Emil Tow

Physiotherapist (Advanced Practitioner) at Move Physio

Emil works with a wide range of people to help them manage the injuries, pain or health conditions they’re experiencing. In addition to treating common things like sports injuries, neck and back pain, he also has a special interest in working with gymnasts and performing artists, TMJ (jaw) issues, and other unusual injuries!

  • Extra Studies: GEMt Dry Needling Level 1 course, Explain Pain course (NOI Group)
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology), Masters of Physiotherapy, and currently completing Masters of Sports Physiotherapy
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association, APA Sports and Exercise Group

Emil grew up in Canberra, and has worked as a Physiotherapist in Canberra and Melbourne before relocating to Adelaide in 2021.

In his teenage years, Emil competed in gymnastics, which meant he sustained a few injuries (including an ACL tear) which had to be rehabilitated with the help of Physiotherapists. This sparked his interest in allied health and Physio, and was the reason he went on to pursue it as a career!

During his time as a Physio, he has worked primarily in private practices, helping clients with a range of different issues, as well as running exercise classes. His previous experience as a gymnast came in handy during his time in Melbourne, where he worked with circus students at NICA (National Institute of Circus Arts), and helped them with injury management and prevention! Unsurprisingly he saw a wide variety of issues, unusual injuries and hypermobile (extra-flexible) people.

He’s also worked with a range of sporting teams and at national sporting competitions, including Soccer, Basketball and Cricket teams, and at the National Gymnastics Championships.

Emil is currently completing his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University to further expand his knowledge in all things Physio, and is due to complete it in the next year or two.

Emil has also undertaken extra training for the treatment of neck and back pain and also of TMJ (jaw) dysfunction, (such as clicky, locking or painful jaw). He is also able to use Dry Needling where appropriate, in addition to hands-on treatment, and exercise prescription. He has completed the Explain Pain course with the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute to better assist patients with persistent and chronic pain.

Outside of work, you can usually find Emil playing his keyboard, doing handstands, or trying to cook something interesting.

You can see Emil and either our Malvern or Magill clinics, where he also runs a number of Equipment Classes. To book, give us a call on 8373 5655 (Malvern)  or 7078 0303 (Magill), or you can book online here.