MEET THE PROFESSIONAL, FRIENDLY TEAM AT OASIS HEALTH

Oasis Health is a clinic full of like-minded practitioners, who, while dedicated to their respective disciplines, share the principle belief of treating the 'whole' person. One of the many advantages of having different professionals working together can be the positive effect on patients' treatments through a collaborative "meeting of minds". It is a definite benefit for our patients, that in some circumstances a combination of therapies will provide the most efficient and effective path back to full health.

All our therapists are professionally qualified and have many years of experience behind them. You will also find that many of the Oasis Health practitioners regularly participate in the very latest health seminars, conferences and ongoing training. We are dedicated to providing you and your family with the very best natural health care on the Northern Beaches.

Meet our professional, friendly team below.

Lucy

Chiropractor

Clinic Hours

Monday 2.00pm - 7.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 1.30pm
Friday 8.30am - 2.00pm
Saturday 8.00am - 1.00pm

Lucy is a highly qualified Chiropractor with over 20 years experience treating patients of all ages. She is proficient in treating newborns, toddlers and school-age children and teenagers all the way through their health journey to adulthood. Being the mother of three herself, Lucy has a natural affinity with children. Apart from caring for your children, Lucy also looks after the mums and dads. She understands that the kids often come first, but it is very important for the whole family to receive the best care.

Lucy also enjoys working with athletes to manage their training and skills, with a focus on preventing common injuries from their sports. Her personal interest and background in Sports Science ensures she is up to date with the latest techniques and programs to successfully treat a wide range of sporting injuries.

Techniques Used

  • Manual adjustments (Diversified)
  • Paediatric Techniques
  • Pregnancy Care (Webster Technique)
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)
  • Activator Methods
  • Sports Injuries & Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Release & Soft Tissue

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Chiropractic Science & Masters of Chiropractic (Macquarie University)
  • Bachelor of Sports Science (UNSW)
  • Clinical Paediatrics (2 year diploma)
  • Member of the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australia (COCA)
  • Member of International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA)
  • Member of Australian Chiropractic Association (ACA)

Clare

Chiropractor

Clinic Hours

Monday 8am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 8am - 5.00pm

Clare has been a Chiropractor on the Northern Beaches since 2004. Since graduating from Macquarie University she has continued to further her studies as a practitioner.
Clare has spent the last 20 years studying, researching different healing techniques and attending many fulfilling seminars to enable her to help others.

Clare has a real passion in treating the body holistically and striving to find and treat the underlying cause of health complaints whether it be physical, emotional or chemical/nutritional.

By finding the underlying cause of your health complaint you are going straight to the problem and treating the symptoms. With this focus, it is easier to clear the imbalance, allow flow to return in the body and stop any recurrence; thereby reaching your health and life goals faster, living your life to your full potential.

Clare works with patients of ALL ages who either present with a wide range of different symptoms or come in for a general health check. Clare and her husband live locally with their three children. She loves the balance between family and work life. Her passions in life include spending time with her family at the beach or out in nature.

Techniques Used

  • Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)
  • Neuro Linguistic Technique (NLP)
  • Metabolics nutritional procedures
  • Metagenics nutritional procedures
  • Activator method
  • Retained Neonatal Reflexes

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Chiropractic Science (Macquarie University)
  • Master of Chiropractic (Macquarie University)
  • Certified Applied Kinesiology (AK)
  • Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT)

Jack

Chiropractor

Clinic Hours

Monday 8.00am - 1.00pm
Tuesdays 8.00am - 7.00pm
Thursdays 8.00am - 1.00pm
Fridays 8.00am - 6.00pm

Dr. Jack Sahagian is a UNSW and Macquarie University graduate who has dedicated himself to mastering the areas of Medical Science and Chiropractic. Majoring in Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics, Jack has been able to share his wisdom with his patients as well as the current students at Macquarie University in Clinical Neurology, Neuroanatomy and Chiropractic skills. Dr. Jack's practice stems around musculoskeletal injuries and pain management of all areas including Neck Pain, Back pain, TMJ/Jaw discomfort, headaches, arthritis and sports injuries especially shoulder and knee injuries. All treatments are up-to-date with the latest in evidence-based research and similar treatment protocols performed by Physiotherapists and Osteopaths. Jack takes great pleasure in working with people in restoring their natural body movements and reducing pain in the quickest possible time. Patient Care is his top priority.

