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Practitioners

Meet our lovely team

Danny Gilbert

Danny attained a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at The University Of South Australia in 2001. Since then Danny has worked in a variety of private practices and aged care facilities. In 2004 he achieved his acupuncture certificate and then founded Physio 4 Life in 2005 with the help and support of close friends and family. He is enthusiastic about injury prevention and management of sporting and workplace injuries. His focus is hands on treatment and exercise rehabilitation and educates and empowers his clients in their recovery.

Adrian Esposito

Adrian graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2007. Since then, he has been working with Physio 4 Life in various clinics as well as being involved with aged care. Adrian cares for the needs of a variety of patient groups, and is passionate about returning injured workers to the workplace, rehabilitating post-operative patients and maximising his patient’s physical capacity in order to improve their quality of life. Adrian uses a variety of physiotherapy techniques, including manual therapy and dry needling, and also has a focus on home management strategies to improve the long-term outcome of his patient’s condition.

Reg Charles

Reg completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. Since finishing he has worked in both private practice and aged care settings. He has completed courses in Pilates and dry needling, always keen to broaden his skills. Reg is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is enthused about injury prevention, treating sports injuries, returning workers back to the workplace and improving the quality of life for all his clients. Reg likes the hands on treatment approach, plus exercise rehabilitation with a focus on the combination of the client’s expectations and the best researched evidence to achieve the best possible outcome.

Joshua Popadinoski

Joshua completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2019. Joshua has worked in both aged care and private settings. He has developed a keen interest in biomechanics and evidence-based practice. He also has an interest in sports injuries, through playing soccer and cricket himself. By providing hands on techniques, exercise prescription and education, Joshua aims for patients to achieve their goals and ensure a long-term positive outcome.

Mary-Anne Frost

Mary-Anne completed her bachelor of physiotherapy with honours from the University of South Australia in 2019. Through her university studies she completed her thesis on person-centred Dementia care, where she developed a passion for understanding not only a person’s condition but their wants and needs in order to tailor quality evidence based research to empower and support people in reaching their goals. Mary-Anne is skilled in sports related injury from her own pursuits in soccer, running and outdoor sports as well as rehabilitation from her experiences with acute and long-standing chronic conditions overseas. Through an individualised, hands-on approach supported with exercise plan development Mary-Anne is confident her bubbly personality and dedicated work ethic can support people to understand and overcome disorders, challenges, and injuries to reach their full potential.

Chien Yu Hiung “Jimmy”

Jimmy graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2019. Having a thirst for knowledge and new discoveries, he often finds himself questioning topics that he is unfamiliar with and seeks out answers. Jimmy firmly believes that understanding patients’ goals are the key to successful therapy and long-term outcomes. Being a sports trainer during his university years had provided him with a solid foundation on sports injuries, rehabilitation process and pain management techniques. He is well versed in manual therapy, dry needling, exercise prescription and random trivial knowledge. Jimmy strives to provide the best practice by keeping up to date with the current best research evidence which is then incorporated into patient care based on their functional goals (with a smile and sense of humour).

Diane Gambling

Diane completed her Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) in 1998. Since graduating, she has worked in a variety of settings including Domiciliary Care, inpatient rehabilitation (short and long term), general medical wards, Care of the Elderly/Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) wards and in-home rehabilitation. More recently, Diane has worked in Aged Care facilities to assist residents to maintain optimal care and quality of life.

Jaspreet Kaur

Jas completed her bachelors of physiotherapy in year 2012. Since graduating, she has worked in variety of settings including ICU (Medical and surgical) to provide respiratory care rehabilitation, joint replacement rehabilitation (short term and long term), in home rehabilitation. she is well versed in manual therapy soft tissue and joint mobilisation in the lower quadrant, taping techniques in sports and orthopaedic conditions. Jas likes to maximise the rehabilitation of patients to ensure they understand complex clinical issues impacting on recovery. More recently, she has worked in aged care facilities to assist residents with optimal care and quality of life and loves to run the gym with residents with loads of laughs.

Admin

Meet our lovely admin team

Melissa Gilbert

Melissa joined our team in 2005 in a receptionist / support staff role. In 2015 Melissa became Practice Manager overseeing the smooth running of the practice. Melissa has several years’ experience in customer service and a background in commercial photography. Outside of work Melissa enjoys spending quality time with her family including her two children and travelling.

Beth Schonfeldt

Beth joined the Physio 4 Life team in 2019 with a wealth of knowledge in the medical reception field. Beth enjoys baking, event management and spending time with her family.

Franca Ciufoli

Franca joined the Physio 4 Life team in 2012. Franca is our friendly receptionist at head office located in Woodville. Franca enjoys keeping active at the gym and spending time with family and friends.

NETWORK

Physio 4 Life is proud to be part of the BUPA and MEDIBANK PRIVATE preferred provider network