Meet Our Directors

Dave Hall

DAVID HALL
Director & Co-Founder

With a 25-year career as a leading Physiotherapist, David built a professional practice treating some of the most intractable and disabling workplace injuries. His expertise was recognised through his election as Victorian Chairperson of the Occupational Health chapter of Australian Physiotherapy Association, where he served for 6 years before stepping into the role of National Chair in 2016.

As a founding Director of PHW, he draws on subject matter expertise in both Physiotherapy and Psychology and a professional practice extending across group facilitation, organisational development and workplace health and safety.

Outside PHW, his passion for team and community-building sees Dave running group events from trivia nights to silent disco tours for non-profit and corporate clients alike.

RYAN EBERT
Director & Co-Founder

Originally qualified as a Physiotherapist and Rehabilitation Consultant, Ryan spent his early career on the frontline of workplace injury. Frustrated by treating preventable trauma and strain in patients, he became determined to build a business that stemmed the tide of unnecessary injuries and ill-health, moving his focus to product development and undertaking further graduate study in engineering.

Named twice in Australia’s Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30, Ryan is an energetic leader, educator and founding Director of PHW Group. His commitment to community includes a number of non-executive roles and a lectureship with Swinburne University, where he teaches business and leadership to healthcare students.

In his free time, Ryan can be found pursuing his interest in sustainable property development and evangelising about the transformative potential of the blockchain.

MELISSA RADCLIFFE
Director 

With a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, from which she graduated with Honours, Melissa has 14 years’ experience in public and private healthcare. Over the last 9 years Melissa has worked in private practice treating a number of workplace injuries. This emphasised to her the need for early intervention strategies to be placed in workplaces to help keep employees healthy. This has lead to her being passionate about injury prevention and promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Since joining PHW Group in 2015 as a Physiotherapist she has experienced the positive effects of promoting wellness in the workplace. Melissa came onboard as a director of PHW Group in 2018 with her passion for delivering consultations and interventions that promote healthy and productive workplaces.

Outside of work Melissa enjoys keeping active with her young family.

Our Awesome Team

Our Health Professionals are carefully selected for their expertise, service ethic and commitment to the PHW values
of human-centric design and evidence-based practice.

FELICIA WONG
Victoria

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Felicia gained her registration with the board of Physiotherapy in 2014 and has worked with PHW Group since its inception in 2015. Felicia spends most of her work-week helping clients regain pain-free function in a private clinic, in which Clinical Pilates forms a big part of her work. Felicia also loves working with PHW Group to promote injury prevention in workplaces.

CAROLINE BILLS
Victoria

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Caroline is passionate about helping people to make and sustain change – whether that be assisting people to learn what to do to prevent or recover from injury or helping organisations achieve a more productive workplace. She has worked in the area of chronic pain for many years and is a Licensed HealthChange® Associate while continuing to work as an Occupational Health Consultant.

LAUREN FERRANTE
Victoria

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Lauren completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Clinical Science) / Bachelor of Osteopathy in 2005, and has worked in private practice as an Osteopath since this time. She is a firm believer in the notion that how you feel, think and act while at work can have a huge impact on your whole body health. Lauren has conducted assessments for PHW since early 2018.

KIARN KELLY
New South Wales

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Kiarn completed her undergraduate degree in Exercise & Sports Science in 2014. Prior to this, Kiarn had worked as a strength & conditioning coach with members of the public and athletes in QLD. In 2015, Kiarn commenced the postgraduate Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Macquarie University, which she completed in 2018. Kiarn has a particular interest and knowledge in grappling sports. She has done judo for over 15 years and recently started wrestling and kickboxing. Kiarn enjoys helping people get back to being active and healthy. Her focus is always on her patients and truly enjoys working with a range of different people to help them achieve their goals – whether it be reducing pain, getting back to sport or simply being able to do day-to-day activities.

MICHAEL CRAMER
New South Wales

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Michael completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Western Sydney University in 2013. He continued his studies and graduated from the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Macquarie University. During his studies, Michael worked in a wide variety of physiotherapy settings including private practice, public and private hospitals, emergency department, traumatic brain injury unit, and professional sports. Michael completed his studies in 2017 following the completion of his research project at the South Sydney Rabbitohs Football Club.

