Book an Appointment at Wisdom Physio - CLAREMONT (26 Brown Street)
Welcome to Wisdom Physiotherapy - please choose your location, Nedlands or Claremont.
Physiotherapy (First Visit)
Physiotherapy (Subsequent Visit)
New Injury (but you've seen us before)
Clinical Movement Therapy (Individual)
Group - Clinical Movement Therapy
Pelvic Floor & Core Classes
Vestibular Rehabilitation (Vertigo Treatment)
Vienn Chan (Ka Yan Chan)
I have been a physiotherapist for 10 years in Hong Kong and Australia. In addition to my Master’s degree in Clinical Physiotherapy(Musculoskeletal) from Curtin, I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from Hong Kong, a diploma in acupuncture and a certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. I have also trained in Pelvic health and vestibular rehabilitation.
To provide high-quality care, I make sure a thorough assessment is undertaken to get to the root of my client’s health issues. I provide in-depth education, prescribe tailored exercises and provide hands-on treatment to empower and help my clients to achieve their goals. I also integrate clinical pilates and Eastern treatment methods, such as cupping and acupuncture.
I also have a level 3 qualification in Neurokinetic Therapy, which is an effective treatment approach for treating recurrent pain and movement dysfunction.
Outside of work, I am always active in the indoor volleyball league (WVAL). I enjoy helping my teammates and volleyball friends with their injuries. I also work with other athletes in different sports such as netball, footy, soccer, golf and basketball.
Besides English, I also speak fluent Cantonese and Mandarin.
Special Musculosckeletal Interests (Acute to Complex Chronic cases): - Back & Neck pain - Shoulder and elbow pain - Hip, knee and ankle pain - Jaw pain (TMJ pain) - Headaches - Sports injuries (e.g. ligament strain, muscle strain, overuse) - Post Surgical Rehabilitation (e.g. ACL reconstruction, Hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement, rotator cuff repair) - Neurokinetic Therapy (for recurrent pain and movement dysfunction) - Clinical Pilates - Dry needling and Acupuncture - Chinese and Modern Cupping
Vestibular Rehabilitation/Vertigo treatment: - BPPV - Cervicogenic dizziness - Vestibular hypofunction - Post-concussion or whiplash dizziness - Post-operative rehabilitation of the vestibular system (e.g. removal of vestibular schwannoma)
I have been a physiotherapist for 10 years in Hong Kong and Australia. In addition to my Master’s... Read More
I became a physiotherapist because I have a passion for helping people be the best version of themselves.
Watching somebody achieve their goal is the best part of my job.
Working in private practice settings, I have treated patients with a wide range of issues using both hands-on and clinical pilates. I believe in a holistic, individualised approach to treatment and love helping patients to heal from the inside-out.
I love being physically active and believe it is an important part of our overall health. Therefore, I am passionate about assisting all my clients, whether they have a sporting injury or pelvic health concern, to return to sport, exercise and movement safely.
After having my first child, I realised the lack of support available for postnatal women and decided to undertake further training in Women’s Health Physiotherapy including a Masters in Pelvic Health at the University of Melbourne.
Outside of work I enjoy playing netball, gym workouts and being active with my two young children.
My areas of clinical interest include: - Headaches - Neck stiffness or pain - Back pain - Pain management (acute and chronic) – foot & ankle, knee, hip, back - Pregnancy pain - Sporting injuries (ACL, ankle sprains, soft-tissue strain) - Pre & post operative hip, knee & shoulder rehab - Clinical Pilates
Pelvic Health specific conditions: - Continence issues (Stress Urinary Incontinence, overactive bladder, urge urinary incontinence) - Pelvic pain (dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, painful bladder syndrome) - Prolapse - Endometriosis - Pain with sex and tampon insertion - Constipation - Painful periods - Faecal incontinence - Antenatal and Postnatal care - Male pre and post-prostatectomy - Pelvic health pilates
Pregnancy Specific conditions: - Back pain - Wrist issues - Returning to exercise - Rectus abdominus diastasis (tummy-muscle separation) - Haemorrhoids - Perineal trauma - Breastfeeding issues (mastitis, blocked ducts, and cracked nipples) - Pregnancy pilates classes
I became a physiotherapist because I have a passion for helping people be the best version of the... Read More
She has over 24 yeas of clinical experienced in Rehabilitation, hospital and private practice.
