Director, Co-Founder, Senior Physiotherapist & DMA Pilates Instructor
Cara-Lee's passion for the ocean, movement and helping others culminated in her teaming up with the creative Kate to give life to Stoke Physio. An experienced physiotherapist with 9 years of treating under her belt, Cara-Lee has learnt that healing the body takes more than simply addressing the physical.
After spending the past few years pursuing further education, 2019 will find Cara-Lee back in the clinic wielding needles, sharp elbows, faithful reformer exercises and talking non-stop as she educates clients on how to live life pain-free. Outside of the clinic you will find her with her nose in a book, on the coast with her caramel border collie puppy, Otis, or fresh out the ocean.
Leading by example, CLG lives her life to the utmost, fully embracing what it means to #spreadthestoke!
Cara-Lee is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to her daughter in February 2020. Stay tuned, because she will be back :)
Director, Co-Founder, STOTT Pilates Instructor
Kate is the creative, organisational guru at Stoke Physio. With a degree in marketing (minoring in spreadsheets, it is joked) and a background in operations management, she makes everything smooth sailing at Stoke. In between managing the day-to-day running of Stoke, she is also a very passionate Pilates teacher. She see's private reformer clients, and also runs group mat classes, and builds a fun, engaging workout with an emphasis on getting you to your goals through movement. Her Pilates philosophy is that as long as you're moving, and in a little bit of 'good-pain' somewhere, then you're doing it right.
When she's not at the clinic, you'll find Kate along the coast with her frenchie, Frankie, friends and a coffee in hand. Kate loves to balance a busy work life with an active life outside of the clinic, doing functional training, running and long walks in her spare time.
Simon joined Stoke in October 2015, and is an enthusiastic Physiotherapist who is interested in a wide range of sports, particularly surfing. Having done many trips away to Indonesia and through Western Australia, Simon has honed his skills in the water and gained a wealth of experience. Simon also has a passion for Aussie Rules football, formerly playing for Subiaco in the West Australian Football League.
Simon has worked with the West Australian Swimming Squad in their National Titles at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and continues to work with their athletes throughout the season.
Simon loves working on improving performance and keeping his patients in the water or getting them back onto the sporting field as soon as possible is his goal. Keen to see people happy and healthy, Simon always looks to provide patient-centred treatment taking into account each client’s personal goals and working with them to achieve those goals.
Physiotherapist & DMA Pilates Instructor
Paige joined Stoke in early 2019 after a few years of living and working in Canada. An avid sports fan who loved exploring North America's vast range of natural wonders, Paige played netball, softball, AFL and flag gridiron football participating in national championships for both netball and gridiron. She has a good understanding of sports injuries and the problems affecting the everyday athlete. Paige has previously worked with the Western Australian U19's softball team and Coastal Titans (now Subiaco) Women's Football Club.
After graduating from Curtin University in 2009, Paige worked in private practice where she gained experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries. Her time in Canada took a focus on disability management helping people return to work following illness or injury. Through these experiences, Paige understands how pain and injury can impact day-to-day functioning and how that can affect one's quality of life. She is passionate about working with her clients to achieve their goals and work towards their best quality of life.
Physiotherapist, Kinesiologist & BE Pilates Instructor
Erin Sturch began her physiotherapy career in Canada at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Upon graduating she quickly focused on sports physiotherapy, working with a number of elite athletes from various sporting backgrounds around the globe, including the Canadian Nordic ski team in Canmore, Alberta. She has presented talks to high-school aged female athletes, educating them on knee injury prevention. She also developed an evidence-based knee prehab program, while living in Canada. Since moving to Australia, Erin has worked with various number of patient populations, including elite athletes and chronic pain sufferers. Since living in Perth, she has presented talks on Tendon-specific rehabilitation to general practitioners in the greater Perth area.
Erin grew up playing provincial water polo and swam competitively up until graduating from university. She has a love for most sports, health & wellness activities and the great outdoors. She is excited to be working with the amazing staff here at Stoke Physio and is looking forward to tailoring a treatment program for you that suits your individual needs. Erin brings thorough, evidence-based, personalized care while guiding you along your road to recovery.
Physiotherapist, APPI Pilates Instructor
Sophie realised a childhood goal when she graduated in 2019 with a Masters of Physiotherapy from La TROBE University. Originally from Melbourne, Sophie lives in Perth as a member of the Hockeyroos squad.
Sophie enjoys teaching Reformer Pilates and has a passion for education in health and fitness practices.
As an athlete with the Victorian Institute of Sport she has spoken to school and athlete groups about time management, goal setting and developing resilience.
Sophie brings enthusiasm and energy to her practice and is keen to provide all her patients with physiotherapy treatment individual to their needs.
When not at Stoke Physio Sophie trains with the Hockeyroos, reads, practices yoga, enjoys cooking for friends and a good piccolo with chocolate on top!