Conditions we Treat
Expert Physiotherapists
We will find out what is causing your pain, WHY and help you alleviate your pain and prevent it from re-occurring.
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Pilates Classes
Pilates Classes
Sign up to our pilates classes to restore your movement and keep your body healthy and fit.
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Sports Injuries
Sports Injuries
Restore Movement has the Experience rarely seen in Private Practice with Steve Sandor.
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Please note that prior to our current name Restore Movement we were known as Lifecare Ashburton Physiotherapy for 10 years.

We now open at 7.30am Tuesday and Friday mornings.

If urgent you will be seen today. Call 98854571

Terry Boyd, well-known Sports Physio joins our team

Physiotherapy in Ashwood, Victoria

Welcome to Restore Movement

Heart Foundation recognizes Restore Movement

"Your big heart can make all the difference". Since the age of 19, Kathryn Taranto has relied on a pacemaker – not just to regulate the rhythm of her heart, but for every single heartbeat.

Kathryn’s heart can't generate a heartbeat of its own, which makes her and her story unique – in more ways than one. Read more...

Pilates for under $5 per week!!!

Become a Pilates member for 3 months, attend 3 times per week, and each session will cost you $5. Speak to Sophie, Physiotherapist, about how you can join our members.

Thank you for looking at our business! With 35 years experience, we think we have the knowledge to get you back to your work, sport or favourite hobbies.

Where are we located?

We are on Warrigal Road, sandwiched by the suburbs of Ashburton, Chadstone, Glen Iris , Burwood , Mt Waverley and East Malvern five minutes from Chadstone shopping Centre. Restore Movement was formerly known as Lifecare Ashburton Physiotherapy from 2001-2011.

We had 10 years experience working in a large Medical Centre [Ashwood Medical Group] which has given us the scope to look after the very young to the very “grown up”. Our communication with Specialists in other fields of Orthopaedics , Rheumatology ,Exercise Physiology, Personal Training, Dietetics and Psychology is embedded in our MISSION “To listen, plan and provide the most suitable treatment format for each individual’s needs”

We are members of the APA “Move well Stay well”, Sports Medicine Australia, Sports Physiotherapy Association. We are a Multidisciplinary Practice of Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Nutrition and Remedial Massage. All our Physiotherapists have Post Graduate qualifications and experience ranging from suburban sports coverage to AFL and Professional Cricket, Hospital work to Medical Centres.

Ergonomic Advice. Matthew Chan and Steve Sandor, Physiotherapist can advise you on your home or work Ergonomics-desks, tables, couches, cupboards, clothes dryer so that injuries or accidents can be avoided.

Education sessions for our team continue

This year has seen our Physiotherapists enjoy 6 in house sessions on Pilates, spinal management,Podiatry and Radiology. All part of keeping our team well informed and at cutting edge.

Restore Movement Circle of Values

Improve your move

Our Special Interests

  • Seniors Sports Injuries
  • Shoulder pain affecting sleep
  • Pain during pregnancy
  • Post Surgery rehabilitation
  • Jaw/TMJ pain
  • Recent or acute injuries
  • Long term or chronic injuries
  • Spinal injuries and degenerative[ageing] changes
  • Teenage problems associated with growth and excessive sport
  • Posture issues
  • Sports injuries of all types and sports
  • Cricket Injuries
  • Post operative rehabilitation. Knee, hip, ankle and shoulder Reconstructions, arthroscopes, replacements.
  • Work injuries
  • Car accident injuries
  • Pregnancy issues-3 of our team are young Mums
  • Core and trunk rehabilitation
  • Inflammatory conditions.
  • Recurring niggles.

For more information on the conditions we treat and services we offer, or to book an appointment please call our receptionist now on 98854571 or email us at

Cantonese spoken at Restore Movement

Matthew Chan, Physiotherapist speaks fluent Cantonese and English. Is this helpful for you?.

Activity Detective


Steve Sandor, Sports Physiotherapist, is our caped Crusader, having listened to the stories of patients over a 35 year...
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Standing more

Standing at work is helpful. Sitting is ok as long as it is in only half hour stints and broken up by walking or stretching or simply moving. Sitting is made worse by:

1. Poor fitting chairs
2. Sitting and leaning to the side
3. Sitting and leaning forwards
4. Sitting and coughing
5. Sitting and sneezing

Moving more at work and home is healthy. Even tiny amounts accumulate over a week to help your health.

The curse of Ladders

Every year 1000 Victorians fall off ladders requiring admission to hospital emergency departments according to the Alfred Hospital. Last week champion golfer Greg Norman proudly announced that he likes to do handy man work around his property. The next day he nearly lost his hand doing some chainsaw work.... Click here to read more

Flying in no pain

It has become apparent to the Detective that many people arrive home from flights and are sore.It’s a shame to finish a holiday this way.How can we reduce these holiday spoilers?...
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Don't sit like this!

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We are open:

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Friday: 8am – 7pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 12.30 pm

I love my Physio competiton

Win an iPad!

Steve Sandor was a Finalist in the competition. One of 7 Australia wide.

For further information please click here.

Treatment Available includes

  • Discussion,Assessment,planning
  • Determine healing status
  • Mobilization of joints
  • Heat therapy or iceing
  • Ultrasound/interferential/biofeedback
  • TENS,dry needling
  • Strengthening/flexibility programs
  • Pilates classes,memberships,rehab
  • Remedial massage
  • Taping,Moon boots,crutches.splints.
Restore Movement

Contact us

Call: 98854571
Fax: 98860072

How to find us

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Areas we cover

Ashburton - Ashwood - Burwood - Burwood east - Camberwell - Carnegie - Chadstone - Clayton - Hawthorn - Hawthorn East - Malvern East - Mount Waverley - Surrey Hills

If your location is not listed above call us on 98854571 and we will see how we can help.
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