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Physiotherapist - Mat Kaczorowski

Mat has been a valued and dedicated member of our professional team for almost 20 years. His areas of interest in physiotherappy include hands-on treatments, addressing muscle imbalances, postural enhancement and rehabilitation of upper body, lower body and spinal conditions.

Mat has a strong passion for health and fitness, being dedicated to daily yoga and Pilates practise along with healthy eating for optimal vitality and wellbeing.

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

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

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Physiotherapist - Subash Narayanan

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

Subash is an avid reader, enjoys playing tennis and loves cricket! He also loves being a dad to his young son.

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

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Physiotherapist - Prema Abraham

Prema joined our practice in 2006 during which time she gained her Post-Graduate Masters in Physiotherapy qualification. She is passionate about Manual Therapies including Massage, Myofascial Release, Kinesio Taping, Functional rehabilitation and education and exercise prescription for spinal conditions.

Prema's Australian employment experience also includes spending a number of years in the area of work injury management, working 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 also enjoys being a dad!

Daniel has experience in treating Benign Positional Vertigo employing a gentle head movement technique to reduce the symptoms of this condition. 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, engaging the nervous system to adapt to change, and restoring movement with improved strength symmetry and success.
See Daniel Jordan for: Functional Stretching and Functional Exercise, the management of headaches, symptoms of vertigo, hands-on treatment for back and neck pain, soft tissue massage and joint mobilisation.
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Physiotherapist - Purvi Goswami

Purvi graduated almost 10 years ago and has since worked in a variety of settings in India and in Australia. She completed her internship after successfully gaining a Masters in Kinesiology (Exercise Science and Rehabilitation) in the United States, and has also held positions as clinical educator and lecturer in Physiotherapy and the rehabilitation management of musculoskeletal, paediatric and neurological conditions within private practice settings.

Her key areas of interest are hands-on particularly manipulation & mobilisation of peripheral and spinal joints, soft tissue massage, sustained myofascial release techniques (for more chronic conditions) and rehabilitation to rectify muscle imbalances. She finds posture and gait analysis form an important component of this physiotherapy management process as they frequently contribute to improved quality of life.

Being the daughter of a physiotherapist, the teen-aged Purvi developed a strong passion for this area of health practice.

Her favourite leisure time activities include painting, art and cooking.

See Purvi Goswami for: management of symptoms related to peripheral and spinal joint injuries, soft tissue release as well as posture and gait analysis.

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Acupuncturist - Julia Gerster

Julia, a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner, is committed to helping people live happier, healthier lives with Acupuncture, Cupping and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Experienced in the management of common health problems such as colds, hayfever, IBS, headaches, digestive disorders and anxiety, she has also undertaken further post graduate studies in Cosmetic Acupuncture, pain management and women’s health (supporting women with problems relating to menstruation, fertility, pregnancy and menopause).

Julia completed a Diploma in Physiotherapy back in her home country of Germany working as a Physiotherapist for 5 years in various health settings. She feels this training and experience provides a great advantage diagnostically, as well as in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. This training and experience in combination with her Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine skills is showing great clinical results.

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

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Acupuncturist - Justin Porter

Justin is a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medical practitioner, having almost 20 years experience in Brisbane prior to moving to Adelaide after starting his young family. 

Justin is passionate about assisting clients on their journey to better health. He considers his extensive experience across a broad range of acute and chronic conditions to be a good fit for LifeForce clients who present with the symptoms of Headache and Migraine, Immune and Neurological disorders; management of Fertility issues and IVF Support, to name but a few.
While much of Justin’s experience and qualifications - Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture), Australia and China, and Diploma in Remedial Massage - has focused on Chinese forms of practise he has also developed a keen interest in the pursuit of Japanese Acupuncture which regularly takes him to Japan to further pursue this area of study, as he finds this modality offers a gentle and effective treatment option.
See Justin Porter for: management of acute and chronic conditions including immune disorders and neurological disorders as well as musculoskeletal conditions such as headache, migraine and back pain.
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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 12 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 and deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage to reduce muscle tension, to assist in improving circulation and increase joint mobility and flexibility, or following a sports or work injury and to speed up the repair of soft tissue injuries.

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Massage Therapist - Rose Brittin

Rose has many years of experience as a Remedial Massage Therapist addressing the day to day issues and afflictions of people from all walks of life in a demanding, often stressful, world. She originally gained qualifications in her chosen field of massage through TAFE, and is passionate of continuing professional education to further her skills. She has expertise in the areas of Remedial, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue and Relaxation Massage, along with Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Aromatherapy and Pregnancy Massage and is therefore able to cater for all ages and a variety of disorders.

