About us

What’s in a name?

We think everything.  That’s why we are called 6 Degrees Health.  We take as our inspiration the concept of 6 Degrees of Separation which describes the interdependent, interrelated and interconnected nature of all human relationships. 

We believe that humanity works the best when our connections are brought to the fore.  That’s why our guiding principle is to develop lasting relationships within our team of Occupational Therapists, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Support Staff and create an environment where those relationships blossom out into our community of clients, patients, their families, care-givers, medical and social support teams. 

6 Degrees Health will build on our fantastic service history and community-forged relationships and prove the old adage that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. 

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Welcome to our community!

At 6 Degrees Health, our philosophy is centred on a holistic approach to health, where we treat each client as part of our extended family. Located at the heart of our community, we’re proud to provide a nurturing, supportive environment where everyone is motivated to achieve their wellness objectives.

We’ve founded our practice on the principles of genuine care and the understanding that well-being encompasses more than just physical health. Recognising the individual challenges our clients face, whether it’s maintaining independence, managing chronic conditions, or enhancing their quality of life, our dedicated team is here to support your journey towards health, offering comprehensive services designed to facilitate recovery and empower your body and mind.

Our Philosophy:

Connection, Advocacy, and Excellence

We’re committed to ensuring you feel fully supported. If there’s a need we cannot meet, we’ll connect you with someone who can. Our approach integrates cutting-edge allied health services with a deep commitment to personal connection, ensuring a comprehensive path to wellness. Our facilities are crafted to cater to a wide range of needs, embracing the diversity of our clients.

Our team is a diverse group of passionate health professionals, constantly advancing their experiences to provide exceptional care. This commitment to excellence, combined with our personalised approach, distinguishes us in our commitment to your health.

Our Community:

Our clientele is as varied as the services we offer, encompassing individuals from all walks of life. We cater to a wide array of needs, from mobility enhancement and chronic condition management to NDIS support and beyond.

The emotional benefits of joining our practice are significant. Our clients often highlight the warm, inviting atmosphere of our space and the personal touch we bring to each interaction. It’s this environment that encourages first-time visitors to become lifelong members of the 6 Degrees Health family.

Tailored Services for a Broad Audience

Our services are meticulously designed to meet the needs of a diverse audience, including community-based clients, carers, family members, and professionals from home care organizations and NDIS coordinators. Understanding that each individual comes with unique challenges and goals, we’re equipped to offer tailored support, whether it’s aiding in recovery, enhancing mobility, or providing chronic condition management.

Specialisation in Community-Based Allied Health

We pride ourselves on our specialisation in community-based allied health, with a strong focus on post-operative care, rehabilitation, falls prevention, vestibular rehabilitation, NDIS support, and hospital in the home services. This specialised approach ensures we can offer comprehensive care plans that are as unique as the individuals we serve.

Experience, Training, and Customer Service

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the high level of experience, training, and customer service that our team brings to each interaction. We believe that our role goes beyond providing health services; we are here to be a partner and advocate for our clients, ensuring they receive the highest quality of care and support.

Advocacy and Connection Beyond Care

At 6 Degrees Health, we extend our services to embrace advocacy and connection, firmly believing in the power of building strong, meaningful relationships with our clients. Our goal is to act not just as healthcare providers but as integral parts of your care ecosystem, offering support, understanding, and compassion at every step of your journey.

Embracing Changes in Home-Care Delivery

We are keenly aware of the evolving landscape of home care and are actively preparing for a future where clients are referred directly to us, enhancing our ability to engage more personally and effectively with each individual. This shift towards direct referrals is a testament to our adaptability and commitment to meeting our clients’ changing needs

Community and Independence

Our dedication to the community and the independence of our clients is unwavering. We understand the importance of maintaining autonomy, managing pain, and slowing the effects of ageing, disease, or disability. It is our mission to provide services that not only address these needs but also contribute to a stronger, more supportive community.

Continuous Learning and Improvement

The diverse group of passionate health professionals that make up our team is always advancing their skills and knowledge to provide the best possible care. This ongoing commitment to learning and improvement is key to our ability to offer cutting-edge allied health services tailored to the individual needs of our clients.

Incorporating these details will provide visitors with a deeper understanding of your philosophy, the range of services you offer, and the core values that guide your practice. This approach will help to further establish 6DegreesHealth as a leader in community-based allied health care, dedicated to the well-being and independence of its clients.

Chapman Ma

Physiotherapist, BSC

Chapman graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) in 2023, and has spent many years working in the disability sector offering his compassion to those that needed it. Having spent half a decade in the disability sector, Chapman understands that everyone has a unique life and their own important vision.He is now working in private practice to chase his initial passion for promoting active lifestyles in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Chapman has always been passionate about sports and has played competitively in badminton, soccer and volleyball throughout his life. He’s also recently taken a newfound interest in Boxing, and believes it to be a great adjunct to exercise rehabilition. Competitions from a young age led to him injuring his left ankle on five occasions. This drove him to seek physiotherapy, which sparked his direction to attempt a career in physiotherapy. Following his passion, Chapman has a great interest in treating knee, ankle and other sports injuries so that patients from all levels of ability can achieve their goals and surpass their potentials.

