Our team:

 
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Jillian Zitny

PT, DPT, ATS

Doctor of Physiotherapy

DPT in the USA, New Zealand, & Australia

 
 

Jillian gained interest in physiotherapy early in life.  She recovered from sport injuries by completing intense physiotherapy, which encouraged her to volunteer at physio clinics throughout grades 10-12, to learn more.  Jillian received her BS in pre Physiotherapy: Kinesiology at Cal State University of San Marcos (CSUSM), while working at various physiotherapy clinics throughout.  She studied abroad at Victoria University for her last year of this degree, and worked with AFL teams under a previous trainer of the Western Bulldogs.  After graduating, she completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of St. Augustine of Health Sciences in California, graduating in 2013.

In addition to her doctorate degree, she specialised in Manual Therapy, as well as completed the following Manual Therapy Certifications:

  • Advanced Training Specialist*

  • Spinal Evaluation & Manipulation: Impairment Based, Evidence Informed Approach

  • Advanced Evaluation & Manipulation of Pelvis, Lumbar & Thoracic Spine Including Thrust

  • Advanced Evaluation & Manipulation of the Cranio Facial, Cervical & Upper Thoracic Spine

  • Functional Analysis & Management of the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex

  • Lower Extremity Evaluation & Manipulation

  • Extremity Integration

  • Myofascial Manipulation

  • LSVT BIG (Parkinson’s Disease)

She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) including full membership, Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and Oregon Physical Therapy Association (OPTA).

When Jillian isn't working, she enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, and swimming.  She also enjoys yoga, dancing, playing guitar, arts & crafts, and travelling.

Jillian has been working as a physio in the field since 2009. She has expert experience in:

  • Dry needling

  • Exercise therapy

  • Gym programs

  • Headaches

  • Low back & hip pain

  • Manual Physiotherapy

  • Neck & shoulder pain

  • Orthopedics

  • Pilates

  • Pre-post natal

  • Pre-post surgery

  • Sport injuries: (especially dance, AFL, soccer, and swim)

  • TENS

  • Weight loss & nutrition

 

 

Jesse Andrews-Corigliano

MPhysioPrac, BExSc

Physiotherapist

 
 

Jesse's passion for physiotherapy was established early in his life through a lengthy background in high level sport and exercise. Although he does have a keen interest in sports and exercise injury rehabilitation, Jesse's passion extends to a variety of conditions/impairments, where he is determined to ensure patient's achieve their individual goals through a healthy combination of manual therapy, exercise and education.

Jesse graduated from LaTrobe University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Exercise Science, and due to his high performance throughout this degree, he was able to further his studies and went on to complete his Masters of Physiotherapy Practice, graduating in 2018. During his masters, Jesse gained valuable experience in a variety of areas including hospital based post-operative rehabilitation, as well as private practice including hydrotherapy and Pilates work.

Jesse has also attained experience through delivering home physiotherapy; through exercise and education, he aims to maximise the function of mostly elderly patients, allowing them to maintain their independence and perform daily activities with minimal assistance.

Jesse is registered with the AHPRA and is a full member with the APA. Jesse enjoys staying up to date with the latest research and has completed his level 1 in sports physiotherapy with the APA. He is curious and driven in nature and is always looking at ways to further his education and knowledge within the physiotherapy realm.

When not working, Jesse enjoys playing and watching sport, particularly AFL football and basketball. He is currently the vice-captain of the Coburg Football Club in the VFL, where he has played over 50 games. Jesse also enjoys travelling, heading down to the Peninsula, and spending time with his family (including his border collie, Russ) and friends.

Jesse has gained experience treating patients with a variety of conditions; including, but not limited to:

  • Low back pain / Sciatica

  • Neck pain, headaches & whiplash injuries

  • Shoulder pathologies

  • Knee and hip pain

  • Sporting injuries

  • Post operative rehabilitation

 

*The Advanced Training Specialist (ATS) course trains physios at a level far above the industry standard in exercise therapy. Specifically, physios learn how to apply biomechanics, sports medicine, and neuroscience principles to exercise prescription in a manner that minimizes joint stress and time commitment, yet maximizes therapeutic benefit, all of which are neglected in physio schools. The course has been endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association, Oregon Physical Therapy Association, and American Council on Exercise. To our knowledge, we are the only physio clinic in Melbourne with this level of required training.