Team

TONIC TEAM

Our Osteopathy Team

DANE WOON

Dane has been in the allied health industry for over 17 years working between Australia and overseas.

Dane opened Tonic in 2013 after working in a few other clinics in the area and realising that there was a need for an interrogative health clinic in the centre of town that hosted a variety of healthcare professionals.

Dane has a Diploma in Health Science, Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Masters in Osteopathic Medicine. In 2015 he completed a masters research project on frozen shoulder through southern cross university.

Dane uses all this extensive experience and training along with current research and evidence in medicine, pain management, neuroscience and rehabilitation.
Working with physios, chiros, osteos and medical doctors here and overseas has given Dane the perspective that there should be better communication between professions throughout the healthcare sector leading to better outcomes for the community.

At Tonic, we aim to help with that communication.

SIMON SULLIVAN

Simon provides individualised holistic osteopathic treatment and cares to support patients to overcome pain and restore mobility and wellbeing. Simon has worked in the health industry for over a decade and has a background in sports and remedial massage. Simon has successfully worked with top sporting teams including the Queensland and New Zealand rugby league and New South Wales cricket teams.

Simon holds a Masters in Osteopathic Medicine and a Bachelor of Clinical Science from Southern Cross University. He has also completed post-graduate training in the osteopathic treatment and care of babies. Simon elected to study Osteopathy to meet his interest in the human body and its capability for self-healing. Simon uses a broad range of treatment approaches and techniques in response to patient needs and offers education and support to enable people to take control of their pain and restore and revitalise health.

Simon is passionate about the treatment of acute and persistent pain, sports injuries and supporting expectant mothers. Simon offers a holistic, integrative approach which is tailored to individual needs and supported by current evidence and research in musculoskeletal medicine, sports medicine, neuroscience, pain and brain-body interactions.

Our Myotherapy and Remedial Massage Team

PAUL WEICHARD – Myotherapy and Remedial Massage

Paul is an ex Major League Baseball player who after his 10-year career in the United States and Asia finished, he decided to pursue a future in holistic therapies.

After graduating as a Myotherapist he joined Tonic Osteopathy and Massage clinic in Byron Bay. Paul is also working within professional sporting organisations like Melbourne Storm, cricket Victoria and Australian baseball Team as a Myotherapist. He’s a personal Myotherapist for Chris Hemsworth and Ruby Rose.

COURTNEY FIRTH

Courtney joined the team here at Tonic in 2015. She has 6yrs of experience and had worked in Brisbane and Gold Coast clinics before moving to Byron to complete her studies in Osteopathy.

With a Bachelor Degree in Clinical Science majoring in Osteopathy and Structure & Function, Courtney now endeavours to complete a Masters Degree of Osteopathy.

She enjoys working with patients to create unique treatments to relieve pain, improve range of movement and boost overall health using a variety of different manual techniques, stretches and maintenance exercises.
Courtney specialises in Remedial, Sports and Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish and Relaxation and Pregnancy Massage, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage, Sports Taping, Stretching and Strengthening Exercises.
Appointments will be available with Courtney on Fridays and Sundays (plus some variable days).

SHANNON RAISON

Shannon uses more than 17 years of experience in Remedial Massage to help her clients move and feel better. Knowing that no single approach is the right one for every individual she has been trained in a range of modalities, from deep tissue to the lighter touch of lymphatic drainage, to benefit all bodies.

She first studied massage at the College of Natural Medicine in Brisbane with side courses in Aromatherapy and Nutrition. She then finished her Diploma in Kingscliff which focused a lot on sports/work related massage and muscle injuries.

In her free time, Shannon enjoys Yoga and exploring nature with her young family.

LAURA JOHNSON

As a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist, Laura applies a range of soft tissue modalities for the treatment of pain and inflammation resulting from acute or chronic injuries.

She works closely with the nervous system to ensure a calm and relaxed inner state, encouraging the body to let go of unnecessary tension and find homeostasis.

Laura believes in the power of acceptance of the current physical condition, accountability for the rehabilitation process and a positive mindset for recovery. She also offers more therapeutic techniques for a general relaxation massage.

LIAM MCMULLEN

Liam graduated with a diploma of remedial massage therapy from the Australian Institute of Applied Science in 2012.

He has worked alongside various health practitioners in Brisbane and gained experience in a range of modalities including deep tissue, cupping, lymphatic drainage and trigger point therapy. Liam travelled to India and took part in a 200hr yoga teacher training course in 2015. This has developed his holistic and balanced approach with specialised home care that has seen success in treating a diverse range of people, from professional athletes (cyclists, rowers, snowboarders and climbers) to all members of the family.

JASMINE TAYLOR

Jasmine has been massaging for over 10 years. She gained her qualifications at the renowned Nature Care College in Sydney, in both Remedial massage and Kinesiology.
Having worked in private practice and larger multi-practitioner clinics, she has seen a wide variety of patients.

In each session,  Jasmine understands the importance of assessing each client and providing a tailor-made approach to achieve the best possible outcome.

She is committed to ongoing education and is at present completing a Clinical Science Degree majoring Osteopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University.

Her nurturing style of massage is influenced by her eastern principles and continuing study of structure and function.