Our Physio Team
Our highly trained Physiotherapists are passionate about working with you to achieve your personal goals.
We are committed to providing excellence in assessment and diagnosis with thorough, individualised and “hands on” treatment plans for the treatment and prevention of your injury.
Renae Barrett – Physiotherapist
Being a physiotherapist is far more than just a job to Renae, it is a chance to improve the lives of her patients by being able to allow them to return to doing what they love through comprehensive assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. Her passion and enthusiasm for physiotherapy and pilates shines through in everything she does, with her dedication to ensuring she gets to the cause of every problem and addresses all aspects of treatment and rehabilitation to ensure her patients to lead their best quality of life.
As a qualified Polestar Pilates teacher and Mentor, Renae is passionate about the rehabilitation component of physiotherapy, in order to provide a comprehensive, well- rounded approach to patient management and ensuring complete resolution of various patient presentations. As our Managing Partner, Renae takes great pride in the high quality care that our team provides and the success of Apex Physiotherapy is a testament to this.
Working from our Bicton clinic, Renae enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal presentations including sports injuries and cervicogenic headaches and has a special interest in treatment of vestibular disorders including vertigo (BPPV). Outside of work, Renae enjoys getting outdoors and making the most of our beautiful state. She enjoys boating, fishing, keeping fit and long walks with her dog Bruce!
Chris Chadwick – Physiotherapist
Having a love of the problem solving aspect of physiotherapy, Chris enjoys the more complex musculoskeletal injuries. He enjoys the direct effect physiotherapy has on improving people’s quality of life which Chris finds hugely rewarding and continues to drive him to keep learning. Chris strongly believes a mixture of ‘hands on’ manual therapy combined with exercise rehabilitation is very important and uses this in the clinic where possible. Having graduated from Curtin University with a degree in Physiotherapy, Chris 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 and 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.
Darcy Lubcke – Physiotherapist
From a young age Darcy always enjoyed learning about the intricacies of the human body and how it functioned. Now as a Physiotherapist he gets to apply this knowledge on a daily basis to help get his patients back to completing their exercise goals. 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 Bicton Physiotherapy clinic.
Emily Hallett – Physiotherapist
Emily has always been fascinated by the human body and the way in which it functions, which ultimately led her to study Physiotherapy. Graduating from Curtin University with a BSc in Physiotherapy and then completing additional studies in Women’s Health and Continence, has enabled Emily to help her patients overcome injuries and improve their quality of life. She has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal, women’s health and continence disorders, using evidence-based techniques to guide her treatment with the goal of making a real difference to the lives of her patients. Emily also believes that education is a powerful tool to help clients understand their diagnosis and achieve their goals.
Emily enjoys always keeping up to date with the latest evidence to ensure her clients are receiving the highest quality care. She loves to share the journey with her clients and uses a combination of manual therapy techniques including manipulation, dry needling and massage along with exercise-based rehabilitation to help them get back to their best and return to doing what they love.
Emily is also experienced and passionate about managing conditions related to the pelvis such as bladder and bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, pregnancy, post-natal and peri-menopausal phases of life as well as seeing men pre and post prostate surgery.
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 caesarean scar tissue
– mastitis and blocked ducts
– painful intercourse
– vulvodynia (vaginal pain)
– pelvic pain including endometriosis
– bowel dysfunction and constipation
Outside of the clinic, Emily can be found keeping fit at the gym, relaxing by the beach or spending time on her family farm. Emily works at our Bicton clinic.
Sheridan Panayotou – Physiotherapist
Sheridan loves physiotherapy not only for its rewarding nature of being able to support and provide others with the tools for their rehabilitation, but for the ability it gives her to meet and get to know her clients along the way.
Her passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy began at an early age through her interest in her own health and fitness, completing half marathons and dealing with a number of her own injuries. This was only part of what drove her to complete her Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University.
Sheridan is a caring and compassionate person who will work alongside her clients in order to assist them in returning to what it is that they are passionate about. Additional to both acute and long standing injuries involving the spine, hip, knee and ankle, she also has a strong interest in muscular and tendinous injuries.
