Welcome to Central To Health Skip to content

Central To Health Chiropractors

Dr Bec Bowring (chiropractor)

Sydney Chiropractor, Dr. Rebecca Bowring

Dr Bec Bowring (Chiropractor)

As long as I can remember I have wanted to be a chiropractor. When I was about 6 years old I hurt my neck whilst attempting a world record monkey-bar routine and before I knew it I was whisked off to Mr. Barnes our family chiropractor for just the adjustment to get me back to mischief-making. Mum still reckons if it wasn’t for him she would not be able to walk and as he was a very elderly gentleman, someone had to pick up the baton & keep her in shape!

I started my formal chiropractic education at NSW University in 1989 and graduated with a Masters in Chiropractic from Macquarie in 1993. Throughout this time I also studied various forms of chiropractic technique, in particular SOT, the technique I am now certified to teach to other chiropractors & students…

…read more

Since ’93 I have worked in various practices throughout Sydney & in the UK where I spent time with my now husband Darren Little. Darren & I returned to Sydney in 1999 & established the Central To Health practices in Artarmon & Surry Hills. In August 2004 we welcomed the newest member to the Central To Health team, our daughter Saffron, followed in 2007 by her little brother Quincy.

I now am consulting in each practice part-time and spend the remainder of my time marveling at the growth & development of our great kids who are lucky enough to enjoy excellent health in part due to great Chiropractic health care & a toxin-free lifestyle.

Dr Darren Little (chiropractor)

Sydney Chiropractor, Dr Darren Little

Dr Darren Little (Chiropractor)

“Become a doctor, you have an interest in science,” was my parents advice during high school. But it wasn’t until I looked into chiropractic and found that it dealt with the restoration and maintenance of health that I was convinced this was the profession and philosophy for me.

After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at Sydney University and then the two year Masters in Chiropractic at Macquarie University, I started practice as an associate in Bondi Junction in 1996. Between 1997 & 1999, I lived & worked in England & Wales, establishing numerous practices in a part of the world so new to Chiropractic.

At the end of 1999, together with my wife Rebecca, we decided to put down roots in our home town and opened the practices in Surry Hills and Artarmon. Dr. Rebecca and I have been able to juggle the ‘work together/live together’ scenario very well, sharing the dual location effectively.

…read more

Our daughter Saffron was born in 2004 and had her first chiropractic check-up and adjustment at 3hrs old. Quincy arrived 3 years later and it wasn’t long before we realized the difference between girl & boy toddlers. Needless to say, Quincy has been a lot more tough on his body, fearless in fact and we are thankful that despite the many thrills and spills he can benefit from balanced structure and properly functioning nervous system.

We joke that he is just testing the immense talents of our paediatric chiropractic team! Both kids continue to be adjusted regularly and epitomise and enjoy a natural healthy lifestyle. In 2008 I took on the role of President of SOTO-Australasia (the body responsible for the teaching and organization of SOT within Australasia), and in 2011 I was elected President of SOTO-International.

I spend time each year meeting with International chiropractors, sharing our knowledge & expertise and instructing Chiropractors and students around the world in the practice of SOT chiropractic.

STOP THE PRESSES…in Sep ’12, Dr Darren (chiropractor) was awarded International Chiropractor of the Year by SORSI (Sacro Occipital Research Society International). This as you can imagine was an incredible honor and keeps Dr Darren very busy with numerous speaking engagements in Europe, the US, Japan & around Australasia. Rest assured though, the rest of the Central To Health team keep his feet firmly planted on the ground along with his countless Sydney patients who always knew he was an outstanding Chiropractor before the rest of the world caught on.

Dr Alissa Buda (chiropractor)

Sydney Chiropractor, Dr. Alissa Buda

Dr Alissa Buda (Chiropractor)

With the knowledge that great health facilitates each person to be able to achieve their dreams, Dr Alissa is on a mission to help the next generation of children to be healthier and happier.

Alissa studied chiropractic in Melbourne and has been with the Central to Health team since 2008. Her care is based on a Primal Health philosophy; that humans are designed to survive, adapt and thrive. Dr Alissa uses safe, gentle and effective SOT chiropractic techniques and Applied Kinesiology to maximise child’s development, whilst equipping each family to make natural health choices in a very unnatural world.

Married to another chiropractor, Robert, Dr Alissa has a 3 beautiful children, Isabella, Maximus & Eli.

