All our chiropractors are university educated and members of the Australian Chiropractors Association. A registered chiropractor in Australia must have studied an accredited five year university education program.
Before chiropractic Jacqui Howard had worked in the Biochemistry and Microbiology laboratories at St Vincent Hospital. She then became Head of Department in Endocrinology in a private pathology laboratory. After a car accident in her mid 20’s, she had a positive experience with chiropractic where her biomechanics were addressed to help correct a limp that had developed. Chiropractic also help stabilise and strengthen her body. This encounter with chiropractic practices inspired her to pursue a career in chiropractic, even though she thoroughly enjoyed her job. Chiropractic care had sparked a desire to have a more personal hands-on approach to working in health. Her previous degree in Biochemistry and Cellular Histology has given her a deeper understanding to help clearly describe conditions, stay up to date with current research and evidence-based medicine.
While studying chiropractic at Macquarie University Jacqui worked as a massage therapist in a chiropractic clinic. This experience shaped and aided her treatment protocols. She uses an array of chiropractic adjustment techniques; soft tissue and myofascial techniques including massage, trigger point, active release, micro-current, dry needling and acupuncture; a variety of low force techniques including biomechanical blocking, drop piece and activator; taping techniques include rigid, kinesio and dynamic tape; rehabilitation and functional exercises.
Jacqui views chiropractic in a holistic approach in treating biomechanical musculoskeletal problems to get back to doing the things you love. Jacqui focuses on evidence-based patient centered care covering a range of conditions. She manages acute and chronic conditions and tailors treatment to suit the individual, getting people out of acute pain but also focusing on long-term management through education, advice and rehabilitation to ensure people can maintain an active lifestyle.
Jacqui is a member of ACA, has also completed further studies in ancillary techniques such as acupuncture, Sacro-Occipital technique (SOT), applied Kinesiology(AK), chiro-dontics, active release (ART) and has also completed studies in paediatric chiropractic care.
Rick has been in practice since 1989. He was inspired to pursue chiropractic as a career from the age of 15. This came about after a positive experience when his parents took him to a chiropractor who treated his spinal pain that occurred after breaking his leg while playing soccer. He studied a Bachelor of Science at Sydney University majoring in anatomy and physiology and completed his Graduate 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 ongoing participation and enjoyment of tennis, cricket, soccer and golf; he has an ongoing interest in the field of musculoskeletal sport injuries.
Rick focuses on holistic care covering a range of conditions. He manages acute and chronic conditions and tailors treatment to suit the individual, getting people out of acute pain but also focusing on long-term management through education, advice and rehabilitation to ensure people can maintain an active lifestyle.
Both Anika’s parents are Chiropractors. She was able to see first hand how they were able to have a positive impact on their patients’ lives. As an adolescent, she observed the positive effects that Chiropractic treatment had on her aches and pains. This experience drove her to pursue a career in Chiropractic. Anika graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelors of Chiropractic, Masters in Chiropractic and a Masters of Research. Her interest in Chiropractic research has continued and she has worked on several projects at Macquarie University. In addition to clinic and research, she also teaches chiropractic students at Macquarie University. She is currently enrolled in a PhD in lower back rehabilitation at Macquarie University.
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.