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Hobart’s Most Passionate Team Of Physiotherapists

The physiotherapy practice that is BODYSYSTEM® was started by Kellie Wilkie. Kellie’s vision was to create a happy, healthy and professional workplace that was a leader in the field of Physiotherapy. The practice moved from the Savoy Baths to its current location in 2004. This allowed an expansion of the business and in 2007 BODYSYSTEM® was formed. It is now a multidisciplinary hub, co-location with a podiatry practice, nutritionist and sports medicine practice. In 2014 the leadership team expanded, with Aleem Khalfan and Fiona Hamilton joining Kellie as Directors. The BODYSYSTEM® ethos has remained unchanged with the ever growing team of physiotherapists and administration staff, all of whom are passionate about providing the best possible physiotherapy services to clients in a stress free work environment.
Kellie Wilkie

Main Areas Of Interest

  • Lumbar Spine
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Upper Limb
  • Needling
  • Rowers, Sports
In the past, Kellie has travelled with the Australian Swimming Youth Teams and the Australian Open Swimming Team to the World Swimming Championships. Kellie has conducted research with the Australian Track Cycling Team with regard to the position they assume on their bike. Kellie presented her honours research at the 5th International Olympic Committee World Congress on Sports Sciences. In 2009, Kellie became the recipient of the Marie Claire Business Women’s Award, an honour given by Telstra in recognition of Kellie’s commitment to providing patients with the highest quality care in physiotherapy and at the same time creating a healthy work environment for her team at BODYSYSTEM® Physiotherapy. Kellie won the Employer of Choice award in 2010 further proving their commitment to providing staff with a great and stress-free workplace. In her spare time, Kellie enjoys scuba diving with her husband, Jason and spending quality time with her two children, extended family and friends. 

Kellie Wilkie

B.App.Sc.(Physio.)(Hons.) 
Master (Sports Physio) 
APA Sports Physiotherapist

Kellie graduated from the University of South Australia in 1998 and was awarded the University gold medal for the most outstanding graduate. Upon graduating, Kellie worked in private practice in Hobart for two years prior to starting her own practice in 2001. 

 Kellie established her own private sports based practice to be able to offer the best quality physiotherapy service to patients and to be able to structure a workplace that was optimal for her own health and wellbeing. 

This practice is now known as BODYSYSTEM® and has grown steadily with the assistance of fellow director, Fiona Hamilton, and a wonderful team of Physiotherapy and Administrative staff who now all benefit from working under the same conditions. In 2007 Kellie completed her post graduate clinical Masters degree in Sport Physiotherapy through the La Trobe University in Melbourne and shortly after, gained her Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) title of Sports Physiotherapist. 

 Kellie is currently a member of the APA, Sports Physiotherapy Australia (SPA), Physiotherapy Business Australia (PBA) and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and is committed to continually updating her own knowledge and assisting with the professional development of other physiotherapists within the profession. Kellie is a Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) consultant physiotherapist and currently travels with the Australian Rowing Team as a physiotherapist. Kellie has been nominated to provide physiotherapy services for the London 2012 Olympics as part of the Australian Rowing Team. 

Currently Kellie is actively involved in the management of elite rowers throughout the state and nation.
Fiona Hamilton

Main Areas Of Interest

  • Lumbar Spine
  • Cervical Spine
  • Lower Limb
  • Acupuncture
  • Dancers

Fiona enjoys running, general fitness, travelling and spending time with her young family.

