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The Mercy Team

  • John Annear

    Senior Sports Physiotherapist

    Qualifications: Dip. App.Sc Radiography 1983. Ba App Sc. Physiotherapy Curtin University 1990, Grad Dip Sports Physiotherapy Curtin University 1994. Experience 24 years.

    Achievements: John has played AFL football for 10 years and was Vice Captain of the inaugural West Coast Eagles side. He has worked with the West Coast Eagles as a physiotherapist and conditioning coach. He has also worked with the WAIS cycling team, State athletics, State football teams and many local sporting clubs. John was the late Luciano Pavarotti’s personal physiotherapist for two years during his world farewell concert. John has also completed eight Ironman triathlons including 2 world championships at the Hawaiian Ironman in 2009, 2010. He competed in the 2014 New York Marathon.

    John offers his patients a passion for assisting people with a strong exercise approach to prevent and overcome injuries so they can achieve their sporting and life goals. His interest in particular are shoulder and knee injuries, along with video analysis for running and swimming related injuries. He is currently involved in research of the Hybrid ACL (hamstring and Lars ligament) reconstruction.

    John Annear
  • Tameka Lopresti

    Physiotherapist

    Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy).

    Achievements: Tameka is experienced in sports injury management, post-surgical rehabilitation and exercise therapy. Having 20 years of experience in dance training and recent involvement as team physio for local sporting clubs, Tameka understands the importance of correct rehabilitation in the return to sport process.

    Tameka offers experience in treating acute sporting injury, back and neck care as well as a range of musculoskeletal problems. She feels that individualised and personal treatment plans are the key to a successful recovery, taking into consideration the patient’s lifestyle and goals. Tameka’s commitment to professional development has kept her up to date with the leading evidence-based practice and she is continually looking at ways of improving her skill set.

    Tameka Lopresti
  • Mirella Korver

    Physiotherapist

    Mirella offers experience in both inpatient and outpatient setting and has a passion for orthopaedic surgery, particularly rehabilitation post joint replacement. Mirella also has a keen focus on the prevention and management of sporting injuries, built on over 10years experience with clubs including Perth Glory FC and WA State Representative Soccer Teams. Mirella has also trained in Pilates for Rehabilitation through Polestar Pilates Australia.

    Mirella enjoys supporting women through the antenatal and postnatal periods and understands of setting realistic goals and developing a client-centred approach to rehabilitation. Mirella has recently become a mum to a beautiful little girl herself and is excited to draw on that experience in her therapy.

    Mirella Korver
  • Michelle Murphy

    Women's Health Physiotherapist

    Qualifications: Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) from Curtin University in 2003 and was also awarded a Masters of Philosophy (Physiotherapy Research) in 2017.

    She has 15 years experience as a physiotherapist working in a variety of different clinical areas. She is also a certified pilates instructor, a certified holistic health and nutrition coach and has post-graduate instructor training in pregnancy and postnatal exercise. With a caring and empathetic approach, Michelle believes everyone has the power to heal themselves given the right tools and support. Michelle is particularly passionate about women’s health and has a post graduate certification in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy from Curtin University.

    Michelle has two young children who keep her very busy when she isn’t at work and ensure she has a deep understanding of the joys and challenges of motherhood.

    Michelle Murphy
  • Beth Antonio

    Women's Health Physiotherapist

    Qualifications: 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 works both on the inpatient maternity ward and in our outpatient services. Beth particularly enjoys supporting all women throughout their antenatal journey and guiding successful return to all activities in the postnatal period. Beth specialises in pregnancy and postnatal related issues including pain (pelvic girdle pain, lumbar pain and sciatic pain), urinary leakage, rectus abdominis diastasis (abdominal muscle separation) and breastfeeding issues (cracked nipples, blocked ducts and mastitis). Beth also enjoys treating women throughout all stages of life who suffer from bowel and bladder dysfunction, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse.

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

    Beth Antonio
  • Melissa Fethers

    Physiotherapist

    Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy).

    Achievements:Mel has worked at Mercy physiotherapy for 20 years. She has also been teaching in the Notre Dame Physiotherapy course for eight years.

    Mel offers patients many years of experience in antenatal and postnatal care, both in an inpatient and outpatient setting. Mel aims to maximise patients wellbeing during this exciting time in their lives. She is currently working part time in the Family Birthing Unit (FBU) in the main hospital. Mel also runs our weekend ‘Preparation for Childbirth Classes’ and takes some of our antenatal aqua and postnatal aqua classes. Mel is a busy mother to three young boys.

    Melissa Fethers
  • Rachel Di Masi

    Baby Swim Coordinator

    Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science, Murdoch University, 2007. Austswim Teacher of Swimming and water Safety 2005, Access and Inclusion 2022 and Infant Aquatics 2017. Autism Swim Specialised Swimming Teacher 2019. AustSwim Assessor 2017.

    Rachel has over 18 years’ experience in the Aquatics industry with qualifications in Swimming and Water Safety, Infant Aquatics, Aqua Aerobics and Autism Swim. She has huge passion for any water activities. Her experience ranges from teaching swimming to all ages and abilities, as well as Aqua Fitness. Rachel has a Bachelor of Science qualification and experience as a qualified Allied Health professional in the Respiratory field. Her major passion is Teaching children with different abilities swimming and water safety. As well as education on wandering and drowning prevention in Autism.

    Rachel co-ordinates our Mercy Baby Swim Program and swim teaches. Her favourite hobby is juggling. She loves spending time with her Son and Husband when she has some free time.

    Rachel Di Masi
  • Isabelle Noe

    Practice Manager

    Isabelle arrived in Australia in 1992 from Paris and joined Mercy Physiotherapy 11 years ago, bringing with her a strong background in Accounting. With this wealth of knowledge, since being with us, Isabelle has become the roots of the practice. She is the person behind the scenes, but often assists with most aspects of the practice.

    When she is not keeping the practice in order, swimming and walking take up most of her spare time, along with a keen interest in reading and gardening.

    Isabelle Noe
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