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Mon:7:30am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:30am - 8:00pm

Wed:7:30am - 8:00pm

Thurs:7:30am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:30am - 7:00pm

Sat:9:00am - 1:00pm

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If you wish to get in touch directly, we can be reached at brighton@backinmotion.com.au.

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Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, clinical Pilates, and exercise and rehab to Brighton and surrounding suburbs. We have one-on-one and semi-private classes and because our services are delivered by physiotherapists you can claim them on private health insurance with extras cover.

Why we're different

A "quick-fix" for your pain or injury might sound good, but over time is proven to be inconvenient, costly and ineffective in comparison to taking preventative measures. Our unique clinical approach, Results4Life, keeps you on track towards optimal lifelong physical health.

Our guarantee

We are committed to your satisfaction and delivering the very best in physiotherapy care, customer service and outcomes. If you are not 100% satisfied with your experience at Back In Motion, we will refund your money and deliver your next session free.

Our Service Offering

done Physiotherapy

Quick-fixes or shortcuts are not something we strive for during your consultation. The swift management of your pain and symptoms is only the first step our team will take to help you achieve lasting results.

We believe in getting the right result the first time so you can get back to what you love without the threat of re-injury.

Our focus is not only on offering talented physiotherapists, but also delivering a great physiotherapy experience.

You will be surprised at all the physical health benefits that come with sticking to your personal treatment plan including improved flexibility, mobility and strength.

done Clinical Pilates

We offer individual and small group clinical Pilates classes taught by qualified professionals and physiotherapists. Unlike group classes at a gym, our approach to Pilates is clinically proven and specifically tailored to your needs. These tailored exercises target problem areas ensuring greater results and minimising the risk of injury re-aggravation.

You will use a combination of specialised Pilates equipment including reformers and trapeze table complimented by floor-based exercises depending on your needs. This brings about better targeting and resistance as you progress in your Pilates program.

done Massage

When you get a massage from a physiotherapist you are benefiting from four plus years of dedicated university study on the human body. 

Sporting clubs, athletes, and massage devotees see our expert physios and therapists for a reason: because we know your body and can identify the causes of aches, pains, and soreness, ensuring a better result every time.

A massage conducted by our physios will see a reduction in your aches and pains, whether caused by sport, injury or the stresses and strains of everyday life.

done Exercise and Rehab

Whether you’re looking to increase your fitness or get back into exercise after time off or injury, an exercise and rehabilitation session will get you off to a good start. 

Our physiotherapists can design programs to cater to your every need including weight loss, injury rehabilitation, fitness and endurance training as well as strengthening and toning.

Your physio knows your body and has the scientific and clinical knowledge to ensure your workout is both safe and caters to your abilities and previous injury history.

done Vibration Therapy

We offer side-alternating, high-frequency vibration therapy technology. You can experience results not only as treatment for an existing concern but as a preventative measure for a diverse range of health issues including back pain, falls prevention, core strength, and elite performance.

done Custom Orthotics

When a small problem develops in your feet, a subtle change in the way you walk can cause a chain reaction that alters your posture and movement mechanics. The symptom of poor foot mechanics can include localised foot pain, bunions, arch or heel pain, leg or knee pain, hip or back pain – and even neck pain!

Custom orthotics have been shown to correct these issues, giving you improved balance, posture, and general wellbeing.

done Mums & Bubs

Our Mums and Bubs classes are designed to meet the needs of you and your new baby. You will enjoy a safe, rewarding and fun environment while regaining lost fitness and strength and interacting with other mothers and their babies. As these classes incorporate your bub, they provide a fantastic opportunity for them to play, interact and enhance their social skills.

done Mums In Motion

Prepare your body for the rigours of labour, improve your aerobic fitness, and reduce your recovery time in a fun, social atmosphere with other mums-to-be! Guided by your physio, this exercise class also includes education on back care, posture, and relaxation specific to pregnancy.

done Aged Care Physiotherapy

We provide a range of physiotherapy services for seniors and residencies in the community. We support aged care facilities, supported residential services, and retirement villages. We can also visit clients in the privacy of their own home.

done Aquatic Physiotherapy

Our hydrotherapy classes are ideal if you are going through injury rehabilitation or if you have long-term injuries. Our physios will guide you through gentle group and individually-tailored water-based exercises in the water with buoyancy devices as needed.

Meet the team

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Max Kavanagh

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Max Kavanagh

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

With a passion for education Max was a tutor at the University of South Australia for over ten years, has undertaken many courses to broaden his skills and knowledge base and continues his enthusiasm with ongoing clinical training programs. Combined his training in such techniques as Maitland, Feldenkrais and Clinical Reasoning he has developed a definite focus on assessing the unique problems of each client and the importance of finding solutions for each individual. He has been a speaker to such diverse groups as Local Businesses, Masters Athletes and even SASI Yachting. Over the years he has had roles in major conference committees, the Australian Physiotherapy Association and sponsored local clubs and charities. Max has worked in both country SA and over in the United Kingdom and was also a physiotherapist at the games village in the Edinburgh Commonwealth Games. Who would you like to have dinner with? Robin Williams and Sting. Favourite quotes? My daughters have them imprinted on their minds, “Never give up” and “Be a sponge”. Who inspires you? I am inspired by the stories of successful people who, without exception, have had setbacks in their careers and had the resilience to overcome them. Favourite food? A family favourite dish of Canadian Spicy ribs. Ask me, I’m happy to pass on the recipe! Favourite pastime? Embarrassing my daughters without even trying.

