Opening hours

Mon:8:00am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:40am - 8:00pm

Wed:7:40am - 8:00pm

Thurs:7:40am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:40am - 7:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 12:00pm

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(08) 8341 8433

1 Osborne Rd
North Haven SA 5018

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

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Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, clinical Pilates, and exercise and rehab to Semaphore and surrounding suburbs including Port Adelaide. We have one-on-one and semi-private classes and because our services are delivered by physios, you can claim them on 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 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 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 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 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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Daniel Lee

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Daniel Lee

Practice Director and Physiotherapist

Training and Qualifications

  • Masters of Physiotherapy 2010
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) 2006
  • Personal Trainer and Rehabilitation Provider
  • Remedial massage
  • Dry Needling and Level 1 acupuncture
  • Watson's headache and cervical dysfunction course
  • Clinical Pilates training

Dan is now the sole Director at Semaphore. He has taken over the ownership from James Mills in January 2015. His background in football and cricket mean he has a keen interest in sport, fitness and rehabilitation. His particular interest is in treating headaches, neck pain and rehabilitating sports and occupational injuries sustained at work. Dan believes in the unique Results 4 Life philosophy that underpins our clinical delivery of care. This means lifelong optimal health outcomes for our clients.

Outside of work Dan enjoys travelling, keeping fit and good food. He also plays football for GAZA in the SAAFL.

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Nikki Degabriele

Practice Manager

Nikki Degabriele

Practice Manager

Nikki has a passion for providing great customer service. Her friendly nature will help you feel at ease as soon as you arrive. She has been achieving great results. As a practice manager she will answer any of your questions or concerns. Nikki is also an avid Port fan!!
 

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Madelaine Kavanagh

Clinical Physiotherapist and Clinical Services Coordinator

Madelaine Kavanagh

Clinical Physiotherapist and Clinical Services Coordinator

Training and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours (Uni SA 2015)
  • Level 1 Sports trainer
  • Dry needling
  • Advanced knee rehabilitation course 

Maddie completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at the University of South Australia. Her honours research investigated how variables in footwear change lifting techniques, as she is very interested in how movement patterns affect injuries.

She enjoys the challenge of treating all types of musculoskeletal injuries and has a particular interest in sport related injuries. Maddie enjoys running Pilates classes, and finds Pilates to be incredibly beneficial in assisting to achieve long term goals.

She has attended several education and development sessions on rehabilitation for knee and shoulder injuries as well as understanding the latest research on pain science and chronic pain.

Outside of work Maddie enjoys playing netball, swimming, watching footy and cricket, and travelling with friends and family. 

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Tara Anderson

Clinical Physiotherapist

Tara Anderson

Clinical Physiotherapist

Please note: Tara is currently on maternity leave

Training and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Pathology & Psychology)
  • Masters of Physiotherapy (Course work)
  • Certificate IV Pilates (Polestar)
  • Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) – Women’s Health
  • Certified PINC Physiotherapist (Rehab for women with/recovering from cancer)
  • Level 1 Women’s Health
  • Essential Pelvic Floor Skills (Prolapse and Continence)
  • Dry Needling
  • Watson Headache Training
  • Franklin Method Training

Awards

  • 2015 National Hector Prize
  • 2012 Hector Prize SA
  • The Hector Prize is awarded to the leading BIM physiotherapist, for displaying excellence in clinical services delivery, client fulfilment, ongoing professional development and peer leadership.

Tara’s interest in physiotherapy include headaches, low back and neck pain, Women’s Health, pregnancy, Pilates/motor control re-training and cancer rehabilitation.  Focusing on retraining muscular control is important to Tara because she believes it is essential for long term optimal health outcomes and successful return to work, sport and hobbies.

Women’s Health is a keen interest area of Tara’s because she believes people are not just one body part.  Therefore, an in depth understanding of the body is required to assess and treat women through pregnancy, menopause and all stages of the life cycle.

Cancer rehabilitation training and experience is also important to Tara.  This enables her to provide appropriate treatment to women on the Peninsula and in the Western Suburbs. 

Tara’s favourite hobbies are Pilates, netball, swimming, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

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Jamie Wormald

Clinical Physiotherapist

Jamie Wormald

Clinical Physiotherapist

Training and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Uni SA)
  • Dry Needling
  • Remedial massage

Jamie studied his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. He enjoys treating all musculoskeletal conditions and has a particular interest in lower back pain, headaches and sport related injuries. He highly values the philosophy that we should be looking for a long term fix to injuries and pain rather than a band-aid fix.  Jamie is a keen sportsman himself, and is very passionate about his footy. His involvement in his own sport allows him to understand how frustrating injuries and pain can be, motivating him to strive for a fit, healthy and pain-free body for his patients.

