Our Team

We have an experienced team of therapists who are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating pain and returning you to peak health.

Ellenbrook Physiotherapy invests well in excess of industry averages, within a comprehensive ongoing staff training program. This continuing professional
development ensures we keep abreast of the latest trends in health care. The training of all our staff is overseen by individual mentoring and collective group sessions from our team of Specialist Musculo-Skeletal Physiotherapists.

We work hard to establish relationships with our patients to achieve positive outcomes.
As a team, we are motivated by the opportunity to make a significant difference to your life.

Brooke Lavell

Brooke graduated from physiotherapy in 2017, following a degree in exercise and sports science (2014). While studying Brooke worked in her final years of physiotherapy as a sports trainer for a local soccer club. She has since worked in the field of private practice doing extra courses in Dry needling and a master class in assisting patients with lifestyle changes.

 Her approach towards recovery is based off a whole person approach incorporating hands on treatment, exercise, re-education and lifestyle factors. Currently she runs the hydrotherapy appointments with the clinic and takes Clinical Rehabilitation Pilates sessions during the week. 

 Brooke’s specialist interests include hydrotherapy,  Dry Needle Therapy, chronic pain, nerve pain, Ankle and foot pain and injuries, Falls Prevention Exercise, Post Operative Rehabilitation & Care and Vertigo.

Andrew Slade

Andrew Slade is the Principal Physiotherapist and owner of Ellenbrook Physiotherapy with over 25 years experience in a private practice.

Andrew Slade – Sports Physiotherapist

BSc (Physiotherapy), BSc (Human Movement), Grad Dip Sports Physiotherapy

Playing league football with East Perth Football club originally instilled within Andrew a fascination with human performance, which was simultaneously applied to studies in physiotherapy.

Andrew  holds dual qualifications in Physiotherapy and Human Movement and Post Graduate level qualifications as a Sports Physiotherapist. He has extensive international and national touring experience with elite sporting teams including the Perth Wildcats and Australian Mens and Womens Hockey Team. He has also worked as a physiotherapist within the Olympic Athlete program  for the Australian Institute of Sport assisting Olympians with their physical preparation for competition

” Providing physiotherapy services to  Ellenbrook and surrounds over the last 20 years has given me incredible energy about my role as a Physiotherapist. I really hope this passion is conveyed in my practice, and I am very proud of the goodwill we have established within the local community.I have a strong belief in positive conditioning through exercise to heal the body and move beyond injury. This includes integrating cutting edge concepts sports medicine with  complimentary disciplines such as yoga, pilates and meditation” 

“To this day I am still motivated by the opportunity to make a positive difference within peoples lives.”

Outside of Ellenbrook Physiotherapy, Andrew leads an even busier life with his wife and three very active young children.

Allissa Velluto

Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) with Distinction

Allissa offers experience in a variety of sporting injuries with a  history of sports involvement both personally and professionally, including working with sporting teams at an Amateur and State level. Her passion is rehabilitation and using this as a tool to help you not only recovery from injury but optimise your overall health and wellbeing.

Allissa strongly believes in using a multi-modal approach to deliver treatment that is specific to you and your individual needs, no matter what your goals. This includes manual treatment techniques, exercise prescription, taping, Dry Needling and education so that you can be sure you understand your body and how to look after it.

Winnie Ng

Winnie is a fun and bubbly physiotherapist who migrated from New Zealand  and was attracted to the lovely sunshine here. She graduated from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) in 2010. 

Winnie has experience in working with a range of different sports teams including: Rugby, Netball, Indoor soccer and Badminton.  These included a variety of club and tournament level players. She has also previously worked at rest homes and retirement villages and enjoys educating elderly residents on benefits of exercise and helping them keep active.  

As a badminton player, Winnie has a special interest in hand, wrist and elbow injuries, and has completed her Masters in Heath Practice majoring in acupuncture and hand therapy.  She also enjoys treating neck, knee and ankle injuries.  

Languages: Cantonese and English.

Kieran Richardson

Kieran is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as conferred by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2016) who is passionate about patients undertaking physiotherapy rehabilitation to solve their pain and injury problems, prior to opting for imaging, injections or surgery. He also works as a sessional academic on the postgraduate Masters Program at Curtin University.

At Ellenbrook Physiotherapy, Kieran oversees our Professional Development and Mentoring program. This ensures all our staff are continuing to keep abreast of the latest trends in Physiotherapy and facilitates positive outcomes being delivered to our patients.

Jess Lai

Jess completed her undergraduate studies in 2018 and is currently undertaking her Masters at Curtin University. Jess has a passion for working with her patients to achieve their goals whether that’s returning to sport after an injury or being able to play with the grandkids.

Jess has a special interest in:

  • Sporting injuries
  • Rehabilitation before or after orthopaedic surgery
  • Exercise based therapy

Jess uses a variety of treatment methods including soft tissue and joint mobilisations as well as dry needling. Whether you have had pain for a short time or a long time, Jess will work with you to come up with a plan to get you back on track.

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