Meet Our Team
Director, APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist
Ryan is a Director of Wanneroo Physiotherapy. Ryan completed a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Curtin University (2008), and since this time has worked exclusively in private practice where he has a special interest in rehabilitating sports-related musculoskeletal conditions. In 2015, Ryan completed a Masters of Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports), also at Curtin University.
Ryan has extensive experience working and traveling with high performance sporting programs, including with Basketball Australia (Wheelchair Basketball), Australian Institute of Sport Combat Centre (Judo), Western Australian Institute of Sport, and the West Coast Waves (now Perth Lynx) in the Women’s National Basketball League.
Ryan has been guest presenter for the Curtin Postgraduate Masters program and Sports Medicine Australia, is a former Sports Physiotherapy Australia committee member, and has completed a number of professional development courses including dry needling and the APA Sports Level II.
Leonie graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Leonie also has a Diploma of Education, and a BSc in Exercise and Sports Science. In addition to her role at Wanneroo Physiotherapy, Leonie is involved in teaching at Curtin University in the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science.
Leonie enjoys being outdoors, going to the beach, and participates in a wide range of sports with a particular love for netball and tennis. Leonie has experience working with state level sporting teams in both the WAFL and State Basketball League, while locally, she is involved with the Wanneroo Amateur Football club where she provides acute care and ongoing injury management. Leonie enjoys working with athletes to facilitate their return to play after an injury.
Leonie keeps up to date with the latest research and uses evidence-based management in her sessions. She regularly attends professional development, most recently completing courses in lower limb tendinopathy, soft tissue injury management and strength and conditioning. She has also completed a course in myofascial dry needling for musculoskeletal conditions. In combination with manual therapy and exercise-based rehabilitation, Leonie believes in educating her patients to take control of their own body and play an active role in their recovery.
Brendan completed his Masters in Physiotherapy in 2011. He also holds an additional degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a major in Exercise Physiology and Resistance Training. Brendan worked at Karratha Physiotherapy for 6 years where he was a senior physiotherapist and a manager of the clinic. He now joins the team here at Wanneroo Physiotherapy.
Brendan enjoys treating a wide variety of acute and chronic injuries, and has a special interest in both Sports Physiotherapy and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Brendan likes to integrate his exercise and sport science background when treating to make it more functional and ensure a safe and timely return to both sport and work. Practicing in the Pilbara, Brendan now has a more extensive and improved understanding of diagnosing and treating workplace injuries, and is able to perform workplace ergonomic assessments as well as musculoskeletal and fitness assessments for both pre-employment and post-employment.
Brendan is the current Head Physiotherapist for the West Perth Women's Football Club, is a former Medical Manager for the AFLW WA State Academy, and has previously held the role as Physiotherapist to the WA North West State Academy. Brendan has had broad training in creating exercise programs and has worked closely with various state football teams and netball teams in Perth.
Outside the practice Brendan enjoys participating in a wide range of sports including football, golf and gym. He enjoys spending his spare time with his beautiful wife, daughter and friends.
Sophie completed a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Notre Dame University, Fremantle. Prior to this, Sophie completed a BSc in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation- leading her to work in a FIFO role as an Exercise Physiologist, where she gained a wealth of experience in injury prevention and management in the workplace.
Sophie has a keen interest in the prevention and management of sports injury. She has previously worked with state and amateur league soccer clubs, successfully implementing weekly injury prevention programs which resulted in reduced injury rates when compared with previous years. Sophie is also a strong advocate for health and fitness with extensive experience in the fitness industry, including F45.
In her time outside of the clinic, Sophie loves to travel, spending 3 years living and travelling through Canada where she developed a passion for snowboarding. She has since travelled to New Zealand and Japan to chase the snow and hit the slopes.
Dan graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (2016), working in private practice ever since where he has gained experience in musculoskeletal and sports injury assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation. He enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, with a special interest in treating lower back pain, hip and knee pain, shoulder pain and sporting injuries.
With a strong emphasis on using the latest evidence based practice, Dan combines manual therapy and exercise prescription to help his patients achieve their goals and prevent future recurrence of their injuries. He has undertaken postgraduate training in clinical dry needling.
Dan enjoys running outdoors and spending time in the gym to stay fit and lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Promoting healthy living, along with a structured treatment management plan, is what motivates Dan to provide his patients with the highest quality care.
As an AFL listed field umpire, Dan regularly officiates Australian football at the elite level. If you see him running around on the TV be sure to keep a note of any dubious decisions so that you can discuss them with him next time you’re in the practice!
Mel commenced work in private practice after completing a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Curtin University (2014). She has completed extensive training in Clinical Pilates rehabilitation- working solely in this field since 2019.
Mel made the big move to London this same year and worked exclusively with post-surgical patients, and the elite athletes from Cirque du Soleil whilst they were performing in London. Mel has a keen interest for working with high performance athletes, breaking down their movement patterns and focusing on the fundamentals of their sport.
Mel has a passion for all things Pilates and regularly practices it herself when she’s not hiking, snorkelling or surfing. She is also a keen traveller, enjoying 4WD trips up and down the WA coast.
Diploma of Remedial Massage, BSc(ExerSc&Rehab)
Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Remedial Massage Therapist
From an early age, Pia has had a love for exercise, participating in various sports competitively including dancing, netball and tennis. With her love for exercise driving her to learn more about the human body, Pia completed an undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sport Science followed by a post graduate degree in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation.
As an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Pia’s focus for her patients is to tailor an individualised exercise program designed to restore their body back to its optimal functional capacity and help them achieve their personal health and fitness goals. Pia is highly motivated to assist in improving the quality of life for all of her patients and takes great pride in her personalised and holistic approach to functional assessment and exercise prescription. Her areas of interest include cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal conditions, and falls prevention programs.
In addition to her role as an AEP, Pia also works as a remedial massage therapist after completing her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2013. She has been massaging for over 4 years, specialising in sports and relaxation massage.
Outside of work her interests include going to the beach and playing sports such as tennis and netball.