Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Mount Barker | Back In Motion
Opening hours

Mon:8:00am - 7:00pm

Tues:8:00am - 7:00pm

Wed:8:00am - 7:00pm

Thurs:8:00am - 7:00pm

Fri:8:00am - 7:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 12:00pm

Class Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00am
8:00am
GLAD
Jeremy

8:00am
8:40am

40 minutes
GLAD
Amy

8:00am
8:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Various

8:00am
8:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Various

8:40am
9:20am

40 minutes
9:00am
Exercise Rehab
Amy

9:00am
9:40am

40 minutes
Mums In Motion™
Jade

9:00am
9:40am

40 minutes
Aquatic Physiotherapy
Peter

9:00am
9:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Jade

9:00am
9:40am

40 minutes
GLAD
Amy

9:00am
9:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Various

9:20am
10:00am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Jade

9:40am
10:20am

40 minutes
10:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Cat

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Aquatic Physiotherapy
Jade

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
Exercise Rehab
Various

10:00am
10:40am

40 minutes
11:00am
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Greg

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Jade

11:00am
11:40am

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Jade

11:20am
12:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Greg

11:40am
12:20pm

40 minutes
12:00pm
Exercise Rehab
Amy

12:20pm
1:00pm

40 minutes
1:00pm
2:00pm
Exercise Rehab
Jeremy

2:40pm
3:20pm

40 minutes
3:00pm
4:00pm
Exercise Rehab
Cat

4:00pm
4:40pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Jade

4:20pm
5:00pm

40 minutes
GLAD
Peter

4:40pm
5:20pm

40 minutes
5:00pm
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Amy

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Jade

5:20pm
6:00pm

40 minutes
6:00pm
GLAD
Amy

6:00pm
6:40pm

40 minutes
Exercise Rehab
Cat

6:20pm
7:00pm

40 minutes
Semi-Private Clinical Exercise
Cat

6:20pm
7:00pm

40 minutes
7:00pm
Exercise Rehab
Cat

7:00pm
7:40pm

40 minutes
8:00pm
9:00pm

Thursday

Monday

Saturday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Get in touch

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

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Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, Clinical Exercise, and exercise and rehab to Mount Barker 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 on your last session and deliver your next session free.

Our Service Offering

Physiotherapy

Whether you have back pain, neck pain, flexibility or mobility issues, our physios at Back In Motion can help resolve your pain and improve the quality of your life. 

Find out why physiotherapy is a GP's most recommended health professional today.

What can Back In Motion physio do for me?

We'll use the latest clinical research and physio equipment to develop a personal treatment plan to help you recover for your specific condition.

You don’t need a GP's referral to see a physio, and often we'll work as part of a team to plan and manage treatment for your specific condition or injury.

How will a Back In Motion physio assess my injury?

We'll assess your condition to diagnose the problem and focus on how to help you heal with tangible tools like Results4Life®

What sort of treatments do Back In Motion physios use?

Treatments include:

- Exercise prescription
- Postural analysis and correction
- Soft tissue massage/mobilization
- Dry needling
- Management of lifestyle issues such as desk set up, pillow and gym programs
- Prescription of aids such as crutches, orthotics and braces

What else does Back In Motion offer? 

We’re a one-stop shop for allied health, and also offer related health services such as clinical/reformer Clinical Exercise, remedial massage, exercise rehab and more.

We work in partnership with you to identify how we can resolve your pain and condition, and then how to heal you and get you stronger to ensure it does not happen again. 

Remedial massage

Whether you’re wanting to loosen tight muscles, soothe your body or simply relax, Back In Motion offers a range of massage services.

There are many places that offer massage these days, but few offer highly-qualified and trained physios with extensive knowledge of the human body to help your body heal.

Why should I have a remedial massage at Back In Motion?

We take a tailored approach, targeting key areas of your body chosen by you and your physio and it’ll be completed in a safe and professional environment.

Our highly-experienced physios have spent more than four years at university learning about human anatomy and biomechanics. We know your body and can identify the causes of aches, pains and soreness, ensuring a better result every time.

What remedial massage services are offered at Back In Motion?

We offer a range of massage services including remedial massage, sports therapy massage and deep tissue massage, so you can benefit from qualified physios and their extensive knowledge of the human body.

What are the benefits of regular remedial massage?

