An Integrated Approach...
SA Integrated Therapies is a Team of highly trained Allied Health professionals with the common goal of providing first class professional and personal service to make long lasting positive changes through superior procedures, treatment, feedback, and education. Each Team Member has undergone extensive training to ensure that they are able to deliver a consistently high quality service and treatment.
SA Integrated Therapies prides itself in being able to provide a 'real' integrated team approach, with therapists and health professionals happily engaging with each other to provide the best possible outcome for the client. It is impossible and unrealistic for one health care professional to think they have all the answers, that is why at SA Integrated Therapies we only take on team members that are happy to share in the ethos of our clinic.
For your peace of mind, all team members are affiliated with the appropriate national associations, and adhere to the strict Code of Ethics set by these associations and SA Integrated Therapies. All Team members hold university degrees, or nationally accredited certificates in a range of modalities and carry personal indemnity and medical malpractice insurance.
At the young age of 19 years Andrew started his career working as a Musculoskeletal Therapist, and over the past 16 years has grown on his knowledge through mentor-ship, study, and experience. Studies have concentrated on Advanced Musculoskeletal therapies (including time spent with world renowned Dr Paul Conneelly), and through long hours and dedication Andrew has gained great knowledge and experience in his field. Creating one of the most knowledgeable well rounded holistic thinking Musculoskeletal therapists. In-fact, Andrew’s assessments, protocols, techniques, education and the combination off these are unique and will not be found elsewhere. This unique working approach combines looking at all conditions from a scientific, but also complimentary health approach. Adding to Andrew’s extensive body of knowledge is his degree in Exercise Sports/Applied Science Human Movement studied in Queensland and Adelaide- giving rise to the title Human Movement Specialist. Two years spent abroad working in Alberta Canada was a fantastic period of Andrew’s life in which his work flourished and good times were spent living life to the full. Andrew continues to thrive on adding to his already extensive knowledge by attending new courses regularly, and by getting his hands on as many bodies as possible – there is not a better way to learn.
In recent times Andrew has wanted more people to experience the potentially wonderful results of his work, and the only way to do this without affecting his work-life-balance was to train other likeminded therapists. This has bought about the expansion of the business in Adelaide on Grote Street and Victor Harbor. The business continues to grow on the back of creating a one of a kind experience for the clients, from the amazing clinic setup, to the first class results based treatment, Andrew can only hope that more and more people come to know about the brilliant service SA Integrated Therapies provides.
Although Andrew loves his job, the true loves of his life are his beautiful wife, daughter and son, manipulating his working hours so he can maximise the quality time he spends with them. Sporting pursuits have always been a big part of Andrew’s life, currently being blessed with more injuries than nearly all his clients’ put together (and growing) – he says it’s all in the name of research! Mountain biking, surfing, snowboarding, football are just a few activities that occupy Andrew’s time outside of the clinic. Other interests are playing his acoustic guitar and saxophone, drawing, photography, travel, and numerous others… there is just not enough time in each day!
Leanne graduated a B.App.Sc (Human Movement and Health Science) in 2009, and then continued her studies completing her Diploma in Bowen Therapy. For the last 2 years Leanne has ran her own business as a Musculoskeletal and Exercise Therapist, specializing in Women’s Fitness.
With a Passion for continued education and the human body Leanne has found herself working with a diverse range of modalities and people over the years. Working with muscle and postural imbalances, acute and chronic pain, Headache, Lower back and pelvic issues, through to post natal care and various sporting groups.
Leanne firmly believes in helping everyone to achieve the best out of their bodies through Health and Fitness. Filling her time as not only a musculoskeletal therapist but also a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, she is passionate about educating people to how best to achieve the most out of their bodies and lives!
Dr Carla Brion, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Dr. Carla Brion is a qualified acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner (TCM), trained in Melbourne and China. She specialises in treating digestive issues, emotional disorders and Women’s health issues including infertility and IVF support.Passionate and committed, Carla endeavours to help prevent illness and promote well-being by assisting to bring the body back into its natural state of balance. Treating each patient holistically as an individual.Her treatment methods are gentle and include a combination of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine and may also include Cupping and Moxibustion, Tuina (Chinese Massage), Ear Candling and dietary and lifestyle advice. Carla recognises the strengths of integrating Chinese and Western medicine to achieve the best possible outcome for good health with all her patients, because she believes life should be as stress and pain-free as possible.
