WE’RE THE A-TEAM. WE TRULY ARE.

It is our great pleasure to present our therapists. Since 2004, when we started with only two therapists, we have grown to the number you see below.

Without question, this current set of therapy staff are our best team so far, and we are incredibly proud of each of them and are thankful for the unique skill set each and everyone of them brings to Cottesloe Sports Physiotherapy.

Brett Slocombe

B.Sc.(Physiotherapy)
Post Grad. Dip. Sports Physio
Sports Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist Aust. Swimming Team – Beijing Olympics and Rio Olympics
Physiotherapist Aust. Kayak Team – London Olympics
Australian Physiotherapy Association Fellow

 

 

Brett Slocombe is the director of Cottesloe Sports Physiotherapy. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy. He has been working as a Physiotherapist since 1991 in both hospital and private practice.

He is well known for his work with elite sporting teams, having worked with the Australian Swimming Team since 2006. He was selected by the AOC (Australian Olympic Committee) to work as one of the Australian Team Physiotherapists at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, and the Rio Olympics in 2016. He continues to tour with the Australian Dolphins swim team on a regular basis.

Since 2009, Brett has also be working with the Australian Kayak Team, including traveling to Europe to provide Physiotherapy at the world cup and world championship regattas, and he was again appointed by the AOC as Olympic Team Physiotherapist for the Kayak Team for London 2012. The highlight of the trip being the gold medal winning performance from the Australian Mens K4.

He is an excellent diagnostician, and will be able to provide a clear “plan of attack” when dealing with complex musculoskeletal problems.

He is from an elite sporting background having been two time Australian champion in beach flags and world champion in beach flags and beach relay. Back in 1994, he captained the Australian Surf Life Saving Representative Team on their tour of Japan.

He has an excellent grasp of myofascial techniques both manual therapy and dry needling, and has “good hands” when it comes to spinal manipulation and adjustment. He is a certified level three (DMA) Pilates instructor.

He lectures regularly for the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sports Medicine Australia and Manual Concepts on various sports Physiotherapy topics, primarily shoulder injuries and rehabilitation techniques. He is also a clinical supervisor and examiner for Curtin University’s post graduate Master of Sports Physiotherapy program.

He is the current WAIS (Western Australian Institute of Sport) Sports Therapist for the three programs: Swimming, Canoe/Kayak and Sailing.

Dr Jeffrey Boyle FACP

Specialist Sports Physiotherapist
B.Sc (Physiotherapy)
Post Grad Dip Manipulative Physiotherapy PhD (UWA)

Dr Jeffrey Boyle is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2009. He has a Bachelor in Science (Physiotherapy), Post Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy; and a PhD from University of Western Australia.

Jeff is well known for his work in the elite AFL environment having worked with the Fremantle Dockers from 1994 to 2020; holding the Principal Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist position through 1999 to 2020 and Manager Medical  Services role 2019 to 2020. He was awarded Life Membership to the Fremantle Football Club and was the inaugural member of the FFC Quarter Century Club. For the AFL season 2021, he was the Principal Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist for the Geelong Cats before returning to Perth. He was selected for the AFL Australian International Series teams versus Ireland on multiple occasions including travelling to Ireland with the Australian AFL team.

He has an extensive academic history with an Adjunct Associate Professor role with the Centre of Musculoskeletal Studies at the University of Western Australia (2007 to 2016) and an Adjunct Associate Professor position with Curtin University for their Post Graduate Masters program (2016 to present). He has an extraordinary record of lecturing in Western Australia, nationally and internationally within the field of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy and has a long list of publications in international scientific journals and world acclaimed sports and exercise textbooks.

Having worked at the elite sports “coalface” for so many years Jeff has an outstanding skill set and now focuses on lower limb injuries including groin/pelvis issues for the elite and social athlete. He is a very “hands on” Physiotherapist and draws from an extensive store of exercise prescription. He is delighted to be working with the excellent team at Cottesloe Sports Physiotherapy.

