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David Patterson - Massage Therapist

I have been a massage therapist at Fitness on the Park since 2001 offering both remedial and sports massage. I have been involved in athletics for 45 years and have been coaching for the past 15 years, specializing in middle distance and distance running. I am also a keen runner myself. As a special offer for Fitness on the Park members I am offering your first half hour massage for only $30 (normally $40).


Monday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Friday 11am - 8pm

Dr Patricia Bishop - Doctor

Dr Patricia Bishop graduated in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1977. She worked at the Ingle Farm Community Health Centre, the Adelaide Children's Hospital and the Queen Victoria Hospital, obtaining her Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1981. She has a full registration with the Medical Board of South Australia, is a member of the Australian Medical Association and a member of the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM). In 1998 after taking time off for children, Patricia began her association with Fitness on the Park as a consultant GP for the Healthy Weight Loss Program. At FOTP Dr Bishop practices traditional preventative medicine within a holistic framework. A full history and blood tests are often required, and treatment may include lifestyle changes and nutritional supplements.

Dr Bishop can also prepare Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plans for people with chronic diseases, such as, Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease, to enable them to claim up to 5 services per year from Medicare to see an Allied Health Professional, such as, Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist. "In conjunction with our Exercise Physiologist, and the other professionals at FOTP, we can develop a tailor-made personal diet, exercise & lifestyle program especially for you."


Sessions by appointment

Louanna Hacket

Lou has been an Instructor at Fitness on the Park since 2012. She studied Human Movement at UniSA and went on to complete a Graduate Diploma for Clinical Exercise Science. She has been an Accredited Exercise Physiologist since 2013 and enjoys working in the rehabilitation field working with people to promote healthy lifestyles. Lou really enjoys her Saturday and Monday night shifts at Fitness on the Park, especially her classes. She loves to see the determination that her members bring along to the classes. Lou believes that exercise should be something that is enjoyed and not seen as a chore. She likes hearing members talk about how good they feel after a workout or exercise class and wants people to feel good when they are active so they are motivated with other aspects of life.

Emerson Ciccarello - Physiotherapist

Emerson completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, graduating in 2013. Since leaving university, Emerson was recruited by the Adelaide City Council as an OHS Officer and 'Wellness Ambassador', working to improve the health and wellbeing of over 6,000 employees. Emerson went on to join Domiciliary Care as an entry level physiotherapist initially, and soon after being instated as Senior Physiotherapist Clinician for several teams. Emerson is presently employed with Flex Rehabilitation clinic, servicing several aged care facilities and hospitals in greater Adelaide. He is also contracted as a Head Physiotherapist operating at Murray Bridge, providing WHS expertise and outpatient consultations. In his spare time, Emerson is very engaged in a variety of sports, sitting on the Pennant Committee for Squash SA, as well as competing at State level. He also serves as a tutor to junior sport trainers at the Old Ignatians' Soccer Club, whilst playing in the Saturday Premier Division for the club.

Erin McNamara

Erin graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2013. Since then, she has been working as a physiotherapist in the aged care and private sectors in metropolitan Adelaide, the Yorke Peninsular and the Limestone Coast. Always eager to learn more, Erin enjoys undertaking regular professional development courses which have included gaining qualifications in Clinical Pilates through Dance Medicine Australia (DMA). Erin's focus is to not only treat injuries directly, but to also work with patients to develop appropriate strategies and exercises to help prevent reoccurrence. In addition to treating conditions of musculoskeletal nature, Erin has a passion in dance-based physiotherapy having competed at national and international levels in a variety of dance styles. This keen interest has lead Erin to travel internationally to complete clinical mentorships with New York University's Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and Westside Dance Physical Therapy allowing her the opportunity to work with students of the School of American Ballet.

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Great group classes

Strong focus on 45+

Indoor and outdoor classes


Contact the Fitness on the Park North Adelaide Gym and Fitness Centre
64 Mackinnon Parade, North Adelaide, South Australia 5006
Phone: 08 8267 1887
Fax: 08 8239 1034
Email: fitnessonthepark@ozemail.com.au

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