Jeff is uniquely positioned in the world.
Through his vast clinical experience, research endeavours, lecturing and work with Associations, Government Boards and Universities in both the human and the animal professions, Jeff has developed performance enhancing protocols for both humans and horses.
Jeff graduated as an Osteopath in 1985 and an Animal Chiropractor in 1999. Since then the diversity of his human practice has allowed him to develop treatment strategies that have successfully supported many sports men and women in the highest of competition. Along the way these skills have been sought out by many of the world's most influential people.
Now concentrating on deconditioned patients and running technology, Jeff's globally unique combination of training, experience and particularly his background in respiratory research has elevated Jeff's service and provides a platform like no other for his clients.
** Jeff is available Monday to Wednesday **
Matthew completed his Masters of Osteopathic Medicine at SCU Lismore in 2017. During this time he was involved in a Randomised Control Trial (RCT) that focused on the effects of manual therapy on lung function in a middle-aged population with aims to promote healthy ageing.
During 2017, Matthew worked alongside orthopaedic surgeons and osteopaths in hospitals in India where he was responsible for post-surgical management, rehabilitation and gait re-training. Matthew uses a combination of manual therapy, gait analysis and exercise rehabilitation within an evidence-based framework.
** Matt is available Tuesday to Friday **
Nick has been fortunate enough to have worked in osteopathic, chiropractic and physiotherapy clinics. He has been able to utilise these different approaches in his care with office workers to Olympic athletes.
Nick graduated with a Masters of Chiropractic in 2015 and was awarded the Sports Chiropratic Australia Graduate Prize and 1 of 4 Student Scholarships from the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic.
Nick's other passion outside of treating humans is Animal Chiropractics and graduated in 2019. He loves working on the intricacies of movement dynamics between the horse and rider.
** Nick is available Mondays and Thursdays**
Gaby first discovered the benefits of osteopathy while rehabilitating her own injuries playing high level hockey and competing performance horses. The holistic approach to healing the whole body and mind persuaded her to pursue a career in osteopathy. She is passionate about helping people maintain active, healthy and happy lives so they can continue to enjoy doing the things they love.
With a keen interest in sport, women's health, pregnancy and paediatrics, Gaby uses a patient-centred approach combining a variety of osteopathic techniques and exercises tailored to each individual. Her plans for the future include expanding her knowledge/work after completing the post-grad animal biomechanical course so that she can combine her two loves and work with horses and riders (finishes mid 2024)
**Gaby is available on Thursdays only**
The family that keeps growing! Meet our new practitioner Marie.
Marie is a Chiro, graduating from Macquarie University in 2014.
Her special interests lie in sports, and during the winter season you'll find her on the sidelines of AFL and soccer fields looking after local teams. Marie is looking forward to using the Zebris and AlterG treadmills to aid athletes and general populations alike.
** Marie is available Monday pm, Wednesday am and Thursday pm **
James is a Physiotherapist and ASCA certified level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach. He utilises a combination of manual therapy and exercise techniques to gain short term relief and long term alleviation of pain and it's underlying causes.
He has a particular interest in long term rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions, focusing client centered goals as the primary motivator for his treatment strategy. James also specialises in working with NDIS clients and care providers to establish regular exercise routines that lead to healthier lifestyles for his clients.
Outside of work, James enjoys playing rugby, rowing surfboats at Mona Vale Surf Club, running and surfing.
** James M is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday **
James completed his Master of Osteopathic Medicine at Victoria University in 2015. During this time, he completed multiple placements to SporstMed Mumbai, working closely with Orthopedic surgeons and physiotherapists.
James later went back to India to set up an Osteopathic and Rehabilitation clinic in V.M Salgaocar Hospital working for a year in an integrated primary hospital setting with a focus on musculoskeletal complaints and the use of gait analysis and treatment to positively effect health parameters in deconditioned patients with co-morbidities.
James likes to use gait analysis and exercise rehabilitation to compliment manual therapy giving his patient complete and holistic care.
** James Hatzer is available on Saturday mornings **