Meet our team
Dr Karen Chan (TCM), Physiotherapist & Acupuncturist
Karen's motto: 'Your health is your wealth. Be rich in happiness, laughter, love, knowledge and balance'.
Karen graduated from University of South Australia in 1999. Initially spending time as the sole physio in Barmera, Riverland SA, she returned to her home city of Adelaide to take on the dual role as a private physio in Golden Grove and also as a Senior physio at Modbury Public Hospital. This included the senior role in orthopaedic, paediatric, surgical, women's health, palliative care and the critical care unit. She also enjoyed the role of mentoring final year physio university students. She continued this role for 11 years, with the latter years as a visiting locum.
In 2004, Karen took over as Director and Principal Physio at Prospect Physio. She has extensive experience in Maitland, McKenzies and Mulligan techniques, dry needling and Japanese Acupuncture. Her yearning for continued knowledge about the incorporation of Western and Eastern medicine led her to return to University to complete her Masters degree in Chinese Acupuncture (RMIT, Melbourne), in which she is highly passionate in the field of Fertility, Menopause and stress management.
Karen also lectures part-time in Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Research at Adelaide's Endeavour College of Natural Health. She believes that integration of Western and Eastern philosophies can provide the most holistic and effective forms of treatment, and for ideal balanced health and wellbeing.
Outside of the physio/acupuncture world, Karen's loves include the beach, boxing, meditation, food and wine (she is a core member of an Adelaide food group), photography and dog sitting.
Bicky Abraham, Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist
Bicky graduated in 2000 and has completed her Masters in Sports and Manipulative Physiotherapy at University of South Australia. She has extensive experience working both overseas and locally and has worked in private and public hospitals and in the aged care sector. She has previous professional attachment with overseas sporting and local football clubs for management of injuries. She has also been involved with mentoring and supervision of junior physiotherapists in which her expertise include examination and management of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders and spinal pathologies.
Bicky's clinical interests lie in treatment strategies for soft tissue injuries, sports specific injuries, spinal problems and orthopaedic rehabilitation. She also runs and manages the Strength for Seniors Exercise classes.
When she is not working, Bicky loves spending time with her beautiful family and friends.
Corey Donnellan, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Corey graduated from the University of South Australia in 2000 and worked in Mildura at Sunraysia Physiotherapy and Sports injury Clinic for 3 years. He then moved overseas to England to further his career for another 3 years.
Corey has been working part time at Prospect Physiotherapy Clinic since 2006. His professional areas of interest include sports injuries, headaches, Pilates and orthopaedic rehabilitation.
Outside of work Corey loves his sports of Tennis (current member of Sturt Lawn Tennis Club), golf, listening to music, travel and spending quality time with the family.
Emma Gericke, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist & Exercise Scientist
Emma's motto: 'Every day we get a chance to be different, a chance to change, a chance to be better'.
Emma is an enthusiastic, friendly physiotherapist and exercise scientist, with a keen interest in injury prevention, management and rehabilitation. She also runs and manages the Pilates rehabilitation classes at the clinic.
She completed her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2015 and has experience working with a number of athletes and sporting teams including football, soccer, hockey and tennis. She is currently working as a physiotherapist with her local football and tennis clubs for injury prevention, management and conditioning.
Emma has been involved in elite levels of tennis for a number of years, competing at state and national levels whilst also working as a physiotherapist at national level tennis tournaments.
Strength, conditioning and Pilates is another key interest, as she also works at the University of South Australia with clients and in a mentoring role for undergraduate students.
When not at work, Emma's interests include the beach, nutrition, exercise, travelling and spending quality time with family and friends.
Mathew Ehrlich, Podiatrist
B Pod. | Member Sports Medicine Australia | Member of the Australian Podiatry Association
Mathew is the director of the SA Podiatry Clinic. He graduated, Bachelor of Podiatry, in 2002 from the University of South Australia and was awarded the JR Pickering prize for Podiatric Biomechanics.
Since graduating he has worked in both the public sector and in private practice. For the last nine years he has developed expertise in podiatric sports medicine and has worked extensively with leading South Australian orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians, and physiotherapists. He has been trusted with the successful rehabilitation of both professional athletes right down to weekend warriors. He is also actively involved in Sports Medicine Australia, the Australian Podiatry Association, district cricket and the amateur football league.
