Dr Kevin Ho teaches Physiotherapy and Clinical Education at the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney. He is a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinician with a focus on consulting for people in the video gaming industry. He completed his PhD on sleep and musculoskeletal pain in 2020 and now leads musculoskeletal health and performance research for video gaming / electronic sports (esports). He is also involved in content creation (Youtube/Twitch) with 1 Health Providence, an international team of health professionals with expertise in esports.

Kevin completed his physiotherapy degree with honours at the University of Sydney in 2013. His clinical experiences include working at public hospitals, aged care facilities and multidisciplinary medical centres. He teaches across the musculoskeletal units of the Undergraduate and Master university level physiotherapy programs, and is always delighted to mentor budding physiotherapists.

Alex is a warm, compassionate and client focused Psychologist, currently holding General Registration with the AHPRA. Prior to commencing her career in Psychology Alex worked in the healthcare sector in Germany supporting frontline doctors with clinical pathology analyses. Alex is adept at building strong relationships with clients of all ages from varied culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. She has a wealth of experience working with individuals displaying a range of concerns including Anxiety, Depression, trauma, stress, substance misuse, work related problems as well as re-settlement and migration issues. Alex utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She maintains a non-judgmental, warm and personable approach, with unconditional positive regard towards her clients within therapy. Her therapeutic style is founded on collaboration between her as the therapist and the client, through a therapeutic alliance, resulting in successful outcomes for the clients she works with. Alex’s perspective is highly integrative, largely influenced by positive Psychology, with an innate curiosity to explore behavioural traits and their implication on clients emotional well-being. Alex has a background in working with Lifeline Australia as well as Forensic Services and is currently employed by Relationships Australia as an Educator.

Kirsten graduated as a physiotherapist in 2006. She has worked in both the public system and private practice. She has experience with musculoskeletal injuries and has a special interest in Women’s Health. Kirsten is passionate about teaching Pilates. She is fluent in French, Vietnamese and English. She enjoys ice-skating, skiing and snorkeling.

Sam graduated with a masters in Physiotherapy in 2018, with previous degrees in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. Sam has experience across the physiotherapy scope, including in acute care and ICU, neurological, orthopedics and rehabilitation. Sam also has experience working with semi-professional and elite level athletes.

Sam has special interest in sporting/ musculoskeletal injuries and conditions & post operative recovery. Sam utilizes a range of techniques including manual and exercise therapy to achieve optimal outcomes for all patients.

Sam is a preferred provider for NIB, HCF & Bupa.

Andrew is dual qualified with a Master of Physiotherapy and previous degrees in kinesiology and psychology/ philosophy.

Andrew has extensive experience in a variety of industries working in Onsite Programs including Onsite Physiotherapy, Manual Handling and task analysis development.

Andrew is a preferred provider for NIB, HCF & Bupa.

As a registered psychologist I consult young and mature adults who struggle with various degrees of stress related issues and challenges, such as work life balance, relating to others, adjusting to new environments or suffering loss. It is my dedication to empower clients to think creatively, develop new skills, and enhance their quality of life.

While working in private practice, occupational rehabilitation, EAP (employee assistance program) services, and medical clinic settings, I developed expertise in multidisciplinary treatment methods, short-term and in-depth therapy, including CBT, ACT, IPT, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and psychodynamic approach.

Originally from Europe, with academic and work experience from Canada and Australia, I work with clients from diverse cultural, economic and social backgrounds.  I am particularly attuned to how personal history influences established views and responses to current circumstances. The value of my experience intrinsically motivates me to support my clients in uncovering destructive patterns of thought and behaviour, as well as to encourage and inspire them in establishing new and more adaptive habits.

 

Denise is a registered psychologist who has 15 years experience in working with clients in trauma and crisis, across abroad range of cultural and socio-economic groups Her work has focused on treating clients with anxiety, depression, complex trauma and PTSD, anger, personality disorders, stress management, coping and adjustment disorders and psychosis management. She works with a client centered and trauma informed approach, utilising a range of therapeutic modalities including cognitive behaviour therapy, schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, brief solution focused therapy and elements of dialectical behaviour therapy.