Matthew has always had a keen interest of anatomy and sport, leading to his interest in helping others perform at their peak, recover from, and avoid injury in life. Matthew started his education in the field at the College of Natural Health where he completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage & Certificate 4 of Massage Therapy. Not wanting to stop at this, Matthew took further studies in an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT University, Melbourne. Deepening Matthew ‘s knowledge of the body and injury rehabilitation he also holds certificates 3 and 4 in Fitness, completing these at the Australian Institute of Fitness.
As a Myotherapist, Matthew will commence the consultation by taking a thorough history, followed by the necessary muscle, joint and neurological testing for the presenting condition. He will manually palpate muscles and joints to identify the cause of the complaint, not just treat the symptom. Utilizing a variety of treatment techniques, such as, myofascial dry needling, cupping, deep tissue massage and exercise prescription he will treat the cause, alleviating the symptom, and minimize the likelihood of the injury reoccurring.
David is a passionate physiotherapist and exercise professional, with particular interest in rehabilitation, corrective exercise and strength and conditioning coaching. David is also an elite mountain bike racer, having won multiple SA state championships and competed successfully at both national and international level.
Having trained at a high level for many years, David chose to undertake a Bachelor's degree in exercise Science gaining an education to match his practical experience. He continued on to complete a Master of Physiotherapy degree; his goal being to benefit patients, clients and athletes from injury through to optimal function. David works primarily as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, and also for the University of South Australia as a tutor and gym instructor.
Chloe Parslow, Physiotherapist
Chloe finished a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia and has worked in private practice for the past three years. Chloe has a keen passion for the body and a holistic approach to an individuals health and wellbeing.
Chloe has been involved with North Adelaide Football Club for the past 4 years which has solidified her interest in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Over this time Chloe has developed a huge passion for young athletes and their overall function and performance as they progress from young amateur athletes into high level performers. She understands the importance of hands on therapy and exercise in the overall management of her patients and loves getting to the bottom of the issue and treating not only the symptoms, but the underlying cause.
Chloe is currently completing her Certificate III and IV in Fitness, and utilises this in exercise prescription as a tool for musculoskeletal rehabilitation. When not attending to physio duties she spends time working on her own health and fitness, travelling and discovering delicious brunches around Adelaide.
Lachlan Newcombe is a qualified podiatrist having graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry). During his training, Lachlan undertook a number of placements throughout Australia gaining extensive experience in private clinics, public hospitals and community health centres. A member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Lachlan is involved with continuing professional development and regularly attends ongoing education events. His research has been published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. Since graduating, Lachlan has worked in a number of diverse roles, from running the podiatry department in a small rural hospital to more recently working in a major Adelaide hospital dealing with limb threatening ulcerations and the prevention of amputations.
Lachlan's interest in podiatry stems from his personal experience with a number of lower limb issues which prevented him from participating in sport, and as such he understands firsthand what it is like to deal with pain resulting from foot and ankle injuries. Adopting a highly personalised approach to the needs of each of his patients, Lachlan utilises a number of treatment modalities including taping, exercises, dry needling, foot mobilisation, footwear advice/modification, orthotic inserts and education. Striving to provide a model of care that is holistic and incorporates total foot care, Lachlan also has special interests in the management of diabetes-related foot issues and sports podiatry.
Matthew Morby, Dietitian and Personal Trainer
Matthew is a passionate Dietitian and Personal Trainer, driven by the success of his clients and building close relationships to support this. He has been working extensively within chronic health and has a great understanding of the complexities and interplay between lifestyle, health and behaviour change. Beyond the common challenges his clients are faced with such as weight loss, cardiovascular health and diabetes, his specialty interests are:
-Sports nutrition for performance and muscle development
-Irritable Bowel Syndrome
-Mood and fatigue support through diet
Matthew’s approach to habit change and health improvement avoids creating restrictions and rules where extreme or fad diets otherwise would. At his core, Matthew is a motivator and enjoys the health coaching aspect of his role allowing for non-diet strategies to play a more important role in establishing routines for healthier outcomes and clients achieving their goals.
Matthew aims to contribute to the holistic nature of allied health care at SA Integrated Therapies and support you in achieving the best health possible.
Peter has travelled along a journey filled with some different workplaces and lifestyles. His background ranges from doing corporate work in an accounting firm to the fast paced life of a kitchenhand in one of Adelaide’s busy hospitals, to working on the family farm over on Yorke Peninsula. He believes these experiences have enhanced his understanding of being able to relate to a much more diverse range of clients as a Bowen Therapist. He has been on the receiving end of lots and lots of Bowen Therapy treatments since he was 12 years old. His interest in this field began when his Bowen Therapist decided to move to Melbourne, in just over a year later he completed his Diploma in Bowen Therapy in 2014 and immediately started up his own clinic based in Minlaton. Over the last 3 years he has divided his time between treating clients, farming, umpiring A grade football in the YP football league and learning new skills and knowledge to continue to improve. He applies the use of Advanced Musculoskeletal Therapy he learnt from Andrew Roesler and Dr Conneely. He is very keen to continue learning more about these techniques to provide a much more holistic assessment, treatment and outcome when combined with Bowen Therapy.