Dr Matt Constable (chiropractor)

Dr Matt Constable

Dr Matt Constable (Chiropractor)

With over 20 years of clinical experience in the chiropractic world, Matt lives his everyday life helping people of Sydney live the inspired and extraordinary lives they deserve.

After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at Sydney University and a Masters of Chiropractic Health from Macquarie University, and once owning one of the largest Chiropractic clinics in Sydney, Matt has developed a broad variety of gentle, effective adjusting techniques as well as a range of supportive soft tissue techniques to facilitate healing and performance.

…read more

Matt also has an extensive background in high performance sports as both a Chiropractor and a competitor, regularly competing in Marathons and Triathlons around the country. As well as helping people stay well by managing the challenges of family, work and nutrition, Matts experience in the sporting industry allows him to tailor the best approach of care to suit your needs and aspirations.
His professional, passionate and upbeat approach in addressing the fundamental requirements for health and empowering a sustainable lifestyle is individually designed to meet your needs, whatever your current level of health.

Dr Sophia Karikala (chiropractor)

Dr Sophia Karikala (Chiropractor)

Dr Sophia Karikala (Chiropractor)

Introducing Dr. Sophia Karikala. She is a graduate from the prestigious New Zealand College of Chiropractic with plenty of clinical experience.

Sophia has locumed in New Zealand and Australia, where she’s had the opportunity to check and adjust paediatric to geriatric patients, as well as everyone in between. She is a very passionate Chiropractor who loves seeing people from all walks of life. The techniques used include Toggle, Diversified, Thompson, Activator, SOT, NET and FBA.

In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, painting, playing various sports and volunteering at kids programmes. She is also fond of travelling and experiencing different cultures around the world.

Sophia first heard about chiropractic when she spoke to a chiropractor who was referred to by her mother. She soon then realised what tremendous benefit chiropractic care can have on any and everyone. She witnessed when the body is without any interference, it can function at its optimal potential.

Sophia believes your body is made to thrive, not just survive and would love the opportunity to share this with you!

Dr Helena Ford (chiropractor)

Photo of Dr. Helena Ford and her baby

Dr Helena Ford (Chiropractor)

“Chiro, Physio or medicine….. which to choose?” In the end, it was pretty easy. I wanted to help people BE healthy and STAY healthy ….rather then waiting till things broke and the wheels fell off before being able to lend a hand.

Chiropractic is not the place for bones sticking out of skin, but it is a modality that can switch on your central nervous system (which controls everything). I am excited and grateful to join the team at Central to Health and work along side Bec and Darren in Surry Hills.

I’ve been practicing for 11years and am still in awe at what chiro can do to aid our body’s healing ability. After starting and running our own practice in rural NSW, (where I got the blessing of a seeing up to 4 generations in a family!) my husband and I have settled in the bustling InnerWest. We have 4 beautiful and energetic children between 2 & 11 years old, and we love to fill our lives hearing people’s stories.

…read more

I have a passion for all people, but particularly pediatrics, women’s health, sports and feet (feet I know weird right). I have a Bachelor and Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University, and have gone on to do various post graduate training including Applied Kensiology, Retained Neonatal Reflexs, Activator, pregnancy and children’s health and Healthmarque’s PZ prescription orthodics.

I look forward to meeting you soon, and having the privilege to partner with you in your health goals.

Dr Amy Marshall (chiropractor)

Dr Amy Marshall (chiropractor)

Dr Amy Marshall (chiropractor)

My interest in chiropractic began when I was about 13 years old and suffered from headaches every couple of weeks. These headaches would completely knock me about and the only support I was given was to take pain relief and rest for a few days … what a way to live! Thankfully my Dad introduced me to chiropractic and my life completely changed,  headaches gone & my eyes opened to a whole new way of looking at health.

As I got older, the principles of chiropractic and the concept of being able to treat patients as a whole inspired me. So that is exactly how I practice, focusing on holistic health, trying to help patients achieve their goals and be their best selves.

As a practitioner I have a particular interest in the treatment of headaches/migraines and chronic pain as well as the fields of pregnancy and paediatric care. I practice using a variety of techniques including SOT, activator and manual diversified & Gonstead adjustments.

When I’m not in the Surry Hills or Artarmon offices, my husband Ben & I love nothing more than spending time with our gorgeous bunny rabbit Barney & our fabulous (and huge) extended families with whom we spend as much time as possible. In particular, we love hanging out with my divine 3 year old niece who I am training up to be a mini-Chiropractor as she “adjusts” all her toys & any family member who will stay still long enough for a “click”.

Give our Sydney chiropractic office a call to schedule an appointment today!