Meet our therapists

Meet the team behind your care

Our Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists and Pilates Physiotherapists are experts in the field of exercise therapy, sporting injury, back and neck pain and more.

Sean Fuller

Principal Partner
Senior Physiotherapist
Master of Manual Therapy

BIOGRAPHY

Over the years, Sean has worked with many elite level athletes, including being part of the Hopman Cup medical team for many years, but he is equally inspired to help everyone to solve their problems and get the best out of their lives.

Sean has special areas or interest in treating headaches, shoulder pain and neck pain. He has a strong focus on the professional development of the whole team within Midland Physiotherapy so that they are delivering not only the best clinical experience but also the best customer service experience possible for you.

He is always keeping active, playing golf, basketball and indoor cricket, and having previously done the Ironman Triathlon, the Avon Descent and Rottnest Channel Swim. He is now trying to learn how to surf (very badly at this stage) and he loves to spend time with his family of three teenage kids.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Treatment of Spinal Pain
Headaches
Shoulder Injurie

* Please note, Sarah is currently not taking on new clients *

Sarah Mac Alasdair

Principal Partner
Senior Physiotherapist
Master Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
APA Sports Physiotherapist

BIOGRAPHY

Sarah graduated from Curtin University in 1994 and since then, she has combined her love of travel and sport throughout her physiotherapy career. She has worked in Europe and across Australia with elite athletes from such diverse sports as rowing, cricket, Aussie Rules, tennis, basketball and rugby.

In addition to her love of managing sporting injuries, she also is passionate about developing effective and lasting management plans for other musculoskeletal conditions. Sarah has a strong interest in treating adolescent sporting injuries and has spent many winter mornings on the sideline covering Guildford Grammar rugby matches. Otherwise, she spends her spare time as an unpaid uber driver for her four young children and loves to get out on the water fishing whenever possible.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Treating Adolescent Sporting Populations
Providing quality care and management for clients with chronic musculoskeletal issues

Daniel Parasiliti

Partner
Senior Physiotherapist

BIOGRAPHY

Daniel has worked with many elite level sporting affiliations including WAFL football clubs, West Australian Ballet, Western Force, numerous local sporting clubs and is currently the Physiotherapist for Guildford Grammar and their football program.

Daniel is a proud husband, father of young twin boys and his little daughter. He is a mad Geelong supporter and loves a good Swan Valley red wine or cheese.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Sporting and Musculoskeletal Injuries

Luke Bonnett

Partner
Senior Physiotherapist

BIOGRAPHY

Masters Clinical Physiotherapy Luke is passionate about making change in peoples’ lives and finding long-term solutions to their problems. He has gained experience working as a physiotherapist in central London, worked closely with Guildford Grammar sporting teams, and in 2016 he completed a Masters of Clinical Physiotherapy specializing in Manipulative Therapy. Utilizing the most up-to-date clinical and research evidence Luke successfully treats all areas of the body but has a special interest in long-term low back and neck pain, over-use tendon problems, headaches, and shoulder pain.

When not at work Luke enjoys keeping fit with weights and running, travelling the world, spending time outdoors camping and fishing (and guilty pleasures of watching too many TV series).

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Long-term low back and neck pain
Over-use tendon problems
Headaches
Shoulder Pain

Izabela Wojtasik

Senior Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

Izabela graduated from Curtin University in 2014 and has enjoyed working at Midland Physiotherapy ever since.

She enjoys treating a wide range of conditions and has a keen interest in sporting injuries as well as chronic pain. She works closely with patients to determine the appropriate treatment and management plan to achieve their personal goals. Izabela also works in our studio as a clinical Pilates instructor where she runs Pilates classes as well as one-on-one patient rehabilitation.

Izabela has a long history of dance experience and continues to dance and help manage her Polish Folkloric Dance Group. She also has a keen interest in the arts where she graduated with a Cert 4 in Music Theater. She enjoys spending time with her dog and going for runs along the river.

Susan Kingston

Senior Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

Susan worked for 4 years in public hospitals in musculoskeletal outpatients and orthopaedic wards, before moving to private practice in 2008. Susan has a broad range of experience treating musculoskeletal and sporting conditions. She is passionate about helping her clients to find long term solutions to pain and injury using the latest evidence-based treatment and exercise techniques. Her treatments combine manual therapy, soft tissue work, acupuncture, and individualised exercise programs including clinical pilates.

