Jason Power, together with an enthusiastic and friendly family of physiotherapists and reception staff, has established a physiotherapy clinic where community is key and every client is treated as a friend as much as a patient...
Jason Power, Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)
Clinic founder and pioneer of the ‘family-friendly physio’, Jason has an extremely diverse range of experience, having provided care to everyone from babies through to the elderly.
Jason began his career working across all disciplines at Princess Margaret Hospital and in the disability services arena prior to moving to the country, where his work saw him do everything from running ante natal classes to caring for nursing home residents. He even tried his hand at film production, putting together an occupational health and safety film in two languages! Since 2011 Jason has also been the Physiotherapist for the State U/12 AFL team that travels away for a week long national tournament.
This broad base of experience, combined with an enthusiasm for helping people from all walks of life is one of the reasons that Empower Physiotherapy has such an outstanding reputation across such diverse groups of clients - from new mothers and their babies through to seniors, and everyone in between.
Jason’s approach to physiotherapy is all about the people inside the bodies. He treats not just injuries and discomfort, but people – and he treats them well. Jason is like his business – hands-on and happy to help.
Midway through 2013, Jason finally managed to pursue a desire that had been with him since Empower Physiotherapy opened its doors in 2009 – the construction and integration of a purpose built Clinical Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation Gym into the practice. With this facility now complete, Jason is keen to spread the word that one of the best ways to treat injuries and lifestyle health issues is to prevent them – and Empower is now equipped to provide the guidance you need.
Whilst the rapid growth of Empower means he is no longer able to see all of the clients he would like to, Jason continues to see as many paediatric clients as he can. He has a special interest in developing primary health care services for clients with lifelong health issues - an area that is really lacking in the private sector.
This has seen Empower Physiotherapy launch specific Men’s Health and Women’s Health exercise programs, DMA Clinical Pilates programs specific to hypermobile clients, and Balance and Falls Prevention programs. 2015 also saw the commencement of a broad based Chronic Pain Rehabilitation program in direct response to client need, and exciting new developments in this area.
If you manage to get him talking, and most people don't have a problem with that, you'll also find out that Jason has a beautiful wife; Jeneane; and three young sons; Matthew, Caleb, and Tomas. When not wrestling the family, he also coaches basketball, tries to find time to play his drums and guitar, and watches far too much football (c'arn the Eagles!), cricket, basketball, and MMA!
David Seneque, Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)
David has been an Empower Physiotherapy team member since its inception in 2009 and has played an integral role in building and managing Empower Physiotherapy’s solid reputation in the community.
Along with his Physiotherapy degree from Curtin University and Remedial Massage background, David is nearing the completion of a post-graduate Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy, majoring in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
David has a particular interest in the management of shoulder injuries, persistent lower back pain, and neck pain amongst other musculoskeletal injuries. Utilising exceptional hands on skills, dry needling, Clinical Pilates and exercise rehabilitation, David adopts a holistic approach to treatment based on the current best evidence. David also believes in contributing to the physiotherapy profession as a Clinical Tutor for Curtin’s undergraduate physiotherapy students.
By undertaking a thorough clinical examination David will endeavour to provide you with an explanation of your injury and work with you and other health professionals if needed to formulate a patient-focussed treatment plan, assisting in your recovery and continued wellbeing.
David is passionate about promoting health and stays healthy by cycling, regularly working out in the gym, and spending relaxing time on the golf course.
For Empower, "power to the people" is more than just an apt slogan. Home visits, community talks, along with links with local sporting clubs and schools are all examples of our commitment to social responsibility.
Timothy Henry, Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health Science), Honours in Sport Science (Exercise and Health), Masters of Physiotherapy
Already a fixture at Empower, Tim has rapidly demonstrated his capacity to help patients of all ages and from all walks of life - with smiles all around. His empathy, professionalism, and friendly demeanour have quickly endeared him to the Empower family of clients and the Empower team.
Tim initially spent four years studying at UWA completing a Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Health; rounding out his time completing an Honours year in Sports Physiology. More recently, however, Tim spent two and a half years completing a Masters degree in physiotherapy at Curtin University - gaining extensive theoretical and practical experience during this time.
