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Nicole Ascott

Physiotherapy, Staffon January 13th, 2021Comments Off on Nicole Ascott

Nicole has specialised in exercise rehabilitation in the health & fitness industry for over a decade. She graduated in Physiotherapy from the University of Notre Dame in 2018 and has a background in Exercise & Sport science and post graduate study in Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Nicole has experience working across a range of disciplines including aged care rehabilitation, disability & neurological rehabilitation, sports injury prevention & management, and strength & conditioning.

She is focused on understanding her client’s needs; providing them with the appropriate tools to feel empowered and in control of their health, with an aim to enrich their quality of life and independence.

Kayla Macintyre

Staffon May 30th, 2020Comments Off on Kayla Macintyre

Kayla graduated from Curtin University in 2007. She then went on to work and own her own Private Practice for a number of years where she excelled in running hydrotherapy exercise classes, Clinical Pilates classes as well as strength and balance exercise classes for the elderly.

She was also the Physiotherapist for the Perth WAFL club, a role that included managing sporting injuries as well as performing screening assessments and developing injury prevention programs.

Kayla broadened her skills working up north for 2 years in a FIFO physio role. This role allowed Kayla to further expand her knowledge of ergonomics and OHS and she was involved heavily in manual handling training, an area she is now very passionate about.

Kayla has also been involved in early intervention and return to work programs for large companies and is experienced in performing pre-employment assessments.

 Kayla’s Motto: ‘The body achieves what the mind believes’

 Key areas of interest:

– Clinical Pilates

– Sport injury management and prevention

– Manual handling training and ergonomics

– Back and neck pain

– Knee pain

Annemarie de Heus

Feldenkrais, Staffon November 23rd, 2018Comments Off on Annemarie de Heus

Annemarie is a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, a registered Physiotherapist and a Consultant in Postural Support. She has lived, worked and studied in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Annemarie is passionate about the Feldenkrais method and the opportunity it gives to everyone to improve their life. The method has the potential to impact every aspect of our life; how we walk, how we communicate, swim, recover from illness and injury, how we brainstorm, make decisions, deal with deadlines and conflict and other stressful situations. She enjoys assisting people of all levels of abilities to find greater ease moving through everyday life and enjoying their chosen activities.

Annemarie discovered the Feldenkrais method post her back injury in 2005 for the first time and again in 2013 following a car accident. It has had an enormous effect on her personally enabling her to learn to move more elegantly and more importantly comfortably and pain free. The method provoked her ongoing curiosity about how habitual movement patterns can lead to stress, pain and injury and how the plasticity of the human brain can be utilised to learn new patterns of action enabling movement with ease, grace and efficiency. She herself attends regular group class and enjoys her occasional individual one on one session.

Annemarie works with clients from all ages from infancy to senior years.

She works with clients from all ages and abilities to improve their flexibility, strength, balance and vitality. She supports clients to find their own path to well-being through self-awareness, paying attention to how they sense and use themselves and bringing awareness to how they move so they can reach their full potential. She works with children and their families to maximise the child’s capacity for learning new movements and improving posture, function and abilities.

She has helped many people with posture and alignment, balance and coordination, strength and flexibility. People recovering from illness and injury including the effects of stroke and other neurological origin. People suffering from back pain, neck, shoulder and hip pain. She supported people enhancing their performance and feeling of relaxation and wellbeing.

Annemarie is well-loved for her easy and caring manner and putting fun to functional efficiency. Regardless of the context she works in a purposeful, creative and interesting partnership with each of her clients.

Annemarie offers group classes (Awareness through Movement®– ATM), individual one on one (Functional Integration®) sessions and workshops throughout the Perth area including Perth Hills and Perth City.

To book or for further information and enquiries please ring Annemarie on 0439 585 782 to discuss any further details about your Feldenkrais appointment and/or your ATM class and/ or visit her website

Keith Bower

Physiotherapy, Staffon November 23rd, 2018Comments Off on Keith Bower

Keith graduated as a physiotherapist in 1971 & completed the post graduate diploma in manipulative therapy in 1975.

He taught on the undergraduate & postgraduate programmes at Curtin 1973 – 80s.

He has been in private practice from 1976 – present and adds further diagnostic & treatment expertise to the Attadale Physiotherapy team to help settle your physical problem.

He is also passionate about taking control of one’s health with appropriate exercise, nutrition and diet.

