About Us

Andrew Clarkson

Andrew Clarkson has been a physiotherapist for 33 years. He has a Masters Degree in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy and is a Titled APA Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.

His special interests include the management of:

  • Sporting and activity-related knee injury, knee arthritic pain and disability, post-orthopaedic knee surgery conditions, including knee reconstruction and knee replacement and the treatment of kneecap and related front-of-knee pain.  This covers all age groups from teenagers to seniors with knee pain.
  • Shoulder conditions including dislocation, pinching / catching pains and rotator cuff muscle / tendon injuries, post-operative rehabilitation and the sporting shoulder.
  • TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction) - jaw joint and muscle pain, clicking jaws, clenching, headaches and related conditions.
  • Neck and back pain and its rehabilitation.

Andrew believes strongly in educating people as to the causes leading to their problems and the ways in which people can assist in helping themselves.

He has worked at the SA Sports Medicine Centre since 1987 and also works at our Highgate practice. Andrew is part of the orthopaedic physio team at St Andrew’s Hospital.  He has previously worked with the Sturt Football Club, State Hockey programs, Oakdale Netball Club and the Australian Beach Volleyball program including the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Andrew enjoys playing the keyboard in his band and drinking fine wine!

Jim Mack

Jim Mack is an APA Sports Physiotherapist with over 35 years clinical experience.  He has been Team Physiotherapist with:

  • Adelaide Crows Football Club (AFL)
  • Adelaide Thunderbirds (State Netball League)
  • Walford School Rowing
  • Track and Field, Distance and Ultra Distance runners at State and National level
  • Strongman, Power and Olympic lifting athletes

Current interests in healthy aging and improving fitness, strength, flexibility and participation in sport and physical activity.

Jim is a current guest lecturer in the UniSA Masters in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and a clinical educator in the LaTrobe Masters in Sports Physiotherapy, providing placements at Adelaide Sports Physiotherapy.

He runs a Lumbopelvic and Hip assessment and rehabilitation program at Adelaide Sports Physiotherapy incorporating manual therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Real Time Ultrasound core assessment and retraining, Pilates, and Functional Strength Training using the Kinetic Link Training principles.

His other areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Foot biomechanics, exercise and rehabilitation
  • Overuse elbow problems, tennis elbow
  • Rib cage dysfunction
  • Lower limb biomechanical dysfunction
  • Trained in Muscle Energy Techniques for Pelvis, Spine, Rib Cage
  • Qualified Nordic Walking Instructor and runs Jim's Nordic Walking
  • Certified Kinetic Link Training Instructor
  • Managing specific biomechanical problems in chronic pain states
  • General sports and musculoskeletal injuries

Jim works at the 70 South Terrace branch of Adelaide Sports Physiotherapy

 

Helen Burfield

Helen Burfield is a Physiotherapist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Upper Limb and Hand Rehabilitation and over 30 years’ experience as a hand and upper limb therapist. She is also an Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association). She lectures to Post Graduate Physiotherapists and has been the President of the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

With a focus and extensive expertise in treating the upper quadrant, Helen also treats general musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions.

Helen’s specific areas of expertise include:

  • Treatment of all hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder disorders / injuries
  • Exercise prescription
  • Dry needling
  • Custom mad splinting of hands and elbows using thermoplastics, neoprene and/or leather. Also prescription of off the shelf splints and braces.
  • Treatment for Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis, extensor tendinosis) and Golfers Elbow (medial epicondylitis, flexor tendinosis) - Helen makes custom made rotational braces and uses new techniques in treating these often stubborn conditions.
  • Sporting injuries of the upper limbs
  • Work related neck and upper limb problems
  • Treatment and rehabilitation of fractures or soft tissue upper limb injuries
  • Arthritis of the thumb, wrist, elbow and shoulder


Helen is a patrolling surf lifesaver who enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family.

Helen works from both the Adelaide and Highgate practice locations.

 

Jo Richardson

Jo has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from the South Australian Institute of Technology (now Uni SA), and has been working as a physiotherapist for 40 years.  She has practiced in the USA as well as Australia, and enjoys  treating orthopaedic problems and spinal pain.

Also specialising in slowstream rehabilitation in the Aged Care setting, Jo provides physiotherapy services to Fullarton Lutheran Homes part time, as well as treating patients at both the South Terrace and Highgate locations.

Jo is committed to a long-standing involvement with Adelaide Uni Football (The Blacks), has been awarded Life Membership and is now inducted into their Hall of Fame for service to the Club.

She is a keen but conservative mountain bike rider, avid runner, and a dog lover, who also indulges in a good drop of wine!

 

James Mack

James has been a member of the ASP team since 2015. He completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia in 2014.

