Who We Are


WhoWe Are

About Us

Pivotal Physiotherapy and Pilates was established in 2011 when Kylie Rankin and Jackie Saunders amalgamated their individual practices. Pivotal Physiotherapy & Pilates is located in archer Street opposite North Adelaide Village. This is a convenient location for parking, coffee and is in close proximity to many specialists in the North Adelaide area.Over the last three 3 years the practice has grown into a team of five physiotherapists.

All physiotherapists take a hands on approach and work with the individual to ensure that specific goals are achieved.

Appointments

Please phone us on 8342 5593 or email us using the contact page to make an appointment.

Our appointments are 30 minutes long. Longer sessions can be arranged for complex cases

Cancellations

You will receive a text message reminder the day before your appointment. Please notify us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend. If there is less than 24 hours notice a cancellation fee may apply.

Facilities

Large private treatment rooms for manual therapy Fully equipped Pilates studio comprising:

  • 2 Reformers
  • Trapeze Table
  • Multi Chair
  • Torso Barrel
  • Ladder Barrel
  • Mats
  • Chi Balls
  • Rotating discs
  • Bosu
  • Magic circle
  • Foam rollers
  • Therabands
  • Franklin Balls
  • Free weights



OurTeam

Kylie Rankin

Director/Principal Physiotherapist

Kylie Rankin graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2000 at The University of South Australia. She is an experienced Musculoskeletal, Manual Physiotherapist having worked predominantly in Private Practice throughout her career. Kylie specialises in Pilates Rehabilitation and is a Women’s Health Physiotherapist. She works closely with a number of GPs, Gynaecologists and Obstetricians to aid in treatment of women during antenatal/postnatal periods as well as assisting to treat Incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and a range of women’s health issues. In 2002 Kylie started her training in Pilates through DMA and the APMA. She has furthered her expertise gaining her Diploma through Polestar Pilates International and becoming an assistant educator for their training program. Kylie has a special interest in Core Stability, Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and functional correction of movement dysfunction through using the Pilates Method. Kylie has also gained advanced certificates in Dry Needling as a part of her treatment repertoire.

Rikki Turner

Director/ Principal Physiotherapist

Rikki graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Human Movement in 2006, and Masters of Physiotherapy in 2009. Her areas of interest are in Musculoskeletal therapy, Manipulative Physiotherapy, Dry Needling and Clinical Rehabilitation Polestar Pilates.
Rikki is a hands on and caring Physiotherapist who has gained experience working predominantly in private practice treating a wide range of Musculoskeletal overuse injuries, Orthopaedics, sporting injuries, post-operative shoulder rehabilitation, and Ante-natal and Post-natal musculoskeletal dysfunction.
Rikki uses Her Pilates training to rehabilitate and manage injuries for optimal return to pre injury function and maximise quality of life. She has also gained valuable experience working in residential aged care facilities, hospital orthopaedics, and taking Hydrotherapy classes.

Anna McVann

Physiotherapist

Anna McVann Hawker has 25 years experience as a Physiotherapist. She has worked interstate, overseas, travelled with international sporting teams and more recently worked in general private practice. Anna specialises in musculoskeletal, manipulative and sports physiotherapy and Pilates. Anna has been teaching Pilates for over a a decade. She also has a special interest in pediatric and adolescent sports injuries. Anna has a Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy and completed her postgraduate thesis on shoulder sporting injuries and instability. Anna is an APA titled Sports Physiotherapist and has completed her Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation/studio and Mat series. Anna resides in the Clare Valley and is married to farm manager Tom, and has 4 children aged 9-14 years. Anna swam in the 1984 Olympic Games for Australia and is head coach of the Clare Swimming Club and actively involved in her local netball and tennis clubs. In her spare time she loves mountain biking, travel and off road and outdoor adventures with her family and friends.

Julia Isabel

Physiotherapist

Julia graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at The University of South Australia. She has worked predominantly in musculoskeletal and sports Physiotherapy in private practice. She also has experience working in residential aged care facilities. Her interests include sport and musculoskeletal injuries, Women’s Health, Pilates, Manual Therapy and Dry Needling. She has several years’ experience working with state league netball and has volunteered at various sporting events. Julia has gained qualifications as a Women’s Health Physiotherapist and treats women with stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pre and post gynaecological surgery and antenatal and postnatal women. She is also qualified in dry needling and trained in the Polestar Pilates Method.

Luke Whelan

Acupuncturist & Bowen Therapist

Luke is a skilled acupuncturist with more than seventeen years’ experience in natural health. After training at the Australian College of Natural Medicine, Melbourne, and the Guangxi Traditional Medical University, Nanning, China, he began working closely with Adelaide’s leading IVF and Fertility clinics in 2006 until present. He specialises in women’s health and fertility including IVF support, and chronic pain management. In addition to his extensive experience as an acupuncturist, Luke practises Bowen therapy and uses a combination of approaches and techniques to complement acupuncture to achieve excellent results.

Jackie Saunders

Physiotherapist

Jackie graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at The University of South Australia in 2004. After graduating she worked in the hospital setting for 2 years where she gained valuable experience in rehabilitation and women’s health. Since 2006 Jackie has worked in Private Practice predominantly in the area of Women’s Health, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Pilates Rehabilitation. She completed Pilates training with APPI in 2005 and has furthered her Pilates education learning the Polestar Pilates Method. She also has Advanced Certificates in Dry Needling. Specialising in Women’s Health Jackie works closely with a number of GPs, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists helping to treat women with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pre and post gynaecological surgery, Pelvic Pain, pelvic floor weakness and lumbopelvic instability. This includes during pregnancy and post natal periods.



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