‘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 has also worked as a senior clinical physiotherapist at Carlton Football Club in the AFL where he provided physiotherapy services from 2006-2020. Prior to this, he was 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 has extensive clinical experience resulting in excellent diagnostic skills, so he can assess your condition or injury and help provide the best possible treatment options and outcomes. He is a very ‘hands on physiotherapist’ so will use his clinical skills as part of your care, as well as provide exercise programs when needed.

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 treatment of all sporting and spinal injuries including complex cases and post-surgical rehabilitation. His clinical interest areas are in back and neck pain, sporting injuries and rehabilitation and lower limb biomechanics. 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)

Paul Stainthorpe


Paul graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) from Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Paul then worked from 2018-2023 in private practice in New Zealand where he gained valuable experience with a varied caseload of clients and a diverse range of musculoskeletal injuries. He had also previously worked as sports trainer with a rugby league team from 2015-2017, where he assisted with management of sports injuries and their prevention.

Paul undertook post graduate studies from 2020-2022 at University of Otago, Otago, NZ where he obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. Papers undertaken as part of his studies included sports physiotherapy, biomedical science and clinical practice.

Paul moved to Melbourne in 2023 where he then joined City South Physiotherapy. His clinical interests include back and neck pain, sports injuries, soft tissue injuries and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He aims to help patients return to their pre-injury and normal daily activities at home, work and sport as soon as possible.

Qualifications/Professional Memberships

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), Auckland University of Technology
  • Post Graduate Diploma Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, University of Otago
  • FIFA Football Medicine Diploma
  • World Rugby Sideline Immediate Care & Concussion Management Certificate
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association Member (APAM)


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 Exercises 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)

Nitsa Koresis


Nitsa commenced working at City South Physiotherapy in 2021, with extensive experience in customer service and administration. Nitsa is very caring and has learnt invaluable skills and tools she is now utilising in her role, and will be happy to assist you with any of your enquiries.

Nitsa will provide an excellent service to you and help you with anything you may need, so you can have the best possible experience at City South Physiotherapy.

Penny Goode


Penny commenced as a receptionist at City South Physiotherapy in 2022. She is working part time whilst doing undergraduate studies in Engineering at RMIT, after previously obtaining a Bachelor of Biomedicine from University of Melbourne in 2021.

Penny will assist with any queries you may have or to make an appointment booking, and will help you have a seamless and enjoyable experience at City South Physiotherapy.