Meet Our Practitioners

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Jonathan Wong | Chiropractor

B.Sc., M.Chiro | Medicare Doctor Care Plans (EPC) - Conditions apply | Health fund rebates

When you walk into my treatment room and tell me your story, I make it my mission to understand what has been happening to your body up until now. As small details, even though it may seem insignificant, could potentially be a piece of the puzzle as to why you are in pain or not functioning at 100%. Getting to know you helps me greatly understand what I can do as a health practitioner to help your body in both the short term and into the distant future. I aim to relieve pain initially for everyone, however, it is even more satisfying seeing you have the ability and empowerment to take control of the cause of your condition, creating more flexibility and strength hopefully increasing your quality of life.  My style of practice is drawn from receiving Chiropractic and Physiotherapy treatments from the age of 14 when I was being treated for multiple various injuries sustained in Gymnastics, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Martial Arts Tricking and Stunt Performing in the film industry. Experiencing the benefit of both styles, having a genuine curiosity to know the human body in its detail and a need to manage many of my own injuries, I decided to become a Chiropractor that uses rehabilitation elements in order to get the best possible results. I believe that Chiropractic adjustment is an amazing skill to be able to practice and apply when needed, however, it is only one of the many tools at my disposal to help the many physical problems that can occur in the human body. Along with numerous massage techniques, dry needling, stretching and exercise rehabilitation protocols, there are a vast number of injuries that I can help you with. Other than chronic and acute spine-related injuries, if you suffer from migraines, shoulder rotator cuff injuries and frozen shoulder, ankle sprains, flat feet and knee and hip dysfunction, there is always something that can be done to reduce or improve your symptoms. Many patients have physical conditions, but together I hope that you and I can make the best of whatever situation presents by putting in the work both inside the treatment room and outside in the real world.
 

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Michelle Townsend | Naturopath

ND | DBM | Dip Nut | DRM

I qualified as a Naturopath in 1995. After spending time in my clinic in Sydney I travelled overseas, studying Kinesiology in England and teaching Touch For Health courses in Ireland.  I also spent 6 months in Africa spending some time with natural healers in remote villages in Zimbabwe and Tanzania.On returning to Australia I resumed private practice in Sydney before moving to the Central Coast in 2003.  I have over 7 years experience working in health food shops which has provided me with extensive knowledge of the many natural therapy products and supplements available.  With 2 children of my own I have a passion for children’s health and wellbeing.I have had extensive clinical experience with conditions like Type 11 Diabetes; thyroid problems; stress and adrenal exhaustion; eczema and psoriasis; irritable bowel and coeliacs disease; hormonal problems including menopause and polycystic ovarian disorder. And for weight loss you can’t beat the detail and motivation provided by the body composition test!My aim is to raise awareness and help people gain a greater understanding of themselves. The more we know about ourselves, the more we can do for ourselves.  Finding the unique picture for each individual is the basis for understanding what will best suit a person and building on regular healthy lifestyle choices to aim for true wellness.

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Kathy Shearer | Naturopath

ND | DRM | DBT

Hi and welcome, thank you for visiting my BIO,

Initially I started working with clients in 1995 and have considered it a privilege to be invited into their space for healing. My journey has taken me to Tasmania for many years where I worked and lived in Cradle Mountain Lodge running an award winning destination Day Spa with views of button grass fields and dams with platypus happily playing outside the front door and entertaining the clients.

Fortunately, I joined the team here at the Lake Spa Wellness Centre to assist you to find your personal balance in health and well-being. To assist and achieve this I use the gifts of massage and Naturopathic treatments including herbs, supplements and personally prescribed homeopathic preparations along with other natural medicines. I use a hand held HEALTH SCANNER to assist reveal your current health state. We can then explore your healing journey options to encourage a personal state of health balance and well-being.

In Tasmania I discovered a passion for herbs and was fortunate to spend time on a working medicinal herb farm and seeing the process and time taken for medicinal plants to become healing agents for our mind body and soul.

With children grown and grandchildren flourishing we now call the hinterland of the central coast home. It would be wonderful to work with you in your process to achieve your best health outcomes either with Remedial massage or Naturopathic medicine.

