The Clinic

The Performance Medicine clinic was built with your ultimate performance in mind. Alongside our private treatment rooms the clinic also has a pilates and dance studio boasting fully sprung floors, mirrors and ballet barres.

The convenient city fringe location of Performance Medicine means we provide excellent physio and Pilates throughout Melbourne and local areas: Melbourne city, South Yarra, South Melbourne, Prahran, Albert Park and Middle Park.

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Our Team

At Performance Medicine Physiotherapy Melbourne, our physiotherapists and myotherapists pride themselves in providing current evidence based diagnosis, treatment and management. We are a group of internationally experienced physiotherapists with a strong focus on post-graduate education with members of the team holding Masters degrees in both sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

We know what you need because much of the team has been in your (ballet) shoes before and we understand the importance of keeping your body fit and healthy.

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What We Do

With an extensive background in elite sports, our specialist sports physio and musculoskeletal knowledge can assist you to achieve your goals, whether they’re to gain strength, increase flexibility or repair an injury.

We work with full time dance and performing arts schools to develop strength and conditioning programs and provide education about injury prevention and safe dance practice.

Not a performer or athlete?! Don’t worry! Our diverse range of experience means we can help you with everything from a sore neck or headaches, to preparing you for your first fun run with the kids.

Our experienced team offer:

Vocal Unloading
At Performance Medicine we are the Australian pioneers in treatment and development of vocal unloading (or vocal physiotherapy) for the performance voice and dysphonia. Vocal unloading is a unique specialty and is not available at any other clinic nationwide.

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What Makes Us Different

Because many of our staff are experienced performers themselves, we understand the importance of the rehabilitation process and ensuring the body is prepared for whatever you throw at it, but above all we know the show must go on!

Being the resident physiotherapists for local production houses, including the Melbourne Theatre Company, we are aware of the challenges of stagecraft and pride ourselves on helping dancers and singers to give their best possible performance.

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Our Values

  1. We always work as a team
  2. We are positive & focused
  3. We challenge & Innovate
  4. We respect each other

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Our Founder

Annie Strauch founded Performance Medicine in 2009 so that the Australian performance industry received the physical healthcare it deserved. Annie’s experience and knowledge is well founded with Masters degrees in Sports Physiotherapy and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Her love for the performance industry began on London’s West End where she managed the physiotherapy for over 30 stage productions. Annie and the talented team strive to provide exceptional treatment to all.


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