At Physio-Wise we're here to deliver the best Physiotherapy and treatment support. With 7 physiotherapists and 7 admin staff, Physio-Wise offers a comprehensive team to meet all your needs.
All of our physios are fully qualified with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy.
Brendan grew up in Alice Springs and moved to South Australia to pursue university study. After completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement & Health Studies) in 2015 he went on to complete a Master of Physiotherapy (GE). Brendan has an interest in sports injuries and gleans great satisfaction from helping people become pain free and return to their maximal level of function. Outside of work Brendan enjoys hiking, figure skating and taking his golden retriever for long walks. He also loves playing the piano and travelling.
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.
Claire began at the practice in August 2014 during her first year at Uni SA studying Physiotherapy. Finishing her degree in 2017, Claire's special interests lie in paediatrics and sports physiotherapy to work with clients for a successful return and prevention of reoccurrence through exercise therapy. Claire is also a trained Pilates instructor also running the mum and bubs class, Babylates. In her free time, Claire loves to play hockey, go travelling or camping and is a keen Crows supporter.
Jenny was born in Gawler and attended Evanston Primary School and Gawler High School before moving to the city to complete her physiotherapy studies. Jenny has always felt a part of the Gawler community and tries to get involved in at least two community activities every year. She enjoys all aspects of her work, but has a particular interest in Women’s Health issues and in education “for both myself in new techniques and for my clients in self-management.” When not working, Jenny is a keen gardener, compulsive reader and is also actively involved in her local church.
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 studying Psychology.
Liam has been part of the Physio-wise team since 2013. A familiar face to many, he is local to the region. Following the completion of his degree, Liam has developed a number of professional interests, including many musculoskeletal and sports related injuries, with a particular interest in the lower limb. He loves outdoor activities such as fishing, spearfishing, camping and four-wheel driving and will never turn down an opportunity to have a friendly chat about his fishing accomplishments. Liam enjoys the interpersonal level of his job and will always make it his goal to achieve the goals of his patients.
Born in Hong Kong, Vincent moved to Australia when he was 17 years old. He has completed his degree in Physiotherapy and holds a Masters degree in Ergonomics from New York University. In 1996, Vincent and his family established the Fernwood Women’s Health Club in the Myer Centre, which they ran for 11 years before selling. Vincent has completed a course in Pilates and he also has a special interest in acupuncture/dry needling, sports injuries, ergonomics, safe work practices, and chronic back pain management. Vincent is married to Evelyn and they have two children, Valerie and Christopher. He is studying to be a minister and enjoys working with children and youth, international students and new immigrants to South Australia.
Barb moved to Gawler in 2017 with her husband Steve to be closer to her kids and grandkids. Barb joined the practice in June 2018. Barb loves to spend time with family, friends and is a passionate Bluebagger. Loves a glass of red, lollies and chocolate! Barb has a wicked sense of humour and loves to see people smile. She spreads kindness and good cheer especially at her favourite time of year – Christmas!
Evan joined the practice in 2016, at the start of his second year of university. After spending his first year studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts, he transferred to Physiotherapy. In his time between work and University, Evan enjoys both teaching and participating in dance of all styles, as well as being a fairly avid gamer when he gets a chance. Evan is always ready to be of as much assistance as he can and always gives a warm welcome.
Dylan is a Gawler local who joined the team in 2019. He is currently studying Physiotherapy at UniSA. Dylan is always up for a good chat and loves his sport. When he's not studying, working, playing footy or hanging with friends, he's watching sport. Dylan is passionate about physiotherapy and all things to do with pain, he is keen to finish his studies and get out into the workforce.
Jodi began working at Physio-Wise in 2017 while in her second year of a Physiotherapy degree at UniSA. She is currently working on reception whilst completing her final year of the degree and looks forward to graduating at the end of this year. Jodi became interested in Physiotherapy after watching the Physiotherapists work on a family member at the Repatriation hospital and thought "I would love to help people like that one day". Jodi loves working with the Physiotherapists at Physio-Wise and enjoys talking to the patients at reception. She looks forward to meeting more of you in the future!
Being a ‘Country Girl’ at heart, Kerrilee enjoys camping and travelling/walking throughout the countryside. She is a mum of 3 fledglings…yaay!! – and is now enjoying the easier flexibility of balancing work & family fun. She commenced working at Physio-Wise in 2018 expanding her working career, which has largely centred around medical administration, with working (chatting) with people being a passion of hers.
Shannon joined the Physio-Wise team in September 2018 after moving to the Barossa Valley. Coming from a sporting retail background she felt working reception at Physio-Wise would be a new challenge for her, while still involving her love of sport. Shannon enjoys having a chat with patients and looks forward to building ongoing relationships with clients. In her spare time Shannon can be found watching almost any sport on TV or hanging with family and friends.
Skye joined the Physio-wise team in April 2013. She is currently studying Psychology at The University of Adelaide. In her spare time she participates and competes in equestrian vaulting with the help of her mum Kirsty. She enjoys reading and cooking and loves to travel. Skye is eager to learn and is happy to cover shifts for others. She approaches every day with her bright personality.