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Grant Mercorella

Grant Mercorella- Physiotherapist Ellenbrook

Grant Mercorella- Physiotherapist Ellenbrook

Grant graduated from Melbourne’s Latrobe University in 1996 with his BSc in Physiotherapy. Since then he has over 20 years’ experience working in both private practices in Melbourne and running his own clinic in Alice Springs.

He moved to Alice Springs in 1999 where be opened Red Centre Physiothetherapy which he ran and owned for 15 years. There he gained extensive experience in Muskuloskeletal Therapy, Sports Physiotherapy and Post Orthopaedic Surgery and rehabilitation. Grant worked closely with the Sports physician who visited regularly from Darwin as well as an Orthopaedic Surgeon from South Australia. Together with these practitioners and due to the remote location Grant was able to gain extensive experience in all areas of physiotherapy as well as working within a multi-disciplinary team.
During his time in Alice Springs he spent 5 years working for the NTIS Central Division as a lecturer for Sports Medicine.

Grant moved to Perth in 2014, bringing with him his family where he furthered his studies by completing the PD courses provided by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and expanded his experience of dealing with dizziness patients.

Grant also has experience working with Workers Comp and Motor Vehicle accident claims and is an advocate for the benefits of gym and hydro exercise therapy. He has completed his level 1 strength and conditioning course which can greatly assist an accident claim patient return to work as fast as possible.

As well as this, Grant is certified in dry needling and level 2 Sports Physio course which he is set to continue in 2018.

Outside of work Grant likes to be active outdoors riding dirt bikes, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, playing ice hockey and running around after 3 teenagers and 2 kelpies.

Stephen Ranford

Stephen Ranford- Physiotherapist Wembley

Stephen Ranford- Physiotherapist Wembley

Stephen has over 10 years of experience working in both private practice and hospital based roles. He has extensive experience in managing musculoskeletal and sports injuries, post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation, and chronic low back injuries.

Stephen is an Australian-trained Sports Physiotherapist with more than 8 years’ experience. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Melbourne in 1995, and his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at Latrobe University in 2012.

Stephen has worked with elite & recreational athletes in across a diverse range sports including swimming, netball, and running.

Holding previous roles as Senior Physiotherapist for WAFL and State Netball teams Stephen has a strong background in physical therapy treatment and exercise prescription to enhance performance and relieve niggling ongoing injuries.

Understanding the causes and management of pain is important to Stephen and he emphasises the education and knowledge with his patients.
Stephen is has clinical Pilates certification, He also treats patients using a Pilates reformer and wonder chair.

Stephen is a passionate surfer and swimmer with a strong interest in Water Sports. He has completed a Rottnest Solo Crossing and competed for WA in Surf Boat Rowing

Laurie Patchett

Laurie Patchett- Physiotherapist Innaloo

Laurie Patchett- Physiotherapist Innaloo

Laurie graduated with a degree in physiotherapy in 1974 commencing work in the public health system before pursuing her passion for age care in which she practiced for 25 years until her current role in clinical practice. Having suffered back pain and migraines since her teens Laurie has a keen interest in necks and backs and works toward pain relief and prevention with exercise and postural realignment.

Laurie has more recently been working in the area of stress management and relaxation, using a massage based approach, combining her physio skills with deep tissue massage, myofascial release and some energy release techniques including Reiki.

Laurie’s strengths lie in her caring approach, by relaxing and loosening up areas before preparing the body for its healing journey. She is known for her encouraging approach which motivates patients to build their strength and resistance with minimal pain from treatment.

Within the last few years Laurie has been inspired to take up yoga and other active pursuits such as participating with her daughters in the Pink Triathlon. While not posting a world shattering time her personal satisfaction of completing the course further mirrors her belief for physical activity at all stages of life. Her greatest achievement however is raising two fit and happy children and she derives great joy from regularly looking after her 3 grandsons.

