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Corner The Grove Way & The Golden Way, Golden Grove SA

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Physiotherapists

Physiotherapist - Mat Kaczorowski

Mat has been a most valued and dedicated professional team member for over 15 years.  His areas of treatment and interest include hands-on physiotherapy, correction of muscle imbalances, postural enhancement and rehabilitation of all upper body, lower body and spinal conditions.

Mat has a strong passion for health and fitness.  He is dedicated to daily yoga and Pilates practise and healthy eating for optimal vitality and wellbeing.

On his days off Mat enjoys riding his fixed gear bike, shopping at the central markets and catching up with friends over a coffee and cake in his favourite cafe strip, Hutt Street.

See Mat Kaczorowski for: hands-on physiotherapy, all rehabilitation and postural improvement.

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Physiotherapist - Subash Narayanan

Since gaining his Masters in Physiotherapy qualification at Uni SA several years ago  Subash has been employed at LifeForce where he is dedicated to a Manual Therapies (hands-on) approach, to Physiotherapy treatments with special interests in Dry Needling, Correction of Lumbo-Pelvic Dysfunction, Lower Limb Disorders and Muscle Energy Techniques.

Subash is an avid reader, enjoys playing tennis and loves cricket!

See Subash Narayanan for: Dry Needling, Lumbo-Pelvic Dysfunction, Lower Limb Disorders and Muscle Energy Techniques as well as Manual Therapies for the treatment of a wide range of musculo-skeletal dysfunctions.

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Physiotherapist - Prema Abraham

Prema first joined our practice in 2006 and during this time gained her Post-Graduate Masters in Physiotherapy Qualification.  She has a special interest in Manual Therapies including Massage, Myofascial Release, Kinesio Taping, Education and Exercise Prescription for Spinal and Functional Rehabilitation.

Prema has worked in Australia for a number of years where her working history includes work injury management for rehabilitation and insurance organisations.  Prema joined us as a dedicated chocaholic but has since adopted a healthy diet and exercise philosophy!

See Prema Abraham for: Dry Needling, Pelvic Dysfunction, Lower Limb Disorders and Muscle Energy Techniques to assist with back aches, neck pain, sporting injuries and nerve pain.

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Physiotherapist & FitForce Instructor - Daniel Jordan

As well as having a Masters in Physiotherapy from Uni SA, Daniel has demonstrated talent in a number of other areas, including acquiring a Degree in Jazz Music from Adelaide Uni (specialising in the saxophone). He also has a passion for cooking and is an avid sportsperson (indoor cricket and an occasional game of golf, as well as being a practitioner of the martial art of Jiu Jitsu).

Daniel is experienced in treating Benign Positional Vertigo employing a gentle head movement technique which often provides instant relief. He is also passionate about Functional Movement which forms the basis of his FitForce classes. These classes are suitable for everyone as they assist the body’s innate ability to create movement, engage the nervous system to adapt to change, and restore movement with improved strength symmetry and success.
 
See Daniel Jordan for: Functional Stretching and Functional Exercise, headache relief, treatment of vertigo, treatment of neck pain, soft tissue massage and joint mobilisation.
 
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Acupuncture

Acupuncturist - Julia Gerster

Is one of our Clinical Acupuncturists whose treatments include Moxa, Cupping, Guasha and Dietary Advice.  Her special interests include IVF Support and the treatment of disorders of Digestion (IBS, constipation), Respiratory conditions (such as Asthma), Nervous System disorders (including Stress & Anxiety), Allergies including Hayfever, and the Management of Chronic Pain.  Julia originally qualified as a physiotherapist in her native Germany, but decided to pursue her passion for the Oriental Healing Therapies when she migrated to Australia almost 7 years ago. 

See Julia Gerster for: Acupuncture and cupping to address stress, anxiety, sleep problems, allergies and hayfever, women's health issues, digestive disorders and musculoskeletal problems.

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Acupuncturist - Justin Porter

Justin is a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medical practitioner, having over 15 years experience in Brisbane and Melbourne. He moved to Adelaide after starting his own young family so that his family could be closer to relatives.

Justin has a special interest in and broad experience in the practice of acupuncture for the treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions including Headaches and Migraines; Immune and Neurological disorders; Management of Fertility issues and IVF Support, to name but a few.

While his studies include Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture), Diploma in Remedial Massage, Justin has developed a passion for studying Japanese Acupuncture the pursuit of which regularly takes him to Japan.

