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By Senior Physiotherapist Ali Chhagan Our Clinical Pilates program is a major part of the injury rehabilitation & prevention focus at The Wellness Place Bassendean. It is an individualised system of Pilates that is clinically and scientifically proven, specifically tailored to each client’s needs. Many gyms & studios offer Pilates classes – the difference hereRead more →
Adelle has been with the clinic for 2 years now. She is passionate about health and taking care of one’s general wellbeing. She completed her Undergraduate in Psychology and has a Post Graduate in Health Promotion. Her goal over the next few years is to take a complete a course in Medical Clinic Accounting and Management.
Adelle strives to provide all patients with the best quality assitance in finding the right health care for their needs and enjoys seeing patients progress to better health.
Ali studied Physiotherapy at Curtin University in Perth. He also completed a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in Brisbane where he learnt and developed advanced clinical skills in the area of musculoskeletal injuries and sports injuries.
Ali has a special interest in treating, acute and chronic neck pain, back pain, headaches, workplace and motor vehicle injuries, sports injuries and rehabilitation following minor and major surgeries.
Specialties: Core stability exercise programs, home stretching and flexibility programs, comprehensive management plans and Clinical Pilates.
Ali believes in a “hands on approach” and incorporates massage and dry needling as required in his treatment. Ali is an evidence based practitioner with a holistic approach towards his clientele. Ali has years of experience working in various private practices around Perth. He has done numerous courses after graduating and continues to update his clinical skill and knowledge. Ali is a very friendly and passionate physiotherapist who listens and is compassionate with his clients.
Originally from England, Alisons specialist areas include; sporting injuries, road traffic accidents, migraines/headaches and teaching pilates. She is qualified with experience in dry needling, vacuum cupping and trigger point therapy. Alison is passionate about combining manual therapy with pilates and educating patients.
Chelsea completed a Bachelor of Arts in Dance at WAAPA in 2002 before completing a Master of Occupational Therapy qualification at Curtin University in 2005 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Soft Tissue Injury with James Cook University. Whilst dancing and studying Chelsea got her first taste of soft tissue Occupational Therapy treatment as a patient.
On graduation she joined a private practice in Perth, where she refined her skills for several years. Since then, Chelsea has treated a multitude of soft tissue conditions in a variety of client groups using trigger point therapy techniques.
Later, Chelsea worked in the areas of ergonomics, occupational rehabilitation and health and safety, before recently returning to private practice soft tissue Occupational Therapy.
Chelsea looks forward to assisting many clients with all the experience she has gained over the years. Chelsea has maintained a strong interest in dance, both as a performer and a dance teacher, and she also has a particular interest in the treatment of horse riders, including elite dressage riders.
Friendly, empathetic and holistic Physiotherapist. “Are you moving poorly because you are in pain? Or are you in pain because you are moving poorly?”
Areas of Interest: Chronic pain, Sports injury Management, Posture and Ergonomics, Women’s Health, Pilates and Yoga. Danielle Wakeham is a passionate and experienced Physiotherapist, who finds it very rewarding helping to alleviate her patient’s symptoms and ensuring the underlying causes of these symptoms are targeted.
Danielle has worked in both country and city based settings previously. As a result, she has great experience and success treating workplace and sports musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.
Additionally, Danielle has experienced helping women with pregnancy related aches and pains. She enjoys getting outside of her comfort zone. This includes pushing herself physically with strength training and yoga; challenging her mind with books; or experiencing andrenaline thrills, like skydiving. Danielle also loves getting out in nature and the outdoors.
Dr. Aaron’s experience competing in State Athletics, representing Australia at the World Cross Country Championships, and playing State Level for basketball have cultivated his treatment approach; being a competitive athlete he understands the stresses and rigours placed on the body due to athletic endeavors, in particular the lower extremity.
Genuine, caring, and attentive. “Like most things in life, we take our feet for granted. You will only take notice when there is a problem. Ensuring they are looked after is key to long lasting mobility and health.”
