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OUR TEAM

Management Team

Jessica Pearce (Webb) 

Business Owner & Accredited Exercise Physiologist

I grew up right here on the eastern shore of Hobart and have always had a passion for health, exercise and nutrition. I started Your Path to Health in 2011 as I saw a need in the community to support those struggling with chronic conditions, in an environment which provided support and empathy.

I am so proud to be an exercise physiologist, building the knowledge of what we do in our community. I believe in really listening & understanding the client and their personal needs. By developing a program that is suited to the individual we can achieve long term success through exercise therapy. I have a wide range of interests clinically but I focus on fatigue, women’s health, cancer treatment and autoimmune disorders.

My passions outside of my business include quality family time with my husband, young son Ethan and two whippets (Jetta & Maddison), where we share a love of family, sports, travel and camping. I’m also a passionate net baller and currently play/ coach and co-ordinate for Your Path to Health OHA Netball Club.

Nick Lee

Manager of Allied Health Services & Accredited Exercise Physiologist

I am a local Tasmanian who has studied and lived in this state. I have always been passionate about exercise, health and fitness. I love being an Exercise Physiologist as it enables me to work with all members of the community to help them reach their rehabilitation and health goals. I have a keen interest in working with those in the community with heart, lung and musculoskeletal conditions and have undertaken specific training in these areas.

Working at Your Path to Health has provided me the opportunity to build and grow my leadership skills, while working alongside a brilliant team of providers and reception staff.

My passions outside of the office include being self-confessed sports nut and have been involved in many different local sporting teams. I also love hanging out with friends and have keen interest in travel.

Hayley Berry

Practice Manager 

I grew up in Howrah with mum, dad and three siblings. I now live with my husband, beautiful daughter Poppy and our fur children, Harvey, Oakley and Mango.

I love my job, and sometimes think that I am a little bit of a workaholic. I love being  able to work alongside my family and an absolutely amazing provider and reception team. My role as practice manager has also helped me grow as an individual as it has given me the opportunity to grow my management skills.

When I get some time off it is often spent with Matt and Poppy enjoying some quality family time together.

Fiona Hepburn

Receptionist/Assistant Practice Manager

My work background is hospitality, after many years I got up the courage to change my career path, and applied for the position of relief practice manager. I was familiar with Your Path to Health as I had attended sessions with Jess since 2013.

Making the change has been the best thing I have done, everyone is so friendly and welcoming at Your Path to Health and I look forward to meeting many more new faces and helping them with their health and well being journey and expanding my knowledge of the industry.

My interests outside of work are coaching and playing netball for Your Path to Health OHA and spending time with my husband and our two boys.

Exercise Physiologist

Ashleigh Pearton

Exercise Physiologist

I started working at Your Path to Health in 2013 as a receptionist before I finished my Exercise Physiology degree in 2019!

One of the main things I love about my role is using exercise to improve a client’s quality of life, sometimes it’s the little things that make such a big difference. I find it so rewarding working with all ages and all levels of capacity. I approach each client individually and make a plan that best suits them and their situation!

In my own time I enjoy dancing and playing netball. I have previously worked as a sports trainer, being involved in TNL, TSL and AFL TAS team.

Kiani Allen

Exercise Physiologist

I have been working at Your Path to Health since 2020 and you may have seen me working on reception or as an Exercise Scientist and Allied Health Assistant in our studio.

I have just completed my degree Clinical Exercise Physiology at Charles Sturt University and am now transitioning into this new role as an EP, which I am loving. I have always had a passion for exercise and how it can make people feel better physically and mentally, and how it can improve client’s quality of life.

Outside of work, I compete at a national level for Athletics as a 100m and 200m sprinter, so most weekends you will find me competing in Hobart and around the state. When I am not competing, I love to go camping and I am also very interested in travelling.

Alex Pears

Exercise Physiologist

I recently completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Tasmania, and I am currently studying a Masters of Exercise Physiology at Charles Sturt University. I was drawn to this field of work as it allows me to help others achieve their goals through exercise interventions. It’s rewarding & a privilege working with clients helping them to improve their quality of life. Your Path to Health has given me an amazing opportunity to utilise my undergraduate degree as an exercise scientist gaining experience and improving as a practitioner. I will be able to apply these skills during my studies and in my eventual career as an exercise physiologist. Outside of work I am passionate about most sports, but my favourite is basketball which I play socially. I also am an avid gym member where I like to partake in various types of training.

Physiotherapy Team:

Ash Webb

Senior Physiotherapist

I always wanted to work with the human body and I’ve always had an interest in improving patterns of movement from my background as a springboard and platform diving coach.

It is a very rewarding profession and I thoroughly enjoy being able to diagnose and treat client’s pain and movement disorders by improving their mobility, function, pain, performance and quality of life. While I am very happy treating all health concerns I’m particular passionate about women’s health, clinical pilates, orthopaedics and neurological physiotherapy.

My personal interests include staying fit and healthy where I love to participate in HIIT training classes and Yoga. I also love getting away on the weekends to explore and find adventures.

Shannon Murphy

Home Care Physiotherapist

I grew up and completed my Physiotherapy degree in WA. I have since travelled around Australia and recently settled in beautiful Tasmania as my new home.

I have always had an interest in human anatomy and movement and believe in a holistic approach to health and well being. I love that as a Physiotherapist, we have the privilege of developing close relationships with our clients and working together to achieve outcomes. Whilst I enjoy treating a wide range of conditions, I have a particular passion for women’s health, chronic disease and respiratory condition management and have completed additional training in these areas.

Outside the office, I love to cook and am a shameless camping and fishing nut. Most weekends you will find me with the boat and dogs out exploring!

