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 three children, wake boarding, eating and getting outdoors to ride and run.

Ross Kinsella – Sports Physiotherapist & Co-Director

  • Masters of Sports Physiotherapy (La Trobe University)
  • Masters of Strength and Conditioning (Edith Cowan University)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) (University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (La Trobe University)

Ross Kinsella is an APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist, Strength and Conditioning Professional, and Co-Director here at Freedom Sports Medicine. His considerable knowledge of Sports Physiotherapy stems from his 15 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’ dual qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy and Strength and Conditioning allow him to rehabilitate his patients from acute injury, all the way through to performance enhancement — an approach that simply hasn’t been done before. 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, gardening, studying and spending time with his partner and dog.

Shauni Brauch – Myotherapist

  • Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (MIMT)
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer- Head Trainer Croydon Football Club

Shauni has vast experience in carrying out injury assessment and prevention through her work as a Myotherapist and sports trainer. Her passion is working with patients to get them back into action, enabling them to thrive in their every day lives.
From a young age, Shauni has always had an interest in the human body and it’s anatomy. It’s like a puzzle that she gets to solve every day! She loves taking on new challenges and enjoys being pushed to think outside the box, testing new research and ideas.

Shauni is also the Head Sports Trainer at the Croydon Football Club, where she has had the opportunity to carry out injury assessment and prevention, pre and post-game rubdowns, sport taping and first responder to any injuries on the field. Shauni thoroughly enjoy looking after the team and working alongside the football club.

Outside work Shauni enjoys trying new sports, traveling, hiking and finding new adventures.

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.

Katelyn Carter – Physiotherapist

  • Masters of Physiotherapy Practice (La Trobe University)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (La Trobe University)
  • Advanced Diploma of Sports Therapy (Australian College of Sports Therapy)

After graduating from the Australian College of Sports Therapy with an Advanced Diploma of Sports Therapy and completing a year of Exercise Science at Victoria University, Katelyn went on to pursue her interest in injuries and rehabilitation, completing her Physiotherapy degree at Latrobe University.

Katelyn thoroughly enjoys being involved with sporting clubs and has had over 10 years of experience working with EFL/VFL/AFL teams. She has a special interest in post-operative rehabilitation, running injuries and hip pain. Katelyn strives towards improving function, reducing pain, correcting postural dysfunction and improving the body as a whole.

Katelyn has a hands on approach to physiotherapy, combined with exercise prescription, preventative strategies and education using evidence based practice to achieve the best results for her patients. She is ambitious and committed to professional development, continually undertaking many external courses to further her knowledge in various fields.

Outside of work, Katelyn enjoys going for a run, finding a good coffee and in the evenings enjoying a nice glass of red.