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Our Team

Our dedicated team of health professionals provide multidisciplinary health care services and education to individuals, families and communities. We value professionalism and excellence, and our team are all members of their respective professional association and are committed to continuing their professional development in addition to compulsary requirements.

Together our team are passionate about inspiring, equipping and supporting you to live your healthiest and best life.

Click on the photos below to meet our team. 

  • Dr Erin Martin (Osteopath)
    Dr Erin Martin (Osteopath)
    B.HSc. B.App.Sc (Osteo)
Dr Erin Martin (Osteopath)
B.HSc. B.App.Sc (Osteo)

Erin is a fantastic addition to our Body of Life team as an Osteopath and we are fortunate she has crossed the border to NSW from Victoria!  Erin gains great satisfaction from impacting another person’s life in a positive way and she does this with every client she meets! You will instantly feel at ease, supported and informed with Erin.

Erin provides a thorough assessment and ‘hands-on treatment’ as well as educating you regarding your condition. Erin is always looking for how to prevent the recurrence of an injury through changing work ergonomics or by providing an individualised exercise program. She always aims for you to regain confidence in performing your day to day activities as soon as possible, whether it be gardening, playing with your children (or grandchildren) or returning to your favourite sport.

Erin keeps fit and healthy by going to the gym herself and participating in group classes like Body Pump and high-intensity interval training (HIIT).  She also enjoys taking her very energetic dalmatian for a walk!  In her downtime, Erin loves spending time with family and friends, discovering a great new coffee shop or watching an episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

Her favourite quote is “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.  Nelson Mandela

  • Dr Kirsten Hannan (Osteopath)
    Dr Kirsten Hannan (Osteopath)
    B.App. Sc. (Osteo). M. Ost Member OA
Dr Kirsten Hannan (Osteopath)
B.App. Sc. (Osteo). M. Ost Member OA

Kirsten is a fantastic addition to the Team at Body of Life particularly given that her main motivator is helping people! She finds this extremely rewarding and giving someone immediate relief and lasting recovery from their symptoms so they can live their best life makes her very happy. Her patients love her calm and friendly nature and bubbly personality as well!

In her spare time, Kirsten loves pilates and swimming but her main exercise comes in the form of kid-wrangling and she adores spending time with her family along with reading and listening to podcasts. When it comes to TV she has watched Grey’s Anatomy from the beginning and she is still a fan, even though it jumped the shark a while ago! For something light-hearted and a good laugh, she also loves Schitt’s Creek.

In terms of advice for her patients, Kirsten believes that ignoring pain often leads to more pain. Be kind to yourself and listen to your body. And finally – Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. – Jim Rohn

  • Louise Henderson (Women’s Health Physiotherapist)
    Louise Henderson (Women’s Health Physiotherapist)
Louise Henderson (Women’s Health Physiotherapist)

Joining the team at Body of Life is like coming home for Louise who grew up in Belrose.

Louise graduated from physiotherapy in 1988 and over the years developed an interest for women’s health, undertaking many courses in the area and eventually leading to her Masters in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy.

Louise is passionate about improving the quality of life of women affected by pelvic floor dysfunction – whether that be a new mum returning safely to the gym, a golfer completing 18 holes without panicking about the distance to the bathroom, or reducing the night time toilet visits of an older person.

Away from the clinic, Louise enjoys swimming, walking, reading and watching sport – especially her beloved Sydney Swans.

Louise’s wish for her patients – find out from her how to do your pelvic floor exercises properly and do them daily!

  • Dr Daniel Wood (Osteopath)
    Dr Daniel Wood (Osteopath)
    B.ClinSc & M. OstMed Member OA
Dr Daniel Wood (Osteopath)
B.ClinSc & M. OstMed Member OA

Daniel is a passionate Osteopath who completed his study at Southern Cross University, first enrolling into a Bachelor of Clinical Science (Osteopathy) and later on completing a Masters of Osteopathic Medicine. After experiencing back pain from an incident at the gym, Daniel found immediate relief from seeing a local osteopath. This inspired him to begin his journey in Osteopathy and use his skills to help others with pain, whether it is acute or chronic.

Daniel is all about maintaining an active lifestyle and enjoys playing sport, in particular racquet sports, rock climbing and weight lifting. He believes that everyone should be able to enjoy exercise without pain and trusts that osteopathic care can help us to perform our best.

Daniel provides osteopathic care to adults of all ages, with an interest in sporting injuries, low back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain and occupational strains. Daniel adopts an osteopathic principle ‘motion is life’ and insists on educating his patients to perform a regular exercise routine in order to prevent injury. He is well prepared to accommodate to his patient’s needs.

