Dom is a Remedial Massage Therapist  who believes that massage is a key component in the treatment of soft tissue injury and postural dysfunction and crucial to tDom Walker bwhe maintenance of our chosen sporting activity and well-being.

Following a corporate career in Human Resources, Dom has gained solid clinical experience in working with tri-athletes, runners and cyclists both competitive and recreational as well as those with occupational induced injuries but always with the goal of getting the body balanced, pain-free and moving well.

Dom has a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy is a current member of the AAMT and is a recognised health care provider with all of the health insurance providers.

He his passionate about sport, riding bikes in particular and when not working, can be found hitting the hills around Melbourne.

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Sally has been a Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist for 18 years, specializing in professional athletes, pregnancy massage, and dry needling.  20160727_143937

Sally has a past history of finishing in the Top 10 in the Australian ironman as well as in international ironman races.  Her interests now include mountain biking, paddle boarding and yoga. 

She formerly ran a hugely successful local massage business ‘Sally Maie Massage’, and looks forward to re-acquanting herself with some old friends during her ‘guest sessions’!



Daryl presented at Physiosports Brighton around September 2013…..a triathlete of the 90s, inspired to return and do an Ironman, but with an arthritic knee that wouldn’t straighten fully.
We assessed Daryl, and taking into account the many variables involved including the knee pathology, his lower limb strength and mechanics, his training and racing history, and his minimum requirements for running in the lead-up to Melbourne, we created a plan.
We needed to control pain, swelling, strength and the neuromuscular ability of the lower limb.  Once these were at a baseline, it was all about LOAD MANAGEMENT.  What is the capacity of the damaged tissue, and the whole lower limb? How do we know if we have overloaded? What needs to be done to increase the capacity?
Running was initiated….with gradual increase in volume. Self coached, Daryl and the Rehabilitation team created a training regime working back from his final long run, and including walking intervals to control fatigue and never running 2 days in a row.

It is a credit to Daryl that he followed the plan to the letter, working incredibly hard to improve the capacity of his body to handle the load of ironman training and racing.

“I had a great race.  Finished in 9:53.  Rough times were 58 mins swim, 5:10 hr bike and 3:34 run. Plus transitions. 11th in age group and 277th overall
I Missed Kona (Hawaii world IM champs) place by 1.  The guy ahead of me did 9:48, so missed by 5 mins.  I am not disappointed.  I am STOKED to have finished my 1st ironman, finish under 10 hours and achieve my IM goal from watching the finish 2 years ago in 2012 at the 1st Melbourne IM
I would not have made it to the start line without these strong body exercises and my Physio Kate’s rehab,  considering I only ran 7 kms at the Shepparton 1/2 Ironman in November and now got through the IM marathon in pretty good shape.
I pulled up okay.  Only muscle soreness in the quads and maybe a bit tight in the ITBs, but no pain.
Thanks for your help and support (and the rest of the team at Physiosports Brighton) in getting me to the start line”


Phil’s Shoe Review

Brand: Asics
Style: Kayano 19
Category: Support Running

Asics Kayano 19

Sizes:   Men’s 7-16, Women’s 5-13

Forefoot: The shoe is exceptionally comfortable through the forefoot with slight changes to the biomorphic fit and limited overlays helping to make a snug fit that doesn’t feel tight or sloppy. The width is perfect for the average to slightly wide foot. I question whether it is suited to a wide foot but am quite confident a narrow foot will also work in the shoe. The forefoot cushioning felt very soft on initial impressions, however throughout the three month period the forefoot appeared to compress and bottom out. They have reduced the size of the gel pads in the forefoot in an attempt to reduce weight which may have changed the characteristics of the midsole. Asics have assured me they have improved this issue with the retail release model of the Kayano 19 which is due for release in 2013.

Midfoot: The mid foot of this shoe is exceptional. The upper holds the foot securely in place with biomorphic fit elements hugging the midfoot. Asics have reverted back to a traditional symmetrical lacing system which appears to work better than the old assymetrical system seen on some football boots. The midsole facilitates an ultra smooth transition from strike to toe off. A full length guidance line and trusstic midfoot bridge work in harmony to continue Asics’ tradition of a seamless gait. The duomax medial post holds a moderate pronator throughout stance and there is no harsh medial post. Computer gait analysis completed at the clinic confirmed that the shoe lost no control over the length of the three month wear test. This shoe would be suited to runners who range from a neutral gait to a lightweight moderate pronator. However a heavy runner who moderately pronates and a heavy pronator may roll through the softer top layer of solyte.

Rearfoot: The new clutch counter system in the heel counter felt quite soft on first inspection, which initially caused concern when thinking about control. However computer gait analysis confirmed what Asics preach that it resisted moderate rearfoot pronation at strike. The Dual PHF memory foam that wrap around the ankle was extremely comfortable on first impressions and didn’t appear to compress throughout the wear test. Similar to previous Kayano models, rearfoot cushioning was soft on first impression and surprisingly, given the forefoot, didn’t appear to change over the wear test. I believe even a heavy runner would still find the Kayano 19 to be a soft rearfoot shoe.

Orthoses: Due to the soft solyte cushioning placed above the midsole this shoe bottoms out on the medial side with an aggressive orthotic. Furthermore due to the duomax medial post and shear deformation gel units in the rearfoot the shoe is prone to lateral wearing with rearfoot posted orthoses. However for runners with mild orthoses that need a little help from the shoe, this could be the perfect ally.

Ride: The ride of the shoe was excellent; its transition from contact to propulsion is seamless and can’t be faulted. The forefoot does seem to compress and lose its softness quite quickly however Asics have assured me this has been rectified.

Conclusion: As a podiatrist and runner the Kayano series has been the Rolls Royce of running shoes for many seasons. It has never changed dramatically from year to year and the Kayano 19 holds onto that tradition. The shoe more than passes my expectations in regards to comfort and performance and continues to be the flagship of the Asics range.

Recommended for:
• Runners with a neutral to moderately pronated foot type needing control.
• Runners with an orthotic that needs a little more control from the shoe.

Paul’s Specialist Graduation – APA Conference Brisbane 2011

Congratulations to Paul on officially graduating from his Sports Specialist Exams. The graduation ceremony was held at the APA National Conference held in Brisbane at the end of October 2011.

There are only seven Specialist Sports Physiotherapists in Victoria and Physiosports is lucky enough to have two of them (Leanne Rath is also a specialist). To find out more about the role of a Specialist Sports Physio click on this link


Paul’s European Adventure

Paul has just returned from his “work and play” holiday in Europe, where he rode the big climbs of the Pyranees (very slowly) and saw a few stages of the Tour de France, including the Col de Tourmalet and the Col d’Aubisque. While he has come back with lycra etched forever into his mind – he’s also come back with some great stories, so be sure to have a chat next time you’re in to see him!