Our Team at Life Ready Busselton

Tom Belotti

Since graduating from The University of Notre Dame in Fremantle in 2009, Tom has worked in both the public hospital and private practice systems.

Having a genuine interest in the health of his clients, their physical capacity and long term well being, Tom is innovative in his approach to physiotherapy and continues to update his practice in response to the best available evidence. He tailors his treatment approach to suit the individual and their goals and in wanting his clients to reach their highest level of wellbeing, he values in-depth assessment, education, recognition of a clear path to recovery and active client involvement as suitable for pain, movement or injury concerns.

Tom’s clinical interests include pain education, graduated exposure therapy, strength and conditioning, movement training and healthy lifestyle advice, and he is most interested in helping those presenting with persistent pain and deconditioning. With an emphasis on helping people better understand their pain as well as how to confidently engage with activities they find meaningful, Tom utilises graduated movement techniques drawing on his extensive training in pain science, injury management, exercise rehabilitation, movement training, strength and conditioning, yoga and Pilates.

In addition to his clinical role at Life Ready Physio + Pilates Busselton, Tom also co-supervises a PhD student researching the topic of prediction and persistent low back pain within the School of Physiotherapy at The University of Notre Dame Fremantle.

Beyond the clinic, Tom stays on the move – enjoying surfing, rock climbing and landscape photography along the rugged West Australian coast.

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Renee McRae

When she was watching the Australian Open at just 10 years old, Renee saw a player being assisted by someone. She asked her Dad who that was person was and what they did. Her passion for physiotherapy started then and there, and the rest they say, is history!

After completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2015, Renee has worked extensively in private practice physiotherapy.

“I love being able to educate clients in the simplest of ways. [As physiotherapists], the knowledge we have is more than we realise. To educate clients to understand their condition or lifestyle and to empower them to choose better options, or change their lifestyle to help themselves is really powerful – and the favourite part of my job.”

Renee has completed further clinical training in dry needling, Clinical Pilates, tendinopathies and lumbar spine conditions, and is currently pursing further study into women’s health physiotherapy.

Renee enjoys treating all ages and musculoskeletal injuries and disorders such as ankle injuries, neck pain, back pain and postural conditions, though particularly loves working with children and pre/post natal women with pelvic pain and pregnancy-related issues as she feels it is a neglected part of life for women.

Outside of work, Renee enjoys travelling to beautiful countries, keeping active outside (especially near or on the water) and getting stuck into a good book.

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Mike Pope
Managing Partner & Physiotherapist

A University of Notre Dame graduate, Mike has since helped start up a Pilates studio in Sydney, worked for London’s biggest musculoskeletal physiotherapy group as well as worked for Life Ready South Perth for several years. He organised physiotherapy cover for the Irish International Rugby League team on their World Cup tour to Perth and has done some work with the 2017 squad himself.

Mike has completed his certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy and has a keen interest in treating neck and back pain. He has undertaken advanced dry needling training and has also trained with one of the PGA golf physiotherapists to improve treatment of golf related injuries. Mike also enjoys treating TMJ (jaw) pain.

His personal interests include surfing, travel and environmental conservation. Mike has traveled to over 60 countries and loves surfing throughout Western Australia and the globe.

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Ashlyn Pope

Since completing her physiotherapy degree at Curtin University in 2009, Ashlyn has gained experience in a variety of areas within private practice in Perth and in London. In 2010 she completed a year long Clinical Pilates program which gave her the expertise to teach both mat and equipment based Clinical Pilates. She has also completed additional courses in spinal manual therapy, dry needling and running analysis.

Ashlyn enjoys working in all areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy although she has a strong interest in exercise rehabilitation. She enjoys the challenge of creating patient- specific rehabilitation programs to assist clients in returning to their given sport or hobby, whether that be gardening, skiing, kayaking or lawn bowls!

Ashlyn also has a keen interest in working closely with women through pregnancy and the post-partum period. She is currently studying her Masters in Continence and Women’s Health at Curtin University.

In her spare time Ashlyn enjoys surfing, yoga, swimming, running and travelling the world.

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Emma Yates
Remedial Massage Therapist

Emma completed her studies for remedial massage therapy in the United Kingdom back in 2010 and after moving to Australia in 2014, completed RPL for the Australian Diploma in Remedial Massage.

“I became a massage therapist because I knew I wanted to help people, I just wasn’t sure how exactly! I thought I wanted to be a school teacher to help children begin their path in life, however after incurring a work related injury, I was recommended to have remedial massage treatment. I had never had a massage before and could not believe how much it helped me. I became very interested in how the body works and I realised that this was my way of helping people, to help them feel better and to get them on a path to a better quality of life.”

Since graduating, Emma has worked mostly within a physiotherapy environment and has developed a keen interest in a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. She particularly enjoys treating clients suffering from neck, shoulder and back pain and helping pre and post natal mums and mums-to-be.

She loves being about to help people feel better – whether that’s from a pain level, or a movement level, or a positivity level.

“There is nothing more rewarding than seeing that your treatment is helping someone and they are reaping the benefits of a specialised treatment plan.”

Outside of work, Emma loves being outdoors, travelling and making healthy treats!

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About Us

At Life Ready Physio Busselton we are all about providing quality healthcare and excellence in physiotherapy and physiotherapy related services. Our passion is empowering our clients to achieve their goals and to enable them to maintain optimal health and wellbeing.

We offer general physiotherapy, supervised exercise sessions (incorporating Pilates inspired exercises), remedial massage and gym rehabilitation programs for clients in Busselton and the surrounding areas.

Whether you’ve suffered a sports related injury, recently undergone surgery, suffering from a work-related issue or just nasty aches and pains, our dedicated practitioners work hard to assist in your recovery to get you ready for life again!

Call our team on 9788 6105 or book online now!

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Contact Details

Phone: 08 9788 6105
Fax: 08 9788 6184

2/53 Prince Regent Drive
West Busselton WA 6280

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