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.
Ryan Luntz – Podiatrist
- Masters of Podiatric (La Trobe University)
- Bachelor of Applied Science – Podiatry (La Trobe University)
- Diploma of Sport Development (Swinburne University)
Ryan graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science, Master of Podiatric Practice. As a Podiatrist with experience in a range of clinical settings, Ryan has a particular interest in sports podiatry, biomechanics, nail surgery and athletic footwear.
An avid sports fan, Ryan competed in basketball and tennis for a number of years at various levels. He draws on this experience in the clinic, approaching treatment with a holistic view, guiding his patients from injury to return to sport. Ryan believes in a doing the little things right, training smart and strongly believes in injury prevention and ensuring that the causes underlying his patient concerns are fully rehabilitated.
Ryan has a passion working with all types of athletes and is highly driven to getting results. Ryan’s strong interest in research ensures he is always at the forefront of the latest treatment available and injury prevention techniques.
Outside of work Ryan enjoys living by the bay in St Kilda, following the Los Angeles Lakers, strength training, hiking and travel.
Ryan is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Sports Medicine Australia and the International Society of Biomechanics.