Life Ready Physio & Pilates Rockingham

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Life Ready Physio and Pilates Rockingham
Unit 3, Hunsdon House
11 Council Ave, Rockingham WA 6168

Our Team at Life Ready Rockingham

Our patients are our number one priority. From the everyday family, working professional, tradie, athlete and fitness enthusiast, to the busy mum and workers compensation recipient. Whatever you need, we are here for you.
Partner Luke Tham
Luke Tham
Managing Partner & Physiotherapist

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.

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Greg Hearn
Golf Physiotherapist

Greg graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) and has since worked exclusively in the physiotherapy private practice setting. Prior to this he completed a Bachelor in Exercise and Sports Science whilst also attaining extensive work experience in the health and fitness industry.

Greg is currently a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Physiotherapist (Medical & Fitness Level 2) and has a passion for assisting golfers of all ages and abilities play pain free, and to the highest level possible.

In addition to providing a golf specific physical screening, Greg also provides advice in correcting physical limitations that may be limiting a golfers ability to play at their optimum level and ultimately enjoy the game. In doing so, Greg provides golf specific programs targeting mobility, stability, strength, and rotational power, tailored to suit each individuals’ specific needs and goals.

In addition to golf physiotherapy, Greg also enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders and has developed a keen interest in treating acute and chronic low back pain, neck pain, cervicogenic headaches, and complex shoulder disorders. He is particularly interested in non-surgical management for musculoskeletal conditions and providing extensive exercise rehabilitation to prevent surgical intervention.

Greg is also passionate about treating sporting injuries, including injury prevention and rehabilitation. He has had extensive experience working with amateur and elite sporting teams including Wesley Curtin Football Club and the West Coast Eagles Football Club and has a great understanding of the physical demands of elite level sport and what is required to overcome injury, having previously represented the West Australian Thundersticks mens’ hockey team.

Outside of work Greg enjoys all things sport. He loves to stay active by working on his own golf game and fitness, and is an active member of the Secret Harbour Golf Course.

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Hideaki Edo

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.

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Emily Hagan

Having grown up heavily involved in sports, Emily was inspired to pursue a career in physiotherapy knowing first-hand, the impact pain and injuries had on her own and her teammates’ sporting endeavours. She also wanted to be able to better understand how the body works, how to reduce injury rates and how to help people.

“I always had an awareness of the impact pain or an injury could have on sporting involvement and performance. This grew into a general curiosity of how the body works and physiotherapy allows me to use that understanding to help people”.

Emily graduated with a physiotherapy degree from Curtin University and has a strong interest in sporting injuries and sports rehabilitation. During the last few years, she has learnt about a wide range of conditions which affect people and is now particularly interested in back and neck pain. In general, Emily enjoys listening to her client’s stories and working with them to achieve whatever goals they may have – pain free of course!

Emily also has a keen interest in both Pilates and yoga, and will be completing further training in Clinical Pilates.

Outside of work Emily is still involved in sports, having represented Australia for synchronised ice skating, and even coming second last in C division social netball! She also loves the beach, bushwalking and drinking far too much coffee!

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Rachel Oberholzer
Paediatric Physiotherapy

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.

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Wicus (Willem) Slabber

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!

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Joshua Chuah

Josh graduated from Curtin University with a BSc in Physiotherapy and prior to this, he worked as a personal trainer, obtaining vast experience in the health and fitness industry.

Having had work experience in the public health system in Western Australian and China, Josh has developed a strong passion for treating a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders, particularly lower back pain, shoulder disorders, hip and knee injuries, and complex sporting injuries. He is particularly passionate about treating not only his patients’ presenting symptoms, but addressing the underlying cause itself, optimising longevity by preventing future reoccurrence of the injury.

Josh’s background in strength and conditioning, as well as being a competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter, has allowed him to gain extensive experience both as an athlete and as a therapist. Having experienced first-hand the frustrations of injuries, he has developed a deep understanding of both the physical and mental aspect of overcoming injury. As a result, Josh strives to provide the best standard of care to all his patients with up-to-date evidence-based treatments, with a significant focus on empowering patients to achieve their personal goals and the best quality of life.

Outside of work, Josh is an avid powerlifter, having competed locally and nationally, with a love of travelling, exploring the coast, photography and weekend coffee-crawls.

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Ian Kong

Ian graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy), and since then has been working exclusively in a physiotherapy private practice setting.

Prior to graduating, Ian gained valuable experience in hospital settings in both Australia and China, and has developed a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He has experience in managing a wide variety of presentations, including acute neck and back pain, post-operation rehabilitation and chronic pain in adolescents.

Ian has a particular interest in treating low back, knee and shoulder issues, as well as taking an active approach to injury prevention and rehabilitation. He also has a passion for working with the athletic population to manage their injuries and prevent recurrence. Ian enjoys using a combination of manual therapy, Pilates and functional strength training to achieve optimal results for his patients.

Outside of work, you’ll find Ian playing football (soccer), having previously competed at state level. He also enjoys powerlifting, as well as playing basketball with friends and being involved at his church. He is an avid Arsenal fan, and loves to talk all things football.

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Jubilee Viforj

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!

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Blake Taylor

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About Us

Located on Council Avenue opposite Rockingham Centre shopping complex, Life Ready Physio Rockingham provides general physiotherapy services as well as supervised exercise sessions (incorporating Pilates inspired exercises), dry needling, exercise rehabilitation and post-operative care. Whether you’re suffering from a sporting injury, a specific work-related issue, require pre or post operative care or are experiencing general aches and pains, our team of experienced physiotherapists will help you on the road to recovery.

At Life Ready Physio Rockingham, we also service patients from surrounding areas including East Rockingham, Warnbro, Waikiki, Port Kennedy, Shoalwater, Safety Bay, Secret Harbour, Cooloongup, Hillman, Peron, Kwinana, Wellard, Golden Bay and Singleton.

Call our team on 9500 7643 or book online now!

Contact Details

Phone: 08 9500 7643
Fax: 08 9528 7374

Life Ready Physio and Pilates Rockingham
Unit 3, Hunsdon House
11 Council Ave, Rockingham WA 6168
We are open on 8am-7pm Monday – Friday and 8am – 1pm Saturday

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