Mike Stovell

Mike Stovell- Physiotherapist

Mike Stovell- Physiotherapist Innaloo

Mike graduated from Curtin University School of Physiotherapy in 2003 and is also currently studying his Masters of Science Rehabilitation. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Mike was a podiatrist and was the second physiotherapist in Australia to also have qualifications as a podiatrist which he obtained from the West Australian Institute of Technology, School of Podiatry in 1984.

Since then, Mike has worked in a variety of private practices over the last thirteen years working with patients of a walks of life and ages.

Mike has provided sports physiotherapy to all levels of athletes, from recreational to WAFL, state league netball as well as the Great British Wheelchair Basketball team in 2009.

Mike’s specific interests focus on functional rehabilitation, shoulder pain management, lower limb pain management by integrating manual therapy as well as prescribed exercise routines to manage dysfunctions.

He is also able to use dry needling where required.

When not at work, Mike likes to keep fit by going to the gym and completing obstacle courses and also enjoys reading comic books.

Sam Morgan

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Sam Morgan- Physiotherapist Innaloo

Sam graduated from University of Notre Dame in 2017 with his Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy and Exercise Sports Science.

Whilst studying he worked at both private practices and hospitals across Perth where he treated both in and outpatients in rehabilitation.Sam has a keen interest in managing musculoskeletal injuries, paediatrics and using exercise for rehabilitation.

He enjoys creating custom treatment plans for each of his patients based on their specific needs so they can achieve the best possible outcome and uses a combination of manual therapy and prescribed exercises for rehabilitation. Sam’s aim is to constantly improve his knowledge and treatment options through further study through the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Outside of work, Sam likes to stay active and enjoys running as well as playing rugby, rock climbing and karate. He also enjoys gardening and camping.

Fran Wastell

Fran Wastell- Women's Health Physio- Ellenbrook

Fran Wastell- Women’s Health Physio

Fran has a BSc from Curtin University in Physiotherapy, a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence and Women’s Health) as well as 20 years experience working at various hospitals throughout Perth.

She is a passionate holistic healthcare professional who has worked as a physiotherapist in aged care, mental health care, continence & women’s health both in the public and private sector.

Fran ran the Continence & Women’s Health physiotherapy service at Swan District Hospital for over 10 years and was instrumental in establishing the Continence physiotherapy service for the Southern Area Continence Service (Hobart), Fiona Stanley Hospital and SJOG Midland public hospital.

Her focus is on the overall pelvic health of her clients as well as assisting new mother’s bodies post birth and whilst nursing. She can assist with pelvic girdle and pelvic floor issues, nipple trauma and her treatment is a combination of investigating the cause of a complaint, laser treatment, exercises and education.

Outside of work Fran enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cycling and yoga and cooking up culinary delights for friends and family.

Fran works at our Ellenbrook clinic on Fridays ONLY

 

Cally Jones

Cally Jones, Innaloo Physiotherapist

Cally Jones, Physiotherapist Innaloo

Cally Jones has been a practicing Physiotherapist for over ten years, and has broad experience in general health in hospital settings.

Starting out as a locum in hospitals around Perth, she has worked in the mines as a FIFO Physio, and spent 6 years at Osborne Park hospital treating patients in musculoskeletal outpatients, women’s health and aged care.

In her practice Cally uses a range of musculoskeletal treatment techniques including manual therapy, rehabilitative exercise, dry needling and relaxation. Having a interest in women’s health, she often sees patients for antenatal and postnatal care helping them manage conditions such as pelvic joint pain, wrist pain and back pain. She has extensive experience in aged care seeing patients with fractured hips, neurological conditions, respiratory and heart conditions.

Cally also works as a health coach, helping people manage chronic conditions, by identifying their priorities, and transforming their goals into action. Cally actively listens to her patients and finds out what they enjoy in life and what motivates them, to inspire patients to get in control of their health. By centering her programs around these main values and goals, Cally is able to tie their health goals in, and empower her patients to be consistent in following their rehabilitation program.

Cally is also a mum to two gorgeous boys and she can already see them learning about taking care of their own bodies and helping others to do the same with compassion and empathy.

 


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