Our physiotherapy team not only has conventional rooms and equipment but they also have access to our heated hydrotherapy pool, which can be a powerful way of helping clients rebuild strength in damage joints in a safe and gradual way.
Novita Health began in 1986 as Rehabilitation & Performance Health.
The Novita Health team is committed to building on the legacy of Rehabilitation & Performance Health, which built a strong reputation for its care and rehabilitation services across a wide range of health issues.
Nowadays, as part of Novita, our team has access to other specialists and service providers to extend our ability to help you with mobility and rehabilitation. Through Novita, you can access an even broader range of therapy and assessment options to support your goals, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and neuropsychology. And if you or your child lives with a disability, Novita’s range of therapy services has experience supporting people with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and acquired brain injury.
An important benefit of being part of Novita is access to cutting edge research. Novita’s Department of Knowledge and Innovation is staffed by a multidisciplinary team with a range of experience in disability. Through this work, our team also collaborates with universities, industry partners and colleagues within South Australia and beyond, which informs the work we do and the services we offer.
Ellie completed her Graduate Entry Physiotherapy degree at the University of South Australia in 2007. She has since worked in aged care, at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre and in private practice in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. With an interest in all facets of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, she has a special interest in neck and headaches, shoulders, chronic pain, fibromyalgia and lumbar and pelvic dysfunctions. Ellie is accredited in Dry Needling, Myofascial Cupping and Mindfulness. She teaches Core, Control and Balance and hydrotherapy and has expertise in providing physiotherapy for pre and post-natal women and for children of all ages.
Connor completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at Flinders University. His research looked at the implementation of a falls prevention program in people living with Multiple Sclerosis. Connor’s areas of interest include neurological physiotherapy, headaches, migraines, dizziness and vertigo related conditions as well as general physiotherapy. Most recently he completed the Professor James McLaughlin course on vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. Since completion, Connor has successfully treated BPPV’s and many other vestibular conditions. Additionally, Connor works with young Novita clients living with disability providing physiotherapy interventions.
Aaron completed his Master of Physiotherapy degree at Flinders University. Aaron loves working with all clients but has an interest in working with individuals who are recovering from (Rehab) or going to have (Prehab) orthopaedic surgery. Having a weightlifting background Aaron likes to use movement as medicine. Outside of work Aaron enjoys going to the gym and training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, so has an understanding on the challenges and conceptions people have when returning to sport following injury. Aaron also works with young Novita clients living with disability to provide Physiotherapy intervention to work towards their goals.
Zoë completed her Physiotherapy degree at the University of South Australia in 2018. Zoë utilises her combined experience having worked as a personal trainer, with sporting teams, orthopedic rehabilitation as well as private practice musculoskeletal therapy to target dysfunctions in the body. This combination aligns well with a passion to assist people to move well & achieve their movement goals treating all areas of the body. A special interest lies in dysfunctions driven from the hip & pelvis as well as headache, neck & jaw physiotherapy. Zoë is accredited in Dry Needling. Zoë often aims to improve movement through hydrotherapy, falls & balance classes & improving muscle patterning, strength and control.
Joshuah has been working as a Remedial Massage Therapist for more than two years now, operating his own business and working and travelling as a trainer for Adelaide Football Club. He has a large background in sport related massage and rehabilitation and specialises in getting his clients functioning and moving again. His professional care isn’t your typical massage, but gets outstanding results.
Jacquie has a background in musculoskeletal, aged care and neurological physiotherapy. Jacquie is passionate about the benefits of aquatic therapy and exercise promotion, and has trained under the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute. She has experience in working with people with disability and neurological disorders, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Post-Polio syndrome. Jacquie also enjoys working with children and has a keen interest for paediatric physiotherapy, particularly involving aquatic therapy with children. She loves travelling and has spent time training in India as a physiotherapist earlier on in her career and later returned to India to volunteer with a surf life-saving club, teaching swimming and surfing in a local community.
Connor has completed his masters of physiotherapy at Flinders University. Connor’s masters’ research studied the implementation of a falls prevention program in persons with Multiple Sclerosis. Connor’s areas of interest include neurological physiotherapy, headaches, migraines, dizziness and vertigo related conditions as well as general physiotherapy. Most recently Connor completed the Prof. James McLaughlin course on vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. Since completion Connor has successfully treated BPPV’s and many other vestibular conditions. Additionally, Connor works part time with Novita’s children’s disability service sector providing physiotherapy interventions to clients who require assistance.
Chris is a fully qualified physiotherapist who graduated from Flinders University in 2017. He originally completed a Bachelor of Paramedic Studies, during which he realised his keen interest in learning about the human body and became motivated to continue studying a Masters in Physiotherapy. Chris is interested in a holistic approach to rehabilitation and using movement to help people achieve their goals. Since graduating, he has completed a Neuromuscular dry needling course, and ConnectTherapy – “Sports Thorax” course. The ConnectTherapy course looked in detail at thoracic and rib dysfunction and how this can be an often-missed contributor to neck, shoulder and back pain. He has also undertaken the Manual Therapy Institute – “Introduction to Principles” and “Graduate to Excellence” courses. These included whole body assessment tools that aim to discover when another part of the body may be driving pain or dysfunction. They also taught “Strain/Counterstrain” techniques as a way to release muscle, fascia and visceral structures in a non-sensitising way.
Ellie studied a Graduate Entry Physiotherapy degree at The University of South Australia graduating in 2007. She has since worked in aged care, at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Hampstead Rehabilitation and in private practice in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. With an interest in all facets of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy she has a special interest in neck and headaches, shoulders, chronic pain, fibromyalgia and lumbar and pelvic dysfunctions. Ellie is accredited in Dry Needling, Myofascial Cupping and Mindfulness. She teaches Pilates and hydrotherapy one on one or in a class setting. She is confident providing physiotherapy for pre and post-natal women and for children of all ages.
Adrienne has been a physiotherapist for 38 years. Adrienne completed a Masters in Manipulative Therapy early in her career and has always enjoyed treating necks and backs. Adrienne has worked in sports clinics and has an interest in tendinopathy. Adrienne has run Pilates and Hydrotherapy classes for many years and feels strengthening posture correcting exercises are very important as well as keeping flexible and monitoring balance. Exercises for Bone Health are a new focus for Adrienne.