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Our People


Brendan-LiddellBrendan Liddell

APA Sports Physiotherapist

Brendan has completed his Post-Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy and his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. Part of Brendan’s Masters training involved Clinical training at the Australian Institute of Sport in the lead-up to the 2012 London Olympics and also at the Richmond Football Club.

Brendan is a titled APA Sports Physiotherapist, a Credentialed McKenzie Therapist in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and an Accredited Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist. He is on the Sports Physiotherapy Australia Victorian Committee.

Outside of work, Brendan follows football, tennis and cricket, and enjoys the outdoors with activities such as waterskiing and downhill skiing.

Tony-SchneiderTony Schneider

APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Tony is a senior physiotherapist and director of North East Life. He completed his undergraduate training in 1982 and his Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 1987. He has worked in the USA and was the physiotherapist for the Australian Men’s Lacrosse and Alpine Skiing teams at international competitions.

He also has an interest in occupational health, having been on the TAC Clinical Advisory Panel and the Physiotherapy Advisory Group to the VWA and TAC. More recently he has developed a passion for chronic disease prevention and is accredited to run the Life! Diabetes Prevention program.

Outside Physiotherapy, Tony is on the board of the Tomorrow: Today Foundation and spends the rest of his time cycling, skiing and learning to fly.

Kristy-NewtonKristy Newton


Kristy graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2007, and started work as a physiotherapist at the Albury Base Hospital rotating through orthopaedic, neurological rehabilitation, musculoskeletal outpatients, intensive care, medical and surgical rotations.

Kristy commenced work with North East Life in 2009, and has completed all levels of McKenzie Therapy in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, and is an Accredited Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist. Kristy has a wealth of experience in post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation, and has particular interests in women’s health, sports injuries, back, neck, and shoulder complaints.

Outside of work, Kristy plays netball for the Wangaratta Rovers, and is a keen football and cricket follower. She enjoys the outdoors and activities such as hiking, bike-riding, and kayaking.

Amanda-BaxterAmanda Baxter


Amanda works in our Yarrawonga practice. She is a Credentialed McKenzie Therapist in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and has a special interest in treating necks and backs.

She is also Clinical Pilates trained and likes to use her skills with a wide variety of people including the elderly for strength and balance programs, the sporting population, people recovering from injury, or people wanting to exercise to improve their life.

Amanda has completed an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine and has a special interest in enhancing client outcomes through optimal nutrition. Amanda plays netball in Whorouly and likes to keep active by running and boxing training.


staff_lindsey1Lindsey Humphries


Lindsey completed her degree in 2006 and has since become a Credentialed McKenzie Therapist in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, and has 5 years’ experience at North East Life and 1 year at Albury Base Hospital. Lindsey has a special interest in paediatric physiotherapy.

Maria-SimioniMaria Simioni


Maria has been associated with North East Life since 2000. Maria works at the Wangaratta Private Hospital, involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of orthopaedic and medical patients. Maria has also recently completed Level 1 and 2 Clinical Pilates training and is enjoying being involved in this exciting area of exercise rehabilitation.

DSCF0925Anna Pasquali


Anna graduated from Melbourne University in 2001 and commenced work with North East Life in 2009.
Anna works part-time at the Wangaratta Private Hospital, treating orthopaedic and medical patients.

Anna has recently completed level 1 & 2 Clinical Pilates.

When not working or being a mum Anna can be found training on the athletics track. In 2017 Anna won the 400 metres at the Stawell Gift.


Ben-DoyleChris Oats


Chris joined the North East Life team after completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in 2014.

Chris is a credentialed McKenzie therapist in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. He has been involved in a number of sporting teams in various roles including physiotherapist of the U/16 Murray Bushrangers (MBFC), rehabilitation co-ordinator for the U/18s MBFC and physiotherapist for U/16s Regional Victorian Netball League competition. Chris has also enjoyed time as a sessional tutor at Charles Sturt University.

His main interests include musculoskeletal and sporting injuries, in particular the management of low back pain.


