Graduate Diploma (UK)
Master of Manipulative Therapy
Claire graduated from Nottingham School of Physiotherapy in 1991 and worked in the NHS prior to emigrating to Perth in 1997. Claire undertook the Master of Manipulative Program at Curtin University in 2000, and worked in the Fremantle area until opening Silas Street in April 2004. Claire has a keen interest in neck and shoulder pain, and has a strong ‘hands-on’ approach to treatment. She also utilizes Acupuncture as a complimentary therapy to treatment.
Emily completed her Physiotherapy degree at the University of Notre Dame Australia in 2009 before joining the team at Silas St Physio.
In her years of clinical experience, Emily has developed a strong interest in the management of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and sports injuries. With a personal background in competitive running and more recently triathlon, Emily has a keen interest in running related injury. This interest was considerably developed during her time working abroad in London. From 2011-2013 Emily spent two years working in a central London private practice where she offered specific services for runners and triathletes looking to optimise running biomechanics for injury prevention and high performance. Emily has a strong interest in Clinical Pilates and specific exercise rehabilitation for conditioning, cross training, injury prevention and general fitness. She is passionate about the importance of physical activity and self-management for athletes and non- athletes alike.
Lillie graduated from her bachelor of Physiotherapy at Notre Dame in 2010 and has been working with the team at Silas street for the last 6 years. Lillie is a women’s health physiotherapist with a background in obstetric and post-par-tum care. She is currently finishing her clinical masters at Curtin University. As well as her interest in women’s health, Lillie enjoys treating and rehabilitating spinal pathology. Lillie has a keen interest in dance, movement, Pilates and yoga and spends most of her weekends down in Margaret River surfing.
Jane completed her Physiotherapy degree at the University of Notre Dame Australia in 2009. In her final year she was awarded First Class Honours after investigating the benefits of exercise for those suffering from Parkinsons Disease. Since graduation Jane has worked in a musculoskeletal setting with clients from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from sporting injuries, rehabilitation post surgery, spinal complaints and those wishing to overcome pain and disability to achieve goals at any level. Jane has a number of years of Pilates experience and in the past has developed and managed a comprehensive Pilates program to the benefit of many clients. Jane has a particular interest in the prevention of falls in older members of the community, and is passionate about assisting older clients in maintaining their strength, balance and flexibility to ensure they remain independent and fit into later years. To this end she has developed and run strength and balance classes particularly targeted to this group with great success. Originally from Tasmania, Jane has travelled and lived in many parts of Australia before settling in Perth in 2005 with her family. Jane is a keen runner and has completed three marathons as well as numerous triathlons. Jane is heavily involved with the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is passionate about maintaining an evidence based approach to treatment and management of any musculoskeletal complaint.
Michael completed his studies at the University of Queensland in 2013 before joining the Silas St team in May 2014. After growing up in Darwin, Michael has lived in several cities in Australia before arriving in Perth. His main areas of interest in Physiotherapy are musculoskeletal and sports injuries. He uses manual therapy, exercise prescription and dry needling to assist his clients to achieve their health goals. Prior to studying Physiotherapy, Michael was a professional musician, specialising in percussion. Michael enjoys sports such as freediving, running and inline roller hockey.
Phoebe graduated from the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle with Distinction in 2014. She has a keen interest in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and in particular treating neck and back pain. Phoebe believes in applying both a hands on and functional approach to treatment as well as ensuring the patient has sufficient understanding of their diagnosis. She also has a keen interest in Clinical Pilates and the positive effects it has on clients. Prior to commencing work at Silas St Physio, Phoebe spent 5 months traveling abroad and learning Italian. In her spare time Phoebe enjoys keeping active by running, boxing, and beach swims.
BSc Physical Therapy (Canada)
Master of Manipulative Therapy
Michelle completed her BSc in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in Canada in 1995 and her Master of Manipulative Therapy at Curtin University in 2000 where she received the Brian Edwards award for clinical excellence. She completed a Doctor of Clinical Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University in 2016. Her current research interest is in the area of screening for prognostic factors in musculoskeletal pain disorders. She has worked in private practice in Perth since 1997. In addition to her work at Silas Street Physiotherapy, she works as a Musculoskeletal Lecturer at the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University and as an Advanced Scope Physiotherapist in the Neurosurgery Spinal Assessment Clinic at a large Perth public hospital. Michelle has a special interest in treating spinal pain and uses a “hands on” manual therapy approach along with education and exercise prescription. She is a keen swimmer and enjoys travelling.
Emma is a New Zealand qualified Physiotherapist who has practiced in NZ, Australia and the UK for the past 15 years. She has worked with top rugby teams in NZ and has left her own clinics to come and work for the best clinic in Australia and complete her Masters. Emma is a very “hands on” Physio who has also done two volunteer stints in India and Vietnam.
Grad Cert. Sports Physiotherapy
Nick completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at University of Notre Dame Australia, before completing a Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University. Throughout his clinical experience and involvement with sporting teams, Nick has developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal, sporting, and orthopaedic injuries. He thoroughly enjoys working with clients, ensuring they return to optimal function and achieve their goals as quickly as possible. Nick has been involved with multiple sporting teams, such as Peel Thunder Football Club Colts, Victorian Vikings AHL, and WASP Men’s Premier League Hockey. He is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Sports Physiotherapy Association (SPA).