Our Wellness Team
At SA Wellness Centre we provide you with a multidisciplinary team comprised of chiropractic, physiotherapy, myotherapy, remedial massage therapy, naturopathy and yoga classes as well as wellness workshops. Read more about our team below.
Director and Co-founder
Dr Peter Roennfeldt is director and co-founder of SA wellness Centre in Adelaide, a centre where healthcare professionals work together, helping people, businesses and communities with health and wellness needs.
He completed his Chiropractic studies at RMIT University graduating with Distinction in 2005. He also has a keen interest in health and lifestyle sciences and has completed post-graduate studies and training as a Certified Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Practitioner (CCWP).
As a Chiropractor, his main focus is to enhance and improve people’s lives by providing professional Chiropractic care in an Evidence-Based Manner. He is dedicated to chiropractic solutions for people of all ages, with a genuine passion for the health and wellbeing of the people coming to SA wellness centre for chiropractic services. By helping people gain an understanding of the underlying condition of their spines and the related structures, Dr Peter tailors care towards the individuals he sees and is passionate about measuring and tracking their progress so they can make informed decisions and see their progress.
He also enjoys empowering people with ethical lifestyle changes that are scientifically based so people know what they can do to reach and maintain a quality of life they desire.
Dr Peter specialises in using a range of techniques to suit individual needs and enjoys reading research, books and attending seminars in order to stay up to date with the latest knowledge.
He is a registered Chiropractor under AHPRA, a member of the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA), and also a member of the International Chiropractors Association Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science.
Dr Vicki has been a chiropractor for over 20 years practising in Adelaide and country areas.
Dr Vicki is passionate about how chiropractic, along with a healthy lifestyle of exercise, nutrition and a positive mental attitude can assist the body to function at its best.
Dr Vicki has her own three young adult children and understands the stresses and strains of modern life and its impact on our health.
She loves to work with all individuals, specialising in families with children of all age groups, teenagers and adults.
She also loves working with athletes from the young beginner to elite levels of fitness and enjoys seeing the results chiropractic can bring to their performance.
All age groups are welcome to come in for spinal analysis to see how chiropractic care may help to improve and enhance their life.
Vicki believes that “Chiropractic can be beneficial to people from all different walks of life. I love meeting people that come to me for help with their differences and backgrounds. My passion is to work with them to find solutions to their problems.”
Chiropractor (B.Chiro.Sc, M.Chiro)
Dr. Brad is a Chiropractor in Adelaide who has a passion for natural health. He strives to provide the highest quality care to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Dr. Brad graduated from Macquarie University in Melbourne and he also holds a Master’s Degree in Chiropractic.
Dr. Brad is a team player and thrives in an environment with like-minded professionals. Dr. Brad has a great reputation backed by his attentiveness to patients needs and his successful history of well-adjusted customers who now enjoy a better quality of life. On a technical level, Dr. Brad offers a range of chiropractic solutions including precise adjustments to patients of all ages.
Dr. Bronte decided to become a chiropractor after she experienced the benefits of chiropractic care for herself and through her family as she grew up. She uses a variety of techniques including Diversified, Activator, drop-piece, and soft tissue techniques to tailor care to her patient’s specific needs during their health care journey.
Dr. Bronte graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Health Science/ Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic) in 2021. She has also gained her level one certification in Myofascial Dry Needling and Cupping from the Manual Medicine Australasia.
Outside of Chiropractic, Dr. Bronte enjoys spending time with her family and her cat Mr. Boots. She loves to travel and to go for hikes to explore.
Dr. Bronte is a registered Chiropractor under AHPRA and a member of the Australia Chiropractors Association (ACA).
PHYSIOTHERAPISTS & MYOTHERAPIST
Jai is a friendly and enthusiastic physiotherapist who is passionate about helping people to live free of pain. Having been a professional performing artist, he has had personal experience with injury and how to best manage it while maintaining your work and quality of life.
Jai has a particular interest in treating lower back, hip, groin and tendon injuries and finds taking a goal-oriented approach to rehabilitation particularly useful and loves getting people back to sports and their hobbies.
Jai believes that everyone has the right to live their best life and uses a multi-faceted approach to treating every client he works with including pilates, massage, mobilisations, strengthening and electrophysical agents. He will leave no stone unturned as he works with you to achieve your goals and get you living the life you deserve.
He likes working with dancers for strength, conditioning and injury management, as well as assisting people with back pain to overcome and manage their condition.
Jai is looking forward to seeing you at the clinic!
Myotherapist & Hijama Practitioner
Diego joined the SA Wellness Centre team in January 2020 as a Myotherapist.
Diego comes from a nursing and pathology background and studied a Bachelor degree in Health Science in Myotherapy. He is also one of the first certified Hijama practitioners in SA. His duty of care is exceptional. Diego also offers dry needling, dry cupping and wet cupping to help with various types of muscle pain such as, upper and lower back pain, sciatica, headaches and migraines, shoulder pain; just to name a few.
