Our objective is to proactively support the general health and wellbeing of our patients, through the delivery of preventative health care services, in partnership with community and allied health care professionals, surgical specialists and acute care medical facilities.
We seek to resource our practice with tertiary accredited, suitably experienced and empathetic practitioners, nurses, administrative staff, and technology, to help our patients realise their basic right to full physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Our practice is conveniently located in the heart of Byron Bay, with off-street parking and wheelchair access at the rear of the the premises.
Meet our teamDedicated | Caring | Competant
D Dr Tonya Coren
Dr Tonya Coren
- GP Obstetrics
- Paediatric Care
- Women’s health
- Preventative Medicine
- Adolescent Health
- Sexual Health
- Indigenous health
- Mental Health & Wellbeing
- Elderly Health & Wellbeing
D Dr David Moss
Dr David Moss
Graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Sydney, he has worked in numerous NSW hospitals as a medical officer. These have included Prince of Wales Hospital (Sydney), Royal North Shore Hospital (Sydney), St Vincent's Hospital (Sydney), Gosford Hospital, Wyong Hospital, Woy Woy Hospital, Griffith Hospital, Tamworth Hospital, Maitland Hospital, and Mullumbimby Hospital.
David completed General Practice Training and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2008.
He has worked exclusively in rural General Practice in the Northern Rivers for the last 12 years and built up a loyal clientele. He loves the natural environment and the friendly people of this region.
David has developed a broad range of special clinical interests and expertise including:
- all aspects of paediatric and adolescent health including mental health - paediatric allergy, adult allergy – he is currently completing a Masters Degree in Allergy & Immunology through the University of Western Sydney. - all aspects of men’s health - chronic disease management and lifestyle disease management - chronic pain management and injury rehabilitation - musculoskeletal medicine - Workcover - aged care - weight loss - preventative health screening - gastrointestinal disorders
D Dr Alex John
Dr Alex John
Alex John is a skilled and friendly general practitioner who brings experience in multiple disciplines to Cape Byron Medical Centre.
Alex found it hard to decide between studying the sciences or arts. He decided that medicine - where the human condition meets and mixes with evidence-based science - provided him with both.
Alex attended medical school in London, where he studied at the prestigious University College London, consistently ranked in the world’s top 10 universities. He gained both a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery in 2002. There, he not only honed his professional skills, but also met his Swiss wife, Jenny, at the time studying for her PhD in Central American Art.
After qualifying, Alex embarked on a diverse medical career, which, over the past 20 years, has involved studying and working in heart surgery, dermatology, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, anaesthesia, contraception, STDs, diagnostic radiology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, neurology, trauma, cardiology, gastroenterology, palliative care, elderly care and many more medical specialities.
Exceptionally, he is both qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK).
“I started out training as a surgeon and worked at some world-famous hospitals in London – performing cardiothoracic surgery at the Royal Brompton Hospital and liver transplant surgery at The Royal Free Hospital,” he says. “I also worked at one of the busiest trauma centres in Europe managing countless fractures and emergencies.”
Prior to his surgical training, he was awarded several prizes including Best Surgical House Officer Stanmore (ATLS) in 2005, and a prize from the British Association of Plastic Surgeons that resulted in him coming to Brisbane to study Plastic Surgery at the Princess Alexandra hospital. It was during this time that his passion for surfing, that would see him eventually move to the Northern Rivers area, was reignited. "On the weekends, when studying at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, I would catch the bus down to Byron Bay and surf The Pass,” he says. “I’ve never forgotten those days, surfing from dawn to dusk.”
Alex returned to the UK where over the next few years he completed medical speciality training and started a family with Jenny. However, a surgeon’s life is a busy and demanding one, and the couple felt they were missing out on family life. "We decided we needed a better lifestyle for our family and so I changed to general practice, initially moving back to Wales.” After a while, however, sick of the terrible weather and looking for a new adventure, the family moved to Australia.
After arriving in Australia, craving a quieter existence, Alex quickly fell into 'island' medicine, embarking on work as the principle doctor on King Island (2009-10), Kalbarri WA (2010-11), Flinders Island and Cape Barren Island (2011-2017), and Norfolk Island in the South Pacific (2017-2019).
