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Claire_005.jpgClaire Osterstock APAM

Principal Physiotherapist

 

Claire founded the practice in September 2006 and quickly gained a loyal and strong client base. After graduating in 1998 Claire worked as a new graduate physiotherapist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. She then worked in at a rehabilitation hospital for 6 months, and spent the next 3 months travelling around Europe.

Since returning to Adelaide, Claire has worked in several private practices, and established her own business in September 2006. In 2007 Claire also returned to the University of SA to tutor final year physiotherapy students in Advanced Rehabilitation, and more recently has tutored other physiotherapists in performing pelvic floor assessments.

Claire is a passionate physiotherapist with a special interest in treating clients with complex chronic conditions such as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She also has an interest in both women's and men's specific health needs, in particular pelvic floor rehabilitation and pelvic pain. Claire is proficient in the use of Real Time Ultrasound to assess core stability, performs dry needling, and has excellent manual treatment skills. She is also a Level 4 Pilates instructor and is very experienced in exercise prescription.

More recently Claire has been dedicating her time working on site as a company physiotherapist, aiding businesses to become proactive in health and safety, and minimise risk of injury.

Claire is the mum of Sienna and Harper, and step mum to Kirsten.

 

Professional Development:

  • McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Part A: The Lumbar Spine
  • Smart Ball Rehabilitation Level 1&2
  • DMA Clinical Pilates Levels 1-4
  • Neuromuscular Dry Needling Level 1
  • Women's Health
  • Committee member of Continence Foundation of Australia (SA Branch)
  • Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

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 Joanna Shelton APAM

Senior Physiotherapist

Joanna has been a practising physiotherapist since 1995, and has experience in public hospital work, community health and private practice.

She has a great appreciation of the role of physiotherapy in assisting women to manage musculoskeletal and women's health issues through previous clinical experience and her own 4 pregnancies. This has resulted in a good understanding of the work required by women to overcome these physical changes and the importance of excellent advice, treatment and appropriate exercise prescription at this critical time.

The last 5 years of clinical practice with older clientele has enabled her to add experience in physiotherapy management of later life events such as menopause and osteoporosis. She is determined to assist clients to achieve well-functioning body systems before advancing age related changes add to pre-existing conditions to impact negatively on quality of life.

She has done many physiotherapy courses in women's health, musculoskeletal physiotherapy and gerontology. She continues to increase her knowledge and skills and incorporates evidence into clinical practice. In all her work she aims to limit the impact of pain and physical dysfunction on everyday life, and empower clients to positively affect their life course.

 

Professional Development:

  • McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Part A & B: The Lumbar & Cervical Spine
  • Gerontology Level 1 & 2
  • APPI Matwork Pilates Level 1
  • Aged Care Basic and Advanced Manual Handling
  • Mulligan Approach to Assessment and Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint
  • Mulligan Approach to Assessment and Treatment of the Upper Quadrant
  • Assessment and Management of the Pelvis/Hip Region - Part 1 & 2
  • Member of Continence Foundation of Australia
  • Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

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Charlotte Gerner APAM


Senior Physiotherapist

Charlotte started teaching pilates in 2008 and started physiotherapy in 2012. She has a large interest in postural pain and helping people improve the way their bodies move through physio, education and pilates exercise. 

She is happy to see you for your neck, back, shoulder, knee, any pain! She also enjoys working with pre/postnatal women and is a very creative pilates instructor, so if you would like a few new challenging exercises, she would love to help look over your pilates program.
She loves mountain biking in her spare(?!) time and looking after her son Patrick!  

 

Professional Development:

  • APMA Studio Rehab Pilates Level 3
  • Womens Health level 1
  • Assessment and Management of the Pelvis/Hip Region - Part 1 & 2
  • Neuromuscular Dry needling
  • Assessment and Treatment of the Shoulder
  • Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

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 Sophie Motteram APAM


Senior Physiotherapist

Sophie grew up in the SE of South Australia and completed her study in Adelaide. She started her Physiotherapy career working in sunny Queensland. She spent two years working on the wards in Hervey Bay and Maryborough Hospitals before moving further abroad to the UK.

Here Sophie worked and explored the London community for another two years as a member of a Supported Discharge team under the NHS.

When she finally got too cold, she returned to her home town to work in Private Practice. In this role she discovered how amazing Pilates is to compliment injury rehabilitation, prevention and general well-being.

 

Professional Development:

  • DMA Pilates Level 1
  • Neuromuscular Dry Needling Level 1
  • Mulligan Approach to Assessment and Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint
  • Mulligan Approach to Assessment and Treatment of the Upper Quadrant
  • Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

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 Melli Tilbrook  APAM

 

 

Senior Physiotherapist

Melli is an Adelaide born, bred and educated Physio, graduating in 2003. She has had 13 years experience in private practices and hospitals in Adelaide, interstate and abroad. She has spent the last year on maternity leave after the birth of her daughter (Misaki). She has returned with the energy of a new grad but with the experience of an old hat.

Melli has a passionate interest in Women's Health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Pilates. She has done post graduate studies in Women's Health, Muscle Energy Techniques, DMA Pilates, Dry Needling and Visceral Manipulation.  

She is keen to educate the community on the many issues of Women's Health that a physiotherapist can help you with so has also started her own blog www.Mummyotherapy.com. She is always keen to keep abreast of the latest physiotherapy research so is a member of the APA, APA Women's and Men's Health Specialty Group and Women's Health Training Associates.

 

Professional Development: 

  • WHTA Women's Health Physiotherapy 5-day Intensive Introduction.
  • Leadership Course Level 1 
  • The 21st Century Approach to Assessing and Managing Low Back Pain Course.
  • DMA Pilates, Level 1 and 2
  • Occupational Physiotherapist Qualification, TAC and Worksafe.
  • Visceral Manipulation Course.
  • Dry Needling Course.
  • Muscle Energy Techniques Courses.
  • Quality Supervision Course.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Course.
  • Palliative Care Course.
  • Tai Chi for Chronic Conditions.