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East Ivanhoe Physiotherapy was opened in February 2013

The clinic is a general and sports physiotherapy clinic located at 223 Lower Heidelberg Road, East Ivanhoe (in the East Ivanhoe Village, directly opposite FoodWorks).  The physiotherapists are professionally trained in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of injuries relating to work, sports and recreational activities.

Physiotherapists at East Ivanhoe Physiotherapy have undergone extensive training in the management of injuries and are qualified in the safe and effective use of treatment techniques such as joint mobilisation, manipulation, massage, electrotherapy (ultrasound, interferential therapy), dry needling, rehabilitation exercise prescription (stretching, strengthening & stabilisation) and advice for the workplace (ergonomics), your sporting endeavours or just daily life.


Meet the team


Paul Lewis
Practice owner / Practitioner

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 1992 Paul has gained extensive experience working in hospitals and private practice in Melbourne and the UK. Over this time he has managed sporting, spinal and musculoskeletal conditions, and has worked with numerous amateur and professional sporting teams as a physiotherapist, including, Australian Rules Football, basketball and swimming. Paul completed a Masters of Public Health in 2003 and has actively attended professional development courses to help further his knowledge of the many types of injuries that may present at the clinic.

Paul has particular interest in treating backs, necks, shoulders, knees and ankles but also enjoys treating most injuries whether it is from doing chores at home from poor posture or injuries resulting from sporting activities. Paul also has a lot of experience in managing injuries acquired through working at a desk or repetitive work practices.



Chelsea Nichols

Chelsea has joined the team here at East Ivanhoe Physiotherapy after completing a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. In 2015, she completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University, Melbourne. Chelsea has also done extensive training in DMA Clinical Pilates.

Chelsea has experience in both Private Practice and hospital settings and has developed a keen interest in Sports and Womens Health Physiotherapy. She employs a variety of manual therapy techniques in to addition to functional exercises the body back to its full function.

Outside of work hours, Chelsea enjoys playing tennis and netball and loves cooking (and eating!).

Ashlee Woodward
Practice owner / Practitioner

Ashlee graduated from LaTrobe University in 2011. Since graduating she has worked in Private practice. Where she has further developed her strong interest in sports and spinal injuries, postoperative rehabilitation and repetitive work practice injuries. Ashlee has undergone several postgraduate training programs, including; Dry needling, Mulligans concept of manual therapy and level 1-4 DMA Clinical Pilates.

Ashlee states… “The best part of my job is getting to meet and build rapport with patients from all walks of life. From young children, to the pregnant female, to the office worker to the aging population. Every patient that walks through the door has individual wants and needs, so developing a well rounded treatment plan that suits each specific patient is a exciting challenge for me.”

Ashlee was an elite gymnast, training 33 hours a week. She has represented Australia as a senior gymnast at several international competitions. Due to the rigorous workload Ashlee came to rely on physiotherapy to keep her fit and strong to be able to compete at an elite level. As a frequent recipient of physiotherapy treatment and experiencing the frustration and pain of injury she can relate to what her patients may be experiencing.

Ashlee has used her experience with both spinal and sports conditions to follow her passion in Clinical Pilates as well as strength, and rehab training. Having experienced the great many benefits from Pilates in her own sporting career, Ashlee is passionate about teaching the benefits of Clinical Pilates for fitness and injury rehabilitation.