Our chiropractors are able to improve so many conditions through adjustments, reducing interference to the nervous system, and helping your brain fix the problem naturally.
I have been having chiropractic care for about 15 years now. I have always been an active person through playing various sports so initially it was for pain management but over the years I have also realised how much it has helped with general health.
I joined the team at NEC in 2013 as a CA and have loved seeing it grow over that time and to work with the chiropractors who are so positive and passionate about what they do make it a welcoming and enjoyable place to come to work each day.
I started out as a client for an injury in 2011 and was amazed at the results, which lead to my job. I have now worked at NEC for almost 5 years and get regular coaching in all things chiropractic and am eager to learn even more.
The best thing about my job is seeing the positive difference chiropractic has made to so many client’s lifestyles and working with a great bunch of girls.
I enjoy a simple life and in my spare time you’ll find me outdoors with my family and playing sport. I enjoy volleyball, motorbike riding, kayaking and netball.
Knowing the overall health benefits of chiropractic my three beautiful kids and family members all receive regular chiropractic with great results.
Sometimes I’ll be at reception to greet you with a smile & other times working hard behind the scenes. I love getting to know our clients and have made some really good friends. I look forward to seeing our regular clients and their friendly faces.
I am excited to see our clinic grow and love being a part of this awesome team!
Dr. Kathy Johansson
My chiropractic journey started as a kid; I was always full throttle with my sport and horses which meant a few mishaps here and there. I tried a range of health professionals however it wasn't until I visited a chiropractor who introduced the idea that our body had an innate intelligence to heal if given the opportunity that I found my body could perform the way I wanted it to and also discovered what it was like to feel well. From then on I have been fascinated with power of the human body and the role chiropractic plays in optimising its potential.
Being from the small town of Lightning Ridge, Sydney or Melbourne were a little too big to tackle so initially I undertook a bachelor degree in Human Movement Science majoring in Exercise Science at Southern Cross University. Half way through the degree I knew there was something else I needed to do, I meet an amazing chiropractor who mentored and encouraged me to pursue my passion to help people, I had to become a chiropractor. With the support of my now husband Tomas; five years later I graduated from Macquarie University Sydney with a Masters of Chiropractic.
In my final year of university I began learning about Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), a technique that I knew I needed to learn if I was to be a rural practitioner. It was during these seminars where I meet Dr Janine Kinahan, she was one of our amazing educators (serendipitous). Since joining the team at New England Chiropractic in February 2013 I have gained Basic and Advanced SOT certification.
I believe that it is a privilege to be a chiropractor; to help people discover their optimal health potential.
Dr. Janine Kinahan
As a 17 year old I suffered from migraines at least once a week, I wasn’t functioning well at school or at home, and I didn’t know what to do. My mom was under chiropractic are at the time, and thought it might help. That chiropractor taught me about spinal and nervous system function, and my ability to be healthy, he became my mentor. I started care at age 17 and to this day I only very rarely have headaches, or any other health problems.
Thanks to Drs, Schirru and Schendelenberg, I was inspired to be a chiropractor, and help others on the journey to better health and wellness. I feel so privileged to have personally been able to see how chiropractic can help different people, of all ages, with many different health problems. My passion is in treating families and children, to help people achieve their full health potential, and to create healthy communities.
After graduating from Trent University and achieving a Bachelor of Science, I attended and graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC) in 2005. I have been practicing in Australia since January 2006, first in Katherine, NT, before opening my own practice in Inverell, NSW in 2011.
During school, and since graduation, I have committed to ongoing study of chiropractic techniques, and methods, including:
- Basic, Advanced and Craniopath certification from SOT Australiasia in Sacrooccipital technique
- Webster Certification
- Part one Diplomate in Pediatrcis from the International Chiropractic Peadiatric Association
- 200 hour Diplomate in Chiropractic Neuro-Developmental Peadiatrics
I have also had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Directors for SOTO Australasia since 2014 and am dedicated to furthering education and research with-in SOT and the chiropractic community.
I am here to be of service to the New England Community and to help people reach their optimal health potential.