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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Practitioners

Dr Stephen Janz (Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine)

 Stephen Janz Acupuncture

MPH BN BAc CertAc (China) GCCHM,

Life member AACMA

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

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Stephen is the Clinic Director of Kenmore Centre for Health in Brisbane. Stephen has been working in and studying health continuously for over 35 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, was awarded best paper on Acupuncture at AACMAC 2016 in Perth, and awarded best paper on Chinese medicine professional issues at AACMAC Brisbane 2017.

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 2014, where he served as the chair of the Policy, Standards and Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Stephen was the project manager and co-author of The Acupuncture Evidence Project. The Acupuncture Evidence Project is the most comprehensive review of the evidence indicting the effectiveness of acupuncture available. The Preface of The Acupuncture Evidence Project written by Stephen Janz has been reproduced  here.

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

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Dr Ian Murray (Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine)

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)

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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 Trochanter 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.”

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Dr Rachel Fitzpatrick (Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine)

Rachel Fitzpatrick Kenmore Centre for HealthAPHRA Registered Acupuncturist; BHSc (Acupuncture); Member AACMA

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Rachel Fitzpatrick joined the team at Kenmore Centre for Health in the western suburbs of Brisbane in early 2021. Rachel is an empathetic and compassionate practitioner with a passion for holistic medicine.

Having studied Chinese medicine and with a background in remedial massage, Rachel sees the many functions and systems of the human body and how they work together, in unison to create life-long health and vitality.

Rachel strives to pin-point and address the underlying causes of various ailments to help achieve long-lasting results with a variety of treatment options.

Rachel has a range of skills including, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, guasha, massage, Chinese dietetics, Chinese exercise therapy and Chinese patent herbal formulae.

Her extensive knowledge in these areas helps to assist her clients in reaching their health goals in a safe and nurturing environment.

Rachel treats clients with a variety of different symptoms, though having had her own experience with hormone imbalance, she has a particular interest in treating women’s health & hormone balance, fertility and pregnancy support as well as mental health and emotional well-being. 

Rachel resides on the sunny Gold Coast with her partner Kyle and enjoys spending spare time between the ocean and the rainforest. Rachel grew up in many places around Australia and overseas – Abu Dhabi, UAE and Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia to name a few.

Before studying her Bachelors in Health Science – Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, Rachel completed a degree in creative and visual arts where she practiced sketching, painting, print making and sewing. She still loves getting creative in her free time.

Rachel was a gymnast in her youth and now pursues her love of yoga. Practicing yoga for many years, and spending some time in an Ashram in India, Rachel is currently undertaking 200hr Yoga Teacher training and hopes to import the knowledge of this ancient practice in her treatments.

The special interest areas that Rachel love’s treating:

  • Women’s Health
  • Pregnancy
  • Natural Fertility
  • General Wellbeing
  • Preconception Care
  • IVF & IUI Support
  • Stress, Anxiety & Emotional Wellness
  • Postnatal Support
  • Musculo-skeletal Conditions
  • Insomnia

NEW SERVICE FOR RACHEL’S EXISTING MATERNITY CLIENTS!

To assist mum and bub during the critical time of that first month after giving birth, Rachel will now be providing home visits exclusively for her maternity clients.  Rachel can now provide in home treatment if mum is experiencing post birth back pain, neck pain, headaches, breast pain/mastitis, fatigue, anxiety, stress, healing caesarean scar tissue or insomnia (for those times if sleep is difficult in between night feeds).

In home visit fee:   $140 for 1 hour duration

For Bookings phone reception directly on 3878 4477    These appointments cannot be made on the online booking link.

 


Dr Olivia Janz (Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine)

Registered Acupuncturist; B H Sc (Acupuncture); Member AACMA

Olivia is currently on maternity leave

Olivia is a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner. In addition to traditional Chinese acupuncture Olivia practices a range of modern acupuncture techniques including auricular (ear) acupuncture, abdominal acupuncture and trigger point acupuncture (also called ‘dry needling‘). Olivia uses a range of traditional Chinese medicine techniques in her practice such as cupping, moxibustion, and Chinese herbal formula. Olivia studied Bowen Techniques with Dr Kevin Ryan, one of Tom Bowen’s former students. This provides a valuable addition when Olivia treats people with  musculoskeletal conditions.

