The INFUSION Team

Our practitioners love nothing more than working as a team to help clients get results. Plus they are passionate about making your experience a positive one from the moment you make contact with us.

All our practitioners are physiotherapists, holding nationally accredited Pilates qualifications and internationally accredited GYROTONIC method qualifications. They all share a vision: a commitment to getting results by tailoring treatment to the individual and how they teach to suit the learning style of each client.

When you come to Infusion Pilates and Physiotherapy, this dynamic team of practitioners constantly integrate their expertise and knowledge as Physiotherapists and movement therapists to assess you holistically and find solutions to work for you.

Our Clinical Team

Vanessa Kirby

Managing Director
Principal Physiotherapist

About Vanessa

Vanessa has more than a few strings to her bow. Not only is she a fully qualified and experienced physiotherapist of 25 years, certified Pilates, GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS practitioner, she also knows firsthand the benefits of guided exercise to rehabilitate and then achieve optimal function.

After a serious accident in 2001, Vanessa used Pilates as a crucial part of her rehabilitation. She later completed a one-year Graduate Certificate in the Pilates Method at Sydney’s University of Technology and was registered with the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA). She then taught for many years before going on to study with the internationally recognised training organisation, Polestar Pilates Australia in 2010.

Following the birth of her second child in 2010, she used the GYROTONIC  exercise method to rejuvenate her body. This allowed her to cope with multiple challenges at work and at home.

Inspired by the results, Vanessa completed the GYROTONIC exercise method level 1 Foundation teacher training in 2012, level 2 in 2015 and is currently one of the only physiotherapists in Australia with this certification.

In 2014, she was fortunate to work with the creator, Juliu Horvath at the GYROTONIC Rejuvenation Retreat in Bali where she was exposed to GYROKINESIS a branch of  the GYROTONIC method that incorporates all the concepts and movements whilst on the floor, sitting and standing.  Vanessa went on to study the GYROKINESIS work and completed her level 1 certification in 2017.  She has worked with the female dancers from the West Australian Ballet, showing them the benefits of the method for flexibility, spinal control, improving dance performance and preventing injury.

A multitude of people of all levels from novices to elite, both here in Perth, Sydney and the UK have experienced the positive benefits of working with Vanessa.  She continues to practice to create successful physiotherapy treatments and programs for optimal health, wellbeing and movement function.  Her special interests include lower back, sacroiliac  and any complex biomechanical issues.

Vanessa spends her spare time running around with her family, she enjoys sewing, music and dance, is currently renewing her love for playing the saxophone. Her ideal holiday involves lots of snow, hot tubs and sake.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc (Physiotherapy) with Distinction
  • Grad. Cert. Pilates Method (APMA 2002)
  • Professional Pilates Practitioner Level 4
  • Certified GYROTONIC Practitioner Level 2
  • Certified GYROKINESIS Practitioner Level 1

Sue Lin Kalisch

Senior Physiotherapist

About Sue Lin

Sue Lin realised the benefits of physiotherapy as a teenager, when a shoulder injury prevented her from attending the National Swimming Championships. She went on to study at Curtin University in Perth, and upon graduation in 2000 was drawn to private practice. She focused her attention to the sporting arena, working with elite international level sports men and women in a variety of fields; Aussie Rules, Rugby League, Soccer, Tennis, Equestrian, and Martial arts.

In 2001, Sue Lin completed her 500 hour Pilates Apprenticeship then solidified her pilates training in 2006 whilst working at The Pilates Room in London.   It was at this time that Sue Lin worked with some of Joseph Pilates’ original protégés and experienced the traditional method at its roots.  Soon after, the Saudi Arabian Royal Family called upon Sue Lin to provide Clinical Pilates rehabilitation for one of the Princes following his back surgery, which allowed her to travel extensively throughout the world.  Sue Lin is forever keen on learning the local Pilates nuances in each place she visits to expand her extensive knowledge.

Since arriving back in Perth in 2008, Sue Lin has kept up her work with WAFL and AFL players and also worked on touring Musical Theatre Shows including Mary Poppins and Les Miserables.  This led her to complete her training in Vocal Physiotherapy in Performance Medicine which is a particular passion of hers.  She has advanced Dry Needling qualifications and experience and is completing advanced course on the TMJ AKA “the jaw” in 2021 to further solidify her treatment knowledge on the neck and jaw.

Her physiotherapy mission is to help clients reach their full potential through the use of movement as therapy, and empowering them through knowledge.

Sue Lin’s areas of special interest are:

  • Vocal Rehabilitation
  • Jaws, neck and headaches, vertigo
  • Chronic Low Back pain, Spinal Surgery Rehab
  • Children and teens
  • Women’s Health
 

In her spare time, Sue Lin loves cooking, food and wine matching, her dogs, checking out interesting fitness like aerial yoga, circus training, Lagree, Xtend Barre, caring for her indoor plants and adventuring in her four wheel drive.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc (Physiotherapy)
  • Certified Pilates Instructor (Lifecare)
  • Certified Vocal Physiotherapist (Performance Medicine)
  • Apprentice GYROTONIC Practitioner Level 1

Amy Anderson

Senior Physiotherapist

About Amy

Amy spent her childhood in the country before moving to Perth to further her education.  Her interest in human biology and participation in athletics drew her to Physiotherapy. Amy completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Notre Dame in 2009 and now has over 10 years experience in private practice. She then completed her Stott Pilates training in Melbourne with international Pilates Guru Melanie Byford-Young and has never looked back. 

Analysis of posture and movement for optimal function and prescription of appropriate exercises are paramount in Amy’s care. She loves teaching in the studio as an adjunct to her manual therapy which includes dry needling and lots of hands on care.

Amy’s strong interest in Women’s health and exercise has led her to complete APPI Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Pilates. Plus she is currently training in the GYROTONIC EXPANISION SYSTEM to further her knowledge in movement. Amy is a passionate Physiotherapist who likes to treat a variety of conditions and enjoys combining her skill set to assist clients to achieve their goals and optimal physical condition.

Amy’s areas of special interest are:

  • children
  • pre and post natal care
  • upper limb and lower limb concerns
 

In her leisure time Amy loves to keep active. She enjoys running with her dog Koda, yoga, cooking Mediterranean cuisine and spending time with her husband, family and friends.  Amy is currently on maternity leave with her first baby and due to return in 2022.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Certified Stott Pilates Instructor
  • Apprentice GYROTONIC Practitioner Level 1

Ron Lo

Resident Ergonomist

About Ron

Ron began his career as a clinical physiotherapist working in the hospital setting, some 25 years ago, initially Bathurst, NSW, then at a leading private hospital in Sydney’s south.  He then went on to work as Senior Neurological physio at The Whittington, in North London.  His special interest at that time was orthopaedic and neurological rehab.

Upon returning to Australia, Ron saw a gap within the occupational health sector, with an opportunity to work to modify and change working environments, to improve comfort and efficiency and to prevent people getting injured. It was at this time he completed his post graduate degree in Ergonomics.

Having worked in this arena for several years, he decided to enrol in a Masters degree in Human Factors, which was completed at the end of 2017. Ron loves nothing more than working with the Infusion team to assess and modify work stations to improve comfort and posture. Often it is the tiniest of changes that bring on the most improvements.

In his spare time, Ron enjoys hanging out with his ‘girls’, walking the family dog, and jetting off to enjoy snow filled holidays, whenever the opportunity arises.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Graduate Diploma (Ergonomics)
  • Master of Human Factors and Safety Management Systems

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