About us

About First Choice Health

Vermont South Physiotherapy

The First Choice Health physiotherapy clinic is located on Springvale Road in Vermont South. We have been successfully treating patients for more than 15 years and have established ourselves as leaders in Physiotherapy, Pilates and Rehabilitation. We provide physiotherapy services to the immediate community and the wider eastern suburbs including Vermont, Box Hill, Burwood, Blackburn, Mitcham, Wantirna, Mount Waverley, Glen Waverley and Nunawading. Our physiotherapists have extensive experience and are ready to help return you to your previous level of function in the shortest possible time, with the least likelihood of recurrence. Our commitment to you is to tailor the best treatment program and involve you in the decision making process of your treatment.

Our Team

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Lee Kelemen
Physiotherapist

Lee Kelemen is a senior physiotherapist and one of the directors of First Choice Health who graduated from La Trobe University with an honours degree in Physiotherapy. Lee has extensive experience in treating sporting injuries, including fracture and post-operative patients.

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Ross de Valle
Physiotherapist

Ross de Valle joined First Choice Health Physiotherapy in 2016 and has over 20 years’ experience as a Physiotherapist. Ross has a special interest in lower back pain, which continues to be a focus of his clinical practice, as well as in running-related injuries, having worked with local and elite-level sporting clubs.

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David Coulson
Physiotherapist

David brings a wealth of expertise to First Choice Health, with a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and over 15 years expert experience in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal injuries including back and neck pain, elite and amateur sports injuries and orthopaedic pre and post surgical pathologies.

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YiXiang (Chen) Chen
Physiotherapist

Chen completed his physiotherapy training at University of Otago in New Zealand in 2006. For over 10 years, Chen has been working in private practice treating various musculoskeletal injuries, work or accident related injuries, sports injuries, and managing pre- and post-operative patients.

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Ivan Lam
Physiotherapist

Ivan has a passion for assisting his patients to regain function, return to their previous level of activity, and to relieve pain; and, he does so by utilising a holistic approach to rehabilitation. Ivan combines manual therapy (massage and manipulation) with Clinical Pilates, Dry Needling, and pain management.

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Isaac Chu
Physiotherapist

Isaac is skilled in the treatment of chronic spinal and shoulder injuries but also competent in numerous sport and musculoskeletal injuries. Isaac believes correct diagnosis is the key to successful treatment outcome. Isaac mainly uses hands-on and exercise therapy, and always endeavours to provide a holistic approach to each individual’s needs.

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Michael Iudica
Physiotherapist

Michael joined First Choice Health in 2022, and has an interest in the assessment and management of the spine and sporting related injuries. Michael uses a combination of exercise therapy and manual techniques (like joint mobilisation or soft tissue massage) to help a patient reach their goals.

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Staci Ball
Exercise Physiologist

Staci is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who believes in a holistic approach in the treatment of her clients. By assessing physical, mental and lifestyle factors that influence health, Staci uses strength and rehabilitation techniques to help clients achieve their goals.

Community Involvement

We are proud to be key members of the local community and provide post operative physiotherapy services to the Waverley Private Hospital for numerous surgeons as well as sponsoring and providing sports physiotherapy, injury screening sessions and injury rehabilitation to local sports clubs such as the Monash Roaders Cricket Club. In addition to this, we also provide regular information and injury screening sessions at Fit N Fast – Forest Hill club to ensure gym members stay on their path to great health. If you would like to enquire about a sponsorship for your sporting club or workplace, please contact us. Our Vermont South physiotherapy team look forward to welcoming you and helping you achieve your health and fitness goals. Contact Us today to find out more or make an appointment.

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