YMCA Allied Health Locations

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The Parks Recreation & Sports Centre

Services available: Exercise physiology, aquatic therapies, physiotherapy

Staff: Kym Siddons, Andrew Truong, Joshua Frkic, Tom Beck (View Staff Profiles)

Phone: 08 8406 2913 | Fax: 08 7078 4179
Email:
alliedhealth.parks@ymcasa.org.au
Address:
46 Cowan St, Angle Park SA 5010

View the clinical exercise class timetable.

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Marion Leisure & Fitness Centre

Services available: Exercise physiology & physiotherapy

Staff: Kym Siddons, Caitlin Keith, Nicola Murfet, Bridget Kuerschner (View Staff Profiles)

Phone: 08 8294 6488 | Fax: 08 8376 1951
Email:
alliedhealth.marion@ymcasa.org.au
Address: Cnr Oaklands Rd & Rosedale Ave, Morphettville, SA 5043

View the clinical exercise class timetable.

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Purruna Spencer Newton Centre

Services available: Physiotherapy

Staff: Kathy Conquergood

Phone: 08 8200 2555
Email:
alliedhealth.purruna@ymcasa.org.au
Address: Scotch College, Blythewood Rd, Torrens Park 5063

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Holdfast Bay Community Centre

Services available: Exercise physiology, physiotherapy, clinical Pilates, clinical exercise groups

Staff: Bridget Kuerschner

Phone: 08 8200 2555
Email:
alliedhealth.holdfast@ymcasa.org.au
Address: 51 King George Ave, Hove, 5048. Enter via Carpark 2

Meet the team

Our team of accredited exercise physiologists are here to optimise your health outcomes. Our team will support your needs and help you along your health journey.

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Kym Siddons

Head of Health Services

Kym has over 25 years’ experience as a Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist + Occupational Health Physiotherapist, having gained a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours and a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Qld.

She has worked as Head Physiotherapist of the Australian Women’s Cricket program, QAS Men's and Women's Waterpolo teams and with many other elite athletes. Kym has a special interest in managing shoulder, neck and back conditions, along with optimising body biomechanics to prevent and treat overuse injuries. She also holds specialist qualifications as an Occupational Health Physiotherapist, associate Ergonomist and in Wellbeing Program Design.

Kym is a health professional committed to equipping and empowering clients and community members to feel and function their best; to maximise their wellbeing and minimise ill-health and injury.

Kym is also a mum of 3 sports-mad kids and enjoys cheering them on from the sidelines.

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Tom Beck

Senior Physiotherapist

Tom is a highly skilled and experienced clinician, having worked across a variety of physiotherapy settings since graduating from University of Sydney in 2006 and studied at a post-Graduate level in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He has over 15years experience in injury prevention and management of all types of pain and injury and enjoys working closely with GPs and other allied health professionals to help patients achieve their goals.

Tom has a special interest in spine related pain, managing chronic conditions, occupational health and hydrotherapy.

Tom finds reward in helping people as a physiotherapist and enjoys listening and discussing people’s life experiences and challenges. When not treating patients, he is busy with his 2 primary school aged boys and is the volunteer physio for his son’s football team.

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Kathy Conquergood

Senior Physiotherapist

Kathy has over 20 years of extensive experience as a physiotherapist in both Canada and Australia, predominantly in private practice, having graduated from the University of South Australia in 1991.

Kathy’s experience as an accomplished squash, tennis and hockey player contributes to her understanding of the high demands of elite athletes. She also has a special interest in treating children and adolescents with musculoskeletal conditions or injuries and is passionate about helping clients of all ages function at their potential.

Outside of work, Kathy loves, being outdoors, and hopes to continue to play squash, tennis and hockey year-round for many years to come!

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Joshua Frkic

Exercise Physiologist

Josh has been working as an Exercise Physiologist since graduating with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of South Australia in 2018.

He has a broad range of experience prescribing and delivering exercise to clients of diverse conditions and presentations. Josh has a passion working with children and clients with disabilities.

