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. 

Michael Edwards

Michael completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2014 and is currently finishing his Masters of Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports Major) this year. This involves developing advanced skills in Physiotherapy practice to apply the most up-to-date and evidence-informed principles to daily clinical practice and sporting arenas.

 

Michael uses his expertise to deliver patient-centred high value care in no less and no more time that is required to get you back doing what you love. Michael has held Physiotherapy and Strength and Conditioning roles at a number football, cricket and rugby union teams in Perth as well as coaching everyday people to achieve their goals in running and triathlon using world-leading interactive software.

 

When he isn’t working or studying Michael enjoys practicing what he preaches outside or in the gym. He is currently training for his latest goal, to complete the Bussleton Ironman later this year.