Shop 5/453 Fullarton Road,
Highgate Adelaide,
SA 5063

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - 1pm

Meet the Team

Matt Slade



  • Lower limb issues, including running related issues, running performance and hip and knee osteoarthritis
  • Sports injury, including diagnosis, rehabilitation strategies and return to sport guidance
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Low back pain

Meet Matt, a friendly and experienced Physio who loves helping people move better and continue to participate in the things they love with a no-band aid solution approach.

As a keen sportsman, Matt has worked as a trainer at several football clubs across Adelaide and has vast experience in the area of neurological Physiotherapy. Matt is a fantastic communicator who applies a holistic approach with his patients, working together to address contributing factors and develop strategies to actively manage any condition. He believes that movement is fundamental and will always aim to have you feeling stronger and moving better than you were before.

Matt Klose



  • Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries
  • Gym and cross-fit related injuries including rehab strategies and return to usual training guidance
  • Lower back and hip pain

Meet Matt, who with over six years as a personal trainer and with a Bachelor of Human movement and Masters of Physio under his belt,  knows first hand the vital role exercise can have in reducing pain and managing injury whilst improving quality of life. He loves helping people get back to their chosen sport, exercise or hobby with increased confidence whilst helping them reach goals they’ve previously not felt comfortable chasing.

With a particular interest in the shoulder, back and hip region, Matt has the knowledge and the caring nature to deliver great client outcomes. This, combined with his extensive exercise prescription knowledge are sure to make Matt highly sought after, both in the rooms as well as in the gym with our supervised exercise sessions.

In his downtime, you’ll find Matt in his home gym, walking his dog or swimming laps at the pool.

Stefanie Aworth



  • Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis (including the GLA:D program)
  • Pregnancy related conditions
  • Back and neck pain including sciatica
  • Women’s health issues (including urinary continence and urgency)

Meet Stefanie, a warm and knowledgeable Physiotherapist with a strong passion for helping people live a pain free life and reach their physical goals.

Stef has widespread experience working with sporting teams around Adelaide and is strongly equipped to take you through the stages of rehabilitation necessary to help you reach your physical best. As a keen Pilates and group fitness participant herself, she places a strong emphasis on getting strong and robust to combat musculoskeletal pain with an active approach to management. With a special interest in women’s health and pregnancy related conditions, she’ll ensure you receive a specific and tailored approach to treatment in a care-focussed manner.

Esther Young



  • Chronic pain with a focus on exercise therapy and pilates
  • Headaches and neck pain
  • Sports related injuries
  • Pre and postoperative rehabilitation

Meet Esther, a bubbly and caring Physio who joins us with a wealth of experience in helping people get past pain and return to the things they love. With an approach centred around movement and rehabilitation, she also understands the need for hands-on work as part of a thorough treatment plan.  For tremendous long term results, her extensive background in clinical exercise gives her the knowledge, repertoire and personality needed to get you  feeling your best.

As a state-league netballer with a special interest in sporting injuries, chronic injury management and headaches, expect listening, great communication, exceptional treatment and a management plan you’re excited about.

Giancarlo Sossi



  • Spinal manipulation and back and neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis management including the GLA:D program
  • Temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction (Jaw Pain)
  • Sports injuries

Meet Giancarlo, a highly skilled and experienced Physiotherapist who places a strong emphasis on clear communication. From time spent working with highly acclaimed performing artists, he knows what it takes to get people performing at their best. He has also spent considerable time working with renowned manipulative physiotherapists to provide excellent outcomes for those with spinal dysfunctions. Giancarlo recognises that pain isn’t just tissue and bone and there are often other factors contributing to pain. He advocates a holistic approach to your physical journey and is a firm believer that if the pain’s not going away, you can’t go wrong with getting strong. Trained in Pilates and a functional fitness enthusiast, he has the tools to get your body feeling its best.

Luke Finlay



  • Osteoarthritis management including the GLA:D program
  • Pre and post surgical rehabilitation including ACL management
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Tendon rehabilitation

Meet Luke, who returned to his hometown of Adelaide after living and working in Melbourne expanding his knowledge with some of the country’s most elite and well-respected therapists. Luke is an extremely knowledgeable Physio with a keen eye for detail. He places a strong emphasis on giving you the tools for self-management, and will be sure to address factors contributing to re-injury. Highly experienced in the area of headache and migraine, he recognises the need for hands-on treatment when appropriate and with some of the best hands in the business, he gets great results. Trained in Pilates and an avid gym goer himself, he’s a fervent believer that exercise is medicine.

Molly Matotek

Admin Officer

Meet Molly.

Molly has recently completed a bachelor of media and marketing, holding a strong passion for communications and writing. Molly has joined the Thrive Physio Plus team after over ten years in the hospitality industry, which taught her a thing or two about talking to people and delivering the ultimate client experience. Molly’s passionate about sport and keeping active, loving her time spent at the gym, walking to local cafes and playing softball in summer.

Outside the clinic, you’ll find Molly  spending time with her friends and family – most likely at the local cafe. She also loves a good glass of vino! Expect genuine care with a friendly smile.

Lizzie Rogers

Admin Officer

Meet Lizzie, one of the friendly faces to greet you at Thrive Physio Plus.

Lizzie is studying a double degree in journalism and psychology at the University of South Australia and is a lover of all things sport related. She comes from a strong background of distance running and Pilates which has led her to recognise the importance of great Physiotherapy in keeping you fit and active to do the things you love.

Lizzie’s other interests include writing and media and she is keen to pursue journalism on completion of her University degree. She’ll be on deck to answer any and all of your questions, and to ensure your overall experience at Thrive Physio Plus is a fabulous one.

Lauren DeTullio

Admin Officer

Meet Lauren, a warm and friendly member of our administration team.

Having previously worked in retail and with a strong background in customer service, Lauren places a strong emphasis on client experience to ensure your time in the clinic is exceptional. She holds a degree in exercise and sports science with the hopes of commencing a Masters of Physiotherapy next year, so is well equipped to answer your questions.

In her downtime, she loves to challenge herself physically with a mixture of Pilates and group classes and loves to spend time with friends and family.

Maddy Sarro

Admin Officer
Maddy joins the Thrive admin team with years of customer service in multiple roles and a strong passion for helping others, exercise and sport. ⠀
️As a regular in our exercise sessions prior to joining the team, Maddy knows the intricacies of a great treatment journey at Thrive Physio Plus, making her well equipped to answer all of your questions. ⠀
Maddy will soon commence her fourth and final year of a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), She believes her role at Thrive will assist her in gaining the experience necessary to launch an exceptional physiotherapy career. ⠀
Away from the clinic and her studies, you’ll find Maddy making time for her friends and family over a walk, coffee, food, or possibly a couple of Gin’s! Maddy enjoys the river, especially water skiing, snowboarding and playing social netball. She is also an avid runner and loves her pilates classes.⠀

Join our team!

We always welcome the opportunity for like-minded people with a passion for the Physiotherapy profession and keeping fit and healthy to join our team. Get in contact with us via email at and if we don’t have anything available, we’ll keep your application close by for when something pops up.

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