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.

      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.

         

        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.

            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.

                    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.

                          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.

                            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.

                              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.

                                  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.

                                        Aaron D’Rozario

                                        Physiotherapist

                                          From his own injury experiences, Aaron has developed a passion for helping people get back to their peak performance. Aaron has a passion for all things musculoskeletal and has a particularly strong interest in neck pain and headaches, back pain, shoulder pain and the complexities of acute or chronic sporting injuries. Aaron enjoys adopting a hands-on approach using the most up-to-date treatment techniques coupled with targeted rehabilitation programs, aided by his experience in coaching athletics/strength and conditioning classes, to get you back to your best. Aaron works at several of the Move Forward Physio locations.
                                          Outside of work Aaron enjoys travelling, playing AFL, cricket and table tennis as well casual catch ups with friends.

                                          Claire Harvey

                                          Physiotherapist

                                            Claire completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University and is currently working at Beaumaris Physiotherapy. Claire has a particular interest in musculoskeletal injuries especially those related to sporting and exercise. With a passion for dancing, she is particularly interested in movement patterns and creating programs to get patients back to their full potential. Claire’s personal interest includes dancing, and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle outside of work.

                                            Shelia Yu

                                            Physiotherapist

                                              Shelia completed her Masters (in physiotherapy) at Curtin University in 2005 after completing a Degree in Human Movement and Exercise Science at UWA in 2001.  After graduation, with her experience in exercise and physiotherapy, she worked in private practice as a physio but was also employed as a tutor at UWA for the aerobics unit and as a lecturer and unit coordinator for the post graduate program in Exercise Physiology.  She has completed 3 Pilates courses, her first in 2001 and her last in 2017 and has used Pilates in her treatment for rehabilitation for the last 15 years.  Clinically at Beaumaris Physiotherapy Shelia enjoys treating all musculoskeletal conditions especially low back pain and movement type injuries in knees or shoulders.
                                              Shelia is passionate about Health & Fitness and the physiological and psychological benefits of regular exercise and movement.  She is interested in people and believes in being hands on when it comes to physiotherapy treatment.  She loves the challenge of helping people get better but understands that sometimes rehabilitation can be slow and so strives to educate, inspire and motivate patients recovering from injury.
                                              She is also qualified in Level 1 Lymphoedema, Functional Training, Kinesiology Taping, run coaching and has been a Group Fitness Instructor (trained in 6 Les Mills Program) for the last 18 years.  Shelia regularly exercises and works out at a gym and can therefore relate to common fitness-training injuries and have a sympathetic understanding of their effect.
                                              Outside of work, Shelia loves running, hanging out with her kids, gardening and baking.

                                              Jayden Balestra

                                              Physiotherapist

                                                Jayden completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University. After spending some time working overseas at a ski resort in Japan he has settled down back in Perth joining the Move Forward team and can be found at our Butler clinic.
                                                Providing a friendly and individualised management approach, Jayden adopts a focus towards working with his clients to help them achieve their goals. This involves ‘hands on’ treatments initially, before commencing a preventative approach to stop people’s pain from returning.
                                                His interests outside of work include playing basketball, rock climbing, surfing and relaxing with his goofy black labrador.

                                                Katie Salamone

                                                Physiotherapist

                                                  I Completed a Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy (Curtin University) and Exercise and Sports Science (ECU), and have just commenced my Masters of Women’s health and continence.I have a keen interest in women’s health and musculoskeletal  injuries, particularly rehabilitation and sports.
                                                  I also have strong clinical pilates background, in which I individualise for both rehabilitation and preventive purposes, as I am passionate about health and wellness and supporting patients goals.
                                                  I have an extensive background in gymnastics, but enjoy many sports. Outside of work, I like to go for a good coast/ bush walk, riding my bike, spending lots of time at the beach and in my garden.

                                                  Inge Kriek

                                                  Physiotherapist

                                                    Inge completed her physiotherapy degree at Curtin University and graduated as a member of the vice chancellors list and has since worked in the private practice musculoskeletal setting. She works at Move Forward Quinns Physiotherapy.
                                                    She believes the best outcome of her clients comes from a combination of manual therapy techniques, exercise based rehabilitation whilst focusing on client goals.
                                                    Inge’s area of interest include treating neck pain, lower back pain, post surgery rehab and sporting injuries. She has also trained as a Clinical Pilates instructor as uses this as a tool for rehab.
                                                    Outside of work Inge enjoys keeping fit, hiking (she recently summited Mt Kilimanjaro), hanging out with friends and chasing after her border collie Meeka.