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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Midland Physiotherapy specialises in many services including Sport Injury Management, Back & Neck Pain and  Migraines & Headaches.

Our staff are highly trained and ready to help you find a path to a happy, healthy lifestyle. 

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Meet Our Team

Midland Physiotherapy specialises in many services including Sport Injury Management, Back & Neck Pain and  Migraines & Headaches. Our staff are highly trained and ready to help you find a path to a happy, healthy lifestyle.

 

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Sean Fuller

Principal Partner
Senior Physiotherapist
Master of Manual Therapy

Sean is Practice Principal at Midland Physio, and he believes that any health care should be a collaborative process between you and the clinician, working together to achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

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 Injuries

Sarah Mac Alasdair

Principal Partner
Senior Physiotherapist
Master Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
APA Sports Physiotherapist

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 still spends 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

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

Senior Physiotherapist

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

William Green

Physiotherapist

Hydrotherapy coordinator William graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and moved straight into private practice at Midland, having a strong interest in the treatment of sporting injuries as well as back and shoulder pain.

In addition to treating clinically, Will coordinates Midland Physiotherapy’s Hydrotherapy & Living Fit Programs. Outside of the clinic, Will assists the West Coast Eagles medical staff with training and game day preparation throughout the AFL season, both at home and interstate. Will is also a bronze coach for Swimming Australia.

Personally, Will enjoys keeping himself fit by running and playing amateur football as well as getting away on holiday whenever he can.

Special Interests:

  • Sporting Injuries
  • Back and Shoulder Pain
  • Swimming-Related Injuries

Caitlin Hagdorn

Physiotherapist

Caitlin has been an Advanced Gymnastics Coach for over six years at Swan Districts Gymnastics and has had experience with the Western Force, Carlton Football Club, and the Western Australian Cricket Association. She is currently putting her skills to use with Kalamunda Rugby Union Club as club physio.

Caitlin is passionate about finding the best treatment for each individual person to not only relieve pain, but to improve strength, mobility, balance, and general function.

Caitlin has also completed her Pilates training.

Susan Kingston

Physiotherapist

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

Simone Moles

Physiotherapist

Simone’s passion for sports, especially netball lead her to a career in Physiotherapy.  Since joining the Midland Physiotherapy she has developed a real love for managing sports injuries, knee pain, and postural back and neck pain.  Her main goal is to help her clients become stronger and more active to assist in them returning to the things they love, whether that be gardening, sports, work, fishing or anything else, as quick as possible.  Simone has also completed extra studies in Clinical Pilates and takes Studio Pilates classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Outside of work, Simone spends most of her time coaching and playing netball at KDNA.  She also enjoys getting out into the sunshine with friends and her puppy Millie.

Special Interests:

  • Treatment of Sports Injuries
  • Lower Limb Injury
  • Management of Postural Neck and Back Pain

Anita Folini **On Maternity Leave **

Senior Physiotherapist

Over the many years that Anita has worked at Midland Physiotherapy, she has enjoyed treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, namely postural, sporting, movement control and chronic pain related issues.  She has developed a passion for Clinical Pilates rehabilitation and has vast experience with instructing both studio and mat classes, along with mentoring Pilates Physiotherapists through their extensive training program.

Outside of work, Anita enjoys overseas adventures and is obsessed with all things tennis! She has played high-level pennants for many seasons, and has combined travel opportunities with her love of the sport to visit the Australian Open, French Open and US Open… Which leaves Wimbledon on the wish list!

Special Interests:

  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Postural Pain, Sporting Pain, Movement Control

Sal Pillai

Physiotherapist

Graduated from Curtin University, Sal has a keen interest in treating a wide range of sporting and back injuries.

Sal’s clinical objective is to provide a personalised and up-to-date approach to treatment that is centred around the individual’s goals.

In his spare time, he enjoys jumping between as many different sports as he can. These include soccer, mountain biking, Muay Thai and going to the gym.

Special Interests:

  • Neck and Back Pain

  • Ankle Conditions

  • Shoulder Conditions

  • Sport-related Injuries

Paige Rylands

Physiotherapist

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 

Nic Saraceni

Physiotherapist
Undergoing PhD in Chronic Low Back Pain

Nic has a strong sporting background mainly in golf, soccer and triathlon. He is currently in the process of publishing his research on the role of hip rotation in golfers with lower back pain. Nic is also an avid cyclist and offers a specialised bike fitting service to prevent or overcome cycling related injuries.

