Our Staff.

Peter Tziavrangos Senior Physiotherapist

With over 20 years experience in private practice, Peter has a special interest in the treatment of headaches and migraines, as well as Pilates classes & courses. Peter also works with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute to teach other health professionals how to teach Pilates.

  • Professional Achievements: Certified Pilates Instructor (APPI), Pilates Studio Instructor (Polestar)
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association – including Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group, Sports Physiotherapy Group and Physiotherapy Business Australia
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Veronica Tziavrangos Senior Physiotherapist

After working in private practice for 15 years, Veronica returned to University to complete a Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy with exemplary results. Veronica has a special interest in treating TMJ (jaw) dysfunction.

  • Professional Achievements: 2015 Winner of the Patricia Trott Prize, Brooks Running Prize and Marie Hammond Award after completing a Masters of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy
  • Extra Studies: Pilates Mat Instructor (APPI)
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Honours, Masters of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association
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Marelle Wilson Senior Physiotherapist

Marelle has undertaken further education in the treatment of Tendinopathy, Chronic Pain, Mindfulness Meditation and Dance Physiotherapy. She also enjoys teaching Pilates, and helping those with more complex conditions to improve their movement.

  • Extra Studies: Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction facilitator (Openground, Australia & Centre for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School USA) Health Coaching (HCA Model of Health Change, Australia), Neuroscience based pain education (NOI group Australia) Certified Pilates Instructor (APMA)
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association, Mindfulness Teachers Network (SA)
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Jenny Phillips Titled Continence & Women's Health Physiotherapist

Jenny has a special interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy, including the treatment of pre and post-natal issues, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary and bowel function. Jenny also teaches a range of exercise classes, including pre and post natal Pilates.

  • Professional Achievements: APA Titled Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Guest Physiotherapy Lecturer at UniSA, Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute Presenter, APA Women’s & Men’s Pelvic Health Group Presenter
  • Extra Studies: Certificate in Pilates Rehabilitation (Polestar)
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Honours, Bachelor of Arts
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association, Women’s & Men’s Pelvic Health Group Professional Development Committee, Continence Foundation of Australia, International Urogynecology Association (IUGA)
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Catherine O’Brien Senior Physiotherapist

After practicing as a Physiotherapist for over 20 years in Australia and the United Kingdom, Catherine treats a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, with a particular focus on using Connect Therapy to treat rib pain and the thoracic area, and assess pelvis misalignment. She uses Dry Needling where appropriate, as well as traditional hands-on treatment.

  • Extra Studies: Thoracic Ring Approach & Sporting Pelvis with Dr LJ Lee, Discover Physio Series (Connect Therapy) with Dr LJ Lee, Dean Watson Headache Course, APPI Pilates Accredited
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association
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Sarah Guille Senior Physiotherapist

Sarah Guille is a Physiotherapist experienced in Hydrotherapy and exercise prescription for pre and post-natal women. She also works with school-aged children and adults requiring Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, to help them prepare for or recover from surgery or injury.

  • Professional Achievements: Flinders Medical Centre’s Volunteer’s Association Biennial Supporting Staff Study Grant: 2009 Recipient, Chancellors Merit List of University of South Australia: Division Health Science 2003
  • Extra Studies: APA Aquatic Physiotherapy Level 1 – 3 Post-Graduate Certification, APPI Certified Pilates Matwork Instructor, Dry Needling
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2003
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association, APA Aquatic National Group, APA Continence & Women’s Health Group, APA Aquatic National Group: SA Representative/State Chair 2010 – 2012
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Bec Thiele Physiotherapist

Bec has a keen interest in how the body moves, injury prevention and Pilates. Bec has undertaken further education in Dance Physiotherapy and teaching both fitness-based Pilates classes and rehabilitation-based exercise classes.

  • Extra Studies: Pilates Mat Instructor (APPI)
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association, APA Musculoskeletal Group, APA Women’s Health Group, International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS)
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Felicity Kantzavelos Senior Physiotherapist

After obtaining a Masters of Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Felicity has experience in a wide range of injuries and conditions, with a particular interest in the treatment of headaches, migraines, TMJ (Jaw) Dysfunction and sports injuries.