  • Dr Mark Deaves (Osteopath)
    Dr Mark Deaves (Osteopath)
    B.App. Sc. (Osteo). M. Ost Member OA
Dr Mark Deaves (Osteopath)
B.App. Sc. (Osteo). M. Ost Member OA

Attaining peak physical performance in sport, as well as life, with minimal intervention has always been a core focus for Mark. Before becoming a well regarded Osteopathic practitioners Mark served as a Navy Clearance Diver in the Australian Defence Forces, as well as a personal trainer and senior lecturer in the fitness industry.
Mark’s extensive training as well as past experience enables him to achieve excellent results with his patients in reducing pain, postural correction, injury rehabilitation and prevention as well as improved biomechanics.
Mark’s treatments combine the following:
• Soft tissue therapy and Joint mobilisation
• Manipulation and Dry needling
• Cranial therapy
• Postural retraining
• Exercise rehabilitation programs
• Sports taping and ergonomics education for work and home
Mark loves helping people reach their peak performance, but be aware, he has really bad Dad jokes 🙂
  • Natasha Grabham (Psychologist)
    Natasha Grabham (Psychologist)
    MSoc Hlth(Psych) PG Dip(Psych) BSc(Psych) Assoc. MAPS
Natasha Grabham (Psychologist)
MSoc Hlth(Psych) PG Dip(Psych) BSc(Psych) Assoc. MAPS
Dr Natasha Grabham (Psychologist)

Dr Natasha Grabham (Psychologist) – Body of Life

Natasha Grabham is a Registered Psychologist who is professional, experienced, respectful and caring. She has extensive experience in working with adult psychiatric illness and childhood/adolescent developmental and psychological disorders. In addition to private practice, Natasha works for a private psychiatric facility at St John of God Health Care, Richmond where she is the Deputy Director of Allied Health and a Senior Psychologist.

Natasha is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is an approved counsellor for Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS), WorkCover NSW, and Garrison Health Services (ADF).

Natasha is a registered treatment provider for Medicare and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and is an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.

At Body of Life Health Centre, she sees individuals and couples for a wide range of mental health difficulties including trauma, depression, loss & grief, self esteem, personality disorders, interpersonal issues, relationship issues and older age psychology.

She also performs standardised psychometric evaluation of intellectual ability for children 6 -16 years of age.  Natasha draws from her experience of various evidence-based therapeutic modalities and approaches to tailor treatment plans to individual needs.

Natasha offers a warm and respectful approach. She will ensure that you feel heard and acknowledged, with the ultimate aim of supporting your journey to improve your wellbeing and quality of life.

  • Dr Stacey Lapham (Osteopath)
    Dr Stacey Lapham (Osteopath)
    B.HSc. B.App. Sc. (Osteo). M. Ost Member OA
Dr Stacey Lapham (Osteopath)
B.HSc. B.App. Sc. (Osteo). M. Ost Member OA

Stacey graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Masters of Osteopathy in 2006 and since then has gained registration as an Osteopath in both Australia and the UK.

Stacey has practised in multidisciplinary clinics across Sydney and London over the past decade. While in London Stacey tutored in Anatomy in the wet labs of London’s St George’s University Hospital working with cross-sectional cadaveric specimens, gaining invaluable knowledge of the connections of the human body.

Stacey was an elite athlete for over 25 years winning multiple State, National and International titles in Athletics, Cross Country and Touch football over her sporting career. It was through her love of sport and her own injuries that lead her to study the human body. Through this, and her knowledge and experience as an Osteopath she came to recognise the connection between mind and body and the important relationship they play in accurately diagnosing and treating conditions.

Stacey believes in getting to the root cause of the problem. Her thorough consultations and holistic approach to treatments help patients to understand the cause of their problem, and how to manage this for long term benefits.

With her caring nature, Stacey has been dedicated to providing her patients with Osteopathic care and has developed a great level of rapport with her patients over the years.

Stacey enjoys treating all conditions including work-related postural pain, sports-related injuries, neck and back pain, joint pain and headaches. Stacey uses a wide range of techniques to help her patients return to good health and improve their quality of life. She also practices trigger point dry needling and is a certified mat Pilates instructor.

 

  • Dr Kristy Buist – Principal (Osteopath)
    Dr Kristy Buist – Principal (Osteopath)
    B. App. Sc. (Osteo). M. Ost. Member OA
Dr Kristy Buist – Principal (Osteopath)
B. App. Sc. (Osteo). M. Ost. Member OA
Dr Kristy Buist - Director Body of Life (Osteopath)

Dr Kristy Buist – Director Body of Life (Osteopath)

Dr Kristy Buist is a Founding Director and Principal Osteopath at Body of Life Health Centre.