Ben Strachan

Physiotherapist

Originally from Canberra, I began working as a physiotherapist in 2013 and moved to Hobart 5 years ago.

I wanted to work as a physiotherapist after dislocating my shoulder in rugby as a teenager and seeing a physiotherapist. I’ve just returned from 2 years working as a physiotherapist in the UK, living in Edinburgh. My current areas of interest are work and sports injuries; in particular knee and shoulder injuries, but I’m very happy treating all the body. I love treating a wide and diverse range of people and helping them return to full function after an injury or episode of pain.

My personal interests include staying fit in the gym, travel, hiking and salsa dancing. I’m also a keen sportsman, playing soccer for the South Hobart football club. Looking forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your best!

Jess Gallagher

Physiotherapist

I graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2014 and a Master of Physiotherapy in 2016. I grew up on the Gold Coast and relocated to Tasmania in 2021. I was drawn to physiotherapy as I have always had an interest in anatomy and the marvel of the human body. I enjoy working with people at all stages of life, helping them to achieve their goals and be the best possible version of themselves. In my spare time, enjoy multi-day hiking, mountain biking and exploring Tasmania’s wilderness.

Bethany Green

Physiotherapist

I have always loved the natural beauty and laid back feel of Hobart. After growing up in Lenah Valley, I moved away to Melbourne to study physiotherapy and work for a few years. However, I always knew I would eventually return to Hobart. I’m very happy to be now living here with my husband and my new baby.

I find being a physiotherapist very rewarding. I love to see the practical difference that empowerment, care and treatment can make to someone’s life. As I primarily see children, it’s also a great chance for me to have fun and play as part of my job!
I love variety, and have worked with kids with gross motor delay, developmental coordination disorder, genetic conditions and autism.

When I’m not at work, I love to spend time with my husband and daughter, read books and go for walks outside.

Healthcare Professionals

Matt Blackburn

Osteopath

I have worked in Hobart as an osteopath for 9 years in a variety of settings.  I moved here from Queensland after graduating as a mature aged student from University in 2010.
I became interested in osteopathy after finding that it helped me overcome back and neck pain and stiffness in my late 20’s and helped me get back into running and other sports. I have been interested for a long time in how the human body works both inside and out and am passionate about helping people get their bodies feeling and functioning better so they can get more out of life.

Though I use my hands to work on people of all ages I particularly like to help  older people who have difficulty with  chronic conditions that accompany their back, neck, headaches and other musculoskeletal problems.  I am looking forward to working as part of the team of dedicated health professionals at Your Path to Health to help people of all ages achieve their health goals.

Outside of work I enjoy bush-walking and camping in the Tasmanian wilderness and playing the saxophone as I would like to learn to play jazz.

Klara Suessenbach

Dietitian

I have been a dietitian for the 17 years working with a wide range of individuals and organisations in Tasmania and further afield.

Working as a dietitian gives me the opportunity to share my enthusiasm for looking for simple clear pathways to improved health and effectiveness in life. I work in a broad range of clinical and general health areas including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, allergies and intolerance, geriatric nutrition and eating disorders through to sports nutrition and generally eating for good health throughout life. At Your Path to Health I have found a team of health practitioners who are 100% focused on making great quality health care accessible to anyone who walks through the door and it’s for this reason I love being a part of the Your Path to Health team.

Outside of work I’m an embarrassingly proud Mum! I love my family and spend most of my ‘spare’ time on the side of a soccer field, inside a gymnasium or somewhere in between (hopefully with a good pick me up coffee in hand).  I have only two things on my bucket list a visit to the Natural History Museum and barrister lessons and it can’t go unsaid; I love running, a lot , and a long way and with anyone who’ll come along for the trot.

Support Staff

Lisa O’Neill

Receptionist

I became a hairdresser straight out of school and was in the industry for 15years, then an opportunity came up for a career change, where I have been able to join the wonderful team at Your Path to Health and I haven’t looked back since.

I love that I still get to work face to face with client’s and assist them on their health and well-being journey.

In my spare time I help coach with the Your Path to Health OHA netball club, my passion is photography and spending quality time with my husband, daughter and our 2 beloved dogs.

Barb Webb

Receptionist

I love my job as a Receptionist as when clients walk through the door I’m often the first people they see and love to make people feel welcome and at ease before seeing their provider. I enjoy working at YPTH because I get to see first-hand how allied health support can make a real difference in people’s lives.

Also one of the best things working at Your Path to Health is it gives me the opportunity to work alongside my three incredible daughters who I’m very proud of as well a group of fantastic providers and reception staff.

My interests outside of work include spending time with my family, friends and of course my two fur babies, Bella and Lennox. I also look after myself by regularly taking part in weight training session at Your Path to Health.

Ella

Receptionist

I’m passionate about working within the health industry as I am currently studying a medicine-based subject at Uni. Working as part of the admin team at Your Path to Health provides me with the opportunity to expand my knowledge of the health care system, furthering my career development. I believe this role can help improve my communication skills among patients and colleagues. I love the family feeling at Your Path to Health that provides such a welcoming environment where I am constantly supported in my role.

Outside of work I am very passionate about netball, I play, umpire and coach as apart of the OHA netball club. Netball also releases the right amount of stress coming from university studying. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family and taking the opportunities to see parts of the world when I can.

Kesiah

Receptionist

I have been a store manager in retail for over 15 years and I wanted a career change. One of my favourite parts of my management role has always been the administrative side so I felt joining the team at Your Path to Health would suit me perfectly. Everyone is so friendly and willing to help, which makes it such a fun working environment and the strong family friendly culture suits my work life balance. My passions outside of work include netball which I currently coach and play at the OHA netball club. I also love my footy and of course spending time with my partner and our two boys.