The Mercy Team
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.
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.
Qualifications: BSc Physiotherapy 2003, MPhil Physiotherapy 2018, Certified Pilates Instructor 2010, Certified Health & Nutrition Coach (IIN) 2019, Dry Needling.
Michelle has 15 years physiotherapy experience and is passionate about all things women’s health and wellness. She is currently completing her Graduate Certificate in Continence and Women’s Health at Curtin University. She is mum to two beautiful young children.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Notre Dame 2015, Graduate Diploma of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Notre Dame 2016, Master of physiotherapy at Curtin University 2020.
From his own experience with a variety of long-term AFL injuries, Brad has a clinical interest in musculoskeletal injuries in the athletic population as well a post-operative rehabilitation.
Brad is extremely passionate about sport and appreciates the importance of a comprehensive rehabilitation program in the process of returning to play. He is eager to help everyone that walks into the clinic and is a strong believer in taking a wholistic, client centred approach to working with each of his patients to achieve their goals.
Brad is available to provide manual therapy treatments, exercise, and hydrotherapy programs.
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.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)
Morgan graduated from Curtin University in 2019, and is able to offer patients the most up to date evidence based treatments and advice to assist in post surgical and medical recovery. Morgan’s practice draws on experience from working with patients in a variety of settings, from sports training junior soccer players in the Women’s Premier League, to post surgical patients in an orthopaedic musculoskeletal outpatient setting and neurological patients within a traumatic brain injury ward. Morgan enjoys an active lifestyle and being outdoors, and has been involved in sports such as volleyball, netball and Australian rules football at varying levels. Her passion for sport translates into her strong promotion of exercise based interventions to enhance rehabilitation, and she enjoys seeing the benefits that interventions such as hydrotherapy can have on reducing clients’ pain and enhancing recovery.
Baby Swim Coordinator
Fiona has been swim teaching for 9 years and holds AUSTSWIM qualifications in Swimming and Water Safety, and Infant and Preschool Aquatics. Fiona joined Mercy Physiotherapy 7 years ago. Fiona co-ordinates our Mercy Baby Swim Program, swim teaches and is also seen working at reception.
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.
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.
Emma is mum to two teenage children and has gained experience working in hospital, public and private practices over the past 15 years. She has a special interest in Women’s Health and is currently studying her Master’s in Women’s Health Physiotherapy at Curtin University.