Wellness Centre - health and fitness at Fullarton

The Wellness Centre at Fullarton has earned a reputation for providing a wide range of health, fitness, hair and beauty services and there are 14 highly respected practitioners, including two hairdressers and a beauty therapist, consulting there regularly.

The indoor heated pool in the magnificent leisure centre is the perfect place to work out. You can also enjoy a relaxing massage, improve your health with regular physiotherapy, podiatry and reflexology, or have consultations with the GP, Dental Therapist and skin care therapist/beautician. There is a hair salon open 5 days a week and Tai Chi and Yoga classes are available. Afterwards, enjoy a coffee or lunch at the on-site restaurant, Castello's Cucina. We invite you to come in today and experience the health care difference.

Find below a listing of all the services on offer.
Click a practitioner to view more information.

Reflexology and Relaxation Massage - Sarah Fox - Ph 0413 518 483
Physiotherapy - Bradley Yates - Ph (08) 8125 6533 - Book here
Podiatry - Jo Nelligan and Rhys Potter - Ph 0427 797 888
Tai Chi and Qigong - Master George H Lee - Ph 0414 883 322
Dr Josephine Newton -  General Practitioner - Ph 8271 0303
The Skin You're In - Maria Caruso - Ph 0434 524 347
Respect Dental - Clare Mills - Ph 0438 302 924
Remedial Massage - Matthew Grosser - Ph 0448961752
Invigorate Acupuncture - Gemma Wang – Ph 0424 724 914
Optometrist - Neda Nikanjam - Ph 0401 212 377
Sue Thomson – Aquarobics & Chair-based Strengthening Classes - 0409 190 963
Connect Hearing!- Hearing Health - Fini Helle-Broe - Ph 8298 5566
Pierina Jaud – Hair on Fisher – 0433 163 773
Lisa Elmes - Hair on Fisher - 0488 470 800

Please note: All group classes have limited spots available and bookings are essential - contact each practitioner direct to secure your spot.

Our practitioners


Sarah Fox – Reflexology and Relaxation Massage
The Body Philosophy

Trust, safety, respect and community for every client are the core values at The Body Philosophy. Creating an inviting immersive therapeutic relaxation experience at Living Choice just for you.

  • One-on-one consultations to find your personal balance and plan your goals and care pathway.
  • Relaxing and therapeutic massage and reflexology treatments
  • Immersive music of your choice to suit your relaxation needs.

Some reflections from clients:

  • “I feel so relaxed, it’s like I commune with my body and mind. I feel safe with The Body Philosophy. My regular massage is a non-negotiable part of my wellness plan!”.
  • “I find peace, mindfulness and relief from aches and pains. I love coming when I’ve had a big week to release mental strains and find grounding again”.
  • “Reflexology is amazing. My body knows when it’s time to come again and I won’t deny it. Reflexology has been instrumental in maintaining my mobility, I know my feet are better for it because I can see the difference”.

To book an appointment, call 0413 518 483.
For more treatment details see www.thebodyphilosophy.com.au 

Sarah Fox is also the curator/co-ordinator of the wellness team for Living Choice. For more information about the Wellness Centres at Living Choice and joining the crew please email: wellnessfullarton@gmail.com or wellnesswoodcroft@gmail.com

Brad yates

Bradley Yates - Principal Physiotherapist
Yates Physiotherapy

Yates Physiotherapy was established at Living Choice Fullarton and Living Choice Woodcroft in 2017 under the management of our highly experienced senior Physiotherapist, Bradley Yates. Our clinic prides itself on its commitment to patient-centred care and takes a holistic approach towards treatment for continued lifelong health. We believe that optimal wellness is achieved through a client/therapist partnership in creating tailored and achievable goals. For this reason, we not only provide a high-quality standard of care but also education to empower our clients to continue their lifelong health journey. Our values include trust, integrity, innovation, and the provision of the highest quality evidence-based practice.

Our services include:

  • Sports injury rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal injury management
  • Remedial massage
  • GLA;D program provider
  • Hydrotherapy (Individual)
  • Clinical group classes: Hydrotherapy, Falls and balance, Reformer and Mat Pilates
  • Ergonomics and Occupational Physiotherapy assessment
  • Manual handling training
  • Occupational therapy
  • Dry needling

For all bookings please refer to the website www.yatesphysiotherapy.com.au
or call (08) 8125 6533

Tai Chi Woodcroft

Master George H Lee
Tai Chi and Qigong

Master Lee began studying martial arts at the age of 13 and took up Tai Chi and Qigong in 1986. With his extensive martial arts skills, he was able to advance rapidly and become proficient in the Internal Arts.

