Our Team at Life Ready Yokine

We are a group of passionate and quality physiotherapists that move you to your goal of a better quality of life. We want to surpass all your expectations in the process.
Partner Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas
Managing Partner & Physiotherapist

Matt is both physiotherapist and owner of Life Ready Mt Lawley. Matt completed his degree at Curtin University and works full time at Life Ready Physio. Matt has a special interest in acute musculoskeletal and back pain, and has comprehensive experience in Hydrotherapy and Gym Based Rehabilitation, which is ideal as Life Ready Mt Lawley attaches both a gym and pool.

Matt also has a keen interest in sports based rehabilitation, having been Physiotherapist to the Joondalup District Cricket Club, but also in football and golf.

Matt believes in Patient Focused Treatment, more specifically addressing the patient’s own goals for rehabilitation and ensuring these goals are met, by employing a specific treatment plan aimed to ensure problem resolution.

Away from work Matt is an avid Geelong supporter and music enthusiast, as shown by his extensive vinyl record collection, displayed and played at his Life Ready Clinic.

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Jess Ellison
COO & Physiotherapist

Jess graduated from Curtin University with a BSc Physiotherapy and has spent time working in Hong Kong and Singapore. She has a passion for delivering an exceptional all round experience and making a genuine improvement on someone’s quality of life. Being a part of the Life Ready Group has allowed Jess to integrate her well rounded approach to treating with the opportunity to improve the way that the physiotherapy profession is perceived. Jess has been trained in dry needling, traditional and clinical Pilates, she has a Level 4 Accreditation in DMA and a special interest in women’s health and paediatrics.

Jess works part time as a clinician and spends the rest of her week looking after the fantastic team at Life Ready Physio. She is in charge of the operations of the company and is in the process of completing an MBA.

Jess loves keeping fit, cooking and eating delicious food, and assembling Ikea furniture.

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Shane Scott

Shane graduated from Curtin in 2009 with a BSc (Physiotherapy) and has since completed his postgraduate Masters Degree (MSc) in Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports Physiotherapy) at Curtin University. Shane has worked exclusively in the private practice field and joined the Life Ready Physio team in 2012 as a senior physiotherapist.

Shane strives to provide the highest standard of physiotherapy and is passionate about using the latest evidence based therapy to effectively and efficiently meet his clients’ needs.

During his career, he has developed a particular interest in sports rehabilitation, musculoskeletal therapy, gym based exercise and hydrotherapy. Shane also has extensive experience working with a variety of football clubs and has a keen interest in gym based and sports-specific rehabilitation. He has completed post- graduate courses in Manual Concepts (Advanced Clinical Practice), dry needling and Real Time Ultrasound for pelvic floor and core stability.

Shane is proud to be involved in the clinical supervision for Curtin University physiotherapy student practicums.

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Libby Borman
Women’s Health Physiotherapist

“In 1998 I finished year 12 and the TER, and I needed to make a decision about going to university or taking a gap year. I had a very in-depth discussion with my older sister, who helped me realise that I enjoyed being around people and helping them. At high school, I had several physiotherapists help me recover from sporting injuries. They inspired me to go to university and become a physiotherapist.”

Libby studied at Curtin University, graduating in 2002 and then went back to further her studies in 2007, obtaining her Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy, specialising in Continence and Women’s Health. She now enjoys developing a relationship and establishing trust with her clients and loves that as a physiotherapist, she is able to meet many different types of people.

Libby is passionate about the women’s and men’s health area of physiotherapy – helping people with bladder or bowel problems and pelvic or sexual intercourse related pain. “I love being able to help women with any problems that come up

during or after pregnancy and if I can help someone beat the challenge of breastfeeding, I feel very successful.”

Outside of work with our Yokine team, Libby likes to spend time with her family and come up with fun adventures to do with her children. She also loves to bake, and then eating the yummy results!

As an experienced practitioner, Libby has a wide range of physiotherapy knowledge and integrates it with essential life skills to be a successful clinician, and enjoys being able to make men, women and children feel comfortable to discuss all sorts of private matters which is important to really understanding their problems.

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Alena Howard

From a young age, Alena always had a strong interest in health and fitness and completing a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology offered her an insight into diseases and disabilities, as well as the functions of the human body. This really inspired her to pursue a career where she could really help make a difference and assist people to achieve their best quality of life.

Alena completed her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Western Australia in 2014, and in 2018, her Graduate Entry Masters of Physiotherapy from Curtin University.

“I love being able to empower patients to make positive changes to their lifestyle and health, and to achieve their best possible outcomes.”

Alena has a keen interest in the treatment and management of chronic conditions, particularly of the neck and back, and is also passionate about physical rehabilitation of sporting injuries, using evidence-based practice, combined with manual techniques, to help patients achieve their goals.

Outside of her work with our Yokine team, Alena enjoys spending time in the gym doing strength and cardio based exercise, as well as yoga and Pilates.

She also plays the guitar, flute and piano and has spent several months teaching English in Spain and spent a year abroad studying in Leeds, England!

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Jonathan Hunt

Having played beach volleyball at an elite level, Jonathan dealt with a number of injuries along the way. The input he received from physiotherapy helped cement his passion for injury management and healthcare as a whole. After school he embarked on a career in physiotherapy and hasn’t looked back since! He completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University, graduating in 2018.

Jonathan enjoys helping to create lasting change in people’s lives. His satisfaction comes from assisting clients to take their health into their own hands and helping them achieve their goals through building positive habits.

“Having been a physiotherapy patient previously, I am able to empathise with and help clients overcome difficulties they are experiencing and though targeted goal setting, I can help clients return to what they want to do”.

Jonathan has a keen interest in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly neck and lower back, and enjoys gym and exercise-based rehabilitation techniques.

He has also been fortunate enough to work with hockey and volleyball teams.

Outside of work, Jonathan still enjoys playing beach volleyball (he represented Australia at the U/19 and U/21 Beach Volleyball World Championships) and can typically be found somewhere along the coast. He also enjoys spending time in the gym, playing social basketball or travelling overseas!

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About Us

Life Ready Physio Yokine is where it all started!

Our first location is centrally located on Flinders Avenue with on site parking, and is well known for a warm, friendly and personable experience for loyal and new clients alike. Also having a strong community presence in the area, our Yokine team pride themselves on an excellence in clinical treatment and client care.

For families, workers and athletes, Life Ready Physio Yokine provides physiotherapy, post-operative care, injury management services and gym rehabilitation programs. Aside from the local Yokine area, we also service residents from surrounding suburbs including Morley, Dianella, Nollamara, Tuart Hill and Joondanna.

Call our team on 9440 3443 or book online now!

Contact Details

Phone: 08 9440 3443
Fax: 08 9440 3442

192 Flinders Street
Yokine WA 6060
We are open on Mon-Fri 7.30am - 7.30pm, Sat 8am - 1pm

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