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
Tonya completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Notre Dame University, followed by a Diploma of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRANZCOG) at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick. Tonya is one of a handful of GP Obstetricians supporting the midwives of Byron Community Birthing Service, at Byron Central Hospital. Mother to two children, Tonya understands the important role instinct plays in healthcare, and takes the time to listen closely to her patients. A down to earth, non-judgmental approach to diagnosis and treatment, together with her outstanding knowledge and expertise has made Tonya a trusted name in local healthcare. Tonya believes that the highest standard of healthcare should be available to all Australians, and understands the frustrations patients can feel when they are navigating the healthcare system. With this in mind she is dedicated to giving each patient the time and attention they require, and takes great pride in providing exceptional follow up and communication. Tonya is dedicated to ongoing education, and utilising new technologies and working with Cape Byron Medical Centre’s team of Allied Health professionals to ensure optimum outcomes for patients. When she is not working, Tonya enjoys spending time outdoors with her family - swimming, gardening or trying to surf! SPECIAL INTERESTS
- GP Obstetrics
- Pediatric Care
- Women’s health
- Preventative Medicine
- Adolescent Health
- Sexual Health
- Indigenous health
- Mental Health & Wellbeing
- Elderly Health & Wellbeing
D Dr Paddy McLisky
Dr Paddy McLisky
Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery, Flinders University of South Australia
Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery, Skin Cancer College of Australasia
Advanced Certificate of Dermatoscopy, Skin Cancer College of Australasia
F.R.A.C.G.P, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
GP Paddy Mclisky combines his friendly, no-nonsense approach with a wealth of experience in all aspects of family medicine.
Believing the best medical approach is a preventative one, Paddy is driven to help educate and inform patients to ensure they can take a proactive approach to their health and wellbeing.
A fellow of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners, Paddy has a special interest in the prevention and treatment of skin cancer, and holds Advanced Certificates in Skin Cancer Medicine/Surgery and Dermatoscopy.
He has previously worked as a full time skin cancer specialist, undertaking all aspects of patient care including skin cancer screening and diagnosis, and dermatological surgery including head, face and lower limb regions, using a variety of flaps and skin grafts.
While he has extensive experience in the treatment of skin cancer, he is passionate about informing his patients on the preventative measures that can be undertaken to avoid skin cancer.
“Skin cancer is a major issue here in Australia,” Paddy says. “And we all need to be better educated and more proactive about preventing skin cancer. Most people know they should be wearing 30+ sunscreen but that alone isn’t enough. Educating my patients about what they need to do to avoid skin cancer is a very important part of what I do.”
Whether it be skin cancer or general health, Paddy believes that regardless of the condition being treated, listening to his patients is the most important part of his job.
“I always ensure that I listen to everything my patients have to say,” Paddy says. “It may be something they mention in passing right at the end of the appointment, or a quiet comment, but I always make sure I listen and address every concern they have.”
D Dr Camilla White
Dr Camilla White
Bachelor or Arts, University of Sydney
Integrative Nutrition, IIN
GP Registrar Camilla White believes the first step in achieving good health for her patients is to listen. She believes nobody knows a person’s body better than themselves, and all too often a patient’s gut feeling is not given the value it deserves.
Having worked for over a decade in Emergency Medicine, Camilla has extensive experience with a variety of patients, conditions and treatments. Her diagnostic skills are exceptional, but it is her gentle, holistic approach and dedication to education and preventative care that sets her apart.
With a special interest in women and children’s health, Camilla sees her role as a collaborative one, working with patients and other health practitioners to achieve optimum health for all patients.
Adopting preventative health mindset, Camilla encourages her patients to attend regular check-ups and screenings, and works with them to manage their health.
Utilising Medicare-funded health management plans and health care plans, Camilla works with patients to ensure they are in the best possible health, rather than simply responding to sickness or injury.
Managing mental health and emotional issues is also paramount to Camilla, who believes the link between emotional wellbeing and physical health is indisputable.
Camilla works with patients to improve all areas of their health from lifestyle, diet, exercise, reducing stress, improving sleep and more, to ensure good health and disease prevention.
Camilla has two small children and when she is not working, loves spending time with family, gardening, or hanging out at the beach or markets.
- 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
Dr James Nicholson has been one of Byron Bay’s most trusted GPs for over 25 years, moving from England with his family in 1989.
James combines years of experience, with a calm, gentle approach to give his patients expert care and peace of mind.
As well as general practice, James is a GP Obstetrician, working with the Byron Community Birthing Service at Byron Central Hospital, and is proud to play such a vital role in the ongoing care of local mothers and children. He takes particular pride in being part of a patient’s journey from infancy to adulthood.
