Physiyoga’s Mission is:
To provide excellence in holistic physiotherapy; we are highly skilled, hands-on professionals who use therapeutic exercise with a friendly and caring approach.
We aim to
- Do more than just alleviate pain – we want to also improve function.
- Work with you toward your goals and objectives to help you reach your full potential.
Physiyoga’s logo is based on the elephant-headed Ganesha: His trunk representing strength with sensitivity and large ears for acute listening. He has many arms, in our case representing the many duties we juggle in everyday life and the many varied approaches to treatment we offer at Physiyoga. Ganesha is also worshipped as the remover of obstacles.
Emily Smith - Physiyoga
B. Physio (1st Class Hons)
Trained in the Integrated Systems Model
Yoga Teacher (RYS 500)
Emily Smith is a fully qualified Physiotherapist, with training in The Pilates Method. Emily was introduced to Pilates as a Physiotherapy student and subsequently underwent training with Dance Medicine Australia to become certified in the method. Emily practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga at the Adelaide Ashtanga Yoga Shala for five years before deciding to deepen her study in India, combining it with a three month volunteer program working in Nepal. In Mysore, Karnataka, She found Mr Bharath Shetty (a direct disciple of Guru BKS Iyengar) and Bharath’s approach to yoga resonated with Emily's study of movement therapy. Emily's her six week stay turned into four and a half months at his internationally recognised yoga school Yoga India where she gained her first yoga teaching qualifications.
Once back in her hometown of Strathalbyn, Emily started the first and only Pilates program and also started teaching Yoga classes. In 2011 she recommenced her Yoga and Pilates program an in February 2012 she opened Physiyoga. She returned to Mysore, India in late 2012 to complete her Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Qualification (RYS500).
In January 2013, the popularity of Physiyoga’s classes and clinic saw it outgrow its humble beginnings and it reopened at its current location in Rankine St, Strathalbyn.
Emily also enjoys playing netball and softball and also has a new found interest in running. She hopes to increase her running capacity in 2013.
Physiyoga welcomes enquiries from Physiotherapists, Pilates and Yoga Instructors interested in joining our wholistic health team.
Grad Cert Chronic Cond Mgmt,
Currently studying Certificate of Nutrition and Level 1 Wellness Coaching
Kate completed her studies to become a fully qualified physiotherapist in 2007.
Kate begun her career in the public sector where she has gained experience in treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, such as back and neck problems, injury, neurological and post surgical rehabilitation, aged care and pre and postnatal care. She has gained the following official qualifications;
- Dance Medicine Australia Pilates Level 1 & 2
- Graduate Certificate in Chronic Condition Management
- Certificate in Dry Needling
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Kate uses both hands- on manual therapy, including dry needling, and active management (such as Pilates) to gain best outcomes for her clients, completing her Pilates certification through Dance Medicine Australia in 2013.Outside of work Kate enjoys keeping fit with a variety of activities including swimming and cycling and loves spending time with family and friends. She has always worked in the country and is looking forward to contributing to the improved health of the people in her community.
When Kate is not at Physiyoga she works for a Community Health service, providing support to people with chronic lifelong health conditions, including arthritis and chronic pain, supporting them in all aspects of their health including exercise, nutrition and stress management.
Kate is passionate about the role of nutrition, emotional wellbeing and living an overall healthy lifestyle with regular physical activity to achieve optimal physical function, but also understands the difficulties people have in achieving this. She is a trained Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and is currently completing her Certificate of Food and Wellness Coaching so she can best support clients in making positive health changes.
Lois formerly worked as a personal carer but a neck injury forced her to change her career. Lois knows first-hand how much Physiotherapy can help to get you moving again! She has been an asset to Physiyoga since joining us in 2013 and now plays a large part in the day to day running of Physiyoga. She keeps the business running smoothly, answers your questions and concerns and provides a friendly face to greet you when you visit us.
Candice joined Physiyoga in late 2013 and is learning the ropes as a receptionist. She is currently a physiotherapy student at the University of South Australia. Candice has a bubbly personality and is only too happy to help you when you phone us or stop by. When Candice isn't working or studying (and Physiothearpy is a four year, full-time, intense study course at Uni), she enjoys being active and playing sports – you may recognize her from the Netball and Basketball courts locally, where she plays competitively. You might also find her walking and going the gym.