Christine O’Connor

Reception Staff, Staffon November 22nd, 2018Comments Off on Christine O’Connor

Christine joined our practice in June 2018 after working in various roles ranging from Customer Service Assistant in the retail sector, Airline Reservations Officer and First Aid Trainer with St John’s Ambulance.

It is pleasing to have Christine working with us as she is a calm, caring, friendly and enthusiastic member of our team.

Chantelle Stone

Reception Staff, Staffon June 17th, 2017Comments Off on Chantelle Stone

Chantelle grew up the south west of WA and after spending 5 years travelling Australia, she settled in Perth in 2008. Chantelle’s background has been managing various hospitality venues before working in administration on Barrow Island for the oil and gas industry. Chantelle has always had a strong interest in helping people and it was this interest that lead her to join our team at the start of 2017.

In her spare time Chantelle enjoys spending time with her friends and family, all things arts and culture and a tending to her every growing collection of indoor plants.

Jacqueline Heron

Staffon December 6th, 2012Comments Off on Jacqueline Heron

Jacquie Heron has been a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in Perth for more than 30 years and has owned Attadale Physiotherapy with her husband Robert since 1993. She enjoys assessing and treating a variety of conditions from acute to chronic including; headaches, neck and spinal problems, joint and muscle problems. She has an interest in using mobilisation, manipulation, dry needling, and individual and group rehabilitation exercises. Of great value is the use of exercise in water, especially in the clinic’s specialised Swimex/Hydrotherapy Pool providing individual programs for a great variety of people from the very young to the elderly.

Jacquie and her husband have two sons, a daughter and six grandchildren. Her daughter has followed in her mother’s footsteps, completing a Master of Physiotherapy. Jacquie has been a member of the Melville Rotary club for 14 years and enjoys the many various programs and experiences Rotary provides.

Linda Davidson

Staffon October 19th, 2012Comments Off on Linda Davidson

Linda obtained her Master of Psychology degree from Curtin University and other tertiary qualifications in psychology, education and geography from the universities of Glasgow and South Africa. She worked in medical, educational and EAP settings before entering private practice.

Linda treats clients who present with a wide variety of issues including mood and anxiety disorders, relationship stressors, life-stage transition and work related concerns. Her approach is person-centered and respectful. Linda applies research-based, therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Schema Therapy to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals. Linda is an Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor. She also provides clinical training and workshops.

Jeff Peters

Staffon October 19th, 2012Comments Off on Jeff Peters

Jeff Peters (BSc (Pod), Grad Dip Health Prom & Ed, MSc (Pod)).

Jeff graduated from WAIT in 1981 with a Diploma of Applied Science (Podiatry). This Diploma was converted at Curtin University to a Bachelor of Science degree in 1987. He completed his Graduate diploma of Health Promotion and Education in 1991 and his Masters of Science (Podiatry) in 1999. In addition in 1999 he completed his surgical studies and graduated as a Fellow of the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons.

Jeff commenced practice in Podiatry in 1982 working in private practice, in nursing homes and with Veterans Affairs. In 1984 he commenced employment with the Health Department working in community health centres in Lockridge and Kwinana. In 1989 he became the Podiatrist in Charge of Sir Charles Gairdner hospital and ran the hospital department for 17 years. From 1989 to today he has owned a number of private Podiatry practices, Myaree, Booragoon, Perth City, and West Perth; and now in Attadale and Nedlands. During this time he trained as a Surgical Podiatrist and practiced surgery for 6 years before retiring in 2006.

His current interests involve improving foot function, increasing foot comfort and helping patients to remain active and pain free. He has expertise in all aspects of Podiatric practice including:  Routine care (DEFORMED TOENAILS, CORNS & CALLUSES); Management of infections (FUNGAL AND BACTERIAL INFECTIONS, WOUNDS AND ULCERATIONS);  Improving foot mechanics (HEEL PAIN, PLANTAR FASCIITIS, FLAT FEET (PRONATION), WEAK ANKLES; SPORTS INJURIES OF THE FOOT AND ANKLE (TWISTED ANKLES), FOOT FATIGUE AND PAIN, FOOT & ANKLE FRACTURES) Chronic disease care (DIABETES and ARTHRITIS) and Minor surgery of foot deformities (INGROWN TOENAILS, WARTS / VERRUCAE,SKIN LESIONS) .

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