Fiona Hamilton

B.App.Sc. (Physio.)
B.Sc

After completing a degree in Science at Adelaide University, Fiona went on to do a degree in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, graduating in 1993. Fiona is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and an MPA member. Fiona has worked in various public and private settings in Tasmania and the United Kingdom. In the United Kingdom, she worked with the army and RAF treating a wide range of sports and training injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions. At BODYSYSTEM®, Fiona has developed a specific interest in treating shoulder injuries and managing shoulders post operatively. She has also been instrumental in the development of our specific classes that we offer for small group physiotherapy intervention and preventative care. Fiona has been travelling with the Tasmanian Institute of Sports Swimming Team to National Championships and selection trials and has assisted with the coverage of several events including the Tasmania Golf Open at Kingston Golf Club. More recently she has developed an interest in screening and treating dancers and their injuries. Fiona has completed her grad cert in Musc Physio at Latrobe uni and is now completing her masters year. 
Aleem Khalfan

Main Areas Of Interest

Aleem has broad areas of interest but particularly enjoys:
  • Sports Injury
  • Pre & Post Op
  • Upper & Lower Limb
  • Needling
  • AFL, Rowers, Sports
Aleem enjoys working with development and elite athletes. Aleem has  completed his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2013. As part of his Masters program, Aleem has spent time working at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and also at their European Training Centre in Varese, Italy. In his spare time Aleem enjoys watching and playing almost any sport in particular the football codes, cricket and cycling. Aleem also enjoys getting out into the great outdoors, as well as travelling with his wife Emily.

Aleem Khalfan

B.App.Sc.(Human Bio/Sport Science) 
Master (Physiotherapy) 
Master (Sports Physiotherapy) 
APA Sports Physiotherapist

Aleem joined the team at BODYSYSTEM® in 2009, coming from the Nation’s Capital. Aleem graduated in 2008 with the Dean’s Excellence Award for Academic Performance.

Aleem has worked in the public health sector and extensively with elite and semi-professional athletes. He has worked with athletes from Rugby Union, Netball, Australian Rules Football, Cricket, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Swimming and Cycling. Aleem is also a physiotherapy provider for Rowing Australia (travelling internationally), a Tennis Australia National Academy physiotherapist, and also a TIS preferred provider. In 2014 Aleem travelled to Nanjing, China, for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games. He worked in the Headquarters and was lead physiotherapist for the Rugby Sevens and Rowing, as well as looking after wrestling, athletics and swimming athletes.

Aleem is a current member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), which means he is continually updating his knowledge and professional development. He also lectures and helps develop sports physiotherapy education and services.

Nicholas Wilson

Main Areas Of Interest

  • Sports Injury
  • Lower Limb
  • Post Op Hips
  • Needling
  • AFL, Sports
In his spare time Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 girls, tries to keep his chocolate addiction under control and enjoys watching AFL, cricket, NFL and almost any ball sport! He has recently run his first marathon and is a regular weekend warrior participating in fun runs and the odd triathlon.

Nicholas Wilson

Master (Physiotherapy) 
B Human Movement (Hons.) 
Master (Sports Physio) 
APA Sports Physiotherapist

Nick is born and bred in Hobart and completed his Masters of Physiotherapy in early 2006 at Curtin University in Western Australia. Prior to this Nick completed Bachelor of Human movement, majoring in Sports Science with honors at University of Tasmania in Launceston. After graduating Nick spent 12 months working in the public hospital system mainly in orthopedics before working in a private practice in Burnie until the end of 2012. During this time Nick was physiotherapist for the Burnie Dockers Football Club and involved with the AFL Tasmania State Academy. 
Nick completed his Master of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in Melbourne in 2012. Nick is a current member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), which means he is continually updating his knowledge and professional development. He has been an active member of the Sports Physiotherapy Association (SPA) in Tasmania including being chairperson for 4 years. 
Nick has spent time at Hawthorn Football Club as part of Sports Masters in 2012 and has worked with Hawthorn and North Melbourne Football clubs during pre-season camps. He is the current lead physiotherapist for AFL Tasmania’s Academy program and is physiotherapist for the National under 18 AFL/AIS Academy for 2016/17. He also works closely with Swimming Tasmania and many local swimming clubs with education and screening of athletes, and with injury rehabilitation.
Nick works closely with local orthopaedic surgeon Michael Pritchard in treating patients after hip arthroscopy surgery and Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) hip replacement surgery. He has helped develop and constantly update post-operative rehabilitation protocols for hip arthroscopy and anterior hip replacement surgery.