Anna-Marie is a psychologist with 15 years experience working with clients in trauma and crisis. Anna-Marie offers treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress management & coping, and grief & loss. She has worked with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and ages.

Amanda has been working as a Clinical Psychologist in both public and private practices since 2000. Her qualifications include both a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) from the University of Sydney as well as a Master’s degree (M.Ed.) in Counselling Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Psychology (B.Psych) with Honours from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada.

Amanda’s areas of interest and expertise include working with individuals from various multicultural backgrounds. In addition to practicing psychology here in Australia, she has worked in New Zealand, Ireland, and in Canada. Her therapeutic techniques are flexible, accommodating, and respectful of each client’s cultural, ethnic origins and religious beliefs.

Amanda is a friendly and perceptive therapist who offers a warm, compassionate, and supportive environment to effectively address each client’s unique concerns.

She is skilled at working with individuals, couples, children, and families in a wide variety of areas including:

Ms Olga Skiadopoulos is an Organisational Psychologist with extensive experience in assessments, psychological treatment, Anxiety, depression, ADHD and helping people return to work following injury.   She has a special interest in ADHD and trauma and improving executive functioning.

She is primarily an EMDR therapist and utilises various evidence based therapeutic methods to assist the individual adult client achieve their goals.

“Petra has a masters in Nutrition and Dietetics and is Accredited by Dietitians Australia. She applies different dietary strategies depending on the presenting health problems, including low carb, ketogenic, low calorie, methionine restriction, and carnivore along with supplements if there are dietary gaps in nutrients due to likes/dislikes.

Conditions treated include diabetes (type 1 and type 2), fatty liver, thyroid conditions, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, skin conditions, food sensitivities, neurological disorders, mental health conditions and eating disorders.”

Carole obtained her Master of Chiropractic from Macquarie University and is registered with Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and WorkCover NSW. Before chiropractic practice, she worked as an acupuncturist and conducted research, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Bachelor of Honours in Research.

She blends Chinese medicine techniques like needling, cupping, and gua sha with chiropractic methods. Carole spent most of her career providing locum services in the U.K. before settling in a bustling London practice. During this time, she honed her skills in manual therapy techniques, including soft tissue therapy, Diversified, Drop piece, ABC (Advanced BioStructural Correction), and Activator.

Carole’s studies have nurtured her deep appreciation for holistic healthcare rooted in evidence-based practices. She specializes in treating a range of muscular and joint issues, focusing on neck and back discomfort as well as shoulder and knee pain. Her passion extends beyond pain relief; she is dedicated to improving movement, posture, and overall well-being.

Melinda attended Sydney University for undergraduate and post graduate studies and the University of Western Sydney for post graduate studies and was fully registered as a Psychologist in 2005.

Melinda has held senior staff positions in both public and private hospital settings and has had a private practice since 2009. Most recently Melinda was the Chief Psychologist for Mosman Private Hospital until 2018 and then Chief Psychologist and Allied Health Manager for the Northern Beaches Hospital: playing an integral part in the establishment, setup and opening of the public-private mental health units and a hospital-wide psychology department. Since late 2020, Melinda has returned to private practice, teaching, writing, supervising and lecturing.

Ms Barone is a guest writer on the on-line eJournal; Mindcafe and has also been published in peer reviewed journals on addiction and neuroscience. Ms Barone is currently a visiting lecturer at Avondale University – lifestyle medicine school – after being a visiting lecturer at the Woolcock Institute and the Brain Mind and Research Institute for many years.

Melinda works with the adult population (18+) and has expertise and endorsements in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Psychological First-Aid, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (M-CBT), Brain Based Therapy (BBT), Schema Therapy, Critical Incidence, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cannabidiol therapies. Ms Barone works with issues and diagnosis that include mood & anxiety disorders, personality disorders, addiction disorders, PTSD, sleep Issues, Autism, ADHD, Workers Insurance and medico-legal. Ms Barone is also a certified Australian Smoking Cessation Specialist; endorsed by the University of Sydney and the Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals.