Dr. Jack's treatments are tailored and modified to suit the young and the old. He has a keen interest in treating sports injuries that cover athletes of all sports, especially Soccer, Rugby, Golf and Surfing.

Techniques Used

  • Dry Needling
  • Rocktape & Kinesio-Tape Accredited
  • Activator Method
  • Active Functional Release Technique

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medical Science (University of New South Wales, UNSW)
  • Masters of Chiropractic (Macquarie University)
  • Macquarie University Tutor Clinical Neurology, Neuroanatomy, Chiropractic Skills
  • National Football Premier League Sports Chiropractor

Steve

Chiropractor

Clinic Hours

Monday 1.30pm - 6.00pm
Tuesday 1.30pm - 6.00pm
Thursday 1.30pm - 6.00pm

Steve is an integrative Chiropractor who works with problems of the body, mind and digestion with clients of all ages, as well as families, executives, and elite sportspeople. He draws on his diverse range of skills, and understands the interplay between the different systems in the body, allowing him to get to the bottom of chronic health problems. Steve knows what it’s like to be a patient, to be faced with personal health challenges, and understands what it takes to recover. Steve is passionate about the difference that integrated medicine can make to the community.

Through Steve’s own personal health journey in recovering from severe Chronic Fatigue, he became aware of the acute need for true integration between the medical and the natural health professions. From 2003 - 2014, Steve founded, directed and practised at Optimum Health Essentials in Mona Vale, developing it into one of Australia’s leading clinics in integrative natural health.

Techniques Used

  • Chiropractic
  • Cranial Therapy
  • Applied Kinesiology & Neuro Emotional Technique
  • Cold Laser
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Bio-Medical Tests Blood Test Analysis
  • Life Coaching

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Sydney University, NSW)
  • Master of Chiropractic (Macquarie University, NSW) Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) Applied Kinesiology (UK and Australia)
  • Life Coach (REAL Education, QLD)

Alison

Chiropractor

Clinic Hours

Monday 8.30am - 1.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 12.30pm
Thursday 1.30pm - 5.30pm

Alison Parsons is a Chiropractor and certified Applied Kinesiologist. With this combination she is able to take a holistic approach to finding a solution to your health concerns and individualising care to your specific needs. As a mother, Alison takes special interest in helping children of all ages to reach their full potential. Alison also has a true passion for helping adults to restore, enhance and maintain their health and wellbeing on a structural, emotional and nutritional level.

Techniques Used

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Applied Kinesiology (AK)
  • Activator Cranial-sacral work
  • Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Retained Neonatal Reflexes
  • Acupressure/Meridian Therapy
  • Soft tissue releases
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Dietary Management

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (University of Colorado)
  • Bachelor of Chiropractic (Macquarie University)
  • Masters of Chiropractic (Macquarie University)
  • Certified Applied Kinesiologist (International College of Applied Kinesiology- Australasian Chapter)
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage (Nature Care College)
  • Member of Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) Member of International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA)

Veronika

Chiropractor

Clinic Hours

Saturday 8:30am - 11:30am

Veronika has always had a clear passion for holistic health care. Growing up Veronika experienced the most profound results with holistic health care, in particular chiropractic. She began her journey in physiotherapy, believing this was the right path, but realised very quickly that she wanted to offer her clients more holistic treatment options to reach their mental and physical goals. What inspired her the most about chiropractic were the instant and long-lasting results. At the core of this was her keen interest to learn more about the nervous system and the spine.

When treating her patients, Veronika strives to find and resolve the primary problem first rather than treating the compensation. In her treatment she uses specific gonstead adjustments and also gives physiotherapy advice and exercises. It is important to her to treat everyone as an individual with a personalised treatment approach.

Techniques Used

  • Gonstead Chiropractic System
  • Extremity adjustments
  • Pregnancy care
  • Pediatric care
  • Acute and chronic case management

Qualifications

  • Master of Chiropractic (MChiro) Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Chiropractic Science (BChiroSc) Macquarie University
  • Physiotherapy Diploma (DipPhysio) Germany International Gonstead Extremity Certification Member of ACA (Australian Chiropractic Association)
  • The Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia Award for Academic Proficiency in Pre Clinical Studies

Kerry

Acupuncture

Clinic Hours

Tuesday 8.00am - 7.00pm
Thursday 8.00am - 1.00.pm

Acupuncture, located within the broader field of Chinese Medicine, is part of an extensive and complex system of theory and practice that has been developed over more than two thousand years.

