Move Forward Physio Team

Our highly qualified, experienced and friendly physio team.

STAFF PROFILES

Ben Gabrovec

Move Forward Manager

Ben completed his B.Sc (Physio) at Curtin University and began his career at Quinns Physio while starting what would eventually become Move Forward Physiotherapy. He has been the Managing Partner at Move Forward Physiotherapy since those beginnings in 2007 working closely with his business partners and respected Physios Peter Owens and Felicity Kermode to establish what is now the most trusted Physio company in Perth. In that time the group has expanded to 12 Physiotherapy clinics making Move Forward the number one provider of Physiotherapy care in Perth’s northern suburbs.
Taking great pride in his team with the focus on creating an environment for each Physiotherapist to grow as practitioners and people, the success of Move Forward is testament to the ongoing achievement of this goal. For any queries related to Move Forward Physiotherapy, Ben can be found daily in our Quinns clinic or reached at ben@moveforward.physio via email.
Always wanting to contribute to his local community he is a volunteer Physiotherapist for his childhood football club, Kingsley and has volunteered additional time to his profession as a board member of the Physiotherapy Business Association of Western Australia. Outside of work he loves his sports, his dogs, Wilco and Boni and of course his wife Louise.
 

Tom Edwards

Physiotherapist & Butler Partner

    Tom is a valuable asset to the Move Forward team as the Managing partner of our Butler Clinic. After spending some years providing physiotherapy services in the local community, he is elated to continue to be a presence in our new clinic in the northern suburbs. He has a keen interest in an array of musculoskeletal conditions with particular interest in the ‘everyday’ injury, back and neck pain that keeps us from our hobbies and work.
    He loves working with you to get you back to what you love quickly, combining manual therapy and dry needling with exercise rehabilitative strategies. His interest in sports has led him to work with the Wanneroo amateur Football, Rugby and Soccer teams. His sporting interests outside of work include Rugby, Martial arts, Soccer and Golf.
    On top of being a partner Tom is also the Client Relationship Officer for Move Forward Physiotherapy making sure we deliver the highest quality service possible to all of our valued patients!
     

    Damian Vance

    Physiotherapist & Jindalee Manager

      Damian is a graduate of Curtin University and managing partner at Jindalee Physio with more than 13 years experience in private practice. Move Forward Physio is extremely lucky to have a Physiotherapist of Damien’s experience on our team running our Jindalee clinic.
      Damian prides himself in providing the local community with the highest quality physiotherapy treatments for all musculoskeletal conditions, in a friendly, professional manner, with easy to understand explanations of your condition. His interests are: back pain, headaches, paediatrics, sports injuries and neck pain.
       

      Amy Anderson

      Physiotherapist – Pilates and Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist

        Amy completed her Bsc in Physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame. Since then Amy has worked in both rural and city private practices. Amy is currently working at our Quinns practice where she is our Pilates and Exercise Rehabilitation expert after specializing in this field over the past 5 years. She has a passion for utilising her high level of skill in clinical pilates as part of rehabilitation and prevention of injury with a particular interest in injury rehabilitation (in particular knees, shoulders and lower back pain) and ante/postnatal pilates.
        Amy has had experience with UWA football club and state league netball teams. Outside of work Amy loves going to gym, travelling and walking her dog.
         

        Ronnie Bhalvani

        Physiotherapist

          Ronnie received his Physiotherapy degree from India in 2006 and went on to work in a hospital setting treating inpatients and outpatients. He arrived in Australia in 2007 completing his Masters in Clinical Exercise Practice in Melbourne while working as a Physiotherapist in a specialist school for kids with special needs in Port Melbourne. Ronnie also has experience working as an Exercise Physiologist in a Private practice in Newcastle before moving to Perth for a role Spinal Cord Injury rehabilitation; running one on one exercise programs.
          Clinically Ronnie enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and is particularly interested in exercise based rehabilitation. He believes that full functional recovery needs a combination of hands on Physiotherapy and exercise rehabilitation, to reduce the chances of recurrence of the problem.

          Outside of work Ronnie loves his tennis, cricket, swimming and cooking.

           

          Mat Cockroft

          Physiotherapist

            Mat completed his BSc in physiotherapy at Curtin university. He has spent four years working in the south-west before joining Quinns Physiotherapy, spending time between Collie and Harvey, which allowed him to treat a diverse range of injuries. Mat’s clinical interests include sports and post-operative rehabilitation and he thrives on seeing his clients return to their hobbies/sports at full capacity.
            His treatments focus on manual therapy and dry needling as well as providing clients with the tools for self management at home. Mat is a passionate AFL fan, following the almighty Hawks, and assists his local club Kingsley with their physiotherapy needs. In his spare time he also plays golf and loves to fish.
             

            Matt Dewar

            Physiotherapist

              Matthew received his bachelor of physiotherapy from the university of Notre Dame and is currently working at the Ocean Keys and Quinns practices where he does specialty appointments for Pilates and Dog Physiotherapy.
              Clinically he enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal problems and sports injuries especially low back or neck pain. Matt has continued to advance his education in treatments available to patients suffering from chronic pain. Outside of work Matthew enjoys all water related sports, teaching group fitness classes, motocross and traveling.
               

              Ash Dobson

              Physiotherapist

                Ashleigh has completed her BSc in physiotherapy at Curtin University and has been one of Move Forward’s loyal team members for many years. Ash built up a loyal following at our Quinns Practice before heading away on a 12 month trip of a lifetime. Since returning she can now be found treating and running Pilates at Move Forward Butler Physiotherapy.
                She enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and has a particular interest in sporting injuries. Ashleigh has experience working with North Beach Amateur Football Club and is trained in teaching Clinical Pilates. Outside of work, her interests include running, swimming and music.
                 