“These jobs have involved running small hospitals, providing emergency care, including basic radiography and remote ultrasound and flying to outlaying, remote islands to provide services to Aboriginal communities,” Alex says. “I was ‘it’. I literally had to do everything. It was real cradle to grave medicine.”
Alex enjoyed getting to know the people that formed the building blocks of these communities. Some GPs seek to distance themselves from their patients and place of work, but for Alex, a big part of medicine is understanding the people he was looking after and providing them with continuous care. Living in the same place as his patients, eating at the same cafes, sending his kids to the same school, became a part of his practice. It was raw and real, he was there for both the good times and bad.
“I enjoyed the lifestyle rural practice provided our family, including surfing, fishing, days at the beach, not having to lock your car or house, growing our own food. Also, getting to know my patients personally and professionally,” Alex says.
During his remote medical posts, Alex was also involved in training future doctors, by teaching medical students and junior doctors about remote general and emergency medicine. “It’s about giving back and helping to shape how things will be,” he says.
During this time, Byron Bay was never far from the family’s heart. “All the time we kept coming to Byron Bay for holidays,” Alex said. In time, Alex and Jenny realised they needed to be somewhere else for their children’s secondary education and took up an offer to join Cape Byron Medical Centre.
Alex was drawn to Byron Bay not only by his passion for working in small communities, but also by his love of surfing and of being in a relaxed environment that is close to nature. “I was brought up in (old) South Wales in the United Kingdom, overlooking Rest Bay, a famous Welsh surf break, but cold and grey,” he says.
Their daughters (Olivia, Davia and Heidi) are now 14, 10 and 8 and all attend local schools.
As well as surfing, Alex enjoys spending time with his family, art, gardening and anthropology, he has also spent the last ten years working on a book about the ancient Maya with his wife Jenny. “We are launching a website about it soon. We think we may have solved an ancient mystery!” Website is www.mayagodsoftime.com (being launched next few weeks)
- Minor ‘in-house’ surgical procedures including skin cancer medicine
- Chronic disease and complex problems (including mental health) that don’t fit neatly into a box
- Men’s health
- Travel medicine and travellers’ medical problems
D Dr Paddy McLisky
Dr Paddy McLisky
- Skin cancer checks
- Skin cancer surgery
- Preventative healthcare
- Men's health
- Woman's health
D Dr Myron Binns
Dr Myron Binns
- Care of the elderly
- Minor surgery
- Quit smoking tutoring
- Preventative Healthcare
D Dr Camilla White
Dr Camilla White
- Women’s health
- Paediatric care
- Preventative medicine and patent education
- Management of chronic disease
- Mental health and wellbeing
D Dr James Nicholson
Dr James Nicholson
- GP Obstetrics
- Australian Dive Medicals
- Men's health
- Women's health
- Preventative healthcare
D Dr Chris Bentley
Dr Chris Bentley
- Indigenous health
- Men's health
- Preventative health
- Adolescent health
- Women's health
D Dr Susan Tyler-Freer
Dr Susan Tyler-Freer
M Mee Hee Douglas
Mee Hee Douglas
Diploma of Gestalt Therapy, Gestalt Therapy Institute of WA
M. Psych (Clinical), University of Western Australia
Specialist Title (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy)
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy WA
(Clinical Member of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia, PPAA)
Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Mee Hee Douglas, is an experienced private practitioner, well trained in a number of specialty areas including child and adolescent psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with a strong interest in DMM Attachment informed therapy.
Her extensive experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and parents with a range of emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties including, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, somatic disorders, grief, loss and separation issues, and relationship and attachment-based problems.
With the ability to maintain work on both short and long term cases, Mee Hee is particularly interested in relational and infantile/childhood trauma, self and other difficulties, as well as relationship and attachment-based issues.
Mee Hee is driven to help people understand their unconscious mind, which determines much of our behaviour, and help them unlock the keys to help the unconscious mind align with conscious thoughts, wishes, and feelings to enable people to fulfil their potential.
“Our unconscious minds have a developmental context and once this is understood, we are able to live life in the present to influence the kind of future outcome we want, rather than repeating past experiences,” Mee Hee says. “The lack of resolution in developmental concerns located in the unconscious layers of our mind are often at the core of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment and relationship issues, narcissism, low self-esteem, eating disorders, emotional issues.”
