Tesia Choi

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Qualifications

Tesia graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2022, during which she obtained the chancellor’s letters of commendation and University Merit awards. She has a passion for helping people and learning, holding certification from the South Australian Sports Medicine Association as a Sports Trainer (Level 1).  Tesia is also trained and highly skilled in advanced neuromuscular dry needling (western acupuncture). Most recently she has worked for several local Adelaide football clubs with player injury treatment and prevention.  Prior to moving to Australia, she worked as a full-time CrossFit Coach for three years in Seoul, South Korea, where she originates from. She holds a certification for leaders in Body Building from Yong-in University, South Korea and is also certified in Gymnastics and Competitors Training from CrossFit. Her talents do not end there as she also holds a Bachelor of Architecture (5 years) from Dankook University, South Korea.

Special Interests

Tesia has a specific interest in Women’s health, movement biomechanics in gym and in many sports such as Olympic weightlifting, free weightlifting, running, cycling, and gymnastics. She is also interested in postural related pain, sports injuries, headache treatment, mobility and balance rehabilitation for older patients and people with neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

Tesia has experience in treating and performing the following as a physiotherapist:

Pain Reduction

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Headaches
  • Acute injuries
  • Ligament Strains

Rehabilitation

  • Mobilisation and soft tissue release
  • Balance training
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Strength and endurance training
  • Return to sport programmes
  • Exercise programmes
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Pinched nerves

Wellbeing and Day-to-Day

  • Joint stiffness
  • Muscle stretching
  • Headache treatment
  • Core strengthening
  • Active ageing
  • Cupping
  • Gua Sha
  • Pain reduction
  • Teenage and children’s physiotherapy

Chronic Injuries

  • Disc related back and neck pain
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis management
  • Postural and overuse injuries

Acute Injuries

  • Ankle sprains
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Muscle tears and strains
  • Bone and tendon injury

Sports

  • Strapping and taping
  • Musculoskeletal sports injuries
  • Return to sport programmes
  • Strength and endurance exercises
  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • ACL repair and rehabilitation

Off Duty

Tesia in her free time can be often found in the gym lifting weights, or on a mountain hiking. She also enjoys cooking, winery tours and brain teasers such as quiz, riddles, board games, escape rooms and detective novels.

She has found her passion in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, understanding that each person’s pain is different and that there is no set solution for one problem. She is a creative thinker and will work with her patients to develop fun and personalised treatment plans according to their interests and goals and always ensures that her patients’ needs are listened to.

Tesia takes a multi-modal approach in her treatment and will work with her patients through hands-on therapy and individualised strengthening and conditioning exercise programs. She can speak English and Korean fluently and welcomes people who are more comfortable with using the Korean language. Tesia is also a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

If you want to see a passionate and results oriented physiotherapist, don’t hesitate to book with City Physiotherapy Adelaide to see Tesia today.

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