Kate Moore

Main Areas Of Interest

  • Sports Injury
  • Lower Limb - Hip, Pelvis
  • Post Op Management
  • Needling
  • Swimming, Gymnastics
In Kate’s spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, watching sports especially swimming, hockey and the AFL. She is also looking forward to overseeing the building of her and her partner’s new home.

Kate Moore

Master (Sports Physio.)
B.(Physio.)(Hons.)
APA Sports Physiotherapist

Kate graduated from La Trobe University with a degree in B.Physiotherapy with Honours in 2007. Her special interest in the knee region led her to concentrate her Honours project on ACL injuries, which were later published in the clinical journal, The Knee, in 2011. 

Kate grew up in Hobart and moved to Melbourne for University. While completing her degree in Physiotherapy, Kate worked with the Melbourne Demons AFL club as sports trainer. Kate spent her graduate year at Epworth Hospital in Victoria after which she moved to the Traumatic Brain Injury and Multi-Trauma rehab unit of the same hospital. A year later, Kate started work as a Physiotherapist at Alphington Sports Medicine Practice in Melbourne, treating a wide range of injuries.

 Kate also worked as a Physiotherapist with the MCC Hockey Club and assisted with the Tasmanian Van Demons Women’s hockey team in 2009 and 2010. Kate completed her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in 2014 and became an APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist in 2015. Kate is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), which means she is continually updating her knowledge and professional development. She is also on the SPA Special Group Committee (Sports Physiotherapy Australia) helping coordinate sports physiotherapy education and professional development. After years of living interstate, Kate moved back to Hobart in 2011 to have a better work-life balance.
Belinda Doerner

Main Areas Of Interest

    • Hand, Wrist and Arm Conditions
    • Overuse and Postural Dysfunction of the Hand and Arm
    • Scar Management
    • Splinting and Brace Support of the Hand, Wrist and Elbow
    • Pilates

    Outside of work Jen loves time with her family and friends, getting stuck into her garden, swimming, and keeping fit with her two dogs.    

    Jen Woodward

    B. Physiotherapy
    Certified Hand Therapist (CHT USA)
    Australian Hand Therapy Association Full Member




    Jen completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in 1993. Upon graduating she began working at the Royal Hobart Hospital and has since continued to expand her physiotherapy skills in Tasmania in a wide variety of clinical areas including rehabilitation, neurology, Pilates and hands.  

    Over the past 10 years Jen has focused her interest and skills in the management of hand injuries. In 2014 she qualified as a Certified Hand Therapist and is a full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association. Jen is passionate about the field of hand therapy and is continually updating her knowledge and professional development. To complement her interest in hand therapy Jen has trained as a Pilates instructor and holds a BASI certification in this field.
    Emily Khalfan

    Main Areas Of Interest

    Emily has broad areas of interest, but particularly enjoys:

    • Aquatic
    • PINC Cancer rehabilitation
    • Sports Injury
    • Needling
    • Netball
    Outside of work Emily enjoys playing sport including netball, touch and going to the gym, travelling, and outdoor activities.

    Emily Khalfan

    B. Human Movement 
    Master (Physiotherapy)

    Emily studied Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra in the masters program, after completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Tasmania in Human Movement with a major in Exercise and Sport Science. After graduating in 2008, she worked full-time at the Royal Hobart Hospital in many different areas of physiotherapy, which included placements in the Hand Physiotherapy and Outpatients clinics and the Intensive Care Unit. 

    Emily is a current member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and the Sports Physiotherapy Association (SPA), which means she is continually updating her knowledge and professional development. Emily hopes to further develop her sports physiotherapy qualifications and has recently completed her Level 2 Sports Physiotherapy course with the APA. 