The pathway for treatment in acupuncture is via the meridian system. According to the theory of Chinese Medicine, each organ of the body has an associated meridian.

The insertion of fine needles into selected points on meridians acts to bring about particular responses such as reduce pain or invigorate organ function and facilitates healing.

Acupuncture is highly compatible with physical therapies such as chiropractic, physiotherapy and osteopathy. By restoring the energetic structure and integrity of injured areas, deeper and more lasting therapeutic results can be achieved.

Marienne

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine

Clinic Hours

Monday 1.30pm - 6.30pm
Wednesday 8.00am - 7.00pm
Thursday 1.30pm - 6.30pm
Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm

Marienne discovered the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine during extensive travels in South East Asia. What began as a scientific interest quickly transformed into an in-depth study and enduring fascination with this field of medicine.

Marienne is passionate about sharing the best of both worlds by drawing on her knowledge and experience in conventional Western Medicine as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine to provide an integrated approach to all your health care needs. She has a keen appreciation of the importance of sharing knowledge. She actively engages with many professional seminars, as well as keeping up to date with current research.

Marienne was also part of the wonderful team at The Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic for 12 years. This is a specialty clinic focusing on supporting couples who are preparing to conceive or who are experiencing difficulty conceiving, as well as supporting women throughout their pregnancies and in postpartum recovery.

Techniques Used

  • Acupuncture
  • Laser Acupuncture
  • Auricular Therapy
  • Moxibustion
  • Guasha Cupping

Qualifications

  • Medical Science degree, (RMIT University, Melbourne)
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine degree, UTS (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS 24192)
  • Registered as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) CMR0001710431.

Melinda

Massage

Clinic Hours

Monthly appointments
Thursday 2.00pm - 7.00pm
Fridays 1.30pm - 7.00pm
Saturdays 9.00am - 3.00pm

Mel is a fully qualified Massage Therapist having gained her Diploma in Remedial Massage from Nature Care College in 2001. She is also a group fitness instructor with more than thirty years experience in the fitness industry giving her a comprehensive understanding of biomechanics, sporting injuries and issues.

Over the years Mel has worked closely with many other practitioners, including Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, Aged Care Professionals, Naturopaths and Nutritionists to help her clients achieve the best results from their treatment.

Her experience and knowledge allow her to treat a wide variety of clients of all ages and professions. Mel is focussed on helping people return to maximum health enabling them to function and feel at their very best.

Techniques Used

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Myofascial Release Therapy
  • Remedial massage
  • Sports injury
  • Pregnancy therapy
  • Sports massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Certificate IV in Health Administration
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Professional member of ATMS and Fitness Australia

Deborah

Nutritional Kinesiology, Massage Therapy, Auriculotherapy

Clinic Hours

Wednesday 8.00am - 7.00pm
Thursday 8.00am - 7.00pm

Deb provides personalised, expert care and advice to each of her patients, with the sole objective of helping them to achieve a healthier, more balanced and fulfilling lifestyle without symptoms, illness or debilitating and chronic pain.

With the use of a combination of practices including Nutritional Kinesiology, Remedial Massage and Auriculotherapy, Deb works holistically with clients, identifying and assisting in resolving the cause of their health problems, improving their immune system function and reducing musculoskeletal and nervous system stress.

Deb herself suffered from a serious bout of Glandular Fever in 1998/99, which left her with chronic fatigue and countless allergies. After years of suffering she was amazed when she managed to have her own health problems resolved whilst seeing a Kinesiologist. It was this journey that led her to decide she wanted to help others improve their health in the same way.

Techniques Used

  • Nutritional Kinesiology
  • Remedial Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Lester Cox Technique

Qualifications

  • Dip. Kinesiology
  • Cert IV Remedial Massage, trained in the Lester Cox Technique
  • Professional Member: Australian Institute of Kinesiologists & The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society

Gabrielle

Speech Pathologist

Clinic Hours

Monday 8.00am - 6.00 pm/8.00am - 3.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am-6.00pm
Wednesday 1.30pm-6.00pm
Friday 10.00am-1.00pm

With nearly 30 years experience as a Speech Pathologist, Gabrielle is passionate about optimising people’s communication, in particular in the areas of voice, articulation and stuttering. Her specific work with the muscles of the face, tongue and palate extend into treatment of disorders of chewing and swallowing. Gabrielle continues to refine and advance her skills, more recently adding breathing therapy/breathing training to her skillset. Gabrielle works with children, teenagers and adults. Gabrielle’s fascination in the interaction of the Biomechanical, Psychosocial and Physiological systems drives her to develop individualised programs for each case, optimising outcomes for her clients.