Outside of his work as a Bowen and Musculoskeletal Therapist, Peter enjoys playing and watching cricket (basically any time of the year), doing yoga, photography, travelling and hiking mountains.
Melanie Colwell, Fertility Coach and Clinical Hypnotherapist
Melanie is a Fertility Coach and Clinical Hypnotherapist who helps ambitious, Type-A women get pregnant and enjoy stress-free pregnancies and calm births. Her speciality is teaching women how to eliminate subconscious fertility blocks, reduce stress, and assist their bodies to heal on a deeper level.
Melanie has appeared on SBS TV programs, Insight and The Feed, and in various print and online media including Cosmopolitan Magazine and news.com.au and has been privately trained and mentored by Lynsi Eastburn, the world’s leading expert in HypnoFertility.
She uses her unique blend of training, experience and intuition to tailor her coaching packages to suit each individual’s needs and priorities.
Melanie is a Registered Professional Member of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists and offers private health rebates to clients.
Dr Bree Bennetts, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
After completing her studies at The Endeavour College of Natural Health and Guangzhou Hospital in China, Bree became an AACMA accredited Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and acupuncturist.
Her clinical experience and mentoring with Dr. Carla Brion has given Bree the knowledge to treat and understand how to address the body as a whole, enabling her to embrace her strong interest in treating women’s health conditions, pregnancy & IVF support and esoteric acupuncture.
Treatment with Bree is about finding and fixing the root of the issue. By identifying and understanding these imbalances in a holistic way, she focuses on mental and emotional health, provides Chinese herbal and dietary advice, and strives to return harmony to the body, mind and spirit.
Bree’s perfect day would start with going out for breakfast and a beach walk, then spending time doing some gardening and yoga. If you have a dog, you just made a new best friend.
Alira Nelson, Womb Healing and Fertility Massage Therapist
Alira Nelson is a Fertility Massage Therapist and womb healer, who completed her training directly with Clare Blake, founder of Fertility Massage Therapy UK.
Alira is passionate about empowering and assisting women in their natural fertility/womb healing journeys. Helping women to connect with and honour their womb and it's innate wisdom, in a way they may not have before.
The specialised healing massage treatments Alira offers include: Fertility massage therapy, womb healing massage therapy, Postnatal massage therapy and abdominal and sacral massage therapy, with the latter beneficial for both men and women. As well as offering informative and empathic guidance and support for women and couples on their fertility and healing journeys.
Vanessa Simpfendorfer, Administration
Vanessa works as a part of the Administration team at SA Integrated Therapies, she is available to help you find an appointment as well as answer any of your questions. With qualifications in Marketing, she is always keen to hear from like minded businesses and individuals who might like to work with SA Integrated Therapies to promote good health.
Ashton Ramsay, Administration
Ashton is available to help you find an appointment with one of the amazing Therapists at SA Integrated Therapies as a part of the Administration team. With a background in Marketing and Events, she is always happy to hear from like minded businesses and individuals who might like to work with SA Integrated Therapies to promote good health.
Ashton is also a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist, meaning she is able to match you with a Therapist who will be able to assist you with your aches and pains.
Kylie Roesler, Administration & Equine Therapies
Kylie is one of the voices that you will hear on the other end of the phone. Her duties include PA to Andrew, accounts, organising appointments, cleaning and anything else that needs to be done. Kylie looks after both Grote St and McCracken clinics.
Kylie is Mum to 2 beautiful children, aged 6 and 3. Her background is in teaching, and she works 2 days a week as a year 2 teacher.
Kylie’s other interests include horse riding and adventures with Andrew. She is an Equestrian Australia Level One and Pony Club Level One Coach, and is a Pony Club Examiner, and adds her expertise when treating Equine Therapies: For The Rider clients.
Claire Donaldson, Administration
Claire is one of the friendly faces you may meet at the clinic on the front desk. She has been working alongside Andrew, Kylie and their growing team for four years now. If you require any assistance with invoicing, private health claims or appointment enquiries please do not hesitate to ask. Claire is passionate about the high level of care and professionalism within the SA Integrated Therapies workplace.