Revive
Physiotherapy and Pilates

Our mission is to help each and every patient achieve their full potential and maximise their quality of life

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Our fully-qualified physiotherapists hold post-graduate certifications, enabling us to provide our patients with the highest quality care and advice

LAURA GENTILE

Physiotherapist

Laura is a Principle at Revive Physiotherapy and Pilates. She started her physio journey at La Trobe University and graduated in 2007. Laura started work as a private practice physiotherapist at Hoppers Physio in 2008, where she was kept busy with a varied caseload of spinal and sports conditions.

Laura then went on to complete her Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2013. During this time she worked alongside some of Melbourne’s leading physiotherapists and was exposed to many complex presentations. Following on from completing her Masters, Laura then qualified as a Paediatric Physiotherapist through Monash University. In addition, Laura has completed other short courses in Clinical Pilates, Shoulder, Pelvic Floor, Hip/Pelvis, Functional Strength and Conditioning, Lower Limb Tendinopathy and Vestibular pathologies.

From Laura’s years of experience, she has developed areas of special interest, which include spinal conditions (especially neck pain, headaches and thoracic pain), shoulders, pre and post natal care, paediatric physiotherapy, Pilates, pelvis/SIJ dysfunction and vestibular issues (BPPV).

Laura believes in a holistic approach to physiotherapy care, not only to relieve pain, but to assist you in achieving optimal function and quality of life. Laura also believes in a collaborative, patient-centred approach so will work with you to develop a treatment plan that bests suits your needs and will help you achieve your goals.

Outside of work, Laura can be found at her local CrossFit gym or drinking coffee at her local cafe. She is also strongly involved in her local dancing club where she has been learning different forms of dance since she was 8 years old. Over the summer months, Laura dabbles at water sports on the Murray and when the weather turns cold she can be found cheering on her beloved Bombers at the ‘G.

MATTHEW LICASTRO

Physiotherapist

Matthew is a Principle at Revive Physiotherapy and Pilates. He started his career as a physiotherapist at Hoppers Physio after graduating from La Trobe University in 2005. Working in a busy private practice exposed Matthew to a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions suffered by patients of all ages.

Matthew has worked with local sports teams Werribee Centrals FC and Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club. Matthew however has spent most of the last 10 years working with the Western Jets U18 TAC cup side. Here he works with many of the AFL’s future stars at training, games, pre-season screenings or in group Pilates sessions. Matthew also attended the 2010 Kyokushin Karate World Cup in Spain where he was the Australian team physiotherapist.

To further Matthew’s knowledge in sports physiotherapy, he completed the Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2015. Here he gained expert knowledge from leading Australian physiotherapists in pain management and the treatment of complex sports injuries, all with a strong focus on the latest research.

To broaden the scope of Matthew’s practice, he has also completed numerous courses including Dry Needling, Clinical Pilates, Men’s Health/Pelvic floor, McKenzie, Rocktape and Hydrotherapy.

Matthew also trains alongside some of Melbourne’s best power lifters and local athletes at Elite Sports Performance, Spotswood. Here he has had hands on instruction from leading strength and conditioning coaches on power lifting and athletic conditioning.

Matthew will utilise this knowledge in assessing and treating your condition. He will discuss with you all treatment options and tailor your treatment plan to your individual needs. Matthew enjoys treating all types of sports and spinal conditions. He has a particular interest in lower back pain, headaches, knee and ankle injuries and tendinopathy.

Outside of work, Matthew is kept busy with two young kids, Harry and Charlotte. He also trains and teaches Kyokushin karate, attends the gym and tries to squeeze in the odd game of golf. He is also a one eyed Collingwood supporter… but don’t hold that against him!

Expert Care

Revive Physiotherapy and Pilates practitioners have worked alongside some of Melbourne’s leading physiotherapists, provided physiotherapy and care to Australian national sports teams, and hold post-graduate qualifications. This enables us to provide you with the highest quality care and advice. At Revive Physiotherapy and Pilates we pride ourselves on remaining up to date with the latest research through ongoing education, to provide you with the most current, evidenced-based treatment techniques available.

  • Neck pain, headaches and thoracic pain

  • Pelvis/SIJ dysfunction and vestibular issues (BPPV)

  • Lower back pain, joint injuries and tendinopathy

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Our Values

Revive Physiotherapy and Pilates was born out of a strong desire to positively impact the lives of every person we meet. Our mission is to help each and every patient achieve their full potential and maximise their quality of life.

With every treatment, we will use a combination of manual and exercise based techniques with the aim of reducing pain and improving range of motion, as well as providing you with the information and means to better understand and manage your condition.

At Revive Physiotherapy and Pilates, our goal is to provide a warm, family friendly atmosphere to support you on your road to recovery, and to assist you through all stages of life.

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You may contact us with your enquiry below. If you are booking an initial or return consultation, you may do so with our easy-to-use online booking system. Please note that Paediatric Physiotherapy appointments need to be made by submitting an enquiry, or by calling the clinic on 03 9391 2600.

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