Ian Lowther

B.App.Sc.(Physiotherapy)
Dip.App.Sc. (Podiatry)
Post Grad. Dip. Sports Physio
Sports Physiotherapist
Podiatrist

Ian Lowther works part-time at Cottesloe Sports Physiotherapy treating both as a Physiotherapist and Podiatrist. He holds a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy and Post Graduate Diplomas in Sports Physiotherapy and Podiatry.

He is well known for his work in the sporting field which includes being Physiotherapist to the 2008 Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Team, inaugural Physiotherapist to the Fremantle Dockers, Podiatrist to The West Coast Eagles as well as working with the Claremont and Subiaco Football Clubs. Ian is a dedicated family man, who attributes his success to his loving wife and three sons.

Craig Soley

B.Sc. Physiotherapy
Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy
Strength Coach

Craig is a registered Physiotherapist and ASCA-accredited strength and conditioning coach, with a Master of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy and a commitment to ongoing continuing education both in Strength & Conditioning and Physiotherapy. Craig is a pioneer in functional movement training in WA having founded PhysioFit training in 1996, and then later combining the smarts of Physiotherapy with the strength of functional movement training. Years as a world-champion athlete and a distinguished career as a detective in the WA Police Force give Craig a unique perspective on his physiotherapy qualifications. His approach addresses the real-world demands we make on our bodies and has applications from fitness training and rehabilitation, to workplace safety and injury prevention.

In 2012 Craig began his role as Manager Physical Performance (Physio and S&C) with West Perth Football Club. He helped steer both the league and reserve teams to multiple Grand Finals, securing their first league premiership win in a decade. Prior to his appointment with West Perth, Craig worked with Subiaco FC as Physiotherapist and Functional Strength Coach, helping guide the team to three Grand Finals and two premierships.

Craig was also a Senior Physio with Medibank Health Solutions (MHS) from Feb 2010 to Aug 2012, where he was appointed as the first onsite Physiotherapist on the Barrow Island Gorgon Project. He introduced Functional Movement Screening to MHS and was responsible for the redevelopment of their Pre-Employment Functional Assessment training and procedure Australia-wide. Further to his work with MHS, Craig was contracted independently to assist Chevron in developing their Warm-Up and Sprains and Strains Assessment Handbooks. Chevron subsequently went on to win the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Safety Performance Award.

Craig is also a karate Shihan (Master), 6th Dan Black Belt, holder of four IKGA Karate World Titles and thirteen National All-Style Titles. He captained the Australian team from 1995-2005 and continues his work training students for competitions at and above national level.

Koki Austin

Physiotherapist B.Sc. (Physiotherapy)
Masters Manipulative Therapy

Koki completed her undergraduate degree at Curtin University in Perth and went on to work at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital where she gained experience with a broad range of medical conditions in both acute and rehabilitative settings for both inpatients and outpatients. In 1998, she completed a Clinical Masters degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy back at Curtin University, after which she worked for various private clinics and sports teams.

She spent 12 years working in London, 5 of which included the management of professional dancers and other performing artists, premiership soccer players and a general case load at a Harley Street Practice. Whilst in the UK, she added to her qualifications by completing training in Pilates and acupuncture which she combines with her manual therapy and exercise prescription skills.

Her philosophy is firstly to make a specific working diagnosis based on detailed assessment and clinical testing. Then provide enough hands on therapy to get her patients to a point where they can manage their own conditions with self-treatment techniques and functional exercises that can be incorporated into daily life wherever possible. Her aim is to guide people to return to as full function as is possible whatever their pursuit’s may be. She returned to Perth in October 2011 and is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the team at Cottesloe Sports Physiotherapy.

Joanne Norcott

B.Sc.(Physiotherapy)
Post Grad. Dip. Sports Physio
Sports Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist for Gymnastics Australia

Jo Norcott (nee McCallum) works at CSP clinic and also as physiotherapist at the PLC Lighthouse. Jo completed a masters in Sports Physiotherapy and has worked as a private practitioner since 1993. Having represented Australia in Gymnastics she continued her involvement with the sport working with Gymnastics Australia and WAIS as Physiotherapist  in the sports of Gymnastics, Diving and Artistic  Swimming, both in WA and nationally (including working with numerous Olympians). This stands her apart as an incredible Physiotherapist and one with immense experience in treating school-aged girls.