Outside of work, Susan is a busy mum of 3 beautiful children. She loves the outdoors, keeping fit and coffee catch ups!

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Managing low back, pelvic and hip pain
Managing neck and shoulder pain

Rourke Moynihan

Senior Physiotherapist

BIOGRAPHY

Rourke is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Rourke has been working in private practice since 2015 as well as working with various sporting teams, including Perth Heat Baseball, East Perth Football Club and the WA Women’s State AFL team.

Outside of work, Rourke is keeps fit at the gym and doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Neck and back pain
Headaches
Knee pain
Rehab post-surgery

Amy Zappavigna

Senior Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

Amy integrates her clinical skills, understanding of body functions and Pilates knowledge to treat and manage her clients in a holistic way.

Amy can assist you in developing a plan or management strategy to overcome your injury or achieve your next fitness goal.

In her spare time, Amy is training for her next triathlon or lounging with her greyhound, Lewis.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Rehabilitation of spinal pain
Assessment and management of running injuries

Caitlin Hagdorn

Senior Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

Caitlin is currently completing her post-graduate master’s study in paediatric care and has experience across a variety of sports including gymnastics and rugby.

Mostly you’ll find Caitlin creating obstacle courses and playing games for her paediatric therapy patients, otherwise she’ll be energizing the Studio for her pilates clientele.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Paediatric care
Sporting injuries
Knee pain
Gymnastics/dance/calisthenics

KC Seow​

Senior Physiotherapist

BIOGRAPHY

KC graduated from Curtin University and been working passionately in private practice since.

He has great experience dealing with a wide range of people, ranging from young/adolescent athletes right through to our more mature patients needing physiotherapy treatment. He has also been to the Pilbara as a FIFO Physiotherapist, and so understands the workload and concerns that FIFO workers have.

His main goal in Physiotherapy is to get you back to what you love to do in the best and safest way possible.

Throughout his time in physiotherapy, KC has developed special interest in treating backs, necks, shoulders and sport injuries. KC also performs daily gymnastic based strength training, where he uses his body weight as resistance rather than weights. If hitting the heavy weights in the gym doesn’t really appeal to you, and you are looking for an alternative view on exercises, then KC is your man!

KC is currently in midst of his Physiotherapy Masters at Curtin University to further develop his clinical skills. He is also trained in Dry Needling as well.

If KC is not treating patients or studying, He spends his time keeping fit with gymnastic strength training and in the great outdoors!

Ben Harris

Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

Ben graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, and has experience in sports training for the WA State Netball Competition and coaching paracanoe at a local kayak club.

Ben has previously been a high-level athlete in Sprint Kayaking, which is where his interest to become a physiotherapist started. He has a strong passion for treating a whole variety of musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries – and believes a holistic approach is best to identify the highest quality treatment for each individual.

Outside of work, Ben enjoys spending time outdoors surfing, kayaking, mountain biking and camping.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Sporting injuries
Neck and back pain
Shoulder pain
Hip pain

* Currently on leave *

Edwin Liam

Physiotherapist

BIOGRAPHY

Edwin graduated from the Masters of Physiotherapy course in Curtin University. Before Physiotherapy, Edwin did a double Major (Sports Science and Exercise & Health) at UWA.

Edwin previously worked as an Exercise Physiologist who was involved in the planning and execution of training for a Singapore university triathlon squad. Edwin has also previously worked as a swimming instructor, for adults and children with intellectual disabilities. In addition to his background knowledge on hydrotherapy and functional rehabilitation, Edwin believes that any health care consultation should involve essential communication and collaboration. This empowers patients to have the most holistic and enjoyable experience.

Outside of work, when Edwin is not training or planning his next triathlon season, he enjoys learning new cooking recipes, getting engrossed in comics, and planning for the next coffee or night-out date with friends.

Areas of Interest:

Sporting and Musculoskeletal injuries
Overuse injuries and functional rehabilitation.

James MacFarlane

Physiotherapist

BIOGRAPHY

James graduated from Curtin University with a degree in Physiotherapy (Honours).