Olivia enjoys treating people of all ages from children to the elderly and treats both general health and musculoskeletal conditions. Olivia has a particular interest in women’s health and attended the 2018 and 2020 International Integrative Chinese Medicine Conference on fertility support.


Olivia’s Conference Presentations:

  • Obstetric Cholestasis: A Case Study. Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC), Brisbane 2017. Awarded best paper for a first presentation.

Olivia’s Blog


 Naturopaths & Nutritionists

Larissa Gilroy

Larissa Gilroy Kenmore Centre for HealthBHSc Naturopathy, Member ANTA.
Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Diet Therapy, Flower Essences

Larissa is available Tuesday & Thursday  and while Sarah is away Saturday 16/10 to 12/11/21 

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Larissa Gilroy is our most recent addition to our team at Kenmore Centre for Health and is excited to establish her practice here after moving to the district. Larissa is an experienced degree qualified naturopath and herbalist.

Larissa is dedicated to practicing evidence-based naturopathy that focuses on the individual. She draws on her experience as a mother and grandmother to deliver genuine and nurturing care. Larissa has won several academic awards and continues to invest in ongoing education to support her practice. Larissa has also written several articles for publication.

Most recently Larissa has been engaged as an educator for a leading supplement manufacturer on the latest research and use of supplements.  She also had the opportunity to get a unique understanding of the function of different probiotics for specific health conditions. 

Larissa brings her passion for natural medicine and her extensive skills as a naturopathic practitioner to support all her patients. She has a special interest treating conditions specific to women and helping females of all generations optimise their health and wellbeing. A large proportion of Larissa’s practice is supporting women through the different stages of their lives, including hormonal imbalances, preconception, pregnancy, post-partum and menopause. 

Larissa incorporates into her practice traditional naturopathic techniques including diet and lifestyle analysis as well as appropriate pathology testing as part of her case taking. She creates individualised treatment plans for all her patients and supports them throughout the process of achieving their health goals.

Larissa is experienced in helping patients with:

    • Fatigue and low energy
    • Gut health including IBS, heartburn and bloating
    • Hormonal imbalances
    • Inflammation
    • Lowered immunity
    • Menopausal problems
    • Menstrual problems
    • Preconception care
    • Pregnancy
    • Post-partum care
    • Sleep problems
    • Stress & Anxiety
    • Thyroid imbalances
    • Optimising your health & lifestyle

Sarah Louwrens

Sarah LouwrensBHSc Naturopathy, Adv Dip Nutrition. Member ANTA.
Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Diet Therapy, 
Weight Loss & Management, Total Body Detoxification

(Unavailable 16/10/21 to 12/11/21 – Larissa will be available on Saturday’s during this time)

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Sarah believes it is important to be a bridge between orthodox and complimentary medicine providing both evidence based and time proven natural therapies to restore health and vitality into people’s lives.

Sarah treats chronic health conditions in both adults, adolescents and children through thorough assessment, evidence-based testing, dietary advice, lifestyle coaching, western herbs and nutritional medicine. She also provides valuable educational tools to help her clients along the way.

As a mum of five and a recent grandmother, Sarah really appreciates the challenges of ensuring good health and nutrition for the whole family. Sarah is dedicated to guiding her clients through the sometimes-daunting process of dietary and lifestyle changes, empowering them to take control of their health and their long-term health goals.