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Massage Therapists

Massage Therapist - Maria Barone

Maria originally qualified as a Remedial Therapist in Switzerland where the government is very supportive of and proactive in the area of preventative health. She has worked as a Remedial Therapist since 1992, the last 10 years of which have been as a LifeForce team member.  Maria is experienced in a number of massage modalities and uses either a specific massage technique or combination of modalities to suit the individual needs of clients to assist them in maximising their health and wellbeing.

Maria's areas of professional interest include Remedial Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Sports, Therapeutic, Relaxation and Pregnancy massage as well as Foot Reflexology.

Privately, she is very family orientated, enjoys cooking and entertaining, and spends her free time in Bible studies as well as teaching the Bible to others.

See Maria Barone for: remedial/deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage to reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, increase joint mobility and flexibility following a sports or work injury and to speed up the healing of soft tissue injuries.

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Massage Therapist - Jane Fauser

Remedial, Swedish and Trigger Point Massage, specialising in the treatment of Sports Injuries.

Jane has been one of our longest-serving team members, having joined us back in 1993. Along the way she has been a volunteer massage therapist at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games and was a team therapist with the Australian Elite Track Cycling Team for over 10 years, having travelled overseas to Track Cycling World Championships.  She holds a Ph.D in Cancer and Chemotherapy and has worked in Medical Research.

See Jane Fauser for: Massage for sports injuries, Remedial, Swedish and Oncology MassageTrigger Point Therapy as well as Reiki.

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Massage Therapist - Craig Stacey

After many years in admin/management roles, Craig qualified as a Remedial Therapist. In addition to Remedial Therapies he also specialises in Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage and Foot Reflexology.  

Craig has been a LifeForce team member for almost 8 years.

He has three adult daughters has a special interest in Classic Cars, particular early model Holdens.  He also enjoys home renovations, live music and supporting his favourite team: the Norwood Football Club.

See Craig Stacey for: Remedial Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage techniques to treat neck and back pain and to manage stress.

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Massage Therapist - Rose Brittin

Rose is an established professional Remedial Massage Therapist with years of experience in dealing with the day to day issues and afflictions of people from all walks of life in a demanding, often stressful, world.  She has studied in, and is accredited with, full qualifications in her chosen field through TAFE, and continues to further her skills.  Her expertise in the areas of Remedial, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue and Relaxation Massage, combined with specialisation in Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Aromatherapy and Pregnancy Massage caters for all ages.

See Rose Brittin for: help to relieve those sore muscles and for the therapeutic management of headaches, particularly those triggered by stress and tension.

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Massage Therapist - Pauline Masters

Under the title of Holistic Healing, Pauline practices a number of therapies including Bowen Therapy and Stress Release Therapy.

Pauline is also a qualified Educational and Neurolinguistic Kinesiologist and has worked for many years with children who suffer from problems with learning, ADHD and autism.  

Having achieved excellent results with Bowen (a gentle, non-invasive manual therapy), Pauline has recently also introduced a new therapy for which she is receiving a lot of positive feedback from those who have experienced excellent results.  Stress Release Therapy is a quick and efficient way of dealing with fears, emotional issues and unwanted habits/behaviours.

See Pauline Masters for: Anxiety, grief, stress, panic attacks, frozen memory pictures, issues of sadness, feelings of overwhelm as well as unwanted behaviours that need to be cleared.

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Massage Therapist - Monika Edmonds

A new addition to our Remedial Massage Therapy Team is Monika Edmonds who has been working as a massage therapist for the over 20 years with varied allied health and wellness businesses such as physiotherapy, chiropractic, dental and an internationally renowned day spa in Daylesford, Victoria.  She also hand crafts her own natural skincare products.

Monika has provided her massage therapy services to LifeForce clients in the past and has returned to us after 10 years in Victoria where she ran a successful massage business.

See Monika Edmonds for: Remedial Massage and Trigger Point Therapy for the effective treatment of neck and shoulder pain, Aromatherapy Massage, Reiki, Ear Candling (for TMJ, middle ear and sinus conditions), Pregnancy, Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage as well as resistance stretches.

