Mallee Physio Team

Meet Our Team

Greg O’Bree

Director, Senior Physiotherapist
B. Physiotherapy

Greg graduated from La Trobe University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Following university, Greg worked as a sports physiotherapist at the Melbourne Golf Injury Clinic, gaining high level experience with Victorian and Australian Institute of Sport athletes. Greg then moved home to the Mallee, in which he became the Chief Physiotherapist at the Swan Hill District Hospital. Greg then founded Mallee Physio in 2002, and later Healthy Mates in 2015. Greg’s post-graduate education and special interests include Lower Limb Biomechanics, Advanced Orthopaedics, Dry Needling and Acupuncture, Sporting injuries, and  Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Clinical Pilates. Greg likes to spend his time with his family, and has a keen involvement in motocross clubs and river activities.


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Annie Frankel

Practice Manager

Annie is our Practice Manager is Swan Hill and oversees the operations of all our practices including, Mallee Physio Kerang, Swan Hill and Boort, Healthy Mates Central and Healthy Mates High Performance. Annie first joined the team at Mallee Physio in 2010 where she completed her Certificate 4 in Allied Health Assistant traineeship.

Annie spent a few years living away in the Kimberley’s and returned to the Swan Hill region in 2015. Coming back after starting her family she re-joined us here in 2017 as our OT and Physio assistant. Annie enjoys spending her spare time in the outdoors.

Lucas Hoare

Physiotherapist – B. Physio

Lucas joined the Mallee Physio team in 2013 follow graduating from Charles Sturt University. Lucas has completed post graduate studies in Dry Needling, Level 1 Spinal and Level 1 &2 Sports Physiotherapy. Lucas has a keen interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation. Lucas enjoys playing football, keeping fit, travelling, listening to music and helping people.

Tom Anderson

Physiotherapist – B. Hlth Sci & M. Physio

Tom joined the Mallee Physio team in January 2016 following graduating from La Trobe University in Bendigo. Tom has completed post-graduate studies in Dry Needling. He has a keen interest in sports injuries, complex and chronic pain patients. Tom is involved in local football as a trainer. Tom enjoys sport, fitness, socialising with friends and family and travelling.

Leah Ferrari

Physiotherapist – B. Physiotherapy

Leah joined the Mallee Physio team in 2013. Graduating from the University of South Australia in 2002. With 10 years experience in private practice in Mount Gambier. Whilst there she co-ordinated and ran the hydrotherapy and gym rehabilitation programs and worked with the local South East Amateur Basketball League team and numerous football and netball clubs. Leah has worked with Tennis Australia on several women’s pro tour events. Leah has completed further studies in multiple areas and has a special interest in, Musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Women’s health. When not at work Leah enjoys spending time with her family, camping, fishing and the odd day at the race

Samantha McKenzie

Myotherapist – Ad. Dip. in Myotherapy

Sam graduated from RMIT in 2005. Sam joined the team in Swan Hill in 2006. Sam Worked in Melbourne in a private clinic before making the move to Mallee 12 years ago. Sam has qualifications in , dry needling, pre & post natal exercise, pregnancy massage, lymphatic drainage, sports taping and most recently running assessment and analysis. Sam has a keen interest in management and treatment of chronic muscular conditions and general health and well being. Sam has two young daughters that she enjoys running around after, being active, coaching gymnastics and baking cakes.

Mitch Seton-Stewart

AHA – B. of Exercise and Sport Science.

Mitch joined the team at Mallee Physio in 2016 after completing his degree in Exercise and Sports Science at Federation University Ballarat. Mitch has a passion for strength and conditioning and has worked with several local sporting teams and organisations. He is involved with the Ultima FNC. Mitch enjoys all kinds of sport, music, travelling and socialising with family and friends.

Ebony Gerrish

B. of Applied Science, Master of Physiotherapy

Ebony has joined our team in 2019 following graduating from La Trobe University in Bendigo. Ebony has a special interest in lower limb bio-mechanics and is a very keen runner her self. Ebony has completed further studies in dry needling. If Ebony’s not out running she is swimming, spending time with her family and friends or whipping up a storm in the kitchen.