Meet Our Team
BSc Physio (Hons), MClin Physio (Sports)
Director, APA Sports Physiotherapist
Renee graduated from Curtin University in 2007 with First Class Honours. Since that time she has worked exclusively in private practice, treating a variety of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries at Wanneroo Physiotherapy for the last 10 years. Renee has completed a postgraduate degree in Clinical Physiotherapy with a major in Sports Physiotherapy and had the honour of receiving the Diana Hopper Award for the highest clinical results in her graduating year. Along with this she has an ongoing commitment to education, with consistent attendance at professional development courses including functional strength and conditioning, shoulder rehabilitation, kinesiotaping, rehabilitative pilates, dry needling and paediatric management.
Coming from a strong sporting background, Renee has been involved as an athlete in a variety of sports, including State Netball League. She travelled as the Team Physiotherapist for the WA State Netball 17/U team from 2009-2011 and has recently had involvement with the Fremantle Dockers Football Club. Renee has also worked with the Wanneroo Wolves State Basketball League, Wanneroo Football Club, School Sport WA and Sports Medicine Australia. Renee also has experience with the Australian Women's Hockey Team, the "HockeyRoos", travelling to New Zealand, Melbourne and Europe as their on-tour Physiotherapist and regularly covering day-to-day training sessions as well as performing musculoskeletal screenings.
As well as having a passion for the rehabilitation of sporting injuries, Renee enjoys the challenges and complexities of diagnosing and managing all musculoskeletal pain conditions. She has a strong emphasis on observation of movement patterns, manual therapy techniques, dry needling and exercise rehabilitation.
Renee’s diversity of experience places her in a great position to understand the demands of both everyday life and sport on the body and is committed to achieving accurate diagnosis, professional management and optimal recovery for all of her patients.
BSc Physio, MClin Physio (Sports)
Director, Sports Physiotherapist
Ryan is a director of Wanneroo Physiotherapy. He completed his BSc Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2008 and since this time has worked exclusively in private practice. He has a special interest in rehabilitating sports-related musculoskeletal conditions, leading him to complete his postgraduate degree in Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports) at Curtin in 2015.
Ryan has extensive experience working with high performance sporting programs, including the Australian Wheelchair Basketball program, the WA Institute of Sport, and with the West Coast Waves in the Australian Women’s National Basketball League. Ryan is also the current head physiotherapist for the Joondalup Wolves in the WA State Basketball League.
Ryan has been guest presenter for the Curtin Postgraduate Masters program and Sports Medicine Australia, is a former Sports Physiotherapy Australia committee member, and has completed a number of professional development courses including dry needling and the APA Sports Level II.
BSc Physio BSc Exercise & Sports Science
Leonie graduated from Curtin University with a BSc Physiotherapy. Before joining Wanneroo Physiotherapy she worked in rural and metropolitan hospitals where she experienced musculoskeletal and women’s health physiotherapy. Leonie also has a diploma of education, a BSc Exercise and Sports science and has completed a course in myofascial dry needling for musculoskeletal conditions.
Leonie enjoys being outdoors and going to the beach, she participates in a range of sports with a particular love for Netball and Tennis. She has experience working with a WAFL football club and enjoys working with athletes to return them to playing level. Leonie has built on her WAFL experience by being one of the physiotherapists who provide ongoing injury management and acute care at Wanneroo Amateur Football club.
Leonie keeps up to date with the latest research and uses evidence-based treatments in her session. She has completed courses in lower limb tendinopathy and regularly attends our local gyms to provide advice on commonly encountered injuries. In combination with manual therapy and exercise-based rehabilitation Leonie believes in educating her patients to take control of their own body and play an active role in their recovery.
Brendan Aitkins- COMMENCING 8th JANUARY 2018
M.Physiotherapy BSc Exercise & Sports Science
Brendan completed his Masters in Physiotherapy in 2011. He also holds an additional degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a major in exercise physiology and resistance training. Brendan has worked at Karratha Physiotherapy for 6 years where he was a senior physiotherapist and a manager of the clinic. He now joins the team here at Wanneroo Physiotherapy.
Brendan enjoys treating a wide variety of acute and chronic injuries, and has a special interest in both sports physiotherapy and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Brendan likes to integrate his exercise and sport science background when treating to make it more functional and ensure a safe and timely return to both sport and work. Practicing in the Pilbara, Brendan now has a more extensive and improved understanding of diagnosing and treating workplace injuries on mine sites, and is able to perform workplace ergonomic assessments as well as musculoskeletal and fitness assessments for both pre-employment and post-employment.
Brendan is the current Medical Manager for the AFLW WA State academy and has been the Physiotherapist for the WA North West State Academy since 2014. Brendan has had broad training in creating exercise programs and has worked closely with various state football teams and netball teams in Perth.
Outside the practice Brendan enjoys participating in a wide range of sports including football, golf and gym. He enjoys spending his spare time with his beautiful wife, daughter and friends.