Yasha is the Founder and Principal Physiotherapist at MoveWell Physiotherapy Melbourne. He has extensive experience in creating AFL injury prevention and athletic performance programs. His involvement in various sporting environments and Clubs has allowed him to gain experience in AFL, Netball, Tennis, Soccer, Athletics, Cycling, Volleyball, Dancing, Triathlon and Ironman races. Yasha has a keen interest in post-injury and post-operative rehabilitation, as well as pre-operative strengthening. He also runs daily clinical Pilates, rehab and exercise classes for all ages, injury and fitness levels.
Yasha has proudly worked as a sports trainer and Physiotherapist for AJAX Senior Football Club for over 3 years and is privileged to be affiliated with the Club. Yasha is present at all Men's Senior matches as well as Thursday night training sessions and is the first point of contact for player injury & rehab consultations.
The Ajax Football Club has access to the services of Dr Mel Weinberg, a registered psychologist and endorsed sport psychologist.
Mel currently works in private practice and is a Consultant Psychologist within the AFL (Western Bulldogs) and A-League (Melbourne City). She was the sport psychologist for Australia’s Rhythmic Gymnastics team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In 2017, Mel was the Team Psychologist for the Australian delegation to the Maccabiah Games in Israel, and she accompanied the Australian team to the Pan-American Maccabi Games in Mexico in 2019.
Mel is also a former Maccabi Basketball athlete and has competed nationally and internationally representing Australia at multiple Maccabiah Games.
Please contact Mel via email or text for a confidential chat or to book an appointment.
Dr Gideon Ptasznik joins our medical team and offers services to players seeking sports medicine care to navigate injured players through the medical system. He is able to render referrals to specialist sports medicine physicians, referrals for imaging and surgical specialists. At present these services are available via a Telehealth consult.
Gid played his Junior Football at AJAX from Under 12's - Under 17's, while playing most of his Senior Grade football for the Bond University Bullsharks where he was also Club President for three years. He graduated Medicine at Bond University in 2016 where he also founded the Bond University Sports Medicine Society. He has experience in Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma Surgery. He is currently studying a Masters of Surgery, hoping to specialise in Urological Surgery.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a Telehealth appointment. We are extremely fortunate to have Dr Ptasznik and Dr Frenkiel volunteer their services and Dr Ptasznik is first point of contact in all specialist medical instances.
Dr Brett Frenkiel
Dr Brett Frenkiel is a Sport and Exercise Medicine specialist and has a passion for treating all musculoskeletal injuries as well as being an advocate for a healthy and active lifestyle. Whether they be elite athletes or weekend warriors, Brett strives to achieve optimal outcomes for his patients through a compassionate, caring and thorough clinical approach using open and clear communication.
Dr Frenkiel has extensive sports medicine experience. He is currently club doctor at St. Kilda football club. He has worked with elite and sub-elite athletes in AFL, soccer, rugby, athletics, tennis, ironman, winter sports and motor racing to name a few. He has been involved with multiple national teams including the Futsalroos, Joey’s and the Australian Maccabiah team. Brett is also trained and qualified in musculoskeletal ultrasound and interventional techniques.
Brett lives an active and healthy lifestyle and is passionate about all things sport. His own personal highlights include captaining the Bond University AFL team at two university games as well as representing Australia five times at international level, playing for the “Docceroos” in the world medical football championships.