Clinic Staff Profiles

MOVE WELL STAFF PROFILES

Matt Dewar

Physiotherapist

    Matthew received his bachelor of physiotherapy from the university of Notre Dame and is currently working at the Ocean Keys and Quinns practices where he does specialty appointments for Pilates and Dog Physiotherapy . Clinically he enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal problems and sports injuries especially low back or neck pain. Outside of work Matthew enjoys all water related sports, teaching group fitness classes, motocross and traveling.

    Rhys Murray

    Physiotherapist

      Rhys joined Arena Joondalup Physiotherapy over 5 years ago and quickly established a large and loyal client base. He has a keen interest in rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries, and has completed a Masters Degree in Strength and Conditioning. He was the Physiotherapist for the Joondalup Falcons Colts team in 2013 as well as the Senior team Physiotherapist in 2014 and 2015.

      Ben Ireland

      Physiotherapist

        Ben completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at The University of Notre Dame in Fremantle and is currently working at Move Well Melville. In the clinical setting, Ben has an interest in treating and preventing a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries, including neck pain, back pain and sporting injuries. Ben is trained in the use of Real-Time Ultrasound Imaging and dry needling which both act as an excellent adjunct to treatment. Outside of work Ben has a keen interest in numerous sports, predominantly Australian Rules Football, where he currently plays for the East Fremantle Football Club. Other interests include camping, fishing and cooking.

        Renee Fish

        Physiotherapist

          Renee has completed her BSc in physiotherapy at Curtin University and is currently working at the Move Forward Practice. As well as her physiotherapy degree Renee has also completed a Post-graduate Exercise Science degree and has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. She enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and has a particular interest in sporting injuries, exercise rehabilitation and pilates. Renee has experience working with Perth Demons WAFL, Stirling Senators SBL and WABL and Kingsley Amateur Football club. A keen sportswoman herself, Renee competes in body building competitions and has played almost all sports under the sun. When she is not at the gym Renee enjoys visiting her family in the country, socialising with friends and eating.

          Matthew Kerslake

          Physiotherapist

            Matthew completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University and is currently a Physio at Move Well Belridge. Matt has a keen interest in ergonomics and postural re-education, along with treating sports related injuries, low back and neck pain as well as vestibular dysfunctions such as vertigo. Outside of Physio, Matt has a keen interest in all sports, especially AFL and basketball.

            Sarah Fasolo

            Physiotherapist

              Sarah has many years experience working in private practice before joining Move Well Belridge Physiotherapy. She has completed post-graduate studies in continence and women’s health and conducts the clinical Pilates classes at Belridge. Sarah treats a wide range of patients and enjoys the variety that her role as a physiotherapist entails. She enjoys following patients through the journey from initial injury to rehabilitation and return to normal function. .

              Michelle MacSiomoin

              Physiotherapist

                After graduating from the University of Limerick, Ireland with a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Science, Michelle completed her Master of Physiotherapy (graduate entry) at Curtin University of Technology. Since becoming a member of staff at Duncraig Physiotherapy, Michelle has developed a strong interest in injury rehabilitation through Pilates and has recently been certified as a Polestar Practitioner for Pilates rehabilitation. Clinically Michelle has a keen interest in low back pain and the treatment of all sporting injuries. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys running.

                Jason Rocca

                Physiotherapist

                  Jason completed his Master of Physiotherapy at Edith Cowan University. Previous to this he completed his undergraduate degree in Sports Science as well as post graduate work in Strength and Conditioning. Jason is currently working at Pearsall Physiotherapy. Jason enjoys treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries with a keen passion for sporting rehabilitation. His interests outside of work include weight training as well as Taekwondo, which he been doing for almost 20 years and has represented Australia.

