Life Ready Physio & Pilates South Perth
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Our Team at Life Ready South Perth
Tom completed his degree at Curtin University and is the Managing Partner at both Life Ready Physio Bayswater and Life Ready Physio South Perth.
Over his years in the private practice setting, Tom has gained a thorough knowledge and understanding of the management of many musculoskeletal conditions and has a particular interest in acute spinal pain, post-surgical rehabilitation and sporting injuries.
With a major focus on empowering his clients to achieve their best quality of life, Tom provides a thorough and individualised approach to treatment.
Outside of work, Tom enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing and watching (perhaps a bit too much according to his wife, Bec) any sport. He also spends a lot of time dwelling on the fact he chose Sportsbet rather than Bitcoin as his primary investment focus of the last decade.
Tom Harrington’s profile
An APA titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, Mardi completed her physiotherapy degree at Curtin University in 2012 and has since worked exclusively in the private practice and sports setting.
She has also completed her Clinical Masters, majoring in Sports Physiotherapy at Curtin University and along with her work at the clinic, Mardi is also the head physiotherapist for Trinity Aquinas Amateur Football Club and works as a physiotherapist for the AFLW Fremantle Dockers.
Mardi is also Life Ready’s Clinical Director, coordinating the ongoing education company wide. With a passion for teaching, she also supervises physiotherapy students through Curtin University.
Mardi enjoys treating and rehabilitating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries with a keen interest in treating and managing sporting injuries. She is trained in both Clinical Pilates and dry needling and has a passion for helping her clients become as active and healthy as they possibly can, achieve their goals and reach their full potential. She strives to keep up to date with the latest evidence and research to ensure her practice remains evidence based.
Outside of work Mardi enjoys travelling, being outdoors and staying active and walking her 35kg groodle, Ted! She is a keen runner and is dedicated to regularly practicing yoga and Pilates.
Mardi Hatch’s profile
After almost a decade of working in the radio industry, Majda realised her true passion was working with people and helping them lead healthier lives. She completed her degree at Curtin University where she forged an interest in sports injuries and since having a baby, has an increased interest in women’s health issues.
As well as utilising manual therapy and exercise-based rehabilitation to help patients get back on track, Majda also enjoys instructing Clinical Pilates classes. Her aim is to provide patients with a comprehensive treatment and management program that is tailored to their lifestyle.
Outside of the clinic, she is busy running after her baby boy, going for long runs, reading big books, listening to loud music and doing as many down dogs as possible.
Majda Mehdizadeh’s profile
Having always valued health, fitness and optimising physical wellbeing, Sarah took on the challenge of studying physiotherapy – wanting to know how she could best help others to live their best quality of life. Essentially, she wanted to turn her major hobby and passion into a job!
She completed her double degree in physiotherapy and exercise and sports science at the University of Notre Dame, graduating in 2016. She also has extensive knowledge and experience in Clinical Pilates, completing an extensive instructor course in 2017.
“I love being able to use my clinical knowledge and personal exercise and injury background to be able to optimise my patients’ function and quality of life, and to achieve whatever goals they set for themselves”.
Sarah enjoys utilising a combination of Pilates, her background in exercise science and her knowledge of pathology to create personalised exercise programs for a wide range of patients – from the die hard athlete or gym goer, to someone who has never known a regular exercise regime.
Although she is highly experienced in exercise-based therapy, she still loves hands on treatment and believes it can compliment gym-based rehabilitation very well. Sarah has also completed further training courses in the areas of dry needling, low back pain, functional rehabilitation of the lower limb, and management of neck and shoulder pain.
Outside of work Sarah loves to keep fit and active, and is a self proclaimed “gym junkie” – and enjoys setting personal fitness challenges for herself and working hard to achieve them!
She’s a water baby and has a passion for any water-based activity, so in the warmer months, you’ll find her on her kayak on the ocean or river!
