Meet the Team

Thomas Egan Soderholm
Physical Trainer / Managing Director

Thomas has over 25 years experience in the fitness business and has a passion for safe and effective rehabilitation and personal training. He loves helping others reach their training milestones. He has been an owner/director for  over 20 years. Thomas is Managing Director at Mandurah Physiotherapy and Grange Physiotherapy in Rockingham.  Both of these clinics continue to grow and provide high quality health care.  He hails from Scandinavia (Finland) and enjoys freelance journalism.   He is married with 4 children and enjoys weight training, real estate, investing, renovating and carpentry.

Libby Soderholm (nee Jamieson)
Sports Physiotherapist-consultant / Managing Director

Libby has been a physiotherapist for many years with a post graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy. She loves treating complex cases and worked at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She mentors and directs teams at both Mandurah Physiotherapy and Grange Physiotherapy in Rockingham.  She has education in biomechanics, pilates and the Sarah Keys Back Method.  Libby is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a diploma in business management. She enjoys exercise, music and self development.  She is currently the national WA representative for Physiotherapy Business Australia and is the National representative for the International Private Practice Physical Therapy Association.  She is married with 4 children. 

Special Interests: 

  • Spinal Pain (Sarah Keys method)
  • Biomechanics-Lower Limb, shoulders
  • Complex pain
  • Growing pains (kids)

Chris Wong

Physiotherapist

Chris comes to us from Curtin University after working in a hospital in Hong Kong specialising in musculoskeletal, respiratory and neurological conditions. Chris is passionate about treating people with musculoskeletal and chronic pain conditions. He loves to listen to patients stores and their goals. Chris believes that rehabilitation would be a lot more meaningful when aligned with patient goals.

Chris enjoys weight lifting, and public speaking. He is a semi-professional movie reviewer and regularly publishes on his blog. Chris is currently learning graphic design and the Norwegian language.

Madison Phillips

Physiotherapist

Madison graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, and enjoys a variety of sports, including netball and swimming, and working out at the gym. She is passionate about sports injuries and rehabilitation, and spinal pain – with a keen interest in Pilates and hydrotherapy. She aims to reduce her client’s pain and have them back to good health and function as quickly as possible.  Madi Bulk bills for chronic care referrals.

Special Interests: 

  • Sports injuries and rehabilitation 
  • Spinal Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Esmond Tang

Physiotherapist

Esmond is a graduate from Curtin University with a Bachelor Degree of Science- Physiotherapy, with Distinction. Esmond has experience in a wide range of settings with respiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological clients.  Esmond has additional training in Neurokinetic Therapy and Functional Movement Systems. He is passionate about identifying and correcting dysfunctional movement patterns with his clients. His clinical interests include chronic pain management, sport injury prevention and rehabilitation. Outside of work, Esmond enjoys Chinese calligraphy and basketball.  Esmond bulk bills for chronic care referrals. 

Special Interests:

  • Neurokinetic Therapy & Functional Movement Systems
  • Acute and Chronic Spinal Pain
  • Sports Injury & Rehabilitation

Michele Cossette

Physiotherapist

Michele is a University of Notre-Dame Physiotherapy graduate.

Her goal as a physiotherapist is to help people regain and maintain their optimal physical potential. Michele’s clinical interests are in the Science of Aging, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Woman’s Health and Pilates. In her spare time, she enjoys, hiking, cycling, yoga and travelling. 

Kat Williams
Remedial Massage Therapist

Kat is a dedicated  Remedial Massage Therapist, certified in Dry Needling and Myofascial Cupping. She has extensive experience and is passionate about providing professional and effective treatment.  She works hard to tailor techniques to ensure treatment plans are in line with client’s needs.  Her goals include enabling clients to return to normal function as soon as possible.  Kat has gained invaluable experience and enjoys working with clients to reduce muscle tension, chronic pain,   headaches, and promote injury recovery.   She enjoys meeting people, building rapport, and passing knowledge onto clients to assist them to meet wellness goals.   Her overall approach to remedial massage is to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of others.  Kat has always led a very fit and active life, and currently is pursuing a daily routine of beach walks and swimming. She loves spending time with family and close friends and enjoys the busyness and fun of life.  Her Special Interests include: 

  • Deep Tissue Releases
  • Cupping
  • Remedial Massage
Janine Dunkley
Remedial Massage Therapist

Janine has a Diploma of Remedial Massage from the Australian Institute of Fitness and finds treating clients both rewarding and challenging. She enjoys all aspects of massage, and has a passion for Myofascial releases, mobilizations and energy techniques. She specialises in working with chronic injuries and assisting clients to find pain relief and elicit change in dysfunctional muscles. Janine is a dedicated mother of two, a keen Fremantle Dockers fan and enjoys 4 wheel driving, fishing and camping.