                  David Makinson

                  Physiotherapist

                    David received his physiotherapy degree from the University of Keele in the UK and went on to work in private practice throughout the UK, NZ and Australia before returning home to complete his Masters degree in 2012/13. He now works at Quinns Physiotherapy. Clinical interests include low back pain and pelvic pain. David enjoys seeing his clients return to full level of function, whether it be sport, recreation or work. He achieves these goals through a mix of hands on therapy and rehabilitative exercises. David is experienced in manual therapy, dry needling, kinesiotaping and Pilates. Away from work, David enjoys playing and watching soccer as well as exploring the WA countryside.

                    Mitchell Peate

                    Physiotherapist

                      Mitchell recently completed his B Sc in Physiotherapy at Curtin University, graduating with distinction and as a member of the Vice Chancellor’s list. Mitchell is our head Physiotherapist at Move Forward Hocking Physio and also runs our Pilates classes from our on site Pilates studio. Mitchell has a clinical interest in a range of musculoskeletal injuries and a keen interest in sports rehabilitation. Outside of work Mitchell enjoys volleyball, hockey, baking, travelling, and raising a toddler.

                      Peta Grzelec

                      Physiotherapist

                        Peta completed her Bachelors degree at Curtin University in 2001 and is currently working at our Joondalup Gate Physiotherapy Clinic as well as the Arena Joondalup practice. Peta specialises in the area of Women’s Health physiotherapy at Move Well Joondalup Gate, however she also enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries, cervicogenic headache and rehabilitation using Real Time Ultrasound Imaging. Outside of work, she enjoys the beach and caring for her two young children. 

                        Ronnie Bhalvani

                        Physiotherapist

                          Ronnie received his Physiotherapy degree from India in 2006 and went on to work in a hospital setting treating inpatients and outpatients. He arrived in Australia in 2007 completing his Masters in Clinical Exercise Practice in Melbourne while working as a Physiotherapist in a specialist school for kids with special needs in Port Melbourne. Ronnie also has experience working as an Exercise Physiologist in a Private practice in Newcastle before moving to Perth for a role Spinal Cord Injury rehabilitation; running one on one exercise programs. Ronnie is currently working at the Currambine and Quinns practices. Clinically he enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and is particularly interested in exercise based rehabilitation. He believes that full functional recovery needs a combination of hands on Physiotherapy and exercise rehabilitation, to reduce the chances of reoccurrence of the problem. Outside of work Ronnie loves his tennis, cricket, swimming and cooking.

                          Les Roberts

                          Physiotherapist

                            Les has worked in private practice since 1980. Before joining Duncraig Physiotherapy, Les was owner operator of Seacrest Physiotherapy in Sorrento. His experience is extensive having worked with professional and amateur sporting clubs as well as local community groups. He is highly experienced in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of spinal conditions for all age groups and conditions. He also works closely with orthopaedic surgeons and their specific requirements for pre and post –op physio. Les remains very focussed on the profession and is always keen to see new clients.

                            Tyler Chalwell

                            Physiotherapist

                              Tyler completed his Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University and since graduating has been working in the private setting. Tyler is currently working at the Move Well Melville clinic and has a keen interest in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries, including neck and back pain as well as sporting injuries and rehabilitation. Outside of work, Tyler plays in the WAFL for the East Fremantle Football Club and also enjoys spending time out on the water, catching up with friends and travelling.

                              Amy Anderson

                              Physiotherapist – Pilates and Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist

                                Amy completed her Bsc in Physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame. Since then Amy has worked in both rural and city private practices. Amy is currently working at our Quinns practice where she is our Pilates and Exercise Rehabilitation expert after specializing in this field over the past 5 years. She has a passion for utilising her high level of skill in clinical pilates as part of rehabilitation and prevention of injury with a particular interest in injury rehabilitation (in particular knees, shoulders and lower back pain) and ante/postnatal pilates. Amy has had experience with UWA football club and state league netball teams. Outside of work Amy loves going to gym, travelling and walking her dog.

