Dr Amanda Hannaford
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 16 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
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.
Dr Tom Kelton
Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine
BHthSc (Chin. Med)
Tom Kelton very experienced Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner who is renown for his work here at 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.
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 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.
Kate is a renowned practitioner and researcher of Japanese and Chinese Acupuncture, with over 20 years’ experience as an acupuncturist, researcher, birth educator, teacher and mother to 3 amazing girls. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia.
Kate is a specialist in pregnancy and fertility, and completed her PhD investigating the use of complementary therapies (including acupressure, massage, yoga and breathing techniques) for pain relief in labour. She provides individual training for parents preparing for birth using acupressure and massage, and has produced an online video course for parents and clinicians to access.
Kate is a guest Mentor for the MAMPs program (Maternity Acupuncture Mentoring and Peer support) and has completed the ‘Labour and Delivery Clinical Intensive’ training for maternity acupuncturists at NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn. She is a trainer for Hypnobirthing Australia™ and CalmBirth™ in acupressure for labour, and works with Lamaze International and the Obstetric Acupuncture Association in Canada.
Acupuncture is a fundamental part of a healthy fertility and pregnancy program. Kate works closely with Doulas and care providers at RNSH, Northern Beaches, Hornsby, the Mater and North Shore Private Hospitals for all your pregnancy needs, including common pregnancy related conditions such as morning sickness, back, hip and pelvic pain, reflux, breech presentation, blood pressure issues, fluid retention and musculo-skeletal issues.
Kate is interested in overall women’s health, including adolescent hormonal changes, fertility and IVF, and menopause. 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 information on the Cochrane Systematic Review series of which Kate is an author: click here: acupuncture, manual therapies, and relaxation techniques for labour, and other systematic reviews on acupuncture for labour.
Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Herbalist
Adv.Dip of TCM B Com, Dip of Clinical Hypnotherapy
Sally Gole, is an accredited acupuncturist and a leading expert in the field of women’s integrative health. With over a decade of experience Sally is considered one of Sydney’s fertility and women’s health acupuncture specialists. 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 maximize their fertility outcomes and has 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 improve 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.
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.
Alexandra Carey Hoppe
Remedial Massage Therapist
& Osteopathic Assistant
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 over 5 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 in her 3rd year of a Medical Science degree at Macquarie University.
The efficient Emma runs the St Leonards practice like a well oiled machine and is available Monday to Thursday to offer any assistance. She is able to answer any questions you may have about either the St Leonards or Newport clinics 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.
Sandra is on duty on Thursdays at the St Leonards clinic. 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. Sandra is here to assist you with any questions you may have about practitioners, modalities or suitability of the practice to meet your needs.