Hands on treatment

At Physioactive our primary treatments are 'hands on'. We believe this style of treatment achieves the best outcome in helping you get back to normal. Particular styles and techniques which can be used are spinal mobilisations, manipulations, massage, McKenzie, Maitland and Mulligan techniques.


Manipulative therapy

Our physiotherapists at Physioactive are trained in manipulative techniques. Manipulative techniques are used to treat spinal conditions to help reduce stiffness and restore correct spinal alignment.

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Our team of physiotherapists specialise in orthopaedic rehabilitation. This includes treating various musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, post-surgical care-joint replacements, arthroscopies, manipulations and biomechanics assessments.


Gym Facilities

At Physioactive we have a gym studio which includes treadmill, Rowing machine, Exercise bikes, Versi-Climber, home gym, arm crank, fitness balls and weights. This room is used for all types of rehabilitation and injuries.


Dry Needling/Acupuncture

This is a treatment technique which involves using very fine needles which are inserted into trigger points of muscles and other specific points in the body to help reduce pain, muscle tightness and to restore general motor function within the body. Our physiotherapists are trained in dry needling and western acupuncture.



Pilates is a set of specially designed exercises developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. Pilate exercises are focused on strengthening the core muscles which help stabilise and control the body and spine. Strengthening the core muscles helps to reduce low back pain, pelvic instability,sacroliliac conditions and improves posture and spinal alignment.

At Physioactive we offer one-on-one pilates lessons using the 'reformer' and mat based pilates exercises.


Real time Ultrasound

Real time ultrasound imaging is used for assessment and re-training of deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Strength retraining in these muscles help to reduce pelvic instability and disorders of the low back and sacroiliac joints.



Hydrotherapy or aqua physiotherapy is a form of physiotherapy treatment in water. It involves a group of exercises done in a heated pool to relieve pain, improve muscle movement and function and improve general sense of well-being.

Physioactive currently does their hydrotherapy at the StarPlex Gawler (Alexander Pde) on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.


Cardiac Rehabilitation

Our physiotherapists operate a cardiac rehabilitation program for any person's diagnosed with cardiac conditions or anyone who have had cardiac surgery. The program is a six week course which also includes educational lectures by various health professionals. For further information and registration please contact our reception staff.


Golf Specific Physiotherapy

This involves performing a golf specific physical screen which identifies limitations in the clients body and physical capacity that may be causing pain or reducing the golfers efficiency to swing a golf club. So if you want to reduce pain with your golf game or just improve your performance, Jamie Phillips may be able to help you. For further information and registration please contact our reception staff.


Exercise Rehabilitation

Physioactive offers a 1 hour exercise class for clients that need to improve their general health and fitness which is tailored to the individual. The exercise class is a circuit style which can include treadmill walking, bike, rowing machine, upper limb and lower limb weights. The exercise class is designed to help with general health fitness, mobility, weight loss, strength, balance and post surgical rehabiliation. Cost is kept to a minimum currently $5 per session.


Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Physioactive conducts the exercise component to the pulmonary rehabilitation program offered at the Gawler Health Service. The program is for people diagnosised with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other pulmonary conditions. The program is 8 weeks which includes two exercise classes weekly with weekly educational talks. For further information please contact our staff.



6-8 Main North Rd,
Willaston SA 5118
Ph: (08) 8522 4232
Fax: (08) 8522 3439

Gawler Health Service

Located within Gawler Health Service
21 Hutchinson Rd,
Gawler East SA 5118
Ph: (08) 8521 2180
Fax: (08) 8521 2181


Located within Kapunda Medical Practice
32 Hill Street,
Kapunda SA 5373
(call Gawler clinic for bookings)


Located within Riverton District Soldiers Memorial Hospital (Allied Health Centre)
23 Moorehouse Tce,
Riverton SA 5412
(call Gawler clinic for bookings)

Contact Details

Postal Address: PO Box 453 Gawler SA 5118
Phone: (08) 8521 2180
Business Hours: Mon-Fri from 8:30 to 6:00pm


Website designed by DM Graphics