Dr Andrea Robertson
Osteopath, Naturopath, Nutritionist & Clinic Owner
B.Sci.(Clin.Sci.),M.H.Sci.(Osteo.),Adv.Dip.(Naturopathy),Adv.Dip.(Nutrition), OA Member. Pilates, Barre & Yoga Instructor
Andrea completed her osteopathic qualifications at Victoria University in Melbourne in 2000, and her Nutrition and Naturopathy Qualifications through AIAS (Australian Institute of Applied Sciences). Osteopathically, Andrea uses a variety of hands-on techniques such as soft-tissue release, joint mobilization, joint manipulation, visceral manipulation, cranial osteopathy and Trigger Point Dry Needling. Andrea has done extensive post-graduate training in Visceral Osteopathy, also called Visceral Manipulation, as well as Cranial Osteopathy. Andrea also offers Naturopathy and Nutrition appointments, where she loves the challenge of complex conditions including digestive issues, fatigue, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome/hypermobility and infertility.
Andrea was a professional dancer for 12 years, working overseas at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, Son Amar in Spain and Carnival Cruises in the USA. Because of this, Andrea treats many dancers and conducts pre-pointe and dance fitness assessments for dancers of all ages. Through this she advises dancers on Pilates based exercise programs to improve technique and strength. Andrea is trained in teaching Pilates and Yoga and she is a member of Osteopathy Australia.
Dr. Carla Kleverlaan
B.Sc-Cl. Sc., M.H.Sc (Ost.), Grad. Ex. & Sp. Sci., NLP Results, Grad. Cert. Tert. Ed
Carla has been a registered osteopath for 15 years and has worked both internationally and around Australia. She has worked with elite athletes and many different population groups. Carla provides education to help in not only addressing pain but also in providing strategies to help manage your body in the future. Carla firmly believes that age is no obstacle to staying fit and healthy.
Recently Carla lectured at Victoria University on osteopathy and rehabilitation. She is currently enrolled in a PhD research project investigating well-being.
Outside of Osteopathy, Carla has played beach volleyball at a semi-professional level. Carla started playing beach volleyball at 26 years of age after having what she terms a quarter life crisis. She was inspired by Australia's Cook and Pottharst winning the Sydney Olympic Beach Volleyball Gold Medal and wanted to follow her childhood dream of competing at an elite level.
After playing for only 18 months, Carla moved to Queensland to train with coach Steve Anderson. This started her 15-year journey as an athlete, winning many state titles and traveling all around the world.
Carla has written an empowering and inspiring book called 'Back, Body and Soul', designed to help you understand both your body and why you get pain, and as a tool help you prevent long term pain.
Dr Brendan Wood
Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) 2011 Master of Osteopathy 2013
Brendan is an avid follower of Australian Rules Football (AFL), having played many years of country and amateur football in Victoria whilst studying osteopathy at RMIT University. Outside of football, Brendan enjoys keeping active with cycling, surfing, skateboarding and hiking; all of which he sees as a form of expression and an important outlet.
Brendan is a strong believer of manual therapy and understands the important role osteopathy plays when it comes to the rough and tumble associated with football, skateboarding and everyday life.
These are Brendan’s motivations for engaging in five years of full-time study in applied science, osteopathy and complementary medicine.
Brendan joins our clinic from Canberra where he has been working under Dr BJ Field.
Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor
Vivienne is a highly qualified physiotherapist who is passionate about helping people optimise their health and get the most out of life. She appreciates the importance of looking at the whole body when treating, knowing the site of pain is rarely the only problem. After graduating as a physiotherapist in 2006 from the University of South Australia, she spent 3 years in the private hospital system, working in ante/postnatal care, rehabilitation, post surgical care, and ICU. She has since worked in private practice specialising in wholistic forms of treatment and women’s health.
Vivienne has undergone extensive training in craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, Mckenzie therapy, dry needling, and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET). She combines this with other physiotherapy hands on treatment techniques including trigger point therapy, soft-tissue release, joint mobilisation, posture assessment and exercise prescription.
Vivi also has expansive knowledge in Clinical Pilates, Active Birthing techniques and has undergone training in Women’s Health physiotherapy for specialised pelvic floor assessment and management. Most recently she has undergone training with the Spinning Babies association to gain more knowledge on ways to promote optimal fatal positioning, reduced pelvic girdle pain and balancing out of pelvic and uterine ligaments.
Being a mum of two she has a special interest in treating women through out their pregnancy, and acute and long term postnatally. She appreciates the benefit of the range of techniques she has learnt, and how transformative they can be to the pregnancy and the birthing process.
Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor
B Sp.Co & Ex.Sci. M Physio.
