Michelle Van Kesteren

Michelle joined the Healthfocus team in 2008 after graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Charles Sturt University in 2007. Michelle grew up on the border and has worked with a number of different sporting teams in the region.

Michelle has experience in pre and postoperative orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation and sports injury prevention, management and rehabilitation.

Michelle completed a Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University in 2015 and a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University enabling her to become a titled Australian Physiotherapy Association Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, in 2019. This post-graduate work has advanced Michelle’s clinical skills to manage more complex sports and musculoskeletal injuries using current evidence-based management principles and therapy.

Michelle has a special interest in upper limb injuries and has extensive experience in splint fabrication and casting. As a component of her Masters course, Michelle has undertaken training with a Specialist Shoulder Physiotherapist which advanced her clinical expertise and skills in the management of shoulder injuries.

Michelle loves travelling both in and out of Australia and keeps fit through running and weight training in the gym.

Michelle works full-time out of our Lavington clinic.


  • Physiotherapist


  • Lavington Clinic

Special Interests

  • Sports injury prevention
  • Hand and upper limb injuries