Areas of Interest: Sporting Injuries, Nail Procedures, Biomechanics, Paediatric and adolescence foot health, Clinical Podiatry, and Footwear Enthusiast. My initial experience with Podiatry came at a young age being a competitive runner and athlete struggling with foot and ankle pain. I competed in State Athletics for 10 years and represented Australia at the World Cross Country Championships in 2008 in the Czech Republic. I also played at the State Level for basketball. These experiences have cultivated my treatment approach; being a competitive athlete I understand the stresses and rigorous placed on the body due to athletic endeavors, in particular the lower extremity.
Furthermore, I understand that medical jargon can be confusing, I take the time to ensure that the rationale behind the action is explained and understood. The profession is challenging but also extremely rewarding and stimulating. The variety of patients I see, from adolescents and young children to the elderly means that each patient is unique and as such the care plan I structure is individualized and holistic. The convenience and luxury of having so many treatment modalities in one centre allows for each practitioner to address a specific facet of the issue and ensures the best treatment outcome is achieved. I am a basketball fanatic, and play regularly, as well as following the NBA and local competition. Fitness has always been a big part of my life. I also have a penchant for retro sneakers and footwear in general, bordering on obsession!
“Your life ambitions, goals, enjoyment, and happiness are all intricately tied into your health. Health is very hard to come by in our modern society with so much stress, toxic muck, terrible food and no time to move. Health will only happen by choice, not by chance. Luckily we all have an innate intelligence inside us with health as our default setting. Choose to have someone in your life to guide your health choices. A lot is at stake.”
Hi, I’m Dr. Luke Smith, a Chiropractor and Functional Medicine Practitioner at the Wellness Place. I graduated as a chiropractor from RMIT University in 2003. I’ve since practiced as a doctor of chiropractic in Melbourne, Ireland and now live and work in Perth. My role is to provide exceptional chiropractic care and mentor my patients on how they can achieve their health goals. I take pride in making the journey to health appear not only possible but simple.
I care about people’s health and spend a huge amount of time, and will continue to do so, studying how to achieve better health outcomes, but just as importantly how to effectively communicate what it takes to reach their health goals.
I enjoy a general practice with a variety of patients. I love seeing babies who don’t sleep and new parents, but I also enjoy helping people with disc injuries and headaches. My Functional Medicine work is really exciting to me and I see my niche with overachievers who are burning out with stress, fatigue, hormone and digestive problems, the predictable result of chronic stress.
Our clinic is a busy multidisciplinary practice. It caters to both wellness and musculoskeletal services. Our chiropractors are the gatekeepers, providing chiropractic care and lifestyle counselling. We service some of the most successful sports teams in WA and as such have a team, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, massage therapists, podiatrists and medical doctors. Neurological scanning and x-ray facilities are also available on site. My vision is to create a hub of health in our community that will be known to be the place to go when you want true health care.
Dr Mehdi Davoudi is a proud graduate of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. H e enjoys sports and activities, such as crossfit, snowboarding hiking and fishing.
Dr Mehdi has undergone extensive postgraduate training in: paediatrics, sacro-occipital technique and peripheral adjusting and has extensive experience in caring for people of all ages including babies, children, pregnant women and elderly people.
Chiropractic is his life, love and happiness. He would like to share this passion with public and who care for their health and wellbeing.
Rayan is a Chiropractor (BSc, Chiro, BChiro, AK Certified), who is passionate about holistic health and helping his patients achieve their best in musculoskeletal and holistic health. He uses chiropractic Applied Kinesiology, nutritional and toxicity testing, supplementation using fruits and vegetables, essential oils and nutritional supplements, cranio-sacral therapy and acupuncture. He has a special focus on spinal health, sports injuries, nutritional health, detoxification, intestinal health and the immune system.
Rayan Saberi uses chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology as the main methods for his treatment.
Applied Kinesiology (AK) explores the relationship that exists between your muscles and your body’s internal organs. Each muscle works in association with an organ. When an organ is not working optimally the associated muscles become weak and dysfunctional. As a result you may experience aches, pains and injuries. When a treatment causes a weak muscle to become stronger we can use this as an indication that the organ associated with the muscle has also benefited from the treatment. AK enables us to assess your body on a holistic level and to choose more suitable treatments which may help you with your injuries as well as your overall health.