Outside of the clinic, you’ll likely find Chapman running, playing sports/boxing or at the gym. You’ll definitely find him spending time with his dog Taco or chanelling his energy into video games to keep in touch with his inner child, but he’ll always put his best, mature self in the clinic for all his patients.

Tatiana Quintas

Physiotherapist, BSC

Tatiana was born in A Coruña, a city in the North West of Spain, but moved to Barcelona to study Physiotherapy and got graduated at Rovira and Virgili University in 2012. Since I was a kid, I was deeply interested in the human body and anything related to science ( yes, I ́m a bit of a nerd). I was so into it that, before I became a Physio, I was an anatomical pathology technician performing autopsies. But luckily, my insatiable thirst for knowledge led me to study Physiotherapy.

Being a Physio allows me to combine my biggest passions; science, communication and helping others. For me is very important that all the patients feel that they are in a safe space when they come to the clinic, where their concerns and well-being are the top-priorities. My approach is very focused on educating people about their condition and giving them helpful tools so they can feel in control of their body and health.

My treatments involve a lot of listening to the patient, talking and of course manual therapy, dry needling and exercise based rehabilitation.

Since I graduated, I have been lucky enough to work as a Physio in different countries; Spain, France, Guatemala, on a cruise ship around the world and now in Australia. I can’t wait to start this new career journey! Outside of work you will find me going for a walk at the beach, having a coffee with my friends or organizing my next trip, since traveling fuels my soul.

Caitlin Marshall

Senior Physiotherapist, BSC Women’s Health Specialist, Clinical Pilates Instructor

Caitlin completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2009 and has since gained experience in a variety of areas within private practice. Her most recent role involved developing NDIS plans for children aged 0-7 years, gaining extensive experience in both the physiotherapy and management side of NDIS.

Caitlin has completed Clinical Pilates programs which has given her the knowledge and experience to teach both mat and equipment based Clinical Pilates, as well as utilising the principles and rehabilitation exercises with individual patients.

Caitlin enjoys working in all areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, helping her clients to achieve their best possible outcome, combining manual therapy, dry needling, education and exercise based rehabilitation. She finds these forms of management excellent to assist clients to achieve long term goals of returning to sports or hobbies and preventing future injuries.

Having completed a Women’s Health course, Caitlin has developed a particular interest in treating women’s pelvic health and continence issues. She enjoys working with women of all ages experiencing bladder and bowel problems, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction and particularly enjoys working with pregnant and postnatal women to help them to achieve their best quality of life.

Outside of work Caitlin thoroughly enjoys snuggling up with her golden retriever Bailey, as well as spending quality time with her friends and family over a glass of wine and a beautifully constructed cheese board.

Tahlia Cranley

Director, Senior Physiotherapist, BSC Clinical Pilates Instructor

Tahlia is the Director of Perth Physiotherapy and Pilates and has been a physiotherapist for over 13 years. She graduated from Curtin University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) and commenced work initially as a rotating physiotherapist in the hospital setting before realizing her true passion was in private practice.

After leaving her full-time clinical role and deciding to open her own practice in 2016, Tahlia started Perth Physio & Pilates in a room attached to a gym, before moving to the clinic’s current location in 2018. Tahlia became a business owner to be able to provide patients with the best possible care, and provide her staff with an enjoyable and supportive work environment.

Growing up playing state level basketball Tahlia was constantly in and out of the physio. This is initially what sparked her interest in the career. Having worked in the industry for many years, she has developed a special interest in treating sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain and dysfunction, spinal pain and cervical (neck) pain and headaches. Within her consultations, Tahlia looks beyond just the symptoms her patients present with to identify the root cause of the problem, aiming to fully resolve the cause to prevent the pain or issue from recurring.

Tahlia utilizes manual therapy, dry needling, neuromeningeal manipulation, clinical pilates / ‘Physiolates’ and exercise rehabilitation to treat her patients. She is continually completing professional development to learn and extend her knowledge as both a physiotherapist and business owner to ensure she is providing her patients with the most effective treatments.

Outside of work, Tahlia enjoys spending time with her family and keeping up with her two young children. She likes hiking, basketball, camping and heads to the snow whenever she gets the chance to carve it up on the snowboard.

Joshua Mazza

Physiotherapist, BSC

Joshua graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) in 2023. I got into physiotherapy as from previous experiences of having knee/ back pain through both playing footy (AFL) and weightlifting, I understand the frustration, loss of identity and reduced confidence that can develop as a result of being taken away from the things you love. Therefore, I am extremely passionate to help and guide people through that journey of getting back to meaningful activity, whether that is footy on the weekend or picking up your grandkids.

I’ve been a sport trainer with Stirling Saints Amateur Football Club for 3 years and more recently at Swan Districts Football Club (WAFL) for the 14/15’s development squad carnival. As a result, I enjoy treating all things sporting injuries, tendonopathies and common overuse injuries that can develop. Furthermore, I also have a strong interest in the more persistent/ chronic conditions such as low back pain. However, no matter the condition, I aim to really take the time to listen to a patients story, give a clear explanation of their pain/ condition, and provide a thorough treatment/ management plan as well as the confidence to help achieve their goals!

Outside of Physio, you will most likely find me in the gym, playing the guitar, or watching the footy – Go Bombers!”