Mee Hee is passionate about teaching psychoanalytic and developmental methodologies to lay-people and professionals, as well as providing clinical supervision to inexperienced as well as experienced clinicians, and teaching about the psychoanalytic developmental framework (concerning infants, children, adolescence, adults, couples) and supervising child and adolescent cases.
Her natural capacity for understanding and communication, combined with her extensive training has seen Mee Hee previously work in both private practice, and the Fremantle Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), working with complex trauma cases, often long term, and involving multiple agencies and services. Mee Hee is an approved provider of Specialist Clinical Psychology Services under the Medicare Better Outcomes in Mental Health Initiative.
In addition to her Clinical Psychology training, Mee Hee has completed a four year diploma in Gestalt Therapy, eight year’s training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, child and adolescent psychotherapy, one year of training in family therapy, and in addition has completed numerous workshops including Transference Focussed Therapy with Frank Yeoman, Attachment and Psychopathology with Patricia Crittenden, and Working Psychoanalytically with Couples at the Tavistock Clinic in London.
“I love to learn and continually expand and deepen my ability to help clinicians and people to practice and to live the lives they want.”
J Jane Enter
Bachelor of Arts – English, University of Cape Town Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, University of South Africa BA Honours Degree Clinical Psychology, University of South Africa Diploma of Adult Psychotherapy Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (A.N.Z.A.P) Diploma of Buddhist Psychotherapy - Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP)
Leading psychologist Jane Enter brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Cape Byron Medical Centre’s team of Allied Health professionals.
During her impressive career, Jane has worked at the highest level in numerous organisations involved in assisting clients with mental health issues.
Jane is highly qualified and experienced in treating a variety of extremely complex conditions such as trauma and addiction, as well as more common issues such as relationship difficulties or depression. Among her qualifications are a BA Honours in Clinical Psychology, a Diploma of Adult Psychotherapy and a Diploma of Buddhist Psychotherapy.
Jane’s expertise includes, but is not limited to, anxiety and depression, neuroplasticity and neurobiology, post traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, drug and alcohol addiction, major life transitions and adolescent mental health. Most recently she was the Clinical Director of Retreat South, Port Fairy, a private rehabilitation centre for clients with complex, multiple issues who were referred by groups including Veterans Affairs, the Police Federation and Workcover.
Many locals will be familiar with Jane in her work for private rehabilitation centre The Sanctuary Byron Bay, where she was the Clinical Director from 2004 to 2017. It was here she brought her natural empathy, insight and high level skills to a global clientele.
In previous roles, Jane has been involved in assessing and providing counselling to clients at Lismore Liver Clinic who had tested positive to Hepatitis C; and was Team Leader at The Buttery Therapeutic Community, an organisation that provides treatment to adults who are suffering from a dependence on chemical substances, and/or have a gambling addiction. Jane has also worked with the Salvation Army in their drug and alcohol treatment Bridge Programme; and as a Psychologist at M.R.C. Prison, where her clients included prisoners on 24-hour lock-up, protection prisoners, sex-offender units and high-profile prisoners who require high security. In this role she undertook education and training of prison officers as well as conducted therapy sessions for inmates. Jane was also a valued member of the prison’s Drug Treatment Unit that specialises in treating long-term male drug users.
Throughout all her roles, Jane has continued to see clients in her own private practice, including people facing mental health issues to those who were dealing with chronic and terminal illnesses. Jane takes great pride in the role she plays in improving a person’s mental health and quality of life.
“It is a great honour to be in my position,” Jane says. “To have people open up to me and allow me to help them at what is often a very dark period in their lives. I take that very seriously. “It is very important that people are understood within their context and their life experience, and that each person is treated as unique.”
Jane returned to Byron Bay in October 2018 to join the Cape Medical Centre Allied Health team. “There is a very strong sense of community at Cape Byron Medical,” Jane says, “and I’m very much enjoying being part of that.”
E Elizabeth Margules
D Danni Turner
Graduation Certificate of Sports Physiotherapy - La Trobe University
Currently undertaking Masters of Sports Physiotherapy - La Trobe University
Registration No: PY0147795
With 12 years’ extensive practical experience and a commitment to ongoing education and training, Danielle (Danni) Turner offers clients a tailored, innovative and holistic approach to physiotherapy.
A special interest in Sports Physiotherapy has seen her talents utilised by Touch Football Australia and athletes in the world surfing league, as well as professional and non-professional sportspeople both nationally and internationally.
