Unit 4, 734 Karrinyup Road Stirling WA 6021

About Us

Our Story

About Power Physiotherapy

Power Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic was established by physiotherapist Sandra Jefferies in 1996 and has continued to grow and develop for more than 20 years. With a strong team of experienced physiotherapists, we are happy to offer treatment to patients of all ages. Based in the vibrant Perth suburb of Stirling, we focus on providing a wide range of excellent services in areas such as spinal and peripheral joint pathologies, sports injuries, headaches, and rehabilitation including post operative care.

Our Philosophy

The most important aim of Power Physiotherapy is to provide the highest quality care and personalised services to all patients. This starts from the minute you walk in the door – with a friendly welcome from our reception team – to the minute you leave, after receiving treatment from our professional physiotherapists. We treat patients with a wide variety of needs and conditions, focusing on research-based, personalised solutions.

Our Range of Physiotherapy Services

We provide a range of services including injury prevention through education, care for acute and chronic injuries, rehabilitation, and assistance with return-to-work programs after motor vehicle or work injuries. We also offer:

  • Remedial massage – Tailored treatment from a remedial massage therapist. (Temporarily unavailable)
  • Clinical Pilates– Non-impact exercise with a range of benefits for the whole body.
  • Dry needing – Reduces muscle pain & improves function by targeting ‘trigger points’.
  • Kinesio taping – A special tape and taping technique to support muscles and stabilise joints.

 

Why Power Physiotherapy?

Power Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic is a proud member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) – a body that represents the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients.

To find out more about what makes us different, read more about our dedicated team.

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Our Team

Sandra Jefferies

Principal Physiotherapist

Sandra commenced her career in 1988 in the public hospital sector (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital), where she gained extensive experience. In 1993 she commenced in private practice, then progressed to the development of Power Physiotherapy in 1996. She has a postgraduate degree in Sports Physiotherapy and has worked extensively with sporting teams.  In 2010 and 2011 she was asked to join the physiotherapy team looking after the tennis players at the Hopman Cup. In Dec 2011 she was involved as a physiotherapist in the School Volleyball Championships in Melbourne and from 2012 to 2017 Sandra was physiotherapist for the WA State Archery team.  In 2018 Sandra was selected as a Physiotherapist at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games where she looked after the Weightlifters, Para Power lifters, Wrestlers and Badminton Players.

Sandra has a special interest in sporting injuries particularly in relation to archery, soccer, football, tennis and weightlifting. She has an extensive interest in rehabilitation creating both home and gym based exercise programmes for a variety of problems including post surgical (joint and spinal), muscular injury or biomechanical problems.  

In contrast to her sporting interests, over the last few years Sandra has developed a particular interest in the treatment of headaches and whiplash and become a Level 1 Practitioner in the Dean Watson Method for the treatment of headaches and migraine in 2011.

As part of Sandra’s passion for rehabilitation, she became a Certified Mat Pilates instructor in 2016.

Over the last two years Sandra has studied the McKenzie method and in January 2019 became an internationally credentialed McKenzie Practitioner.  Sandra and her colleague Jodie Zollner are currently the only two credentialed clinicians (Cred MDT) in WA. 

Sandra’s philosophy is that learning is never ending, so her constant pursuit of more knowledge is what keeps her passionate about physiotherapy.

 

Jodie Zollner

Associate Physiotherapist

Jodie commenced her career in an Occupational Health Clinic in W.A.  There she gained experience in treating occupational related musculoskeletal injuries and creating rehabilitation programmes.  She moved to Europe in 1992 and continued to work as a physiotherapist in private practice.  Whilst in Europe she continued to gain extensive experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions as well as orthopedic and surgical rehabilitation.

Jodie is also experienced in treating sporting injuries including acute management as well as long term rehabilitation and prevention of injuries.  She creates personalised structured exercise programmes to specifically suit individual patient’s goals.

Jodie has expanded her experience in treating spinal and neck injuries by successfully completing the McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Course in 2003 and is a credentialed McKenzie Practitioner.  In 2007 she also furthered her experience in the treatment of Headaches by training in the Dean Watson approach who is a highly regarded physiotherapist in his field. Her main interests are treating neck and back pain but in particular headache treatment.

Stefano Vinci

Associate Physiotherapist

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Stefano graduated from Curtin University School of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours and pursed his career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, working primarily in private practice. Stefano combines manual therapy skills and exercise rehabilitation in managing a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Treating young and old alike, Stefano manages a broad patient caseload of spinal and peripheral joint pathologies, soft tissue injuries and post-surgical patients.

Stefano has completed further studies to become a certified Clinical Pilates Instructor and conducts 1:1 sessions with patient’s tailored to their injury or pathology. Stefano is dedicated to continual professional development and utilising evidence-based practices and exercises to treat patients. Stefano has a keen interest in treating and rehabilitating injuries experienced by musicians and instrumentalists. He combined his interests in Physiotherapy and music for his Honours research project which investigated musculoskeletal problems in adolescent string players (violin, viola, cello, double bass). Stefano’s experience and knowledge in playing numerous musical instruments enable him to appreciate the technique and demand this places on the body’s muscles and joints.

Learn More about Physiotherapy

Are you looking to book an appointment? Or do you have a question you’d like answered? Call our friendly team today on (08) 9440 6125. You can also get in touch by visiting our Perth clinic or filling out our simple online contact form.