As a Myotherapist, Diego is committed to delivering exceptional treatment, providing relief from injury and discomfort, and encouraging creative flow in a nurturing, professional environment.
Please feel free to call and speak to our friendly staff if you would like to find out more about Myotherapy and how it can help you.
Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia. Since then she has been working in private practice, as well as working with a variety of junior and senior sports teams.
She comes to physiotherapy following her own injuries throughout the years from various sports, she realised the importance of physiotherapy for ongoing health and wellness. She has extensive training in acute injuries especially on the football field following 5 years of football training experience.
Her special interests are in Sports Physiotherapy and in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and is passionate about helping people understand their body and return them to their best version and wants to enable people to be able to manage their problems in the long term.
Rebecca offers exercise rehabilitation as well dry needling. She also has a special soft spot for ankle injuries and preventing reoccurring ankle sprains particularly in young athletes.
Outside the Physiotherapy room, she enjoys completing Crossfit in her spare time and spending time with her 2 Maltese Shih Tzu dogs at the beach.
I began studying a Bachelor of Health Science – Myotherapy to help not only myself but others in healing their bodies from a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. My focus with my clients is to reduce pain, improve the quality of function in muscles and joints, and client education. My interests lay in acute and chronic conditions of the musculoskeletal system, and I can utilise a variety of techniques such as cupping, dry needling, and joint mobilisation to list a few in the treatment and care of my clients.
My background is sports and being a soccer player for nearly two decades now has influenced me to follow this career path. I have always been interested in taking the best care of my own body from a recovery point of view and that has led to an interest in helping others with their own recovery and management of injuries.
REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Naturopath & Remedial Massage Therapist
Naturopath & Remedial Massage Therapist
As a Naturopath:
Nicki is a qualified and experienced natural health practitioner. She incorporates functional medicine and evidence-based nutritional and herbal medicine to deliver an individualised and patient-centred approach to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.
She has experience in treating a wide range of complex health issues, including gut disorders, mental health issues (MTHFR/Pyrroles) and women’s hormonal issues.
As a mother of three, Nicki is very much a family practitioner and has experience treating babies and children, as well as supporting women through every stage of motherhood, from preconception (fertility) through to pregnancy and postnatal care.
These are her strengths:
As a Remedial Therapist
Nicki has been practicing remedial massage since 2008. She utilises a wide variety of remedial therapy techniques, including trigger point therapy, musculoskeletal therapy, acupressure, lymphatic drainage, aromatherapy, and sports and remedial massage.
She is an experienced pregnancy massage therapist and is able to offer comfortable and safe front lying for pregnant women with the use of high-quality, specially-created Belly Pillows.
Nicki demonstrates efficient and capable hands on skills and utilises effective treatment techniques to provide pain relief and ensure best possible outcomes for her clients.
Nicki is currently studying her yoga master certification and incorporates beneficial stretches and postures into her treatment recommendations
Remedial Massage Therapist
Brooke has a passion for helping and nurturing people through massage therapy. She is someone that you can trust, as she only wants the best outcome for her clients.
Brooke’s go-to massage technique is trigger point therapy combined with myofascial release to help decrease discomfort and pain for her clients.
She’s also well trained in sports massage, deep tissue massage, relaxation and pregnancy massage to help her clients reach their goals and improve their quality of life.
Away from the massage table, she enjoys any beach walks and hanging out with friends and family. She grew up locally, participating in local sport, mainly volleyball at a state level.
Remedial Massage Therapist, Dry Needling & Cupping
Andrew started his current journey 5+ years ago. Initially completing a Qualification in Personal Training specialising in Corrective Exercise & Natural Movement. He has put a lot of the concepts he learnt during those first couple of years into his own daily practice, recognising his own restrictions and working on these daily, particularly mobility (which was restricted after working as a Carpenter for 20 years)
“I believe moving well is one of the key factors to improved health and wellbeing particularly as we age” he said.
After Andrew completed the Diploma of Remedial massage his focus shifted to providing manual therapy as the core of his business and providing advice on stretching and strengthening as an additional service. Thus, providing a holistic service. As a Carpenter selects the appropriate tool for the task at hand, so too he believes its about selecting the right treatment plan for each client.
Currently Andrew offers the following massage services below.
- Deep tissue massage.
- Myofascial release (Also advice on Self Myofascial release)
- Trigger point therapy
- Functional release cupping (a blend of static and dynamic cupping with movement) a great way to lengthen restricted muscles.
- Dry needling (targeting stubborn trigger points and areas of pain & restriction)
- Range of movement testing (to determine where your restricted)
- Corrective exercise (to regain balance by stretching tight muscles and strengthening weak ones. Also addressing postural issues)
Of all the reasons why, you will want to see Andrew as a Remedial massage therapist, the number one reason is fundamentally because your seeking “CHANGE”
To CHANGE the way you feel & To CHANGE the way you move
It may sound like a pretty basic concept but the beauty with this approach. change is measurable; therefore, we can track your progress, look at what is working and alter what isn’t.
