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!”
Liz is an experienced physiotherapist, with over 10 years’ experience working in private practice physiotherapy. Liz has a postgraduate degree in Women’s and Men’s Continence and Pelvic Health. With a strong Pilates and rehabilitative background, Liz is particularly interested in using prescriptive exercise to enable her clients to return to high level activity. Liz is also clinically trained in dry needling and has a special interest in post-surgical foot recovery, working with one of Perth’s leading foot surgeons. Adopting a holistic outlook with every case, Liz believes in the practice of the whole-body approach focusing on lifestyle choices and healthy habits. Her days off include paddling, running and family-time.
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!
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.
After graduating with a physiotherapy degree from Curtin University, Ally worked for a range of diverse clients before joining the practice in 2003. She has continued to develop her special interest in innovative movement exercises and enjoys the challenges of working with adolescent kids, with a special focus on re-training functional movement patterns and strength to reduce the risk of injury in sport.
Elena (currently on maternity leave)
Musculoskeletal / Sports Physiotherapist
Elena is a postgraduate sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist with over 15 years of international experience. Originally from Germany, she spent a significant part of her early career working in private practice and living in Sweden where she also worked with elite volleyball and soccer teams. More recently, Elena has provided ad hoc physiotherapy services for the Australian women’s Olympic beach volleyball team. Elena completed her Masters of Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia in 2013, shortly thereafter moving to Perth. Elena is very passionate about the treatment of persistent pain. She is currently involved in a clinical trial led by Prof. Peter O’Sullivan on a new and promising treatment (Cognitive Functional Therapy) for chronic lower back pain. She is also one of our GLAD certified practitioners treating chronic hip and knee pain. Always keeping up-to-date, she has undergone extensive further education in clinical Pilates, manual therapy (Kaltenborn, McKenzie and Maitland), manipulative therapy, functional strength training, dry needling and Neurodynamics. Elena enjoys spending time with her family and keeping active in the outdoors.
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 different parts of Australia including Sydney, regional NSW, Melbourne and most recently Arnhem Land and Timor Leste. She has gained experience in upper limb neurology and gerontology and remote health and is passionate about the role of physiotherapy in improving the health and wellbeing of our community. Prideaux has completed post-graduate training in Core Align, Body Balance, hand therapy, Mulligans and Pain.