Dianne became interested in physiotherapy as a young dancer following treatment and Pilates classes at her local physiotherapy clinic in Adelaide. After moving to Canberra in 2008, Dianne commenced a Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Exercise Science. During this degree she decided that she wanted to learn more about the anatomy of the human body as well as help people rehabilitate their injuries and reach their personal goals. Dianne went on to successfully complete a Masters of Physiotherapy Degree at the University of Canberra. Dianne has since undertaken additional training in dry needling, Sports Physiotherapy and Pilates.
Dianne has worked in a multidisciplinary private practice in Canberra for the last four years and during the 2017 and 2018 seasons Dianne worked with the Canberra Raiders Rugby League Junior Development squads.
She enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, sporting injuries and Orthopaedic rehabilitation. She has a keen interest in treating shoulders, knees and ankles.
In her free time Dianne enjoys spending time outside with her friends and family and keeps active with her two dogs.
Senior Administrator / Barre & Clinical Pilates Instructor
Paula has had a passion for dance since she was three years old. She has practiced many forms of dance from an early age including classical ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary. She pursued her dance education through her teens and early twenties graduating from Certificate III and IV in Dance Performance Studies from Australian Dance Vision.
Paula has also completed her Diploma in Clinical Pilates through Breathe Education and leads our Clinical Pilates team at Southside Clinic. She has a passion for working with pre and post op patients and pre and post natal women.
When not at work, Paula loves traveling the world with her husband and spending time at her farm in the Adelaide Hills.
Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
Kirsty completed a four-year Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Naturopathy at Endeavour College of Natural Medicine. She also spent the final year of her degree under the mentor ship of our clinic owner Dr. Andrea Robertson (Osteopath, Naturopath, Nutritionist). Kirsty is passionate about reducing and preventing chronic disease through a combination of diet and lifestyle changes, as well as prescribing herbal medicine and flower essence therapies. Kirsty has a particular passion for treating digestive dysfunction and helping her patients improve their sleep and reduce stress and anxiety.
When not at our clinic, Kirsty loves to spend time outside and can often be found at home growing her own fruit and vegetables. Kirsty also has a huge love of animals which led her to start her own side business @kingsdogwalking. She would one day love to extend her naturopathic knowledge to be able to treat animals in a natural and holistic way.
Remedial Massage Therapist
With a decade as a remedial and sports masseur based within multidisciplinary health clinics and teaching Pilates, Fiona has treated hundreds of clients, helping them to attain their personal goals of pain relief, improved range of motion and improved wellbeing.
Her approachable and engaging style will ensure that you leave with a clear plan for how to get you feeling better, faster. This includes physical therapy, stretching self-care tips and postural advice.
Her passion for improved posture and core fitness to enhance our increasingly sedentary, digital lifestyle has seen her featured in magazines, newspapers and on channel Ten TV show ‘Totally Wild’. Fiona can also be found leaping about with groups of 20 plus children at her popular ‘Yogalates for Kids’ workshops.
Your massage treatment will draw from a wide range of Eastern and Western therapy techniques and may include, where best suited for you: Pregnancy massage, Sports massage, Aromatherapy, Cupping, Craniosacral therapy, Myofascial release.
For a long time Sally has been drawn to supporting people with the difficulties and challenges that life can bring. Whether it’s helping someone to get back on their feet after a life setback or working together on lifelong patterns. Through her work she has come to strongly believe that the origins of problematic patterns stem from unmet core emotional needs in childhood.
Sally values psychological approaches which respond to the individual needs of the client and uses an approach to therapy which integrates Schema Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness Meditation.
Sally has a special interest in Schema Therapy and is passionate about working with clients presenting with personality disorders and complex needs. She appreciates the opportunity to develop strong therapeutic relationships, whereby we can make sense of life patterns based on an in-depth case conceptualisation. Sally has a strong interest in increasing accessibility to Schema Therapy using innovative methods including technology and group work.
Sally recently co-founded an eHealth platform for Schema Therapy. Secure Nest is a website for therapists and their clients to collaborate in a shared online workspace or for individuals to learn more about Schema Therapy through a self-education program.
Sally has experience working with a wide range of clients presenting with complex difficulties, including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, grief and loss, abuse and trauma, eating disorders and self image, self-esteem and relationship issues. She also has experience working with families of children with autism spectrum disorders. Sally works with adults, adolescents, school-age children and families.
Sally holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and is registered to practice under the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is also registered as a Medicare provider.
Liz works with individuals experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety and depression, as well as other related difficulties and more long-standing concerns. Liz takes a collaborative approach to therapy, helping clients develop skills and techniques to manage symptoms and improve the quality of their lives, to achieve personal goals.
Liz has diverse experience, having worked in the private and public sectors of health, mental health, disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Liz uses evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy (ST), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.
Liz has a warm and genuine style and her approach is active, collaborative and goal focused. She has a validating, non-judgemental style in her treatment, where she aims to help clients build their personal toolbox of coping skills to improve their quality of life.
Liz holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science, Post Graduate Diploma Psychology and a Master of Professional Psychology and enjoys music and is inspired by art, nature and living in the hills.