Meet The Team

Our team of qualified health care professionals have one aim at Bodyworks Subiaco. That is to give you the best service and evidence based treatment that is as individual as you.

Flavia Bessa Laguardia

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Physiotherapist

Flavia completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2003( Brazil) and she spent the first 6 years working in different areas such as therapeutic horse riding, hydrotherapy, and conventional physiotherapy (orthopedic, neurological, and geriatric rehabilitation)

In 2008 she opened her physiotherapy and pilates clinic in Brazil, spending 8 years investing in rehabilitation through movement and education.

In 2015 she moved to Australia and started her overseas journey working with remedial massage, pilates, and exercise rehabilitation.
Flavia became a registered Physiotherapist in Australia in 2019 and since then she has been working in private practice with physiotherapy and clinical pilates.

Flavia has specific interests in injury prevention and rehabilitation through movement and clinical pilates, scoliosis management, and geriatric physical therapy with an emphasis on the needs of aging adults: prevention, education, and rehabilitation for a better quality of life. She loves helping people to achieve their goals and at the same time, she loves making them feel welcomed, happy, and satisfied with their outcomes.
Outside of work Flavia enjoys playing her guitar, going for a hike, bike riding, and swimming and she loves spending time with friends.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Specialization in Physiotherapy Applied Manual Therapy
Certified Practitioner of Pilates for rehabilitation (Polestar)
Dry needle therapist (CPD health courses)
Diploma of Remedial Massage (TAFE)

Gary Huang

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Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist

Before coming to Australia, Gary completed a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy and is a qualified and registered physiotherapist in Taiwan. He has work experience in a wide variety of settings and domains. Gary worked at a public hospital which involved acute and chronic muscular rehab, pre/post op, cardiopulmonary rehab, neurological rehab as well as paediatric rehab. Furthermore, Gary also has some work experience at a special education school to help physically challenged children and assist teachers in class as part of his alternative military service.

Gary came to Perth to pursue his Masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at University of Western Australia. After completing his masters degree, Gary registered under ESSA as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. 

He is the only Mandarin-speaking registered Exercise Physiologist in WA.

With the combination of knowledge and experience from both qualifications, Gary thrives in helping people with muscular problems. Furthermore, Gary loves to educate and explain things in detail with his iPad. 

Gary is also one of a few qualified NeuroKinectic Therapy practitioners in WA. When it comes to compensation pattern or movement problems, Gary often utilises this technique to help him identify the “missing link” in ones movement. Moreover, Gary is also a certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. Clinically, Gary uses different taping methods to assist his patients in recovery.

Outside of work, Gary loves coffee, cars, motorcycles and technology. He brews his own pour-over coffee and makes nice latte everyday. Be mindful that Gary will never stop to chatting about cars and motorcycles, when given the opportunity. In terms of hobbies, Gary spends his weekend playing badminton with a group of friends and washing/ detailing his cars.

Qualifications:

BSPTS L1 Scoliosis Physiotherapist
AMTA SIJ Physiotherapist
NeuroKinect Therapy L2 Practitioner
AAP Dry Needling Therapist
Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner
Certified Strength for Life Practitioner
ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist
APC Accredited Oversea Qualified Physiotherapist
M.Sc. Clinical Exercise Physiology (UWA)
B.Sc. Physiotherapy (KMU)

Dimitrie Damos

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Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Dimitrie completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame Australia. She started at Bodyworks Subiaco due to her own scoliosis journey and loves to help people learn and grow within their own bodies, learning through movement.

She has a passion for empowering clients to be in control of their body and health, placing importance on evidence-based practice. She has particular clinical interests in gender health, disability, paediatrics, and scoliosis, with aspirations to further educate herself in these fields in the near future.

Dimitrie values a genuine and holistic approach when helping clients on their journey towards improving their quality of life, considering all aspects of health and wellbeing. She loves working closely with other practitioners to provide optimal care and best outcomes for patients.

In her spare time, Dimitrie enjoys catching up with friends, spending time with family, and getting out for a run when she can.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
STOTT PILATES Instructor

Bec Allen

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Physiotherapist

Bec completed her Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Sports Science and Exercise Health.

After multiple sporting injuries as a junior basketballer, Bec developed a deep appreciation for Physiotherapy which inspired her to pursue it as a career.

Bec has a key interest in arthritis management for pre and post-orthopaedic surgery, as well as other related musculoskeletal care.

Other areas of interest include paediatrics, injury prevention and rehabilitation, disability, and pain management. Bec utilises manual therapy, exercise and injury prevention to help her clients achieve their goals.

Outside of work Bec enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also continues to play basketball and netball whenever she can.

Qualifications:

Doctor of Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Science (Sports Science and Exercise Health)

Lisa Marie Zorzi

Lisa Zorzi

Physiotherapist-BPhysio (Hons)
World Masters in Scoliosis Conservative Management (Physician Training)

Lisa has a keen interest in solving the cases that other therapists continue to treat without resolution. She respects the timely nature of the correct treatment at the correct stage of the condition and therefore does a mix of early hands on physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation of chronic conditions that is necessary for any condition that isn’t traumatic. Her attention to detail and personalised care approach will leave you understanding a clear path to resolution every time.

Learning from her own scoliosis, and always searching for answers means Lisa has travelled throughout the world, Wisconsin, Italy and Prague to do advance world leading training in evidence based scoliosis physiotherapy techniques including BSPTS Schroth and SEAS techniques.

Lisa shows a level of empathy that many other therapists wont, due to her understanding what being in pain is like, and steps to resolution. She is also always striving to make sure she is at the forefront of scoliosis treatment and education to make sure she is helping her scoliosis patients like no one else.

