Life Ready Physio & Pilates Baldivis
Baldivis WA 6171
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Our Team at Life Ready Baldivis
Luke graduated from Curtin University and has worked extensively in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy private practice.
He takes a strong hands-on manual therapy biased approach to musculoskeletal, occupational and sports injuries, and uses a variety of skills including; spinal mobilisation, dry needling, trigger point and myofascial therapy, biomechanical-postural assessment and correction, exercise rehabilitation and orthotics prescription.
His passion in physiotherapy relates to meeting the needs of a wide range of clientèle; work and occupational injuries, musculoskeletal and sports injuries, spinal back and neck pain, post surgery rehabilitation and developmental conditions in adolescents.
Having competed in state-level sports and also having served three years in the military back in Singapore, Luke personally understands too well the impact and frustrations of injuries, and the pain and time off sports. As such, he has been involved in Perth’s community sports scene as both a sports trainer and physiotherapist in the last decade.
Luke has comprehensive experience managing injured athletes in sports ranging from footy, rugby, soccer, netball, basketball, hockey, to swimming, gymnastics and competition cheer-leading.
In his spare time, Luke is an avid English Premier League Football and UFC-MMA fan, enjoys great food and music, and loves spending time with his family. He is married with two girls and is hoping to complete both a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy and MBA in the next few years.
Luke Tham’s profile
E-Lynn graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) and has since worked predominantly in private practice, with also experience working in geriatrics and aged care. At university, she worked as a sports trainer for a local touch football club providing on-the-field treatment.
E-Lynn gets tremendous job satisfaction when she is able to work with individuals of all demographics and help her patients overcome their injuries and reach their personal goals, as well as building lasting and genuine relationships with those around her.
Over her years in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy private practice setting, E-Lynn has gained a thorough knowledge of the management of many musculoskeletal conditions and has strong interests in acute spinal and sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation and sports rehabilitation, via manual therapy techniques, dry needling and myofascial therapy.
E-Lynn also exhibits a strong passion for Clinical Pilates, having done her Pilates qualifications with Dance Medicine Australia. Since then, she has been running tailored Clinical Pilates classes for a wide range of patients including those who have acute or chronic back pain and complex spinal pathology, pre and post-natal back and pelvic pain, thoracic pain, shoulder injuries, cervicogenic headaches, and pre and post-surgical rehabilitation.
Being passionate about helping people achieve their full potential, and always aiming to identify the underlying causal factors to prevent further injury with strong manual skills and a personalised approach to rehabilitation are what make her wake up every morning for work!
Outside of work, E-Lynn enjoys attending fitness classes, reminisces about her competitive tennis days, learns guitar online, and mostly rewards herself with good food after long walks. She loves keeping fit and healthy, and you will often find her in the Pilates studio working on new exercises to test out on her patients!
E-lynn Tan’s profile
The first time he attended a physio appointment, Tim knew that was what he wanted to do! It was a career that he saw himself being able combine his interest for the human body and rehabilitation with his strong passion for everything sport related. Since then, it has evolved to being in a unique position to help people getting back to the things that they love to do!
Johannesburg born, Tim lived seven years in Botswana, seven years in Tanzania and attended boarding school in South Africa until the age of 16 where he moved to Perth to finish his schooling, followed by his university studies at UWA and Curtin.
“I love being able to interact with people from all different walks of life and finding out what motivates people to achieve their absolute best. I also love that physiotherapy is a constantly changing profession with lots of ongoing research and that there are always way to improve on my physiotherapy skills to produce the best possible outcomes for my clients.”
Tim really enjoys treating and managing sports related injuries and being able to help individuals get back to their best on and off the field. He also has a strong interest in the management of tendon pain, knee injuries, neck pain and headaches as well as post operative rehabilitation, especially ACL rehabilitation.
Outside of work, Tim spends his time with his fiancé, friends and family or heads down to the beach or river with his sidekick golden retriever.
Tim O’Donovan’s profile
Ellen graduated from Avans University in the Netherlands in 2008 and has since been working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in private practices. After migrating to Australia in 2015 and living in Melbourne for a little over two years, she decided to leave the cold weather behind and settle down in Perth.
As a physiotherapist, Ellen aims for the highest standard of care and loves working together with her clients to achieve their goals. Her clinical interest is very broad, but she has a keen interest in the comprehensive management of musculoskeletal pain, sporting injuries and pre and post-surgical rehabilitation. She has a special clinical interest in gymnastics given her own extensive background -competing in both regional and national women’s artistic gymnastics.
