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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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.
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 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 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 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.
She has a special interest in post-operative recovery and working with people to achieve functional outcomes after surgery. She has a sound knowledge base in total knee/hip replacement return to function as well as recovery from cardiac and thoracic surgery. She also has experience in working with people to design individualized programs to achieve goals around reconditioning, balance and falls prevention. In her spare-time she loves swimming to keep active and enjoys working in the water with hydrotherapy to help achieve positive outcomes for patients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
She has also spent time as the Inpatient Rehabilitation Team Leader at the hospital, as well as working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in private practice. Kat enjoys working with patients to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life through better physical function. When she isn't working, you will find her spending time with her young family, preferably at the beach.
Exercise Physiology Team
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.