Meet the Team at Aspire

We are all general physiotherapists, which means we are able to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions. These include neck and back pain, headaches, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain, hip, knee, ankle and foot pain, plus muscle strains, ligament injuries and tendon injuries.

 

We are also able to provide treatment to specific situations, such as during and after pregnancy, for injuries sustained in car accidents, sports injuries, back injuries and injuries sustained in the workplace. If you're not sure if we are the right Physiotherapists to help you, email us and we'll help you find the right treatment and advice for your injury.

 

We are all members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, which means we are part of the passionate physiotherapy community around Australia, and we continue to develop our knowledge and experience at every opportunity.

Physiotherapists at Aspire
Click to read more about each Physiotherapist
 

Sally

Physiotherapist & Owner

Sally Mander Aspire Physio Glenelg Adelaide

I grew up in Perth, and love staying active through long distance running, getting to the gym, and chasing my daughters around the playground.

 

I love teaching clients how they can improve their running, through our Running Analysis Service, which is suitable for runners of all levels. I find this is a huge help for clients struggling with long term injuries that they haven't been able to overcome.

 

Pregnancy is a special time, but so often mums-to-be feel lost and overwhelmed with the information available. Through our free information sessions, a range of classes and our pregnancy-friendly Physiotherapy treatment, I spend a lot of my time looking after women during this special time.

 

My biggest focus at Aspire is to keep EVERYONE moving (all ages, all fitness levels), as much as each of you can, because you only get one body, and we need to look after it.

Sally has completed additional training in:

 

  • Pilates Training Mat and Equipment Level 1-5

  • McKenzie Spine Therapy for the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

  • GEMT Dry Needling qualification

  • KTAI Advanced Kinesio taping Certification

  • Anatomy Trains

  • APA Sports Physiotherapy Certificate Level 1

  • Preventing Chronicity

  • Women's Health Level 1

  • GLA:D Program For Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

  • Netball Knee Program for injury prevention

 

Sally graduated from Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia with a Graduate Entry Masters of Physiotherapy after completing an undergraduate Bachelor of Science majoring in Anatomy and Human Biology.

Sally is currently on maternity leave

 

Email Sally here

 

 
Alex Daniel Aspire Physio Glenelg Adelaide

You can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl! Sport and activity has always been a big part of my life. I was lucky enough to grow up in a country community that had a positive sporting culture. I contribute my upbringing to my continued love of physical activity and movement.

 

I am a serial goal setter. Current goals include: do something for myself each day, catch up with family more often and to take the time to pair my socks! 

 

As a physiotherapist I enjoy helping people achieve their goals too! Whether be a sports person aiming for the next PB, business person wanting to feel better at work or retiree who wants to achieve more mobility, I want to help people feel good and enjoy everyday. 

 

Alex completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at The University of South Australia, and has also completed additional training which broadly includes: 

 

  • Neck and back pain (McKenzie Spine Therapy) 

  • Pelvis pain/dysfunction (AMTA)

  • Dry needling

  • Pilates

  • Kinesio-Taping

  • Adolescents and sports training 

  • Netball Knee Program for injury prevention

 

I also have a keen interest in reducing risk and preventing injuries in the workplace. I have completed training with the Australian Physiotherapy Association and I am currently completing my diploma in Workplace Health and Safety

 

I am a former state level rower, which has led me to become a current rowing coach for Wilderness School. I enjoy giving back to a sport that has been good to me. This has lead me to gain further certifications: 

 

  • Rowing Australia bronze accredited physiotherapist

  • Strength and conditioning coach

  • Rowing Australia accredited coach

She also offers FREE fittings of the SRC Recovery Shorts that support women in recovery from pregnancy and birth.

 

Alex consults in Glenelg Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Email Alex here

 

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Megan McDermott Aspire Physio Glenelg Adelaide

My family has always loved spending time together enjoying the outdoors and playing sport. This fostered my passion for physical activity, health and wellness from an early age, which continues to grow through my sporting endeavors and ticking activities off my bucket list.

 

I am passionate about keeping people active and feeling good every day. My main focus as a physiotherapist is to ensure people receive assessment and treatment that is individualised for them! We live busy lives and everyone’s means of achieving optimal health, injury prevention and successful rehabilitation of injuries are unique. I am driven to get to know YOU and work together with YOU to ensure your physiotherapy journey is empowering, achievable and successful!     