Massage is beneficial to the body in many ways, both physically (tissue manipulation) and emotionally (relaxation). A regular massage can provide check ups with your physio, treat niggles, prevent new injuries/pain and help with maintenance.

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.

Clinical Exercise

Whether you’re wanting to improve your flexibility, core strength or your posture, Back In Motion offers Clinical Exercise and reformer Pilates facilitated by qualified physios.

Many gyms and exercise studios offer Clinical Exercise these days, but few places offer personalised and tailored programs to help you recover, achieve your goals sooner and help stay injury-free.

Why should I do Clinical Exercise & Pilates at Back In Motion?

Our qualified physios supervise you during class to offer you a safe and effective program.

When you do Clinical Exercise with us, you’re in a smaller class with an individual program designed just for you – so you’ll progress faster and are less likely to get injured.

What equipment is available at Back In Motion?

We offer a range of specialised Pilates equipment, including reformers, trapeze tables and floor-based exercises to help you progress and achieve your health and fitness goals.

Who will benefit the most out of Clinical Exercise & Pilates?

Clinical Exercise can benefit everyone – from the elite athlete wanting to improve their core strength, to a beginner seeking to improve their flexibility and muscle strength.

We recommend all of our Back In Motion clients try Clinical Exercise at least once. Once you see the results and feel the benefits, you'll be hooked!

What are the health benefits of Clinical Exercise & Pilates?

The health benefits of Clinical Exercise include improved flexibility, increased muscle strength and tone, core stability, improved balance, spine stabilisation and improved posture.

Exercise and Rehab

Whether you have lower back pain, neck pain or a shoulder injury, exercise rehabilitation can help. Our exercise programs can help with increasing fitness, weight loss, injury rehabilitation, endurance training or strengthening, in a safe way that minimises risk of injury.

Our qualified staff use the latest clinical research and physio equipment to develop a personal exercise plan to help you improve flexibility, mobility, and strength.

Vibration Therapy

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

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.

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.

Mums & Bubs

Our Mums & Bubs classes are the ideal way to get back to exercise safely and to recover after giving birth, whether it be your first bub or your third. The class runs for 40 minutes and is a circuit class using our Clinical Exercise reformer beds, cardio equipment, weights, the Clinical Exercise trapeze table and much more.

When can I attend?
Once your bub is 6 weeks old and your doctor has cleared you to start exercise again you are welcome to come along.

How do I get started?
Give our friendly reception team a call. We will first book you in for a 20 minute free assessment with our physiotherapist to determine your goals and exactly what you’d like to get out of the class. This allows us to slightly tailor your class experience to your needs. It also gives you time to meet the physio taking the class, check out our gym and find out a bit more about the class.

Do I bring my baby?
Bubs are welcome to come along but we’re also happy if you would prefer to leave them with a loved one or carer. We understand that babies may need to be fed, hugged or sleep before, during or after the class. We have plenty of rooms and a large reception area where you can feed or change nappies if you need. If your little one is upset during the class, don’t worry! Lots of our clients bring their children along to their appointments so we are very much used to the crying if it does happen. But hopefully with lots of different things to look at they’ll be quite happy playing on the floor whilst you exercise.

Unfortunately if your bub is old enough to move/crawl, they will need to either stay at home or stay in the pram for safety in the gym.

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.

Women’s Health

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is aimed at women at any time of their lives. Our women’s health physios are specially trained at post-graduate level, meaning you will receive the best possible assessment and treatment whatever your concern.

The following conditions are treated by a women’s health physio.

Pre and Post-natal care: any symptoms associated with being pregnant such as back and pelvic pain as well as exercise therapy for safe activity in pregnancy. After you have had your baby we recommend a 6 weeks check with the physiotherapist where they can assess your abdominal muscles, pelvic floor muscles and breathing. This is also the time we can start you back to exercise and get you back to what you love doing!

Urinary and Faecal Incontinence: any leakage from your bladder or bowel can often be treated very successfully with the support of specialist physiotherapy. This may include bladder and bowel training, pelvic floor strengthening, constipation management as well as fluid and dietary advice.

Pelvic organ Prolapse: anyone diagnosed with any type of pelvic organ prolapse should seek the support of a specially trained physiotherapist. Treatment is aimed at managing symptoms in the optimal way as well as getting you back to moving and exercising without the fear of making prolapse any worse. If you are having surgery it is still advisable to have physiotherapy pre and post op to ensure you recover as well as possible.

