The Restore Team

 

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Dr Amanda Hannaford

Osteopath

MOst B App.Sc (Osteo) BA

Grad Cert App Acup

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 17 years.  She was a university lecturer in the UWS Masters program for 4 years, and has also been a Registration Board 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.

 

Dr Kate Major

Osteopath

MOst BAppSci (Human Biology)

Kate holds a Master of Osteopathy from UIT in Auckland, and has practiced for many years in both New Zealand and Australia.  She combines her accomplished manual therapy skills with exercise prescription in order to encourage her patients to return to full function as soon as possible.  Kate believes that when we injure ourselves or have ongoing or debilitating pain we tend to lose our confidence in our body and its ability to perform certain tasks.  She loves helping clients regain that confidence and get back into activities they once enjoyed or never had the courage to try.  Kate uses this approach to address neck and back pain, hip and pelvis dysfunctions, and recovery from sports injuries.  

Kate also has extensive post-graduate training in the management and care of patients during pregnancy.  She has a history of working in tandem with midwifery clinics in both New Zealand and Australia and often works alongside our pregnancy acupuncture team.  Making pregnant women more comfortable and preparing their bodies for labour is one of the most rewarding aspects of her job.  Kate is also available on Saturdays, much to the delight of her patients.

 

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Dr Tom Kelton

Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine

BHthSc (Chin. Med)

Tom Kelton is a very experienced Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner who is well-known for his work here at Restore as an individual and working alongside the osteopathic practitioners.
 
He holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) 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). Tom’s biggest passion however has been in the area of women’s health. Centred in St Leonards, Restore is located in the fertility and pregnancy hub of Sydney, with Tom looking after patients in local IVF clinics and pregnant women throughout each trimester that are being cared for through Royal North Shore, the Mater, and North Shore Private Hospitals.  
 
Tom believes acupuncture is a fundamental part of a healthy fertility & pregnancy program. Whether it is egg collection, IVF transfers , pregnancy support & labour induction or undergoing natural conception, Tom works closely with doctors, midwives and doulas to maximize his patient’s fertility outcomes and share the joy of the success of a healthy pregnancy.
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Sally Gole

Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Herbalist

Adv.Dip of TCM B Com, Dip of Clinical Hypnotherapy

Sally Gole, is an accredited acupuncturist and renowned for her work in the field of women’s integrative health. With over a decade of experience Sally is considered one of Sydney’s leading fertility and women’s health acupuncturists. Sally gained an Advanced Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine) from the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and went on to complete a three month internship at the distinguished Nanjing University Hospital in China.

Sally is passionate about women’s health and strongly believes that TCM can play an important role in treating many conditions that contribute to infertility, miscarriage, anxiety and chronic illness. She has a special interest in helping patients with digestive and thyroid disorders as well as autoimmune diseases. She also has extensive knowledge of working with patients who suffer from endometriosis, PCOS, natural killer cells and hormonal imbalances such as PMS and irregular cycles.

Furthermore, Sally loves to work closely with women throughout each trimester of pregnancy and often with families conceiving their first, second and third child. During this intimate process she develop strong relationships with her patients and ultimately becomes an integral part of the journey. She has extensive knowledge of IVF processes and how she can assist her patients to potentially maximize their fertility outcomes.  She has also worked extensively with patients who are doing egg donor cycles both here and overseas.

Sally uses an integrated and wholistic approach to treating her patients and each treatment is individualised to her patient’s needs. Her treatment protocols include Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese herbal remedies, Nutritional counselling, Lifestyle shifts, Naturopathic supplementation, Relaxation techniques and other natural tools

As men are just as integral to the fertility journey, Sally is also keen to work with men to support their fertility parameters and has significant experience in treating male infertility. Sally is a registered member of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, Australia’s main regulatory body for the safe practice of traditional acupuncture and is registered with all the major health funds.

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Nathalie Gagnon

Remedial Massage Therapist

Dipl. Rem Massage

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 worked in a busy clinic in the Sydney CBD for over 9 years before joining Restore 3 years ago, where she is now a valuable member of our team and much loved by her patients.

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 through HICAPS.

 

Emma Cudmore

Restore Practice Manager

Our practice is run like a well-oiled machine by the amazing Emma.  She is available to answer all you questions large and small.  She is the ideal person to offer advice if you are not sure which practitioner may best suit your needs and preferences. She is also the person to contact for any administrative issues regarding Restore. Call her for a chat: she loves a chat!

 

Sandra Hannaford

Senior Receptionist

We are all kept in line by Sandra our super efficient receptionist.  As secretary to Dr Ken Crichton Sports Physician for over 30 years she is an expert in the efficient running of health practices.  She also assists us in liasing with specialists and their staff as she has long term established relationships with renown clinicians.  She also fusses over us like a mother hen which we love.

 

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