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Sat:7:00am - 1:00pm

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If you wish to get in touch directly, we can be reached at hawthorn@evadostudios.com.au.

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The 'original' Evado

Evado Hawthorn dates back to 2010 & it has hugely grown thanks to the loyal support of the Hawthorn, Kew, Camberwell and Richmond communities. Being open more than 12 hours a day means we offer 150 classes per week; the most extensive in our group.

Who we are

Our 600m2 studio provides every service needed to achieve your health & fitness goals. We have a loyal, university qualified team of Physiotherapy, Exercise Science and Pilates staff. Large Pilates area, gym, spin room and more mean we provide the ultimate health solution. Onsite parking available.

Flexible payment options

We offer a range of casual, package and membership options to suit your needs. Private health insurance rebates are available for Clinical services.

Services

Physiotherapy

We have Physiotherapists with specific post-graduate training and experience in each of these areas. Our team uses safe and effective manual therapy techniques to treat joint and soft tissue dysfunctions.

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Golf Physiotherapy

Golf Physiotherapy involves targeted exercise programming, Personal Training, Pilates, manual therapy or movement assessment aimed at getting your body moving efficiently as possible for the golf swing. We work with golfers of all abilities, from the weekend novice to touring professional. You may have an injury or just looking to improve your performance. Golf Physiotherapy will assess and address areas which need improvement.

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Clinical Pilates/Exercise

A Clinical Pilates/Exercise program will address core stability, flexibility, posture and body awareness, along with other injury concerns that require rehabilitation.

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Clinical Strength

Exlusive to Evado Studios, Clinical Strength is a specialty class suitable for patients undergoing an injury management intervention. This includes anyone looking to gradually return to Personal Training after an injury.

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Personal Training

Our team of Personal Trainers aim to educate you on correct exercise technique and execution. Through individualised program design and more personalised attention, our trainers will lead you in the right direction towards reaching your health and fitness goals.

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Fitness Pilates

Conducted on spring-loaded Pilates reformers, Fitness Pilates classes target specific muscles in short but effective bursts, resulting in stronger and more defined muscles. Classes are suited to all fitness levels and all participants can expect to work hard in this strength and conditioning class.

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Fitness Classes

We offer a range of 40-minute small group fitness classes to target every aspect of your fitness. 

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AxIT Assessment System

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Pregnancy Exercise

At Evado, we recognise that every pregnancy journey is different which is why we do not offer a one-size-fits-all approach to pre and post natal pregnancy classes. See our pathways below which best explain your options to continue exercising. 

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Myotherapy & Remedial Massage

Myotherapists are qualified to apply care in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy in order to restore and maintain the normal and pain free function of the soft tissue structure (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body.

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Clinical Nutrition

A nutrition consultation involves an in-depth look into the diet and lifestyle habits of an individual, highlighting the issues that a sub-optimal diet can have on you.

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NDIS

Evado Studios is a registered provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Physiotherapy and Personal Training. Our team of Physiotherapists and Exercise Scientists work with you to create a treatment plan in line with your NDIS goals. 

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Meet the team

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Katrina Laczoffy

Practice Principal | Physiotherapist

Katrina Laczoffy

Practice Principal | Physiotherapist

Doctor of Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Hons)

Katrina graduated from The University of Melbourne and Deakin University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Hons), respectively. She has actively been working in the private sports and fitness settings focusing on rehabilitation, load management, injury prevention and optimising performance over the last eight years.

Katrina strives to empower patients to make positive changes through a balance of hands-on treatment and movement-based rehabilitation by implementing modalities such as Clinical Pilates and Strength Training. Similarly, Katrina ensures she educates her patients on their pain and injury guaranteeing everyone leaves the treatment room with all concerns addressed, feeling reassured with an optimal treatment plan. 

Katrina has worked with a variety of clientele, ranging from elite level athletes to general population, implementing both Physiotherapy and fitness services. She is passionate about transitioning clients from acute injury into regular training, valuing movement as the core modality to maintaining overall health. Subsequently, her services also offer one on one and small group training services once injuries are managed.

Outside of Physiotherapy, Katrina enjoys indulging in one too many coffees around Melbourne.

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Glenn McKernan

Director | APA Sports Physiotherapist

Glenn McKernan

Director | APA Sports Physiotherapist

Master of Physiotherapy (Sports)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Glenn is a founding Director of Evado Studios and has more than 15 years of experience in the Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy industry. Glenn’s formal education includes a Masters of Physiotherapy (Sports) at The University of Melbourne where he was the top ranked student in his year level. He then became a qualified APA Sports Physiotherapist having completed various roles with the Football Federation Victoria, VFL Football, AGSV/APS football and National Institute of Circus Arts. More recently his sporting involvement has been with Russian Choreographic Academy (ballet) and Trinity Grammar (soccer and basketball). In 2018, Glenn also commenced a Tutoring role at The University of Melbourne’s School of Physiotherapy.

