We at Holistic Health Norwest are a group of qualified complementary health professionals who provide preventative health care to our clients and patients. We feel we are unique in what we offer because we focus on working collaboratively with one another within the Centre. This enables us to offer the best options to our clients and patients in terms of the type and timing of care and is the reason for many successful outcomes.

We believe that in many chronic conditions where the quality of life has or will be affected, a holistic approach must be considered in addtion to whatever can be offered by modern western medicine. The holistic approach involves life style choices, education and support, emotional and spiritual nurturing and assistance in addition to the more physically based modalities that we offer.

Irma Kranjc

Kinesiology as a separate discipline was originally developed by an American orthopaedic surgeon in the early 20th century and later systemized by two physical therapists who wrote the standard text book for kinesiologists called ‘Muscle Testing and Function’.

An American chiropractor Dr George Goodheart combined this basically neuro-muscular detection technique into a therapeutic tool by combining this knowledge with the ancient knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine in relation to meridians and acupoints. This work was further embellished with the addition of reflex, neuro-vascular and lymphatic points. Today kinesiology has many branches and specialities, however, fundamentally uses muscle monitoring as a biofeedback tool into the human bio computer of musculo-skeletal, biochemical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual aspects. Therefore it is both investigative and therapeutic and is a true holistic approach to the mind body spirit complex. Kinesiology therefore can be helpful in almost any condition and because it can cover such a broad range of issues, kinesiologists work very well with other disciplines such as chiropractic, naturopathy and psychology. In practice it can be very similar to acupuncture (without the needles) however brings in many other aspects as well.

Kinesiology is recognised by most Health Funds.

Dr. Felicity Ede

B.Sc. M. Chiro (Macq)

Dr Felicity Ede attended Macquarie University, where after 5 years of study she completed a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Masters of Chiropractic degrees. Since graduating from her Chiropractic degrees Felicity has been continuing her education by attending courses and seminars on techniques and topics such as Dry Needling, Headaches and Low Back Pain.

The first appointment consists of a thorough medical history and chiropractic assessments (including orthopaedic and neurological). After this Felicity will create and discuss with you a care plan personalised to your health goals.

Dr Felicity is passionate about working with people of all ages, to assist them in achieving their health goals and wellbeing, recognising that every individual is unique.

Chiropractic is recognised by all health funds and additionally is covered by Medicare in some circumstances. HICAPS is available.

Dr. Anita Russo

 

Anita completed her studies in chiropractic at Macquarie University in 2009. She has since worked alongside a mix of principal chiropractors in a mix of clinics in Sydney and in rural NSW all of which have added greatly to her experience as a practitioner, and has resulted in an approach to treatment which is integrative of many techniques and holistic in it's nature. She has completed many years of studies in non-manipulative chiropractic techniques which makes her treatment perfect for people who prefer gentler treatment, however is always happy to deliver the traditional manual adjustment to those who will benefit from it. She has a special interest in chronic spinal pain, but as a chiropractor she is trained and well equipped to deal with acute spinal and sporting injuries. She has completed studies in paediatric chiropractic and loves treating children. She is a certified Applied Kinesiologist with a keen interest in systemic and chronic health conditions, making her a true integrative practitioner. She also has recently completed her studies in Neuro-Emotional Technique, a kinesiology technique which helps the body to release neurological imbalances related to unresolved stress and emotional trauma. 

Anita believes whole heartedly in the concept of educating her patients, and those that see her will benefit greatly from her tips for exercise, nutrition and lifestyle. She has a very strong belief in the importance of taking good care of your body and routinely practices yoga and meditation. 

Deborah Sanasi

B.A. (Psych) Grad. Dip. (Couns), M.A. (Couns), MCAPA

Deborah obtained her Psychology Degree from Monash University and her postgraduate Counselling qualifications from Wesley Institute.

Professionally Deborah is experienced in working in the area of domestic abuse, anger management and adolescent counselling. She has been involved in running support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, marriage and domestic abuse. She is also qualified and experienced in dealing with depression, anxiety and stress.

Deborah is a registered member of the Australian Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association (CAPA) and PACFA and as such meets the national annual requirements for professional supervision and professional development.

Rebates are applicable for Medibank Private Health Cover clients.

Ajay Chavda

Inta has over 40 years experience in the medical world. Her naturopathic consultations are thorough and will include patient education and a full health evaluation. Inta will always complement her services with conventional medicine if necessary. Her goal is motivating and guiding the patient using action steps to achieve results for better health. Her integrative treatment plans include goals to improve mind, body, spirit, overall health and well-being. 

Inta also offers services for corporate bodies, with her on site Workplace Wellness Workshops, where she will offer health testing and results, all available on site at the office. She also offers lunchtime talks on health topics to improve staff wellness.

 

 

 

 

Inta's services include

  •  Nutritional Consultations
  •  Personal health analysis from pathology results 
  •  Herbal Medicine
  •  Bach Flower remedies
  •  Supplement advice
  •  DEXA Bone Mineral Densitometry
  •  Holistic Health counselling 
  •  Weight loss
  •  Women's and Men's Health 
  •  Remedial and Relaxation  Massage
  •  Lymphatic Drainage 

 

Inta also offers the opportunity to be a part of the Holistic Health Naturopathy Club Program where club members benefit from ongoing health and wellness care through workshops, seminars and group sessions 

 

 

 

Michelle Pomering
Michelle is a qualified remedial massage therapist who completed both her Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and Diploma of Remedial Massage through the Australasian College of Natural Therapies in Sydney.
 
Michelle specialises in remedial and relaxation, as well as pregnancy and sports massages. She has also continued her interest and passion by learning different styles including Hawaiian Kahuna and Myofascial Release massages.
 
She is a passionate, enthusiastic and compassionate therapist who will personalise each massage to your specific needs and can use a combination of techniques to get the best out of your session. She believes in a mind, body, spirit approach and feels to relax the mind is the first step in a better you.
 
"Libellula is Italian for dragonfly. Dragonflies start to grow in water and then move into the air to fly. The Libellula is a symbol of metamorphosis and transformation, it inspires those near to bring about the changes needed in their lives in order to reach their full potential and fly.
 
                                                                       Health rebates are available for all health funds