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We get it. You're in pain and you want to know...

...what's wrong, or if it's serious?

...if and how we can help?

...how long it might take to recover?

...when we can get you in?

...how much will it cost?

Why choose us?

We pride ourselves on high-quality, honest communication from the get-go - we'll make the tough calls if we have to

We have a reputation for quality care, without the hard-sell

We believe in equipping and empowering you to sustain your physical wellbeing

We do not subscribe to ongoing maintenance therapy

We have flexible and generous appointment slots

We have funky, bright, inviting custom-fitted clinics in Berrimah

We are owned and operated by one of NT's most-experienced APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapists

We attract and maintain a local Darwin-based workforce

We are preferred onsite service providers for large organisations

We support local organisations and are sponsors of grassroots community-based activities

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How do we solve your problems?

We listen to your story

We provide an expert assessment

We explain your diagnosis clearly

We only use modern, effective treatments backed by evidence

We give succinct advice and appropriate exercises

We collaborate with you for common and achievable goals

We reinstate your confidence in your newly restored body

We educate you in prevention strategies

Our values-driven approach to physiotherapy

Respect | Collaborate | Inspire


We respect your decision in choosing and investing in us as your preferred provider. We listen to your story and make sure your entire experience with us is friendly, efficient and effective. We also demonstrate utmost respect within our team, providing a supportive environment to grow professionally and thrive personally.


We are dedicated to working with you for common and achievable goals. We are committed to meeting or exceeding expectations and equipping you to look after yourselves. We believe the best results come from great teamwork.


We highly value a positive mindset and strongly believe in perspective, perseverance and encouragement. We like to tap into your "why" so that we may better understand your mission and help motivate you to reach your goals. We believe our interactions matter. We believe being part of a solution that can change your life, matters.

Meet our team

Marcus Mancer

APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist MPhty (Sports), BAppSc (Physio) MACP/APAM/SEPA/SMA

Occupational Physiotherapist OHPA NT Chair

Marcus grew up on Kangaroo Island (SA) and graduated in 1998 from the University of South Australia. His career spans a range of industries and organisations, including mining; oil and gas; construction; the Australian Defence Force; professional sport; public health and private practice. Marcus' keen interest in sports injuries led him to attain his Masters in Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy from La Trobe University in 2007. While he has worked with some high-profile performers (including AFL, NBL, Gymnastics), Marcus still enjoys helping aspiring athletes as well as the everyday amateur to perform the best they can. Marcus is affiliated with several sporting organisations in Darwin including the Tiwi Bombers and Banks Bulldogs Football Clubs and has a proven record in successfully managing on and off-field injuries.

Marcus is also renowned for his expertise in the assessment and management of work-related Injuries. Having consulted externally as an Injury Management Advisor for Allianz Insurance Australia and TIO's Motor Accident Compensation Commission (MAC), Marcus is sought-after for his professional opinion in assessment and optimising recovery for timely return-to-work. His 20+ years of experience, knack for developing rapport and exceptional communication skills keep him busy as an independent clinician and educator in work injury management.

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Kylie Morrisroe

Physiotherapist B.Physio APAM

Since graduating from Charles Sturt University in 2011, Kylie has gained a wealth of experience working in private practice with a focus on Clinical Pilates, orthopaedics and sports injuries. Kylie has also worked for the Australian Defence Force and on the Ichthys LNG project (Inpex), further developing her skills in occupational health physiotherapy.

Kylie has qualifications in Women's Health and Clinical Pilates and has a keen interest in lower limb injuries. Her other professional interests are lumbar spine injuries and pre & post natal physiotherapy.

She has a passion for assisting her patients achieve their goals - whether it's improving performance, returning to sport or work post-injury or simply returning to the full daily function pain-free.

Jess Hempsall

APA Occupational Health Physiotherapist MPhtySt, BESS APAM

Jess graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Charles Darwin University before going on to complete her Masters in Physiotherapy Studies at The University of Queensland in 2017. At the beginning of 2018 she returned to her hometown Darwin after missing the warmer weather and relaxed lifestyle.

Jess has rapidly developed her skills in the past 4 years by completing courses in dry needling and APA Level 1 in Spine, Sports and Occupational Health. She is passionate about helping her patients return to work and sport, and believes that a combination of hands-on therapy combined with carefully selected exercise help her patients achieve their goals. Jess loves working with a range of musculoskeletal conditions and also has an interest in occupational physiotherapy, where she enjoys helping people understand how their work environment and practices can positively impact their health.

