Tania Althorpe Specialist Sports Physiotherapist at West Coast Physiotherapy Centre

About Tania

Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist FACP (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2016) BSc (Physiotherapy), MSports (Curtin) APAM

Tania Althorpe is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist, placed in the top 0.5% of physiotherapists in Australia. She has a strong interest in the sporting and active population and this is reflected in her clinical experience and work. Tania combines the latest practice based on best available research evidence and her extensive clinical experience to provide a practical approach to Sports Physiotherapy.

* Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) with Olympic and National level and emerging athletes. She is a WAIS Physiotherapist for athletics, hockey, netball and rowing. In this role, Tania works closely with coaches, strength and conditioning coaches and as part of a multidisciplinary team for elite athlete management.

* Senior Lecturer at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia on the Clinical Master of Physiotherapy, educating   Physiotherapists to become titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Key lectures that Tania delivers include shoulder pain and instability, elbow, hip and groin, knee pain, muscle injuries, foot and ankle and the adolescent athlete.

* Lectures nationally and internationally to Physiotherapists providing professional development and clinical expertise.

* Treats a wide range of presentations and clients from junior to senior elite and active people.

* Special interest in adolescent athletes, shoulder pain, knee pain and instability, recovery from bone stress injuries and high-level rehabilitation to sport and activity. 

Brett Althorpe Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at West Coast Physiotherapy Centre

About Brett

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2019) BSc (Physiotherapy), MManipTh (Curtin) APAM

Brett has been awarded the title of Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist which is the highest level of clinical expertise attainable in the physiotherapy profession. Brett specialises in difficult and persistent spinal conditions using information for assessment and treatment based on the latest research and over 26 years of clinical experience.

Brett is also able to give second opinions to assist in those cases that are proving difficult to treat. If you are suffering from ongoing issues that are not responding to your current treatment Brett can offer assistance to your current physiotherapist with written reports following a thorough assessment of the presenting complaint.

Brett also has an interest in overuse injuries for both the recreational athlete and adolescent athletes. It can be difficult for parents with the load requirements placed upon young kids and the appropriate management is essential for their ongoing participation in sport. Brett has worked with international and national level athletes and was the WA State School Boys football team physiotherapist for 10 years.

Brett is a strong advocate for and previously completed five years of the Ride For Youth charity, supporting youth mental health. He has also completed an Iron Man, Half Iron Man, Avon Descents and several adventure multi-sport events in addition to many years of football at WAFL and amateur levels.