The majority of Glenn’s patients are directly referred to him through word-of-mouth. He has expertise in the management of complex and chronic injuries and enjoys working with individuals of any age and any level who are wishing to return-to-exercise or return-to-sport. Detailed and precise manual therapy treatments and Clinical Pilates programs are a key focus of his work.

Much of Glenn’s work is also the behind-the-scenes management of the Evado organisation and its team.

Special interests:

- Neck pain, headaches & migraines

- Low back pain

- TMJ dysfunction

- Sporting hip/knee injuries

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Hannah Cook

Senior Practice Manager

Hannah Cook

Senior Practice Manager

Certificate III & IV in Fitness

Hannah has always had a passion for all things health and fitness, which was obvious from years of involvement in sports, dance & surf lifesaving. 

Hannah is driven by supporting & helping others, which is seen by her caring nature & her experience in the nursing industry. In 2021 Hannah decided to follow her passion & complete her Certificate III & IV in Fitness, which led her to Evado Studios. 

You’ll see Hannah at the desk or around the studio & she is always up for a chat! 

Outside of work, Hannah loves hitting the gym, going for walks with her two dashys and going out for brunch!

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Anthony Lamanna

Clinical Service Coordinator

Anthony Lamanna

Clinical Service Coordinator

Masters of Physiotherapy Practice
Bachelor of Applied Science

Anthony attended LaTrobe University where he completed a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice.

Anthony is passionate about empowering his patients to fulfill their rehabilitation or performance goals, all while employing an evidence-based approach that seeks to achieve the highest level of patient satisfaction. 

Anthony has developed a keen interest in sports related injuries and rehabilitation, sparked by his participation in competitive sports such as AFL, basketball, athletics, and triathlon. He is therefore aware of the physical demands of various sports, allowing him to seamlessly assimilate with those he treats.

In addition to his studies, Anthony also holds a position at Melbourne City FC, where he is responsible for treating and facilitating return-to-sport programs for injured players. It was this position that allowed him to expand his breadth of knowledge in the treatment of adolescent athletes, further leading to an award of excellence from his university for his work in this area.

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Monique Mack

Rehab Manager

Monique Mack

Rehab Manager

Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology (current)

Bachelor of Exercise Science & Sport Science

Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Monique is a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ with over nine years of Remedial Massage and Myotherapy experience, four years of Pilates and three years in Strength & Conditioning. She has an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy from RMIT, a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science from Deakin University and is currently undertaking her Masers in Clinical Exercise Physiology at ACU.

As a Myotherapist, Monique treats a wide range of conditions from long standing chronic issues to acute injuries and everything in between. She has extensive experience working with athletes, office workers, weekend warriors, pregnancy clients, and individuals of all ages. She implements a range of techniques including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, dry needling, cupping, and muscle energy techniques. 

Monique has worked in varying sporting environments including AFL, Mui Thai and Soccer as a sports trainer as well as teaching conditioning, clinical and fitness Pilates for many years. The combination of her education and experience has allowed for her to build a strong foundation of exercise practice, technique, and prescription. She has a passion for helping an individual be the best version of themselves whether that be through Myotherapy treatment or in the gym by implementing a holistic style approach. 

When not working she enjoys spending time with her two dachshunds and hitting the gym.   

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Shanelle Chin

Physiotherapist

Shanelle Chin

Physiotherapist

Masters of Physiotherapy Practice

Bachelor of Applied Science

Shanelle graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice. She is also an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).

Throughout her career, Shanelle has worked with a diverse range of patients, including those recovering from injuries or surgeries, those with chronic conditions such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis, and those seeking rehabilitation for sports-related injuries. She is passionate about helping her patients achieve their goals, whether that's returning to an activity or simply being able to move with less pain. Shanelle seeks for what is important for the client to facilitate individualised rehabilitation and achieving personal goals. 

In her practice, Shanelle uses a range of evidence-based techniques to help her patients achieve their desired outcomes. These may include manual therapy, exercise prescription, modalities including clinical pilates, and patient education on topics such as injury prevention and posture. Shanelle is committed to ongoing learning and professional development, and regularly attends conferences and workshops to stay up-to-date with the latest advances in her field.
In her free time, Shanelle enjoys bouldering, hiking and she is dedicated to living an active lifestyle herself to provide best care possible to her patients. Growing up in Malaysia, she is also fluent in Chinese.

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Stephan Panagos

Physiotherapist

Stephan Panagos

Physiotherapist

Master of Physiotherapy Practice 

Bachelor of Health Science (Maj. Anatomy)

Stephan graduated from La Trobe University with a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice and a Bachelor of Health Science (Majoring in Anatomy).

