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Brad Poyser

Brad Poyser Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist & Director

Brad has worked as a physiotherapist for over 20 years initially in the public health system in Australia and the UK, and for the last 17 years in Private Practice. Brad has extensive experience in diagnosis, treatment and management of musculo-skeletal, spinal and sporting injuries.

Ongoing participation in post graduate education and years working as part of a comprehensive medical team has provided Brad with excellent skills as a clinician who works with clients of all ages with multiple conditions. Brad uses multiple manual techniques, exercise and education to assist clients regain independence, pain-free movement and function. Brad is a keen cyclist, surfer, fisherman and kayaker.

James Gasper

James Gasper Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist & Director

James is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with over 20 years’ experience. He completed his BSc in Physiotherapy with Honours in Edinburgh 2004 and a Masters in Manual Therapy at the University of Western Australia in 2011.

James has spent the last 10 years helping build South Coast Physiotherapy into the clinic it is today. Before this he worked in Scotland and in New Zealand in both the public and private systems. He has spent time in both local and elite sporting environments including a season as the academy physiotherapist at Hibernian FC and 2 seasons providing physiotherapy cover at Cardrona ski field in Wanaka, NZ.

James currently spends 1 day a week with foot and ankle surgeon, Dr Amy Touzell at South East Orthopaedic Surgery (SEOS) assisting in both non-surgical and post surgical ankle management. This has also given James the opportunity to present the clinics findings on non-surgically managed Achilles Ruptures to the Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

James enjoys being part of the close knit multidisciplinary team that South Coast Physiotherapy offers and, although he enjoys seeing the wide variety of injuries that come through the door, he has developed a special interest in lower limb rehabilitation (hip, knee and ankles), tendon pathologies and shoulder injuries. James uses hands on treatment techniques but ensures that thorough assessment, education and pursuing functional activity are the driving forces behind his injury management.

In his free time James enjoys trying to keep up with his young family - tackling the Red Hill mountain bike tracks and recreational running.

James is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

 

Raquel Poyser

Raquel Poyser Neurological Physiotherapist

Neurological Physiotherapist

Raquel Poyser has had over 20 years experience working as a physiotherapist. During this time she has worked in rehabilitation and acute hospitals and private practice in Australia and the UK.

For just over 10 years Raquel has been working privately in the area of neurological Physiotherapy specialising in the management of Stroke, Acquired Head Injury, Adult Disability and general neurological disorders.

Raquel enjoys working independently and as part of multi disciplinary teams with her focus being on assisting clients to to fulfil their physical goals and function. She is able to provide in home and in rooms treatment depending on the needs of the client.

An important part Raquel's work can involve carer and staff training in manual handling, exercise program's or equipment use. Raquel is able to train individuals or teams of staff depending on the requirements of the client.

In addition Raquel has experience in wheelchair and mobility aid prescription and is registered with the State Wide Equipment Program.

Raquel looks forward to many more years of providing neurological and rehabilitative Physiotherapy for clients on the Mornington Peninsula.

Sen Joanne

Sen Joanne Physiotherapist

Sen (Joanne) Graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor Health Science in Physiotherapy and has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Mindbody therapy. She has worked as a Physiotherapist for over 15 years in New Zealand, UK and Australia.

Her experience includes public and private hospitals, community settings and in Private Practice. She has also worked at the Physiotherapy School (NZ) as a Clinical Educator and Senior Clinician in a community Physiotherapy Clinic.

Most recently Sen has worked in Aged Care providing mobility assessments, falls prevention, manual handling and pain management therapy. She has also provided home visits in the Peninsula for rehabilitation following hospital discharge for orthopedic and surgical procedures. Sen is currently working part-time at a Specialist School providing Therapy for children.

As a Physiotherapist, Sen enjoys working with clients in their home environment. She believes it gives you an invaluable insight into the client’s real-life situation which allows for more tailored treatment approaches and overall better outcomes.

Apart from working as a Physiotherapist, Sen is mum to two young girls, wife of a business owner and aspiring yogi! I have practiced yoga since my early 20’s and I am in training towards gaining my Iyengar teaching certification.

Sen is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Len Giles

Len Giles

Len graduated as a Physio in 1979, and completed a post graduate Diploma of Sports Orthopaedics in 1986. He worked at the Repat Hospital, In Heidelberg for 2 years. In the early 1980’s Len worked at a number of clinics gaining private practise experience, before commencing his own practise in 1983. Len has worked exclusively in his private practise since.

Len has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of both sporting injuries and general Orthopaedic conditions (sore neck, back, knee etc), and he has previously worked with many different sporting clubs as the game day Physiotherapist.

Len works closely with GP’s and Surgeons, with a view to achieving the best possible outcome for his patients. He will liase with other Health Care professionals when necessary.
Len is a keen cyclist, and has previously completed a number of marathons and triathlons. He also plays golf regularly at Rosebud Country Club (not very well). He is still optimistic about that elusive hole in one!

Len is married with three adult children and lives on the Peninsula. Len is passionate about his profession and loves helping people get back to maximal health.

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