Our Team

All of our physiotherapists are skilled with assessing, diagnosing and treating your pain or injury, and have a genuine interest in working with you to develop strategies for long term, independent management and prevention.

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Stephanie Holt

APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist
BSc Physiotherapy
MSc Sports Physiotherapy

As an APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, Steph is experienced in management of sporting injuries and rehabilitation, pain related to work or motor vehicle accidents.

Steph has a special interest in complex or chronic pain conditions and is currently completing another Masters Degree in Pain Management at the University of Sydney.

She loves working with sports injuries, back and neck pain, or complex pain conditions (including chronic back pain, headache and fibromyalgia).

Steph is available for 1:1 appointments (including extended consultations for complex conditions) and conducts exercise classes.

In her spare time, Steph loves netball, running and weights training, and hanging out with her husband and son and their menagerie of animals!

Location: Elite Physio & Exercise Iluka and Sunlander 

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Reuben Holt

Physiotherapist
BSc. Physiotherapy

As a foundation physio with Drovers Elite Physio, Reuben has extensive experience in working with our community to manage back and neck pain, headaches and sport-related injuries.

He is also experienced with work and motor vehicle related injuries, managing your pain, organising and supervising your rehabilitation and liaising with your doctor, employer and insurance company as required.

Reuben loves exercise rehabilitation and will get you fighting fit in no time!

Reuben is available for 1:1 consultations and is often seen visiting the gym with patients.

Outside of work, Reuben is a mad Eagles fan, cricket-crazy and will chat with your ear off about his dog!

Location: Drovers Elite Physiotheray - Wanneroo 

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Janelle Thexeira

Physiotherapist

BSc Physiotherapy

Janelle joins our practice with experience in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries.  Her special interest areas are shoulder and neck pain, lower back pain and sporting injuries.

She is particularly interested on finding solutions to your pain that fit within your life and work to develop treatment suited to your needs and long term goals.

Janelle runs 2 exercise rehabilitation classes at the practice during the week, and is an expert at planning long term exercise solutions for your pain.

Janelle is available for 1:1 appointments Monday to Saturday!

Outside of work Janelle is a dog-loving, multi-sport enthusiast!

Location: Drovers Elite Physiotherapy - Wanneroo 

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Lachlan Shakeshaft 

Physiotherapist
BSc Physiotherapy 

Lachlan has worked in a variety of fields including sports physiotherapy, aged care services & private practice since graduating from Curtin University in 2016. He has a passion for providing functional rehabilitation specific to each client’s everyday requirements. Lachlan’s special interest areas include chronic pain, lower limb and tendon injuries.

Lachlan loves getting people active, improving their strength and endurance to help them get stronger and pain-free and stay that way for longer!

Lachlan is available for 1:1 consultations Monday-Saturday.

Outside of work, Lachlan is a passionate volleyball tragic, helping to run one of the northern suburbs’ clubs here in Perth. He’s also a bit of a self-confessed nerd and will often meet up with friends for board & tabletop games!

Location: Drovers Elite Physiotherapy - Wanneroo 

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Aaron Thomas

APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist
BSc Physiotherapy
MSc Sports Physiotherapy

Aaron is an APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist with over 12 years’ experience in private
practice and sporting team involvement. He originally graduated from Curtin University in 2007, and
completed his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 2017.


Aaron has previously worked in sports clinics overseas in New Zealand, as well as in central London.
He has extensive experience treating athletes in the clinical setting as well as a variety of team-based
sporting roles including cricket, baseball, hockey, rugby union and Australian Rules Football. 


Aaron was selected as a Team Physiotherapist at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and
he is the current Head Physiotherapist/Medical Manager for the West Perth Football Club in the
WAFL.


Aaron is a local boy born and bred in the northern suburbs, and outside of work he enjoys following
most sports especially his beloved Eagles, his own strength and conditioning, fishing and camping,
and of course swimming at his local beach at Sorrento.

