PHYSIOTHERAPY TEAM

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Samy Boutros - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

BSc (Physiotherapy); Master of Manual Therapy (UWA), APAM

Samy is a Curtin University trained Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who has been providing clients with quality musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy since 2010. In addition to his clinical experience, Samy has received postgraduate qualifications in Manual Therapy from the University of Western Australia (UWA) along with further training in joint mobilisation and manipulation, sports rehabilitation and dry needling.

Samy is an APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist recognising his advanced skill in managing musculoskeletal pain. Samy enjoys treating patients with spinal conditions.  

Samy uses the most up to date medical research when formulating a treatment plan for his patients to achieve pain relief in the shorts period of time and exercise to prevent further episodes of pain. Samy has a keen interest in treating low back injuries, postural neck pain and headaches.

Outside of work, Samy is found catching waves down south or in search of the perfect cup of coffee.

Bronwyn Smith - Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapist

BSc (Physiotherapy), MManip, MClinPhys (Sports) APA Titled Musculoskeletal, APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist. Assoc Fellow, Aust. College of Physiotherapists

Bronwyn is a highly experienced post graduate physiotherapist, receiving tilting from the Australian Physiotherapy Association in the area of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy, recognising her advanced training and expertise in the field.

 

Bronwyn is highly dedicated to her profession, and is currently undertaking training to become a Specialist Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists. This is the highest recognised clinical qualification available to Australian Physiotherapists. Bronwyn currently works for Curtin University, training undergraduate students in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy.   

 

After graduating, Bronwyn has practiced throughout Western Australia in musculoskeletal and sports based clinics. Bronwyn has been involved as a Physiotherapist in multiple sports at both a semi-elite and amateur level including AFL, rugby union, netball swimming and basketball.  

 

Bronwyn has a special interest in the shoulder and ankle but enjoys aiding both recreational athletes and the general public with any musculoskeletal or sporting condition.  Bronwyn heads WA Health Group’s clinical education program where Bronwyn assists our team with clinical training, mentoring of junior staff and complex patient reviews.

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Casey Melville - Physiotherapist

BSc (Physiotherapy)

Casey graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) in 2012. Prior to working at WA Health Group, Casey spent several years working in private practice in the South Perth area.

Casey’s clinical interest area lies in Women’s Health and Continence physiotherapy. Casey has recently completed the APA Level 1 course in Women’s Health and Continence, and can assess and treat a range of conditions affecting women from pregnancy through to menopause, including pregnancy related pain, pre- and post-natal exercise prescription and assessment of abdominal separation post-partum. She can also screen for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and educate women on pelvic floor safe practices.

Casey grew up locally and enjoyed playing sport for local clubs, including Willetton Basketball Association and Willetton Netball Association. Her passion for sport is what lead her to become a physiotherapist, and has allowed her to work with a number of different teams, including football at WAFL and AFL level, basketball, soccer, rugby and athletics.

Casey is still currently playing netball, and enjoys running in her spare time. She is dedicated to achieving the best outcomes with her clients, and works closely with them to identify possible causes for their pain in order to reach their goals and improve their overall function!

Tayla Lewis - Physiotherapist

BSc (Physiotherapy)

Tayla completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University and has enjoyed working in private practice since. Tayla grew up in the country town of Broome where she developed a love of all sports. When she moved to Perth her enthusiasm for sports provided the opportunity to play in the State Basketball League where her personal experience with injury management ignited her passion for physiotherapy. 

Tayla has special interests in working with paediatric patients and sporting populations. She has completed her Level 1 Physiotherapy in both Paediatrics and Sports Physiotherapy, as well as further training as a Level 1 Australian Strength and Conditioning Coach. Tayla has experience in numerous sports including soccer, hockey and football. She is currently the Head trainer and Medical Coordinator for the WAFL umpires and the WA Physiotherapist for the AFL umpires, this gave her the opportunity to work the 2019 AFL Grand Final.

Tayla grew up volunteering for the Kyle Andrews Foundation and teaching as an outdoor instructor for kids on camp. Here she developed a love for working with children and believes in making rehabilitation fun for kids.

 

In her spare time Tayla enjoys going to the gym, camping, swimming, and anything that gets her outdoors. She believes in working with her patients and looking at the whole picture to help them achieve their goals and get them back to what they love doing as soon as possible.

Emma Mignanelli – Physiotherapist & Personal Trainer

BSc (Physiotherapy)

Emma is a Canning Vale local with strong community links in the health and fitness industry. It was only natural for Emma to pursue training in Physiotherapy at Curtin University where she excelled academically and in her practicum.

