peter roberts - specialist physiotherapist

D/T Physio
Grad.Dip Adv Manip Ther
Masters in Applied Science in Physio (Res)
APA titled Sports Physiotherapist
APA titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Specialist Physiotherapist FACP
Practice Principal

Peter graduated in 1974 gaining initial experience at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and then in Mr Geoffrey Maitland’s practice, the founder of the Maitland approach. Peter began his private practice in 1978 at Holden Hill. Roberts Physiotherapy grew rapidly and Peter was the instigator of the formation of the Paragon Health Centre as it stands today. Teaching has been a major commitment for Peter and he has been teaching continuously on the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the School of Physiotherapy since 1980.

In 1998, Peter was awarded the qualification of titled Sports Physiotherapist. In 2002, Peter completed the Masters in Applied Science in Physiotherapy (by research thesis titled “Single Leg Stance”). More recently in 2007, he completed the requirements of a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists).

Currently, Peter is a visiting lecturer and clinical tutor on the Masters in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy program at the University of South Australia. Peter is frequently invited to lecture and tutor on training programs for Physiotherapists. He has been involved in the Spinal Course conducted by Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (a national group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association). As only one of two consulting Musculoskeletal Specialist Physiotherapists in South Australia, Peter is actively involved in the tutoring and mentoring of other Physiotherapists seeking to gain this qualification. A passionate meticulous approach to solving musculoskeletal problems with excellent results has resulted in Peter being highly sought after by Specialists, Medical Practitioners and clients.

Personal Interests: Family, squash, fishing. 


dianne wilson - musculoskeletal physiotherapist

Master of Applied Sciences (Orthopaedics )  University of South Australia
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)  University of South Australia
Diploma of Physiotherapy   University of Adelaide
APA (titled) Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Co-principal, Roberts Physiotherapy

Dianne began her professional career at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and worked in  public hospitals for several years  before moving into the private sector. She worked part-time in various Adelaide locations while her family was young and commenced tutoring undergraduate physiotherapy students in 1983.

In 1990, Dianne returned to study and completed the Masters of Applied Science (Orthopaedics). At the same time she became a partner in her own private practice where she worked for 15 years. During that time she was also appointed to a lecturing position at the University of South Australia, teaching undergraduate students initially and later students in the post-graduate Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy program. At the beginning of 2006, Dianne left her own practice and commenced working at Roberts Physiotherapy. She once again returned to study to pursue her interest in pain sciences and completed an Honours degree with a thesis titled “the Language of Pain”.

Dianne has been involved in all aspects of the physiotherapy profession and has served a term as president of the SA branch of the Australian Physiotherapy Association from 2009 – 2011. She has a strong commitment to the profession and a passionate desire to maintain high levels of clinical education and practice.

Personal Interests: Family, travel, music, reading


jenny geytenbeek - musculoskeletal physiotherapist

Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) University of South Australia
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) University of South Australia
Certificate of Hydrotherapy La Trobe University

Winner of the Giant Vegetable Section of the Mt Pleasant Show in 2010 with a modest 70kg pumpkin, Jenny is a novice gardener with increasing success as the seasons pass. Interested in the working and recreational lives of her patients, understanding how pain and injury impact on
their activity and participation, is integral to Jenny’s approach to physiotherapy.

Jenny has more than 20 years experience in physiotherapy with earlier experience in rural Tasmanian hospital, home-based care and
women’s and children’s health. She has been working in work-related injury and rehabilitation for 15 years, and has been employed at Roberts Physiotherapy for more than 10 years.  Jenny also works as a clinical educator with the University of South Australia assisting post-graduate students on clinical placement.

With aquatic physiotherapy exposure since high-school work-experience,additional study in aquatic physiotherapy was destiny. Jenny has published papers on the evidence-base supporting aquatic physiotherapy practice, and presented at conferences. She regularly teaches aquatic physiotherapy at local and national venues.

Jenny joined the Paragon Institute of Pain Management of Roberts Physiotherapy in 2005 and co-facilitates cognitive behavioural therapy
groups with a psychologist. Chronic pain management features daily in Jenny’s work. Despite majoring in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, recent years have also  seen a clientele including chronic neurological conditions such as stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and balance disorders.

Personal Interests: Family, recreational fitness, gardening, bushwalking and reading 


jonathan grace

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (University of South Australia)

Jonathan graduated in 2013 from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. With experience as private practitioner in the south of Adelaide, Jonathan is keen to further his experience in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.

Coming from a competitive swimming background, Jonathan has also enjoyed working as a swimming instructor and now employs this experience in his hydrotherapy classes. He is particularly interested in injury prevention and active rehabilitation. 

Jonathan worked as the team physiotherapist for the Mitcham Hawks Football club in 2015. Improving the performance of runners and AFL football players is an area he is passionate about.

Jonathan believes physiotherapy helps people be as equipped as they can to manage their pain and live a full life.

Personal interests: running up hills, reading, and breakfast food.


jack murphy

Bachelor degree of Physiotherapy (University Of Queensland)

Jack Graduated from UQ in 2012 and immediately took up a split private and public role in the Southern NSW coastal town of Merimbula. Here Jack developed a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy with a particular interest in persistent pain conditions. Jack has done ongoing training in this area and was part of developing a successful pain program in the Bega Valley.

Over the last 2 years Jack has been applying his trade in sunny England, where has developed further knowledge in treating a wide array of musculoskeletal problems. He also developed in interesting in running and was lucky enough to complete several marathons while overseas. Jack has recently settled in Adelaide after spending the last 4 months living in the back of his van around Europe.

As an advocate of physical activity he likes to apply an active approach to treating his patients and specialises in developing strength and exercise programs to promote long term change.

Personal interests: Outdoor activities, Running, Science and critical thinking, Travel


emily thompson

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (University of South Australia)

Emily has a particular interest in active-based physiotherapy and helping people achieve their personal goals.

Emily was a long term student representative of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) for South Australia. She has experience in hydrotherapy and rehabilitation after working in a rehabilitation hospital for 2 years. She also seeks to give back to the Physiotherapy community and volunteers her time for multiple events, most recently at a training camp for The Invictous Games aspiring athletes.

Emily’s passion for travel has taken her to many parts of the globe, and she has lived in many different countries and cultures, enjoying the food, adventure and new friends!

Personal interests: Swimming, Hockey, travel and outdoor activities