Linda Shacklock

Linda Shacklock

Director and Principal Physiotherapist


Linda graduated from the University of South Australia in 1994 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy.  She has been the Principal Physiotherapist and Director of City Physiotherapy since 1996. Linda is trained in Level 1 and Level 2 Dry Needling (Western acupuncture) & pain education.


Special Interests

Linda’s special interests are in helping her patients move and feel better. She uses a variety of treatments including neuromuscular dry needling (western acupuncture), corrective, strength and flexibility exercises, soft tissue release, joint mobilisation, cupping therapy, fascia release, mindfulness, nervous system health and helping patients understand and implement realistic short, medium and long term goal oriented life strategies to move through complex pain issues.

As the principal physiotherapist, Linda is experienced in treating and performing the following:


Chronic Injuries

    • Shin splints
    • Achilles tendonitis
    • Bursitis
    • Tennis elbow treatment
    • Disc bulge
    • TMJ jaw pain
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Headaches
    • Persistent pain
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Arthritis
    • Autoimmune disease

Pain Reduction

    • Office work-related pain
    • Postural aches and pains
    • Pain reduction
    • Low back pain
    • Neck pain
    • Spinal Pain
    • Shoulder impingement pain & rehabilitation
    • Foot and ankle pain
    • Hip Pain
    • Jaw Pain – TMJ
    • Scar tissue and post-mastectomy soft tissue pain management
    • Neuromuscular dry needling (western acupuncture) for pain relief
    • Children’s growth pain
    • Hormonal change-related pain in women 
    • Arthritis management


    • Shoulder impingement pain & rehabilitation
    • Tendon injuries and rehab
    • Pinched nerves
    • Dry needling
    • Complex pain and trauma
    • Migraine and headaches
    • Stiff joints


    • Musculoskeletal injuries
    • Sports injuries
    • Improved balance
    • Improved functional flexibility

Wellbeing and Day-to-Day

    • Stress reduction and wellness
    • Joint stiffness
    • Office work-related pain
    • Postural aches and pains
    • Headache and migraine treatment without drugs
    • Mindfulness-based stress reduction
    • Improved sleep
    • Pregnancy
    • Cupping therapy
    • Gua Sha
    • Balance
    • Resilient ageing
    • Stress due to changed in life circumstances

Off Duty

Outside of work, her interests include cycling to work, writing articles on the science-based health & wellbeing of people, walking up hills and along the beach, photography, reading, fossicking in vintage stores, spending time with her husband and family, healthy cooking, making choices that foster sustainability, active travel adventures as well as local and international community-mindedness.

Linda takes a holistic approach to her patients, assisting them with their day-to-day health and journey to wellness. She will ensure that her patients feel heard and will work with them to forge a new narrative around their health and pain story. Linda is fluent in speaking German, having an Austrian cultural heritage. She also teaches small group therapeutic exercise, dynamic core stability in our posture plus + rehab classes at City Physiotherapy’s gymnasium. She is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Sports Medicine Australia.

Linda has extensive knowledge of many aspects of Physiotherapy. Book now in our Adelaide CBD Clinic for Linda to assist you with a wide variety of health outcomes.


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