Physio Team

Renae and Louise were keen to start a clinic that focused on a personalised service with highly trained staff and up to date treatment techniques. Our physiotherapists use manual “hands on” approaches to treatment and are all trained in dry needling. Our physios provide a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked for elite sporting teams including the Western Force and the WA State School AFL team. Apex Physiotherapy prides itself on friendly and approachable staff who look forward to hearing from you!

 

STAFF PROFILES

 

Renae Barrett

Principal Physiotherapist

    Renae Barrett graduated with distinction from Western Australia’s Curtin University in 2008 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. She has worked exclusively in private practice excelling in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, back and neck pain, and sports rehabilitation.
    Renae has a particular interest and passion for treating vestibular conditions including vertigo and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV.)
    Renae has completed her Polestar Pilates qualification placing her as one of the top Pilates instructors in Western Australia!
    Renae combines her knowledge and skills in health with her love for sport and keeping fit maintaining a regular fitness regime consisting of running, riding, swimming and gym exercises.
    Renae has been the Physiotherapist for the State School Boys Australian Rules Football Team and brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to her role as co-owner of Apex Physiotherapy. Feel free to contact her in the clinic to discuss any matters physio!
    Renae works at our Bicton Physiotherapy Clinic.

     

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    Louise Gabrovec

    Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapist

      Louise is a titled Continence and Womens Health Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. She completed her first Physiotherapy degree in 2009 and then successfully completed her Physiotherapy Masters degree in Womens Health and Continence in 2016. Louise is experienced in treating issues pertaining to bladder, bowel, pelvic floor and pelvic area in females, males and children. Conditions that can be treated include;
      - pelvic organ prolapse
      - urinary leakage / incontinence and bladder urgency
      - pregnancy assessments and pregnancy pain
      - post natal assessment for pelvic floor muscles and abdominal muscles with real time ultrasound imaging
      - treatment of episiotomy and caesarian scar tissue
      - mastitis and blocked ducts
      - painful intercourse
      - vulvodynia (vaginal pain)
      - pelvic pain including endometriosis
      - bowel dysfunction and constipation
      If you are having any of the above issues come and see our friendly Physiotherapist Louise!
      In her free time Louise enjoys going down south to enjoy the beautiful south west with a glass of wine and her 2 dogs!
      Louise works at our Bicton Physio clinic.

       

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      Ashleigh Gimblett

      Physiotherapist

        Ashleigh graduated from Curtin University in 2011 with a degree in Physiotherapy. She began working at the Collie Hospital where she managed the Physiotherapy department and treated a wide variety of patients. She moved back to Perth in 2012 and has since worked at Mount Hospital and Attadale Hospital in various physiotherapy areas including orthopaedics, rehabilitation, ICU and post-natal women’s health issues. Having also worked for the Bullcreek-Leeming Amateur Football Club she has developed a keen interest in sports injuries, musculoskeletal conditions and post operative rehabilitation. In her time off, Ashleigh enjoys most outdoor activities including camping, cycling and playing netball.
        Ash works at our Physiotherapy Bicton clinic.

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        Chris Chadwick

        Physiotherapist

          Chris graduated from Curtin University with a degree in Physiotherapy and has since worked in private practice treating musculoskeletal injuries. He has gained valuable experience through his ongoing treatment of spinal injuries including back and neck pain. Chris has a keen interest in treating acute musculoskeletal conditions including the shoulder, hip and knee pain. He uses hands on treatment techniques to correct biomechanical issues and for pain relief. He places a strong emphasis on restoring function and strength after an injury to ensure 100% recovery and to prevent re-injury. Whilst away from the practice you’ll find Chris playing cricket, riding his dirtbike and staying fit and healthy in the gym!
          Chris works at our Canning Vale Physiotherapy clinic.
           

          Sam Bevan

          Physiotherapist

            Sam completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at Curtin University after completing his Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science. Sam enjoys treating a varied caseload of patients and managing a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including chronic disease management. He is focused on achieving the best results for his patients using a combination of manual therapy techniques and exercise rehabilitation to ensure a full recovery. Sam has experience in treating and managing various sporting injuries, including working with Joondalup Brothers Rugby Club as well as other sports including soccer and basketball.
            Sam prides himself on his ability to make a positive and long term difference in his patients’ lives using a holistic approach to management and taking into account the whole individual as well as distinct factors which influence their condition. In his time away from work, Sam enjoys participating in triathlons and keeping fit and healthy in the gym.
            Sam works at our Physio Bicton clinic.
             

            Darcy Lubcke

            Physiotherapist

              Darcy graduated with his Physiotherapy degree from Curtin University, WA. He has experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including acute and chronic back and neck pain, peripheral joint, muscle and tendon injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation.
              Darcy also has experience in treating and rehabilitating a variety of sports injuries from his role as Sports Trainer for Trinity-Aquinas Amateur Football Club. Darcy enjoys using a hands-on approach to relieve pain in combination with rehabilitation to have his patients back to completing whatever their passion in life is. Darcy has a special interest in treating acute hip, knee and ankle joint pain. Outside of Physiotherapy Darcy is a sporting tragic, playing amateur football in the West Australian Amateur Football League, watching any form of sport and generally keeping fit by going to the gym, cycling and running. Being from the country he also loves exploring the great outdoors, especially at the beach!
              Darcy works at our Hamilton Hill Physiotherapy clinic.