The Melbourne Knee Clinic is an expert group of specialist and sports physiotherapists committed to providing comprehensive care for people with knee conditions. We integrate decades of clinical experience with  contemporary cutting edge evidence based testing and treatment methods. This, and our close collaboration with Melbourne’s most respected orthopaedic surgeons and doctors, allows us to help individuals rehabilitate to their highest potential. We pride ourselves on personalised patient care, and aim to set the benchmark for the management of knee conditions.

 
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Meet Our Physiotherapists

Jane Rooney

Specialist Sports Physio (FACP) & APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physio

Jane is one of Australia's most recognised and respected knee specialists and enjoys the academic challenge of complex knee conditions. She is an expert in the treatment and management of all types of knee injuries, including knee ligament reconstructions, patellofemoral pain and instability, and screening for injury prevention and performance enhancement. Jane has also developed an evidence based clinical Return to Sport Screening Test post ACL reconstruction. 

Jane has extensive experience in the Sports Medicine field both in Europe and Australia with 26 years experience and has been a senior clinician at Prahran Sports Medicine centre for the past 16 years.Jane is an Honorary Lecturer at Melbourne University in the Undergraduate and Post graduate Physiotherapy Programs and a guest lecturer at La Trobe University Post Graduate Masters in Physiotherapy. Jane is also a regular presenter for the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is a facilitator and examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists.  Jane has worked with elite athletes at state, national and international levels in swimming, netball, athletics, soccer, AFL and cycling. Jane has also travelled with the Australian Fed Cup team, Tennis Australia and has provided individual physiotherapy services to internationally recognised tennis players.

Nick Meffin

APA Titled Sports Physio & APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physio

Nick combines evidence based medicine in combination with the clinical art, He has over 12 years experience in private practice working with elite, sub-elite and clients of all ages. 

He uses a hands on approach in combination with a comphensive exercise or rehabilitation based therapy.  This includes shockwave therapy, dry needling, manipulation and soft tissue mobilisation. His interests lie in knee tendon rehabilitation, knee ligament reconstructions, patellofemoral instability, dysfunction or ligament reconstruction and osteoarthritis.   

He enjoys treating people of all ages and especially the more complex cases. He is working closely with Jane Rooney to develop knee rehabilitation and training/rehab principles at our state of the art facility at the Prahran Market. Nick continues to worked with many local and representative teams (for further information visit www.nickmeffin.com.au.

 

Rhiarna Hill  

APA Titled Sports Physio

Rhiarna currently consults at LifeCare Prahran Market, and LaTrobe Sports Medicine. Over the last 10years, she has gained a wealth of experience particularly in the field of rehabilitation of patients with knee injuries. Rhiarna continues to consult for several of Melbourne’s leading orthopaedic surgeons, assisting their patients return to full function either with conservative management alone, or following orthopaedic surgery. She values ongoing learning, and loves being able to pass this knowledge onto her patients.

 She has worked with many sporting teams both at a national and international level in Football (soccer)- Victorian youth teams, W-league, and Mens Premier League; and Ultimate Frisbee- Australian Womens and mixed teams at World Championships and World Games. She currently also works with Gymnastics Victoria.

As a self confessed ‘knee nerd’ Rhiarna is very excited to be working as part of the expert knee team at the Melbourne Knee Clinic, developing evidence based injury prevention and rehabilitation programs, and return to sport criteria in the state of the art facilities at Prahran Market. She has a particular interest in the individualized management of knee ligament injuries, adolescent knee conditions, patellofemoral pain, and degenerative knee conditions.