The Restore Team

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Dr Brad Timberlake


St Leonards Clinic

Brad holds a Master of Osteopathy from Unitec Institute of Technology, and has been in practice in New Zealand and Australia for many years.  Due to his long standing interest in sports and fitness, he also carries a Diploma in Fitness Training.  Previous to this Brad was an operational medic in the New Zealand Army.  This background has given Brad unique experience in treating pain and injury quickly and effectively, and he brings that fantastic skill set to Restore.

Brad treats a wide variety of conditions ranging from sudden injuries to those involving long-term pain and disability. He has a particular interest in shoulder, neck and lower back pain but is in no way restricted to these areas.  Brad believes that the cause of pain and dysfunction may not be limited to a single area of the body and strives to find the root of his clients problems.  Brad is primarily a structural Osteopath that uses soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and joint manipulation to achieve results. He regularly combines his Osteopathic treatments with individualised stretching and strengthening programmes, rehabilitation programs and helpful ergonomic advice.  

For more on Brad visit him here at:

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Dr Amanda Hannaford


MOst B App.Sc (Osteo) BA

Grad Cert App Acup

St Leonards Clinic

Amanda Hannaford achieved her Masters of Osteopathy in 2002, and has been in private practice in the Lane Cove and St Leonards areas for the past 15 years.  She was a university lecturer in the UWS Masters program for 4 years, and has also been a Registration Roard examiner.  In addition she has a graduate diploma in Applied Acupuncture for Musculo-skeletal conditions.

She specialises in treating the root cause of a patients problem, which is not necessarily where the patient is experiencing pain or symptoms.  Finding the source and then correcting the issue may result in resolving the problem entirely, providing great relief and a wonderful improvement in a patients quality of life.

Amanda treats all manner of issues in this way, however she is best known for her ability to treat neck and back pain quickly, with care, and with long lasting relief for her patients.  She also regularly looks after patients with hip, shoulder and elbow pain, and recurrent foot and ankle pain.

She has worked with elite athletes, dancers, young children, the elderly and everyone in between, as the principles of osteopathy remain the same –  aiming to return the body to how it was designed to move in nature.  This provides pain relief, freedom of movement, and a new lease on life.

For more information follow Amanda here: 

Amanda Hannaford at Google+



Dr Vanessa Fisher


BOst (UK)

St Leonards and Newport Clinics

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 St Leonards.

For more information follow Vanessa here: 

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Dr Alexia Burgess


MOst (UK) BA

Newport and St Leonards Clinics

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.

For more information follow Alexia here:

Alexia Burgess Website

 Alexia Burgess at Google+



Dr Tom Kelton

Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine

BHthSc (Chin. Med)

St Leonards and Newport Clinics

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. 

For more information follow Tom here: 

Tom Kelton Website

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Dr Kate Levett PhD

Japanese and Chinese Acupuncture

PhD, MPH, BEd, Adv.Dip.App.Sci (Acup), Grad.Cert.Jap.Acup.

 Research Fellow Uni Notre Dame, WSU.

St Leonards Clinic

Kate is a renowned practitioner and researcher of Japanese and Chinese Acupuncture, as well as a birth educator, researcher and teacher. She is also the mother of three beautiful girls.

Kate is particularly interested in women’s health, including adolescent hormonal changes, fertility, pregnancy and menopause. Acupuncture is a fundamental part of a healthy fertility and pregnancy program. Kate enjoys working with patients  to support their fertility and hormone regulation. At Restore we share the joy of the success of a healthy pregnancy. 

She also has an interest in sleeping issues, diabetes, gestational diabetes, and other pregnancy related conditions such as morning sickness, pelvic pain, reflux, breech presentation, blood pressure, fluid retention and musculo-skeletal issues. Kate successfully treats mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression and sees a huge benefit for women and their families. She believes that acupuncture is extremely effective for hormonal balancing within the body to help a large number of health issues that women in particular face. 

