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 addition 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.
Anita has been in the healing industry for 10 years. Starting her journey in chiropractic and then moving into kinesiology, she now uses a blend of both to get her clients the best results she can.
Her chiropractic techniques are integrated, blending manual adjustments, low force chiropractic techniques, soft tissue therapy, and dry needling. She has completed studies in paediatric chiropractic and loves treating children.
Anita became interested in kinesiology after experiencing it when she was a student herself. It seemed to be the perfect adjunct to chiropractic with endless opportunities to create change and healing for people. She is now a certified Applied Kinesiologist with a keen interest in systemic and chronic health conditions. She also has completed training in Neuro-Emotional Technique, a kinesiology technique which helps the body to release neurological imbalances related to unresolved stress and emotional trauma.
She is trained in Retained Neonatal Reflexes, a combined kinesiology/chiropractic technique which can greatly help children (and adults) with behavioural and developmental disorders. This includes fear, anxiety, tantrums, lack of emotional regulation, speech, learning, focus, handwriting, sports, gross and fine motor skills.
Her special interests include chronic pain, headaches/migraines, jaw dysfunction, fatigue, gut issues, mental health, toxicity, food intolerances, hormonal imbalances, adrenal stress, sleep issues and behavioural issues in kids.
Anita believes wholeheartedly 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 mind, and will never stop learning and growing as a practitioner and a person
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 Ben Stollery graduated with a Bachelor and Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University in Sydney.
He implements his dedication to helping others reach their optimal level of health through a variety of techniques such as manual adjustments, soft tissue therapy, low force chiropractic techniques, dry needling and rehabilitation exercises.
His ambition is to educate and encourage people to reach their health and lifestyle goals with advice and friendly conversation on topics such as nutrition and exercise.
Outside the clinic Ben enjoys spending quality time with friends and family and leads an active lifestyle playing sports on the weekend with friends. He is consistently striving to improve himself as a practitioner and an individual.
Melisa is a dedicated and skilled remedial massage therapist with a specific focus on sports-related techniques.
She has attained certification in Fitness and Allied Health Physiotherapy Assistance before completing her Diploma in Remedial Massage.
Her commitment to ongoing learning and professional development is reflected in her advanced certification in cupping therapy as well as her hands on involvement with a multitude of sporting clubs.
Melisa’s approach to massage therapy is deeply rooted in her passion for sports and her commitment to helping clients achieve their wellness goals.
Her remedial massage techniques are carefully tailored to address musculoskeletal issues, promote injury recovery, and enhance overall performance.
With cupping therapy, she employs traditional methods to improve blood circulation, alleviate muscle tension, and enhance the body’s natural healing processes.
With her passion for sports, Melisa has taken the opportunity to work with many sporting teams including NRL- State of Origin Blues team, Parramatta Eels, Penrith Panthers, Canterbury Bulldogs, Gold Coast Titans, NRLW – West Tigers, North QLD Cowboys, Canberra Raiders, Rugby Union – Wallabies, Argentina, AFL – GWS Giant and A-League – Perth Glory.
Her dedication to these sports has given her valuable insights into the specific needs and challenges faced by athletes, which she integrates into her massage therapy sessions to offer tailored care.
With her happy demeanour and a proven track record of delivering results-oriented therapeutic care, Melisa has garnered a loyal patient following due to her exceptional skills and personalized approach to wellness.
With her passion in TCM, Poppy initiated her academic and professional journey in Queensland before relocating to Sydney. She was mentored by some of the renowned TCM professors in various specialised techniques after graduated and actively engaged in continuous professional development. Recently, she completed a short-term TCM training course at Jiangxi University of Chinese Medicine in NanChang, China.
She has years of experience in treatments for gastrointestinal disorders, weight management, geriatric management (stroke recovery, hearing loss, mobility), autoimmune disorders, bromhidrosis, mental health and stress management, as well as cosmetic and anti-aging treatments.
Her special interest in pain management, women’s health (menstrual disorders, infertility, menopause, hormone imbalance), insomnia and fatigue (including long covid symptoms) gained her extensive knowledge in providing holistic and effective treatments for patients in all age groups, social backgrounds and genders.
Treatments she provides are tailored to individual’s needs and goals, which include acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, guasha,and auricular acupuncture.
George completed his studies in Naturopathy at Nature Care College.
While continuing his studies he worked alongside a biological scientist in the field of research and development. Since graduating, George has opened his own practice and is a certified member of the Australian Tradition-Medicine Society. George continues his studies by attending various courses and seminars in the field of Natural and alternative medicine.
Rocky is a member of the Bowen Therapy Professional Association and the co-founder of Bowen Health Practice.
He was trained in the original Bowen Technique system called Bowtech or Bowenwork via Bowen Training Australia. His treatment seeks balance for the whole body and promotes deep rest and self-recovery. He can speak English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Prior to learning about Bowen Therapy, Rocky was a regular patient at the physiotherapy and osteopathy clinics for his chronic back pain and sciatic problem. He was introduced to Bowen Therapy by a clinical psychologist at one occasion in 2014. Surprisingly, after having two Bowen treatments his chronic pain was completely gone. This experience had motivated him to learn and use this technique to help others.
Rocky has a heart to support people for any kind of health issues. He is particularly interested in managing symptoms caused by depression, stress, fatigue, hormonal imbalance, scoliosis, arthritis, neurological disorders, sprain/strain injury and surgical procedure. He is willing to companion with those who suffer from incurable conditions or terminal illnesses and to provide ongoing or palliative support for them.
As a married Christian, Rocky is passionate about serving people of all ages and caring for their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. He loves to see improvement in his clients’ conditions and their smiles of relief after being treated. He is keen on developing his skills and bringing Bowen Therapy to the awareness of a wider community so that more people may benefit from it.
Outside of work, Rocky enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as having some quiet moments for personal devotion. He loves telling people about Jesus and bringing Hope to the hopeless. For his own growth and health, Rocky likes listening to people’s life story, reading books, praying, singing hymns, practising Tai Chi, coastal walks and stargazing.
Helena is a member of the Bowen Association of Australia and the co-founder of Bowen Health Practice.
She obtained her Bowen qualifications via Bowen Training Australia and her techniques follow the original Bowtech or Bowenwork system. She is a lover of natural therapies and is always passionate about holistic health. She can speak English and Mandarin.
Bowen Therapy has been beneficial to both Helena’s clients and herself. It has brought her long lasting reliefs from many chronic pains and discomforts. She is always amazed by the way Bowen works, with only small, gentle and minimal inputs, that muscular tension is released, tissues adhesion loosened, inflammation reduced and body restrictions improved. Anyone from babies to the frail or elderly can also benefit from it.
As a Bowen Therapy practitioner, Helena’s goal is to facilitate the healing process of her clients and assist them in regaining a level of function and comfort. She loves to support people for all sorts of health issues and is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems (aches and pains on the body and limbs), posture and gait, migraines, TMJ disorders, neurological disorders, and using Mind-Body Bowen to offer insight and awareness into clients’ own wellbeing.
Helena strives to improve herself both as a practitioner and an individual by regularly attending courses and seminars on a variety of health topics. She cares about her own health as well as others, and seeks to find the most effective ways in restoring the body’s innate ability to heal whilst helping her clients to recover.
Other than her passion for Bowen Therapy, Helena enjoys spending time with her husband, catching up with friends, being outdoors, immersing herself in nature, reading books and growing plants. As a committed Christian, she sings in the church band as she loves singing praises to God and proclaiming the gospel to people.