At corehealth, the minimum level of qualification for our Exercise Physiologists is a degree in Applied Science or Physiotherapy for our Physiotherapists. We draw on international and local experience, providing physical therapies and allied services such as massage and western acupuncture, for anyone who has a need to improve an aspect of their physical and general wellbeing.
The benefit of joining corehealth is that our entire team contributes to the development and evolution of your management plan, which means that you can book into classes with confidence knowing that the instructor will be familiar with your history.
Established in 2004 by Director, Amir M. Sela, corehealth is committed to rehabilitation, health and fitness using a multi disciplinary approach to physical activity and wellbeing. It’s fair to say that Amir’s motivation to achieve better health was triggered after suffering severe trauma and being told that he would never regain the full use of his leg.
Not one to compromise on achieving the best outcomes, Amir rehabilitated himself using multi-disciplinary techniques, such that he was able to return to professional cycling. After more than a decade of working as a professional cyclist, coach, Exercise Physiologist, Rehabilitation Scientist, Pilates practitioner, and a Massage Therapist, Amir opened corehealth and willingly shares his commitment, experience and knowledge with corehealth clients.
Steph graduated Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia in 2013 and started working at CoreHealth in 2015 after one year working in the hospital at Port Augusta. She is passionate about evidence-based practice and is currently completing her masters in research at the SAHMRI exploring the many benefits of physical activity. She takes a hands-on approach to management utilising manual therapy for pain relief, muscle release and joint mobilisation, but with an emphasis on beginning exercise management as early as possible. She has completed her Polestar Pilates matwork certificate and enjoys working with clients using clinical Pilates exercises to facilitate individual goals whether it be rehabilitation, improved posture or general body conditioning.
Steph also functions as the CoreHealth massage therapist, using her training in remedial-style massage from Physiotherapy to provide a clinical-type massage that feels more individualised while also facilitating relaxation. In her spare time if Steph isn’t cuddling with her cat Luna she is rock-climbing, reading, drawing, hiking or meeting up with friends.
“Tomorrow owes you the sum of your yesterdays. No more than that. And no less.”
Karen graduated from the University of South Australia in 2017 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She enjoys the diversity of physiotherapy from working with children through to sporting injuries and clinical Pilates. Previously, Karen has had experience working as a sports trainer in the FFSA during her final year of study. During her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, trying out new walking trails and catching up with friends and family.
“Life’s short, smile and laugh while you still have teeth!”
Sarah graduated Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of South Australia at the end of 2014 and began work at CoreHealth. Those who know her well would say she spend more time in this clinic than anywhere else; it is a big family she gets to see every day. She is passionate in passing her knowledge about the benefits of exercise onto her clients as it is rewarding empower others to learn about their bodies and the ways in which they can improve them.
When not at work, her next passion would be the ocean. If the weather allows you will likely find her at Rapid Bay or Port Noarlunga enjoying the peace and quiet of the water. When the weather is a little less pleasant, she enjoys hiking or a good book – often history based and occasionally some chocolate.
“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings joy to the soul”
I’m originally from Singapore and did most of my growing up in Melbourne where I completed a Masters in Applied Science (Clinical Exercise Practice) at Victoria University in 2012 following a Bachelor of Science. I had since been working as an exercise physiologist in country Victoria until the end of 2014 before making the move to Adelaide. I used to run a little side baking business at the monthly markets in Melbourne with my specialty being macarons and tarts. I am also a mad fan of Nadal and whenever any of the tennis open matches are on, you can count on me staying up to watch it. Outside of work I love Rockclimbing, Cooking/Baking, Photography, checking out new cafes/restaurants/bars. And more recently, diving!
“To remember the journey I’ve taken to make it to where I am today and never take anything or anyone fore granted. Learning to be more compassionate, empathetic, and enjoy the little things in life. To learn something new every day, laugh more, and love more. “
Michael is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who graduated from UniSA in December 2017. His interest in exercise physiology began in high school after completing a research project on the effects of sports science on modern day athletes. Whilst at university studying various topics such as anatomy and pathophysiology and sustaining an ACL rupture of his own Michael developed a passion for musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation using exercise.
Michael is an avid sports fan with his favourite being soccer supporting teams Chelsea and Napoli. He has played all his life enduring success locally and nationally having represented South Australia on numerous occasions. During Michael’s down time, he appreciates spending time with friends and family, watching movies at the cinema, and going out to explore Adelaide’s food scene. He also enjoys a good laugh and relishing new experiences, particularly ones involving travel!
My name is Chani, I’m constantly planning adventures with my husband and always looking for a way to make the ones I can possible. I love the outdoors and nothing excites me more than hiking, finding peaks and enjoying the views. I spent 18 months overseas volunteering as a service missionary, there I developed a passion for helping people and enjoyed hearing their stories and experiences. I graduated this winter from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Human movement and have become an accredited Exercise sports scientist. I enjoy learning about how the body works and what we can do to make it work better.
“Have an attitude of gratitude”
Kaleb is an Accredited Exercise Scientist and Strength & Conditioning Coach who graduated from UniSA in November 2018. Throughout his university degree he specialised in musculoskeletal rehabilitation which became an interest for him after experiencing the rehabilitation process after fracturing his hip and tearing his quadricep during a 100m sprint in year 12. Previously he has worked at Glenelg Football Club and Hockey SA as an exercise scientist and rehabilitation specialist working with elite athletes.
Kaleb has a passion for sports especially AFL football supporting the Adelaide Football Club. He has played football at high level representing Glenelg Football Club in the SANFL. Currently he is playing local football for the Marion Football Club. Outside of work Kaleb enjoys escaping to the beach, hiking, camping and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys any activity that provides an adrenaline rush particularly skydiving and cliff jumping.
“Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.”
Marissa studied Veterinary Nursing and Business Administration before coming to us after deciding she loved the reception side of the industry but couldn’t handle the hurt animals – now she just helps clients ‘hurt’ themselves through sessions, herself included! Marissa loves spending time at home and out and about with her Boxer x Kelpie Bailey, Long haired German Shepherd Tex and rescued cats Lola and Kitty. She also loves hiking, beach walks, weekend getaways and spending time her friends and family.
“Man, unlike the animals, has never learned that the sole purpose in life is to enjoy it”
Originally from Germany, Iris went to university in Berlin and studied Linguistics, German as a second language and Latin American Studies. Language is her passion and she taught German in Indonesia, in Connecticut, USA and of course, Germany before she came to Australia. Iris has been coming to the clinic for 10 years and always loves talking to people about language encouraging them to try one, particularly her native German! When she is not engaging with people at reception she loves to take long walks with her husband on the beach or in the Barossa discussing art and politics. She finds her inner zen when being creative, reading, going to the movies and trying new recipes.