Travis Kluckhenn – Director of Pathways Physiotherapy
A graduate of La Trobe University, with a Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy, and undertaking a Masters in Muscoloskeletal Physiotherapy, Travis is the director of Pathways Physiotherapy Ferntree Gully. With over a decade of experience in the field, Travis has worked in both regional and metropolitan Victoria, with a number of notable surgeons, and for a collection of sporting organisations. nnOne of Travis’ specialties is the treatment of hip pain, which has led him to work with orthopaedic surgeons to develop rehabilitation programs for people following arthroscopic hip surgery. In addition to this, Travis has developed skills providing treatment to prevent hip surgery where possible, as well as providing treatment to relieve pelvic, knee, and lower back pain. Trained in clinical pilates, Travis uses equipment such as the pilates reformer to provide exercises to help relieve pain, improve posture, muscle strength, tone and flexibility.
Travis is passionate about health and fitness, and works with a number of personal trainers and gym instructors to help overcome annoying gym-related injuries, which have the potential to limit training and performance. Common gym-related injuries include shoulder pain, back pain and knee pain, as well as running-related shin, ankle and foot pain.nnTravis’ ambition as a physio is to positively motivate everyone that walks through his door, whether you’re an elite athlete or someone over the age of 60 simply looking for some pain relief. He is passionate about re-evaluating goals and setting the bar higher for all his clients, and is constantly staying up to date with the most recent advances in treatment techniques, particularly in the world of sports injury and musculoskeletal pain. All of his clients can be confident they are receiving the best treatment based on the latest research and technology.nnOutside of work, Travis is a lifelong Bombers supporter, and lists being at the 1993 Grand Final as one of his great sporting memories. He also loves staying active, playing high grade basketball as well as going for weekend bike rides.
Jayde MacDonough – Physiotherapist
Jayde MacDonough graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy. Jayde has always had a passion for health, fitness and helping people rehabilitate from injuries. Prior to studying Physiotherapy, Jayde completed a Bachelor of Dance with the Victorian College of the Arts, and Honours in Dance with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Having spent many years training in dance at an elite level, Jayde has a special interest in dance and sport injuries. She is also passionate about treating pre and post natal musculoskeletal conditions, foot/ankle conditions and running individual and group Pilates sessions at the clinic. Away from Pathways Physiotherapy, Jayde enjoys taking ballet classes, good food, watching AFL and socialising with friends and family.
Richard Butler – Physiotherapist
Richard Butler graduated from La Trobe University with Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice. Richie has a strong background in health and fitness having played over 200 games of football in the VAFA with Old Ivanhoe Grammarians football club where he was recently made a life member. Professionally he has a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy with special interests in low back pain, knee tendinopathy and post-surgical rehabilitation and management. Prior to studying Physiotherapy he also completed a business degree with Swinburne University. nnAway from Pathways Physiotherapy Richard is a self-confessed sports fanatic and enjoys cycling, surfing, tennis, and golf in his spare time.
Virginia Currie – Receptionist
Virginia has extensive experience within the medical, education, sales and marketing fields. Her friendly, caring and warm approach to people and life has drawn her to the health industry and she enjoys making clients feel comfortable as soon a they walk through the door. nnVirginia is a local, having lived in Ferntree Gully for almost 30 years. She loves the area because it suits her family and lifestyle and working in the “Gully” suits Virginia perfectly. nnVirginia’s most amazing achievement is her family, and now with her two beautiful grandchildren it is even more rewarding. She has found nothing more fulfilling than being involved in her children’s lives from the day they were born and now watching them achieve their own goals and dreams. nnOutside of work, Virginia enjoys spending time with her family & friends, cooking, eating out, watersports and travelling. Keeping fit and healthy is important to her and she does this by regularly visiting the gym and swimming.n