Umit has been working as a physiotherapist since graduation in 1988. He has worked in large acute hospitals for two years and as a physio in occupational rehabilitation in large automotive companies. He has worked in private practice for the last 17 years alongside sporting clubs, varied industries and nursing homes. He has vast experience in treating spinal conditions, sports injuries and chronic pain conditions. Umit utilizes a range of treatment methods including manual therapy, manipulative therapy and exercise prescription.
Umit has also been involved in teaching students and lecturing.
Katie Blazevic graduated from Melbourne University Physiotherapy in 1999. She has worked in a number of private practices and hospitals since then. Katie has a wide base of knowledge and experience in the treatment of sporting injuries; neck and back pain; joint pain; and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Her passion is to promote/ empower people to be active in their own health.
Katie is a qualified Feldenkrais Practitioner. She does Awareness through Movement classes.
Katie has been working at Glenroy Physiotherapy Centre for the past 7 years.
Engin Islak, Physiotherapist - Bach. Physio, Postgrad. Dip. in Physio., Shiatsu Therapist.
Mr Engin Islak graduated from Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey in 1999. He has also completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy at Melbourne University in 2005. He is also registered with The Australian Physiotherapy association.
Engin has established a strong medical background, working in such hospitals as Epworth Freemasons and St Vincent Hospital. In that period he gained extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of orthopaedic conditions and sports injuries.
After working with physiotherapist Simon Wilson in Essendon, Engin joined the Glenroy Physiotherapy Team in 2005.
Engin's strong analytical and problem solving skills allow him to recognize and address individual needs and establish appropriate strategies to accommodate these needs. By combining his knowledge of anatomy, physiology and an understanding of the working environment, Engin is able to personalize a program to ensure an optimal physical performance for all patients.
Engin specializes in sports injuries, work related pain and injuries, headaches, postural pain, overuse injuries, back and neck pain and shoulder pain. His personal focus is on the integration of exercise and manual therapy.
Engin completed a 2 year course in Shiatsu Therapy. Shiatsu was developed as a harmonizing therapy to promote health and well-being and has it's origins in traditional Chinese Medicine. It can simply be described as Japanese manual therapy. It is based on the theory of acupuncture and incorporates principles of anatomy, physiology and pathology. Shiatsu Therapy involves a range of techniques to apply pressure with fingers, palms, elbows and feet along the pressure points, stimulating the body's innate ability to heal itself. It is exceptionally effective in reducing stress, a major cause of depression, and alleviating an array of symptoms such as neck, shoulder and back pain, migraines, injuries, muscular pain, asthmatic problems and insomnia.
Engin will be continuing his studies and will go on to do his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2009. Engin has a big interest in sport, he was playing Handball for the State Victorian Team and represented Australia.
A nationally registered physiotherapist and a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).
I am experienced in treating patients with sport injuries, neck problems and headache, back injuries and lower back pain, general musculoskeletal disorders, cardiothoracic rehabilitation, as well as neurological problems such as post-cerebral vascular accidents (CVA).
I can also help in geriatric and paediatric cases, for example Cerebral Palsy, Down’s syndrome, Developmental delays, prevention of fall for the elderly and improving their mobility / quality of life.
I am very approachable, friendly and I employ a holistic approach to my clients, with communication skills.
Emre graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy Practice degree. He is an Australian Physiotherapy Association Member who has completed post-graduate certificates in Mulligan’s techniques, dry needling, spinal injury management & sports training.
He runs a hydrotherapy class for Glenroy Physiotherapy Centre clients every Monday at a private pool facility located within Broadmeadows Health Service with each client having an individualised program based on their own capabilities and goals.
Having completed full level 1-4 DMA Clinical Pilates courses, Emre is specially trained to formulate personalised Clinical Pilates programs based on personalised directional biases including functional progressions.
Emre has also had previous experience working as a physiotherapist at a football club and working at various aged care facilities.
With a passion for research, Emre adopts a client-centered approach built on a solid foundation of critically appraising the highest quality and most recent evidence-based practice.
Introducing Tuche Opoz who completed her studies at RMIT University, graduating with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Chiropractic) and a Master of Clinical Chiropractic. She is a member of Sports Chiropractic Australia and Chiropractic Association of Australia.
Tuche is a musculoskeletal health orientated Chiropractor who has a special interest in sports and clinical rehabilitation. She is a qualified Sports Trainer and has enjoyed working with various Australian Football teams in both VFL and local leagues. She has recently began the process of taking postgraduate studies to become an Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP).
She utilises soft tissue therapies, joint manipulative and mobilisation techniques, clinical pilates, kinesiology taping, therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound & interferential, as well as activity modification and pain management strategies.
Tuche is fluent in Turkish and looks forward to working with individuals and families in the local community to assist them with identifying and achieving their health goals.
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