Jacqui Howard

Jacqui started her career as a biochemist and microbiologist at St Vincent Hospital, after completing a Biomedical Science Degree. After a car accident in her twenties, where she sustained a broken collarbone and 42 stitches to her right knee with surprisingly no breaks to her knee, just torn muscles. She sought the help of a chiropractor, who eliminated her limp by restoring her biomechanical and postural deficits by looking at the body as a whole. This experience inspired her to later enter the chiropractic profession. She studied at Macquarie University achieving a Masters in Chiropractic in 2001. She has treated many people with injuries which have been sustained from work, sport, dance or hobbies by looking at the biomechanics. Techniques used for management are spinal/peripheral manipulation (to increase joint motion), soft tissue manipulation, muscle release and myofascial release (to improve flexibility), rehabilitative and functional exercises (to help improve neuromusclar control).

Ric Howard

Ric has been in practice since 1989. He wanted to do chiropractic from the age of 15 after his parents took him to a chiropractor who treated his spinal pain, that occurred after breaking his leg while playing soccer. This lead him to pursue chiropractic as a career. He studied a bachelor of science at Sydney University majoring in anatomy and physiology and completed his diploma of chiropractic in 1989, starting practice in Forestville in the same year. He completed applied spinal biomechanical engineering in 1991 and pursued studies in Applied Kinesiology (AK) and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET). Due to his participation and enjoyment of sports, he has an ongoing interest in the field of musculoskeletal sport injuries.

Anika Young

Anika graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelors of Chiropractic, Masters in Chiropractic and a Masters of Research.

Anika is interested in the management of soccer teams. Anika has completed a sports trainer qualification, which enables her to work with a sports team on the field. Anika is the Chiropractor for Beacon Hill Football Clubs women’s AL2’s team.

Anika uses techniques such as; manipulation, mobilisation, stretches, trigger point therapy, muscle stripping, cross friction, dry needling, rigid or dynamic taping, advice on injury management/ prevention, stretching and strengthening exercises.