2017 was a big year for Lisa and Mathew (her other half) welcoming their daughter, Ada and more recently in 2019 Vea, now being the proud mother of two beautiful girls.

Lisa’s long-term career goals are to complete her PhD in scoliosis treatment methods especially in teens, creating long-term change to the way Scoliosis is managed in Australia. Lisa prides herself in working as part of the multi-disciplinary team for all conditions; she loves working with doctors, surgeons, osteopaths and other health care professionals to get the best results for her patients, creating relationships and working with others just eases patients’ minds and this is what she continues to instil in her team.

Qualifications:

BSPTS C1 & C2 Schroth Scoliosis
SEAS Level 1 & 2 Accredited
ISICO World Masters in Scoliosis Conservative Management (Physician Training)
STOTT PILATES Rehab Instructor Trainer
STOTT PILATES Full Certification
AAP Dry Needle Therapist (Advanced Upper and Lower Limb)
AMTA Pelvic Girdle & SIJ Physiotherapist

Olivia Purnell

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Physiotherapy Assistant

Olivia is currently studying for her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame Australia and has completed her STOTT Pilates qualification.

Growing up, Olivia was surrounded by sport which is where she developed her love of movement and fascination with the human body. She has been an athlete in a high-performance environment which has led to her keen interest in musculoskeletal injuries, rehabilitation, and strength and conditioning for the prevention of injury. This passion saw Olivia become a Sports Trainer, and most recently the Head Sports Trainer, of various sporting clubs.

She enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities, empowering them to find confidence in the way their own individual bodies move. Olivia adopts a genuine, holistic approach when assisting people in their unique journeys and plays her role in the team to reach their specific goals.

In her spare time, Olivia enjoys playing cricket, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the coast and the country.

Qualifications:

STOTT PILATES Instructor

Catherine Wang

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Physiotherapist

 

Qualifications:

Yasuko Nelthorpe

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Remedial Massage Therapist

Yasuko holds Diploma in Remedial Massage and Bowen Therapy, and is a qualified provider for all health fund rebates in both modalities.

Yasuko has a strong passion to achieve the greatest lasting result by treating not only presenting symptoms such as pain or discomfort but the actual hidden cause.

Yasuko uses her intensive musculoskeletal assessment and palpation skills as well as various style of massage, such as deep tissue, fascial release, muscle energy technique, or trigger point to tailor for the client's individual needs, as well as supplying a care plan to take home.

Yasuko started her career in the health care industry treating clients with neurological conditions. Along with Bowen therapy, Yasuko offers her skills to wide range of clients with increased needs, such as newborns, work related injuries, disabilities and athletes.

Qualifications:

Diploma of Remedial Massage
Diploma of Bowen Therapy
Lymphoedema Therapist (Combined Decongestive Therapy)

Tiffany Laue

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Remedial Massage Therapist

Tiffany is a passionate Pilates instructor here at Bodyworks. Dancing from the age of 4, movement has always been an integral component of Tiffany’s being and adores Pilates and all it has to offer. Her aim for every class is to make it fun and challenging in a safe and supportive way.

Tiffany is also a qualified Remedial Massage therapist. In her treatments, Tiffany looks at the body holistically and aims to bring about balance to the mind /body using deep tissue/ trigger point and Swedish massage techniques.

Tiffany loves being a part of the Bodyworks community. She loves learning new things and passing on her knowledge to anyone that is interested.
When Tiffany isn’t at the studio, she is looking after her two energetic children. She also enjoys going to the beach and soaking in the positive vibes.

Qualifications:

STOTT PILATES Instructor
Diploma of Kinesiology, Neuro-Energetic Kinesiology Institute
Associate Teachers Certificate, The Imperial Society of Teacher’s of Dancing
Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary medicine), Charles Sturt University
Diploma of Integrated Body Therapies, Australian College of Natural Therapies
Certificate IV of Performing Arts, Brent Street
STOTT Pilates instructor:- Matwork, Reformer (level 1 & 2), Total Barre.

Jenny Yeh

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Remedial Massage Therapist

Jenny Has 11 years of experience as a Remedial Massage Therapist. She is qualified with a Diploma of Remedial Massage and is a practitioner of pregnancy massage.

She has also completed her Bachelor of Education and worked as a teacher in child care and kindergarten in Taiwan. Jenny loves to work with children and families. When she moved to Australia in 2010, she started to learn Swedish massage and completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2014. When thinking about how to combine these professional skills together she chose to have a keen interest in Pregnancy Massage. However, that doesn’t mean she only works with pregnant ladies.

In 2019, Jenny did Fertility Massage Therapy training, extending her service to support ladies who are struggling with infertility, irregular menstrual cycle, imbalanced hormones during menopause, heavy period pain, and more. With 11 years in the field of Remedial Massage, Jenny has wealth of experience that will ensure you obtain the best result of your care, she is dedicated to working with you and your family to obtain reach your health goals.

Interested and Experienced In:

Pregnancy Massage
Reflexology
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Reiki
Fertility Massage Therapy
Paediatric Massage

Adriana Leggett

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Clinic Operations & Marketing Officer

Stella Smith

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Customer Service Assistant

Tara Martin

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Customer Service Assistant

Cameron Moore

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Customer Service Assistant

Emily Kirwan-Ward

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Customer Service Assistant

Indira Streckfuss

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Junior Marketing & Customer Service Assistant

Lucy Brandon

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Customer Service Assistant

Madeline Hays

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Customer Service Assistant

Alison Lam

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Customer Service Assistant

Max Zorzi

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