She has completed her PhD at the National Institute for Complementary Medicine Research (NICM) at Western Sydney University (WSU). The topic of the research was investigating an antenatal education course incorporating complementary medicines for pain relief in labour and birth for first time mothers. Recently published in the prestigious British Medical Journal Open, her research was so groundbreaking it was front page news in the Sydney Morning Herald. She was interviewed on ABC radio and on The Conversation. She continues to tutor and lecture at WSU and is on staff as a researcher at Notre Dame University, Faculty of Medicine. 

Kate has had over 15 years’ experience in acupuncture practice, education and research, with a particular interest in the eastern philosophical ideas of health and wellbeing. She has strong expertise in evidence based practice, and the implementation and analysis of research. She has built a strong business and research career in acupuncture and complementary medicines research. 

At Restore, Kate combines her understanding of acupuncture practice and research, education and women’s health to design effective treatment strategies for your health and wellness.

For more information follow Kate here:  

Kate Levett Website

Kate Levett at Google+



Laura Seymour

Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

BHthSc (Chin. Med)

Newport Clinic

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.

For more on Laura visit her here at:

Laura Seymour Google+



Alexandra Carey Hoppe

Remedial Massage Therapist

& Osteopathic Assistant

CertIV Massage

St Leonards Clinic

After completing her ballet training in NYC and Maryland, USA, Alexandra started her professional life as a contemporary dancer in and around Switzerland. Ten years later Alexandra, her French husband and their baby boy returned to Sydney where their second son was born and a career change was envisioned.

Alexandra completed her Certificate IV in remedial massage at the NSW School of Massage in Sydney. At Restore Health & Wellness she offers massage in remedial, sports and rehabilitation and enjoys working with injuries and injury prevention.  She is particularly revered in the dance community for her understanding of a dancers body and its particular needs.  She has also worked alongside Amanda for several years and patients often remark that she is the best massage therapist they have ever encountered – very firm when necessary or gentle when appropriate, and naturally intuitive.

Alex hopes to continue developing herself as a health practitioner and after achieving a High Distinction average in Science at RMIT University, she is now undertaking a Medical Science degree at Macquarie University.



Nathalie Gagnon

Remedial Massage Therapist

Dipl. Rem Massage

St Leonards Clinic

Nathalie completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at the NSW School of Massage.  She also obtained further training and practised in the fields of Sports, Pregnancy, Kahuna and Hahana Hot Stone massage.  She has been working in an established clinic in the Sydney CBD for over 9 years, where among her many regular clients, she has been treating Dr Amanda Hannaford, the director at Restore Health and Wellness, for over 10 years.

Nathalie enjoys practicing at Restore Wellness on Thursdays and Saturdays and is always popular and busy.  She is known for her ability to provide either a very firm, deep tissue, remedial massage, or a gentle relaxing massage, entirely dependant on the wishes of her patient.  Other forms of massage she offers are Hot Stone Massage, and Lymphatic Drainage Massage.  In her remedial massages, she likes to blend the different techniques she learned throughout her career to treat your soft tissue injuries and aches and pains, while also aiming to provide a relaxing experience.  Whether it be sports injury prevention and treatment, bad posture, pain and stress arising from sitting long hours at a desk or discomforts associated with pregnancy or caring for your littles ones, Nathalie may be able to assist you.

Nathalie is a member of ATMS and a provider with all health funds, with most claims available on the spot through HICAPS.



Emma Cudmore

Practice Manager

St Leonards Clinic

The efficient Emma runs our practice like a well oiled, happy machine. Emma is available Monday to Thursday to answer any questions you may have about the clinic and our many practitioners.  Unable to find an appointment with online booking that suits your needs ? Not sure who is the right person for you? Then don’t hesitate to call Emma and have a chat.  She LOVES a chat.



Sandra Hannaford


St Leonards Clinic

Sandra is on duty on Thursdays and Fridays and helps Emma to keep us all in line.  With 30 years experience as medical secretary to Dr Ken Crichton, Sports Medicine Physician, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice.  Yes, she is ridiculously over-qualified and super efficient, but we let her stay….



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