Amanda graduated from Macquarie Uni way back when, following an early career in dance and remedial massage. Having grown up in dance, Amanda was treated by Jeff and that became her ultimate inspiration to study chiropractic in Sydney. Amanda worked as a massage therapist in our first clinic in Neutral Bay whilst studying to become a Chiropractor, so basically she's never left. She has always embraced the osteopathic philosophy in her hands-on approach and in recent years Amanda has gained extensive experience in low level laser therapy. Laser is a painless, non-invasive therapy that works at a cellular level to relieve pain, promote healing, reduce inflammation and relieve muscle tension. Combining these skills and experience sees Amanda with a varied and loyal patient base.
Carla is a long-standing member of the ABOW team, having joined the practice in 2015. Carla has a post-graduate research degree in Psychology, exploring self-care and rehabilitation in breast cancer survivors and is currently completing her PhD in endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. She is an evidence-based practitioner who believes that the key to being a good clinician stems from listening to the patient and allowing individual patient goals and values to direct treatment. A Body of Work has provided Carla with extensive experience with both of our treadmill systems and this treatment model is now an important part of her skill set.
Gaby completed her Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters of Osteopathic Medicine, receiving the International Golden Key Award for Academic Excellence. Gaby first discovered the benefits of osteopathy while rehabilitating her own injuries resulting from playing high level field 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. Gaby enjoys treating a wide variety of patients including, but not limited to, sport related injuries, pregnancy and paediatrics. Gaby also works with ‘Sargood on Collaroy’, a purpose built resort designed for people living with spinal cord injuries. She uses a patient centred approach, combining a variety of techniques and exercises tailored to each individual. Gaby loves to collaborate with other multi-model health care professionals to ensure the most appropriate care is provided for you.
Fiona is a seasoned Osteopath who has a special interest in women’s and children’s health, helping people through sporting injuries and maximising the health and wellbeing of all of her patients. Her love of mountains and skiing has allowed her to look after the Australian Paralympic Alpine Ski Team in the past and she has an ongoing relationship with Snow Australia as a Medical Classifier for athletes with a disability. She has 2 young boys who keep her on her toes chasing them down mountains on skis or a mountain bike. She comes to work for a rest!
After graduating in 1985 he jumped into the deep end, locuming in two very busy practices and tutoring at college. In 2020 nothing has changed, predominantly based at Brookvale 3 days/week, Jeff is also a High Performance Consultant for Dressage New South Wales, as well as supporting some of Australia’s top equestrian athletes.
Matt graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Masters of Osteopathic Medicine., As part of his masters research Matt conducted a clinical trial into manual therapy, exercise and their effect on lung function. As a participant in Jeff's student placement program, Matt had the opportunity to work alongside Osteopaths and leading Orthopaedic Surgeons at a clinic in a Mumbai hospital where he contributed to the management of musculoskeletal and post-surgical presentations as well as rehabilitation. Matt uses a combination of hands on manual therapy and exercise prescription within a biopsychosocial framework of care.
Nick Le Lievre
Nick has an interest and passion in all sports and horses which has led him to become a Sports Chiropractor and Animal Biomechanical Medicine Professional, with a fascination for movement mechanics in both humans and animals. He graduated from Macquarie University with a Masters of Chiropractic, then continued his education completing a post-graduate Internationally Certified Sports Chiropractic program and an intense 2-year post-graduate of Animal Biomechanical Medicine. Nick has worked in chiropractic, physiotherapy and osteopathic clinics as well as on/off field work with various sports teams and athletes, he incorporates this diversity and perspective into his treatment style.
Our Staff & ManagementThe administration team's wide ranging talents are a collection from a variety of backgrounds, with one thing in common - they believe the treatment starts at the first contact. Judy and Jeff have worked together since the Neutral Bay days back in 1994. Judy has nurtured the practitioner and admin teams through many changes and innovations, and locations for that matter. Kate has been a much valued member of the admin team since Collaroy's inception in 2007. Though she has worked in each of the other locations, it has been wonderful to have Kate's friendliness and capability a constant at our Collaroy practice. Vicki and Janelle joined us a decade later bringing with them valuable skills and experience and Darcie had no choice but to join in, adding youthful exuberance and the academic skills she's currently studying.