‘Hands on’ physiotherapists serving our local community since 1987

Our Staff

Craig Christie

Practice Owner and Principal Physiotherapist

Craig has been the owner of City South Physiotherapy since 1995 and has worked in the practice since 1991, following his graduation as a physiotherapist from La Trobe University in 1990. Craig is currently a senior clinical physiotherapist at Carlton Football Club in the AFL where he has provided physiotherapy services since 2006. He was previously physiotherapist and head of medical services at Port Melbourne Football Club in VFL from 1991-2006 and physiotherapist for VFL state team from 2000-2006.

Craig endeavours to find the fastest pathway to recovery for his patients and enjoys helping them with their return to sport, normal daily activities or work. He is experienced with post surgical rehabilitation and treatment of sporting and spinal injuries. His clinical interest areas are in sporting injuries and rehabilitation, lower limb biomechanics and back or neck pain. He uses Real Time Ultrasound Imaging (RTUI) for assessment and treatment of lumbo-pelvic disorders and dry needling when indicated.

Qualifications/ Professional memberships:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy, La Trobe University (1990)
  • Bachelor of Science, Monash University (1987)
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
  • AFL Physiotherapists Association (AFLPA)
  • Sports Physiotherapy Association (SPA)

 

Jarrad King

Physiotherapist

Jarrad graduated from University Of Queensland with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies in 2014. He worked at a private practice in Brisbane from 2014-2016 before relocating back to Melbourne and joining City South Physiotherapy in 2016. He has provided physiotherapy services to Port Melbourne Football Club in VFL since 2017. Jarrad also worked as physiotherapist for Morningside Football Club in the QAFL from 2013-2015 and was physiotherapist for AFL Queensland State Interleague team in 2015.

Jarrad had previously worked in strength and conditioning after graduating with a Masters in Exercise Rehabilitation in 2012 and Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation in 2010, from University of Ballarat. This included work in strength and conditioning at Queenscliff Football Club from 2011-2012.

His clinical interests include sports injuries especially hip and groin pain; musculoskeletal rehabilitation and back pain. He aims to help patients return to their pre-injury level of activity as soon as possible.

Qualifications/Professional Memberships

  • Masters of Physiotherapy Studies, University of Queensland (2014)
  • Masters of Exercise Rehabilitation, University Of Ballarat (2012)
  • Graduate Diploma of Exercise Rehabilitation, University of Ballarat(2010)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science(Human Movement), University of Ballarat (2009)
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association Member (APA)

Kieran Toohey

Physiotherapist

Kieran commenced working at City South Physiotherapy in 2017 after relocating to Melbourne from Adelaide. He graduated from the Flinders University with a Bachelor of Health Science/Master in Physiotherapy in 2015. Kieran previously worked at private practice Physio West in Adelaide and was physiotherapist at Adelaide City Women’s Football Club in 2016.

Kieran has provided physiotherapy services at Port Melbourne Football Club in VFL since 2017. His clinical interests include sports injuries; especially for the knee and ankle; back and neck pain and musculoskeletal/post operative rehabilitation. He aims to help patients return to their pre-injury level of activity as soon as possible.

Qualifications/Professional Memberships

  • Bachelor of Health Science/Master in Physiotherapy, Flinders University (2015)
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

Christine Tuddenham

Senior Physiotherapist and Practice Manager

Christine graduated as a physiotherapist from La Trobe University in 1990 and worked at Monash Medical Centre in 1991, before moving to a private practice where she stayed from 1992-1999. She joined City South Physiotherapy in 1999 and has continued to gain valuable experience in private practice. Christine makes every effort to assist patients with their recovery and her professional interests are back and neck pain, Clinical Pilates and aged care.

Christine also has an administrative role within the practice and helps to oversee the organisational side of the business whilst managing the ongoing needs of staff and clients.

Qualifications/ Professional memberships:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy, La Trobe University (1990)
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
  • Clinical Pilates Levels 1-2

Sue Mar

Receptionist

Sue has worked as receptionist at City South Physiotherapy since 2008. She works closely with the physiotherapists and helps them provide the best possible care at our practice.

Sue will assist you with initial enquiries, booking appointments and other administrative duties. Sue is an important member of the team at City South Physiotherapy and is available to help you at anytime.

Kathy Graczyk

Receptionist

Kathy commenced as a part time receptionist at City South Physiotherapy in 2016. She will be happy to assist with any of your enquiries or bookings and aims to provide an excellent service to you.

Kathy will help you in any way required to make your experience at City South Physiotherapy as easy as possible.

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