Unley Physiotherapy has a reputation for providing a wide range of physiotherapy and other allied health services that are timely, appropriate and effective.

What We Do

Our aim at Unley Physiotherapy is to get to the root of your problem by providing you with information, management solutions and developing a treatment plan that suits your needs and your lifestyle.

Our referrals come from GPs, consultants and other health and sport professionals. Our main source of referrals has always been and continues to be, from client recommendations.

We offer both in-clinic, telehealth and home visit services to make sure we can best suit our patients’ needs.  We also offer a wide range of classes for our Patients to assist in both the acute and long-term outcomes.

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Our Team

Musculoskeletal Team

GREGORY ROSENBAUER

Director, B. App SC (Physio), Member APA, Member SPA

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, London.

Upon returning to Australia in 2008, Gregory continued his work in cricket working for Cricket Australia and the South Australian Cricket Association. During this period he developed a particular interest in golf and the role physiotherapy has in assessing and assisting in movement analysis, postural strength and motor control for golfers. He is currently Physiotherapist for Golf Australia and the Japan National and Olympic High Performance Programs .He has lectured in golf physiotherapy in various countries around the world and has a keen interest in developing the evidence based knowledge of the physical side of golf.

In the clinic Gregory has an interest in pain science, movement analysis and helping people regain function, quality of life and return to activity.

VALENTYNA SOLOWIJ

B. App Sc (Physio), M. App Sc Physio (Ortho, Member Aus Voice Association)

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, persistent cough of unknown origin and mild swallowing difficulties 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.

NORA DE BONO

B. Physio, Member APA, OHPA, ASCA, Strength and Conditioning Coach

Nora graduated from the University of South Australia in 2010 and has worked in a private practice since. She has a special interest in headache treatment and temporomandibular joint dysfunction treatment (TMD/TMJ). Nora also has experience in sports injuries, 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.

Nora has previously competed in triathlons, giving her an understanding of the needs of athletes competing in elite sports. Although not currently competing, Nora maintains an interest in sport and fitness.

PATRICK CLARK

Sports Physio, Member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists, M. Adv Clin Physio (Sports), B. Physio, Strength and Conditioning Coach

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), injury prevention and performance physiotherapy. He has experience working with elite sporting teams and athletes; working as a physiotherapist at the Women’s Australian Open Golf, within premier league netball and travelling with state representative teams.

Patrick also looks after many individual athletes at state, national and international levels. 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, golf and going to the gym.

CATHERINE DOCKER

APA Titled MSK Physio, MACP, M. Adv Clin Physio (MSK), BAppSc (Physio), Cert. IV Polestar Pilates (Mat), Certified Polestar Rehab Prac

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 practices across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Catherine has an interest in treating musculoskeletal, orthopedic and sporting injuries, with a keen interest in snow sports, cycling and running. She enjoys working with her clients to identify their physical goals and provide a clear pathway to achieving them, whether it is getting fit and strong to manage that gruelling overseas holiday, rehabilitating after surgery so you can pick the kids or grandkids up again or managing the stress and strain of a stressful desk-based job. She utilities pain education, manual techniques, dry needling, exercise and movement-based therapy (Pilates) to assist her patient's recovery.

Catherine is a qualified Polestar Pilates Mat and Rehabilitation Instructor and also works as a Clinical Educator on the UniSA Physiotherapy Undergraduate program.

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 Catherine enjoys yoga, cycling, running and trying to get her veggies to grow.

MATT WALSH

B. Physio, Member APA

Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia in 2018. He has since been working in a private practice setting on the South Coast of SA.

Matt is passionate about helping people achieve their goals whether that be getting out of pain or returning to sports. He has experience working with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions utilising a balance of exercise and hands on therapy. Growing up in Middleton, Matt has always loved surfing, which has taken him around the world searching for new waves. Matt also enjoys running and playing golf.