Liz-HayesLiz Hayes


Liz graduated in 2007 and has worked at Benalla Health until coming to North East Life in May 2013. She has a keen interest in Women’s Health physiotherapy, including pre and post natal care, as well as Clinical Pilates.

Breanna-BaileyBreanna Bailey

Breanna has been working with our North East Life team since January 2104. Born and raised in North East Victoria, Breanna loves working in and being part of the community. She is involved in many sporting groups around the area and has gained much experience dealing with a variety of sporting injuries.

Breanna has completed Clinical Pilates level 1-3, McKenzie cervical spine and lumbar spine, Sports level 1 and 2, dry needling, lower limb tendinopathies and the Lyn Watson level 1 shoulder course.

She has a wide variety of experience in many areas and is continuing to further her knowledge and expertise.

Shelley MilvertonShelley Milverton


Shelley graduated from Curtain University in Perth with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2013. She has also completed a bachelor degree in Exercise and Sport Science in 2012. Shelley moved to Victoria and commenced working at North East Health Wangaratta in 2013 where she completed several rotations through the hospital wards and outpatient departments.

Shelley commenced working with North East Life in 2014 and has since completed Clinical Pilates level’s 1 & 2. Her working interests are in post-surgical rehabilitation, treating headaches and neck conditions. Outside of work Shelley enjoys being on the water and is a keen water skier.

Todd BirdTodd Bird


Todd Graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2010 and has since completed a Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy.
Since graduating, Todd has worked in private practices in Ballarat and Echuca before moving to Wangaratta and joining the North East Life team in 2017.
His interest in sports and musculoskeletal injuries has led him to undertake physiotherapy roles for regional and State TAC cup football teams as well as professional cycling teams.
Outside of work, Todd’s interests include running, cycling and swimming as well as playing music.

Hayden SingeHayden Singe


Hayden joined the North Eats Life team after completing his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in 2016. He is particularly interested in sports and musculoskeletal injuries.

Hayden has recently completed level 1 and 2 Clinical Pilates and McKenzie Part A.

Outside work Hayden participates in a range of sports including football, tennis and water-skiing.

Kiera FreyKiera Frey


Kiera joined North East Life in 2017 after finishing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University.
During her undergraduate training, Kiera worked in the O&M football and netball league and has recently become a level 1 & 2 Pilates instructor.

Being from the region and through her placements, Kiera has developed a passion for rural and remote health.
She also has an interest in a broad range of areas including musculoskeletal, sport and neurological physiotherapy.
Out of work Kiera enjoys alpine skiing, water skiing, hiking and social sports.

Chanelle-GaspariChanelle Gaspari

Physiotherapist / Personal Trainer

Chanelle graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and has completed further studies to become a qualified Personal Trainer.

Chanelle offers a Personal Training service that is modeled on Physiotherapy principles. She provides evidence-based exercise programs to assist rehabilitation, improve fitness, prevent chronic disease and enhance sporting performance.

She has a special interest in women’s health & fitness, weight loss, diabetes prevention and rehabilitation after injury or surgery.

Kerri-MicheliniKerri Michelini

Business Operations Manager


Maddy Anderson

Administration / Clinical support staff


Janene WebsterJanene Webster

Administration / Clinical support staff


Kelly ChallisKelly Challis

Administration / Clinical support staff


Sue-RussellSue Russell

Administration / Clinical support staff


Amy ByeAmy Bye

Administration / Clinical support staff


Alicia CanningAlicia Canning

Administration / Clinical support staff


Sarah CunninghamSarah Cunningham

Administration / Clinical support staff


Ph: 03 5722 1424
Fax: 03 5722 1093

10 Chisholm Street,
Wangaratta VIC 3677

Studio 20
Clinical Pilates

20 Chisholm Street,
Wangaratta VIC 3677


Ph: 03 5762 6866
Fax: 03 5762 6860

39 Nunn Street,
Benalla VIC 3672


Ph: 03 5743 1142
Fax: 03 5743 3151

24 Belmore Street,
Yarrawonga VIC 3730


Ph: 02 6059 7668

Wodonga Leisure Centre
Headgrow Court
Wodonga VIC 3690