Wellness Centre - health and fitness at Woodcroft
Due to the new restrictions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Wellness Centre services for members of the public at Living Choice Woodcroft have moved from the leisure centre to Villa 17b. Appointments are being accepted one at a time only and the following services are currently being offered: Physiotherapy; Dental; Podiatry; Audiometry. Please contact the relevant practitioner to make an appointment and gain access to the village. Wellness services for the residents continue to be available in the wellness rooms in the leisure centre. All group classes mentioned below have been cancelled until further notice.
Living Choice Woodcroft residents have already embraced all the activities and services on offer and now we invite people of all ages in the local community to experience the excellent treatment modalities on offer.
Keep fit doing aquarobics, Tai Chi, Chair Yoga or Strength for Life classes, enjoy beauty treatments, reflexology, remedial and relaxation massages, or improve your mobility with physiotherapy and podiatry – it’s all here at the Woodcroft Wellness Centre.
Find below a listing of all the services on offer.
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Reflexology and Relaxation Massage - Sarah Fox - Ph 0413 518 483
Physiotherapy - Bradley Yates - Ph 0418 852 613 - Book here
Podiatry - Peter Bertram - Ph (08) 8293 3272
Remedial Massage - Merilyn King - Ph 0408 832 056
Aqua classes, Chair Yoga & Strength for Life - Yuki Honda - Ph 0424 724 914
Hairdresser - Diane Cranwell - Ph 0401 904 966
You Hear Audiology - Fini and Simon - Ph 8298 5566
Sarah Fox – Reflexology and Relaxation Massage
The Body Philosophy
Sarah Fox of the Body Philosophy is the driving force behind the establishment of the Wellness Centre at Living Choice Fullarton and now she has gathered a team of dedicated health professionals to open a Wellness Centre at Woodcroft.
Sarah has been practising and teaching reflexology, massage and anatomy for over 20 years in Australia and the UK. She qualified in London in 1995 and moved to Adelaide in 2008 with her partner and two children. Since then she has helped hundreds of people to relax and “press pause” on their tension, stress and anxiety.
Sarah believes regular reflexology/relaxation massage sessions are more important now than ever for personal, physical and emotional health. “As we become more isolated we forget the power of touch. Each session is tailored to suit your needs.”
The Body Philosophy’s treatment room fits perfectly with the fantastic 5-star facilities at Living Choice Woodcroft’s new Leisure Centre. Open to residents and the general public, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind!
For more treatment details see www.thebodyphilosophy.com.au or to book a reflexology or relaxation massage appointment, phone 0413 518 483.
Bradley Yates - Principal Physiotherapist
As a valued member of the health and wellness team at Living Choice Fullarton, Woodcroft’s sister village, Brad Yates is looking forward to bringing his passion for healing to the Wellness Centre at Woodcroft.
Brad graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in Townsville. He has since expanded his skills by completing various other qualifications, including a Diploma in Remedial Massage and specialised courses in spinal manipulation, shoulder rehabilitation, dry needling and clinical pilates.
Originally from the Riverland, and an old scholar from Prince Alfred College, Brad decided to move back to his home state in 2015. He has a keen interest in the areas of chronic pain, post-orthopaedic rehabilitation and sports physiotherapy, which led him to establish Yates Physiotherapy in 2017.
Brad loves to educate people and encourage them to live a healthier lifestyle. He believes that optimal wellness is created through a trusting patient/therapist relationship, and that greatest success is achieved by providing an holistic and a goal orientated approach.
For all bookings please refer to his website www.yatesphysiotherapy.com.au or call 0418 852 613.
Peter Bertram – Podiatrist
Pete Bertram has been in private and public podiatry practice for 30 years, with a particular focus on seniors’ mobility, foot biomechanics and sports podiatry.
Pete cares for patients in hospitals as well as at his clinic, Glandore Podiatry, and now brings his wealth of experience to the Living Choice Woodcroft Wellness Centre Team.