Ms Barone is an Integrative Psychologist who uses a Neuropsychopharmacological and lifestyle approach (which includes diet, exercise, sleep) for a whole-person approach to treatment.
Ms Barone’s special interests include addiction, personality, neuroscience, and forensic psychology.

 

Rina is a psychologist with over 17 years of experience & brings a supportive, caring, empathetic nature to the therapeutic relationship. She is trained in a variety of evidence-based practices (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology). She is passionate about integrating approaches to best suit the uniqueness of each person’s individuality, presenting issues and therapeutic goals. Over the years, Rina has helped people challenged by feelings of low self-worth, depression, anxiety (including social anxiety, panic attacks, generalised anxiety), adjustment issues, post-traumatic stress and trauma including childhood, relationship, and family issues, work/academic stress/burnout, communication skills, perfectionism, and performance anxiety. She sees therapy as a safe and collaborative space for self-awareness and growth processes that work towards a therapeutic outcome. She provides therapy for clients aged 18 and above.

Rina is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a Psychology Board Approved Supervisor.

Jack is a graduate from Macquarie University, with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Masters of Chiropractic.

Jack has had a passion for sports from a young age, growing up with a keen interest in Rugby League/Union. After sustaining multiple injuries including various knee surgeries, Jack developed a keen interest in how the body works, especially the rehabilitation and treatment of injuries through Chiropractic care.

Throughout his career as a chiropractor, Jack has gained extensive experience in a variety of settings, including private clinics, aged care facilities and sporting teams. He is confident in managing low back and neck pain, headaches and migraines, postural assessments, sports related injuries and peripheral pain.

Through implementing a variety of techniques such as diversified, Thompson, activator tool, dry-needling, soft-tissue work, cupping, rehab, sports and postural taping, Jack is confident in his ability to cater to a patient’s specific individual needs.

Kicking off his career with 7+ years as a personal trainer, Ryan has always been passionate about helping people live fit, active lives.

After transitioning into physiotherapy, Ryan spent several years working with elite athletes.

With clients like the St George Illawarra Dragons Rugby League team, the Illawarra Hawks Basketball team and the Country Womens’ Rugby League team, he supported high-performance sportspeople in their treatment and recovery, with the goal of getting them back on the field as quickly and efficiently as possible.

This gave him first-hand insight into the impact of rehabilitative exercise, strength and conditioning to not only relieve pain short-term, but to restore full function going forward.

Working with athletes at the top of their game, Ryan saw how their focus on genuine rehabilitation resulted in better outcomes and optimal performance.

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Erika is a qualified accrediting dietitian at The Lifestyle Dietitian. She is experienced in managing a range of health conditions through diet and lifestyle change, in particular, chronic diseases such as T2DM, heart disease, and weight management. She has grown a strong interest in plant-based nutrition and gut health.

Special Interests – With a passion for continuous learning, Erika is committed to ensuring she is up-to-date with the latest evidence in the ever-evolving field of nutrition. Erika enjoys translating complex scientific nutrition information into personalized, easy-to-digest and practical advice for patients.

Personal Interests – In her spare time, Erika enjoys getting outdoors, taking long walks and finding new cafes to enjoy food with her family and friends. She believes the social settings and the people we enjoy food with are equally important as the nutrients within the food we eat. She carries this belief through her practice as a Dietitian.

Ms Olga Skiadopoulos is an Organisational Psychologist with extensive experience in assessments, psychological treatment, Anxiety, depression, ADHD and helping people return to work following injury. She has a special interest in ADHD and trauma and improving executive functioning.
She is primarily an EMDR therapist and utilises various evidence based therapeutic methods to assist the individual adult client achieve their goals.

Sarah is a qualified Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Exercise and Sport Scientist who understands that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to improving nutrition and health.

She takes the time to learn about how her clients’ eating and drinking patterns are influenced by their culture, mood, attitudes and social settings, so that she can personalise her interventions to their needs.

Sarah has a background in Exercise and Sport Science and enjoys working together with all clients to improve their performance through sustainable diet and lifestyle change.