Ellen’s clinical approach uses a variety of treatment modalities including manual therapy, taping, dry needling, Clinical Pilates, advanced exercise prescription and education to obtain the best results for her clients.
Outside of work, Ellen enjoys being active outdoors and she loves kitesurfing, wakeboarding, cycling and long walks.
Ellen Keijsers’s profile
Rachel completed her physiotherapy degree in South Africa in 2007 and has worked in private practice for the last 10 years treating only paediatric clients.
She developed a very strong interest in managing acute respiratory conditions, developmental delays (in especially premature babies), Cerebral Palsy, Plagiocephaly/Torticollis and newborn behavior and relocated to Rockingham in March 2018.
Rachel has a play-based approach to facilitating movement and strength development in children. She provides activities for play and home exercise programs, and is passionate in developing tailored programs that support children and their families to work towards their goals and increase their independence and confidence in managing their child’s condition.
Rachel is a dedicated wife to her husband, mother to her two children Hans and Milan, and loves to exercise in the outdoors and spend time with her family exploring the beautiful landscapes of Australia.
Rachel Oberholzer’s profile
Having always been very active – playing rugby, swimming, cricket and athletics all competitively – Wicus was often struck down with a variety of short and long-term injuries that required physiotherapy and he always admired the powerful role physiotherapists had in making a difference and promoting a better quality of life.
Born and bred in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Wicus moved to Perth at the age of 16 where he finished his final three years of high school and began his journey to become a physiotherapist, graduating from the University of Notre Dame a few short years later.
Wicus enjoys having the fundamentals and knowledge to treat and rehabilitate a wide variety of conditions and injuries using relevant evidence-based practice approaches. He also loves being able to provide a broad spectrum of hands on manual therapy, appropriate exercise programs, and addressing each individual in a holistic manner while building long-lasting relationships with both clients and colleagues. With all this being put into practice, seeing effective results are extremely rewarding for him.
Wicus has a keen interest in anything related to the musculoskeletal system – in particular though, lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder disorders, knee injuries, and post-operative rehabilitation. Having worked in several hospitals in Western Australia, doing swimming coaching and being a sports trainer for the UWA football club, he has encountered several different musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, which he finds very interesting and enjoyable to treat.
Outside of work, Wicus enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing the saxophone, staying active, traveling (both internationally and down the south- west coast), and shopping for clothes and shoes!
Wicus (Willem) Slabber’s profile
Edo graduated from Curtin University with a Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal), and a previous Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy). Prior to this, Edo completed his physiotherapy studies in Japan, and worked extensively in
the public hospital system where he gained significant experience in treating a variety of conditions such as post-operative orthopaedics patients, neurological and musculoskeletal conditions before coming to Australia to further his specialisation.
Edo has since worked comprehensively in private practice treating a wide range of musculoskeletal and sports injury conditions. His passion and interest in physiotherapy lies in identifying the main contributing factors for the client’s experience of pain and disability. He utilises a variety of treatment techniques such as joint mobilisation and manipulation, dry needling, and tailored exercises for addressing daily musculoskeletal, occupational, as well as sports related injuries.
Furthermore, through his post graduate training, he has gained significant understanding of chronic/complex pain presentation. He believes that providing treatment and management, has to be based on thorough individualised assessment to target the client’s suffering and experiences.
Currently, Edo is involved in teaching, writing and translating books to the Japanese physiotherapy community. In his spare time, he travels frequently as a guest speaker to Japan to give talks at universities and physiotherapy seminars. Outside of work and travelling, Edo is an avid photographer, enjoys fishing, reading, and working out at the gym.
Hideaki Edo’s profile
Vanessa graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters of Physiotherapy and prior to this, completed a Bachelors of Exercise and Sport Science at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. She was born and raised in Melbourne and is now happily living Perth.
Since the age of eight, Vanessa has played a number of sports including tennis, badminton, netball and table tennis and having undergone two ACL reconstructions due to her love of sport, this sparked her interest in the human body and the field musculoskeletal physiotherapy. With this experience, she strives to provide personal care and understanding with every patient and will implement up-to-date evidence-based treatment.
Vanessa has a strong interest in treating a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, knee injuries, lower back and neck pain, shoulder disorders and sporting injuries. Her belief is to individualise programs that combine effective manual therapy treatment with a strong exercise based program to reach her client’s full potential.
