My name is Kieran Bell. I am a physiotherapist in Fremantle with 25 years’ experience. I graduated in 1995 from Curtin University, Western Australia, worked abroad in the UK health department and a US physical therapy company for 2 years before returning to work in Qld, SA and finally Perth, WA. I then went into business and developed Biosymm Pty Ltd, a corporate health company that grew over the following 15 years to 30 employees.
Mouat West Physiotherapy is a new venture for me, working close to home as a Physio in Fremantle. I wrapped up my time with Biosymm December 2015.
Biosymm was a good chapter and took me in an occupational health direction, working with big companies developing a like-minded team and then scale. I really enjoyed the learning curve but now am happy to leave that sphere and focus more on a service for individuals and get back to honing the art of helping people. It’s the relationships that develop when working with people that I find most enjoyable. Aside from that, I find it rewarding help others where I can and after 25 years of working in this profession I find I can help with most musculoskeletal conditions.
Specialist training in Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT), an evidence based approach to the management of low back pain, has sparked a new wave of interest for me, in particular with chronic low back pain. Because it is a condition that many suffer from and find extremely limiting and debilitating I find it most rewarding being able to help patients regain control of their life and return to meaningful function without fear of pain.
Mouat West Physiotherapy is a space where I can put this concept to work. I am back to working on my own in Fremantle, directly with my patients and am really enjoying it. I have found a strong sense of purpose in my role as a therapist in being able to improve the lives of others.