Book an Appointment at Wisdom Physio - NEDLANDS (41 Hampden Rd)
Welcome to Wisdom Physiotherapy - please choose your location, Nedlands or Claremont.
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Zoe Shea (Yik Lui Shea)
I am passionate in making a positive impact on people’s lives. After studying Physiotherapy in the UK, I then started my career in Hong Kong. Having spent years working in hospitals and private clinics, I have extensive experience across different specialties which led me to discover my interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I have also completed a Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy at Curtin where I co-authored a research paper in chronic low back pain.
I like to problem-solve and tailor my treatment plans and goals to your specific needs. I love using hands-on techniques with clinical exercise as a functional approach to rehabilitation. In addition to my Masters qualification, I have also done specific training in Mulligan’s technique for neck and lower limb and McKenzie technique for back pain.
I am empathetic, client-focused and goal driven. I provide holistic treatment which is individualised and evidence based. Whether it is a painful condition, injury prevention or return to sports, I always listen and provide practical and realistic solutions. I believe empowering people with knowledge and the ability to manage their conditions is crucial to enhancing their physical and mental wellbeing.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends, exploring hiking trails, watching sunsets and cooking. I am also a travel addict who loves to carry her camera to explore beautiful places around the world.
I can also speak fluent Cantonese and Mandarin.
My areas of special clinical interest include - Low back pain - Neck tension and pain - Headaches - Hip and knee issues - Scoliosis - Arthritis - Gait and posture - Neurological conditions – radiculopathy, Parkinson’s, motor neuron leisons - Sports injuries - Dry needling
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I have over 15 years experience as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, treating a whole range of musculoskeletal disorders using a combination of hands-on physiotherapy, dry needling and exercise rehabilitation.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to work in career that was hands-on and in health care. I initially qualified as a Registered Nurse and after working across various specialities, I eventually specialised in theatres, ending up in theatre management. Keen to return to clinical work and further expand my knowledge, I returned to university as a post-graduate and received a Master of Physiotherapy from Curtin University. I then worked in Physiotherapy private practice.
After the birth of my daughter, I realised the huge importance of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and the shortage of services available, so I returned to university again to obtain a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health).
These days I split my time between being a mum, working as a Physio and nursing to keep me up to date with the current specialists, procedures and medications out there in the clinical setting.
I find Pelvic Health is a fascinating field that is a perfect amalgamation of my nursing and physiotherapy experience. I find working in Pelvic Health an incredibly rewarding career and I love listening to clients say that visiting a pelvic health physio has been life changing and they should have done it ages ago! Pelvic health involves multiple, interrelated body systems, and I really enjoy fitting all the puzzle pieces together to achieve the best optimal outcomes.
Women’s & Men’s Pelvic Health: - Incontinence – Urinary and Faecal - Overactive Bladder (urinary frequency and urgency) - Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Constipation - Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Care - Pelvic Pain (painful sex, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain) - Male pre and post-Prostatectomy
Pregnancy conditions: - Perineal trauma - Breast feeding (mastitis, cracked nipples, blocked ducts) - Rectus abdominus diastasis - Pelvic girdle pain, wrist pain - Back pain - Returning to exercise - Haemorrhoids
Musculoskeletal areas of clinical interest: - Hip pain - Knee injuries/discomfort - Neck pain - Sciatica and back pain - Wrist issues - Dry needling
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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
Emma Reid Physiotherapist
I possess extensive expertise in treating musculoskeletal conditions, catering to both private and athletic environments. My passion for learning has persisted since university, as evidenced by my accomplishments in courses such as Dry Needling, Strength and Conditioning, and G:LAD Training (Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis management). My next venture involves taking Clinical Pilates sessions in the Nedlands clinic, which I eagerly anticipate.
I have always been a curious individual, seeking to comprehend how things work. This trait has made me an ideal fit for my chosen profession of physiotherapy. Nothing brings me greater satisfaction than empowering individuals with knowledge about their body, along with the necessary tools to achieve their objectives. As a lifelong hockey player who has represented both WA and Australia in the Indoor game, I have an exceptional understanding of how physiotherapy can prevent, manage, and rehabilitate injuries, having sustained my fair share over the years.
When I am not playing hockey or at work, I enjoy unwinding by going to the beach, reading, indulging in Netflix binges (I welcome all recommendations), and spending time with my two feline companions.
My areas of interest include: - Headaches and neck pain - Knee and hip osteoarthritis - Back pain - Sports injuries - Clinical Pilates - Dry Needling - Strength and conditioning (ALL ages and levels) - Pre and post surgical rehabilitation (eg. ACL, hip and knee replacements)
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Amy Tinetti Women's Health Physiotherapist
I just love physiotherapy and enjoy helping people reach their full potential. I find the human body and the way it works amazing.
I chose to specialise in Women’s, Men’s and Children’s Pelvic Health after hearing an increasing number of stories from friends and family members. So many women were struggling with continence or prolapse issues post childbirth or during menopause. This made me realise how important this area was within physiotherapy and spurred me on to learn more.