He has worked with Sorrento FC, Quinns FC, and Wolverines American Football club, where he learnt to efficiently assess sporting injuries and guide athletes towards their return to sport.

James has conducted a two-year research project on resistance training, and ensures his physiotherapy treatment and management approaches are up to date with emerging research to provide the best results for his patients.

James also works at The Motion Academy where he coaches Parkour, a form of urban gymnastics, and prioritises teaching safe and efficient movement to people of all ages.

Having experienced many injuries himself, James understands the frustration of not being able to participate in the activities that we love, and is passionate about helping people not only return to their previous levels of strength, mobility, and confidence, but surpass them!

In his spare time, James loves lifting heavy weights in the gym, freediving in the ocean, rock climbing, playing soccer, learning the guitar, and of course doing handstands, back-saults, and all things gymnastics!

Areas of Interest:

Shoulder pain
Headaches
Overuse injuries
Gymnastics / Parkour

Benita Mercuri

Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor 

BIOGRAPHY

Benita is a Curtin University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. She has gained experience in multiple health settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics and as a sports trainer for football, soccer and basketball teams. She has competed at a state level for bodybuilding, gymnastics and netball and at an international level for equestrian and tetrathlon.

Benita enjoys creating personalised rehabilitation programs to help you achieve your optimal health and fitness in the most effective way possible. She is passionate about helping restore athletes to their full potential and her extensive sporting background has equipped her with the skills to treat multiple musculoskeletal conditions.

When not at work, you can find Benita cruising along the coast on her skateboard or training for her next bodybuilding competition.

Liam McKay

Physiotherapist

BIOGRAPHY

Liam was born and raised in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and has graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Sport & Rehabilitation.

Liam has a special interest in sport and musculoskeletal related injuries and pain. With a strong passion for powerlifting and his past background in various sports including competitive swimming, Liam likes to facilitate his patients with active evidence-based recovery approaches to alleviate pain, improve performance and promote an overall improvement in quality of life.

When not in the clinic, Liam likes to spend his time at the gym, hanging out with friends and family, and procrastinating with YouTube and Netflix.

Special interests:

Sporting injuries
Powerlifting/gym
Back pain
Knee pain

Chandler Smith

Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

Chandler graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) and chose to dive straight into private practice as this is where his passion lies. Chandler has always been a competitive sportsman throughout his life, playing high-level tennis, soccer and hockey. He has been coaching tennis in the Perth Hills area for the past 10 years, as well as playing competitive tennis pennants leagues and tournaments. He believes in the importance of an active, balanced lifestyle and brings this approach to assisting individuals get back on track as quickly as possible.

Outside of work, Chandler enjoys driving all over the country, 4x4ing and camping at the best destinations on offer.

Special Interests:

Sporting injuries
Knee pain
Back pain

Billy Sukroo

Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

Billy graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) and values collaborative goal setting to make lasting changes in people’s lives.

Billy has a strong passion for promoting recovery from a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, in particular sporting injuries and low back pain. He integrates an evidence-based active approach alongside manual therapy. He’s also achieved success with treatment of shoulder and neck pathologies, in addition to post-operative rehab focusing on individualised programs and return to normal function.

Billy has developed experience in a wide variety of differing sporting injury diagnoses, there associated management and future prevention strategies through sport trainer roles at multiple Perth Football League teams.

Billy’s spare time consists of integrating personal fitness with weights, enjoying the beach with friends or playing a round of golf.

Kirsty Whalan

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist & Senior Physiotherapist

BIOGRAPHY

Kirsty has 9 years of clinical experience as a physiotherapist, and is currently completing her specialisation in Womens Health through the Australian Physiotherapy Association Titling pathway.  She also has extensive experience in the sporting population travelling with the Tasmanian under 18 state hockey team and being the team physiotherapist for the Darwins A and B grade South Rabbitoh teams. 

Kirsty specialises in pregnancy and postnatal related issues, urinary leakage, rectus abdominis diastasis (abdominal muscle separation), bowel and bladder dysfunction, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse. 

