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Newsletter – January 2024 Update

Happy New Year! We hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits as we embark on the journey of 2024. As we welcome the new year, we have some exciting updates and announcements to share with you.

New Addition to the MAD Physiotherapy Team: Sam Toll
We are thrilled to introduce our newest team member, Sam Toll, who will be joining our clinic in February. Sam brings a wealth of expertise as an elite distance runner, and we are confident that his unique insights and skills will enhance our physiotherapy services. Join us in extending a warm welcome to Sam as he becomes an integral part of the MAD Physiotherapy family.

Price Adjustment for Enhanced Services
To continue providing you with the highest quality of care, we want to inform you about a slight adjustment to our service fees, effective from [effective date]. Beginning February 5th, the pricing for our physiotherapy services will be as follows:

    • Initial Physiotherapy Appointments: $120 (up from $115)
    • Follow-Up Appointments: $97 (up from $93)

We understand the importance of transparency, and these adjustments are essential to ensure that we can maintain the standard of care you have come to expect from MAD Physiotherapy. Our commitment to your well-being remains our top priority.

Thank you for your continued trust and support. We look forward to serving you in 2024 and beyond. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly reception team.

Wishing you a healthy and prosperous year ahead!

The MAD Physiotherapy Team


Newsletter – November Update

New Location Alert!

We’re thrilled to announce that MAD is moving to a brand-new address. Our new home will be at 168 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford. This exciting change is set to enhance the MAD experience for all our members. Services at our new location will commence on November 13th. We can’t wait to welcome you to our new space!

Last Chance for Sprint Course Enrolment

Time is running out to enrol in our highly anticipated Sprint Course. If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t miss the final opportunity. The enrolment window closes on November 11th. This course is your chance to make a positive impact and gain valuable skills. For more information or to register, use this link


We’re excited to bring you our latest podcast featuring Professor David Behm. In our most recent podcast, Jack and John had the opportunity to speak with Professor David Behm about his research in stretching and instability training. In this discussion, he highlights how to best apply stretching to maximise its benefit for both athletes and the general population. Additionally, we explore the impacts of training on unstable surfaces, including when it may or may not be appropriate to use. Professor Behm shares valuable insights and experiences that will surely inspire you. Stay tuned for the podcast episode, hosted by our very own Jack and John, who did an excellent job with this interview. Get ready to be enlightened and motivated.

Thank you for being a part of the MAD community



Newsletter – October Update

With the arrival of October,  and daylight savings time in full swing, we hope that you are enjoying the extended daylight hours. Across the Winter the MAD team have been working hard on a number of projects and today, we’re thrilled to unveil our latest program releases. And for our dedicated runners preparing for the Melbourne Marathon on October 15th we are running a special promotion.


New Professional Development Programs from Our Dedicated MAD Team

We take great pride in introducing two exceptional programs, meticulously developed by our dedicated MAD team. These programs are designed to provide extensive coaching to enhance your professional practice  and are structured with a combination of online courses and practical in-person sessions.

Fundamentals of Injury Management and Rehabilitation

Date: Sunday, November 26th

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Location: MAD Clinic

Led by our MAD Directors, Jack and John, this program offers valuable insights into injury management and rehabilitation. Leveraging their profound understanding of musculoskeletal injuries, they provide a comprehensive understanding of the subject. This program comes highly recommended for physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, and other health professionals working in rehabilitation settings. For further details or to sign up follow this link

Advanced Sprint Performance Workshop

Date: Saturday, November 18th – Sunday, November 19th

Time: Saturday: 1 pm – 5 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm

Location: George Knott Reserve and MAD Clinic

Our Head of Performance Training, Tom, along with MAD Director, John, will guide you through this intensive workshop. The program includes online presentations and analysis, complemented by practical sessions. It is tailored for those seeking an advanced understanding of sprint performance development, especially for track athletes and field-based sports enthusiasts. For further details or to sign up follow this link

Marathon Offer

For our dedicated runners preparing for the Melbourne Marathon, we have a special promotion for you. For a limited time we are offering pre and post race treatment sessions in clinic for those participating in races at the Melbourne Marathon for 50% of the usual price. Simply head to our booking page and book a Pre-Competition Physiotherapy Treatment and receive 50% off the full price.

Podcast Highlight

This week, we had the privilege of hosting Professor Carla Stecco, a renowned figure in the world of anatomy at Padua University, on our podcast. Carla’s groundbreaking research and profound insights into the fascial network are revolutionising our understanding of human movement and its connection to musculoskeletal pain. It was a truly enlightening conversation. You can listen to the full episode here.

Thank you for being a part of our community, and we look forward to helping you achieve your health and performance goals in the lead up to 2024.

Newsletter – Spring Update

As Melbourne’s spring approaches and the season changes, we’re here to support your journey to health and wellness. In clinic news, we are excited to share some updates from the past few months and some events approaching in the coming quarter.


