Life Ready Physio & Pilates Perth CBD
(Upper Hay St level of Carillon next door to Pancakes at Carillon)
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Our Team at Life Ready Perth CBD
Chloe was born in South Africa and moved to Perth with her family when she was seven years old.
She has always loved sport and team games and participating in such environments has been a major part of her life, with swimming and basketball her most competitive activities.
Chloe discovered remedial massage therapy a few years ago after an injury to her back. The therapy she received was successful, and from that experience, she decided that she wanted to be a massage therapist.
She liked the approach to healing and the benefits of trying to relieve pain and promote wellness through remedial massage therapy.
After leaving school she studied at North Metropolitan TAFE and gained a Diploma In Remedial Massage.
Chloe is now looking forward to meeting her new clients and provide individual treatment according to their needs.
Chloe loves running on the beach with her dog Fudge, and is a regular gym member.
When at home she likes reading, watching movies and baking cakes for her sisters and getting together with friends.
Chloe Van Zyl’s profile
Raelene qualified as a clinical myotherapist/remedial therapist over 20 years ago, having undertaken clinical training in myofascial pain from America’s leading myofascial doctors and therapists which spanned 2 ½ years. Raelene then completed her university studies in Medical Science at Curtin University, graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Human Biology and Molecular Genetics and a minor in Occupational Health and Safety.
After graduation, she taught as a sessional academic at Curtin University and Edith Cowen University and whilst studying and teaching, Raelene was also a semi-professional contemporary dancer. She has had much experience in teaching the public, other allied health professionals and medical practitioners about myofascial pain and has worked at the WAIS, Tennis West, WAFL, WASO, UWA Extension, Davis Cup, and Therapy Focus with disabled children. Raelene also has extensive experience with Alzheimer’s patients, both in the everyday nursing of them and in the research arena as well.
Raelene is skilled in the management, treatment and prevention of myofascial pain and by employing her many years experience, she is able to quickly recognise myofascial symptoms and the offending trigger points. Utilising myofascial treatment modalities of ischaemic compression, stretch and spray, elucidation and elimination of perpetuating factors, she is able to quickly remedy most muscular pain conditions presented. Raelene has broad experience treating injuries ranging from post-operative orthopaedic care, work related injuries, TMJ Dysfunction, motor vehicle injuries, sporting injuries, repetitive strain problems, headache and migraine and most recently vocal unloading.
Raelene has recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship through Adelaide University and is currently studying a Cert IV in Training and Assessment.
Raelene Clark’s profile
Having completed her Graduate Entry Master of Physiotherapy at Curtin University, Natalie is passionate about injury and pain prevention in both the workplace and during exercise.
Prior to her Masters degree, Natalie was awarded a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor or Arts degree at the Australian National University in Canberra.
She also has a strong interest in yoga and is currently completing yoga teacher training.
Her professional experience includes Clinical Pilates, manual therapy and exercise therapy.
Outside of the clinic, Natalie has participated in dance, gymnastics, functional fitness and gym based exercise.
Natalie O’Neill’s profile
Jo completed her degree of Physiotherapy (Bsc) at Curtin University 2009 and has since worked exclusively in private practice. Throughout her degree she worked with amateur sports clubs treating sporting injuries on and off the field.
Jo has developed a strong interest in management of musculoskeletal pain, particularly arising from the back and neck. She has an interest in treating headaches, knee and ankle pain. Over the last few years Jo has undergone further courses in post graduate training aimed at furthering her knowledge in shoulder management, Dry Needling, Clinical Pilates and paediatrics.
She offers thorough individual assessments and tailored treatment plans using any combination of a variety of evidence based treatments. These include dry needling, manual therapies (joint manipulation/mobilization and massage), strength and conditioning programs and Clinical Pilates.
Jo has completed her Level 4 qualification as a Pilates instructor with the School of Dance Medicine Australia (DMA) and can create Pilates programs specific to individual clients or groups.
In 2015, Jo completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Paediatrics) through Melbourne University and has a particular interest in treating infants, toddlers and children with plagiocephaly, torticollis, developmental delay and paediatric musculoskeletal conditions.
Outside of work Jo enjoys going to the gym, Pilates and the cinema.
“I love getting to know my patients and helping them become more independent in the management of their condition. I try to keep the appointments as enjoyable, innovative and interactive as possible, and together work towards your goals”
Jo Yiannakis’s profile
Scott completed his BSc (Physiotherapy) at Curtin University and is a full time physiotherapist in our CBD clinic. Scott is passionate about providing high quality clinical physiotherapy to all demographics of people. Office workers, weekend warriors, athletes, post surgery, motor vehicle accident or work place injury; you can be rest assured that Scott will work with you to achieve the short and long term goals that you desire.
Scott has particular interests in and has completed further education on tendon pathologies, lumbar spine dysfunction and acute musculoskeletal injury management.
Scott has worked with numerous different sporting populations from footballers to dancers, and most recently recreational skiers and snowboarders in the Rhone Alps of France.
Outside of work Scott enjoys the amazing coastline we have, live music and fulfilling his culinary curiosity.
Scott is proud to be involved in the clinical supervision for Curtin University Physiotherapy Student Practicums
Scott Garvey’s profile
Abby graduated from Curtin University in 2005 with a BSc (Physiotherapy) and again more recently in 2017, with a Master of Manipulative Therapy.