In the late 80’s he became interested in the healing power of Chi, extending his studies into the fields of Qigong, Chinese Acupressure Massage, Oriental and Western Healing Therapies and other hands-on healing. He has lectured in the theory and practical concepts of Qigong and Tai Chi to students of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at the College of Complementary Medicine.

In 2017 Master Lee was inducted into the Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame for lifetime achievements in Tai Chi and Qigong. His passion and expertise as a practitioner has helped many people in their life skills, inner wellness and vitality.

For information and consultation treatments,
phone 0414 883 322.


Dr Josephine Newton
General Practitioner

Dr Josephine Newton has a special interest in the health of older people. She holds Tele-consultations by appointment and will visit the village by appointment, as necessary. Her clinic is at Kings Park Clinic on Goodwood Road, less than 10 minutes’ drive away.

Dr Newton’s philosophy is to focus on the health of the whole person. She believes in the importance of:

  • Patient relationships based on mutual respect and collaboration
  • Optimising physical, mental and spiritual health
  • Ensuring preventative health measures are up to date
  • Managing illness with care and compassion
  • Close communication with other doctors and health care providers

Phone 8271 0303 for appointments.


Podiatry - Rhys Potter and Jo Nelligan
The Pod Co.

The Pod Co. Podiatrists, Rhys Potter and Jo Nelligan, have a wealth of experience and are dedicated to providing a patient-centered approach to help achieve optimal foot health and mobility.

Services include:

  • General Foot Care
  • Diabetes Foot Assessments
  • Biomechanical Assessments
  • Orthotic Therapy
  • In-home appointments by arrangement


To bookings please call 0427 797 888 or email podiatrist@thepodco.com.au.


Maria Caruso
The Skin You're In

Maria Caruso has over 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry as a practitioner and trainer.  She has worked in several salons, been her own boss and business owner, and is a trainer at the Heather Langton Academy of Beauty where she trains future professional beauty therapists to become industry award winners.

Maria developed her passion for beauty at the tender age of 14 and always dreamed of becoming a beauty therapist.  She followed her dreams and carved a career in the competitive world of beauty bringing her spirit, love and compassion to life through her teaching and practice.

Maria loves building client relationships and is passionate about serving her clients to the best of her ability with products and routines that suit their budget and lifestyle. Maria’s attention to detail is her strong point, and she loves to make her clients look and feel their very best, going the extra mile to educate them in the why’s and how’s of self care.

To book an appointment with Maria call 0434 524 347.


Gemma Wang
Invigorate Accupuncture

As a registered acupuncturist and a member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association I provide quality care to the Living Choice community.

Acupuncture does not only treat the signs and symptoms, but it also treats the root cause of the problem through the insertion of very thin needles at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used as a natural treatment to manage a variety of illnesses and common ailments.

Acupuncture is tailored to the individual’s health conditions and provides the patients with holistic health management. It enhances and stimulates the body’s self-healing functions. By balancing Yin Yang and improving Qi and blood circulation, acupuncture can eliminate diseases and promote the best possible health outcomes.

The benefits of acupuncture can extend to a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Pain reduction (arthritis, headaches, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, etc.)
  • Improve mental health (depression, anxiety, panic attack, etc)
  • Enhance sleep quality (insomnia, broken sleep, etc)
  • Relief from allergies (hayfever, itchy eyes, rashes, hives, runny or blocked nose, etc)
  • Improve immune system (multiple sclerosis, type I diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, etc)
  • Reduce inflammation (joints pain or stiffness, swelling, reduced range of movement, etc)

Please feel free to contact me to make an appointment.

Access to private healthcare rebates also available so you can claim some of your treatment.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Contact Gemma on 0404 049 258 


Matthew Grosser
Remedial Massage

Matt Grosser has been a practising Remedial Massage and Myotherapist since graduating from RMIT in 2013. He became interested in the manual therapies field after becoming interested in anatomy during high school.

Prior to studying Myotherapy, Matt obtained a Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness at the Australian Institute of Fitness, Cert 4 in Massage Therapy and a Diploma of Remedial Massage at Endeavour College of Natural Health.

After commencing a degree in Bachelor of Applied Science – Human Movement and Health Studies at the University of South Australia, he transferred to RMIT in Melbourne to study  Myotherapy.

Since then Matt has worked with current world-class athletes in a variety of fields as well as many local heroes competing on the state and national level.

He has also worked in a variety of clinics including multi-disciplinary Chiropractic and Osteopathic clinics in Adelaide and Melbourne where he gained experience with a wide range of interesting cases.

Since graduating Matt has continued with further education from some of the world’s leading medical professionals allowing him to become more rounded in his knowledge and able to bring a unique perspective to his clients.

After work and on weekends, Matt enjoys bouldering at the local climbing gym, yoga, pilates, mountain biking, walking his dog and all things gym.