                                Alana Keil

                                Physiotherapist

                                  Alana completed her Masters of Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2014 after completing her Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) in 2011. She has a great love for sports, fitness, good health and well-being and enjoys sharing this with her clients. We are thrilled to have Alana as part of the Move Forward Physio team and she will be our Physio at our new Alkimo clinics. Her clinical interests include rehabilitation of sporting injuries and lower back pain and will go above and beyond to see her clients return to maximal function. Adopting a hands on approach and being proactive with her patients treatment we know Alana will help you on the road to recovery! Outside of work Alana enjoys running, sports, going to the gym and weekend camping trips.

                                  Damian Vance

                                  Physiotherapist

                                    Damian is a graduate of Curtin University and managing partner at Jindalee Physiotherapy with more than 13 years experience in private practice. Move Forward Physio is extremely lucky to have a Physiotherapist of Damien’s experience on our team running our Jindalee clinic. Damian prides himself in providing the local community with the highest quality physiotherapy treatments for all musculoskeletal conditions, in a friendly, professional manner, with easy to understand explanations of your condition. His interests are: back pain, headaches, paediatrics, sports injuries and neck pain.

                                    Naomi Udiljak

                                    Physiotherapist

                                      Naomi completed her physiotherapy degree at Curtin University and is currently working at the Jindalee practice. Naomi has always had a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy since overcoming her own back problems in the past. As a result, Naomi has a particular interest in treating both back and neck pain as well as lower limb pain, and strives to achieve this by combining hands-on treatment in conjunction with active rehabilitation to provide her patients at Move Forward Jindalee Physiotherapy with the strategies required to live healthily and happily. Outside of work Naomi enjoys the beach, going out on her stand-up paddle board and hanging out with her family.

                                      Ilana Cohen

                                      Physiotherapist

                                        Ilana completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Curtin University and has experience working in the NHS in London as well as in private practice clinics in both Melbourne and the United Kingdom. Ilana has completed further training in Acupuncture and Clinical Pilates, and incorporates these techniques in rehabilitation. She has an interest in treating tendon injuries and sports rehabilitation. Outside of working at Marmion Physiotherapy, Ilana enjoys travelling, swimming and going to the beach.

                                        Georgia Snow

                                        Physiotherapist

                                          Georgia completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at The University of Notre Dame and is currently working at the Jindalee practice. She has a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. As a Pilates expert at Jindalee Physiotherapy, Georgia runs multiple classes through out the week and has a real passion for returning her patients to full health and fitness through these Pilates classes. Outside of work Georgia enjoys playing/watching a wide range of sports and has worked closely with Wests Scarborough Rugby Club and Wembley Football Club.

                                          Blake McConville

                                          Physiotherapist

                                            Blake is originally from Canada where he received his first degree in Kinesiology (sport science) from the University of Calgary in 2011, before moving to Perth in 2012 to attend Curtin University where he earned his masters degree in Physiotherapy. He is the newest member of the Move Forward team joining the Jindalee clinic in late 2015. Blake is especially interested in treating low back and neck pain due to his own personal history of spinal injury through his life. Knowing first-hand what it feels like to have radiating low back pain and the associated fear and apprehension that can often accompany exercise and movement thereafter, Blake is especially motivated in returning sufferers of neck and back pain to normal movement and function through the combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription. When he’s not working as a physiotherapist, Blake is making music with his violin, playing video games, or scuba diving as often as he can.

                                            Samantha Grozotis

                                            Physiotherapist

                                              Sam completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame and joined Move Well in 2015 and works at Warwick Physiotherapy. Sam has a keen interest in all musculoskeletal conditions, especially acute sporting injuries and lower back pain. She has experience in the sporting field working for East Perth Football Club and Willetton Tigers State Basketball League. Outside of work Sam enjoys playing Gaelic football, going to the beach and staying fit and healthy.

