Meet
the team

Shelley Sloper

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. During this time 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 in 2007.

She has continued to further her physiotherapy skills with additional courses including kinesio taping, Real Time Ultrasound guided exercise training, ViMove Assessments of the lower back, chronic pain management, balance and falls prevention and enjoys keeping up with the newest evidenced practice literature.

In 2013 Shelley commenced the design process for the new purpose built Miami Physiotherapy building. The building was completed mid 2015 and Miami Physiotherapy moved into its new home!

An opportunity presented itself in 2017 and Shelley opened a clinic in a second location – Lakelands. The growth of the 2 clinics has required a change in focus for Shelley, with management and leadership of her team now the focus of her attention. This has allowed her to guide the growth of the physios, massage therapists and front of staff personnel in order to provide the best service possible for the community.

Shelley continues to be passionate about health, particularly maintaining health in the older adult which has driven the addition of services aimed at improving and maintaining quality of life for the older community.

In her non-work life, Shelley has a family with 3 children which keeps her busy. She enjoys being outdoors – camping, walking and being around the water. She loves to bake yummy treats and finds knitting helps in the pursuit of mindfulness.

Danny Divine

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

Elizabeth has been working at Miami Physio for over 10 years and in the allied health area for over 30 years.

Elizabeth worked her way up to manager and has a wide knowledge of the areas Miami Physio can help you. Elizabeth loves having a chat to all our patients whether it’s at work or if she sees them out and about.

Elizabeth is always ready to answer your questions and make your visit to us enjoyable. You too will feel part of the team.

Elizabeth lived in Mandurah for just over 15 years and loves calling it her home. You’ll often see her out walking her dog along the beaches or with her family and friends enjoying the many Mandurah restaurants and attractions we are so lucky to have.

So give a call and she looks forward to seeing you and helping you where she can.

Lynn Dunnet

Lynn chose Physio after 6 years in St John’s Ambulance sparked an interest in the human body plus for the physical and sporting lifestyle it offered.

Lynn qualified in New Zealand 1981 and worked there for 4 years, the UK twice 2 years each and came to Australia in 2000. Lynn worked as a sales rep for anaesthetic machines as well as many different areas of physiotherapy including arthritis, all areas of a large teaching hospital, antenatal classes, special needs children, and sports, starting in private practice 31 years ago.

Lynn Spent 13 years working with WA Country Men’s Masters Hockey and travelling with Australian teams to World Cup tournaments prompting her to complete a Graduate Certificate in Sports Physio in 2017.

Lynn has run 15 marathons, cycled around Europe twice, done National competitions in Ballroom and Latin American dancing, has done 10 years of Belly dancing and holds a red belt in karate.

With her husband of 30 years they have raised two daughters to adulthood and enjoy running, painting, sewing, knitting, travel, singing, dancing and socialising over a few red wines.

Gaynor Christensen

Gaynor graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Curtin University in 1995 and has 24 years of experience working as a musculoskeletal  physiotherapist.

Gaynor has worked extensively in both the public and private health sectors in WA.

She has also worked in the UK for 18months `in various NHS hospital based outpatient centres, and as a massage therapist in Canada for 6 months.

Since her return she has worked for 16 years in the Mandurah area and her areas of specialty include spinal pain, postural dysfunction, falls prevention and post-op rehabilitation.

She is also trained in clinical pilates and has run clinical pilates classes for the last 15 years.  She is able to tailor classes for each individual’s rehabilitation and strengthening needs.

Gaynor has always maintained an active lifestyle doing netball, snow skiing, scuba diving, fishing and bootcamp resulting in many injuries and over 7 surgeries, so has good understanding of rehabilitation and empathy for her patient’s!

Gaynor has recently trained in Gender Health and can also offer physiotherapy treatment for incontinence, prolapse, prostate surgery and post natal issues.

Ashlin Smith

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

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.

Anna Petito

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

Ellen Bailey graduated from New Zealand’s University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2015 and has worked in private practice since. She spent 18 months working as a physio in a New Zealand Military Camp and has since moved to Australia where she has continued working in a private practice setting.

Ellen has worked with rugby teams for the last few years managing and triaging on-field acute injuries. Her areas of interest are sports injuries, pre and post-op rehabilitation and work-related injuries. She has done further training in dry needling and women’s health. Outside of physiotherapy she enjoys spending time outdoors at the beach and playing netball.

Darcie Hopkins

Darcie is one of our fulltime receptionists and has been at Miami & Lakelands Physiotherapy for over a year now and is enjoying every moment of meeting new faces. Darcie graduated in 2015 and has lived locally for the past 13 years. Darcie has interests of Pilates, Reformer Pilates and our Exercise Classes. When you come to reception you’ll be greeted with a big friendly smile, Darcie looks forward to assisting you with your appointments.

Rachel Moles

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.

Rachel is qualified to use dry needling and has completed some training in clinical pilates. She is interested in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, vestibular conditions and neurological rehabilitation.

Rachel has spent the last ten years living in the Mandurah area and loves the community. In particular, Rachel enjoys paddling in the Peel waterways, cycling and running.

Alice Armistead

Alice is one of our full time receptionists and has been working in the Reception and Administration sector in the Mandurah region for 4 years now. Starting 2018 with beginning her career in the Allied Health services as one of our friendly, outgoing and passionate team members. Alice has a passion for health and fitness including; Dancing, Yoga and Muay Thai.

She thoroughly enjoys working alongside our friendly team 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.

Emily

Emily has lived locally in Mandurah since childhood and is currently studying Exercise Science, Sport and Rehabilitation at Curtin University with aspirations to complete a bachelor of Physiotherapy in the future. Emily joined our team at Miami Physiotherapy in July 2019 and has enjoyed every moment of working alongside our amazing team whilst learning various Allied Health Service skills. Emily enjoys many sports such as netball and basketball and going to the gym which is where her passion for physiotherapy and an active lifestyle comes from. Emily has a warm friendly smile and will be more than happy to assist you when you come to visit the clinic.

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