Josh works 3 days a week at The Parks Allied Health Clinic, along with 2 days at a multidisciplinary clinic in Albert Park, giving him a unique perspective to treating clients of all ages and stages of their condition or injury.

Outside of work, Josh enjoys participating in a variety of exercise such as gym, basketball, football, running, and cycling. He also has a border collie puppy named Fergus who makes for a good walking and running companion!

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Caitlin Keith

Exercise Physiologist

Caitlin gained her Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology after completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sports Science) degree from Flinders University. She has a special interest in the management of chronic metabolic and cardiac conditions, as well as neurological disorders.

Caitlin brings a holistic approach to health management and enjoys empowering people with skills to take an active role in their own health care. She has an active role in education of future health professionals and research at Flinders University where she promotes evidence based, person centered practice.

Outside of work Caitlin enjoys cycling, Pilates and going for a walk at the beach with her dog.

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Bridget Kuerschner

Exercise Physiologist

Bridget graduated form Flinders University in 2021, with a Bachelor Exercise Science (Sports Science) and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Before joining the Y, she worked in community aged care, providing gym and exercise therapy to a wide range of clients with chronic conditions. Bridget approaches her sessions with empathy, takes time to get to know her clients on a personal level and takes pride in finding an exercise solution specific for them.

Bridget also has qualifications in both matwork and reformer pilates, and has experience teaching people from all walks of life… from children through to older adults. She loves the flexibility and accessibility of pilates and believes it’s a great tool to teach the basic movement patterns to function well in everyday life, as well as facilitating improved balance, strength, core stability and endurance.

Outside of work you will most likely find her on a netball court, walking her excitable puppy down at the beach or curled up on the couch with a nice warm cup of tea.

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Nicola Murfet

Exercise Physiologist

Nicola was awarded her Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology and Bachelor of Exercise Science from Flinders University in 2022. During her degree, she completed a range of placements with diverse clientele, giving her experience across various conditions. Nicola is passionate about supporting people living with metabolic conditions and those looking to begin their journey towards better health.

Nicola brings an empathetic approach to her work, working with her clients to help them improve their health and well-being. She is passionate about giving people the tools to self-manage and appreciates that everyone’s needs and goals differ. Her client-centric ethos places her in good stead to support and motivate people from all walks of life on their health and well-being journey.

Outside of work, Nicola enjoys spending time at the beach with family and friends, going to the gym, exploring SA and is currently learning to kitesurf.

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Andrew Troung

Exercise Physiologist

Andrew completed his Bachelor of Human Movement (Exercise & Sport Science) at the University of South Australia in 2016 and went on to graduate with a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology from Deakin University in 2020.

Since then, Andrew worked in both clinical private practice and corporate health settings, before joining the YMCA Parks Allied health team in April 2022. He has a passion for working with clients with cardiovascular and metabolic disease, musculoskeletal injuries particularly the shoulder and knee, along with those with cognitive and physical disabilities.

During his studies, Andrew worked as a Strength and Conditioning/Rehab Coach at both amateur and state-level football clubs in SA including Woodville-West Torrens Football Club. He also has a strong swimming background and has been the Head Coach of the UniSA Swimming Club since 2020.

Andrew is also currently studying his Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy to compliment his Exercise Physiology services. He enjoys participating in different sports including swimming, football, badminton, and cycling.

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Eva Wong

Physiotherapist

Eva graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) degree in 2021 and has worked as a physiotherapist in a variety of healthcare settings since. She has additional qualifications in dry needling, temporomandibular joint (jaw) dysfunction, and vestibular disorders.

Eva has gained experience in providing clinical assessments and therapeutic interventions across a board range of conditions including musculoskeletal, sporting, neurological and vestibular conditions. She is also experienced in Clinical Pilates instruction and classes including matwork, reformer and other apparatus.

Eva enjoys educating her clients on their conditions and management options to ensure people understand their injuries and rehabilitation journey.

Outside of work, Eva enjoys running, exercising in the gym, hiking and exploring Adelaide.