Allegro Physiotherapy prides itself on being truly local. Juanita Penberthy grew up and studied in Geraldton before completing her Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University in 1995. She has worked extensively in private practice in Perth, Geraldton and also the UK. Juanita has been teaching Clinical Pilates for 15 years and is dedicated to continual ongoing professional development to ensure her clients experience the best possible treatments and Pilates sessions. Allegro studio is a dream she realised in May 2014 where her vision of assessing, treating and rehabilitating patients back to normal function and eliminating pain and restriction came to life. Juanita’s husband John worked tirelessly to renovate the studio property at 12 Pollard St to bring it back to it’s former glory.
“At Allegro Physio our philosophy is to serve our clients at a standard they may not have experienced before. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to assist our clients back to full function and if we are unable to help them we ensure they get the assistance they need. We have highly trained staff who are dedicated to making your Physiotherapy experience extremely positive.”
Juanita believes the environment for rehabilitation requires a lot of planning that will enable patients to perform to their best ability.
“When we were looking for a location for our Allegro Studios, we wanted to be able to provide a space where people would come and know immediately they were in the right space for them. The studios are intimate yet open and light and has an instant calming effect once you walk in the door. People need to feel welcome and safe for effective rehab, it’s important to get our minds tuned before we even begin working on our bodies.”
Apart from Pilates, Juanita also specialises in Vestibular rehabilitation – the assessment and treatment of inner ear balance and vertigo problems. She is also highly trained in treating TMJ dysfunction- Tempero-mandibular joint or otherwise known as the jaw. Painful biting, clicking, clunking, grinding etc are all symptoms of jaw dysfunction. She works very closely with local dentists to co-ordinate patient care when rehabilitating jaw issues.
Rebecca EllisRebecca joined the Allegro Physiotherapy team in May 2014. After graduating from Curtin University in 2009, she worked in a busy private practice in Mandurah and was also one of the Physiotherapists at Peel Thunder Football Club, where she gained valuable experience in sports physiotherapy. After two years she worked and travelled in the United Kingdom in a variety of areas, after which she returned home to Australia and began work in Geraldton. She enjoys getting the most out of her patients, particularly during pilates classes and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. When she isn’t at the clinic she enjoys playing netball, playing fetch with Matilda (the red tan kelpy) and plans to run a half marathon in July.
Saskia is a Geraldton girl, achieving the Curtin University Award for the Highest achieving student in the field of Paediatrics. Her training has given her experience in a variety of fields but she is passionate about helping patients achieve pain free living and achieving health goals through optimal movement. Sas is also actively involved in CrossFit, weightlifting and circus arts, but she also enjoys experimenting in a variety of different sports including surfing and squash. Sas also enjoys long walks on the beach with her doggo- Kirby.
Tammy has been involved in the fitness industry for many years, beginning as an aerobics instructor whilst still at high school. Tammy also studied Sports Science prior to gaining her Physiotherapy degree. Still as active as ever, Tammy enjoys trail running, ocean swimming, sailing and yoga. She is a super experienced therapist whose knowledge base and therapeutic skill has been an extremely valuable addition to Allegro Physio.
Rebecca joined the Allegro Physio team as Practice Manager in October 2014. Rebecca has lived in Geraldton her whole life, and had previously worked in the finance and construction industries. Rebecca is a mother of 3 children, who are all now at school, which has enabled her to re-enter the workforce part-time. Rebecca enjoys a challenge and is enjoying learning all about physiotherapy and the medical industry. In her spare time Rebecca enjoys going to the gym, playing tennis and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Allahana joined Allegro in 2016 as a Senior Administration Officer Extraordinaire. AJ, as we affectionately call her, is a local girl who grew up in Geraldton. AJ is the Mum at Allegro and goes out of her way to make everyone feel welcome. She is married, has 2 beautiful children and also in her quiet time she enjoys going to the gym and shopping.
Sharlene is a Geraldton girl and has live here all her life, apart from a year spent in Darwin.
She has always enjoyed working with the public and loves being with people. Prior to starting in her role at Allegro in 2015 she was a Personal Trainer for 5 years. She has a keen interest in health and fitness and is married with 3 beautiful children.
Sharlene’s hobbies include spending time with my family and friends, camping, fishing, being at the beach, travelling, reading, cooking for people, seeing new bands, walking, and of course, Pilates and yoga.