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Evado StudiosThornbury

Mon:6:00am - 8:00pm

Tues:6:00am - 8:00pm

Wed:6:00am - 8:00pm

Thurs:6:00am - 8:00pm

Fri:6:00am - 2:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 12:00pm

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

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Modern boutique studios

Our large, modern, boutique studio in Thornbury offers a range of Physiotherapy and fitness services under one roof, including Physio, Clinical Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Fitness Classes, Personal Training and more.

Target.Perform.Achieve

Our Target.Perform.Achieve system at Evado Studios Thornbury ensures we are with you every step of your Physiotherapy or fitness journey. We offer this in a fun environment ensuring that exercise and recovery are a positive experience.

Memberships & Packages tailored to your program

At Evado Studios Thornbury we have a range of casual, package and membership options to suit all needs. Health insurance rebates are available for Physio and 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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Sports Physiotherapy

At Evado Studios we are dedicated to helping you reach your full athletic potential. Our team of experienced Physiotherapists specialise in providing personalised care and guidance for athletes of all ages and all abilities. With our expertise and genuine passion for sports, we aim to support you in overcoming challenges and achieving success in your athletic journey.

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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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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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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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Athlete Development

The Athlete Development Program has been devised specifically for athletes, offering them an opportunity to train utilising a sports-specific, individualised training program to achieve their goals. Advanced training methods are employed to develop speed, strength, power, agility, motor control and quality of movement patterns to improve overall performance.

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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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James McFarlane

Director | Principal Physiotherapist

James McFarlane

Director | Principal Physiotherapist

Doctor of Physiotherapy
B. Exercise & Sport Science/B. Commerce (Sports Management)

James is the Director and Principal Physiotherapist at Evado Studios Thornbury and is passionate about giving all Evado Studios clients the belief and confidence they can take their health to the next level.

As a Physiotherapist, James enjoys working with individuals of all levels and ages in the prevention and management of injuries, in particular those with ongoing spinal pain. He has undergone extensive Clinical Pilates training and along with ensuring accurate diagnosis, he has an emphasis on individualised rehabilitation programs involving Clinical Pilates and Clinical Strength. He believes exercise plays a vital role in ensuring recovery from the initial injury through to achieving long term goals. He also enjoys working with post-operative patients to aid in their recovery and return to optimal health and performance.

James is currently the Head Physiotherapist for Northcote City FC. He has previously been involved with the Darebin Falcons VFLW and Melbourne Storm National Youth League Team, along with playing football at TAC Cup and VFL level.

Special interests:

  • Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates for ongoing spinal pain
  • Sports injury management
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

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Tom Radicevic

Senior Physiotherapist

Tom Radicevic

Senior Physiotherapist

Master of Physiotherapy Practice
Bachelor of Health Science

Tom graduated from La Trobe University with a Master of Physiotherapy Practice and Bachelor of Health Science.

Tom’s keen interest in physiotherapy originated from his lifelong passion for sport, encountering his own injuries while playing football and basketball.  This resulted in a large amount of time spent on the physiotherapy table himself as a patient.

Tom has experience in dealing with a wide range of musculoskeletal and sports injuries both in their acute and chronic forms.  He enjoys working collaboratively with all his patients to achieve their health and fitness goals through the latest evidence-based techniques.  Tom recognises the importance of educating and empowering patients to take an active role in their recovery, using individualised exercise programs and Clinical Pilates in the studio.

Tom is currently the Head Physiotherapist for the Darebin Falcons VFLW. He has acquired valuable experience in injury prevention and management while also working as the Physiotherapist for the Sandringham Dragons in the AFL NAB League and De La Salle in the VAFA.

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Sally Lynch

APA Sports Physiotherapist

Sally Lynch

APA Sports Physiotherapist

APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, MACP

Master of Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Sally is an APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, which is a title awarded to those Physiotherapists who complete further study and obtain additional qualifications to become experts in working with and treating athletes and sportspeople. Sally enjoys the challenge of aiding her clients to reach their goals, and understands the need for injuries to be rehabilitated as quickly and safely as possible. She also understands the drive to continue playing, and believes in the power of keeping people participating and minimising time off wherever possible. 

