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.

Jim Mack


Jim graduated with a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia. He has 39 years of experience in sports and musculoskeletal injury management. Jim has been a casual lecturer for the University of South Australia Masters in Sports & Musculoskeletal Physio program.
Jim is trained in Muscle Energy Techniques for Pelvis, Lumbar, Thoracic and Rib Cage dysfunction.
He has expertise and lectures on hip, foot and lower limb biomechanics and injuries, elbow overuse problems including tennis elbow.
Jim has been a team Physiotherapist with:
• Adelaide Crows Football Club (AFL)
• Adelaide Thunderbirds (State Netball League)
• Walford School Rowing
• Track and Field, Distance and Ultra Distance runners at State and National level
• Strongman, Power and Olympic lifting athletes
His other areas of clinical expertise include:
• Foot biomechanics, exercise and rehabilitation
• Overuse elbow problems, tennis elbow
• Rib cage dysfunction
• Lower limb bio-mechanical dysfunction
• Trained in Muscle Energy Techniques for Pelvis, Spine, Rib Cage
• Qualified Nordic Walking Instructor and runs Jim's Nordic Walking
• Certified Kinetic Link Training Instructor
• Managing specific bio-mechanical problems in chronic pain states
• General sports and musculoskeletal injuries

Narelle Yard

Massage Therapist

Narelle completed her massage training at the Massage Study Centre in 2002.
Narelle has extensive health and medical industry experience having served 15 years in the Australian Army as a Medical Technician and then a paramedic and Emergency Response Coordinator on remote mine sites and oil and gas drilling rigs.
Narelle has utilised her massage skills throughout her career to supplement her skill set
In private practice and as sport masseur for football clubs and sporting teams.
Narelle Specialises in relaxation massage and Deep Tissue Massage and is currently completing the 4th year of her Physiotherapy Degree at the University of South Australia.

Accreditations andAffiliates

Some of the companies that we’re associated with

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