KARL THORNTHON
New South Wales

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Karl has worked as a physiotherapist for the last 8 years and exercise physiologist for the last 10 years after graduating with a Masters of Physiotherapy. He has provided services to various workplaces and industries throughout NSW and has been an occupational health physiotherapist for PHW since 2015.

KRIS CALOIA
New South Wales

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Kris has worked as a physiotherapist for the last 8 years and exercise physiologist for the last 10 years. He has provided consultation to various workplaces in metropolitan Sydney and has been an occupational health physiotherapist for PHW since 2015.

YVES SILVERIA
New South Wales

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Yves’ unique selling point is the three hats he wears – sports physiotherapist, teacher and corporate wellness facilitator. He combines these areas effectively to inspire his clients to ‘feel better and work better’. Yves presentations are engaging, fun and successful in giving strategies to reduce lost time to injuries, as well as promoting happiness and productivity in the workplace.

MICHELLE COLLINS
New South Wales

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Michelle Collins is the practice principal of Northern Districts Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic.  She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in ‘Physiotherapy’ and Exercise and Sports Science (Human Movement). She has extensive sports and general Private Practice experience. She has also been passionate about helping her patients and the general community to avoid injuries within the workplace and has assisted PHW with varied workplace ergonomics and assessments since 2015.

YOSHIHIRO (YOSHI) SAGAWA
New South Wales

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Yoshihiro (Yoshi) Sagawa graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy at University of Sydney.  Fluent in Japanese, Yoshi has a passion for workplace ergonomics, sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, with particular interest in core stability and neck / lower back disorders.

ALEC CORNELIUS
New South Wales

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Alec Cornelius graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy at University of Sydney and Bachelor of Health Sciences. Having received experience in various settings, he has a particular passion for musculoskeletal conditions, helping people in pain and improving their functioning in the workplace.

ANDREW SIMPSON
Queensland

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Andrew Simpson has always been passionate about exercise and the therapeutic effects it has on our bodies, so following a career as an exercise physiologist was a natural choice. Andrew earned his Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science from Griffith University Gold Coast Campus and a Bachelor of Business from the same institute. Additionally, he has certifications in Kinetic Link Training and Group Facilitation.

MARK ANTONELLO
Queensland

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Mark has 12 years experience in the corporate health and ergonomics field and has been working with the PHW group for over 2 years. He firmly believes employers can play a big part in the overall health of their workers and is driven by the mission of a healthier Australian workforce.

SCOTT GARVEY
Western Australia

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Scott completed his BSC (Physiotherapy) at Curtin University in Western Australia and continues to work as a Musculoskeletal and Occupational Physiotherapist. Scott is passionate about providing high quality clinical Physiotherapy to all demographics of people. Scott has a particular interest in early intervention management and structured exercise rehabilitation.

ALAN OBST
South Australia

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Alan graduated with his Masters in Physiotherapy Practice at the University off South Australia and is currently undertaking a Master’s in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University. Along with private practice Alan is also the Pathway Physiotherapist for the South Australian Cricket Academy. Alan has a keen interest in injury rehabilitation and prevention and enjoys the challenge of transferring his sporting skills set into the common workplace to increase client comfort and work satisfaction. Alan has been a member of our PHW team over the past 4 years.

CHARLOTTE GERNER
South Australia

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Charlotte started her work life as an accountant with a sore back, after finding Pilates in 2006 and found it helped her back so much she decided to change careers and become a Rehabilitation Pilates Instructor in 2008 and then qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2012. Charlotte started work with PHW Group in 2015 and has worked in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Occupational physiotherapy and Pilates aiming to help people understand why they are sore and to help them feel better and move better in work and life. Charlotte enjoys teaching and helping motivate people to look after their bodies.

ADNAN ASGER ALI
Australian Capital Territory

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Adnan graduated from The University of Canberra’s Physiotherapy Program and has also completed a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy through LaTrobe University. He is an active member and tutor for the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), sitting on the ACT Branch Council and is President of the Musculoskeletal Branch in the ACT. He is passionate about helping you achieve your health goals whether sporting or for everyday life.

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