Optimise Physiotherapy is a personalised, high quality physiotherapy practice in the south end of the city of Adelaide, South Australia. It is on the corner of Pulteney Street and Gilles Street, and is on the ground floor of the Chelsea apartments, which is adjacent to the beautiful grounds of Hurtle Square.

Our clinic specialises in specific individualised therapeutic exercise prescription and hands-on manual therapy. Our difference is our genuine care and follow-up, you will not feel you are just “another patient” to us. Our physiotherapist combines postgraduate training, extensive experience, deep knowledge of pain science and up-to-date research to offer you the best possible care and treatment for your specific pain problem.

Our practice name “Optimise Physiotherapy” and our logo represents our commitment to assisting you in achieving your optimal health and well being. We understand that everyone has different pain problems and different goals (eg. to be fit, to play sports better, to work without pain, to be pain free to enjoy life to the fullest), each of which are personally important. We at Optimise Physiotherapy provide long initial and follow-up consultations to allow thorough assessment and explanation of your pain problem, to effectively treat your pain and to implement strategies to achieve your goals.


Leng Pho


Leng has over 20 years experience working in private practice and has a special interest in treatment of headaches and migraines, facial and jaw pain, spinal pain, tendinopathies, shoulder pain and exercise rehabilitation including pilates-informed exercises.

Qualifications and Achievements:
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy).
Masters of Applied Science (Sports Physiotherapy)
Certified Mat Pilates Instructor (APPI)
Certified Equipment Pilates Instructor (APPI)
Certified Mat Pilates Instructor (PIA)
Studio Pilates Instructor (Polestar)
Headache Treatment Practitioner

Australian Physiotherapy Association Member
APA Sports Physiotherapy Group
APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group

Leng graduated in Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 1998 and completed her postgraduate training in Sports Physiotherapy in 2002. She was accepted into the Golden Key Honour Society, a society that recognises high academic achievement and excellence.

Leng has worked in a variety of musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy settings gaining vast experience in the treatment and management of common and uncommon musculoskeletal and sports injuries. She has also worked extensively in orthopaedic pre and post operative rehabilitation in hospital and private clinics.

Leng has a special interest in treatment of headaches, migraines and facial pains. She was fortunate to work with and mentored by internationally recognised headache practitioner Dr Dean Watson as part of “The Headache Clinic” from 2006 and 2010. She incorporates Dr Watson’s headache treatment technique that has been verified by clinical research for the treatment of headaches and migraines with a more holistic approach to management to help empower patients to stay on top of their pain long term. She has also done further training in the assessment and treatment of Temporamandibular Joint (TMJ) pain including management of musculoskeletal related ear pain.

She has over 20 years experience in exercise rehabilitation in home, gym and specialised studio settings. She has undergone extensive training with injury rehabilitation including the use of pilates-informed rehabilitation exercises for back-neck pains, postural pains, sports injuries, work injuries, pre and post natal conditions and orthopaedic rehabilitations. She also has a special interest in shoulder treatment and tendinopathies of the upper and lower body and keep up to date with knowledge in these areas.

When she is not busy working and running her practice, Leng is a mother to two girls and enjoys spending time with her family and friends and likes reading, walking and Pilates.

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