The team at On Track Physiotherapy has a wide range of Experiences and Expertise. Feel free to read each of their Bio’s to learn more about them, what they are passionate about and how they may help you on your journey.
Rehab, Stroke, and Return to Running specialist
Jess is a Rehabilitation Physiotherapist specializing in neurology. The hallmark of her work is around helping people get back to activities that are important and meaningful to them. Whether it be work, leisure or sports, Jess takes a collaborative and holistic approach to ensure her clients get the most out of life. She enjoys the relationship she develops with clients and seeing their progress translate into improvements in function and independence. Jess understands that a ‘one size fits all’ approach does not work for everyone so ensures her interventions are tailored and client centered to ensure her clients return to activities that are important and meaningful.
Jess has a special interest in stroke rehabilitation, functional neurological disorder, brain and spinal cord rehabilitation, persistent pain syndromes and returning to running. Jess also has a special interest in physical activity prescription and the role it has in improving function and quality of life. She has gone back to complete her Masters in Rehabilitation science so that she can better equip her client’s on their health journey.
Jess has worked across multiple public and private healthcare networks including specialist clinics such as Early Stroke Rehabilitation, Movement Disorders, Falls and Balance and Spasticity Management Clinics. When not helping others you might catch Jess at the crack of dawn on her bike, even on the coldest of mornings.
Jess is a Physiotherapist with a passion for rehabilitation – helping people get back to work, sport and life. She has worked primarily in the public health system and has over 10 years of experience in Community based rehabilitation. This has included time in Specialist rehabilitation clinics, including Falls and Balance clinics. She treats clients with a wide range of conditions, from Musculoskeletal injuries to Neurological conditions including Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Falls and Dementia.
Jess has a special interest in Vestibular rehabilitation, including treating clients who are experiencing Vertigo, Dizziness and imbalance. She has completed internationally run training to further extend her expertise in this area.
Jess enjoys the connections she makes with clients and makes it a priority to find out what is most important to them. The most rewarding part of being a Physiotherapist for Jess is seeing the impact that the right rehab can make to someone’s quality of life.
Jess loves a good walk and a good podcast. She loves getting to know people and the fun things that they have done in their lives. She has 2 little ones of her own, which keeps her life fun and eventful.
Joy Ward (Joy Yuen)
Movement Disorder’s Specialist
Joy first started On Track Physiotherapy as she wanted to change the way health care can be delivered to people. She is passionate about giving people the right tools to manage and improve their health long-term and live the best life they can live.
She has had a range of different experiences over the last 10+ years from hospital settings and rehabilitation to Community, Private practice and Specialist settings. She currently also works part-time at Wantirna Health’s Movement Disorder’s program, helping people with Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinson’s Plus Disease.
Joy loves to help the everyday person with their injuries, aches, and pains. She also specialises in Neurological conditions. Specifically, Movement Disorders and Progressive Neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular dystrophies and other diseases. She is also well versed in the NDIS world having worked in the space since the start of its rollout.
Joy is sports-obsessed having played tennis and volleyball from a young age and now feels she has missed her calling in life and wished she were a professional golfer on the LPGA. Instead, she’s more than happy to help you get back out onto the golf course.