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

Get in touch

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

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To request a booking in one of our group classes please contact Back In Motion Semaphore directly via semaphore@backinmotion.com.au or (08) 8341 5400 to ensure you have completed the required pre-class assessments.
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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

Whether you have back pain, neck pain, flexibility or mobility issues, we can help. We work in partnership with you and take a holistic view of your health to help you achieve lasting results and help get you back to doing what you love.

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

done Massage

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.

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

done Clinical Pilates

Our clinical pilates and reformer pilates classes are taught by qualified physiotherapists and tailored to your needs. This helps to ensure you achieve faster clinical results and minimise the risk of re-injury. We use a combination of pilates equipment, including reformers, trapeze tables and floor-based exercises.

Our qualified staff use the latest clinical research in the development of your personalised clinical pilates plan to help you improve flexibility, mobility, and strength.

done 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.

done 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.

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.

done Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy uses low-frequency, acoustic shockwaves through injured tissue via a handheld device to accelerate the body’s natural healing response, reduce pain, and increase blood flow into the treated tissue. Shockwave therapy can be used on plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, frozen shoulder, jumper’s knee (patella tendinitis), hip bursitis, tennis and golfer’s elbow, Dupuytren’s contracture, shin splints and painful muscular trigger points.

done 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.

done 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.

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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Tara Anderson

Clinical Physiotherapist and Clinical Services Co-ordinator

Tara Anderson

Clinical Physiotherapist and Clinical Services Co-ordinator

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.  Tara believes retraining muscular control is an important part of rehabilitation because it enables sustainable 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 is an area Tara has gained further educating and training, so she can provide individualised 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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Madelaine Kavanagh

Clinical Physiotherapist and Clinical Educator

Madelaine Kavanagh

Clinical Physiotherapist and Clinical Educator

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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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 and Clinical Mentor

Gary Hennigan

Clinical Physiotherapist and Clinical Mentor

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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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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Anthony Hawke

Clinical Physiotherapist

Anthony Hawke

Clinical Physiotherapist

Training and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (UniSA)
  • Dry Needling

Anthony graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2016. He has particular interest in Sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy which he attributes to his frequent involvement in soccer throughout the years, both as a player and in recent times as a physiotherapist for the Adelaide Titans amateur soccer team.

 

Anthony is an advocate for both manual techniques and exercise prescription. He believes that physiotherapy should not only aim to treat pain, but should also have an emphasis on empowering patients with knowledge about their condition and how to self-manage.

 

Outside of work Anthony enjoys drawing and painting, watching Liverpool play in the premier league, spending time with family and friends and good food.

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Jonathon Broman

Clinical Physiotherapist

Jonathon Broman

Clinical Physiotherapist

Training and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (UniSA)
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer
  • Dry Needling

Jonathon completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia.  He has had a range of experience in the health sciences realm.  Previously, he worked as a sports trainer with a football club and a soccer club, as well as assisted with hydrotherapy classes.

Jonathon is interested in chronic pain and has seen how recent research has changed the way health professionals treat pain.  Jonathon believes exercise programs and manual techniques are most effective when underpinned by good knowledge and a mutual understanding between the physiotherapist and patient.

Outside of work, Jonathon enjoys playing and watching sport, eating good food and relaxing with family and friends.

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Lachlan Sheffield

Clinical Associate

Lachlan Sheffield

Clinical Associate

Training and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (UniSA)
  • Dry Needling

Lachlan completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2017. He developed a passion and interest in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy from a young age through the numerous sports he was involved in.

His interests include sporting injuries, strength and conditioning, and running mechanics in particularly sprinting.

Lachlan has a big focus on strength and exercise and uses this to drive his treatment strategies accompanied by manual techniques for pain relief. Lachlan’s hobbies include athletics, surf lifesaving, coaching, and going to the beach.

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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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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.