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Naturopathy

Naturopath - Melisa Byrne

Melisa journey into natural health began when she experienced improvements to her own health some 18 years ago after seeing a naturopath and physiotherapist at LifeForce Health Solutions (then The Village Physio). This was life changing for her as it later inspired her to undertake formal education at the Endeavour College, studying western herbal medicine and naturopathy. Melisa’s areas of interest embrace a broad range of men's and women's health (including fertility) issues, gastro-intestinal disturbances, childhood behavioural disorders, weight loss and auto-immune conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the auto-immune thyroid condition Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis).  Melisa is also the practice's dedicated Wellness Program Naturopath.

See Mel Byrne for: Digestive complaints, allergies, women's health issues, infertility, auto-immune disorders and children's health.

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Homoeopathy

Homoeopath - Neil Forbes

Neil is a dedicated practitioner of Classical Homoeopathy. Following a life-changing personal experience and at the receiving end of Classical Homoeopathic treatment, Neil was compelled to himself become a practitioner in this modality. Neil has been a member of our team for over 13 years and also keeps himself busy as an investment software trainer.

Neil is well-known to be the life of any party due to his quick and clever wit !

See Neil Forbes for: Post physical and emotional traumas, hormonal and digestive problems and childhood conditions as well as any conditions where you can say you "have never been well since .........."

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Yoga

Yoga Instructor - Karen Bellchambers

Karen is our Pregnancy Yoga instructor. Karen has worked for many years as a high dependency paediatric nurse at the Women's and Children's Hospital in North Adelaide, and recently qualified as a Clinical Nurse. Her unique employment background means she is well qualified to be conducting exercise and relaxation classes for women throughout the various stages of pregnancy.

Karen is a warm and caring pregnancy yoga instructor and has been dedicated to proiding her services to LifeForce for almost 12 years now.

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Yoga Instructor - Deb McEwen

Deb McEwen has been teaching yoga for almost 20 years and is a longstanding member of (YTISA ). She has returned to LifeForce to resume her very popular yoga classes and plans to open up a new Meditation class.

Deb’s yoga classes run for 90 minutes and incorporate postures, relaxation and meditation. Her planned therapeutic meditation classes are of 45 minutes' duration and aim to help us connect to our inner stillness, to find peace in an often chaotic world and improve our resistance to stress.

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Pilates

Pilates Instructor - Natalie Nechvoglod

Natalie's areas are Pilates, General Fitness Training and she is currently studying Physiotherapy, hoping to complete her Degree at the end of this year.

Natalie has been providing her Pilates services to our practice for over a decade and has acquired a loyal following with some participants having maintained regular and dedicated attendance for many years.

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Pilates and Balance & Strength Instructor  - Debra Faulkner

Debra has been employed in the musculoskeletal industry for over 20 years. She studied Pilates with Tensegrity Training and has attained her Certificate IV in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology. She also holds an internationally recognised Certificate from The Pink Ribbon Program qualifying as a Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist, an area of study she undertook because of her special interest in providing safe exercise options for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and because she is a breast cancer survivor herself. Debra also has a particular fondness for helping the elderly which is why she is passionate about conducting Strength & Balance Exercise Classes to assist them in minimising the risk of falls.

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Personal & Professional Coach

Personal & Professional Coach - Cyndy

Cyndy is a motivational and inspirational leader with a natural ability to light a spark in others that helps them achieve more. With her results-oriented coaching, knowledge and sensitivity she assists others in gaining clarity in many complex areas in their lives, guiding them towards empowerment and inspiring confidence in realising their own potential, inner wisdom and truth!

Cyndy has studied various meditation technique, energetic healing modalities. She has qualified as a personal and professional coach and gained qualifications as a behavioural profiler. Cyndy is an Associate Member of the International Coaching guild, a Credentialed Practitioner of The Coaching Institute and an Associate Member of the International Institute of Complementary Therapists. During her educational journey Cyndy studied a number of interesting subjects including Esoteric Psychology, Bach Flower Remedies, Nutrition, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medical Science, Counselling and Communication.

Cyndy also has 25 years’ corporate experience spending the last 10 years of this phase in human resources, gaining credentials in human resource management, training and organisational development.

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All Supported By Our Wonderful Administrative & Customer Service Team

  • Julie

    Front Office and General Admin for over 6 years.

  • Debra

    Most Honorary Team Member for over two decades!

  • Barb

    Joined our team in 2013 with a wealth of Allied Health experience under her belt.

  • Nicki

    LifeForce Front Office Staff for over 12 years is well-known to most of our loyal clients.

  • Sue

    Front Office Staff member for over 9 years

  • Kerry

    Front Office Staff member for over 4 years