Fiona Elsey née Plant - Principal Chiropractor
Fiona is a mother of 2 children who are a lot of fun and keep her very busy. She used to suffer from headaches on a regular basis and chiropractic helped enormously to reduce them. That experience with chiropractic gave her the desire to help others in the same way.
Fiona enjoys working with people of all ages to help them be able to sit more comfortably at work, recover from sports injuries or exercise soreness and enjoy life without pain. She uses the latest in evidence-based techniques and research to do so through specific treatments and corrective exercises.
Fiona has undergone further study in sports chiropractic, musculoskeletal acupuncture, chiropractic care for pregnant women and children and has also completed the FAKTR course.
Having been through 2 pregnancies herself and looked after many pregnant women with chiropractic care, she has a great understanding of the changes a woman’s body goes through and the demands that are placed on it both internally and externally. She regularly checks her own children’s spines as children will be children and get up to all sorts of mischief which can cause spinal misalignments. Also, Fiona found chiropractic and a tailored exercise programme to help strengthen her back after her pregnancies.
Fiona opened Riverside Chiropractic, in August 2010 to be the chiropractor for the North Ryde/Macquarie Park corporates and residential community in the surrounding areas
Top Kim - Associate Chiropractor
At age 15, after witnessing the detrimental effects of his father’s chronic back condition and inability to manage his excruciating pain with medication, Top began to study health and anatomy extensively. Top was inspired to become a chiropractor to help people in similar conditions overcome their ailments through chiropractic care. He moved from the Central Coast to Sydney to complete a Bachelor and Master of Chiropractic Science at Macquarie University.
Top employs various techniques such as Diversified Adjustments, Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Activator and Thompson Drop Technique. Top focuses a lot on soft tissue therapies including dry needling, Active Release Technique (ART), Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR) and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF).
It is important to Top that his clients receive multimodal and evidence based practise to achieve the best possible outcome.
Top is confident in his ability to change people’s lives through exceptional chiropractic care and rehabilitative exercises. He is a passionate, evidence-based chiropractor with a knowledge and interest in various chiropractic techniques.
During his many years of extensive seminars and further studies, he has become deeply passionate about treating headaches and helping athletes of all levels to achieve their goals.
Nicola Mitchell - Associate Chiropractor
Nicola has completed a bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Masters of Chiropractic. Her interest in chiropractic started after developing severe headaches in the last two years of high school, as she started to focus more on her studies and spent less time playing sport. Through receiving treatment Nicola was fascinated by how chiropractic really helped alleviate back pain and it gave her insight as to how to alter her posture and to strengthen key muscles, therefore, addressing her problem.
Her journey encouraged her to study chiropractic and to help others. Through further education Nicola wants to educate and positively impact her patients' lives.
Nicola is excited to meet people in the local community and answer any questions they may have.
Andrew Matters – Remedial Massage Therapist
Andrew is a results oriented certified personal training and massage professional with a passion for designing exercise and corrective programs that maximise workout efficiency, improve fitness, increase stamina, and develop an overall sense of wellbeing.
Having a keen personal interest in fitness and general wellbeing for many years and fuelled by the desire to help others reach their goals, Andrew made the decision to leave the IT industry and obtain formal qualifications to pursue a career in fitness.
As a Father himself, Andrew also understands the importance of introducing our children to a healthy lifestyle from an early age.
• Certificate III in Fitness
• Certificate IV in Fitness
• Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
• Diploma of Remedial Massage
• Modern Cupping Therapy