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Our Staff

 

We are dedicated to the provision of ongoing corrective exercise, rehabilitation and sports performance. Our staff of qualified physiotherapists are actively involved and committed to professional development and continuing education, staying up to date with current research and evidenced based clinical practice.

 

We have experience in treating a range of medical conditions and are able to both understand and help you to manage your conditions safely while we guide you on the path to better movement.

 

 
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Caroline da Silva
Practice Principal
Physiotherapist

SPECIAL AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Holistic approach to management of injuries 

  • Chronic, complex and persistent pain disorders

  • Stress management and chronic fatigue

  • Ankle and foot pain/injury

  • Pregnancy and postnatal exercise and pelvic girdle pain

  • Dance injury rehabilitation

  • Holistic Health

Principal Physiotherapist and owner of Eric St Physiotherapy and Movement Centre, Caroline da Silva, has a passion for pain management, movement rehabilitation, injury prevention and promoting general health and wellbeing. Caroline’s holistic understanding of health and movement inspired her to create a centre that offers a range of services from manual physiotherapy and functional fitness to Pilates based exercise rehab, yoga and mindful movement. Caroline believes there is no "one size fits all" approach and people need to start where they are at. Caroline started CDS Wellness in 2021, offering a range of services, including workshops and retreats, to empower people with information and practical tools to look after their bodies and mind.

Caroline’s unconventional and creative approach is known and loved by her clientele. She enjoys tackling complex and persistent pain conditions, blending different exercise modalities and rehabilitation to suit all body types. With a background in ballet and contemporary dance she has a special interest in working with lower limb, knee, ankle and foot conditions.

Caroline holds a B.Sc in Physiotherapy and completed the Accelerated Clinical Program at Curtin University in 2007 while becoming a certified Clinical Pilates practitioner through Dance Medicine Australia. Caroline has done many other Pilates trainings in the last 15years as well as yoga teacher training. She has mentored physios in the movement rehabilitation field both here in Australia and overseas.

When she is not at work Caroline enjoys spending time with her little family down at the beach and doing yoga.

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Shannan Sheldrick
Physiotherapist

SPECIAL AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Shoulder injuries

  • Sports injury management

  • Sports injury rehab

  • Swimmer screenings

 

 

Shannan holds a Bsc in Physiotherapy and a BSc in Human Movement and has undergone further training in Pilates with DMA. She combines a strong hands on physiotherapy approach with Pilates and exercise prescription to manage all aspects of her clients rehabilitation.

 

Shannan has a special interest in sports injury management across all levels of participation.

A keen runner and swimmer, Shannan is involved with swimming screenings for injury prevention and improved performance and coordinates the swimmers program at Eric St Physiotherapy in Cottesloe.  She spends her spare time keeping active and enjoying her three young children.

 

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Kira Vermeersch
Physiotherapist

SPECIAL AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Exercise based rehabilitation for management of musculoskeletal injuries

  • Injury prevention strategies (rowing, dance, netball, basketball)

  • Low back pain and stress related/overuse injuries in rowing

  • Exercise based physiotherapy utilising Pilates equipment and functional training.

  • Teenage injuries

  • Sports injury rehab (Rowing, Ballet, Soccer, Netball, AFL) Pre Pointe Assessments and Dance injuries

Kira graduated from Curtin University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. She has particular interest in promoting long term injury management using a range of manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation techniques. To add to her qualification, she is currently undertaking Pilates training with the Australian Institute of Physiotherapy and Pilates.

She has a passion for movement based therapy and aims to help her clients achieve their physical goals, alleviate their musculoskeletal pain and promote positive long-term health outcomes. Kira incorporates the latest evidence based treatment approach to best take care of her patients needs and help them reach their health goals.

Kira offer regular "pop up" clinics for the dance program at John Curtin College of the arts. She also enjoys developing programs targeted at school aged kids assisting flexibility and posture during tough exam periods.

Kira has participated in high level rowing and is passionated about helping young rowers to manage load and injury as well as injury prevention. 

Away from work Kira is a current member of North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving club where she competes in surf boat rowing. She has previously competed in the sport of rowing and represented WA at a state level. She loves to get back to her family farm near Esperance in her down time.

 

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Tom Gorter
Physiotherapist

 

SPECIAL AREAS OF INTEREST:

 

  • Sports rehabilitation

  • Sports injury preventions

  • Knee and hip injuries

  • Junior AFL injury prevention

Tom completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 2019 at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. His big passion is sport, in particular AFL football, and currently plays in the WAFL for the East Perth Football Club. Being involved in high level sport for a number of years has allowed him to get a strong understanding of the human body and he enjoys using this knowledge during his treatments to help other people. 

 

Tom enjoys treating all sporting and soft tissue injuries, injury prevention, as well as helping patients to achieve their goals and to live a happy and healthy life. 

 

Away from football and work, Tom loves being near the water or getting out on the golf course. 

Sandra Fiedler
Physiotherapist Assistant and Massage Therapist

 

SPECIAL AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Treatment of acute and degenerative injuries (back shoulder, hip, knee and ankle)

  • Orthopedic and Sports Manual Therapy and myofascial release

  • Musculoskeletal screening and functional testing

  • Sports Injury prevention strategies (racket sports, CrossFit, running, cycling and mountain biking)

  • Functional Rehabilitation Training and exercise based physiotherapy

  • Dry Needling and Eastern Medicine Acupuncture 

​Sandra graduated as a Physiotherapist in Germany in 1993. Managing Sports Injuries across all levels of participation she has spent the last 20 years building her reputation as one of the finest therapists in Malaysia before she relocated to Peth recently.

For the last 15 years she worked mainly in high performance sports with elite athletes from Malaysia, Denmark, Germany and the UK.

During her time in Asia she was exposed to traditional Chinese medicine. The focus on the body’s overall response to treatment has helped her in treating clients more holistically.  Sandra applies her extensive knowledge in manual therapy, acupuncture and exercise rehabilitation in the management of various musculoskeletal disorders to help clients to achieve individual goals.

Sandra was an elite rowing athlete in her youth and has since then led a very active life participating in various sports including mountain biking, Gaelic football, CrossFit, yoga and strength training. She has a passion for outdoor sports activities but equally enjoys spending time with her family.

Sandra has undergone Clinical Pilates Training with the Eric St Phyio team and combines Clinical Pilates with strength and conditioning. 

Currently Sandra is in the process of registration as an Australian Physiotherapist and is working aside the Eric St Physio team in the studio and providing  remedial and sports massage as well as acupuncture.

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Jess graduated in 2003 from Curtin University with a Bsc Physiotherapy. Since graduating she has worked in both maternity and rehabilitation settings in public health and private practice.  

Her experience and interest is in assisting women during the antenatal and postnatal period.
She has undertaken further studies in women's health and continence and also works with the management of bladder and bowl dysfunction, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse.  Jess also offers home visits for mums in the Western Suburbs. 

When not working Jess can often be spotted pushing a pram along the beach or river! 
Jessica Crage
Physiotherapist

SPECIAL AREAS OF INTEREST:

  •  Musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction during the child bearing years.

  •  Management of bladder and bowel dysfunction

  •  Management and rehabilitation of pelvic floor dysfunction

  •  Management of pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse

  •  Rehabilitation classes for older clients

  •  Keeping clients of all abilities active