She has worked exclusively in private practice completing an extensive Pilates training program in 2006, and has worked in both Western Australia and Canada as a Pilates instructor.
Her sports physiotherapy experience includes amateur AFL leagues, WAFL, state soccer and the Hopman Cup from 2006-2014. Abby currently directs the Life Ready internal Pilates physiotherapist training program which encompasses a broad knowledge of traditional and modern Pilates concepts and how these methods can be used to rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries.
Personal interests include running, yoga and spending time with her husband, step-daughter, two girls and a cavoodle.
Abby Holtfreter (Dixon)’s profile
Jon completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame and began his career in the public health sector working for Northern Health in Melbourne, where he gained experience in intensive care, stroke rehabilitation and post joint surgery.
Over the past two years prior to joining Life Ready Physio, Jon was working as a senior in a hospital outpatient department where he developed his skills in managing acute and complex chronic presentations within a culturally and linguistically diverse community. Jon was also responsible for co-ordinating the Physiotherapy student education program and it is here he developed his passion for teaching and mentoring.
In 2013 Jon completed his Master of Manual Therapy with Distinction at the University of Western Australia and is currently involved in research investigating the link between pain and changes within brain in those who frequently fall and also those with knee osteoarthritis.
Jon uses a patient centred approach using a range of evidence based approaches to help his patients achieve their goals.
Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys watching and playing soccer as well as searching for the perfect cup of coffee.
Jon Warne’s profile
Needra completed her physiotherapy degree at Curtin University and has since worked exclusively in private practice. She has developed a keen interest in sports injury management and prevention since dancing competitively for 12 years.
Needra participated in an extensive Clinical Pilates program in 2011 and is involved as a Senior Pilates clinician for the Life Ready Clinical Pilates training program. She has developed keen interests in treating areas of spinal pain, scoliosis, antenatal and postnatal pregnancy.
Needra has also further completed study in dry needling, spinal courses, running and tendon rehabilitation and is extremely passionate about the use of dry needling as one of the many treatment options available.
In her spare time she enjoys indulging in her foodie habits, running, seeing the world and spending time outdoors with her two cute chow dogs. Feel free to drop by and visit Needra at Life Ready Perth CBD and she’ll work with you to tailor a program that will help get you to reach your health and fitness goals!
Needra Broom’s profile
Along with a desire to have a career where she is able to help people and improve their quality of life, Ashlee chose physiotherapy because it also combines her interests in human biology, health, fitness and science. She also loves it because it means she can chat to people and it doesn’t involve her sitting behind a desk all day!
She completed her physiotherapy degree at Curtin University, graduating in 2013 and now loves being able to help people become more independent, pain free, stronger and to be able to do things they didn’t think possible. “I love empowering each client to get the best out of their body.”
She has a keen interest in knee and running related injuries and enjoys rehabilitating clients after motor vehicle accidents in the clinic and watching them progress to active gym rehabilitation. She also gravitates towards posture related aches and pains in the form of ergonomics, headaches, low back pain and TMJ/jaw pain.
Outside of work, Ashlee loves to partake in anything active! She likes being in situations where she gets to meet new people and push herself out of her comfort zone. Besides being a professional bouquet catcher at weddings, she loves an adventure and has bungee jumped in New Zealand and paraglided across the Austrian alps!
Ashlee Howe’s profile
Having always been interested in sport and activity, Ben chose a career in physiotherapy as he believes the two are aligned in values, along with his strong desire to help people achieve their personal goals.
He completed his studies at Curtin University, graduating in 2013.
Collaboratively, he loves helping relieve people of their pain and empowering them to change their lifestyle for the better.
Ben has a keen interest in lower back, hip and shoulder pathology and likes working with athletes of all levels – whether that be at an elite level, or a weekend warrior.
He is also interested in the treatment and management of complex, persistent pain conditions and likes to use exercise with strength and conditioning principles in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems.
Outside of work with our Perth CBD crew, Ben enjoys travelling, bike riding and often, a combination of the two! He also loves to dive and surf and will often be found trying new experiences outdoors.
With his passion for travel, he spent two years living and working in London, and even spent one month cycling 2000kms through Western Europe!
Ben Haning’s profile
Located in the heart of Perth City CBD on the top floor of the iconic Carillon City Arcade, Life Ready Physio CBD features seven treatment rooms and a full size gym for gym rehabilitation and clinical pilates classes. Designed for busy office workers requiring efficient and effective service. Offering physiotherapy services as well as massage, Clinical Pilates and podiatry.
Whether you’re suffering from a work related injury effecting productivity, or a sporting incident now in need of recovery, our expert physiotherapists are passionate about getting you ready for life again and living your best quality of life. At Life Ready Physio Perth CBD, we also service residents from surrounding areas including East Perth, West Leederville, Leederville, Nedlands and Crawley.
Our Calendar of Classes
Phone: 08 9322 1146
Fax: 08 9322 9790
Carillon City Arcade, Level 3, Shop 65, 678 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000
(Upper Hay St level of Carillon next door to Pancakes at Carillon)
We are open on Mon - Thurs: 7am - 7pm, Fri: 7am - 6pm and Sat: 7am - 1pm