Neurological Team

Teresa Santamaria
BAppSC (physio), Feldenkrais Practitioner

Teresa qualified in physiotherapy in 1974 in Melbourne. After moving to Adelaide, she worked at the MS society for three years. A move to the south coast, to raise her family, opened up the opportunity to work with pregnant women. Training in the Feldenkrais Method has helped Teresa with her work at the Mary Potter Hospice, and also when working with neurological conditions.

Suzanne McAdam
B.App.Sc.(Physio), Member APA, Physiotherapist

Suzanne graduated from the University of South Australia in 1995 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy. Since that time she has worked interstate as well as the UK and most recently back in Adelaide in senior neurorehabilitation positions. She has extensive experience with many neurological conditions but has a particular interest in Stroke and Spinal Injury. She is passionate in her work to assist people to achieve their maximum potential in their day to day life.

Abbey Bailey
Bachelor of Physiotherapy, APA Member (APA Neurology Group member)

Abbey graduated from the University of South Australia at the end of 1999 and has since acquired over 17 years’ experience, predominantly in the rehabilitation of patients with neurological conditions. In the past, she has held senior positions across a number of major SA Health public hospitals and recently has worked as a clinical educator in neurological and general rehabilitation for the University of South Australia. Abbey has also gained extensive experience working for nearly a decade in the UK for the National Health Service, both in the hospital and community settings. She has trained in The Bobath Concept in both, Australia and the UK, to further develop her skills of retraining movement in patients with neurological impairments. She enjoys seeing the difference good physiotherapy treatment can make to a person’s function and quality of life.

Dee Wilson
B of App Sc (Physiotherapy)

Dee graduated from the University of South Australia in 1998. She has worked across SA, WA as well as NSW and has spent the majority of her career treating patients affected by neurological conditions such as spinal injuries, acquired brain injuries, strokes and Multiple Sclerosis. Dee gained experience in the UK practicing physiotherapy at The Northwest Spinal Injury Unit and as the senior physiotherapist at a leading Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit. Since returning to Adelaide, she has continued to work in senior rehabilitation roles across the state during which she has also fulfilled the role of clinical educator for undergraduate physiotherapy students with the University of South Australia. Dee works closely with her clients to keep their rehabilitation goals at the forefront of all she does which in turn optimises their functional potential.

Angelique Tzanakis
Neurological Physiotherapist

Angelique graduated from the University of South Australia in 2019 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Throughout her studies she gained a special interest in neurological and neuromuscular conditions and the incredible impact that physiotherapy can have on rehabilitation. She is new to the clinic as a qualified physiotherapist but has spent the past year working with clients with a range of neurological and neuromuscular conditions in aquatic therapy, physiotherapy in the home, and in exercise classes. Upon her experiences in various hospitals and clinics in Adelaide, including the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Angelique was selected to travel to Manila, Philippines and represent the University in charity-run clinics. She is a firm believer that exercise is medicine and applies this in her own life. Angelique recognises that physiotherapy involves not only physical aspects, but also social, mental and emotional and strives to find that individualised balance for each of her clients.

Tamara Dandridge

Tam graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2012 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Since then Tam has worked across acute and rehabilitation settings in both the public and private sectors. Most recently Tam has been working in Older Persons Mental Health, treating gait and movement disorders, complex falls and impairments related to functional and organic decline. In this setting she has contributed to falls prevention strategies and research and is involved in a number of service delivery improvement projects. Alongside this role, Tam is currently a lecturer in neurological rehabilitation for the University of South Australia and is a Tai Chi instructor. Tam is a person-centered therapist who enjoys working with people in order to achieve their goals.

Anna Lutze

Anna graduated from UniSA in 2013 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She worked in a private practice for 4 years as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, with an interest in rehabilitation. In 2018 Anna moved to the UK where she worked in various physiotherapy roles over a two year period, alongside travelling through Europe. Anna is new to Unley Physio in 2019 and will be involved in hydrotherapy and home visits. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and gardening.

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