Our chiropractors are able to improve so many conditions through adjustments, reducing interference to the nervous system, and helping your brain fix the problem, and improve communication.
My health journey in my teenage years lead me to 2 chiropractic mentors Drs, Schirru and Schendelenberg, who taught me so much about my own health that I was inspired to become a chiropractor to help care for others. I feel so privileged to have personally been able to see how chiropractic may help different people, of all ages, with many different health problems. My passion is in treating families and children, to help people achieve their full health potential, and to create healthy communities.
After graduating from Trent University and achieving a Bachelor of Science, I attended and graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC) in 2005. I have been practicing in Australia since January 2006, first in Katherine, NT, before opening my own practice in Inverell, NSW in 2011.
During school, and since graduation, I have committed to ongoing study of chiropractic techniques, and methods, including:
- Basic, Advanced and Craniopath certification from SOT Australiasia in Sacrooccipital technique
- Webster Certification
- Part one Diplomate in Pediatrcis from the International Chiropractic Peadiatric Association
- 200 hour Diplomate in Chiropractic Neuro-Developmental Peadiatrics
I have also had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Directors for SOTO Australasia since 2014 and am dedicated to furthering education and research with-in SOT and the chiropractic community.
I am here to be of service to the New England Community and to help people reach their optimal health potential, and to create stronger connections.
My chiropractic journey started as a kid; I was always full throttle with my sport and horses which meant a few mishaps here and there. After recieving care I learned what it was to feel well. From then on I have been fascinated with power of the human body and the role chiropractic plays in optimising its potential.
Being from the small town of Lightning Ridge, Sydney or Melbourne were a little too big to tackle so initially I undertook a bachelor degree in Human Movement Science majoring in Exercise Science at Southern Cross University. Half way through the degree I knew there was something else I needed to do, I meet an amazing chiropractor who mentored and encouraged me to pursue my passion to help people, I had to become a chiropractor. With the support of my now husband Tomas; five years later I graduated from Macquarie University Sydney with a Masters of Chiropractic.
In my final year of university I began learning about Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), a technique that I knew I needed to learn if I was to be a rural practitioner. It was during these seminars where I meet Dr Janine Kinahan, she was one of our amazing educators (serendipitous). Since joining the team at New England Chiropractic in February 2013 I have gained Basic and Advanced SOT certification.
I believe that it is a privilege to be a chiropractor; to help people discover their optimal health potential.
I grew up seeing our family chiropractor, I played a lot of sports mainly netball and luckily my parents could see the benefits of regular chiropractic. As an active child interested in all things health and sport and a passion for the health of others I wanted to pursue a career somewhere within health care industry.
My family chiropractor inspired me to consider chiropractic and after that I never looked back. I trained at Macquarie University Sydney where I received my Masters of Chiropractic.
After graduation I worked for a fantastic sports and rehabilitation chiropractor in Sydney who supported me through university. Here I also had the opportunity to work as a sport trainer and treating chiropractor for a local Rugby union club for 2 years.
I then practiced in my home town Dubbo for 2 years before moving to Inverell to start the experience of a lifetime at New England Chiropractic. I am currently studying a Diploma in Pilates Rehabilitation with a key interest in post partum rehabilitation.
My passions include nutrition and the notion of using food as medicine, chiropractic during pregnancy and geriatric care.
My first encounter with a chiropractor was when I was a teenager and injured my lower back. Having a positive experience with chiropractic, I liked the idea of using my hands and helping people at the same time. I have always been fascinated with how the body functions and the implications of everything that goes with it – physical, mental, emotional and nutritional.
To be able to marry my intrigue of the human body and working with people to help them achieve optimal health is what drives me. I am passionate about living an active lifestyle and am enthusiastic about encouraging and influencing my patients to do the same.
Techniques that I utilise during care include: Sacro-Occipital Technique, manual manipulation, muscle release techniques, low force adjusting and activator techniques.
I started out as a client for an injury in 2011 and was amazed at the results, which lead to my job. I have now worked at NEC for almost 5 years and get regular coaching in all things chiropractic and am eager to learn even more.
The best thing about my job is seeing the positive difference chiropractic has made to so many client’s lifestyles and working with a great bunch of girls.
I enjoy a simple life and in my spare time you’ll find me outdoors with my family and playing sport. I enjoy volleyball, motorbike riding, kayaking and netball.
Knowing the overall health benefits of chiropractic my three beautiful kids and family members all receive regular chiropractic with great results.
Sometimes I’ll be at reception to greet you with a smile & other times working hard behind the scenes. I love getting to know our clients and have made some really good friends. I look forward to seeing our regular clients and their friendly faces.
I am excited to see our clinic grow and love being a part of this awesome team!