Our Team

Physiotherapists

Karl Wigger

Karl WiggerKarl has worked in busy private practices from South Perth to Southern River since graduating from Curtin University. He has extensive experience treating a multitude of various musculoskeletal problems and has worked with athletes from a variety of sporting backgrounds including runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, weight lifters, boxers and has worked as the physiotherapist at junior and senior football clubs.

He has also undertaken additional study in myofascial dry needling, trigger point release, and clinical pilates training with DMA to become a certified clinical pilates practitioner.  He has completed training with the International College of Biomechanics in the assessment lower limb biomechanics and provision of custom corrective orthotics.

Karl has considerable experience in orthopaedic and surgical rehabilitation, SIJ and pelvic problems, chronic and acute neck back pain, lower limb biomechanics including foot and leg alignment, soft tissue and muscular injuries and pain, headaches, ergonomic and posture assessment, as well as hydrotherapy.

His areas of special interest include:

  • Plantar fascitis and foot pain
  • Shin splints and leg pain
  • Exercise rehabilitation after ankle, ACL and knee surgery.
  • Returning to sport and running rehabilitation
  • Bike fitting and optimising cycling performance

 

Catherine Katalinic

Catherine KatalinicSince graduating from Curtin University, Catherine has worked within the hospital and private practice setting. Catherine has a wealth of knowledge in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy including treatment and rehabilitation of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, and Bronchiectasis and post coronary arterial bypass surgery.

She has completed additional training in dry needling for muscular trigger point release and DMA Pilates. Catherine is a qualified Pilates Practitioner and utilises Pilates methodology to develop specific rehabilitation programs to aid in restoration of patients’ function following injury or for individuals suffering from chronic pain.

Catherine has a keen interest in Women’s Health, particularly returning to exercise following childbirth and treatment of mastitis. She is also working towards gaining further qualifications in breastfeeding management and infant related feeding problems.

Catherine’s special interests:

  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
  • Breastfeeding Management
  • Acute/Chronic Low Back Pain
  • Cervicogenic Headaches

 

Neil Bowler

Neil Bowler PhysiotherapistNeil joins us with over 30 years of clinical experience, originally qualifying as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the UK in 1982. He has subsequently completed his post-graduate Diploma’s in Manipulative Therapy and Sports Physiotherapy from Curtin University and a Master’s degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy from Oxford Brookes University in the UK. In 2009 Neil was admitted as a Fellow of the Australia College of Physiotherapists.

Neil’s experience has been predominantly in private practice in Western Australia managing musculoskeletal problems but also includes work in the mining and gas industries and with sports teams. Neil was a Senior Lecturer for 12 years on both the undergraduate and post-graduate Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy programs at Sheffield Hallam University and Oxford Brookes University. He was also a clinical supervisor for the Masters of Manipulative Physiotherapy at Curtin University.

His special areas of interest are in the treatment and management of complex back and neck pain, whiplash injuries, headaches, jaw pain, sports injuries and arthritis.

Outside of work he enjoys cycling, fishing and golf.
 

Administration Staff

Ashleigh Berichon & Amanda O’Donnell

Ashleigh and Amanda are highly regarded member of the team at KP and works hard to coordinate the practice each day to ensure appointments are run on time and that you are well looked after. They are dedicated to offering you the best service possible so that you may get the most out of every physiotherapy appointment and leave the practice happy.