Our Team


Ida Woodland

Our senior physiotherapist and co-principal, Ida Woodland, completed her physiotherapy degree in 1991 with a distinction+. Ida has over 20 years of private practice experience, and has been affiliated with Cannington Physiotherapy practice since 1995.

Ida has an extensive musculoskeletal expertise for patients with back and neck problems. She is especially interested in deep myofascial release.  Ida is a Pilates instructor and enjoys participating in Pilates herself as well as advising Pilates strengthening exercises for patient rehabilitation. Having spent part of her childhood in Croatia, Ida speaks Croatian as well as some Italian.


Ian Taunt

Senior physiotherapist and co-principal, Ian Taunt, continued his physiotherapy study and completed a Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Western Australia in 2006. He has 13 years of private practice experience at Cannington Physiotherapy and treats a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. He has a major clinical interest in the management of spinal and shoulder disorders.

Ian is involved in occupational and corporate health and provides on-site physiotherapy for various companies. He has fostered close working relationships with corporate clients to instigate appropriate functional capacity assessments ensuring good employment retention rates and minimal work related injuries. Ian is closely affiliated with various professional bodes including the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Active Physiotherapy Group and the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.


Kelsey Baptist

Kelsey graduated from The University of Notre Dame and started working at Cannington Physiotherapy in 2007. She is one of our experienced Pilates instructors and works with the Demons State League netball squad for injury prevention and management.

Kelsey continues to play netball at Southern Districts  and has had experience with many types of musculoskeletal conditions including sporting injuries and neck/back pain. Kelsey also performs pre-employment screening assessments.

Kelsey uses her Pilates background to assist with functional rehabilitation for sporting, motor vehicle and worker’s compensation injuries. She performs dry needling and has completed further training in the Mulligan’s manual therapy techniques.


Ilena O’Driscoll

Ilena completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 2008. Ilena has now been treating at Cannington Physiotherapy for over 3 years having come from New Zealand where she worked for 3 years in both the Hospital and private sectors. Her work in New Zealand provided the opportunity to work closely with a number of orthopaedic specialists giving her a unique perspective on post-operative rehabilitation.She has continued to build on her knowledge recently completing her Post Graduate Diploma in Manual Therapy here in Perth and is currently affiliated with the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Ilena has a strong interest in sporting, post-operative and workplace rehabilitation. Away from work Ilena enjoys all outdoor activities, particularly running, having competed in 2 half marathons as well as being an avid traveller.


Jessica Chilvers

Jessica is a physiotherapist from the University of Notre Dame. During her time at university she worked as a sports trainer at Palmyra Rugby Club. Jessica has experience working in both private practive and with sport clubs. Since working as a physiotherapist Jess has formed particular interest in Bowen Therapy, specifically neurostructural integration technique (a form of alternative soft tissue therapy) and acupuncture. Jess is one of our clinical Pilates instructors having undertaken pilates classes herself for many years and experiencing the benefit of it first hand. General interests include scuba diving, relaxing at the beach, waterpolo and swimming. She hopes to work with an international sporting team in the future.


Callan Lewis

Callan joined Cannington Physiotherapy in 2011 after completing his Masters in Physiotherapy. Callan has completed two further degrees in Exercise Rehabilitation and Exercise Science which enabled him to work as an Exercise Physiologist before pursuing his Physiotherapy degree. Whilst passionate about functional exercise based rehabilitation, Callan will also use a variety of manual techniques including Dry Needling to get results.

Callan has worked with a number of sporting teams including ACT Softball and is currently working with Demons State League Netball club. Callan loves health and fitness and enjoys the challenge that exercise brings whether it’s in the gym or on the basketball court.


Jenna Bovell

Jenna graduated from Notre Dame University in 2010. She completed an extensive Pilates Instructor Training Program (500hours). She has also completed a Level One Mat Pilates course under the Pilates Institute of Australasia. Jenna previously worked as a sports trainer and Physiotherapist for the Palmyra Rugby Club and also did regular massage for the Perth Wildcats basketball team from 2009-12.

Jenna has an interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy as well as dance and sporting injuries. She enjoys taking clients through Pilates classes and also participates in elite Pilates Reformer classes. Other interests include dance and netball and watching the footy!


