About us

At Subiaco Physiotherapy, we have created a network of physiotherapists who share an obvious enthusiasm, passion, and dedication to what they do.

Meet The Subi Physio Team

At Subiaco Physiotherapy, we take immense pride in the team we have assembled. We are constantly growing and expanding our team of highly skilled physiotherapists who strive to deliver exceptional care to our clients. Our physiotherapists are committed to helping each other grow and improve, which ultimately leads to an elevated level of service for our clients. We believe that our team’s passion and dedication to the field of physiotherapy sets us apart from others, and we look forward to introducing them to you.

Our Clinic

At Subiaco Physiotherapy, we have created a network of physiotherapists and allied health professionals who share an obvious enthusiasm, passion, and dedication to what they do.

At the heart of our philosophy is client-centred care; where we take our time to understand each client, their goals, and their beliefs about their condition. From here, we develop and implement treatment plans of the highest quality in order to help them achieve their goals.

We use our brand-new private treatment rooms and a purpose-built rehabilitation gym to deliver care of the highest quality at our convenient Hay Street location. Our practices are driven by the most up-to-date evidence, and we use the latest technology to deliver optimal results. We’re easily accessible despite being only minutes from the Perth city centre, with ample parking available.

Our team

The Subiaco Physiotherapy Professionals

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.


Remedial Massage Therapists


Jimmy Milligan


Jimmy brings together his love for exercise with the knowledge and experience gained from working with Perth’s very own Western Force to get his clients the best outcomes.

  • Expertise in sporting injuries
  • Head physiotherapist at Cottesloe Rugby Club
  • Calisthenics & handstand extraordinaire

Jimmy graduated with a degree in physiotherapy from Curtin University. He is passionate about sport and has a particular interest is sports rehabilitation. He believes in a patient-centred approach to physiotherapy, using a combination of manual therapy and exercise to improve recovery outcomes and reduce the risk of injury reoccurrences.

After playing rugby union for nearly 20 years, Jimmy hung up the boots in 2017 to become a part of the Cottesloe Rugby Club medical team where he developed his skills in acute injury management, diagnosis and exercise rehabilitation. Through this role he was offered an internship with the Western Force for the 2020 and 2021 season. Working with professional athletes has exposed Jimmy to the highest levels of care which he brings with him every day to the clinic.

Prior to embarking on the physiotherapy journey, Jimmy served 4 years in the Royal Australian Air Force as a pilot trainee and completed a Bachelor of Business from the University of New South Wales in 2013.

When not in the clinic, Jimmy leads an active lifestyle which includes surfing, going to the gym and running

Katie Jeffrey


Katie has 15 years of experience working in private practice and is currently studying her master’s in Women’s Health Physiotherapy.

  • Peripartum & postpartum women’s health
  • Temporomandibular (jaw) pain
  • Supermum of two 

Katie completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Notre Dame in 2010 and has since gained a wide range of experience in private practice and also in hospital settings. She has also completed her post graduate diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and is currently completing her Masters in Women’s Health Physiotherapy.

Having worked across a broad range of physiotherapy roles, Katie has become very adept at assessing and managing musculoskeletal and sporting injuries, post operative rehabilitation, workplace injuries and also has a clinical interest in Women’s health. She also has a great deal of expertise and experience in jaw pain and scoliosis.

Katie has two young children her keep her very busy! She is passionate about sports and fitness, competing in triathlons and running. Alongside this, she has a keen interest and skill set in helping other new mums to return safely and effectively to sports and exercise, especially running!

Dave Dawes

Physiotherapist & Director

Dave is the director and founder of Subiaco Physiotherapy. He has over 15 years’ experience working in private practice and professional sport.

  • Seven years in professional sport
  • Expertise in running-related injuries
  • Running tragic & proud father of three

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 15 years, 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 is passionate about running, currently training for and completing marathons and ultra-marathons (just for fun!)

Mattia Locatelli

Remedial Massage Therapist

Matt brings with him years of massage experience, working with professional soccer clubs in Europe.

  • Fully qualified remedial massage therapist
  • Has worked with many different athletes
  • Loves fitness and coffee

Matt brings with him years of massage experience, working with professional soccer clubs in Italy.

In his home country, he spent a lot of time working with senior professional soccer clubs and in private
practice, and after moving here, he continued to develop his true passion for working with athletes.

Since arriving in Perth, continued to gain experience treating a range of different clients from athletes
in the AFLW West Coast Eagles female academy and cricket to recreational people with everyday
muscle soreness. Matt also spent time working at last year’s IRONMAN in Busselton and this year in
Perth Champions Regatta & HBF Run for a Reason.

Matt also loves coffee, physical activity and the Perth lifestyle! Matt is also a qualified personal trainer,
and his passion for helping clients improve their overall health and wellness is a huge asset. We are
really excited to have Matt joining us as part of the Subiaco Physio team and to be able to help our
clients with a range of different massage techniques such as:

·  Remedial massage

·  Swedish Massage & Reflexology

·  Deep Tissue massage & Trigger point

·  Muscle Energy Techniques & PNF

·  Sports & Lymphatic massage

·  Myofascial release therapy

·  Functional release cupping

·  Pregnancy massage

Need Any Further Help?

The team of professionals at Subiaco Physiotherapy have a wealth of knowledge and years of experience each. If you need any further help if our services can assist you, just get in touch and our team is happy to help and support you.

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the common questions we get asked about the services we provide, payment options & our clinic location.

If you have any more questions or need any further help, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Yes, provided that your level of cover includes physiotherapy, you can claim your private health benefits on-the-spot and only have to pay the gap. This amount varies significantly between health funds and policies, so we suggest checking with your insurer first.

Whilst we can process these claims on the day of your appointment using our HICAPS machine, if you forget your card then you can pay the full amount then claim a portion of it back from your insurer.

No, you generally don’t require a GP referral to see a physiotherapist. We are highly experienced in musculoskeletal management and are often your GP’s most recommended health care professionals.

The exception to this is if you’ve been injured in a Workplace accident (Worker’s Comp) or in a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) and require physiotherapy as a result of these injuries. In this case, you will require a GP referral if it is under an insurance claim.

Yes we do.

Enhanced Primary Care Plans are an initiative by the Government to help people with persistent pain access physiotherapy, in which Medicare will contribute significantly to the cost of the session. There is still an out-of-pocket expense that will be incurred by the client of between $45 and $60 per visit.

Please remember to bring your GP referral and Medicare card to these visits.

Yes, there is paid parking directly out the front of the clinic. There is also free one hour parking on the corner of Forrest and Denis St, and free parking on Forrest St nearby.

It’s worth arriving at your appointment a few minutes early to allow time to get a parking location that suits you best.

Being located on Hay Street, Subiaco Physiotherapy is easily accessible by public transport.

We’re only a 6-minute (500 m) walk away from Subiaco train station.
Bus Route No. 28 stops just a short distance (120 m) from our entrance,

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