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Empowering you to become more active and fulfilled in your life

Geelong's Third Space Physiotherapy is here for you.

Home Space


We each have our Home Space, our Work Space and our Third Space – your space. Geelong’s Third Space is a modern private physiotherapy practice in the heart of Highton Village.

Work Space


The practitioners at Geelong’s Third Space have an extensive wealth of knowledge and experience in many disciplines of physiotherapy in Australia and internationally in the UK and USA.  They combine their experience with current research evidence to provide a comprehensive assessment, education and treatment program. Geelong’s Third Space is here for you, to empower you to become active, functional and achieve your own personal goals.

Your Space


Geelong’s Third Space is a stunning boutique practice located in the heart of Highton. With free 2 hours off street parking, Geelong’s Third Space is centrally located allowing you to easily incorporate your wellness into your regular routine. Incorporating a small studio rehabilitation space, the upstairs location is accessed off Barrabool Road, above Ray White Real Estate.

What we do


A detailed initial health interview and thorough physical assessment results in a comprehensive explanation of your injury including diagnosis, contributing factors and treatment plan. Geelong’s Third Space focus on long term solutions for your rehabilitation and your ongoing wellness and health management plan.

  • Initial Consultation (60 mins) $160
  • Standard Consultation (45 mins) $130
  • Short Consultation (30 mins) $105
  • Extended Consultation - 2+ areas (60 mins) $160

Exercise Rehabilitation

A personalised initial assessment with the focus on your specific movement requirements by an experienced musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Sessions involve the use of studio equipment and can be done individually or in an intimate group of two or three.

  • Initial Consultation (60 mins) $160
  • Individual Session 1:1 (45 mins) $130
  • Small Group Session 1:2 (45 mins) $65
  • Small Group Session 1:3 (45 mins) $55

HICAPS Available

All sessions are claimable through your private health fund. HICAPS available for instant claiming.

HICAPS Available

All sessions are claimable through your private health fund. HICAPS available for instant claiming.

About us

Michael Snelling

Sports Physiotherapist
M.Sports Physiotherapy
B.App.Sc. Physiotherapy
B.App.Sc. Exercise & Sports Science
Member Australian Physiotherapy Association

About Michael

Michael Snelling has over 25 years of experience in sports medicine and sports science. He has achieved a high profile career in professional sporting teams in Australia, USA and the United Kingdom as well as in private practice.

He currently consults to the AFL national academy as well as the specialist sports program at Western Heights College helping young aspiring athletes to progress in their sporting endeavours.  He has overseen the restructure of sports medicine with the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA in the USA reaching the playoffs in 2017, and  previously had success with the Geelong Football Club, enjoying the ultimate success of two AFL premierships in 2009 and 2011. In the UK he held positions with Surrey County Cricket, Fulham Football Club and England Rugby Football Union including success with the England Rugby team at the 2003 Rugby World Cup and a silver medal performance at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in rugby 7s.

Michael enjoys helping clients of all ages achieve their aims in work, health, fitness & sport.

Kate Snelling

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
M.Manipulative Physiotherapy
B.App.Sc.Hons Physiotherapy
Certified Rehabilitation Practitioner
Polestar Pilates
Member, Australian Physiotherapy Association

About Kate

Kate Snelling has over 30 years of specialised experience as a dynamic Physiotherapy rehabilitation practitioner in private practice, women’s health and sports medicine. Kate has been a consultant to professional sporting organisations both in England and Australia.

After working at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Kate relocated to London where she was involved with England Rugby, England Cricket, Irish Rugby and the Royal National Theatre in London. On returning to Australia in 2009, Kate consulted to the Geelong Football Club and assisted in tutoring students at Deakin University. In 2014, she founded Geelong’s Third Space in Highton Village and is proud to be able to return to private practice after 2 years in Milwaukee, USA.

Kate is passionate about educating and empowering her clients, especially the more mature client, back to a happier and healthier lifestyle. She welcomes you to Geelong’s Third Space.

Denise Jones PhD

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
M.Manipulative Physiotherapy
B.Sc. Physiotherapy
Member, Australian Physiotherapy Association

About Denise

Denise has over 25 years of experience as a Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Practitioner in public, private and sports medicine. She has gained extensive experience and expertise in musculoskeletal practice working at a senior level in large hospitals, supporting injury prevention and rehabilitation in both community and elite sporting organisations and developing her own private practice.

Denise is passionate about maintaining her own professional skills as well as training the next generation of physios. Alongside her clinical career she has worked as a senior lecturer involved in the education of both undergraduate and post-graduate physiotherapists. Her interest in research and desire to strengthen evidence-based practice has driven her involvement in research. Denise recently received the Nancy Mills Award for her completed PhD and continues to work as part of the research team at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. She is a current panel member of the International Hip-Related Pain Research Network (IHiPRN) and is involved in the development of international guidelines for hip-related pain.

Denise is looking forward to the opportunity of working in partnership with clients at Geelong’s Third Space to facilitate their long-term participation in an active and healthy lifestyle and reach their desired goals.

Melanie Roth

Customer Service

About Melanie

Melanie Roth has over 25 years of experience within the customer service industry, including time with Bupa, American Express, Corporate Traveller and Kendell Airlines. She was also fortunate to work on location at the Airshow Downunder and Australian Open liaising with the players. An engaging and dedicated mother of four, in her limited spare time Melanie enjoys running and training for half marathons. Melanie works on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings to assist you with your queries and looks forward to greeting you upon your arrival to Geelong’s Third Space.


Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dog

Geelong’s Third Space also supports Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs ( Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs act as guides for Australians who are blind or have low vision. They open up a world of independence, safety and freedom for clients to participate in all areas of life. It takes up to 12-15 months to raise a pup who will one day go on to change the life of a person who is blind or has low vision.

About Joanie

Joanie is a Labrador x Golden Retriever at the start of her Seeing Eye Dog Training Journey. As part of her training, Joanie currently accompanies Denise to Geelong’s Third Space. Once at work, Joanie’s job is to stay quietly in her cage and learn to ignore the things that are going on around her. While most of us would be delighted to have work time that involves lying quietly in bed, this is not the easiest part of a puppy’s day. She would like everybody to ignore her presence so that she can concentrate on getting this right!

Her areas of expertise are: unfettered joy; sleeping; puppy ping-pong and speed eating (she is a Labrador after all).

If Joanie’s presence raises any concerns for you, please feel free to call and discuss this with us.

Room for Rent

Contact us for more information


Call (03) 5245 8059

Contact us


Kate Snelling

Phone: (03) 5245 8059



Geelong’s Third Space

Level 1

75 Barrabool Rd

Highton Victoria 3216 Australia


Ample free 2 hour off street parking

Access via Barrabool Rd

(above Ray White Real Estate)


Musculoskeletal Phsyiotherapy

Sports Physiotherapy

Exercise Rehabilitation

Women’s Health