We are a dynamic team of physiotherapists, based in Chelsea, Victoria, Australia. We specialise in providing quality injury management and injury prevention solutions to the sporting population of Chelsea and surrounds.
Chelsea Longbeach Physiotherapy was founded in 2003 by physiotherapists and siblings Benn and Kindra Logan. The original premises at 364 Nepean Hwy Chelsea has undergone extensive renovation, and is now a state of the art, custom designed injury rehabilitation facility.
All CLBP team members have each been hand selected by Benn and Kindra as a great fit for the dynamic and friendly clinical atmosphere.
Senior Sports & Exercise Rehabilitation Physiotherapist
Benn has over 20 years experience working in private practice and has completed his Sports Physiotherapy qualification in 2013.
Benn worked as a Commonwealth physio at the 2018 Gold Coast Games and was a full time at AFL Melbourne Football Club from 2009-11 and part time at St. Kilda Football Club 2007-08 and had recently returned to NAB League team Dandenong Stingrays as head physiotherapist in 2020.
Benn was a high level football and cricketer himself, and recovered from 2 ACL knee reconstructions to become Eastern Football League's Division 1 Best Player in 2004. Benn continues to update his knowledge in the sports field with ongoing professional development and is the pioneer behind Chelsea Longbeach Physiotherapy, Sports Injury Prevention Screening program.
Should you or your club be interested in an arrangement with Chelsea Longbeach Physiotherapy please EMAIL BENN.
Lymphoedema and Women's Health Physiotherapist
Kindra is the director of The Lymphoedema Clinic, providing private Lymphoedema management at Chelsea Longbeach Physiotherapy for 8 years. She has extensive experience in Lymphoedema management having worked at The Mercy Lymphoedema Clinic and has obtained Level 1 and 2 Lymphoedema Certification.
Kindra also has completed Post Graduate Physiotherapy studies in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and Exercise for Women. She has a strong interest in self management and exercise rehabilitation having also completed a degree in Human Movement and Psychology in 1996.
Kindra is keen to offer her specialized training in:
• Lymphoedema Management
• Women’s & Men’s Health
• Continence & Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Senior Sports & Exercise Rehabilitation Physiotherapist
Adam is an experienced physiotherapist with over 12 years of expertise in sports and musculoskeletal management.
Over the last 6 years Adam was the head physiotherapist for Casey Scorpions in the VFL and in addition over the last 2 years head of High Performance. In 2020, Adam took on a role as physiotherapist for AFL Melbourne Football Club. Prior to this Adam has worked with TAC cup Eastern Ranges, local football and has participated in mentor programs with multiple AFL Clubs.
Adam graduated in 2008 from Griffith University with a bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Physiotherapy and has recently (2020) completed his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.
Adam has a passion for physiotherapy and functional strength and conditioning, developing a treatment approach focusing not just on pain management but also restoring patient functional capacity and movement efficiency. A comprehensive total body approach that targets not just the painful areas but also addresses the contributing factors to your condition or issue.
Following graduation from Leeds Beckett University in the UK, Heather began work in rehabilitation prior to relocating to Australia in August 2018. She then worked in private practice in Australia until joining our team here.
She has a keen interest in rehabilitation and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, employing many different treatment strategies involving manual therapy, Pilates, exercise programs and education, to enable her patients to manage their own health long term. She is very keen on assessing the patient from a functional aspect to explore what may be contributing to their overall dysfunction.
Always one to stay active, Heather has a background in competitive horse riding having competed in trials for the under 16 Great Britain team. She has also competed in UK body building, has completed two half marathons (one in the UK and one in Australia), along with multiple Total Warriors challenges (a 12km obstacle course filled with lots of water and mud)! She has now taken her hand to Crossfit and looks forward to seeing where this new interest takes her.
Heather will assist with our football Physio work at Dandenong Stingrays (NAB League), Bonbeach (MPNFL) and other local clubs.
She will run Pilates (Physio prescribed exercise rehabilitation) one on ones sessions and group sessions, tailored to your specific needs.
Zali completed her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree (with Distinction) at Deakin University, Burwood which included one year studying abroad at Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina, USA. Following a gap-year spent travelling through Europe, Africa and Asia, she went on to complete her postgraduate Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at The University of Melbourne.
Zali has played Basketball for many years at both junior domestic and representative levels, and in the Victorian Youth Championship Women’s league. She now enjoys her basketball at a more social level, playing on a weekly basis in a mixed team of friends. Zali enjoys regularly running to maintain her cardiovascular fitness and has completed a number of half-marathons. Over the past few years, Zali has transitioned to playing AFLW with her local club and taking up the challenge to develop and refine her skills in a new game. She also enjoys downhill skiing at her favourite mountain (Mt Hotham) and when the opportunity presents, at overseas locations.
Zali has completed both certifications in Reformer and Mat-work Clinical Pilates, and uses her knowledge from this, paired with her strength and conditioning experience to take a client-centred approach when working with patients to devise a treatment plan. She uses a combination of hands-on, Pilates and exercise-based treatments to assist individuals in achieving their rehabilitation goals. The positive effects of this approach can also include improved core strength and enhanced sports performance.
Zali has a great interest in Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, as well as Women’s Health Physiotherapy. In particular, she is passionate about working with people of all ages and abilities to achieve their exercise, sport, health and wellbeing goals.
Adrian graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science. Since then he completed his postgraduate Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at The University of Melbourne, which included working for a month in a fast-paced physiotherapy clinic in Niseko, Japan where he gained valuable experience in the management of acute knee injuries.
From a young age Adrian competed as a national level gymnast for 10 years. After competing, he gained his advanced gymnastics coaching qualification and has since coached high level men’s gymnastics. This extensive experience working with young athletes has developed his interest in junior athlete development across all sports.
Adrian has gained further experience in strength and conditioning as a coach at a high-performance centre, focusing on developing the strength, speed, power and agility of his athletes.
When treating, Adrian works together with patients of all ages to help achieve their goals. Utilising hands-on therapy, exercise rehabilitation and education, his goal is to create a holistic management plan to reduce pain, improve movement quality and empower his patients to take control of their own condition.
Phoebe qualified from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy). Her studies included one month of volunteer work in India, where she treated children with cerebral palsy.
Phoebe's participation in numerous sports growing up in a small town in rural WA is what pushed her in the direction of physiotherapy; to be able to help people recover from injury and achieve their full potential. Phoebe has experience in assessing and treating sporting injuries as a sports trainer as well as Physiotherapist in the WAFL and in hockey competitions. She has a keen interest in sports rehabilitation.
Sophie Welch / Jo Sorensen
Women's Health Physiotherapist