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Practitioners

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.


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Dr MARK KEYWORTH

Osteopath

Dip. (Osteopathy), OA Member.

Mark Keyworth graduated as an Osteopath in 1987 from the International College of Osteopathy (ICO) in Australia. Previously he was involved in research and development in the pharmaceutical industry. His time in this industry and his subsequent dissolution with it lead him to study massage, acupuncture and finally Osteopathy.

His passion and enthusiasm over this time was rewarded when he was appointed as Director of Clinic at the ICO. His role in teaching at the ICO changed to that of Legislator for the Osteopathic profession. He was fundamental in influencing policy decisions which lead to Osteopathy being recognised in Queensland and in 1990, Mark commenced private practice.

In 2000 the Osteopathic profession gained autonomy from the joint Chiropractic and Osteopathic registration board at which point Mark was installed as the inaugural Chairperson of the Osteopathic Registration Board in Queensland. Mark has also held the position of Federal President of the Australian Osteopathic Association for 4 years.

After 30 years in practice and seeing the profession grow, change and evolve, helping thousands of people to health, Mark and his wife Jodie decided to semi retire and travel around Australia. We are lucky to have him based in Southside Clinic in Adelaide, until his travels begin again.


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Dr Brendan Wood

Osteopath

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.


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Vivienne Jachmann

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.Physio.

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.


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Dianne Colquhoun

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.


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Paula Hobson

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.

As the Senior Administrator of Southside Clinic, Paula brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, from her background in HR to her years of experience managing large retail teams.


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Fiona Mccallum-Cox

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.


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Sally Skewes

Clinical Psychologist

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.


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Elizabeth Anderson

Registered Psychologist

We are all part of various systems, which include family, school, community and culture. As such, it is important that therapy be in context, holistically with adults, families and children to ensure appropriate, timely, and effective evidenced- based assessment and treatments.

I aim to create a warm, inclusive and safe environment focussing on strengths, to develop a therapeutic partnership that supports change towards positive growth and therapy outcomes.

My treatment approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Solution Focussed Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and meditation, Attachment-based therapy and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

I work with individuals who are experiencing difficulties ranging from mild symptoms of Depression and Anxiety, to those with more enduring mental health challenges. I have experience working to support families, children and adolescents with moderate to severe disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, psychological distress or challenging behaviours.

I am a Registered Psychologist with a diverse experience having worked in a variety of areas in private and public sectors in health, Mental Health, Disability and in the agency of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

I believe that everyone can develop and work toward finding their strength and balance, and to seek support when needed. In my previous role, I worked as a nurse for many years in the community this has given me insight into the real-world challenges people can experience. Outside of my work role, I am inspired by art, nature and living in the hills.


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SONYA LEE

Naturopath/Hypnotherapist

Dip.(Naturopathy)

Sonia is an experienced naturopath and hypnotherapist with over 20 years experience. She is passionate about helping people get free of pain and frustrating recurring symptoms.

Sonya works with patients to support them through chronic conditions where she aims to help improve prognosis and wellness both pre-surgery, during medical treatment and post surgery or medical treatment. She also helps to release trauma and stress connected to physical conditions through her hypnotherapy and body-mind therapies. 

Sonya also offers Scenar Therapy which is a non-invasive technology directed at stimulating the body's inherent self-healing resources.