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With a wide range of experience and skills, our team of professionals will get you back to your best. 
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Liz Wicks
Bsc Physiotherapy

Liz qualified at Curtin University Perth in 1992. After working in Perth in various private physiotherapy clinics in Perth, Kimberley Physiotherapy became her next venture in the year 2000. Liz is also a fully qualified DMA Clinical Pilates instructor and Kimberley Physiotherapy has grown to include a Pilates studio since 2010.

Liz has a broad experience in a wide range of injuries and rehabilitation that has provided good results in recovery time and education to avoid return of injury, by investigating the mechanical causes of injury. Several years competing in State athletics has provided Liz with a solid foundation and balance in strength, fitness and flexibility, which influences professional practice and treatment modalities.

Other qualifications include dry needling, functional strength and training, kinesio taping and biomechanical orthotic prescription. 

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Simon Dean 
Bsc Physiotherapy

Simon graduated from Curtin University in 2005 and after working in a busy private practice in Bunbury for a few years made his way up to Broome in 2008.

With extensive experience in private practice physiotherapy Simon has a keen interest in exercise based rehabilitation and post-surgical recovery. Simon firmly believes in physical activity as a way of life and this translates into his everyday lifestyle and professional practice. Simon has completed a post graduate certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and has done a wide range of professional development courses. Simon likes to involve the patient in all decisions that guide their treatment and uses problem solving skills and communication to help people achieve their treatment goals. Simon is also a fully qualified DMA Clinical Pilates Instructor. 

Outside of work Simon is involved in the local mixed netball competition, as well as playing touch Rugby, and occasionally having a kick with the Broome Pearlers (Masters Football)! All this is crammed between spending time exploring the Kimberley with his partner Grace and their two young children! 

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Emily Newton 
BSc. Physiotherapy / Womens Health Physiotherapy

Emily has always been fascinated by the human body and the way in which it functions, which ultimately led her to study Physiotherapy. Emily graduated from Curtin University and has since completed additional studies in Pelvic Health and Continence. She loves all things health and fitness and enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal, women’s health and continence disorders. Emily is experienced and passionate about the management of bladder and bowel problems, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction, as well as working with women during the pregnancy and post-natal period.

Emily enjoys keeping up to date with the latest evidence to ensure her clients are receiving the highest quality care. She uses a combination of manual therapy techniques including manipulation, dry needling and soft tissue release along with exercise-based rehabilitation. Emily also believes that education is a powerful tool to help clients understand their diagnosis and achieve their goals, making a real difference in their lives.

Outside of the clinic, Emily can be found keeping fit at the gym, relaxing by the beach or spending time with friends and family.

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Annie Coulton
Bsc Physiotherapy

Annie graduated from La Trobe University, Victoria, in 1995. Annie followed her interests in musculoskeletal and rehabilitation physiotherapy, working for many years with the Australian Defence Force. Her clinical experience includes working with the elderly and as a university guest lecturer to physiotherapy students on multi trauma rehabilitation. She has completed post graduate training in hydrotherapy and dry needling.

Annie is passionate about personal wellbeing and empowering people to reach their physical goals and potential, remaining pain-free if possible. She believes in giving clients the skills for on-going self care. Annie speaks from both the therapist’s and patient’s points of view, having been her own rehabilitation therapist, taking two years to learn to walk again unaided following a near fatal paragliding accident which left her back and neck fractured in 7 places, both legs and numerous ribs fractured and a lung punctured. Annie understands that not all injuries have a quick fix, that many need ongoing care and maintenance, sometimes for life. She encouragingly advises this does not need to be a chore, but can be fun, with clinical pilates and yoga being fantastic mediums for achieving physical and emotional wellness.

Annie is a fully qualified dma Clinical Pilates Instructor and joins the Kimberley Physiotherapy team focusing on co-treatment reformer regimes.

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Tash Lickfold
Bsc Physiotherapy

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Tash is a movement focused and passionate Physiotherapist. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2019 and has been practicing Physiotherapy in Perth and more recently, Broome. Tash utilizes her eye for abnormal movement to find biomechanical impairments and creates personalized treatment plans from there. Tash is also a keen Pilates Instructor completing her 500 hr. Physiotherapist-Pilates Instructor training course in 2020. You can find Tash in the Pilates studio on Friday's.

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Toby Kelly 
Bsc Physiotherapy

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Toby is originally from regional South Australia, and spent the first two years of his career working at a private practice in Port Lincoln, on the Eyre Peninsula. Toby has spent time working at the Alice Springs Hospital, in Central Australia, treating orthopaedic patients. Most recently, Toby has been working in the ski fields of Japan treating acute snow-sport related injuries.

He has experience treating a broad range of patients over the past 5 years and enjoys using an active and practical approach to help his patients meet their goals. Toby has a particular interest in treating acute knee injuries and patients suffering chronic pain.

Outside of work Toby enjoys running, keeping fit in the gym and camping.

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Libby Mason 
Bsc Physiotherapy

With a passion for adventure, Libby and her labradoodle George have trekked from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland to join the team at Kimberley Physiotherapy. 

Libby made a mature entry into physiotherapy with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies and a Diploma of Pilates, following a previous career in clinical and academic dentistry as an oral health therapist.  Having grown up in country Victoria and regional Queensland, she has a passion for improving access to health care and contributing to positive health outcomes in rural and remote communities.

Libby approaches her clients with respect for the whole person, not just the injury.  She takes a holistic approach to physiotherapy, addressing the root cause of the problem to achieve long-lasting results with a focus on improving quality of life.  She has expertise in managing a wide range of medical conditions and pathologies including musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain and post-surgical rehabilitation. Libby tailors her treatments to the unique needs of each client, using a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription and education to achieve optimal results

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Kaori Osada
Remedial Massage

Kaori is originally a registered nurse in Japan. Kaori has studied remedial massage, aromatherapy, and reflexology in Brisbane. She moved to Broome in 2012 and has been here for 12 years now. Kaori has been doing massage for 14 years in day spas or her own clinics and enjoys seeing her clients.

Kaori is a crazy dog lover! She has a funny little Broome special and loves to take her to the beach or anywhere with them! Kaori is a mum of two young kids too. Maybe people know her through her kids.

Kaori is currently available on Thursdays at Kimberley Physiotherapy and is claimable with private health insurance! 

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Alana Wicks
Administration Coordinator

 

Alana is our administration coordinator. Alana is studying a Fitness course at Tafe and loves learning about the best things for the body. Alana enjoys doing Pilates at the clinic and playing netball. Outside the clinic Alana loves walking her dogs on the beach. 

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Keiko Miyagoe
Administration Assistant

 

Keiko has a background as a registered nurse in Japan. Keiko is always interested in health and wellness. Keiko has completed health coaching course recent year. Keiko loves cooking, being active and walking on the beach with dogs and family. 

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Kiri Doherty
Administration Assistant

 

Kiri moved to Australia 18 years ago from New Zealand to Port Hedland, and recently relocated to Broome. Kiri is a mum of two boys and loves to spend time with family especially partner and kids. They love the outdoors and trying new and different things to create new and fun memories, also has two dogs who are full of energy to keep me on my toes.

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