Meet The Team

Dr Jorge Chavez – Head Chiropractor, Atlas Orthogonal

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Dr Jorge Chávez

B.Sc (Macq.) M.Chiro. (Macq.) Atlas Orthogonal (Aust)
Jorge Chavez studied science in Sydney at Macquarie and Sydney University where he completed his undergraduate degree, a bachelor of science majoring in human anatomy and physiology. He than was accepted and went on to complete his masters in Chiropractic at Macquarie University. Since graduating Dr Chavez is constantly attending seminars all around the world to keep up to date with the latest techniques and procedures, including Torque Release Technique (www.torquerelease.com.au), and Atlas Orthogonal (specific upper cervical).

Dr. Chavez is the the pioneer of Impulse IQ and  Atlas Orthogonal on the central coast

 

 

Dr Shannon CASINTO – Chiropractor, Atlas Orthogonal, Flexion Distraction

Shannon Casinto graduated with Bachelor Chiropractic Science (B.CSc) and Masters of Chiropractic (M.Chiro) at Maquarie University. She a strong passion for helping people with musculoskeletal issues, low back pain, headaches, posture, etc. In 2012, Shannon went on a missionary trip to provided chiropractic and medical support to the people of Siliguri, India. Currently, she is researching part time at the University of Newcastle with interest in neck pain/discomfort and headaches.

Renee Jones – Chiropractic Assistant and PR Management

Renee works casually in the clinic at the reception desk – a job she enjoys enormously. Renee loves nothing more than interacting with our wonderful clients as they are greeted on arrival at the Chavez Health Centre. The most pleasing aspect she says is seeing the increased health and wellness our clients experience through their chiropractic sessions. Renee is passionate about holistic health care and has a Diploma in Health Coaching – The Chavez philosophy of healing your body naturally resonated with Renee and is why she wanted to be apart of the Chavez team. Renee states, “everyday walking into the office is a pleasure, it’s hard to call it work when you enjoy it so much.”

When Renee isn’t greeting clients, she is busy behind the scene’s doing PR Management for the Chavez Health Centre. Jorge and his team are passionate about supporting the Central Coast Region and increasing the health message to as many people as possible. Renee helps organise sponsorship for events, increase our business within the local marketplace and in general, is Jorge’s wing woman so his free to give his full attention to the care of his patients!
The Chavez Chiropractic Health Centre is making a difference to the people of the Central Coast Region and Renee loves nothing more than knowing she’s part of the team making that difference.

Through Renee’s love of martial arts and being an assistant instructor at Hoshi Shoku Karate Budo – Renee has been a client at the clinic for some time herself. She knows first hand how Chiropractic health care can help get you back into better health and wellness and as she says, back into the dojo in tip top shape!

 

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As a Mum of 3 on the Central Coast, it’s satisfying helping people throughout the region on their journey to optimal health. WHY? As a child I was reasonably healthy, but I suffered from sinus, food intolerances and gut issues.

After many courses of antibiotics I was very run down and exhausted from work and my environment. Naturopathy became my passion when my one year old became covered in eczema, with traditional medication not able to sooth his pain. A friend suggested Naturopathy and I have never looked back.

Regardless of your health concerns, I believe that you have the tools to heal your body in a natural way, to achieve total vitality and overall health.

Regards, Kathryn Beacroft

Adv Dip Naturopathy, Adv Dip Nutrition, Adv Dip Herbal Medicine, B. Business

 

 

Kellie is a Remedial Massage Therapist

Kellie with over 14 years experience working with allied health professionals, sports clubs, day spas and also volunteering at sporting events.

Massage uses relevant techniques and movements according to the client’s needs and response.  We utilise not only massage but also dry needling, cupping, stretching and strengthening modalities.

Remedial Massage is a treatment modality that manipulates the soft tissues of the body including movement for a specific therapeutic effect, rather than a general therapeutic effect.  Massage can stretch muscles, inhibit muscle spasm, increase flexibility and helps break down scar tissue.  Therefore it can help you recover from injury, accidents, sports injuries and surgery.

 

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Children learn at their own pace, with gentle encouragement and motivation. Our tutoring approach ensures a positive learning environment in which your child can learn and thrive.

