Who We Are

physiopod co team

Our Story

PhysioPod Co. began when two like-minded health professionals came together to create a practice that is unlike any other. Lauren the Physio and Luke the Podiatrist have practiced within big and small clinics across Australia and the World. In their respective fields, they found that Physio and Podiatry referred to each other frequently. Fate brought us together (yes, we are married!) and after much discussion we had a light bulb moment! Why don’t we bring Physio and Podiatry closer together than ever before? That’s when the idea for PhysioPod Co. was sparked.

Luke Bertram

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I specialise in assessing, treating and managing everything foot and ankle. Because the foot is my area, knowing what is happening further up the leg and body is pretty important. Looking at how the body moves while walking and running gives me a big insight into how the body is impacting on the foot or how the foot is impacting on the body.

After growing up in Bowral NSW and a year playing Rugby in Sydney, I studied Podiatry at Charles Sturt University in Albury. My early Podiatry career saw me work in hospitals in Australia and the UK focusing on high risk foot management. I then moved into the field of lower limb sports injuries and biomechanics working in Private Clinics with amateur to elite athletes of all ages in Queensland and NSW.

I have been a Rugby and Cricket player for most of my life, but injuries took their toll after a while. So I can relate pretty well to most people that come to see us. Now I have replaced my footy boots for cycling cleats and my cricket bat for a golf club.

luke bertram podiatrist Achilles Tendonitis

Lauren Earles

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Women’s Health advocate, Physiotherapist and coffee lover. 

I’m Geelong born and bred (Go the Cats!) but studied and lived in QLD for 11 years before coming back to Geelong in 2019 (via Canada and NSW). 

I’ve been a Physiotherapist for 13 years and have had a special interest and focus on Women’s Health Physiotherapy for the last 5 years. My early Physio career saw me work in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy, including working for the Australian Winter Olympic Team for 3 years! In that role I was the head Physiotherapist for the Australian Skeleton Team (a sport where they go head-first down a bobsled track!). I then attended the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia where I looked after the Australian sliding sports athletes (skeleton, bobsled and luge). Crazy sports but amazing athletes and a phenomenal experience.

Over the past 5 years I’ve blended my passion for Sports Physiotherapy with Women’s Health Physiotherapy. The female body is incredible and having a full understanding of the external and internal structures of the body allows me to have a very holistic and thorough approach to management. My passion for Women’s Health also stems from a personal point of view, as I have Endometriosis, Adenomyosis and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and understand the difficulties those with chronic pelvic pain experience. 

Clinically, I see a range of women of all ages, including those with pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, prolapse, pregnancy, postnatal, menopause and pelvic pain. My passion is also in raising awareness of Women’s Health issues because so many women suffer in silence with conditions that can effectively be treated by Women’s Health Physiotherapy.

I’m trained to do internal vaginal examinations for Pelvic Floor Muscle and Pelvic Organ Prolapse assessments and am also trained to fit pessaries for prolapse.


  • Doctor of Physiotherapy, Bond University, 2009
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (double major sports science and biomedical science), Bond University, 2006
  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association

Women’s Health

  • Member of Women’s Health Training Associates (WHTA)
  • Introduction into Women’s Health Physiotherapy, WHTA
  • Female Pelvic Pain, Michelle Lyons
  • Advanced Pelvic Floor – Prolapse and Stress Incontinence, WHTA
  • Advanced Pelvic Floor – Musculoskeletal, Exercise and Sport, WHTA
  • Women’s Health Research Update 2020, WHTA
  • Trauma Informed Physiotherapy Practice, WHTA
  • Birth Choices Course, WHTA
  • Advanced Pelvic Floor – Advanced Anorectal Disorders, WHTA
  • Advanced Pelvic Floor – Pessary Fitting, WHTA
  • Preparing the Pelvic Floor for Birth, Pelvic Health Mentoring / Natalie McConochie

Musculoskeletal / Sports

  • Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Kinesiotaping /RockTape
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
  • DMA Clinical Pilates level 1+2
  • The Pregnant Pelvis
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Aly Kiely

Aly physiotherapist Who We Are
I graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2013 and have been busy travelling and working in private practice physiotherapy in Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.  My background is predominantly in MSK/Sports physiotherapy but in the past 3 years have developed a keen interest and experience in Women’s Health/pregnancy physiotherapy. I aim to guide and educate women to stay active and strong throughout their pregnancy as well as return to high level sports or activity post pregnancy or maintain an active lifestyle if suffering with a pelvic floor dysfunction.  When I’m not at work I enjoy most outdoor activities especially beach/bush walks with my dog, doing yoga/Pilates classes or watching a good TV series.
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2013
  • Member of the APA and Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health Group
  • APPI Pre and Post Natal Pilates
  • Dry Needling
  • S+C Training Level I
  • APA Women’s Health through the Lifestages and Women’s Pelvic Health
Aly physiotherapist Who We Are

Hi I'm Ash OBrien

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I grew up in Shepparton and studied Physiotherapy in Albury, at Charles Sturt University. Having strong ties to country towns saw me eventually settle in Ocean Grove.
Since graduating I have enjoyed working in rehabilitation and acute hospital settings. However, having had 2 children of my own, I have realised my passion for women’s health physiotherapy. My first hand experience of pregnancy, labour and the post partum period drove my desire to help other women through this amazing life-stage. I have experience in the acute maternity setting and enjoy assisting women with their journey pre and post birth. My aim is to enable women to feel strong, confident and safe through pregnancy, post-partum and ongoing. The changes the female body goes through is truly amazing – I’m in awe of all of you!
I keep myself busy by getting to the beach with my family, dabbling in surfing and playing netball for the Ocean Grove netball club.
  • Bachelor Health Science Physiotherapy, 2009
  • Women’s Health through the life stages, 2022
  • Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, 2021
  • Vestibular Rehab, 2017
  • App Tool Training, 2016
  • FIM Training, 2015
Ash Physiotherapist bladder incontinence physio

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