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Jacinta Dwyer


Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Curtin University 2012


Jacinta grew up on a farm in Northam and in 2012 she was awarded a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University, Western Australia.

Jacinta joins the Lifecare team after several years as a treating Physiotherapist, Clinical Exercise Instructor and gaining further experience as a Senior Consultant in Occupational Rehabilitation. Jacinta has previously worked with Perth AFL and soccer teams, as well as corporate and military work injuries in Perth, Melbourne and Darwin. Jacinta utilises her extensive practical and consulting experiences when conducting her Clinical Exercise sessions in the Cottesloe and Claremont Pilates studios.

Jacinta has broad experience in musculoskeletal injuries, and has completed further training in acute low back pain, dry needling, and vestibular Physiotherapy.  She enjoys incorporating her Pilates background into helping clients to return to their pre-injury level of function through exercise rehabilitation.

When not busy working, Jacinta enjoys keeping fit playing tennis, helping out on her family farm and scuba diving.










Scott Vanderput

Scott joined the Lifecare Cockburn Central family in July 2019, shortly after completing a Masters degree in Physiotherapy at Curtin University. Scott has a background in Strength and Conditioning working with various national teams. To keep them on the field or in the pool longer, his programs began combining elements of injury prevention with those of performance improvement.

This sparked his interest in physiotherapy and was further fuelled by his time as a competitive rugby player and sports trainer. He finds it rewarding to help clients take control of their rehabilitation and exercise regimes in order to prevent injuries and return them to their previous level of activity or capacity.

When he’s not in the clinic, Scott can either be found in the gym, playing touch rugby, exploring new trekking trails or doing just about anything outdoors.

Ben Loh

Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from Monash University.

He has a strong interest in sports activities and management of sporting related injuries. He has spent many years as a sports trainer/physio to various teams, including VAFA local football clubs such as St Kevin’s Old Boys and was involved as a sports trainer with the Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup 2014 Premiership Team. Ben is currently involved as a team physiotherapist for Hockey Victoria having recently travelled interstate for national tournaments with the Under 21 men’s and women’s state teams. He is currently the team Physiotherapist for Powerhouse/St Kilda Hockey Club in the Victorian Premier League and sports trainer for the AFLW Melbourne Football Club. Furthermore, he is currently completing his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at Latrobe University.

Outside of work, Ben enjoys keeping fit by playing futsal and soccer. Ben has loved and played tennis from a young age, having worked at the Australian Open for 11 years. He also enjoys tasting great cuisine and is always looking for recommendations of restaurants to try.

Gail Essery


Masters of Occupational Therapy


Gail completed her Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2013. SHe has gained experience working in the areas of workplace rehabilitation, injury management, aged care and workplace disability support services. Gail interests include supporting the older adult and those with a disability to achieve their goals through a holistic, person-centred approach. Other clinical interests include workplace and home modifications, equipment prescription, cognitive training and neuroplasticity. Gail has recently completed courses on understanding and preventing dementia through the Wicking Institute and basic and complex home modifications through WOTA.

Dr Omer Batin


M.D., M.Sc.

Dr Omer Batin Gozubuyuk has been working as a Specialist Sports and Exercise Physician in Turkey since 2012. He has come to Australia as an Overseas Training Doctor to complete his fellowship at ACSEP.


He is a strong believer of the exercise therapy as the main therapeutic approach in the majority of musculoskeletal conditions and always enjoys the chance to work with highly skilled Allied Health professionals forming a comprehensive health-care team for professional athletes as well as for recreational active people.

Personal areas of interest include musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging (for diagnostıc purposes, follow-up, patient feedback, therapeutic procedures), biomechanics, myofacial chains, injection therapies such as neural therapy and other new forms of therapies such as high-volume injections for paratendinitis or hydro-dissection of peripheral nerves. He performs musculoskeletal injections almost always under ultrasound guidance, and some examples are: the shoulder joint, knee joint (suprapatellar approach), peri-tendinous, peri-ligamentous or intra-lesional injections (PRP), bursal aspirations, peripheral nerve or facial plane blocks (ilioinguinal, LFCN, saphenous, etc.) and sacroiliac joint injections.

Ömer has an additional M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Bogazici University and was part of the academic staff at Istanbul University where he was giving lectures to medical students. He has delıvered many speeches at national and international congresses including World Congress of Sports Medicine by FIMS in 2016 and additionally has a list of publications. He loves teaching in the university and is passionate about doing clinical research. His Research Gate profile is up-to-date (Omer Batin Gozubuyuk).

