At Albany Physiotherapy, each of our Physios choose to maintain high levels of ongoing education to ensure that your treatment is of the highest standard.





Paul Manassah

Titled APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
B. App. Sc.(Physio), Grad. Dip. Manip. Therapy (Musculoskeletal)
With more than 25 years’ experience as a physio including the specialty area of Musculoskeletal (Spinal Manipulative) Physio, Paul has also been the Team Physio for the State Basketball League Albany Raiders, Men's and Women's teams, for seven years.

He regularly attends professional development courses and conferences (including traveling interstate or overseas on fourteen occasions).  Special interests include neck and back treatment.

Paul has wide experience in health promotion and has been conducting ergonomic and sports workshops for many years. He founded HealthiERGO, which has assisted many companies across the Great Southern regarding Workplace Ergonomics. 


Emma Kelly

B. Sc.(Physio)
Emma joined Albany Physio after graduating from Curtin University in 2013. Since then she has built on her Physiotherapy Practicum experience at the clinic, has attended several courses and also taken on additional community roles. These have included being the Albany-based physiotherapist for Silver Chain, in addition to being the Bethel Hostel Aged Care physiotherapist.

Emma’s employment history includes being a Community Support Worker at Autism Association and a Teacher’s Aid in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is conversant in Brazilian Portuguese (written and spoken) and has moderate proficiency in Spanish.


Merinda Rigoll

B. App. Sc.(Physio)

Merinda grew up in Albany and returned two years ago with extensive experience in the field of Women’s/Men’s Health and Continence Physiotherapy.

For 20 years, she worked for Genesis Physiotherapy (the largest Women's Health / Continence practice in Perth), including obstetrics and gynaecology at St.John of God Hospital, Subiaco. Prior to this she also worked in women’s health at SJOGH Murdoch and at King Edward Memorial Hospital.

She is also equipped to treat musculoskeletal conditions, including sporting sprains and strains.


Anni Begutter



Anni graduated in 2009 after studying at the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences (Finland). Since then she has worked in a number of areas including Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Neurological physiotherapy.

She worked in Private Practice in Queensland prior to having her two children. Anni joined the team at Albany Physiotherapy in 2018, and has continued with her studies including several continuing education physiotherapy courses.

Anni also speaks Finnish and Swedish.


Suzannah French


B.Sc.(Physio), B.Com.

Suzie has several years of experience working in Paediatric Physiotherapy with the Department of Communities, assessing and treating children whilst implementing principles of family-centred practice.

Global developmental delay, Down syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Coordination disorders are examples of conditions treated.

Suzie has been a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Paediatric Committee.

She is also well equipped to treat the whole family in restoring pain-free mobility after injury or surgery.


Peta Manassah

Remedial Massage Therapist
Diploma of Remedial Massage, Certificate IV Massage Therapy

Peta is a qualified remedial masseuse who is famous in Albany for her strong but relaxing hands.

She specialises in several different types of massage. They include Myofascial Therapy, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point work, Remedial Massage, Acupressure, in addition to Head, Facial and Foot massage.



Aisha Choong

Remedial Massage Therapist
Diploma Remedial Massage, Diploma Reflexology, Cert IV Touch for Health (Kinesiology), Cert IV Massage Therapy

Aisha is passionate about Remedial Massage Therapy and being able to deliver the many beneficial effects that result from the following modalities : Swedish massage, Trigger Point, Reflexology, Myofascial, Acupressure, Head, Facial and Foot massage.  Her volunteer work has included providing Massage Therapy for the Albany Hospice, the MS Swim and The Relay for Life.

Aisha has a broad base of interests with other qualifications in Art & Design, and Information Technology. She is conversant in Chinese and has moderate proficiency in Malay.