Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor Adele Hvistendahl

Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor Adele Hvistendahl

About Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor Adele Hvistendahl

After injuring her back in two different falls in the past 16 years, Adele realised it was her regular Pilates classes that strengthened her core and corrected her posture, that allowed her to keep moving. Through these classes she discovered a passion for what she likes to call “active treatment” – using exercise as medicine. Adele then went on to study Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, which allowed her to improve her use of exercise as therapy, and to give her the tools as a manual practitioner to treat her patients when required. Adele now has 15 years experience in Clinical Pilates and four years experience in manual treatment as a Physiotherapist.

Adele works with people from all walks of life, but has a special interest in utilising movement therapy with the hypermobile body and those who suffer with chronic pain. Adele is also a women’s health specialist has much experience working with women’s health issues, especially pelvic girdle pain or back pain in pre and postnatal women. Being especially passionate about Pilates and the results active treatment can deliver, Adele is excited by the opportunity to guide people through their recovery journey to reach their pain free movement potential.

What Adele treats

  • Women’s health issues (eg: pelvic floor weakness or pain, pre or post natal pain or injuries, incontinence)
  • Back Pain (Chronic or acute)
  • Neck and shoulder pain (Chronic or acute)
  • Joint injuries and pain (Shoulder, knee, ankle etc whether from sport or other reasons such as inflammatory arthritis)
  • Nerve pain (tingling, limb pain or pins and needles etc)
  • Core weakness and poor posture

Adele’s hours

Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor Adele Hvistendahl is available for appointments:

  • Tuesdays 2pm – 8pm
  • Wednesdays 6am – 2pm
  • Fridays 2pm – 8pm
  • Saturdays 7:30am – 12:30pm

Adele also runs several Clinical Pilates classes throughout the week. For more info on Clinical Pilates, see our Clinical Pilates page.

What to expect at your first appointment

Your first Physiotherapy appointment will be about 30 minutes long. During this time Adele will discuss with you in detail your reason for attendance, your medical history and any other relevant information about the pain or injury which may be contributing to it’s cause.

Adele will then proceed with physical assessment with movement based tests to confirm what may be the reason for your pain. These tests may include orthopaedic testing, a spinal examination, postural assessment, muscle testing, and neurological testing.

During this initial assessment patients will typically receive treatment unless it’s un-safe to do so. Return and ongoing visits are usually 30 minutes long and offer treatment & periodic comparative assessments to work towards your goals.

  • Physiotherapy fees

  • The fee for an initial consultation with a Physio is $130 (allow up to 30 minutes)

  • A standard consultation is $113 (allow up to 30 minutes)

  • A long consultation is $170 (allow up to 1-hour)

  • *Private health funds generally cover a portion of our fees, depending on your level of cover.

  • *Seniors and Students receive 10% off if they visit 'off-peak' between 8am and 12pm, Monday through Friday.

How to make an appointment

To get started, give clinic reception a call on (02) 9878 5021. The clinic is open 8am to 8pm, 7 days.