Matthew Heavyside, Director/Physiotherapist


Graduating from UniSA in 2019, Rachel has gone on to further specialise in a number of areas. One of very few credentialed Watson Headache and Migraine therapists, her areas of expertise include headaches and migraines, vertigo and vestibular rehabilitation, neck and spinal pain, advanced dry needling and Pilates based rehab.

Rachel views physical health as an important foundation for overall wellbeing. It is important to have a healthy physical foundation to be able to achieve other life goals and enjoy your life to the fullest.

A little more about rachel


  • Dean Watson Lv 1 Foundation Course for Headaches & Migraines 2021
  • Dean Watson Lv 2 Consolidation Course for Headaches & Migraines 2022
  • Dean Watson Lv 3 Credential Course for Headaches & Migraines 2023
  • Intro to Vestibular rehabilitation Course, 2022
  • Advanced Vestibular rehabilitation Course, 2023
  • Level 1 & 2 GEMT Dry Needling Course, 2021/2022
  • Upper Quadrant Mulligan Concept Course, 2021
  • Lower Quadrant Mulligan Concept Course, 2022
  • The Shoulder Course ‘Simple, Scientific & Modern’, 2020
  • Equipment & Mat Based Pilates Training, 2020
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, 2019

Why Physio Smart?
If it isn’t already obvious this team is one formidable force. Everyone is passionate, driven, and dedicated to finding solutions that allow all of our patients to reach their highest level of health and wellness. This level of collaboration allows us to truly make a positive difference in the lives of those we work with.

Favourite Way To Move.

Movement Goal.
Run a 5km

Fun Fact.
Rachel is most definitely a crazy plant lady and an even crazier dog lady.