Meet The Team 2018-06-06T00:07:12+00:00

Physiotherapy Team

Myotherapy & Massage Team

Simon Ventoruzzo
Simon VentoruzzoMaster of Physiotherapy
Bachelor Exercise Science
Graduate Diploma of Applied Exercise Science (Exercise Prescription)
Completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2008. Completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Exercise Science (Exercise Prescription) in 2010. Worked as an Exercise Physiologist providing exercise rehabilitation for the neurological injured population including Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Spinal Cord Injury and Inclusion Body Myositis. Developed skills managing clients, discharge planning and providing physical therapy within an acute hospital setting in the United Kingdom, with experience working on acute, short and long stay medical wards, surgery, orthopaedics and plastics. Completed a Master of Physiotherapy at Flinders University in 2014, alongside completing research as a key member of a team assessing the feasibility of an exercise and education intervention on fallers with MS to be presented at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Conference in Singapore 2015. Simon’s passions include assisting people in achieving their goals, with particular areas of interest in neurological rehabilitation, musculoskeletal therapy and pain sciences.
Simon’s Skills;

  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Chronic Condition Management
Shinya Yoshida
Shinya YoshidaAdvanced Diploma of Myotherapy
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Bachelor of Nursing
Associate Degree of Nursing

Shinya is a passionate Myotherapist who has been practicing in clinical settings such as sport medicine clinic and sports medicine clinic where he has treated numbers of athletes.  He utilises techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, PNF stretching, muscle energy technique, and dry needling to reduce pain and discomfort and increase functionality of musculoskeletal systems.

Having worked as a Registered Nurse and a care worker in New York and Japan, Shinya has contributed to provide care and treatments for wide range of personals from small children to elderlies. He also loves traveling, spent some precious time as a volunteer nurse in an orphanage in Malaysia and Guatemala.

Those unique experiences inspired and opened his mind to view and tune into individual needs with non-judgemental manner. Shinya believes that his treatment plans develop from listening carefully to clients’ history and story and his motivations root from being the best assistant to maximise individual health status.

Shinya has an active life style, playing sports and training regularly for dance performances. He also loves cooking sushi and playing a guitar to entertain his friends for comfortable weekends.

Luke Anthony
Luke AnthonyMaster of Physiotherapy
BHSci Clinical Myotherapy
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy (2004), Luke has had invaluable experiences working at the Australian Ballet, Eccenture Triathlon Series, and various private clinics around Melbourne.  Luke has continued to further his education by graduating with a Master of Physiotherapy from Flinders University.  During his studies he has gained experience in the public hospital system, stroke rehabilitation, musculoskeletal physiotherapy and the management of acute cardio-respiratory system.  In addition Luke was a primary researcher in the development and evaluation of a falls program specific to fallers with Multiple Sclerosis.

Luke’s Skills;

  • Physiotherapy
  • Myotherapy
  • Dry-Needling
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Chronic Condition Management
Akiko Kato
Akiko KatoDiploma of Remedial Massage
From working hands-on with athletes or with people in pain, Akiko began to realise how important an understanding of movement patterns was to successfully getting to the root cause of musculoskeletal issues and increasing performance and reduce pain. Akiko is a 2010 Graduate of the Massage School of Queensland.

She has spent her entire career practicing sports, medical and deep tissue massage. Her work is intense, site specific and thorough.

Akiko strongly believes in preventing the loss of mobility by developing fitness and wellness-oriented regimes to encourage healthier and more active lifestyles.

A firm advocate of total body wellness and conditioning, Akiko seeks to help patients achieve their health goals each day.

She is also proficient in shiatsu, trigger point, pregnancy and lymphatic drainage

Luke’s Skills;

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Dry-Needling
  • Wat Po Thai Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
Julius Principe
Julius PrincipeBachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy)
Diploma of Remedial Therapies
Julius has studied at Endeavour College of Natural Health to obtain a Bachelor of Health Science in Musculoskeletal Therapy with a diploma of Remedial Therapies after his second year.

During his treatments he uses a very hands-on approach to his soft tissue therapies such as myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, joint mobilisation, and remedial massage, while also very competent with dry needling and cupping.

Julius loves working in the Myotherapy field and enjoys putting in the effort to get a positive feedback from his clients. Julius has a clinical mind and has an holistic approach when treating clients, determining the cause and predisposing factors to come up with the best treatment plan to help fix the problem and prevent further pain.