About Physio Prime
Physio Prime is a patient focused physiotherapy practice Providing Sports, Spinal and General Physiotherapy services to the Balaklava Region of South Australia and Men's Health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy services to metropolitan Adelaide.
Our aim is to provide quality, up to date, evidence based, hands on physiotherapy treatment and exercise programs to achieve an effective and efficient recovery for you. We have well equipped facilities and two qualified physiotherapists with over 50 years clinical experience between them.
Our clinic is located in Balaklava and includes a fully equipped gymnasium. Darren has a special interest in Men’s Health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and offers these services at Balaklava and Icon Cancer Centre at Windsor Gardens. Our services are available to all people of any age.
Darren graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of South Australia in 1992, now having nearly 30 years experience. He is a farmer’s son from Yorke Peninsula and has a passion for providing physiotherapy services to rural communities and has worked at Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Clare and a small stint in the UK before consolidating his business, Physio Prime, at Balaklava. Earlier in his career he enjoyed participating as a player and team physiotherapist for numerous Australian Rules football clubs throughout rural South Australia and has had extensive experience both personally and professionally with sports injury.
Darren has experience in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and has comprehensive knowledge of Orthopaedic surgical procedures through his rapport with local surgeons and specialists. Darren’s other passion is assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of spinal pain and injury with a focus on education and self-management to reduce injury recurrence. In recent years Darren has developed skills in Men’s Health Physiotherapy, providing Pelvic floor rehabilitation to those Men suffering from urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and other Pelvic Health issues specific to the male population. This is particularly relevant to men before, during and after treatment of Prostate Cancer. For more information please visit the Physio Prime Men’s Health website .
Darren is a registered physiotherapist but is also a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and a member of Sports Medicine Australia. He attends regular updates and workshops run by these associations to ensure that he remains fully educated and at the forefront of physiotherapy assessment, technique and procedure.
Darren is keen to set an example for an active lifestyle and now enjoys sports such as running, bike riding, water and snow skiing usually with his family not far behind him. He is often the Physiotherapist for his kids sporting teams on weekends and his other interests include home renovation, basic mechanics and motor sport.
0419 842 228
Rodney Burgess has worked as a physiotherapist in private practice and rehabilitation centres for 28 years. He graduated from University of SA with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy in 1993 and has a Certificate in Injury Management in the Workplace from RMIT. He has worked for large institutions such as the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service and the Corporate Health Group and is skilled at worksite assessments, functional capacity evaluations and the provision of rehabilitation and hydrotherapy programs. Rodney has a wealth of experience in both city and country practices from the Huon Valley in Tasmania to Mildura, Whyalla, Adelaide and now the Lower North of South Australia. In the past 18 years Rodney has concentrated his efforts on rural physiotherapy practice and works two days a week at Physio Prime, Balaklava and the remainder of his week at his other practice in Clare. He has a special interest in treating sports injuries, spinal pain and headaches.
Balaklava – Monday and Thursday.
08 8862 2200
50+ years clinical experience
- Joint mobilisation and manipulation
- Soft tissue techniques (deep tissue massage, trigger points, myofascial release)
- Dry needling
- Strength and conditioning (gymnasium available)
- Electrotherapy (including ultrasound)
- Home exercise programs
- Posture re-education
- Taping and bracing
- Pain management
- Men’s Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy