About Us

Cliff Woodward

M.C.S.P., M.A.P.A., M.A.K.A, Principal

Cliff trained at the Sheffield City Polytechnic, U.K., gaining membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in 1978. After arriving in Australia in 1979, he worked at St Vincent’s Hospital and the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, before going into private practice and establishing Eastern Suburbs Physiotherapy in 1984.

Cliff has worked with one of Australia’s leading plastic surgeons in the pre and post-operative treatment of hand-surgery patients including microsurgical work. Cliff’s other main interest areas are back/neck problems, postural problems and the treatment and prevention of injuries in musicians. He has had articles published in the Journal of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Physiotherapy Today and he has lectured on post graduate and under graduate courses to physiotherapists, occupational therapists and musicians.

Cliff has a strong interest and involvement in holistic, complementary medicine. His studies in this area include Yoga, Rolfing, Meditation and Kinesiology. In September 2000 he qualified as a Kinesiology Practitioner and Member of the Australian Kinesiology Association. He is founder of the Way of Peace Meditation Group [a non-profit organization]. He is married to Anne and they have three children.


Chris Woodman

B.Ed.(Phys.Ed.),B.App.Sci,(Physio). MAPA ,Principal

Chris graduated from Sydney University in 1990 and worked initially at the Goulburn Valley Hospital before moving to work at the Geelong Sports Medicine Centre.

In 1992 he took up the position of Physiotherapy Director at McKinnon Sports Injuries Centre before joining Eastern Suburbs Physiotherapy in 1995.

Prior to studying physiotherapy, Chris worked as a Physical Education teacher in State Secondary Schools. He is an active sportsman, participating in a wide range of pursuits including cycling, triathlons, basketball and tennis. He has had a life time involvement with football, including five years as a senior player with the Melbourne Football Club, and is still actively involved with junior football.

Chris has been team physiotherapist with the Melbourne Reds in the Australian Baseball League, Box Hill Football Club in the VFL and the Victorian Country Team in the National Teal Cup competition.

Chris is interested in the treatment and management of musculo-skeletal injuries. He is a member of the Sport Group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is a consultant to three major international companies, advising them on the management of work-related injuries.

A particular interest of Chris’s is the treatment of headaches that are caused from neck related joint and muscle problems. Headaches – even severe migraines frequently respond to correcting dysfunctions in the upper neck.

Chris is a preferred provider to several health funds, including HBA and MBF (BUPA). Members of these insurers receive a higher treatment rebate from these funds when they consult with Chris.

Chris Woodman

Anne Woodward

ESP Physiotherapy Associate, Dip Physio, APA member

Anne’s main area of practice is Neurological physiotherapy where she has worked in both acute and rehabilitation settings, in the public and private sectors. She has a particular interest in vestibular and balance disorders and has completed numerous Vestibular Competency Training Courses.

She also manages patients with neck pain and head ache especially in relation to vestibular problems.

Anne currently combines working as a Senior Clinician Physiotherapist for Eastern Health, in the Neuro-medical Ward at Box Hill Hospital with private practice at Eastern Suburbs Physiotherapy. She is a member of the Neurology and Gerontology Special Interest Groups of the APA and is a Clinical Supervisor to 3rd and 4th Year La Trobe University Physiotherapy undergraduate students.



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