Our Story

Performance Medicine is an Australian sports physiotherapy clinic with two locations in Australia; Naarm/Melbourne and Gadigal Country/Sydney. At Performance Medicine we are passionate about, and committed to bringing sports science and the performing arts together. Our journey began in the mid 2000's when our founder, Annie, was working as a physiotherapist backstage in London on a myriad of West End shows (WICKED, Billy Elliot, Chicago to name a few). Annie’s role was to support the artists with their dancing, acting and singing so that they could perform night after night. Annie collaborated with the UK’s leading creative teams (directors & choreographers) to ensure a sustainable and consistent show every night.

Today, Performance Medicine continues this collaborative approach with international and national experts to develop the most effective treatment program. Incorporating the science of sports medicine and sports physiotherapy, we create innovative programming for performing artists facing challenging voice and vocal related problems. The team and business is now celebrating over a decade together and has developed a multidisciplinary group of internationally experienced practitioners. These include Physiotherapists, Doctors, Massage Therapists and Myotherapists with over 80 years of combined experience in the performing arts and sporting arenas.

We distinguish ourselves by being a leading sports injury treatment, management and rehabilitation clinic with facilities that help us live the dream of bringing Art and Science together. This includes VALD force decks, gym and dance studio setup. We have national and international experience on some of the biggest productions including; HAMILTON, WICKED, Moulin Rouge!, Beauty & the Beast, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (to name a few). We are the resident physiotherapists for the Melbourne Theatre Company, international production houses, dance and circus schools. Importantly, the team love working at a grassroots level with local schools, teachers and amateur production teams as this is how a positive impact is made on the performing arts industry. You don’t need to be a “top talent” on an internationally recognised show to be part of our community.

Performance Medicine is also the Australian home of Vocal Physical Therapy; manual therapy for the larynx and voice. Annie discovered this approach working in London with physiotherapist, Ed Blake. The team continue their multidisciplinary approach to achieve the best results for their clients by working with ENT Specialists, Speech Pathologists and vocal coaches for voice disorders, performance voice issues and throat pain syndromes. Annie has created manual therapy training that she presents both nationally and internationally. The team at Performance Medicine live each day through their core values filter that include: We get it, Clinical Excellence, Owning It, Together we are better, Celebrate Diversity, Creative Solutions. You don’t need to be a performer to see the Performance Medicine team. What we can assure you, is that we will provide you with exceptional treatment and rehabilitation that is evidence based so you can find your exceptional.

WE UNDERSTAND THE BIGGER

Picture To Performance

We understand today’s performer like no one else!
We know the work begins well before stepping out on stage and what it takes to hit the heights in your chosen field!
At Performance Medicine, we are a collective of expert and experienced performance medical practitioners. Creating a unique accepting enviornment for performers of all abilities to rejuvenate and re-energise their greatness.

From professional dancers and athletes, to backstage crew.
Muscle treatment, voice therapy to mental wellness coaching.
We bring a holistic approach to healing and re-energising your greatness! For the performer within.

Thank you for trusting us with you health.

Let’s take action!

REFER A FRIEND

Spoil a friend!

$10 OFF their first service at Performance Medicine!

PLUS for being a great friend we have treat for you!
Once you friend has attended we will send you a $10 voucher off your next service at Performance Medicine!

Performance Medicine Core Values

Owning It

Thank you for trusting us
Thank you for trusting us with your health.
Let’s take action.

Creative Solutions

We think outside the box
Sometimes life isn’t simple. We think creatively and collaborate with the best in the business to help you find your exceptional.

We Celebrate Diversity

You are you
We understand you are unique, just like your circumstances. We welcome you, we love you and support you.

We Get It

This is about you, always.
We see you as a whole human. We promise to be humble, listen & really hear you. Your goals are our goals.

Together We Are Better

We genuinely about our community
This means you, our team, our industry, let’s make each other better.

 

Clinical Excellence

Pioneering performing arts healthcare
Our team has international expertise, are evidence based & are shining the way in performing arts’ medicine

TREATMENTS

Meet The Team

Annie Strauch (she/her)

Titled Physiotherapist - MACP

Annie Strauch (she/her)

Titled Physiotherapist - MACP

Carly Tyzzer (she/her)

Client Experience Team

Catherine Etty-Leal (she/her)

Titled Physiotherapist - MACP

Chris Minto (she/her)

Senior Physiotherapist

Courtney Horton (he/him)

Physiotherapist - APAM

Daniela Montero (she/her)

Client Experience Coordinator

Dr Brea Kunstler

Physiotherapist & Run Coach

Dr Kathy Yu (she/her)

Sports Doctor - M.B.B.S.

Dr Suleiman Halabi (he/him)

Sports Doctor - M.B.B.S.

Elise McMahon (she/her)

Physiotherapist

Elissa Petesic (she/her)

Physiotherapist - APAM

Emily McLean (she/her)

Physiotherapist - B.Physio Adv. (Hons), Masters of Sport Physio

Hayley Montgomery (she/her)

Remedial Massage/Myotherapist

Isabelle Menzies (she/her)

Client Experience Team

Katie Cook (she/her)

Practice Coordinator

Letitia Reus (she/her)

Physiotherapist - APAM

Luca Negri (he/him)

Myotherapist

Maria Anagnostou (she/her)

Titled Physiotherapist - MACP

Nicole Reynolds (she/her)

Senior Physiotherapist - APAM

Nino La Scala

Titled Physiotherapist

Polly Dhar (she/her)

Senior Physiotherapist - APAM

Renée Retter (she/her)

Social Media Coordinator & CET

Rhea Torres (she/her)

Physiotherapist - DPT. BNSc. BSc.

Stacey Kipouridis (she/her)

Physiotherapist - APAM

Stephanie Zamoyski (she/her)

Senior Physiotherapist - B..HthSci & M.Phty

Wayne Jones

Practice Operations Manager

Wayne Jones

Practice Operations Manager

Zeba Haroon (she/her)

Physiotherapist

SERVICES

Treatments

DANCE CONDITIONING CLASSES

We are so excited to bring you our Dance Conditioning Classes!

Which are designed specifically for young dancers. Created by Dance Physiotherapists & Dancers,so that you can be a happy & strong dancer with a promising career.

Injuries

Running Injuries

Achilles tendinopathy Plantar fasciopathy Medial tibial stress syndrome/Shin splints Patellofemoral knee joint pain Hamstring tendinopathy BOOK IN WITH A RUNNING [...]

Poor Embouchure

Poor embouchure Creating a sustainable and effective lip embouchure is challenging for even the most expert wind, reed or brass [...]

Running Injuries

Achilles tendinopathy Plantar fasciopathy Medial tibial stress syndrome/Shin splints Patellofemoral knee joint pain Hamstring tendinopathy BOOK IN WITH A RUNNING [...]

Pelvic And Groin Pain

Pelvic pain is most commonly seen in sportspeople who participate in sports that require rapid change of direction and also [...]