 

Emma uses her bubbly nature to help patients achieve what they love in life through clear education, one on one exercise and community exercise classes to assist patients reaching their optimal health.

 

Emma works at Willetton Football Club as their team Physiotherapist and has been involved in the international hockey at the Perth FHE Cup in 2018.

 

Emma loves her fitness – she has been a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for two years; motivating and helping people of all ages achieve their fitness goals and to be the best version of themselves.

 

When Emma is not working, she is trying the latest fitness craze at F45, relaxing at the beach or supporting the West Coast Eagles!

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Jacob Millar – Physiotherapist

BSc (Physiotherapy)

Jacob is a Curtin University graduate and loves helping people who want to get active. Jacob has played football all his life and naturally this drew him to pursue a career in sports Physiotherapy. Jacob enjoys helping clients with sporting injuries get back on the field, and strives to give his clients preventative exercises to have them performing at their best once again. 

 

What Jacob enjoys most about being a Physiotherapist is the ability to apply the most up to date scientific research to help clients reach their goals and lead happier, more productive lives.  

 

Jacob has a keen interest in sporting injuries, especially rehabilitation for ankle and knee injuries.

 

When not helping clients Jacob enjoys playing  footy for the Jandakot Jets Senior Football Club, four-wheel driving up north, camping and body boarding in Lancelin.

 

Jacob is available after hours until 7pm and Saturday mornings so can see you between work and school.

 

Reuben Fox - Physiotherapist

BSc (Physiotherapy)

Reuben knows first hand how simple and clear advice can help!

 

Reuben was left inspired after seeing his local Physiotherapist when months of knee pain resolved, and saw him return to playing division 1 cricket and tennis. This resulted in him pursuing Physiotherapy studies, and instilled a belief that long term improvement is achieved simply with better knowledge, habits, and exercise. Reuben focuses on helping his clients by giving them a clear treatment plan after the first session, developing healthy habits with actionable steps, education, and hands on therapy, so that they can get on with living a happier and healthier life!

 

Originally from Canberra (don't hold that against him!) he graduated from the University of Canberra in 2014. He has a particular interest in acute knee injuries in adolescents and young adults, recurrent lower back injuries, using Mulligan's technique for meniscal injuries and persistent lower back pain, and strength and conditioning in athletes and those interested in improving their performance on the field. Reuben believes in lifelong learning which led him to complete his Masters of Clinical Physiotherapy at Curtin University. He is currently involved in research on chronic pain conditions in young adults which has given him the tools to help them return to hobbies, sports, and work. On weekends he likes to stay active with running, cycling, tennis, gym, and rock climbing. "

 

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Lennon Correia - Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist 

BSc (Physiotherapy); Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports Physiotherapy): APAM

Lennon is an APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist recognising his advanced expertise and experience in the field of sports physiotherapy. Lennon is local to Perth completing his undergraduate training at Curtin University in 2008 and Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports Major) in 2016. 

A treatment with Lennon involves accurate diagnosis and a clear plan to return to sport in the shortest possible time. Lennon uses manual therapy, home exercise and modifications to training to rehabilitate both elite athletes and weekend warriors. 

Lennon has worked at a number of locations throughout Perth including Cockburn Central, Leeming, Riverton and Hilton. Lennon spent the 2011-2013 seasons with the South Fremantle Bullodogs in the WAFL and in 2015 assisted AFL Indigenous Programs throughout the country. Lennon is the proud club sponsor of the Canning Vale Cougars Junior Footbal Club. 

When Lennon is not helping his patients, he enjoys keeping active playing social basketball, participating in charity fun runs and attending group exercise.  

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Chris Carr  - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

BSc (Physiotherapy); Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Manipulative Therapy Major): APAM

Chris is a trained Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist having graduated from Curtin in 2016 with a Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy. Chris has been treating patients since 2008 where he completed his undergraduate training at Curtin University. Chris received titling from the Australian Physiotherapy Association recognising his advanced management skills of patients suffering from musculoskeletal pain.

 

Chris is a caring, knowledge and professional physiotherapist. He is passionate about treating patients to empower them to achieve the best results possible. A treatment with Chris involves an accurate diagnosis, and formulation of a clear treatment plan to return his patients to the best quality of life. Chris uses his skills in manual therapy, manipulation, exercise and dry needling or acupuncture to relieve symptoms.  

 

Chris has worked at St John of God Murdoch and The Mount Hospital with extensive experience in post operative orthopaedic care, with post operative care both here and in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  Chris has completed research in workplace ergonomics using motion capture technology. He has worked with manual workers investigating postures and the prevalence of pain in the workplace.

 

Outside of work Chris is a keen sportsman, he plays Tennis at Manning Tennis Club and is a proud Club Sponsor.

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