                                              Lauren Napier

                                              Physiotherapist

                                                Lauren completed her physiotherapy degree at the University of Notre Dame, Western Australia and has since been working in private practice in Perth, Cairns and Sydney. Now at Marmion Physiotherapy Lauren has an interest in treating low back pain, sports related injuries and rehabilitation.   She has completed further training in dry needling, clinical pilates and the PINC cancer rehabilitation program. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys going to the gym, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

                                                Chris Warne

                                                Physiotherapist

                                                  Chris completed his Master of Physiotherapy at Curtin University, graduating with high distinction. Prior to his physiotherapy degree, Chris completed a Bachelor of Science (Anatomical Sciences) at the University of Western Australia. Having worked previously with both Kingsway and Stirling Amateur football clubs, Chris has developed a passion for treating sporting injuries, as well as other musculoskeletal conditions including back and neck pain, headaches and vertigo, now at Move Forward Kinross Physiotherapy. Outside of work Chris’s interests include watching AFL and cricket and working out at the gym.

                                                  Julie Endersby

                                                  Physiotherapist

                                                    Julie completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Curtin University in 2014. Clinically, she has a great interest in a range of musculoskeletal conditions, including sporting injuries and back pain, and endeavours to work alongside her patients to get them back to full function. Julie enjoys sport, health, and keeping fit, and hopes to share this with her patients and motivate them to achieve their best health possible.As a part of the Move Forward team from her student days working as a receptionist at our Quinns clinic to being our number one Physio at our new Alkimos location we have always been proud to have Julie on our team.

                                                    Aaron Thomas

                                                    Physiotherapist

                                                      Ever since graduating Aaron has worked at high level sporting practices specialising in the treatment and management of all musculoskeletal injuries including chronic low back and neck pain, as well as rehabilitation of the elite athlete. Now at Duncraig Physio & Pilates, Aaron has been the Physiotherapist for numerous sporting teams including the West Australian Women’s Hockey and Baseball teams, as well as the West Perth Football Club. Aaron is highly skilled in manual therapy techniques, acupuncture, myofascial taping, exercise prescription, biomechanical analysis and functional rehabilitation, to achieve the best results for all of his patients and athletes. Away from Perth, Aaron has gained experience in Queenstown, New Zealand by working a ski season in 2009, as well as spending 3.5 years working in a multidisciplinary sports clinic in central London. Aaron’s philosophy of treatment focuses on treating the CAUSE of the persons pain and preventing it from reoccurring, rather than just the symptoms. Aaron has returned to Curtin University and is now currently studying his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy.

                                                      Nat Curtin

                                                      Physiotherapist

                                                        Nat completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University and is currently working at Rivervale Physiotherapy. Nat has a keen interest in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions with particular enjoyment in sporting and exercise injuries. He enjoys meeting new patients and getting them back to their full potential. Outside of work, Nat participates in a wide range of sports including diving, kite surfing, skiing as well as hockey.

                                                        Tiffany Illingworth

                                                        Physiotherapist

                                                          Tiffany completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Curtin University, and has an interest in women’s health, pilates and musculoskeletal sporting injuries and works at Arena Joondalup physio and Joondalup Gate physiotherapy. She is dedicated to rehabilitating clients back to their prime and preventing injury reoccurrence by applying knowledge gained from her studies and sporting experiences.Outside of work, Tiffany is a keen and successful triathlete and loves going to the gym on a regular basis to work on her fitness and mobility.

                                                          Tahlia Cranley

                                                          Physiotherapist

                                                            Tahlia completed her B.Sc (Physiotherapy) at Curtin University in 2009. She spent her first year working in a hospital working in areas such as Orthopaedics, Cardiopulmonary, Womens Health, ICU and rehab and has since worked in Private Practice. She completed her Pilates Instructor Course in 2010 and uses Pilates and Physiotherapy exercises to compliment her treatment. Clinically Tahlia enjoys treating all musculoskeletal conditions especially low back pain, neck pain and headaches and neural pain at our Beaumaris Physiotherapy location. She has a special interest in exercise rehabilitation and teaches Clinical Pilates to assist in return to function/sport as well as injury prevention and strengthening. Tahlia has grown up with a sporting background and has played basketball at a national level. She still enjoys playing social basketball and running in her spare time.