Pelvic pain: this can be pain anywhere in your pelvis, lower back or hips. Often there is a strong correlation between muscle coordination and strength and the pelvic floor muscles or the abdominal wall. Physiotherapy can help give the correct treatment and exercises. Pelvic pain can also refer to painful intercourse or simply vaginal pain, this too is ideally assessed and treated by a women’s health physiotherapist.

Not all conditions are treated with pelvic floor rehabilitation and exercises and everyone is individually assessed and a treatment plan formulated for them. Our women’s health physiotherapist is passionate about both the health of women and men and believes that anyone can overcome their pelvic health issues with the correct guidance and treatment. We want to empower both men and women so that their incontinence, prolapse or pelvic pain isn’t something they have to suffer with.

Shockwave Therapy

Whether you have plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow or an injury that won’t heal, shockwave therapy can help.

Back In Motion offers a free initial assessment that is obligation free – so if you do not decide to go ahead, then there is no cost for that assessment.

Shockwave therapy – also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) – is a non-invasive therapy that uses low-frequency, acoustic shockwaves generated via a handheld device that kick starts the body’s natural healing response in tissue that may not have responded to medication, rest or other therapies.  

If you have tried rest, medications, other therapies or even steroid injections to overcome the  injury, and are now considering surgery, then Shockwave Therapy could be a good option for you.

Up to 92% of patients report significant improvement in their tendon pain after a course of shockwave therapy.

Find out more about Shockwave Therapy at Back In Motion

Dry needling

Whether you have back pain, neck pain or other musculoskeletal injuries, dry needling with acupuncture needles can be an effective part of your treatment plan.

Dry needling can help reduce muscle tension and pain levels and trigger a healing response in injured tissues within the body. As opposed to acupuncture, dry needling works directly on the injured body part, not meridian or energy flows.

Continence Physiotherapy

Continence and pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specific field of physiotherapy. The focus is on the treatment of pelvic floor related disorders like incontinence and prolapse by restoring muscle function to the pelvic floor. Back In Motion offers discrete treatment for both women and men.

GaitScan® Assessment

Back In Motion’s scientific GaitScan® assessment technology allows your physio to closely analyse your foot mechanics. This is done by measuring timing sequences, mapping foot pressure and providing an in-depth visual report that you can take home.

Using GaitScan®, your Back In Motion physiotherapist can then determine whether faulty foot function is the cause of your discomfort and whether custom orthotics will benefit you. If so, the results of your assessment are used to create customer orthotics moulded and manufactured specifically for your needs.

Semi-Private Exercise and Rehab

If you're looking for an alternative to Clinical Exercise, you might like to explore semi-private exercise classes. These classes take no more than four participants which means you'll get lots of attention from the physio instructing the class. In a semi-private exercise class you'll undertake a supervised, full training program which will address any concerns you may have in regards to exercise technique, motivation, accountability and exercise progression.

Semi-Private Clinical Exercise

Once you have completed a prescribed series of one-on-one Clinical Exercise sessions, your physio may recommend you commence semi-private Clinical Exercise classes. These classes have a maximum of five participants. You'll receive guidance and attention from the physiotherapist instructing the class in accordance with your individual Clinical Exercise program. Your program may include a combination of mat and reformer work.

Meet the team

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Jeremy Hobbs

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Jeremy Hobbs

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Jeremy has been a physiotherapist since 1998 and completed his Masters in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2005. His clinical interests are in movement disorders of the shoulder and lumbo-pelvic regions and he has worked with numerous VFL and SANFL football clubs, as well as at national tennis and triathlon events. In 2018, Jeremy was a consulting Physiotherapist at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

in 2015, Jeremy had the honour of being named Back In Motion's “Most Inspirational Practice Director” and has a strong interest in developing leaders within the Physiotherapy profession.  A strong educator, having taught undergraduate students and other physiotherapists in the field of clinical musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Jeremy also places a large emphasis on education for his clients, helping them understand their problems and how they can be an active partner in their recovery.

Outside work, Jeremy loves spending time with his wife and 4 kids, is a passionate district basketball coach and regularly cheers on the mighty Adelaide Crows.

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Greg Goh

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Greg Goh

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Greg completed his studies in Physiotherapy at UniSA and has a keen interest in the musculoskeletal area which stems from his love of sports, particularly Basketball, Tennis and Swimming. Having been subject to many injuries himself over the years, Greg knows the difficulties and challenges an injury can bring and therefore loves helping his patients get back to living and enjoying life through achieving their goals. In his free time Greg enjoys playing sports, catching up with friends and loved ones, travelling the world and is a keen amateur photographer.