Treatments with Rayan often include chiropractic adjustments, nutritional and toxicity testing using homeopathic isodes, craniosacral therapy, muscle relaxation techniques acupuncture and dry needling. He has a special focus on back and neck pain, nervous system health, nutritional healing and detoxification, intestinal health and the immune system.
Dr. Sean Laurie has years of experience with athletes and sporting related injuries, particularly related to AFL football, basketball, soccer, tennis, netball and rugby.
Sean has extensive training in post-injury rehabilitation and training in dry needling as well as Muscular Release Techniques.
Sean is currently working as the lead chiropractor at Swan Athletic Football Club and as part of the Chiropractic team working with Ashfield Soccer Club. Conditions commonly seen by Dr. Laurie include Cervicogenic Headaches, neck and back pain, rib/sternal pain, torticollis and discogenic irritation/strain/herniation.
Dr. Soroush Ebtash is an experienced and senior Sports Chiropractor with an in-depth understanding and interest in nutritional medicine. He is a member of Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) and consults with patients for Chiropractic and Functional Medicine needs.
“We are all pre-programmed to think that we should only go and see a health professional when the pain comes. Unfortunately, pain is usually the last thing to come and the first thing to go. So focusing on pain simply means that you will lose. As the saying goes, prevention is better than a cure, and I would add maintenance is better than a patch up!”
Hi, my name is Soroush and I am the Director and Sports Chiropractor at the Wellness Place. I find the roles extremely rewarding and thrive on seeing my patients getting better and gaining an understanding of what true health and wellbeing is.
Initially, I was inspired to become a chiropractor when I witnessed the effect of the treatments on my own mother, who had seen numerous health professionals and was basically told that she had “arthritis” and told to simply accept that she had to live with it. She was eventually put in touch with a chiropractor, who changed her life over the first 6 weeks of care. Since then, she has been more active than ever and has been a regular chiropractic patient for the past 17 years. I similarly started seeing a chiropractor, for the relief of severe headaches that I was continuously getting. Chiropractic treatments again proved to make a significant change to my life, and to this day I find this therapy to be the most effective method of treatment for most headache sufferers.
Prior to Bassendean Wellness Clinic, I worked at a couple of clinics in country Victoria and Melbourne. Following this, I did a short stint as an associate in a clinic in Perth before starting at Bassendean Wellness Clinic. I have been fortunate to be involved at different levels of sports throughout my career. I have worked with Swan Districts Football Club, where I was the Medical Coordinator and official team Chiropractor. I have acted as an advisor to WAIS cycling and WAIS Water polo teams and also looked after the National Water polo team for Beijing Olympics and was involved in the water polo National League as a Chiropractor to WA Torpedoes. I have also looked after multiple professional and amateur triathletes as well as many AFL teams and Soccer Clubs.
Emma has been part of The Wellness Place team since February 2011. She completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Paramount College of Natural Medicine in 2010. As part of her studies Emma acquired skills in Deep Tissue Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, MET (Muscle Energy Technique), Swedish(relaxations) Massage, Pregnancy Massage and Reflexology.
Emma specialises in treatment for lower back pain, neck pain, tendonitis, bursitis, Repetitive strain injuries, headaches, stress relief, pregnancy and general muscle tension and soreness.
“I grew up in the wheatbelt town of Merredin where I my mum and dad had a cake shop as dad was a pastry cook. I did ballet and gymnastics until I was about 14 and also enjoyed swimming. I have always loved animals, and wanted to be a vet nurse but chemistry and maths were not my strong point.
I moved to Perth in the early 80’s where I did a beauticians course and entered the pharmacy industry. I worked in this industry for 10 yrs before having my son Jeremy. I did part time work in a pharmacy and sold party plans while Jeremy was young as I didn’t want to go back full time work.
In 1985 I started doing dog obedience and then got completely hooked and ended up trialling (I’m still instructing). Jeremy and I started tae kwon do when he was about 8 yrs old and we both achieved our black belts about 5 yrs later. I had a knee reconstruction during that time after doing an ACL during a training session which delayed things for about 10 months. I worked in a friend’s dog kennels for a few years before they took on a chicken shop in Bassendean Shopping Centre and I then moved with them.
