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
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Sally - Physiotherapist & Owner
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
APA Sports Physiotherapy Certificate Level 1
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.
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Alex - Lead Clinical Physiotherapist
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)
Adolescents and sports training
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
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Alex - Physiotherapist
Monique - Physiotherapist
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:
Sports Trainer Level 1
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Corinne - Senior Physiotherapist
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 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
Dry Needling Level 1-2
Mulligans Course Level 1
Impingement and Instability of the Shoulder
Over her 16-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.
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Titled Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapist
As a Titled member of both the Musculoskeletal Group, and Sports and Exercise Group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, I am recognised as a physiotherapist with advanced skills and experience in these fields.
I use advanced manual therapy skills to reduce pain and to restore and improve function and performance. I prescribe effective, individualised therapeutic exercises to recover from injury and to reduce pain. The results can be beyond what the client may have thought they were capable of achieving!
Being a part of a generation of ever-evolving physiotherapists at these times is very exciting. We are finding ourselves in a position to challenge society to look to us to manage many injuries and conditions we once thought only surgery could fix, to improve and prevent chronic disease, and to improve mental health.
I grew up on a farm in NSW and graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 2005. I spent several years working in private practice before completing a Master's in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy in 2010. I have since worked in private practice in Adelaide, with experience working with rugby, netball, golf, cricket and yoga.
Apart from being a physio, I am a busy mum of two young boys and I run a BnB with my husband. I enjoy long coastal walks, yoga and taking our boys back to the farm to build fires and ride quad bikes. Footy and cricket are on the horizon!
Natalie has completed additional training in:
- APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
- APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist
- Advanced assessment of motor control of the cervical spine, dizziness and vertigo, and headaches.
- Whiplash Disorders
- Pelvis and Lumbar Spine muscle energy techniques
- The Sporting Shoulder
Email Natalie here
Chris has 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.
Chris has further training in osteoarthritis management, and is qualified in the world recognised GLA:D® program, for management of hip and knee osteoarthritis.
He is also interested in neck and back pain, tendon issues, and ankle, knee and shoulder injuries. Chris is a strong believer in making the patient stronger to reduce the chances of future injury.
Chris consults in Glenelg on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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
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Matthew is our resident UK trained physiotherapist. Having completed his Masters in Physiotherapy (with Distinction) he has since accrued a wealth of clinical experience and expertise having worked in clinics across London, Cambridge and the Southern counties of England.
He has completed additional qualifications in:
Western Medical Acupuncture/ Dry Needling
Sports Trauma Management
He typically likes to adopt a combined/ bigger picture approach to treatment which may include:
Manual therapy (manipulations, mobilisations, massage)
Acupuncture/ dry needling
Strength and conditioning
Education to increase body & movement literacy
Integrated clinical pilates
A healthy dose of enthusiasm!
He regularly treats sports injuries, neck and back pain, shoulder, knee and ankle injuries, as well as complex long-standing injuries. He's also had the opportunity to work with a range of sports teams, and has a special interest in soccer in particular.
Matthew consults in Glenelg on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
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Health and Fitness is a huge part of my life, having grown up with my family running a gym in our home town in the Adelaide Hills. This has led me to value health and fitness which is what has driven me to follow it through into my career.
Graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Human Movement, I gained insight into exercise prescription and how keeping active can lead to so many health benefits. This is where I discovered Pilates. I studied Pilates through two different institutions where I learnt Women’s health specific and generic exercise prescription. Since 2015 I’ve been teaching Pilates to a variety of ages and love the benefits that Pilates can offer to everyone individually.
Outside of work, you’ll find me participating in Pilates, yoga and HIIT classes, going to the cinemas way too regularly with my partner or hanging out with my puppy dog Raymond.
My focus as a Physiotherapist is working with people to achieve their goals and encouraging movement along the way to empower self-management and discovering your best body!
Candice has completed a Masters of Physiotherapy through the University of South Australia and has completed training in the following areas:
Pilates Mat and Reformer Repertoire
Pilates for Pregnancy
Dry Needling level 1
Candice consults in Glenelg on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Email Candice here
Karyn, Kristine and Emily 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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