Sporting Involvement

  • Accredited Team Physician of the Turkish Football Federation and a team doctor for junior national teams since 2012.
  • National Anti-doping Agency of Turkey as a doping control officer since 2012.
  • Başakşehir Football Club (League A) 2013- 2017 for four consecutive seasons as the team physician.

Ömer is passionate to always learn and further develop his skills, leading him to recently undertake some additional courses.

– Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Education Certificate, Euro-Musculus 2015.

– Clinical Neural therapy, NT Association and Integrative Medicine Association of Turkey 2016.

– Interventional Ultrasound, Lumbosacral Injections Course Certificate, Euro-Musculus 2017

– Advanced Team Physician Course, International Olympic Committee 2017.

Renae Summerfield

Renae graduated with a Diploma in Remedial Massage from the Australian Institute of Fitness.
After spending a lot of her younger years suffering with neck restrictions, Renae enjoys tailoring treatments plans to maximise results for each client to help regain optimum performance and minimise pain.
Renae has also spent time working alongside other therapists with the Fremantle Dockers, Perth Wildcats and Perth Glory.
Outside of Massage, Renae loves spending time with her family and anything Motorsport related!

Caitlin McDonald


Bachelor in Biomedical Science

Masters of Physiotherapy


Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association

Committee Member of the APA WA Branch of the Gerontological Group


Following on from her Biomedical Science degree, Caitlin completed the Master of Physiotherapy (GEM) program at Curtin University. Caitlin has since worked for several years in the community with HomeCare Physiotherapy and is a Senior Physiotherapist and Mentor for new graduate physiotherapists. Caitlin also has experience working in the inpatient setting at St John of God, Murdoch.

Caitlin’s special interests include gerontology, neurology and vestibular physiotherapy.  She  strives to ensure that her patients achieve the highest level of functional independence that they can within their home and community.

Caitlin has a passion for ongoing education and development, and has been involved in coordinating the professional development for the practitioners at HomeCare. She is also a current committee member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association WA branch of the Gerontology group. Caitlin has completed her Level 1 and 2 in Gerontological Physiotherapy, Level 1 in Neurological Physiotherapy, Level 1 and 2 PD Warrior Course and has attended a vestibular workshop.

Personal Interests

In her spare time Caitlin enjoys playing indoor beach volleyball and represented WA with the Mandurah Stingrays club at the national titles in 2018 and plans to compete again in Brisbane in 2019!


Asha Patel

Asha has recently moved back from Sydney where she spent almost four years exploring the beaches and hikes of New South Wales while completing her Doctor of Physiotherapy Degree at Macquarie University.  Asha is in her graduate year but already has orthopaedic hospital and age care experience, alongside starting up work in the private practice space. During her university years, Asha spent a lot of time in dance classes running dance shows with friends or in the gym as a gym instructor or taking bootcamps for the middle-senior age groups.

Asha tries to keep fit herself by continuing her own training for netball and also running. At the moment she is training for her second half-marathon at Run-Melbourne. In her spare time now, Asha takes part in volunteer work, on the organising committee for primary and teen-aged summer camps across Australia and New Zealand. This has allowed her to travel internationally – most recently to New Zealand and Kenya for international youth camps.

Amelia Harris

Having sustained many sports related injuries growing up, Amelia was constantly needing help managing and preventing further injuries. Since then she has grown a strong interest and passion in the human body.

Amelia understands how crippling sore and dysfunctional muscles can be. She loves being able to relieve peoples pain and discomfort as she knows how good it feels to get back doing the things you enjoy.

Amelia believes regardless of whether you are injured or not everybody needs massage, often it is treated more as a luxury than a necessity yet almost everybody lives with some form of discomfort everyday. She believes that prevention is the key and not leaving your niggles until they turn into something more serious.

Eric Coleman

Eric has over 10 years of experience as a Physiotherapist after graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2008. After gaining extensive experience across several areas of rehabilitation including both musculoskeletal and neurological, his enthusiasm for assisting with acute injury management came during his time working as a Physiotherapist in the emergency department at Box Hill Hospital. This passion led him back to university for further study where he completed his Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and he is due to complete his Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2019.

He has a particular passion for providing high-quality management for individuals with knee pain or injuries, as well as neck and spinal conditions. He is also well versed in the management of vertigo and dizziness originating in the inner ear.

He utilises a holistic approach, taking care to address each individual’s concerns and needs. His treatment method is tailored to each individual, taking advantage of his manual therapy skills, use of exercise rehabilitation and knowledge of current research and evidence.

Outside of work you’ll find Eric at a music gig, learning to surf or supporting the Hawthorn Hawks. If not, he’ll likely be enjoying a coffee and teaching himself how to play guitar.