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Jason Vellender

APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist & APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist MMSP (GC) B.Sc (Physio) APAM

Originally from Perth WA, Jason is a long-term Territorian. He joined the Australian Army in late 1998, including 4 years in Darwin before returning to Perth for study. He graduated with a bachelor of physiotherapy from Curtin University in 2010 and immediately returned to the Territory gaining valuable clinical experience in an array of settings. Such is his thirst for knowledge and clinical excellence, Jason then completed a double masters in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy from Griffith University in 2018.

Jason has worked in private practice, including looking after sporting teams from the SBL, WAFL and WABL, as well as many years at the Australian Defence Force. Jason has extensive experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries occurring from sport and work. He brings a strong evidence-based skillset to the Tangibilis team and enjoys a challenge, while keeping a focus on patient-centred outcomes.

If you're a bike enthusiast, Jason is your man. A keen mountain biker himself, Jason conducts professional bike-fit assessments, matching you to your frame, bars, seat and pedal configuration. Highly recommended if you want the best out of your riding with energy efficiency and lower risk postures.

Luke Collopy

Rehabilitation Physiotherapist MPhysio APAM

Luke was born and bred in Darwin so it’s fitting that he is back living in the Top End!

Luke graduated from University of South Australia with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2007. Luke’s professional experience covers both public and private sectors, with roles at the Royal Darwin Hospital, Australian Defence Force and East Timor with Australian Volunteers International.

Luke is an experienced clinician with a passion for movement and an exercise-based approach to rehabilitation and injury management. This, combined with his empathy and heart for people with disabilities go a long way toward enhancing our Mobile Exercise Rehabilitation services, particularly for NDIS.

Luke’s personal interests include competitive swimming, kayaking, triathlons. These multisport races have taken him as far afield as Hawaii!

Luke understands the physical demands and requirements to stay healthy, motivated and strong. He is a great choice if you’re looking for a physio to keep training and functioning well with tailored, supervised strength and conditioning programs.

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Madeline Khu

Physiotherapist B.Physio APAM

Madeline originally hails from Katherine NT and chose to pursue a career in physiotherapy after receiving treatment for her own back injury by a physiotherapist. She graduated from the University of South Australia in 2012 and returned to Darwin to commence working. Since then she has worked predominantly in private practice performing a diverse range of roles including managing musculoskeletal injuries (sports, occupational, motor vehicle accidents), pre-natal care, hydrotherapy and inpatient care.

Madeline loves developing her skills in physiotherapy and has completed further education in Pilates, dry needling, sports physiotherapy, women's health and hydrotherapy. Madeline believes recovery requires a collaborative effort and enjoys helping people get back to what the love to do, whatever that may be!

Alex Welford

Physiotherapist B.Physio APAM

Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2019 and made his way to the Top End soon after.

Alex joined Tangibilis after working with the Community Allied Health Team at RDH, where he developed a diverse skillset in remote health and enjoyed helping his patients work towards meaningful goals. He has a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, in particular with sports performance.

When not in the clinic, Alex enjoys combat sports and has been competing and training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the last 4 years. If you’re a combat sport enthusiast who wants to manage an injury while staying on the mat or hitting the bags, Alex is your go-to!

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Jesse Schatz

Physiotherapist B.Physio APAM

Jesse is a local Darwinite through and through. Jesse gained his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from James Cook University in Townsville. While in QLD he gained valuable experience across a variety of hospital, rehabilitation and private practice settings which he is excited to bring back to Darwin.

Jesse is passionate about helping people achieve meaningful change in pain and performance to help them get back to what they love whether that be kicking goals or picking up the grandkids. He believes in taking a person-centred approach to care as no two people experience pain and injury the same way.

Outside of physiotherapy, Jesse is a keen basketballer. After a largely mediocre career was interrupted by knee injuries, Jesse can empathise with the injured athletes and now enjoys the privilege of helping them achieve their goals on the sports field.

Izzy Ioanni

Physiotherapist B.Physio APAM

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Jasmin Mancer

Practice Manager DipECS, BEd, BA

As the Practice Manager since its clinic opening in 2017, Jasmin has been a key player in creating a positive workplace culture at Tangibilis. Jasmin comes from a background in hospitality and education, but her personal values of family and growth align closely with her desire to be effective in cultivating an atmosphere where the team feels safe to thrive personally and professionally. When she isn’t working, she enjoys live music, slow-starts, being with family and friends, off-grid camping, cooking and journal-writing.

Kirsten Poole

Administration Coordinator

Darwin born and bred, Kirsten has worked in reception/administration roles within the health industry for over 20 years. During this time she has developed an impressive range of skills and knowledge in health systems and processes to ensure positive patient interactions. Kirsten is most fulfilled being an integral part of the patient experience, from greetings and assisting with inquiries to full recoveries and farewells.

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Louisa Leafe

Administration Coordinator

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