Silvia is a musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a masters in osteopathy, postgraduate studies in Myofascial Release Therapy (Myofascial Induction and Anatomy Trains) and Integrative Health Coach.
Silvia has a special interest in applying an integrative approach to treatment to help people to achieve their goals and wellness. She educates people about the link between body and mind to better understand how emotions and lifestyle factors like nutrition and sleep can affect your health from a physiological point of view.
Her holistic treatment is hands-on combining physiotherapy, osteopathy (gentle joint mobilizations, cranial and visceral) and myofascial release therapy to reduce pain, restore mobility and develop strength.
Outside of work, she spends her time playing Padel (a mix between tennis and squash ) and contributing to grow this amazing sport in WA. Silvia proudly represented Australia in the Padel World Cup 2022. She also enjoys baking, healthy cooking, recharging in nature and relaxing at the beach.
During the last few years, she has developed a special interest in educating people about being a highly sensitive person. She enjoys running educational workshops in the community to spread the knowledge about this trait.
Silvia is an empathetic and caring practitioner who believes in active listening to understand the person and enjoy empowering people through knowledge.
Her areas of special clinical interest are:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Postural Strain
- Tennis Elbow
- Shoulder Pain & Injuries
- Jaw Clenching/Locking
- Chronic Pain
- Fibromyalgia Syndrome
- Hypermobility Syndrome (Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes)
She has over 24 yeas of clinical experienced in Rehabilitation, hospital and private practice. S... Read More
- Grad. Diploma Sports Physiotherapy
- Grad. Diploma Health Science (Research)
- Diploma Physiotherapy (Otago)
- Level 3 Watson Certified Headache Practitioner Biography
Mark is a sports physiotherapist with over 40 years’ experience. He was born and trained in New Zealand, coming to Perth in 1977, where he completed post graduate studies. He has worked in the private and public sectors in Australia and New Zealand.
Mark had recently studied for the advanced certificate in headache, under Dr. Dean Watson, PhD. His special interest is to help headache sufferers by reducing the intensity, frequency, duration and reliance on strong medications.
Mark is happily married, with 2 adult children and 5 grandchildren. He enjoys sailing, travel and sings with friends.
“I enjoy teaching people to help themselves with knowledge, stretch and exercise to restore movement, strength and function”.
Qualifications Grad. Diploma Sports Physiotherapy Grad. Diploma Health Science (Research) ... Read More
Kate Pallett Physiotherapist
During this time, I have worked with a large variety of clients including elite sports people, stay-at-home mums and dads, weekend warriors, office-based workers, and women who are pre and post-partum. I have always loved the variety of clientele that I treat, and I thoroughly enjoy building a relationship with all of my patients and working through their goals.
My interest in Physiotherapy began as a young athlete myself, having competed at a state level in athletics and having sustained my own fair share of injuries. I learned the benefits early on of manual therapy and exercise based-rehabilitation in the recovery of sporting injuries, and how useful physiotherapy can be for the athlete needing and wanting to return to their chosen sport.
In my career, I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively within South East Asia with international sporting teams, and I have enjoyed the challenge and excitement that goes along with working within international sport. However, I get just as much enjoyment from working with non-sports clients who need to overcome injury in order to achieve their own personal goals or those who walk into the clinic just wanting to improve how they feel and function day to day.
I still run regularly and compete when I can in road and trail races. It’s my passion and treating running-related injuries is one of my special interests, along with looking after my two beautiful energetic children, Ava and Lee.
My areas of special clinical interest include:
- running-related injuries
- sports injuries eg. marathons, tennis, golf, rugby, soccer, swimming
- back pain
- neck pain/headaches
- nerve-related pain eg sciatica
- hip/groin injury
- knee injury and pain
- shoulder pain and injury
- office-based injuries
- pre and post-surgery rehabilitation eg ACL, shoulders
- issues related to being pre and post-childbirth
- Dry needling
- Clinical Movement Therapy – private and small groups
I love working as a Physiotherapist and it gives me great joy to see my patients walking out of the clinic looking and feeling better, both physically and mentally.
