Bruce Connor


Along with Paul Wise and Paul Lew, Bruce established the WHSSPC in 1994. Initially he shared his clinical time with the role as head physiotherapist at Essendon Football Club, a role he continued in until the end of season 2005. From 2006 Bruce changed roles, with Paul Wise taking over as EFC head physio with Bruce remaining as a member of the EFC physiotherapy team until early 2012. This has allowed him to increase WHSSPC clinic time and take up the position as clinic manager. Bruce brings more than 25 years sports physio experience to WHSSPC and very much enjoyed overseeing the development of our new facilities through 2007 and 2008.




Paul Wise


Paul was a cofounder Windy Hill Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy Clinic in 1994. Until 2005 he was the senior clinician and manager of the clinic whilst being a long term member of the physiotherapy team servicing Essendon Football Club. From 2006 until 2011, Paul was head physiotherapist at EFC but has elected to take 2012 off football to spend some time travelling with his family. Outside this, he is once again back at Windy Hill Clinic contributing his extensive sports physiotherapy experience to our team.





Emma Cransberg


Emma joined WHSSPC physiotherapy team in 2002, however she has permanently moved to Western Australia and is unavailable for any “in rooms” assessment or treatment. She will still be available for telehealth consultations, so please call the clinic on 93754000 if you would like to make a booking.  She combines a unique understanding of overall function with her specific interest and expertise in the pelvic floor region. This enables Emma to provide a rare speciality to the service she is able to offer, combining it with her broader human movement and physiotherapy base. 






Mark Fraser


Mark joined our physiotherapy team in 2003, having graduated from Latrobe University physiotherapy school in 1992. His experience as an AFL footballer, and umpire and 8 years sports physiotherapy experience at McKinnon give him a unique and valuable understanding of the sports environment. In 2008, Mark was appointed physiotherapist to the AFL umpires and match day runner for Matthew Knights at EFC. In 2009 he joined Paul Wise, Bruce and Paul Lew in an expanded physiotherapy team servicing Essendon FC whilst continuing as physiotherapist to the AFL umpires. In addition to his role as a senior clinician, Mark is our clinic manager.



Amanda Schulz


Amanda graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2004, commencing work in the private sector in 2005. She joined the team at Windy Hill Physiotherapy in 2009, where she divides her time between musculoskeletal and sporting consultations, hydrotherapy rehabilitation classes, and Pilates-based rehabilitation classes.

Amanda has many years of experience working with a variety of sporting teams at local, national and international level. Her sports coverage has included Aussie Rules Football, basketball, ultimate frisbee, netball, and rugby 7s. Most recently, Amanda was involved in the successful U17 State Netball team campaign (2014) and the Victorian Flames ANL team (2014). Amanda continues her involvement with the PNG Women’s Sevens Rugby team, touring internationally.

Amanda has a passion for continuing education, most recently completing her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy (2015), gaining her title as an APA Sports Physiotherapist. Amanda is qualified in dry needling and Pilates, and recently completed a Bikefit training course, a service that will be added to her clinic work in 2016.

Carli Harris




Carli joined WHSSPC physiotherapy team in 2015. She is a very experienced physiotherapist who has had 10 years of experience with AFL U18 teams at Oakleigh Chargers and with AFL Metropolitan and Country squads. Carli is a fantastic member of our team at Windy Hill Physiotherapy.






Rebecca Hardman

Lymphedema Physiotherapist

Rebecca is a Specialist Lymphoedema Physiotherapist (APA) and an Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner (ALA) with a demonstrated history of working in lymphoedema management. She is highly skilled in MLD, compression garment prescription, lymphoedema education and support for lymphoedema and lymphoedema clients. Rebecca studied physiotherapy at La Trobe University and was lymphoedema trained in the UK. Her most recent lymphoedema education was in Fluoroscopy guided MLD ‘Fill and Flush’ method with the Lymphoedema Training Academy. Rebecca is passionate about excellence in Lymphoedema care.





Dr Wendy Bower


Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapist

Wendy joined WHSSP in 2015 and has extensive experience as a clinician in Women’s and Men’s Health. Wendy has international experience as both a clinician and researcher. She has undertaken extensive research in disorders of the urinary tract in children and adults. Her post-doctoral work was undertaken at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and she returned to Australia in 2013 from an appointment as a Professor at the Clinical Institute in Denmark. She is still continuing her research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.





Liana Fitzpatrick



Liana graduated from La Trobe University after completing her Physiotherapy degree and has formed a particular interest in musculoskeletal as well as sports related conditions. She has a passion for helping people improve their quality of life and helping athletes improve their performance. Liana uses a wide variety of rehabilitation exercises and strength programs, which can be implemented through pilates classes to help people return to full function after an injury. Outside of the clinic Liana is heavily involved as a physiotherapist for her local football club. Liana has a passion for athletics, in particularly middle distance running.


Anthony Fernon



Anthony is an APA titled Sports Physiotherapist who has previously worked at Hawthorn Football Club and is currently working at Work Safe Victoria. He has vast experience with sports related injuries and also does some sessional work at LaTrobe University.





Son Trinh


Son is the most recent addition to the Windy Hill Physiotherapy team. He has extensive experience in sports activities, beginning with his position as a sports trainer at the Canadian Women’s Field Hockey team and currently as physiotherapist at Melbourne University Lightning  Netball team. He has a strong strength and conditioning background and is passionate about helping people become the best athletes they can be.