Meet our physiotherapists (Vic)
Dr Omar Kaddour, BPhysio(Hons), PhD (Melbourne)
Dr Kaddour completed his undergraduate study in 2000 where he was awarded for excellence in clinical skills. He went on to work in private practice as well as with local and state sporting teams. There he developed a keen interest in acute and chronic low back conditions and shoulder injuries. He has undertaken further courses on shoulder injuries since graduation. He also worked as physiotherapist for a prominent orthopaedic surgeon treating patients pre-operatively and also following their rehabilitation back to their everyday and sporting activities.
In 2003, Omar Kaddour's interest in low back pain led him to returning to undertake further study, where he researched the diagnosis and treatment of low back disc injuries with many of Mebourne's top spinal surgeons. He was awarded his PhD in 2008 from the University of Melbourne. He has presented his findings internationally and is currently preparing manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals. He is recognised locally by specialists and surgeons for his expertise in spinal rehabilitation.
Special interests: acute and chronic low back pain, core stability, shoulder injuries, headaches
Linda Binte Abdul Latiff, BPhysio (Melb)
Linda graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from University of Melbourne. She has gained various clinical working experience both locally and overseas throughout the physiotherapy profession. She has specialised skills in Neurology, Geriatrics and Orthopaedics; and also experienced in Women’s Health, Oncology, Paediatrics and Cardiopulmonary.
In 2006, Linda was part of a multidisciplinary team for a Singapore hospital, developing a new home rehabilitation services for stroke patients - "Early Supported Discharge Program" (ESD) achieving a significant decrease in rehabilitation time. As a result, she was recognised with an "Allied Health Achievement" award for her major contribution in improving clinical services as a physiotherapist in 2007.
Linda is compassionate with her work and keen to continue developing herself as a professional physiotherapist. She believes in delivering evidence based practice and best quality services to all her patients. Her special interests include stroke, vertigo, brain injury, geriatric care – falls prevention program, orthopaedic (peripheral joint surgeries, spinal surgeries, joint replacements, multiple fractures & sports injuries) and women’s health (urinary incontinence, ante-natal & post-natal exercise and education).
Mazen Yahia, BPhysio (Melb)
Mazen graduated in 2004 from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. On completion of his studies, Mazen worked at the Epworth Freemasons in many areas of discipline, including orthopaedic physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Mazen also worked extensively as a consultant in several aged care facilities.
Mazen has experience working with a wide variety of private and workcover clients and has been involved in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries in private practice and with amateur sporting clubs. Mazen has a major interest in cervical and lower back rehabilitation, sports physiotherapy and occupational physiotherapy. He thoroughly enjoys conducting manual handling training in a variety of settings.