Practice Principal – Senior Physiotherapist
Darriel graduated from Curtin University School of Physiotherapy in 1989. Previous to this, he completed a Bachelor of Human Movement at the University of Western Australia. After graduating, Darriel moved to Geraldton and opened his first private practice in 1990 – Geraldton Physiotherapy Clinic. Whilst in Geraldton, he also managed the provision of physiotherapy services to the St John of God Hospital Geraldton, dealing mostly with orthopaedic inpatients for regional orthopaedic surgeons.
In January 2001, Darriel moved back to Perth and started George Street Physiotherapy and Pilates. This clinic was one of the first original practices to combine physiotherapy and Pilates into the management of clients with musculoskeletal issues. Darriel has completed DMA Levels 1-4 in Clinical Pilates and is a qualified Polestar Pilates rehabilitation practitioner. Darriel continues to attend professional education seminars and workshops to make sure the delivery of service is up to date with clinical research and is evidence-based best practice. “This passion for professional development has kept my enthusiasm and interest in this profession alive for the past 29 years!”
Elena holds a double masters degree in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy and brings a diverse portfolio of experience to George Street, ranging from working with Olympic level athletes (Beach/indoor Volleyball and soccer) to working with various private practises internationally. One of Elena’s areas of expertise is achieving successful outcomes in the treatment of persistent pain which formed a significant area of focus during completion of her masters at the University of South Australia in 2014.
More recently, this has led to participation in a national clinical trial led by Prof. Peter O’Sullivan evaluating a new treatment program (Cognitive Functional Therapy) for chronic lower back pain, which she has successfully implemented at George Street. She is also one of our GLAD certified practitioners treating chronic hip and knee pain.
In her 15 years’ experience Elena has always kept up-to-date with the latest research in physiotherapy techniques and treatment programs. She has undergone extensive further education in clinical Pilates, manual therapy (Kaltenborn, McKenzie and Maitland), manipulative therapy, functional strength training, running techniques, dry needling and Neurodynamics. Elena enjoys spending time with her family and keeping active in the outdoors.
Fiona trained as a physiotherapist in Edinburgh during the 70s and gained an additional post graduate certificate in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and Continence from Melbourne University in 1998. Fiona has worked in this area for 20 years and is passionate about her speciality. She believes pelvic floor and continence rehabilitation can have life changing results, often through better understanding and simple functional changes.
Ally has completed two Bachelor of Science degrees in Human Movement (UWA; 1994) and Physiotherapy (Curtin; 2001). She has completed post graduate courses in Clinical Pilates (DMA), Dry Needling, Adolescents in Sport, The Female Athlete, and Kinetic Link Training. She is a level 2 accredited Athletics Australia Coach and Hockey Australia Coach.
Ally has worked in a range of clinical settings including pre and post surgery orthopaedics, private practice musculoskeletal, sports teams, pregnancy & postnatal health, palliative care, and occupational health & rehabilitation.
Ally is passionate about movement quality. She enjoys educating her clients about their motor control inefficiencies and designing programs to show clients what they can do for themselves to prevent and manage injury. Her academic background and experience has meant she has developed an exceptional ability to appraise, train and restore authentic movement to enhance quality of life.
Ally developed a special interest in neuromuscular training for active youth while raising her two sport talented daughters. She is dedicated to developing programs to better physically prepare and educate the female growing athlete with the goal of preventing injury and achieving their performance goals. This deep interest is complemented by her background as a junior elite athlete; her own personal experience of musculoskeletal injuries including ACL reconstruction surgery in her adolescence; her sports coaching roles; and physiotherapy work with WA state junior girls hockey teams.
Margaret has worked as a physiotherapist in the public and private sectors for over 15 years after graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physio) 2004 and has developed strong skills and a special interest in Physiotherapy Exercise Rehabilitation since 2012.
Margaret had completed post graduate courses in clinical Pilates, shoulder rehabilitation, chronic/persistent pain and pain science, dry needling and the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis.
Margaret is passionate about helping people resolve their pain so that they can live an active healthy lifestyle. She enjoys rehabilitating all musculoskeletal conditions and working with her clients to get them back to their normal activities and fitness level.
Outside of work, Margaret is a busy mum of two teenage girls and when not juggling family life, she keeps fit with Pilates, yoga and walking.
Prideaux (currently on maternity leave)
Prideaux completed her physiotherapy degree at the University of Notre Dame . She originally worked at George Street physiotherapy in 2010, before travelling and working in the US. Prideaux returned in 2012 and worked in Sydney, regional NSW, and most recently Arnhem land and Timor Leste. She gained experience in orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation, persistent pain and upper limb and peri-natal care.
Prideaux enjoys the challenges of disability care in remote and urban settings and is passionate about the role of physiotherapy in improving the health and wellbeing of our community.
Prideaux enjoys time with her baby son in the parks and cafes near the clinic, she’s an enthusiastic (if not gifted) rower at Fremantle surf club and hopes to complete a few open water swims and fun runs this year.
Pip completed her physiotherapy degree at the University of Notre Dame in 2011. Since graduating she has completed post graduate courses in sports rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, dry needling, clinical Pilates and chronic pain. Her strong and diverse sporting background has consolidated her interest in sport-specific physiotherapy and injury rehabilitation.
Pip has had involvement with sporting teams as a physiotherapist, sports trainer, player and coach. Pip and her partner recently founded a not-for-profit gym/strength and conditioning centre in Cockburn with all profits going directly to charity, which has again furthered her passion for exercise rehabilitation and strength and conditioning training. Pip also has an interest in persistent pain and the complexities that this involves and she prides herself on working with patients to affect meaningful and long term improvements.
Faye trained in the UK and graduated with a MSc in Physiotherapy following her Bachelor with Honours in Sports Rehabilitation. She has gained extensive experience from working in busy central London hospitals and private practice, treating a wide range of conditions, from acutely unwell patients to high-level athletes.
She has worked with top orthopaedic consultants, facilitating pre-operative rehabilitation all the way through to post-operative recovery and return to daily activities or specific sports. She also has experience working within rugby and athletics and has also worked closely with strength and conditioning coaches. In 2017 Faye made the move to Perth. Her background in sports rehabilitation and passion for using exercise and movement as a treatment approach enables her to empower her clients to take ownership of their rehab and recovery. Outside of work, Faye enjoys running, Pilates and regular gym sessions. She is hoping to complete her second half marathon soon with the ultimate aim of fulfilling a full marathon!