Black Swan Health’s team share the same passion for improving health outcomes for people in the community, but each health professional brings a wealth of unique skills and experiences to the services we offer. Learn about our two fantastic Physiotherapists below…
Simone’s career as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist has spanned over three decades and two continents, having qualified as a physiotherapist at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1983.
Her interest in the importance of functional movement and mindful movement connect mind and body led her to co-develop a “Movement Therapy” program in 2001, which was a great success in South Africa.
Simone’s passion for educating and empowering patients living with chronic pain, chronic musculoskeletal and systemic conditions led her to join Black Swan Health’s multidisciplinary chronic pain team in 2014. In July 2015, she started up a well-attended and specialised exercise program, which is now known as the Black Swan Health Strength to Strength Exercise Program. Recently, Simone was a Clinical Supervisor for final year physiotherapy students at Curtin University.
Simone sees her role as the active listener, educator and facilitator for her patients’ recovery and ongoing wellness.
Here’s what some of Simone’s clients have said about her:
“Liked her from the very first time, she has been an absolute great help towards my fitness and health and has inspired me to keep going forward.”
“I found Simone attentive, empathetic and understanding. I highly recommend her.”
“Professional, knowledgeable, clear instructions, friendly, caring, helpful.”
Since qualifying as a physiotherapist in 1979, Glynnis has enjoyed a varied career in the hospital system, private practice and as the owner of her own private practice in Ballajura for nearly 10 years. Her practice specialised in musculoskeletal disorders with an emphasis on exercise treatment.
It was her community services-based work that prompted Glynnis’ interest in neurological rehabilitation; Parkinson’s Disease, strokes and falls prevention in particular. She has developed a strong specialisation in these conditions, incorporating exercise, education and other strategies to improve the individual’s quality of life.
Glynnis joined Black Swan Health in April 2016 and has been integral in our exercise program ‘Strength to Strength’. She has a passion for health and wellness through exercise which has been instilled in all of her clients. Glynnis is delighted to be part Black Swan Health’s Chronic Disease Team and sees the need for specialized community programs for neurological rehabilitation.
Here’s what some of Glynnis’s clients have said about her:
“Very attentive to individuals problems and making sure exercises are done correctly. Her manner is very friendly and encouraging.”
“She was nice and thorough, well spoken and a very friendly manner, she does her job well, and I was very comfortable with her.”
“Very pleasant and friendly lady. Takes pride in her work and looks after her customer in a relaxed and comfortable manner. I definitely will keep on returning.”
- Health & Wellness program – a preventative program focused on improving lifestyle-related factors for people at-risk of a chronic condition.
- Living Well program – effective symptom management program for any long-term chronic condition.
- Chronic Pain Management program – an educational program focused on self-management.
- Strength to Strength program – an ongoing circuit-based exercise program, tailored for the individual’s chronic condition.