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Wellness Centre - health and fitness at Fullarton

The Wellness Centre at Fullarton has earned a reputation for providing a wide range of health and fitness services and there are 12 highly respected practitioners consulting there regularly.

The indoor heated pool in the magnificent leisure centre is the perfect place to work out. You can also enjoy a relaxing massage, improve your health with regular physiotherapy, podiatry and reflexology, or have consultations with the GP or Nurse Practitioner. Afterwards, enjoy a coffee or lunch at the on-site restaurant, Damien on Fisher. We invite you to come in today and experience the health care difference.

Find below a listing of all the services on offer.
Click a practitioner to view more information.

Physiotherapy - Bradley Yates and Hannah Lewis - Ph 0418 852 613 - Book here
Reflexology and Relaxation Massage
Sarah Fox - Ph 0413 518 483
Podiatry - Jo Nelligan and Rhys Potter
Ph (08) 8333 2022
Tai Chi and Qigong - Master George H Lee
Ph 0414 883 322
Dr Josephine Newton -  General Practitioner
Ph 8271 0303
Beauty Therapy - Maria Caruso - Ph 0434 524 347
Aquarobics - Sue Thomson - Ph 0409 190 963
Dietitian - Danielle Rodger - ph 0490 542 715
Speech Pathologist - Claire Chilman - 0452 257 558
Mobile Dentist - Clare Mills - 0438 302 924

Our practitioners

Sarah Fox – Reflexology and Relaxation Massage
The Body Philosophy

The Body Philosophy has a serene retreat feel and fits perfectly with the fantastic 5-star facilities at Living Choice. It’s a fantastic place to unwind!

Body Philosophy owner and Wellness Centre Co-ordinator, Sarah Fox, has been practicing and developing healthcare and wellness businesses in the UK and Australia for over 25 years. “As the Wellness Centre co-ordinator, my aim is to offer opportunities to caring, compassionate practitioners to work in a multi-disciplinary team of like-minded, client focused people. This ensures that the service we give as individuals to you, our clients, can be translated into a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing through education and informed cross-referrals within the team. That’s why as a team we decided to offer initial cross-referral consultations for free!”

“As a Reflexology and Relaxation Massage Practitioner, being in alignment with you is my prime objective. We all constantly change. No two days are the same when it comes to how we feel. Adapted to your needs, Reflexology supports you through deep relaxation and release. Relaxation Massage relieves stress and tension. Both treatments give you a sense of peace and mindfulness. You can experience both treatments in ½-hour or 1-hour sessions. Why not combine both in a 1-hour treatment, the ultimate experience!

For more treatment details see or to book a reflexology or relaxation massage appointment, phone 0413 518 483.

Bradley Yates - Principal Physiotherapist
Yates Physiotherapy

Brad Yates 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 a holistic and a goal orientated approach.

Hannah Lewis - Physiotherapist
Yates Physiotherapy

Hannah completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2015 with the University of South Australia. Since then, Hannah has worked for several years in a busy musculoskeletal clinic, treating acute and chronic pains of the lower back, neck and headaches, sporting and various other joint injuries, and chronic conditions (such as osteoarthritis). Hannah will work carefully alongside you to manage an injury or condition, set goals and get you back to whatever it is that you love to do.

In 2018 Hannah completed a Certificate IV course in Pilates instruction with Breathe Education. Combining her in-depth knowledge of the traditional Pilates method with her clinical knowledge and expertise, Hannah loves using Pilates as a form of exercise to keep fit, strengthen and rehabilitate.

Both Hannah and Brad run regular group classes at Living Choice Fullarton, including Hydrotherapy, Falls and Balance and Mat Pilates.

For all bookings please refer to his website or call 0418 852 613.

Tai Chi Woodcroft

Master George H Lee
Tai Chi and Qigong

Master Lee began studying martial arts at the age of 13 and took up Tai Chi and Qigong in 1986. With his extensive martial arts skills, he was able to advance rapidly and become proficient in the Internal Arts.

In the late 80’s he became interested in the healing power of Chi, extending his studies into the fields of Qigong, Chinese Acupressure Massage, Oriental and Western Healing Therapies and other hands-on healing. He has lectured in the theory and practical concepts of Qigong and Tai Chi to students of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at the College of Complementary Medicine.

In 2017 Master Lee was inducted into the Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame for lifetime achievements in Tai Chi and Qigong. His passion and expertise as a practitioner has helped many people in their life skills, inner wellness and vitality.

For information and consultation treatments,
phone 0414 883 322.


Dr Josephine Newton
General Practitioner

Dr Josephine Newton has a special interest in the health of older people. She is now consulting fortnightly at Living Choice Fullarton, with the remainder of the week spent at Kings Park Clinic on Goodwood Road, less than 10 minutes’ drive away.

Dr Newton’s philosophy is to focus on the health of the whole person. She believes in the importance of:

  • Patient relationships based on mutual respect and collaboration
  • Optimising physical, mental and spiritual health
  • Ensuring preventative health measures are up to date
  • Managing illness with care and compassion
  • Close communication with other doctors and health care providers

Phone 8271 0303 for appointments.


