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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. 

📞 9274 1482

 

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. 

📞 9274 1482

 

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 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

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

Paul Harcus

Physiotherapist

Paul graduated from the University of Notre Dame, with a double degree in Physiotherapy and Exercise Sports Science. This combined with his previous experience as the Colts Head Trainer for the Perth Demons Football Club, and being a rowing and strength and conditioning coach for Guildford Grammar School, enables him to combine hands on manual therapy and exercise based rehabilitation to assist patients in achieving their goals.

Outside of work, when Paul’s not training at the gym, he enjoys taking the dogs down to the beach and going camping.  

Special Interests:

  • Dry Needling

  • Knee Education

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Post-operative Rehabilitation

  • Shoulder Pain

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.

Special Interests:

  • Sporting injuries 
  • Knee pain
  • Paediatric care (certain clientele, 3 y.o +)
  • Gymnastics/dance/calisthenics

Susan Kingston

Senior 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

Paige Rylands **On Maternity Leave**

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

Senior 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

Ben Harris

Physiotherapist

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

Izabela Wojtasik

Senior 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

Senior Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

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

Rourke Moynihan

Senior 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
    • Arthritis
    • Complex, long term pain conditions

      KC Seow

      Physiotherapist

      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!

          Edwin Liam

          Physiotherapist

          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 interests:

          • Sporting and Musculoskeletal injuries
          • Overuse injuries and functional rehabilitation.

               Emma Bolton

              Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

              Emma holds post graduate qualifications in the area of Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapy. Emma specialises in treating bladder and bowel dysfunction in men and women as well as pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, and antenatal and postnatal disorders. Emma has a keen interest in assisting her clients return to exercise while navigating pelvic health conditions.

              Outside of work, Emma is kept busy by her two young children and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family at the beach, mountain biking and camping.

              Special Interests:

              • Bladder and bowel dysfunction
              • Pelvic organ prolapse
              • Pelvic pain
              • Antenatal and postnatal disorders

              Remedial Massage Therapists

              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

              Darius Jordan Ghezlou

              Remedial Massage Therapist

              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

              Mihoko joins our Physiotherapy team after time working in her own mobile remedial massage business, and also continues to work in a sports clinic in Subiaco. She is the proud mother of two children and loves spending time with them outside exploring nature. Mihoko has a passion for learning and is currently studying pregnancy massage and Emmett technique. She also has a strong interest in Oncology massage and Lymphatic massage and plans to continue to study and develop her knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.

              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

              Kady Yaxley

              Remedial Massage Therapist

              Australian Natural Therapist Association award of excellence.

              Kady conducts her sessions with a thorough postural, range of motion and orthopaedic assessment and takes health history and lifestyle factors into consideration in order to address the cause of the presenting complaint. She is focussed on helping her clients progress towards their movement goals by helping them set achievable targets and providing simple and effective home-care tips.

              Kady has a personal interest in natural health and pain science and uses her knowledge in these areas to help create a treatment plan that addresses the whole body – aiming to restore pain-free movement and improve general wellbeing. 

              Kady is trained in treating a variety of conditions by using techniques such as:

              • Trigger point therapy
              • Myofascial Release
              • Muscle energy technique
              • Sports massage
              • Deep tissue massage
              • Functional release cupping
              • Joint mobilization
              • Strength and conditioning.

              Aroha Jackson

              Remedial Massage Therapist

              My name is Aroha Jackson, I am a Remedial and Sports Therapist at Midland Physiotherapy.

              I am a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with extensive industry experience and believe that taking care of your body should be a top priority. Aside from the fact that a good Remedial Massage makes you feel amazing it has extensive benefits for your mind and body, some of these include:

              • Increased circulation
              • Decreased muscle pain
              • Relives stress and anxiety
              • Decreased muscle tension
              • Increased mobility and flexibility

              Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with elite level sporting affiliations including the Geelong Cats, Paramatta Eels and the Polo sector. Having a passion for health and wellbeing I am currently furthering my knowledge and completing a Degree in Exercise and Sports Science.

              My personal interests include:

              • Back pain
              • Neck pain
              • Shoulder pain
              • Rehabilitation
              • Muscle tightness

              If I am not treating patients or studying, I enjoy training and playing horse polo.

              Hours of Operation

              Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm
              Saturday 8am - 12pm
              Sunday 9am - 12pm

              Hours of Operation

              Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm
              Saturday 8am - 12pm
              Sunday 9am - 12pm