Our Team

The entire team at Wallan Physiotherapy Centre is passionate about providing superlative care to all of our patients. Each member of our staff works in their own unique way to provide the same great conclusions for all of our patients. Learn more about our physiotherapists by reading each of their profiles. 
Andrew Gray is the practice principle at Wallan Physiotherapy Centre. He graduated from Latrobe University in 2003, then worked in private practice at Sorrento, Sunbury, Coburg and Kilmore. In 2007 he founded Wallan Physiotherapy Centre initially working as a “one man band” and the practice has now grown to employ eight staff. Andrew returned to study in 2010 completing his Masters in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Melbourne University. This course allowed him to train with some of the best physios in Victoria gaining invaluable knowledge of injury management and prevention. Andrew enjoys treating all areas of the body, however he has a special interest in shoulders, knees and pain science. He has worked on the committee of the Victorian Physiotherapy association as a tutor teaching other physiotherapists and also, on a committee assisting Worksafe and TAC with policy planning. Andrew is a keen cyclist and races at club A-Grade level. He is the current title holder in the road race and criterium  and he has started combining his physiotherapy skills and love of cycling to assist other cyclists with BikeFit and pain prevention on the bike.
Katherine Perez graduated from the University College of Rehabilitation May Hamilton in 2002 and completed a post-graduate Diploma in Neuromusculoskeletal Manual Therapy in 2009. She has more than 14 years of experience working closely with Orthopaedic surgeons having a strong interest in sports injury prevention and management, joint replacement, pre/post-surgery rehabilitation and pre/postnatal physiotherapy treatments as well as dry needling application. Through the years, she has worked for Public and Private Hospitals in the Intensive Care Unit, hospital wards and Emergency Care as a physiotherapist, Respiratory Therapist and Manual Therapist, most recently dedicating herself to private clinics in Melbourne. She also has become an Australian Certified Pilates instructor with great focus on post-natal body recovery and weight management. Katherine is committed to the Wallan community and aims to improve her patient’s quality of life through treatment, education, prevention and management.
David Lindeman  has over 37 years of experience and has been a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association for the same period which means he has kept abreast of post graduate development in the physiotherapy profession in all that time. David has also been a registered Naturopath since 1986, a senior counsellor of the Preventative Medicine Movement and, also, became a qualified Acupuncturist (Fellow Acupuncture 1990) utilising laser acupuncture as opposed to the traditional needles. He had his own business where he worked as a sole practitioner from 1980 before relocating to Melbourne from NSW. David has a long history of involvement in sport and has, periodically, been selected to be a physiotherapist for the prestigious Stawell Gift event.
Deb Akindola is the newest member of our team.  She studied at the University of Melbourne, initially completing a Bachelor of Science and an honours year investigating the effects of malaria in pregnant women. Following this, Deb completed a Doctor of Physiotherapy which provided exposure to patients in the hospital and community setting. She has since worked in private practices in Coburg and Thomastown and has experience in treating a range of musculoskeletal and sports injuries.
Deb uses a combination of manual therapy, education and exercise to help her patients to achieve their goals, whether that involves returning to work or sport. Her special areas of interest include headaches, neck pain, low back pain and knee pain. In addition Deb is interested in women's health and hopes to expand her knowledge in this area so that she can assist women with incontinence as well as pre and post-natal musculoskeletal conditions.  In her spare time, Deb enjoys eating her way around Melbourne and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys keeping active; having previously played social basketball, Deb now keeps fit by going to the gym and jogging.


Pauline and her family moved to Wallan in 2009 after spending
11 years in Perth .  Previous to that, she served in both a Full Time and Reserve capacity in the Australian Army in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne and the highlight of her time in the military was the 3 years she spent as support staff to SASR that included a deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts at Edith Cowan University majoring in English/History in 2002.   She has 3 children (4 if you count her husband) and enjoys spending time with her family, making a mess in the kitchen and keeping fit.

Melissa has come from a business administration background having run three very different businesses over the course of her working career.  Most recently however, she has spent the last 3 years as a medical receptionist in the Mitchell Shire area.  In her spare time, you will find her training in martial arts for which she has an accreditation with the Australian Sports Commission.

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