The Latitude 33.7 Team
Qualifications: John graduated from Curtin WA in 1990 and completed his postgraduate studies in Sports Physiotherapy at Curtin University. Previous to that he completed his degree in Radiography at RMIT in Melbourne.
Achievements: John spent 10 years of his earlier life playing professional AFL football and was the Vice Captain of the inaugural West Coast Eagles team in 1987.
He then worked as the WCE physiotherapist specialising in injury rehabilitation. He has also been the personal physiotherapist to Pavarotti form 2005 to 2007. In more recent times John has completed 10 ironman events including two world champion events in Hawaii. John enjoys treating and rehabilitating shoulders and knees.
Qualifications: Chris graduated from Curtin WA in 1992 and then completed a Masters Degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy, also at Curtin, in 1999.
Achievements: Chris focused her post grad thesis in the processes of cervical (neck) degeneration (aging process) and has a passion for musculoskeletal rehabilitation and preventative injury exercise (Clinical Pilates) Chris has competed at a state level in surfing and netball. She has also has completed many half ironman triathlon events and one full ironman in Melbourne in 2012. More recently she has successfully finished the New York and Berlin Marathons.
Achievements: Mark has 35 years experience as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and 25 years as a clinical educator of health professionals internationally.
Mark was a lecturer on the post-graduate Manipulative Physiotherapy and Sports Physiotherapy programs at Curtin University. He has presented more than 300 courses nationally and internationally and has been a keynote speaker at many conferences.
Mark has written 7 textbook chapters, published in scientific journals and is in the process of writing a textbook on the pelvis. Mark has developed new examination and treatment strategies for pelvis and TMJ disorders based on the Mulligan Concept and is regarded internationally as an expert in the these areas. He is currently collaborating with university researchers in the USA who are examining the effectiveness of his approach.
Although seeing a wide range of disorders, most often Mark is referred complex and persistent pelvic and orofacial disorders. He also works with athletes to identify and treat persistent injuries and has developed a unique functional exercise approach to prepare individuals to participate in or return to conventional exercise.In 2009, Mark received the inaugural Australian Physiotherapy Association (WA) award for contribution to physiotherapy education “An award presented to an APA member who has made an outstanding contribution to physiotherapy education”.
Qualifications: BSc (Physiotherapy), Grad Cert Continence Promotion & Management
Achievements: After graduating Curtin University in 2007 Sarah enjoyed a working holiday in Tasmania at North West Regional Hospital involved in paediatrics, orthopaedics, ICU, hydrotherapy and women’s health. Following this Sarah returned to the west coast and entered private practice at Kelmscott Physiotherapy and also providing services to the detention system where she attained a scholarship to complete her Graduate Certificate in Continence Promotion and Management.
Sarah moved to the South West in 2016 and opened Cape to Cape Physiotherapy which merged with Latitude 33.7 Physiotherapy in 2017. Sarah’s area’s of interest include Pilates, headaches and neck pain, sporting injuries, workplace injury and Continence and Women’s Health. Sarah has most recently been awarded a scholarship to undertake her Professional Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Relapse.
When Sarah isn’t practicing she can be found sharing her Continence and Women’s Health knowledge with community groups or in the local crossfit gym and on the basketball court.
Qualifications: BSc (Physiotherapy) BSc (Human Movement)
Achievements: After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Human Movement at The University of Western Australia, Marco went on to further his studies in Physiotherapy at Curtin University. During this time, Marco undertook an internship with the strength and conditioning and performance analysis team at the Western Force. This sparked Marco’s passion for high performance rehabilitation and sports physiotherapy. Along the way, Marco has gained experience working with multiple community sporting clubs including West Scarborough Rugby Club during their premiership winning seasons.
2 years ago, Marco brought his sporting passion down to the south west and is currently working with the Busselton Magpies Football club, Busselton-Dunsborough Dungbeetles Rugby club as well as taking care of post-operative patients on the wards of Busselton hospital.
When he’s not in the clinic, you’ll find Marco out on the rugby paddock or fishing one of the beautiful south west beaches.
Qualifications: BSc (Physiotherapy) Prof Cert Pain Science
Achievements: Abbie came to Latitude 33.7 Physiotherapy at the start of 2018 after spending nearly 2.5 years at the Regional Physiotherapy Clinic in Northam. Since coming to the South West Abbie has built upon her skills and has been successful in obtaining a Rural Health West Scholarship to study further in the field of Pain Science which she completed in 2019. This coupled with her existing skills in Pilates / Movement prescription, Dry Needling, education and behaviour change skills makes Abbie an exciting member to have in the team. Abbie has also developed and leads our Cardiopulmonary Rehab program. Abbie has a dedication to education for both herself and her patients and aims provide the most up to date information and treatment for her patients.
Qualifications: BSc (Physiotherapy)
Achievements: Issy left the Goldfields in 2017 to join the team at Latitude 33.7 Physiotherapy completing a wide range of post graduate courses with a special interest in Women’s Health, Paediatrics and Pilates. Issy is passionate about integrating injuries back into the community using movement therapy. Issy can often be found at the pool offering hydrotherapy to the clients or in the gym sharing her knowledge in rehab, exercise therapy and Pilates based therapy. Issy is active within the swimming community of Busselton and Margaret River and is very successful in training swimmers to strengthen their stroke for faster swimming times, or rehabilitation to return back to swimming. Issy is also commencing her Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy majoring in Continence and Women’s Health in July.
Qualifications: BSc (Physiotherapy)
Achievements: Dom has spent over four years in Albany where he developed his passion for treating neck, lower back pain, headaches and vestibular disorders. This coupled with his further education and experience in the area of musculoskeletal conditions, Pilates, dry needling, workers compensation and sports injury made him the perfect new addition to Latitude 33.7 Physiotherapy.
Dom is currently completing his Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University and looks forward to using his skills and knowledge to treat the South West Community! When Dom isn’t studying or practicing he enjoys surfing, fishing, footy and golf.