Meet our team

At Subiaco Physiotherapy, we aim to create a network of physiotherapists who share an obvious enthusiasm, passion and dedication to what they do. We are excited about the team that we’re growing!

It is our goal that our physiotherapists will continually push one another to keep improving so that we can constantly provide better and better service to our clients.

DAVE DAWES

Dave completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at La Trobe in 2006 and more recently completed his Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy.

Dave was, until recently, the head physio at the Western Force Rugby Club; a role which included diagnosis, treatment and exercise prescription for the professional rugby players during the week and being on the sidelines on game day. He really enjoyed being involved with an elite sports medical and conditioning team and being at the cutting edge of the profession.

Dave also spent four years between 2011 and 2015 working in the AFL for North Melbourne Football Club in the role of full-time senior physiotherapist. In this time, the sports medical team at the Kangaroos was responsible for the club having the lowest soft tissue injury rate in the AFL. His sporting experience has had him travelling both nationally and internationally with various teams.

Over the past decade, Dave has developed his clinical expertise and become adept at diagnosing and managing a wide range of spinal and sporting conditions and injuries.

He takes an active approach to rehabilitation – whether it be post-operative care, management of an acute injury or an ongoing problem, he will provide tailored exercises and tools specific to you that will help increase the speed of your recovery and prevent the risk of re-injury.

Outside of work, he is the proud father of three young children, and spends as much time as possible with them and his wife. He also enjoys running, footy and golf. 

CLAIRE SPENCER

Claire completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University and has worked as a Physiotherapist over the last 20 years locally, interstate and internationally. She has had experience in both the private and public sectors and has also worked as a Clinical Tutor for Curtin University.

Claire enjoys treating a wide range of conditions including the lower limb and spine but has a particular interest in treating the shoulder.

Whilst living in Oxford, Claire worked in a specialist shoulder team at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre which included internationally recognised Shoulder Surgeons.

This experience of working intensively with shoulder patients, ignited a passion in Claire for the treatment of shoulder problems, including treatment to avoid surgery where possible.

Claire enjoys working together with clients to determine their goals and how they can best be achieved. Claire is a “hands on” Physiotherapist, and uses a variety of manual therapy approaches in her treatment including dry needling, mobilisation and individualised, progressive exercise rehabilitation programmes.

Claire has a passion for health and exercise and enjoys the outdoors with her family. She is actively involved in social sport, coaches her daughter’s netball team and is the Auskick Co-ordinator at her sons’ football club.

ANTHONY TRENT

Anthony completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University and has a strong interest in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Anthony has a hands on approach to treatment and believes that active rehabilitation with a strong focus on exercise therapy is the key to a positive recovery.

Anthony has played a wide variety of sports and understands the requirements that the body must meet to be able to excel. He enjoys the challenge of making prehabiliation and rehabilitation programs to enable his clients to achieve their goals. Anthonys treatment sessions involve a clear diagnosis and ongoing management plans to get his clients back to their optimal function as soon as possible.

Away from work Anthony enjoys travelling, snowboarding, cricket, golf, skateboarding and of course AFL.