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

Monday - Thursday: 7am - 7pm
Friday: 7am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8am - 1pm

Meet the Team

Jack Nolan



  • Spinal pain with a particular interest in lower back and neck pain
  • Pre and postoperative rehabilitation
  • Gym and cross-fit related injuries

Jack is a passionate and energetic Physiotherapist who strives to support people in engaging in healthier lifestyles and choices as well as building confidence in their physical capabilities. He believes the best way to do this is through exercises, as ‘motion is lotion,’ coupled with hands-on therapy to help with pain relief. He strives to communicate clearly with clients so that they feel informed about their treatment journey.

Jack has an interest in a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions including back and neck pain, knee pain, tendon pain, gym, and cross-fit injuries.

When not at work Jack enjoys going to the gym, playing basketball, or going to get coffee with friends, or exploring some of Adelaide’s restaurants and cafes.

Darcy Burns



  • Shoulder and neck pain
  • Tendon related injuries
  • Sports injuries with a special interest in golf physiotherapy
  • Hip and knee arthritis as a certified GLA:D practitioner

Meet Darcy, a passionate, friendly and caring physiotherapist who takes an individualised, holistic approach to therapy. Darcy has received extensive training in manual therapy. He believes in the importance of providing pain relief and a long-term solution to people’s problems through exercise. Darcy’s excellent communication skills enable him to focus on specific goals and formulate tailored treatment plans for people of all ages and abilities. With an extensive sporting background in cricket, golf and tennis, and as an amateur football physiotherapist, Darcy has cultivated a special interest in sports rehabilitation.

In his spare time, you will find Darcy playing golf at the Glenelg Golf Club, running, watching sport and spending time with loved ones.

Kelsey Jachmann



  • Lower limb injuries
  • Spinal pain, including lower back and neck conditions
  • Falls and balance

Meet Kelsey, a friendly and passionate physiotherapist who takes pride in her ability to make a difference in the lives of others. Kelsey enjoys working with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and populations, and with a particular interest in lower limb injuries and spinal pain, understands the key role hands-on therapy can play in reducing pain and building strong relationships with clients. With her extensive knowledge in exercise prescription however, she has the toolset to cover all bases on your journey to a great outcome.

She knows an individual and multi-faceted approach to longstanding pain in particular is key, and has the knowledge and education points to facilitate this.  Overarching her skillset is her warm, friendly and caring personality.

Outside of the clinic you will find Kelsey participating in pilates, catching up with friends or enjoying time with her family down the river.

Sophie Alderslade

Women’s Health Physiotherapist


  • Antenatal care
  • Postpartum care and reconditioning to return to gym/running
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Sports injuries and rehab

Meet Sophie! A bubbly, warm, and empathetic physiotherapist with an energetic and motivating personality which tends to be infectious. Sophie’s ethos is to help individuals find comfort but also extends beyond this to educate, empower and help sustain long-lasting outcomes that are meaningful to patients and help them achieve their goals. Sophie has a bachelor of physiotherapy from the University of South Australia but has also gained further qualifications in neuromuscular dry needling, clinical pilates, pelvic health, and the assessment/management of pelvic floor dysfunctions. She has obtained her postgraduate certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and is currently completing her Masters in Pelvic Health on her pathway to APA titling.

Sophie is passionate about helping women throughout their pregnancy and helping postpartum mums during their fourth trimester. She loves to help women feel strong, get back into the gym and/or return to running safely. Sophie see’s and treats many women’s/pelvic health conditions including bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction, menopausal changes, pregnancy and postpartum-related conditions, and pelvic pain/endometriosis.

Sophie grew up playing a wide range of sports and enjoys helping rehabilitate individuals following injury to get back to doing what they love.

Outside of the clinic, Sophie can’t sit still! You’ll often find her socialising with friends over coffee, gin or wine (born and bred in the Barossa), in the gym, or out having a boogie at a music gig.

Brie Abernethy



  • Pre and post-operative rehabilitation
  • Neck and lower back pain, including sciatica
  • Knee, hip and ankle pain.

Meet Brie, a friendly, enthusiastic physiotherapist, who takes pride in her position to make a positive impact on peoples health, and get them feeling their best.
Brie likes to use a variety of hands-on and an exercised-based approach to ensure the best outcomes for the people she assists. She has had experience in both the hospital and outpatient settings, and brings a wealth of knowledge base to the Thrive team.

Brie enjoys working with people of all ages and fitness levels with a keen interest in musculoskeletal injuries involving the neck and back. As a keen netballer, she also enjoys helping people manage any injuries holding them back from participating in the sports they love.

Outside of work, you’ll find Brie either catching up with friends and family, playing netball, long-distance running, or spending time with her beautiful kelpie Marli.

Dylan Crouch



  • Complex neck and back pain management including sciatica
  • Tendon pain, including gym, cross-fit, and sport-related injuries
  • BPPV (vertigo) and dizziness related rehabilitation

Dylan is a passionate and empathetic physiotherapist who has a real purpose for working alongside people to get them moving better. He values the combination of passive therapy skills and exercise, and possesses a thorough understanding of the complexity of pain to achieve optimal long-term results.

Dylan finds that the key to a positive rehabilitation experience is by truly listening to your story and formulating a very specific person focused treatment plan together. Whether it is overcoming niggles holding you back with life, exercise, or your sporting endeavours, or for managing persistent pain, Dylan has the tools to help. Ultimately, he believes motion is lotion and he utilises an extensive knowledge of exercise to reach your goals.

When not at work, Dylan can be found hanging with friends, watching and playing all kinds of sport, or at the gym.

