Exercise Physiologists

Reuben Vanderzalm
Reuben VanderzalmAccredited Exercise Physiologist / Director
Reuben is one of the two directors at AEP, of which was established in 2006. He has over 10 years’ experience as an exercise physiologist in a variety of clinical settings including the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing, numerous GP clinics and private practice.
Chris Ftinogiannis
Chris FtinogiannisAccredited Exercise Physiologist / Director
Chris is one of the directors of AEP Health Group with over 16 years experience as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. Commencing his career in 1996 at RAH’s Centre for Physical Activity in Aging, he was responsible for cardiac and stroke rehabilitation programs until 2006 when he established AEP Health Group with Reuben Vanderzalm.
Sara Slayman
Sara SlaymanAccredited Exercise Physiologist
Sara has been working in chronic disease management since completing university in 2006 and has developed a wealth of experience in many clinical conditions. Sara has a passion for helping people especially in areas of weight loss and bariatric surgery.
Skye Cibich
Skye CibichAccredited Exercise Physiologist
Currently on maternity leave.
Skye has been working at AEP since 2008. She has had extensive experience working with a wide variety of clients with chronic health conditions. Skye has experience working in GP clinics, home and private consulting environment.
Thomas Pretlove
Thomas PretloveAccredited Exercise Physiologist
Thomas has been employed with AEP since May 2009. Prior to this he completed clinical training at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre where he gained experience with patients with multiple chronic diseases and co-morbidities.
Caelum Schild
Caelum SchildAccredited Exercise Physiologist
Caelum has been working at AEP Health Group since the beginning of 2010. Over this period of time he has gained a broad range of clinical experience from the Royal Adelaide Hospital, GP clinics and private practice. His friendly and positive nature are strengths when educating patients about exercise and their health.
Keith Whitcher
Keith WhitcherAccredited Exercise Physiologist
Keith has been employed with AEP since May 2011. Prior to this he completed clinical training as an Exercise Therapist where he gained experience assisting patients with multiple chronic diseases and co-morbidities in both a gym and hydrotherapy environment.
Adam Browne
Adam BrowneAccredited Exercise Physiologist
Adam began working at AEP in 2014. He has completed his studies in Clinical Exercise Physiology where he specialised in Multiple Sclerosis rehabilitation and in Strength and Conditioning where he has developed a vast knowledge of exercise prescription in a variety of clientele from athletes to the elderly.
Crista Reid
Crista ReidAccredited Exercise Physiologist
Crista is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who started working at AEP in 2014 after completing her studies at the University of Tasmania. Crista consults at both the Edwardstown and Noarlunga AEP clinics and also travels to treat Elderly Veterans in their own homes.
Sam Rollison
Sam RollisonAccredited Exercise Physiologist
Sam has been employed at AEP Health Group since the beginning of 2016. Prior to this, working as an Exercise Scientist, Sam gained experience working with a number of clients of a range of fitness levels and goals.
Tom Adler
Tom AdlerAccredited Exercise Physiologist
Tom started with AEP at the beginning of 2018 after being a stand-out during his 5 week placement with AEP in 2017 through the University of South Australia.
Eliza Inglis
Eliza InglisAccredited Exercise Physiologist
Eliza started working at AEP in the middle of 2018 after previously growing her clinical skills independently in the Barossa region. Eliza has a special interest in weight management, metabolic concerns and women’s health.
Sidney Vanderzalm
Sidney VanderzalmAccredited Exercise Physiologist
Sidney began with AEP at the beginning of 2019 after completing her placement with AEP through the University of South Australia in 2018. Her friendly and understanding nature allows her to build great rapport and to assist with a large range of co-morbidities. She is passionate about optimising quality of life and is an advocate for implementing enjoyable activity into daily life.
Eleni Trikaliotis
Eleni TrikaliotisAccredited Exercise Physiologist
Eleni began working at AEP Health Group in 2019 after completing her studies through the University of South Australia. Eleni has gained clinical experience and knowledge throughout her placements in private practice, GP clinics and rehabilitation centres in 2018.


Matt Summers
Matt SummersAccredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Sports Dietitian
Matt started working at AEP in 2016. He has experience working in a clinical and private practice environment. In addition, Matt has several years experience in clinical research in intensive care at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Mattea Palombo
Mattea PalomboAccredited Practising Dietitian
Mattea started working at AEP in 2018. She works four days per week across three locations – Noarlunga, Edwardstown and Woodville Park. Mattea has five years experience working within the hospital and community dietetic setting.
Kaitlin Ellis
Kaitlin EllisAccredited Practising Dietitian
Kaitlin started working at AEP in 2019. She has experience as both a hospital and community Dietitian. Kaitlin believes there is not a one size fits all approach to healthy eating, and believes it is important that all advice should be tailored to individuals based on their social, emotional and nutritional needs.


David Sadauskas
David SadauskasPhysiotherapist
David completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia in 2014. He believes in a goal-based approach to management and that everyone should have an opportunity to understand why they’re in pain and what they can do about it.
Leander Pronk
Leander PronkPhysiotherapist

Office Staff

Our office staff will be your first contact with AEP. They are always more than happy to assist you with any queries offering high quality, professional and friendly service.

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Tanya MartensOffice Manager
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