Shelley Sloper (nee. Pastuch)
Shelley Sloper (nee. Pastuch) graduated from the University of South Australia in 2000 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Shelley worked in country Victoria and South Australia in both the public and private sectors in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Shelley then moved to the UK for 18 months working in the NHS, focusing on musculoskeletal conditions in a variety of exceptional hospitals gaining experience in orthopaedic and trauma physiotherapy.
On her return to Australia in 2003 Shelley moved to Perth and commenced work in the private sector. She became a part-practice owner at East Vic Park Physiotherapy in 2005 where she furthered her training and education completing pilates training, dry-needling, taping and shoulder courses. In 2006 Shelley established Miami Physiotherapy in Falcon and made Mandurah her home.
She completed her Masters through the University of Queensland, graduating with a Masters of Animal Science (Physiotherapy) allowing her to use her physiotherapy skills on animals as well as people! She has since sold her share in East Vic Park Physiotherapy to focus all her attention and energy on Miami Physiotherapy.
She has continued to further her physiotherapy skills with additional courses including kinesio taping and Real Time Ultrasound guided exercise training.
Danny Divine graduated in 2002 in the UK with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours and has worked for five years in the public and private hospitals in the UK before immigrating to Australia in 2007.
Danny had an additional four years of private practice experience in Perth prior to joining Miami Physiotherapy. He has an extensive knowledge of all aspects of physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation techniques including musculoskeletal, neurological and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation.
In addition, he has extra training in acupuncture, pilates, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, all forms of work related injuries, paediatrics and functional capacity assessments for the regional and off shore work sites.
Elizabeth Maher has 30 years experience working in the Allied Health sector in reception and administration with 18 of those years in physiotherapy, ensuring she understands how physiotherapy can help with your concern and can get you started with your journey to recovery.
Elizabeth has lived in Mandurah for the last 14 years and is now well and truly a local, well-known and loved by the community! She enjoys working with the friendly team at Miami Physiotherapy and is an indispensable member. Elizabeth started with us as receptionist in 2009 and is now Practice Manager of both Miami & Lakelands. She is one of the cheerful voices to answer your call and always makes time for a chat with our patients.
I trained in Auckland New Zealand and qualified as a physiotherapist in 1981. After working for four years in New Zealand on a variety of wards in a specialist arthritis hospital, a large teaching hospital a small rural community up north, I left to travel overseas.
Two years of Agency work all over England gave me an interest in orthopaedics and outpatients but back in NZ I had a two-year change to sales. Travelling throughout the central North Island, I sold anaesthetic machines, monitors and orthopaedic implants. I also took up marathon running.
Once I met my husband in 1988 I returned permanently to physiotherapy, working in private practice and outpatients both in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. While my two daughters were young, although I continued to work part-time, the work became more varied.
I studied for a diploma in Childbirth Education and taught antenatal classes, did casual tutoring for a Technical College, wrote a column for a parenting magazine and provided physiotherapy to a local Special Needs School and Nursing Home.
Since moving to Australia in 2000, I worked in Albany WA for two years in special needs children, outpatients and private practice, then for 12 years in the same private practice in Bunbury. During this time I became involved in Masters Hockey as physio to WA Country at the National Championships for the past nine years, and to a National Team at two World Cups and Trans-Tasman Tournaments.
This inspired my interest in sports physio so I’m now partway through postgraduate study that will hopefully lead to a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. My husband and I are returning to WA for the lifestyle after 18 months in Northern Sydney where we’ve been enjoying the work opportunities and the local cycling and running.
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Hannah Mersh is currently studying Exercise, Sports and Rehabilitation Science/ Physiotherapy at Curtin University in Western Australia. Once Hannah completes her studies she hopes to be employed by the practice as a qualified Physiotherapist. She is currently learning all the skills to being an Allied Health Receptionist to help her in the long run. Hannah loves her sports, especially her netball and basketball.
At the practice Hannah has been lucky enough to gain a lot of experience which will help with her studies especially traveling with the WA Hockey Masters teams to Tasmania to help with any First Aid, Injuries and Recovery programs with the athletes. Hannah looks forward to seeing you when you come into Miami Physiotherapy.
Ashlin has been working at Miami Physio for the past 2 years. She is currently studying nursing at Murdoch. When you come to reception you’ll be greeted by a warm, friendly smile.
Ashlin has lived in the Mandurah area since childhood attending the local school.
She will be able to help you with making all your allied health appointments at Miami Physio.
Anya Duyvestyn graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand in 2015. She worked for 2 years in a private practice in the sunny town of Mount Maunganui, before heading overseas for her dream backpacking trip around South America. Anya had been wanting to move across the ditch for awhile, and finally in 2018 she has made the move to join us here at Miami and Lakelands physiotherapy.
Anya grew up doing gymnastics and dancing, which has led her to her interest in sports related injuries, growth related pain, and lower back pain. She is also qualified to do dry needling, and pilates. Outside of physiotherapy she enjoys going to the beach, running and cooking.
Lucinda De Bellis
Lucinda De Bellis is currently studying Commerce at Curtin University in Western Australia. Lucinda has a passion for Health and fitness, and in her spare time loves going to the gym and enjoying local beaches. Lucinda always greets patients with a warm friendly smile and is happy to assist you when you come into Lakelands Physiotherapy.
Anna is a Physiotherapist graduate in Brazil (2003), she has had her own Massage Clinic in her country for 10 years. Anna has 19 years’ experience with massage, 3.5 years of experience within Perth, Western Australia.
She has a Diploma of Remedial Massage through RPL (Recognition of prior Learning) and she graduated at North Metropolitan TAFE in June 2017.
Anna has got enough experience to work with all kinds of clients and use her knowledge in different soft tissue injuries provider Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Relaxation and advising clients with exercises, spikey ball/foam roller exercises etc.
Ellen Bailey graduated from New Zealand’s University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2015 and has worked in private practice since graduating. She spent 18 months working as a physio for the New Zealand defence force before changing to a private practice for 9 months.
Ellen was born in Australia but lived in New Zealand majority of her life. She has recently returned to Australia early 2018 and joined the team here at Miami and Lakelands physiotherapy.
Ellen has worked with rugby teams for the last few years managing and triaging on-field acute injuries. She is also qualified to do dry needling and her interests are acute musculoskeletal injuries and pre and post-op rehabilitation. Outside of physiotherapy she enjoys spending time outdoors at the beach and playing tennis or netball.
Darcie has recently joined the team at Miami & Lakelands Physiotherapy and is enjoying every moment of meeting new face’s. Darcie has lived locally for the past 12 years. When you come to reception you’ll be greeted with a big friendly smile, Darcie looks forward to assisting you with your appointments.
Rachel graduated from Curtin University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Prior to that Rachel had completed a degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of Western Australia but a desire to work directly with people to improve their lives prompted a career change. She is interested in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and hydrotherapy.
Rachel has spent the last nine years living in the Mandurah area and loves the community. In particular, Rachel enjoys paddling in the Peel waterways, cycling and running.
Alice Armistead has been working in the Reception and Administration sector in the Mandurah region since graduating high school in 2016. Starting 2018 with beginning her career in the Allied Health services as one of our friendly, outgoing and passionate team members.
She thoroughly enjoys working alongside our friendly team members and strives to assist you throughout your recovery journey. Alice always looks forward to assisting you at both Miami Physiotherapy and Lakelands Physiotherapy and Allied Health.