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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 pain disorders

  • Stress management 

  • Women's Wellness

  • Pregnancy and postnatal exercise and pelvic girdle pain

  • Dance injury rehabilitation

  • Tailored Exercise Rehabilitation

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 educational workshops and talks, 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 chronic pain conditions and spinal pain, 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, hip, 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. Caroline is also has  extra training in Health Coaching by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

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

  • Swimmer screenings

  • Pilates and Exercise Rehabilitation

 

 

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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Tom Gorter
Physiotherapist

 

SPECIAL AREAS OF INTEREST:

 

  • Sports rehabilitation

  • Sports injury preventions

  • Knee and hip injuries

  • Junior AFL injury prevention

  • Teenage boys wellness

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. 

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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