Sean Cowan

Sean Cowan
Principal, B.Sc (Physio)

Sean graduated from Curtin University in 2005 and after a few years away, has made his way back to Bunbury where he grew up.

Sean started his physiotherapy career in the public system, initially at Royal Perth Hospital and then overseas at Christchurch Public Hospital in New Zealand. He spent much of this time working with orthopedic injuries with a particular focus on rehabilitation of the upper limb following all kinds of orthopedic surgery. On returning to Western Australia, he began working in two private practices, one specializing in the treatment of neck and back pain, and the other dedicated solely to treating hand and upper limb injuries.

Sean provides a hand and upper limb service here at Koombana Physiotherapy, which extends from thermoplastic splinting all the way through to gym-based rehabilitation and strengthening. He also enjoys treating back and neck pain, with a strong focus on manual therapy, dry needling, and exercise rehabilitation.

Outside of work, Sean is a keen hockey player, as well as a runner and cyclist in the off-season. He has traveled with multiple state hockey teams to national tournaments and has played hockey for longer than he can remember. He has a more recently found passion for distance running, which has given him regular personal experience of running-related injuries! During downtime, he loves nothing more than time with his wife Christa and their three small monsters George, Annie, and Max.

You will find Sean working from our Koombana Physiotherapy practice here in Bunbury.

Heather Coleman

Heather Coleman
B. App. Sc (Physio)

Heather has a particular interest in chronic pain management which has arisen from her experience whilst working in a number of different areas of physiotherapy over many years.

Heather graduated from Curtin University in 1980 and worked in the Kimberley region in W.A for several years, and also in the U.K before returning to work at Royal Perth Hospital, specialising in the physiotherapy management of neurological conditions.

In 1988 Heather moved to the Southwest and began her work in private practice. A background in neurology physiotherapy gave Heather a different slant in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems, and an interest in the different techniques available to help treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, particularly deep tissue massage, dry needling and correcting body mechanics and movement patterns.

She is a very keen gardener and always very sympathetic to gardening injuries!

Heather also likes taking her kayak out on the Collie River or estuary, and she and her husband Rob can frequently be seen walking the tracks along the river, with their retired greyhounds, or rats on stilts, as she recently heard them described!

You will find Heather at our Koombana Physiotherapy practice in Bunbury.

Alison Evans

Alison Evans
B. Sc. (Physio)

Alison Evans graduated with a BSc (Physiotherapy) in 1994 and spent many years working in the Goldfields gaining significant experience with the mining industry, FIFO, workers compensation, and rehabilitation.

As a Les Mills Bodystep instructor, Alison has a special interest in exercise fitness and its associated sporting injuries. She has additional training in Pilates, Fitball, and core stability training. Alison loves sport and has been involved with football, water polo, and netball.

As the mother of two young children, Alison is well aware of the pains associated with pregnancy and childbirth, especially pelvic and sacroiliac joint instability and associated buttock/leg pain. Pain relief in these areas is one of Alison’s specialties.

Alison uses dry-needling, massage, manipulation/mobilization, and exercise to help you achieve your goals.

You will find Alison at our Koombana Physiotherapy practice Monday – Friday mornings.

Yvette Holloway

Yvette Holloway
B. Sc. (Physio)

Yvette graduated from Curtin University in 2005 and has worked throughout WA during her career. Yvette has gained experience in the private practice sector, working in Perth and Collie along with Bunbury, and has also spent time working in the Public Health Sector in Karratha and surrounding towns.

Over time, Yvette developed a special interest in Clinical Pilates and Dry Needling and has completed extensive Post Graduate training in both of these areas.

More recently Yvette has added to her experience with a post-graduate specialisation in Continence and Pelvic Health (both women’s and men’s health).

Outside of work, Yvette enjoys spending time with her young family, spending time with her dog at the beach, and traveling throughout the South West.

Yvette is currently available on Monday, Thursday, and Friday at our Koombana Physiotherapy practice.

Leah Noonan

Leah Noonan
B. Sc. (Physio)

** Leah is currently on maternity leave **

Leah is a caring and compassionate physiotherapist who was born and raised locally, in our beautiful Bunbury WA. She attended Curtin University in Perth, where she graduated with distinction before returning back to her hometown to share her skills with her local community.

Leah’s typical day at the practice consists of performing treatment within the clinic in addition to spending a lot of her time treating at our dedicated rehabilitation studio. Here, she guides her patients through exercise rehabilitation programs and runs our Reformers & Rehab group sessions. She has a passion for clinical pilates but also enjoys treating a wide variety of different musculoskeletal problems from sport-related injuries to lower back and neck pain.

