Alex Chia
Physiotherapist

Alex Chia

Practice Director - Mount Lawley

Sports Physiotherapist; special interest in musicians

See Alex at our Mount Lawley or Murdoch clinics

See Alex for: All Upper limb problems; All sports injuries; Injury or pain in musicians; Neck or back pain

Alex has worked in private practice for over 14 years, and has earned his Clinical Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy from Curtin University. He has travelled with the Australian Women's Volleyball Team and worked with WA Softball. He currently heads up the physiotherapy program to the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), bringing to this role his personal experience playing both piano and violin. Alex has a strong grounding in injury prevention and rehabilitation, having completed the Level 1 Strength and Conditioning course. He has been part of the Flex Physio team for several years, and has great expertise with shoulder, elbow and hand problems.

Alex spends his time away from physiotherapy playing tennis, doing woodwork, playing music, and looking after his chooks.

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Karis Brancato
Physiotherapist

Karis Brancato

Practice director - Mount Lawley

Physiotherapist

See Karis at our Mount Lawley or Murdoch clinics

See Karis for: Arm, hand, shoulder or neck pain; Pain or injury from gym training; Nerve pain; Acute sporting injuries

Karis has been part of the Flex Physiotherapy team for several years – she came to do a few months maternity leave cover, and we never wanted her to leave! Over this time, she has become particularly adept at assessing and treating a wide variety of hand and upper limb injuries.

Karis is Curtin University trained, and has worked exclusively in private practice clinics. She places particular emphasis on understanding how your injury is impacting your life - she will conduct a thorough assessment, help you understand what is happening and then discuss the best options to manage it. She loves working with her patients to not just get them better, but to get them as good as they can be. This could mean new PBs at the gym or simply getting back out in the garden. She combines her knowledge of evidence-based research with your individual preferences to find the best solution for you.

Away from the clinic, Karis also does clinical tutoring for Notre Dame physiotherapy students. She can be found playing with her mischievous Somali cat, exploring Perth's food scene or training in powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting at the gym. And she may be spotted riding her Yamaha R1 motorbike – if you're quick enough!

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