PAUL O’CALLAGHAN

B. Health Sc, M. of Physio, Member APA, MSK Physio

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 exercise prescription. Paul has a keen interest in cricket, golf & football and works closely with the Unley Jets Football Club.

ALEXA SCHURER

B.HSc, DPT, Member APA, Certified Polestar Pilates Rehab

Alexa completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences from Adelaide University in 2013 before completing her Doctor of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University in 2017. Since then she has been working in private practice focusing on musckuloskeletal, sports physiotherapy and utilising clinical Pilates in conjunction with her rehab. She is a strong believer of rehabilitation and prevention of injury through movement. She has a keen interest in Pilates, neck and posture related pathologies, lower back conditions and tendinopathies.

Neurological Team

TERESA SANTAMARIA

B. App Sc (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 in palliative care and also when working with neurological conditions.

SUZANNE MCADAM

B. App Sc (Physio), Member APA, Neuro Physio

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

B. Physio, Member APA (APA Neurology Group Member)

Abbey graduated from the University of South Australia at the end of 1999 and has since acquired many years of 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 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. App Sc (Physio), Member APA

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 and currently works at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre as well. 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.

TAMARA DANDRIDGE

B. Physio, Member APA

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 also teaches at the University of South Australia and is a Tai Chi instructor. Tam is currently providing home visits in the Fleurieu region and is looking forward to providing group exercise sessions once restrictions are lifted. Tam is a person-centered therapist who enjoys working with people in order to achieve their goals.

ANNA LUTZE

B. Physio, Member APA

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 and travelled through Europe. Anna has a passion for rehabilitation and you will find her either doing home visits or in the hydrotherapy pool. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and gardening.

SAM GEAKE

B. Physio, Member APA

Sam qualified from the University of South Australia in 2004 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She has since worked in the UK, Switzerland and all over Australia. She has always had a special interest in rehabilitation physiotherapy and has worked in inpatient, outpatient and even remote communities. Additionally, Sam has extensive experience with the Pilates technique and currently works as a clinical educator at the University of South Australia teaching neurological rehabilitation.

AMY HEATH

B. Physio (Hons), PGCert Clin Rehab, Member APA

Amy is an experienced Physiotherapist who graduated from the University of South Australia in 1999 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons). After spending 5 years at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre working predominantly in the neurological and rehabilitation setting, Amy relocated to New Zealand. Whilst in New Zealand Amy held senior positions within the Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation ward at Wairau Hospital and also within the Community Team, where she developed a well-respected In-home Falls Prevention program. During her time in NZ, Amy continued to develop her skills and enthusiasm towards rehabilitation and completed a Post Grad Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation at the University of Otago and obtained accreditation in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Since returning to Australia in 2018 Amy has worked in Private Practice settings with a bias towards Neurological and Vestibular Rehabilitation clients. Amy enjoys working with clients towards their goals and helping them to achieve their best possible outcomes. Her areas of interest and expertise include Neurological Physiotherapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation and the Health of the Older Person.

EMILY SMITH

B. Physio, M. Clinical Rehab Neuro Physio

Emily graduated from the University of South Australia in 2017 obtaining a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Since graduation, she has worked with a variety of clients with a range of conditions that led her to develop a passion for neurological rehabilitation. In 2020, Emily commenced the Masters of Clinical Rehabilitation (Neurological Physiotherapy) program at Flinders University to further her rehabilitative repertoire in the neurological field.

Emily prides herself on her outgoing, caring nature to develop personal, out-come centric relationships whilst maintaining professionalism. She is a passionate physiotherapist with a strong belief in her profession's benefits for all, regardless of one's background, circumstances, or diagnosis. Ultimately, Emily finds nothing more rewarding than her client's success with physiotherapy whether that be a return to walking after stroke or relief of chronic pain.

