With extensive experience between us, the Renew team has strong ties with both the Australian and Victorian Institutes of Sport, and is trusted by World Class athletes through Rowing Australia, Hockey Australia and Tennis Australia, as well as current AFL and NRL premiership teams.
Stephanie Milic - Sports Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
Andrew Fooks - Sports Physiotherapist
Dan Mirecki - Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
Julia Pook - Sports Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
Justine Inifer - Remedial Massage Therapist
Victoria Ching - Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates
Rebecca Huppert - Sports Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
Stephanie Milic- Sports Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
Stephanie is a physiotherapist with more than 14 years’ experience in Clinical Pilates and Physiotherapy, and has completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2019.
Steph has been working as a consultant physiotherapist for The Australian Ballet for the past two years where she has gained experience in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation programs. Prior to this, Steph consulted to Tennis Australia for nine years, where the job provided exposure to elite tennis players injuries and the opportunity to travel and work onsite at tour events.
Steph physiotherapy approach has a large focus on clinical pilates and exercise rehabilitation. She has instructed individual and group sessions for more than ten years and loves the positive changes it has on each individual and the way it assists them to achieve their goals , improve their function and increase their independence.
Steph competed at a national level in softball and track sprinting and developed a passion for fitness, injury management and the positive effect physiotherapy can have on life. As a co-owner of Renew Physiotherapy, she believes in its name and what it stand for – Renew (vb) – to give fresh life or strength to – and this is the core philosophy behind the clinic.
Andrew Fooks- Sports Physiotherapist
As an APA Sports-Titled Physiotherapist, Andrew’s passion is sporting injuries, ranging from amateur athletes through to elite sport. Andrew continues to work as a sports physiotherapist with the Victorian Institute of Sport in both the Rowing and Men’s Hockey programs. He has worked with Australian Rowing since 2011, with a particular focus on the Australian men’s four leading up to the 2012 London Olympics. Since 2012 he has taken on a role as a Sports Physiotherapist with the Australian Rowing Team travelling domestically and internationally.
Andrew has been involved in Victorian field hockey since 2000, including his role with the Victorian Vikings Team since 2006, and has travelled internationally with the Australian Men’s Hockey Team, the Kookaburras, since the commencement of coach Ric Charlesworth in 2008.
Andrew is skilled in identifying the possible mechanisms and causes behind musculoskeletal injuries, and is driven by the challenges of managing elite athletes – from both the perspective of injury management perspective and performance optimisation.
As a result of an extended period of lumbar spine pathology as a sporting teenager and the need to consult a physiotherapist, Andrew’s interest in the human body, mechanics and sport lead him to a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Andrew completed his undergraduate degree in 2001 at La Trobe University, and returned to La Trobe to complete a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 2009.
Andrew’s active lifestyle is now occupied by mountain biking and snowboarding.
Dan Mirecki- Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
Dan has been a physiotherapist for 8 years and in particular enjoys working with musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. Dan has been an elite hockey player having represented the Australian Men’s Hockey Team, the Kookaburras, and was also a member of the Victorian Institute of Sport for 10 years. Having been an elite athlete and having managed a number of his own injuries during his career, he has a unique understanding of the frustrations that athletes experience.
Dan was appointed as Physiotherapist to the Victorian Institute of Sport Womens Hockey Program in 2017, and travels with the Victorian Womens Team, the Victorian Vipers.
Dan has recently commenced his post graduate studies in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University and has a particular interest in treating lumbar spine and hip/groin injuries. Dan has a passion for assisting clients achieve their goals, and approaches his treatment and management of injuries with a very positive attitude.
Julia Pook- Sports Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
Julia completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Melbourne University, graduating with honours in 2008. She then completed training in Clinical Pilates. A continued interest in sports-related injuries while in practice has led Julia to her current study of Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.
Julia has worked in a number of busy private physiotherapy clinics and she has extensive experience with rugby, athletics, long distance running and hockey. She treats a wide variety of neck and back conditions. Julia has a particular interest in lower limb injuries and shoulder injuries, and often utilises clinical pilates techniques in the condition management journey.
As a junior athlete, Julia competed at a national level in hockey and middle distant track running. Exposed to physiotherapy at a young age drew her to the profession, and Julia is now particularly drawn to the problem solving nature of physiotherapy, the biomechanics and contributing factors involved in injury management and helping to guide people through the frustration and disappointment of an injury.
Justine Inifer- Remedial Massage Therapist
Justine has over 25 years of experience working as a Remedial Massage Therapist.
Justine creates a nurturing and relaxing environment for her clients, which enables them to relax and unwind both body and mind.
She customises her treatment, and along with Remedial Massage, her treatment may also incorporate;
- Ingham Method of Reflexology
- Chi Nei Tsang
- Hot Stone Massage
- Thai Herbal Poultice Massage
- Bamboo Massage,
- Cupping and Trigger Point massage.
Whether its general muscle tension, pain or injury, Justine believes that everyone can benefit from Remedial Massage.
Victoria Ching- Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates
Victoria completed her Honours Degree in Bachelor of Science before graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours from Monash University. During this time, she also obtained her Pilates instructor qualification, as recognised by the Australian Pilates Method Association.
Victoria has worked in the private practice physiotherapy setting, as well as teaching Pilates in a traditional Pilates studio. She has also worked in the hospital setting, seeing orthopaedic and cardiothoracic patients. Victoria has also been working as the physiotherapist for Old Scotch Soccer Club.
As an elite young dancer, Victoria was introduced to Physiotherapy and Pilates from a young age, and enjoys drawing on her own dance and performance background to work with young athletes, dancers and gymnasts through injuries. She likes to empower her clients with knowledge and help them reach their ideal performance level.
Rebecca Huppert- Sports Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
Rebecca is an APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist with over 10 years’ experience working in both private practice and elite sport. She complete a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University.
Rebecca is passionate about working with both elite and recreational athletes and has held positions with the Australian Aerial Ski Team, Northern Blues VFL and most recently the Western Bulldogs AFLW side. Because of this, Rebecca is experienced in and highly passionate about the management of female athletes. She also has particular interest in lower limb injuries, especially of the hip and knee, injury prevention strategies, and in helping people fully complete their rehabilitation and return to performing at the highest level possible.