Dr. Justine McDermott
B.Sc (Chiro) M Chiro, AK, NET
Originally from Forster, NSW Justine is our principal Chiropractor and mother of two. A dedicated family woman and sports enthusiast, Justine takes special interest in treating children of all ages. Her work with children using methods such as Retained Neonatal Reflexes, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy sets her apart as a health champion for kids. She is also a certified Applied Kinesiologist, NET and TBM practitioner. Justine works out of all of our practices.
Dr. Sheila Macy
B.Sc (Chiro) M Chiro, Musculoskeletal Acupuncture
With over 12 years of experience, Sheila brings a wealth of knowledge and professional expertise to Back to Balance. Sheila incorporates musculoskeletal acupuncture into her treatments to further enhance patient outcomes with care and making her a popular and clever choice for sufferers of arthritis, chronic pain, sciatica and other conditions her methods are proven to assist with.
Dr. May Ghabach
B.Sc (Chiro) M Chiro, Musculoskeletal Acupuncture, AK, Webster’s Technique
May joins Back to Balance bringing with her over 13 years of clinical chiropractic experience. As mother of three, she is passionate about helping families achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Her wide range of skills include combining traditional adjusting techniques with components of Applied Kinesiology, Sacro Occipital Technic (SOT), Musculoskeletal Acupuncture and Webster's Technique for expectant mum's.
Dr. Peter Swift
B.Sc (Chiro) M Chiro, AKDr
With over 7 years under his belt, Peter is passionate about helping people of all ages take control of their body and health. As a registered Chirooractor, certified Applied Kinesiology and experienced practitioner of Retained Neonatal Reflexes (RNR). Peter takes a holistic approach to health, recognising the significance of structure, nutrition, toxicity, emotional stress, and day-to-day lifestyle choices in restoring wellbeing, preventing future illness and maximising performance.
Dr. Charles Williams
B.Sc (Chiro), Bchiro (dist), Registered N.O.T Practitioner
Originally from Perth, Charles is a certified Neural Organisational Technique (NOT) practitioner working out of both our Casula and Woolooware clinics. A keen tennis player and cricketer, Charles and enjoys treating a range of musculoskeletal issues and loves treating children suffering from many types of conditions. His primary focus is allowing your body to achieve is maximum potential through healing at the root of the cause.
Dr. Cherie McAllister
B.Sc (Anatomy & Physiology) M Chiro
Cherie is an enthusiastic Chiropractor with a passion for treating children. She has previously been involved in the Science Academy Holiday Camp, enlightening young kids of Sydney with her extensive knowledge of the human body. Her unique ability to connect to patients of all ages with her bright personality and passionate attitude is her strength. Her aim is to help all of her varied patients reach their health lifestyle goals so they can live every day with pain free movement and the energy they need to accomplish everything their heart desires.
Dr. Bec Sandell
BSc (Chiro), M Chiro, M Chiro (Paed), NIP, Doula Services
Bec has great passion for assisting expectant mums through pregnancy, labour/birth and into motherhood. She honours this major life transition for both mum and bub and the physical and emotional challenges it can bring. Bec has completed a Master in Pediatric Chiropractic and is a fully qualified antenatal and postnatal Doula. Bec values the benefits of good nutrition and regular physical training. As a Chiropractor she utilises gentle NIP treatments and drop table adjusting.
Dr. Sam Bardouh
BMedSc, M Chiro
Sam is a dedicated Chiropractor with a passion for helping people of all ages maximise their quality of life. Having played sports for the majority of his life, he has a special interest in treating athletes and ensuring they are performing to the best of their ability. Sam utilises a variety of Chiropractic treatment modalities and at times incorporates dry needling into his treatments to assist in the patients recovery. Sam believes that everyone should have access to quality care and be able to live life pain and injury free.
B.Health Science, M Physio
Joseph is an enthusiastic and dedicated practitioner who embodies a wealth of knowledge and passion in regards to the musculoskeletal system. This stems from his multitude of professional experience working in both the private practice sector and sports coverage field; working closely with a number of local, state league and premier league sporting teams throughout his years of practice. Joseph is skilled in his manual therapy techniques, formulating and executing exercise programs, various strapping/taping techniques and is qualified to perform dry needling if appropriate. He is confident in rehabilitating his clients, whether it be post-operatively, sporting injury-related, or just life's everyday aches and pains. Joseph enjoys treating patients of all ages, and is a firm believer that a positive environment and a strong professional relationship is beneficial in optimal and holistic recovery.
