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 registration as Chiropractors and/or Osteopaths. While many of our patients have already visited their GP, neurologist or orthopaedic specialist, it is not required to have a referral to see a chiropractor. 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.
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 a past Board Member of the Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology (AAFN). He has a special research interest in the applied neurosciences and lectured in Chiropractic Neurological Diagnosis and Pre-clinical studies at Macquarie University for over 12 years. Brent was also on the Faculty Teaching Staff of the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies as an Assistant Professor and was responsible for teaching over 150 hours in 6, 3-day modules to Australian students of the American programme in neuro-rehabilitation.
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 20 years. In addition to this he has treated various Australian Cricket players, Australian Ballet performers, American Baseballers, Olympic level athletes and triathletes, ironmen and women, tennis players and marathon runners. Brent travelled extensively with Ana Ivanovic, former World No. 1 Serbian tennis player, for 5 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.
Apart from back pain, neck pain and headaches, Brent's experience affords him the opportunity to manage and co-manage a variety of complex cases with various other medical specialists and allied health practitioners. He also enjoys looking after young families and helping parents solve their concerns about the physical development of their baby or children.
Rebecca believes in a multi-faceted approach to patient care. She places emphasis on patient education and ultimately giving her patients the knowledge, confidence and tools necessary to take an active role in their recovery to help achieve optimum health and prevent future injuries
Rebecca's areas of interest include pre and postnatal care and the management of migraines and headaches. Rebecca has experience treating athletes at all levels and has worked in various capacities with AFL and rugby teams. Rebecca is currently working with Sydney to Hobart crews in preparation for the 75th Annual Boxing Day race.
Predominantly using Diversified chiropractic techniques, Rebecca incorporates soft tissue work, dry needling, activator technique and kinesiotaping when necessary to achieve best possible patient outcomes.
Rebecca is committed to the health and well-being of her patients and promotes an active and healthy lifestyle through the integration of chiropractic care and exercise.
When Rebecca is not being a chiropractor (and a mum!), her interests include Pilates, yoga and enjoying time on the beach.
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.
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