    Emily has been working as the team physiotherapist for the Tasmanian 19 and Under State Netball Team and the Tassie Spirit (the Tasmanian team in the Australian Netball League) since 2012 as well as the Cripps Warratah Netball club for their Under 19 and Senior State League Teams since 2012. She has also had the opportunity to work as a volunteer physiotherapist at the 2015 Netball World Cup which was held in Sydney. She has previously enjoyed the opportunity to do the physiotherapy coverage of the Mark Webber Challenge as part of the BODYSYSTEM® team. 

    Emily has recently completed the PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Program certification update course, which is a physiotherapy based rehabilitation and fitness program designed specifically for women with cancer. She has also recently completed a Rehabilitation for the Breast Cancer Patient Course in Melbourne. She enjoys running the PINC Program at BODYSYSTEM and being able to help women who have experienced a Cancer diagnosis and helping them to return to their normal daily activities and helping them to achieve the best level of functioning that is possible.
    Nicholas Campbell

    Main Areas Of Interest

    • Sports Injury
    • Lower Limb
    • Hip / Knee Strength
    • Needling
    • Netball, Soccer, Runners
    In his free time Nick enjoys going for a run on the trails near his home in the Hobart suburbs. 

    Nicholas Campbell

    B.Physiotherapy

    Nick Campbell is a Sydney native who now calls Hobart home. Nick Graduated from the University of Newcastle before moving to Hobart to practice physio. His interests are predominantly in sports physio especially lower limb and knee injuries. This includes knee pain in adolescents and OA and pain of the hip and knee throughout adulthood.
    Nick has been actively building up experience working both in the clinic environment along with acute sports management. He holds physio roles with Tasmanian state teams in Football(Soccer) and Netball. He is currently the physio for the Cripps Waratah Netball Club in the Tasmanian Netball League.   
    Nick has developed his skills over recent years and is trained GLA:D provider treating those with knee and hip OA. Tying closely in with his Netball work he is also an accredited Netball Australia Knee Program practitioner.

    Miles Gray

    Main Areas Of Interest

    • Pre & Post Op Management
    • Sports Specific Screening
    • Falls Assessment
    • Needling
    • Hands & Wrists
    • Gymnastics
    Outside of work Miles makes the most of the stunning Tasmanian wilderness, often spending the weekend climbing and exploring the many trails across the state. Miles also enjoys being able to travel overseas to engage with his keen interest in photography. 

    Miles Gray

    B. Physiotherapy (Hons) B.Exercise Science

    Miles who is originally from Tasmania, moved to the Gold Coast in his early years and later studied at Griffith University, completing his Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 2011. During his final year of university, he spent time developing aquatic therapy programs for young adults with disabilities, combining his love for the pool and physiotherapy. Upon relocation back to Hobart, he commenced his professional training at the Royal Hobart Hospital, gaining experience in many different areas including Hands, Burns and Plastics, Orthopedics, Acute Rehabilitation and Intensive Care. He later gained experience in the private sector at Hobart Private Hospital. Miles currently works part-time at BODYSYSTEM and splits the other half of his time in a senior support role at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

    Miles currently looks after the Kingborough Gymnastics cover, filling in for Kate who is on maternity leave. He is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, and is continuously updating his skills and knowledge through professional development. Most recently Miles completed the Lyn Watson Shoulder Course, the Lee McHutcheon Western Dry Needling and Trigger Point Dry Needling course, as well as The ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coaching Course.


    Amanda Jackman

    Main Areas Of Interest

    Women’s health including pre and post-natal care and incontinence
    • Pregnancy related pain or dysfunction including rehabilitation following birth
    • Pelvic floor dysfunction including continence and prolapse problems
    • Men’s continence including following prostate surgery
    • Rehabilitation following pelvic surgery
    • Low back or pelvic pain
    • Needling
    Outside of work Amanda enjoys spending time with family and friends, her two fur babies and travelling.

    Amanda Jackman 

    B.Physiotherapy

    Amanda completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University, Melbourne in 2010. She began her professional training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital where she gained experience in Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal physiotherapy, as well as working with amputees and within falls and balance clinics. 

