Our Team

Alana Hassell

(Director / Senior Physiotherapist)

BPhty. M.A.P.A.


Alana graduated from the University of South Australia in 2011 and has since been working in Spinal and Sports Physiotherapy positions, she has been part of the SVPP since 2014.
She has extensive experience in treating elite athletes of all ages and is currently the head Physiotherapist for the Volleyball Australia senior national women’s team and the Volleyball Victoria youth and junior state team squads.
Alana is proficient in trigger point and myofascial dry needling techniques. She has a special interest in treating cervicogenic headaches and migraines as well as sporting injuries in particular acute traumatic knee and ankle injuries, acute or chronic hip pain and running injuries. She is also trained in assessment and treatment of vertigo and vestibular dysfunction.
Alana is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association ensuring ongoing professional development and evidence based practice. 

Alana consults Monday to Thursdays

Lachlan Broadway

(Senior Physiotherapist) 

Ba. Biomedical Sc. Doctorate Physiotherapy 

Lachlan is returning to SVPP in May 2024, however has been a member of the team since 2020.
He has been working for a number of years in general private practice as well as with elite sporting groups including both Western United and Melbourne Victory youth Soccer academies. He has experience working with both private and compensable clientele, facilitating return to work post injury while guiding rehabilitation under WorkCover or TAC. 
Lachlan places a strong level of importance on building collaborative relationship with patients and believes that this is the core in ensuring treatment is tailored to the individual client to reach their specific goals. He has advanced knowledge in exercise prescription and uses manual therapy adjuncts, including dry needling.
Lachlan is a member of the APA ensuring ongoing professional development and application of evidence based practice.

Lachlan consults Monday – Saturdays 

Gemma Armeni


Ba. Physiotherapy (Honours)

Gemma graduated from Monash University (honours) and has since been working in multiple roles with Keilor Thunder in the NBL, Footscray’s Victoria Football League  team and Racing Victoria’s  Jockey Apprentice School. She has vast experience on the sports field in the management acute and chronic sports injuries, in particularly  upper and lower limb tendinopathy.  Gemma is proficient in dry needling and enjoys rehabilitation and injury management for all clientele, not just those on the sports field. 
Gemma has a background in equestrian and horse racing and is an avid gym-goer that’s passionate about health and fitness. 

Gemma consults Monday to Fridays 


Alice Gofron 


Ba. Health Sc. M. Podiatry Practice 

Alice graduated from LaTrobe University and has since worked in both the public and private sector. Alice has been a member of the SVPP team sine 2017 and is our Podiatry team manager. 

With her attention to detail, and knack of identifying ‘hard to find’ underlying factors, she has built a reputation for getting great results. Alice draws upon her expertise in a range of treatment techniques and footwear knowledge to get patients on their best treatment pathway. 

Alice grew up with love of dancing and has an invested interest in pre-pointe and ballet assessments, she also enjoys treating complex foot pathologies and hard to treat foot and lower limb pains. She has an interest in ingrown toe nail management, diabetic foot care and assessment and acute and chronic foot injuries, however is passionate about all things feet!

Alice consults on Tuesday (10-7pm)  and Thursdays (8am – 4pm)

Lidia Ambrosino 


Ba. Health Sc. M. Podiatry Practice 

Lidia graduated from La Trobe University in 2013 with a Bachelor in Health Sciences and Masters in Podiatric Practice. Her passion for this field purely came from the thought of feet being one of the most vital parts of the body.

Lidia has worked both in the public and private health sector within Melbourne and central London. Lidia loves all aspects of the podiatric profession and has a keen interest in diabetic foot care. She also enjoys the management of in-grown toenails (including surgical management); assessing, diagnosing and managing musculoskeletal injuries; foot wear assessment and education; and all general podiatric care. She is passionate about caring for others and helping them be pain-free and comfortable in their daily lives. Lidia enjoys volunteering at the Oxfam Trail Walk for blister control and helping people complete their challenge!

She maintains continuous professional development by attending seminars and workshops across all areas of podiatry and is committed to providing her patients with the best possible care.

Lidia consults on Wednesdays, Thursdays and alternate Saturdays 

We support people who support us and are proud to be sponsoring Melbourne University Renegades Volleyball Club and looking after their athletes. We also work extremely closely with Volleyball Victoria and the State Team program for both beach and indoor Volleyball.