                                                            Sue Boxer

                                                            Physiotherapist

                                                              ‘Sue’s business, Comprehensive Physiotherapy, specializes in treating Continence and Women’s Health issues and operates out of the rooms at Beaumaris Physiotherapy. Sue’s qualifications include: Bachelor Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Curtin University 1981 Postgraduate Diploma Physiotherapy (Women’s Health) Curtin University 1995 / Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapist, APAM Sue works at our  Beaumaris Physiotherapy practice and is a very experienced Continence & Women’s Heath Physiotherapist having worked in this area of physiotherapy since 1995 following completion of postgraduate training. She has worked in both the private and public sector, most recently spending 8 years in the public sector working in a Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapy Clinic. Sue’s special area of interest is pelvic floor muscle dysfunction in adult men and women treating problems such as urinary or faecal incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency, difficulty empting the bladder or bowel, constipation, pelvic organ prolapse, chronic pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction including painful intercourse and erectile dysfunction. She also treats pre and postnatal problems such as breast issues, perineal pain, pelvic floor and abdominal muscle weakness. Sue gains a great deal of satisfaction helping improve her clients’ quality of life.  Her treatment goal is to provide education, treatment and strategies or “tools” for her clients which empower them in the management of their problem/s and which either enhance their quality of life or help prevent issues in the future. Outside of work, Sue is also a mother to 3 adult children and 2 adult step – children. Her hobbies include spearfishing, crayfishing, cycling, walking and travelling. The first 2 are newly acquired hobbies and she is still perfecting her skills, and loving it.

                                                              Naomi Garland

                                                              Physiotherapist

                                                                Naomi completed her physiotherapy training at Curtin University in 2014. She spent her first year working in private practice in Collie, focusing on musculoskeletal clients, as well as running hydrotherapy and pilates classes. Naomi commenced work at Beaumaris Physiotherapy in February 2016 and has been a valuable member of the team since. She has completed her Stott pilates and DMA clinical pilates courses, of which she enjoys implementing with clients to help achieve more permanent changes to their movement and in turn their injuries. She enjoys treating all musculoskeletal conditions, especially lower back, neck pain and sporting injuriess When not at work, Naomi enjoys completing triathlons and distance running. She recently completed her first half ironman.

                                                                Joel Gregson

                                                                Physiotherapist

                                                                  Joel graduated physiotherapy from Curtin University and has since been working in private practice treating clients and instructing clinical Pilates classes. Joel works at Beaumaris Physiotherapy and has a keen interest in all musculoskeletal conditions including lower back, neck and sports related injuries. He also competes in Olympic weightlifting at a state and national level which has given him a strong knowledge in strength and conditioning, which is a focus of his during rehabilitation of injuries. Joel’s passion is to help his clients achieve a stronger, healthier and pain free body to get them back to what they love doing. Outside of work, Joel enjoys traveling the world, going snorkelling and eating good food with friends.

                                                                  Mat Cockroft

                                                                  Physiotherapist

                                                                    Mat completed his BSc in physiotherapy at Curtin university. He has spent four years working in the south-west before joining Quinns Physiotherapy, spending time between Collie and Harvey, which allowed him to treat a diverse range of injuries. Mat’s clinical interests include sports and post-operative rehabilitation and he thrives on seeing his clients return to their hobbies/sports at full capacity. His treatments focus on manual therapy and dry needling as well as providing clients with the tools for self management at home. Mat is a passionate AFL fan, following the almighty Hawks, and assists his local club Kingsley with their physiotherapy needs. In his spare time he also plays golf and loves to fish..

