Meet The Team
Dr. Cherie McAllister
B.Sc (Anatomy & Physiology) M Chiro
Currently on Maternity leave, back soon.
Dr Cherie is a passionate chiropractor who has dedicated her career supporting families through each stage of life. she has a special interest in neurodevelopment and its correlation to learning and behaviour outcomes in children.
Cherie’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science majoring in Anatomy and Physiology with a Graduate Diploma and Masters in Chiropractic Science. Cherie is committed to keeping up to date with current chiropractic research, bringing the latest advancements in treatments to her patients with further studies that have her well trained in Paediatric and Antenatal Care. Cherie is personally interested in migraines and headaches as well as exploring the roll of gut health in many common conditions. Primary techniques include manual adjusting, Kinesiology and SOT.
Cherie investigates the strong link between eliminating interference from peoples nervous systems and their quality of life; solving a problem that stops people being able to live life to their fullest potential.
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. Tarek Sari
Dr Tarek graduated from Macquarie University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science, majoring in anatomy, physiology and chiropractic technique. In 2006, he completed his Masters of Chiropractic degree again at Macquarie University. Dr Tarek believes it is paramount to stay up to date with the latest research and techniques, and has undertaken numerous seminars in sports medicine, dry needling, rehabilitation and paediatrics. Dr Tarek has added a Diploma in Chiropractic Paediatrics to his qualifications in 2018. As well as recently completing courses in Kinesiology and Hijama to add to his repertoire of treatment options.
Treating paediatrics is a passion of Dr Tareks and seeing the amazing results is what continually drives him to come to work each and every single day.
Away from caring for patients, you’ll find Dr Tarek spending time with his lovely wife and three children. He also enjoys cycling, playing golf, oz tag and attending regular seminars.
Dr. Aline Dahdah
Aline comes to us with 12 years of clinical experience. She is a certified Advanced Biostructural Correction and Endonasal Practitioner, which focuses on the permanent correction of posture. Aline also uses Bio-geometric Integration and Professional Kinesiology Practice, to assist her clients balance their emotional, chemical and physical stressors. Aline is inspired to show people what is possible to achieve in their body, health and wellbeing. She loves to stay active, exercising regularly and spending most of her free time out in nature.
Dr Charles Williams
B.Sc (Chiro), Bchiro (dist), Registered N.O.T Practitioner
Dr Charles, originally from Perth moved to Sydney in 2016 and has previously worked at Back to Balance for 4 and a half years. He returns to the Woolooware clinic after a brief 1 year hiatus after getting married. His wide range of skills includes kinesiology, dry needling and cupping as well as chiropractic care. He has a passion for mechanics of the spine and helping people get moving back to their best.
Dr Jay Harthun
Qualified in Exercise Physiology and Chiropractic, Jay is a holistic family Chiropractor whose emphasis is on helping clients reach their full potential. Jay utilises manual adjusting techniques along with Applied Kinesiology, NeuroEmotional technique (NET), and Sacro-Occipital Technic (SOT).
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.
Gabriella is an enthusiastic and fun – loving health practitioner. She has a passion for treating musculoskeletal injuries, especially sporting injuries. Gabby has experience in working with premiere league sporting teams and enjoys treating both acute and chronic injuries. Gabriella is skilled in manual therapy and enjoys using exercise to assist with meeting patient’s goals. Outside of work, Gabriella has a keen interest in soccer and cooking.
Anthony is an enthusiastic Physiotherapist dedicated to bringing out the best in all his clients. With an expansive sporting background, Anthony is passionate in providing an exercise-based approach to rehabilitation, combining active recovery with manual therapies to achieve the best outcomes. With an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and rehabilitation principles, Anthony is confident working with a range of clients of all ages. Anthony believes you are more than just your injury and aims to work holistically with every client to achieve their recovery goals.
Jess has recently moved to the Cronulla area and is joining us from another IHC company PHYZ X.
Joining PHYZ X in 2015. Jess is driven, committed and open-minded to explore every avenue to help clients on their health journey. With the future of allied health delivery front of mind, Jess is not only always learning herself, but thrives in coordinating the professional futures of over 30 allied health students every year.
With special interests in children, adolescents, disability, tendon injuries, dance performance and technology.
Jess loves being able to help her clients set and then reach both their health and fitness goals, and enjoys being able to do this as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Fun fact about Jess – Jess breeds and trains German Shepherd dogs; a passion that has taken her all over the world!
Ed graduated from Western Sydney University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy degree due to his passion for helping others. Ed enjoys working with all kinds of clients with various injuries or conditions to achieve their physiotherapy goals. He also has a keen interest in treating dizzy patients manage their vertigo or vestibular related conditions.
Ed enjoys being a physio as he loves helping others get the most out of their lives. Outside of work Ed enjoys snowboarding, hiking, camping, snorkelling, and walking his greyhound with his fiancé.
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.
Miss Kiah Trindall
Remedial Massage Therapist
<p>In 2012, Kiah completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage, and within her 8 years of experience she has treated a variety of people ranging from elite athletes to pregnant women.
<p>Kiah is passionate about helping people achieve an overall mind, body, and spiritual awareness. Kiah’s skills and intuitive touch help relax tension held within areas of the body, while also helping the mind and soul deeply relax into the reset you need.
<p>Her bodywork style includes Relaxation, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Remedial, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports and Pregnancy Massage, aiming to create a balancing and holistic approach to remedial massage.</p>
Elvirah obtained her Undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Chinese Medicine back in 2007. She is currently taking her Master of Chinese medicine in Western University and is qualified as a remedial massage therapist.
She approaches her patients through a holistic perspective as a whole individual. She also does dry needling, cupping, and hot stone therapy. She is very interested in pre-natal, post-natal, musculoskeletal, endocrinology, gynaecology, paediatric and oncology treatment.
Musculoskeletal problems such as frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, neck stiffness, scoliosis, or rhomboid discomfort might be beneficial with a series of treatments. Headaches, TMJ syndrome (pain when open mouth to eat due to nerve pain around the jaw), tinnitus, digestive problems, adjuvant or palliative cancer care, and post-stroke treatment as well as disability care could be assisted through a combined therapy with dry needling, cupping and massage.
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.
Functional Health Coach
Kelly comes to Back to Balance as our Functional Health Coach.
Through ‘Habit Change’ and ‘Transformational Coaching’ methodologies, Kelly focuses on more than weight loss, diet and exercise. Lifestyle choices, environment, the mind-body stress response PLUS having your body in an ideal state to digest and assimilate nutrients all play an essential role in reaching optimal well-being.
Kelly’s focus is on deep diving into the root cause issue, educating clients through simple yet powerful strategies on how to build a strong digestive foundation “first” [so they flourish from the inside] and guiding clients on how to listen and be in tune with their own body’s wisdom and awareness [to ensure they are following eating and lifestyle habits aligned to their ‘unique’ body type].
Kelly is a Certified Health and Life Coach, having also completed studies in the foundation of Functional Nutrition.
Kelly is available in our Woolooware clinic or via Zoom from our Casula or Gregory Hills clinics, providing consultations which meet you where you are at and Programs aimed to transform you for life.
02 9606 9688
12B, 633-639 Hume Highway, Casula
Monday-Thursday: 8am - 12pm, 2pm - 7pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm, 2pm - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 12pm
02 9527 7504
182 Kingsway, Woolooware
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Wed - 7.30am - 3.30pm
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02 8999 8864
Unit 6/2 Holborn Circuit, Gledswood Hills
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