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Kathy Towns

Practice Manager

Kathy Towns

Practice Manager

With over 35 years in office administration, the last 15 of which have been as Receptionist here at Brighton, Kathy brings a wealth of experience to her role as Practice Manager and she enjoys her new role and the challenges it brings on a daily basis. The transition to Back In Motion has been positive in every way. A familiar face was important in the transition period and it was whilst going through this stage that Kathy came to appreciate the friendships she had built up over the years with many of our regular clients. Besides work her love of camping with family and friends anywhere in the great outdoors is a wonderful subject for her passion of photography. With the most outstanding Receptionists in Adelaide and, without a doubt, the absolute best Physiotherapists here in South Australia why would you go anywhere else!!!! Favourite food? Anything Thai. Favourite bands? John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Angus and Julia Stone and Mumma Kim. Best Concert? Alison Moyet. I would most like to go on a date with? Matt Moran. I’m most happy when? I’m camping in the outback with my husband.

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Michelle Allen

Front Desk

Michelle Allen

Front Desk

Michelle joined us at the opening of business as Back In Motion Brighton having decided on a career change having been an award winning Baker for 9 years. She was keen to work in frontline administration and underwent certificate training in Medical Reception. It has been a very enjoyable change and she is keen to progress in this field. Away from work Michelle is busy starting a family and looking forward to the challenge of juggling work and taming children. She still enjoys lots of baking at home and spending time with her husband and friends. Favourite Dish? Vietnamese soup “Pho with rare beef”. Best Concert? Bon Jovi. Favourite Tv Programs? 30 Rock, Dexter, The Inbetweeners. Favourite Radio Stations? FreshFM and Triple J. I’m most happy when? I’m sitting in the sun with great friends and a glass of Moscato with ice!

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Rhyan Eason

Physiotherapist

Rhyan Eason

Physiotherapist

Rhyan was born in Alice Springs, the oldest of 6 children, to a very supportive and sports focused family. From soccer to touch football, baseball to ballet, at least one person in her family has given it a go, resulting in her being exposed to a multitude of sports injuries - more often than not within the family - and with every episode her fascination with the human body grew. Realising that university would be best to persue this blooming passion, after high school she jumped on the plane to Adelaide, completed first a Bachelor of Medical Science before graduating in the inaugural class of Flinders University's Master of Physiotherapy. She has been warmly welcomed into the fantastic team at Back in Motion Brighton and couldn't be happier.
Rhyan loves coffee, learning about anything and everything, playing touch football and soccer, going to A-League games, running, reading, hard fast loud movies on the big screen, live music and immersing herself in the food and culture of Adelaide amongst good company.Favourite Dish? I'm always keen to try something new, anything Mum cooks is always a winner! Favourite Sport? Soccer all the way! Favourite Tv Programs? Scrubs, House, New Girl, Suits, Tosh.0 Favourite music? I'm so eclectic! I love everything from the Arctic Monkeys to The Kooks to Led Zep to Childish Gambino - anything Triple J plays is generally a safe bet. I'm most happy when? Generally when things are going right and I've done everything I can to make the people around me happy; a refreshing beverage in hand never goes astray here either!

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Fiona Burford

Physiotherapist

Fiona Burford

Physiotherapist

Fiona moved from country Balaklava to the city in order to pursue her passion for helping others, enrolling in UniSA’s bachelor of Physiotherapy. Not knowing quite what to expect, she managed to get lost in Big Old Adelaide several times but eventually fell in love with the lifestyle and especially the career she had chosen.  After graduating in 2013 she started at Back In Motion Brighton, and has a keen interest in treating cervicogenic headaches and shoulder problems. She also has a particular love of resistance training and clinical pilates, completing both a powerlifting coaches course in 2014 and Pilates Level 1 in 2016. Outside of work, Fiona loves spending time with family and friends, going on adventures, drinking wine and spending some quality snuggle time with the family dog Chas! 

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Kirsty Horn

Front Desk

Kirsty Horn

Front Desk

Kirsty is the newest addition to our fantastic frontline staff. Since moving from Kent, UK in 2012, she has gained more customer service knowledge and experience working in Hospitality and Administration and studied a Certificate III in Health Administration. She has enjoy the change of lifestyle and scenery that Australia has to offer both in the workplace and out. When not interacting with the clients and making coffee at work, Kirsty is usually spending time with family and friends viewing the amazing sights in Adelaide!

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Tanisha Zerella

Physiotherapist

Tanisha Zerella

Physiotherapist

Tanisha graduated from Flinders University with a Master of Physiotherapy after completing a Bachelor of Human Movement at the University of South Australia and is passionate about Musculoskeletal and sporting injuries, and has worked with the Adelaide Bite and West Adelaide Football team. She is dedicated and enthusiastic towards learning and is committed to improving herself as a physiotherapist in order to provide the best treatment and long term results for clients. Outside of work Tanisha enjoys keeping fit, going to the gym, playing netball, soccer, going to AFL matches, socialising with friends and going to the beach. 

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Julian Urlings

Physiotherapist

Julian Urlings

Physiotherapist

Julian was born in The Netherlands and has grown up and studied in Adelaide, at the University of South Australia. He has specific interests in back problems in addition to sporting injuries related to soccer and AFL football. He has been working as a physiotherapist with the Adelaide United Football Club since early 2016 and continues to fill this role with the Youth Team. He thrives himself on keeping up to date with the latest evidence based treatments to ensure that his clients achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Julian has a focus on achieving long term results through techniques such as hands on manual therapy and dry needling in addition to utilising strength and conditioning or pilates based programmes. Outside of work, Julian is a keen traveller, frequently visiting various countries with different cultures such as India and Nepal. He also enjoys rock climbing, basketball and mountaineering when he gets the chance.