Exercise Physiology Team

Meet our Exercise Physiologists

Danielle Herrera

After graduating as a Sports Scientist, Danielle completed some work with Type 2 Diabetics and was fascinated how diet and exercise could ‘reverse’ their blood sugar levels. After one day the Doctor ran down the hall and yelled ‘you have cured my patient, he has come of his medications completely’, and from here I just wanted to help more, which is when I decided to become a Exercise Physiologist.

I have a strong passion for helping people improve their functionality and overall quality of life through tailored exercise programs using exercise as treatment. I enjoy working with musculoskeletal injuries, cardiovascular rehabilitation and other chronic or complex conditions.

In my spare time you will find me playing netball or at the beach during summer.

Special interests:

⦁ Diabetes and metabolic health
⦁ Cardiac rehabilitation
⦁ Musculoskeletal health

Dr Peter Edwards – PhD, MSc, BSc (Exercise Rehabilitation), ESSAM

Peter has a special interest in musculoskeletal pain, surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder, return to sport assessment and digital health.

Peter has completed a PhD in Pre- and Post-Operative rehabilitation following joint replacement surgery, and the use of wearable technology to assess recovery of function. Peter is a current Lecturer and Researcher at Curtin University and is an active member of the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) WA Chapter. He is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed pieces of research in high quality sports medicine journals.

Outside of work, Peter enjoys keeping active in the pool and gym, playing or watching most sports and spending time with his wife, two kids and dog.

Special interests:

⦁ Osteoarthritis
⦁ Post-surgery rehabilitation
⦁ ACL rehabilitation
⦁ Musculoskeletal health