Dr Rick Schlederer, Chiropractor

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At the age of 14 years, after having his first Chiropractic treatment, Dr Rick was inspired and realised he had found his true calling in life. He was amazed by the results and how good he felt afterwards and believed that this was an amazing gift that must be shared.

Dr Rick graduated from Macquarie University with a Science degree in 1996 and followed on to achieve his Masters of Chiropractic in 1998.

Achieving one of the highest Certified N.E.T practitioner status along with training both in Australia and the USA. Dr Rick’s cutting edge techniques provide the highest quality of treatments delivered with a gentle, calm and efficient approach.

Dr Rick’s expertise has been shared with patients from all backgrounds including celebrities, professional sports people, individuals and families.

"Your health is the most important asset you possess and we understand that it is a team effort to achieve Better Balance".
- Dr Rick Schlederer (Principal Chiropractor)
 

Dr Simone Bosman, Chiropractor

Dr Simone Bosman is an experienced chiropractor with over 14 years of clinical experience. 

She uses a holistic approach when addressing pain and imbalance in the body. She understands that diet and emotions are just as important to address as the musculoskeletal system. She uses modalities such as sacro-occipital techniques, deep facial releases, acupuncture, kinesiology, naturopathy and homeopathy. 

A major focus in her treatment plan will be on your diet as this plays a major role in your gut health. Your gut has major implications on your immune system, your energy, hormone balance, disease prevention and silent inflammation, manifesting as an inability to heal. She is particularly interested in coaching patients with stomach, allergy and bowel issues.

Simone has a passion for psychology and loves to help work with her patients through their stressful life situations and events. She uses a technique called N.E.T to locate and assist in reducing the impact of emotional blockages that can cause dis-ease in your body or body functions.

Simone also works on alignment of your body and uses her skills to locate imbalance and tension built up in the muscles and joints. She understands that everybody’s comforts and needs are different. She is gentle and suited to all ages and is skilled in gentle techniques like Activator and S.O.T.

Simone is a big advocate for correcting postural imbalance as this can affect so many body systems and in particular your energy. Exercise and rehabilitation of problematic postures is essential for good health and function. She has a very practical way of dealing with your health issue and provides a lot of support in a caring and gentle manner. You will quickly see how dedicated and passionate she is in supporting you in achieving your health goals.
 

Dr Natasha Nixon, Chiropractor

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Dr. Natasha Nixon is a holistically trained practitioner who combines a synergistic blend of diverse therapies to address underlying issues to health and well-being.

Natasha’s love of the human body began at an early age. From the age of 2, ballet and all things dance were a strong passion. Natasha sought Chiropractic care following a hamstring tear and instantly realised the amazing benefits of Chiropractic. The synergy between dance and Chiropractic allowed her to perform at her peak, whilst also educating on how the body functions.

Natasha graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelors of Chiropractic Science and Masters of Chiropractic. She has a strong interest in pregnancy care, paediatrics and applied psychology.

Natasha uses a variety of techniques to provide safe, effective and gentle care to all her clients. Techniques that she incorporates into her treatments include manual adjustments, TPT, soft tissue work, activator method, neuro-emotional technique and dry needling. She also incorporates a range of rehabilitation exercises, nutritional advice and functional neurology to provide her clients with holistic care assisting them in reaching their health goals.

This integrated approach aims to support a healthy brain and body by restoring a balance between the structural, functional, neurological and psychological. People report a sense of well-being, balance and a calm feeling resulting in the reduction or elimination of inflammation, pain, excessive degeneration and the restoration of proper body function.
 

De-Anne Joseph, Kinesiology, Hypnotherapy & NLP

De-Anne is extremely passionate about holistic health and wellbeing working with her clients to link the emotional, physical and biochemical elements into alignment. This allows the body to powerfully renew and function at it’s optimal level for increased energy and self-healing. She is a practitioner and Educator of PKP Kinesiology, a practitioner in Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy®, Ayurveda and Auriculotherapy.

De-Anne has particular interest in working within the area of Stress management, Sabotage, Limiting decision and beliefs, Quit Smoking, Weight loss and Personal performance.

As a working mother of two children she understands the vital importance of support in helping reduce anxiety and stress, whilst improving energy levels, motivation and inspiration.

Her purpose is to support you in your journey so you can enjoy optimal health, abundance and a better quality of life. To be a catalyst and help you tap into and unleash your potential.

Previous to her career in health & wellness De-Anne worked for 15 years in the busy and often stressful corporate Marketing and Advertising world with large corporations in Australia and in the UK for brands such as Audi, Network Ten & Visa.

De-Anne is at Better Balance Chiropractic (Double Bay) on Wednesday’s 11am – 7pm and Friday's 11am - 4pm. Bookings can be made for either 1.5 hr or 1 hr sessions depending on what is required. 

Health fund rebates for Kinesiology may also apply.

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Kinesiology (PKP)
  • Accredited Instructor Foundation Principles of PKP Kinesiology and Kinesiology for High-level Wellness & Vitality
  • Certificate Hypnosis
  • Master Practitioner & Coach of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming NLP & Neurological Re-patterning
  • Time Line Therapy®
  • Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Certificate IV Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation
  • Touch for Health Certificates I - IV
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage & Certificate Sports Massage & Trigger Point Therapy
  • Certified Resonate Essences Practitioner
  • Certificate Auriculotherapy
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor
  • Bachelor of Business (Queensland University of Technology)

Memberships/Associations

  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT)
     

Anne Banffy, Remedial Massage Therapist

Anne is a full time Remedial Massage Therapist who established her practice in 2004 in the St George area of Sydney. She takes pride in being the very best at what she does and truly believes that anything is possible. She strives everyday to apply her remedial massage experience to ensure that they make a difference to each client that she treats.

Prior to 2004, Anne was a professional tennis player, which became the foundation of her knowledge and understanding of pain, injury and imbalance in the body.

Anne holds a Certificate IV and Diploma in Remedial Massage and Dry Needling. Her primary aim is to address your present physical problems, by detecting and addressing the underlying causes, using various techniques whether they are acute, chronic or traumatic.

Some of the techniques she uses are trigger point therapy, deep tissue release, myofascial release, active tissue release and dry needling. She also specialises in post-operative rehabilitation by specifically targeting and releasing scar tissue that occurs after surgery and increase the range of movement.

Sarah McLean, Reception

Sarah has been having chiropractic adjustments for over 10 years and has a strong belief in the physical, emotional and spiritual connection which is what drew her to start working at Better Balance Chiropractic. 

After 5 years working in Marketing, Sarah's own health experience, along with her passion and interest in health and wellness has led her to enter this industry. She is currently studying a Diploma in Healthcare Documentation and has been accepted to undertake a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy next year.

Besides her passion for health and wellness, Sarah loves to travel and enjoys the beach, bush walks and quality time spent with the people she loves. 
 

 

Kathryn Partridge, Reception

Kathryn joined Better Balance Chiropractic after being a patient of Dr Rick's for many years. Her first hand experience of how treatments work, along with her very caring nature make Kathryn a valuable asset to the team. Kathryn has completed tertiary studies in Art and continues to use her creative talents in all areas of her life.