At 19 years of age, Andrew started his career working as a Musculoskeletal Therapist, and over the past 16 years has grown on his knowledge through mentor-ship (with world renowned Dr Paul Conneelly), study, and experience. 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.
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 like-minded therapists. This has bought about the expansion of the business. 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!
Justin is interested in treating neck, back, lower limb and shoulder pain along with general injuries. Justin has a strong interest in exercise prescription, pilates, and doing yoga whenever he can (he will fit right in.
Outside of work Justin mainly enjoys training and competing nationally and internationally in martial arts, outdoor/indoor rock climbing and bouldering, playing the drums solo or with any musicians available and last but not least, anything food related.
Dr. Carla Brion
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.
B.App.SC. Chinese Medicine (RMIT University, Melbourne)
B.App.SC. Human Biology (RMIT University, Melbourne)
Clinical Internship (Jiangsu Provincial Hospital, Nanjing, China)
Carla is a member of AACMA (Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association) and is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency).
AACMA Membership No. 2857
You can read more about Carla on her website www.tonique.com
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 demeanor, 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.
Justin is a qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who performs Japanese acupuncture as well as Chinese, but also brings 19 years of practical clinical experience.
His style is based on gentle palpating, learnt from studies in Australia and abroad in both China and Japan. Outside of work, Justin loves to spend time with his beautiful 4-year-old daughter.
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.
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
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 centers. 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
Marcela was a high level athlete for 19 years, motivating her to become a Dietitian in the sports field. Marcela has 3 years experience as a Dietitian at the Swimming League of the State of Antioquia (Colombia), in Australia she has experience working in private practice at Flinders University, RAAF at Edinburgh and at 360me.
Hailing from Colombia, which she humbly describes as the best corner of South America (Having been there myself, I’d have to agree - Chloe). It has everything you need, to the north the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, and travelling further south there’s access to the Amazon...amazing! If you haven’t been...you should put it on your bucket list.
Marcela has a particular love for travel, camping, dancing, painting and of course sports.
Mariah is our wonderful yoga teacher here at SAIT. She teaches with playfulness and a light heart, while also giving clear instruction to guide students safely through postures. Mariah also encourages her students to get curious about themselves and the practice, weaving yoga philosophy throughout the class.
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, HR, 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 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 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 of 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 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.