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LET PARMELIA PHYSIOTHERAPY HELP YOU TO MOVE WELL…

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Why Parmelia Physiotherapy?

 

Parmelia Physiotherapy’s friendly staff will assist you with your recovery and rehabilitation from injury. Our Physiotherapists have an excellent relationship with the Doctors in the surrounding area medical centres including Parmelia, Medina, Kwinana, Leda, and Bertram.

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All of our Physiotherapists have post-graduate level training which allows them to provide you with an accurate diagnosis, provide the most effective treatment, and prescribe the proper exercises and management strategies with the aim of returning you to your normal activities.

Some of the more common conditions which our Physiotherapists can assist you with include neck and back pain, arthritis, sporting injuries, headaches, work related injuries, and recovery following motor vehicle accident related injuries.

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Hands on manual therapy treatment and specific exercise prescription are the primary types of service which is provided at Parmelia Physiotherapy. Other services which may be appropriate for you include Hydrotherapy, Gym or Clinic Based Exercise Programs, Dry Needling, Clinical Pilates, and Real Time Ultrasound Imaging.

Located next to an ante natal clinic, our Physiotherapists can assist women with common conditions such as pelvic pain or stress urinary incontinence with a variety of non-invasive treatment and management options. Real Time Ultrasound Imaging (via the lower abdomen) is commonly used to assist with teaching pelvic floor muscle exercises where function of these muscles is important both pre- and post-natal. Labour TENS units are also available for hire.

Our Physiotherapists work with local companies providing occupational health and safety training and advice, on-site assessments, as well as performing pre-employment musculoskeletal assessments.

Parmelia Physiotherapy offer services through Medicare and Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Please speak with your GP to find out if you are eligible for these services. For those with chronic conditions, you may be entitled to a maximum of 5 Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) sessions under Medicare.
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Parmelia Physiotherapy offers a wide selection of products that can not only assist with your recovery, but help to maintain the effects of treatment. Items such as braces and supports, heat bags, taping supplies, supportive contour pillows, orthotics, and exercise equipment are all available. Please ask our Physiotherapists for advice in order to ensure the proper size and item are chosen for you.

Our clinic hours are Monday – Friday 9am to 7pm, and Saturday 8am – 12pm. We aim to offer same day appointments.

Parmelia Physiotherapy is a HICAPS provider and our services are covered by health insurance providers. Parmelia Physiotherapy is also a preferred provider for BUPA, Medibank Private, and HCF health funds. Please ask our receptionist for more details.

 

STAFF PROFILES

Amanda Hoar

Physiotherapist

    Amanda Hoar completed her degree in Physiotherapy at Curtin University. Since graduating, Amanda has been working in the private sector, developing a wide array of skills and advanced knowledge particularly in musculoskeletal injuries and occupational injury management. Amanda has experience working with local sporting clubs and in occupational health both on-site and off-site.  As well as her work in the clinic, Amanda currently also provides consulting physiotherapy services to BHP. She is trained in Dry Needling, Clinical Pilates and Occupational Physiotherapy – these skills are used as an adjunct to her treatments. Treating sports injuries, work related injuries, spinal pains and vertigo are specific areas of interest for Amanda. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys kite-surfing, travelling and has recently started competing in triathlons. 

    Dylan MacDonald

    Physiotherapist

      Dylan MacDonald completed his Bachelor of Science Undergraduate Degree majoring in Kinesiology in Canada prior to moving to the Gold Coast to complete the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Bond University. During his studies, Dylan completed a literature review and a research study profiling the injuries of Australia Army Reservists. Dylan enjoys treating all musculoskeletal conditions and helping patients reach their full potential through hands on therapy and individualised exercises programs. Outside of work Dylan enjoys playing ice hockey, downhill mountain biking, and surfing. 