  • Professional Achievements: Winner of the Marie Hammond Award
  • Extra Studies: Assessment and treatment of the Saroiliac joint, TMJ and Spinal Manipulation during Masters qualification, Pilates training (Polestar), Dry Needling, Muscle Energy techniques for thoracic spine & pelvis, Assessment of Pelvis with Dr LJ Lee
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Master of Sport & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association
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Juliana Portolesi Senior Physiotherapist

Juliana is passionate about health and the human body. She has experience in workplace injuries, chronic pain and general musculoskeletal disorders. She enjoys treating shoulder pain, and uses Neuromuscular Dry Needling and Yoga therapy to complement hands-on treatment. Her main goal is to educate, empower and inspire people with the knowledge and know how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

  • Professional Achievements: International Ergonomics Association Congress- Presenter August 2015 Melbourne, Australia: “Achieving consistency in the inconsistent world of health: a single system wide approach to job analysis.”, Development of a Job Analysis Management System and methodology for SA Health
  • Extra Studies: Advanced Neuromuscular Dry Needling, Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training, Ergonomics and Occupational Health, DMA Clinical Pilates, Jones Institute of Strain-Counterstrain (cranial)
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Graduate Certificate In Occupational Health Management, Registered Level 1 Yoga Teacher (Om Yoga: Iyengar Method)
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association, Joint member Human Factors and Ergonomics Society & Australian Association for Manual Handling Practices, Yoga Australia Certified Member
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Cathy Johnson Senior Physiotherapist

Cathy has a long history as a Physiotherapist, with over 25 years experience in the allied health industry providing hands-on treatment and Pilates classes. She has undergone extensive training in the treatment of headaches and migraines, as well as Pilates.

  • Professional Achievements: Awarded the Gerry Beswick Memorial Prize (2012), Vice Chancellors’ Commendation (2012, 2013) and University Medal (2013) in Psychology at Flinders University, Fraser Mustard Centre & APA PhD scholarships 2014-2017
  • Extra Studies: Certified Pilates Rehabilitation Instructor (Polestar Education), Level 3 Clinical Pilates Training (Dance Medicine Australia), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Facilitator (Adult & Adolescent)
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), Masters of Applied Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy), Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), PhD candidate (Psychology)
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association, Mindfulness Teachers’ Network (SA)
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Jessica Woodward Exercise Physiologist

As an Exercise Physiologist, Jessica assesses, prescribes and delivers exercise programmes for healthy individuals needing guidance with their exercise routines, those recovering from injury or surgery, or those with long term health conditions.

  • Qualification: Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Science
  • Memberships: Exercise & Sports Science Australia
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Nicolas Mouat Remedial Massage Therapist

Nicolas approaches Remedial Massage Therapy in a holistic way, by assessing where his patients may be imbalanced in their life as well as the source of their pain or discomfort.

  • Extra Studies: Certificate IV in Myofascial Release & Cranialsacral Therapy
  • Qualification: Diploma of Remedial Massage (Australian Institute of Massage)
  • Memberships: Massage & Myotherapy Australia
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Rachel Bruce Practice Manager

Rachel helps the practice run smoothly, and organises everything from customer service to staff management. She enjoys interacting with patients face to face, as well as being responsible for planning future courses, classes and ideas for Move for Better Health.

You can see Rachel around the clinic from Monday – Friday.

  • Professional Achievements: Winner of the Pride of Workmanship Award (Best Health & Fitness) for the Unley Road Association
  • Qualification: Certificate IV in Frontline Management
  • Memberships: Practice Managers Association of Australia
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Elyse Sutcliffe Marketing & Client Relationships

Elyse helps educate clients and other businesses on the services we provide, our staff members and the clinic in general.

She helps manage our digital presence, as well as distributing information throughout the clinic and planning future promotions and courses.

Elyse also works with patients directly to facilitate bookings and undertakes administrative tasks.

  • Extra Studies: Certificate IV in Frontline Management
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Design (Visual Communications)
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Hazel Hewkin Receptionist

Hazel is the longest serving staff member at Move for Better Health™, with over 20 years of service at the clinic.

Hazel enjoys helping patients understand our services, classes and courses, as well as organise their bookings and payments. You’ll see Hazel in the clinic at varying times during the week.

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Georgia Pantelis Receptionist

Georgia helps patients make appointments, schedule classes and find out more information about our services.

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