I have over 20 years of experience as a Physiotherapist in Australia, UK, and more recently in a ... Read More
Jenny is a physiotherapist and acupuncturist with an interest in muscle imbalance and postural alignment. She is keen to decrease injury re-occurrence. By highlighting unhelpful movement patterns, such as in walking or activities at work and home, she helps you move towards health with guidelines you can apply to yourself.
Jenny undertook a Masters in Physiotherapy in Adelaide to improve her clinical reasoning skills, which ensure you have treatment tailored to your specific needs, based on excellent observation skills. She combines rigorous orthodox and alternative analysis with hands on approach to physiotherapy
Jenny is a physiotherapist and acupuncturist with an interest in muscle imbalance and postural al... Read More
I have over 20 years of clinical experience.
My approach combines the manual therapy skills learned as a physiotherapist with a dedicated movement rehabilitation programme and relevant education about the presenting condition to bring about better outcomes and well-being.
I have over 15 years experience in Clinical Pilates, plus I trained in the Garuda Movement Method© which is a myofascial approach drawing from yoga, pilates, tai chi, and other movement methods to achieve a well-rounded approach to maintaining mobility, and builds on strength, balance, flexibility, and breath work.
I have always been interested in observing how people move and what it is that enhances ease of movement.
I love getting all ages moving, especially the non-elite athlete!
Special interest areas include: - Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis - Low back pain - Neck pain - Sporting or Recreational soft tissue injuries - Dry needling - Clinical Pilates - Functional movement, strength and conditioning - Falls prevention, balance and agility - Myofascial release techniques
Outside of the studio I enjoy spending time with my family, getting out and about in nature, cycling, rowing, rock n roll jive dance classes, gardening, travelling and being with my dog Baxter (pictured above).
I have over 20 years of clinical experience. My approach combines the manual therapy skills lear... Read More
Peta qualified as a physiotherapist in 1974 and a manipulative therapist in 1976. She worked at Royal Perth Hospital and then at St Mary’s Hospital in London before returning to teach at Curtin University on the Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy. Peta also graduated from RL1 Pilates Instructor Course.
She has a passion to improve people’s quality of life through the exercise rehabilitation. She enjoys creating programs for clients from elite athletes to people with disabilities, to help them achieve their goals.
Peta has significant experience working with all levels of clients – from the everyday individual right through to olympians.
Peta qualified as a physiotherapist in 1974 and a manipulative therapist in 1976. She worked at R... Read More
Jeremy Wisdom Physiotherapist
(Jeremy treats at Nedlands on Mon, Weds, Fri & Claremont on Tues)
For more than 15 years I’ve been treating people from all walks of life.
From elite athletes to new mothers to desk-bound workaholics. I’ve seen people searching for help to relieve their aches and pains, and frustrations with their inability to perform to expectations.
I’m passionate about providing a better way to service the community – this is why I started Wisdom Physiotherapy in Nedlands.
Over the years I’ve refined my Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates techniques. I grew up in Nedlands and completed two degrees from Curtin University and the University of Western Australia, I then gained experience working in Kalgoorlie, the Sunshine Coast, Melbourne and Perth.
I enjoy working with a diverse client base to improve function and reduce pain. I like to find out what is causing the pain and then treat it to address both short term and long term outcomes.
I have an open mind when it comes to my clients, everyone is different and requires a unique approach. I have a strong appetite for implementing evidence-based techniques such as the neuromuscular theory of DMA Clinical Pilates with functional rehabilitation and dry needling.
I understand the importance of achievable goals and a streamlined program, so I take my time to design and communicate your optimal journey to wellness.
I treat the body as a whole. I find clients have the most success with treatment when we work together to improve the whole body, which is why I love to use the movement of Clinical Pilates.
I’m particularly interested in improving posture and muscle control to relieve and prevent back pain. My areas of clinical interest include:
- Shoulder pain
- Chronic back pain
- Cervicogenic (tension) headaches
- Postural issues
- Jaw clenching (TMJ)
- Neck stiffness
- Pre & post surgery
- Clinical Pilates – private & small groups
- Dry needling
(Jeremy treats at Nedlands on Mon, Weds, Fri & Claremont on Tues) For more than 15 years I’v... Read More
Fiona O'Connell Physiotherapist
- B.App.Sc. (Physio)
- Post Grad. Dip. Continence and Women’s Health
Fiona is a physiotherapist with a postgraduate degree in Women’s Health and Continence.