While sport is her passion, Sally is highly experienced in working with people from all backgrounds, and does not exclusively see athletes. She has years of experience working in both the private practice and sporting settings, and enjoys helping all of her clients reach their goals, whatever they may be. 

Sally utilises a combination of manual therapy techniques, including but not limited to massage, dry needling, taping, joint mobilisations, and manipulations when indicated to aid any injury rehabilitation being completed. She believes in the power of exercise and will always use it to ensure the most effective and evidence-based rehabilitation of injuries. 

When Sally is not at Evado Studios, she works with Melbourne Victory's A-League Men's side, helping the players with their injury rehabilitation and in the gym. She also currently plays football in the VFLW for the Darebin Falcons and has experience playing both football and soccer at a high level. 

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Ben Maher

Fitness Manager | Exercise Scientist

Ben Maher

Fitness Manager | Exercise Scientist

Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science

Masters in Strength & Conditioning (Currently completing)

Ben is an accredited Exercise Scientist passionate about working with clients towards goals whilst empowering them in the process. His training approach is based on building a foundation of strength through a combination of bodyweight and free-weight exercises. He strives to make classes both enjoyable and fulfilling, strongly believing in the power of this to help clients achieve their long-term goals. 

Ben loves all sports, in particular mixed martial arts and soccer. He has a great interest in the role of strength and conditioning to aid athletes both through performance and injury prevention. He wishes to further pursue this pathway throughout his career.

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Seb Mather

Exercise Scientist | Personal Trainer

Seb Mather

Exercise Scientist | Personal Trainer

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Currently Completing)

Master in Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning)

Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science

Seb has worked as a Personal Trainer since 2011 and thoroughly enjoys connecting with each of his clients whilst working hard towards their goals. Since completing his Masters in Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) he has worked with athletes at Oakleigh Chargers Football Club, the Victorian Women’s Cricket Team & the Melbourne Stars. In 2021 he returned to university to study Physiotherapy at Latrobe.

He loves to stay active, regularly running and wanting to be as strong as he can be in the gym. Some new hobbies of his include cycling and golf and he can’t wait to travel around the world again (currently up to 45 countries).

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Jake Pitruzzello

Exercise Scientist | Personal Trainer

Jake Pitruzzello

Exercise Scientist | Personal Trainer

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Currently Completing)

Certificate III and IV in Fitness

Jake is a certified Personal Trainer and an Exercise Science student who has worked with both groups and individuals. He applies the latest scientific research to design effective and personalized training programs for his clients. He helps them achieve their short-term and long-term fitness goals, whether they are related to health or performance.

Jake is a fitness and sports enthusiast who has participated in various activities such as cricket, football, soccer, tennis and athletics. He plans to pursue a Master of Physiotherapy and specialise in injury prevention and rehabilitation. He is eager to share his knowledge and passion with his clients and help them improve their quality of life.

 

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Victoria Greensmith

Fitness Pilates Instructor

Victoria Greensmith

Fitness Pilates Instructor

Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer

Victoria was born, raised and worked in Mexico City as a public relations consultant and journalist. After raising a family and work experience in various fields including corporate and event management, Victoria developed shoulder and hip chronic pain which left her unable to continue Latin Dance, the sport she loved most. Out of this experience, she learned that if we do not feel physically strong, our mental fitness is depleted as well. With the support of the Evado team, Victoria went on to discover Pilates and an approach to wellness for reclaiming her best self. This personal odyssey inspired her to train and work towards gaining her certification as a matwork and reformer Pilates Instructor.

Having travelled extensively in Mexico, the USA and Europe, Victoria has trained in various Pilates studios which have given her further knowledge and a great repertoire of exercises that she enjoys sharing with her clients in Melbourne.

Victoria loves to challenge her clients and strongly believes that consistency, dedication and patience are key for achieving positive results.

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Fiona Cameron

Fitness Pilates Instructor

Fiona Cameron

Fitness Pilates Instructor

Diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction (Aligned for Life)

Bachelor of Arts Dance Performance (VCA)

Fiona has been teaching movement and pilates for over thirty years to people of all abilities from elite dance professionals to primary school children.

She first experienced the extraordinary benefits of Pilates for injury recovery, core strength, coordination and alignment during her extensive career as a contemporary dancer with Chunky Move. In recent years Fiona has found pilates to be the perfect antidote to our fast and complex lives which don’t always give us time to breathe and move well.

