Move Forward Team Members
Our greatest pride comes from the amazing people who make up Move Forward Physio.
Find our more about your friendly local Physio.
Ben Gabrovec – Move Forward Managing Director
Taking great pride in his Physio team as Move Forwards Manager, Ben has 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 reached at email@example.com on the email.
Peter Owens – Alkimos, Jindalee, Hillarys, Hocking, Ocean Keys, Pearsall, Quinns and Yanchep Partner
Peter graduated as a physiotherapist in 1986 and completed a Masters in Business Administration in 1993. Peter has over 30 years experience in private physiotherapy practices throughout Australia and is a Director at Move Forward Physiotherapy. His wealth of knowledge and friendly personality set the standard for all Move Forward Physios.
Felicity Kermode – Clinical Director and Alkimos, Jindalee, Hillarys, Hocking, Ocean Keys, Pearsall, Quinns and Yanchep Partner
Felicity teaches the clinical components of the Professional Development Program that all Move Forward Physiotherapists complete. Felicity has post graduate degrees in both Sports and Manipulative Physiotherapy and regularly presents physiotherapy courses overseas, teaching physiotherapy skills that she has developed over 30 years working in the profession.
Tom Edwards – Physiotherapist & Butler, Currambine and Kinross Partner
Tom is a valuable asset to the Move Forward team as the Managing partner of our Butler, Currambine and Kinross Clinics. After spending some years providing physiotherapy services in the local community, he is elated to continue to be a presence in our newest clinics in the northern suburbs.
Aaron D’Rozario – Physiotherapist and Mt Hawthorn & North Beach Partner
From his own injury experiences, Aaron has developed a passion for helping people get back to their peak performance. Aaron has a passion for all things musculoskeletal and has a particularly strong interest in neck pain and headaches, back pain, shoulder pain and the complexities of acute or chronic sporting injuries.
Katelyn Baumgartel – Physiotherapist
Building rapport with patients and being able to see people improve each day is something that drives Katelyn as a physiotherapist. She successfully completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at Curtin University, and has a particular interest in antenatal and postnatal women’s health as well as the management of sports injuries.
Ronnie Bhalvani – Physiotherapist
Working as a Physio is important to Ronnie as it means being able to make a difference in the life of people with various musculoskeletal or neurological conditions. By guiding patients in the right direction with the appropriate combination of manual therapy and exercise he works towards the goal of full functional recovery for his patients.
Dan Bourke – Physiotherapist & Kinross Clinic Manager
With a passion for helping people overcome injuries Dan loves collaborating with patients to accomplish their goals and seeing them get back to doing the things they love. Whether you’re returning to high-level sport, or you just want to be able to walk the dog or chase the grandkids, Dan can help you every step of the way!
Andrew Carlisle – Physiotherapist
Andrew completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Notre Dame Australia. After spending his first few years following graduation gaining experience at different private practices across Perth, he is now thrilled to settle into his new home at Move Forward Pearsall Physiotherapy.
Georgia Carpenter – Physiotherapist
Georgia has always had a keen interest in health and fitness since a young age, which led her to pursue a career in physiotherapy along with experiencing the benefits of treatment herself. Since graduating from Curtin University Georgia values connecting with her patients to take a holistic approach to management, utilising a combination of manual therapy and healing through movement to assist patients in reaching their goals.
Mat Cockroft – Physiotherapist & Quinns Clinic Manager
Mat prides himself on making a positive impact on every clients physical and mental well being, ensuring they always leave with a well structured rehab plan and big smile on their face after each session. Return to high level function, sport and hobbies is considered of high importance to each of Mat’s clients rehab goals even if it’s as simple as kick at the park or picking up the grandchildren.
Emily Ebert – Physiotherapist
After completing her Bachelor of Science (Human Biology Preclinical), Emily continued to study at Curtin University and achieved her Doctorate of Physiotherapy.Emily has always had a passion for understanding how the human body works and helping others to achieve their health and fitness goals. Emily is passionate to help people return to what they love doing, whether it be competitive sport, hobbies or work-related activities.
Corey Evans – Physiotherapist & Hillarys Clinic Manager
Corey successfully completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with honours from Curtin University. He has a particular interest in exercise rehabilitation following musculoskeletal injury and Sports Physiotherapy. Having played competitive sport his whole life Corey understands how eager people can be to resume following their injury, whether it be at an elite level or a social Monday night game for fun.
Dan Fitzgerald – Physiotherapist
Coming from previous experience in private practice, Dan has excitingly joined the Move Forward team in North Beach! Dan provides a considerate and individualised approach in order to help facilitate clients achieve the most active and pain-free versions of themselves possible.
Aidan Glick – Physiotherapist
Aidan successfully completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Exercise Sport Science from the University of Notre Dame, Australia.
Possessing a strong interest for assisting people in returning them to their best level of function Aidan strives to empower people to get the most out of their lives.
Tom Gorter – Physiotherapist
Tom has been working in private practice since completing his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 2019 at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. In this time he has gained extensive experience in utilising Pilates in the rehabilitation and management of his clients.