With previous experience in personal training, her passion to stay fit and healthy has never been stronger. A self-proclaimed gym junkie, she hopes to one day compete in bikini competitions, despite constantly battling her archenemies – chocolate and frequent café brunch outings.
Vanessa Luu’s profile
After studying sports science at The University of Western Australia in 2011, Jubilee completed his physiotherapy degree at Curtin University where he showed a keen interest in paediatrics in his final year placement. As a result of original yoga stories that he wrote and used as an innovative treatment tool for his young patients, he was awarded the APA Paediatric Physiotherapy Student of the Year 2017.
“I always wanted to work in a hands on role and also have a way of seeing the best in people even if they don’t see it themselves. I wanted to use these traits in conjunction with my role as a group fitness instructor to empower people to be their best selves. Physiotherapy enables me to combines all of these.”
Since graduating, Jubilee has combined his keen interests in human movement with his clinical skills as a physiotherapist to work in private practice physiotherapy, treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal presentations. He especially enjoys working with those who suffer from gym or exercise related restrictions, educating his clients on optimising lifestyle factors to reduce pain and treating spine related presentations such as low back pain or neck conditions.
“I like being able to interact with people all day. I love that though these interactions I am able to change someone’s day or week and tangibly improve their quality of life. This makes it more than a job to earn money – it’s fulfilment for me as an individual.”
Jubilee also undertakes a leadership role in the group fitness community as a Body Balance instructor, and having been involved for many years as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer, he is able to fully understand common gym-related injuries.
Jubilee is currently working on a children’s yoga picture book aimed at kids aged 2-8 to introduce them to mindfulness practice and freedom of expression through movement. He also spends his free time in the ocean, 4WDing or camping as much as he can in the summer!
Jubilee Viforj’s profile
Ken’s high school teacher noted his passion for human biology and movement, his skills in sports, and recommended that he looked into a career of physiotherapy. Since then, Ken has achieved his dream of graduating from Curtin University and becoming a physiotherapist – working in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy.
His approach to physiotherapy utilises all of the available resources, using a combination of manual therapy (massage, mobilisations and dry needling), taping, orthotics prescription, exercise and education to help people achieve their goals.
Ken has a strong focus on involving clients in their recovery and believes that the whole person needs to be treated, not just the injury.
“Meeting my clients and understanding their journey is my favourite thing about being a physio. I love how the same injury can present drastically different from one person to another – as this keeps me on my toes.”
Over the years of working in private practice, Ken has excelled in managing a wide range of injuries and has developed a strong interest in treating tendon issues, ACL injuries and persistent pain. Known for his collaborative approach to healthcare, he regularly touches base with other members of the client’s management team and isn’t afraid of getting a second opinion if the recovery is not tracking as expected.
He has completed additional clinical training courses in dry needling, advanced mobilisation techniques, motivational interviewing, ACL management and spinal and shoulder pain.
In his downtime, Ken enjoys spending time with his partner, staying fit at the gym and passionately supporting his soccer team. His career goals for the future is to develop his skills and knowledge in the field of paediatrics and work towards a post graduate Masters in Physiotherapy.
Ken Nakama’s profile
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Blake Taylor’s profile
Conveniently located in the Stockland Baldivis Shopping Centre on Settlers Avenue, opposite the Baldivis Mary Davis Library. Life Ready Physio Baldivis offers physiotherapy, supervised exercise sessions (incorporating Pilates inspired exercises), dry needling, exercise rehabilitation, group fitness classes, vestibular physiotherapy, women’s health physiotherapy and much more. With spacious private treatment rooms and a modern interior, our experienced team of physiotherapists use the latest evidence based approaches to treat a wide range of conditions.
Whether you’ve experienced a work related or sports injury, suffering from general aches and pain or are in need of post-surgery rehabilitation, our dedicated practitioners are here to help you recover and get ready for life again!
At Life Ready Physio Baldivis, we also service patients from surrounding areas including Rockingham, Warnbro, Waikiki, Safety Bay, Cooloongup, Shoalwater, Port Kennedy, Secret Harbour, Wellard and Kwinana.
Calendar of Supervised Exercise Sessions
Phone: 08 6168 8569
Fax: 08 9523 0881
Stockland Baldivis, Shop 1C 20 Settlers Ave
Baldivis WA 6171
We are open on Mon 9am - 8pm, Tues & Weds 8am - 8pm, Thurs 9am - 8pm, Fri 9am - 7.30pm, Sat 8am - 2pm