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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… …Click to read more about Dr. Bec

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. …Click to read more about Dr. Darren

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. …Click to read more about Dr. Matt

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 Helena Ford (Chiropractor)

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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. …Click to read more about Dr. Helena

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)

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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. …Click to read more about Dr. Amy

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”.

Dr Peter O’Dwyer (Chiropractor)

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Dr Peter O’Dwyer (Chiropractor)

I’m a country boy, born and bred in Coolamon, near Wagga, so when I left school I believed my only two options were farming or teaching. At University I graduated with a B.A. in’81 from UNSW & then traveled to China to take up a teaching position. In Taiwan I was introduced to Chinese medicine and began practising reflexology in my spare time. The experience spurred me to return to Australia and enrol in a B.Sc at the UNSW in ’88 with a view to study chiropractic, my true ambition.

…Click to read more about Dr. Peter

After graduation in ’94, I did locums around the state and had the good fortune to work for Karl Weber in Cooma where I was introduced to Activator Method Chiropractic Technique (AMCT), Total Body Modification (TBM) Neuroemotional Technique (NET) and Neurological Integration Systems (NIS). I have been clinical instructor in activator method since 2001, certified proficient in NET since 2008 and have been using photobiomodulation (cold laser) since 2014. Kinesiology plays a major part in my approach.

Dr Pradeep Kumarasamy (Chiropractor)

Dr Pradeep Kumarasamy (Chiropractor

Dr Pradeep Kumarasamy (Chiropractor

Hi, I’m Pradeep and I’m really excited to be joining the Central To Health team. I am registered chiropractor with a keen interest in an integrated approach to patient care, drawing on aspects of movement, nutrition and behaviour to create a meaningful and lasting change.

Growing up in New Zealand, my academic journey started over 20yrs ago with a Bachelor of Science and gained extensive experience in exercise rehabilitation, working within Australian and New Zealand secondary schools for over 12 years. This included the position as Head of Exercise Rehabilitation and Performance for a nine year period at St Ignatius College in Lane Cove.

…Click to read more about Dr Pradeep

My passion to have more of an impact in people’s lives led me to study Masters of Chiropractic at Macquarie University and am now dedicated to working with families in a clinic setting. Since graduating, I have spent my time working both in Sydney and Port Macquarie to explore and widen my own thoughts, experiences and perspectives on life.

I am currently pursuing my academic interests in neuroscience, nutrition and psychology to further my understanding on how to help people deal with pain and adversity. My particular interests are in chronic pain and balance disorders.

Outside of my busy schedule, being a Glebe local, I enjoy a good espresso, am an avid reader and am fascinated with old architecture.


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Dr. Elise McNamara
(Chiropractor)

Dr Elise McNamara (Chiropractor)

My Chiropractic journey started many years ago up on the Central Coast of Sydney. My sister became a patient and sponsored athlete with my local Chiropractor, Dr James Carter so I went in with her to check it out & immediately felt I was with my people!

I was particularly drawn to Chiropractic as a teenager because of its natural, holistic approach to health. I loved the idea of helping people improve their health & wellbeing by improving brain and nerve system function.

What I love about practice now is seeing people come alive, get their spark back and thrive under chiropractic care. I am particularly interested in stress adaptation and the condition known as Sympathetic Dominance using SD Protocol.
…Click to read more about Elise

I graduated from Macquarie University in 2004 and for the last 15 years have been working in a thriving practice in Erina on the Central Coast. I’m a local girl from Marrickville now so I’m really excited to be moving my practice down to Central to Health from Sept 2019, at first for 2 days per week, then full time from 2020.

When I’m not tuning up the nervous systems of the Alexandria & Erskineville locals, I like to swim, do yoga, take coastal walks and I love ‘creating’, particularly gardening, graphic design and I just did a pottery course. I love good food so can’t wait to making my way around the restaurants and cafes of the inner west and make lots of new friends in the area.