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Gary Hennigan

Clinical Physiotherapist

Gary Hennigan

Clinical Physiotherapist

Training and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (UK) 2013
  • Bachelor of Rehabilitation Studies (UK) 2010
  • Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (Ireland) 2009
  • Dry Needling
  • Vertigo
  • Accupunture
  • APA Sports Level 1

Interests: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with a particular interest in assessment and treatment of low back pain, headaches, shoulder and lower limb injuries.
Gary enjoy's playing basketball, swimming and going to the gym. 

Gary was the physio for Glenunga Footy Club and the Adelaide Hills Netball Association. Gary is also working with the State U17's Futures Program and also Sturt Football Club.

He moved here from Ireland in February 2014.

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Matt Ransom

Clinical Physiotherapist

Matt Ransom

Clinical Physiotherapist

Training and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Uni SA 2014)
  • Level 2 Sports Trainer
  • Sports Massage
  • Dry needling

Matt completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. He has a particular interest in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy and adopts a balanced management approach, combining manual therapy and exercise prescription. Matt has been working at the Adelaide Crows Football Club since 2011 and is currently a physiotherapist for the SANFL team. He has a strong desire to continue to challenge himself and is committed to ongoing learning, which he applies when working collaboratively with clients, to achieve the best possible results.  

In his spare time Matt likes to play basketball and golf, as well as spend time with his family and friends.

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Emily Dimasi

Clinical Physiotherapist

Emily Dimasi

Clinical Physiotherapist

  • Training and Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (UniSA)
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer
  • APPI Level 1 Matwork Pilates Training
  • Sports Massage
  • Dry needling


Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2016. She enjoys a varied musculoskeletal caseload, though has a strong interest in sports injuries, having worked with the Adelaide Crows Football Club for the 2015 season. Emily believes a balanced approach involving both manual techniques and exercise programs is the key to effective and long-lasting rehabilitation.

Outside of work Emily enjoys reading, travelling, taking her dog to frolic on the beach and sharing good food with family and friends

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Jessica Osborn

Clinical Physiotherapist

Jessica Osborn

Clinical Physiotherapist

Training and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Health Science (UTas) 2013
  • Masters of Physiotherapy 2016 (UniSA)
  • Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

Jess completed her Masters of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) in 2016 following a move from her home state of Tasmania, where she also completed a Bachelor of Health Science at the University of Tasmania. Her passion for health care and science began at a young age, and grew throughout her studies as she learnt about the human body and its capabilities.

She has a great appreciation for healthy movement patterns and the impact this can have on the quality of life of clients. She enjoys the challenge and variety that comes with treating musculoskeletal clients, and the opportunity to apply clinical knowledge in a variety of settings to achieve life-long results.

Jess has long been an advocate and avid user of Pilates and looks forward to sharing this with her clients. Other hobbies include bushwalking, surfing, reading, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.

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Jay Skurray

Receptionist

Jay Skurray

Receptionist

Jay is bright and bubbly and will help you with anything you need when attending Back in Motion Semaphore. Her warm smile and positive energy will make you feel at ease. Jay has had 10 years experience in customer service and was a fomrer Practice Manager in a busy Physiotherapy practice and has recently had a baby girl named Imogen Paige. Jay has fitted in perfectly to our team and is a very valuable team member here at Semaphore.

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Natasha Wilson

Receptionist

Natasha Wilson

Receptionist

Natasha is a mother of three who has recently returned to the workforce. She has completed her certificate III in business administration and is eager to learn new skills and meet new people here in her administration role. Natasha is very kind and caring and will strive to ensure your experience at Back In Motion is a pleasant one.

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Ashlee Joppich

Receptionist

Ashlee Joppich

Receptionist

Ashlee values excellent customer service, with 10 years experience varying from Reception, Events Planning, Finance Admin, Personal Assisting, and Management, she strives to provide the best service she possibly can. Ashlee was the former Practice Manager at Back In Motion Brunswick in Victoria, she has recently transferred back home to Adelaide to be closer to family.  

Outside of work she enjoys travelling, photography and spending time with her Husband and Labrador, Hunter!

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Alyssa Noble

Receptionist

Alyssa Noble

Receptionist

Alyssa is friendly and always willing to help. She aims to provide excellent customer service that will make you feel at ease. She is currently studying certificate III in Business Administration and spends her spare time playing sports and watching the footy.