B.Sc (Physio), M. Sports Physio
Nick has been a physiotherapist for 22 years and an owner of Karrinyup Physiotherapy Centre for 10 years. He completed a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 2001. Throughout his career Nick has worked in both Australia and the United Kingdom specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction and sports injuries. Nick has significant involvement in Australian Rules football as the lead Physiotherapist for the WA Football Commission State Academy teams for over 10 years. In this role he manages the injuries of the elite young footballers in the state.
Nick’s personal interests include football, golf and spending time with his family.
M. Physio, Grad Cert Clinical Physio (Cont & WH), B. Sc (Ex Sci)
Jamie has worked at Karrinyup Physiotherapy since completing her Masters of Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2003. She completed post-graduate studies in Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health in 2010, allowing her to assess and treat pelvic floor disorders, including bladder and bowel dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic/coccygeal pain and dysparaenia. Jamie continues to treat most musculoskeletal conditions with a special interest in pregnancy and postnatal related pain and dysfunction, including mastitis. Jamie has also completed further training in Real Time Ultrasound Imaging/Assessment for ‘core’ stability and pelvic floor muscle retraining.
Jamie’s personal interests include running, swimming, tennis and spending time with her kids, family and friends.
B.Sc (Physio.), M. Man. Ther.
Paul completed his Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University in 2000. In 2007, he completed his Masters of Manual Therapy qualification at UWA. This course had a heavy focus on the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal problems with particular emphasis on the management of spinal pain. Following the completion of his masters, Paul has continued to hone his skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems by attending professional development courses and keeping abreast of current research. Paul has a passion for trying to understand the cause of his patient’s symptoms and then trying to resolve them.
Away from work Paul tries to keep fit by swimming and has a keen interest in all sports.
M. Physio, B. Ex. Sc. (Hons)
Nic has completed a Masters degree in Physiotherapy at Curtin University and a Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) with Honours at ACU Melbourne. Nic currently treats patients 4 days per week at Karrinyup Physiotherapy Centre as well as working as a physiotherapist for the Western Force Rugby Club. Nic also does sessional lecturing at both Curtin and Murdoch Universities, teaching in a variety of different areas.
Nic’s clinical experience includes the treatment and prevention of a large variety of sporting and musculoskeletal conditions. This includes acute and overuse conditions of the spine, hips, knees, ankles and feet. Along with treating general sporting and musculoskeletal problems, Nic also has a strong focus on the treatment and management of complex shoulder and hip conditions in athletic and general populations.
Drawing from his experience working in elite sport, Nic’s treatment approach includes a combination of dry needling, manual therapy and highly individualised exercise rehabilitation to achieve the best results for his patients. Nic also manages the exercise rehabilitation, strength and conditioning classes in the rehabilitation gym at Karrinyup Physiotherapy Centre.
B.Sc. (Physio), M. Sports Physio
Kristelle completed her Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University. Her desire to continually improve her clinical reasoning and assessment skills has taken her back to the books this year to complete her Masters of Clinical Physiotherapy in Sports Physiotherapy.
Kristelle has also completed her Diploma in Rehabilitation Pilates through Polestar, Spinal Level 1, Sports Level 1, Wrist & Hand Level 1 and 2 and Dry needling courses.
Currently, Kristelle is the Physiotherapist for the Scarborough Amateur Football club, providing individualised rehabilitation programs for injured players and implementing injury prevention programs. She also has previous experience working with the Smarter than Smoking State Netball team.
M. Sports Physio, B. Sc. (Physio), B. Sc. (Ex. Phys.)
Susi graduated from physiotherapy at Curtin University and completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in 2001. She is an APA titled Sports Physiotherapist and has worked in a variety of private, sports, university and public settings interstate and in Europe. From a sports perspective she has worked mostly with the running sports of rugby, hockey and AFL but now enjoys and the challenge of helping clients of varied ages get back to a variety of activities ranging from swimming and running type sports to more regular normal daily activities.
Susi has a particular interest in the treatment and management of lower limb, lumbopelvic and school age athlete conditions. She uses a variety of manual therapy approaches including dry needling and runs exercise classes and 1:1 pilates rehabilitation to help get lasting results. Susi enjoys the outdoors and some running and social sport in her own time.
B. Sc (Physio), B. Sc (Ex & Health Science), Grad Dip (Ex Rehab)
Abe is a Notre Dame School of Physiotherapy graduate, in addition to completing Exercise and Health Science and Exercise Rehabilitation degrees. This combined education means Abe is focused on the holistic treatment of his clients – from diagnosis and initial treatment in the acute stage to long-term exercise rehabilitation. Abe is experienced with musculoskeletal presentations including low back and neck pain, sporting injuries and acute or overuse presentations, implementing the most recent evidence based practice for each of his clients.
Abe is trained in Pilates, and offers individual or class programs for injury rehabilitation or maintenance as a central feature of his treatment approach.
Having a personal background in playing WAFL football, Abe has continued his involvement through currently working as a physiotherapist in the WA Football Commission State Academy.
