Meet Our Team
Dr Simone Brambilla FACP MACP
Performance Specialist EXOS USA
Head Medical WA State Gymnastics team
Simone is a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with strong experience in Musculoskeletal, Paediatric and Sport Physiotherapy. He completed the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy at Curtin University and co-published a paper looking at Best Evidence Practice at SJOG Midland Hospital in 2018.
Simone has been a clinician for over 10 years and is driven by his passion for helping patients of different ages and backgrounds overcoming pain and disability through best research-based practice. He believes in a “Patient Centred” level of care, where patients are treated as a whole person and in accordance with their goals and values.
He believes there is no end to professional development in medicine. His hunger for knowledge and determination to translate research in to practice allowed him to travel across different countries (Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Italy), to help people of all ages get more out of life.
Driven by his goal to help as many in need as possible, Simone has a passion for sharing his knowledge with others joining the profession, working as a clinical supervisor for Curtin University.
Matteo Pugnaloni APAM
Performance Specialist EXOS USA
WA State Gymnastics Medical Team
Head Medical WPTA & New Wave Waterpolo
Official Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy Physiotherapist
Matteo is a qualified physiotherapist. He is a highly skilled and passionate physiotherapist who graduated in Italy at Università Politecnica delle Marche based in Ancona, Italy (Polytechnic University of Marche). He also has a keen interest in biomechanics and sports.
Matteo has been a water polo player for 14 years in Italy and has also played six years in the Serie A2 League for Water polo. He is currently a Water Polo coach for WPTA and New Wave Water polo club. His experience has helped him deeply understand the importance of physical health and well-being. Matteo’s passion for physiotherapy is evident in everything he does. He approaches his work with a level of enthusiasm and dedication. He takes pride in helping his patients achieve their goals and improve their physical function and mobility. In Matteo’s practice, he takes a patient-centred approach to treatment, providing personalized care to meet each patient’s unique needs. He listens to his patients and works with them to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to them. He is committed to his patient’s well-being and is always looking for ways to improve their quality of life.
Senior Sports Physiotherapist
Emma is a qualified Physiotherapist who is currently studying her Masters’s in Sports Physiotherapy at Curtin University. She has also received training as a strength and conditioning coach with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA Level 1).
Emma uses her bubbly and positive nature to help patients achieve what they love in life through clear education, goal setting, hands-on treatment, dry needling, and exercise/rehabilitation to assist people to reach their goals and optimal health. Emma will provide a clear plan at the end of your first visit on how to achieve your goals in the best way possible that suits you as well as matches what the science says.
Emma is very proactive within the sporting world – she has worked at several amateur level footy clubs and has provided Physio cover at various hockey tournaments at the state and international level (the Ric Charlesworth Classic and the FHE Cup).
When Emma is not working, she is trying the latest fitness craze, playing tennis socially, relaxing at the beach or supporting the West Coast Eagles
Dr Angelo Velho
Sports & Paediatric Podiatrist
Consultant Podiatrist Perth Demons WAFL Club
Head Podiatrist Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy
Travelling Podiatrist with GymnasticsWA State Squad
Consultant Podiatrist WA Youth Ballet
Angelo is our Director of Podiatry, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge regarding everything podiatry. His primary passion involves helping his patients rehabilitate from injuries and return to sport fitter and stronger.
Throughout his career, Angelo has worked alongside elite gymnasts, ballet dancers, and a range of contact sports to provide treatment for a range of musculoskeletal injuries, joint complaints and post-operative care. He is extremely passionate about keeping athletes active throughout their rehabilitation. He is currently the Consultant Podiatrist for Perth Demons WAFL Club where you’ll often find him on game-day taping the athletes, and works alongside both Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy and WA Youth Ballet
As a born-and-bred Londoner who grew up with a football at his feet (he also passionately supports West Ham United), Angelo has represented and participated in many sporting codes throughout his life including swimming, rugby, and cricket. He loves food and wine and holidaying overseas.