AMELIA BISHOP

B. App Sc (Exercise & Sport Science), M. Physio, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Member APA

Amelia graduated from Flinders University in 2020 with a Masters of Physiotherapy. She has a keen interest in helping patients affected by neurological conditions and is passionate about working collaboratively with her patients to help them achieve their goals through a holistic approach.

Having completed a Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science at Uni SA in 2018, Millie has years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach in elite sporting environments within the SANFL/W and is passionate about helping individuals achieve their performance goals. She also has a focus on injury prevention and injury rehabilitation through the utilisation of a combination of treatments and exercise prescription.

ESTELLE COOTE

B. Physio, Member APA, Graduate Cert. Chronic Conditions Management

Estelle graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2015 and has since completed post graduate study with a Certificate of Chronic Conditions Management at Flinders University in 2019.

Estelle is passionate about positively impacting quality of life in the ageing population and with end of life care through pain management strategies, mobility and exercise. When not at Adelaide Home Physiotherapy Estelle works in an Aged Care Setting. As a part of her Physio career she has also worked in Private Practice settings for a number of years and at a football club developing skills with injury management and prevention with hands on treatments and exercise. She has directed Pilates based exercise classes and likes to incorporate these skills into her exercise prescriptions and treatments to help people feel and move better.

She believes that movement is the key to life and endeavours to help people living in the community to get the most out of their bodies at any age. In her spare time Estelle loves to keep fit and active, with a little help from her family dog Ralphy. Often she will spend the weekend by the beach or camping enjoying the outdoors.

Exercise Physiology Team

MARTA MACRIS

B Clin ExPhys, ESSAM, AEP, AES

Marta graduated from the University of South Australia in 2018 with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Since then, Marta has worked in community, residential aged care with a strong interest in rehabilitation. She has additional interest in neurological conditions, oncology, pain management and disabilities. Marta believes it is important to take into consideration patient’s individual needs, barriers and interests when conducting assessments, prescribing and delivering exercise. She is a firm believer in providing educational strategies to help and empower patients to self-manage their conditions. In her spare time, she enjoys playing netball, gym and going to the AFL.

COURTNEY DONALDSON

B Clin ExPhys (Hons), ESSAM, AEP, AES

Originally from the country, Courtney moved to Adelaide at only 17 years old to study her bachelor's degree. She graduated from the University of South Australia in 2020 with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours). She has spent the last three years working as a personal trainer, prescribing and delivering individualised exercise programs predominantly to those who have neurological conditions and disabilities. Throughout her studies and work she has developed a keen interest in neurological conditions, disability and treatment of chronic pain. If Courtney is not training for a kickboxing fight in her spare time, she enjoys camping, spending time with family and exploring new places to eat

Massage Team

JOANNE HERBERT

Dip Remedial Massage, Adv. Dip Naturopathy, Dip Nutrition

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.

PAMELA COLLINS

Remedial Massage Therapist

Pamela is originally from the UK where the connection with massage started as a hobby and from this developed an interest in Alternative Therapies. Soon after graduating from SAHEC (Endeavour) College, Adelaide in 2008 Pamela started her own business as a Remedial Massage Therapist. She started working in clinical practice at a Chiropractors in the southern suburbs of Adelaide and has now worked there for over 7 years. She started working for Unley Physiotherapy in 2018. Pamela 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 well-being where they have less discomfort physically. Her techniques that have proved most effective are from Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Cupping often in combination with deep tissue work and Myofascial release stretching. Pamela can adapt her treatment style according to the needs of a patient, examples of this could be injury from an accident, an ongoing medical condition or pregnancy. Pamela has also found some patients have benefitted from lighter work such as Lymphatic Drainage or Myofascial Release.

Administration Staff

SUSAN LAPSLEY

Practice Manager

DANI FORD

Office Manager

SARAH LIVINGSTONE

Receptionist

STEPHANIE WARN

Receptionist

SKYE PARRELLA

Receptionist

CLARE JOHNSSON

Receptionist

ANNE GILMORE

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