Our Staff

Our physiotherapists were selected due to their specialties and interest in either sports, spinal physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, or orthopeadic Rehabilitation. All have a high level of expertise, high standard of treatments and caring personalities. Our physiotherapists, remedial massage therapists and pilates instructors are committed to helping you return to your regular lifestyle and exercise goals.

Jack Perisa
Practice Principal

Jack Graduated from Sydney University in 1998. After working his first year in Westmead Hospital he quickly moved into private practice and has been the principal of Lane Cove Physio for the past 13 years. In addition Jack has completed a double Masters degree in Sports and Musckuloskeletal Physiotherapy at Griffith University.

Jack has worked with elite athletes across a number of sports and has held physiotherapy roles with various sporting teams including the Australian Futsal Team, the Australian Paralympic Football Team, World Strongmen at the Arnold Classic, Head Physiotherapist at Football NSW, Sydney United First Grade National Soccer League team, NSW U16 School-Boys Rugby team, Blacktown City Soccer Club, GPS teams for Football and the ARAFURA games in Darwin. In addition, he worked as a sports physiotherapist at the Youth Olympics held in Sydney in 2013. Jack has treated former socceroos as well as current socceroos. He has been highly involved with St Ignatius College Riverview as their team Physiotherapist for athletics and football, as well as Jesuit Cup cricket, basketball and tennis. Jack has a passion for injury prevention and management. He is highly skilled in musculoskeletal and sports injuries.

Ellie Frayne
Facial Physiotherapist

Dr. Ellie Frayne graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours and the university medal. Ellie’s PhD from the University of Sydney, investigated facial motor control and mental fatigue following facial nerve paralysis. Whilst completing her PhD, Ellie worked in private practice and has experience with a large variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Ellie is passionate about contributing to research and applying this knowledge to help patients have the best possible outcome.

Ellie has previously taught Pilates and has worked with a variety of sports including martial arts, swimming, tennis, triathlon and AFL. Ellie is a 3rd Dan black belt and has competed internationally in Tae kwon do and has represented Australia at the Commonwealth championships, World University Games, World Universiade and was on the Shadow squad for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Ellie’s areas of interest include facial rehabilitation, jaw pain, headaches and sporting injuries.

Tate Seckold

Tate graduated from the University of Sydney with a masters of physiotherapy after completing his Bachelor of Human Movement (exercise science) degree at UTS. Tate is currently studying a double masters in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Griffith University in Queensland.

Tate has received qualifications in dry needling and taping as well as a number of additional courses on management of tendinopathies & other sporting injuries. Tate has also has a certificate in spinal manual therapy.In addition to his physio qualifications, Tate is also a qualified and registered exercise scientist and holds qualifications as a strength and conditioning coach and personal training.

Tate enjoys treating all musculoskeletal and sporting conditions, with his special interest being in acute and chronic tendon and muscular injuries. Tate was recently the team physiotherapist for the Australian Taekwondo team at the commonwealth championships in Scotland, 2014.

Outside of physiotherapy Tate has a strong passion for fitness and functional training that he has developed over the years. When he’s not working, you are likely to see him in the gym.

Jessica Findlay

Jess graduated from New Zealand’s Auckland University of Technology in 2012, with a Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Physiotherapy). She first gained experience in a private hospital and has since extended her interest into Women’s Health physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates.

As an Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute certified Mat-work and Equipment clinical pilates instructor, Jess uses the pilates Reformer equipment to treat, strengthen and stretch based on the specific individual.

Since graduating Jess has completed multiple Womens Health Training Associates courses including the Introductory, objective testing, pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, and the pelvic floor, exercise, sport and musculoskeletal dysfunction course. She has also completed the certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy in 2016.
In the clinic Jess also provides antenatal hydrotherapy classes and arthritis classes.

In her spare time you can find Jess keeping fit at the gym, catching a yoga class, running outdoors or fishing.

Ash Osie

Ashley graduated from the University of Sydney in 2014 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy). She first gained experience at Royal North Shore Hospital, where she developed her passion for post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation as well as musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Ash is kept busy at the clinic assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, delivering hydrotherapy in the pool, as well as seeing women’s health patients for which she completed the Women’s Health Training Associates’ Introduction to Women’s Health Course in early 2016.

Ashley’s bubbly and caring and loves to exercise. She aims to share her passion for keeping fit and active with all her patients, whilst focussing on their injury prevention and management.

In her spare time you’ll find her doing laps in the pool, on the netball court, painting, baking, or hiking in the bush.

Michelle Manning
Remedial Massage Therapist

A dedicated Remedial Massage and SCENAR Therapist, Michelle is passionate about helping people achieve optimum health and wellness. Starting her career as a Beauty Therapist and teacher, over time her interests in natural therapies lead her to SCENAR Therapy and Remedial Massage.

Highly professional and completely committed to her clients wellbeing, Michelle offers a holistic approach to health. This enables her to successfully provide tailor made treatments for a diverse range of health conditions such as acute and chronic muscularskeletal pain and dysfunction, post operative treatments to help improve the healing process, relaxation Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy, and Remedial Massage to target specific problem areas.

Michelle holds Diplomas in Beauty Therapy, Remedial Massage and is a qualified SCENAR Therapist.

Health Fund Rates are available for Remedial Massage treatments.

Marc Rahme

Marc’s dedication to his career has seen him complete 6 years of university studies, graduating with a bachelor of exercise and sports science, followed by the first year of a master of exercise physiology and finishing off by graduating from a Master of Physiotherapy from the university of Sydney. Growing up within a family of health practitioners has helped marc develop an extensive base of knowledge and has sparked his passion for exercise and human movement. 

Outside of physiotherapy, you will most likely find marc on the soccer field, from playing for Lanecove soccer club in his youth to representing the St Ignatius 1st XI and currently playing in the superleague first division for Putney rangers.

With a warm and caring nature and as a Riverview old boy, Marc is excited to be able to impart his knowledge through his acquired skills and give back to the community that he grew up in that has made him who he is today. Marc is also the sports physiotherapist for St Ignatius College, Riverview football teams.