Meet the Physios
Ed Butcher (Clinical Director/Senior Physiotherapist)
I graduated from Curtin University and have been practicing as a Physiotherapist for the past 20 years, the majority in private practice. During this time I have undertaken extensive Post Graduate Professional Development.
I treat the standard issues such as neck and back pain/problems, sports injuries, joint problems and have a special interest in headache/migraine, adolescence growing issues and dizziness/vertigo—benign postural paroxysmal vertigo. I have also been team physio for state sporting teams.
After initially gaining my electrical apprenticeship with BHP I went travelling through the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. Upon my return I completed Tuart College and then attained my Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy from Curtin University.
I have a loving wife and 3 beautiful daughters which happily take up most of my spare time. They do let me out for an occasional golf game, which although I love I play badly.
Ken Nakama (Physiotherapist)
After graduating from Curtin University in 2016, I began my career with the team at Armadale Central Physiotherapy. Since then, I have developed an understanding of all aspects of physiotherapy and I particularly enjoy treating acute back/neck injuries, ACL injuries and musculoskeletal paediatric conditions.
I am very passionate about physiotherapy and I have regularly attended post-graduate courses such as dry needling, non-operative ACL rehabilitation and paediatrics level one.
As your physiotherapist, I will work hard to identify your goals, outline an appropriate treatment management plan, and utilise manual therapy (massage, taping, and dry needling) and exercise to exceed your expectations.
Zac Conaghan (Physiotherapist)
I graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. I have since worked exclusively in private practice and have developed a particular interest in treating back and neck pain, sporting injuries and tendon pain. I have completed post-graduate courses in sports and spinal physiotherapy, advanced knee rehabilitation and dry needling for musculoskeletal conditions.
I enjoy working with my patients to help them reach their goals, which i believe is best achieved with a combination of education, manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation.
I am a keen traveller, I enjoy keeping active outdoors, heading to the beach and keeping fit at the gym.
Physiotherapy can help recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility.