Ovens Valley Physio & Pilates | Team
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Meet our team

A highly qualified crew working just for you

Dr. Henry Wajswelner

Director & Specialist Sports Physiotherapist

Henry is a specialist Sports Physiotherapist who has worked at the AIS and been on the Australian Olympic Team. He is very experienced in assessing and co-managing difficult, chronic or complex injuries. Based in Melbourne, Henry visits regularly and is available for appointments at either our Bright or Myrtleford clinic. He is also available via skype consult.

Kristy Corcoran

Director & Physiotherapist

Kristy has completed post graduate studies in manual therapy and is currently studying for her Masters in Women’s Health. She uses her skills and knowledge to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries, as well as those conditions specific to women through their lifespan. Kristy has completed her equipment Pilates certification with APPI.

Phebe Liston

Director & Physiotherapist

Phebe has a special interest in the biomechanics of cycling and has experience working with Australian, Asian and European professional cycling teams. She also works with the Australian XC Ski team. Phebe utilises manual therapy, clinical Pilates and dry needling in her holistic approach to patient care. Phebe is also the founder of articfit, and Physio Phebe

James Thomas


James has completed his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy, and has experience working with sports teams, particularly basketball and football, as well as adolescent athletes and runners. James uses a range of manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription to enable the effective return to sport and daily activity.

Julie Blake


Originally from Bright, Julie studied Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne. Since graduating in 2004, Julie has gained experience in many aspects of Physiotherapy including   musculoskeletal, oncology, neurological and cardiopulmonary conditions.  Julie has helped many older adults improve their balance, mobility, comfort and breathing in the hospital, aged care and community settings. Most recently Julie has become a certified PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist. Julie works with each client to achieve their goals with the most appropriate plan for the individual’s needs.

Michael Hedger


Michael has recently moved to the region and comes to OVP&P with a vast array of experience working in both private practice & hospital settings, as well as with the Australian Defence Force. Michael has a Masters degree in Strength & Conditioning and has almost completed his Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy. Michael will work in both our Myrtleford & Bright clinics, with evening & weekend appointments available.

Kara Brockwell

Kara is our visiting Physiotherapist who loves the alpine region.  She joined Ovens Valley Physio in 2014 after graduating from Physiotherapy in 2004 and gaining a wide experience in both hospital and private practice around Australia and overseas in Ireland. She has a particular interest in shoulders and continuous to develop her skills and knowledge in this area to remain at the cutting edge of best practice.  Her other passion is clinical Pilates with 10 years experience.  She is currently completing her diploma and is a mentor for Polestar Pilates.  Kara has available appointments on the last Saturday of each month, at the Bright clinic.

Wennie Tan


Wennie completed her physio degree at Melbourne Uni in 2004 & is currently studying a graduate certificate in sports physio at La Trobe Uni. Wennie works between Mt Hotham and Niseko (Japan) and also travels with the Australian Snowboard Cross team for World Cups as their team physio. Although Wennie is well and truly known for being at the snow she did start her physio career in the public hospital system and still gets to go back in between seasons, seeing lots of complex health conditions.

Anne Heuperman

Pilates Instructor

Anne first began Pilates to help alleviate persistent headaches, shoulder tension and lower back pain. Pleased with the results and intrigued by this holistic system of movement she qualified as a Mat Instructor through Polestar Pilates in 2012 and has been teaching Mat Pilates classes in Bright since. She is currently working towards her Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction, due for completion mid 2017. Anne also works as a Radiographer in the MRI department at North East Health in Wangaratta.