Originally from South Africa and then Perth, Ruan grew up with a love for the outdoors and fitness. This pushed him to study Sports Science at Curtin University with a focus on performance development. Throughout his studies, he was able to work with physiotherapists and their clients and saw first-hand the great benefit physiotherapy could play in a person’s life. This sparked a passion to help people with injuries and disabilities towards their goals. He then completed his Masters of Physiotherapy from Curtin University in 2020. Since then, he was worked in private practice before relocating to Nhulunbuy. Ruan’s key areas of interest are sports injuries, strength and conditioning, chronic pain, and disabilities. He believes in a solution-focussed approach, striving towards getting you to your goals and full engagement in life. Outside of work, he continues to love the outdoors with camping, fishing, surfing, or playing guitar when at home. He is married to Tarryn, one of our other amazing physiotherapists at Arnhem Physiotherapy. He is available for appointments from Monday to Friday unless he is out providing services in the community. View details »
Tayla graduated from Curtin University in Perth in 2016 and has loved working in private practice ever since. She loves many aspects of private practice and in addition to her clinical experience has upskilled in a number of areas including APA Sport’s Level 1, APA Paediatrics Level 1, Dry Needling and ASCA Strength and Conditioning level 1 coach.
Tayla grew up playing every sort of sport she could in Broome WA before moving to Perth. Playing sport, regular visits to the physio and her desire to help other is what inspired her to become a physio.
She loves treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions. She prides herself on looking at the whole picture when working with a patient. She stays up to date with the latest evidence and wants to work together with her patients to make sure they are getting the best out of themselves.
Tayla has experience in sports physiotherapy and has worked with a number of teams including hockey, soccer and AFL, this gave her the opportunity to work the 2019 and 2021 AFL Grand Finals before relocating to Nhulunbuy.
Outside of work, she loves getting outdoors and staying active! Taking her dog for a walk, going camping and exploring new places.
Tayla is available for appointments in the clinic Tuesday to Saturday and runs group Pilates classes. View details »
Tarryn has recently moved from Perth, WA with her husband. Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, Tarryn practiced for 3 years as a Pilates Instructor and worked as the Head Sports Trainer for the local football club which has solidified her diagnostic skills in acute musculoskeletal injuries and a developed her passion for active exercise rehabilitation. In Perth, Tarryn practiced and has further training in paediatrics and disability which encompassed neurological, developmental and cardiorespiratory clientele. Tarryn highly values evidence-based and wholistic health care and cares about you as an integrated person. Outside of work Tarryn loves adventuring with people she loves and making new friends – she can’t wait to explore Gove and surrounds and finally catch a barramundi! Tarryn is available Monday to Friday for appointments and Pilates classes – she can’t wait to meet you! View details »