PERTH DANCE PHYSIO

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Anna Antoine
Owner - Ellen Paterniti
Isaac Campbell

ELLEN PATERNITI graduated from Curtin University in 2014 and has since devoted her time to working as a Physiotherapist treating a broad spectrum of professional, elite and recreational dancers in Perth. 

Ellen began dancing from a very young age, and continued through all major RAD/CSTD examinations. Ellen chose to pursue a career in Physiotherapy with her vision being to draw on her experiences as a dancer, to help dancers with rehabilitation, injury reduction strategies, classical technique and overall improved wellbeing.

Currently, Ellen is also working as part of the Physiotherapy & Wellbeing team for the West Australian Ballet Company and has also been lucky enough to work with WA’s flagship contemporary dance company Co3 and Black Swan Theatre Company on a multitude of shows over the last decade. 

Ellen holds accreditation in dry needling, strength and conditioning coaching, and is also a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science.

Ellen truly loves that she gets the opportunity to go to work each day and be surrounded with hard working and passionate dancers. She has a strong interest in treating lower limb injuries within the dancer population and combines this with her passion for strength & conditioning to encourage dancers to step into a gym and lift heavy things! Ellen’s style of treatment focuses around a combination of manual therapy; exercise rehabilitation and education surrounding the physical, mental and emotional links of pain.

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ISAAC CAMPBELL completed his dance training at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and went on to dance professionally, as a soloist, in Theatre Koblenz Germany, before returning to Perth to study Physiotherapy. Isaac had sought Physiotherapy care during formative dancing years, as well as throughout his ballet career, which inspired him to continue the legacy of health professionals supporting dancers.

Isaac has presented award winning research, in the world of dance Physiotherapy, which contributed to his award of First-Class Honours upon graduating Curtin University.

Isaac is a member of Australian Society of Performing Arts Health Care, the Perth Performing Athletes Network and the National Australian LGBTIQ+ research network.

More recently, Isaac has proved a Perth favourite in the world of Pilates instruction, with 10 years experience teaching a wide variety of populations, mentoring instructors and consulting businesses on Pilates content.

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ANNA ANTOINE was born in the south of France, where she danced from a young age with classical ballet being her favourite discipline. Despite no longer dancing herself, Anna is still very passionate about the art form, choosing to channel that passion in the form of keeping dancers healthy, and at the highest level.

She completed her Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University and since has undergone additional training in dry needling. Anna has a particular interest in injury prevention and women’s health, which, during her studies, has led her to undergo a research project on “RED-S” in dancers. This involved studying the links between the unique needs of the female body, nutrition, dancing, and the subsequent rates of injuries. Because of this, Anna is also currently completing a diploma of nutrition in order to best advise her patients.

Overall, Anna loves treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries, with a bias towards the knee, ankle and low back. She has a strong focus on exercise rehabilitation but also believes in a holistic approach to physiotherapy. This includes a lot of education and addressing factors outside the dance studio!

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