What gets Leah out of bed in the morning is being able to help others achieve their goals and get back to loving and living their life to the fullest. Her favourite and most satisfying part of her job is being able to listen and understand someone’s problem fully, and delivering solutions that are based on what they need as a unique individual.

Outside of work, Leah will be usually found somewhere in the great outdoors. She enjoys the beach, four-wheel driving, traveling, playing sport, and keeping fit at the gym. She is a self-confessed crazy dog lady and loves spoiling her “fur children”.

You will find Leah working from our Koombana Physiotherapy practice here in Bunbury.

Alice Luscombe

Alice Luscombe
B.Sc. (Physio.)

Alice wanted to be a physio from a young age because of her experience with injuries when playing sport. She grew up in Bunbury, and walked past Koombana Physiotherapy daily on her way to school at Bunbury High!

Graduating from Curtin in 2010, Alice has a hands-on approach and enjoys working together with her patients to maximise function and minimise pain.

In 2016 Alice completed her certification in Polestar Pilates rehabilitation, which is where her passion really lies. She loves teaching somebody to move again and to enjoy that movement, often after years of pain, injury or just a sedentary lifestyle. She also enjoys the challenge of using Pilates as a fitness tool, and having even the most skeptical of athletes walk away with sore muscles all over!

Alice has worked with many South West football and basketball teams over the last eight years and was the physiotherapist for the touring Australian Country Water Polo team in 2011.

In her spare time, Alice still plays water polo and is the president of the local association. She loves spending time with her husband Ryan, their daughter Ruby, son James and french bulldog Hugo, and you will often find them down at the beach, running around the inlet, or indulging in a coffee or two around our great city.

Alice is currently available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings at our Koombana Physiotherapy practice here in Bunbury.

Ashlee Ritson

Ashlee Ritson
B.Sc. (Physio)

** Ash is currently on maternity leave **

Ash was born and raised in the South West on a farm in the rural community of Boyup Brook. Ash graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Curtin University before enhancing her reputation with several years of service at a high-quality practice in WA’s south-west – a region the well-travelled professional still regards as the most beautiful in the world.

A gregarious and energetic physio, Ash has taken a keen interest in sports injuries, chronic spinal pain and running technique. As well as hands on physiotherapy, dry needling and exercise rehabilitation, Ash also loves the art of pilates as a rehab tool and key to maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

Outside of the clinic you will find Ash playing in the South West Netball League or running on a trail somewhere in our beautiful South West followed by a post jog snack at a local brewery.

You will find Ashlee working at our Koombana Physiotherapy practice here in Bunbury.

Dave Verhoog

Dave Verhoog
(MSc.PT)

Born and raised in a small farming town in rural Ontario, Canada, Dave gained extensive experience working on farms growing up and understands the strain that can be placed on the body when doing physical labour.

Dave started his career as a Physio Assistant, working with clients in a small physiotherapy practice in Canada before pursuing his career as a Physiotherapist in Australia. Graduating in 2017 with a Master’s in Physiotherapy from Curtin University, Dave moved to the beautiful SW and began work at Bunbury Regional Hospital gaining experience in sub-acute neurological, geriatric and post-surgical rehabilitation.

Returning to Canada for a year, Dave worked at a hospital near the Rocky Mountains and spent most of his free time hiking the many mountains, dodging Grizzly Bears in the summer, and snowboarding in the winter. Luckily for us, Dave returned to the SW this year with the hopes of settling here permanently. He has kept his sense of adventure alive by taking up surfing in the sharky waters of SW WA!,

You will find Dave working at both our Koombana Physiotherapy and Forrest Physiotherapy practices here in Bunbury.

Jenny Evans

Jenny Evans
B. Sc. (Physio)

Jenny grew up in the Waikato region of New Zealand going on to train in Otago NZ graduating in 1983. Moving to WA in 1985, Jenny worked in Kalgoorlie, Mandurah and of course Bunbury, taking a year out to work in the UK in 1990.

Jenny is interested in the areas of Orthopedics and Sports Physio with a special interest in post-op physio and shoulders.

Working as the team physio for the SW Jets for many years, Jenny herself has always played a lot of sports, her 1st love has always been Netball and she still plays competitively at Masters level locally in both Netball and Football. She competed in the World Masters in 2017 in Auckland and plans to play for as many years as possible!

Outside of work and sport, you will find Jenny in her garden, spending time with family and friends or off travelling and exploring far and wide.

You will find Jenny at our Forrest Physio Practice  Monday to Thursday.