Chris Barret

Specialist Spinal PhysiotherapistPrincipal Physiotherapist

Ross Clifford

Specialist Sport PhysiotherapistPrincipal Physiotherapist

Emily Walker

Physiotherapist (Interests sports and spinal)

Perth’s Leaders in Physiotherapy

To help you become your best, we had to train to be the best.Your health matters, and we’re here to guide you in improving your health and vitality.

That’s why we became Specialist Physiotherapists. Simply, to give you the best results and stop living with pain of feeling “average”.

As nationally recognised leaders in physiotherapy, with an expertise achieved by less than 1% of all physiotherapists in Australia, you can have peace of mind your transformation is managed at the level of world’s best practice.

Chris Barrett

Specialist Spinal PhysiotherapistPrincipal Physiotherapist
Chris is your back expert!

After years of practice as a physiotherapist in private hospitals and repairing rugby league players from butting heads and body slams in Sheffield UK, he decided Perth was the place to be, back in 1982.

By 1986 he completed another qualification with Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy. And before he knew it, he was back in the hospitals at the Mount Physiotherapy that became Specialist Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy.

Chris worked with more young, bruised and battered bodies for the West Coast Eagles between 1993 to 1999 and in the midst of it completed a Masters of Physiotherapy in 1995, investigating complex spinal movement.

But his real accomplishment came when he completed his specialisation to become a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in 2007.

The one thing that Chris has learnt through all of his years is how to have a “Good Back” rather than a bad one. He also just happens to know how you can have a good one too.

Ross Clifford

Specialist Sport PhysiotherapistPrincipal Physiotherapist
Ross is a Perth boy born and bred, finishing his physiotherapy degree with honours at Curtin University in 1992. But back then, his passion was surfing and completed a comparative research project investigating low back pain in surfers and surf lifesavers.

He went on to complete a post graduate degree in Sports Physiotherapy and ended up working with Chris at the Mount Hospital Physiotherapy from 1992.

Between 1995 and 2003 Ross was the physiotherapist for the Western Warriors cricket team where he used his Sports training to analyse causative factors of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, to fasten recovery through targeted manual therapy and rehabilitation exercises.

Not to be outdone by Chris, Ross also completed his Specialisation at Australian College of Physiotherapists as a Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist in 2009.

And putting Ross in clearly the winner’s circle he is now a Councillor for the Australian College of Physiotherapists, a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Professional Standards Committee and a member of the APA National Sports Physiotherapy Committee.

Emily Walker

Physiotherapist (Interests sports and spinal)
As an exercise-enthusiast, Emily’s talent lies in exercise prescription and her passion is to help her patients get moving as quickly as possible. Emily spends half her time on the wards at the Mount Hospital, with a special interest in orthopaedics and cardiothoracic surgery. From treating significantly incapacitated patients in ICU to getting patients to kick goals on a sporting field, Emily helps people achieve their best function. Emily gained her physiotherapy qualification at Curtin University through a Masters of Physiotherapy. She graduated in June 2020 with Distinction, and joined the team at Specialist Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy shortly after. Emily’s fresh perspective compliments Ross and Chris’ years of experience, plus she is lucky enough to be constantly learning from highly regarded Specialist Physiotherapists. When she’s not working, you’ll find Emily snorkelling at Rottnest, chilling in a hammock in Exmouth or walking along Floreat Beach with her husband and two miniature dachshunds.

Get in Touch

(08) 9200 3922


Open Hours

Mon – Fri — 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday — ClosedSunday — Closed

Specialist Sports and Spinal PhysiotherapyUnit 15 and 16 Chelsea Village145 Stirling Highway, Nedlands WA