Meet the Team

Thomas Egan Soderholm

Thomas Egan Soderholm

Physical Trainer / Managing Director

Thomas has over 25 years experience in the fitness business and has a passion for safe and effective rehabilitation and personal training. He loves helping others reach their training milestones. He has been an owner and director for over 20 years. Thomas is Managing Director at Grange Physiotherapy in Rockingham and Mandurah Physiotherapy. Both of these clinics continue to grow and provide high quality health care. He hails from Finland in Scandinavia  and enjoys free lance journalism. He is married with 4 children and enjoys weight training, real estate, investing, renovating and carpentry.

Libby Soderholm (nee Jamieson)

Libby Soderholm (nee Jamieson)

Sports Physiotherapist Consultant/ Managing Director

Libby has been a physiotherapist for many years with a post graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy. She loves treating complex cases and worked at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She mentors and directs teams at both Grange Physiotherapy and Mandurah Physiotherapy. She has education in biomechanics, pilates and the Sarah Keys Back Method. Libby is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a diploma in business management. She enjoys exercise, music and self development. She is currently the national WA representative for Physiotherapy Business Australia and is the Australian representative for International Private Practice Physical Therapy Association. She is married with 4 children

Special Interests:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Biomechanics-lower limb issues
  • Growing issues-Kids
  • Spinal pain-Sarah Keys Method
  • Complex Pain
Esmond Tang

Esmond Tang

Team Leader & Senior Physiotherapist

Esmond is a graduate from Curtin University with a Bachelor Degree of Science- Physiotherapy, with Distinction. Esmond has experience in a wide range of settings with respiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological clients.  Esmond has additional training in Neurokinetic Therapy and Functional Movement Systems. He is passionate about identifying and correcting dysfunctional movement patterns with his clients. His clinical interests include chronic pain management, sport injury prevention and rehabilitation. Outside of work, Esmond enjoys Chinese calligraphy and basketball.

Special Interests:

  • Neurokinetic Therapy & Functional Movement Systems
  • Acute an Chronic Spinal Pain
  • Sports Injury & Rehabilitation
Ruth Lira

Ruth Lira

Physiotherapist-Consultant

Ruth has extensive experience in the areas of  Clinical Pilates, Women’s health, Jaw pain and is highly trained in vestibular rehabilitation (dizziness). She also has special interest in the area of Vocal Cord unloading for those needing a functional voice all day, every day. She is a qualified pilot and has a love of music; both vocal and piano. Her lifestyle interests include dance, water-skiing and swimming. Ruth has been in Australia for many years , but still has family in South Africa.

Special Interests:

  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Vocal Unloading
  • Women’s Health/ Pelvic Health
  • Clinical Pilates
  • TMJ (Jaw pain)
Hur Fong

Hur Fong

Physiotherapist

Fong completed his Bachelors of Science Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University and has a particular interest in treating musculoskeletal and sports related injuries. Fong is a passionate and enthusiastic therapist that collaborates therapeutically with his clients to ensure that their goals and expectations are met to a high standard. Fong encourages active rehabilitation with all his clients and is able to prescribe and teach individualised exercises such that your recovery can be both enjoyable and beneficial. Fong actively participates in social activities such as going to the gym, playing badminton, volleyball and bouldering outside of work.

Special interests:

  • Sports and Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Biomechanics of the Human Body
Vienn Chan

Vienn Chan

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Vienn  graduated from Curtin University with a Master in Clinical Physiotherapy. She also holds a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Vienn as extensive training in Acupuncture, Pilates, Neurokinetic Therapy and Fascial Manipulation. She has a strong passion to help people to recover from injuries, allowing her clients to live a pain free life and to achieve their full potential.  Outside of work, Vienn is active in volleyball and regularly trains in Pilates and gym.

Special Interests:

  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury & Rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture
  • Pilates
  • Neurokinetic Therapy
Cheng Pak

Cheng Pak

Physiotherapist

Cheng is a dedicated physiotherapist who enjoys treating a range of different conditions. She speaks a range of different languages and is qualified in evidence-based practice. She has worked in a range of settings including pediatrics and aged care.
Her areas of interest include Pilates, spinal care, and chronic pain. She also enjoys providing highly personalized rehab programs and meeting clients’ goals and expectations. Out of work she loves trying new activities including judo and rock climbing.

Special Interests:

  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury & Rehabilitation
  • Pilates
Aya Zein El Dine

Aya Zein El Dine

Physiotherapist

Aya is a physiotherapist who works with goals to help, restore and improve patients’ optimum physical function. She worked in hospital settings, private practice and rehabilitation clinics. Aya enjoys dealing with wide range of physiotherapy fields including musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, paediatrics, neurological, rheumatic and traumatic conditions. She is always keen to study and learn more as she believes that a human can never know everything and every day is a chance to learn. Aya has Additional education in dry needling, sports rehabilitation and kinetic link training.

Aya has a history of volunteer work in rehabilitation centres and welfare associations, and enjoys hiking, camping and discovering new places.

Special Interest:

  • Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Kinetic link training and functional rehab
  • Acupuncture/dry needling

 

Cha Caburnay

Cha Caburnay

Remedial Massage Therapist

Cha has many years of experience in the massage industry and is passionate about getting people living quality lives and out of pain. She specialises in Deep tissue, Swedish relaxation , Remedial, Sports , accupressure, pregnancy, hot stone therapy, myofascial cupping and reflexology.

Special Interest:

  • Chronic Pain Managment
  • Cupping
  • Hot Stone Therapy

 

Amber-Lea Fry

Amber-Lea Fry

Remedial Massage Therapist

Amber-Lea Fry is an experienced Remedial massage therapist who qualified at South Metropolitan TAFE.  Her treatments are able to be rebated by private health funds. She has a passion for helping people, and massage, and loves being able to help clients by addressing their cause of pain and their functional restrictions. She takes pride in being able to provide her clients with personalised treatment plans to ensure they receive the best outcome of her services.

Amber-Lea has special interest in pregnancy massage, which allows mothers to relax and gain relief from aches and pain. She also provides a range of other types of massages. In her time away from work, she enjoys spending time with her family, is a keen painter, and enjoys arts and crafts.  Her Special Interests:

  • Chronic Pain Managment
  • Pregnancy
  • Trigger Point work
  • Deep Tissue massage

 

Karen Maxwell

Karen Maxwell

Receptionist/Admin

Karen has worked in Allied Health Industry for 10 years. She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Karen loves being a receptionist, especially in a Physiotherapy Clinic. She really loves  being part of a team and watching patients journey to better health and fitness.

Karen’s birth place is New Zealand and she comes from a farming background breeding miniature horses and donkeys. Karen loves living in Australia and has a husband and 2 beautiful girls, aged  11 and 15, and 3 Persian cats.

Karen’s hobbies are going to the gym, yoga and upcycling and re-purposing vintage items.

Lauren Banks-Smith

Lauren Banks-Smith

Receptionist/Admin

Lauren has worked in reception for allied health and physiotherapy in particular for many years. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and enjoys the teamwork involved in ensuring the front desk works smoothly.  She enjoys the focus in Allied Health on better health and fitness.

Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, going camping and spending time at the beach.  She enjoys keeping fit by running and working out.

Rachael Porter

Rachael Porter

Receptionist/Admin

 

Rachael has many years of experience working with Allied Health organizations and specifically with physiotherapy clinics.  She enjoys working in a team, completing administration duties, greeting clients as they arrive, and making them feel comfortable.  In her spare time she enjoys running, health and wellness, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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