- Caroline ShawPrincipal Physiotherapist + Pilates InstructorCaroline ShawPrincipal Physiotherapist + Pilates Instructor
Caroline began her career in the United Kingdom after graduating with a BSc honours in Physiotherapy in 2000. She has an accomplished career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy including postgraduate studies. She completed her Pilates training with the internationally recognised Polestar Pilates and provides our comprehensive in-house Pilates training and mentoring. Having worked in private practice, occupational health and as a physio for numerous sports teams, Caroline brings a wide range of experience to the Live Well team and enjoys teaching, mentoring and developing new services. In addition to leading our Pilates team, Caroline drives our clinics towards our purpose – to inspire our clients and community to make positive changes to their health!
Outside of work, Caroline enjoys spending time with her three young children. She has a passion for continual development and enjoys learning more about health and nutrition.
- Daniel RispoliPrincipal PhysiotherapistDaniel RispoliPrincipal Physiotherapist
Daniel graduated from Curtin University of Technology in 2003 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. Daniel has had significant experience in the areas of musculoskeletal and sports injuries and has a particular interest in spinal pain, shoulder rehabilitation and knee injuries. He also has qualifications in dry needling and the treatment of benign positional vertigo and has specialised skills in Kinesio taping, a form of strapping which promotes optimal muscle function after injury. He takes pride in providing his clients with evidence-based, timely and effective physiotherapy treatment.
Daniel is the principal educator for the Live Well Group, organising and teaching our impressive weekly in-house physio education. He also manages the operations of the clinic and is mentor to our Hillarys physios.
Outside of work, Daniel enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, cycling and travelling when the opportunity arises!
- Amy Relo-FisherPrincipal Physiotherapist + Pilates InstructorAmy Relo-FisherPrincipal Physiotherapist + Pilates Instructor
Amy graduated from Curtin University of Technology in 2008. Since then, she has gained experience in several private practice clinics as well as in aged care. She has a passion for educating female clients about their specific health concerns and is currently completing her Masters in Women’s Health and Continence.
Amy has significant expertise in the areas of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, and sacroiliac/pelvic dysfunctions. She has a special interest in chronic headaches and pain relating to ergonomic, postural or movement disorders. She has trained in Pilates, dry needling, Kinesio taping and the treatment of benign positional vertigo. She also has specialised skills in real time ultrasound imaging for pelvic floor and core abdominal rehabilitation. Amy takes pride in providing a thorough assessment and determining the underlying cause of symptoms, in order to provide not only symptom relief but also to prevent injury recurrence.
Outside of work, Amy enjoys competitive horse riding, surfing, skateboarding and anything in the ocean.
- Ben BowtellPhysiotherapist, Head of Running Clinic & Pilates InstructorBen BowtellPhysiotherapist, Head of Running Clinic & Pilates Instructor
Ben graduated with a double degree in Physiotherapy and Exercise & Sports Science from Notre Dame. He is an Australian Classifier for the International Paralympic Committee, lectures for Sports Medicine Australia, a Master Trainer for Runity, a beta-tester for the University of Calgary’s Run3 and has his Level 2 for Sports Physiotherapy Association. He has a keen interest in Lower Limb Biomechanics, preventing running injuries and supporting patients in reaching their fitness goals.
Ben heads up our Running Clinic, Runity classes, hydrotherapy and gym programmes at Live Well Physio and enjoys working with athletes in all sports and at any level. He has worked with Wheelchair Sports WA, the Tasmanian Masters hockey team and has travelled as a physiotherapist with the WA Paralympic Soccer team. Ben is dedicated to continuous learning and educating his clients on injury prevention and health.
Outside of work, Ben teaches Australia’s largest community-drumming group and has travelled internationally with them. He also enjoys long runs along the beach at sunset and has done multiple half marathons, with his goal to complete a full marathon very soon.
- Ayla FletcherPhysiotherapist + Pilates InstructorAyla FletcherPhysiotherapist + Pilates Instructor
Ayla graduated from Curtin University with a BSc in Physiotherapy and prior experience working with high-level sporting clubs. Ayla prides herself in providing the latest evidence-based treatment and management techniques for all musculoskeletal injuries, to alleviate pain and improve overall health and wellbeing.
