Senior health and fitness

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 7 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 - Ph 0418 852 613 - Book here
Reflexology and Relaxation Massage - Sarah Fox - Ph 0413 518 483
Podiatry - Jo Nelligan and Mark Heard - 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
Sue Thomson - Aquarobics - Ph 0409 190 963
Dietitian - Danielle Rodger - ph 0409 542 715

Click here to see Practitioner finish and start dates for the Xmas/New Year period.

Our practitioners

Sarah Fox – Reflexology and Relaxation Massage
The Body Philosophy

The Body Philosophy has a spa feel about it and fits perfectly with the fantastic 5-star facilities at Living Choice Fullarton. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind!

Body Philosophy owner, Sarah Fox, has been practising and teaching reflexology, massage and anatomy for over 20 years in Australia and in the UK. She qualified in London in 1995 and moved to Adelaide in 2008 with her partner and two children. Since then, she has helped hundreds of people to relax and “press pause” on their tension, stress and anxiety.

Sarah believes regular reflexology/relaxation massage sessions are more important now than ever for personal, physical and emotional health. “As we become more isolated we forget the power of touch. Each session is tailored to suit your needs.”

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

Podiatrist Fullarton

Mark Heard and Jo Nelligan – 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.

Outside of work, Jo enjoys playing netball, swimming and travelling.

Mark Heard is a Podiatrist with over 20 years experience. Mark has developed considerable skills and knowledge around helping people get relief from foot, ankle and leg pain. His motto is, “Don’t let foot pain stop you from enjoying LIFE!” and his focus is on helping his clients to stay active and pain-free.

Mark says that staying active is one of the secrets to a long life and by providing simple foot care or treating chronic foot and leg pain, Mark has helped hundreds of people over the years to live a happier, healthier life.

Outside work, Mark is actively involved in a school and orphanage in Indonesia (Hope Village), and has made many visits there over the years. He loves walking his Labrador dog Bella with his wife Sonia, playing basketball with his son Ben and travelling.

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

Tai Chi Woodcroft

Master George H Lee
Tai Chi and Qigong

Master George H Lee invites the local community to learn more about how gentle flowing movements, concentration and focused breathing can improve physical fitness, harmony and tranquility.

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 weekly 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

As well as a broad range of General Practice experience, Dr Newton practises hypnotherapy for a range of conditions including the management of chronic pain, depression and anxiety, smoking cessation and other behaviour changes.

Dr Newton has the back-up of a large, modern medical clinic just down the road. Should you need medical care urgently, you can see her or one of her colleagues at the Kings Park Medical Clinic Monday – Saturday, and your medical history will be at their fingertips. Minor medical procedures and investigations, imaging and blood tests can be done at the clinic. Home visits may be arranged in some circumstances.

Phone 8271 0303 for appointments.

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.

Outside of work Brad enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing sport and water-skiing on the Murray River.

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


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.

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

Sales Ph: 1800 055 749
Village Office Ph: (08) 7320 3600

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