General Questions

We specialise in orthopaedics, athletic recovery, women’s health / pre-post natal, disability advice and dance physiotherapy.

Our team has extensive experience with rehab and reconditioning for elite athletes. We specialise in athletic recovery. However we also provide rehab and recovery for all general musculoskeletal injuries or issues.

Yes, we do provide rehabilitation for all post operative recovery.

Yes, of course! We provide specialised paediatric Physio.

Physiotherapists specialise in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal issues. Physiotherapists are trained in a way to assist you with living life with better health and providing improved health outcomes, decreased pain and self management strategies.

Cadence physiotherapists are experienced and believe in the balance of art and science of treatment to aid in recovery. With a combined 30 years of experience Cadence Physio prides itself as a practice in aiding recovery from long standing issues through an individualised, focussed approach. We believe in hands on treatment combined with individualised prescriptive exercises to aid recovery.

Cadence Physio is competitively priced within the physio market.

Rebates & Referrals

No doctors referral is required for physiotherapy treatment. Physiotherapists are a primary provider and as a result do not require a doctors referral.

A doctor is trained as a medical doctor whilst a physiotherapist specialises in the musculoskeletal facet of medical health.

In general, medicare does not cover physiotherapy. We accept all referrals from all doctors but there will still be a gap to pay.

Rebates are available if you have private health cover with extras. Each health provider provides a different rebate depending on the level of cover. You can claim your health rebate directly at the practice through the HICAPS system.

Any client with private health cover extras can attend Cadence Physio with only a gap to pay, claimable on the day through the HICAPS system. Cadence Physio is a preferred provider with HCF and Health Partners.

With a doctor’s referral we provide bulk billed physiotherapy through medicare with an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) referral. There are up to 5 sessions available through this program and you need to ask your General Practitioner (GP) if you may be eligible.

Bookings, Consultations & First Time Visits

The first visit to Cadence Physio involves an initial assessment comprising movement analysis, muscle motion, biomechanics assessment, hands on assessment, treatment as required and prescription of clinical exercises. The initial assessment will take approximately 30-40 minutes.

To make a booking call 8337 1313, speak with our friendly receptionists and find a session that suits your schedule.

Cadence Physio has 2 locations in North Eastern Adelaide:

Dernancourt – 28/832-840 Lower N E Rd, Dernancourt, Adelaide, SA 5097, Australia
St Peters – 115 Payneham Rd, St Peters SA 5069, Australia.

Our physiotherapy practices are only 5 minutes (St Peters) and 15 minutes (Dernancourt) from the Adelaide CBD, in the North Eastern Suburbs of Adelaide, making it easy for anyone to book a consultation with one of our certified physiotherapists. Click to see our location on a map.

We recommend arriving a few minutes early for your session as there is some initial paperwork to fill out.

An initial consultation takes between 30 and 40 mins. Most follow up sessions take 30 mins.

On your initial consult you will see the first available physiotherapist. If you are referred directly to a certain physio then we will do all we can to provide your initial session with the physio in question. We will always endeavour for you to see the same physio to provide continuity of care. However all of our physiotherapists work in a similar manner to provide certain outcomes.

Generally items of clothing will need to be removed to allow best assessment and treatment of your condition. However we are sensitive to any concerns you may have and have blankets to help you feel comfortable with assessment and treatment.

At Cadence Physio we have both male and female physiotherapists consulting.

The initial consult is slightly more expensive and from this point on there is a standard consulting rate. There is no discount for multiple visits.

Once your condition has improved and you are self managing our physiotherapists will recommend an ongoing program and inform you of your discharge plan from physiotherapy.

Remedial Therapy, Acupuncture & Pilates

A physiotherapist has a university degree focused on the human body, biomechanics and the mechanisms of injury and rehabilitation. A remedial therapist is a diploma based professional focused on hands on massage release.

No, a remedial therapist is not a trained physiotherapist.

Cadence Pilates and Cadence Physio work closely together to provide and promote great health outcomes for our clients. Our expert physiotherapists are the main thing in common we work across both Cadence Physio and as instructors at Cadence Pilates. You can find out more about our unique approach to Pilates Here.

Acupuncture is the use of microfilament needles to address pain and dysfunction through the musculoskeletal system. Cadence Physiotherapists are experienced in both acupuncture and dry needling. It helps to aid healing through trigger point release and improved blood flow to aid healing.

The same types of needles are used in both acupuncture and dry needling. Acupuncture has more traditional origins in Chinese medicine and involves positioning of the needles along meridian lines whilst needling is used to manipulate and release specific tight tissues.


We do not take internships but may take work experience if appropriate.

Cadence Physio has physiotherapist specialising in promotion of healthy posture, tension release and reduction of lower back pain during pregnancy. We also have a direct relationship with Cadence Pilates and recommend prenatal Pilates as appropriate.

Monday: 9.30am-6.30pm (ACST)

Tuesday: 7am-7pm (ACST)

Wednesday: 9am-7pm (ACST)

Thursday: 7.30am-7pm (ACST)

Friday: 7am-6pm (ACST)

Saturday: 8am-12pm (ACST)

We are part of the Dernancourt Shopping Centre, which can be found at 832-840 Lower North East Road, Dernancourt, Adelaide, SA 5075. If the parking out the front is full, there is car parking available for Cadence Physio clients at the rear of the building. This is accessed via the rear entry around the back of Goodlife gym.

Both Cadence Pilates and Cadence Physio have 4 allocated car parks located off the lane way behind our building if you are looking for parking at our St Peters location. There is also ample street parking located close by.

Cadence Physio sports partnerships currently provides consultation and physio for TTG Swim club and TTG Football club.

Cadence Physio would love to be the physio for your sports club. Contact the practice to discuss your needs and we will provide service as you require.

Yes, Cadence Physio offers a reduced initial consult rate for all concession holders.

Yes, we do! All Goodlife members receive the initial consult gap free of half rate.