DAVID PENTLAND - Acupuncturist (REGISTERED)
I have been practising Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1986. I spent my early years travelling before spending time with Mother Teresa in the house of the dying. From this point, I knew mys calling was to help people in the health industry. My interest is mainly in musculo skeletal problems with the "no prolonged treatment without results" motto. We have built a great team of practitioners in a well established clinic with a good rapport with General Practitioners and Specialists on the Sunshine Coast. I pride myself on team work and making sure the patient comes first and gets the best possible treatment and results.
DR MEISHA KROGH - Osteopath
Since graduating from my osteopathic studies at RMIT in Melbourne in 2006, I have been working in the Sunshine Coast region. First in Nambour and then the last seven or so years here in Caloundra. I have enjoyed serving this community over this time, from working with unsettled babies and growing kids right through to the elderly.
As an osteopath, I see my job primarily as a problem solver and my hands are the tools by which I diagnose and help to resolve problem areas in the body. This may involve massage, specific stretching, joint manipulation or gentle unwinding of tissues. I feel very grateful for the opportunities I have had to assist people with chronic pain issues such as osteoarthritis. Osteopathic treatment is based on the principle of the body's own healing mechanisms and my treatment is focused on enhancing these functions by recognising the connections within the person's structure and with their movement and posture. The aim is to create space and balance in the tissues to help them function. As well as hands on treatment, I may also prescribe specific exercises or give general lifestyle advice.
I have a young family myself and I love to treat babies, kids and pregnant mums. Reflecting these interests, I have also persued extra studies in the areas of paediatric and obstetric treatment, and cranial osteopathy including cranio-dental development.
JOANNE BALDWIN - Acupuncturist (REGISTERED)
Chinese & Japanese Methods
I'm a classically trained acupuncturist who has studied both Japanese acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
I hold degress of B.H.Sc (Acupuncture) and post graduate studies in Toyohari (East Asian Needle Therapy), which is a modern form of Japanese meridian therapy based on ancient classical Chinese Medicine.
The style of acupuncture I practice is gentle and painless and my intention is to assist clients on their path to health and wellbeing, using a holistic approach to support the bodies innate healing abilities - physically, mentally and emotionally.
I use a variety of techniques including: traditional and modern needles; non-insertive Japanese tools made of copper, silver and gold; moxibustion; cupping; gua sha; tui na; electro-acupuncture; polarity therapy and herbal medicine.
I spent the last half of 2016 living in Mumbai (Bombay) where part of my weekly routine was volunteering at the Barefoot Acupuncture clinic in Dharavi, which is India's largest slum. In 2009, I had the opportunity to do a semester at Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University, where I completed internships in three of China's public hospitals. After that time I attended summer school in Tokyo, furthering my skills in Toyohari.
DR MATHEW KIRK - Osteopath
I completed by Bachelor of Clinical Science in 2016 (majoring in human structure and function) and went on to attain Master of Osteopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University in New South Wales.
My interest in people, the human body and all things healthcare led me to study osteopathy. I have a caring nature and want to provide the best care to my patients through osteopathic medicine.
I come from a sporting background having played tennis at a national level and competed throughout Australia and overseas, as well as having been a keen surfer, golfer and runner.
I enjoy treating people of all ages, from all walks of life, presenting with a wide variety of injuries and conditions. I can help with all areas of musculoskeletal pain by utilising both direct and indirect technuques including soft tissue massage and myofascial release, joint manipulation, stretching, joint mobilisation, functional positional release as well as trigger point release.
Where appropriate, I can also offer advice on posture, ergonomics and stretching programs.
I am a member of the Australian Osteopathic Association and am registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
ANTOINETTE BELL - Physiotherapist
After my studies in Naturopathy in Brisbane in 1987, I moved to the Sunshine Coast to work along side of my husband, David. We started a family here and have been working together for the past 30 years. The rest is history, a long history. My background is also in accounting and I now manage the practice.
I have been working at the clinic since 2013. I absolutely love coming to work every day to meet and greet our lovely clients and help them as much as I can.