Danni adapts these elite learnings and techniques to assist everyday patients looking to treat injuries, manage pain and improve their overall wellbeing.
Danni is currently undertaking a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University, which has given her a deeper understanding of the biomechanics of the sporting body, along with the ability to apply evidence-based treatment to manage chronic pain and implement injury prevention strategies.
A sports enthusiast herself, Danni understands that no two bodies or injuries are the same, and she applies an individual approach designed to engage patients in achieving their personal goals.
Pregnancy and post-natal care, including pelvic floor issues, is also a special interest area.
Combing state-of-art technologies, and innovative techniques and practices with an easy going, understanding manner, Danni is able achieve outstanding results for her patients.
Danni grew up locally, and has returned to the region with her young family after studying and working in Sydney for several years.
Danni works closely with the expert team of Allied Health professionals and Doctors to ensure her patients receive optimal, integrative care.
- Sports injury treatment
- Sports injury prevention
- Management of chronic pain
- Neck pain and headaches
- Back and neck pain – assessment and treatment
- Upper and lower limb injuries
- Pregnancy and postnatal issues
- Workplace assessments and screening
- Video analysis and biofeedback
- Outdoor knee and ankle rehabilitation programs
- Waterproof fibreglass casting services
- Camwalker boots (supply and fit)
- Ice pump/compression
- Sports specific screening such as swimming, pre-pointe ballet assessments
- Balance assessments and training
A Andrew Olson
Bachelor of Applied Science - University of Canberra
Masters of Physiotherapy - University of Canberra
With eight years’ practical experience, physiotherapist Andrew Olson is passionate about all aspects of physiotherapy, principally treating exercise and sporting related injuries and assisting people in returning to their chosen activity after injury.
Using the principals of functional rehabilitation to help people get the most out of their bodies, Andrew believes physiotherapy can play an equally important role in prevention as it does in rehabilitation.
“We all expect a lot from our bodies, in very different ways,” Andrew says. “Whether you are a sportsperson, a parent, dealing with chronic pain or working in an office, there are a variety of pressures we place on our bodies. Physiotherapy can play a vital role in addressing issues that arise from our individual lifestyles, and also in preventing strain or injury.”
Andrew is also a passionate yoga teacher and believes the principals of yoga go hand-in-hand with many of those of physiotherapy. “Yoga is the most wonderful practice, and has so many benefits for the body as well as the mind,” he says.
Andrew strongly believes in addressing the psychological aspects of physical health. He says this is part of the reason he is so excited to be part of Cape Byron Medical’s Allied Health team which includes physiotherapists, dietitians, massage therapists, psychologists, and acupuncturists.
“No one aspect of health is a stand-alone aspect,” Andrew says. “Everything is connected, and sometimes a client will benefit from addressing more than one aspect at a time. Especially where physical pain or limitations are concerned, there is a psychological impact that should be considered in order to get the best physical outcome. “Being part of the Allied Health team at Cape Byron Medical means that when required, we can take a truly holistic approach to a patient’s overall wellbeing.”
Andrew has extensive experience working in:
- Sports Injury Treatment
- Sports Injury Prevention
- Functional Rehabilitation
- Neck and Back pain
- Running Technique Assessments
- Cycling Biomechanic Assessments
- Yoga Injuries
- Specific Sports screening - AFL / Cricket / Running / Triathlon
- Shoulder Injuries and Rehabilitation
- Post Operative Rehabilitation
N Nicola Cook
Physiotherapist - Hand Therapist
Physiotherapist - Hand Therapist
Nicola graduated with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy in 2000 and started specialising in Hand Therapy in 2003. Since 2003, Nicola has worked in large hospitals, private practices and as an MSc University Lecturer in the UK. Nicola attained the Accredited Hand Therapist (BAHT) certificate in 2008 and re-certified in 2013.
Working in several private practices in Sydney for 8 years, including a very busy practice in central Sydney with renowned surgeons and internationally prominent clientele, Nicola has built a reputation as a leader in her field.
Nicola’s work involves detailed assessment of the hand, wrist and forearm including muscle testing, strength evaluation and strengthening programs; post-operative management; splinting; tendon rehabilitation; sensory assessments and retraining; functional restoration.