Ayla is currently a physiotherapist for the development squad of the Western Force and head physiotherapist at a premier league rugby union club. Ayla holds an APA level 2 sports physiotherapy qualification, a SMA level 2 sports trainer qualification and has worked with rugby, soccer and netball clubs. This has developed her skills and passion for treating sporting and overuse injuries. Ayla also has a strong interest in Pilates and women’s health as well as treating impairments of the back and neck.
Ayla’s approach to treatment is to determine both the diagnosis and the underlying cause of all injuries, in order to provide effective treatment through hands-on therapy, dry needling, movement re-training and exercise prescription.
With a strong focus on improving overall health and wellbeing, outside of work Ayla enjoys going to the gym, attending professional development courses and spending time at the beach with her family and friends.
Julian completed his Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University whilst gaining experience working at elite level rugby union, soccer and tennis clubs. He enjoys using a variety of manual therapy techniques to identify and address individual biomechanical impairments, alleviate pain and ensure a positive return to function. Julian has partaken in postgraduate education of clinical and mat Pilates, dry needling and vestibular therapy and has a keen interest in water sports injuries and rehabilitation.
In his personal life, Julian has recognized the value of exercise coupled with positive thinking and feels privileged to pass this on to his clients. Fascinated by the connection between mind and body, Julian links his musculoskeletal knowledge with the bigger picture of wellness and progression.
Outside of work, he tries to spend most of his time in the ocean or adventuring in nature. He has backpacked extensively around the world and the travel bug is still alive and kicking!
- Georgina BuckleyPhysiotherapist & Pilates InstructorGeorgina BuckleyPhysiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
Georgina completed her Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University. Since then she has gained experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. Georgina has a special interest in treating neck and back pain, sporting injuries and also women’s health. She has postgraduate training in clinical Pilates and has further qualifications in dry needling/acupuncture and Kinesio taping.
Georgina has experience travelling to Sydney and Adelaide as Team Physiotherapist with the U21s and U18s State Level Women’s Hockey teams. Locally, she has experience working with Men’s and Women’s State Level Basketball teams, as well as with a Men’s Amateur Football Club for WAFL.
Georgina is passionate about helping her patients reach their health goals and maintaining long-term positive outcomes. She believes this is best achieved through a combination of high quality manual therapy, injury management advice and a home exercise programme tailored to the individual. Outside of work, Georgina enjoys coastal walks, going to the gym and attending new exercise classes.
- Courtney GrahamPhysiotherapist + Pilates InstructorCourtney GrahamPhysiotherapist + Pilates Instructor
Courtney completed her Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University. She has a keen interest in sports rehabilitation, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and women’s health physiotherapy. Courtney is a firm believer in a manual therapy approach to physiotherapy treatment and aspires to work closely with clients in all aspects of functional rehabilitation for prompt and successful return to sport and work. She has particular interest in treating neck pain, back pain, shoulders, and knees. She has also completed postgraduate training in clinical and mat-based Pilates.
Courtney has been a part of elite level Soccer and Basketball teams while living in Canada. She is currently playing State level soccer for the Wanneroo Football Club. Courtney loves to cook and enjoys the outdoor living, with her favourite past time being down south fishing. Courtney’s drive to always deliver a great Physiotherapy service comes not only from gaining a feeling of satisfaction from helping her clients overcome injuries, but also from being able to motivate and guide people into living a healthier lifestyle.
- Natasha BarryPhysiotherapist & Pilates InstructorNatasha BarryPhysiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
Natasha completed her BSc in Physiotherapy at Curtin University. Since graduating she has worked in private practice and community settings, gaining experience with geriatric and surgical rehabilitation, musculoskeletal and sports injuries, neurological conditions, hydrotherapy and Pilates. She has a keen interest in the rehabilitation of acute and chronic low back pain, sporting injuries and surgical rehabilitation.
With a strong belief in exercise-based rehabilitation, Natasha combines manual therapy with education to ensure great success in returning clients to living well. She has completed postgraduate training in clinical and mat-based Pilates and is qualified in dry needling. She also has a strong interest in Women’s health.
Natasha enjoys Pilates and Xtend-Barre as a form of exercise to achieve her own personal fitness goals. She also loves exercising outdoors and living a healthy lifestyle, which she promotes during her treatment as a Physiotherapist. This, combined with patient satisfaction of a well-delivered and successful treatment, is what drives her to provide a high quality service to clients.