Sarah Davies’s profile
Cobie chose a career in physiotherapy so she could combine her twin passions of health and fitness with helping people in pain or disease. She has seen that physiotherapy is hugely beneficial for not just athletes, but also the 9-5 “desk jockeys” and in helping the elderly remain functionally independent.
Cobie graduated from Curtin University in 2008 and since then, has worked with a variety of clients including elite performance artists from Cirque Du Soleil in a Performance Medicine role, as well as on the ground level at amateur AFL and soccer teams in the local community. She has both hospital and private practice experience where she has sharpened her skills in post operative orthopaedics, rehabilitation of sporting injuries, and treatment of spinal and pelvic pain, along with helping post natal women with various women’s health issues. She has a keen clinical interest in the management and prevention of long standing running, gymnastics and sporting injuries, chronic spinal and shoulder pain, complex pain conditions and strength and conditioning.
Cobie has gone on to further her study, undertaking a Masters degree in Manipulative Therapy from Curtin University, as well as attending a multitude of courses on Clinical Pilates, dry needling, women’s health assessment and management.
“As physiotherapists, we get to spend a lot of time with our patients that other health professionals might not be able to. We often end up treating our clients’ partners, family, children and friends over the years, and you end up forming close relationships with them. We really get to understand their health issues from a whole person perspective, which puts us in a great position to help our clients achieve the best quality of life they can.”
Cobie is an exercise enthusiast, with long distance running being her sport of choice. She has completed three marathons and it is her personal goal to one day run the New York Marathon. She also loves to hike, cycle, snowboard, cook and travel to far flung places.
Cobie Starcevich’s profile
Sam is back in Western Australia after spending most of the past decade in Sydney, where he ran his own physiotherapy clinic at one of Australia’s largest gymnastics clubs. The lure of the Indian Ocean has brought Sam back and he is excited to have the opportunity to be part of the Life Ready family!
On top of running his clinic in Sydney, Sam worked as a physiotherapist with Randwick City Swim Club and consulted at Kensington Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic at the University of New South Wales. He also spent four years as Head Physiotherapist for the Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs in the Sydney AFL.
Sam has pursued post-graduate training in the area of sports physiotherapy and has completed the APA sport level 3 course at the Australian Institute of Sport, a graduate certificate in Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University and is in the final stages of completing his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy.
He has a keen interest in treating adolescent athletes, in particular gymnasts and swimmers. He also has particular interest in post-operative rehabilitation, lower limb overuse injuries (stress fractures, Achilles and patella tendon pain) and hip injuries and is highly experienced in working with patients following ACL surgery.
“I don’t think there is any other health care profession that requires a cooperative relationship between the patient and the clinician as physiotherapy. To get the best results for our clients we need to educate and teach in order for them to understand their issue and be empowered to take control of their rehabilitation. I really love it when there is that light bulb moment of understanding between my patient and myself and we know we are both on the same page. Once this happens, I know my patient will have a great outcome.”
Sam’s usual weekend involves a craft beer or two, punching out some laps in the pool, plenty of coffee, swimming at south beach or watching the Fremantle Dockers (depending on the time of year) and cooking up Sunday night feasts for his family and friends.
Sam Harrington’s profile
Since completing her physiotherapy degree at Curtin University in 2008, Lauren has had experience in a variety of areas within private practice and with various sporting teams. She has completed an extensive Clinical Pilates training program and finds this a useful tool to help prevent sports injuries, spinal pain, pre and post natal pain/dysfunction and chronic conditions. Lauren uses a range of management and treatment techniques to achieve the best results for her patients, including manual therapy, dry needling, soft tissue manipulation, a variety of taping techniques and ultrasound.
Lauren is the one of the physiotherapists for the Perth Glory Women’s team. She also spent 10 years as the physio for the Junior Western Australian State Soccer teams.
She has also completed further training in dry needling, SFMA – Functional Movement, Mobilisation with Movement and kinesiotaping.
Lauren has a passion for musculoskeletal conditions and loves to empower patients to optimise their health and fitness through an individualised treatment approach.
Outside of work, Lauren is always keen to head out for a surf, stand-up paddle board or run.
