Pep Karalus

Pep Karalus

Director & Biomechanist

Pep is our senior biomechanist, whose expertise and interests lie in the treatment and optimisation of the musculoskeletal system. After sustaining multiple injuries throughout his high level rugby career, Pep established that there was a need to develop a new approach to manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation and injury prevention.

First studying Physiotherapy in New Zealand, Pep transitioned to Podiatry in order to better understand the ground reaction forces of the foot and the result these forces exert on the rest of the body. After completing Podiatry, Pep further developed his biomechanical expertise and unique approach by working closely alongside other health clinicians including Osteopaths and Chiropractors. He has also completed multiple high performance and strength and conditioning courses to continually upskill and challenge health industry norms.

Fusing this knowledge and the key concepts of various disciplines, Pep assesses the biomechanics and alignment of the body as a whole. Pep adopts this approach as he knows that the underlying cause is typically not addressed by treating only one area in isolation.

Pep has had extensive experience with elite athletes on a provincial, national and international level, specifically within athletics, basketball, cricket, netball and rugby union. Using his unique biomechanical approach, he has enhanced performance and enabled athletes to not only stay on the field, but perform at their best. Now in Melbourne, Pep wants to make these elite services available not only to top athletes but to the population at large through Kinematics Health + Performance.

In the near future, Pep looks forward to running biomechanics workshops and producing various online learning resources that showcase Kinematics’ holistic approach to manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation. He also dreams of Samoan pork buns delivered city-wide thanks to a Kinematics food truck.