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. She has since worked alongside a mix of principal chiropractors gaining a variety of clinical experience, including a one year locum in rural NSW.

She has become drawn to the more gentler chiropractic techniques, and has completed extra studies in Sacra-Occipital technique, Neuro-Impulse adjusting and Neuro-Kinetic Therapy, all of which aim to treat and balance the spine without using manual manipulation. She is particular interested in movement patterns and works closely with her patients to ensure muscles are activating correctly. She also has a special interest in treating children and works closely with the clinic's kinesiologist to ensure that her young patients are functioning at an optimal level of health. She is always happy however to deliver the traditional adjustment to those who will benefit from it and will always tailor to the individuals needs.

Anita believes wholeheartedly in the concept of addressing health concerns from a holistic approach and will always educate her patients on lifestyle, diet and exercise.

She has a very strong belief in the importance of taking good care of your body and mind and will educate her patients on this where ever possible. She routinely practices yoga and meditation, and is a keen runner and cycler.

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.

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