About Us

Complete was founded in May 2013 by Associate Professor Christian Barton who had recently returned from working at the Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, completing musculoskeletal pain rehabilitation research and practicing at a large research orientated clinic, Pure Sports Medicine, where he also assumed the role of Research Director.

Frustrated by misinterpretation of research by good intentioned clinicians, he recognised that doing good research is not enough. The primary goals for starting the clinic were to provide world leading care to the local community, support and perform clinical research that impacts patient care, educate clinicians and patients, and ultimately improve patient care.

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association member
  • Latrobe University research
  • Victorian Institute of Sport partners
  • Glad Osteoarthritis program
  • Bridge Road Traders Association

Rebrand to Complete. Physio Exercise Performance.

In December 2022, we moved from Hawthorn to Richmond and rebranded to Complete. Physio Exercise Performance to better reflect the services we provide. Although the name ‘Complete Sports Care’ was synonymous with the quality exercise-based sports injury care we provide, our team offer much more. At this time, David Thwaites who Christian had studied with, and worked with in clinic and research for 20 years assumed the role of Clinical Director.

We have expertise to help people from all walks of life achieve their goals, whether that be playing with their kids or grand kids, getting back into walking or running without pain, getting back to work, recovering from various sporting and non-sporting injuries, or returning to play and optimising sporting performance. Our new name, ‘Complete. Physio Exercise Performance’, reflects this diversity.


Located in Richmond

In January 2023, we opened the doors at our new bigger and better facility at 656 Bridge Rd, Richmond.