Here at Tutor For Kids we evaluate each individual child’s learning needs, then tailor our tutoring techniques to produce the best results. We will help your child to catch up or even get ahead. We offer individualised English tutoring and Maths tutoring to best cater for your child. At Tutor For Kids ,we like to work in partnership with parents to support each student.

Rosie, who runs Tutor For Kids, has a life-long passion for teaching and learning. This is reflected in her experience and qualifications, which include a Masters of Education, Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma of Arts, Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and a Diploma of Teaching. Rosie is an experienced Special Education teacher. She specialises in working with students to reduce anxiety and to build their confidence.

Call today to get your child started on the path to success. Enquiries about our English tutoring or Maths tutoring services are welcome.

         Image result for tutor for kids erina    Phone Rosie now on 0412 474 078

 

 

 

Jorge’s Story

Jorge’s Chavez. B.Sc. M. Chiro. Atlas Orthogonal

As a result of the crippling headaches and migraines he suffered as a child, due to a car accident at the age of 5, Dr Chavez experienced what Chiropractic could do first hand. His recovery under Chiropractic care inspired him to study and join the profession. He later continued his post graduate studies and completed the Atlas Orthogonal program at Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Australia, under the guidance of Dr Joe Ierano. In the near future Dr Chavez will be involved in advancing his profession by been involved in chiropractic research, with importance placed on specific upper cervical care.

Dr Chavez endeavors to use his own experiences to help others in need and those who want to reach their maximum potential and performance through Chiropractic.

Jorge Chavez studied science in Sydney at Macquarie and Sydney University where he completed his undergraduate degree, a bachelor of science majoring in human anatomy and physiology. He than was accepted and went on to complete his masters in Chiropractic at Macquarie University.

As a result of the crippling headaches and migraines he suffered as a child, due to a car accident at the age of 5, Dr Chavez experienced what Chiropractic could do first hand. His recovery under Chiropractic care inspired him to study and join the profession. He later continued his post graduate studies and completed the Atlas Orthogonal program at Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Australia, under the guidance of Dr Joe Ierano. In the near future Dr Chavez will be involved in advancing his profession by been involved in chiropractic research, with importance placed on specific upper cervical care.

Dr Chavez endeavors to use his own experiences to help others in need and those who want to reach their maximum potential and performance through Chiropractic.

Jorge’s Journey to Becoming a Chiropractor

My chiropractic story begins back in the early 80’s, I was five years old and living in sunny tropical El Salvador Central America, it was late in the afternoon, the sun was going down and dad had just returned home from work, like always Mum and I had been waiting in the front yard for his bus to arrive, Dad gave Mum a kiss asked how her day was, gave me a hug and went inside, Mum thought that I followed him in, turned around and crossed the road to say hi to our neighbor.

My Accident

I ran after Mum across the road, she heard a car braking heavily turned around and was shocked to see me laying half under the front bumper! The driver had tried to swerve and avoid running me over with no luck. The car had stuck me down with a big impact to my upper spine and skull! Mum rushed to me, I was barely conscious, I was rushed to the local doctor complaining of a serve headache. The diagnosis was that no major damage was done, or so they thought. They sent me home with my first prescription of pain killers at the young age of 5.

Constant Headaches

When I was 10, now living in Sydney Australia, I was now suffering from constant headaches, (that slowly developed into serve migraines) growing pains (? poorly diagnosed by GP), allergies to pretty much everything; cats, dogs, dust, pollen, flour, dairy …the list just went on and on. The worst of all my symptoms were without a doubt the sever migraines! For all you migraine sufferers, you know exactly what I am talking about. For those of you luck people who have never experience a migraine before, let me explain. Imagine your worst headache ever, now multiple that feeling by 100, now you are getting close to understanding what the pain feels like, add some blurred vision, numbness in the fingers, face and teeth, maybe some vomiting and a very strong sensitivity to light. Now you’re experiencing a serve migraine. Oh and did I mention that this could and would last for over 24 hours sometimes, and eventually leave you with a dull headache that would last for days, weeks, or even worse until your next migraine attack!

Doctors Couldn’t Help

By the age of twelve my mother was becoming very concern in regards to my serve migraines and desperately wanted to find out what was causing a 12 year old to be suffering this type of pain. Cancer, Tumors? what? We went through the medical circles searching for answers. The next few months consisted of consultations with local GPs, numerous specialists, different types of X-rays, CT Scans of the spine and brain, blood tests …the list went on and on. All the tests came back normal. The only answer time and time again was medication.