Background – Naim has completed a Bachelor of Health Science/Mastering in Podiatric Medicine from the University of Western Sydney. His experience covers all scopes of podiatric care including bio-mechanical, chronic disease, pediatric and general podiatry. He has worked in many different settings including mobile podiatry, high risk in public hospital setting both local and internationally as well as having extensive private practice podiatry experience. His love of sports (including basketball and power-lifting amongst many other sports) has also fueled his interest in sports bio-mechanics in which is his most experienced scope of practice.

Special Interests – Naim specialises in Sports bio-mechanics and Chronic Disease Management.

Personal Interests – Outside of work, Naim enjoys playing basketball, power-lifting and traveling.

David Hutchinson – Accredited Exercise Physiologist

(B. App Sci, M. Exercise Physiology, M. Research).

David is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who believes that everyone deserves effective options for drug-free healthcare. This belief has driven David to achieve three university degrees in Exercise Physiology and research at the University of Sydney. In clinic, David transforms his research into practice to bring greater community health and happiness through the safest and most up-to-date exercise healthcare practices.

See David for:

Improved heart health and blood pressure.

Greater strength & balance.

Chronic pain & injury relief.

Improved metabolic health & blood measures (sugar, cholesterol).

Better mood & wellbeing.

Jessica is a qualified Accredited Practicing Dietitian who is passionate about helping individuals live happier, healthier lives through utilising the power of food. She often encourages her clients to adopt a ‘non-diet’ approach and instead focus on working towards a healthier, sustainable lifestyle that can be maintained long term. She loves building long-lasting relationships with individuals and utilising evidence-based nutrition to help her clients achieve their unique goals.

Jessica has a special interest in the prevention and management of various chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and Insulin Resistance, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure and weight management. She also enjoys helping individuals in exploring and understand their unique relationship with food.

In her spare time, Jess enjoys baking and pasta-making, coastal walks and reading a good book.

QUALIFICATIONS
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics – University of Sydney
Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Metabolism) – University of Sydney
Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Registered Member of Dietitians Australia

Dr Natalie Shavit is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working in the US, UK and locally, and11 years of training in both Australia and the United States. Natalie has a Doctor of Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology; a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Boston College; and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Law from the University of New South Wales.

Natalie is committed to providing an individualised approach to her clients in a warm and safe environment.

In addition to assessing and treating clients, Natalie has supervised other experienced psychologists, published articles in peer-reviewed journals, and written a chapter in a text book for mental health professionals. She has also presented at seminars to other psychologists and allied health professionals, as well as emergency services personnel.

Natalie is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, is registered to provide clinical psychology services with Medicare, and is an approved Workcover psychologist.

Cathy is an empathic therapist with a vision to empower and support her clients to live a fulfilled life. She has a passion in stress management and adjustment issues at different stages of life.
Cathy is a Member of the APS (Australian Psychological Society). She can provide services under Medicare and WorkCover (SIRA).

Evelyn is a Psychologist fully registered with AHPRA, and holds a B.A (Hons) Psych, MA (Perf Studs) and a Dip Creative Arts.

Evelyn has experience working with people of all ages and across a variety of areas/organisations, including developmental disabilities (children and adults) in community health, aged care in nursing homes and hospitals, psychiatric institutions (adults), eating disorders within inpatient programs, pre-diabetic/diabetic outpatient care at St Vincent’s hospital, and in the last 14 years, has worked as a School Counsellor/Psychologist within a primary school setting. Her career has spanned over 30 years. Working with children, teens and families, she is able to provide psycho-education and treatment within a variety of areas including emotional regulation, behavioural issues, ADHD, ASD, Anxiety and Selective Mutism.

Evelyn uses evidence-based methodologies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She also uses other therapeutic strategies to complement these frameworks in order to provide a tailored approach to address the needs of the individual person.

She’s a local and has been all her life. She is married with 2 children, now young adults. She enjoys the life Maroubra has to offer with the beach, cafes and going for walks with her pooch, Coco.

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