Committed to your health

Our physiotherapists work hard to ensure you receive the most up-to-date medical assitance available

Our Team

Patrick Carbone

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Alison Dumesny

Senior Podiatrist

Robert Frick

Masters of Physiotherapy

Chelsea Bellamy

Accredited Practicing Dietitian

Josh Frkic

Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Kelsi Jane Serrals

Bachelor of Human Movement

Patrick Carbone

Patrick Carbone is Inertia Physiotherapy’s practice principal. He earned his Doctor of Physiotherapy degree from Queensland’s prestigious Bond University after establishing a solid base in exercise science both in the sporting elite and general populous. He has also completed research with NSW Police – Tactical Operations Unit, investigating and evaluating the effect of occupational load carriage on officer marksmanship ability. The complete published research can be found in the Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning.

Patrick has worked intricately with the AFL’s Gold Coast Suns Senior and Reserves teams, assisting elite athletes with injury management, rehabilitation and onfield game day player management. Patrick is also the current acting medical coordinator for Adelaide City Football Club.

He has also worked with one of Brisbane’s leading musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy private practices where he was mentored by some of Brisbane’s most experienced musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapists and worked closely with a select few of Brisbane’s finest hip and knee surgeons.

Patrick has throughout developed a keen interest in hip and knee biomechanical analysis and its impact on pathology and injury. He also has a deep understanding of spinal pathology and particularly enjoys treating and rehabilitating back & neck pain.

Patrick is trained in Western Acupuncture (Dry Needling) and as well as undergoing The Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institution (APPI) Pilates training and certification. He is also undergoing his sports specilisation having completed the Australian Physiotherapy Associations level 1 & level 2 courses whilst con-currently completing his studies at La Trobe University. Patrick has also completed courses on in depth hamstring injury rehabilitation and management. Patrick is also a Clinical Educator for Flinders University Masters Students.

Patrick is confident he will be able to assess and treat your condition by developing a personally tailored physiotherapy and exercise program that will assist in getting back your health allowing you to enjoy the lifestyle you deserve.

Alison Dumesny

Senior Podiatrist

Alison Dumesny is our senior Podiatrist. She joins the team at Inertia with over 10 years in the industry and a wealth of diverse experience.

Ali began her career in the arena of High Risk Foot Care, working in public hospitals in metropolitan NSW and country Victoria, where her involvement in Community and Multi-Disciplinary clinics saw her working together with Orthopaedic surgeons, Endocrinologists and Nurses, as well as Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.

Having based herself back in Adelaide for the past few years, Ali has gained extensive experience in all aspects of private practice, as well as within the aged care sector and as a clinical tutor to University students both on campus and during clinical placements to outback NSW.

Throughout her career, Ali has dedicated a significant amount of time and energy to continually improving and adding to her clinical skill set and knowledge base. Ali is something of a frequent flyer at University, undertaking post graduate study in Pain Sciences and completing a Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences. Most recently she has embarked on a journey to become an endorsed prescriber of podiatric pharmaceuticals.

Ali has special interest in ingrown toenails, biomechanics, and diabetic foot health. She believes in treating the cause of the problem and strives to empower her clients through education and understanding. Ali loves working with people who love to be active and who strive to live life to the fullest.

Robert Frick

Senior Podiatrist

We welcome Robert Frick to the Inertia Health Group team. Robert graduated from Flinders University with a Masters of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Health Sciences. Throughout his time at University, Robert completed a number of placements at sites such as the Port Lincoln Hospital, Repatriation General Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, Brain Injury SA and here at Inertia where he was mentored by Practice Principal Patrick & exposed to a wide range of musculoskeletal & sports conditions.

Since graduating, Robert has undertaken further training to become proficient in Dry Needling. He has also acted as the match day Physiotherapist for various sports clubs such as the Western Australian Men’s Masters field hockey side. Robert has a particular interest in diagnosing and treating peripheral musculoskeletal conditions from shoulders, elbows and wrists to hips, knees and ankles. He is also very proficient at treating all manner of spinal issues.

Robert is a friendly, highly approachable therapist; he is always willing to answer any questions you may have regarding your condition and treatment. Robert is passionate about educating his clients and providing them with the knowledge and strategies to assist in helping them manage their conditions, getting them more active in achieving their desired health goals.

