189 Booran Rd, Caulfield South Victoria 3162

Combining cutting edge physiotherapy with innovative treatment programs, our physiotherapists help you transform your health and well-being.

The Team At Ross B. Smith & Associates Caulfield Physiotherapy

As experts in the musculoskeletal area of physiotherapy, our aim is to provide physiotherapy services that help to restore normal biomechanics so that your body moves in the way that it has been designed for – freely and without pain!     

Our physiotherapists are supported by dedicated office and administration staff. Your call will be answered promptly and we send you reminders for your appointments.

Ross B. Smith Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapist

Ross Smith has over 40 years of experience in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy. Ross has worked with Australia’s leading athletes including the Australian Olympic Team, The Australian Woman’s Hockey team and AFL clubs.

Ross works with you to understand the cause of your injury, pain or problem. He provides treatments that are based on the most up to date evidence. As a qualified Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Ross treats the cause of your pain, not just the effect.

Ross B. Smith Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
  • Graduated from the Lincoln Institute of Higher Education with a Graduate Diploma of Physiotherapy 1975.
  • Graduated from the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences with a Postgraduate Diploma of Manipulative Therapy 1981.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences 1982.
  • Qualified as a Titled Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist 1998.
    Sports Physiotherapists and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists have undertaken specialised postgraduate study with examination and have extensive experience in both Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation 1984. 
  • Physiotherapist for Fitzroy Football Club VFL / AFL 1978-88. 
  • Physiotherapist for Australian Women’s Hockey Team 1983- 2003. 
  • Australian Olympic Games Team Physiotherapist 1984-88-92-96-2000-04, the last four games as Chief Physiotherapist of the Australian Team. 
  • Awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for honorary physiotherapy services to Australian athletes particularly at the Olympic level. 
  • Member of the Australian Olympic Committees Medical Commission 1988-till 2014. 
  • Awarded the Australian Olympic Committee Award of Merit for outstanding service to the Australian Olympic Movement. 
  • Chief Physiotherapist Australian Commonwealth Games Team Manchester 2002. 
  • Director of Physiotherapy in the Village Polyclinic Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006. 
  • A Member of the Academic and Clinical Standards Committee of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Sports Physiotherapy Australia 2009-2019.
  • A Member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (ACP) Appeals, Complaints and Grievances Standing Committee 2020.
  • Ran four Marathons best time 3 hrs 54 mins.

Caroline Szafranski Physiotherapist & Pilates Clinician

Caroline Szafranski is a Physiotherapist with a difference. One, she has a degree in Physiotherapy, and two she holds an Exercise Science degree.

Before Graduating from the Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Caroline studied Exercise Science in the USA, while representing the Arkansas State University on a tennis scholarship.  She has worked with various sporting organizations including the AFL umpires association in addition to grass roots football clubs.  Since then she has worked in various roles both in private practice and in a hospital environment, both in the UK and Australia, giving Caroline extensive experience in treating patients with both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Caroline Szafranski Physiotherapist

Before Graduating from the Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Caroline studied Exercise Science in the USA, while representing the Arkansas State University on a tennis scholarship.  She has worked with various sporting organizations including the AFL umpires association in addition to grass roots football clubs.  Since then she has worked in various roles both in private practice and in a hospital environment, both in the UK and Australia, giving Caroline extensive experience in treating patients with both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. 

Apart from her experience in Manual Therapy and Sports Injuries, Caroline’s interests include Clinical Pilates, biomechanics and rehabilitation.  She has completed Equipment Level 1 Certificate in Pilates and Level 1 Dry Needling Certificate, and several courses on the back, knee and shoulder.

Caroline has been involved in ironman triathlon and marathon racing, competing in the several races including the half ironman and long course world championships. 

Caroline Szafranski Qualifications

  • Graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2004
  • Graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2000
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association Member
  • DMA Equipment Pilates Level 1
  • CPD Health Courses Dry Needling Level 1
  • Current work experience at Epworth Hospital in Rehabilitation, and Hydrotherapy Solutions
  • Sports Trainer with AFL umpires 2000-2002
  • Level 1 Sports Physiotherapy Course July 2021

Emma Belotti Physiotherapist & Pilates Clinician

Emma Belotti is a Master’s graduate in Physiotherapy. She has a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science.
 
Emma has a special interest in neurological conditions and is particularly keen to develop strengthening and balance rehabilitation programs for her musculoskeletal patients.
 
Emma is available to treat patients with Clinical Pilates, having completed Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) courses. Emma has worked with Casey Demons VFL Football Club and Ormond Football Club and focuses on an evidence based approach to rehabilitation and injury management. She is currently working with Glen Eira Football Club.
Emma Belotti Physiotherapist & Pilates Clinician
Emma has also completed Dry Needling and Spinal A Cervical and Lumbar courses developed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).
 
In conjunction with her work in private practice, Emma undertakes physical therapy with children who have disabilities. This includes hydrotherapy and intervention programs to help children achieve their optimal physical development.
 
Combined with her passion for holistic health, strength and fitness, she takes a client centered approach to her practice.
 
Emma is available Tuesday to Friday and on Saturday between 8:00am and 2pm.

Practice Manager Keisha Sirgiovanni

Our Practice Manager, Keisha Sirgiovanni has over 10 years experience within administration and customer service roles across a wide range of industries.

She enjoys helping and communicating with patients when they come for their appointment and is passionate about all things related to health and wellbeing.

In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, baking, reading and going to the beach.

Practice Manager Keisha Sirgiovanni

Receptionist Sandra Wytwornik

Our Receptionist, Sandra Wytwornik has worked in Medical practices for the last 18 years.

She has worked for General Practitioners in Camberwell and St Kilda Road Melbourne.

Prior to working as a Medical Receptionist she worked as a Kindergarten teacher for ten years.

Sandra enjoys working at the front desk she likes to communicate with people; understanding, listening and helping in any way she can.

Receptionist Morgan Klooger

Our Receptionist Morgan Klooger is a driven, enthusiastic student, currently completing her last year in Occupational Therapy at Monash University. With a passion for work and ongoing education, Morgan has an interest in pursuing her career in Hand Therapy.

Morgan enjoys working as a receptionist as she loves to interact and communicate with all the patients that walk in. Morgan says she has and continues to gain skills from the team at Ross B Smith & Associates that she will carry with her to future work practices.

Receptionist Morgan Klooger

Receptionist Jeremy Tusia

Our Receptionist Jeremy Tusia is an aspiring Physiotherapist, currently in his second year of studying a Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University.

He loves working for Ross B Smith & Associates as he “is able to gain invaluable knowledge and experience working in a clinical setting, which he can then apply to his own physiotherapy career in future”.

Jeremy says he has learnt so much from the team of Physiotherapists at Caulfield Physiotherapy and looks forward to learning more.

Receptionist Jeremy Tusia

Receptionist Annie Chu

Our Receptionist Annie Chu is a final year Doctor of Physiotherapy student at the University of Melbourne.

As a receptionist, she enjoys interacting with a range of clients from all walks of life and making them feel welcome in the clinic.

Annie has completed a private practice placement at Ross B. Smith & Associates as part of her university studies and has learnt a wealth of knowledge from the Physiotherapists. She has seen the large impact that musculoskeletal physiotherapy can have on improving one’s quality of life and is looking forward to entering the profession.

Annie is also able to speak fluent Mandarin and Shanghainese.

Receptionist Annie Chu

Make An Appointment

To transform your health, well-being and life with modern physiotherapy and innovative treatment programs simply make an appointment by calling us on  (03) 9578 9124 or complete our online Contact Form and we will call you back during our office hours.