Physio-Wise Staff

At Physio-Wise we're here to deliver the best Physiotherapy and treatment support. With 7 physiotherapists and 4 admin staff, Physio-Wise offers a comprehensive team to meet all your needs.

All of our physios are fully qualified and registered with the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Australian Physiotherapist Association.

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Kelsey

Kelsey Artwik

Remedial Massage Therapist

Kelsey started her massage career in 2017. She is passionate about promoting health, healing and wellbeing through therapeutic massage remedies. She also works as an Educator teaching massage. Kelsey has completed her training in dry needling and cupping and is currently completing her Diploma in Business. In her spare time she likes to cook, dance and spend time with family and friends.

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Kirsty

Kirsty Roney

Principal Practitioner

Kirsty grew up in the Gawler area and has been working in private practice for more years than she cares to acknowledge. She started Physio-Wise over 20 years ago, and has a strong emphasis for hands on Physiotherapy treatment. She likes to use home exercises as an adjunct to treatment – ”the treatment between the treatments” and has also been trained in dry needling techniques. Kirsty lives at Lyndoch with a menagerie of horses, dogs and cats. She has two daughters, her oldest daughter is also a physiotherapist and her youngest daughter is currently completing her MBA whilst working as the Financial Team Leader at Physio-Wise.

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Brooke

Brooke Simmons

Physio Team Leader

Brooke grew up in Lyndoch and completed her schooling at Trinity College here in Gawler. She went on to study a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the UniSA, during which she first joined us at Physio-Wise working on reception. Since completing her degree in 2013, Brooke has consulted at both our Lyndoch and Gawler clinics. Brooke has a special interest in the area of Women’s Health, including continence issues and pelvic floor dysfunction through all stages of life, but is especially passionate about helping women through pregnancy and the post-partum recovery process. Brooke also has a passion for incorporating Pilates-informed exercises into her treatments and into the group exercise sessions she runs throughout the week. Brooke has a strong emphasis on hands-on treatment, used in conjunction with active rehabilitation strategies to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Now a Gawler local, you might occasionally see Brooke out running with her two Beagles. She also enjoys spending time with family, relaxing at the river and travelling (well at least pre-covid!). Brooke has returned to work on reduced hours after welcoming her twin boys into the world in February 2022.

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Jodi

Jodi Vine

Physiotherapist

Jodi started in the field of physiotherapy a little later than most and went back to uni after a change in her life path. She started working at Physio-Wise in 2017 after completing her placement with us during her second year at UniSA. Jodi initially came on as a member of our admin team and then after completing her studies, moved to our physio team. Jodi has a special interest in Women’s Health. She loves working with patients and enjoys teaching them the benefits of our Clinical Exercise classes. Jodi enjoys the interaction with her patients and always strives to get them back on track with a combination of treatment and education. Deciding this was the right job for her later in life means she is 110% passionate about physiotherapy!

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Sarah

Sarah Baker

Physiotherapist

Sarah joined the Physio-Wise team in October 2021 and finished her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) degree in 2021. She loves having a good chat, especially if it’s about the football. Sarah loves going to the gym, playing football and spending time with her family and friends. In her spare time, she loves reading comic books and going to Comic Conventions. Sarah decided to become a physiotherapist to help people improve their health and achieve their goals in an active way. She has a strong interest in sports injuries and paediatrics. She likes to use a combination of both active management and hands-on treatments to help her patients improve their health and wellbeing.

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Nicole

Nicole Muscat

Physiotherapist

Nicole completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of South Australia in 2021 and graduated with a Class One Honours. She has enjoyed all aspects of physiotherapy throughout her studies, but has a special interest in paedeatrics and Women's Health, as well as sharing a passion for neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Nic has a strong client-centred approach with manual-based therapy, and is also passionate about empowering and promoting independence in her clients with hydrotherapy, clinical exercise and pilates. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and two dogs, especially at the beach!

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Mathieson

Mathieson Russell

Physiotherapist

Mathieson completed his Masters of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) at the University of South Australia in 2019. With a prior bachelors of Human Movement (Exercise Sport Science) Mathieson has a keen interest in physical activity, sport and active management of conditions with a special interest in the upper limb. Mathieson has an excellent holistic approach to care with manual and exercise therapy, along with dedicated management designed to maximise outcomes based on the individual's needs, interests and goals. When not working Mathieson spends his time writing music, playing guitar, games and reading.

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Ben

Ben Atkinson

Physiotherapist

Ben completed a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2022 after previously graduating with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at UniSA. He has always had an interest in human performance, however it wasn’t until a string of injuries in his early 20’s that he discovered a passion for injury and pain management. Ben is a warm and friendly physio with interest in manual therapy, exercise therapy and having a laugh with his clients and workmates. Ben has completed his training in dry needling and is passionate about using different therapies to achieve positive patient outcomes. Away from work, Ben is an avid cricketer for Tea Tree Gully District Cricket Club, loves AFL and spending time with his friends.

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Skye

Skye Barrowcliffe

Financial/Admin Team Leader

Skye joined the Physio-wise team in April 2013. In 2019 she graduated The University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Psychological Science. She now handles our Book Keeping and Admin duties full-time whilst she works out what to do next. In her spare time she participates and competes in equestrian vaulting with the help of her mum Kirsty. Skye also coaches other vaulters and loves to see their skills and confidence grow. She is an active member in the vaulting community holding positions on both the State vaulting committee and National vaulting committee. Skye enjoys learning new things and has a passion for cooking. She approaches every day with her bright personality. Her and her partner James have recently adopted a retired greyhound called Rastas who loves being a couch potato.

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William

William Mansfield

Receptionist

William is currently a third year student in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program at the University of South Australia. He is passionate about gaining knowledge and insight into the complexities and impairments of the human body within the field of Physiotherapy, and eagerly awaits graduation so that he can utilise this knowledge to assist others. After undertaking placement at Physio-Wise, he considers himself fortunate to support the team in this role. In his spare time, he enjoys running, is an avid backyard beekeeper and a keen aviation enthusiast. When he can draw himself away from his studies, he likes nothing better than learning fly on the weekends.

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Sarah

Sarah Woodland

Receptionist

Sarah joined the Physio-Wise admin team in 2023 and works a secondary job as a community enrolled nurse. She is passionate about advocating for better health outcomes for patients and thoroughly enjoys her work within the community. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys taking her Labrador, Alfie, for walks and spending time with friends and family on the weekends.

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Sinead

Sinead Jakeway

Receptionist

Sinead joined the Physio-Wise team in February 2023. She has previously worked and completed study in the dog training industry, but after a recent career change discovered a passion for customer service and the allied health industry. In her spare time, Sinead participates and competes in equestrian eventing along with volunteering with the Lyndoch CFS. She enjoys helping the community and learning a wide variety of new skills.