Chelsea Bellamy

Accredited Practicing Dietitian

Chelsea followed her interest in food through her studies, to find her passion in nutrition and helping individuals and the community to enhance their health and wellbeing. She aims to empower all of her clients with the knowledge of food and nutrition, so they can best nourish their bodies with the energy and nutrients to live each day to the fullest.

Chelsea is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who has gained experience and a love of Nutrition and Dietetics from placements, work within the community, clinical settings and the food service sector. She has worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, and her main ambition is to work with individuals to help them achieve their health goals. Through working closely with clients throughout their health journey, Chelsea aims to develop individualised, realistic and maintainable dietary plans. She does this to assist clients in achieving and maintaining their goals, through developing effective and realistic long term outcomes and food habits.

Chelsea has had experience and success with her strategies to achieve and maintain weight loss and in the management of diabetes and cholesterol through diet and lifestyle alone. She also has experience in the dietary treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and optimising gut health. She has assisted many individuals in identifying food intolerances and alleviating their IBS symptoms and improving their quality of life.

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Josh Frkic

Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Joshua is a recent graduate from the University of South Australia Clinical Exercise Physiology Program. He has had a range of clinical experience in both private and public health sectors including Southern Cross Care: Philip Kennedy Centre, Goodlife Health Clubs and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital: Day Rehabilitation Centre. Joshua also has experience in both group and individual exercise programs through his employment.

As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), Joshua specialises in exercise delivery, as well as lifestyle and behaviour modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic conditions, injuries, and disabilities. This includes several pathologies such as cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory/pulmonary and mental health, and any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status. Joshua is also an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) and can offer the prescription and delivery of tailored exercise programs for a range of health goals. This includes training for weight management, improved lifestyle, and athletic performance. Joshua works closely with your Physiotherapist & Podiatrist in regards to injury management, work hardening programs, athletic programs and optimizing human potential and works closely with your Dietitian with regards to weight loss and weight management programs as well as assisting in optimal exercise prescription to manage chronic disease.

Joshua is passionate about helping clients improve their quality of life through exercise and lifestyle management strategies. He is a welcoming and friendly therapist who uses the best evidence based practice to work with his clients to assist in managing or preventing chronic disease and improving your fitness & exercise capacity. Joshua looks forward to meeting you and working with you to achieve your exercise and lifestyle goals!

Kelsi Jane Serrals

Kelsi grew her passion for massage and mechanics of the human body at an early age. This led her to complete her degree in Human Movement at the University of South Australia in 2017. She gained huge insight and knowledge in several areas across health and exercise sciences. Throughout this, she found her true interest lying with remedial massage therapy and went on to complete her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2019.

Being heavily involved with sport, Kelsi understands and appreciates the importance of complementary and allied health therapies. Her sporting passions lie particularly with netball and football. She has played netball at premiere league level and is a huge advocate of the gym.

This has highlighted the need for massage therapy to help alleviate the aches, pains, stress and injuries that are associated with being an active individual or athlete. For the past 4 years, Kelsi has worked as a sports trainer for the Fitzroy Football Club where she has been able to further her knowledge and apply various techniques to a diverse range of injuries and conditions.

From her years of study, Kelsi places an emphasis on a holistic approach to therapy – she believes that massage can not only help in managing pain, but also assists physically, mentally and emotionally.

Kelsi is a warm and approachable therapist that prides herself in client interaction and communication. She loves to help people achieve their goals and assist in improving their overall health, well-being and quality of life. Client care focus is one of Kelsi’s top priorities. She has mastered the integration of several therapy techniques into her treatment plans and she will ensure you receive a specific and tailored approach to your treatment.

COVID-19 Update - We Are Open

Our Clinic has been classified as an essential service to the community. We assist by trying to keep people healthy as possible and out of surgeries and decrease hospital admissions. At Inertia Health Group we are working hard to keep our patients and team members as safe as possible.

Due to our strict infection control procedures we have been deemed a low risk clinic- we have all completed the government COVID -19 Infection Control Risk Course and have implemented new waiting room procedures as well as intensified our cleaning procedures completing these regularly through the day. We have also implemented a virtual health service for those who require advice or assistance and cannot attend the clinic.

We appreciate our patients doing the right thing also!

Please call us with any questions or concerns 08 8359 2022.