- Rachael MottersheadPhysiotherapist & Pilates InstructorRachael MottersheadPhysiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
Rachael graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy and immediately commenced working in private practice. She has spent time practicing in rural WA in both private and aged care, and has worked with UWA Rugby Union Football Club for over 4 years. She is a keen learner and since graduating has undertaken several post graduate training courses including Clinical Pilates, dry needling and Kinesio taping. Rachael prides herself on delivering an excellent service alleviating clients’ pain and assisting them to return to their full potential.
In her spare time Rachael enjoys visiting her family and pets down south, spending time with friends, going to the beach and watching rugby.
- Melanie BrayPhysiotherapist & Pilates InstructorMelanie BrayPhysiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
Following the completion of a BSc (Sports Science) in 1996, Melanie graduated from Curtin University in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy and immediately went overseas to work in Canada and the UK. There, she worked with elite and recreational athletes competing in summer and winter sports as well as pursuing her love of snowboarding and outdoor adventure activities. Melanie has significant experience in the areas of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, exercise prescription and post operative rehabilitation with a keen interest in meditation and its effects on physical health.
Melanie is currently expanding her Pilates skills by undertaking extensive further training in with the internationally recognized Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Series so she can continue to provide an exceptional level of service to all clients undertaking a Clinical Pilates rehabilitation program at our clinic. She is also undertaking a Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training program.
Outside of work, Melanie trains regularly at her local Crossfit Box, enjoys spending time with her two young children and travels when she has the opportunity. She also loves yoga, meditation and music and plays piano, guitar and sings.
- Julie LynchWomen’s Health PhysiotherapistJulie LynchWomen’s Health Physiotherapist
Julie graduated from Curtin University of Technology in 1993 with a BSc (Physiotherapy) and has since worked in the area of sports, spinal injuries and women’s health in both the hospital and private practice sector. Due to her growing interest in Women’s Health particularly in the area of antenatal and postnatal care Julie completed her postgraduate qualification in Continence and Women’s Health in 2008. She established Bumpity Bump Physiotherapy, making her one of the only Women’s Health Physios in Perth dedicated to providing physiotherapy services to pregnant and postnatal women. Julie is passionate about guiding mums through that “Bumpity Bump” journey, providing them with clinical consultations, specific water and land based pregnancy and postnatal exercise classes and education. She feels incredibly lucky to be able to go on this challenging and rewarding journey with her mums.
Outside of work you will find Julie with family and friends down at the beach, outside her tent, in a foreign country or maybe beside a backyard BBQ!
- Julie SprynPractice Manager HillarysJulie SprynPractice Manager Hillarys
Julie oversees the running of our Hillarys and Whitfords clinics. She undertakes most of the administrative work for the clinics, in addition to looking after the rest of the Live Well Physio team.
Julie has taken on the role of social coordinator for the clinics, organising regular team get-togethers such as bowling and mini-golf! In her spare time, Julie enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Julie is supported by our fantastic receptionist team Jacqui, Heidi, Dawn & Jo who between them have been in the customer service industry for over 80 years! Jointly, they work hard to provide our clients with a high standard of customer service and a warm welcome to our clinic.
- Erin CartwrightPractice Manager CurrambineErin CartwrightPractice Manager Currambine
Erin overseas the running of our Currambine clinic. She has spent over 12 years providing administrative support to the allied health industry. Erin is passionate about providing excellent customer service and patient care. Her focus is towards creating a positive environment for our team and clients alike.
In her spare time Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends and has an interest in interior design.
Erin is supported by our amazing reception team; Kate, Brooke and Debbie. Our team work hard to provide our clients with the best possible customer service and create a warm welcome to our clinic.
- Alisa PettitLife CoachAlisa PettitLife Coach
Alisa began her personal development journey about 10 years ago and has completed numerous courses in Life Coaching and Personal Mastery. After completing a 12 year stint in the Corporate environment as a Finance Manager, she took the leap in 2014 and started her own business called INSITE Mind and from there it began! She started a practice in Perth and was amazed at just how many people responded to her business in the first 6 months. She developed a corporate program and an individual programme, which helps people open up to their own world of personal development.
