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!
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. Carla has a strong passion for 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.
Dr Bree Bennetts, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Dr Bree Bennetts journey into Chinese Medicine began when her love for gardening drove her towards Chinese herbal therapy. From there she completed her Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at The Endeavour College of Natural Health and was fortunate enough to participate in an internship at The Guangzhou Hospital in China.
She has completed a certificate in esoteric acupuncture to deliver an overall balance of mind, body and spirit to her treatments. Along the way, she has found a genuine passion for Women’s Health and Pregnancy support.
On her days off Bree can be seen at a café enjoying a latte and a giggle. If you have a dog, you’ve just made a new best friend.
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.
Kelly Roberts, Physiotherapist & Equine Therapies
Kelly is one of our amazing Physiotherapists here at SAIT, her holistic and hands on approach to treatment makes her a perfect fit within our team of Therapists. Kelly has spent the last 4 year working with the Sturt Football Club and is now the Head Trainer for the Women’s league and junior teams which adds to her interest in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Along with treating sporting injuries, Kelly has an interest in treating neck pain and headaches, thoracic and lower back pain, upper and lower limb injuries, weakness and instability. Having ridden and competed horses since a young age, Kelly has a good understanding of the toll riding can take on the body and has a passion for helping riders to feel their best in the saddle and helping them to get back in the saddle after an injury.
Kelly made the change to study Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia after having previously completed a Bachelor of Business with double majors in Marketing and International Business. When she is not practicing she spends her time riding her horse Gus, taking her dogs to the beach and enjoying weekends away exploring South Australia.
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.
Emily Smith, Physiotherapist
Emily Smith is a qualified Physiotherapist with a particular interest in the field of musculoskeletal and sports therapies. Emily acknowledges the mutual importance of combining hands-on techniques with exercise prescription for optimal results. She takes the time to develop client-centered goals and thrives in seeing her clients achieve results both long and short term.
Emily works alongside young dancers, swimmers and other athletes to ensure they are at their best to prevent injuries and improve performance. Currently Emily is working with the Modbury Football Club. She also has a strong interest in treating headaches, neck and postural pain that is commonly seen in the ‘desk-worker’ population.
When not working as a physio, Emily enjoys being outdoors, going to the gym and spending quality time with friends and family.
Dr Daniel D’Cruz, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Dr Daniel D’Cruz is a qualified Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Doctor who trained at Endeavour College of Natural Health here in Adelaide. He is passionate about using Acupuncture and Chinese medicine not just to help people through illness, but to help them thrive.
He enjoys working with acute and chronic pain, anxiety and depression, digestive issues, cosmetic and scar healing treatments and women’s health. Methods used by Daniel include Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Tui Na Massage, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Cupping and Dietary/Lifestyle advice. Each treatment is tailored to the specific needs and Chinese diagnosis of each person, meaning each treatment will be unique to the patient. He has a gentle and welcoming demeanour, and treatments are comfortable and relaxing.
Endeavouring to expand his knowledge, he is always attending workshops and exploring different approaches to get the best results he can for his clients…and he reads acupuncture text books on the bus.
Alexander Haldane, Musculoskeletal Remedial Therapist
Alexander has been a qualified Musculoskeletal Remedial Therapist since 2010, training with SAIT's very own Andrew Roesler. Alexander has been a Civil Engineer for 11 years in construction and project management but is ready to pursue his passion and focus in on helping people through his career in Allied Health. He is also returning to study Physiotherapy this year!
Alexander has a love for travelling, surfing and sailing...living an active lifestyle, he is able to help with your physical barriers.
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 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.
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.
Ashton is mum to her little boy, Sampson and loves spending time with her family and dogs as well as drinking coffee.
Chloe Dundon, Administration
Chloe is one of the friendly faces greeting you at the front desk of SA Integrated Therapies. As an integral member of the Administration team, she can assist you in finding the perfect therapist for your needs. Currently in her final year studying Nutrition at Endeavour College, Chloe understands the importance of supporting a healthy lifestyle.
Chloe makes an amazing coffee at the SAIT coffee hub so be sure to ask her to make you one the next time you are in the clinic. She is also passionate about Yoga and might catch you at the yoga sessions upstairs at SAIT.
Anna Welsh, Administration
Anna is one of the smiling faces greeting you at the front desk at SA Integrated Therapies and over the phone. Working within the Administration team, she is able to help find an appointment with the therapist best suited to your specific needs.
Anna is studying Nutritional Therapy and is interested in continuing her studies in the field of Nutrition. Also, another amazing barista in the making, be sure to ask for a coffee the next time you are in clinic. She is aiming to complete a marathon by the end of the year and is very interested in health and wellbeing.
Mariah Gates, Yoga Teacher
Come join Mariah for Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga class every Monday and Thursday evening from 6:15 -7:30pm. Every class begins with meditation and a focus on the breath. As the class progresses you flow through an intelligently designed sequence to strengthen and open up your body, ending in relaxation. Mariah teaches with playfulness and a light heart, while also giving clear instruction to guide students safely through postures. She also encourages her students to get curious about themselves and the practice, weaving yoga philosophy throughout the class.