The Shirley Rd Chiropractic Team

Since opening in 1998 Shirley Rd Chiropractic has always worked closely with medical and other allied health care practitioners to help find solutions to both simple and complex cases. Our passion is to help our patients, and the community at large, achieve and maintain optimum well-being. We believe that, as a gentle, non-invasive, drug-free therapy, Chiropractic is well placed to help achieve this goal. Almost all people arrive at Shirley Rd Chiropractic through a referral. Whether it be from their GP, specialist, dentist, acupuncturist, podiatrist, massage therapist, personal trainer, work colleague or a close friend or family member. The practice has been built upon a strong word of mouth referral network since its inception.

All chiropractic practitioners at Shirley Rd Chiropractic hold current general (non-specialist) registration as Chiropractors and/or Osteopaths and are not medically trained in the field of neurology. While many of our patients have already visited their GP, neurologist or orthopaedic specialist patients who attend for functional neurology services should seek a second opinion from a registered specialist neurologist or medical practitioner, if they wish to do so, prior to commencing treatment. If appropriate, and the patient consents, we will often write to your GP and/or specialist if it will assist in the management of the condition.

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Our Chiropractors

Brent Gordon

Brent Gordon Shirley Rd Chiropractic Sydney
Brent Gordon is a registered chiropractor and osteopath who completed a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) at the University of Sydney (1995), achieving the highest mark in his year, and Master of Chiropractic at Macquarie University (1997). Brent is one of a small number of Australians who holds the qualifications of a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB) following extensive training and examinations in Chiropractic Functional Neurology and Chiropractic Neuro-rehabilitation by the Carrick Institute. Brent is a Clinical Fellow and current Board Member of the Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology (AAFN). He has a special research interest in the applied neurosciences and has lectured in Chiropractic Neurological Diagnosis and Pre-clinical studies at Macquarie University over 12 years and is presently on the Faculty Teaching Staff of the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies. 

He has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and has received many awards including for Radiology, Academic Excellence, human cadaver dissection and even has the title Prosector.  

Brent has offered individualised chiropractic care to the community for over 17 years. In addition to this he has treated various Australian Cricket players, Australian Ballet performers, American Baseballers, Olympic level athletes and triathletes, Ironmen, Tennis players and Marathon runners. Brent travelled extensively with Ana Ivanovic, former World No. 1 Serbian tennis player, for 4 years and was involved with major events such as the Australian Open, Beijing Olympics, the US Open, French Open, training facilities in Mallorca (Spain), and Los Angeles Women’s Tennis Championships.

When Brent is not looking after athletes, he particularly enjoys looking after young families and helping parents solve their concerns about the physical development of their baby or children. He sees many children for deformational plagiocephaly ("flat head syndrome") and other cranial issues. He is available at both the Crows Nest and Norwest practices.

Rebecca Player

rebecca player
Rebecca Player is a registered chiropractor who completed a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Master of Chiropractic at Macquarie University. Whilst studying, Rebecca prided herself on academic excellence achieving the Chiropractic Association of Australia’s academic excellence award in 2014. Rebecca is qualified to additionally use dry needling techniques and has also completed the Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP) lower limb biomechanics course and rocktaping course. Rebecca aims to complete her sports chiropractic ICCSP qualification in the coming year. 

Rebecca is a passionate chiropractor who has particular interest in lower and upper limb biomechanics and dance related injuries and injury prevention. Rebecca has been a member of the dance community since aged 4 years and has competed in various competitions representing the state in dance companies. Rebecca is a fully qualified ballet and tap teacher and currently teaches dance at numerous studios around Sydney and the central coast. Dance and the love of the human body is what inspired Rebecca to take up a chiropractic degree.

Rebecca seeks to educate and rehabilitate her patients and the wider community for injury prevention. She believes knowledge is power in making the correct choices to avoid injury and live a healthy life. Rebecca speaks at dance studios providing information on anatomy for dancers, safe dance practice and injury prevention.

Lanika Mylvaganam

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Lanika Mylvaganam completed her Chiropractic studies at Macquarie University graduating in 2012. Her interest in the spine developed at a young age with her mother who had three back operations in her 30's and was left with chronic back pain. Having seen how such an invasive approach affected her, Lanika was inspired to seek preventative options for care which embodied full body health and wellbeing.

During 2012 Lanika was part of a volunteer program called Hands On India. A group of Chiropractors and Chiropractic students spend time in a small village in India to assess and treat underprivileged families. The locals look forward to the annual 2 week visit from the mostly Australian Chiropractors who donate their time and expertise to the community. Lanika saw a wide range of conditions on this trip and gained as much as she gave back to the community. It was in India that Lanika developed a special interest in neurology as she was able to see just how powerful an impact chiropractic can have on the neuromusculoskeletal system.

Lanika also has a keen interest in sports and enhancing performance. Having played for NSW in softball as well as playing Netball and athletics, Lanika aims to combine her knowledge of functional neurology and elite training in order to help athletes get the best out of their bodies and sports performances. 

Lanika recently returned to Australia after practicing in Glasgow and Canterbury, UK. Since being back she has worked as a locum moving from sunny Queensland to country Victoria.

Lanika is enjoying being home in Sydney and is excited to be working at the Crow’s Nest and Norwest clinics of Shirley Rd Chiropractic.

Lanika is available at Crows Nest on Monday and Saturdays and at our Norwest Baulkham Hills practice on Tuesday through Friday.

An Dau

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An graduated from Macquarie University in 1997 after completing a Bachelor of Science degree with double major from the University of NSW.

An has lived in Scotland for 15 years, where she ran her own practice and numerous other businesses. She has travelled extensively throughout Europe and the USA to complete post graduate studies on nutrition, the mind-body connection, inflammation and the aging process.

An’s primary focus in practice is Neurostructural Correction. Daily habits and trauma causes a structural shift in our spine and our body creates secondary conditions (otherwise known as symptoms), which can lead to pain, weakness or imbalance. An’s main focus is to look for the primary condition, the cause of the Structural shift, and to restore the communication between the brain and body, helping to allow your body to work at it’s best.

An has 20 years of experience in dealing with patients from newborns to helping the aged population to keep fit, strong and active. She has a particular keen interest in prevention of degenerative conditions related to aging.

In her spare time, when not running around after her Scottish husband and 2 active girls, An can be found strength training at the gym with the local Personal Trainers and she loves to cook up a storm. An is available at our Crows Nest clinic on a Tuesday and Thursday.


Hasna Gittany

Hasna Gittany Shirley Rd Chiropractic Sydney
Hasna is a Holistic Kinesiologist (Adv. Dip) who also works at the College of Complementary Medicine as an assessor, supervisor and lecturer. Holistic Kinesiology empowers people to take charge of their life, health and wellbeing. Hasna specialises in personal development, emotional problems, stress, depression, pain, women's health and learning difficulties.