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Dr Ruby Ainsworth
(Chiropractor)

Dr Ruby Ainsworth (Chiropractor)

My Chiropractic journey started many years ago up on the Central Coast of Sydney. My sister became a patient and sponsored athlete with my local Chiropractor, Dr James I began my chiropractic journey as a young kid. At the time I was representing Australia in athletics and playing representative hockey as well. I found that chiropractic not only helped minimise my injuries and pain, but in fact improved my overall performance as well. This passion for health, sport and wellness sparked my interest in chiropractic care and it’s power in prevention and ability to enable us to thrive.

Since then, I have enjoyed treating all walks of life. I see the importance of chiropractic care for all family members from bubs to grandparents and everything in between. Having recently had my first child, the necessity for paediatric and pregnancy care has been reinforced beyond all belief. The biggest joy I get is seeing the health and wellbeing of the families I treat flourish.
…Click to read more about Ruby

I have a particular passion for treating children of all ages as well as pregnant women, having completed post graduate training in a number of gentle techniques, including Sacro Occipital Technique, Thompson Technique, Activator Protocol and Flexion Distraction.

My background in representative sport fuelled my spark for sports, rehabilitative care and performance. This is assisted through the use of dry needling, Muscle Release Techniques, rigid and kinesio-taping and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).

When I’m not in the Alexandria office, I enjoy time out with my husband & our gorgeous baby boy Frankie. I still love to play hockey and when time permits we love to get away to our family’s farm in the country.


Karina Paskin

Karina Paskin,
(Clinical Nutritionist)

Karina Paskin (Clinical Nutritionist)

Karina is a passionate supporter of whole food diets and nutritional education. She believes that each person’s own unique metabolic activity coupled with his or her diet and lifestyle influences her client’s health. Karina works with her patients individual needs in implementing practical nutrition and lifestyle practices to alleviate and reverse health conditions all the while encouraging her clients to be the driving force behind their own health care, through education and empowerment. Karina’s focus on education sees her keeping well informed with current evidence based research and hosting educational workshops in schools and in clinic. She works holistically, treating both physical & mental health together with implementing positive lifestyle changes. Karina is able to liaise with your other health care providers to ensure ‘the whole person’ is cared for. …Click to read more about Karina

Karina is an Accredited Nutritional Medicine Practitioner from the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and has earned her Bachelor of Health Science Nutritional Medicine (BHSc NutMed) from Endeavour College of Natural Health. She is part of the Australian National Register of Accredited Natural Therapists and the Complementary Medicine Practitioner Associations Council. Central To Health is delighted to have Karina join our team. She will be consulting from the Artamon office from the end of 2018. Check our business hours page for her current appontment schedule.

Profile photo of Tamara Rouse, who is a Naturopath.

Tamara Rouse
(Naturopath)

Tamara Rouse (Naturopath)

Maintaining balance and wellbeing through personalised health and self-care practices. Feed the body. Feed the mind. Feed the soul. I am a naturopathic healthcare practitioner who uses nutritional therapies, herbal medicine, homoeopathy and Bach flower essences alongside Ayurvedic principles for diet and living to assist the body’s natural self-healing capabilities to gently restore and maintain health and wellbeing. The naturopathic approach to health and disease views every individual as unique, requiring a tailored treatment program to suit their particular condition and lifestyle. As a naturopathic healthcare practitioner I will work with you to identify problem areas using non-invasive and restorative agents to treat the whole person rather than just relieve symptoms.…Click to read more about Tamara

With training from Nature Care College and the Australasian College of Natural Therapies in Sydney as well as a Bachelor of Arts from UNSW Sydney, my primary aim is to promote wellbeing by supporting your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. For the last 20 years, I have sought out complementary healthcare modalities including natural medicine, chiropractic and acupuncture to support my growing family during times of ill health. The holistic approach bears out my belief that the body has profound ability to heal itself, and that nature and traditional medicine have provided us with the tools for this. My interest in health spans the various life stages from preconception care, pregnancy and post-natal care, to childhood illnesses, autism and special needs, puberty, menopause, andropause and elder care. I love reading and learning and I’m always keen to get to the bottom of a problem to help solve it. I believe food is medicine and am passionate about promoting healthy food and eating habits. I have an interest in Ayurvedic cooking, gluten- and dairy-free cooking, and how to create delicious and nutritionally-dense vegan desserts. My mission is to find a way to make an organic, toxic-free diet and lifestyle more affordable for everyone.

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