Professional Development Courses

As many of you know MAD has recently released an online professional development and learning platform for healthcare and sports performance prefessionals, see here for details. On the back of this we are once again resuming face to face learning, starting with two in person courses this coming November. On Sunday 19th of November, John and Tom will host a practical Sprints Coaching Course for Sports Performance and the following Sunday, November 26th,  Jack and John will host a practical Injury Management and Rehabilitation Fundamentals Course. Both courses will include both online learning and face to face practical sessions. Further details will follow in the coming weeks, however if you have questions please contact

During late August and September Jack will once again head to Italy to continue his training and develop further skills in the techniques of Fascial Manipulation. During this time the MAD Physiotherapy team will be on hand to assist with any of his patients and run the flexibility classes while he is away. Should you have any questions please contact the team at


MAD Clients at the Athletics World Championships in Budapest, Hungary

The MAD Physiotherapy team are very excited to congratulate Aiden Hinson (Triple Jump) and Ebony Lane (4 x 100m Relay) on making the team for the 2023 World Championships of Athletics. It has been a pleasure working with these athletes and their respective coaches Chloe Stevens and Matthew Carter for their injury and rehabilitation needs in the lead up to these championships. We wish them all the best for their performances.

MAD Track Team News

Our MAD track team, along with John, has returned from their European endeavours. While John focuses on enhancing our services behind the scenes, the track team has achieved remarkable results under his guidance.

Sam Geddes

Sam secured an impressive 4th place with a personal best setting time of 11.46 in the women’s 100m race at the World University Games in Chengdu, China on August 2nd.

Mia Gross

Mia set a personal best of 23.58 (-0.8) in the 200m and delivered a strong performance of 11.43 (0.3) in the 100m at the CITIUS Meeting, held at Stadion Wankdorf, Bern on August 4th.

Micheal Romanin

Micheal wowed us with a time of 10.48 in the Boysen Memorial held at Bislett Stadion, Oslo, in the 100m race on June 28th. Notably, he continued his success with times of 10.53 (+0.8) and 10.58 (0.0) in the 100m, and a victorious 200m run in 20.82 (0.0) in Bulle, Switzerland. His stellar performances secured him spots in two A finals.

Hana Basic

Hana’s representation knows no bounds as she competes in various countries including Norway, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria. She achieved a season’s best time of 11.48 in the women’s 100m at the Meeting de la Gruyère, held at Stade Bouleyres, Bulle.

Latest Podcast

Our latest podcast is with Assistant Professor Jacques Courseault  from Tulane University Medical Centre discussing micronutrient deficiencies in connective tissue disorders. It is a great discussion, head to our podcast to listen to the full discussion.

Newsletter – July 2023

We hope you’re keeping warm and cozy this winter season. Despite the chilly weather, there are still plenty of exciting updates and contents to share with you. Read on to discover what’s happening in July.    

Track Team News – Track Team Triumphs

We are thrilled to bring you the latest updates on our MAD track team’s incredible journey across Europe, led by the talented athletes and their dedicated physiotherapist, John. They have been participating in multiple races, leaving a trail of success in their wake. Our track team soared to new heights at the Boysen Memorial 2023 in Oslo, Norway on 28th of June. Micheal Romanin blazed through the 100m and 200m, while Hana Basic and Mia Gross left their mark in the 100m. Additionally, Hana and Mia had the privilege of participating in the 100m event at the Diamond League, which took place in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the 30th of June. They will be participating in the upcoming MEETING DE LA GRUYERE 2023, held in Switzerland. Stay tuned for more updates on their journey and join us in cheering for their continued success!

Price Adjustment

You may have already noticed a slight alteration in our pricing structure, tailored to alleviate any financial burdens and enhance accessibility for new customers. In addition, we have optimised our scheduling management to provide you with more efficient sessions, each spanning a delightful 30 minutes. To ensure a comprehensive understanding of your symptoms and their underlying causes, we have revamped our assessment survey with greater detail and precision.

Initial appointment: $123 -> $115

Follow-up appointment: $93

Rehab-sessions: $73 -> $50


We are thrilled to announce that Massimo has returned to our reception team! He will be available from Monday to Wednesday, from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, gracefully tending to emails and eagerly answering phone calls, ensuring your needs are met with utmost care.


In our latest podcast, John and Jack had an insightful conversation with Hunter Rubino, the high performance lead at Calder Cannons Football Club. We learned a great deal about the strategies and efforts needed for both nurturing young talent and optimising the performance of elite players in Australian football.

Hunter, with his extensive background in track and field in addition to being on of the face of UpThere Athletics, also brought a unique perspective on athletic footwear. We discussed the ongoing shifts in the shoe industry, notably how advancements in material technology are subtly reshaping the dynamics of running performances. The episode provides a fresh look into both football development and the evolution of athletic footwear. It’s well worth a listen.


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