Away from work, Abe enjoys getting out for a surf, camping and walking around golf courses. And when he can, getting back to his hometown near Esperance.
M.Clin. Physio (Sports), M. Physio, B. Sc. (Ex Sci)
Craig has recently completed a Master of Clinical Physiotherapy in Sports Physiotherapy, where he developed excellent clinical reasoning skills to assist him with the diagnosis and management of complex musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. He has gained valuable experience in the rehabilitation of acute and chronic injuries by working with a number of sporting teams.
Currently, Craig is the Head Physiotherapist for Subiaco Football Club, as well as the Physiotherapist for the WACA U19’s cricket team. He uses a combination of dry needling, manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation to achieve patient and athlete goals.
Away from work, Craig enjoys playing or watching football, cricket and golf, and spending time with his son.
B.Sc. (Physio) Hons.
Dempsey completed her Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University, graduating with first class Honours. She enjoys working with a wide range of conditions and injuries but has a special interest in overuse/sporting injuries.
Dempsey likes creating graduated rehabilitation programs to ensure people get back to what they love doing, free of pain and with confidence. She has a passion for health and exercise, and loves showing people how moving their bodies can generally improve most conditions and quality of life.
Dempsey also spends some of her time in our Pilates gym teaching a range of mat and reformer classes.
Outside of work, Dempsey plays competitive field hockey and during the off-season she spends most of her time at the beach!
B. Sc. (Physio)
Michelle graduated from Notre Dame University in 2008. Since graduating, Michelle has worked in private practice and in vocational rehabilitation consultancy. Michelle has extensive experience in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal, sporting and vocational injuries. Michelle has completed additional training in anatomical acupuncture (dry needling), manual therapy, DMA accredited clinical pilates, vocational rehabilitation, workers compensation, injury management and women’s health. Michelle has an interest in holistic management of various conditions across the lifespan, with a particular interest in Women’s Health. Michelle has recently embarked on Post Graduate studies in Women’s Health and Continence.
G. Cert (Sports Physio), B. Sc. (Physio), B. Sc. (Health)
Since graduating from Notre Dame University, Belinda has worked exclusively in private practice treating various complex musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. She obtained a post graduate certificate in Sports Physiotherapy in 2014 and is in the final stages of completing her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy (LaTrobe).
Belinda enjoys helping people from all walks of life, however her own involvement and experience as an athlete has driven her interest in the optimal management and prevention of sporting injuries. Her focus is ensuring that the underlying cause of the injury is found and addressed with a heavy emphasis on the body’s optimal movement patterns.
Clinically Belinda’s interest lie in management of back pain, pelvic/groin, knee and hip injures, with a special interest in the treatment of tendinopathies and other overuse conditions. She has spent valuable time with leading physiotherapist in tendon pain, Peter Malliaras and head sports physiotherapists at the West Coast Eagles and is certified in the leading Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).
She has previously been involved as physiotherapist with district cricket and state league basketball and is current physiotherapist for the woman’s AFL State Talent Academy.
Outside of the clinic Belinda loves spending time with her family, finding good a coffee and keeping fit anyway she can.
B. Sc. (Physio) with Distinction
Rhea graduated from Curtin University in 2008. Before joining Karrinyup Physiotherapy Centre in 2009 she worked at St John of God Hospital and a private practice in Geraldton, which gave her a broad range of experience across a wide range of clinical settings. Rhea has worked with numerous sporting teams, is trained in anatomical acupuncture and as an ex dancer herself has an interest in treating dancers. Rhea’s main interest and passion however is Clinical Pilates and since joining our practice she has gone on to specialise in Clinical Pilates completing both DMA and Polestar Pilates training. Rhea spends most of her time in our fully equipped Pilates studio, conducting patient assessments and teaching classes.
B. Sc. (Physio)
Rene completed her Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University in 1998. Following a two year period at Busselton Community Health Centre, Rene moved to Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, where she specialised in acute care in the areas of Orthopaedics, Burns and Plastics, Hands, Amputee Rehabilitation, Oncology and Respiratory. As the Acting Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist Burns and Plastics, Rene was involved in the disaster management of the 2002 Bali Bombings. She then spent 3 years as the Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist Orthopaedics managing both inpatient and outpatient care. During this time Rene was seconded to Notre Dame University to help develop the paediatric modules for the undergraduate course and lecture. She is very experienced in physiotherapy education, having provided years of student supervision to both Notre Dame University and Curtin University.
Following the birth of her twin girls, Rene continued lecturing and supervising students, and worked part-time at The Centre for Cerebral Palsy, PMH, Next Challenge and Step Ahead Therapy.
Rene completed her pilates education and joined the team at KPC in 2017 as a Pilates Instructor. She is passionate about encouraging her clients to gain confidence to move well, and enjoys working with individuals of all ages.
At home, Rene loves spending time with her family and her puppy (who is in training to become a Therapy Dog), baking, walking along the coast, and learning to play the saxophone.