At Alive Physio & Wellness, we strive for the healthiest version of you

We (Nad and Shilani) created Alive Physio and Wellness to offer a high standard of holistic physiotherapy care. We are a small business, a husband and wife team, here to help you manage your pain and get back to enjoying life.

Our first patients came to our home-based practice in Canberra which grew into a thriving multi-practitioner business in Jerrabomberra. After six years, we moved to Melbourne with our children for a new adventure.

We know that there are times when you feel like you’ve tried so many medical practitioners without success and you just want someone to listen to you and help alleviate your pain


Our values


We communicate respectfully, understand your symptoms and look deeper into their causes in order to find a true solution.


We share our professional experience and expertise using an evidence-based approach.


We create a treatment plan that gives you the tools to manage your physical condition for long-lasting change.

Meet Camberwell physiotherapist Nad Perera

Nadeesha (Nad) Perera
Physiotherapist and Clinical Director

After graduating from La Trobe University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Nad worked in the public hospital system, private practice and Royal Military College (Duntroon) before setting up his own practice in 2007.

His clients appreciated his expertise, great service and understanding and the business grew exponentially. He loves working with individual patients and creating effective treatment plans to help them with their movement and pain issues.

Nad’s professional expertise includes:

Throughout his career Nad has continued to build upon his skills and now specialises in manual therapy (which includes cranial sacral therapy, visceral manipulation, strain and fascial counterstrain), dry needling.

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (La Trobe)
  • Certificate of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (Curtin University)
  • Graduate Certificate of Manipulative Manual Therapy (Canberra)
Hawthornl Physiotherapist Nad Perera, founders, Alive Physio

Nad has a big heart and a gentle soul. He helps everyone to be the best version of themselves. He is driven to find solutions to people’s pain and suffering


Nad has completed extensive training with world's leading experts.

Shilani Perera, founder, Alive Physio

Shilani is the key link to the patient’s wellness journey. She uses her knowledge and experience to connect with like-minded individuals and businesses so that patients have the tools to make the change they desire.


Shilani Perera
Co-owner and practice manager

After graduating from Monash University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Management, Shilani started her career as a union official, working in both the private and public service and went on to other roles at the headquarters of Australian Border Force. This business and life experience informs her daily practice as the business manager, as does her recent qualification in relationship marketing. Shilani oversees all aspects of administration, marketing and accounting for the practice and is the first person you speak to when you call to book appointments.

Shilani is committed to continuous personal growth and has invested in her own journey through reading and engaging with spiritual teachers in a variety of ways.

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