About Our Clinic

Peak Sports Physiotherapy originated with the aim of providing the North East region with the highest-quality physiotherapy service available.
We are passionate about helping you achieve your goals and improving your quality of life. Whether it be reducing pain, restoring mobility or improving function; Peak Sports Physiotherapy will provide you with evidence-based treatment, education and rehabilitation to ensure you have a smooth and speedy recovery.

Peak Sports Physiotherapy strives to stay at the forefront of clinical research. We regularly undertake APA accredited Professional Development, so you can be confident that the diagnosis, treatment and advice you receive is industry best practise.

Meet Your Physiotherapists

Our team is APA accredited and frequently undertakes APA accredited Professional Development, so you can be confident that the diagnosis, treatment and advice you receive is industry best practise.

Todd Bird

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Director of Peak Sports Physiotherapy

Todd is a Sports Physiotherapist with over 10 years’ experience working in private practice in regional Victoria. Over his career, Todd has been fortunate to work with athletes from various backgrounds including professional cyclists, triathletes and distance runners. Todd is currently the physio for the Murray Bushrangers Football club.

Todd has strong interests in treating sports and musculoskeletal injuries, particularly regarding the lower limb such as knee and hip pain and running-related injuries. Outside of work, He enjoys running, music and trying to get a kick in the local footy.


Josh Rankin

Josh is originally from a regional cattle farming community in Northern NSW. He enjoyed an active upbringing and eventually pursued a Bachelor degree in Sport and Exercise Science. In 2014 he relocated to Brisbane to commence post-graduate studies at the University of Queensland, obtaining a Masters degree in Physiotherapy. Here he met a Benalla local who later became his wife.

Josh lived and worked on beautiful Bribie Island for two and a half years before taking off around the world on the trip of a lifetime! Upon his return, Josh spent 12 months in the Northern Territory, before coming to Benalla in early 2021. Josh takes a friendly yet professional approach to physiotherapy care, with a particular interest in sports injury and post-operative rehabilitation.

You’ll likely see Josh running laps around Lake Benalla, volunteering at Parkrun, or frequenting Benalla’s playgrounds with his young daughter. Josh is keen to get involved in the many community events on offer here in the North East, and can’t wait to meet you!

Anna Trnka

Anna is an experienced musculoskeletal physio and works with everyone from the general population to elite athletes. As an elite athlete herself (cross country skiing) she uses her in-depth knowledge of exercise rehabilitation, load management, and training principles to help you return to your chosen sport or just everyday life pain-free and perform better than before.

She has been involved with many teams including Athletics Victoria, the Victorian Ski Team, NPL soccer, NRS cycling and O&M football and netball. Anna specialises in lower limb (hip, knee ankle) injuries including running-related injuries (sprinting, middle distance and marathon/ultra), cycling injuries, snow sports injuries, adolescent knee and ankle pain, and tendinopathy.

Outside of work you will find Anna outdoors on an adventure, skiing, running, cycling or rock climbing

Caleb Pannell

Caleb graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2015.
Since then, he has had the opportunities to work all over Australia and gain high-quality experience in both public hospital and private practice settings. Due to this Caleb is well-equipped to guide you through your entire rehabilitation program from early injury diagnosis, all the way to achieving your goals and full-recovery.
Caleb takes a holistic approach to rehabilitation and incorporates the latest evidence-based
techniques in his treatment to focus on all of the contributing factors to your pain and dysfunction.
He has a strong belief in educating and empowering clients about their injury, as well as the
importance of strength and conditioning for everybody’s recovery.
Caleb has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries including lower limb soft tissue injuries,
pre/post-operative rehabilitation, post-fracture management, lumbar/spinal pain and chronic pain management.
When he is not working as a physio, you will find Caleb exploring the region as much as possible and keeping very active through hiking, basketball, AFL and surfing/snowboarding. He also can’t say no to a great market and live music!



Wangaratta : 03 5791 0300

Benalla : 03 5762 1847