About

WHO WE ARE

At Stride Physiotherapy and Health Group, we are proud to be one of the leading Physiotherapy and Allied Service clinics across Melbourne offering personalised, effective treatments and therapies for patients of all ages.

Our qualified Physiotherapists, Massage therapists, Podiatrists and Exercise Instructors are on hand to help you find targeted relief from pain and discomfort throughout your body, helping you to enjoy a more active lifestyle and supporting your long-term health and wellbeing.

Getting you results is what drives us. Stride Physiotherapy and Health Group has transformed since we opened in 2017 into a cutting edge, results driven total health service. Our founder; Chris started the service with one goal in mind, to help solve people’s problems and get them back to what they love doing again. And we all still love doing this!

Our friendly practitioners have the skill and experience to treat a range of conditions, complaints and injuries from head to toe.

If you’d like to make us a part of your health care team then call 03 9370 0345

OUR TEAM

Chris Tandy

Physiotherapist

Why did you become a Physiotherapist?
Well I wanted to become an Airforce Pilot but an injury of my own changed my mind! I am thank-ful for this as I now love what I do helping people get back to doing what they love!

Where did you study?
I completed my Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in Melbourne.

Interesting things you have done in your career?
I have worked in a number of areas and locations.
On graduating I spent an 18 month period working in the Public Health Sector working across surgical wards and even a small stint in the intensive care unit (ICU). My love of sport drove me to a career in the Private Sector and Sporting Organisations.

I have been fortunate to work with Essendon FC with their VFL team and more recently as a team Physio for Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club. A highlight was winning the premiership in my first year in 2017.

What do you do to keep fit?
I enjoy running. Having bombed out doing a Marathon in 2016 I have pencilled in 2020 as my year for the Melbourne Marathon.

Favourite thing to do outside of work?
Spending time with my family- Wife and crazy Hungarian Viszla Gracie.

Jackson McKellar Physio

Jackson McKellar

Physiotherapist

Why Did you become a physiotherapist
I had a positive experience with a physio when I was younger. After suffering my first real injury I was rehabbed back to playing in a junior grand final (that we won!) So from here I always wanted to help people get back to doing the things they love.

Where did you study?
I completed my bachelor of physiotherapy studies at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. I’m currently completing my graduate certificate in sports physiotherapy at La Trobe University.

Interesting things you’ve done in your career
My first few years out of university I worked in the private sector, as well as in the hospital setting in general medicine and orthopaedic wards.
I was given the opportunity to be the Queensland Hockey under 15 physiotherapist in 2016 & 2017, before ultimately switching to my sport of choice last year to become the head physiotherapist for the Victorian Thunderbolts under 20 team. This opportunity allows me to engage with and learn off the senior physiotherapists at the Melbourne Storm.

What do you do to keep fit
I enjoy strength and resistance training. I try to train in the gym 3 to 4 times per week. If I have time I try and run once a week as well.
Away from physical exercise I also practice a lot of mindfulness and meditation for mental health fitness.

Favourite thing to do outside of work
I love watching sport, travelling and going to live music gigs with my girlfriend and friends.

Jacksdon Tisdell Running Coach

Jackson Tisdell

Podiatrist

Why did you want to become a Podiatrist?
As a junior footballer I succumbed to many lower limb injuries, which was frustrating to say the least! Through this I became passionate for the human body and injury management, so I decided I wanted to help others from going through what I did, and to achieve their sporting goals.

Where did you study?
I completed a Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of Newcastle. In addition to this, I also have my Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach accreditation from ASCA, and my Level 2 Sports Trainer certificate from Sports Medicine Australia.

Interesting things you’ve done in your career?
I’m lucky enough to be involved in developing content relating to exercise therapies in podiatry, teaching some of my knowledge to other podiatrists online and at professional development events. I have also been a running technique and athletic development coach for a number of football and netball clubs, and have been mentored by some top shelf coaches and podiatrists along the way.

What do you do to keep fit?
I play footy for West Brunswick Magpies, and like to hit the gym 2-3 x per week. I often take my ringneck parrot Louie for walks along the Maribyrnong river.

Favourite thing to do outside of work
Exploring all that Melbourne has to offer! In particular attending live sport (Sydney Swans and Newcastle Knights fan) and concerts.

Justin Bromley Myotherapist

Justin Bromley

Myotherapist

Why did you want to become a Myotherapist?

I have had some great experiences with Physiotherapists and Myotherapists throughout my sporting career. After seeing some of the people close to me also respond really well to Myotherapy it really peaked my interest. Following  a career change several years ago, my passion for anatomy was the driving force that led me to studying Myotherapy.  I also have a great passion for helping people achieve their goals be it to recover from injuries though to on the sporting field success.

Where did you study?

I completed my Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at MIMT in addition to this I have a Bachelor of Sports Science I completed in 2001.

Interesting things you’ve done in your career?

My experience since completing my studies has seen me work in a number of different private sector clinics. I have been lucky enough to work at the “Arnold Classic” for the past 5 years which gave me the opportunity to work with and treat professional athletes from all over the world. Through my time as a Myotherapist I have been lucky enough to work with a variety of professional athletes from Race Car drivers to UFC World Champions. I am also fortunate to work with Romsey Football and Netball club leading a great group of people on and off the field.

What do you like to do outside of helping your clients?

Spending time with my family, playing American Football,  watching sport and weekend adventures to regional Victoria.

WE’D LOVE TO BE A PART

OF YOUR HEALTH CARE TEAM

WE’D LOVE TO BE A PART OF YOUR HEALTH CARE TEAM

If you would like our help to keep active & happy, give us a call