Meet the Team

Andre de Waal

Physiotherapy Interests: Spinal , Sports, and Pediatric Physiotherapy.

Andre has been working at Caroline Springs Physiotherapy for the past twelve years and in this time has developed a close working relationship with many of the local general practitioners with whom he has focused on sporting injuries, lower back and neck pain. Andre focuses on active rehabilitation and is a qualified clinical Pilates instructor which he put to good use in our Pilates gym where he conducts classes several times per week.  His personal interests include triathlons, up to half ironman, following the TAC cup, and spending time with his family.

Nathan Kim

Physiotherapy Interests: Spinal management, Dry needling, Exercise programs.

I graduated from Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice in 2012. Throughout the studies and experience in both public and private sectors, I gained a strong interest and passion for musculoskeletal injuries and sport injuries, not excluding chronic issues. I also have a strong interest in the relationship between physiotherapy and exercise, which is reinforced by my background and previous Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Education in Korea.

Andrew Abdelmalek

Physiotherapy Interests: Shoulder injuries, Dry needling, Sporting injury rehabilitation.

Andrew has extensive experience with a wide range of shoulder and knee injuries. He has a particular interest in shoulder and neck physiotherapy and over the past couple of years has developed a great reputations with local doctors as an expert in these areas. Andrew also instructs Pilates classes and uses his knowledge in this area to help WorkCover and TAC patients to recover after injury.

Octavia Filimon

Physiotherapy Interests: Pain management, Sporting injuries, Work place injury rehabilitation.

Tavia has over 14 years experience in Private practice Physiotherapy she is highly skilled in all aspect of patient care. Her area of interst is pain management using trigger point therapy. Tavia is highly skilled at using trigger point therapy and has used this method of treatment to assist patients from the sporting field, the work place, and the elderly to manage and remove their pain. Her passion for physiotherapy came from her mother who is also a physiotherapist. When not at work Tavia enjoys spending time with her daughter, going to the gym and doing yoga.

Allan Rogers

Physiotherapy Interests: Sporting injuries, Neck and shoulder pain, Headaches.

Sam Gebreselassie


Besmir Pollogati

Remedial Massage Therapist – Specialities: Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Massage, Swedish Massage, Remedial Massage, Sport Massage, Myofacial Release, Reflexology, Stretching, Lymph Drainage

Kathy Porter

Practice Manager

Anna Sycko


Catherine O’Meara


Alex Silva