I was given a chance to learn the front desk job at The Wellness Place when the shop was closing due to the renovations. I was also a patient at the clinic for a few years before I started working here.
I absolutely love my job and meeting the people that come into the clinic and seeing the improvement in their health.”
Louise has a passion for a Holistic Remedial Massage. She takes into account every day stresses in the body, daily activities and health, in order to rehabilitate and maintain a patient’s wellbeing. Louise incorporates Swedish massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Myofascial Release & Trigger Point techniques into her remedial massage.
Nakeeta started with the clinic in April 2008 and brings almost a decade of experience, working closely with long distance runners, sporting clubs, professional athletes and children in sport. This includes Deep Tissue massage, Muscle Energy techniques and Trigger Point therapy. She is also passionate for the overall well being of her patients and includes Hot Stone therapy, Reflexology, and Swedish/Relaxation techniques.
“I moved to Perth in 2007 with family on a working visa and after a few months we fell in love with Australia and decided to call it home.
I completed my Bachelor Degree Double Major in (Accounting and Banking) at Curtin university and I am currently pursuing a Masters of Accounting (CPA extension), which I believe I will be able to complete by the end of 2018.
I started working at The Wellness Place in April 2014 as Administration Assistant and later Payroll and Bookkeeping were added to my job description.
I enjoy working at the clinic with a group of highly qualified professionals, where there is diversity and a great organisational culture. I have met a lot of people whom The Wellness Place has helped and is continuing to change their quality of lives by improving their health and general wellbeing.
I would recommend to anyone to give us a call and arrange to meet any one of our practitioners to discuss your health or wellness.”
Rebecca is a Diploma qualified Remedial Massage Therapist who has had the pleasure of treating her clients at The Wellness Place since April 2012. She often jokes that her title should be “Lifestyle Maintainer”; as so many with muscle soreness, tension or stress come to her for a fix up after work, sport, stress, gardening and renovations. Or they’re feeling so good after their massage that they’re ready to go and do it all again!
While she gets much satisfaction being able to help get her patients out of immediate pain, Rebecca is most fulfilled in equipping people long term with the skills to manage their own issues. Checking in regularly for a maintenance massage to help manage their physical and mental tension is one component of their overall self-care, and one that many people enjoy and look forward to. Time between treatments may be shortened or lengthened as needed.
Rebecca offers the following services:
*Treatments predominantly non-remedial in nature are not eligible for Private Health Care rebates.
Patients that would benefit from receiving a Remedial Massage from Rebecca include:
Rebecca is also certified in Thai Yoga Massage, training for 4 weeks at the International Massage School in Thailand to be able to offer you this amazing massage style. It is quite different from a ‘regular’ massage, being traditionally performed fully clothed (minus shoes) on a large mat on the floor; and is stretching and pressure point based.
Thai Massage is perfect for anyone who:
On a personal note…
Rebecca spent a number of years training to be a pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force. Her flying career ended prematurely when she medically discharged due to suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This has provided her with a unique empathy for those working in a high-tempo or military environment, going through the loss of a job or identity; suffering with long term pain and illness, chronic pain and illness, depression/anxiety and PTSD.
The silver lining however, has been her requalification in massage and her interest in all things health and wellness related, and the journey towards being pain and stress free.
Rebecca has a toddler with her Police Officer husband. She often has a laugh with clients discussing the ins and outs of Police and public service life – and life in general! She enjoys catching up on how her clients have been progressing, and is honoured to accompany them through their ups and downs.
To ensure the room is set up correctly for your appointment, please advise reception at time of booking if you would like Thai or Pregnancy Massage. At least 30/60 minutes is required for Pregnancy/Thai massage respectively, however at least 60/90 minutes is recommended for the best results. Please wear quick to remove footwear to your appointment, and flexible comfortable (yoga-style) clothing for your Thai massage.
The techniques Rebecca uses and the ways she can treat any condition are quite diverse, and may vary from person to person and from one treatment to the next. It is important to specify what you are wanting (or not wanting) from a treatment, or let her know during the massage if it is not meeting your expectations, as everyone is so different. Rebecca would be horrified to know her patients have left not feeling like their needs were met.
