Our highly qualified, experienced and friendly physio team.
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.
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.
Physiotherapist & Butler, Gateway & Kinross Partner
Physiotherapist & Jindalee Manager
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.
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 received his Physiotherapy degree from India in 2006 and after arriving in Australia in 2007 completed 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.
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.
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.
Matthew received his bachelor of physiotherapy from the university of Notre Dame and is currently working at the Ocean Keys Practice and Quinns Practice where he does specialty appointments for 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.
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, Ash has begun practicing at our Butler Practice, where she enjoys a combination of treating, teaching clinical Pilates, and motivating her patients through Fysio40 high intensity interval training. Ash has been teaching clinical Pilates for over 7 years, and finds the positive changes seen in these patients constantly rewarding.
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.
With experience working with Perth Demons WAFL, Stirling Senators SBL and WABL and Kingsley Amateur Football club she has a particular interest in sporting injuries, exercise rehabilitation and pilates. 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.
Liam has an interest in the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, in particular back and neck pain. Having worked closely with North Beach Amateur Football Club he also has experience in the management of sporting injuries.
Outside of work Liam enjoys playing basketball, fitness training at the gym, spending time at the beach and loves to scuba dive.
Being part of an exceptional team of physios motivates Alana to continue doing what she loves help people every day.
She completed her Masters of Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2014 after completing her Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) in 2011.
With a great love for sports, fitness, good health and well-being, Alana 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.
Since completing her BSc of Physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame Georgia commenced treating at our Hillarys clinic. She has worked closely with UWA football club and also enjoys playing netball, spending time at the beach, and holidays down south.
With a keen interest in treating and rehabilitating sporting injuries, Elise combines hands-on treatment, exercise rehabilitation and clinical Pilates. She will be running a number of Pilates classes throughout the week at Quinns.
She has worked closely with Wembley Amateur Football club, which has allowed her to further develop her skills. Outside of work Elise loves cooking, painting and spending time with her friends and family.
After studying his Physiotherapy degree at Keele University in 2007, David went on to finish a Masters degree at Salford University in 2013. Throughout his career he has worked extensively through the UK, NZ and now Australia. 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 manual therapy and rehabilitative exercises and utilising his experience in dry needling, kinesiotaping and Pilates.
With a keen interest in all things soccer, David still manages to play once a week with the Move Forward indoor soccer team as well as spending time with his wife and little boy.
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. Taking the time to get to know his patient’s is what Blake values most about being a Physio.
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 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 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 completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at The University of Notre Dame and is currently working at the Jindalee practice. With a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries Georgia utilises her skills as a qualified Pilates instructor and teaches one-on-one as well as group Pilates classes at Jindalee.
When not traveling, you’ll find Georgia spending her weekends at football, either watching the Eagles play or being the physiotherapist for West Perth.
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.
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.