Central Bassendean Physiotherapy
Monday to Friday - 7am to 7pm
Saturday & Public Holidays - 8am to 12pm
Rob Waller, Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Masters Manipulative Physiotherapy (Distinction) Curtin University WA 2002 Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Cumberland College of Health Sciences NSW 1988
Rob graduated from Cumberland College of sciences in NSW and has 25 years experience in physiotherapy practice. He completed Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy from Curtin University in 2002, where he published research looking at the relationship between posture and low back pain. Due to Rob’s wealth of experience and ongoing training he has expertise in diagnosing and managing spinal disorders, cervicogenic headache, dizziness and shoulder rehabilitation. Not only is Rob a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, he also lectures at Curtin University and has been involved in Curtin’s clinical education team for the past 10 years. He is currently enrolled in a PhD investigating pain characteristics in young adults using the Raine Study Birth Cohort (http://www.rainestudy.org.au).
Rob works part-time as a Senior Physiotherapist at Central Bassendean Physiotherapy and is a co-owner of the business.
Sarah Clay, Senior Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
(Senior Physiotherapist/Pilates Instructor) Bachelor Applied Science Physiotherapy, South Australian Institute Technology
Sarah graduated from the South Australian Institute of Technology in 1987. With 24 years of experience working in Private Practice she brings a wealth of experience to the practice. She began working at what was then Bassendean Physiotherapy in 1994 and has remained ever since.
Sarah has always had a keen interest in working with Sporting Clubs and spent many years at ‘grass roots’ level working with Football, Rugby League and Rugby Union Clubs. She continues to work closely with Athletes and musculo-skeletal injuries, now in the rehabilitative setting.
Due to her own musculo-skeletal issues Sarah has had to move away from clinic work and subsequently began specialising in working with exercise rehabilitation for injuries. She underwent extensive further training as a Clinical Pilates instructor through the Lifecare Physiotherapy training programme and has been working in this area now for over three years. Sarah now heads up our recently opened Clinical Pilates and Movement Centre. This centre is specifically designed for Pilates. Her work also includes specific functional gym based retraining programmes, through the ‘Workfit’ system, for those who have been injured at work or in Motor Vehicle Incidents.
Sarah has developed an ongoing interest in Women’s Health and is planning on commencing her Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy in this area in 2011/2012. Sarah is a co-owner at Central Bassendean Physiotherapy.
Carly Payne, Senior Physiotherapist
Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Physiotherapy, University of Birmingham 2003.
Carly graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2003 and has worked in both the UK and Australia in private practice and the public hospital setting. Carly is very dedicated to ongoing education and is due to complete her Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy at CurtinUniversity (Manipulative Therapy Major) in late 2013.
She has experience working in a multidisciplinary pain management clinics alongside clinical psychologists and pain specialists including currently working part-time at Fremantle Hospital’s Pain Medicine Unit. As a result Carly has developed expertise in the management of patients with persistent pain disorders, including complex region pain syndrome (CRPS). Within Carly’s physiotherapy career she has also trained in acupuncture, Workfit rehabilitation and has a keen interest in the management of low back and hip disorders. Carly is also the physiotherapist who runs our afternoon hydrotherapy classes.
Amy Tinetti, Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
Bachelor of Science Degree of Physiotherapy Curtin University 2008
Amy has been working at Central Bassendean Physiotherapy since early 2010. After graduating from Curtin University, Amy spent time as a physiotherapist working in orthopaedic rehabilitation, post op surgery rehabilitation/education, Women’s Health Physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. As a result of this work, Amy has developed a keen interest in orthopaedic and exercise rehabilitation.
She underwent extensive further training as a Clinical Pilates instructor through the Lifecare Physiotherapy training programme in 2011 and is now also working in this area at Central Bassendean Physiotherapy. Amy is also trained in acupuncture and Workfit rehabilitation.
Alison Hendrick, Physiotherapist
Bachelor of Science Degree of Physiotherapy Curtin University 2011
Graduating from Curtin University in 2011, Alison brings up to date evidence based physiotherapy techniques to the Central Bassendean Physiotherapy team. Alison is the main hydrotherapy physiotherapist where she assesses and develops individualised exercise programs to suit the patient and the presenting condition. She also assesses and treats a range of injuries/conditions including acute strains/sprains, low back (lumbar) or neck (cervical) pain, sporting injuries and many more.
Alison has a keen interest in a variety of sports with a personal involvement in athletics. She has experience working as a sports trainer in football clubs. Alison has an interest in the management and treatment of neck (cervical) conditions and exercise rehabilitation to get people back to work, sports and daily life.
Maria Justo, Massage Therapist
Diploma of Remedial Massage 2012
Maria Justo qualified as a Massage Therapist in 2010 and went on to complete a Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2012. She is a professional member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists and holds a Diploma of Business.
Maria is invested in each of her clients and carefully tailors each treatment around their specific needs. Combining Deep Tissue, Kinesiotaping, Myofasical Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Relaxation and Trigger Point Therapy into her massage practice.
She enjoys watching the transformation of her client’s health and wellbeing and is passionate about educating her clients, empowering them to take control of their own health. In keeping with her personal philosophy, Maria donates her time and skills as a Massage Therapist to both the WA Aids Council and the Women’s National Basketball team.