Fiona loves moving the body in multiple ways to optimise flexibility, strength and ease.

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Irina Pichueva

Fitness Pilates Instructor

Irina Pichueva

Fitness Pilates Instructor

Certificate IV in Pilates (Matwork & Reformer)

Irina started doing Pilates in 2014 as a hobby and very quickly became addicted to the benefits and empowerment that she felt through the exercise.

Irina is a Certified Pilates instructor who has experience teaching across Europe and Australia. She brings this unique experience to her Pilates teaching at Evado Studios.

Her style of Pilates is a combination of intense training mixed with the fun of Pilates in order to provide her clients with healthier minds, bodies, and souls.

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Belle Ash

Fitness Pilates Instructor

Belle Ash

Fitness Pilates Instructor

Diploma of Clinical Pilates

Cert IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer

Doctor of Philosophy: Neuropharmacology

Bachelor of Health Sciences: Human Anatomy & Physiology (Hons)

Yoga Alliance YTT200 Certified Yoga Teacher

Cert III & IV in Fitness

Belle began her career in the fitness industry at age 19 and immediately jumped in head-first to run her own personal training business. Over the years she has worked as a group exercise leader teaching everything from Yoga and Pilates, to high-energy Les Mills classes and freestyle aerobics. As her career evolved, Belle's thirst for knowledge led her on to tertiary studies in the area of Human Anatomy & Physiology. She went on to complete a PhD by research at La Trobe University, then took up an academic teaching appointment as a lecturer in Human Biosciences.

Belle is no stranger to injury, aches and pains, having experienced chronic back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury in her former profession. She is a big believer in the pilates method after experiencing first-hand the improvements that it has brought to her life.

In a class with Belle, you can expect to be challenged to reach new limits and discover the amazing things that your body is capable of doing.

Belle is a self-confessed gym junkie and enjoys powerlifting, yoga loves to get out in nature for bushwalks in her spare time.

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Maddie Newman

Admin Team Leader

Maddie Newman

Admin Team Leader

Bachelor Of Physical Education and Sport Science

Maddie has a passion for health and fitness and loves seeing people achieve their goals in the supportive environment of Evado Studios.

She has recently completed a Bachelor of Physical Education and Sport Science at Victoria University. She aspires to be a secondary physical education and health teacher, and she will begin a Masters of Secondary Teaching in 2024. 

Outside of work, Maddie can be found at her dance studio, in the gym, or at the beach. Maddie loves a chat (especially about AFL; bonus points for Collingwood) and is always more than happy to answer any questions you have. 

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Sylvia Mai

Admin Assistant

Sylvia Mai

Admin Assistant

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Currently Completing)

Sylvia loves the fun and uplifting environment consistent at Evado Studios. She is passionate about health and fitness and encourages others to push their physical limits in order to reach individual fitness goals and the associated benefits.  

Outside of work, Sylvia is currently completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at LaTrobe University. She is also a consistent gym-goer and recently discovered the world of Pilates. 

Sylvia is part of the admin team, working on the front desk. She is welcoming and always keen for a chat, so do not hesitate to approach her in the studio.

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Rory Marquette

Admin Assistant

Rory Marquette

Admin Assistant

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Currently Completing)

Rory loves to see the passion and enthusiasm at Evado, and assisting others to meet their fitness goals. She is always happy to answer your questions or have a chat about how to best approach your journey at Evado. 

In her spare time, Rory enjoys taking aerial circus classes, reading, seeing live music and going to the gym. 

Rory previously studied Biomedicine and is currently completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at La Trobe University. 

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Alisha Gasparini

Admin Assistant

Alisha Gasparini

Admin Assistant

Bachelor of Psychology (Currently Completing)

Alisha is currently studying for a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and has had a passion for fitness from a young age.

Alisha has been in the dance industry for 18 years and has completed a range of achievements in the arts sector. Alisha strives to work collaboratively with Physiotherapists and Exercise Scientists to create a productive and positive workplace.

Alisha is driven to create uplifting, inclusive relationships with clients to create a safe space where people feel comfortable.

In her spare time, Alisha enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with friends and family and having fun at the beach.

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