I’ve been a physiotherapist for over 10 years and have clinical experience in Continence and Women’s Health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
I have completed two degrees, a Postgraduate Masters Degree in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, both at Curtin University.
I like to address all the areas which may be impacting your Continence and Pelvic Health. These areas include your pelvic floor, abdominals, exercise, stressors, diet, bowels and many others.
When I’m not working at Wisdom, I am either lecturing at Curtin or my husband and I are actively trying to find ways to tire out our 2 little boys.
My areas of special clinical interest include:
- Continence issues (Stress Urinary Incontinence, overactive bladder, urge urinary incontinence)
- Antenatal and Postnatal care – (back or wrist pain, exercise, rectus abdominus diastasis, haemorrhoids, perineal trauma)
- Breastfeeding issues (mastitis, blocked ducts, and cracked nipples)
- Pelvic pain (dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, painful bladder syndrome)
- Pessary fittings
- Faecal Incontinence
- Male pre and post-prostatectomy
- Children daytime bladder leakage
- Nocturnal enuresis (or bed wetting)
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Zeke Okely Physiotherapist
(Zeke treats at both Nedlands & Claremont)
I provide holistic, individualised Physiotherapy, supporting people to recover from injuries, maximise mobility and achieve their goals to live their best life.
My professional and personal experience has taught me the importance of developing a respectful partnership with my clients to promote a sense of mutual responsibility to achieve the best health outcomes possible.
I have a great track record and extensive experience assisting children, and adults of all ages, and from all walks of life. I have expertise in effectively treating a wide range of injuries, genetic and neurological conditions using both hands-on, manual therapy and clinical exercise. I am continually honing my skills and keeping up to date with the latest research and have additional qualifications in Auslan and mental health first aid.
My goals are always to reduce your pain, improve your function and prevent future problems arising in a caring way. I work with my clients to create an individualised treatment plan that we create together. I understand that therapy in most effective when it is an enjoyable experience and, whenever possible, I ensure therapy is fun, especially when working with children.
Outside of my Physiotherapy work, you might find me camping, hiking in a national park, or at the beach trying not to fall off my surfboard.
I am an energetic, friendly and enthusiastic Physiotherapist with a genuine passion for empowering people of all abilities to remain active, healthy and to reach their full potential. I also work part-time for Fly2Health, treating in rural community settings, ranging from infants to the elderly population with complex medical conditions and social situations.
My areas of clinical interest:
- Back and neck pain
- Hip, knee, and ankle pain
- Balance issues
- Chronic pain
- Shoulder pain and injuries
- Clinical movement therapy
- Dry needling
- Nerve pain
- Neurological conditions
- Pre- and post-surgery management
- Sports injuries
Paediatric expertise in:
- Developmental delay and movement disorders
- Gait abnormalities and re-training
- Neurological and genetic conditions
- Muscle tone abnormalities (high or low muscle tone)
- Orthopaedic conditions
(Zeke treats at both Nedlands & Claremont) I provide holistic, individualised Physiotherapy,... Read More
Adam Lin Physiotherapist
I have been helping people recover from pain and maximise their performance for over 15 years. By using a proven system of treatment I am able to help you to become pain free.
My practice involves a range of hands on treatment techniques and I combine these with DMA Clinical Pilates to achieve the best movement of your body. I use dry needling extensively and have full faith in the results, especially when dealing with longstanding pain. I have recently come from working in an osteopathic clinic, and use elements of this highly specific, gentle manual philosophy. I see the important relationship between all body structures, and apply this in the way that I work.
I am driven as a physiotherapist to help you become pain free and achieve your optimum physical health. I have spent several years working with professional sportspeople and have come to understand how much the body can achieve. Whether you strive to complete the Rotto Swim, run up Jacob’s ladder or simply walk comfortably along the river, I will work with you and guide you in meeting your expectations.
I have considerable experience dealing with all areas of the body but have developed a strong interest in lower back pain and pain problems of the knee, ankle and hip. I also enjoy working with young people and the challenges of dealing with a growing body.
Areas of special interest:
• Chronic back pain • Sports Injuries – rugby, basketball, tennis etc • Pelvic and hip dysfunction • Knee pain – acute and chronic • Spinal pain • Shoulder and thoracic issues • Clinical Pilates • Dry needling
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Jane Leslie Physiotherapist
I have over 15 years experience and an established skill base in Clinical Pilates and Yoga practices.
I started my career in hospital, military and overseas aid physiotherapy, and have since focused my development in movement-based and mind-body approaches in private practice Physiotherapy.
I enjoy working with a broad client base in these areas including rehabilitation, arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic pain, pre/post pregnancy, pelvic floor pain as well as sports people.
I studied lumbo-pelvic dysfunction and Clinical Pilates (BET) in the early 2000’s, then became interested in the principles and benefits of yoga during my 9 years in Hong Kong. I became a qualified yoga instructor there in 2008. Applying yoga knowledge and skills to my existing practice has been a thrill to witness the positive changes in both physical function and quality of life in my clients.