Nic has a strong passion for Physiotherapy, along with undergoing his PhD in low back pain, he also teaches Physiotherapy at Curtin and is passionate about producing more capable Physiotherapists and developing the profession.

Special Interests:

  • Whiplash
  • Headache
  • Persistent Spinal Pain

Caris Savin

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

***Please note: Caris is only able to take online bookings for Pelvic Health patients***

Caris graduated from Curtin University in 2013 with a Graduate Entry Masters in Physiotherapy after completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.

Throughout her years treating, Caris has discovered her true passion – Pelvic Health! In 2019, she was awarded a Master in Continence and Women’s Health from Curtin University for which she was the top graduate.

Having danced herself for over 20 years, Caris has transferred her love of movement to Clinical Pilates. She not only instructs Studio classes at the clinic, but also trains and mentors other physiotherapists though our intensive Clinical Pilates training program.

When she’s not in the clinic, she loves to spend time with her loved ones and her two gorgeous Staffys.

Special Interests:

– Pelvic floor dysfunction
– Incontinence
– Prolapse
– Pelvic pain
– Pregnancy related conditions

    Izabela Wojtasik

    Physiotherapist

    Izabela has been dancing for over 12 years and has travelled nationally to perform.

    She also enjoys the field of performing arts and has participated in a few stage shows within community theatre.

    Special Interests:

    • Rehabilitation of Sporting Injuries
    • Treatment of Chronic Pain

    Amy Zappavigna

    Physiotherapist

    Amy has integrated her clinical skills and Pilates knowledge into treating and managing her client’s injuries. She enjoys getting people active and on the right path to achieving their fitness and functional goals.

    In her spare time, Amy is training for her next triathlon or running around the field umpiring amateur football.

    Special Interests

    • Treating Running Injuries
    • Rehabilitating Spinal Pain.

    Rourke

    Physiotherapist

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

    Rourke has recently joined the team at Midland Physiotherapy after working at private physio
    practices in Perth and also when travelling around Australia, which has included stints in practices in Tasmania and Arnhem Land. Adding to his experience, he has had the opportunity to work with various sporting teams, including Perth Heat Baseball, East Perth Football Club and the AFL WA Women’s State Football team.

    Outside of work, Rourke is involved in a number of sports including cycling, hockey and rowing.
    More recently he has taken up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoying the opportunity to personally test his own rehab methods.

    Special Interests:

    • Foot/ankle
    • Knee
    • Headaches
    • Rourke is also qualified in Dry Needling and Pilates.

      Samuel Morgan

      Physiotherapist

      Sam graduated from the University of Notre Dame with Double Degree in Physiotherapy and Exercise Sports Science at the end of 2017. Complimenting his experience in private practice Sam has worked with a number of different sporting teams including WA indoor netball association, East Fremantle Football club and Associates Rugby Union Football club.

      Outside of work Sam maintains an active lifestyle and enjoys running, rugby, rock climbing and most recently Karate. If you cannot find him in Perth he is probably out hiking gorges or camping down south.

      Special Interests:

      • Sporting injuries
      • Thoracic Spine pain
      • Knee Pain

        Eddie Tikoft

        Senior Physiotherapist

        Eddie is an experienced physio with postgraduate qualifications from Curtin University. He loves getting to know his patients and all of the different work, sport and lifestyle goals that bring them to the clinic.

        He is thorough in diagnosing conditions and this sets him up well to create clear, common sense management plans that help his patients get where they want to go.

        Eddie has a particular interest in knee pain – at all ages – from sporty kids right through to the management of osteoarthritis.

        In his spare time, Eddie loves soccer, music and getting out into the great outdoors. He has a lot of fun seeing his little daughter explore all these things too!

        Special Interests:

        • Knee pain
        • Thoracic Spine pain
        • Complex, long term pain conditions

          Abbie Reilly

          Accredited Practising Dietitian

          Abbie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. 

          Abbie graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) in 2017 and completed a Masters of Dietetics in 2019 from Curtin University. 