To book an appointment with Matthew call 0448961752 or email matthew.grosser@gmail.com


Claire Mills
Respect Dental

Claire is a registered Dental Therapist and Hygienist with a Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science. She has over 35 years of experience in performing preventative and restorative dental care throughout Australia. She has also taught Oral Health and Dental Surgery at the University of Adelaide Dental School for 6 years.

Utilising modern mobile equipment, Respect Dental offers a comprehensive range of dental services via its mobile dental service. Respect Dental can offer a complete oral health solution with an initial examination performed by a professional dental practitioner. The dental services come to you in comfort and are paired with a preventative Oral Health Care plan for the patient to follow.

Contact Claire at 0438 302 924 or claire@respectdental.com.au


Neda Nikanjam

I am an Optometrist residing in Adelaide and have been privileged to help the wider community with their visual needs for nearly 20 years.  I am passionate about providing quality eye care and delivering the highest level of service to you.  A thorough eye examination takes time.  I do not believe in cutting corners when it comes to your welfare.  I allow as long as necessary to achieve the best possible result for you.

I am passionate about eye health and identifying, diagnosing, and managing eye conditions.  Conditions such as Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Cataracts and Diabetic related retinal changes.  I also strive to enhance your sense of sight and quality of life through high quality optical solutions tailored to your lifestyle and hobbies.

I also communicate, refer, and liaise with General Practitioners and Ophthalmologists to provide continued care if it is needed. I am also therapeutically endorsed and a member of Optometry Australia.

I am equipped with industry leading technology to accurately assess your eye health on site.   This will give you the same experience and quality of care in the comfort and safety of your own environment. Part of our care for you is providing you with great glasses.  Spectacle frames must fit well, be suitable for your prescription, be comfortable to wear and look great.  Our lenses are individually hand-crafted by an Adelaide owned and operated laboratory where workmanship and exacting standards are paramount.  Every set of lenses is customized to your specific needs, and nothing is mass-produced.  Eye examinations will be bulk billed.

I am looking forward to meeting you and eager to discuss how I can help you with your visual needs.

To book an appointment with Neda call 0401 212 377 


Yuki Honda
Yuki Health & Happiness

Originally from Japan where she practised as a qualified Physiotherapist, Yuki Honda is now living in Australia and building a dream of bringing health and happiness to the local community. Yuki has worked as a Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist all around the world and now calls South Australia home, providing classes such as Strength for Life (strength training for over 50’s), Strength for Life Aqua, Aye Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation, Circuit Training and one-on-one Personal Fitness and Development in Adelaide. Your health and happiness is her mission, and the journey always begins with a smile.

Yuki offers her yoga based Aye Move class and will be offering a new programme in the Auditorium from February 2023.   Call Yuki on 0424 724 914 or email: ylifeisspecial@gmail.com


Sue Thomson
Aquarobics & Chair-based Strengthening Classes

Sue Thomson has been teaching chair-based strengthening classes in the auditorium since May 2017 and also offers aquarobics classes on Wednesday mornings at 8.15am and Monday mornings at 10.15am.

Sue has been teaching a variety of classes for the past 19 years.  These include:

  • Aquarobics
  • Strength for life
  • Chair based strengthening
  • Pilates
  • Specialised gym classes
  • Chi ball classes

Sue works with people with Parkinson’s Disease, Osteoporosis, Stroke and also the fit and healthy. Her classes are fun and interactive. For more information about the classes phone Sue on 0409 190 963.


Fini Helle-Broe
Connect Hearing! - Hearing Health

Fini Helle-Broe believes that hearing is vital to the enjoyment of life. From taking part in conversations, listening to music, enjoying theatre, cinema and TV or hearing the sounds of nature, hearing is part of the rich tapestry of life.

To book a hearing appointment, please phone 8298 5566


Pierina Jaud & Lisa Emes
Hair on Fisher

Hair on Fisher has been taking care of the hair needs of Living Choice Fullarton residents and those in the local community for over seven years. Now the hair salon has extended its service to five days a week, with long-time hairdresser, Pierina Jaud welcoming Lisa Emes to the team.

Pierina has been the one constant smiling face at the helm of the salon throughout the past seven years. She has brought a wealth of industry knowledge to her hair salon at 123 Fisher Street, having 30 years of experience as a hairdresser, six years lecturing at TAFE SA and as a hair and beauty competition judge.

Pierina has now been joined by Lisa Emes who, after many years of educating hairdressers at a corporate level, is pleased to be back behind the chair, doing what she loves most - making people look and feel the best they can.

Lisa is at Hair on Fisher on Mondays and Wednesdays. To make an appointment, phone her on 0488 470 800.
Pierina is at the salon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – phone 0433 163 773.

Living Choice Fullarton Retirement Village
123 Fisher St, Fullarton, South Australia 5063

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Email: sales@livingchoice.com.au

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