Jo Nelligan and Rhys Potter – Podiatrists
Healthy Life Foot Clinic

Jo Nelligan is a Podiatrist who has a passion for all facets of Podiatry and enjoys working with a wide variety of ages. She has a particular interest in diabetes foot care and assessments, general foot care, footwear education and lower limb dry needling.

Jo continues to expand her knowledge and endeavours to keep up with current research and clinical practices. She is an active member of the Australian Podiatry Association.

Rhys Potter graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Podiatry from the University of South Australia. He chose Podiatry as a profession simply because he loves helping people. From the simplest to the most complex issues, his aim is help you get pain free and active again.

In recent years, Rhys has spent time working at both Whyalla and Port Lincoln Hospitals dealing with a broad range of people from the very young to the elderly and everyone in between. He has also spent time at the Wakefield Sports Injury Clinic in Adelaide focusing on sporting injuries, their prevention and management.

To book a podiatry appointment with
Jo Nelligan and Rhys Potter,
call (08) 8333 2022.


Sue Thomson

Coming from a strong martial arts background, Sue Thomson has always had an interest in health and fitness. She offers a range of classes and programs including aquarobics, chair-based strengthening classes, Strength for Life fitness classes and is a Pilates Instructor.

Sue is also involved with a special program at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre and was involved in the pilot program for cerebral palsy. She provides strengthening classes for a wide variety of chronic illnesses including Parkinson’s disease and osteoporosis.

Sue works with people who want to maintain their strength and fitness through a variety of different classes - aquarobics, gym-based strengthening exercise, Pilates and Strength for Life classes.

Sue is currently offering aquarobics classes at Living Choice Fullarton for both residents and the general public.

To book a spot in her class call Sue Thomson on: 0409190963

Beauty therapist Woodcroft

Maria Caruso
Beauty Therapy

Maria Caruso has over 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry as a practitioner and trainer.  She has worked in several salons, been her own boss and business owner, and is a trainer at the Heather Langton Academy of Beauty where she trains future professional beauty therapists to become industry award winners.

Maria developed her passion for beauty at the tender age of 14 and always dreamed of becoming a beauty therapist.  She followed her dreams and carved a career in the competitive world of beauty bringing her spirit, love and compassion to life through her teaching and practice. That is why her business is called “Spirit of Beauty”.

Maria loves building client relationships and is passionate about serving her clients to the best of her ability with products and routines that suit their budget and lifestyle. Maria’s attention to detail is her strong point, and she loves to make her clients look and feel their very best, going the extra mile to educate them in the why’s and how’s of self care.

To book an appointment with Maria call 0434 524 347.


Danielle Rodger
Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Fuel Your Life

Danielle Rodger graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. During her final year, she undertook clinical work interstate at the Royal Darwin Hospital and community nutrition work in rural South Australia.

Since December 2017, Danielle has been working as a private practice Dietitian for Fuel Your Life, a nation-wide Dietetic company. Danielle covers southern Adelaide for the company, seeing clients spanning from Glenelg to the Adelaide Hills and down to Victor Harbor.

Fuel Your Life has a focus on nutrition in older adults, veteran health, mental health and chronic disease. Danielle’s additional professional interest areas include weight management, gastrointestinal conditions, diabetes management and oncology. Danielle is passionate about providing client centred dietetic care, ensuring clients are empowered to set, meet and maintain their own nutrition and health goals.

Outside of work Danielle enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking around South Australia as well as sports including martial arts, basketball and running.

To make an appointment with Danielle,
phone 0490 542 715.

Speech Pathology

Claire Mills
Respect Dental

Claire Mills is a registered Dental Therapist and Hygienist with over 35 years of experience in performing preventative and restorative dental care throughout Australia.

In 2018 she founded Respect Dental, in collaboration with her principal dentist Arthur Shizas, with the goal of bringing vital dental services to the ageing and anyone who, for various reasons, find it hard to regularly visit a traditional dental practice.

Respect Dental specialises in dental care for those with accessibility issues, nervous dental patients or the elderly.

The mobile dental service utilises a high-end portable dental system that allows them to visit patients and deliver dental services to them wherever they choose, whether that be in the comfort of their own home, an aged care home or retirement living facility.

Contact Claire at 0438 302 924 or


Claire Chilman
Speech Pathologist

Claire has worked as a speech pathologist for many years, assessing and helping adults who are experiencing communication and swallowing difficulties. Claire’s specific area of interest is working with clients with acquired neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neuron Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Brain injury.

Claire is passionate about supporting people to maximise their communication and swallowing skills, using practical, personalised approaches. Claire also offers communication partner training to significant others and carers, to support the vital relationships in people’s lives.

Claire trained and worked in the UK, where she met her Adelaide-born husband. Claire moved to Adelaide in 2011 and loves the warmer climate and picturesque, local walking tracks.

For further information or appointments please
call 0452 257 558.

Living Choice Fullarton Retirement Village
123 Fisher St, Fullarton, South Australia 5063

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