Lauren Giovannangelo’s profile
“I always knew that I wanted to be in the business of helping people, whether that be from volunteering, working in healthcare or even teaching. I had a keen interest in the human body and the power of movement and found it incredible that pain and pathology could be cured with nothing other than healing hands! I think my true passion for physiotherapy developed when studying in university and learning just how amazing (and complex) the human body could be.”
Though he was born in Canada, Richard and his family moved to Perth when he was just one year old, leading him to complete his physiotherapy degree at Curtin University, graduating in 2011.
A true “people person”, Richard loves to talk to people and learn about their lives.
“I value people who value people and I love that through being a physiotherapist I can help others on a day-to-day basis. I like that I can educate and empower those who are struggling in pain and that my knowledge can be of assistance. I love that I can use a diverse and varied set of skills everyday including communication, manual therapy and Pilates and specific exercise prescription.”
He finds it fascinating that manual therapy can be used so broadly and in different ways to help people and thinks it is such a critical part of a healing experience.
He has a keen interest in assessing and treating spinal pain – lower back pain and neck pain and likes that these conditions can sometimes be complex, require outside of the box thinking and most often than not, involve a combination of his two greatest physiotherapy joys – manual therapy and Pilates/exercise. He also enjoys treating shoulder pain and understanding its surrounding pathologies.
Outside of work Richard likes to be outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air, either jogging along the river or just enjoying a summer picnic! He also loves to cook (and even more so to eat) and often on a weekend, you catch him in the kitchen trying out new recipes, whipping up a cake or baking bread! He will happily spend the whole day making delicious treats and in a truly dedicated form and as a labour of love. His longest recipe once took three days!
Richard Gonsalves’s profile
Prior to joining the Life Ready admin team in mid-2016, Emma was working as an optical dispenser whilst completing her studies at the University of Western Australia, where she graduated with a degree in Commerce, majoring in Management, Human Resource Management and Psychology.
She was born in Melbourne, where she lived for the first ten years of her life, and now happily calls Perth “home”.
Outside of work, Emma enjoys walking, reading and travelling. She has been lucky enough to have traveled to the US six times, and holds New York City close to her heart!
Emma Jellis’s profile
A country girl a heart, Dannielle grew up in Manjimup and moved to Perth three years ago where she worked in another administration role before joining the Life Ready reception team in February 2017.
Outside of Life Ready Physio South Perth, Dannielle tries to head down south as much as possible to catch up with her family and friends, but she also enjoys going for walks and hitting up the beach and Perth’s coastline.
Dannielle Herbert’s profile
Alicia joined our Scarborough admin team in 2013 and upon finishing her maternity leave, rejoined the team at Life Ready Physio South Perth.
Prior to joining Life Ready, Alicia undertook roles as a gym instructor, occupational health technician and a clinic assistant.
Outside of work, Alicia enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, movies, finding the perfect cup of coffee, and is also underway in her studies of occupational therapy.
Alicia Juniper’s profile
Situated in South Perth on the corner of Canning Highway and South Terrace, Life Ready Physio South Perth focuses intently on an exceptional client experience across physiotherapy, supervised exercise sessions (incorporating Pilates inspired exercises) and remedial massage services. Our South Perth clinic also boasts a functioning gym and generously sized private treatment rooms.
With ample on site car parking and convenient freeway access just minutes away, Life Ready Physio South Perth assists clients with preventative care, injury management, workers’ compensation claims, motor vehicle accident injuries, gym rehabilitation programs and postural advice.
We also service patients from surrounding suburbs including Como, Kensington, East Victoria Park, Burswood, Lathlain, Carlisle, Bentley, St James, Rivervale, Karawara, Manning, Salter Point and Waterford.
Call our team on 9200 3440 or book online now!
Calendar of Supervised Exercise Sessions
Phone: 08 9200 3440
Fax: 08 9368 0102
240 Canning Hwy
South Perth WA 6151
We are open on Mon-Thurs 7am - 8pm, Fri 7am - 7pm, Sat 7am - 2pm