Alisa offers individual consultations as well as running regular workshops on topics such as; Mindset Reset, The Art of Positive Thinking, and Move Your mood, which focus on goal setting, changing your mindset and emotional intelligence. She also has numerous personal development products which focus on helping people to learn whilst at home. Her products are designed to be displayed and shared and create a great focal point to share positivity with friends and family.
INSITE Mind is located at Live Well Currambine.
- Lisa TassellNaturopathLisa TassellNaturopath
With over 15 years in the industry, Lisa’s experienced and passionate approach has helped countless clients improve their health and wellbeing. She uses natural therapies, medicines and dietary modifications to help people bring their body back into balance and feel the best they can. She provides simple, effective advice that is individually tailored to meet her client’s goals and will enable them to be the healthiest version of themselves.
Lisa has expertise with a wide range of conditions including women’s health, weight loss, stress, fatigue, cancer support, immunity, child’s health and chronic pain.
Lisa is one of a selected group of health practitioners who has been extensively trained with a non-invasive bio impedance machine. It determines your body age and so much more. This assessment is great for anyone wanting to know if their eating patterns, exercise regime and general lifestyle is supporting their overall health and wellbeing or if improvements are required.
Come and see Lisa to get your health back on track and gain the motivation to reach your health goals!
- David CloverPodiatristDavid CloverPodiatrist
David graduated from Curtin University of Technology in 1997. He has developed a broad scope of practice in the podiatry profession. After working in the public sector at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital for 8 years, David started his own practice in 1999.
David has a particular interest in musculoskeletal injuries, gait retraining, diabetic related foot problems and minor surgical procedures involving nail and skin conditions. He works closely with our physiotherapists and has expertise in specialised dry needling (Acupuncture) and myofascial trigger point therapy of the foot and ankle region.
Outside of work, David enjoys running (with his orthotics in situ!) and spending time with his family.
- Anne EdwardsPodiatristAnne EdwardsPodiatrist
Anne is a graduate of Curtin University and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of podiatry. Anne has worked in a variety of workplace settings from aged care, country and metropolitan hospitals, private practice and rural and remote fly-in, fly-out communities.
Anne was awarded a scholarship to study her Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education, which has led to a special interest in Diabetes. She then spent twelve months at the Podiatry Department at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital dealing with High Risk Diabetic and Chronic care patients.
Anne established Currambine Podiatry to apply her extensive experience to helping the local community with their podiatry complaints. She is caring and compassionate as well as having years of experience under her belt. Anne’s goal is to help you have the best feet possible!
Currambine Podiatry are located at Live Well Currambine.
- Jennifer CooperRemedial Massage TherapistJennifer CooperRemedial Massage Therapist
Jennifer completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2006. She is a co-founder of Currambine Massage Therapy. Since graduating she has worked in a number of clinics throughout Perth gaining vast experience working alongside Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Podiatrists and Naturopaths.
Jennifer has worked with sporting athletes (WAFL & Perth Glory) and cyclists (Cyclo Sport). Her experience also includes pregnancy massage, treating motor vehicle accident injuries and injury prevention.
Jennifer has a keen interest and expertise in pregnancy massage, especially since the birth of her two young children. Jennifer has also completed her qualifications as an Infant Massage Instructor, offering private one-on-one sessions within the clinic, and also running 4 week workshops teaching parents how to massage their baby to help with colic, wind and constipation, increase the bonding experience and to help with sleeping.
When Jen isn’t in the clinic she is running her other business, Nature Balm, making lip balms and other all-natural skincare products. Jen enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and two sons. She also enjoys living a healthy lifestyle, going to the gym, cooking in the kitchen and walking her two dogs.
Jennifer can give rebates for all health funds.
- Jenni PekkanenRemedial Massage TherapistJenni PekkanenRemedial Massage Therapist
Jenni graduated from Mt Lawley TAFE in 2006. She is a co-founder of Currambine Massage Therapy. Since gaining her Diploma she has worked in her own massage business treating private patients as well as undertaking corporate massage. Jenni then worked in a Chiropractic clinic and Wellness Centre alongside Chiropractors, Podiatrists and Naturopaths. Her varied experience also includes pregnancy massage, workers compensation, athletes and office workers.
Prior to studying massage Jenni was a Workstation Evaluator and worked closely with Occupational Therapists ensuring good ergonomic practices in the workplace. She was working in this job whilst studying for her massage qualification. Seeing so many office workers in discomfort led to Jenni looking into how she could help people manage their pain.