In 2011, advances in research, directed my study to DMA Clinical Pilates in Melbourne. Implementing these techniques, I saw rapid and measurable results. I’ve completed all 4 levels of DMA Clinical Pilates since relocating to Perth in 2012 and it forms the core of my pilates practice.
I enjoy focusing on this approach to Clinical Pilates in a progressive environment with like-minded practitioners at Wisdom Physiotherapy Nedlands.
I also work with the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Foundation (WA), and provide a unique Yoga for Arthritis program; an evidence-based program developed at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Currently I’m the only instructor in Australia who teaches this course. In 2016 I started working with Yoga for Pain Care Australia, conducting an arthritis education module for yoga instructors.
I graduated from the University of Sydney with a B.App.Sc. (Physiotherapy) in 1997.
My areas of special clinical interest include:
- Arthritis & Osteoporosis
- Chronic Pain
- Pelvic floor pain
- Yoga - private sessions
- Clinical Pilates - private and small groups
- Balance / falls prevention
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Carin Penberthy Physiotherapist
I have over 20 years clinical experience in private practice treating musculoskeletal, spinal and sports injuries.
I completed two degrees, a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Curtin University), and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (UWA), plus all four levels of DMA Clinical Pilates. I enjoy integrating manual therapy and active rehabilitation in my approach to injury management.
I’ve worked both locally in Perth and overseas, and recently returned from Singapore where I owned a successful physiotherapy and pilates practice for several years. I have worked with various patient populations such as back/neck pain patients (with or without an ergonomic focus) and sports injury patients with a focus on triathletes, cyclists, runners, footballers, golfers and dancers.
There are many facets to my job that I enjoy, but I particularly like the challenge of problem solving and tailoring treatment plans and goals to the client’s specific needs. I believe empowering people with knowledge and solutions makes a difference in people’s lives.
I’m very focused on understanding the biomechanics and cause behind your injury/pain to ensure the correct manual therapy and functional rehabilitation approach is used to optimise recovery and injury prevention.
My areas of special clinical interest include:
- Spine – back and neck pain
- Sports related injuries
- Hip & groin injuries
- Knee injury and rehabilitation
- Ankle injury and rehabilitation
- Pre & post surgery
- Clinical pilates - private and small groups
- Dry Needling
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My favourite part of being a physiotherapist is being able to help people live a better, healthier, pain-free life. I love working with a variety of patients to help achieve their individual goals.
I found my way to physiotherapy after an active adolescence of playing soccer, cross-country running, dancing and gymnastics landed me with many aches and sprains that sent me to the physio on a regular basis. I learned early the benefits of both manual therapy and exercise-rehabilitation in the recovery process and wanting to return to sport as soon as possible.
I have treated newborn infants right through to the elderly and across the entire journey from day one to full rehabilitation. My experience as physiotherapist in both private practice and acute hospital settings, has allowed me to spend much of my time assisting patients in their recovery from sporting injuries and orthopaedic surgery.
Having worked extensively with some of Perth’s best orthopaedic surgeons, I am extremely well versed in pre and post-operative rehabilitation, and love providing solutions that can improve your pain and function without the need for surgery.
Having worked with WAFL and amateur football clubs, I enjoy empowering both professional athletes and weekend warriors to take an active role in their rehabilitation.
I also have a special interest in the treatment of neck pain and cervicogenic headaches; having personally experienced this I understand how debilitating it can be and how much physiotherapy can improve your symptoms and long-term recovery. Pilates and regular strength training became my norm to manage these symptoms and I hope to help others with similar issues.
I thoroughly enjoy working with women and adolescents with a variety of conditions; and have a special interest in treating hypermobility syndromes that stems from my own history in dancing and gymnastics. I’m a strong believer that you can always do something; there is always an exercise or way you can move that can improve your pain and it’s my role to help you find it!
If I’m not at the clinic, you’ll probably find me at the dance studio training regularly for Latin and Ballroom dancing, down by the river for a run, or cuddling up with my dog Winston.
My areas of special clinical interest include:
- Neck pain & stiffness
- Cervicogenic headaches
- Jaw pain/stiffness (TMJ)
- Back pain
- Hypermobility syndromes
- Dry needling
- Pregnancy pain and pilates
- Sports and running injuries
- Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation
- Clinical Movement Therapy – private and small groups
Paediatric-Specific conditions: - Movement disorders (coordination problems, hypermobility) - Gait abnormalities (in toeing, out-toeing, knock knees, toe walking) - Orthopaedic conditions including growing pains, Osgood Schlatter, Severs disease - Torticollis (neck muscle shortening in babies) and Plagiocephaly (flattening of the head) - Club foot and flat feet - Brachial Plexus Injury
Pregnancy related conditions: - Breast feeding (mastitis, cracked nipples, blocked ducts) - Rectus abdominus diastasis - Pelvic girdle pain, wrist pain - Back pain - Returning to exercise, pregnancy & postnatal pilates
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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
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