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.
Over the years Emily has trained in a variety of manual therapy techniques including:
- Soft tissue release & massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Visceral manipulation
- Muscle Energy Techniques for the Thorax and Pelvis
- Craniosacral Therapy
Most recently 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 Pilates as a Physiotherapy student and subsequently underwent training with Dance Medicine Australia.
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)
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.
Lindel Cain – Physiotherapist (B.Physio)
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.
Amanda Cao – Physiotherapist
Cert IV Massage Therapy
Amanda is a fully qualified Physiotherapist with a keen interest in healthy living and yoga.
Amanda has previously worked as a Level 2 Sports Trainer for Lockleys Football Club and for the South Australian Sports Medicine Association. She has also worked as a massage therapist. She has volunteered in physiotherapy in India, where she worked with a developing community in a hospital clinic. Here she learned about the importance of working with patients in a holistic approach to help them achieve their goals and optimal function.
Amanda has an added interest in community service. She has previously volunteered for World Vision Australia, The Smith Family Australia and has travelled overseas to do construction work in Laos.
Amanda has undergone further training in Dry Needling, ConnectTherapy and Therapeutic Yoga. She is undergoing close mentoring with Emily in ConnectTherapy, Pilates and The Thoracic Ring Approach.
Amanda enjoys judo, aerial silks and yoga. She has been a yoga student for 7 years, and looks forward to becoming a qualified yoga instructor.