Bachelor Applied Science in Physiotherapy, APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist
Maria is one of the founding Directors here at AllCare. After graduating from LaTrobe University in Melbourne in 1989 Maria worked and travelled around Australia and Canada before coming back to Hobart in 2000 with her family.
Prior to returning to Hobart, Maria worked in a renowned Melbourne shoulder practice and developed a strong interest in treating shoulder injuries. She continues to develop this area of interest and maintains a passion for everything to do with shoulder rehabilitation.
Aside from physiotherapy Maria loves spending time with family and friends, studies a bit of French and enjoys being outside and active.
BSc, BApp Sci (Physio), MPhysio (Neurological Physiotherapy), MAPA, Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction, Educator Polestar Pilates Australia, Lecturer in Neuroscience (UTAS)
Phil is another founding Director of AllCare. Originally from Melbourne, Phil moved to Hobart in 1992 to indulge his passion for the great outdoors; Tasmania is his ‘spiritual home’. Phil has worked in acute and rehabilitation hospital settings in Melbourne and Hobart and have been providing Rehabilitation Physiotherapy services in the Private practice sector since 2000. He started a Pilates career in 2008, and since then have integrated this method into his work with clients with Neurological conditions, persistent pain, vestibular balance disorders and general deconditioning. Since 2012 Phil has been a mentor and educator with Polestar Pilates Australia for both Mat and Studio/Rehab series, teaching courses throughout Australia. Over the past 5 years, he has also lectured in Neuroscience for Health Science students at the University of Tasmania.
Phil loves getting out amongst nature, especially with his family, engaging in bushwalking, mountain biking and surfing adventures.
PhD candidate Menzies Institute for Medical Research.
Titled APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
B.App.Sc (Physiotherapy), Master of Physiotherapy (Manipulative Physio),
Our third founding Director, Jason’s personal philosophy is all about ‘lifelong learning’.
He has over 20 years of clinical experience and almost as many years of dedication to ongoing study. He has a special interest in foot and ankle injury, for which he is currently completing his PhD at the Menzies Institute. Jason also has an interest in managing other lower limb injuries, spinal pain, headaches and jaw (TMD) complaints.
He contributes regularly to teaching and lecturing with the Antarctic division, UTAS Medicine course, GP groups and the research circuit, and is a published author.
Jason enjoys bushwalking in Tassie (who doesn’t?), dabbles with running, and is a regular supporter and attendee at the Tassie hockey centre, where you will find at least one of his three kids training or playing on any given day.
APA Sport and Exercise Physiotherapist
Brice is an APA Title Sport and Exercise Physiotherapist, a Registered Specialist with the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy, the current President for the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and a Tasmanian branch council member of Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy Australia. He has completed a Masters in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy and is regularly reviewing studies for a major Physiotherapy journal to stay up to date with the latest research.
As a Senior Physiotherapist at Allcare Physiotherapy, Brice is experienced in treating acute musculoskeletal injuries, but he has a particular interest in the management of sports injuries to the lower body. Brice has a variety of sports experience from local amateur teams, individual sport athletes as well as having held the position of Head of Medicine for a professional Soccer team in the English Football League. He enjoys being able to apply that experience to the management of all his clients, particularly incorporating strength and conditioning principals into his rehabilitation as well as targeted manual therapy when it is required.
Away from Physiotherapy, Brice enjoys being outside in the Tasmanian wilderness and you will often find him hiking and camping in some of the more remote mountains within the state.
APA titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, B.App.Sc. (Physiotherapy) Honours, Master of Sports Physiotherapy, APA and SMA branch council for Tasmania
Chrissy specialises in sporting injuries including running related injuries, ACL rehabilitation, hip/groin pain and shoulder injuries in throwers. She has a background in strength and conditioning, yoga and Pilates and leads a number of our dynamic classes. Chrissy has extensive experience in a variety of sports and has previously worked with a variety of sports including the Australian Stingers at the World Water Polo championships, North Melbourne AFLW, VFL, and community soccer and hockey clubs.
Outside of work, her interests lie in sport generally, including running, futsal, soccer, bushwalking and never getting off her “Ls” for surfing. You may sometimes spot her out and about playing her tunes on the keys.
B. Sc. (UQ) 1999, Masters in Physiotherapy Studies (UQ) 2004
Amy has been a physiotherapist for over a decade and has been with AllCare since 2012. She has special interest in treating spinal pain and postural issues; neck and back pain and pelvic girdle pain.
Amy is passionate about enabling women to safely return to full function in fitness and sport following childbirth and specialises in pregnancy and postnatal musculoskeletal issues.
