We have a team of highly qualified, motivated and passionate staff who are dedicated to providing superior care and advice.
Our team are all highly trained health professionals and will undertake a thorough assessment of your condition. From here we will formulate an action plan so you understand right from the start what is expected of you and what you can expect from us.
The scope of our team is growing with the addition of new professions on the horizon. At Absolute you can be sure that the team approach is in play, and the best plan for your specific case will be developed regardless of who you see.
Devon Soutar - Physiotherapist | Managing Director
Devon is the founder of Absolute Injury Management and has grown the business since graduating from LaTrobe University in 2009. The lifelong Latrobe Valley local has developed a great reputation in the region with his down to earth attitude, and clients enjoy his simple explanations and honest approach to care. Devon is a dual premiership player with the Morwell Football Club and enjoys treating all musculoskeletal injuries particularly those related to his beloved football. He also suffers from a severe addiction to golf.
Nitin Madan - Physiotherapist
Nitin joined the team in 2017 and has quickly turned into our strength and rehabilitation guru. Along with his Physiotherapy qualifications Nitin is a certified Personal Trainer and he loves to combine this knowledge to provide the complete package when it comes to injury rehabilitation and conditioning. Nitin also has a caseload within the rehabilitation department at Epworth Hospital in Brighton and previously completed a volunteer training program with the Essendon Football Club (VFL). Outside of the clinic he is a super keen cricketer and the promising fast bowler is a Level 1 Cricket Australia certified Coach. He is also certified in Dry Needling Therapy, DMA Clinical Pilates, and is a qualified Nutrition Coach..
Alex Wright - Physiotherapist
Alex joined the Absolute team in 2019 after moving to the area from the Albury-Wodonga region. With a number of years experience working in Musculoskeletal clinics, Alex is well equipped to manage all types of injuries. In addition to his clinical experience, Alex has worked with a vast number of sporting organisations and events including National Tennis Competitions, TAC Cup teams, and many recreational soccer and football clubs. Alex has also completed further training in the Occupational Health space, arming him with the skills to work proactively with employers to prevent and manage risks within the workplace. Outside of the clinic you will find Alex taste testing the local coffee hot spots, strutting his stuff on the soccer pitch, or out on the golf course working on his very shaky golf game.
Mark Custance - Remedial Massage Therapist
Mark joined the team in late 2017 and is an experienced Remedial Massage Therapist. Having worked with numerous sporting clubs and in multiple reputable clinics throughout the region, Mark has a wealth of massage and injury knowledge. With training in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Sports, Relaxation, Dry Needling Therapy, and Myofasical Cupping, Mark has all the tools necessary to ensure you are at your best. Mark is also currently a massage educator, passing all his tricks of the trade onto the next generation of therapists. Outside of the clinic Mark is a self confessed ‘Foodie’ and keen traveller of the world!
Leigh Zyhajlo - Practice Manager | Administration
Leigh joined the team in 2017 and her super friendly nature means she is always up for a chat when you visit the clinic. When Leigh is not meeting and greeting at the front desk she is working hard behind the scenes using her wealth of accounting and business knowledge to coordinate all our accounting and HR. Leigh helps us to maintain the finest of clinic standards and plays a key role in the growth and strategy of our practice to ensure we continue to offer you the absolute best level of care.
Rachael Soutar - Administration
Rach will always greet you with the biggest of smiles and her gentle personality helps create a warm and inviting environment inside the clinic. Rach will be more than happy to help you with any enquiries you may have regarding appointments, our services, billing or rehabilitation products. Rach is a fitness fanatic and when she is not busy working the front desk she is sweating it out in her role as a Group Fitness Instructor.