Our Directors & Partners

Felicity Kermode – Clinical Director

Felicity Kermode

Felicity has post graduate degrees in both Sports and Manipulative Physiotherapy and has been working in private practice for over 30 years.

She is the Clinical Director of Move Well Physiotherapy and teaches the clinical components of the Professional Development Program that all Move Well Physiotherapists complete. Felicity has a wide range of interests in physiotherapy. She regularly presents at conferences and physiotherapy courses overseas, and has previously worked as a fly in fly out (FIFO) physiotherapist developing prevention of injury programs on site.

Felicity has also been the physiotherapist for several state, national and international sporting competitions, and has an interest in chronic pain. She has worked with disabled military veterans at the Invictus Games, and has an interest in complex musculoskeletal presentations.

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Peter Owens – Managing Director

Peter graduated as a physiotherapist in 1986, working at Royal Perth Hospital for two years before moving into private practice. Peter worked at numerous clinics in Perth and with multiple elite sporting groups including the Perth Wildcats and Hopman Cup Tennis. Peter also played in a premiership team at Claremont Football Club.

Peter completed a Masters in Business Administration in 1994. He then travelled and worked around Australia for five years before returning to Perth. He founded Move Well Physiotherapy in 1999 with close colleagues and is it’s Managing Director.

Peter has been an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association for over 30 years, he has contributed to the development of private practice physiotherapy, and supported research and ongoing learning within the profession to achieve better health outcomes for the community.

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Gavin Kerruish – Managing Director

Gavin Kerruish

Gavin has both a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) and is the Managing Partner at Arena Joondalup Physiotherapy and is a partner at Belridge Physiotherapy and Joondalup Gate Physiotherapy.

Gavin is also the Senior Physiotherapist for the West Perth Football Club and has a strong association with the Arena Swim Club. Gavin maintains a keen interest in, not only football, but all sports, and is now also the General Manager of Move Well.

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Ben Gabrovec – Partner


Taking great pride in his Physio team as Move Forwards Manager, Ben has the focus on creating an environment for each Physiotherapist to grow as practitioners and people, the success of Move Forward is testament to the ongoing achievement of this goal.

Ben completed his B.Sc (Physio) at Curtin University and began his career at Quinns Physio while starting what would eventually become Move Forward Physiotherapy. He has been the Managing Partner at Move Forward Physiotherapy since those beginnings in 2007 working closely with his business partners and respected Physios Peter Owens and Felicity Kermode to establish what is now the most trusted Physio company in Perth.

Life can’t all be about work and he loves spending his days with his dogs, Wilco and Boni and of course his wife Louise and new addition Jack.

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Emily Whiting – Partner


Emily is a partner at Warwick Physiotherapy and Duncraig Physiotherapy and Pilates.

Emily completed her Physiotherapy course at Curtin University. She is working at Warwick Physiotherapy at the moment. Emily enjoys most sports, particularly swimming and has interests in the treatment of acute musculo-skeletal injuries and spinal pain.

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Blake Sutcliffe – Partner


Blake completed his B.Sc (Physio) at Curtin University in 2003 and has since been working in as a physio in private practice all around Perth, in regional WA and the UK ever since.

Blake began consulting at Beaumaris Physiotherapy in 2007 and has been the managing partner since. Clinically Blake enjoys treating all musculoskeletal conditions and has a special interest in treating headaches, neck pain, knee pain and lower back injuries. His passion for physiotherapy stems from working with his clients to achieve the complete rehabilitation of an injury, not just short term pain relief.

Blake and his wife recently welcomed their second new addition to the family which keeps him busy! If he gets any spare time, he can usually be found in water somewhere enjoying surfing, diving or playing underwater hockey which he has played at national and international levels.

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Nathan Cliff – Partner

Nathan graduated in 1998 and has a wealth of experience, having spent 7 years as the Senior Physiotherapist for the London Met Police. His return to Perth saw him hired by Move Well to take on that role at the Belridge Physiotherapy Centre, where he is now a Partner.

Nathan has a strong sporting background, having played for WA in U19s Soccer as well as a successful junior career in Surf Lifesaving, including State titles in beach sprints. His experience is broad in all areas of Physiotherapy, with knee injuries and rehabilitation being a particular specialty.

Nathan is also a managing partner at Marmion Physiotherapy Clinic and the most recently co-founded the Move Well Joondalup Gate Physiotherapy Clinic.

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Adam Spiroff - Partner

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Adam is a partner at Central Physio Bayswater and is well qualified in a variety of areas and has completed his Certificate III and IV in fitness, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation and Sports Science and a Masters in Physiotherapy at Curtin University.

This enables him to have a thorough understanding of the human body and many of the musculoskeletal, biomechanical and health aspects associated with it.Adam has a huge passion for health and fitness and has been involved in the health industry for numerous years as well as having an extensive background in Australian Rules.

He has a keen desire to remain ‘fit and healthy’ by completing numerous gym and yoga sessions and maintaining a health diet.

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Tom Edwards - Partner


Tom is a valuable asset to the Move Forward team as the Managing partner of our Butler, Gateway and Kinross Clinic. After spending some years providing physiotherapy services in the local community, he is elated to continue to be a presence in our newest clinics in the northern suburbs.

He has a keen interest in an array of musculoskeletal conditions with particular interest in the ‘everyday’ injury, back and neck pain that keeps us from our hobbies and work. He loves working with you to get you back to what you love quickly, combining manual therapy and dry needling with exercise rehabilitative strategies.

His interest in sports has led him to work with the Wanneroo amateur Football, Rugby and Soccer teams. His sporting interests outside of work include Rugby, Martial arts, Soccer and Golf. On top of being a partner Tom is also the Client Relationship Officer for Move Forward Physiotherapy making sure we deliver the highest quality service possible to all of our valued patients!

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