Namita Mehta

Titled APA Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Move Physio

Namita Mehta is an experienced Physio with a special interest in sporting injuries, acute injuries, lower back pain, and tendinopathy. She particularly enjoys working with those who experience running injuries, as well as adolescent injuries or growing pains. Namita practices out of our Malvern & Magill clinics, and runs a number of Equipment classes on Pilates machines.

  • Professional Achievements: Sports Physiotherapist for Australian Pearls (Basketball) and Victorian State Hockey Championships (Under 15s and 21s), Club Physiotherapist for the Coburg Lions (VFL) and many more!
  • Extra Studies: Masters of Sports and Musculoskeletal (Physiotherapy), Level 1 & 2 Sports Physiotherapy, Mat Polestar Certification, Clinical Pilates Certification, Dry Needling (Advanced)
  • Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association Sports & Exercise National Group

Namita originally arrived in Adelaide in 2008, after she permanently relocated here from Dehli, India. She chose Adelaide as her new  home town, after hearing great things about our local University’s Physiotherapy Masters course.

Upon arriving in Adelaide, Namita began her Masters of Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. After its completion in 2010, Namita taught Evidence Based Practice Research at the University of South Australia, before relocating to Melbourne to work in private practice. Her time in Melbourne was spent working alongside some leading Australian Physiotherapists, as well as with a range of elite sport teams and at a number of high level sport events.

Namita particularly enjoys working with athletes and those with sporting injuries, and has experience with adolescents and adults at state and national levels in Basketball, Hockey, and AFL. Some of the teams and competitions Namita has been involved in include:

  • The Australian Pearls (Basketball) at the INAS Global Games in Brisbane 2019
  • Ivor Burge National Championships (Basketball) at the AIS in 2019
  • Under 21 Girls Indoor Hockey National Championship in 2019
  • The Coburg Lions (VFL) from 2018-19
  • Men’s Hockey Masters Championships in 2018
  • Under 15 Girls National Hockey Championships in 2017

Namita returned from Melbourne to Adelaide in October 2020, and soon after started her work at Move for Better Health’s Malvern and Magill clinics.

With her wide range of clinical experience, Namita sees people for a number of different issues and health conditions. As someone who has experienced lower back pain herself, she understands what it feels like. Namita uses a variation of treatment methods to treat lower back pain, depending on what’s right for each individual, but has found Pilates to be a helpful way to manage this longer term. Her favourite piece of Pilates equipment is the Trapeze Table, which she uses regularly at the clinic during her Equipment Classes.

Namita also enjoys working with all types of tendon issues, which can affect different areas of the body including the achilles, calf and hip, as well as TMJ issues, which affect the jaw and can feel like clicking, popping and locking.

In her spare time, she still enjoys getting on the Trapeze Table to do some Pilates, as well as getting out to do some swimming, squash and Yoga.