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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Practitioners

Naturopath & Nutritionist

Remedial Massage Therapists

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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Practitioners

Stephen Janz

 Stephen Janz, 21/1/2013

RN BN B Ac Cert Ac (China) GCCHM, MPH, Fellow AACMA

Clinic Director, Registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist, Nutritional Medicine, Muskulo-skeletal Therapist

Stephen is the Clinic Director of Kenmore Centre for Health in Brisbane. Stephen has been working in and studying health continuously for over 30 years. Before studying Chinese Medicine Stephen worked as a Registered Nurse where he gained a firm foundation in both the benefits and shortcomings of conventional medicine. Stephen has a Master of Public Health from the University of Queensland where he completed a research project investigating acupuncture education standards and dry needling. Stephen utilises the Traditional Chinese Medical model as the main model for understanding health and illness, and uses Acupuncture, Auricular Medicine, Muskulo-Skeletal Therapy, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Structural Balancing and Nutritional Medicine in his practice.

Stephen has studied in Australia, China and France, with his practice extending to both general medicine and musculo-skeletal problems. Stephen has presented papers at national and international conferences on both clinical & professional issues. His paper on the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis was awarded the ‘Best Paper for Clinical Practice’ at the 2004 World Federation of Acupuncture Societies (WFAS) conference, and he was  jointly awarded best overall paper at the 2010 Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC) in Adelaide. Stephen was awarded best overall paper at the 2011 AACMAC conference in Perth for his paper on “Dry Needling: where has it come from and where is it going to: Issues & Risks”. Stephen was also awarded joint best overall paper at 2014 AACMAC conference in Melbourne for his workshop on “An Introduction to Trigger Point Acupuncture”. Stephen was a keynote speaker at the AACMAC conference 2015 in Adelaide where he was awarded best overall paper for his presentation on herbal medicine safety.

Stephen is a former National President of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). In addition to his clinical practice he also consults on educational, practice and ethical standards for Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Stephen was an invited speaker for the 2013 World Federation of Acupuncture Societies (WFAS) conference and was a member of the WFAS 2013 scientific and academic committee. Stephen was the practitioner member for Queensland appointed to the inaugural Chinese Medicine Board of Australia from 2011 to June 1014, where he served as the chair of the Policy, Standards and Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Stephen established the Kenmore Acupuncture Clinic (now Kenmore Centre for Health) in 1987.

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Ian Murray

BHScAc Cert Ac (China) Cert IV Rem Therapies.

Registered Acupuncturist &  Chinese Herbalist

Director Advanced Acupuncture Education Pty Ltd Past President Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)

Ian graduated from the Australian College of Natural Medicine with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture). While completing his health science degree, Ian supported his young family by working as a Remedial Massage Therapist at the Kenmore Centre for Health. Ian has since completed studies in Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy, Advanced Injection Techniques and Auricular Acupuncture. Ian has also studied in Nanning China at the Guangxi TCM University.

Ian treats all general health complaints, including chronic illness. During his many years of clinical practise Ian has attained considerable skill in treating musculoskeletal conditions and has developed a special interest in treating painful shoulder conditions.

In 2009 Ian authored Infection Control Guidelines for Biomesotherapy published by the Australian Society for Bioregulation.In 2010 Ian and business partner Daniel Hall founded Advanced Acupuncture Education Pty Ltd, a training organisation which provides courses on point injection therapy to registered health professionals.

At the Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC) 2010 Ian presented a paper titled Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy in the Treatment of Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy and co-authored the award winning presentation Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy in Australia. In the same year Ian also co-authored an Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy case history published in Australia’s only peer reviewed acupuncture and Chinese medicine journal, the Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.  Ian presented two workshops at AACMAC 2011 in Perth on the application of Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy for Trochantar Bursitis and on Lower Back Pain. In 2010 Ian also authored Infection Control Management Plan template for Queensland Acupuncture Practices published by the Australian Aucpuncture Association.

In May 2011 Ian was elected President of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association. In October 2011 Ian was invited to attend the international forum and exhibition on integrative healthcare where he met with Li Daning, Deputy Commissioner State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Peoples Republic of China. In 2011 Ian was also asked to write two articles for the Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Ian is results focused and uses an evidence informed approach to provide holistic care. He recognises that as individuals, people can respond to different types of treatment.  Ian combines acupuncture, acupuncture point injection, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, structural balancing, manipulation with movement and connective tissue release techniques to treat a wide range of conditions.

“My real passion is achieving results for a client. Every day I have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of my clients. This drives me to continually search for better treatment methods and strive for the best possible outcomes for my clients. If however other services are needed I will help you find a solution.”

Articles & Links on the internet about Ian:


Naturopath & Nutritionist

Ruth Sladek

BHScNaturopathy, BHScNutrition. Member ANTA
Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Flower Essences, Diet Therapy, Weight Loss & Management, Food & Substance Sensitivities, Total Body Detoxification

Ruth obtained her degrees in Nutrition and Naturopathy from Endeavour College of Natural Medicine, Brisbane (former ACNM) and was awarded most outstanding student for Naturopathy. Ruth’s expertise is in assisting people who want to achieve better health and gain more out of their lives through dietary and lifestyle changes. While Ruth treats many health problems through naturopathy and herbal medicine she also empowers her clients with the knowledge on what diet and lifestyle factors exacerbate and may even be the cause of their problems. She then provides her clients with simple and sustainable dietary and lifestyle advice that is individually tailored leading to long term health benefits and wellbeing.