 

Having completed Honours in chronic pain, specialising in tendon injuries, I am enthusiastic about both the clinical and research aspects of physiotherapy, integrating the latest evidence into my physiotherapy skills.

 

I’ve worked with football teams and as a tennis coach which has also led to a keen interest in preventing and treating football and tennis injuries.

 

In my spare time I enjoy going to the river to waterski, creating baked goodies and dabbling in photography.

 

Monique has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of South Australia, and has completed additional training in:

 

  • Dry Needling

  • Pilates

  • Kinesiotaping

  • Sports Trainer Level 1

  • Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Management under the World renowned GLA:D® program

  • Netball Knee Program for injury prevention

Monique is qualified in the world recognised GLA:D® program, for management of hip and knee osteoarthritis, and also offers FREE fittings of the SRC Recovery Shorts that support women in recovery from pregnancy and birth.

Monique consults in Glenelg Monday to Friday

 

Email Monique here

Alex

Lead Clinical Physiotherapist

Monique

Physiotherapist

 
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My mission is to enable clients to return to what they love doing, whether that be running marathons or reading a book pain free. My passion for Physiotherapy stems from my love of sports/outdoors and biology during my schooling years. I am a ‘hands on’ Physiotherapist and I pride myself on accurate diagnosis, my ability to listen and explain findings to my clients in a clear and coherent manner.  

 

Graduating in 2001 from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, I've gained extensive experience in private practice working both in Australia and England. I am very passionate about ongoing professional development to continuously improve the efficacy of treatment and management of clients to reach the best outcome.

Corinne is qualified in the world recognised GLA:D® program, for management of hip and knee osteoarthritis.

 

Corinne has completed additional training in;

 

  • Sports Physiotherapy Course Level 1&2

  • Continence and Women’s Health Course Level 1

  • Dance Medicine Australia Clinical Pilates Level 1-4

  • APPI Clinical Pilates Level 1-2

  • APPI Pilates Class Instructor Course

  • Acupuncture 80 hour Foundation Course

  • Mulligans Course Level 1

  • Impingement and Instability of the Shoulder

  • Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Management under the World renowned GLA:D® program

 

Over her 21-year career, Corinne has worked closely with a number of elite sporting teams:

 

  • Woodville Hockey Club Women’s Premier League (Adelaide)

  • Australian Basketball Association Dandenong Rangers Men’s Basketball Team (Melbourne)

  • Gymnastics Australia (Melbourne)

  • National Aerobics Team (Melbourne)

  • Eastern Soccer League (Melbourne)

  • Western Imperials Football and Netball League (Hamilton, Victoria).

 

When Corinne is not working she enjoys walking her dog, hiking, cycling, tennis, theatre, gardening and reading.

She also offers FREE fittings of the SRC Recovery Shorts that support women in recovery from pregnancy and birth.

Corinne consults in Glenelg Monday to Friday

 

Email Corinne here

Corinne

Senior Physiotherapist

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Natalie

Titled Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapist

Natalie is a Titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.

 

What is a Titled Physiotherapist?

 

Natalie has earned this title through additional post-graduate study, and is recognised in our profession as a physiotherapist with advanced skills and experience in these fields.

Natalie has an active approach primarily focused on different types or exercises and stretching, and offers tailored exercises specific to your problem. Natalie also uses dry needling as part of her treatment.

 

Her areas of interest include:

  • Neck and jaw pain

  • Vertigo treatment and management

  • Pelvis pain and low back pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Pregnancy and post-natal concerns

 

Natalie brings many years of physiotherapy experience, including working with a range of sporting teams such as the Western Jets Netball Club and Orange City Rugby Club, and she has also lectured at Uni SA for Adelaides future Physiotherapists.

 

She also offers FREE fittings of the SRC Recovery Shorts that support women in recovery from pregnancy and birth.

 

Natalie consults in Glenelg on Wednesday and Thursday

 

Email Natalie here

 
 
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Chris

Physiotherapist

I have a strong passion for working with injuries from all sports, particularly football, basketball, netball, soccer and tennis with a 4 year history of working as head sports trainer for a football and netball club.

