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.

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.

Andy Austin

Andy completed his physiotherapy degree back home in Ireland, finishing in 2013, before moving to Australia in 2017. 

Over this time he has gained extensive experience in a number of physiotherapy roles, predominantly in private practice.

He has in the past worked with a number of Irish Olympic Athletes and was fortunate enough to be present at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.

He has also worked as Sports Physio for the Perth Glory Academy Soccer Teams.

Having taken up Rugby since arriving on these shores, he is (unfortunately) very familiar with the experience our patients go through while being injured.

He uses a variety of treatment techniques while assisting patients with their recovery but his main passion lies in Strength and Conditioning Rehab. 

Andy specializes in the management of Lower Back Pain, Lower Limb Sports Injuries and providing progressive exercise programs (including Pilates). 

Andrew Leggett

Having completed his Physiotherapy degree in the UK in 2001, Andy went on to work in the NHS,  specialising in the outpatient field of physiotherapy for over 10 years. He later completed a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Musculoskeletal physiotherapy as well as training in the use of Dry Needling before moving to Perth in 2018. 

Through his work and training, Andy has gained a broad range of experience treating a wide variety of conditions from acute back and neck pain, to sports injuries and longer-term conditions. He is passionate about helping his patients return from injury to their previous level of function and beyond, achieving their goals and maximising their potential to finish treatment fitter and stronger than they were before.

 Andy employs an individually tailored, multi-modal approach to physiotherapy, employing a mix of education, exercise prescription, manual therapy, dry needling and taping dependent on each patient’s needs.

In his spare time, Andy enjoys running, soccer and golf, as well as exploring the many restaurants Perth has to offer.

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.

Ryan Barron

Ryan graduated from Curtin University in 2018 with a bachelor of Physiotherapy. During his time at university he volunteered at Hockey Australia with the men’s Olympics team offering advice and massages during training days.

Ryan shows a particular interest in exercise based therapy and enjoys regularly training in the gym himself. He enjoys all sports and in particular AFL, cricket and Motorsport. 

On the weekends he regularly races in competitive go kart racing and enjoys spending time at the beach. 

 Areas of interest/ specialities:

  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Mid back pain
  • Vertigo/ vestibular conditions
  • Lower back pain
  • Sporting/ gym related injuries
  • Dry needling 
  • Gym rehab/ exercise programs
  • Exercise based therapy

 Currently Ryan runs a strength class on a Tuesday night and also Pilates classes on a Wednesday night. 

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.

Courtney Taylor

Courtney grew up receiving massages so knows first-hand the benefits they can give, not just to stress relief but also managing pain and injuries. She is passionate that she now gets to help people find relief from pain and tension. Courtney is particularly interested in treating neck and upper back issues, as well as helping people with chronic pain, headaches and migraines. She also believes that massage can be a great tool for dealing with anxiety, depression and stress. Courtney approaches each treatment with empathy, ready to listen and try to piece together what is really going on for her clients.

Courtney studied her Diploma of Remedial Massage at the Australian Institute of Fitness and continues her love of learning by doing training each year in new techniques. Her favourite ones include Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Cupping and Deep Tissue Massage.

Originally from Zimbabwe, Courtney loves being outdoors. She’s recently discovered she enjoys gardening, however has little to no idea what she’s doing so is desperately trying to keep her plants alive.

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