The conditions Nicola treats include sports injuries; fractures; wrist instability and ligament injuries; tendonitis, tendonosis, tendinopathy; carpal tunnel; CRPS; Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.
Since moving to the Northern Rivers and expanding her young family, Nicola has worked at Lismore Base Hospital as a Hand Therapist and now joins the team at Cape Byron Medical Centre to provide Hand Therapy in a Private Practice setting. Nicola is a published author, with ‘Pain: A Textbook for Health Professionals’ released in February 2014.
She has enjoyed treating a variety of patients, from those with everyday hand conditions to International sporting figures. Nicola has held the Accredited Hand Therapist (BAHT) certification since 2008 and have been a Full Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association since 2009; and has been an AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist status from its inception in January 2018. Previously, Nicola was one of the AHTA's NSW State Coordinators, in 2015 and 2016. This included sitting on the State and Territories subcommittee, where she enjoyed learning more about the work of the AHTA and being able to support and advocate for Hand Therapy Practitioners in NSW.
Nicola was AHTA President in 2018 and President Elect in 2017. Nicola is passionate about hands and the profession and was excited and honoured to be a part of the AHTA Management Committee, contributing to the future direction of the AHTA and the practice of Hand Therapy in Australia.
P Pip Taylor
Sports & Performance Dietitian
Sports & Performance Dietitian
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
As successful athlete for over 15 years, Pip Taylor knows the vitally important role diet plays in our health, wellbeing and performance.
As part of the Cape Byron Medical Centre’s Allied Health team, Pip, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Sports Dietitian, works with a range of clients including professional and non-professional sportspeople, as well as everyday clients wanting to ensure they are fuelling their bodies in the best way possible.
Pip has an intimate knowledge of performance nutrition, and has worked with professional athletes and teams, as well as high-achieving corporates, implement nutritional strategies which have played a key role in their success.
Through Pip, every client has access to the elite strategies she uses for professional sportspeople, tailored in a realistic way to suit each client’s individual lifestyle and needs.
Education is one of Pip’s passions and she is constantly updating her skills and knowledge through additional training, study and reading. Recognised as a leading name in her industry, Pip is also a sought-after author, speaker and writer. Sharing her knowledge with clients, and helping them understand science-based nutritional information is a key part of Pip’s work; allowing clients to separate the fads from the facts and make the best nutritional choices possible.
As well as nutritional training and education, Pip will also be offering a range of advanced services including Anthropometry (tracking body size, structure and composition); Gut microbiome testing; and Immunological profiling, as well as selected personal services such as family consults; shopping and home cooking skills training; and customised team/group presentations and workshops.
- Sports Nutrition
- Gut microbiome testing
- Immunological profiling
A Anna Millichamp
Bachelor of Business (Finance) – University of Technology, Sydney
SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding: Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders – Accredited Practitioner
Certificate of Sports Nutrition – Sports Dietetics Association
Anna Millichamp provides expert dietary and nutritional care for infants, children, mothers, and their families. With an understanding, empathic and non-judgemental approach, Anna has extensive experience in nutrition and feeding issues such as picky and problem eating, allergies and intolerances (including breastfeeding an allergic child), growth faltering, and gastrointestinal conditions.
Applying a common sense, easy-to-follow approach to nutrition, Anna combines evidence-based nutritional therapy with sensitive and effective counselling and education techniques to reduce the stress and anxiety surrounding eating problems, and gain successful outcomes.
Anna believes that what we eat matters. She loves food, dislikes ‘diets’ and believes that eating does more than simply provide us with the fuel and nutrients we need to thrive: it is also one of life’s great joys and is intertwined with our culture, social lives, emotional and mental wellbeing.
Anna understands the emotional impact nutrition and feeding problems can have on a patient; her practical, understanding approach aims to provide effective education and advice, tailored for each individual family and patient.
Anna has previously worked at Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH) as a paediatric dietitian, where she focused her work in Cerebral Palsy, gastroenterology, and general paediatric nutrition.
Since moving to Byron Bay in 2010, she has been in private practice working with families to support infants and children with feeding difficulties, growth faltering, disabilities, gastroenterological problems, allergies and intolerances, and general nutrition concerns.
Anna is excited to join the dynamic Cape Byron Medical Centre team and will be working closely with the expert team of allied health professionals and medical doctors to ensure her clients receive optimal, integrative care.