                                                                    Nathan Stephens

                                                                    Physiotherapist

                                                                      Nathan joined Arena Joondalup Physiotherapy having obtained his Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours from Curtin University. He has a keen interest in sports and exercise having completed a degree in Sports Physiology from UWA prior to studying physiotherapy and more recently presented work on injury prevention at the 2016 SMA conference. Nathan has spent the last 10 years working in alongside athletes in the WAFL as well as assisting North Melbourne and Carlton in the AFL and the Singapore Mens hockey team in a recent tour of Perth. Clinically, Nathan has qualifications in dry needling and exercise rehabilitation, with a keen interest in neck pain and headache prevention and lower limb injuries, having done research on both ankle injury prevention and knee injuries. He is at home in the clinic either doing hands on treatment in the rooms or running through a tailored rehabilitation program in gym to achieve the best possible outcome for his patients. Outside of the clinic you will usually find Nathan at the football where he assists the West Perth colts as their Head Physiotherapist or watching the mighty Dockers do battle at Subiaco Oval. When not at the football he is either trying to improve his golf swing or sneak in a quick gym or pool session.

                                                                      Ash Dobson

                                                                      Physiotherapist

                                                                        Ashleigh has completed her BSc in physiotherapy at Curtin University and has been one of Move Forward’s loyal team members for many years. Ash built up a loyal following at our Quinns Practice before heading away on a 12 month trip of a lifetime. Since returning she can now be found treating and running Pilates at Move Forward Butler Physiotherapy. She enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and has a particular interest in sporting injuries. Ashleigh has experience working with North Beach Amateur Football Club and is trained in teaching Clinical Pilates. Outside of work, her interests include running, swimming and music.

                                                                        Rob Barker

                                                                        Physiotherapist

                                                                          Rob has numerous years of experience and has completed his Masters of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation and a Certificate III and IV in Fitness.  Rob has special interests and experience in designing and implementing personalised rehabilitation and conditioning programs for a wide range of injuries and conditions and works at Rivervale Physiotherapy. Rob is passionate about injury prevention, body awareness and performance with many years of knowledge and experience gained through his studies and previous work experiences. His personal interests include swimming, surfing, Australian Rules Football and living an active healthy lifestyle.

                                                                          Catherine Davies

                                                                          Physiotherapist

                                                                            Catherine works at Arena Joondalup Physiotherapy and decided to study Physiotherapy after many years working as a massage therapist for elite sporting teams and athletes. In her years working as a physiotherapist she has developed a keen interest in the use of Pilates and hydrotherapy to treat and prevent a range of injuries after seeing result after result. Outside of work she is also a dance teacher and performer herself so naturally has a keen interest in helping other dancers rehabilitate their injuries with her specialised understanding.

                                                                            Elise MacKintosh

                                                                            Physiotherapist

                                                                              Elise has a strong passion for encouraging healthy active living to return her clients to full function. She completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Notre Dame and is now working at the Quinn’s practice.With a keen interest in treating and rehabilitating sporting injuries, Elise combines hands-on treatment, exercise rehabilitation and clinical Pilates. She will be running a number of Pilates classes throughout the week at Quinns.She has worked closely with Wembley Amateur Football club, which has allowed her to further develop her skills. Outside of work Elise loves cooking, painting and spending time with her friends and family.

                                                                              Georgia Lambert

                                                                              Physiotherapist

                                                                                Georgia is an enthusiastic individual with a clinical interest in the management of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries after sustaining numerous injuries herself as a competitive gymnast in her youth. This motivated Georgia to assist her patients in achieving their rehabilitation and fitness goals through the use of her hands on skills and active treatments such as clinical Pilates.Since completing her BSc of Physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame Georgia commenced treating at our Hillarys clinic. She has worked closely with UWA football club and also enjoys playing netball, spending time at the beach, and holidays down south.

                                                                                Liam Hubble

                                                                                Physiotherapist

                                                                                  Liam thrives on the team environment of Move Forward Physio and brings this motivation to all of his patients. After completing his BSc of physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame we were extremely lucky to have Liam take a dual role at our Wanneroo and Hillarys practices.Liam has an interest in the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, in particular back and neck pain. Having worked closely with North Beach Amateur Football Club he also has experience in the management of sporting injuries.Outside of work Liam enjoys playing basketball, fitness training at the gym, spending time at the beach and loves to scuba dive.