Gabrielle has worked in a number of Sydney acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, tertiary care, community health centres and nursing homes. Further afield, her work in England, Scotland and India, has extended her experience. Gabrielle strongly believes in working collabora\tively in a multidisciplinary team as this is most favourable for her clients, something which is offered here at Oasis Health. She works closely with a number of specialists including ENT’s, Respiratory specialists, Orthodontists, GP’s and, due to the specific nature of her work, other Speech Pathologists.

Speech Pathology Services for:

  • Voice Disorders
  • Breathing Retraining/Breathing Therapy
  • Chronic cough
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)/Inducible Laryngeal Obstruction (ILO)
  • Stuttering
  • Articulation Delay/Disorder
  • Dyspraxia, Dysarthria, Dysphasia, Dysphagia (Chewing and Swallowing issues)
  • Cleft Palate
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI)
  • Tongue Thrust
  • Accent Modification
  • Progressive Neurological Disorders
  • Stroke

Techniques Used

  • Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy (LMRVT)
  • Adventures in Voice (AIV)
  • Vocal Function Exercises (VFEs)
  • MyoFascial Release (MFR)
  • Integrative Breathing Therapy (IBT)
  • PROMPT
  • Orofacial Myofunctional Treatment
  • The Lidcombe Program
  • The Camperdown Program

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)
  • Certified Practising Member (CPM)
  • Member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)

Zoe

Herbal & Nutritional Medicine

Clinic Hours

Monday 8.00am - 1.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am - 7.00pm

With a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, Zoe is passionate about wellness education, and her goal is to provide you with the tools to take control of your health and find your 'inner glow'.

Practicing a form of restorative medicine, she combines the traditional use of medicinal plants together with modern day health science. Treatment plans may include integrative testing, dietary and lifestyle advice, and herbal medicine tonics alongside motivation support for a completely holistic healing service. She is a proud member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.

With a marketing communications background, Zoe understands the pressures and stress that can compromise health. Passionate about all forms of health; mental, physical, spiritual and environmental, she is also co-founder of sustainable lifestyle business Wandering Sol.

Zoe is also mother to two vibrant children, and wife to an inspiring husband. Nourishing food and herbal medicine provides vital support to her family; for both energy and vitality, and to assist rest and rejuvenation.

Techniques Used

  • Stress & Adrenal Support Genetic Testing Hormone Balancing
  • Gut Health Care
  • Detox, cleanse & healthy weight loss Healthy kids programme

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Health Science
  • Herbal Medicine Diploma Nutritional Medicine

Nicola

Counsellor

Clinic Hours

Thursday 8.00am - 3.00pm
Saturday 8.00am - 2.00pm

Nicola Unite has been working with adolescents and their parents for over 17 years, as a counsellor, a teacher, a mindfulness instructor, and as the principal of an international middle school. Beginning as an English teacher, her love for working with young people took her overseas to Indonesia where she taught at the Green School, Bali. It was here she noticed the need for young people to be able to access tools for self-awareness, leading her to train as a Mindful Schools Educator and acquire her Masters of Counselling. Nicola noticed that using mindfulness with teenagers had a positive impact on their anxiety and stress, especially when navigating friendships, family issues, and major life transitions. Nicola works with adolescents ages 11 and up as well as their parents across a range of issues. She also works with adults who want to make changes in their lives and need some support in doing so.

Counselling can help with a variety of challenges; stress and anxiety, depression, navigating relationships, peer pressure/bullying, life transitions, feeling stuck ‘lost,’ or overwhelmed, parenting and communication.

Techniques Used

  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Breathwork

Qualifications

  • Masters of Counselling (M. Couns.) Monash University
  • PACFA Reg. Provisional (27693) BA (English/Sociology) UNSW Dip Ed. (English/Drama) UNSW
  • Mindful Schools Educator (Mindful Schools, California)
  • ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) Training
  • Yoga Teacher Training (Sivananda Yoga)
  • Breathwork Facilitator (The Whole Health Project)
  • Conscious Connected Breathwork Facilitator (Safe Breathwork