B.App.Sc (Physio), Grad. Dip. Sports Physio
Michael is the principal physiotherapist of Occupational Fitness Solutions’ sister company MTM Physiotherapy. He is one of eight Therapists within Western Australia to be awarded the privilege to be Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) appointed.
Michael’s 20 years of postgraduate experience as well his recognition as one of Australia’s leaders in Sports Physiotherapy, have attributed to him gaining contracts with several Western Australian and Australian sports teams. These have included the Australian Men’s Hockey Team (Kookaburras), the AIS Men’s Hockey program, Perth Glory Soccer Club, Western Force, Subiaco Football Club and Young Matilda’s.
Michael’s career has taken him to International sporting competitions including the 2006 and 1998 Commonwealth Games (Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur), Hockey World Cup (Pakistan), and Champions Trophy (Malaysia) as well as the National Soccer League Grand Final. He has been a guest lecturer at the Indonesian Olympic Sports Medicine Conference (2010) in Jakarta and is a consultant lecturer at the University of Western Australia.
Within his role at Occupational Fitness Solutions, Michael works closely with corporate groups to use his excellence in musculoskeletal medicine to assist with the development of pre-employment medicals, mentor and educate in injury management, review the need and benefit of ongoing clinical physiotherapy, develop and manage outcome based exercise programs, as well as develop preventative programs aimed at reducing employee illness and injury.
Michael has recently been working within the Western Australian mining sector specialising in the review and recommendation of employee fitness for work, pre-employments and injury management.
Yvonne von Guttenberg
B.Sc (Physio) Masters OSH
Yvonne graduated from Curtin University as a Physiotherapist in 1996, starting work in the mid and north west of Western Australia including Geraldton and the Kimberley. She then worked as a clinical therapist for ten years, a large portion of this in private practice with MTM Physiotherapy in Leederville.
Yvonne returned to study to complete her Master’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety. Her combined knowledge of human factors as well as health and safety enable her to work on projects both preventative and rehabilitative. Yvonne’s passion is working with organizations to assist with the development and implementation of their corporate health and safety management.
Yvonne has spent the past few years working on projects which have included work in mining within the East Pilbara, in-house as an injury management advisor and currently is working on a project for an international pharmaceutical company requiring the development of a best practice occupational medicine support and injury management system.
Dip. Phys. Grad. Dip. Hlth Sc. CPE
Kerry has significant experience in ergonomics throughout Western Australia in a range of industries including mining, healthcare, government, manufacturing & distribution. Her experience and recognition as both a senior Physiotherapist and Ergonomist in the field of injury management and prevention has provided opportunity for Kerry to work in both the Federal and State compensatory systems and as an in-house provider for large engineering, legal and manufacturing companies.
Kerry’s expertise includes writing expert witness reports for use in workers compensation cases, and defense of those reports in court. She has sat on numerous committees holding many senior positions including that of President in Associations including the Australian Physiotherapy Association (WA branch), Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (WA branch) and Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association.
Kerry has extensive knowledge of Occupational Safety & Health, Workers Compensation and related legislation.
Emma Polinelli (nee Wynne)
B Sc (Physio) B Arts (Psych and Public Relations)
Emma graduated from Notre Dame University, Fremantle and is Registered Physiotherapist currently working on a project for Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s rail division. Emma has partially completed an Arts degree in Psychology and Public Relations.
Since graduation, Emma has worked for two private physiotherapy practices in Perth: I-Physio and GM Physiotherapy. Her professional excellence and exceptional communication, interpersonal and high level of drive and ambition, has assisted her to gain leadership roles and honourees such as a Letter of Commendation for Academic Excellence: Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Griffith University’s “Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship” for Academic Excellence. She was a student representative on the APA and whilst at Notre Dame University.
Personally, Emma was a three times Australian Representative in Surf Life Saving Australia (2005 to 2008) and competed in the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman Series as a Professional Ironwoman from 2004 to 2009.