Team

Tanya Paunovic- Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist

Tanya Paunovic- Physiotherapist

Tanya is a Senior Physiotherapist with a special interest in:

  • Hip & Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Pre & Post Natal
  • Post Surgical
  • Sports Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Running Injuries
  • ACL Rehabilitation & Return to Sport

Tanya shares her time at CB Physio with her role as team Physio for the Nth Melbourne AFL Football Club. Tanya was previously been the Head Physiotherapist for the Carlton & Geelong Football Clubs AFLW programs and consulted with the Sydney Swans AFL. She has also worked at the Essendon Football Club as a Rehabilitation Physio in VFLW program. 

Tanya graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice. She has since completed her Masters in Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy. 

Through a combination of manual therapy and rehabilitative exercise, Tanya is able to address the underlying cause of a patient’s condition and ultimately lay a platform to prevent recurrent issues in the future.
Tanya is a Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist and consults at our Maribyrnong clinic. 

Tanya Paunovic- Physiotherapist
Tanya Paunovic- Physiotherapist
Ben Ireland

Ben Ireland- Senior Physiotherapist

Ben excels in the management of a range of conditions from sports injuries to back, neck and shoulder pain. Ben is a very experienced Physiotherapist who, before working at CB Physio, managed a busy private practice and consulted on difficult cases for BHP Billiton.

Ben was previously the Essendon Football Club VFL Rehabilitation Physiotherapist and holds a graduate certificate in Sports Physiotherapy.

Ben has an interest in treating and preventing a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and getting his clients back to full function quickly. He is trained in the use of Real-Time Ultrasound and dry needling which both act as an excellent adjunct to his range of treatment approaches.
Outside of work Ben has a keen interest in numerous sports, predominantly Australian Rules Football. Other interests include camping, fishing and cooking. Ben is also a proud new father of Archie with his wife Kate.

Ben is the Senior Physiotherapist and consults at our Maribyrnong clinic. 

Joss Whitford - Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist

Joss is an experienced physiotherapist with a keen interest in sports rehabilitation. He completed an undergraduate and Masters Physiotherapy degree at the University of Canberra before relocating to Melbourne. More recently, Joss completed his Masters in Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy via La Trobe University.

Joss has a particular interest in strength and conditioning, having completed his Australian Level 2 S&C qualification. Joss brings his wealth of expertise in the particular areas of post-surgical rehabilitation, back pain, running injuries and shoulder pain. He is experienced in all treatment streams including dry needling, joint mobilisation and soft tissue therapy.

Joss is also the team physio for Melboure City FC. Previously Joss was the traveling physiotherapist for the Philippines National Rugby international program and the Head Physio for the Melbourne University Blacks Football Club.

Outside of work, Joss enjoys multi day hikes, camping and live music and comedy events.

Joss is a Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist & consults at our Maribyrnong clinic.

Liam Phillips - Senior Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist

Liam is Sports Physiotherapist who currently shares his time with us and the St Kilda Football Club (AFL). He has previously been the the Head Physiotherapist for the GWS Giants (AFL) Academy teams for the past four years. Prior to this he was the head physiotherapist for the Werribee Tigers in the VFL.
Liam completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne and has completed his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy & Exercise with La Trobe University. Liam excels in the management of shoulder and hip related pain using a range of manual therapy and exercise techniques to get his clients pain free and at full capacity.

Liam has a passion for educating patients and providing knowledge regarding exercise and conditioning to manage their own health.  Outside of work you might find Liam running laps at prince park or on the squash court.

Liam is a Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist who consults at our Maribyrnong clinic.

Emma Hoy -Physiotherapist
Essendon FC (VFL)

Emma graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Melbourne University following completion of a Bachelor of Exercise Science Degree at Bond University.
Emma is very experienced in treating an array of musculoskeletal injuries including back pain, groin pain, knees injuries and shoulder issues.
She has a particular interest in the rehabilitation of rowing, skiing & football related injuries. Emma’s sporting experience includes working with:

  • Gold Coast Suns AFL
  • St Kevin’s Old Boys (VAFA)
  • Bond University Rugby team
  • Major League Baseball Australia Academy Program

She is currently a physiotherapist for the Essendon Football Club VFL program.

Emma enjoys rehabilitating injuries across a wide range of pain conditions and strongly advocates for treating every client on their individual needs.  She takes pride in delivering high quality evidence-based rehabilitation that integrates both hands-on and exercise-based interventions.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys escaping the city and exploring nature, ocean swimming and traveling. She is currently working on improving her running skills, in an effort to compete in an Olympic distance triathlon.

Emma consults at our Maribyrnong clinic.

Ebru Efe - Rehab Physiotherapist Essendon FC (AFLW)

Ebru graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy after completing a Bachelor of Science. 

Ebru holds a special interest in the management of conditions affecting the hip & groin, knee and lower back, as well as running-related injuries and return to sport. She utilises a background in Pilates and exercise-based rehabilitation to help people overcome their own challenges. 

Whilst working in a private clinical setting, Ebru has worked with a number of sporting clubs including the Melbourne Victory Women’s & Youth teams, Football Victoria State Development Programs, and currently as the VFLW/AFLW Rehabilitation Physiotherapist at the Essendon Football Club.

Away from work, Ebru loves to run the Yarra trails, plan adventures and have a kick with former teammates at Melbourne University Soccer Club.

Ebru consults at our Maribyrnong clinic.

Jess Bourke - Myotherapist

Jess is an experienced Myotherapist who currently shares her time at Complete Balance with her role as the Lead Myotherapist at the Essendon Football Club. Jess completed her studies in Myotherapy at RMIT University.

Jess has a keen interest in helping her patients overcome pain and to reach optimal health. Jess adopts a holistic approach to cater her treatment to the clients wishes incorporating a range of methods such as cupping, muscle energy, dry needling, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, remedial & relaxation massage.

Jess treats across both our Maribyrnong & Tullamarine clinics.

Nick Kane- Sports Physiotherapist

Nick Kane- Sports Physiotherapist

Nick is a Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist having completed a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from La Trobe University. He completed is undergraduate Physiotherapy degree at Notre Dame University in Fremantle. Nick excels in working with sporting injuries and rehabilitation with a particular interest in troublesome hip & groin pain, recurrent hamstring injuries, tendon pain & post surgical rehab.

Nick is the Head Physiotherapist at the Essendon Football Club therefore only consults a few hours a week at CB Physio.

Nick consults across both our Maribyrnong & Tullamarine clinics.

Nick Kane- Sports Physiotherapist
Nick Kane- Sports Physiotherapist