Principal Chiropractor Dr Nathalie Willis, has been practising for 17 years, after graduating from Macquarie University Sydney completing a three year Bachelor of Science degree and a two year Masters of Chiropractic.
She has practiced in various clinics in Australia and enjoyed practicing in Ireland for 2 years before permanently settling in this area, where she purchased Hamilton Chiropractic Clinic in 2006.
Nathalie has always had keen interest in pregnancy and post natal care. Around fifty percent of women experience significant levels of back or pelvic pain during pregnancy and Nathalie understands this first hand having two young children herself.
Doctors of Chiropractic adapt their techniques to accommodate the changes in the mother’s body shape and range of movement throughout all stages of pregnancy. Nathalie tends to utilise the Chiropractic Activator Technique, which is a gentle, low force approach suiting all ages as well as manual adjusting techniques, soft tissue procedures and rehabilitative advice.
Nathalie also has a lot of experience treating postural dysfunction disorders resulting from too much “sitting” and technology use. These problems can commonly present as neck and back pain, headaches, shoulder and arm pain. With a tailored treatment plan addressing not only the site of pain but origin of dysfunction and combining this with ergonomic advice and exercises, patients can achieve optimal health and comfort.
Dr Katherine Paris-Browne, Chiropractor, joined our team from Sydney in January 2011 – initially as a locum – and is now our permanent Associate Chiropractor.
Katherine has an extensive 10yr history of treating sports and workplace injuries and worked for 5yrs as a Remedial Massage Therapist.
“If you seek health, look first to the spine”
Socrates 469 – 399BC
In 2012, Katherine completed a 12 month Post Graduate Study in Paediatrics. Katherine has a passion working with children with developmental and behavioural issues.
Katherine enjoys treating a diverse range of patients and problems; e.g. TMJ pain (temporomandibular jaw joint), pelvic dysfunction associated with pregnancy and cranial dysfunctions resulting from trauma, as well as traditional Chiropractic techniques.
Katherine also incorporates applied kinesiology, sacro-occipital technique, dry needling, cranial therapies and rehabilitation exercises into her individualised treatment plans.
Riina Kosonen is a Remedial Massage Therapist who loves to support people on their journey to wellness. She is a keen advocate of healthy living, nutrition and holistic therapies, all which have played an important part in her own path to health.
Riina graduated from Endeavour College in Melbourne in 2012 with a Diploma in Remedial Massage. She has since advanced her skills by acquiring a Certificate in Pregnancy Massage as well as received further training and mentoring from leading experts in her field.
Riina has several years of experience in Clinical and Corporate Massage and enjoys treating a wide range of complaints from migraines, back, shoulder and sciatic pain, arthritis and sports injuries to postural imbalances, pregnancy related discomforts, PMS, anxiety, sleep problems and more.
She has a special interest in Women’s Health as well as promoting Positive Body Image, Self-Care and Heathy Lifestyle Choices through Massage Therapy.
Riina often combines a variety of massage techniques during treatments, joint mobilisation, myofascial and Triggerpoint techniques, pelvic realignment, Pyonex press needling, cupping, stretching as well as breathing and mindfulness exercises.
Naturopath Sarah MacGurin received a Bachelor of Naturopathy from Southern Cross University in Lismore and has been working in the area since 2013, prior to this she was practicing on the Gold Coast for four years at a health food store (Miami) and busy clinic (Burleigh Heads).
With 16 years experience in the health and beauty industry. Sarah first studied and worked as a Beauty Therapist, with a passion for helping people. Sarah also has a Diploma of Remedial Massage, Diploma of Aromatherapy specialising in Lymphatic and Relaxation Massage with over 14 years experience.
Sarah offers expert naturopathic advice and utilises different health modalities (Nutrition, Homeopathy, Herbal medicine) to achieve the best possible personalised care to suit your health and lifestyle requirements.
A Naturopath treats “the person as a whole not just their disease”. Assessing lifestyle and diet for underlying issues. Prevention is always better than cure. Disease is multifactorial, just treating symptoms only masks the underlying cause.
Health takes work. As a naturopath I can educate and provide you with the tools you need to empower you to take control of your life and health for a happier, healthier you.
Sarah has a special interest in people suffering with digestive complaints, immune, allergy, thryroid and skin issues, kids’ health, dietary support, stress and sleep issues. Functional testing is available.