Evolve Manual Therapy offers an integrated approach to manual medicine through Holistic Physiotherapy, CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release.

We work closely with your body’s own self-correction mechanisms in order to
address the underlying cause of a problem and facilitate long term change.




CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive modality that seeks to find and treat restrictions throughout the body systems.




Erin is a certified CranioSacral Therapy Instructor for the Upledger Institute International.

She teaches various classes and workshops throughout Australia and Overseas.




Erin is a certified Mentor for the IAHE Clinical Mentorship Program for Upledger CranioSacral Therapy. This program is designed to support practitioners in developing the art of CranioSacral therapy and empower them to provide the best possible care to their clients.



What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive modality that seeks to find and treat restrictions throughout the body systems.

Restrictions within the CranioSacral system can lead to tension patterns, restrictions or affect the functioning of all bodily systems including the musculoskeletal, endocrine, cardio-respiratory, gastrointestinal, lymphatic, immune and reproductive systems.

How does CranioSacral Therapy work?

Through various assessment tools, your CranioSacral Therapist can globally assess your body and CranioSacral system and find the “primary” restrictions or “root causes” of issues.

Over time our body may compensate around particular restrictions in order to keep us functioning well.  When the body can no longer compensate or the restrictions are so great that it overcomes the body’s compensatory strategies, symptoms occur.

SomatoEmotional Release

A natural progression of CranioSacral Therapy is a process called SomatoEmotional ® Release (SER).  At times of high stress or emotional sensitivity the body may retain the imprint of emotion in the tissues of the body.

SomatoEmotional Release is a process of assisting the body in integrating these emotions.  Your CranioSacral Therapist may incorporate tools such as therapeutic imagery and dialogue to assist in this process


Child Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a very gentle and effective treatment for a variety of issues experienced by children in their infant, toddler and childhood years.


Adult Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a very effective treatment for adults and is aimed at treating both the symptoms and the root cause of problems from a global perspective.  This approach offers an opportunity for long-term change and resolution of complex issues.


About Erin Riley


Erin is also a certified Instructor and offers a variety of classes, workshops and study groups. Click here for more information.

Erin comes from a diverse manual therapy background.  She holds a Bachelors Degree in Physiotherapy and is an Upledger Diplomate Certified CranioSacral Therapist.  Erin currently has a home base in Adelaide, Australia where she is the Director of Evolve Manual Therapy and Evolve Integrated Therapies. She has worked in clinical practice as both a Physiotherapist and Integrated Therapist throughout the Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia.

Erin has studied extensively in Australia and overseas and draws from experience studying manual therapy modalities such as Muscle Energy Technique, Strain-Counterstrain and Movement Therapies.  Erin has a particular interest in the mind-body connection and is a keen student of Psychosynthesis.

The focus of Erin’s post-graduate study has been in CranioSacral Therapy (Upledger Institute), in which she is now one of the highest-level CranioSacral Therapy practitioners in Australia.

Erin has a special interest in an integrated approach to manual medicine. Particularly looking at the role of emotion and stress in chronic and complex pain and dysfunction. Her philosophy is one of facilitating the bodies own self-correcting mechanisms. Through this her clients gain awareness and understanding of their own bodies and psyches. Thus empowering them to be able to have an active and creative role in their own health and well-being.



About Shelley Clarke

Shelley holds a Bachelors Degree in Physiotherapy and has completed further study in CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Manual Therapy and Sports Physiotherapy. She has vast experience in a wide variety of Physiotherapy fields including Sports Physiotherapy, Women’s Health and Paediatrics. She has been lucky enough to work as a Physiotherapist in clinical practices throughout Australia and Canada. She also spent several years working at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide.

Shelley has a passion for CranioSacral Therapy and its holistic approach to treating pain and dysfunction. She is a mother of 2 beautiful children and has experienced first-hand the benefits of CranioSacral therapy during pregnancy, birth and post-natal recovery. Her passion for working in this field was ignited after her own experience and witnessing the changes in her children after treatment.

Shelley is an energetic, caring person who is passionate about helping people obtain the most out of life. She will be joining the Evolve Manual Therapy team on a part-time basis.

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