Our Team

  • Ian Curnow - Chiropractor

    BSc M Chiropractic, Grad Dip Neuromusculoskelatal Rehab,
    Cert Acupuncture, Cert Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS)

    Ian gained his chiropractic degree at Macquarie University and after a number of years practicing in Sydney returned home to Kingscliff to start Tweed Coast Chiropractic in 2000.  Ian has post graduate qualifications in rehabilitation, and as a result, has a strong interest in rehabilitation and evidence based practice.  Rehabilitation may involve a variety of techniques including adjustments (diversified), soft tissue therapies (massage, trigger point, myofacial release) DNS, active release technique, activator, specialised exercises, taping and acupuncture. The goal of this approach is to help the individual via hands-on treatment and appropriate self mangement.   Ian provides individual specific care based on the age and health of the patient.

    Ian is a member of the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA) and the Australian Musculoskeletal Netwok.

  • Nathaly Desjardins - Chiropractor

    DC (Canada), B phys.Ed., FICPA (paediatrics)

    Nathaly is from Quebec, Canada and graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2001.  In addition she has a degree in Physical Education and a certificate with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

    Nathaly moved to Australia in July 2001 and worked as a locum along the East coast before moving to Tamborine Mountain where she ran a successful chiropractic and massage clinic for 4 years.  She moved from Tamborine Mountain to the Tweed Coast for a change of lifestyle with her family.

    She enjoys helping people with their general health and wellbeing.  The techniques she uses are diversified, motion palpation, activator, drop piece, dry needling, soft tissue, trigger point therapy and myofascial release. Nathaly provides individual specific care based on the age and health of the individual.

    Nathaly is a member of the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA)

  • Matthew Smith - Chiropractor

    BSc M Chiropractic

    Matthew is an experienced Chiropractor who had been working in his own Chiropractic Business in Yamba Northern NSW for the past 17 years. Matthew, his wife and 2 teenage daughters decided to move up the coast to be closer to education opportunities and future work opportunities for his daughters.

    Matthew uses a variety of Chiropractic techniques, including manual techniques, soft tissue work, stretches and rehabilitation exercises. Apart from enjoying time with his family, Matthew enjoys surfing and casual bike riding to keep fit. 

  • Zare Edwards - Remedial Massage

    Dip. H.Sci/RM

    Zare has many years experience as a fully accredited remedial therapist and draws from a great range of massage therapy trainings and techniques to offer a comprehensive treatment. 
    Incorporating remedial and relaxation techniques assists in the recovery process, beneficially impacting on all the body systems, reducing stress and enhancing wellbeing.

    Zare’s treatments address the full body to provide relief for the autonomic nervous system and to identify all the tension areas the body holds.  In this wholistic approach specific musculoskeletal imbalances and injuries are addressed and treatments are always individually tailored.

    Sessions often include myofascial cupping which is very effective for breaking down adhesions between the skin, muscle and fascia (connective tissue) resulting in nerve relief, deeper muscular relaxation and stimulated detoxification.  When appropriate, dry needling is also incorporated.  This is a targeted technique focusing on the trigger points (adhesions) in the muscle.  Very fine acupuncture needles are used in a very sensitive way to encourage the muscle to reset away from spasm into relaxation.

    Treatments are firm but sensitive.

    Sessions with Zare are very popular, booking well in advance is recommended.

    All health fund rebates apply.
  • Jonathon Dao - Japanese Acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Shiatsu and Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal organ manipulation massage

    D.Acu, MD(AM)

    Johnathon Dao has been in clinical practice for 22 years practicing oriental medicine. This includes Japanese acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Shiatsu and Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal organ manipulation massage). Traditional oriental medicine aims at treating the whole body and not just the disease so that when the body is in balance the caues/disease is washed away. In addition to treating common ailments, he has experience in the treatment of digestive, hormonal and reproductive conditions and also with emotional and sleep problems. He is also experienced in Quit smoking, weight loss and detox treatments.

    Jonathon is registered for health fund rebates.
  • Kevin Ellison -Kinesiologist

    Cert IV Kinesiology

    Kinesiology offers clients a unique opportunity to create greater awareness and balance within the body to allow it to heal from within.  The practice is suitable for all as it is gentle, non invasive and accesses the body’s own inner wisdom.

               Kinesiology can help with:

    -  Assistance in removing mental and emotional blockages

    -  Nutrition and Sensitivities

    -  Muscle & Physical Balance

    -  Energetic Balancing

    -  Upgrading personal performance and achieving goals

    -  Stress Release

    -  Pain management

    -  Digestive disorders

    -  Postural problems

    Kevin embraces the view that things flow best when viewed holistically and believes that treating the cause is more effective than focusing purely on symptoms.  He completed his Cert IV in Kinesiology from the Australian Kinesiology School and is currently completing his International Diploma.  He is registered with the Australian Institute of Kinesiologists. Kevin’s background is in Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture, understanding that nature has its own wisdom and innate intelligence, looking at the big picture to understand where the imbalances lie to restore health and vitality. His ability to observe the interconnectedness of various life forms has encouraged him to pursue this connection in the field of human health.

    Kevin enjoys art, music, motorcycling, and personal development and has a passion for helping others get the best from their life experience.

    Kinesiology brings balance to the body on all levels to aid healing and personal performance.