Life Ready Physio & Pilates Rockingham
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Our Team at Life Ready Rockingham
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
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
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!
Emily Hagan’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
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.
Joshua Chuah’s profile
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.
Ian Kong’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
Having always been interested in the human body and injury rehabilitation, Tom completed his physiotherapy degree at Curtin University where he undertook multiple placements in musculoskeletal outpatient settings.
“[As a physiotherapist], I enjoy the personal interaction with a wide range of people and the satisfaction of helping people resolve their pain, improve their quality of life and getting back to things they enjoy. I’m passionate about the link between exercise and mental health and see the biopsychosocial model of health care as particularly important.”
Tom has a particular interest in treating lower back, hip, groin and tendon injuries and finds taking a goal oriented approach to rehabilitation particularly useful and loves getting people back to sport and their hobbies.
Outside of work, Tom enjoys staying active – getting in the gym, practicing yoga, fishing and playing footy and basketball with his mates. A self-confessed “diehard and tragic supporter” of the Essendon Bombers, he also loves to talk and watch all things AFL, soccer and the NFL.
Tom Hunter’s profile
James completed his Bachelor of Exercise Science and Masters of Physiotherapy in 2013 at Griffith University on the Gold Coast and since graduating, has worked in private practice and gained experience in managing a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders.
Additionally, James has been the club physiotherapist for high level football (Olympic FC) and basketball (Spartans SEABL) teams in Brisbane, helping his athletes achieve their peak performance and managing sporting injuries.
James has also worked in occupational physiotherapy, rehabilitating many clients back to work after workplace injuries. He enjoys treating sports injuries, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, knee and ankle injuries and employing high level and detailed strength and conditioning programs.
He has a keen interest in not only managing his patients in the acute setting, but also providing his patients with a long-term plan for managing and preventing ongoing musculoskeletal issues.
James has completed additional training in dry needling, Clinical Pilates and taping and continues to keep up to date with the current evidence, allowing him to continue to provide a gold standard in physiotherapy care. He is also very interested in providing hydrotherapy and gym based exercise programs to aid in his patients recovery.
Outside of work, James is very keen on gym-based strength and fitness training, golf, squash and travelling the globe.
James Chiang’s profile
Once upon a time, Julia was an elite gymnast back in Singapore and having encountered multiple injuries herself, decided on a career in physiotherapy to help people regain their function and return to sport with the correct management.
Since graduating with a Masters degree in physiotherapy from Curtin University, Julia has worked exclusively in private practice physiotherapy and over the years, has experienced managing a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Witnessing a variety of conditions, she has developed a keen interest in treating patients suffering from neck and back pain and associated sports injuries.
Julia has completed additional training under GLA:D Australia in the exercise management of hip and knee osteoarthritis. She also plans on completed further training in Clinical Pilates.
Outside of work, Julia enjoys spending time going for walks in the great outdoors or having a cake and coffee at a local café!
Julia Lee’s profile
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!
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