Yudi Leibovitz

OMT, B. Science (Physiotherapy)


Yudi completed her Bachelor of science in physiotherapy at the university of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 2016. In 2019 she went on to complete her certificate in Orthopeadic Manipulative Therapy- on assessment and management of Neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. She has also completed her training in dry needling. 

After graduating, Yudi began her community service at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest public hospital in Africa and went on to work there for the next 5 years. It is here where she gained experience in all aspects of physiotherapy treating a wide range of conditions across all ages. During this time she developed a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and the management of chronic pain patients. In 2021 Yudi filled the role of team leader of the musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapy department and had a 4 month stint as acting chief physiotherapist, leading a team of 6 Physios. Working in a resource constrained environment, Yudi learnt the importance of patient empowerment and education and these tools form an imperative role in her treatment. After leaving the public sector and before moving to Australia, Yudi worked in a private trauma based hospital where she focused on the acute rehabilitation of orthopaedic and neurological conditions.

Yudi is an avid reader and loves to play beach volleyball, netball and soccer. When she's not working, She enjoys walks in nature and keeping fit in the boxing ring. 

Surya Sriram
Senior Physiotherapist

M. Physio (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) B. Science (Physiotherapy)


Surya completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney and in 2017 completed a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from Latrobe University. He has completed further training in dry needling, western acupuncture, pilates and strength and conditioning.


Prior to joining the team at Carlton Physio Surya has worked in both large hospital and private practice roles as well as working with many different sports over the years, including golf, cricket, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, netball and basketball. He is currently  involved with Melbourne University rugby union team and looks after their on field physiotherapy needs.  

Surya's special area of interest is in the treatment of lumbar spine injuries, cervical spine injuries, work place injuries and return to work planning. He is passionate about strength and conditioning and believes achieving the day to day physical requirements of life is paramount as it plays a major role in the prevention of chronic conditions. He finds of the most rewarding part of being a physiotherapist is teaching and sharing his knowledge to his patients to help them understand how rewarding life is when you are healthy. His goal is to help people understand that physiotherapy is not just about the physical aspect of people’s lives. It’s about helping people get their physical issues right so they can pursue their life goals and the things that really matter to them.


Outside of work his hobbies are playing cricket, listening to music, and pretty much trying his hand at anything fun.

Surya runs our GLA:D and Bike Fit services.


Lucy Butler
Senior Physiotherapist


M. Physio (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), B. Physio


Lucy graduated from La Trobe University in 2010. In 2019 she completed her
Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

She has worked in various physiotherapy settings across Melbourne, including most recently refining her skills in acute injury management by working as a primary practitioner in the Emergency Department and in a multi-disciplinary neurosurgical assessment clinic. Lucy has had extensive experience in managing post-operative rehabilitation of clients following neurosurgical and orthopaedic surgery across both public and private hospitals in Melbourne. She is passionate about working with her clients to achieve the best possible outcome in a fun and motivating environment, following injury or surgery.

Lucy also has experience working with high performance athletes across various sports at the International Maccabiah Games in 2017, and with both football and basketball clubs at local levels. She continues to play basketball herself and has previously represented Australia at an International level. She uses her Level 3 Pilates teacher training to help clients develop body awareness and understand core stability.

When not working with her clients, Lucy enjoys keeping up her own strength and fitness at the gym, or in a yoga or pilates class. She could also be found walking along the beach or enjoying a coffee in the sunshine.

Aemilia Elliott
Senior Physiotherapist

M Physio (Sports Physiotherapy), B. Physio

Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Aemilia is an experienced Sport and Exercise Physiotherapist holding a Masters level degree and Australian Physiotherapy Association Title. She enjoys treating clients with a variety of different injuries and has a special interest in the lumbar spine, pelvis and hips. She also has significant experience with a variety of complex compensable cases including TAC, NDIS and WorkSafe. Aemilia is currently involved in the PACE Musculoskeletal Study, a research project investigating novel clinical pathways for common musculoskeletal injuries. She has complimented her clinical skills with training in pilates and GLA:D - the current world leading exercise and education program for those experiencing problems with knee and hip osteoarthritis.


Aemilia is an avid swimmer and water polo player as well as mother of two gorgeous children who keep her on her toes. In her spare time she can be found baking up a storm in her kitchen, expanding her knowledge on dinosaurs and revisiting the magical fantasy world that is Harry Potter. 

Emily Riglar
Senior Physiotherapist


M Clinical Education, M Physio (Musc), B Physio (Hons)

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Emily completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2005 at The University of Melbourne, her Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) at The University of Melbourne in 2010 and in 2020 completed a Masters In Clinical Education. She has worked at Carlton Physio since 2011 and is the current chair of the Educators Group for the Victorian Branch of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Emily has been a member of the APA since graduating in 2005 and became a titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in 2011. 

Emily is a strong believer in teaching patients how to self manage, using a combination of manual therapy and exercise, along with education to ensure patients have a complete understanding of their condition. Her experience working with neurological clients in her early career has led to a focus on normalisation of movement patterns as the key behind her treatment techniques. As well as working at Carlton Physiotherapy Centre Emily regularly tutors on Australian Physiotherapy Association courses.

Since graduating Emily has worked in both the public and private hospital sector along with her private practice experience. She has worked with trauma patients across both their acute and rehabilitation journeys, and has experience treating patients with a diverse range of neurological conditions. She has a special interest in the management of hip and lumbar spine and shoulder conditions, as well as those with chronic conditions. 

When not at work Emily enjoys spending time with her young children, playing tennis and spending time with friends. 

Emily has additional training in Breathwork and breastfeeding support/management of mastitis.

Guy Zito
Senior Physiotherapist

D Clin Physio, M Physio, Grad Dip Adv Manip Ther, Dip Physio

Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist

Senior Fellow – The University of Melbourne

Guy is a Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist who has worked in both clinical practice and education for over 35 years. He also has an honorary appointment within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne as a Senior Fellow.

Guy founded Carlton Physiotherapy Centre, treating patients with musculoskeletal conditions since 1976. He has experience in the management of sporting injuries, having spent a number of years as the physiotherapist with Carlton Football Club. He also has a special interest in the treatment of neck, back and jaw conditions.

He holds a Doctor of Clinical Physiotherapy degree from the University of Melbourne along with other postgraduate research and coursework qualifications. His research interests have yielded a number of publications dealing with neck related headache, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and differential diagnosis of headaches.

He has been involved in mentoring and examining physiotherapists undertaking the specialization examinations through the College of Physiotherapists in Australia.

In 2015 he was awarded the Australian Physiotherapy Association (Vic) Achievement award for his contribution to the advancement of the physiotherapy profession.

He regularly conducts continuing education workshops on his areas of interest within Australia as well as in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East.