Kirsty has a strong background in exercise after graduating a Bachelor of Exercise Science and had the opportunity to have an internship at the Tasmanian Institute of Sport and believes in active recovery in conjunction with manual therapy is key to a successful rehab journey. 

Outside of work Kirsty loves to be outdoors, either exploring different parks and playgrounds with her two small children or getting her “Mum time” at the gym.

Qualifications and experience :

  • Graduate Entry Masters of Physiotherapy (University of South Australia).
  • Currently completing Titling in Women’s Health (Australian Physiotherapy Asssociation)
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (University of Tasmania) 


Clinical Interests :

  • Pregnancy and post-natal disorders
  • Clinical Pilates 
  • Strength training and sporting injuries
  • Urinary and faecal incontinence 
  • Rectus abdominis diastasis 
  • Pelvic organ prolapse 
  • Constipation
  • Overactive bladder

Melissa Newton

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist & Senior Physiotherapist 

BIOGRAPHY

Since graduating from Curtin University in 2016, Melissa has worked extensively in the hospital setting as a physiotherapist and has specialised in the maternity and pelvic health field since 2019. Due to her passion in this area, Melissa completed a postgraduate certificate in pelvic health physiotherapy in 2023 and she now brings this expertise across to private practice. 

Melissa’s passion is working in collaboration with patients to achieve their individual goals. Every patient is different and she works with you to understand what problems you may be having and plans a treatment program to help. She has special interest and experience in facilitating postnatal return to exercise, management of urinary incontinence, and management of abdominal muscle separation in antenatal and postnatal women. Melissa also has an interest in treating pre and post prostatectomy urinary incontinence and other male pelvic floor dysfunction. 

Outside of work, Melissa loves to keep active; you can find her running, at the gym, stand-up paddle boarding, or riding her bike. 

Mia Swindells

Physiotherapist

BIOGRAPHY

Mia earned her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Notre Dame.

She has multiple years of experience as a sports trainer for the Subiaco Colts football team and the UWA Hockey Club. Her role involved providing sideline injury assistance on game days, and guidance on the player’s rehabilitation journeys. 

In multiple hospital settings, Mia has helped people achieve their optimal recovery post-surgery. This fostered her passion for working in the private practice space, where she helps people to achieve their pain management and lifestyle goals, both large and small. 

Dedicated to tailored rehabilitation approaches, Mia collaborates closely with her patients to get to the root of their problems, and get them back to doing what they love. Whether utilising basic bodyweight exercises or advanced gym equipment, she prioritises patient-centred care to achieve optimal outcomes. 

Beyond her clinical work, Mia is an avid yogi, a Tae Kwon Do Black-belt instructor and a gym enthusiast. She’d love to talk advanced balance and headstands with you at any-time. She also loves taking her dogs to the dog-beach, camping, and indulging her sweet-tooth with choccy or ice cream.

Jess Gold

Physiotherapist

BIOGRAPHY

Jess graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). She has worked as a Physio at Royal Perth Hospital and has been teaching Pilates for 6 years. 

Jess is passionate about providing an individualised approach, focusing on getting patients back to doing the things they value most. She integrates manual therapy and exercise and enjoys incorporating Pilates into her rehab programs where appropriate. 

In her free time Jess is probably obsessing over her 2 pet bunnies or enjoying the great outdoors.

* Currently on maternity leave *

Beth Antonio

Senior Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

Beth has 5 years of clinical experience as a physiotherapist, and is currently completing her Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy specialising in Continence and Women’s Health at Curtin University. Beth has also undertaken extensive training in Clinical Pilates.

Beth specialises in pregnancy and postnatal related issues, urinary leakage, rectus abdominis diastasis (abdominal muscle separation), bowel and bladder dysfunction, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse. Beth particularly enjoys supporting and guiding women throughout all stages of life, from pregnancy to post-menopause to continue to exercise and be active.

Outside of work Beth loves to travel and be outdoors, play hockey and spend time with family and friends.

Qualifications and experience :

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Currently completing Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence and Women’s Health)

Clinical Interests :

Pregnancy and post-natal disorders
Clinical Pilates
Urinary and faecal incontinence
Rectus abdominis diastasis
Pelvic organ prolapse
Constipation
Overactive bladder

* Currently on maternity leave *

Paige Tanner

Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

Paige enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries with an emphasis on a whole body approach in order to address the cause rather than simply managing symptoms. She has previously worked as a sports trainer gaining experience with acute injuries and rehab in the sports setting. Paige also has a keen interest in the management and prevention of injuries via Pilates, running both studio and mat classes in the clinic.

