Dr Alexia Burgess
Osteopath & Clinic Director
MOst (UK) BA
Alexia is a very experienced osteopath, having practiced in clinics in both the UK and Australia. She graduated with a Masters in Osteopathy from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy in London. Her training involved all aspects of osteopathy, including cranio-sacral, functional and visceral techniques, as well as firm manipulative techniques for use when appropriate.
She is renowned for her treatment of neck, back and hip/pelvis pain so commonly seen in everyday practice. She is also accomplished at dealing with issues from knee pain, shoulder pain to headaches and planter fasciitis, working to get her patients out of discomfort and back to normal function as quickly as possible. In her practice she regularly cares from all members of the family, from babies with reflux and colic, to professional athletes with tendonitis and repetitive stain injuries.
Finally, Alexia is also particularly interested in the mind-body connection and the impact this has on a patient’s presenting problem, including stress and its influence on chronic pain presentations. Helping to address the psychological and social influences in our lives that may be holding us back from full recovery has seen her witness remarkable improvements in those with long term pain.
Alexia is the Principal Osteopath and Clinic Director of Restore Health & Wellness Newport and divides her time between Newport and St Leonards.
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Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
BHthSc (Chin. Med)
Laura has been a lifelong local to the Northern Beaches area. She has a passion for natural therapies and supporting active and healthy living. She has a Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and a member of AACMA.
Laura has recently returned from China after completing an internship at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Whilst in China, Laura worked alongside highly respected doctors in their fields.
Laura has a friendly and gentle approach to her treatments involving acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping, gua sha, tuina (Chinese massage) and Chinese herbal medicine. She is happy to assist you with any of your health concerns. Laura has a particular interest in women’s health, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), male and female fertility, IVF support, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. She is also very experienced in digestive health, stress management, anxiety, depression, insomnia and musculoskeletal issues.
Laura looks forward to working with you to create a treatment plan that caters to your individual health needs. Laura is available in the Newport clinic on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
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Dr Tom Kelton
Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
BHthSc (Chin. Med)
Tom Kelton very experienced Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner who is renown for his work here are Restore as an individual and in teamwork with the osteopathic practitioners.
He holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Certificates III and IV in Fitness (TAFE) and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Tom is also a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).
He is proficient in acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, Chinese massage and cupping (Tui Na). He has particular interest in treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries, sport rehabilitation, and acute/chronic pain. He also is renown for his success with patients dealing with fatigue, arthritis, skin problems, sinus and respiratory problems, digestive disorders, headaches and migraines, chronic diseases, stress, depression and insomnia.
Perhaps Toms greatest focus over time however has been womens health. Centred in St Leonards we are in the fertility and pregnancy hub of Sydney, looking after patients in local IVF clinics, and pregnant women being cared for through Royal North Shore, the Mater, and North Shore Private Hospitals. Acupuncture is a fundamental part of a healthy fertility program as it can assist a healthy pregnancy. Tom works with patients undergoing IVF treatment every day at Restore, and we share the joy of the success of a healthy pregnancy.
Tom first developed an interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine through his practice of Chinese kung fu. Chinese Medicine and Chinese kung fu share philosophies of balance, harmony and respect for the self and the natural world. Tom incorporates these complementary principles in his treatments to promote healthy and balanced lifestyles. Tom draws on Chinese Medicine’s holistic approach to treating disease, focusing on both addressing the cause and treating the symptoms of a disease or condition. Tom finds this framework of treating to be the most effective and has fine tuned his skills on numerous trips to China, visiting Chinese Medicine Hospitals.
Tom has recently become involved in a newly-established community acupuncture program, providing affordable acupuncture services to the local community as well as speaking at community events and wellness forums and allied health events.
Whatever the condition, Tom addresses a patients individual needs and goals, and develops a treatment plan to provide them with the best possible support on their road to recovery.
Dr Vanessa Fisher
Vanessa is a graduate of the British School of Osteopathy (BSO), London, UK. After graduating with distinction, her skills as a clinical practitioner were considered in such high esteem by the BSO that she was invited to lecture there, which she did for 3 years prior to migrating to Australia. She has over 7 year’s clinical experience as an Osteopath, treating a range of patients from babies to adults, using a combination of structural, functional and cranial osteopathic techniques, ultrasound and myofascial needling.
In recent years, she has developed a special interest in the benefits of osteopathy for solving problems associated with pregnancy, babies and young children. As an ex-professional dancer who discovered the benefits of osteopathy after suffering an injury, Vanessa has a special association with performers and athletes and leading their rehabilitation.
Women’s health is a key area of interest, specifically helping women who wish to fall pregnant. Osteopathic treatment may help to create the optimum environment within the body to maximise a woman’s health for conception. Vanessa has helped many women during pregnancy, assisting with the postural adaptations within the spine and pelvis, preparing the body for labour and postpartum symptoms.
First and foremost, Vanessa is a passionate and dedicated practitioner, committed to delivering the best form of recovery and advice to all patients.
Vanessa is the founder and Clinical Director of The Willow Clinic in Allambie, and she divides her time between Allambie and Restore.
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Leslie is a life-long Northern Beaches local who brings many years of experience in complimentary medicine to the Newport Restore team. Having discovered the benefits of osteopathy through personal experience many years ago, she is delighted to be able to help patients find relief from pain and disability as she once did. Leslie is available on Mondays and Thursdays to answer any questions you have and help to guide you towards the right practitioner for your needs.