Our Team


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

Katie Turner

KatieKatie graduated in 2018 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in New York City. Since graduation Katie has been working in a musculoskeletal outpatient practice in the United States before her recent relocation to Perth where she continues to pursue a career in private practice.

Katie has a variety of interests within physiotherapy. She has completed further training and certifications in Women’s Health, including bowel and bladder incontinence, prolapse, pre and postpartum pain and rehabilitation, as well as pelvic, SIJ and coccyx pain.

Katie has completed further post graduate training and certifications in advanced manual therapy techniques including Active Release, Myofascial Release, Spinal Manipulation and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) Techniques.

She has extensive experience utilising Dry Needling on a variety of complaints and injuries. Katie has completed numerous advanced Dry Needling technique courses and has developed a deep understanding of the application and benefit of these techniques to optimize her patient’s recovery.

During her time working in the USA, Katie gained considerable practice working with vestibular and balance related dysfunctions, including recovery from BPPV. She is excited to bring her knowledge and experience gained in the treatment of BPPV over here to Perth.

Immediately after graduating, Katie pursued a comprehensive certification in Rehabilitative Pilates and has completed full Pilates Teacher Training Certification through Polestar Pilates in Miami. Before relocating to Perth Katie was working with a specialized Pilates-Based Rehab Team in Fort Myers, Florida, and was integral in the establishment of their Pelvic Health Program.

Katie is most passionate about using her Pilates training and expertise to personalize treatments for a variety of patient populations from sport related injuries, to women’s health and pre/postpartum issues, to patients with chronic pain, hypermobility and postural pain disorders.

In her spare time Katie enjoys running and participating in Pilates classes for her own personal wellness. Katie also enjoys working with the Australian states and national underwater hockey sports teams during their national and international competitions.

Special Interest:

  • Rehabilitative Pilates
  • Women’s Health Issues – prolapse, bowel and bladder incontinence, pelvic and SIJ pain
  • Pre and postpartum rehabilitation
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Dysfunctions
  • Dry Needling
  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Neck pain and Postural Disorders
  • Dancing Athletes
  • Swimming Athletes
  • Rehabilitative Yoga
  • BPPV,  Balance and Vestibular Dysfunctions

Zahra Abadi


Zahra graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor’s degrees in Physiotherapy.

Zahra has many years of experience working as a sport trainer and team physio for both AFL and soccer teams where she specialised in injury assessment and management. This experience provided Zahra the opportunity to advance her skills in acute injury assessment, as well as addressing the unique challenges associated with sports related injuries, exercise rehabilitation and prescription, and return to sport rehabilitation.

Zahra has also developed a deep interest in the management of neck and lower back pain, shoulder pathology and injuries, as well as acute and chronic knee pain. She has completed further training and post grad education on these areas and plans to continue to develop her expertise on these areas.

Prior to starting at Kardinya Physiotherapy Zahra worked as a mobile physio and gained a wealth of experience assessing and treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological problems including: Osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, back and neck; vertigo and dizziness; pre and post op rehabilitation for various procedures including ACL reconstruction, Total Hip and Knee Replacements, shoulder arthroscopy and rotator cuff repair to name a few.


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.