    In 2014, Amanda returned to her home state where she worked in Musculoskeletal and Women’s Health physiotherapy. Amanda continually updates her knowledge, having completed the Level 1 Hydrotherapy, Lyn Watson Shoulder, Explain Pain and GemT Dry Needling courses. However, it was after having completed an Introduction to Women’s Health course in Sydney, Amanda realised her passion for Women’s and Men’s health.  

    In 2016 Amanda completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy, majoring in Women’s Health and Continence, through Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. Amanda is currently completing her Masters in Women’s and Men’s Health and will complete this in 2017.

    Amanda is a passionate musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a special interest in the pelvis. She believes in the holistic management of pelvic health and pregnancy related conditions and uses her skills in Women’s and Men’s Health alongside her musculoskeletal skills to optimise recovery and function.    

    Amanda is currently a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Women’s Health Training Associates.

    Belinda Doerner

    Main Areas Of Interest

    • Lower Limb
    • Post Op Management
    • OA Management
    • Needling
    Belinda moved to Hobart with her young family in 2011 to enjoy the lifestyle that only Tasmania can offer. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating, fishing, camping and enjoying the great outdoors.

    Belinda Doerner

    Ph.D. 
    Master (Physiotherapy) 
    B.Sc.(Physiol.) (Hons.)

    Belinda grew up in Melbourne and began her career as a scientist, completing her undergraduate degree and PhD in Physiology at Monash University. 

    After moving to the United States to begin a postdoctoral fellowship, Belinda decided that she wanted to help others in a more direct way and embarked on a career change to Physiotherapy. 

    She completed her Master of Physiotherapy degree at Curtain University in Perth graduating in 2009 and hasn’t looked back. Belinda’s clinical experience has been varied and has included neurology and neurosurgical rehab, orthopaedics, hydrotherapy, gerontology outpatients, community home visits and residential aged care.

    Her passion is to provide quality evidence based therapy to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to enable them to enjoy the best quality of life possible. Belinda is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is always seeking to expand her knowledge and skills with further education.
    Belinda Doerner

    Main Areas Of Interest

      Tim enjoys the prevention and management of many musculoskeletal injuries, particularly:

      • Sports Injury
      • Upper Limb
      • Lower Limb

      Tim enjoys a good coffee, is a keen runner (these days with a jogging pram), and is an AFL/cricket tragic. He is looking forward to life in Hobart with his wife and two young daughters.

      Timothy Gough

      DPT
      BSc (Health & Exercise Science)(Hons.)

      Having completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) at Macquarie University in Sydney, Tim moved back to his hometown of Hobart to join the BODYSYSTEM Team. With a background in Exercise Physiology and experience working in Worker’s Compensation, he has a strong understanding of the positive influence exercise can have on injury and chronic disease management. During his time as a student, Tim worked at Royal Rehab in Sydney alongside patients with spinal cord injuries, orthopaedic and neurological conditions. He has also completed the Sports Trainer Level 1 course with Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and has assisted with the Hornsby Lions Rugby Union team. Tim is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).

      Belinda Doerner

      Main Areas Of Interest

        • Sports Injury
        • Occupational Health and Rehabilitation

        Outside of work James enjoys playing AFL and has two Border Collies, which take up lots of time and energy.  

        James O'Meara

        B. Physiotherapy 
        B. Occupational Therapy 

        James is excited by his move to Hobart. James has recent experience working in private practice and this has allowed him to apply his skills to sport and occupational health injuries. This has involved assisting sporting teams (mainly rugby league and AFL players) and managing work injuries onsite for a number of large consumers in Townsville North Queensland. James has previous experience working for Queensland Health as an Occupational Therapist where he was able to develop a range of skills in acute and rehabilitation settings.

        James is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is continuing to develop his skills by recently completing the Lyn Watson Shoulder Course, Spinal Level 1 and 2. 



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