Meet Paul Randles

Paul Randles, Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Paul Randles is an Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who has worked within the Melbourne Metropolitan Eastern region for over 30 years. Paul is highly experienced in Rehabilitative, Sports, Industrial and General Physiotherapy Practice. After establishing an appropriate course of treatment, Paul utilises a combination of therapies including massage, dry needling, exercise and education. He understands that healthcare can be complex and each patient requires a personalised approach. Paul’s approach to therapy puts safety and your best outcome first. He actively pursues professional development through his ongoing work in Emergency Care within Eastern Health (Box Hill Hospital), active membership of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and personal involvement in community life.

Meet John Pompei

John Pompei, Sports Physiotherapist

After completing an undergraduate degree in Human Movement at RMIT in 2003, John pursued his physiotherapy qualification in Brisbane where he was awarded a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland in 2005. This academic combination has since given John excellent physiotherapy and exercise prescription skills for all types of patients.

John has worked internationally with basketball and at the AIS’ European Training Centre in Italy. He was on the Gold Coast in April 2018 as part of the team of medical volunteers working at the Commonwealth Games. Previous team involvements include Head Physiotherapist for the Melbourne Tigers during their 2011/12 NBL season and Werribee Tigers (VFL) for their 2016 and 2017 seasons.

John completed his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy degree at La Trobe University in 2016 and is a titled Sports Physiotherapist.

John is available all day Monday and Thursday mornings.



What is Physiotherapy?

A physiotherapist is a primary care practitioner, meaning their specific training, knowledge and skills allow them to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. They have been trained to use many different techniques to fix problems with all the major areas of the body. A physiotherapist will identify and treat your particular problem using various techniques.

What does a Physiotherapist do?

A Physiotherapist will form a diagnosis of your problem based on your history, relevant information, and physical assessment. To help your treatment we will include massage, exercises and advice to help you.

Do I need to commit to long treatment agreement?

No, at Vermont Physiotherapy each treatment is aimed to progress your condition as much as possible. You decide when and how often you need to attend.

Will I learn about my problem?

At Vermont Physiotherapy we teach you how your injury was caused, its best solution, and best steps to prevent its reoccurrence.

Can I have a friend or family member attend with me?

Of course, yes! This often helps when asking questions. We especially request parents attend with their children. Carers and partners feel happier if they can attend and follow the patient’s progression.

Should I see a Physiotherapist for my problem?

To help you decide, phone or make a website enquiry to assist your decision. It helps to speak to a trained health professional.