Mary Christo


B.App.SC (Physio)

David graduated in Adelaide in 1997, and immediately left for Geelong

having been drafted by the Geelong Football Club following a very successful

career in football in SA. David was captain of the Sth Aust Teal cup and

played in the SANFL league for Woodville West Torrens whilst he was

studying physiotherapy in Adelaide.


In Geelong David managed to juggle a career in football and working as a

physio at the Corio Base Sports Injury Clinic. A severe hip and knee injury

saw an end to his football career and David then moved to Darwin where he

worked as a physio in private practice.


David Ugrinic


B.App.SC (Physio)



Mary graduated in Adelaide in 1975 and worked initially as a physiotherapist at the QEH and has since been working in private practice in the Grange area for over 34 years.


Whilst at the QEH, she learned dry needling/acupuncture from the head of the Physical Medicine Department, Dr Bunt Burnell.  With more than three decades of experience, Mary practices all aspects of physiotherapy, including dry needling and acupuncture.  She also remains committed to continuing education in both physio and acupuncture.


Mary is highly regarded for her strong patient focus and is committed to tailoring treatments to suit individual patient needs.  Mary's enthusiasm,



energy, and experience contribute to her patient's treatment success. Each patient leaves the treatment session with a positive and often lifestyle changing experience.


Mary also works part-time as a babysitter.  When she isn’t at work you will find her at a park or shopping for toys with one of her 6 grandchildren.  Her favourite TV shows are The Bold and the Beautiful and anything on ABC for kids.  Mary also does glass-blowing at the Jam Factory and you can see some of her finished product in the practice. 

David returned to SA in 2000 and has been a strong part of Physio at Grange since. He has a keen interest in all sport and sporting injuries including dance, soccer, football, netball, basketball and tennis. David's calm and methodical manner and 'hands on' approach makes each treatment session very rewarding.


David can often be seen early morning walking around Grange with a coffee in hand and pushing his twin boys, Marco and Samuel, around in their pram.

Roger Brown

General Manager

B.Com (Accounting)


Roger has been General Manager of Physio at Grange for 8 years.


He manages the Physio's overall business operation, including financial management, administration, and business development.


Wendy graduated in Adelaide in 1983 and worked initially at Port Pirie Hospital until she opened her own private practice as the Port Pirie Sports Medicine Clinic in 1984. She closed the practice in 2002 when she moved to Wallaroo Hospital as Senior Physiotherapist where she spent 11 years. In recent years she has moved to Adelaide and worked for Physio@Grange and Wellness & Lifestyles.


Wendy has a Masters of Physiotherapy (rural and remote) completed in 1998 and a Diploma of Population Health (2008).


When not at work Wendy spends time visiting country friends and family, and travelling. She also has a very artistic side, often used for face painting.

Wendy Bampton


Masters (Physio), Dip. Population Health


Peter Rowe


B.App.SC (Physio)

Chris Innes-Wong


B.App.SC (Physio)


Chris graduated in Adelaide as a physiotherapist in 2008. Throughout his studies he also played tennis professionally, but after a season in Europe hampered by a troubling shoulder, decided to give up the game to start his career as a physiotherapist.


Chris began work for Novita Children Services after graduating and continues to work there. In those 5 years with Novita, Chris has developed a specialty in pediatrics and disability. Whilst working at Novita part time, Chris has been able to also allow time for private practice work; and has experience in sporting injuries, workplace injuries and general musculoskeletal problems.


Chris prefers a hands on approach, but is also skilled in electrotherapy.


Chris sprints professionally and has competed in the Stawell Gift and Bay Sheffield Gifts. He trains heavily during the week with his athletics squad, and his other interests include movies and surfing.

Cathy Heffernan


B.App.SC (Physio)

Peter Rowe Physiotherapist at Physio at

Peter graduated with a Physiotherapy degree at UniSA in 1986 and has worked in a wide range of fields within the physio field, starting in country Whyalla and Port Augusta.


Subsequently, Peter would own and run his own practice in the Adelaide Hills, travel with sports teams and become very involved in the Volleyball community in Adelaide SA, in both coaching and physio roles.

Peter enjoys the vibrant team at Grange, the delightful clientele and hands-on approach of the physio; Peter, never really being one for putting a machine on and walking away.


Peter enjoys problem-solving with clients, using exercises, trigger point therapy and corrective techniques to resolve pain.

Cathy graduated from SAIT (now UniSA) in 1987. She commenced her career at the QEH, where she worked in a variety of areas, consolidating her knowledge and skills.


She later moved into private practice and aged care, where she has worked simultaneously in a part-time capacity for the past 30 years.


Her interests are in treating neck and back pain and she is a very hands-on therapist. She has also had training in dry needling and uses electrotherapy modalities, exercise prescription and traction to complement her manual therapy skills.


Cathy enjoys spending time with her family and swimming.


Practice Manager


Practice Manager

Julie-Anne has been the face and voice of Physio@Grange since 2009.


She manages the clinic's front desk team and ensures all is running smoothly for our patients.





Claire’s involvement with Physio@Grange dates back to 1983 when she first booked in for a treatment.


Since then, a busy life raising 4 children, alongside working in the family business eventually led to Claire being asked to become part of the reception team in 2015.


She now juggles part-time work, whilst caring for her elderly parents, as well as regular play days with her first grandchild.


For relaxation, Claire enjoys beach walks with her English Spring Spaniel, yoga and a good book or movie with a glass of wine.




Caitlin Receptionist at Physio at Grange

Caitlin has been apart of the Physio@Grange reception team since 2016.


As well as working on the front desk, Caitlin has a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) degree, following her passion for food and nutrition.


In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband, Josh, and their German Short-Haired Pointer, Otis.


Physio at Grange

12 Jetty St Grange South Australia 5022

P 08 8235 9433

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