See Rose Brittin for: help ease sore muscles and provide therapeutic management for 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 clinical results with Bowen (a gentle, non-invasive manual therapy), Pauline has recently also introduced a new therapy, Stress Release Therapy, for which she is receiving a lot of positive client feedback from those who have experienced efficient results. Stress Release Therapy can be a quick and way of dealing with emotional disorders such as fears and unwanted habits and 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

Monika Edmonds has worked as a massage therapist for well over 20 years in a variety of allied health and wellness settings such as physiotherapy, chiropractic, dental as well as an internationally renowned day spa in Daylesford, Victoria.  She also hand-crafts her own natural skincare products.

Monika originally provided her massage therapy services to LifeForce clients for approximately two years back in the early 2000's and returned to us after spending 10 years in Victoria where she ran a successful massage business.

See Monika Edmonds for: Remedial Massage and Trigger Point Therapy for the effective management 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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Massage Therapist - Dearne Alford

Dearne was drawn to particular modalities in the area of remedial massage because of personal/family experiences, so practising in these particular fields (chronic disease & disability massage, lymphatic drainage) has been particularly rewarding. Her youngest is on the autism spectrum which has led to a particular interest in the area of disability massage.

Dearne enjoys managing her clients’ pain and stress using a combination of Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, Relaxation Massage and Myofascial Release and personalises her approach for each individual.

In the area of Sports Massage she has witnessed its ability to enhance physical performance. She currently works with the North Adelaide Rockets Men’s Premier League Basketball Team, providing massages during training and games.

In her spare time Dearne enjoys baking and renovating.

See DearneAlford for: lymphatic drainage, the management of symptoms related to chronic disease, disability massage, as well as for work and sports injury management.

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Massage Therapist - Ryan Harrison

Among other degrees and qualifications Ryan has a 2005 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics and a published work in Ocean Environment Modelling. However, a major career change saw Ryan becoming qualified as a Remedial Massage Therapist. This was prompted by his personal interest in exercise and engaging with individuals living with chronic illnesses.

While having studied Swedish, Relaxation, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Myofascial Release, Ryan has developed a particular interest in helping athletes and recreational sports people enhance their performance and recover from injuries more quickly. He also has a passion for assisting those with chronic illness to improve their quality of life, adapting his approach according to the needs of each individual.

See Ryan for: Management of chronic conditions that impact on the musculoskeletal system, sports and work injuries, and symptoms of tension that are consequent to the stresses of everyday life..

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Naturopath - Melisa Byrne

Melisa's journey into natural health began when she experienced improvements to her own health over 20 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 Metabolic Balance coach.

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

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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 their pregnancy.

Karen is a warm and caring pregnancy yoga instructor and has been dedicated to providing her services to LifeForce for almost 15 years.

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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 ). After a brief stint away in WA Deb returned to LifeForce to resume her very popular yoga classes.

Deb’s yoga classes run for 80 minutes and incorporate postures, relaxation and meditation. Deb has a keen interest in therapeutic meditation and enjoys hearing participants speak of the benefits of these classes. Meditation classes aim to help participants connect to their inner stillness in order to find peace in an often chaotic world while improving resistance to stress.

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Pilates Instructor - Natalie Nechvoglod

Natalie has been a LifeForce Pilates Instructor for over 12 years. Along with Pilates she has a keen interest in General Fitness Training having over 10 years experience as a personal trainer. She recently completed her Physiotherapy studies.

Natalie has a proven track record as a keen observer of muscular dysfunction within the Pilates setting, able to detect even the most subtle distortions and addressing these so that movements are correctly performed. As a result she 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 keen 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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All Supported By Our Wonderful Administrative & Customer Service Team

  • Monica

    Practice Manager and founder of the practice in April 1992.

  • Julie

    Front Office Coordinator and General Admin Assistant since 2010.

  • Debra

    Most Honorary Team Member for over two decades!

  • Barb

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

  • Nicki

    LifeForce Front Office Staff since 2004, who is well-known to most of our loyal clients.

  • Sue

    Dedicated front office staff member who joined our team in 2007.

  • Kerry

    Front Office Staff member joined our friendly team in 2012.

  • Anita Daly

    Anita has extensive 30 years’ experience in providing friendly customer service.