Dr Katharine Guo
Katharine completed her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at UWA and has a keen interest in biomechanical, musculoskeletal, and pediatric conditions. She is a friendly and bubbly practitioner who is passionate about providing patient-centered care. Katharine will take the time to assess, diagnose and treat every patient as an individual to help them achieve their goals.
Katharine can provide holistic treatment and management using podiatry-related dry needling, taping, exercise programs, manual therapy, and orthotic therapy.
In her spare time, Katharine enjoys playing social sports including tennis, netball, and volleyball. She is also a huge foodie and loves to cook, bake, and explore the Perth food scene.
Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist
Kim is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist, who is motivated and outgoing. She has extra training in Sports massage, Pregnancy massage and Lymphatic drainage. Kim started her studies at North Metropolitan TAFE in Perth in 2020 and graduated with a Diploma in 2021. Having a range of techniques at her disposal, Kim is able to use a blend of Myo-fascial technique, Pilates and massage in individually tailored sessions. As a remedial massage therapist, she uses deep tissue massage techniques, cupping and myofascial release and can provide stretch, strength and postural awareness exercises to those clients interested in reaching optimal performance. She enjoys everything from providing ‘just a good massage’ to treating and resolving injuries. She has a particular interest in identifying habitual patterns of posture and uses within the body which may be resulting in pain and discomfort.
Youstina Youssef has a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy and is an extremely passionate and motivated Occupational Therapist with positive energy and compassionate nature. Paediatrics has always been an interest of hers and she loves interacting with both children and their families to help them achieve their goals and aspirations, whilst also encouraging engagement and facilitating independence. She works using a combination of both a ‘top-down’ (functional) and ‘bottom-up’ (sensory) approach to therapy incorporating the use of evidence-based practice. She is dedicated to seeing children with a variety of physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities and helping them to reach their full potential. Her gentle, positive, and creative personality keeps children engaged and motivated to work on the skills they need to succeed and reach their fullest potential. She has a personal love of art and ‘hands-on’ creativity that she aims to incorporate into sessions to inspire new interests and promote self-confidence, whilst having fun. Continuing her education and training is important to her and she is furthering her expertise by undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Autism studies.
As an Occupational Therapist, Youstina will be able to assist with:
· Screening and needs assessments
· Equipment prescription
· Motor skills and developmental skills
· Behavioural and anxiety management
· Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) including toileting, dressing, and feeding
· Sensory programs
Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist
Sports Massage & Flexibility Training
Pregancy Massage & Linphodrenage
Yulia is passionate about encouraging people to understand their bodies. She first heard about massage therapy as a patient herself and it was learning how to listen to her body that inspired a love for massage and helping others. Yulia wants people to feel connected to their bodies. Physical strength and mobility empower people in so many ways.Yulia helps people get out of pain by creating individualised treatments, using a variety of specific massage techniques and rehab options. A thorough assessment gives her a great understanding of where your needs lie. Together with her clients, she can create achievable long-term goals, whether you are seeking pain-free movement, increased mobility, or recovery from injury.
Mike Makossa (BSc Nutrition) is a qualified and experienced sports nutritionist and trainer; he leads his nutritional services with a developed ethos of open respect to all who seek to better themselves. Nutrition is as vital as physical activity, and integrating these components determines results. Although working on the physical, Mike acknowledges the mind-body union and advises with thought and mindfulness.
Mike has provided eating and training plans for thousands of clients, engaged in activities from daily functional goals to elite gains in dance, fighting arts, sports and fitness at national, international and Olympic levels. He has in-depth nutrition and training experience in weight training, Ballet, Contemporary dance, Boxing, Parkour, Yoga, Flexibility, Strength and conditioning.
Mike attained qualifications at graduate and post-grad levels in exercise science, sports nutrition, neuroscience, psychology and space design; his study and experience have resulted from his intrinsic passion for learning, helping and sharing with others.
“I have attended AppliedMotion centre as a client and liked the welcoming and professional atmosphere provided by the staff. I am proud to be working as one of the team members as the acceptance and genuine desire to support people is evident here.”