

  • Maria Ilinova


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    B. App. Sci. Physiotherapy

    Maria completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in 2011. Since then she has worked in a variety of private practice and aged care settings, including a headache-specific clinic, joining the Physiowest team in early 2016.

    Maria is currently completing her APPI Clinical Pilates training. She has also completed training in Dry Needling and is a Level 2 Watson Headache Approach practitioner.

    Maria enjoys treating people from all walks of life, with a specific interest in headaches, spinal pain and knee injuries. She is passionate about using exercise and Pilates in helping her clients to achieve their best results.

    Maria is an avid traveller, and in her time outside of work she enjoys learning Spanish and getting out of the city for a hike.

  • Amar Sran


    Physiowest Mark Farrugia Massage Therapist


    Amar completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011, and after graduating has worked in a variety
    of private practises, focusing on sports and musculoskeletal conditions.

    Amar has worked closely with the Western Jets Football Club, and Taylors Lakes Cricket Club in creating and implementing injury prevention programs, strength and conditioning programs and to effectively manage injury rehabilitation to return to sport. He has recently worked in India with many cricketers in aiding their recovery and performance.

    Amar has completed his training in dry needling for sports and spinal injuries and in pilates exercise and rehabilitation. He is a sports enthusiast who is passionate about movement and assisting every person to achieve pain free mobility.

    Outside of work, he enjoys playing variety of sports to keep active and loves his movies.

  • Mark Farrugia

    Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist

    Physiowest Mark Farrugia Massage Therapist


    After graduating from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in 2005 with a Diploma of Remedial Massage, Mark went to work on to work at AFL level with the North Melbourne Football Club (Kangaroos) for 5 seasons, and has also been with Physiowest for the past several years.

    During this time he has developed extensive skills working with a wide range of clientele from elite athletes from many sporting backgrounds such as football, soccer, tennis, ironman and triathlon; whilst also working with patients suffering from long term injuries and pain in a clinical environment.

    He specialises in Sport, Remedial and Deep Tissue Massage Therapy using effective and proven techniques such as Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Mobilisation and Specific Stretching Exercises.

    He is a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapy and is registered with all private health funds. Rebates are available for Mark's service through hicaps.

  • Reception Staff

    Rita, Lucie & Daniella

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