Some of the areas Sarah regularly helps with are:

    • Fertility
    • Weight Loss
    • Digestion and Gut Microbiome Health
    • Detoxification
    • Adrenal Fatigue
    • Hormonal imbalances in men and women
    • Thyroid Imbalances
    • Stress & Anxiety
    • Childhood illnesses i.e. Colic, Asthma, Eczema, Viral illness & Common colds, ADHD & ASD
    • Chronic Illness
    • Skin Conditions

 Remedial Massage Therapists

 

Uli Graf

SENIOR REMEDIAL THERAPIST

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

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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

SENIOR REMEDIAL THERAPIST

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

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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!


Linda Charlson

Linda Charlson Masssage

SENIOR REMEDIAL THERAPIST

Dip Remedial Massage; Diploma Rosemond Muscle Neurology Massage Therapy; Reiki Practitioner

Accredited Member ATMS

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Linda has been working as a structural therapist and wellness practitioner for over 20 years. Her knowledge of the human body and its need for anatomical alignment and natural wellness makes her treatments unique. Linda is very experienced in helping people with pain and postural issues. She also provides focused treatment for people experiencing the pain and dysfunction of scoliosis.

Linda gained her love and passion of natural health techniques through observing the exceptional results in her own children. Linda is always enthusiastic to share her holistic understanding of being well as part of her remedial and structural treatments. She has many years’ experience treating people across the life span from different backgrounds and levels of health. She offers the following modalities:

  • Remedial Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Occupational Strain & Injury (for tradesmen & physical workers)
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Structural Realignment (including Scoliosis)
  • Oncology Massage & Illness Recovery
  • Muscle Neurology Massage Therapy
  • Injury Recovery
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Abdominal Organ Massage
  • Infant & Children (Current QLD Blue Card)

Health fund rebates can be claimed through most private health funds for Linda’s treatments.


Paula Avellar

REMEDIAL THERAPIST

Diploma Remedial Massage Therapy

Member: Association of Massage Therapists – AMT

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Health and wellness have been a passion of Paula’s for a very long time, her journey started in Brazil where she came across a variety of healing techniques. Paula believes that massage has a profound influence on all systems of the body, as it encourages and supports the body’s own healing abilities. Seeing her client’s through a holistic lens Paula aims to provide treatments that can reduce pain and increase range of movement, increase mental clarity, energy levels, better deeper sleep and foster a sense of wellbeing.

Paula is particularly interested in trigger point releases and likes to incorporate this into her treatment as they can quickly provide pain relief and increase range of motion.

She has also great interest in understanding how the brain works and understands pain, she is proficient in persistent and recurrent pain conditions, neck pain, back pain, headaches and migraines.

Paula is qualified and trained to provide the following treatments:

  • Remedial Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Pregnancy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage

Paula can also provide treatments through the following alternative techniques

  • Reiki
  • Crystal Healing

When Paula is not massaging, she enjoys swimming at her local pool, recharging her crystals, taking her puppy up to Mount-Cootha, playing her guitar or visiting new cafes for a nice Sunday brunch.

Fully insured, you also will be able to claim for on-the-spot rebates from HICAPS for all of Paula’s treatments.

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Carlos Sandoval

Carlos Sandoval Massage Kenmore Centre for Health

SENIOR REMEDIAL THERAPIST

Diploma Remedial Massage Therapy

Member: Massage & Myotherapy Australia – MMA

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As the newest member to join Kenmore Centre for Health, we are excited to welcome Carlos Sandoval to our team. 

Carlos has over twenty years experience in treating musculo-skeletal conditions originally working as an oesteopath in his native El Salvador. He then worked in various clinics in the USA. Coming to Australia in 2019 to be with his adult children, he received his Diploma of Remedial Massage becoming qualified to continue providing musculo-skeletal treatments here.

Carlos treats elite athletes as well as assisting with many pain conditions including lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and migraines. He has a special interest in myo-fascial pain syndrome. 

Carlos is skilled in the following techniques:

  • Remedial Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Fascial Kinetics & Myofascial Release
  • Functional fascial taping
  • Structural Balance
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Acupressure
  • Trigger Point
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu Massage

When Carlos is not treating he enjoys spending time with his family, kayaking and sailing.

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