THE PHYSIO ROOMS WOODVALE
We listen to our patients
The Physio Rooms Woodvale was established by experienced physiotherapists David Makinson and Ashleigh Prestage in 2018. After working together for 5 years prior to this, Dave and Ash put into place their dream to bring together their clinical experience, along with their unique vision and ideals, to create the space that is The Physio Rooms Woodvale.
Physiotherapist and Director
David brings to The Physio Rooms Woodvale an abundance of knowledge, experience and passion for his role as a physiotherapist.
With over 13 years’ experience, David originally qualified in the UK, and with a thirst for knowledge, returned to study his Masters in Physiotherapy after completing his initial degree. Not only does David have experience working in the UK, he has also travelled and worked extensively in New Zealand and Australia, settling in Perth with his young family for the past 8 years. This is where he worked alongside Ash, and together they developed their plan and passion to open The Physio Rooms.
David has experience in treating all manner of aches and pains but is particularly passionate about treating people with low back pain, and chronic or persistent pain conditions. David thrives on seeing patients change in both their physical and mental wellbeing, which he achieves through not only his knowledge and skill, but his ability to listen and build a relationship with people.
Outside of the clinic, David's interests revolve around his family, his dog, and, of course, "football"! Catch him down at the local Woodvale Football Club, both joining in as well as helping his teammates avoid injury!
Physiotherapist and Director
ASHLEIGH PRESTAGE (ne DOBSON)
Ash is our superstar physiotherapist who has served the northern suburbs of Perth for the past 11 years. Born and raised in Perth, Ash graduated from Curtin University and immediately completed her training in Clinical Pilates, which she has also been practicing as part of her physiotherapy skills for her entire career. Using this experience, Ash established our infamous Clinical Exercise classes at The Physio Rooms, which allow our Pilates trained physiotherapists to use a variety of exercise based therapy as part of achieving patient goals and rehabilitation outcomes.
Ash brings a wealth of knowledge, creativity and positivity to The Physio Rooms Woodvale. Ash is a skilled manual therapist, however her passion lies around helping her patients recover from their injuries and set goals to get them back to what is important in their life, from simple daily tasks, to work, sport and hobbies that matter to them the most. You’ll often find her in the gym with her patients, guiding them in the active phase of their recovery.
Ash has experience in sports training for amateur league AFL clubs and is a passionate West Coast Eagles supporter and member. Her other interests outside of work include running, swimming, and keeping fit, as well as spending time with her dog and her partner Matt.
As of December 2021, Ash will be adding not one but two new exciting additions to her small (soon to be much bigger) family, with a baby boy and girl on the way! Ash will be taking maternity leave while she adjusts to being the Mum of twins, but will re-join the clinic to continue doing what she loves later in 2022. In the meantime, our other physiotherapists have stepped up to care for her wonderful patients.
Prior to completing her Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University, Morgan also completed a Bachelor in Exercise and Sport Science where she developed a keen interest in biomechanics and rehabilitation.
Throughout her studies Morgan has gained experience in a variety of health care settings, including but not limited to, vestibular rehabilitation, intensive care, orthopaedic surgery, neurology and women’s health. Before joining The Physio Rooms, Morgan worked with local AFL teams obtaining her a wealth of knowledge surrounding sporting injuries and rehabilitation.
Like all our physio's at TPR, Morgan has a broad scope of evidence-based knowledge that accompanies her friendly demeanour and clinical skills.
Being a women's AFL player herself, Morgan's passion lies around musculoskeletal injuries and working collaboratively with athletes to get them back to their sport. Due to her own injury-prone history, Morgan understands firsthand the importance of active rehabilitation in conjunction with hands on treatment and enjoys giving all of her patients the tools to manage their pain.
Outside of work Morgan has a passion for photography, travel and keeping active by getting outdoors to explore everything the west has to offer.
Brittany is our fantastic new physiotherapist joining the team in 2022. Brittany brings with her a wealth of knowledge. Not only has she completed her Physiotherapy degree through Curtin University, but also has a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science from Edith Cowan University, a Cerificate IV in Reformer and Matwork Pilates, and a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy.
Along with her exceptional manual skills and experience in rehabilitative exercise, Brittany’s studies allowed her to gain experience in such areas as Neurology, Surgical, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics and Women’s health. Brittany also has an impressive 13 years of hands on experience in sports training at WAFL level at Subiaco Football Club.
Brittany has a keen interest in the areas of Women’s health and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, both areas in which she plans to continue to develop her skills and further her studies. She is passionate in helping her patients improve and manage their pain as well as optimise their movement by utilising evidence-based practise. Brittany is driven to collaborate with her patients to reach their goals whether that be to return to sport at an elite level, or just to get back to hanging out the washing.
Away from work Brittany enjoys cooking, staying active with friends and her dog, as well as spending time with family.