 

Remedial Massage Therapists

Uli Graf

Cert IV Mass Member QAAMT Massage Therapist – Bowen Therapist
Remedial Massage, Bowen Therapy, Ortho-Bionomy, Lymphatic Drainage, Children’s Massage, Pregnancy

Uli has been practicing Remedial Massage, Swedish Massage and Lymphatic Drainage since 1992. Uli has also completed studies in Bowen Therapy and Ortho-Bionomy.

Uli is skilled in providing effective treatment releasing tight and painful muscles using gentler massage techniques. Uli is ideally suited to those who are extremely sensitive to deeper techniques or just enjoy a lighter massage. These include people with chronic pain conditions such as arthritis and neck problems and the elderly. Uli’s techniques are also well suited for children, especially when they experience growing pains or muscle aches and tension from sporting activities. Uli also provides excellent relaxation massage.


Teena Stefanovic

Dip Remedial Massage, Member ANTA.
Remedial, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue,  Relaxation, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy, Hot Rock & Pranic Techniques

Teena has practiced various massage techniques including hot rock massage for may years in Western Australia and more recently in Queensland. Teena adjusts her techniques to cater to each client’s individual preference whether it be gentle relaxation to deeper release techniques. When administering a treatment, Teena’s empathetic nature along with strong firm hands are effective across a range of conditions including muscle strain, poor posture, lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headache, stress and anxiety and general muscle pain and complaints.

 

  • Pranic Techniques :- A no touch modality that cleanses, rebalances & energises the body’s energy system

Teena has a special interest in using the Pranic techniques, a no touch modality that cleanses, rebalances & energises the body’s energy system bringing it back into harmony which in turn directly affects physical and emotional wellbeing.

Pranic Treament may help with:

  • Reducing pain
  • Promote the body’s own healing process therefore enhancing recovery from illness or injury
  • Reduces the affects of migraine
  • Remove sense of heaviness from body
  • Cleanse body of emotional stress, anxiety and negativity
  • Clearing the mind and regaining focus
  • Increase vitality and sense of well being

Teena enjoys combining the different techniques to enhance her client’s experience and treatment success. For example, a half hour massage with  a half hour Pranic technique or a half hour neck and shoulder massage with half an hour of foot reflexology – you choose!


Zoe Leisemann

Dip Remedial Massage, Member Massage Australia

Remedial Massage, Deep Tissue, Relaxation Massage, Sports Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Swedish, Reflexology

Zoe is experienced in a variety of massage techniques including Remedial, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Lymphatic Massage, Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage and Swedish. Being regularly involved as a massage therapist for Rugby League teams Zoe is very experienced in pre and post event sports massage to assist with preparation and recovery.


 

Tracey le Roux B Ph. Dip Rem Mass, Adv Dip Myotherapy.

REMEDIAL MASSAGE – SPORTS – MYOTHERAPY – DEEP TISSUE – TRIGGER POINT – SWEDISH – PREGNANCY – CHILDREN

Tracey originally qualified as a Pharmacist and now works and lectures in Remedial massage therapy as well as being a qualified Myotherapist.

Myotherapy literally means “muscle therapy”. Myotherapy builds onto a remedial massage qualification with advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques for dealing with muscle and joint problems. While remedial massage is largely a passive form of therapy with the client relaxing on the table, Myotherapy is more of an active process. Myotherapy can involve going through range of motion assessments and exercises as well as hands on remedial massage, release work, stretches, mobilizations and other techniques.

Myotherapy focuses on the physiology of movement and how it impacts on the body. If the body is moving incorrectly due to poor postural habits, injury or restriction it can lead to pain and/or dysfunction. Focused exercises are usually prescribed for the client to do at home to aid in re-training the body’s ability to move correctly and to further release restriction. Myotherapy helps address the root biomechanical cause of recurring pain and injury.


 Myotherapist

Tracey le Roux B Ph. Dip Rem Mass, Adv Dip Myotherapy.

REMEDIAL MASSAGE – SPORTS – MYOTHERAPY – DEEP TISSUE – TRIGGER POINT – SWEDISH – PREGNANCY – CHILDREN

Tracey originally qualified as a Pharmacist and now works and lectures in Remedial massage therapy as well as being a qualified Myotherapist.

Myotherapy literally means “muscle therapy”. Myotherapy builds onto a remedial massage qualification with advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques for dealing with muscle and joint problems. While remedial massage is largely a passive form of therapy with the client relaxing on the table, Myotherapy is more of an active process. Myotherapy can involve going through range of motion assessments and exercises as well as hands on remedial massage, release work, stretches, mobilizations and other techniques.

Myotherapy focuses on the physiology of movement and how it impacts on the body. If the body is moving incorrectly due to poor postural habits, injury or restriction it can lead to pain and/or dysfunction. Focused exercises are usually prescribed for the client to do at home to aid in re-training the body’s ability to move correctly and to further release restriction. Myotherapy helps address the root biomechanical cause of recurring pain and injury.