Rob Stevenson


 Rob graduated in 1984 and commenced working as a Physiotherapist at Central Gippsland Hospital in Traralgon. In his second year he was appointed as a Grade 2 Physiotherapist in a Rehabilitation position and commenced consolidating his interest in all aspects of physiotherapy rehabilitation management. He worked at the Traralgon Hospital till late September 1986.  After a trip to Europe he joined with Geoff and began the business Latrobe Valley Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic.

Over this time Rob has enjoyed being involved as a physiotherapist working with athletes involved with,

  • Traralgon Football Club, Gippsland Football League and Victorian Football League.
  • Morwell Falcons Soccer Club, National Soccer League.
  • Gippsland Regional Soccer Team, Country Championship.
  • Victorian Junior Tennis Championship, Traralgon.
  • Traralgon Swimming Club.
  • Gippsland Sports Academy.

Along with this are the many athletes and general patients that have required physiotherapy management and advice for their injuries over the last 31 years.

Rob will assess you and learn from you how your problem affects you functioning at home, at work or in your sports participation. He will use his expertise to objectively assess your problem and will work with you to help you understand your diagnosis. A clear direction for the best course of physiotherapy will be provided.  Your management will include an understanding of the strategies that you can undertake to manage your problem and prevent recurrence.


  • 1984 : Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy – Lincoln Institute
  • 1995 : Graduate Diploma in Exercise and Sports Science  – Victoria University
  • 2005 : Graduate Certificate in Ergonomics  – Queensland University

Further Education

  • Level  1 Spinal Course
  • Level 1 Sports Course
  • McKenzie Course Level  A
  • Mulligan Course
  • Lyn Watson shoulder course
  • Lumbo pelvic and hip differential diagnosis and effective treatment course
  • Dry Needling Introductory Course
  • Tendinopathy Management- Dr Peter Mallearas

Special Interest In

  • Sports injuries
  • Acute and chronic Back Pain
  • Post operative Rehabilitation
  • Work related injuries
  • Tendon injury rehabilitation
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal Screening

Geoff Thomas


Geoff is a Director and Physiotherapist practicing in both our Traralgon and Moe Clinics.

Geoff graduated in 1984 and commenced work as a physiotherapist at Gippsland Base Hospital in Sale working for 2 years before travelling with Rob for 4 months around Europe.

After this break Geoff and Rob were involved in establishing the existing business, Latrobe Valley Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic, 31 years ago.

In the time Geoff has worked in the Latrobe Valley he has enjoyed working with various sporting clubs and organisations.  These include:

  • Gippsland Representative Basketball
  • Moe and Hill End Football Clubs
  • Victorian Junior Tennis Championship Traralgon
  • Gippsland Sports Academy.

Geoff enjoys the challenge of finding what factors cause and why conditions occur, and then working with the client to achieve the best possible functional outcome for home, work or sporting pursuits.  Central to this is the understanding of what are the key reasons for the client’s present condition and how best this is tackled either through direct treatment, referral to other medical specialist, advice and treatment and how the client can best help with either exercise or modified activity.

Qualifications / Further Education

Geoff has actively pursued further physiotherapy skills to compliment his original training.

  • Dean Watson Headache introductory/advanced.
  • Completed 4 part McKenzie program gaining credentialed status
  • World Congress London – David Lamb Muscle Energy course
  • Level 1 Sports, Level 1 Spinal courses
  • Brian Mulligan Courses x 2
  • Dry needling introductory and advanced
  • Jenni Hyne hip/pelvis pain
  • Level 1 Pilates.

Special Interest In

  • Neck restriction/pin
  • Headaches
  • Acute and chronic back pain
  • Sporting injuries
  • Post-operative return to function
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Assisting the ageing client

Claire Issell


After graduating in 2008, Claire has gone above and beyond to continue progressing her clinical skills and experience to provide the best possible care to all her patients.

She started at Maryvale Private Hospital as a sole physiotherapist working with mainly post operative patients. She also worked in the private practice setting which enabled her to continue their care and provide treatment through the whole post operative journey.

Claire then traveled to Canada where she completed further study to enable her to become qualified abroad and continue working as a physiotherapist. She worked in two private practices in remote Northern British Columbia, which allowed her to snowboard and rock climb on her days off.

On returning to Australia, Claire further specialised in Clinical Pilates and Women’s Health by undertaking a myriad of courses and eventually progressing to complete her Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. Claire has since had a baby boy, Arlo. She now has further empathy and personal experience to give her pregnant and post natal patients.

Claire is extremely qualified in tending to your overall physiotherapy needs and is able to take all aspects of your injury into account. Whether it be neck and back pain, sports injuries, clinical pilates, women’s health, pregnancy and post natal, Claire is the physiotherapist for you.


  • 2005-2008
    – Commonwealth Education Scholarship
    –  Support Bursary Scholarship

  • 2015
    – NAHSSS Allied Health Postgraduate Scholarship


  • 2005 : Diploma of Health Sciences – Monash University
  • 2005 : Sports Trainer Qualified – Sports Medicine Australia
  • 2008 : Bachelor of Physiotherapy – Monash University (Inducted into Golden Key International Honour Society)
  • 2010 : Qualified Physiotherapist – Canada
  • 2015 : Post Graduate Certificate (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy) – The University of Melbourne

Further Education

  • DMA Clinical Pilates
  • Dry Needling Introductory and Advanced
  • Women’s Health 5 day Intensive
  • Advanced Overactive Bladder/Urgency
  • Advanced Prolapse, Stress Incontinence and Pessary Fitting
  • Mckenzie Course
  • Lumbo pelvic and hip differential diagnosis and effective treatment course
  • 3D Assessment and treatment of the Cervical, Thoracic Spine and Ribs
  • Level 1 Sports Course

Special Interest In

  • Back Pain
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Dry Needling
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Dance Injuries
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Mastitis
  • Pelvic Floor
  • Prolapse and Pessary Fitting

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