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 Sajich – 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.
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.
Emile de Beer – Physiotherapist
Emile has a double degree, firstly a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Anatomy, Human Biology and Physiology from UWA, plus a Masters of Physiotherapy from Curtin University.
He is very passionate about physical and mental wellbeing as well as exercise rehabilitation. He has experience with acute and overuse injuries as well as post-surgical rehabilitation.
Emile is currently the Head Physiotherapist for Associates Rugby Club and is involved in the Medical team for the Western Force.
With Emile’s spare time he likes to keep fit and active with weightlifting and recently has taken up running.
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.
Breanna Tonkin – Physiotherapist
Breanna has always been fascinated by the human body and the way in which it functions, which ultimately led her to study Physiotherapy.
Breanna graduated from Curtin University with a BSc in Physiotherapy, has a Diploma in Clinical Pilates and is currently completing her Clinical Masters in Continence and Pelvic Health at Curtin University. Breanna enjoys treating a wide range of prenatal and postnatal musculoskeletal issues and 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. Breanna also believes that education is a powerful tool to help clients understand their diagnosis and achieve their goals.
Breanna is 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
Breanna works at our Bicton 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 is based at our Bicton 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.
Dave Andrin – Physiotherapist
Dave’s passion for physiotherapy developed in his early years of high school, after he required rehabilitation for his own sporting injuries and realised the impact it had on his recovery. He has always been interested in how complex the human body is and later discovered how physiotherapy was capable of tackling and treating these complexities.
Dave enjoys creating meaningful and collaborative therapeutic relationships with his clients. By getting to know you and your goals, Dave will be able to best apply his up-to-date knowledge and skills to help you return to the very best version of yourself. As an enthusiastic physiotherapist from Curtin University with experience in private practice and multiple sporting clubs, he is well equipped to get you back to where you’d like to be. He is especially interested in managing acute sporting injuries and low back pain.
Personally, Dave enjoys any outside summer activity and challenging his body in a number of ways. When the suns out, you’ll catch him walking on slacklines, playing soccer, rock climbing, practicing backflips or just spending some time in a gym doing strength and conditioning.
Dave is based at our Cannington clinic.
Kyle Freeman – Physiotherapist
As a sports fanatic, Kyle has always been interested in movement and how the body works. After playing a variety of sports and having some positive (and not so positive!) experiences with injury and rehabilitation, Kyle pursued a degree in Physiotherapy from The University of Notre Dame.
Kyle believes in combining hands on therapy with exercise to assist patients to avoid re-injury and achieve lasting results. Whether it is competition or maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle Kyle is eager to work with his patients to achieve their goals. Working from our Hamilton Hill clinic, Kyle enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal presentations including sports injuries and has a special interest in running related injuries.
Outside of work, you can find Kyle running along the coast or Swan river, cheering on the Dockers, or enjoying a delicious craft beer – life is all about balance!
Rebecca Bell – Physiotherapist
Bec is an enthusiastic Physiotherapist driven to help patients on their journey of reducing pain and improving their function to get back to what they love.
She became interested in understanding the body and movement from an early age when participating in Junior National Field Hockey Tournaments. Her curiosity led her to completing a double degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy & Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.
Bec is committed to providing patients’ individualised care using a hands-on approach and movement. Her treatment is based on working together and having a shared understanding of the patient’s goals. She continually participates in extracurricular evidence-based learning to continually update her knowledge to give patients the freedom of choosing the best treatment which suits their needs. She is passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy working with a wide range of ages and conditions. She has experience working with athletes as a Sports Trainer at East Fremantle Football Club and Wembley Amateur Football Club. She has also worked with numerous children from her experience as a Kid’s Parkour Coach and a Junior Field Hockey Talent Squad Coach.
You can often spot Bec outside of Apex Physiotherapy participating in gymnastics, rock-climbing and running with friends or going out on adventures trying new things.