Meet The Team
Dr. Justine McDermott
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 Delfino
B.Sc (Chiro) M Chiro, Musculoskeletal Acupuncture, AK, Webster’s Technique
May joins Back to Balance bringing with her over 18 years of clinical chiropractic experience. As mother of four, 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. 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. Simon Elrahi
BSc M Chiro
Simon has been a chiropractor and practice clinician for over 25 years working in and also owning various practices Australia wide. He is very proficient in all modalities and techniques associated with chiropractic and total body health. Simon primarily uses soft tissue techniques and manual adjusting techniques to get your body in the right alignment and symmetry. He also advises on other areas that may need attention such as, rehabilitative musculoskeletal work, exercise and nutrition so your spine and body have a better chance for healing post-treatment.
Dr. Tarek Sari
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Dr. Atousa Masoudi
Atousa completed her studies at Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Masters in Chiropractic. She enthusiastically joins our Back to Balance team and brings with her a belief that chiropractic care should be approached holistically, looking into the patients’ structural, biochemical and emotional components of health.
Atousa’s passion lies in treating women and children as having completed further studies in Inspiral Paediatric Seminars. Being a dance performer and karate competitor, Atousa has sustained countless injuries over the years and thus does not shy away from any sporting injuries!
Her aim is to help her patients reach their health style potential and not have pain holding them back! Some of Atousa’s wide range of techniques include Diversified, Gonstead, Dry Needling and being able to prescribe rehab measures.
Dr. Jay Harthun
BS ExIP, MChiro
BS ExIP, MChiro
Certified in Exercise Physiology and Chiropractic, Jay is a holistic family Chiropractor whose emphasis is on helping everyone reach their full potential. Jay utilises manual adjusting techniques along with Applied Kinesiology, NET, and SOT.
Nutrition, emotionality, and structure all play a role in her
treatments and she believes that an adjustment is more than just a structural change. Jay typically treats families, pregnancy, and the every day person trying to better themselves. Her goal is to constantly empower her clients to live the best they can through being regularly adjusted, taking up an active lifestyle, and be supported with nutrition.
Physiotherapist, B.Health Science, M Physio
Joseph is an enthusiastic and dedicated practitioner who embodies a wealth of knowledge and passion stemming from his professional experience in both private practice and 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, 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.
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.
Remedial Massage Therapist, Cert IV in Fitness
Ash brings 5 years of experience from working within the fitness industry. Ash was initially a personal trainer and later transitioned into manual therapy. He is confident in providing sessions which incorporate manual therapy with holistic fitness advice. His extensive knowledge in anatomy enables him to provide specialised management and treatment for anything from sports-related injuries to chronic conditions. Outside of work, Ash has a keen interest in mixed martial arts and outdoor activities.
Nutritionist, 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.
Miroslav is a qualified Naturopath that brings over 16 years of experience. With passion and a desire to serve from the heart, Miroslav knows what it takes to get results for his patients. He combines the scientific approach to functional testing with traditional methods of diagnosis such as Iridology. Miroslav specialises in the treatment of digestive disorders, stress/anxiety, fatigue, hormonal imbalance, weight loss and general well being.
Working out of our Woolooware and Casula clinics, Ashleigh is a certified practising speech pathologist with over 4 years experience. She completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) with Sydney University and had been working in private practice ever since. Ashleigh has a passion for working with paediatric speech sound disorders, language and literacy delays, social skills/pragmatic disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She likes to plan fun and engaging sessions that are suited to the child’s personality and strengths.
Counsellor and Reiki Practitioner
Zoe is a dedicated health practitioner experienced in a wide variety of holistic, healing modalities spanning over the past 20 years
Zoe has completed studies in Counselling, NLP, Timeline Therapy TM, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, EFT & more
Zoe is an active member of The Australian Counselling Association and works in mental health
Zoe has a particular interest in energy medicine and the mind body’s stress response as well as working with the unconscious mind – due to its roll as a key driver to the way that we experience life
Zoe works with clients to create optimum health and wellbeing. She believes that there is always something we can do to improve our situation and offers support, guidance and a safe confidential space to explore current life issues and past experiences in a healthy, functional way
She is available for Counselling, Reiki and Hypnotherapy appointments at our Woolooware Clinic. She also facilitates 4 week meditation programs.
A Cronulla native, Trish is a university qualified podiatrist with a passion for the mechanics of the lower limb.
Practising in all areas of podiatry through our Woolooware, Casula and Gregory Hills clinics, ranging from nail and skin care to foot and joint pain. Trish has a keen interest in the barefoot movement and helping patients restore their functioning to natural movement patterns. She believes in addressing the symptoms at the root of the cause and promotes a long-termsolution in favour of a “quick fix” treatment.
When not at work, you’ll find Trish rowing surf boats down at North Cronulla or running around the rugby fields with the local Sea Lice 7’s women. This lifestyle is what gave her a passion for movement and mechanics of the body.
Trish works out of all our clinics.
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