 

I'm also interested in neck and back pain, tendon issues, and ankle, knee and shoulder injuries. I'm a strong believer in making the patient stronger to reduce the chances of future injury, so work towards building strength and empowering clients to understand their injuries.

Chris has completed additional training in:

 

  • Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Management under the World renowned GLA:D® program

  • Sports Trainer Level 1 and 2

  • Lower limb injuries in runners

  • Dry needling

He also offers Running Assessments to address injury in runners of all levels, and offers FREE fittings of the SRC Recovery Shorts that support women in recovery from pregnancy and birth.

Chris consults in Glenelg on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Email Chris here

 
 
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Hannah

Physiotherapist

Hannah is very passionate about taking the time to understand and properly assess the underlying causes of your injury or health concerns. She uses a mixture of education, rehabilitative exercises including pilates, and manual therapy which may include dry needling, to help achieve your health goals.

 

Hannah has previously competed at a national level in swimming, triathlon and cycling, so loves helping swimmers, cyclists and runners, both elite and recreational, to prevent and manage injuries. She also enjoys treating that sore back, stiff neck or niggling pain that keeps you from moving well.

 

Hannahs areas of clinical interest include:

 

  • Clinical Pilates

  • Tendon injuries

  • Shoulder injuries

  • Running-related injuries

  • Running gait analysis

  • Physio bike fit

  • Adolescent injuries 

  • Pre and post natal concerns

  • Pilates-based Rehabilitation 

  • Dry needling

 

Outside of work, Hannah enjoys bike riding and can be found training hard or drinking piccolos whilst sharing laughs with friends. Having recently returned from a stint in Melbourne, Hannah is settling back into Adelaide life and enjoying being close to the beach, and her family and friends.

 

She also offers Running Assessments to address injury in runners of all levels, and offers FREE fittings of the SRC Recovery Shorts that support women in recovery from pregnancy and birth.

 

Hannah consults in Glenelg on Tuesday and Friday

Email Hannah here

 
Yasmin

Yasmin
Physiotherapist

I gained my Masters of Physiotherapy in 2014. Previously I was working for the SA Ambulance Service as a full-time paramedic. I am now a casual Paramedic as I am now dedicating my time to my dream career as a Physiotherapist and as a mother to Amelia, my three year old.

My interests are within sport Physiotherapy. I am a keen sport person myself, presently competing in triathlons. Prior to triathlons I was very grateful to get through 13 years of athletics as a 400m runner with the SA Athletic league. My greatest achievement was winning the Camden Classic 400 in 2013 and running 5th in the Bay Sheffield Women’s Gift in 2012. I have also spent many years as a surf life saver with Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, played netball for Oakdale and volleyball for Brighton High school.

I am a large believer in Physiotherapy for injury prevention and the importance of strength and conditioning through Pilates. I have worked with children for sport development. I also have a soft spot for Neurological Physiotherapy as I have seen outstanding grit and determination in these clients who have truly inspired me and provide me with this same determination in life to whatever I set my mind to.

Yasmin has completed additional training in:

  • Sport level 1 and 2 Physiotherapy

  • Run analysis and assessment

  • Lower Limb Tendinopathy

  • Advanced dry needling

  • Mat Pilates (APPI)

  • Machine Pilates (level 4 APPI)

  • Neck, thoracic, lower back pain and pelvic dysfunction

  • Return to sport for women post-partum

In my spare time, I love spending time with my little girl and being out in the sunshine doing anything active including surfing. 

 

Yasmin consults in Glenelg on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Email Yasmin here

 
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Bec graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia. She has extensive training in acute injuries, particularly on the football field, following 5 years of football training experience.

 

Her special interests include Sports Physiotherapy and Womens Health Physiotherapy.  She has completed additional training in:

 

  • Dry Needling

  • Strength & Conditioning Level 1

  • APA Women's Health Level 1

  • Sports Trainer Level 1

 

Bec consults in Glenelg Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Email Bec here

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Karyn, Kristine and Hannah will look after you from the moment you pick up the phone to call us, and welcome you into our clinic, to the final wave goodbye as you finish your appointment.

 

They go above and beyond to keep our clinic running smoothly, and make sure you're looked after every step of the way.

Call them on 8376 8816, and they'll help with any questions you have.

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