Jo also has a keen interest in muscle imbalances and posture having been an author of a scientific paper looking at posture and its influence on movement in gymnasts. Jo also performs dry needling.

Jo maintains her fitness with group fitness, cycling, stand up paddling and spending time walking down the South West.

Janine Murray

MSc (Physiotherapy)
GradCertClinPhysio (Men’s, Women’s & Pelvic Health)
BSc (Exercise & Sport Science)
Certificate in Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation

Janine has a Masters of Physiotherapy and a Postgraduate Certificate in Men’s, Women’s and Pelvic Health through Curtin University. Janine has worked in a variety of clinical setting in both Perth and London, and has developed a strong interest in helping women through the pregnancy and post-natal period, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual function and pelvic pain.

Before studying Physiotherapy, Janine represented Australia at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics and was a member of the Gold medal winning team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. Having done Pilates throughout her gymnastics career as both an injury prevention and rehabilitation tool, Janine became particularly passionate about the benefits of this holistic approach to her health and wellbeing as an athlete. After retiring from gymnastics, Janine went on to complete her Certificate IV in Polestar Pilates Matwork and subsequently her Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation course. She is currently a mentor for Polestar Australia.

Janine is passionate about empowering her clients through education and movement, to better understand and manage their injuries. She enjoys integrating her studies with her knowledge and first-hand experience as an athlete, to inspire her clients to maximise their individual potential and live happier, healthier lives through intelligent movement.

Cindy Davis

Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist / Exercise Physiologist / Pilates Instructor B Sc (Physiotherapy) BPHE
B. Ex Reh Sci (Hons)
Grad Cert Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence & Gender health)
Diploma of Professional Pilates Practice
Polestar Pilates Educator and Mentor

Cindy is a Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist and a leader in the Perth Pilates industry. With 20 years experience in movement interventions to help people rehabilitate post injuries, decrease chance of injury and using observation and biomechanical analysis to direct exercise programs for performance optimisation.

Cindy Davis is the most highly qualified Pilates practitioner to have ever worked at Cottesloe Sports Physiotherapy. She is a certified Polestar Pilates mentor and educator, making her a passionate teacher first and foremost. Cindy provides patients with an unbelievable understanding of their body.

She shares the philosophy of all the Physiotherapists at Cottesloe Sports Physiotherapy. Firstly identify poor and inefficient motor control patterns that may or may not (yet) have led to injury. Then rectify these abnormal movement patterns with low load motor pattern retraining. Following up with progression to heavier resistance based functional training that builds strength and resilience for the mind and body. The result is optimal human performance.

Cindy works nationally and internationally as a medical classifier in canoe / kayak, rowing, swimming and powerlifting. She also has a post grad. in Women’s health and have a special interest in female and para-athletes.

Cindy loves movement and staying active, going to the gym, hiking, diving and heading off for adventures with her kids.

Andrew Hayden

Sports Physiotherapist
B.Sc (Human Movt). B.Sc. Physiotherapy
B.App Sc. (Sports Physio)

Andrew Hayden is Sports Physiotherapist with over 30 years experience who has been part of the WAIS Kayak, Rowing and Hockey programs. He has a keen interest in ocean and river paddling from beginner to elite, having coached at development level for many years.

He has a special interest in identifying the biomechanical causes of injury and movement dysfunction. Combining both manual and exercise therapy and impeccable clinical reasoning, Andrew treats his patients with a high level of skill and importantly, educates clients in how to best self – manage their injuries.

Elyse Schweitzer

M. Pthy (Physiotherapy)
B. Ex Sci (Exercise Science)
Dry Needling
APPI Clinical Pilates Instructor
GradCertClinPhysio (Men’s, Women’s & Pelvic Health)

Elyse graduated from Griffith University (QLD), with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2015. Since then, Elyse has worked extensively as a Physiotherapist and a Clinical Pilates Instructor in a Sports and Women’s Health area in Melbourne and Perth.

Elyse is currently studying the Masters of Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health at Curtin University.  Elyse is passionate about pelvic health, especially through pregnancy and the postnatal period. She has a keen interest in helping women return to exercise and sport after having a baby.