Mathew’s areas of specialty include biomechanics of the lower limb and foot. This enables accurate diagnosis and treatment of lower limb and foot injuries. His scope of practice ranges from children requiring appropriate assessment, advice and in some cases treatment through to the elderly wishing to remain fit and active. He has advanced experience in manual therapy techniques including foot and ankle mobilisation. Western acupuncture and dry needling also form part of his practice. Working closely with leading Orthopaedic surgeons, his understanding of various surgical techniques will contribute to a successful post operative foot and ankle rehabilitation.
His personal interests outside of work include spending time with his three young daughters, family and friends, fishing, organic gardening and food production.
Dr Karen Murphy, Dietitian and Senior Research Fellow
Karen is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with the Dietitian's Association of Australia and is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia. Her expertise includes targeting diet and lifestyle strategies for: healthy ageing, improving cardiovascular health, blood pressure and blood cholesterol control, managing type 2 diabetes, and good nutrition for older individuals.
Karen holds a Bachelor and Honours degree, a PhD and a Master of Dietetics. She has over 20 years' experience in the nutrition area. She has practiced as a nutritionist with the Port Power football club and was part of the team the year the club won their premiership.
As a Research Fellow, her research goal is to understand and scientifically substantiate the impact of dietary patterns including the Mediterranean diet, as well as healthy foods and bioactive nutrients on cardiometabolic health and cognitive performance through dietary intervention trials in adults. She has consolidated her research into studying the Mediterranean diet which contains a range of healthy foods and nutrients on heart health and cognitive and wellbeing.
Karen's research allows her to stay up to date with the latest health information and provides her with the opportunity to speak at events to the science and local community. She liaises with the media through radio, print media and through television. She is also a recipient of 25 research and travel awards; one of which is the prestigious South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award (2009) which recognises future leaders in science.
Karen belongs to several professional associations including the Dietitians Association of Australia, Nutrition Society of Australia, International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids and the Australasian American Oil Chemist’s Society.
In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her husband and 3 young children, exercise with Original Bootcamp North Adelaide, read autobiographies and bake.
Karen's direct link to her helpful and insightful Facebook page is here.
Anne Rodgers, Yoga and Meditation teacher
Anne blends the practice of yoga with her love of mindfulness. She graduated as a Hatha Yoga teacher with Yoga Spirit Studios in 2015 and has since complimented her training with Neal Ghoshal (restorative yoga).
Anne guides her students to replenish and regenerate the body mind connection with emphasis on breath awareness and balancing the central nervous system. Anne encourages slow mindful movements to bring greater awareness to the body and to quiet the mind.
She has a keen interest to support students with responding to the pressures of daily life. Her sessions are peppered with enquiries for students to contemplate, that resonate beyond the dedicated yoga session.
Anne specialises in teaching meditation and mindfulness skills and is a Level 1 Teacher registered with Yoga Australia.
Julie Zhu, Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist
Julie is an AHPRA-registered acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist with nine years` clinical experience. She specialises in Tung Style acupuncture which uses less needles but aims to achieve maximum qi flow. Chinese herbal medicines are also used to develop a treatment plan designed to suit individual needs and lifestyles. After graduating from Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2006 with a Bachelor Degree, majoring in Acupuncture and Tuina, she trained with well-known pioneer Acupuncture Masters such as Guigen Yang and Jianwen Wei. Through them she gained considerable knowledge and experience that assisted in the development of her own personalised treatment skills.
Julie also consults at AdelAcupuncture 8 Yomara Rd, Marino
Mary, Massage Therapist and Receptionist
Mary has been our steadfast hard working bubbly receptionist since 2007. She has a natural ability to ensure patients are always welcomed into the clinic.
Away from work, Mary loves travelling, dancing, playing tennis and is a loving dedicated mother to her 3 teenage children.
Sandra is our conscientous super friendly receptionist that has been part of the Prospect Physio team since 2010.
Sandra comes from an IT and Records Management background. She enjoys meeting new people, swimming, travelling and going to the football.