Location: Drovers Elite Physiotherapy - Wanneroo 

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Michael Janssen 

Physiotherapist

BSc Physiotherapy 

Michael is a Physiotherapy graduate from Curtin University. Since graduating he has gained experience across private practice, sporting, motor vehicle injury management, Workers Compensation claims and hospital sectors.

Michael has a keen interest in treating lower back and neck conditions and enjoys combining the most effective manual therapy with an exercise-based therapy to ensure his patients achieve their goals. 

In his own time Michael enjoys rock climbing, staying fit in the gym and playing basketball.

Location: Drovers Elite Physiotherapy - Wanneroo and Elite Physio & Exercise Sunlander 

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Lynn Duong 

Physiotherapist

BSc Physiotherapy 

BCom (Finance and Business Management Acc) 

MC Masters Business Management 

Lynn is a physiotherapy graduate from The University of Notre Dame and a Pilates enthusiast with 12
years’ experience. Lynn provides tailored rehabilitation exercise programs that includes both Pilates
and Strength training to help her patients achieve their goals.

 

Her interests are rehabilitating shoulders and neck, complex lower back, lower limbs and return to sport.
Lynn runs the Clinical Reformer Pilates classes at our Iluka practice 3 times a week and is available for 1:1 appointments Monday to Saturday.


Outside of work, Lynn enjoys travelling, keeping fit and healthy (loves a good boxing session),
smothering her Bichon-Shitzu and German Shepherd pooches, and interior design!

Location: Elite Physio & Exercise Iluka 

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Luke Richards 

Physiotherapist

BSc Physiotherapy 

Luke is an experienced physiotherapist with a strong interest in musculoskeletal pain and sports injuries. He enjoys the challenge of returning athletes to their previous level (or better!), as well as ensuring our community weekend warriors are performing at their best without pain or injury. He also has an interest in working with acute spinal injuries such as neck and lower back pain.

The goals of Luke’s treatments are always to minimise pain, optimise function and get you back to being your best as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Luke will be running exercise rehabilitation classes during the week 

 

Luke is available for 1:1 appointments Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays!

 

Outside of work, Luke love’s playing AFL for his local amateur club, Ocean Ridge Eagles, and when he is not running around the paddock he enjoys a good swim.

Location: Elite Physio & Exercise Iluka 

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Priyanka Bhalvani 

APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

BSc Physiotherapy 

MSc Clinical Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal Major) 

Priyanka (Priya) is an APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and she completed her Master of Clinical Physiotherapy degree from Curtin University in 2017. Prior to this she obtained her bachelor of Physiotherapy from India in 2011. Since moving to Perth in 2011 she has worked in various private practices. 

Clinically she enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions like spinal pain, shoulder, hip and knee pain but has a particular interest in treating chronic complex pain. After thorough examination she aims to find out the source/drivers of pain and then modulate these with treatment techniques like manual therapy, education and exercises to best achieve her patient’s goals. 

Outside of work she enjoys practicing yoga, catching up with friends and spending family time with her husband and daughter.

Location: Anchorage Drive Physiotherapy - Mindarie 

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Kerryn O'Brien

Physiotherapist

BSc Physiotherapy

BSc Science (Psychology)

Kerryn has worked in both the public and private sector and has gained experience working with private, DVA, MVA and workers compensation cases.

She has experience working with athletes from WAFL and amateur AFL, tennis and hockey.

Kerryn has a special interest in sports injuries, orthopaedic rehab and lower back pain and is enthusiastic about helping you get back to doing what you love.

She is passionate about delivering a tailored rehab pathway that is suited to you.

Outside of work you’ll find Kerryn at the beach, on the golf course or tennis court, or enjoying a relaxing coffee.

Location: Anchorage Drive Physiotherapy - Mindarie 

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Jayde Thompson

Exercise Physiologist

BSc Exercise Physiology

As an Exercise Physiologist, Jayde's role is to develop management plans for your long term health goals.

Jayde has a special interest in metabolic health (diabetes, weight loss, metabolic syndrome etc), and chronic health conditions.

Jayde conducts 1:1 assessments and also runs exercise classes to help you get active and progress your load safely and effectively to reach your goals.

Location: Drovers Elite Physiotherapy - Wanneroo 

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