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Michael Tricarico – Partner

Michael has been part of the centre since 1998 and has 20 plus years experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions. He has completed postgraduate education in Manipulative/Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Now a consultant and executive director of the business, Michael uses his expertise to not only treat complicated conditions but also mentor new staff. Over the years, he has had a special interest in treating temporomandibular (jaw) dysfunction and cervical headaches, with more recently interests turning to treating the knee, foot and ankle. Continuing education forms a large part of his professional development and he attends conferences regularly to ensure best practice is delivered to his patients. He is currently the head physiotherapist for the Western Jets Football team (AFL Junior Development Team), treating and managing acute sporting injuries. Michael has 2 beautiful girls that he devotes his time to when not practicing. He has a passion for running and bike riding.


Lauren Elliott – Partner

Lauren joined the team at Hoppers Physio in 2002, following graduating with honours from Melbourne University. She then soon after joined the partnership in 2005 and thoroughly enjoys this role of leadership, marketing and business development. In addition to treating sports and spinal injuries, Lauren has a passion for the Clinical Pilates Program at our centre and is especially interested in pregnancy, pediatrics and sporting injuries, managing them with a combination of hands on and Pilates exercises to achieve long term patient goals. Outside of work, Lauren has represented Australia in Triathlons, including Gold Coast 2009, Budapest 2010 and New Zealand 2012. Hoppers Physio has also been involved regularly in the corporate triathlon series and proudly produced podium finishes in the female division on many occasions, and Lauren has been the driving force behind getting everyone involved at the centre. More recently her focus has turned towards running, tennis and weights to keep fit, while raising a young family.
She has also completed her masters in Animal Physiotherapy and runs Melbourne Animal Physiotherapy at Advanced Vetcare in Kensington. Lauren has 3 young kids who are very active and with whom she enjoys her time thoroughly with outside of running the clinic.


Danny Low – Partner

Danny completed a Batchelor of Science majoring in muscle physiology in 2001 and then began a Physiotherapy Degree at Melbourne University, completing it with honours in 2005. Danny joined the partnership in late 2013 and looks forward to the exciting future Hoppers Physio has ahead. Since starting at Hoppers Physio he has been involved in a variety of group exercise sessions, including Pilates, Tai chi and hydrotherapy, as well as being involved with the Western Jets Football Club as part of their medical team. He also performs the Bike Set-Up service at the clinic. Danny’s interests include playing guitar, golf, basketball, bike riding, going to the beach and of course, spending time with his young family. He has a keen interest in sports and exercise specific rehabilitation and has completed postgraduate studies in sports physiotherapy.



Rebecca Wait – Partner

Rebecca graduated from Latrobe university with a Bachelor of physiotherapy in 1997. She joined the team at Hoppers physio in 2013 and the partnership in 2016. She brings with her extensive experience in private practice over the last 15 years. Prior to this she also worked in paediatrics and aged care.
Rebecca has a special interest in cervicogenic headaches, the sporting and degenerative shoulder, paediatrics, spinal pain and sporting injuries.

Rebecca manages our clinical pilates program at the centre and frequently uses this in her approach to rehabilitation and treatment. She has completed all 4 levels of the DMA clinical pilates series and also has further training in dry needling and medical acupuncture.

Futhermore she has completed many professional development courses to keep her skills up to date for the treatment of the shoulder, hip and pelvis, headaches, sporting injuries and paediatrics. Outside of work Rebecca plays and coaches netball and enjoys taking her dog for a run with her teenage daughter. Her interests include coffee, the beach, camping, reading and catch ups with friends and family.


Gabrielle Boardman – Physiotherapist

Gabrielle completed a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy from La Trobe University Bendigo in 2016. She is thrilled to be working in her home town where she can continue working with local clubs such as the Werribee Central’s Football and Netball Club as the head Physiotherapist.

Gabrielle is passionate about both general musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. In addition to making tailored rehabilitation programs to get her clients back to the activities they love, she is also a qualified APPI Pilates instructor and has completed additional training in Dry Needling and Sports Physiotherapy (Level One).

Outside of work Gabrielle keeps active by going to the gym, playing basketball, skiing and has started her first season with the Werribee Centrals Women’s Football team.



Justin Morris – Physiotherapist

Justin completed his bachelor of physiotherapy from James Cook University in Townsville before moving to Melbourne and joining the Hoppers Physio team in 2017.

He has a keen interest in the musculoskeletal field and working with both the general and sporting populations. Justin aims to work together with all clients to achieve their desired outcomes throughout their preparatory and rehabilitation phases.

Outside of work, Justin enjoys doing a range of activities from staying at home playing guitar or watching TV, to experiencing everything Melbourne has on offer.





Amy Kight – Physiotherapist

After graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science at La Trobe University, Amy then went onto complete the Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. During her two and a half year’s experience as a sports trainer, she developed the skills and passion for sporting related injury, assessment and rehabilitation. She has a special interest in treating all types of musculoskeletal injury, and aims to work collaboratively with patients to keep active and achieve their goals. She has recently completed Pilates certification and uses Pilates based exercise principles during treatment. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time outdoors, finding excellent coffee spots and catching up with friends.







Brianna Thomas – Myotherapist

Brianna graduated from Endeavor College of Natural Health with a Bachelor of Health Science & Musculoskeletal Therapy. She has been working as a Myotherapist for the last 3 years at a multidisciplinary health clinic.

