Kaye Kerr – Practice Owner & Principal Physiotherapist
Kaye is the proud owner of the Caboolture Physical Therapy Centre, with extensive experience in a multi-faceted approach to the management of physical injury and rehabilitation. Kaye has built a career and a business with a focus on the greater benefit of the combined effect of therapies including Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Aquatic Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and various forms of Exercise Prescription and Massage Therapy. She has pursued education and training in all these areas during the past 30 years in order to provide a better service to her clients.
Emma Perry – Exercise Physiologist
Emma is a clinical Exercise Physiologist with a strong understanding and appreciation for the value of exercise and maintaining health and healing, for those suffering chronic disease, illness or injury. Emma is a strong believer in movement for recovery and improving health, advocating a holistic approach to health and exercise as medicine, for the most important vehicle we will ever own… our body! In her spare time, Emma enjoys beach running and family time.
Ankita Jariwala – Physiotherapist
Ankita is a physiotherapist with a passion for helping people regain function and return to sporting activities. A Meniscal injury in her knee in high school solidified her desire to become a Physiotherapist. After graduating with Bachelors of Physiotherapy in 2010, she worked in an outpatient setting in Mumbai for 2 years working with spinal cord injury patients undergoing stem cell therapy before pursuing a course in Exercise and Wellness Program in Canada.
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Ankita developed hands-on skills in Nordic skiing, kayaking, rock climbing and paddle boarding while studying the science of exercise, and eventually developed special interest in motion analysis of different sports and an understanding of those aspects of sport science pertinent to the game. Sports of interest include Badminton, Cricket and Tennis, and physiotherapy areas of interest are pain management, injury prevention and post-op orthopaedic rehabilitation. Ankita has gained diverse knowledge working with the Podiatrists before relocating to Australia which gave her the understanding of biomechanics of lower limb along with functional and physical therapy intervention for lower limb muscular strengthening, flexibility, ergonomic advice, and counselling. She is passionate about helping people return to the activities that they love as well as their daily activities through the use of manual-therapy, muscle energy techniques of pelvis and lumbar spine, myofascial release, dry-needling and Western acupuncture, k-taping, personalised exercise prescription and client education. Clinic work remains a real passion for Ankita, as she enjoys treating patients of all ages and backgrounds. She believes that every day is a new learning opportunity and thrives off gaining new experiences and knowledge from every individual patient she treats. In addition to speaking English, Ankita also speaks Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi.
John Newby – Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist John’s passion for private practice is derived from his satisfaction of seeing people “change their lives”. John, growing up in New Zealand, studied Exercise Science after school, following his passion for powerlifting and weight training and his interest in the body and what it can do. After working in a multitude of industries, particularly the outdoor industry, which was physically challenging, as well as being a qualified industrial abseil supervisor and a cave vertical rescue volunteer, he decided to complete his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University in Dunedin (year).
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He is an accredited McKenzie Method therapist (which is primarily focused on the assessment and treatment of spinal complaints), has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries of the upper limb and has embarked on further studies in hand therapy as well as the treatment of BPPV (vertigo). He moved to Queensland in 2010 and began working with us in 2012, his passion of seeing his clients get better and achieve their goals was obvious from the start. Aside from quality time spent with his wife and son, he enjoys bouldering (rock climbing), family hiking, mountain biking or training on his home climbing wall.
Nicole Thomson – Physiotherapist
Nicole graduated from Robert Gordon’s university in Aberdeen Scotland with a bachelor of physiotherapy. She practiced in Scotland for four years before moving to Australia. Nicole has worked in both hospitals, aged care and private practice, with experience in paediatrics and women’s health. She has a passion for holistic patient care and incorporates a variety of treatment modalities when treating her clients, including, soft tissue release, manual therapy, mobilisations, dry needling, Pilates and Aquatic Physiotherapy. In her spare time she enjoys exploring new places, hiking and playing hockey.
Aishwarya Bodas – Physiotherapist
Ash grew up in Mumbai and graduated from Maharashtra State University of Health Sciences with a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy. During her schooling years, seeing her dad’s recovery from a fractured leg and the way physiotherapy helped him get back on his feet sparked her curiosity and interest in the field. Apart from academics in physiotherapy, she has participated in various paper presentations and was awarded with a state research grant in 2015 for one of her projects.
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Ash completed an internship in 2018 in a rural region in India where she led group exercise sessions for geriatric groups, treated children and help people improve their quality of life.
She then worked in Mumbai city for 3 years between orthopaedic hospital and private clinics. During this time, she gained experience in ICU, cardio-vascular and respiratory conditions, sports and orthopaedic injuries and rehabilitation.
Ash moved to Australia in 2022 to follow her dreams. Her primary focus has been musculoskeletal science with a special interest in traumatic knee injuries. She believes that it’s never too late to start making a difference. Listening and understanding patients’ concerns, building a good rapport, compassion and diligence are some of her strong virtues.
She likes travelling and has been to Dubai and different parts of India and would love to explore more places in Australia. Ash is passionate about dancing and is professionally trained in classical dancing. She also enjoys swimming and cycling in her free time.
Leonardo Figueroa – Assistant Physiotherapist
Leo assists our therapists to carry out treatments and programs. He holds a bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Industrial University of Santander in Colombia, and is currently pursuing Physiotherapy registration in Australia. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. Leo has experience in rehabilitation, respiratory care and intensive care.
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Leo moved to Australia in 2018 and started working with us in early 2021, to assist Kaye when she broke her arm playing netball. Our patients loved his kind, bubbly, spirited and charismatic demeanor and his excellent skills, so we didn’t let him leave. Leo is an Australian certified Pilates instructor and helps in exercise classes, at the gym and in Hydrotherapy, with evidence-based programs that can improve your overall wellbeing. He is a recognised Level 2 Physiotherapy assistant under NDIS, which allows us to make your NDIS plans more cost-effective, without reducing quality. In his spare time, Leo enjoys riding his motorbike, walks along the beach, board games, and teaching his partner Spanish.
Melvin Kateman – Assistant Physiotherapist
Mel currently assists our therapists in delivering treatments and exercise programs. He is currently studying his final year of a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at CQ University, having completed all his placements and coursework, with just a thesis to go. Initially pursuing a career in Accounting, Mel shifted his career aspirations to Physiotherapy to align with his interests and passion.
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Following a back injury at a young age and seeing first-hand the impact a good Physiotherapist can have in improving chronic pain, coupled with a long-held interest in exercise, Physiotherapy was a good fit. Mel has experience with power lifting and weight training and has also spent some time as a sports trainer with local sporting clubs. In his spare time, you will generally find Mel passionately debating about coffee and craft beers.
Ruby Sharpe, Pam Garner, Tia Born, and Connie Crowther are our friendly faces at the Caboolture Physical Therapy Centre front desk. Striving to make your journey as enjoyable as possible. They are dedicated to helping patients every step of the way, always try their best to help with all inquiries, and ensuring every patient feels welcome and accommodated for.