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.

Unley Physiotherapy has a commitment to protect and not place at unreasonable risk, vulnerable people, members of the communities we serve, our workforce and anyone who enters an Unley Physiotherapy workplace. All our staff who are in non-incidental roles must undertake a NDIS check prior to commencement and every 5 years thereafter.

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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.

Valentyna has recently published her self-help back/neck pain book titled 'Left of Centre: Turn Your Life Right Around'. It is now available from www.leftofcentre.com.au or direct from Valentyna, at a cost of $24.95.

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.

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.

JAKE SZABO

B. Physio, Member APA

Jake graduated from UniSA in 2021 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He has a keen interest in treating sports and cycling injuries and works closely with athletes through their entire injury up until they return to sport and beyond. Jake has worked with the Sturt Football Club for the last 5 years and is currently the head physio for the Sturt Centre of Excellence. He works with the patient to determine the best treatment option whether that be exercise rehab, dry needling, massage or a combination of modalities.

Outside of work you’ll find Jake cycling through the hills, watching local footy and playing basketball.

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.

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.

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.

AMELIA BISHOP

M. Physiotherapy, B. Exercise & Sport Science, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Member APA Neurology Group

Amelia (Millie) completed her Masters of Physiotherapy at Flinders University in 2020 and has since gained years of experience working in neurological rehabilitation within the community. She 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 previously, Amelia has extensive experience working with athletes in high performance settings across SANFL/W as a strength & conditioning coach. Coming from a sporting background, Amelia has a keen interest in concussion assessment and management, as well as vestibular rehabilitation having completed courses in both of these areas.

ESTELLE COOTE

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

Estelle graduated from the University of South Australian in 2015 and has since completed extra studies Chronic Conditions Management at Flinders University in 2019. She has a background working in private practice as a musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor and has since developed an interest in neurological conditions and rehab with a continued passion for active therapies and Pilates.

Estelle is recently enjoying motherhood and loves traveling and spending time at the beach with her family.

TC MARQUIS-HAMES

B. Physio, Member APA

TC graduated in Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honors) at the University of South Australia in 2021. He has always enjoyed sports as a kid playing cricket and soccer which drew initial interest in studying physiotherapy. Throughout university placements TC developed specific interest in neurological rehabilitation as it was challenging but fulfilling improving the clients’ quality of life. He believes in forming strong relationships with clients to collaboratively achieve their goals. TC enjoys spending his spare time with his mates, surfing, at the gym and playing golf.

DARYL MARGRATE

B. Physiotherapy, APA Member (APA Neurology group member)

Daryl graduated from UniSA in 2022 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. His passion is in helping people maintain and improve their quality of life, with a keen interest in rehabilitation for those with chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and Stroke.

Daryl particularly enjoys helping people achieve things they thought they may never be able to do again. This passion comes from his own journey with a metabolic myopathy which cut his cycling career short and left him struggling to walk for nearly a decade, to then ultimately returning to elite level racing and competing in the Australian National Road Cycling Championships in 2023. This experience enables Daryl to empathise with the people he helps, to guide, support and achieve goals with them on their own personal rehabilitation journey.

PAYTON SWEET

B. Physiotherapy, Member APA

Payton graduated from the University of South Australia in 2022 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). During her studies she developed a keen interested in neurological rehabilitation and having the opportunity to make a positive impact to help better patients’ quality of life.

Payton also teaches Pilates and enjoys bringing this knowledge into the physiotherapy space, to assist patients to move better. She has a passion in movement based rehab and pain management strategies to help patients achieve their goals. She believes in working closely and collaboratively with her patients to help them get the most out of their treatment.

When not working, Payton enjoys spending time with family and friends, and taking her dogs for beach walks.

JACQUELINE GUNN

B.Physiotherapy, Member APA

Jacqui graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Jacqui has always participated in sports and has a passion for helping people, drawing her towards a career in physiotherapy. During her studies she developed a specific interest in neurological rehabilitation. She enjoys working collaboratively with her patients and believes in building a strong relationship to help create and achieve their rehabilitation goals.

In her spare time Jacqui plays premier league hockey, boulders and spends time with her family.

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 aged care with a strong interest in rehabilitation. She has developed a passion in working with neurological conditions, disabilities, paediatrics and oncology. Working in the NDIS disability space is something that Marta finds rewarding whether it be with kids or older adults.

Marta is passionate about helping others, achieve their goals and making a difference to their lives. She has a philosophy in making exercise fun and rewarding for the patient and giving them a sense of achievement. Marta is a firm believer in providing educational strategies to help and empower patients to self-manage their conditions. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, going to pilates, beach runs, a good brunch feed and cooking. She is a big sports fan where she enjoys going to the AFL (Go the Crows), cricket and tennis.

ERIN MCGLASHAN

B Clin ExPhys (Hons), ESSAM, AEP

Erin graduated from the University of South Australia in 2021 with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology with Honours. She has spent the past 8 years working as a swimming teacher and coach, gaining lots of experience working with children, infants and adults in an aquatic environment. She has developed a keen interest in oncology, disabilities and hydrotherapy throughout her university studies and work. In her spare time, Erin enjoys spending time with her friends and family, grabbing a bite to eat and going to the footy (Go Crows!).

Therapy Assistants

SKYE PARRELLA

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assitance

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

NICOLE WARK

Receptionist

TAYLAH COLLINS

Receptionist

STEPHANIE WARN

Receptionist

EMMA SUTTON

Receptionist

ANNE GILMORE

Accounts

NICK PELHAM

Home Visit Coordinator

SAM ROSENBAUER

Operations Manager - Empower Gym

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