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Kirra Rankin

Owner/Rehabilitation Exercise Physiologist

Kirra is a Rehabilitation Exercise Physiologist with additional qualifications in Massage therapy, Middle Distance Coaching (Level II) and Pilates. Kirra enjoys the challenge of prescribing exercise [emphasising hydrotherapy] for work, sporting and life’s demands. She has a particular interest in pre/post natal care, Deep Water Running programming and Hydrolates (Pilates in the water).

Kirra is also the founder of Animalates ("Pilates for children with an animal theme") which is a children's movement program now based in London; she divides her time between Capital Hydrotherapy and her children (RoXi and Ace). 

Matt Rodgers

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist 

Matt decided to move across to physiotherapy after kick-starting his career in the Fitness industry and getting his Exercise Science degree from the University of Wollongong. Matt grew up with his main focus being basketball, however his curiosity had him trying other sports like AFL, Rugby League and even a season of Gaelic Football (unsuccessfully). Later in life he got the running bug, and that has taken him to several half marathons and a couple of marathons (including the New York Marathon). Now he spends most of his free time with his wife and 2 young kids, he still has aspirations of doing more marathons in the future. 
From both his personal and professional experience Matt understands the importance of using hydrotherapy for rehab, pre-hab and recovery. Matt specialises in promoting health and wellness to ensure his clients perform to their full potential. 

Marcus Jolly

Rehabilitation Exercise Physiologist


After relocating to Canberra from Ballarat, Marcus completed a Bachelor in Exercise Science and Sports Coaching (2011) and Bachelor in Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation (2015) at the University of Canberra. Since then he has worked interstate and in Canberra with a strong focus on musculoskeletal conditions. Marcus has been working at Capital Hydrotherapy for the past 2 years. He has a keen interest  for water based rehabilitation, specialising in postural alignment, sporting and work related injuries, and chronic pain. In his spare time Marcus enjoys training with his local football team. 


Kayla Bonney

Exercise Physiologist

Kayla completed her Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation at the University of Canberra. Kayla is an accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist through Exercise and Sports Science Australia. She has worked with a multitude of clients who have various health conditions (such as Musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary) and various functional goals, gaining her the knowledge to help you with yours.

Kayla’s professional interests include sport-related rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injuries, neurological conditions and cardiovascular health. Kayla is approachable practitioner who will make you feel comfortable in and out of the pool. She is an enthusiastic person who loves to meet new people and learn about their injuries and/or conditions.  Outside of Exercise Physiology, Kayla is passionate about yoga and holistic health. She is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Australia and enjoys taking classes of all levels. Kayla seeks to bring a holistic approach to her sessions, taking consideration of the entire body and lifestyle.

Maile Steele

Exercise Physiologist (EP)

Maile has been part of the health and wellness industry for over ten years.  Originating in the practice of Sport Science, Maile explored varying avenues of the health and fitness industry including Athletic Training with University teams, Personal Training in groups and individual work, yoga and stretching technique instructing, massage therapy and most recently received training in Canine Myofunctional Therapy (CMT or a.k.a. dog massage) as she also has a great love for animals.  Just recently joining the team at Capital Hydrotherapy the end of 2012, Maile specialises in Post Operative, Recovery, RSI, Arthritis and Disabilities. In her spare time she enjoys outside activities, photography, learning how to play the guitar and has a passion for acting.

Certifications include: Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine, understudy in Psychology, Ka Huna massage therapist and Corporate Seated Massage.

Nina Semenov

Senior Exercise Physiologist (ESSA Accredited)

Nina is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who has been working in Hydrotherapy for 5 years, enjoying every moment of assisting her patients become more confident, functional and mobile. Her favourite motto is “motion is lotion” and that is exactly what she strives to instil in all patients. Nina has a specific interest in why people experience persisting pain and wants to help patients on their journey in managing & reducing the intrusiveness of their pain. Moreover, Nina has a particular interest in post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation and back pain. Her extra-curricular interests include choral singing, travelling & meeting people and snow skiing. 

About Us

Capital Hydrotherapy specialises in hydrotherapy, aquatic physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Capital Hydrotherapy is a water based exercise program, designed by Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists to specifically suit an individual’s needs

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Capital Hydrotherapy - Deakin

Ph: (02) 6156 2223
8/2 King St, Deakin, ACT 2600

*Head office, assessments and home programming located here* 

Capital Hydrotherapy - Majura Park

Ph: (02) 6156 2223
29 Catalina Drive, Majura Park ACT 2609

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