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Physiotherapy in Bunbury WA

Brecken Physiotherapy Clinic is located within the Greater Bunbury Medical Centre, 12-16 Vasse Street, Bunbury, Western Australia. You can find us in Suite 4 on the Ground Floor.

Our Physiotherapy Clinic has four experienced physiotherapists, adopting an evidence-based approach to manage your injuries. In particular, we have a special interest in musculoskeletal presentations.

At Brecken Physiotherapy Bunbury, we aim to ease your pain, help you move better, to improve functionality and to reach your best potential. We support you to implement self management strategies at home to achieve your best functional long-term outcome, whether that be for work, sport or home environment and daily activities.

What conditions do you treat?

The musculoskeletal conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Low back pain / sciatica
  • Neck pain / headaches
  • Shoulder / hip / knee / ankle pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sports injuries and return to sport
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle strains/spams
  • Lymphoedema
  • Women’s health
  • Worker’s compensation

Management strategies include:

  • Strength and conditioning training
  • Spinal mobilisations
  • Spinal manipulations
  • Dry needling
  • Real-time ultrasound
  • Taping
  • Bracing
  • Soft tissue management
  • Personalised exercise programmes

What areas do you specialise in?

Our physiotherapists cover their own areas of special interest, which includes women’s health issues such as pregnancy-related problems, pelvic girdle pain, postnatal recovery, abdominal separation, prolapse management, and pelvic floor health.

Further special interests include chronic pain management through physiotherapy, spinal manipulation, lymphoedema, strength and conditioning training, personalised exercise programmes and sports injuries management and return to field of play. We also assist the elderly, identify fall risks, and assist with generalised aches and pains as well as osteoarthritis.

What is your physiotherapy approach?

Our physiotherapists aim to empower you, the patient, with the knowledge of self management strategies, so as to achieve your long term goals and functional ability specified for your needs and requirements.

We are first-line practitioners, so no need for a doctor’s referral.

We manage injuries sustained at work and work in close collaboration with the doctor, employer and case manager to monitor your safe and graded return to work.

We are also the preferred providers for BUPA and Medibank, and are NDIS-recognised.

All of our physiotherapists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Agency (AHPRA), as well as the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).

What is lymphoedema and how can you treat it?

Lymphoedema is characterised by swelling of certain parts of the body, caused by problems with the lymphatic system. It commonly occurs as a side effect of cancer treatment where lymph nodes have been removed or damaged. For example, 1 in 5 women who survive breast cancer will develop lymphoedema.

We can provide patients with education on self-care and complication prevention which can prove effective. Taping, exercise and treatment of secondary problems (eg. neck pain and shoulder pain) are also effective at managing the condition.




What should I bring / prepare for my first physio appointment?

Preparing properly for your physio appointment is essential to get the most out of your session. This includes:

  • Bringing all relevant documentation (medical history, referrals etc.) 
  • Wearing comfortable clothing suitable for exercising
  • Having questions prepared

We have a friendly Physio team who are happy to see you. We can work through any questions and queries you may have to ensure the best treatment possible.

Our Team

A photo of Dr Francesco Di Mattia
Francesco Di Mattia
Francesco is a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who completed a Master in Clinical Physiotherapy from Curtin Unive...
Francesco Di Mattia
Ankita Desai
Ankita Desai
Ankita is a highly accomplished physiotherapist with a solid educational foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in ...
Ankita Desai
A photo of Dr Marie Van Der Merwe
Marie Van Der Merwe
Marie is a senior physiotherapist here at Brecken Health Care. She qualified at the University of Cape Town in 1984 and ...
Marie Van Der Merwe