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Matt Walls

Principal Physiotherapist

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As Prevent’s Principal Physiotherapist, Matt brings a wealth of Physiotherapy and acute injury management expertise. Matt is also a Partner at Blackwood Physiotherapy Sports and Spinal, a busy practice in Blackwood.

Matt has more than 15 years’ experience in private practice, having owned and run multiple clinics during that time. For Matt’s full bio, please see below:

Matt has a special interest in the following areas:
  • Neck disorders and treatment of cervico-genic headaches
  • Clinical Pilates rehabilitation for various musculoskeletal problems (special interest in neck/back and sporting injury rehabilitation)
  • Key focus on lower limb biomechanics for lower limb pain and disorders. Specialises in providing digital foot and lower limb biomechanic assessments using GaitScan™
  • Previously a State-level athlete in multiple sports, Matt has a keen interest in the management of sporting injuries and injury prevention strategies

Qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (1999), University of South Australia
  • Recognised on the Dean’s Merit List for the top 10% of graduates
  • Clinical Pilates DMA (Level 2) and the Pilates Institute of Queensland (Level 3)
  • Current Partner at Blackwood Physiotherapy, Principal and Director of Prevent since February 2015
  • Manual handling educator and presenter for various industries
  • Official Premier League Soccer, State League Netball and Basketball Physiotherapist for five years (NSW), National Basketball (NBL) and National Touch Football League Physiotherapist (NSW)

Hobbies:
  • Very active with many sports
  • Spending time with family – four children keep us very busy!
  • Passion for water sports including surfing, swimming, waterskiing, wakeboarding and fishing
  • Previous high level participant in Aussie Rules Football, Tennis, State League Basketball, State League Mixed Netball
What makes you different/why should people see you?
Highly experienced in treating a range of conditions, especially sports injuries. I have personally experienced many of the common sporting injuries that occur, giving me insight into what my clients are going through. I understand your problem and the need to get back to being active as quickly as possible.

I have a very relaxed and friendly nature – I will give you a very thorough understanding of your problem and what you need to do to get it better.




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Suzannah Michell

Physiotherapist

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Suzannah has a special interest in the following areas:

  • Preventative and holistic approaches to physiotherapy, especially in sporting or musculoskeletal arenas.
  • Chronic pain treatment planning, goal setting and education of current pain science research and understandings.
  • Women’s health; pre and post-partum
  • Pediatric physiotherapy: developmental and sporting.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2015), University of South Australia
  • Graduated in the top 15% in the School of Health Sciences!
  • Current and up to date Provide First Aid (2015)
  • Current and up to date Provide CPR (2017)
  • Child Safety Officer Course (2015)
  • Dry Needling (2016), The Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Women's Health Physiotherapy, Women's Health Training Associates (2016)

Hobbies:

  • Passion for rowing and general fitness
  • Previous high level participant in rowing at the Adelaide University Boat Club and the South Australian State Rowing Team
  • Loves to cook for friends and family

What makes you different/why should people see you?

I am very understanding and committed to helping people through whatever injury or issue they have. Pain and injury can always cause distress and I pride myself in being able to talk openly about seemingly uncomfortable circumstances. Further, with several years of experience as an elite athlete, I have a unique perspective of the role of a physiotherapist in the sporting world.

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Daniela Pohl

Pilates Physiotherapist

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As Prevent’s Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist, Daniela brings a wealth of Physiotherapy and Pilates expertise.

Daniela is a well-known Physiotherapist who has been practicing in the local area for over 25 years, and has a particular interest in women’s health issues. She runs Pilates classes for pregnant and post-natal women.

Daniela has raised a family of elite athletes and is well-versed in what it takes to look after your body to reach your potential.
Daniela enjoys being able to offer 1:1 Pilates sessions to cater for clients who are looking for a more intense program or outcome.

Daniela’s interests and areas of specialty:
  • Women’s pelvic issues, including pregnancy and post-natal issues
  • Clinical Pilates rehabilitation for various musculoskeletal problems (special interest in neck/back, postural rehabilitation, and correcting hip problems)
  • Key focus on postural correction to promote long-term wellness
  • Previously a State-level athlete, Daniela has a keen interest in the application of Pilates to complement exercise and rehabilitation programs and injury prevention strategies

Qualifications and experience:
  • APA Physiotherapist for over 25 years
  • Highly experienced specialist Pilates Physiotherapist – including reformer, ball and mat classes
  • Highly experienced in providing individualised Pilates programs, with special interest in correcting Pelvic and Hip issues




Fiona MacCallum-Cox

Remedial Massage Therapist for Pure Massage and Wellness

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With a decade as a remedial and sports masseur based within multi-disciplinary 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 - a fusion of yoga and Pilates moves set to stories that she writes herself.

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, Cupping, Craniosacral therapy, Myofascial release.

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Jarrod Hales

Podiatrist for myPod Podiatry

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Jarrod Hales works as a Podiatrist for myPod Podiatry. Jarrod provides a full range of Podiatric treatments including general nail and skin care, nail surgery, Paediatric Podiatric, orthotic therapy, diabetic assessments and functional gait analyses.

Jarrod has a special interest in the following areas:

  • Sports rehabilitation

  • Orthotic therapy

  • Lower limb biomechanics and gait patterns

  • Footwear technology

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Podiatry (2015), University of South Australia

  • Graduated first in class for Sports and Biomechanics receiving the prestigious John Pickering award

  • Member of Sports Medicine Australia

  • Member of Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sport Medicine

  • SAAFL Podiatrist

Hobbies:

  • Running, Cycling, passion for water sports including surfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding

  • Previous South Australian Football representative

  • Previous SANFL footballer for Port Adelaide Magpies

What makes you different/why should people see you?

I am a passionate and particulate therapist who understands the need to treat the body as a holistic unit. I enjoy working with Physiotherapist and Massage Therapist to achieve the best outcomes possible for my patients.

Playing at an elite level I understand the need for good communication and clear outcome goals and strive to tailor my treatment regimes individually to each patient.