Pete says: “Spare a thought for your feet. Our feet will carry us approximately 150,000kms in an average lifetime, which equates to approximately 4 times around the world, so if you think your feet are tired at the end of the day, you’re probably right! At Glandore Podiatry we are here to help you keep your feet safely, and importantly pain-free, on the ground.”
Outside work, Pete is a keen walker as well as a cricket and footy fan. He also has a particular interest in all things space, sun, moon and stars with a telescope to prove it.
To book a podiatry appointment with Peter Bertram at the Woodcroft Wellness Centre, call (08) 8293 3272 or email: email@example.com.
For GP Care Plan referrals, fax (08) 8293 4234.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Merilyn King is another important member of the Wellness Centre team at Living Choice Fullarton and she is delighted to be offering remedial massage services at the Wellness Centre at Woodcroft.
Born and raised in South Australia, Merilyn has always appreciated the benefits of massage, but her interest became urgent when a dear family member faced a health crisis. She realised what a powerful tool massage therapy can be, and it prompted her to gain a Diploma of Remedial Massage at the Australian Institute of Fitness, Adelaide.
Merilyn is passionate about the benefits of massage therapy to promote health and wellness, both physically and mentally, and believes that regular massage is a sensible and profitable investment in your health, much like regularly servicing your car.
She is also interested in other natural therapies, in particular foods and plants that heal the body and mind. She plans to continue her studies and is considering oncology massage and foot reflexology in the near future.
Merilyn has lived in the Blackwood area for the past 20 years with her husband, four children and Herbie, a Maltese X Shih Tzu.
To book a remedial massage with Merilyn,
phone 0408 832 056.
Yuki Honda - Aqua Classes, Chair Yoga & Strength for Life
Yuki Health and 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, Chair Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation, Circuit Training and one-on-one Personal Fitness and Development in Adelaide.
Yuki joins the Wellness Centre Team with a wide range of work/life experience. Your health and happiness is her mission, and the journey always begins with a smile.
For more information about classes at the Living Choice Woodcroft Wellness Centre and to make a booking with Yuki call Yuki Health and Happiness:
Phone: 0424 724 914
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane Cranwell, who has 35 years of hairdressing experience, says she loves it as much as she did the day she started. Diane started off at West Beach, then moved to Brighton where she spent most of her time working, managing and training apprentices. She then bought her own salon on Brighton Road, employing 6 staff members. After 6 years she sold her salon to have her first child, Paige, now aged 19. She then returned to work two mornings a week and had two more children, a son Brad (now 17) and a daughter April (now 14).
“When they were established at school, I continued working and was approached to fill in at a nursing home as a hairdresser,” says Diane. “It was to be a 6-week stint but from the very first day I knew this was the job for me. I was there for 15 years and also filled in at various retirement villages and nursing homes.”
Diane is looking forward to meeting many new clients and working with them to make their hair the best it can be. She will be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 3pm
To book an appointment with Diane call 0401 904 966.
Fini and Simon
You Hear Audiology
YouHear is an independent, locally owned and operated family audiology practice. Being family-owned, we believe in treating others the way we like to be treated. Our primary focus is on hearing testing and rehabilitation with hearing technology.
As an independent company, we offer multiple brands giving you more choice. In addition, YouHear offers onsite wax removal, assistive listening devices, and independent advice to assist you with anything hearing related.
Our Audiometrists, Fini and Simon are passionate about finding the right solution for you. With over 50 years of combined experience in the hearing industry, our clinical staff specialise in miniature and Bluetooth wireless solutions that not only look good but perform. It is not just about the hearing aids; it is about keeping them optimised getting the very best out of them through regular check-ups and building relationships that lead to long-term hearing success.
Fini and Simon are Government accredited Audiometrists holding a Qualified Practitioner (QP) number with the Commonwealth Governments Hearing Services Program (HSP) and can service eligible veterans, pensioners and authorised Centrelink cardholders.
To book a hearing appointment, please phone 8298 5566 or visit www.youhear.com.au
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