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 Physiotherapy 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.