She also has a special interest in assessing and treating the neck and headaches. Elyse uses a combination of hands on therapy, education and exercise prescription to get the best possible outcome for her clients.

In her spare time, Elyse enjoys running, pilates, playing local footy (AFL), going to the gym and spending time with friends, family and two dogs.

Rebecca Jayaprakash

Physiotherapist
Womens & Pelvic Health
Pilates Clinician
BSc (Physiotherapy)
GradCertClinPhysio (Mens, Womens & Pelvic Health)
APPI Certified Pilates Instructor

Rebecca graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) in 2018, and is a member of the Vice Chancellor’s list, which recognises students in the top 1% of their course for excellent academic achievement. She has also completed her Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence and Pelvic Health Major), after developing a special interest in Women’s Health.

Rebecca has over 5 years of clinical experience working as a Physiotherapist in private practices and hospitals across Perth and Sydney. She is a certified Pilates clinician through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and is experienced in running clinical Pilates classes and prescribing individual therapeutic exercises based on each patient’s presentation.

Rebecca is passionate about Pilates, exercise rehabilitation and helping women through the life stages achieve their goals, especially returning to exercise postnatally.

Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys dancing, practising Yoga and spending time with her family and friends.

Philipa Seth

B.Sc. (Sports Physiotherapy)
Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports Major)
Certificates in Clinical Pilates, Dry Needling, S&C Coaching

Philipa is an avid lover of sport and is passionate about helping others especially by empowering and educating them to get the best out of themselves. She completed an undergraduate Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2015, has gained clinical experience by working in private practice for the last 7 years and went back to Curtin University to Complete a Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports major) finishing 2022.

She specialises in all types of sporting injuries particularly of the lower limb and shoulder. She has a holistic approach in working with athletes and general population alike and demonstrates great interpersonal educational skills to inspire people to get back to the tasks they enjoy. She believes in a stepped, structured rehabilitation process that will help you return to sport or life better than where you started.

Philipa has specialised hands on manual therapy skills whilst incorporating evidence-based rehabilitation exercises to ensure you make a complete recovery from your injury. She has experience in post-surgical rehabilitation, strength & conditioning, clinical pilates, spinal manipulation and dry needling.

Away from physiotherapy work, Philipa also represents Fremantle Football Club in the AFLW. Having been selected as draft pick number 28 in the 2018 draft. This giving her exclusive insight into athletic performance in the elite environment both physically and psychologically.

Manuel Rodriguez

Bachelor Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy)
Graduate Certifcate of Higher Education
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Member of AAMT

After suffering a rock climbing accident in which he damaged his ankle Manuel used massage as part of his rehabilitation and was amazed at the instant effect the manual therapy had on his recovery. He enrolled to study at Meadowbank TAFE in Sydney and graduated in 1998. Manuel specializes in managing and preventing musculoskeletal complaints ranging from headaches to lower back pain and common postural complaints. He really enjoy helping people leave the rooms pain free and moving more freely and comfortable. Manuel has also been lucky enough to have worked with various travelling sporting teams such as the Irish rugby team and Melbourne Storm rugby league team. He also teach at Endeavour College of Natural health and Challenger TAFE in their Diploma of Remedial Massage course. As well as holding a Diploma of Remedial Massage Manuel also holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal therapy) and Graduate Certificate in Higher Education.

Coco Oba

BA (Social Sciences)
Diploma of Remedial Massage

Coco completed her  Diploma of Physical Education in 2003, which laid the foundation for her deep understanding of the human body. In 2023, she graduated with honours in Remedial Massage Therapy. Her journey is marked by both academic achievement and sporting excellence. She achieved the title of Volleyball WA State Champion in 2019 and impressively reaffirmed her commitment back to peak physical performance by becoming the Beach Volleyball WA State Champion again in 2023.

These experiences as an athlete have profoundly shaped her understanding of the body’s mechanics, recovery, and the importance of skilful techniques. Her massage  treatments blend knowledge from her educational journey with her experiences as an athlete, offering clients not only relaxation but also enhanced physical recovery.

Whether you seek relief from specific issues, stress reduction, or overall wellness, Coco will create tailored sessions to meet your unique needs.