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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.
DPT, Grad Cert Physiotherapy(Sports & Exercise), BSc(Sport,Ex&Health)
Kelsey graduated from Melbourne University’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program in 2015 which was preceded by a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of WA.
Kelsey is passionate about keeping individuals active at all stages of their life; such as formal injury prevention programs in young netballers, or targeted strengthening and biomechanical education in the osteoarthritis population. Her experience working across private practices on Australia’s east coast drove Kelsey’s passion for treating athletic populations, with team Physiotherapist roles for school age state basketball and hockey teams at their respective National Championships.
Since returning home to Perth in 2021, Kelsey has undertaken further training in concussion management for sports and motor vehicle accidents, as well as vestibular rehabilitation to treat dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders.
Kelsey worked as the Physiotherapist for the West Coast Fever Reserves team in preparation for and at the 2022 Australian National Championships. Following this, she accepted the opportunity as co-Physio for West Coast Fever in 2023, which is continuing into the 2024 season while also completing her Sports Physiotherapy Masters.
Kelsey’s patient-centred approach aims to empower the patient to understand and take control of their rehabilitation journey and reach their goals, whether that be playing with grandchildren or returning to the elite sporting field or court.
Outside of work, Kelsey keeps active chasing after her two young children and labrador, swimming, gym-based strengthening and most recently enjoying the WA outdoors with family trips in the camper trailer.
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.
Shelby completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Notre Dame, graduating in 2019, all while representing Australia at an international level in beach volleyball.
Shelby uses the latest evidence-based principles to manage a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, to ensure that her patients receive the highest level of care possible. She has made it her goal to ensure all patients have a clear understanding of their condition and the management plan required to achieve an optimal outcome. Shelby continues to upskill in strength and conditioning, pain management strategies, and has completed training in clinical dry needling.
Through her experiences competing in elite sport, Shelby has developed a passion for managing young athletes with high training loads.
Outside of work Shelby enjoys travelling down south, cooking up a storm on the barbeque and competing on the national stage for the WA Steel in the Australian Volleyball League.
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.
Jack holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Curtin University. His interest in becoming a physiotherapist originates from experiencing the frustration of sporting injuries himself, having previously played football for Swan Districts in the WAFL and currently playing at an A grade level in the WAAFL.
Jack has a passion for helping people reduce their pain and restore their function so that they can to return to work, sport, and day to day life in a safe and timely manner. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries.
Jack is currently involved with the West Perth Women’s Football Club in the WAFL, using his evidence based knowledge to help his patients achieve their desired health outcome.
Outside of work, Jack has a keen interest in all things camping, diving, and fishing- an interest that developed from spending his younger years growing up in the Pilbara region.
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.
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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.