James is Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Level 1. He has a passion for working with golfers of all abilities. James strongly believes in performing a golf specific assessment and analysing your swing to determine how your physical limitations may be causing pain or affecting efficiency in your golf swing.

He treats all general musculoskeletal conditions and has particular interest in neck related headaches, pelvic/hip conditions as well as foot and knee biomechanics. He is qualified to teach Kinetic Link Training (KLT) and has a strong belief in the use of specific functional strength training in the form of KLT in the rehabilitation process. James is also a trained Nordic Walking instructor and has completed a course in dry needling and is available for consults at 70 South Terrace, Adelaide.

As well as being a very passionate golfer, James also dabbles in a bit of mixed netball and is a keen road cyclist.

Chris Williams

Chris has been working at Adelaide Sports Physiotherapy since the beginning of 2018. A Physiotherapist since 2012, Chris has a unique skill set, completing degrees in Human Movement and Health Studies, Masters in Exercise Science: Strength & Conditioning, and Masters in Physiotherapy.

Chris has strong expertise in athlete rehabilitation, sport injuries and exercise prescription for all ages and levels, which has seen him work with athletes within State Netball, District Cricket and Aussie Rules Football. 

Chris utilizes a hands-on, manual therapy approach with a strong focus on exercise assessment and prescription to adequately identify, educate and advise exercises to resolve injury. He also utilizes Dry Needling, Pilates based intervention, and Kinetic Link Training (KLT) as part of injury and pain management. He also has interest in neck, back and shoulder pain and lower limb injury rehabilitation.     

Chris is currently completing his Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy, with the aim to complete his Masters of Sports Physio next year. 

Other Qualifications:

  • Clinical Pilates Levels 1 & 2
  •  Needling Plus
  • Spinal Level 1
  • Sports Level 1 & 2
  • Kinetic Link Training (KLT)
  • Kettle Bell Level 1 & 2
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) member
  • Sports Physiotherapy Association (SPA) National group member
  • Committee member of the South Australian SPA.

Outside of work Chris has a passion for healthy, active living and loves his Footy, Golf and Cricket.

Cassandra is currently on maternity leave!

Twenty years of experience as an Occupational Health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in the UK, Canada and Australia gave Cassandra Zaina her professional grounding when she founded her business Prevent, which she grew over a 10 year period and sold in January 2015.

Following her proactive rather than reactive philosophy, Cassandra is also developing an online program called HandsUp! for Health! for primary school-aged children. The interactive game-like program is designed to encourage screen-dependent youngsters to adopt good habits in the years 3-5, with the aim of preventing a lifetime of recurring pain. 

Cassandra's focus on health has led her to strongly support the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Leukemia Foundation through active fundraising since 2007. Cassandra undertook rigorous examinations and achieved the award of Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists as a Specialist Physiotherapist in Occupational Health in December 2010. Cassandra was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women's Awards 2010. 

Cassandra was Physiotherapy Manager for the Millennium Circus Troupe in London between 1998 and 2001. Cassandra taught the performers how to prevent injury, and the performers taught Cassandra a thing or two on the trapeze and trampoline. Cassandra also worked in Harley Street London in 1994-1996 caring for West End performers, athletes as well as the general public. 

Cassandra has co-published work regarding injury prevention innovations for circus performers and has lectured and performed clinical supervision on the Masters and Undergraduate Physiotherapy programs at UniSA.

Dr Sandy Kleinschmidt

Sandy is a Sports Medicine Doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries that arise from both competitive and non-competitive exercise.

He also treats personal medical conditions that may impact on an individual’s ability to exercise, such as osteoarthritis.

Since graduation from medicine in 1991 Sandy has undergone postgraduate training in Radiology (including musculoskeletal ultrasound), General Practice and Sports Medicine.

His area of interest includes concussion where accurate diagnosis and timely management are important to the speed of recovery. 

As part of his practice, Sandy can perform point of care musculoskeletal ultrasound to aid in the diagnosis and management of sports/musculoskeletal injuries. 

He is also certified to perform recreational and commercial diving medicals.

Sandy has provided game day coverage across a wide variety of sports, including the Sturt Football Club (SANFL).

Sandy is also involved with sports medicine education of the general public and health professionals.

Dr. Kleinschmidt's overall aim is to provide an accurate diagnosis and management plan to enhance the individuals return to sport, physical activity and ultimately a healthier active lifestyle.

