Thomas Nemeth (Physiotherapist)

Thomas completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy training in 2018, with distinction, from the University of Melbourne, and has gained a wealth of experience working in private practice before joining the team in 2022. Thomas enjoys taking an active approach to treating his patients, and can often be found alongside his patients in the gym, putting evidence-based ideas into practice. Thomas has also undertaken additional training in dry needling and has completed advanced training in hip, groin and shoulder-related sporting injuries. Building on a passion for sport and exercise, Thomas is also currently undertaking his Masters in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy with La Trobe University.

In addition to his clinical role, Thomas has also served as physiotherapist for various  sporting clubs at both local and State League level, and has previously spent 3 years being involved as a physiotherapist for the AFL State League Umpires. Outside of work, Thomas enjoys running around with his playful Golden Retriever Sherlock, improving his golf game, and researching in-depth stats to help win his next Fantasy Football title.


Luke Dowse (Owner/Physiotherapist)

Luke has extensive experience in the management of sporting and musculoskeletal injuries (i.e. knees, ankles, hip/groin, shoulder, lower back and neck) following completion of Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. Luke is Physiotherapist at Heidelberg Senior Football Club and previously worked for AFL Victoria as physiotherapist for the VFL Umpires. Luke was selected to undergo specialist training with the University of Melbourne delivering the management of diet, exercise and education for those overweight or obese living with knee osteoarthritis. In addition; Luke has worked with the Life! Program since 2016; a program assisting those at risk of diabetes to reduce their chance of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes and stroke.

Luke is happily married to Lauren and they have two sons named Caleb and Elijah. Luke is a cricket tragic, passionate Carlton FC supporter and enjoys running and playing the guitar in his spare time.


Lauren Dowse (Physiotherapist)

Lauren completed a Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. Prior to undergoing her physiotherapy studies; Lauren completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours majoring in anatomy and physiology. Since graduating Lauren has worked in the hospital setting with vast experience assisting people with various cardiorespiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.

In addition to her friendly smile, Lauren brings to our team an interest in exercise rehabilitation including pilates and also assists our patients requiring aquatic rehabilitation in the pool. Outside of her physiotherapy work, Lauren loves spending time with her two sons Caleb and Elijah as well as enjoying cycling and swimming.


Nigel Friend (Physiotherapist)

Nigel is a highly respected and knowledgeable physiotherapist with over 30 years of experience in all areas of physiotherapy; specialising in sports and spinal injuries, cardiorespiratory conditions, orthopaedic rehabilitation and geriatric care. Nigel utilises a ‘hands-on approach’ to treatment including joint mobilisation, massage, electrotherapy and dry needling.

His treating skills and knowledge of anatomy have been recognised through his involvement with Melbourne University where he has worked as a tutor in the undergraduate Physiotherapy program. Nigel is accompanied in the clinic on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s by his fun and very friendly poodle named Archie.


Why Continuum

Continuum Physiotherapy’s purpose simply centres around a passion to help enhance people’s quality of life through improvement of physical function.

We love to see people achieve their goals; for example whether that be walking around the shopping centre or returning to sporting activity.





Our physiotherapist's are university-trained health professionals that provide you adequate time for thorough assessment, clear explanation of your condition, how physiotherapy can help including hands-on and exercise therapies.

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Supervised Exercise Classes

We offer supervised strength and pilates exercise classes to help reach your fitness goals as well as offering to help rehabilitate following injury.

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Running Injury Management

Our physiotherapist and 3-Time Olympian David McNeill specialises in running gait anaylsis, programming of running sessions and strengthening programs to help keep you doing the running you love and achieving your goals.

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