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 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 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 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 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 is a busy mum who enjoys spending time with her young family, and traveling throughout the South West.
Yvette is currently available on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at our Koombana Physiotherapy practice.
Please note Leah is currently on maternity leave.
Leah is a caring and compassionate physiotherapist who was born and raised locally in the South West. She graduated from Curtin University in Perth before returning back to her hometown to share her skills with her local community.
What gets Leah out of bed in the morning is being able to help others achieve their goals and get back to loving their life and living it to the fullest. Her favourite and most satisfying part of her job is being able to listen and understand someone’s problem fully and deliver solutions that are based on what they need as a unique individual.
Leah has many years of experience in treating a large variety of musculoskeletal conditions and teaching clinical pilates and exercise rehabilitation. Leah has a special interest in treating problems related to breastfeeding and has additional training in the area of lactation. She is passionate about helping mothers overcome common breastfeeding problems and supporting them in their postpartum journey.
Outside of work, Leah is a busy mum who enjoys spending her time with her family, being outdoors, and volunteering with the Australian Breastfeeding Association.
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, Thursdays and Saturday mornings at our Koombana Physiotherapy practice here in Bunbury.
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.
Ashlee is currently available for appointments on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at our Koombana Physiotherapy practice here in Bunbury.
Please note Junia is currently on maternity leave.
Junia comes to us from Port Lincoln, SA, graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia, Adelaide.
Junia takes a hands-on approach with exercise rehab, dry needling, and manual therapy. She has considerable experience working with patients from mining, FIFO, and commercial fishing backgrounds. She enjoys working with sporting injuries, with a particular interest in lower limb tendinopathy. Having undertaken post-graduate training in pediatrics, Junia has a keen interest in working with babies, children and adolescents with a focus on infant and child motor development (reaching motor milestones), hypermobility and musculoskeletal pain. She enjoys working closely with families to support and build confidence with play and increasing opportunities for movement.
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.
Megan grew up on the west coast of Canada, so it only seemed right that she move to the west coast of Australia. Megan graduated from Curtin University with her degree in Physiotherapy. In those four years, she embraced the lifestyle of Western Australia: swimming, mountain biking, and hiking in the pristine environment of the west coast. After completing a portion of the Munda Biddi cycling track, she passed through a town called Bunbury. She didn’t know at the time but had an inkling that this might be a great place to start her career. Having completed a solo crossing of the Rottnest Channel Swim, and several races at Busselton, Bunbury was a natural fit.
Megan’s interests in physiotherapy lie with the application of manual therapy, exercise prescription, Pilates, and dry needling as a means to improve the health and fitness of her clients. In addition, her sporting background enables her to have insight into the intricacies of many sports. These include; swimming, running, mountain biking, and equestrian sports.
Megan looks forward to working with you towards your health and fitness goals. And if you miss her at the clinic, you’re likely to find her swimming around the Busselton jetty, mountain biking, or exploring the beautiful Southwest!
You will find Megan working at our Koombana Physiotherapy practice here in Bunbury.
Hailing from Perth, Emma moved to the South-West in 2021 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle. With a passion for open water swimming Emma has completed a solo crossing to Rottnest, the Busselton Jetty swim, and continues to race in the WA open water series.
Growing up with a twin brother ignited a competitive spirit and a love for all sports. Emma has experience in sports injury management having previously worked with the women’s WAFL team at Claremont Football Club and the women’s national premier league at Perth Soccer Club.
Emma has a special interest in treating sporting injuries, pre and post operative clients including hip and knee replacements as well as teenage and adolescents.
When Emma isn’t in the pool she enjoys exploring the southwest, volunteering at the surf lifesaving club and spending time at the beach.
You will find Emma working at our Koombana Physiotherapy practice from Monday – Saturday.