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Team - Steve


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Steve came to Strathalbyn Physiotherapy in 1999, having graduated with a BAppSc (Physio) in 1989 and successfully completing a Masters of Physio (Manip. Therapy) in 1998, both from UniSA.


He gained extensive clinical experience from his work in busy public hospitals (both in Australia and the UK), private practice, through his involvement with elite level athletes at the South Australian Sports Institute (1996-2000), and through providing physiotherapy services at the Sydney Olympics, 2000.


Besides being a clinical physiotherapist, Steve has been involved for the last 15 years in a teaching role through: tutoring and mentoring physiotherapy students, University research supervision, lecturing on Australian Physiotherapy Association courses, and specialist lectures to both undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy students at UniSA. He has lectured internationally in the field of Soft Tissue Management, which is a key professional interest of his.


Besides being focused on helping his patients overcome pain or limitation, one of Steve's key beliefs of his physiotherapy practice is the importance of educating patients to understand their condition, and to provide clear explanations regarding their management and prognosis.


When not at work, Steve enjoys time with family, keeping fit with running/ cycling, and the occasional extreme “life” adventure…

Team - Joel
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I have been a part of the Strathalbyn Physio family since June 2011 where I landed soon after my post-graduate program in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy from University of South Australia. In the year 2011, I was fresh out of University and contributed to three scientific papers in the areas of Achilles Tendinopathy, Thoracic Outlet syndrome and the use of mental imagery in the sport of Archery. In the time since 2011, I pursued further learning in the neuroscience of Pain, the management of persistent low back disorders using Cognitive Functional therapy, the applications of Mindfulness using EEG Neurofeedback in Chronic Pain conditions and exploring the validity of dry needles in the management of various pain conditions.


Apart from being a practicing Titled Musculoskeletal Physio (awarded by the Australian Physio Association) since 2014, I am also a committee member for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (SA Branch) since 2017.


I am also committed to be a science communicator for Physiotherapy on the internet, and enjoy helping to bring the understanding of science to the general public, in a way that they can understand.  On one of these forums, Quora, my answers or comments have been read over 500,000 times, making me the highest read Physiotherapy author across that platform.


If I am not at Strathalbyn Physio you may find me with my mates playing Badminton at the Adelaide Badminton Centre or playing Dad the rest of the time!

Team - Trish
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I have been a part of Strathalbyn Physiotherapy family since October 2013, starting in a small part time capacity and building up to working 4 days a week as the growth of my family allows.


I graduated from the University of South Australia with my Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2008, and went straight into private physiotherapy practice in QLD before returning home to SA where I have been content ever since.


I am passionate about Continence, Pelvic Health and Women’s physiotherapy, having completed further training and assessment through the Australian Physiotherapy Association. It is amazing to help someone improve their quality of life in an area that is often hushed and not spoken about. I hope to one day complete my Masters of Physiotherapy in this area!


I understand how important it is to be fit and healthy and like my colleagues I understand the value in specific exercise based rehabilitation. I run all of our exercise classes at Strathalbyn Physiotherapy, including Hydrotherapy and land based gym classes for strength and control. I have been a Pilates instructor for the past 10 years and utilise this knowledge throughout my treatment and class settings.


I am a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Continence Foundation of Australia.


When I’m not at work, I am a wife and a Mum to 3 energetic beautiful children, helping out on our property, trying to fit in a social life somewhere or playing Netball for Langhorne Creek Netball Club!

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Kaleb has a clinical background in exercise physiology, sports science, strength and conditioning and neurological rehabilitation.


He is a passionate sports fanatic having played many years of Australian Rules Football, cricket and volleyball, and in 2023 Kaleb became a member of the AFL Physiotherapy Network who provide "game-day" physio services to the National AFL teams playing away games.


Kaleb has always had a passion for physiotherapy and rehabilitation after sustaining numerous injuries as a young athlete. His positive outcomes post rehabilitation with physiotherapists motivated him to pursue a career in physiotherapy.


Kaleb completed his Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science in 2018. He went on to work as a clinical exercise scientist in private practice, and a strength and conditioning coach at Glenelg Football Club & Hockey SA working with elite male and female senior and adolescent athletes. He launched his own strength and conditioning business providing exercise and rehabilitation services to a wide variety of clients in the Adelaide Hills community.


A graduate of Flinders University, Masters of Physiotherapy program, Kaleb has gained extensive knowledge and experience in neurological physiotherapy through his coursework and through working as an AHP providing NDIS home visit services to Adelaide Hills locals. He has worked with a wide variety of neurological impairments such as strokes, traumatic brain injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and Cerebral Palsy. Through further study, Kaleb has achieved a Dry Needling (Level2) qualification.


Kaleb has received the following awards for his work in community engagement and improving community rural health outcomes:

2022 SA Community Welfare and Innovation Award

2022 SA Young Achiever People's Choice Award


He is also a University of South Australia clinical supervisor for final year Exercise & Sport Science students and enjoys working with musculoskeletal/sports, orthopaedic and neurological patients to achieve goals of returning to activities that they value most. He also highly values injury prevention to reduce the risk of future injuries from occurring.


Outside of work, Kaleb loves spending quality time with his partner and family, travelling and keeping fit through playing sport and exercising at the gym.

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