Special interests:

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Myofacial Releases
  • Remedial Massage

Stevie Teague
Remedial Massage Therapist

Stevie completed her Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy in 2018 at South Metropolitan Tafe and has a background in personal training which she is still currently working in. Stevie has a variety of skills to offer and loves to help her clients accomplish the best health and well-being possible by reducing pain, increasing relaxation and assist with injuries and stress relief.

Stevie has a passion for her industry and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with her clients.

Maggie Cairnduff

Remedial Massage Therapist

Maggie is  a Remedial Massage Therapist. Her passion is the health and well-being of the human body, and she is always keen to further her knowledge  and her focus is customer care. She also has interests in creating nutrient dense food recipes, playing competitive sports ( running, netball, dance and swimming) and discussing health-related topics with anyone who is eager!
She is furthering her studies at Curtin University, studying the Bachelor Science of Nutrition/Dietetics. In her spare time, she enjoys staying active at the gym, going to the beach, getting involved in plenty of social sport and spending time with friends and family.

Ellie Sheppard
Senior Team Leader/Physiotherapist-Consultant

Ellie is a wonderfully caring and skilled Physiotherapist with over 30 years of experience.  She has worked in both South Africa and Australia and has a passion and interest in chronic pain management, women’s health, Pelvic Health and lymphedema.  Having owned her own practice in South Africa, Ellie has experience in all areas of physiotherapy with a strong hands-on approach.  Ellie offers a wide variety of treatment approaches depending on the client, including joint mobilisations and manipulation, exercise therapy, soft tissue release/ massage. A mother of 5, she also has an interest in supporting mums during pregnancy and after birth. 

Special Interests: 

  • Lymphodema Management and massage
  • Chronic and Complex Pain
  • Women’s Health (especially pre and post pregnancy)
  • Pelvic Health
Ruth Lira
Physiotherapist-Consultant

Ruth has extensive experience in the areas of  Clinical Pilates, Women’s health, Pelvic Health, Jaw Pain and is highly trained in vestibular rehabilitation (dizziness). She also has special interest in the area of Vocal Cord unloading for those needing a functional voice all day, every day. She is a qualified pilot and has a love of music; both vocal and piano. Her lifestyle interests include dance, water-skiing and swimming. Ruth has been in Australia for many years , but still has family in South Africa.

Special Interests:

  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Vocal Unloading
  • Women’s Health/Pelvic Health
  • Clinical Pilates
  • TMJ-Jaw Pain

Kaye Phillips

Practice Manager

Kaye is Practice Manager at Grange Physiotherapy and Mandurah Physiotherapy. She supports a team of talented and caring Therapists and administration staff.  Kaye has owned her own business, and comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in management. She has studied accounting in 2018  and this has added this to her skills.  In her personal life Kaye is a dog lover, exercises, hikes and loves to read.  Kaye can be contacted on 9592 2059/9535 7439 or email manager@grangephysiotherapy.com.au or manager@mandurahphysiotherapy.com.au if you would like any assistance.

Janice Eyre

Casual Receptionist

Janice Eyre has worked 16 years on the front desk of various Allied Health Clinics predominately in the Physiotherapy field and has recently joined our team. She offers our clients friendly and compassionate service before and after their treatment with our clinicians. Janice enjoys swimming, boating, fishing, spending time with her 2 grandchildren (another on the way) and walking her puppy Louis.

Ashlee Thomson
Reception/Exercise Physiologist

Ashlee has a Bachelor of Science/Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Her clinical interests are mental health, metabolic, musculoskeletal conditions and improving general health and fitness. Ashlee loves lifting weights, hiking, travelling, photography and spending time with her family and pets.

Hayley Smith
Senior Receptionist/ Sleep Apnea Technician

Hayley joins us from a background in senior administration with some of the large mining industry companies.  She has worked in a variety of environments and her assets are problem-solving and working to peoples strengths.  She also assists in Sleep Apnea Technical support.  

Vienn Chan
Physiotherapist

Vienn has recently graduated from Curtin University with a Master in Clinical Physiotherapy. She also holds a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Vienn as extensive training in Acupuncture, Pilates, Neurokinetic Therapy and Fascial Manipulation. Her clinical interests include Musculoskeletal and sports injury. She has a strong passion to help people to recover from injuries, allowing her clients to live a pain free life and to achieve their full potential.

Outside of work, Vienn is active in volleyball. She is involved in a local volleyball team. She also has regular training in Pilates and gym.

Special Interests:

  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury & Rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture
  • Pilates
  • Neurokinetic Therapy