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About Us

Our Story

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What we offer is the unique integration of Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy and Pilates. We can take you from the treatment room to the Pilates studio, and get you back to complete your daily life pain-free. The opportunities are endless.

We understand that no two bodies are the same and pride ourselves on delivering individualised sessions both in the clinic and studio. Our sessions have a strong goal-orientated component that allows us to tailor your session to you.

At Ripple, we aim to provide you with the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment. With all team members constantly furthering their education and developing their skills to ensure you receive the most out of your sessions. We believe knowledge is power and a key component of our sessions is client education to ensure you can make an informed decision on the best treatment for your body.

Our Oakville Physiotherapy sessions provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for a diverse range of musculoskeletal and women’s health conditions as well as vestibular conditions such as vertigo (BPPV). We specialise in women's health areas, such as (but not limited to) menstrual pain, endometriosis, PCOS, pregnancy, post-partum recovery, incontinence, and prolapse. 

We work with an incredible team and are lucky enough to have a multidisciplinary team including: Women's Health Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Pilates Rehab & Studio Instructors, Pilates Mat Instructors and General Physiotherapists.No matter who or what session you are booked into, you will be in the very best hands.

 

Our sessions at our Oakville studio in Sydney's Hills District, incorporate excellent assessment, hands-on technique, and exercise prescription to ensure optimal movement to suit your body’s requirements.

 

Our highly trained Physiotherapists, Massage Therapist and Pilates Instructors ensure all issues contributing to your problem are detected, not just your presenting symptoms. Looking at the whole body, to determine why the injury occurred, minimise the risk of re-injury, and optimise your treatment outcomes. We believe knowledge is power and a key component of our sessions includes client education. This ensures you can make an informed decision on the best treatment for your body. In combination, we set realistic goals with you to target our treatment sessions to help you achieve them.​​​

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Not sure about what is best for your body?

 

Contact us and let us help guide you on what your body needs.

 

General guidelines:

  1. If you are experiencing discomfort or pain, we suggest Physio session.

  2. Experiencing stiffness or tightness, we suggest either Physio, Massage Therapy or Pilates Rehab/Studio session.

  3. You have no injuries or health concerns and are active we suggest Massage Therapy, Pilates Rehab/Studio &/or Pilates Mat sessions or Exercise Physiology.

  4. Wanting to begin moving/exercising but not sure where to begin, we suggest Exercise Physiology or Pilates Rehab/Studio. 

Meet our Team

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Dimyana Farag

Women's Health Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Allied Health (Physiotherapy)

Women's Health Physio is truly Dimyana's passion. Throughout her personal life as a mother of two wonderful children, and in her clinical experience as a physiotherapist, Dimyana has seen the difference that one physiotherapy treatment can have on a woman’s life and is excited to be part of that positive change, one client at a time. 

 

Dimyana is passionate about providing quality healthcare to all those who seek it. Since a young age Dimyana’s curiosity and understanding of the human body has fuelled her love for learning and development to help people use their body in the best way they can. Dimyana has practised physiotherapy for more than 15 years, throughout which she has developed a variety of skills across many areas including women’s health, paediatrics, orthopaedics, and rehabilitation. 

Dimyana discovered her love for movement as a teenager when she would play social soccer, volleyball and long-distance swimming. These days you can find her rumbling with her very active daughters, enjoying regular walks, Pilates and resistance training. Dimyana also enjoys baking, singing and reading, and when she can catch some alone time, she takes to the water for some much loved paddle boarding.

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Doctor Catherine McKelvey of Physiotherapy

Women's Health Physiotherapist

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Exercise Science (Rehabilitation)

Diploma of Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation Instructor

Certificate IV Pilates Matwork Instructor

Catherine’s love for movement developed from a young age from her background in dance leading her to pursue a career as a health professional. Catherine has a strong passion for all sports and activities outdoors including aerial circus, water skiing, rock climbing, abseiling and snowboarding.  Catherine completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science (Rehabilitation) while completing her Diploma of Studio and Rehabilitation Pilates and Certificate IV in Matwork Pilates.  


Catherine’s love didn’t stop there, with more questions to be answered she went on and completed a Doctor of Physiotherapy. Catherine brings this wealth of knowledge and experience to the clinic and is an asset to Ripple Physio & Pilates clients. Catherine’s passion for women’s health developed throughout her education as she resonated with a lot of the areas being discussed. This pursued Catherine to further her education in this area specifically. Catherine uses her Pilates for a tool of rehabilitation taking her clients from the treatment room into the studio and then onto the mat. Catherine’s session focus on your goals while incorporating excellent technique and correct muscle activation to ensure you are getting optimal movement to suit your body’s requirements. Catherine understands no two bodies, injuries or goals are the same and ensures that you are treated accordingly.

Elissa Millhouse

Massage Therapist
Pilates Studio & Rehabilitation Instructor (Polestar Pilates)
Pilates Mat Instructor (Polestar Pilates)

Qualified in remedial & sports massage, pregnancy & post partum massage, reflexology, dry needling, Studio & Rehabilitation Pilates and Pilates mat work instruction

Elissa Millhouse trained in sports and remedial massage in London, where she enjoyed her work in a sports injury clinic, sharing patients with physios, osteopaths, sports docs, pilates instructors, and strength and conditioning coaches. Her patient base included amateur and professional endurance athletes, and people with pain presentations and non sport related injuries, as well as pregnancy massage.

 

Elissa completed her Studio & Rehabilitation and Pilates Matwork Instructor training at Polestar Pilates here in Sydney. She believes movement and massage complement each other in a wonderful way to enable a shift from pain to movement, paving the way to a return to life pre injury or feeling better than before.

 

She is also a trained Reflexologist where she specialises in Pregnancy and Labour treatments, as well as holding a Diploma in Massage for Pregnancy and Labour, which means she can work safely with women in all trimesters (including the postnatal period).

 

Elissa grew up doing ballet, water skiing, horse riding, swimming, and has always been a runner, an activity she still loves along with pilates. She loves great food, lovely wine, strong coffee, dark chocolate and engaging chat. She also loves her dog Lulu.

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Laura Gerber

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Laura is Ripple's Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Her educational journey led her to a Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sport Science, followed by the successful completion of a Master's in Clinical Exercise Physiology.

With a solid foundation in the fitness industry, Laura found her niche in women's health and fitness. Movement has been a lifelong passion, and her experience with clients has reinforced her belief in its transformative power.

Laura's true passion lies in empowering others to optimize their movement patterns, find relief from discomfort, and prevent injuries.

 

Outside the professional realm, you'll often find her at the gym, enjoying sunny walks, or gracefully gliding over the water while water skiing!

Raya Cole

Pilates Mat Instructor

Certificate IV Pilates Matwork

Raya believes that 'movement is medicine' and finds joy in using Pilates as a tool for her own injury prevention. This lead Raya to pursue a career as an instructor becoming Matwork certified by Polestar Pilates. Raya uses her passion to assist her clients optimise their movement patterns. Raya's classes are both fun and challenging, they will leave you feeling energised, mobile and strong. 

When Raya is not instructing you will find her outside running or snuggled up with a good book. 

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