Team

TONIC TEAM

Our Osteopathy Team

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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.

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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 Remedial Massage Team

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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).

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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.

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RACHEL POLE

After completing a two-year diploma of remedial massage Rachel has been working as a remedial massage therapist for over eight years.
Rachel has gained experience working around the world with people from all walks of life from office workers to professional sporting teams including the Brisbane Broncos.

Working alongside most other modalities along the way she has gained and improved her knowledge and takes care to look at your body as a whole working system. During the treatment, Rachel uses a range of tests and knowledge to get the best result for you, including home care and referrals to other practitioners to improve your comfort.

Rachel has a firm treatment but can adjust according to your needs. She receives satisfaction from eliminating your tension and stress with massage to improve your well being.

Deep tissue, remedial, lymphatic, relaxation, pregnancy massage, and cupping are included in the type of treatment Rachel can do, areas she is particularly good at are the neck and hips two big structural support areas. Also good at relieving headaches, tension restricted movement, injury and injury prevention, stress.

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.

MARTA RIBON

As a massage therapist, Marta‘s intention is to assist your body to return to a sense of freedom and ease. This can only be achieved when your structural and energetic bodies are in Balance. She employs Relaxation, Deep Tissue, and Remedial massage techniques, as well as Traditional Thai Massage in her work.

Each massage is specific to the clients’ needs and will allow you to release any unnecessary holding on of muscles…guaranteeing that you will feel refreshed and renewed after your session.

“Through mindful touch, I invite you to let go and embrace the preciousness of each moment, enabling you to find and rest in the stillness of your own center. Massage is perhaps the oldest form of medicine, and its ability to heal will surprise you. I look forward to working with you.”