           

Margaret Taylor

Dr Margaret Taylor

MB BS BSc FACNEM diplBCMT
Fellow Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine
Fellow Australasian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine

 

Dr. Taylor graduated from the University of Adelaide in Medicine and Science in 1973 to become a leader in complementary medicine in Adelaide. Nutritional medicine offers a modern approach to the treatment and prevention of disease and the optimisation of your health. There has been an explosion of medical and scientific evidence documenting nutritional factors as the contributing cause of much ill health and disease, for example, heart disease, diabetes, allergies, depression, hormone problems, arthritis and back pain. The specialty of Nutritional Medicine offered by a trained general practitioner embraces the best of alternative and mainstream medicine.

Dr. Taylor's interests specifically include the treatment of hormonal disorders and menopause, musculoskeletal medicine and prolotherapy for the management of chronic pain.

Visit Dr Taylor's website: drmtaylor.com.au

Jordan Lorenz

Jordan is a Diploma qualified Remedial Massage Therapist who has been working at the clinic through Synergy Health Massage since 2015. He has experience in the industry with the Norwood Football Club (SANFL) and now with Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL). Jordan has a background in Health Science, having completed a Bachelor’s Degree of Human Movement & Health at the University of South Australia in 2013.

He specialises in Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Sports Massage, which he uses to treat a range of aches and pains. These include lower back pain, headaches related to tight neck and shoulders, upper/lower limb conditions and muscular recovery from the delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS). He is a sporting fanatic who plays cricket during the summer and keenly follows AFL football, basketball and soccer in his spare time.

By building good relationships with his clients and using his problem solving skills to discover and treat their source of pain, Jordan is able to achieve fantastic results.

 

 

Kirsty Stupel

Kirsty Stupel is a Senior Podiatrist and Company Director with myPod Podiatry.

After completing her first Degree in a Bachelor of Dance in 2001, Kirsty then went on to study a Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of South Australia. Here she was awarded the prestigious TG Mitchell prize for the graduating Podiatrist with the highest overall score. For the last five years Kirsty has also been asked to act as a Clinical Supervisor at the University of South Australia, tutoring the final year Podiatry students on the subject of Biomechanics (Orthotic Therapy).

Kirsty is an active member of Sports Medicine Australia, Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and the Australian Podiatry Association. She enjoys all aspects of Podiatry, but given her dance background, she has a special interest in lower limb biomechanics and Sports Podiatry. When she is not at work Kirsty loves spending time her two children Campbell and Piper.

 

Sorry Kenall is currently on maternity leave.

Kendall Morrison is a Podiatrist with myPod Podiatry. Kendall provides a full range of Podiatric treatments including general nail and skin care, diabetes assessments, nail surgery, Paediatrics, Orthotic therapy, and functional gait analyses.

Kendall enjoys all aspects of Podiatry however has a special interest in dry needling and western medical acupuncture therapy, sports rehabilitation, lower limb biomechanics, wound care and nail surgery. 

Kendall graduated with first class honours (2013) at the University of South Australia and also graduated with the highest overall score in the class receiving the prestigious TG Mitchell award. When she's not working Kendall loves spending lots of time playing with her daughter Billie and Golden Retrieve

Fiona

Fiona Atkinson 

Celebrating 21 years of massaging in 2018, Fiona has been able to incorporate

a breadth of experience into her massaging methods.

This includes:

  •  Movement and Injury recovery
  • Primary teaching diploma (including coaching),
  • Sport performance at high level
  • Dance to an intermediate level

Fiona’s massage training is in…

Remedial Massage, Dr Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage & low level Laser therapy.

After severely injuring her back, Fiona noted that some people fell through the gaps of regular treatment. Her keen interest is in what enables people to return to their physical comfort and abilities.

Fiona is based in Highgate and is available most days.  Call  0415 241 029 to make an appointment with her today.

 

Micky Drewett

Micky Drewett

Qualifications:  

    
·         Certificate III & IV Fitness

·         Qualified to work with Children and Older Adults

·         Bootcamp Training with Children and Adults

·         TRX Training

·         Group Training

 

Areas of interest:

·         Football

·         Athletics

·         Helping people achieve their personal goals

 

Organisations:

·         Fitness Australia

As a keen sportsman himself, Micky Drewett has extensive experience in caring for his own physical health, recently running the New York Marathon. As a personal trainer, he’s gained wide experience practicing for over 25 years. Now an expert in helping people achieve their own personal goals and improving their health.

He has substantial experience in sports, fitness and training with injuries, corrective exercise and working closely with physiotherapist in rehabilitation programs and strengthening muscles injuries.

In his spare time, Micky loves watching AFL, supporting his boys who play football, and daughter who plays netball with Central Districts, weight training, running to keep fit, and he also has 7-grandchildren helping to keep him busy.

Contact Us

70 South Terrace Adelaide SA 5000 
T: 8211 8002 | F: 8231 3969

439 Fullarton Road Highgate SA 5063
T: 8271 8622