Mitcham Rehab Clinic started out over 30 years ago and have been servicing the greater Adelaide area ever since. In early 2000 the clinic expanded to include Adelaide’s only SwimEx Hydrotherapy Pool which has been a fantastic addition to their facilities to aid in many areas of injury rehabilitation.
On 1 July 2021 sportsmed Physiotherapy and Mitcham Rehab Clinic officially merged together and we are excited they are now part of the sportsmed family.
Dr David Spurrier
David, a co-director of Mitcham Rehab & Marion Sports Physio. He started at Mitcham Rehab Clinic in 1988 & developed the Physiotherapy practice to provide a wide range of therapies associated with management of musculoskeletal injuries and conditons. He completed a Masters of Physiotherapy at UniSA in both Sports & Musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has continued to lecture and tutor in this internationally recognised course on clinical exercise prescription, tendon & bone injuries, clinical pathophysiology and sports physiotherapy.
David has worked extensively with athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) & the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) & was a physiotherapist at the 1996 Melbourne Commonwealth Games & the past four Paralympic Games. David is currently a team physiotherapist to Australian Swimming. David has completed a Clinical Doctorate in Physiotherapy through La Trobe University & has a research interest on tendon, bone & children/adolescent injuries.
Michael Heynen FACP
Michael has been working as a Physiotherapist for 20 years & was the first Physiotherapist in South Australia to be granted the title of Specialist Sports Physiotherapist in 2009, he is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapy.
Michael has been a team Physiotherapist for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the AFL since 2001 and also the consultant Physiotherapist to the internationally acclaimed Australian Dance Theatre since 2005. Michael is also an invited speaker for Sports Physiotherapy Australia, Sports Medicine Australia & lectures both in Australia & internationally.
Matt has completed both undergraduate physiotherapy training (2001) & a post-graduate
Masters degree in Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy (2011) at UniSA.
Matt has previously worked as a team physiotherapist for the Port Adelaide Football Club in
the SANFL & is currently involved on the committee for the Australian Physiotherapy
Association’s Sports Physiotherapy Group in South Australia.
Matt’s special interests in sports physiotherapy are football, distance running & cycling.
Matt currently assists on Sports Physiotherapy Australia’s Running Workshops for
Sam completed his undergraduate physiotherapy degree in 2012 and followed this with a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in 2019 after completing a successful career as an international gymnast.
His extensive career spanning 20 years, under the guidance & support of SASI & the AIS involved representing Australia at 6 World Championships & culminated in 2 gold medals at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.
Sam has since used his knowledge of elite sport to assist his physiotherapy career working with Gymnastics Australia & South Australia as well as working with development squads with Swimming South Australia.