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

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

Meet the Team

Maddy Sarro

Physiotherapist
APAM

Expertise

  • Spinal pain, including lower back and neck conditions
  • 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

Physiotherapist
APAM

Expertise

  • 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.

Matt Klose

Physiotherapist
APAM

Expertise

  • Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries
  • Back pain and Sciatica treatment
  • Tendon rehabilitation
  • Sporting and athletic injuries including rehab strategies and return to usual training guidance

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 tendon related issues, the shoulder and the lower back, Matt has the knowledge and the caring nature to deliver great client outcomes. He also has some of the best hands in the business, which when combined with his extensive exercise prescription knowledge are a recipe for fast pain relief and long term results.

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

Esther Physio TMJ

Esther Young

Physiotherapist
APAM

Expertise

  • Temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction (Jaw Pain)
  • Chronic pain with a focus on exercise therapy and pilates
  • Headaches and neck pain
  • Sports related injuries and performance

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.

Ally Marin

Physiotherapist
APAM

Expertise

  • Running related injuries
  • Pilates and exercise therapy for chronic pain
  • Pre and post-operative rehabilitation

Meet Ally, an energetic Physio who brings an abundance of private practice experience to the team and who’s passionate about empowering people to become strong, resilient versions of themselves.

Ally’s treatment approach is founded on movement and exercise, but she understands the key role hands on therapy can have when appropriate, particularly early in a treatment journey.  In line with the Thrive Physio Plus ethos, she places a strong emphasis on education and communication with an aim to give the client clarity around their condition and the necessary treatment plan.

Ally enjoys working with people with a wide range of musculoskeletal issues.  Her overall objective is to help each patient reach their personal goals and get back to doing the things they love.  She does this by looking at the area where the pain is but also other factors that may be contributing too in order to prevent re-injury.

Outside of work, you’ll find Ally participating in a pilates class or outside running in the fresh air.

Giancarlo TMJ physio

Giancarlo Sossi

Physiotherapist
APAM

Expertise

  • 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

Physiotherapist
APAM

Expertise

  • Osteoarthritis management including the GLA:D program
  • Pre and post surgical rehabilitation including ACL management
  • Complex and chronic condition management, including second opinion expertise

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 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.

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.

Sophie Westover

Admin Officer
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Meet Sophie, a warm and friendly member of our administration team.
With 3 years experience in retail, Sophie has gained a strong understanding of quality customer service and thus will help make your experience at Thrive Physio Plus an enjoyable one.
Sophie is currently in her fourth and final year of a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), so will be well equipped in answering any questions and believes this admin role will help further expand her knowledge necessary as a future physiotherapist.
Away from the clinic and her studies, Sophie enjoys playing netball at a Premier League level as well as spending quality time with family and friends.

Cate Lipsham

Admin Officer
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Meet Cate, a friendly face behind the thrive admin desk.
Cate joins Thrive with 2 years retail and customer service experience. Reliable and always ready to learn something new, Cate is equipped to answer your questions and aims to ensure a positive experience from start to finish.
Currently studying a double degree in law and business at the University of Adelaide. outside the clinic, She enjoys being active as part of a social netball team. Cate is often down at the beach taking walks, drinking coffee and finding new cafes to support with friends and family.
If you see Cate behind the desk, feel free to say hello.

Jocelyn Kelly

Admin Officer
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Meet Joss, one of our casual administration team members.
With multiple years of experience in hospitality, rowing coaching and disability support work, Joss has gained a strong work ethic and communication skills that will help make your experience at Thrive Physio Plus an enjoyable one.
Joss is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), and believes this role will increase her understanding of the patient experience and knowledge of Physiotherapy. Alongside her work and study, she loves playing hockey and soccer as well as spending time travelling, reading or going to the beach.

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 admin@thrivephysioplus.com.au and if we don’t have anything available, we’ll keep your application close by for when something pops up.

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