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.


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


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.


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


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 Women’s Health Physiotherapy and is now an educator for Polestar Pilates. 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 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.

Rosa Virgara


Rosa graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 2007. She is an experienced therapist who has worked extensively in a major metropolitan hospital and published research articles. She has a special interest in women’s health physiotherapy, and has pursued further qualifications to allow for specialist management of pregnancy related musculoskeletal symptoms such as back pain, neck pain, appropriate exercise for the pregnant body and the postpartum period. In addition, management of breastfeeding complications such as blocked ducts and mastitis. As well as management of women during the childbearing year, she also has extensive experience and knowledge in the management of pelvic floor issues such as stress or urge incontinence, prolapse management and post gynaecological surgical management. She has further qualifications with dry needling and manual therapy management. In addition to this she has extensive life experience as a mother of 4 beautiful children and has experienced 4 very different pregnancies, deliveries and breast feeding experiences providing the understanding and empathy that only personal experience can bring.

Accreditations andAffiliates

Some of the companies that we’re associated with

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