She has many years’ experience treating a range of women’s health issues including incontinence, prolapse, annoying bladder issues such as frequency or urgency, painful intercourse and painful vaginal scar tissue following childbirth or surgery. She also treats male incontinence issues following prostate surgery.
Fiona also runs an innovative class for pelvic floor strengthening, and varied and well-constructed osteoporosis class for strength building and balance.
B.App.Sc. (Physio) Post Grad. Dip. Continence and Women’s Health Fiona is a physiotherapi... Read More
Vicki Negus Specialist Sports Physiotherapist
With nearly 30 years of experience as a Physiotherapist including 25 years as a Certified Pilates Practitioner, and 10 years as a Registered Yoga Teacher / Certified Yoga Therapist, I have worked extensively in movement therapy with a broad range of clients including West Australian Ballet, Fremantle Dockers and Olympic athletes.
Within physiotherapy I strive to blend an all-encompassing holistic approach, which considers my clients’ general wellbeing, lifestyle and daily activities, with evidence-based scientific principles, including a detailed physical and biomechanical assessment and treatment. I then tailor individual treatment programmes with a large focus on exercise therapy, to help people meet their health and fitness goals. This could take the form of supervised Pilates sessions in our fully equipped studio, one-on-one Yoga Therapy sessions or home exercise programmes.
One of the peaks of my professional career was achieving the title of Specialist Sports Physiotherapist, and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP), with a sub-specialty in Dance Physiotherapy, in 2007. This distinction represents the highest level of clinical expertise a physiotherapist can achieve in Australia. The Specialist training and examination process is the most rigorous post-Masters degree clinical programme for physiotherapy in the world.
Since completing my own Specialist training I have mentored and examined other Specialist Physiotherapist candidates undertaking this process in both Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. I am also an experienced educator, having conducted numerous lectures and workshops for undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapists, Pilates instructors and professional dancers.
My particular areas of interest within physiotherapy are:
- Dance and Performing Arts
- Hypermobility, EDS and fibromyalgia
- Chronic and complex injury management
- Chronic fatigue and ME
- Exercise rehabilitation, conditioning and performance enhancement using Clinical Pilates and Yoga Therapy
With nearly 30 years of experience as a Physiotherapist including 25 years as a Certified Pilates... Read More
Sophie Hellings APA Titled Physiotherapist
I have over 12 years of experience working as a physiotherapist, having worked across both the public health and private practice setting. Over the following years, I gained further qualifications in Clinical Pilates, Dry Needling, and level 1 and 2 of Watson headaches technique. Still not feeling satisfied with my level of knowledge while treating musculoskeletal conditions, I went on to complete my certificate of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 2017 and then my Masters of Clinical Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2018. This has given me a greater understanding of diagnostic and treatment techniques for common and more complex problems.
I get particularly excited in identifying the underlying cause of a client’s pain, and the management of complex pain and injury. Using the various skills I have learnt over the years, I am able to tailor the treatment to the individual client, addressing their individual goals and needs.
My passion for physiotherapy developed growing up with parents in the medical field. My dad would often share stories of his work day while having dinner which I was always fascinated by. My sisters never quite shared my same passion and were horrified when I would bring my anatomy books to the dinner table while studying physio.
Outside of work, my passions include sailing, scuba diving (preferably tropical warm water locations), my cat Marci, and catching up with friends and family (preferably with wine). I also enjoy getting out in my small garden and attending Pilates.
My areas of special clinical interest include:
- Neck and back pain
- Headaches and migraines nerve-related pain eg sciatica
- Hip/groin pain
- Knee pain
- Pre and post-surgery rehabilitation eg ACL, total hip and knee replacements
- BPPV and neck related dizziness
- Dry needling
- Clinical Movement Therapy – private and small groups
I have over 12 years of experience working as a physiotherapist, having worked across both the pu... Read More
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