• We are a team of health professionals who provide you personalised care to ensure your sporting goals and active lifestyle get back on track as soon as practical when injury strikes.

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  • We have a wide range of resources to assist in your understanding including pamphlets to keep, books you can borrow and links to relevant information. We also stock a range of exercise equipment, tapes, hot and cold packs and braces to assist in your recovery

  • Peter Barrett

    — Physio & Partner

    Peter is a practice principal and has been working at West Lakes since 1989. He is also involved with a teaching role in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Physiotherapy programmes at the University of South Australia.

    • Bachelor Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
    • Masters of Applied Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy)
    • Pilates Practitioner (Dance Medicine Australia, Level 2)

    Clinical Interests: The management of spinal problems, orthopaedic and Pilates rehabilitation and chronic pain management. Personal Interests: Spending time with the family, watching sport and playing recreational tennis.

    Shane Ryan

    — Physio

    Shane has been with us for over 15 years. He now combines his work here with a Clinical Educator role with 3rd year Undergraduate Physiotherapy students at the University of South Australia. Shane was also one of the physiotherapists at Port Adelaide Magpies in the SANFL for 3 years.

    • Bachelor Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
    • Masters of Applied Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy)



    Tom Baker

    — Podiatrist

    Tom completed his Bachelor of Podiatry in 2001. He started Podiatry First in Sydney with another podiatrist in 2003 which grew to 3 stand alone clinics by 2011. Tom and 2 other podiatrists started Podiatry First Sports in 2007 inside Joggers World in the Adelaide CBD.

    • Bachelor of Podiatry

    Clinical Interests: Tom has a particular interest in Sports Podiatry, however he is also passionate about providing the very best in routine general treatments.
    Personal Interests: Spending time with the family, watching sport and playing recreational tennis. Tom recently moved back to Adelaide with his wife and two children and has been spreading his time between the City clinic and the West Lakes clinic. He currently consults 3 days at West Lakes. Tom is a keen swimmer, mountain biker and skier.

  • Mark Nagel

    — Physio & Partner

    Mark first started working in the clinic in 2001 and became one of the partners of the business in 2004. Mark works part time for the Adelaide Crows Football Club and spends the rest of his time at the clinic. He has a special interest in sporting injuries particularly soft tissue injuries and football related injuries.

    • Bachelor Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
    • Master of Applied Science (Sports Physiotherapy)
    • Titled APA Sports Physio
    • Member of Sports Medicine Australia

    Clinical Interests: Hamstrings, knee pain and lower limb sporting injuries
    Personal Interests: Spending time with the family, playing with the kids, travel and watching/playing sport.

    Crystal Waters

    — Physio

    Crystal joined the Adelaide Crows Sports Medicine clinic in 2018 with a broad range of experience across musculoskeletal, sports and work injury rehabilitation. She comes from a dance background and has experience with rehab of dance injuries and pre-pointe assessment. She played Netball through university and continues to enjoy supporting peoples’ return to sport after injury.

    • Bachelor Applied Science (Physiotherapy- Hons)
    • Pilates certification series -APPI

    Clinical Interests: Crystal has a passion for Pilates for both rehabilitation and fitness goals.

    Personal Interests:

    Crystal is an avid Crows supporter, enjoys attending Pilates for her own fitness and loves watching any sport really!



  • Sandy Woolman

    — Physio & Partner

    Sandy is a practice principal and has been working at the Adelaide Crows Sports Medicine Clinic since 2000. Prior to private practice work, Sandy spent 8 years working at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital gaining valuable experience in paediatric injuries and growth problems.

    • Bachelor Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
    • Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy)
    • Pilates Practitioner (Polestar)

    Clinical Interests: Paediatric and adolescent injuries, spinal pain, general rehabilitation, Pilates exercise and Netball injuries.
    Personal Interests: Running, camping, watching Port Power (especially when they beat the Crows!) and spending time with the family.

    Colin Varacalli

    — Massage Therapist

    Colin joined our team in 2017 after completing a full time contract with the Australian Institute of Sport High Performance Track Cycling Unit. He combines his work at the clinic with Port Adelaide Football Club and Adelaide United working as a Sports Trainer and Remedial Massage Therapist in the AFL & A-League.

    • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)
    • Diploma of Remedial Massage
    • Myo-Facial Cupping
    • Neuromuscular Dry Needling

    Clinical Interests: Pain reduction to increase athletic performance and quality of life.

    Personal Interests: Making sure my kids become decent adults, going to the gym, going for a ride or playing a round of golf with mates.