Stephan’s interests within Physiotherapy include acute injuries and rehabilitation, as well as chronic disease management. He has worked with patients ranging between the ages of 5 and 97 years old. Stephan’s passion is helping his patients become physically able to get the most out of life - whether they aim to maximise performance in sports, reduce pain, or simply manage better with day-to-day activities. His top priority is working with you to achieve your goals.

Stephan is experienced in working with a wide range of injuries, as well as low back pain, neck pain, TMJ/jaw pain and disorders of the hand and wrist. Stephan utilises hands-on treatments, strength training and Clinical Pilates as part of an overall treatment plan. In previous years, Stephan has also mentored junior practitioners and Physiotherapy students. 

Outside of work, Stephan plays basketball and enjoys sunny days whenever Melbourne decides to share them with us. He’s also a big history buff.

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Henry Wajswelner

APA Specialist Sports Physiotherapist

Henry Wajswelner

APA Specialist Sports Physiotherapist

Doctor of Clinical Physiotherapy
Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Master of Physiotherapy (Research)
B App Sci (Physiotherapy)

Dr. Henry Wajswelner is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist now consulting at both Evado Essendon and Hawthorn locations. With over 40 years clinical experience, Henry has worked at the AIS, helping the country's top Olympic athletes and the Australian Rowing Team. Henry specialises in chronic hip and back pain. He uses an evidence-backed and exercise-based approach to empower his patients to take control of their condition. Henry has published research into exercise for chronic back and hip pain has been a lecturer and course co-ordinator at Melbourne and La Trobe Universities.

Henry has completed a Clinical Doctorate at the University of Melbourne, researching Clinical Pilates rehabilitation and its application to chronic lower back pain. Most recently, Henry was involved in a research RCT investigating lateral hip pain (gluteal tendinopathy). He is a leading Physiotherapist in rehabilitation solutions for these chronic conditions. 

Henry has mentored many physiotherapists in their own learning and specialisation journeys and enjoys clinical teaching. He is always ready to share his experience co-managing patients with his fellow clinicians and providing second opinions on how best to achieve optimal clinical outcomes.  

Whilst Henry continues his private practice work at Evado Studios in Melbourne, he also operates the Mt Hotham Physio clinic during the winter ski season. Henry loves the mountains in our north-east and is an avid alpine and back-country skier. The summer sees him tackling the mountains either hiking or as a road cyclist, the Alpine Classic being his favourite challenge. 

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Ryoki Takeda

Myotherapist

Ryoki Takeda

Myotherapist

Diploma of Myotherapy
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Diploma of Sports Therapy
Diploma of Shiatsu
Diploma of Classical Yoga

Ryoki has over 15 years of experience in massage and shiatsu.

He treats various conditions ranging from chronic to acute pain, sports injuries and other muscular problems. All populations benefit from Ryoki’s approach, in particular sportspeople, office workers, children and elderly. A range of techniques are used including trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue, shiatsu, acupressure and muscle energy techniques.  Combining Western medicine with Chinese medicine theory can be of benefit to challenging cases in Ryoki’s view.

In 2017, Ryoki completed his Diploma of Myotherapy. This adds to his already extensive list of treatment options and also means he is able to use a range of dry needling techniques.

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Domenic Trimboli

Strength & Conditioning | Pilates

Domenic Trimboli

Strength & Conditioning | Pilates

Graduate Diploma in Exercise for Rehabilitation
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education)
ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
Clinical Pilates Instructor (DMA certified)

Anyone who has been under the instruction of Dom will identify his expertise and detailed approach to rehabilitation and specialist strength and conditioning. He is also a highly credentialed and experienced Clinical Pilates instructor.

Dom’s work history is vast with over 25 years experience in the health industry. He has worked privately for some of Australia’s elite athletes across a broad spectrum of sports as well as various Melbourne based AFL clubs over the past 15 years. Most recently, Dom was the strength and conditioning coach of Melbourne Victory FC.

Dom works on a consultancy basis and is available for people who wish to improve their ‘sport specific’ performance.

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Zach Mousaco

Personal Trainer

Zach Mousaco

Personal Trainer

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science 

Zach is an enthusiastic, high-energy trainer that believes in using exercise as a tool to promote and form the foundation of a healthy balanced life. Whether it’s strength training or conditioning, being involved in any exercise is guaranteed to improve the quality of life. Zach’s professional approach aims to build strong relations with his clientele and provide a positive experience to develop and nurture results.

Zach is a high-level athlete, currenly working as a boundary umpire in the VFL and AFLW competitions, previously playing soccer at national and international levels, and a strong interest in combat sport. His varied expierence has enabled Zach to build a multi-faceted coaching style. His involvement in sport drives his passion in the strength and conditioning space.

Whilst in his final year of his Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science degree at Deakin University, Zach strives to further his knowledge through study and industry experience to help facilitate the growth, development, and results of his clients. Zach’s goal is to foster progression and create a fun, high-energy space using his exercise science knowledge.