“I believe that if the stressors are removed or reduced and given the right environment the body will in most cases heal itself over time, or at least achieve measurable gains. That is where, as a manual therapist I look for those stressors, restrictions, things that are causing pain and/or restriction and provide the appropriate treatment for your situation”.
“I do not consider what I do as working for a living, as I enjoy the journey, helping others to move freer with reduced pain. Learning all I can about my chosen field and celebrating my clients wins.”
When Andrew is not in the clinic or studying, he enjoy bodyweight & mobility training, or otherwise known as Natural Movement Practice (MovNat). Also spending time out in Nature.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Estela is an Australian certified Remedial Massage Therapist gaining her accreditation from the well-recognised Australian College of Eastern Medicine. Estela studied a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Estela has more than 20 years of physiotherapy clinical experience and she has focused her career on remedial massage therapy, pilates, postural rehabilitation, and myofascial therapy. Estela’s professional qualifications plus numerous hours of ‘hands-on’ experience for more than twenty years has given her a reputation for distinction in her field.
Estela is passionate about helping clients to achieve their goals, either for relieving pain or recovering from injuries by guiding them to create self-awareness and self-control of their bodies. She used to work with orthopedic/musculoskeletal and neurological patients.
She believes that mind and body should be fully interconnected for a healthy lifestyle and that her job is to support clients to understand their limits and strengths to improve their quality of life.
Remedial Massage Therapist, Dry Needling & Cupping
Kanex completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Southern Cross Education Institute in 2017 and with an additional qualification in Dry Needling in 2019. She has been working in this industry for more than 6 years and she specialized with a large focus on deep tissue/remedial style treatments where she also incorporates different techniques to aid the release of muscular tension. In 2020, she also gained her Certificate III In Fitness to help her clients achieve their wellness goals.
She uses Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Hot Stones, Cupping, Dry Needling, stress and pain relief as well as reflexology to assist with her techniques based on client’s individual needs.
RECEPTIONIST & ADMIN TEAM
Managing Director and Co-founder
Lorena brings 15+ years of experience in financial and operational management as well as business development to the role of Managing Director. She was also one of the co-founders of SA Wellness Centre
She has a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of South Australia. Lorena has worked in Adelaide for the government in the financial sector. Her experience includes insolvency accounting, business planning and marketing.
Lorena believes strongly in the power of culture and is inspired by the team at SA Wellness Centre on a daily basis. She feels fortunate to work with such a dedicated and credentialed healthcare team to achieve the vision of SA Wellness Centre for excellence in health optimisation, rehabilitation and pain management in Adelaide’s south.
Her Chiropractic journey began in 2007 after experiencing a range of chiropractic solutions for herself. The vision was to provide a health centre in South Australia where health professionals work together providing health solutions aimed at improving people’s lives, while also providing health and wellness needs to communities and businesses.
Lorena works with our allied health practitioners in keeping the team organised and in helping with new solutions for more comprehensive health and wellness programs. Taking the extra step and helping SA Wellness Centre distinguish itself as a qualitative, data-driven, solutions clinic. Lorena’s detail is matched by her attentiveness to each and every SA Wellness Centre customer.
Jacqui is an integral member of our patients’ services team. As your first point of contact, Jacqui will warmly welcome you to SA Wellness Centre. She completed her studies in Aromatherapy and Physiology in 2019.
Jacqui is warm, compassionate and empathic, understanding that each person has their own unique set of requirements regarding customized chiropractic solutions tailored to suit their journey towards better health and improved state of wellness. Jacqui brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role at SA Wellness. Having over 14 years of experience in administration, Jacqui loves greeting everyone with a friendly smile and getting to know all the patients as they come through the practice.
Jacqui strongly believes that a holistic approach to complementary therapy plays a pivotal role in improving and maintaining our psychological and physical well-being.
Outside of the centre Jacqui spends time with her family, friends and fur children and can often be found indulging her love of the outdoors going on hikes, kayaking and lazing in the sunshine.
Caitlin is a vibrant positive person, with a keen interest in health and wellbeing. She is an active listener who will take time to hear your needs and put you on the right path with our multidisciplinary team.
Caitlin is passionate about the wellbeing of others and brings her excitement to work each and every day.
Outside the centre, she enjoys spending time at the beach, walking her dog, cooking, baking and doing jigsaw puzzles!
Kirsten is a bright, bubbly person who is always up for a chat. She appreciates that wellness isn’t just simply being physically healthy, it is also about having positive mental wellbeing.
“I love to help people in whatever way I can and always try to be a happy and positive part of people’s day.”
Away from work, she loves spending time with her family, friends and her dog Benny, going on adventures and creating memories. She absolutely loves to bake and enjoy playing the piano.
Avrylle loves spending time with her family, playing golf, cooking, and challenging herself to learn new things.
She is a very nurturing person who loves to help out in any way she can. Health and well-being are the things she has always been very passionate about and believe it is a vital part of living a truly fulfilling life.
From her own words: “I feel incredibly blessed to be able to help others on their own journey to wellness, supporting them and encouraging them to be the best that they can be”