When she isn’t working, Anna enjoys surfing, cooking and hanging out with her young family.
- picky/problem eating
- growth faltering
- allergies and intolerances
- family nutritional advice
- weight control
- eating disorders
- gastrointestinal conditions
- nutrition in disabilities
G Gabriela Negrao
- Chronic diseases
- Bariatric surgery (pre and post)
J Judy Gatwood
Registered Nurse Judy Gatwood plays a vital role in the care and treatment of many of Cape Byron Medical Clinic’s patients.
Judy works with patients to ensure they have a full understanding of their health, potential risk factors and preventative measures they can take to improve their wellbeing.
She educates patients on lifestyle changes and preventions that could help them avoid potential health problems in the future.
For patients who already have a diagnosis, Judy helps navigate the healthcare system, providing a link between the patient and a host of practitioners and implementing care plans. She takes time to help patients understand their diagnosis and the steps needed to manage their condition and improve their health.
Judy is a diabetes educator, working with patients to prevent Type 2 diabetes, or to manage the condition appropriately.
Judy’s goal is to ensure patients are well informed about all aspects of their health. Her down-to-earth, nurturing manner allows patients to feel comfortable and supported, and her extensive knowledge in all aspects of chronic disease management allows her to educate and empower patients to understand their unique heath care needs.
Judy takes great pride in helping patients live the healthiest, happiest life possible.
C Coral Williamson
D Dale Gilmore
Sports & Remedial Masseur
Sports & Remedial Masseur
His extensive national and international training and education, as well as his years’ of practical experience has seen him successfully treat a variety of conditions including sports injuries, neck and back pain and injuries, migraine and stress-related disorders, anxiety and depression, as well as pain associated with arthritis.
A respectful practitioner, experienced in treating patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds, Dale believes massage and body work can be used to treat both physical and mental conditions simultaneously to achieve the best outcome for patients.
Recognising each body’s unique response to muscle manipulation, Dale tailors his sessions and techniques to meet the individual patient’s needs.
Dale has a large local following thanks to his unique ability to use massage and body work to improve patient’s overall wellbeing, as well as address their acute needs.
Dale works closely with the expert team of Allied Health professionals and Doctors to ensure patients receive optimal, integrative care.
- Sports injury
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Migraine and tension headaches
- Stress, anxiety and depression
- Muscular spasms and cramps
K Karina Mereki
“I love to see my clients rise from the table relaxed and rejuvenated after my deep sessions,” Karina said. “I specialise in working specifically with the needs of my client so that no two sessions are the same. I can work deeply into chronic conditions or help support the body if a more acute problem has accrued.”
For the past 12 years, Karina has run her healing centre, and for the past 17 years has worked in Medical Centres in conjunction with osteopaths, naturopaths and doctors. Katrina understands and values a holistic and collaborative approach to health and well-being that requires being open and sensitive to the individual, as well as embracing working with other health professionals to ensure the best outcome for her clients.
Karina is also a certified Scenar Therapist. Scenar stands for Self-Controlled Energy Neurone Adaptive Regulation. This small hand held device was invented in Russia for treatment of the Cosmonauts in space, where conditions render pharmaceutical treatment impractical.
Scenar works by stimulating the body’s own pharmacy, which stores all the ingredients needed to maintain good health. When the body is working efficiently, it naturally accesses this internal pharmacy. When the connection is broken however, we can develop chronic or acute conditions, requiring medication. The Scenar uses harmless electrical impulses to stimulate the internal pharmacy via a cascade of neuropeptides, the body’s intercellular messages. Healing can then take place naturally and without the need for external medication.
Karina believe Scenar Therapy is a genuine revolution in healing technology – a state-of-the-art healing device that produces impressive results in a short course of treatments. Whichever treatment is right for you, in the hands of an experienced and intuitive healer like Karina, you can expect dramatic improvements in your health and wellbeing.
C Consta Georgoussis
As a specialist practitioner he worked for 15 years in yoga therapy at The Sanctuary Byron Bay, the therapeutic retreat he co-founded in 2004. There, as part of an integrated team, he specialised in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction and other mental health issues. After thousands of clinical hours, Consta has developed a wealth of knowledge working with a wide range of conditions such as people recovering from anxiety and depression to chronic pain.