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Ruth Tung

Physiotherapist (Clinical Services Co-Ordinator)

Ruth Tung

Physiotherapist (Clinical Services Co-Ordinator)

Ruth graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and completed her post-graduated certificated in Continence and Women’s Health at Curtin University. She has a strong interest in Continence and Women’s Health issues along with general musculoskeletal and sport injuries. She is particularly passionate about providing great pre- and post-natal care and incontinence management. She has worked with various football and netball clubs as well as non-health related industries which has provided her an opportunity to identify and understand common types of sport and occupational-related musculoskeletal problems. At Back In Motion, along with providing patient centred care, Ruth also teaches Clinical Exercise classes as well as our Mums and Bubs and Mums In Motion pre-and post-natal classes.  She loves arts and crafts, adventures and travelling and exploring the world.

Ruth is currently on Maternity leave during 2019

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Cat Thomas

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Cat Thomas

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Cat is from North Wales and graduated from the University of Salford in 2007. Her interests are in movement analysis, the spine and the lower kinetic chain, acute soft tissue and sports related injuries. She spent 4 years working with an amateur and semi-professional rugby team. She is passionate about self management and exercise and maintaining a positive attitude whilst guiding her patients through the rehabilitation process. She’s always laughing and has a smile on her face. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and swimming, watching movies, reading, learning about cars and motorcycles, face-timing with her family back home and taking her fur-baby to the beach

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Jade Newman

Physiotherapist (Clinical Services Co-Ordinator)

Jade Newman

Physiotherapist (Clinical Services Co-Ordinator)

Jade has grown up in the local Adelaide hills enjoys the opportunity to work with all ages of our community. She likes working with people to help improve their pain levels, functional ability and most importantly, return to doing the things they love.
After finishing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia in 2015 Jade has worked in private practice, aged care and also worked with a local hills football club.
In her down time she enjoys playing netball and tennis, spending time with her friends and family and getting back to her family’s farm.

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Peter Choi

Physiotherapist (Clinical Graduate)

Peter Choi

Physiotherapist (Clinical Graduate)

Peter graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2018. Prior to this, Peter completed his Bachelor of Health Science from Flinders University (2014), as well a Master in International Economics and a Bachelor of Public Administration (South Korea).

He has a wide range of work experiences in public hospital (physiotherapy assistant, Adelaide), aged care (physiotherapist, Adelaide), mining industry (mechanical inspector, Adelaide) and pharmaceutical industry (marketing manager, South Korea) after completing his compulsory military duty (army officer, captain) in South Korean army.

Throughout his extensive career and studies, Peter has developed a very strong interest in rehabilitation of various sports and musculo-skeletal injuries. His wide clientele ranges from schooling teens, tradesperson, office workers, active adolescents, athletes (professional and recreational) and senior citizens.

Outside of work, Peter loves to play soccer and travel with his wife and 3 children.”

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Amy Taylor

Physiotherapist (Clinical Graduate)

Amy Taylor

Physiotherapist (Clinical Graduate)

Amy graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2018. Whilst completing her degree she worked as a sports trainer for a Fitzroy Football Club and worked at several Indoor Cricket and Netball State Championships. She enjoys assisting people in their return to sport, improving their pain and functional capacity and likes assisting people in achieving their goals.  

Outside of work, Amy enjoys staying active through walking her Labrador and going for runs. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 

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Stacey Bannister

Practice Manager

Stacey Bannister

Practice Manager

I’ve been working as a nanny full time for the past three years but was ready for a change of scenery. I still continue to nanny casually as working with children is something I have always loved. I love a good road trip (tunes, snacks, naps and all) going camping and travelling with hopes to travel overseas and eventually move over and live in England. Food is a passion and you can usually find me daydreaming about my lunch.

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Angela Kuchel

Administration

Angela Kuchel

Administration

After over 40 years in the hairdressing industry, Angela decided that she needed a new career path , it is so nice to see people after they have completed treatment at Back In Motion being comfortable and free from pain . She is married with 2 married daughters and 1 granddaughter and a German shepherd that keeps her walking . Loves travelling around the world and hope to see more of Australia in the coming years.