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Adele Danastasio

Senior Physiotherapist

Special interest:

  • Clinical Pilates
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Ankle and Foot Injuries
  • Biomechanics contributing to Lower Limb Injuries
  • Neck Pain and Cervicogenic Headache
  • Pre- and Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Manual Therapy and Dry Needling

Adele graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctorate of Physiotherapy. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University. Since graduating, Adele has been working in private practice, but also has experience in the acute hospital setting, rehabilitation centres, and working with local sporting clubs.

Her passion for physiotherapy all began after suffering a few injuries herself playing competitive netball. She understands the highs and lows of recovering from an injury and empathises with her patients. Adele is goal-driven – focusing on the little wins along the way to help her patients achieve their overall goals.

She has developed an interest in exercise rehabilitation to manage a variety of conditions. In combination with manual therapy, dry needling and patient education, Adele believes exercise is an effective tool to empower patients to self-manage their condition in the long-term and prevent subsequent injuries. She is also a Netball Australia endorsed provider of the KNEE program which aims to prevent lower limb injuries. Adele enjoys analysing how biomechanics of the lower limb can impact daily function and athletic performance. In addition, she has an interest in treating neck pain, cervicogenic headache, assisting with pre- and post-operative rehabilitation and various other conditions that present to the clinic.

Outside of work, Adele enjoys staying active by going to the gym and playing netball, following sports such as netball and tennis, trying new restaurants around Melbourne and travelling the world.

Meet more of the team

Andrew Kantor

principal physio / director

Leader . Father . Cyclist . Traveller

Andrew completed his Physiotherapy degree in 1999 at LaTrobe Uni. In his early career he held positions at Royal Melbourne, Royal Darwin and Royal London Hospitals developing a broad knowledge base and appreciation of collaborative teamwork. Outside the hospital setting Andrew maintained a passion for musculo-skeletal physiotherapy and sports medicine which lead him to South Melbourne Physio.


Rakesh Parsotam

Principal Physio / Physio Manager

Mentor . Holistic . Facilitator . Adventurer

Rakesh has over 19 years of Physiotherapy experience after University of Otago in 2001.
Rakesh has furthered his studies in Australia and China, takes a holistic approach in the treatment and management of his clients.


Emma Tebbutt

Principal physio / Pilates manager

Active . Motivator . Dog-lover . Happy

Emma’s special interests lie in the prevention and treatment of sporting injuries and is a nationally endorsed provider of the Netball Australia’s knee program. She also enjoys treating the wide variety of conditions that ‘walk through the door’.


Yomitha Navaratne

Senior Physio / Clinical Coordinator

Compassionate . Creative . Family . Athletic

Yomi has a keen interest in sports and has developed his physiotherapy skills through his work with local Australian football clubs, soccer teams,
ice hockey teams and tennis players.