She’s a trained and accredited Polestar Pilates Instructor and enjoys using clinical Pilates as a treatment modality – both with and without equipment.
Amy personally enjoys mountain biking and trail running and loves to practise yoga and Pilates.
BExSS (Clinical Ex Phys) Honours, Master of Physiotherapy
Estelle graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011 with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Majoring in Clinical Exercise Physiology). She then went on to further her education at Griffith University where she graduated in 2014 with a Master of Physiotherapy. She started her physiotherapy career working on the Gold Coast in a private practice where she developed an interest in Pilates, geriatric physiotherapy, neck and back pain and women's health. In 2019 she moved to Tasmania and joined us at AllCare Physiotherapy.
She enjoys camping, swimming and freediving, though is still adjusting to the Tassie water temperatures.
Master of Physiotherapy
Sam’s path to physiotherapy was a winding one, including picking up a Bachelor of Information Systems and Exercise Science before finishing with a Master of Physiotherapy in 2017. This was broken up with 3 gap years, which he considers to be an ‘essential’ part of any high-quality education.
He has an interest in the vestibular / dizzy population, as well as concussion which can often be seen together. He also has an interest in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. In the future he would like to take a deeper dive into the complexities of pain science in order to gain further insight into why many people walk through the clinic’s door.
Outside of work, Sam enjoys playing soccer, running, and most water sports in the summer months (thanks to adjusting to the Queensland temperatures).
Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Masters in Physiotherapy
Frances graduated from La Trobe University in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Masters in Physiotherapy in 2020. She grew up on the North West Coast of Tasmania and retains a strong commitment to the Tasmanian community, with a passion to provide holistic care, promote health, and to improve the quality of life of her patients.
Frances enjoys staying active, and has a background in running, swimming and triathlons, for which she has represented Tasmania. This has given her first-hand experience in the importance of strength and conditioning, and specific training to achieve goals and overcome injuries. Frances works with the University Women’s soccer team which has inspired further interest in injury prevention and rehab.
Frances is a qualified GLA:D Program instructor, ONERO Program instructor and teaches Pilates. She is also a Level 1 ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
Isabella graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 2018, and in 2019 Isabella's honours study was published in an international journal. She initially gained Physiotherapy experience at the Whyalla Hospital in South Australia, and the Royal Hobart Hospital in Tasmania. Having worked in diverse roles in these positions, she is well equipped to treat a range of physiotherapy conditions, however is most passionate about working with clients with neurological and chronic pain conditions. Isabella loves learning about people, and finding each client's unique strengths to bring to their Physio sessions.
Outside of work, Isabella enjoys soaking up the rich arts and music culture of Hobart. She also enjoys bush walking and playing tennis. While at university in Adelaide, she worked as a tennis coach to build on her understanding of human movement (and also save money for holidays to Hobart!).
Bachelor of Exercise Science, Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Professional Honours)
James has a special interest in maintaining and improving strength and functional capacity throughout all ages, but particularly as people get older. He has worked with a range of different neurological and NDIS clients, looking at improving functional goals to improve or maintain quality of life and foster independence of movement. James is passionate about the use of functional exercise to help manage or prevent musculoskeletal or Neuromuscular conditions. He has also worked with a range of athletes in both organised and individual sports, focusing on injury prevention and sports performance.
He is an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying bushwalking, mountain biking and pretending he can surf.
Hayley holds a certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness and completed her Certificate 4 in Pilates in 2020 after 13 years of participating in Pilates classes. Hayley loves how Pilates makes you feel strong and lengthened and can be meditative all at the same time.
Before becoming a Pilates instructor Hayley worked in aged care, particularly with people with dementia. She loves working with the elderly and through her Pilates training she now, more than ever, has the ability to help and empower them to feel strong and confident in their mobility. Hayley also has a keen interest in women's pre and post-natal health, and the importance of fearless movement after birth.
When not in the Pilates studio you can find her outdoors, spending time at the beach with her girls, bushwalking or in the garden
Lauren discovered Pilates seven years ago after a running injury. Amazed by its remarkable rehabilitative potential, she went on to study Pilates, so as to share this wonderful practise with others. Lauren firmly believes in the ability of Pilates to support and enhance the health and wellbeing of everyone; regardless of age or body type.
In her teachings, Lauren aims to incorporate a balance of strengthening and stretching; of challenging the body and strengthening the mind/body connection. Her main goal is to empower others to engage in their own wellbeing journey in an inclusive, supportive environment.
Outside of Allcare Lauren is a singer, songwriter and guitarist active in the Hobart live music scene for the last 15 years. She is a lover of vegetarian food, jigsaw puzzles, painting, coffee and being by the sea with her partner Tom and their zesty, loopy canine child, Winnie.