Tim is very passionate about helping people reach their performance goals, having always known that he would pursue a career within the field of health. Tim enjoys using his skills and knowledge base to develop specific rehabilitation programs for a client’s individual needs, and appreciates the opportunity to work with a variety of different clients from athletes to older adults.
As well as being passionate about physiotherapy, Tim loves to challenge himself by trying new things and has several interests including playing social sports with friends, reading and cooking. He also has a guilty appreciation for all things pop culture.
Tala Olins-Miller, Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)
Tala has come full circle – first entering Empower as a young client, and now returning as a professional member of the Empower Team!
Having conquered adversity with the aid of physiotherapy during her teenage years, Tala was motivated to join the profession and gained a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) degree from Curtin University.
Combining practical experience, current research and overseas study with a palpable passion for the profession, Tala is well placed to help people achieve full recovery and an enhanced level of physical wellbeing.
Tala has worked with clients across all age groups and is able to put people at ease as they discuss their concerns. She believes in the value of a holistic approach when managing injuries, which is only one of several areas in which she embodies the values of Empower Physiotherapy.
Tala has an extended background in sports training and a particular affinity with adolescents through her affiliation with East Perth Football Club and Baseball WA as a trainer and physiotherapist. With this early experience, Tala foresees future specialisation within the paediatrics or sports physiotherapy fields.
Outside of physiotherapy, Tala loves travel and the outdoors and spends most of her time along Perth’s beautiful coastline. She is keen for all things sport, having represented Western Australia in volleyball, and continues to be an active club (and social!) netball player. She continues to coach volleyball and netball at her former secondary school in Karrinyup.
Simone Brambilla, Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Major in Manipulative Therapy), Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)
Simone is a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Clinical Supervisor with experience in managing complex acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. He completed the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy at Curtin University and co-published a paper looking at Best Evidence Practice at SJOG Midland Hospital.
Simone has been a clinician for 10 years and is fuelled by his passion for learning, teaching, and the genuine desire to help people overcome their pain through best research based practice. He considers himself a forever student, and believes there is no end to professional development in physiotherapy. His hunger for knowledge and determination to translate research in to practice brought him to travel across different countries (Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Italy), to help people of all ages get more out of life.
Driven by his goal to help as many in need as possible, Simone has a passion for sharing his knowledge with others joining the profession, working as a clinical supervisor for Curtin University.
Simone has cultivated a love of boxing over the past 15 years, and this continues to grow year by year. With the Empower Rehabilitation Gym at his disposal, Simone has been able to incorporate elements of this training into injury rehabilitation for a wide variety of clients – there’s nothing quite so therapeutic as punching your physio!
Outside work Simone enjoys Perth’s amazing outdoor lifestyle with his wife and daughter, and in the right weather loves nothing more than heading out for a surf.
Melissa Foreman, Cert IV and Diploma of Remedial Massage
Empower Physiotherapy's new resident Remedial Massage Therapist Melissa comes to us with a wealth of work and life experience from many different fields, and is excited to finally be pursuing the career path she knew she was destined to follow – having started massaging her family from the age of 8!
With her genuine caring nature and contagious positive attitude, Melissa has been nick-named "Mumma Mel" or "Aunty Melly,” and has demonstrated an ability to communicate with and bring a smile to the faces of all she comes across – not surprising when her household currently consists of people ranging from 5 years old all the way through to 96 years of age!
Melissa’s empathy and skills as a therapist have been further developed through her own life experience. At the age of 13 Melissa was herself diagnosed with scoliosis, and Melissa's husband was a professional athlete for 20 years. Both of these circumstances have helped Melissa to develop a close understanding of the impact of pain and injury on quality of life, and the importance of appropriate massage and stretching to maximising performance both on the field and in other areas of life.
Outside of work, Melissa loves her weekly boxing and circuit training, running, swimming, and has enjoyed travel whenever possible. Her life would not be complete without music, and her friends and family are also paramount.
Melissa currently favours Swedish/Relaxation Massage, Myofascial Release and Trigger Points to complement the rest of the team at Empower and bring balance to the mind, body and soul.
Melissa looks forward to meeting you all at Empower Physiotherapy and says "It's nice to be kneaded by Melissa!"