      Rob Woolfenden

      Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

      Rob Woolfenden completed his Undergraduate Degree (Human Movement) in Canada prior to his Master of Physiotherapy at Curtin University. Since this time, Rob has also completed a post-graduate degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at UWA, where he is now an Adjunct Teaching Fellow with the program. Rob has an interest in treating all musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries. Rob has several years experience as Physiotherapist in the local Premiere Grade Rugby competition; a sport in which he formerly played at an International level.

      Rob is currently undertaking further study, having commenced a post-graduate degree in Medicine this year. Rob will be available for consultations during some university holidays.

      Rowan Parsons

      Physiotherapist

        Rowan completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Auckland University of Technology and previously practised in a highly regarded private clinic in Christchurch, prior to moving to Perth. The high level sports focus of this clinic allowed Rowan to grow her vast knowledge and experience working with athletes from the elite/Olympic level (including international level netball and hockey teams) through to adolescent athletes and everyday weekend warriors.

        Rowan previously also held the position of lead physiotherapist with the Mainland Tactix, a professional ANZ Championship netball team. The role required Rowan to travel New Zealand and Australia taking care of the medical, treatment and rehabilitation needs of the team. She continues to provide physiotherapy services to the Tactix when they travel to Perth.

        Rowan gains great satisfaction from helping to restore function and reduce pain in anyone who walks through the door. She believes in the importance of a positive physiotherapy experience. She strives to work in collaboration with her clients to obtain the best outcome, which ensures an individualised approach to treatment.

        Rowan has also completed a Bachelor of Sport Studies majoring in Management and a Diploma of Massage.
        Outside work, Rowan spends a lot of time with her dog at the beach and is enjoying exploring what Perth and the surrounding areas have to offer. She also plays netball and runs to keep fit.

        Rowan is now on maternity leave until the end of 2018.

        Courtney Moylett

        Physiotherapist

          Courtney Moylett completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame. Following graduation, Courtney commenced work in the Community Sector. Working with individuals living with disability, she developed her belief in a holistic approach to Physiotherapy and health. Having worked with patients ranging in age from young infants to mature adults, Courtney has treated various neurological conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and various Chromosomal syndromes. She has a special interest in developmental milestones, hypermobility syndromes and paediatric running. More recently she now brings that same holistic approach to private practice.

          With a passion for all things dance, Courtney has also developed keen interest in working with performers returning from injury, strengthening weaknesses and correcting technique. Courtney has completed certificates in Dry Needling, DMA Clinical Pilates Unit A and Level 1 Dance Teacher and Professional Training by Lisa Howell. Being a dancer herself, Courtney is able to treat clients while fully understanding the demands and discipline required of the craft.

          Julian Bowen

          Director

            Julian completed his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2004 and has worked exclusively in private practice since. He has spent over a decade learning and refining his professional skills, and estimates that he would have provided nearly 40,000 individual treatment sessions in that time. After working at several highly regarded private clinics he started his very first clinic in Ellenbrook in early 2013, and now manages and mentors in five family owned clinics across Perth.

            Over the years Julian has worked with numerous and diverse groups and clients; including paralympians, elite swimmers, triathletes, WAFL footballers and state and national volleyballers. He has also treated thousands of everyday clients with any manner of different problems. Julian’s work over the years has given him a vast experience with a multitude of conditions and types of patients.

            Julian has a passion for injury prevention, particularly in junior athletes, and has a strong belief in exercise rehabilitation. He offers exceptional manual therapy skills and a keen eye for diagnosis and problem solving. Julian strongly believes that every client is different, and identifying the underlying cause of the problem as well as treating the symptoms leads to the best outcomes for his patients. His particular areas of clinical interest include sporting injuries, headaches, exercise rehabilitation, ergonomic and postural disorders, shoulder pain, spinal pain and hypermobility disorders.

            Outside of physiotherapy practice, Julian is a keen beach volleyball athlete, having competed at the national level in both indoor and beach volleyball. He is also kept busy looking after his young twins.

            Julian is available for expert consultation and second opinion assessment by prior arrangement only.