Maddy Sarro



  • Spinal pain, including lower back and neck conditions
  • Osteoarthritis management, including being a GLA:D program accredited practitioner
  • Running and cross-fit-related injuries
  • Pre and post-operative rehabilitation

Meet Maddy, a caring and enthusiastic physiotherapist with a vibrant personality. She joins the Thrive team with a strong passion for helping others – the initial driver behind wanting to become a Physio from a very young age.

Maddy’s approach encapsulates “movement is medicine”, which in combination with hands on treatment aims to get your body feeling it’s best. She strives to build a strong relationship with each of her clients to empower them to become resilient, take control of their own journey and reach their goals.

Maddy enjoys working with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and has a particular interest in treating spinal pain and injury, sporting and cross-fit injuries. She hopes to build an exceptional physiotherapy career alongside her team.

Away from the clinic, you’ll either find Maddy catching up with friends and family over a coffee or a couple of gins, or out running, pushing herself in a cross-fit class, or partaking in a pilates session.

Heyson hinge running physio

Heyson Hinge



  • Hip & knee osteoarthritis including being a GLA:D program accredited practitioner
  • Sports and running-related injuries
  • Neck and back pain 
  • Child and adolescent injuries  

Heyson is a friendly, empathetic physio who aims to empower individuals of all demographics and fitness levels  to get past pain and strive for their physical best. Heyson values using passive modalities to assist in providing relief, however, believes that movement and exercise is key to living a pain free, fulfilled life. With exceptional communication, an expansive understanding of exercise and movement,  and as an advocate for self-management, Heyson has the ability to tailor a treatment plan to any individual. 

With experience working with multiple sporting teams in football, basketball, netball and soccer, Heyson enjoys treating anyone at any age to help them reach their goals. 

Outside of the clinic, you will find Heyson running on the esplanade, kayaking at the beach, eating at one of Adelaide’s many restaurants and bars, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Esther Physio TMJ

Esther Young



  • Temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction
  • Head, neck pain and headaches
  • Vestibular physiotherapy
  • Chronic pain with a focus on exercise therapy

Meet Esther, a dedicated and experienced Physiotherapist with a passion for helping individuals overcome pain and achieve their rehabilitation goals. Esther’s holistic treatment approach is centered around movement and rehabilitation, complemented by her exceptional hands-on skills for pain relief.

With a special interest in treating jaw pain, vestibular issues, and chronic pain, Esther has a wealth of knowledge in managing complex pain cases of all populations. Her caring and empathetic personality, exceptional communication skills, and thorough approach ensure a personalized treatment plan tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

Esther’s caring and communicative approach ensures that each patient receives a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs. She is committed to helping her patients achieve their goals and regain their quality of life.

In addition to her work as a physiotherapist, Esther is an avid foodie, enjoys staying active with spin classes and playing netball, and cherishes spending time with her loved ones.

Remedial massage therapist

Mariana Grandini

Remedial Massage Therapist

Types of Remedial Massage Therapy Offered:

  • Remedial/Deep tissue
  • Sports
  • Relaxation
  • Pregnancy
  • Lymphatic

Mariana is a warm, caring and highly qualified therapist with a strong desire to help those around her with great attention to detail.

Originally from Sao Paolo, Brazil, Mariana has a wealth of experience behind her having practised for many years, providing a wide range of massage services.

Mariana also understands how beneficial massage is within a holistic treatment program, including exercise, being an avid handball player and gym goer.

Outside of the clinic, you’ll find Mariana finding a quiet spot to do yoga, meditate or on one of Adelaide’s many hiking trails.

Giancarlo TMJ physio

Giancarlo Sossi



  • Spinal manipulation and back and neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis management, including being a GLA:D program accredited practitioner
  • Temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction (Jaw Pain)

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.

***PLEASE NOTE*** As a director there is an increased fee associated with seeing Giancarlo.

Initial consultations (60-minutes) are $50 above clinic rate
Subsequent consultations (30-minutes) are $30 above clinic rate

Luke Finlay



  • Osteoarthritis management, including being a GLA:D program accredited practitioner
  • ACL injury management, including non-operative and operative
  • Complex and chronic condition management, including second opinion expertise

Meet Luke, who returned to his hometown of Adelaide after living and working interstate 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 complex and longstanding pain, he recognises the need to address pain from a variety of angles, and builds great relationships to get great results. Trained in Pilates and an avid gym goer himself, he’s a fervent believer that exercise is medicine.

***PLEASE NOTE*** As a director there is an increased fee associated with seeing Luke.

Initial consultations (60-minutes) are $50 above clinic rate
Subsequent consultations (30-minutes) are $30 above clinic rate

Alysha Mansfield

Lead Client Experience Representative

Meet Alysha,

Alysha joins the Thrive team with vast experience in the client experience industry, having worked at SkyCity for the last decade. With a track record of going above and beyond for clients and delivering memorable experiences, Alysha will be the first person to greet you on your visit to Thrive Physio Plus.

Outside the clinic, Alysha loves to stay active by participating in crossfit classes, spending time baking, and also volunteering her time with the animal welfare league.

Organised and with a fine attention to detail, expect clear communication with a smile.

Lucy Montgomerie

Admin Officer

Meet Lucy,

Lucy is a vibrant and bubbly member of our administration team. With 3 years- experience in hospitality, retail and coaching, Lucy is well equipped to connect with others.
Her approachable nature and strong communication skills will ensure your experience withThrive Physio Plus is both enjoyable and efficient! Lucy is currently enrolled in a double degree in Exercise and Sport Science and Food and
Nutrition Science. Outside of the clinic, Lucy keeps herself busy through netball, running, travelling and socialising with both friends and family.

If you see Lucy behind the desk, please don’t hesitate to have a chat!

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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