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Naman Sinha | Massage Practitioner

BExSc. (Equiv to ExPhys) | Dip. Remedial Massage | Health fund rebates

I hope to connect my clients to a greater understanding of how their body works and how massage therapy fits into the larger overall concept of health. With a degree in Exercise Science from the University of British Columbia, Massage Therapy training from the SIBT and knowledge gained from over 25 years of Yoga, Mediation, and Martial Arts I have a strong understanding from both Eastern and Western perspectives of wellbeing. My appreciation for what massage therapy can do for someone comes from having personally recovered from two serious car accidents. Building relationships with clients is only part of my goal; I hope to add to the culture of health and wellbeing in the community. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and meeting all of you.

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Terri Bless | Massage Practitioner

Dip. Remedial Massage | Dip. Myofascial Release | Dip. Integration | TAE40116 Cert. IV Training and Assemssment | Health fund rebates

Welcome to my bio. I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce myself to you. I have a long standing interest in Natural Medicine and Remedial Massage and completed my formal education in 1996. I have been in private practice since that time at various locations offering my client's varied styles of bodywork. In the late 90's I went through the teacher training program for the School of Integrated Body Therapy and have been consistently involved with undergraduate VET training for massage and offering postgraduate training for accredited practitioners to assist them gain their compulsory continuing professional education. I am a qualified trainer and assessor and thoroughly enjoy assisting clients to improve their health, mobility and sense of wellbeing. I have a passion for massage, both treating and teaching which now spans 3 decades. I will very much enjoy the opportunity to assist you on your journey to health.

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David Lehmann | Musculoskeletal Therapist

B.Sc., Musculoskeletal Therapy (MST) | Remedial Massage | Health Fund Rebates

I made the change from Mechanical Engineer  to Remedial Massage Therapist in late 1997 so that I could realise a life long desire to be able to help people attain health and well-being.

My initial studies at a small college in Gosford led me on to bigger and better things with a move to Perth where I took up a lecturing role at the Australian College of Natural Medicine. This college subsequently became Endeavour College of Natural Health which further allowed me to expand my knowledge in Human Biology with the advent of their Bachelors Degree in MusculoSkeletal Therapy.

Lecturing stints at several other colleges allowed me the freedom to broaden my knowledge base.

I have a true love of the human body and it's mechanics, and my belief that we as therapists have the ability to assist our clients to bring themselves back to a more natural way of health and living. It is this intimate knowledge of the healing powers of the body that allowed me to recover from serious low back surgery in just 4 weeks, instead of the predicted 18 weeks of doing nothing.

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Mere Montgomery | Massage Practitioner

Dip. Remedial Massage | Health fund rebates

Hi my name is Mere and thank you for visiting my bio. I have lived on the central coast for most of my life and initially was drawn to train in massage from my interest in being able to help others and my interest in well being.

I initially qualified as a massage practitioner in 2015 and have been working in  the industry since that time. I am a mum and have integrated my massage career into my family life with children interested in various sports massage has been invaluable in assisting their physical health. I enjoy working with my clients from all walks of life and ages. I can work remedially to assist you with tight or sore muscles or to recover from more painful conditions. I also specialise in pre and post pregnancy and lymphatic massage. I look forward to seeing you at LakeSpa and enhancing your journey to wellness.

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Willi Kininjjew | Massage Practitioner

Dip. Remedial Massage | Dip. Kinesiology | Dip. Mind-Body Medicine | Dry Needling/Kinesio Taping

Hello, I appreciate your visit to my bio, it gives me pleasure to introduce myself to you. My name is Willi, I am a Practitioner of Remedial Massage specializing in both Soft and Deep tissue massage. I also specialize in Pregnancy, Oncology and Lymphatic Massage, Cupping, Dry needling, and Kinesio Taping. I have had extensive training in Holistic Kinesiology (Balancing body/mind/spirit). I have a sincere interest in assisting others to achieve well-being and health. In my clinical practice, I blend a "holistic" treatment approach often integrating several healing modalities to achieve the best outcome for you. Many clients enjoy the added opportunity to experience both tuning forks and Tibetan bowls during their sessions with me. My past career was as an engineer. I have been in the Natural Medicine industry for over a decade and feel I have found my calling. I look forward to meeting and assisting you on your journey to health.