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Emil Tow

Physiotherapist at Move Physio

Emil works with a wide range of people of different ages with acute injuries through to complex and chronic conditions. He has a special interest in hypermobility / EDS and POTS, as well as treating the (often) unusual injuries seen in gymnastics, circus arts, and performing artists!

Emil is available for appointments at our Malvern and Glenelg clinics.

  • Qualification: 
    • Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy (completing Masters of Sports Physiotherapy)
    • Masters of Physiotherapy
    • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology)
  • Extra Studies: 
    • EDS Echo program
    • Temporomandibular Disorders (Guy Zito)
    • GEMt Dry Needling Level 1
    • Explain Pain (NOI Group)
  • Memberships: 
    • Australian Physiotherapy Association
    • APA Sports and Exercise Group

Emil grew up in Canberra, where as a teenager, he trained and competed in gymnastics. It was here that he gained a lot of early experience and interest in the human body, exercise, and injuries (his own). Expanding on this, Emil studied physiotherapy at the University of Canberra, and worked at a sports clinic for a number of years. Following this, he tried out city life in Melbourne for several years, before relocating to the beautiful Adelaide Hills in 2021. 

Emil has worked solely in musculoskeletal and sports private practices, as well as with a range of sporting teams and at national sporting competitions, including Soccer, Basketball and Cricket teams, and at the National Gymnastics Championships. 

His previous experience as a gymnast came in handy during his time in Melbourne, where he worked with circus students as a physiotherapist at NICA (National Institute of Circus Arts).This experience in particular sparked an interest in the management of hypermobility and EDS (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome).

In addition to his Masters studies, Emil has undertaken extra training for the treatment of neck and back pain, and TMJ (jaw) dysfunction (such as clicky, locking or painful jaw). He is able to use Dry Needling where appropriate, in addition to hands-on treatment, and exercise prescription. He has developed his knowledge of hypermobility disorders and POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) via the EDS Echo program and POTS Unmasked conference, and he sees a large number of clients with hypermobility spectrum disorder / hypermobile EDS.

Outside of work, Emil enjoys exercise, cooking, and performing / teaching improvised theatre. He is trying to get better at gardening, though spends the majority of this time weeding. He enjoys playing piano and encouraging his little 6 month old daughter to play the keys, too, which she does with great enthusiasm and volume.

You can see Emil at Move for Better Health’s Malvern clinic and Glenelg clinic.

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