Practitioners

Caleb McInnes – Sports Podiatrist & Co-Director

  • Bachelor of Podiatry (La Trobe University)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science – Biomechanics & Human Biology (RMIT)

Caleb has experience in all aspects of Podiatry. He has a special interest in injury prevention and treatment through the correction of biomechanical factors; Cycling Biomechanics, Paediatrics and Athletic Footwear.

He has worked with a diverse patient base, gaining exposure to the assessment and rehabilitation of sporting injuries; orthotics; nail surgery, paediatrics, diabetes and general care in both community health and private practice settings.

His work with specialist athletic footwear retailers and close association with leading brands gives him excellent footwear knowledge.

Caleb has a strong sporting background, including representing Australia in Triathlon & Duathlon, and has previously represented Victoria in cross-country running. He is a qualified Triathlon Coach and a specialist fitter for Solestar cycling insoles, in conjunction with his bike fitting service.

Outside of work Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, wake boarding, eating and getting outdoors to ride and run.

Ross Kinsella – Sports Physiotherapist & Co-Director

  • Masters of Sports Physiotherapy (La Trobe University)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) (University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (La Trobe University)

Ross Kinsella is an APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist and Co-Director here at Freedom Sports Medicine. His considerable knowledge of Sports Physiotherapy stems from his 13 years of varied experience in the Australian Defence Force, elite sport in the TAC Cup, VFL as well as the AFL, Sports Medicine private practice work and teaching at La Trobe and James Cook Universities.

Ross has gained a specialised Masters qualification in Sports Physiotherapy and is currently undertaking his second Masters in Strength and Conditioning, which is due for completion in 2018. You can have full confidence in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment offered from Ross, starting from an acute incident or overuse injury right through to high level return to sport and return to work aspirations from your injury. He is able to communicate highly complex health, performance and well-being concepts into simple strategies. Ross also draws on his own experience as an endurance athlete, where he qualified for the Hawaiian Ironman in 2013 and was able to run a 2 hour 43 minute marathon in 2014.

Outside of work Ross enjoys a variety of activities such as running, hiking, strength training, yoga, studying and spending time with his wife and dogs.

Liz Di Fazio – Podiatrist

  • Bachelor of Health Science (La Trobe University)
  • Masters of Podiatric Practice (La Trobe University)

Liz graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters in Podiatric Practice from La Trobe University. She enjoys all aspects of Podiatry including diabetes assessments and nail and skin care. Liz has an invested interest in acute sporting injuries, overuse/musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain. This interest stems from Liz’s involvement in local sporting clubs from a young age and first-hand experience of injury rehabilitation.

Liz is passionate about footwear and has extensive experience in shoe fitting and prescription through her work at specialist footwear retailers. Her knowledge ranges from functional casual footwear, to running shoes and football boots.

Liz loves keeping fit and active having previously competed in both rowing and soccer. She has more recently moved into coaching roles in both these sports and has facilitated an injury prevention program with her sporting teams. Outside of coaching and work, Liz enjoys watching soccer and trying out new brunch venues with friends.

Tom Purcell – Physiotherapist

  • Masters of Physiotherapy Practice (La Trobe University)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (La Trobe University)

Tom graduated from La Trobe University and holds a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Physiotherapy Practice. Tom enjoys treating a vast array of musculoskeletal conditions ranging from acute, sporting and work related injuries to the management of chronic conditions, including lumbopelvic pain/dysfunction, various tendinopathies and joint-related pain. Tom also has a keen interest in the management of football players, targeting injury prevention and management specific to the demands of the sport.

Tom is a fitness and sport enthusiast. At a younger age Tom was a keen track and field athlete with particular interest in sprints and hurdling, including competing at a national level, before focusing on a career in Aussie rules football. Tom played for the Eastern Ranges in the TAC cup competition, before going on to play senior VFL football at both the Box Hill Hawks and Frankston Dolphins. Tom currently also works for the East Ringwood Football Club as a Physiotherapist, where he has also played junior and senior level football.

Outside of work Tom enjoys being active outdoors and spending time down at the beach whenever he gets the opportunity.

Kelsey Thomas – Myotherapist

  • Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (RMIT)   

Kelsey enjoys taking a holistic approach to her treatments, using different modalities according to the injury or dysfunction, as well as past treatment history and client preference. She has a keen interest in sport and peak performance goals, and will work with you to make sure your treatment and rehabilitation fit well into your training schedule.

Kelsey has been involved in sport since a very young age and understands the demands of training and how important recovery from injury or dysfunction is. She has a strong interest in rock climbing, dancing, and tennis, and has previously worked with the Carlton Football Club. Kelsey also works as a rock climbing coach, preparing both the squad and herself for state and national events, all the while monitoring training load and managing injuries.

Outside work and training, Kelsey enjoys reading, watching movies, going for walks to get ice cream, and finding new cafés to try.