She has always genuinely wanted to help people live their healthiest life, and this led to her discovery and love of Osteopathy. Kristy has extensive experience treating elite athletes from various sporting codes and loves to see her clients perform their best at all times.

She is well known at the clinic for her diagnostic skills, guiding her clients with the best management plan and her strong hands! Kristy will ask the tough questions and enquire about obstacles because she sees the potential in each of her clients to live a healthy and fulfilling life. She loves to educate and inform you so that know how to move forward.

Kristy seems to have more hours in each day and days in the week than the rest of us!  She is a mother of two energetic boys, has completed a Functional Nutritional course at Changing Habits, trains at Cross Fit regularly and still manages to socialise, cook from scratch at home and run the business.

She really is a superstar!

  • Danielle Hui (Massage Therapist)
    Danielle Hui (Massage Therapist)
    Diploma Remedial Massage, Member ATMS
Danielle Hui (Massage Therapist)
Diploma Remedial Massage, Member ATMS

Danielle Hui (Massage Therapist)

Danielle absolutely loves being a Remedial Massage Therapist and believes her role is to assist and ‘educate’ clients to be fully aware of the need to care for ones well-being holistically (mentally, psychologically, physically).

Danielle encourages clients to learn to let go & relax during a therapy session and by doing this knows that they will gain the most from it. She loves meeting new clients and learning about them, understanding them, respecting them and helping them.

Danielle’s favourite ways to exercise include dancing, swimming and beach walking whilst listening to the surf. She is not into reality TV at all but loves her music and you will often find her listening to an eclectic mix of Pop, Fusion, Jazz, Blues or Indy!  She also loves loves singing, reading, meditating, watching a movie or catching up with friends.

Danielle wants her clients to know that she loves, believes in and is passionate & genuinely cares about her job and her favourite quote’s reflect this :  Never say never…
Life is an adventure, dare it…Life is a journey not a destination…Decision in a heartbeat… Learn from yesterday, live for today…Remember we are all but travellers here…Find happiness in making others happy…Be eager in your desires but humbly patient in the accomplishments…

Her ideal getaway would be travelling along the coast of Australia or flying or cruising to any awesome destination!

 

 

  • Dr Joy Brown (TCM)
    Dr Joy Brown (TCM)
    Dr of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr Joy Brown (TCM)
Dr of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Joy is a lovely addition to our team at Body of Life Health Centre providing Remedial Massage, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.  Joy has an absolute passion for helping people and is well experienced and qualified as an AHPRA registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and AMT registered Massage Therapist.

Her favourite way to exercise is by line dancing and if that is to her favourite Country music she is really happy.  Joy also has a great sense of humour enjoying Everybody Loves Raymond and loves to relax whilst listening to music and reading.  Her ideal getaway is of course China!

Joy had the excitement of being part of the Olympic Massage team at the Hombebush Aquatic Centre and Olympic Village in the 2000 Olympics and really enjoyed being part of the team.

At Body of Life Health Centre, she prides herself on her professional standards and is particularly interested in Frozen Shoulder, Stress and Anxiety, Back Pain, Headaches, Menopause and Chronic Fatigue.

 

 

 

  • Jo-Anne McAllister (Practice Manager)
    Jo-Anne McAllister (Practice Manager)
Jo-Anne McAllister (Practice Manager)
Jo-Anne McAllister - Practice Manager

Jo-Anne McAllister – Practice Manager

Jo-Anne truly believes that work is always about the people she works with and the feel of the place or first impressions. From her first encounter with Body of Life she has always felt welcomed and valued and loves that fact that our clients do too.
Jo-Anne has spent a lot of her time in the dental sector of health and very much enjoys being part of the health industry. During this time she has moved between management roles, operations and more recently as a Practice Manager at a large dental centre before joining us at Body of Life.
Her favourite way to exercise is by walking all the time and swimming in summer and chasing her grandchildren!  Her favourite TV shows include anything that covers real-life crime and she loves anything to do with food, cooking, eating, discovering new foods and restaurants. She also quilts and patchworks as well when she is not spending time with family and friends.

Her idea of travel would be anywhere as long as there is the sun, a beach and good food and her favourite quote is “The trouble with people at the moment is not that we aim high and fail but we aim low and succeed”.

Body of Life Health Centre is a provider of excellence in health services and education,
servicing the Northern Beaches and North Shore.

We exist to equip you to live your healthiest and best life. We are a multidisciplinary team of health practitioners that provide a range of services to you, your family and the local community.

Our services include Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Dry Needling, Massage, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nutrition, Psychology and Health & Wellness Coaching. 

We inspire, equip, educate and support you to make the changes you need to feel your best!