Outside of work, Paige enjoys travelling and keeping active playing netball, hiking and sweating it out in the gym.

Special Interests:

Sporting Injuries
Neck pain and headaches
Persistent low back pain

Remedial Massage Therapists

Darius Jordan Ghezlou

Remedial Massage Therapist

BIOGRAPHY

Darius is a remedial therapist looking to create longevity in the bodies of all his clients. He has been playing sports and practising martial arts since a young age and has a keen interest in sports rehabilitation and injury prevention.

One of the main goals Darius has for his clients is to allow them to live their lives to the fullest, and as pain free as possible, through treatment plans designed to get you back to what you love doing as soon as possible.

Darius is trained in the techniques of:

Deep Tissue
Relaxation
Swedish Massage
Sports
Pregnancy
Active Release Therapy
Myofascial Release
Trigger Point Therapy
Lymphatic Drainage
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
EMMETT Therapy

Mihoko Richmond

Remedial Massage Therapist

BIOGRAPHY

Mihoko joins our Physiotherapy team after time working in her own mobile remedial massage business, and also continues to work in a specialised pregnancy massage clinic in Subiaco. She is the proud mother of two children and loves spending time with them outside exploring nature.

Mihoko completed her Emmett therapy practitioner modules and has a strong interest in Oncology massage and Lymphatic Drainage. She plans to continue to further her oncology massage training and Emmett therapy. She is also currently volunteering at Soralis cancer care by providing massage.

With every client, Mihoko aims to provide a customized, goal-orientated treatment along with education and information to improve postural balance. Her goal is to help clients manage their muscle pain or stiffness and help support them to live as pain-free as possible.

Mihoko is trained in the following Techniques:

Relaxation Massage
Deep Tissue
Trigger point
Myofascial Release
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Reflexology
Emmett technique module 1, 2 and 3
Pregnancy massage
Myofascial cupping
Emmett Therapy Module 1-6, EP1 and Advanced Lymphatic Drainage
Oncology Massage Module 1

Amber Smith

Remedial Massage Therapist and Infant Massage Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

Amber has been in the complementary health industry for 15 years, after first discovering her passion for massage as a young child, which paved the way for her to complete the Diploma of remedial massage in 2007. She has worked in private practice both in Kalgoorlie and Perth, has worked with rugby teams, body builders, and utilised her skills treating archery competitors at National competitions.

After returning to Perth, and wanting to diversify her skills and knowledge, Amber went back to study, earning a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture.

She believes in the importance of touch for all, and runs infant massage classes to teach specific massage skills to parents with the aim to help minimise any discomforts their babies may have.

When not at work Amber is at home with her husband and 2 young children, or you may find her at the archery club, or sewing up a storm!

She classifies herself as a combination therapist, and in a treatment from her you may receive any of the following, if relevant to your needs:

Deep tissue therapy- incl. trigger points, myofacial release
Sports massage
Pregnancy massage
Gua sha (chinese scraping)
Cupping
NST Bowen therapy
Stretches
Acupressure

Lisa Wasilew

Remedial Massage Therapist & Registered Nurse

BIOGRAPHY

Lisa has been in the health industry for over 36 years.
Working in a variety of roles as a Registered Nurse gives her the necessary skills to understand each of her client’s needs and modify her treatments accordingly.

Lisa loves working one-on-one with her clients, thoroughly assessing their posture, movement and applying special tests to correctly pinpoint soft tissue injuries and treat accordingly. Nothing gives her greater joy than to see her clients leave her clinic room happy.

Lisa defines herself as a bit of a massage nerd, so when she is not at work she likes to refine her massage knowledge with online courses and research. Apart from that she enjoys life on her property in the hills with her husband, two daughters and very large garden.

Lisa is trained in the following techniques:

Trigger point therapy
Myofascial release
Deep tissue therapy
Relaxation/Swedish massage
Muscle energy techniques

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