Physiotherapists at PhysiYoga

Emily Eglitis

Physiotherapist (B.Physio, 1st Class Hons), Yoga Teacher & Clinic Owner.

Certified Practitioner Connect Therapy (LJLCP) 2015
Yoga Teacher (RYS 500) 2007 & 2012
Member Australian Physiotherapy Association (MAPA)

Pilates Level 1 & 2 (Dance Medicine Australia) 2007

Emily Eglitis (formerly Emily Smith) is a fully qualified Physiotherapist & Yoga Teacher (nine years) with training in The Pilates Method.

Emily has undergone extensive training and mentoring in ConnectTherapyTM and the Thoracic Ring ApproachTM with Dr Linda-Joy Lee in both Sydney and Vancouver, resulting in her being the first Certified Practitioner in Australia and indeed the whole Asia-Pacific region.

The innovative ConnectTherapy approach to treatment is a total body assessment and treatment technique where the ‘driver’ (underlying cause) of a client’s problem is diagnosed and treated, rather than just treating what is sore. Emily is currently undergoing a comprehensive Mentor Certification Program in ConnectTherapy to continue to build her skills and mentor her team.
Emily was introduced to Clinical Pilates as a Physiotherapy student and subsequently underwent training with Dance Medicine Australia.

Over the years Emily has trained in a wide variety of other manual therapy techniques including:

  • Soft tissue release & massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Muscle Energy Techniques for the Thorax and Pelvis
  • Craniosacral Therapy

Emily practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga at the Adelaide Ashtanga Yoga Shala for five years before deciding to deepen her study in India after graduating from Physiotherapy, combining it with a three month volunteer program working in Nepal. Emily's subsequent six week stay in India turned into four and a half months at Yoga Indea (sic), practicing twice daily at the internationally recognised yoga school. Emily has received yoga tuition from many skilled and world renowned teachers including Simi Roche (Ashtanga yoga), Prenatal Yoga Training (Denise Clarfield – Canada), Bharath Shetty (Mysore India), Donna Farhi (New Zealand), Simon Borg-Olivier (Sydney) and AcroYoga training in San Francisco (with Jenny Sauer-Klein).

It was through ConnectTherapy that Emily re-discovered her love of movement; In 2012 Emily struggled to run four kilometres before back and hip pain stopped her. She’d given up netball and the range of yoga postures she was able to do seemed to be decreasing. With the discovery of ConnectTherapy and combining it with Yoga & Pilates, she started running completing three 21.1km half marathons before finishing the Barossa Full Marathon in May 2015 (yep – the full 42.2km!).

When Emily’s not at work you’ll probably find her with her family, playing sport (softball or netball) or running somewhere around Strathalbyn.

Beth Thomas

Physiotherapist (B.Physio)

Dry Needling
ConnectTherapy Series 2017

Beth is a fully qualified physiotherapist who has a keen interest in sports and running in particular. She has previously trained in athletics to a high level with one of SA’s well known running coaches, Adam Didyk.

Beth worked as a Physiotherapy Assistant in the rehabilitation sector while a physio student where she learned the importance of a holistic approach to treatment to gain optimal results for each patient.

On finishing her degree she was drawn towards the Musculoskeletal sector and Physiyoga in particular, due to their philosophy and their mission to help every patient gain optimal function and health.

Beth has completed further training in Dry Needling, Pilates, The Thoracic Ring Approach & ConnectTherapy. Beth enjoys being a level 1 trainer at the Uraidla Football Club, and keeping fit through running and social sports. Being very involved with running as a junior, she is hoping to get back racing again over the next year. Having done previous yoga classes, Beth will continue learning in this field and someday be a qualified Yoga teacher.

Jon Schubert

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2006, UniSA)

Masters of Musculoskeletal Physio (2016, LaTrobe University)

Masters of Sports Physio (2016, LaTrobe University)

ConnectTherapy Series 2017

Jonathan Schubert is a highly skilled and experienced Musculoskeletal and Sports physiotherapist with over ten years experience.

Jonathan is passionate about ongoing learning, and continues to expand his skills through a multitude of professional development courses. He has completed training in Dry Needling, Pilates, headache and back pain treatment, and a variety of injury management techniques.

In March 2016 Jonathan graduated with a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy and a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, both from LaTrobe University.

Jonathan spends several hours per week as a clinical educator for UniSA’s physiotherapy students, and outside of work he enjoys running, cycling and spending time with his family.

He loves to help his patients optimise their movement, live pain-free, and achieve their health goals. He has a particular interest in running, football, cycling and gymnastics.

Lindel Cain

Physiotherapist (B.Physio)

Dry Needling

Clinical Pilates (

Dance Medicine Australia)

Lindel qualified from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
Lindel has a keen interest in sports Physiotherapy after playing various sports including Hockey at a high level. During her studies, Lindel worked as Physiotherapy Assistant in both acute and rehabilitation hospital settings. She found this experience invaluable and it taught her the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment.

Through her own chronic back issues, Lindel has learnt to understand the importance of a holistic approach to the treatment and prevention of pain.

In her spare time, Lindel enjoys spending time with friends, relaxing at the beach, travelling, exercising and eating out.

Chris Brook

Master of Physiotherapy (2017, Flinders University)

Bachelor of Paramedic Science (2014, Flinders University)

Dry Needling

Chris is a fully qualified physiotherapist who graduated from Flinders University in 2017. He originally completed a Bachelor of Paramedic Studies, during which he to realised his keen interest in learning about the human body and became motivated to continue studying a Masters in Physiotherapy.

During his study, Chris worked weekly at the Unley Jets football club as a sports trainer, which allowed him to work with athletes and learn additional musculoskeletal techniques for treatment and prevention. Chris plays competitive basketball weekly for the Sturt Sabres Basketball Club and enjoys running, bushwalking, camping, surfing and outdoor activities in general.

After completing his physiotherapy studies, Chris was drawn to the musculoskeletal sector due to his passion for working with people and his interest in treating chronic and acute injuries. A role at Physiyoga was particularly appealing to Chris due to the holistic approach used and the opportunity to learn ConnectTherapy techniques as a way of improving patient outcomes.

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