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.
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.
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).
Doctor of Physiotherapy
Keri graduated with her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of Calgary in Canada before moving to the Gold Coast to complete her Doctor of Physiotherapy Degree at Bond University.. She has a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, clinical pilates, and health promotion. Keri has completed a comprehensive pilates training program and believes in exercise and movement as an integral part of treatment. She has also completed courses in post-natal fitness, restorative movement, and dry needling. Keri is originally from Canada and lived on the Gold Coast for a number of years before moving to Perth in 2015. In her spare time Keri enjoys walking her dog at the beach, going for bush walks, and travelling.
Physical Education and Physiotherapy degrees
Since completing his Physical Education and Physiotherapy degrees, Grant has had 10 years experience in private practice in NZ and Australia. Grant has worked with elite rugby, tennis and netball players, including a role as team Physiotherapist for West Coast Fever here in WA. Grant has completed extensive Pilates training, in both the rehabilitation and fitness setting. He has obtained Full Certification through the
highly-regarded Stott Pilates. Grant completed additional training in dry needling and finds this useful to restore patients’ muscle function and manage pain. Outside Physio and Pilates, Grant’s interests include time at the beach, weekends down South, and playing music.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
Jack completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Notre Dame Australia. He has a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sporting injuries. Jack believes in using a variety of skills including manual therapy, dry needling, exercise prescription and education on diagnosis to ensure a high quality of care so that his patients can achieve their goals. Jack grew up in the country and is a member of the Army Reserves. In his spare time Jack enjoys keeping active by participating in triathlons.