Her interest in all things rehab, injury & health related first began when she was younger during Taekwondo training, where she suffered a sporting injury herself. From there, Brianna was in physiotherapy appointments (right here at hoppers physio!!), Pilates classes & also began swimming as part of her rehab. It was through this that Brianna learned and appreciated the great benefit that treatment, along with client education and exercise had. Because of this, Brianna has a keen interest in helping others, particularly using her knowledge and experience in helping clients recover after an injury.

She has been trained in various techniques which she incorporates into her treatments, including cupping and dry needling.
She is looking forward to working with and learning from therapists here at hoppers physio, & is excited to be joining the team!




 Thomas Nemeth – Physiotherapist

Originally from the city of Edmonton in Canada, I moved to Melbourne to undertake my postgraduate physiotherapy training, and graduated in 2017 with a Doctor of Physiotherapy, with distinction, from the University of Melbourne. Growing up, I have always been passionate about sports, and after enduring multiple injuries associated with playing club level soccer, I developed a keen interest in various musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. Although I no longer play competitive sport, I have continued to stay involved on the sidelines, having worked as a sports trainer for Box Hill and Melbourne Unicorns Rugby Union Clubs, as well as with the Melbourne University Lightning Netball Club in the Victorian Netball League. In my spare time, I enjoy making music, keeping active at the gym, and seeking out good Melbourne coffee and brunch spots with friends.





 Katherine Bustamante – Myotherapist

Katherine studied Advanced diploma in remedial massage at Victoria Fitness Academy and graduated in 2015. She started working at Hoppers Physio in 2016. Katherine got into the field of massage because of her love of helping people get back into form and regain freedom of movement and pain. She is interested in rehab and pain management.

She is a mother of 4 and always keen to learn new things and in her spare time she loves to draw and spend time with her family.





 Phillippa Clark – Physiotherapist

Pip joined the team after completing her Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Physiotherapy degree at La Trobe university in 2018.

Throughout her degree Pip has worked as a sports trainer for Diamon Creek football club. Here, Pip developed a passion in assessment and management of sporting and musculoskeletal injuries. Further, Pip also participated in the FitSkills program, helping to develop and implement gym programs for individuals with disabilities. This helped her to develop both a passion for and skills in exercise rehab for individuals of all capabilities.

Outside of work Pip enjoys participating in a range of activities including running, going to the gym, coaching rowing and spending time at the beach!



Sarah Watson – Physiotherapist

Sarah completed her physiotherapy degree at Monash University, Victoria. Since graduating, Sarah has worked throughout Gippsland, in public and private sectors. This has included hospital, community health and private practice. This is where Sarah commenced work in continence and pelvic floor physiotherapy, and subsequently completed her post-graduate certificate in 2019 at Curtin University.

Sarah started work at Hopper’s Physiotherapy/Western Women’s and Men’s Health in January 2020. She is passionate about improving awareness of pelvic floor disorders. Her interests include bladder urgency and overactivity, pelvic pain, bowel dysfunction and prolapse.

Sarah also works with musculoskeletal injuries – and enjoys providing treatment to those experiencing chronic pain. She takes a holistic approach to help achieve clients goals.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with family, reading books, hiking and camping.



Anthony Frandina – Physiotherapist

Anthony completed his Masters in Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University Bundoora after finishing his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at La Trobe. Since then he has worked as a sports trainer for local soccer teams in Geelong.

Anthony has a passion for helping those with not only sporting injuries but also common musculoskeletal injuries that occur during everyday living and activities.

He love’s all things sport, having played both soccer and Futsal (indoor soccer) since the age of 7 and being an avid footy follower since a young age.

In his spare time he enjoys seeing friends, running, watching any form of sport or going on hikes.


 Daniel Krsticevic – Remedial Massage Therapist

Daniel joined the team in 2019 after completing his Diploma of Remedial Massage with RMIT. He has a passion for musculoskeletal anatomy and is furthering his training by studying osteopathy at Victoria University while he works. He is currently working with the Werribee City Soccer seniors as a sports trainer. Daniel got into the field to help people reduce their pain from chronic conditions and to regain mobility and flexibility.

Daniel spends his spare time by studying, watching classic movies and spending time with friends and his large family.




Zorica Sekuloska – Accredited Practising Dietitian

Zorica started work with Nutrilicious Dietetics in 2010 as a Nutrition Assistant, a position she held whilst undertaking her Human Nutrition degree at La Trobe University. Zorica achieved the degree with Honours in 2012, before progressing to the Master of Dietetic Practice. Zorica’s Honours research project evaluated the nutritional status of the adult cystic fibrosis population of Victoria using body mass index and body composition methods.

Zorica is passionate about diet-related disease prevention, focusing on a balanced diet and healthy living. Her passion for dietetics developed at a young age having witnessed the health difficulties of family members related to nutrition. She has developed a particular interest in gastroenterological health, diabetes and cardiovascular health.

Zorica also has a passion for providing nutritional education and tailoring nutritional advice for each individual she consults. Zorica has also gained experience as a Dietitian and Facilitator with the Victorian Government’s Life! Program, whilst also continuing her work with Nutrilicious Dietetics.

Contact details

171 Heaths Rd Hoppers Crossing
Vic. Australia 3029
Tel (03) 9749 5110
Fax (03) 9749 5322

Opening Hours

6.30am-8pm Monday to Friday
Last appointment at 7.30pm
7.30am-1.30pm Saturday
Last appointment at 1pm

Nurture Healthcare

Hoppers Physio Services

Physiotherapy Clinic, Hoppers Crossing, Melbourne. Physiotherapy services include musculoskeletal physiotherapy, podiatry, myotherapy and sports massage, hydrotherapy, clinical pilates, acupuncture and real time ultrasound.