Jenni has a keen interest in treating chronic headaches, neck pain and postural discomfort.
Outside of work Jenni enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, camping and going out for dinner with friends.
Jenni can give rebates for all health funds.
- Charlene QuinceyRemedial Massage TherapistCharlene QuinceyRemedial Massage Therapist
Charlene qualified in Holistic and Sports Massage Therapy in the UK in 2011 and worked part-time in a Chiropractic Clinic. In February 2014 she moved to Perth with her husband and 2 children in search of a slower-paced family life and of course the beautiful warm weather. Charlene’s UK qualifications were assessed here in Perth and after further studies, she completed the Australian Diploma of Remedial Massage in December 2014. The following March, she joined Currambine Massage Therapy.
At the age of 12, Charlene was diagnosed with scoliosis resulting in surgery and a Harrington rod implant. In the years that followed, she found that regular body massages provided huge relief to the tension and tightness brought on by the curvature.
When Charlene decided it was time for a career change after her children were born, she came across an advert for a course in Holistic Massage and instantly knew that massage was something she wanted to explore. Charlene believed in it and knew from experience that it is very effective in pain relief. She signed up for the course and hasn’t looked back since.
In addition to the diploma, Charlene has also completed clinical massage specifically for lower back pain and also neck and shoulder pain.
Charlene has a warm and sincere approach to massage therapy and treats each client individually. Their needs and goals are discussed and a suitable treatment plan is developed.
In her spare time, Charlene enjoys family cycle rides, walks along the beach and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
Charlene can give rebates for all health funds.
- Kate BeutelRemedial Massage TherapistKate BeutelRemedial Massage Therapist
Kate completed her diploma in January 2015. While studying, she worked as a chiropractic assistant and also as a remedial massage therapist at a local floatation centre. Kate has experience working with athletes and also pregnant clients.
Suffering from chronic lower back pain herself and noticing the improvement regular massage made, she has a keen interest in helping with lower back pain and headaches.
Outside of the clinic Kate enjoys spending time with her partner and family, going out for breakfast and also spending time at the beach.
Kate can give rebates for all health funds EXCEPT Medibank and HCF.
- Shannon McKendryWhole Food Advocate & Wellness SpeakerShannon McKendryWhole Food Advocate & Wellness Speaker
Shannon is a real food advocate, wellness speaker and Sales Coordinator for the Juice Plus+ Company. Her love and passion revolves around educating the world on traditional health and healing, building healthy families and healing the whole body with whole food.
Her education and passion was ignited when she was faced with a debilitating condition called Guillain-Barré 5 years ago which she battled with for over 3 years. After discovering that the key to healing was far simpler than she had been previously led to believe, she went on a quest to learn all things traditional nutrition, holistic healing and lifestyle change.
Her depth of knowledge is vast as she has dedicated the last 5 years to wellness and from this experience and education she is proud to be a part of and work alongside an incredible wellness community. Her vision is to connect communities in the wellness industry in a united mission to heal the world.
Her love and passion for people is undeniable. Shannon’s purpose is to connect people back to wellness principles, to help them heal themselves and then the world.
- Caroline ShawPrincipal Physiotherapist + Pilates Instructor
- Daniel RispoliPrincipal Physiotherapist
- Amy Relo-FisherPrincipal Physiotherapist + Pilates Instructor
- Ben BowtellPhysiotherapist, Head of Running Clinic & Pilates Instructor
- Ayla FletcherPhysiotherapist + Pilates Instructor
- Georgina BuckleyPhysiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
- Courtney GrahamPhysiotherapist + Pilates Instructor
- Natasha BarryPhysiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
- Rachael MottersheadPhysiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
- Melanie BrayPhysiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
- Julie LynchWomen’s Health Physiotherapist
- Julie SprynPractice Manager Hillarys
- Erin CartwrightPractice Manager Currambine
- Alisa PettitLife Coach
- Lisa TassellNaturopath
- David CloverPodiatrist
- Anne EdwardsPodiatrist
- Jennifer CooperRemedial Massage Therapist
- Jenni PekkanenRemedial Massage Therapist
- Charlene QuinceyRemedial Massage Therapist
- Kate BeutelRemedial Massage Therapist
- Shannon McKendryWhole Food Advocate & Wellness Speaker