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3 Amelia Street, Highton  3216


Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Rehabilitation & Hand Therapy Services

Since 2007

Our Mission

To offer our clients an extensive range of Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation Services that are driven by quality and professionalism, employing the highest level of evidence-based programs and treatment techniques to best serve our Clients.

Our Philosophy

Fresh Start Physiotherapy believes in evidence-based, client-centred management that delivers measurable results to clients who are committed to their own recovery and being a key source of Advice, Treatment, Management and Support in that process.

Our Commitment to You

High Quality

We take a goal-oriented approach to our client management and focus on a meaningful and purposeful journey with our clients.

Patient Care

We treat our clients with respect, dignity and consideration. We provide safe hands-on treatments, evidence-based exercises and management and provide you with information, enabling you to be a fully informed, active participant in your rehabilitation, recovery and future physical health.

Professional Service

We are driven by client care and client outcomes.  With our professional and thorough approach, we will deliver a quality service.

Meet Sophie

Sophie Halsall-McLennan is a mother of two, has a passion for rowing, skiing, classical ballet and spending time with her family.

Sophie’s keen interest in sport took her to multiple National Athletics and Rowing Championships.

Throughout her sporting life, her disciplined training concentrated on perfecting her exercise and movement skills to remain competitive at that level. It was this same dedication that she applied to her study of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University and later to operating her own clinic.

Staying continually up-to-date with the latest evidence-based practice, including treatments and rehabilitation programs keeps Sophie at the forefront of Physiotherapy.  With these skills and knowledge, she can equip her clients with the best available information and treatment.

Says Sophie…

“In 2007, I opened the doors to Fresh Start Physiotherapy in the Latrobe Valley. I was determined to apply all my knowledge from study and competition. Now, with over 14 years’ experience, I still love developing my skills and working collaboratively with other allied health professionals to help facilitate optimal results for my clients”.

“Currently, I practice in Curlewis on the Bellarine Peninsula and work with elite athletes, weekend sports warriors, the young and the young-at-heart. My skill set and experience enable a sensitive and professional approach to Physiotherapy where complete / detailed client assessments lead to accurate diagnoses of  underlying issues requiring specific treatment and rehabilitation. I am able to offer a range of treatment options specifically designed to suit the individual needs of clients.

“My aim is to empower my clients to have confidence and competency in their rehabilitation and physical , so to assist them towards achieving their personal goals.”

“The most humbling aspect of being a Physiotherapist is being given the opportunity to work closely with people from all walks of life and to help guide and support them throughout their journey towards accomplishing something that is important to them.” 

Sophie looks forward to assisting you with your rehabilitation journey.


Bachelor of Physiotherapy B(Physio) APAM, Charles Sturt University

Post Graduate Certification: PINC Cancer Rahab Physiotherapist

Post Graduate Certification: DMA Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist

Accredited GLA:D Australia Hip & Knee OA Program Provider

Nationally Endorsed Provider of The Knee Program


  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Western Victoria Primary Healthcare Network


School of Medicine, Faculty of Health
Deakin University