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
Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (FACP) – 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. Most recently, Jack has been awarded a Specialist Sports Physiotherapy Title from the College of Specialist Physiotherapists in 2018. This is the highest Titling recognition in Australia for a physiotherapist.

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 as well as a sports physiotherapist for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in the athletes village. 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 Seckold (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 and works with Lane Cove Rugby.

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.

Emma Unwin
Exercise Physiologist

Emma graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology), is now an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Since graduation Emma has occupied her time using exercise to treat and manage her patient’s chronic disease and conditions. She has had experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries, both acute and chronic. In addition, Emma has worked with individuals who have neurological conditions, autism, intellectual disability , auto-immune diseases, spinal cord injury and down syndrome, as well as athletes from track and field/rugby union/soccer. One of her primary focuses over the past year has been treating and minimising the impact of Cardiovascular Disease among the healthy and unhealthy population. She has become SIRA Work Cover certified and studied the EXOS course which focuses on strength and conditioning with athletes.

Emma is passionate about educating people to have the capacity to self-manage their pain through exercise and soft-tissue release. She firmly believes that health should be a number one priority in a person’s life

Away from the clinic Emma attends the gym to maintain her strength and aerobic fitness with combined training of weights and cardio. She has participated in x5 Half marathons and numerous 5-10km fun runs. She has currently increasing her running frequency to participate in Fun Runs around NSW. She enjoys spending time with friends in the outdoors, whilst enjoying her favourite meal of the day: breakfast!

Monique Bain

Monique graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Newcastle in 2016. Growing up in the Lane Cove area, Monique spent time at Lane Cove Physio as both a client and work experience student in high school.

Playing sport from the time she can remember, she has a passion for assisting in the rehab of sporting injuries to facilitate return to sport. Swimming at a national level throughout high school gave her first-hand knowledge on the importance of strength, conditioning and injury prevention.

Monique spent her first year as a physiotherapist with Central Coast Local Health District, primarily treating post-operative patients in the acute setting, where she developed skills in musculoskeletal and rehabilitation physiotherapy. She also has a strong interest in Women’s Health and Paediatric physiotherapy. Monique has also covered sports physiotherapy for Gordon Rugby Club.

Outside of physiotherapy, Monique enjoys competing in ocean swims and running events. Her friendly and warm manner with all ages makes clients feel at ease.

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 and recently for Willoughby Dalleys.

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.