Unley Physiotherapy Team
Gregory graduated in BSC (Physiotherapy) at the University of South Australia in 1996. He spent 11 years gaining experience in the UK, including six years as Head Physiotherapist at Lords Cricket Ground. He has a special interest in dry needling, posture and stability issues, as well as sporting injuries. Currently he is the director of Unley Physiotherapy. He has also attained the following roles in the golf industry: Physiotherapist for the Men’s, Ladies and Junior Golf Squads SA and Consultant Physiotherapist for Golf Australia.
Maryanne obtained her Bachelor of Applied Science Physiotherapy in 1991 and completed her Master of Applied Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy) in 1996. Maryanne is trained in advanced Pilates and supervises Pilates programmes for our patients as part of our services. In 2000, she worked as a volunteer in Sydney at the Olympics.
Valentyna graduated from SAIT in 1981 and then the University of South Australia in 1991 with a Master of Applied Science Physiotherapy (Orthopaedics) and is experienced in treating spinal problems (neck and back), shoulders, recurring hamstring strains, TMD and headaches. She has worked overseas in London and had her own private practice for 18 years in Australia. In addition to working as a physiotherapist, Valentyna has performed for over 20 years with the State Opera chorus and treated numerous performers. During this time, she also taught singing to both adults and children. In May 2019, Valentyna completed a Foundations of Voice vocal physiotherapy course and is now able to treat muscle tension dysphonia (MTD). Symptoms include, among others, hoarseness, vocal tiredness, loss of voice, throat/neck pain and in singers, a loss of ease in the upper register and tongue root tension. Treatment can be undertaken in conjunction with speech pathology, if required. Once muscle tension has been released, Valentyna can address vocal efficiency, both in singing and speaking, by utilising the Estill technique to prevent a recurrence of symptoms. Member of the Australian Voice Association.
Nora graduated from the University of South Australia in 2010 and has worked in a private practice since. She has a keen interest in headache treatment and sports injuries, and has experience in dry needling, developing rehabilitation programs and Pilates instructions. Nora has worked and travelled with rugby teams competing at a national level and also worked with a premier league netball team. Since 2011 she regularly competes in triathlons, giving her an understanding of the needs of athletes competing in elite sports. In her free time Nora enjoys travelling, water skiing and playing the violin.
Kirsty graduated from Flinders University in 2013 with a Masters of Physiotherapy. She has a keen interest in sports injuries, headache treatment and re-occurring injuries. Kirsty is well equipped to manage a large range of injuries and conditions using manual therapy techniques, dry needling and acupuncture, functional movement analysis and corrective exercises. She is also qualified in Clinical Pilates methods through Dance Medicine Australia and has extensive experience in running Mat and Equipment classes.
Kirsty provides individualised treatment programs geared towards the levels and goals of her clients. She looks forward to working with clients who are as passionate and proactive as she is to help get them back to their optimum function.
Catherine graduated from Sydney University in 2003 and completed further postgraduate studies with her Masters in Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) from UniSA in 2018. She has worked mainly in a combination of public and private practice across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has an interest in treating musculoskeletal, orthopedic and sporting injuries, with an interest in snow sports and running. Catherine enjoys working with her clients to identify their goals and provide a clear pathway to achieving them. She utilities pain education, manual techniques, acupuncture, dry needling, exercise and Pilates to assist her patients recovery. Catherine is a qualified Polestar Pilates Mat and Rehabilitation Instructor. Catherine is a keen advocate for a physical lifestyle having been lucky enough to cycle over 15000km unsupported on various cycling trips through Asia, Europe and South America. While at home she enjoys yoga, cycling, running and trying to get her veges to grow.
Patrick is an APA titled Sports Physio, he graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia, and further completed postgraduate training with a Masters of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports) in 2016. Patrick has a keen interest in sports related injuries with a special interest in lower limb rehabilitation (knee/ACL) and injury prevention. He has experience with elite sporting teams working as a physiotherapist within premier league netball and travelling with state representative teams. Patrick is also a strength and conditioning coach and utilises this knowledge to get you back to competition faster and stronger than before. In his spare time he enjoys playing football, gym and skiing.
Mandy graduated from the University of South Australia in 2015. She has worked in both, private practice and occupational physiotherapy, where she has gained a great deal of experience with work place injuries. Mandy has become skilled in managing repetitive strain injuries and also those nagging long term injuries that keep resurfacing. She has a special interest in neck (including headaches), postural, shoulder and wrist presentations. She does not believe that pain is something we should get used to but it is something we can overcome with the right attitude and with the right management plan. In her free time, Mandy enjoys travelling, hiking and swimming. You can usually find her by the shore or in the kitchen, cooking (mostly eating).
Paul graduated from Flinders University in 2015 with a Masters of Physiotherapy. He has a passion for treating sports related injuries and improving athlete performance. Paul enjoys the challenge of treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions utilising manual therapy and exercises prescription. Paul has a keen interest in cricket, golf & football and works closely with the Unley Jets Football Club.
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 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 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 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.
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.
Pamela is originally from UK where the connection with massage started as a hobby, she became interested in alternative therapies and started my own business soon after graduating in 2008 at SAHEC (Endeavour) in Adelaide. Pamela is now an experienced Massage Therapist - Remedial level for a decade now with over 5 years at a Chiropractic clinic. She likes a challenge working to reduce muscular pain and tension from stressed/overused muscles which may have been caused through work or sport or a condition. Through her treatments Pamela seeks to improve a patient's quality of life where they have less discomfort physically. Her main areas of interest that have proved most effective are from Trigger Point Therapy and deep tissue work combined with some Myo release and stretches. Pamela can adapt her treatment style according to the needs of a patient as they may be injured from an accident at work, home or through sport/gym, have a medical condition or special need such as disability or pregnancy. Pamela has found some patients have benefited from lighter work such as Lymphatic Drainage or Myo release.
Jo studied at Nature Care College in Sydney in the late 1990s. She has since returned to her home town of Adelaide where she has gained experience in a variety of clinical practices, the corporate sector and six years teaching at SA Health Education Centre.
Exercise Physiologist Team
Todd graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of South Australia in 2018. He has a wide range of skills within health screening, exercise prescription, program delivery and management of chronic conditions. With a strong interest in rehabilitation as well as strength and conditioning supported by Level 1 accreditation with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association. Todd aims to assist people improve their health and function through exercise to better handle the rigours of life. This is achieved through individualised programs developed to assist people reach their goals and reduce the impact of chronic conditions.
After receiving the Diploma of Graphic Art and Education (Art), Susan worked in several advertising agencies interstate before joining Unley Physiotherapy in 2005. She enjoys patient contact and being involved in the process of the patients' recovery and care.
Dani joined the Unley Physiotherapy team in 2016. Having a passion for customer service, she particularly finds patient contact most rewarding. Dani's interests include spending time at the Riverland & being with her family and friends.
With over 5 years in Administration experience, Sarah joined Unley Physiotherapy in 2019 and enjoys being the familiar face to clients. When not working, Sarah enjoys hiking, camping & crocheting.
Jane joined the Unley Physiotherapy team in 2017. Coming from a local government background with a strong interest in administration, she enjoys the contact with patients. A huge cricket and football fan who also enjoys yoga, running and cooking.