Michelle Van Kesteren

An experienced physiotherapist who joined Healthfocus in 2008 after graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Charles Sturt University. Michelle grew up in the local region and has worked with several different local sporting teams in the region.

Michelle completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University and became a titled Australian Physiotherapy Association Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, in 2019.

As part of her postgraduate training Michelle worked alongside one of Australia’s most experienced and skilled shoulder physiotherapists. 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, particularly in the area of shoulder and upper limb injuries. Michelle has vast experience in pre and postoperative orthopaedic rehabilitation and sports injury prevention, management and rehabilitation.

Michelle is also a certified GLA:D® Physiotherapist allowing her to provide high quality, comprehensive and evidence-based programs, consisting of education and exercise, to patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis.


  • Physiotherapist


  • Lavington Clinic

Special Interests

  • Dry Needling
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Sports injuries and performance
  • Complex shoulder and upper limb injuries
  • Management of knee and hip osteoarthritis
  • Static splint fabrication and casting