Our Fully Qualified Team 

At Rich River Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Clinic we are committed to providing up to date access to expert professional allied health services in Echuca Moama and surrounding districts. Our practitioners undertake regular training and professional development to ensure up to date treatment methods are available to our patients.

Kay Knight

Principal of the practice, Physiotherapist. 

Kay enjoys spending time with the family and loves to try new recipes, especially ones she has picked up on her travels. Kay has maintained a large clinical load for years and draws on many skills learnt over a life time of practice, education and training.

Kay has practised Acupuncture for 30 years and is endorsed as an Acupuncturist as well as a Physiotherapist by the APA. Kay was the winner of the RACV Sir Edmund Herring Scholarship in 1988 which enabled her to study at the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Kay also has Post Grad diploma in Health Science from Latrobe University.

Kay was awarded the 2016 Rural Workforce Agency of Victoria, Allied Health Professional award for outstanding contribution to rural and regional allied health

Kay has recently served as a director on the board for the Rural Workforce Agency for Victoria and is committed to contributing to improving the working lives of rural and regional allied health professionals

Kay completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course in 2017 and successfully passed the exams to allow the honorary of GAICD and is a GLA:D certified physio for hip and knee arthritis training.

Pam Pengelly

Pam has over 25 years of Physio experience in both private practice, and public and private hospitals.

Apart from this she also has a:

  • Masters of Sports Medicine
  • Masters of Acupuncture
  • Masters of Animal Physio

Areas of interest and skill:

  • Pain management acute and chronic, including Graded Motor Imagery. Treatment of spinal conditions i.e. neck, thoracic, lumbar sacral, sacro-iliac. Headaches, acute wry neck and whiplash. Disc lesions, arthritis and degenerative disorders of the spine.
  • Management of acute and chronic (re-occurring) sport injuries, including injury prevention programmes e.g. ACL, hamstring, shoulder, elbow including specifically dance, gymnastics, golf, football and cycling. Elite, children in sport and ‘weekend warriors’ – all ages and levels of sport prehab and rehab.
  • Grade 1, 2 and 3 level Kinesio tape practitioner
  • Respiratory physiotherapist – disorders of breathing e.g. hyperventilation syndrome, mouth breathers, breathing dysfunction, asthma, chronic lung pathology
  • Pilates instructor – mat, reformer, ball, slider foam roller, Cadillac and wunda chair practitioner.
  • Acupuncturist – both Traditional Chinese Medicine and dry needling.

Extensive experience with Workcover, Veterans, active military personnel, NDIS, Private Health, self-funded and Third Party clients.

Hobbies and Interests: Hockey, Gymnastics, Soccer, Cycling, Golf, Reading, Quilting, Pilates, Yoga.

Sabah Fry

Physiotherapist

Sabah grew up in nearby Leitchville so is also committed to bringing physio services to rural regions having started the inaugural “Pilates on the Plains” evening classes at the Torrumbarry hall allowing the locals easy access to attend.

Sabah also runs classes at Cohuna Co as well as providing Physio services to the Cohuna hospital and many of our group classes, drawing on her teaching skills from years of teaching ballet. Including hydrotherapy, falls and balance classes and pilates class.

Sabah graduated in 2018 from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She has additional training in vestibular and a strong interest in treating Paediatric cases and is a GLA:D certified physio for hip and knee arthritis training.

Her interests outside of work include Jazz and dance, and bushwalking and recently received a highland cow for her birthday!

Fiona Weiland

Physiotherapist

Fiona Wieland is an experienced and passionate physiotherapist dedicated to helping adults achieve quality of life through improved continence, comfort and control. She has been local to the area since she graduated from La Trobe University in Melbourne at the end of 2002 and had a special interest in women’s health and pregnancy related physiotherapy since she was a student. 

She continued this interest with a Postgraduate Certificate from the University of Melbourne in 2006. She has continued this passion with further training in overactive bladder, anorectal disorders, prolapse assessment and management with pessary fitting, stress incontinence, pregnancy and post-natal issues, men’s health and internal pelvic pain. 

Self-referral is encouraged and accepted, with Fiona working closely with your medical professionals to get the most desired outcome. When first attending Fiona’s sessions, you will receive a one-hour comprehensive assessment including bladder and bowel function and a physical examination. You are then provided with an individualised management plan with recommendations to suit your needs.
 
Fiona will accept DVA and Medicare care plans. Payment is via cash, cheque, or EFTPOS on the day. Private Health Insurance rebates are available for this physiotherapy service. 
 
Conditions treated: 

  • Prolapse
  • Bladder and bowel conditions
  • Constipation
  • Urinary urgency and / or frequency
  • Night toileting difficulties
  • Pregnancy and post-natal conditions
  • Before and after surgery (prostate cancer, hysterectomy, prolapse repair)
  • Sexual pain / dyspareunia
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Internal pelvic pain

Carly Maher 

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Exercise Physiology.
Growing up in Echuca, I have always loved the country lifestyle. After completing my degree at LaTrobe University, I have since opened Move It Exercise Physiology, a small registered Australian business.

As an Exercise Physiologist, I specialise in clinical exercise prescription, health education and the delivery of lifestyle modification programs for those living with chronic diseases.

Our aim at "Move It" is to prevent or manage chronic disease, injury, and assist in restoring people back to optimal physical function, health or wellness.
Exercise Physiology helps people living with:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Falls Prevention & Balance Training
  • Neurological Conditions
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