Matthew Heavyside, Director/Physiotherapist

Exercise Physiologist

Adriana has been an Accredited Exercise Physiologist since 2021. She began her professional journey working as an exercise scientist and teaching group pilates, falling in love with the joy movement provides people. Adriana has a keen interest in osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, neurological conditions and anything about women’s health. She regularly attends continuing professional development courses to keep up to date and constantly improve her understanding of different presentations and conditions.

A little more about adriana


  • SFMA Level 2 2023
  • SFMA Level 1 2022
  • Exercise Physiology in Pregnancy: Cardiovascular, Metabolic & MSK 2022
  • Postpartum Return to Exercise 2022
  • Bachelor Exercise Physiology, 2021

Why Physio Smart?
Adriana loves working at Physio Smart because she gets to work with like-minded people who share a passion for moving well and often. Continuing collaboration and constant development with the team is like no other.

Favourite Way To Move.
Dancing! No rules, except good playlists only! Adriana did dancing for 17 years, competing in competitions through all styles of dance.

Song Guaranteed to Make Her Dance.
Anything old school Kylie Minogue, ELO or Phil collins.

Coffee Order.
A hot choccy or mocha!

Spirit Animal.
Labrador. Always up for a walk, enjoy splashing in the water, constantly hungry for anything, sometimes not great proprioception, can have a sad looking face but actually content.

Ultimate Goal.
For people to find exercising fun and transferrable to their everyday lives.