                Julie Endersby

                Physiotherapist

                  Julie completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Curtin University in 2014. Clinically, she has a great interest in a range of musculoskeletal conditions, including sporting injuries and back pain, and endeavours to work alongside her patients to get them back to full function. Julie enjoys sport, health, and keeping fit, and hopes to share this with her patients and motivate them to achieve their best health possible.
                  As a part of the Move Forward team from her student days working as a receptionist at our Quinns clinic to being our number one Physio at our new Alkimos location we have always been proud to have Julie on our team.
                   

                  Renee Fish

                  Physiotherapist

                    Renee has completed her BSc in physiotherapy at Curtin University and is currently working at the Quinns and Hillarys Practices. As well as her physiotherapy degree Renee has also completed a Post-graduate Exercise Science degree and has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. She enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and has a particular interest in sporting injuries, exercise rehabilitation and pilates.
                    Renee has experience working with Perth Demons WAFL, Stirling Senators SBL and WABL and Kingsley Amateur Football club. A keen sportswoman herself, Renee competes in body building competitions and has played almost all sports under the sun. When she is not at the gym Renee enjoys visiting her family in the country, socialising with friends and eating.
                     

                    Alana Keil

                    Physiotherapist

                      Alana completed her Masters of Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2014 after completing her Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) in 2011.
                      She has a great love for sports, fitness, good health and well-being and enjoys sharing this with her clients. We are thrilled to have Alana as part of the Move Forward Physio team in Yanchep.
                      Alana’s clinical interests include rehabilitation of sporting injuries and lower back pain and will go above and beyond to see her clients return to maximal function. Adopting a hands on approach and being proactive with her patients treatment we know Alana will help you on the road to recovery!
                      Outside of work Alana enjoys running, sports, going to the gym and weekend camping trips.
                       

                      David Makinson

                      Physiotherapist

                        David received his physiotherapy degree from the University of Keele in the UK and went on to work in private practice throughout the UK, NZ and Australia before returning home to complete his Masters degree in 2012/13. Clinical interests include low back pain and pelvic pain. David enjoys seeing his clients return to full level of function, whether it be sport, recreation or work. He achieves these goals through a mix of hands on therapy and rehabilitative exercises. David is experienced in manual therapy, dry needling, kinesiotaping and Pilates.
                        Away from work, David enjoys playing and watching soccer as well as exploring the WA countryside with his wife and young son.
                         

                        Blake McConville

                        Physiotherapist

                          Blake is originally from Canada where he received his first degree in Kinesiology (sport science) from the University of Calgary in 2011, before moving to Perth in 2012 to attend Curtin University where he earned his masters degree in Physiotherapy. He is the newest member of the Move Forward team joining the Jindalee clinic in late 2015.
                          Blake is especially interested in treating low back and neck pain due to his own personal history of spinal injury through his life. Knowing first-hand what it feels like to have radiating low back pain and the associated fear and apprehension that can often accompany exercise and movement thereafter, Blake is especially motivated in returning sufferers of neck and back pain to normal movement and function through the combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription.
                          When he’s not working as a physiotherapist, Blake is making music with his violin, playing video games, or scuba diving as often as he can.
                           

                          Mitchell Peate

                          Physiotherapist

                            Mitchell completed his B Sc in Physiotherapy at Curtin University, graduating with distinction and as a member of the Vice Chancellor’s list. Mitchell is our head Physiotherapist at Move Forward Hocking and he has gathered experience running multiple Move Forward locations before becoming permanent at Hocking. Mitchell has a clinical interest in a range of musculoskeletal injuries and a keen interest in sports rehabilitation.
                            Outside of work Mitchell enjoys volleyball, hockey, baking, travelling, and raising a two toddlers.
                             

                            Jason Rocca

                            Physiotherapist

                              Jason completed his Master of Physiotherapy at Edith Cowan University. Previous to this he completed his undergraduate degree in Sports Science as well as post graduate work in Strength and Conditioning. Jason was our initial Physiotherapist at Pearsall Physiotherapy when it opened in December 2013 and has grown the clinic from strength to strength since its first day. Jason enjoys treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries with a keen passion for sporting rehabilitation.
                              His interests outside of work include weight training as well as Taekwondo, which he been doing for almost 20 years and has represented Australia.
                               

                              Georgia Snow

                              Physiotherapist

                                Georgia completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at The University of Notre Dame and is currently working at the Jindalee practice. She has a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries.
                                As our Pilates expert at Jindalee, Georgia runs multiple classes through out the week and has a real passion for returning her patients to full health and fitness through these Pilates classes.
                                Outside of work Georgia enjoys playing/watching a wide range of sports and has worked closely with Wests Scarborough Rugby Club and Wembley Football Club.
                                 

                                Naomi Udiljak

                                Physiotherapist

                                  Naomi completed her physiotherapy degree at Curtin University and is currently working at the Jindalee practice. Naomi has always had a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy since overcoming her own back problems in the past. As a result, Naomi has a particular interest in treating both back and neck pain as well as lower limb pain, and strives to achieve this by combining hands-on treatment in conjunction with active rehabilitation to provide her patients with the strategies required to live healthily and happily. Outside of work Naomi enjoys the beach, going out on her stand-up paddle board and hanging out with her family.
                                   

                                  Chris Warne

                                  Physiotherapist

                                    Chris completed his Master of Physiotherapy at Curtin University, graduating with high distinction. Prior to his physiotherapy degree, Chris completed a Bachelor of Science (Anatomical Sciences) at the University of Western Australia. Having worked previously with both Kingsway and Stirling Amateur football clubs, Chris has developed a passion for treating sporting injuries, as well as other musculoskeletal conditions including back and neck pain, headaches and vertigo.
                                    Outside of work Chris’s interests include watching AFL and cricket and working out at the gym.
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