          Throughout University Abbie completed placements at St John of God Murdoch Hospital, Perth Children’s Hospital, Hall & Prior Aged Care, Cockburn Integrated Health and Bunbury Regional Hospital. Abbie also travelled to South East India to work in a centre for children with Cerebral Palsy as part of her Dietetic studies.

          Abbie can assist you with a variety of nutrition and dietary advice for health conditions including, but not limited to: cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, weight management, gastrointestinal issues and nutrition for older adults. 

          Abbie has been part of the Nutrition Works team for two years, assisting with Administration, volunteering at events and sitting in on our clinics to gain further experience with all nutrition related issues.

          Abbie has completed several education courses and updates including

          • ISAK – Level One Anthropometry, 2017
          • Oral Presentation at DAA Conference  2019 – “Temporal eating patterns and food group intake of adults enrolled in a weight loss intervention: improving nutrition messages”
          • ASCIA – Food Allergy e-training Dietitians, 2019
          • The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne – Child Growth Education module, 2019 
          • National Eating Disorders – Addressing Eating Disorders in Primary Care Workshop, 2019.
          • Onfit Training College – Certificate III & IV Fitness, 2015/2016

          Tanya Bulatovic

          Yoga Instructor

          Tanya has been teaching Yoga for over four years and her teaching method lies in the ancient practice of Hatha Yoga. Tanya also teaches Yin Yoga, which is a wonderful introduction into meditation.

          In mid-2015 Tanya completed her 250H Yoga Teacher Training and is accredited through Yoga Alliance Australia.

          It is Tanya’s endeavour to nurture and guide her students; giving them the freedom to explore their physical capabilities and open their mind and heart in the practice of Yoga.

          In other areas Tanya enjoys to recharge by connecting with nature, going for long walks, and sweating it out in a Barre class.

          Tanya is currently studying Certificate IV in Pilates Reformer and Matwork through Breathe Australia and Barre through Barre 2.0.

            Remedial Massage Therapists

            Mary Ann Caca

            Remedial Massage Therapist

            Mary is best described as an enthusiastic and compassionate therapist, who will tailor your treatment especially for you. She loves helping people feel better through reducing pain and discomfort. Mary has a Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness (Personal Trainer) and a Diploma in Remedial Massage.

            Mary’s special interests are tennis elbow, lower back discomfort, headaches, frozen shoulder, patellar tendonitis and lymphodema.

             

            Special Interests

             

            • Manual lymphatic drainage
            • Dry needling
            • Trigger point therapy
            • Cupping
            • Pregnancy massage
            • Sports massage
            • Myofascial release
            • Relaxation massage
            • Deep tissue massage

            Hanoon Alam

            Remedial Massage Therapist

            Hanoon’s clinical objective is to provide potential clients with ongoing pain relief treatments that will impact consciously on their day to day movements and activities. Her main approach is to help individuals to live pain free and move at their full potential by providing treatments for the following conditions:

            • Tension headaches/ migraines
            • Lower back pain
            • Pelvic tilt corrections
            • Temporomandibular joint syndrome
            • Lymphatic drainage
            • Pre-post pregnancy and many more.

            With the use of Remedial massage techniques such as ;

            • Trigger point therapy
            • Myofascial release
            • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
            • Deep tissue massage
            • Joint mobilisation
            • Muscle energy technique
            • Vacuum Cupping

            Iman Pourazadi
            Remedial Massage Therapist

            Iman has a background in sports science and fitness training and a special interest in Myotherapy and Remedial Massage for both postural conditions and sports/injury rehab

            In addition to his remedial massage qualifications Iman has an Engineering degree with a great understanding of body biomechanics.

            Iman has a black belt in martial art and used to play for South Perth indoor soccer team.

            Iman is a Member of Massage and Myotherapy Australia association and graduated from Murdoch SMTAFE as a Remedial Massage Therapist.

            Iman specialises in:
            – Remedial Massage
            – Sports and rehab massage
            – Deep tissue massage and PNF
            – Reflexology
            – Swedish relaxation massage
            – Myofascial release, postural release and trigger point release
            – Manual lymphatic drainage
            – Postural massage and assessment
            – Facial and anti-ageing soft tissue therapy

            Hours of Operation

            Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm
            Saturday 8am - 12pm
            Sunday 8am - 12pm

            Hours of Operation

            Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm
            Saturday 8am - 12pm
            Sunday 8am - 12pm