James approaches his work with an open mind and a dedication to ensuring his patients are listened to, and well-informed. He believes patients should be empowered to play an active role in any healthcare decision, and takes the time to communicate effectively with patients about every aspect of their care.
The care he provides offers the best of both worlds: the extensive knowledge and skill that comes from decades of practical experience, and an intuitive, holistic approach, where each patient’s needs are unique.
James is also experienced in administering Australian Dive Medicals, and works closely with team of Allied Health professionals at Cape Byron Medical Centre.
Outside the clinic, James leads an active lifestyle, enjoying tennis, bush walking, swimming and spending time with family.
- GP Obstetrics
- Australian Dive Medicals
D Dr Myron Binns
Dr Myron Binns
For over a decade, Dr Myron Binns has been a trusted name in local medicine.
Since moving to the Byron Shire in 2006, Myron has gained extensive experience in a variety of local hospitals and general practice, before joining the team at Cape Byron Medical Centre in 2016.
As a general practitioner, Myron provides high quality care to patients of all ages. Years of experience informs his exceptional diagnostic skills, and his genuine caring manner gives patients confidence and peace of mind.
Open-minded and acutely aware of the social issues and responsibilities that surround us, Myron is committed to ongoing learning, both professionally and personally, and is proud to be part of the local community.
Myron passionately believes in every Australian’s right to access quality healthcare, regardless of circumstance. He is dedicated to working together with patients to ensure they are well-informed about their personal health, and the types of additional professional care they have access to. Myron works with his patients to navigate the healthcare system and ensure they receive the very best care possible.
He has a special interest and expertise in a variety of areas including the care of the elderly, and assisting patients to quit smoking.
Committed to providing his patients thorough and complete care, Myron works with the range of Allied Health professionals at Cape Byron Medical Centre.
- Care of the elderly
- Minor surgery
- Quit smoking tutoring
- Preventative Healthcare
D Dr Chris Bentley
Dr Chris Bentley
“It has definitely inspired my medical journey,” says Dr Bentley. “I really got to experience the difference you can make in a community simply by listening, and talking with people.”
A placement at Broome Aboriginal Medical Service, with the Ambulance Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctors and in Pediatrics in Zanzibar are also among his experiences.
Dr Bentley completed his internship and residency at Lismore Base Hospital and followed that with a stint at Tweed Hospital and Byron Central Hospital as Senior Resident Medical Officer. He has worked in gastroenterology, cardiology and renal relief, urology and emergency and holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Wollongong and a Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of New South Wales.
Dr Chris Bentley believes patients know their bodies best and the feedback we receive about him is that he really listens to what they have to say. His easy going manner is also a factor in putting patients at ease, as is the fact that he makes a principle of always being up-to-date with what’s new in technology, treatment and diagnosis.
Dr Bentley’s interests outside of the clinic include the outdoors, adventure, language – he speaks conversational Danish as well as Pitjanjatjara – and music. He plays both saxophone and clarinet. “I have travelled both throughout Australia and to most of the continents around the world, with the exception of Antarctica,” he says.
Dr Bentley also loves trekking and, recently, completed the Kokoda Trail. “This was a real eye opener to the history of the war, following in my grandfather’s footsteps, and the beauty in Papua New Guinea,” he says.
Dr Bentley is thrilled to join the medical staff at Cape Byron who, he believes, offer a wealth of experience to patients. He hopes to seek further education in the field of medicine with a key focus on improving the health outcomes of both Indigenous people and those living in rural and remote Australia.
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 returns to Byron Bay 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 looking forward to being part of that.”
E Elizabeth Margules
Post-Graduate Certificate in Applied Psychology, Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology, Post-Graduate
Diploma in Psychology, Macquarie University
Combined Bachelor of Psychology - Bachelor of Arts (Double major in Cultural Anthropology), Australian National University
With a passion for working with young people, children and families, psychologist Elizabeth Margules specialises in the use of narrative therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, and counselling to address a host of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, mental health and social issues.
Elizabeth believes in the use of psychology not only as a treatment, both short and long term, but as a preventative strategy for young people and families.
Elizabeth has extensive experience in psychological assessment and structured mental health assessments, as well as delivering clinical interventions to young people and their families, through MBS.
Elizabeth’s previous experience includes working with Headspace, the Deliver Brain and Mind Research Institute, the Anxiety Clinic, Oasis Youth Support Network and as a private practitioner offering assessment and ongoing support for young people facing a variety of issues including social anxiety, those at risk of disengaging with education, family issues and self-destructive behaviours.
Her work includes working with individuals and groups, offering individual assessment and therapy as well as the design and delivery of therapeutic groups.
Elizabeth’s gentle approach is focused on listening to young people and identifying the issues they are facing, as well as providing support to develop the tools necessary to develop and flourish.
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
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.
E Esther Perez
Infant Massage Educator
Infant Massage Educator
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.