Falls Prevention

Stay Safe, Stay Independent

Falls can significantly impact your independence and well-being. Our Falls Prevention program is dedicated to reducing your fall risk through targeted exercises, balance training, and practical advice. Under the guidance of our skilled therapists, you’ll learn how to navigate your environment safely, improving your confidence and maintaining your independence at home and in the community.

Comprehensive Approach to Empowerment and Safety

Our Falls Prevention Program is rooted in a comprehensive approach that not only prioritizes physical training and balance enhancement but also incorporates a deep understanding of the psychological impacts of falls. Recognizing the importance of confidence in maintaining independence, we focus on empowering our clients with the knowledge and skills to navigate their environments safely and confidently.

Tailored Strategies for Individual Needs

Understanding that each individual’s needs and challenges are unique, our skilled therapists craft personalized fall prevention strategies that address specific concerns. Whether it’s enhancing mobility, improving strength, or developing safer ways to perform daily activities, our targeted exercises and practical advice are designed to meet your personal wellness objectives.

Advanced Training Techniques

Leveraging the latest research and innovative training techniques, our program includes exercises that improve not only physical balance but also cognitive awareness, essential for avoiding falls. By integrating activities that stimulate both the body and mind, we enhance overall coordination and reaction times, significantly reducing fall risk.

Environmental Assessments and Adaptations

A key component of our Falls Prevention program is conducting thorough environmental assessments of your home and community spaces. This enables us to recommend practical adaptations and modifications, ensuring your environment supports your safety and independence. From simple changes like removing trip hazards to more significant modifications, our goal is to create a safe, accessible space for you.

Engagement with Care Networks

In our commitment to holistic care, we extend our falls prevention strategies beyond the individual, engaging with family members, carers, and the wider care network. By providing education and support to those within your support circle, we ensure a consistent, safe environment that reinforces the prevention strategies we put in place.

Ongoing Support and Monitoring

Recognising that needs and environments change, our Falls Prevention program includes ongoing support and monitoring. This commitment to continuous care allows us to adjust and refine strategies as your situation evolves, ensuring that you remain confident and independent in your daily life.

Empowering Through Education

Education is a cornerstone of our program. We equip you with the knowledge to understand the risk factors associated with falls, empowering you to make informed decisions about your activities and environment. This proactive approach to education and prevention is fundamental to maintaining your independence and quality of life.

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!”