Our team


Courtney Gum

 Physiotherapist | Practice Principal



– Sports Injuries

– Neck and back pain

– Exercise Rehabilitation

Courtney has 18 years experience after graduating from UniSA in 2003. Over this time she has developed in depth knowledge of musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy.

Courtney enjoys all areas of Physio, however has a keen interest in sporting injuries and management. She loves both 1:1 management as well as undertaking supervised rehab with her clients. Courtney likes to get people back to where they want to be whilst make them feel strong and robust.

Courtney played AFLW from 2018 – 2020. She represented GWS Giants (18/19) and Adelaide Crows (2020). She was awarded the AFLPA MVP as well as coming 2nd in the AFLW Best & Fairest awards and making the All Australian Team.

Alex Shaw




– Sports Injuries

– Neck and back pain

– Exercise Rehabilitation

Alex is a passionate physiotherapist who has a special interest in sports physiotherapy as well as general musculoskeletal injuries and impairment.

He utilises hands on manual therapy and exercise prescription to provide a holistic approach to his practice.

Away from the clinic Alex is a keen athlete with experience playing football at SANFL level with both South Adelaide and Glenelg.

Madhav Parab

Senior Physiotherapist


– Sports Injuries

– Neck pain

– Back pain

Madhav has built up an impressive Physiotherapy resume, completing a Post graduate degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2012, following his Bachelor’s degree from India in 2010.

Whilst Madhav is an exceptional generalist Physiotherapist he has a special interest in Sport Physiotherapy and Rehab. Madhav has worked as a consultant physiotherapist with a number of local and state level sports teams including football, hockey, soccer and cricket. One of the highlights of his career was his work with Mumbai Cricket Team when he was involved with injury management of international athletes such as Sachin Tendulkar.

A keen academic, he keeps up to date with current evidence, which means your treatment is both up to date & relevant. He has also instructed mat & reformer Pilates for a number of years. He includes hands-on-treatment and dry needling in his treatments where appropriate.

Madhav was an avid sport person right from his school days when he played cricket and soccer. Currently, He likes to keep fit by doing strength training at the gym. At home, he loves playing his guitar and tending to his permaculture garden. Madhav lives locally in the South Coast with his wife & 2 children.

He has attended the following courses:

  • APA Sports Physiotherapy Level 2 Course,
  • Watson’s Level 2 Headache course,
  • GEMT Dry Needling,
  • Mastering Tendinopathy- Peter Malliaris,
  • Barbara Hungerford: Lumbar spine and Pelvic course, Thoracic spine and cervical course,
  • Level 1 Occupational Health Physiotherapy and
  • Numerous Taping courses including Rocktape course.

Trent Larwood

Exercise Physiologist



 – Strength training for all ages

 – Cardiovascular exercise for all ages

 – Strength & Conditioning

 – Run Conditioning

Trent is an ESSA accredited Exercise Physiologist (AES) who has recently completed his Bachelor of Physiology & Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sports Science) at Flinders University in 2021.

 Trent is a big believer in the use of exercise to promote a healthy lifestyle, improve sporting performance, delay the onset of ageing and improve overall quality of life.

As well as working at Kinetic Balance Trent has been the Strength and Conditioning Coach for South Adelaide’s SANFLW team since 2019. In this role he oversees gym programs, GPS analysis and conditioning programs.


Chris Bennett

Massage Therapist

**Claimable through private health extras

Chris has been a remedial massage therapist since 2006 before that he worked as a farmer in Booleroo Centre situated 280 kms north of Adelaide!

Chris utilises massage to help people manage their health and wellbeing. He provides a combination of deep tissue massage and remedial massage.

Chris has a big involvement in AFLW. He was an assistant coach with South Adelaide Football Club Senior Women’s Team from 2018-2020. He is also currently the head coach of the Happy Valley Women’s A grade team.

If you would like a massage with Chris please do not hesitate to contact the clinic or book online.


Pauline Gum

Practice Manager

Pauline has been the Practice Manager at Kinetic Balance since 2019. She keeps everything organised and on track.

Pauline has had a wealth of knowledge and experience that she has gained throughout her working career in the South Australian Education Department. Pauline spent 25 years in various operational and management roles within DECS.

Pauline is married and lives with her husband Garry on their farm on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

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