Involved in a number of sporting teams at an early age, Sheridan found a passion and excitement in being able to be involved from the sidelines. This included previously sports training for a range of football, netball and rugby teams, and for the past three years has been involved in Trinity Aquinas Amateur Football Club.
Outside of physiotherapy, Sheridan prioritises her own health and fitness, and enjoys keeping active through daily yoga and regular river runs. She has a love for music, and if she isn’t singing in her car then you will find her down at the beach whenever she gets the chance.
Joshua Haynes – Physiotherapist
As a Physiotherapist, Josh is enthusiastic about seeing his patients get back to doing what they love. While completing his Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University he discovered a passion for understanding the complexities and intricacies of different injuries.
Josh enjoys building a strong, trusting relationship with his patients and implementing an evidence-based plan that fits their lifestyle and needs. Whether it’s getting through a full day at work pain-free or getting back into sport after injury, Josh works with his patients to achieve their specific goals. He has a keen interest in understanding the different causes of pain and uses a range of hands-on techniques and exercise rehabilitation to ensure patients pain not only resolves but also doesn’t return in the future.
Josh has experience in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and has a particular interest in managing sporting injuries, chronic lower back pain, cervicogenic headache and knee pain.
Outside of work Josh can be found playing squash with his friends, watching the footy or trying out new food spots around Perth.
James Heron – Physiotherapist
James has always been intrigued by the human body, particularly the body’s ability to rehabilitate from injury. This intrigue turned into passion after a sustaining a major sporting injury himself, where he gained a firsthand understanding of the benefits of physiotherapy during his own lengthy rehabilitation.
As a Physiotherapist graduating from The University of Notre Dame, James uses his own experience to approach his treatment and rehabilitation with true empathy and is passionate about returning you to the things you love, whether that’s competition or morning walks.
James has also had priceless exposure into elite athlete physiotherapy treatment and management with over 5 seasons of experience as a sports trainer with the West Coast Eagles. This insight in combination with an evidence-based approach ensures that you are always receiving relevant, up-to-date and appropriate treatment.
Being from the South West and growing up on the ocean, James is a keen waterman and is passionate about his sports including surfing, kitesurfing, freediving and of course football (AFL) where he continues to play for Collegians Amateur Football Club in the WAAFL league. If he’s not already on the field or in the water, you will find him exploring the WA coastline in search of the perfect spot for a dive and surf! James is based at our Bicton Physiotherapy clinic.
Brittany Turnbull – Physiotherapist
Physiotherapy was an easy career path to choose for Brittany, having an interest in the human body, how it’s structured to help us move and most importantly how to keep it in optimal condition to perform required activities.
Being a very active person herself and playing multiple competitive sports as a teenager, Brittany began to develop an interest into the rehabilitation and management of her own injuries and therefore completed a Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University, allowing her the opportunity to pursue this passion further.
Brittany takes a keen interest in the sporting patient population and enjoys reading articles related to new evidence regarding injury prevention and injury management. Brittany prides herself on creating a comfortable yet professional environment whilst providing high quality manual therapy treatment and exercise-based rehabilitation programs to return patients to what it is they are passionate about.
Outside of work Brittany’s time is focused on netball and enjoying spending her down time at the beach or with family and friends.
Brittany works at our Hamilton Hill Physiotherapy clinic.
Stephanie Rockett – Physiotherapist
Following her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science, Stephanie completed her Masters in Physiotherapy at Curtin University. Stephanie enjoys applying her understanding of the human body and its cellular processes to her patients rehabilitation.
Stephanie enjoys treating individuals from all walks of life and has a passion for allowing her clients to lead a healthy and pain-free lifestyle. She enjoys empowering patients to understand how their bodies can move and heal through exercise, allowing them to reach their health goals and maximise function.
Stephanie’s days off are spent in the outdoors exploring WA, or walking her dog on the beach. She enjoys swimming, running and attending the gym – occasionally too often leading to the odd ache and pain! She understands the frustration when pain and discomfort stand in the way of a healthy lifestyle, and enjoys helping patients manage and avoid injuries.