2021 FAST Speakers

    Dr Nicholas Tarca

Dr Nicholas Tarca has been working as a general practitioner for the last couple of years. He is currently consulting out of Sportmed, Stepney and Crafers Medical Centre with his interests being sports medicine and general practice. Dr Nicholas Tarca is the Medical Officer for West Adelaide Football club for both the men and women’s teams. He is also a valued member of SASMA.

    Jacqui Sandland
Jacqui holds honors in Bachelor of Psychological Science, as well as her Master of Psychology in Sport & Exercise. Jacqui has had a competitive sporting career in both equestrian and snowboard cross racing and her previous experience as a competitor and coach gives her lived experience and understanding of being on the front line in a performance setting. Jacqui now works with athletes within Cycling Australia, where she is heavily involved in the Academy and Paraprogram as well as working at her clinic Rise Performance Consulting.
    Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor is the owner of TnT Athletic Development and has been submersed in the strength and Conditioning sporting work for the last 15 years and has worked with many elite and Amateur sporting clubs and teams such as Adelaide Crows, Adelaide Thunderbirds, Adelaide Adrenaline Ice Hockey Team, Athletics SA and individual elite athletes. With extensive knowledge of injury prevention having worked at the elite level Paul understands the grass roots level of programming to prevent athletes from all sports being injured. His passion is sprinting and developing athletes and he has been the State Sprint Coach for a number of years. When he is not coaching, he is also a practicing psychologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
    Dr Amelia Pilichiewicz
Amelia Pilichiewicz is a practicing dietician and is the owner of BodyWell Nutrition which is currently based out of The Sports and Arthritis Clinic (SPARC). Amelia also works at the RAH completing research which is where she also got her PhD in analyzing the diets of patients with upper abdominal indigestion and the role of nutrients on gastrointestinal function and the regulation of appetite. She has a special interest sports nutrition, gastrointestinal nutrition, women’s health, type II diabetes management and research nutrition.
    Tim Kreis
Tim has been heavily involved in sport throughout his time as a physiotherapist. He has worked in the SANFL competition since 2006 and is currently the Sturt Football Club Physiotherapist. Tim has also worked as a Physiotherapist with the SANFL Under 18 State teams as well as teams in the WNBL basketball and A League soccer competition. He particular interests include managing low back and lower limb problems, working with junior and adolescent populations. You will find Tim consulting at Flex Rehab Clinic. 
    Lisa Feleppa
Lisa has completed a Bachelor of Podiatry and is the clinical podiatrist at Heal Podiatry at Rose Park. She is also a level2 sports trainer and head trainer for the South Australian NPL Soccer Club Adelaide Croatia Raiders. Lisa also helps present and facilitate Level 1 sports trainer’s courses for SASMA.
    Sam Offord
Sam completed his physiotherapy degree in 2012 after completing a very successful 20-year career as an international gymnast. Sam represented Australia at 6 World Championships and won 2 gold medals at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Since this Sam now uses his knowledge of elite sport to assist his physiotherapy career working with Gymnastics Australia and South Australia as well as working with development squads with swimming South Australia. Sam practices at Mitcham Rehab. 
    Mat Prior

Mat is an experienced APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist working at Body Fit Physiotherapy. Mat has extensive history working in musculoskeletal and high-level sports physiotherapy, including serving as Head Physiotherapist to Adelaide United FC [A-League], Australian National Paralympic Football team (Pararoos), and the Australian 'Joeys' Youth National Football (Soccer) team.