About Us

About Albany Physiotherapy Clinic

Albany Physiotherapy is a trusted private practice that has been providing high quality physiotherapy services to people of all ages in Albany and the Great Southern region for over 20 years.

Led by our team of compassionate, experienced therapists, we offer customised treatment plans to help patients recover from injuries, manage chronic pain and conditions, regain mobility, and improve overall wellness.

Our goal is always to listen closely to our patients, understand their needs, and provide quality, personalised care in an accommodating environment.

Meet the team

Hira Tariq
D.PT (Physio)

Completing her Doctor of Physiotherapy (D.PT) degree in 2015 from the University of Lahore, Hira joins the team with valuable experience working in both the UAE and Australia. She gained experience working in hospitals and special needs centres across the UAE, before relocating to the north coast of Australia in 2023. During her time in the UAE, her professional interests included sports rehabilitation, pulmonary physiotherapy, manual therapy, trigger point release, shockwave therapy and dry needling. She has also gained experience in treating a varied caseload of musculoskeletal patients in a private practice setting in Karratha, prior to relocating to Albany in 2024.

Hira has a special interest in neck and lower back rehabilitation, and strives to stay committed to ongoing professional development. Hira is passionate about providing education to the wider Albany community, and is committed to delivering exceptional service to every patient she treats.

Outside of work, Hira enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys camping, adventuring, and exploring new places and activities in the beautiful natural environment of the Great Southern.

Bronwyn Smith
Titled APA Musculoskeletal, Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist
B.Sc. (Physio), MManip, MClinPhys (Sports), APAM, MACP

Graduating from Curtin University in 2005, Bronwyn is a highly experienced post graduate trained physiotherapist, receiving titling from the Australian Physiotherapy Association in both Musculoskeletal (2009) and Sports Physiotherapy (2014), recognising her post graduate training and expertise in the field.

Prior to moving to the Great Southern region, Bronwyn practiced throughout Perth in musculoskeletal and sports-based clinics, as well as working as a lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy.

Bronwyn has been involved as a physiotherapist in multiple sports from elite to amateur level including AFL, rugby union, netball, swimming and basketball.

Whilst having a special interest in the shoulder and ankle/foot, Bronwyn enjoys treating all musculoskeletal conditions and working with an active population. In addition to this, she mentors other physiotherapists and allied health professionals.

Outside of the work sphere, Bronwyn enjoys soaking up the beautiful scenery that is at our doorstep, as well as the many trails and hikes that the Great Southern has to offer. You will also find her walking her rottweiler Ned or exploring the region with her partner and friends.

Emma Kelly
B.Sc. (Physio), APAM

Emma joined Albany Physiotherapy after graduating from Curtin University in 2013. Her clinical interests include orthopaedics, functional rehabilitation and paediatrics. She also provides home visit physiotherapy services to clients who are unable to attend the clinic in person, and has previously lectured students at South Regional TAFE. Emma has also worked as a community support worker at an Autism Association and as an education assistant in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

When she is not working, Emma enjoys hiking and exploring the Great Southern region with her family. She is the mother to two young girls, and also helps to run a local playgroup in her spare time.

Anni Begutter
Practice Owner & Physiotherapist
B.HlthSc. (Physio), APAM

Anni graduated from Saimaa University of Applied Sciences (Finland) in 2009. Prior to moving to Australia in 2012, she worked in hospital settings providing physiotherapy and rehabilitation in orthopaedics, traumatology and neurology. She joined Albany Physiotherapy in 2018 after working in private practice in Queensland. Diving further into the private practice sphere, she became the proud owner of Albany Physiotherapy in 2022.

Anni is keen to assess and treat all musculoskeletal conditions and is currently also studying towards APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) Titling in Women’s Health.

Outside of work, Anni enjoys all aspects of country life on her rural property, such as gardening and bushwalks. She is the mother of two children and whenever she has spare time, finds herself playing tennis, exploring the region’s mountains, or riding her bike.

Eva Bednar
Remedial Massage Therapist
Dip. Remedial Massage

Eva is a qualified remedial massage therapist, originally from Hungary. After beginning her passion for massage in Hungary as a qualified masseuse, Eva came to Australia in 2010, and later graduated with a Diploma of Remedial Massage from the Australian College of Sport and Fitness. She has worked in a number of allied health clinics in NSW, and has recently made the move to the Great Southern.

With a rich skill set, Eva specialises in several modalities to cater to her clients’ needs. Her expertise lies in remedial massage, a therapeutic approach that targets specific muscular issues to alleviate discomfort and enhance mobility. Additionally, she is adept in myofascial cupping, a technique that helps to break down fascial adhesions, passively stretches the tissue and increases blood supply to the injured area.

Eva is thoroughly dedicated to her clients, with her mission being to empower them towards restored mobility and an increased sense of overall wellbeing. Her holistic approach transcends the physical element of massage, aiming to restore harmony between mind and body.

Outside of work, Eva enjoys reading, walking and spending time out in nature. Being new to Albany, she is excited to explore the wonderful, varied landscapes that the region has to offer, particularly bushwalking our beautiful trails.

Jessamy Law-Davis
Practice Manager

Jessamy joined the team as a medical receptionist in 2017, and after many years gaining experience in the clinic took on the role of Practice Manager in May 2023. She thrives on all aspects of administration and organisation, and is most happy making the client experience as efficient and streamlined as possible.

Outside of the practice, she is a qualified hairdresser and enjoys providing services to her small but dedicated clientele. Jessamy also enjoys fitness, particularly running, and playing and umpiring netball at an A1 level in the local ANA.

In her spare time, Jessamy enjoys reading, knitting, baking, and spending time with her husband Jed on their newly established property. Jessamy welcomes you to Albany Physiotherapy, and is excited to provide quality administration services to assist clients in becoming their most mobile, healthy and active self.

Tracy Williams
Medical Receptionist

Tracy joined Albany Physiotherapy as a medical receptionist in 2024. She comes with a background in customer service in the agricultural industry, and is excited to bring her administrative and customer-focussed skills to the allied health space.

Outside of work, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family. She is the mother to two teenage girls, and also volunteers as a coach for basketball and netball in her spare time.

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