Adv Dip Nut Med, BHSci (Nut Med)
Diana is a dedicated nutritionist who is passionate about using ‘Food as Medicine’. Nutritional medicine uses a very holistic approach, the aim is not only to treat the symptoms but search for the causative factors in order to prevent illness. There is no one-size-fits-all nutritional solution, Diana individualises options to maximise health and restore healing to the body. She believes vitality and beauty come from within and good nutrition is the basis of everything.
Remedial Massage Therapist, Dip. in Remedial Massage
With over 15 years experience in nursing, Pauline's gentle approach to massage therapy has lead her to working with all kinds of patients including expectant mothers, sporting enthusiasts and those requiring remedial massage. She has been massaging people from all walks of life for over 8 years in the shire region.
Vanessa De Santi
BASI Pilates Mat Certified Instructor
With over 25 years in the dance and fitness industry, Vanessa is fully certified in Body Arts & Science International Pilates mat work. She has had the opportunity to dance professionally in Australia, America and Europe and is very passionate about teaching Pilates, having seen firsthand the huge success enjoyed by many clients. Vanessa enjoys working with Pilates in women’s health and restoring mothers back to full strength after pregnancy and birth.
Remedial Massage Therapist, Aromatherapist. Dip RM, Dip HS, Cert IV Aroma
Leanne has developed a wealth of experience working as a remedial massage therapist for over 17 years. She has been heavily involved in training other therapists and the development of both the remedial massage and aromatherapy courses at TAFE. Now she is dedicated to working with people to gain optimal health through a variety of techniques including sports massage, remedial massage, thermal stone therapy and aromatherapy. She specialises in pregnancy massage.
Remedial Massage Therapist, Dip. Fitness
Hayley brings with her 3 years experience as a massage therapist and an extensive background in fitness. Her previous work as a fitness instructor awards her an unparalleled understanding of the body, enabling her to supplement her sessions with valuable exercise advice for each of her patients. She has a keen interest remedial/deep tissue massage, sports massage and myofascial work.
Kathryn is a talented remedial massage therapist who has been working out of our Casula clinic for 3 years. She is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a holistic approach to massage, combining both deep tissue therapy and reiki to get you feeling your best physically and energetically. She also has experience with massage for relaxation, pregnancy and injury as well as energy healing.
Erin graduated from Australian Catholic University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. Erin is enthusiastic and passionate about early intervention and helping others communicate to the best of their ability. She loves her clients to be confident in who they are and to find enjoyment in communicating despite challenges. Erin likes to not only build a relationship with the client but also with their families as it is key to involve support from significant others along the journey to help reach the client's goals.
Jannice was drawn to a career where she could make a big impact and difference in a child’s and a family’s life. She has a particular interest in working with children with speech sound difficulties, early and preschool language development. Her friendly and genuine nature allows her to build relationships and rapport with the families she works with. She strongly believes in the importance of family involvement throughout the therapy process, and makes it a point to provide client-specific resources and involve family members to achieve the set goals.
Leesa is a certified Speech Pathologist who graduated from The University of Sydney in 2013. She is passionate about supporting all children to reach their potential through individualised Speech Pathology programs. Her professional yet friendly approach enables children to feel supported and motivated. Leesa believes that children learn best when therapy is encouraging, child-led and fun!
BMedSc, M Chiro
Mitchell is a registered psychologist. He completed a Master of Clinical Psychology from the University of Wollongong in 2016. He is passionate about supporting children, adolescents & their families reach their greatest potentials. Mitchell aims to promote resilience and emotional awareness in the lives of children and adolescents by equipping them with the tools to overcome difficulties they may be facing. He is trained in cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) and approaches treatment in a family inclusive manner.
Business Improvement Manager
As a prior corporate consultant, Aaron brings over 10 years experience in recruitment and consulting to the Back to Balance group of health clinics. His passion for health and wellness gives him a relentless drive to improve and better the service and experience at Back to Balance.