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Haydn Thomas

Personal Trainer

Haydn Thomas

Personal Trainer

Degree in Physical and Health Education

Haydn’s passion for health and fitness took off after he fully committed to improving his health habits first. Being from Canada, he played Ice Hockey, and most if not every other sport available to him until University. Here he transitioned to rowing, which he pursued for the following five years. During this time, he won the University Nationals and was a part of the Canadian National team.

Aside from personal training and fitness classes, Haydn has experience with strength and conditioning as part of his coaching time for a successful U19 rowing program. This is where he started to see the impact he could have on people's lives in a health setting. Utilising science backed techniques and innovative exercises; Haydn wants to get his clients to feel empowered with how they’re able to move in their bodies. Understanding that exercise is best used as a tool for not only physical but also mental wellness is a crucial concept that should be recognised for a sustainable lifestyle.

Having recently moved to Melbourne, Haydn has already joined a footy team as he tries to immerse himself in Australian culture. While he is still learning specific lingo, don’t hesitate to teach him some new phrases or give him your best North American accent!

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Alla Barden

Fitness Pilates Instructor

Alla Barden

Fitness Pilates Instructor

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)
Certificate IV in Fitness
Breathe Certificate in Pilates (Matwork & Reformer)
Stott Pilates Certified Instructor (Matwork Level 1 & 2)

Alla is a highly qualified Pilates instructor who has been teaching Pilates - mat, reformer, studio & clinical - for over 10 years. She has range of experience working in Pilates studios, gyms, fitness studios and Physiotherapy clinics in Melbourne, Dubai and Moscow.

Alla’s clients call her the “Smiling Assassin,” “Spinal Police” & “Russian Rocket” and they know that she has an outstanding eye for detail.

Alla is an athlete at heart, an Economist and Psychologist by degree, and an ever evolving teacher. She is a life-loving, curious person who loves working with people, sharing knowledge and just having fun!

Come and try one of Alla’s classes for yourself - you will not regret it!

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Laura Romeo

Spin Instructor

Laura Romeo

Spin Instructor

Laura is our passionate and energetic Spin instructor! 

Laura has been a member of Evado since 2016, so when she’s not taking you through a tough spin workout she will be exercising alongside you in Strength, Conditioning, Fitness Pilates and Metcon classes.

Outside of Evado, Laura is an Optometrist and studying a degree in History.

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Rebecca Stone

Clinical Nutritionist

Rebecca Stone

Clinical Nutritionist

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine)
Cert. III Gym Instructor
Bronze Level Swim Coach

Bec is a is a strong believer in food as medicine and is passionate about all areas of nutrition, in particular, sports nutrition, gut health and weight management.

As a former national-level swimmer, a recreational triathlete and a competitive swimming coach, Bec has been involved and interested in sports nutrition for the last 15 years. Throughout her time in the sporting industry, Bec has found very little education or information is provided to athletes, parents or coaches on the benefits of eating whole foods to boost sports performance, recovery and physical development.

Through Bec’s personal experience, she has found the majority of advertised and recommended sports nutrition products are of poor quality. In general, they are full of chemical sweeteners, artificial additives and poorly absorbed proteins, carbohydrates and minerals. In the long term, these are detrimental to an athlete’s digestive and liver health, their sports performance and their overall well-being. Therefore, Bec has a strong passion for educating individuals on the benefits of consuming whole foods with high-quality natural supplements to obtain optimal nutrition. This has a major role in sports performance, recovery and muscle development.

In addition to sports nutrition and weight management, Bec is also very interested in healing the gastrointestinal tract. The digestive tract comprises several vital organs that need to be functioning in peak condition for people to attain optimal health. Therefore, Bec is interested in helping everyone improve their gut health so they can achieve optimal digestion, absorption of nutrients, strengthened immune systems and an increase in overall vitality.

Bec’s philosophy of care involves setting realistic, achievable goals that fit into an individual’s lifestyle as well as providing knowledge and resources to achieve optimal health.

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Macy Gardiner

Admin Assistant

Macy Gardiner

Admin Assistant

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Macy is currently about to commence her final year of studying a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education in 2024. With her dedication to health education, Macy is excited to help students learn and understand the significance of staying physically active and embracing a healthy lifestyle. 

Outside of work and study, Macy loves to play netball, hang out with her friends and enjoys going home to Gippsland to see her family and dog.  

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Grace Spark

Admin Assistant

Grace Spark

Admin Assistant

Bachelor of Nutrition Science 

Grace has completed a Bachelor of Nutrition Science and is passionate about health and wellbeing. She enjoys learning about the research and science behind diet, exercise, and lifestyle to optimise health outcomes and longevity. 

In her downtime Grace enjoys hanging out with friends, relaxing in the sun, and music events. 

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