About

Flavio DegrandisFlavio De Grandis

graduated in 2000 at University of Santo Amaro (UNISA) in Brazil. He received his Masters degree in Science at University of São Paulo (USP) in 2004. He is also has a post graduate qualification in psychosomatics. Flavio is a passionate practitioner and has worked as a physiotherapist in a variety of settings both in Brazil and here in Australia for the last 9 years. Since undergoing extensive training in China in 2013, he also incorporates acupuncture into his treatment for selected patients with great success.

Flavio specialises in manual therapy and Bertazzo Method of movement re-education and has a particular passion for the GDS Method which, unlike conventional physiotherapy methods, takes a more holistic view of the patient and their postural problems.

Flavio is the only physiotherapist in Australia licensed to practice the GDS Method. The GDS method takes a preventative and therapeutic approach, treating entire muscular chains rather than just isolated problem areas. In using this method, Flavio establishes a more personalised treatment plan for each patient based on their typology.

Learn more about the method here

Tim Slattery - Physiotherapist

Tim Slattery

completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy at Uni of SA in the 90’s. Since then he has pursued his interests in a number of fields including musculoskeletal (particularly back and neck pain including headaches), neuro, acupuncture and his passion for elderly care.
Tim balances his time between providing Physio services to elderly in the community and to an often much younger age group in The Health 1st Physio clinic, as well as being dad to a family of girls!