“My greatest teaching inspiration has been my students,” Consta says, “some of whom I have been with for nearly two decades, as our bodies have changed, so has the practice. For more than a decade I have nourished and deepened my practice further by participating in regular annual insight meditation retreats and immersing myself in the teachings of the Dharma.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of my work is witnessing the profound transformations clients undergo during the process of recovery and change,” Consta says. “Essentially this process arises from the synergy of treatments creating a nurturing environment allowing clients to develop an awareness of their strengths and weaknesses and develop skillful tools to adapt with more ease in the world.”
Consta believes in working closely with practictioners, using yoga to enhance treatment and assist in the journey to recovery, whether it be physical, mental or both. “Yoga allows the insights of psychotherapy to go deeper,” he says. “What one initially develops in yoga practice is an awareness of the body; its muscles and fibres and what feels comfortable and uncomfortable and how to move in that body in a non-aggressive and non-mechanical way.
“The word ‘yoga’ is normally associated with health and wellbeing. Working in the body in such a way allows us to develop an aliveness that surpasses the ‘no pain, no gain” mantra still imposed by more mechanical training regimes. “Through yoga, we learn to inhabit our bodies rather than treat them like cars in which we never check the oil levels or tyre pressure or even maintain on a regular basis. Through yoga, our bodies become once again, the important vehicles through which we exist and act upon the world. Yet ultimately, yoga training develops the mind. We develop a capacity to observe what is going on in the body and transfer this skill to the mind in meditation.”
R Roy Mumford
Therapeutic Masseur & Acupuncturist
Therapeutic Masseur & Acupuncturist
Combining the highest levels of professional training and qualifications with decades of clinical experience, Roy Mumford is dedicated to working collaboratively with medical practitioners, supporting modern Western medicine with acupuncture to achieve optimum outcomes for patients.
A thorough understanding of the founding principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, as well as a deep respect and belief in the advantages of Western medicine, has seen Roy become a trusted practitioner in the successful treatment of a variety of conditions including chronic degenerative conditions, addiction, and mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression.
Roy achieves outstanding results with musculoskeletal conditions, joint pain, back and neck injuries, pain management and the improvement of mobility, function, posture and general wellbeing.
Drawing on one of the core beliefs of Chinese medicine - that the mind and the body are not separate - Roy's work often simultaneously addresses both physical and mental or emotional conditions.
Roy has worked as an acupuncturist for 29 years, and works closely with the expert team of Allied Health professionals and Doctors to ensure his patients receive optimal, integrative care.
- Musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, back pain, neck pain, joint pain
- Stress disorders
- Pain management
- General wellbeing and improved movement, posture and functionality
D Damien Schofield
Damien has also played Rugby Union International at a semi-professional level in Scotland and UK for 2 years, and has also undertaken leadership courses under DR Arne Rubinstein
Damien has established 'Mynd and Move', created from his passion for martial art (Muay Thai) and his belief in primal movement.
Through Damien, his clients improve strength, flexibility, mobility, stability, endurance, cardio as well as implementing techniques to retrain the brain when it comes to the health and fitness mindset.
Damien works with a broad range of clients, from professional sportsmen and women to those experiencing substance dependencies and other mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. He works with all ages in a holistic and individually tailored manner to deliver a professional and highly motivated mentoring and coaching approach to his clients. Damien helps clients achieve lasting results though the introduction to ‘way-of-life’ fitness regimes, tailored to client’s personal circumstances, and works collaboratively with other primary health professionals to achieve meaningful and sustainable health outcomes for clients. Damien is also the Founder of Non-For-Profit charity, The Younger Heroes which focuses on strengthening families of those who have served our country.
P Paula Bannan
K Kylie Arthur
Practice Manager - General Practice
Practice Manager - General Practice
Kylie has extensive experience in all aspects of administration and practice management, and continually strives to improve her skills, and implement new and effective processes to ensure the Clinic is run in the most professional way possible.
With patient care always her top priority, Kylie works to ensure the clinic’s busy schedule runs smoothly and all aspects of the patient’s care are thoroughly followed up and administered in a timely manner.
Overseeing the Clinic’s administration and reception team with a calm and friendly approach, Kylie takes pride in making sure each patient receives respectful, considerate care throughout every step of the process.
Outside her busy role, Kylie spends her downtime relaxing with friends and family.