Dean Nelson

Dean joins the team after completing his studies in both exercise rehabilitation and physiotherapy. He has worked in several different areas ranging from sporting injuries to workplace injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. After working with multiple local sporting clubs, Dean has developed a special interest in knee and ankle injuries and sports specific rehabilitation.

Dean plays both cricket and football and enjoys watching just about any other sport. If he isn’t in the clinic there’s a fair chance he’s out playing sport or fishing.


Emma Henderson

Emma completed a bachelor of physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in Albury, NSW in 2010. She then gained experience in both the public and private sectors around the Melbourne and Geelong regions before making the move over to Western Australia.

Emma has a particular interest in treating sporting injuries  and has recently completed her post-graduate certificate in Sports Physiotherapy. Emma has experience working with a variety of sporting teams and athletes and is currently involved with the WAFL as a sports trainer for the Perth Demons football club.

Emma also works as a part of the clinics Pilates team and is qualified in dry needling and is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. In her spare time Emma enjoys playing netball, spending time with friends and family and loves going to the beach.


Cathy Smith

Cathy completed her physiotherapy degree at AUT in New Zealand in 2005. Cathy has been working in private practice physiotherapy for the past 9 years in Queensland.

During 2014, Cathy completed a post-graduate certificate in Western Acupuncture through AUT, New Zealand, and often uses dry needling as part of her treatment; along with soft tissue therapy, muscle energy techniques and joint mobilization. Cathy treats injuries throughout the body but has a special interest in treating hip, pelvis and spinal problems.

Outside of work Cathy enjoys competing in long range target rifle shooting and has represented QLD and NZ in competitions. She also likes experimenting in the kitchen and garden.


Clare Knight

Clare returns to Cannington Physiotherapy in 2016 after having time off to start her own family. Clare graduated from Curtin University in 2007 and began working at Cannington initially in 2008. Clare has completed two dry needling courses and is also one of our Pilates instructors.

Clare enjoys  treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries, using her dry needling and Pilates experience to compliment hands on therapy. Clare participates in Pilates classes herself and enjoys running and spending quality time with her young family.

Jenna Price

Jenna completed her Masters in Physiotherapy in 2012, bringing with her a wealth of experience having completed two further degrees in Exercise Science and Exercise Rehabilitation. Jenna has previously worked in Canada and Australia as an Exercise Physiologist and Physiotherapist in both hospital and community based settings.

Jenna has a particular interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries, particularly spinal and cervicogenic headaches. Jenna’s true passion is sports specific rehabilitation which she developed whilst working as a sports trainer with Inglewood Soccer Club whilst studying. Jenna’s diverse background allows her to treat injuries with a holistic approach including soft tissue/trigger point release, joint mobilisation and functional strength retraining.

Outside of the clinic Jenna has an active lifestyle enjoying all outdoor activities, participating in Pilates herself, dance, netball as well as being an avid traveller.

Silvia Gonzalez

Silvia completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 1999, Madrid, Spain. Silvia moved to Australia in 2011 and brings with her 18 years of experience in workplace rehabilitation and private practice.

Silvia’s strong commitment to learning had lead her to complete a Masters in Osteopathy (2009) and in Myofascial Release (2016). She provides a holistic approach combining gentle joint mobilizations and deep myofascial release techniques. Her treating specialities are neck pain, back pain and shoulder conditions .She is also very proficient with treating jaw problems.

Silvia loves playing tennis and a healthy lifestyle, enjoys cooking and nature. She also speaks Spanish.

Steven Holle

Steve graduated in physiotherapy from the University of Notre Dame in 2006. On graduation he gained experience at several different practices around Perth as well as working with the East Fremantle Football Club as the physiotherapist for their Colts side. From these experiences Steve has developed expertise dealing with sporting injuries diagnosis and rehabilitation so that patients can return to their chosen sport. Steve works with private patients at Cannington Physiotherapy. He also works with corporate clients within different industries where he is involved in work injury rehabilitation and functional capacity assessments for employment suitability.



Jackeline Gartrell

Jackeline has been practising as a Remedial Massage Therapist since 2007, qualified as a Physiotherapist in Brazil before coming to Australia. Her qualifications cover Remedial Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage and Lymphatic Draining (including pregnancy). She hopes to help her clients not only with their pain, but with a greater understanding of the body, posture and its functions as well.

In her spare time, Jackeline is a keen runner, enjoys listening to music and reading.