Pain Killers Masked The Symptoms

Drugs to help maintain the pain. We started with Panadol a light drug they called it, after a short while it had no effect at all no matter how many I took, the only thing it was doing is causing stomach problems. So they decided to introduce me to a stronger drug (one used only for adults I found out later). Again the same results, it helped for a while and then my body seemed to get use to it and had no effect whatsoever. So again they prescribed yet another, newer, stronger drug! It was about this stage when I started to question the medical profession, and more specifically their model of health care. It didn’t make sense to me, why would you give someone drugs that did not correct the cause of their problem, all they did was help mask the symptoms and cause serious side effects. All drugs have side effects, and some of these side effects can be worse than the original condition itself! So I decided to look for answers.

Accepting That This Was To Be My Life

By the time I was in year 11 completing my HSC or should I say trying to complete my HSC with this constant headache everyday all day, and crippling migraines every few months or so. It got to a stage when I couldn’t tell if I had a headache or this numb throbbing head was just a “normal” part of life. I had always wanted to become a medical professional for as long as I can remember. The idea of helping people feel, get and stay healthy was very appealing to me. However by this stage I had realised that the medical world does not deal with Health they deal with Drugs and “crisis” care not true health and well being.

First Heard About Chiropractic Care

Midway through year 11 I asked a classmate how her older sister, my old math’s tutor in year 10, was going at university studying medicine. She explained to me how she was now studying chiropractic instead. I had like many of use hardly ever heard of chiropractic before. I had only heard of it once before.

Chiropractor Helped My Brother

As most are aware I come from a very sporty family, while my younger brother Juan was playing football for NSW he injured himself. Thankfully the goalkeeper’s father, Dr Lalani was a chiropractor; he helped Juan get through his injury. That was the first time I was introduced to chiropractic.

Why Not Try This – Certainly Can’t Harm Me?

I decided to learn more about chiropractic and booked myself in for an initial consultation. During this visit he started to explain to me the philosophy behind chiropractic. How the most important system in our body is our nervous system, because it controls every single tissue, cell, organ and muscle in our body. How if your nervous system is not functioning to its full potential, than neither are you.

This made sense to me! He then continued with a full spinal examination, the first time since the accident, 10 years ago that this had ever been performed. Why? As soon as he touched my neck, before I could say that hurts, he said “no wonder you suffer from headaches, when your spine is tender like this it lets me know that you have a misaligned vertebrae affecting the nerves that exit from this area, they are the major nerves that supply the head region hence can give rise to headaches and migraines, lets get some specific spinal x-rays to make sure.”

I was left amazed, finally someone actually did an exam and found what was causing my problems and didn’t just sell me a new drug to trial, to help mask my symptoms!! Needless to say I started care from that day on and have never looked back. Over the first few weeks of care I learned a lot more about chiropractic, its philosophy and importance for true health and wellbeing. The more I learned the more I wanted to become a chiropractor.

I’m Sold

I was in year 12 now and my migraines had improved dramatically, my headaches less serve and frequent, my allergies had also started to show signs of improvement. All these symptoms where coming from my misaligned spine all that time, yet no one had ever even mentioned it as a possibility. Why? I ask?

I have now been under care for well over 10
years and have personally experience and seen through my own patients the miracles, health benefits, and joy chiropractic care can bring to someone’s life. I encourage you to read and talk to other patients about their chiropractic story. You will slowly start to understand that chiropractic is much more than just back pain, we help people with a range of health issues from asthma to colic to sinus to trigeminal neuralgia to name a few. You will learn that a healthy spine will result in a healthy body!

Near Tragedy, Then Being Cured Has Led My To A Wonderful Life Where I Can Help Others.

I truly feel privileged, God has blessed me with so much in life, an amazing family, beautiful wife, gorgeous daughter, and a job/gift where I have the opportunity everyday to help and serve people through Chiropractic, like it helped me so many years ago. I only wish that I had been introduced to chiropractic earlier in life. That’s why I ask and encourage you to share your own chiropractic story with others so they too can experience chiropractic earlier rather than later.