About Our Clinic
We are an inter-disciplinary clinic with a focus on Chiropractic services, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry and Physiotherapy.
We're based in Perth, conveniently located close to the CBD.
This is your team.
Our Perth Chiropractors
Dr Paul Staerker
AAS(Chem), BSc DC
Dr Paul entered pre-medicine and majored in chemistry and physics, to then obtain a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois USA. Next, Paul set up the largest chiropractic clinic in the Italian Emilia-Romagna region – Centro Medico di Chiroprassi. From 1979 onwards Paul enjoyed watching Australians get better, teaching chiropractic in Melbourne and running a private practice. In 1983 he partnered with Dr Miriam Minty at the then Causeway Chiropractic Clinic, and opened Burswood Health Professionals in 1993 as a new, purpose-built multi-disciplinary clinic. He’s proud of his team who shares his vision of improving lives.
Dr Abbey Chilcott
B.Sc (Chiro) (Hons) B Chiro (Hons) GradCert PopHealth
Dr Abbey Chilcott holds a double degree in Science and Chiropractic from Murdoch University. Her research honours degree saw her working alongside a Perth neurosurgeon exploring the accuracy of orthopaedic and neurological testing in diagnosing lumbar radiculopathy. Dr Abbey Chilcott has gained a wealth of experience in managing sports injuries through her work with the Seattle Mariners baseball team in the USA, at the Mr Price Pro surfing competition in South Africa and at The International Waterpolo Competition in Perth. In 2008 Abbey was awarded the Marcia Cerutty Award for clinical excellence from the Chiropractor’s Association of Australia and the DRS Award for medical excellence in clinical imaging. She has pursued postgraduate public health studies at UWA and is a clinical supervisor in a university student clinic. She currently holds an appointment as a practitioner member on the Chiropractic Board of Australia.
Dr Lucy Radford
BSc (Chiro), B Chiro
Dr Lucy Radford completed a double degree in Science and Chiropractic from Murdoch University. Competing in Calisthenics for most of her childhood led to her passion for preventative and rehabilitative care. After a hip injury of her own, Dr Lucy became a patient of Dr Paul Staerker and was inspired to pursue Chiropractic. Dr Lucy continues to expand her knowledge, having a particular interest in multi modal care, incorporating her training as a Clinical Pilates instructor with gentle hands-on Chiropractic techniques. Her tailored approach to pain and stress management is aimed at providing patients with the tools to continue with what they love doing.
Our Perth Occupational Therapists
M Occ Thy, B Sc (Ex & Sp Sc)
Occupational Therapist Kate holds a Bachelor Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Edith Cowan University and a Master Degree in Occupational Therapy. She loves working with people in the context of their elite or community sports activities. Kate’s passion is to help people so they get back to living the lives they want to. Ever since she finished her degree in OT she has been working at Burswood Health Clinic, building on her experience as a swimming teacher, a sports trainer and a holiday program leader. What she loves about creating programs for people, is that the rehabilitation helps to overcome pain and get back to doing what people love doing. Kate also loves working with children, having completed studies in child development and physical education in 2014. She is now also implementing paediatric programs at Burswood Health, focusing on child development, injury prevention and learning. Helping them grow into confident young adults, that’s what it’s all about.
Perth born and bred, Katie holds Bachelor degrees in Occupational Therapy (OT) from Curtin University and Performing Arts from Edith Cowan University.
As a Soft Tissue OT Katie adopts a partnership mentality, working with you to achieve your personal therapy goals by using a range of methods including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, postural retraining, performance analysis of daily activities and basic exercise coaching.
With a lifetime of dance experience at an international professional level, Katie has invested in developing a holistic OT practice for elite performing artists, including dancers and musicians. Katie recognises the importance of quality pain and injury management, incorporating education, hands-on muscle therapy, prevention strategies and thorough rehabilitation. Katie combines her knowledge of human movement and anatomy, soft-tissue healing processes and optimum performance; helping you engage fully in your valued occupations.
Our Perth Podiatry Team
Dr. Sumit Arvind
B Sc. (Pod.)
Dr Sumit Arvind graduated from the University of Newcastle with a distinction in Bachelor of Podiatry. He has demonstrated his consistent dedication and passion towards podiatry and his patients by being placed on the Faculty of Health & Medicine Commendation list numerous times over the course of his program, being recognised as a college scholar in 2021 and being offered a chance to represent the University & the Podiatry program on a live ABC radio interview in 2022.
Dr Sumit believes in looking after your foot health from a holistic perspective, considering all relevant anatomy in the diagnosis and management of your condition. He aims to provide a complete problem resolution from the root cause up, addressing not only immediate pain and disability but preventing recurrence. His interest lies in managing diabetic foot health, biomechanical and sports injuries, joint problems, ingrown toenails, paediatric and geriatric foot health through a range of patient-centred, evidence-based treatment solutions. Dr Sumit looks forward to helping you achieve your personalised health goals and get you back on your feet!
Dr. Eliza Roy
B Sc. (Pod.)
Eliza has a passion for human movement, biology and physiology. She has a keen interest in sports related injury rehabilitation and paediatic assessment, advice and treatment.
Eliza graduated from The University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Podiatry. She has been fortunate enough to relocate to Perth to further her career and assist more patients in achieving their goals. She loves forever growing as a Practitioner and increasing her skills and knowledge.
Having a history in competitive sports sparked her interest in the biomechanics of the lower limb and the importance of injury prevention and effective treatment. Eliza loves the gym, playing music and the beach. Eliza’s warm and enthusiastic personality allows her to work effectively with patients to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. She believes in the importance of a holistic approach to healthcare. She is dedicated to helping patients live a long, happy, and pain-free life by implementing the most effective evidence-based treatment plan.
Make a booking with Eliza to find out what you can do to improve your lower limb health, prevent injury or solve that ongoing foot and ankle pain.
Our Perth Physio Team
Reuben has completed advanced training in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, graduating from the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2021 (Musculoskeletal major).
He has a special interest in knees injuries, including patellofemoral pain, osteoarthritis, and ligament injuries. Reuben's training and knowledge in strength and conditioning allows him to return his clients to better than expected levels of function.
Reuben’s interest lies in empowering clients with persistent pain (lower back, neck, orthopaedic, etc) to return to their hobbies, sport, and work. He was involved in research on young adults with chronic pain during his postgraduate degree which led to an enduring interest in this area.
Reuben’s training in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy enables him to comprehensively assess patients, providing a clear treatment plan after the first session. In his spare time Reuben loves playing cricket, tennis, hitting the gym and cycling after work! He therefore loves helping his clients live active lifestyles too.
The first step to seeing Reuben is to schedule an appointment at a time convenient to you. Reuben will be available at Burswood from October 2023.