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
Ben Klarich - Associate Chiropractor
Born and raised on the North Shore, and now living in Ryde, Ben discovered his passion for movement, health and chiropractic through his love of sport. A former national level swimmer, Ben still actively swims and participates in water polo and touch football, allowing him to fine-tune his talent, specialising in sports chiropractic and the treatment of sports injuries, headaches, TMJ (jaw) dysfunction, and functional movement rehabilitation.
Holding a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science, Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University and level 1 & 2 Dry needling has not stopped his ambitions to excel in his professional qualifications; he is planning to complete the renowned, Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP) Program.
Ben incorporates a vast range of techniques into his treatments for us, including dry needling, rigid strapping, kinesio taping and soft tissue techniques, as well as the more manual chiropractic techniques such as; diversified, gonstead, activator and Thompson drop piece.
Ben’s Chiropractic techniques, combined with nutritional and lifestyle advice, functional exercises and spinal rehabilitation ensure treatments for you is enjoyable and beneficial.
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