Meet the Team - Mandurah Physiotherapy

Meet the Team

Thomas Egan Soderholm

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 and director for over 20 years. Thomas is Managing Director at Grange Physiotherapy in Rockingham and Mandurah Physiotherapy. Both of these clinics continue to grow and provide high quality health care. He hails from Finland in Scandinavia  and enjoys free lance journalism. He is married with 4 children and enjoys weight training, real estate, investing, renovating and carpentry.

 

 

 

Libby Soderholm (nee Jamieson)

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)
Ellie Sheppard

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

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
    Chris Wong

    Chris Wong

    Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

    Chris graduated from  Curtin University with a Master of Clinical Physiotherapy  after working in an acute hospital in Hong Kong. He is passionate about treating people with musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain. Chris loves to listen to patients’ stories and their goals, as he believes rehabilitation would be a lot more meaningful when aligned with these goals.  Chris enjoys lifting weights 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. 

    Special Interest: 

    • Chronic Pain
    • Spinal,
    • Sports Injuries
    • Telehealth. 
    Madison Phillips

    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
    • Telehealth
    Esmond Tang

    Esmond Tang

    Senior 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 conditioning, Injury & Rehabilitation
    • Telehealth
    Michele Cossette

    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.

    Special Interests: 

    • Geriatrics
    • Complex Cases
    • Women’s Health and Pelvic Pain
    • Pilates

    Vienn Chan

    Vienn Chan

    Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

    Vienn has a Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy from Curtin University. She also holds a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Vienn has 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
      Kat Williams

      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

      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

      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.

       

       

       

      Jane-Mari Quinn

      Jane-Mari Quinn

      Remedial Massage Therapist

      Jane is an experienced Remedial Massage Therapist originally from South Africa.  She graduated from the Australian Institute of fitness and was recognized as the top-performing student in her course.  She loves working as part of the Mandurah Physio Team as a caring and committed therapist.  She believes in the body’s ability to heal through touch.  She loves working with clients to obtain the best results for their individual conditions.  She has a high quality of customer care and a strong interest in assisting people to get pain relief from massage and self-care education.  Jane has a love for sports, outdoors and travel.

      Special Interests:

      • Deep tissue
      • trigger point therapy
      • Sports Massage
      Cristy Chin

      Cristy Chin

      Remedial Massage Therapist

      Cristy graduated from the Australian Institute of Fitness as a Remedial Massage Therapist and has over 14 years in the massage Industry. She has special interests in pregnancy and relaxation massage but also has training in cupping and hot stone therapy. She is a much-loved Massage Therapist and always puts her clients need first and foremost in every session. 

      Special Interests:

      • pregnancy
      • deep tissue and trigger point
      • cupping and hot stone therapy
      Janice Eyre

      Janice Eyre

      Receptionist

      Janice Eyre has worked 16 years on the front desk of various Allied Health Clinics predominately in the Physiotherapy field and enjoys working within 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 grandchildren, and walking her puppy Louis. 

       

       

      Karen Maxwell

      Karen Maxwell

      Receptionist/admin

      Karen has worked in Allied Health Industry for many years. She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Karen loves being a receptionist, especially in a Physiotherapy Clinic. She really enjoys being part of a team and watching patients’ journeys to better health and fitness.

      Karen’s birthplace is New Zealand and she comes from a farming background breeding miniature horses and donkeys. Karen loves living in Australia and has a husband and 2 beautiful girls, and 3 Persian cats.  Karen’s hobbies are going to the gym, yoga and upcycling, and re-purposing vintage items.

       

       

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