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: Member of the Panel for Internal Review with the Australian Physiotherapy Council, Australian Physiotherapy Association
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Marelle Wilson Senior Physiotherapist

Marelle has undertaken further education in the treatment of Tendinopathy, Chronic Pain, and Mindfulness Meditation. 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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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, including rib pain and the thoracic area, pelvis misalignment and jaw pain. She uses Dry Needling 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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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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Tom Setchell Physiotherapist

Tom’s special interest lies in figuring out how the body moves, and helping his patients work towards the best version of themselves. His goal is to develop both short and long-term solutions, to create more conducive lifestyles for physical health and optimal movement.

  • Extra Studies: Strength and Conditioning Coach Level 1 – Australian Strength and Conditioning Association, Certificate IV in Personal Training, Bachelor of Commerce
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (receiving University Merit Awards)
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association
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Jacqui Haskett Senior Physiotherapist

Jacqui is passionate about helping people improve their movement, whether they are recovering from surgery, or returning to high level sport. She particularly enjoys teaching Pilates as well as other types of clinical exercise.

  • Professional Achievements: 2011 Master of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) winner of the Ruth Grant Prize for Academic Excellence, 2008 graduated with Summa Cum Laude (highest Honours) and Dean’s list Honours
  • Extra Studies: Certified Equipment & Matwork Pilates Instructor (APPI); Neuromuscular dry needling – beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Science (Pre-Physical Therapy Option), Master of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry)
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association
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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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Mel Teo Physiotherapist

Mel has a special interest in clinical Pilates, and enjoys teaching classes and courses to help a range of individuals improve their movement.

  • Extra Studies: APPI Pilates Matwork Series, APPI Pilates Equipment Level 1 – 3, APA Adult and Paediatric Gait Analysis and Running Retraining, APA Level 1 Neurology
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy), Graduate Diploma in Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association
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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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