Tahnee has joined our team with a great amount of knowledge of the wellness world. She has been a chiropractic assistant for over 4 years and is very excited to be a part of our group. Tahnee shares our passion for good health and helping others through their journey of well-being mentally and emotionally. Tahnee is also studying Kinesiology next year at college.
In her free time, Tahnee’s loves to escape the city to Margaret River to visit her family, as well as socialise with good friends.
Taryn completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy when she graduated from Curtin University in 2006. Since this time she has worked predominantly in injury management whilst specializing in the areas of ergonomics, safe manual handling, equipment prescription and home and workplace assessments. Taryn’s vast experience has seen her working extensively in the client areas of health care, mining, physical trades, education and childcare industries.
Taryn went on to further her occupational therapy skills in soft tissue treatment when she completed a soft tissue training course following an increasing interest in this area of therapy. As such, Taryn is eager to provide quality soft tissue treatment to The Wellness Place patients and support them in the workplace or home with regards to ergonomics advice or aids and equipment prescription. Taryn loves working with people and is passionate about a holistic approach to patient care and health and looks forward to helping patients achieve their goals.
I am new to the Wellness Industry ( I was a PA/Executive Assistant in the Automotive Industry for 10 years in my last role). I have an interest in chemical free living and without sounding too much of a hippy I use Essential oils.
I have a diploma in Business Competence and also a VTCT diploma in Beauty Consultancy – both completed in the UK.
Hobbies – well don’t laugh but I partake in a local park run each week, which I love. I also have taken up Pilates recently and I dance in an adults dance class each week. We have performed in a couple of concerts and competitions.
My mantra is just be happy in what I do and I do love the variety here so I’ll see where that may lead!
Adelle has been with the clinic for 2 years now. She is passionate about health and taking care of one’s general wellbeing.
Ali is an evidence based practitioner with a holistic approach towards his clientele.
Alison’s specialist experience includes working as a sports therapist and rehabilitator, and managing a sports rehabilitation clinic.
Chelsea has extensive experience in the areas of soft tissue Occupational Therapy, ergonomics, occupational rehabilitation, and health and safety, as well as dance and the treatment of horse riders.
Friendly, empathetic and holistic Physiotherapist. “Are you moving poorly because you are in pain? Or are you in pain because you are moving poorly?”
“As a competitive athlete, I understand the stresses and rigours of the body. I ensure that your feet are looked after for long lasting mobility and health.”
“My role is to provide exceptional chiropractic care and mentor my patients on how they can achieve their health goals.”
“Chiropractic is my life, love and happiness. I would like to share this passion with the public and to care for their health and wellbeing.”
Rayan Saberi uses chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology as the main methods for his treatment. He is passionate about holistic health and helping his patients achieve their best in musculoskeletal and holistic health.
“I have extensive experience with athletes’ sporting related injuries, particularly related to AFL football, basketball, soccer, tennis, netball & rugby.”
Dr. Soroush Ebtash is an experienced and senior Sports Chiropractor with an in-depth understanding and interest in nutritional medicine.
“I aim to provide relief to those with acute and chronic pain, help restore postural imbalances, improve joint mobility and maintain wellbeing.”
“I absolutely love my job and meeting the people that come into the clinic and seeing the improvement in their health.”
Louise has a passion for a Holistic massage approach to rehabilitate, and maintaining a patient’s wellbeing.
Nakeeta’s passions are Remedial/Sports therapies, Swedish Massage and hot stone therapy
“I enjoy working with a group of highly qualified professionals, where there is diversity and a great organisational culture.”
Rebecca has a Diploma in Remedial Massage, Certificate in Dry Needling and a qualified Thai Massage Practitioner.
Tahnee has joined our team with a great amount of knowledge of the wellness world. She has been a chiropractic assistant for over 4 years…
Taryn’s vast experience has seen her working extensively in the client areas of health care, mining, physical trades, education and childcare industries.
Vanessa has a diploma in Business Competence and also a VTCT diploma in Beauty Consultancy….