Sarah Jacobs – Physiotherapist – Currently on maternity leave
Sarah completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Curtin University on the Vice Chancellor’s List. She also previously completed a Bachelor of Science double majoring in Exercise Health and Sports Science at the University of Western Australia.
Janelle Juse – Physiotherapist
Janelle discovered the positive and lifelong impact physiotherapists can have on individuals lives after finishing her Bachelor of Exercise Science degree in the US and working in a private practice physiotherapy clinic. After 2 years of working as a physio assistant, she decided to move to Sydney to pursue her dream of becoming a physiotherapist and completed the Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at Macquarie University.
Alana Keil – Physiotherapist
Alana loves helping people, often with injuries she has at some point experienced herself which allows her to relate to people with a level of understanding for their injury and walk them through their recovery as she has done herself many times and continues to do!
Being part of an exceptional team of physios motivates Alana to continue doing what she loves help people every day.
Inge Kriek – Physiotherapist
Inge completed her physiotherapy degree at Curtin University and graduated as a member of the vice chancellors list and has since worked in the private practice musculoskeletal setting. She believes the best outcome of her clients comes from a combination of manual therapy techniques, exercise based rehabilitation whilst focusing on client goals.
Aaron Krige – Physiotherapist
Aaron has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Curtin University as well as a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Edith Cowan University combing his passion for both Physio anatomy and sports. He brings a wealth of private practice experience in Perth’s northern suburbs to the Move Forward team.
Cindy Lui – Physiotherapist
Cindy developed a strong interest in human biology and sports from a young age, which lead her to pursue a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University. During her time as a student physiotherapist, she has gained invaluable experience working as a sports trainer for Ocean Ridge AFC, reinforcing her love for treating musculoskeletal injuries.
Blake McConville – Physiotherapist
Growing up in his native Canada, Blake witnessed the importance of Physio directly with a close family member requiring intense rehabilitation to allow them to recover full function following a severe injury. This inspired Blake to study Kinesiology (sport science) at the University of Calgary in 2011, before moving to Perth in 2012 to attend Curtin University where he earned his masters degree in Physiotherapy.
Clay McCulloch – Physiotherapist
We’re excited to have Clay join the Move Forward team after working in private practice for a number of years. Clay is an enthusiastic Physiotherapist that motivates his patients to achieve their goals, however big or small they may be. He has worked as a physiotherapist for WAFL clubs and NBL1 teams and is currently the Head Physiotherapist for Mount Lawley Football Club
Courtney McDaniel – Physiotherapist
Courtney has successfully graduated as a physiotherapist from Curtin University. In the last four years she has enjoyed working with a number of sporting clubs where she has experienced diagnosing and treating various sports related musculoskeletal injuries.
Chris Moses – Physiotherapist
Chris is a passionate physiotherapist who joined the Move Forward team after completing his degree at Curtin University. Chris has a particular interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is eager to help all people manage their pain, reach their goals, and improve all aspects of their physical and mental well-being through his care.
Julia Paioff – Physiotherapist
Julia is one of our physiotherapists who recently graduated from Curtin University and is keen to pursue her professional career as a member of the Move Forward team. Julia has lived an active lifestyle playing basketball since early childhood and in more recent years, going to the gym and Reformer Pilates classes.
Jayden Perera – Physiotherapist
Jayden recently joined the Move Forward team following a placement at our Quinn’s clinic during his Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University. Jayden prides himself on utilising his knowledge, skills, and experience in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy to positively impact every clients physical and mental well-being, allowing them to get back doing the things they love most.
Cooper Rice – Physiotherapist
Cooper completed his Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation and has an extensive background working in sports rehab, paediatrics, disabilities and private practice as an Exercise Physiologist.
Erin Sturch – Physiotherapist
Erin Sturch began her physiotherapy career in Canada at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Upon graduating she quickly focused on sports physiotherapy, working with a number of elite athletes from various sporting backgrounds around the globe, including the Canadian Nordic ski team in Canmore, Alberta. She has presented talks to high-school aged female athletes, educating them on knee injury prevention.
Mike Tran – Physiotherapist
Mike has a passionate interest in helping people return to what they love doing best, whether competitive sport, work, or hobbies. He successfully completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University and has an interest in all things musculoskeletal and exercise rehabilitation to help you achieve your goals!
Naomi Udiljak – Physiotherapist
Naomi had been a patient at Jindalee Physiotherapy since a young age and it had always been her dream to be on the Physio team.
After completing her physiotherapy degree at Curtin University we were thrilled to have someone of Naomi’s character join the clinic.
Damian Vance – Physiotherapist & Jindalee Clinic Manager
With close to 20 years experience in private practice Move Forward Physio is extremely lucky to have a Physiotherapist of Damian’s experience mentoring our team at Jindalee Physiotherapy. As the manager at Jindalee Damian’s passion for training the the next generation of Move Forward’s Physios reflects in the success of the clinic.
Nikki Warburton – Physiotherapist
After completing a Bachelor of Science (Sport Science and Exercise & Health) at UWA Nikki followed her passion for helping other achieve their fitness goals as an F45 instructor. This led to an interest in the anatomy and physiology of the body and a career path that found her studying the Doctorate of Physiotherapy at Curtin University.