Our Team

Introducing the dedicated staff and practitioners.

At Norwest Wellness we are proud to have a team of highly qualified and experienced specialists who are passionate about natural health and wellness. With years of experience and a commitment to ongoing education and training, our specialists are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients.

Whether you’re seeking relief from a specific health concern or simply looking to optimize your overall health and well-being, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Dr Samantha Johnson

B.Sc (Macq. Uni), M. Chiro (Macq. Uni), Naturopath

As a country girl, Samantha graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Science in 2001 majoring in Human Anatomy and Physiology. While studying she competed on the international Taekwon-Do circuit and through her multiple injuries she found chiropractic and completed her Master of Chiropractic in 2003.

Following graduation, she worked in Castle Hill for four years but knew that she would always own a practice. With a true desire for business and treating people in need, Samantha created Norwest Wellness in 2007. Her continued passion for knowledge allowed her to complete her Applied Diploma of Naturopathic along with multiple extra techniques.

Dr Samantha’s focus is to look at a wholistic individualised approach to each patient through

  • Physical stability
  • Emotional and mental stability 
  • Nutritional support 
  • Neurological support through the RNR protocol. 

with techniques that may include chiropractic manual adjustments, activator, Applied Kinesiology, NET, Dry Needling and of course Naturopathy. 

Monday 9am to 4pm
Tuesday 9am to 2pm
Wednesday 9am to 2pm
Thursday 9am to 2pm
Friday 9am to 5pm

Dr Michael Maroon

B. Chiro Sc, M. Chiropractic, Cert. PAK

Dr Michael Maroon joined us in May 2017. Michael graduated from Macquarie University in 2011 with a Master of Chiropractic degree and has since worked in clinics across Sydney and Brisbane where he has furthered his knowledge in the Retained Neonatal Reflex and Applied Kinesiology techniques.

As well as being a well experienced Retained Neonatal Reflex practitioner, Michael has a keen interest in movement and fitness, having also studied Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). It is a series of full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement allowing the body to work to the very best of its ability.

Moving well, eating well, thinking well and sleeping well sum up Michael’s outlook on life! Outside of the clinic Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and son as well as keeping fit by training in a CrossFit gym!

Monday 10am to 6pm
Tuesday 12pm to 6pm
Thursday 8am to 3pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 8am to 12pm

Sharon Bonello

Dip. Prof. Couns. M.A.I.P.C & M.A.C.A
Clarity Counselling

I created Clarity Counselling in 2005 and have worked hard to become a recognised and respected Professional Counsellor in the Bella Vista and Hills area. Counselling allows me to help those who want to help themselves and assist them to make changes in their lives. I have met many wonderful people and continue to enjoy being able to make a difference!

I am originally from England and have 3 grown up Sons, 3 Grandsons and 1 Granddaughter! I love to cook for my family and friends and enjoy living on the Central Coast. I love to travel anywhere in the world, but also enjoy the simple things in life, like walking my gorgeous (but sometimes naughty) Labrador, swimming, reading and quilting.

Tuesday 11am to 6.45pm
Thursday 11am to 6.45pm*

* Phone consults.

Darren Cave

Adv. N.D, D.B.M, D.HOM, D.NUTRI, D.R.M, D.S.M, A.Cert.M.S.C, WC

Musculoskeletal therapy is a therapy designed to treat the muscles and skeletal system using various soft tissue and mobilization (not manipulation) techniques. Used in the treatment and rehabilitation of back pain, joint pain, neck pain and muscular dysfunction and/or injuries, musculoskeletal techniques has varied amount of “hands on” remedial and mobilization techniques as well as stretching and strengthening exercises.

A consultation consists of a postural analysis, checking overall range of movement using passive and active testing , the use of musculoskeletal techniques and a home stretching program is given, remedial massage and nutritional supplements (eg: magnesium) may also be prescribed for a short period to assist rehabilitation.

Naturopathy incorporates various natural medicines including nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy and remedial therapies. A complete case history is taken and prescription of necessary supplements (vitamins and minerals) herbs or homeopathic medicines are given in order to assist the body’s natural healing ability. A wide range of family health treatments are available including detoxification programs and weight.

Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 8am to 12pm

Dr David Park

David is a passionate Chiropractor who goes that extra mile for his clients, thriving to achieve each individual’s goal. His goal is to push his patients to control their pain and not let the pain control them. By doing so, they can enjoy their daily activities, hobbies and sports.
David began his journey of Chiropractic at Macquarie University and completed a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science followed by a Master of Chiropractic degree.

David previously worked alongside Chiropractors, Medical Doctors and Physiotherapists in Canberra until family and Sydney pulled him back.

David strongly believes small changes in and individual’s daily life, including how to sit, stand, squat, etc. can greatly impact a person’s life and health.

He has a particular interest in postural training, acute and chronic upper as well as lower back pain, neck pain and headaches.

David utilises numerous techniques, including diversified spinal manipulation, dry needling, mobilisation, distraction, Thompson drop table, activator instrument, soft tissue work and post isometric relaxation technique to provide effective care for the patient.
Exercise rehab and lifestyle advices to patients allows the patient to take control of their health and allow optimal health.

David is fluent in both Korean and English, and is a member of the Chiropractic Australia (CA). With his wealth of experience and expertise, he is committed to working with his patients to help them achieve their health goals.

Outside of work, David enjoys various activities such as eating out, cooking with his wife, hiking, visiting landmarks, and traveling to new countries and cities.

Monday 8am to 1pm
Tuesday 9am to 6pm
Thursday 2am to 6pm

Dr Nathan Khalil

Dr Nathan, a Macquarie university graduate, is a chiropractor with a holistic, wellness based approach which aims to help the body’s innate intelligence flourish and to heal from within. He aims to unlock the cause of dysfunction and “dis-ease” from within the spine through an array of chiropractic techniques, improving function, movement and wellbeing. Dr Nathan also understands that everyone is different, as is their underlying issue, and is passionate and determined to adapt, overcome, and heal as many spines as he can.
He enjoys speaking to the community to help educate and establishing a better understanding of you’re body’s ability to self regulate healing, as well as his own personal love for fitness, mental well-being, movement, and breath work. 

His favourite quote;

“Nature needs no help, just no interference.”
B. J. Palmer

Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 8am to 12pm

Paula O'Malley

Office Manager

Paula has worked alongside our Practitioners at Norwest Wellness for over 15 years. Happily married with three adult children and a busy family life, outside of work Paula enjoys functional fitness and trail walks in her spare time.

With her experience as a busy mum and general manager, Paula runs the clinic with ease and allows the friendly environment to extend into the waiting room to make your visit as stress free as possible.

Paula supports anyone who chooses to embark on a wellness journey, taking responsibility for themselves, finding the appropriate tools for continued growth and development and following their own individual path.

Donna Eagles

Clinic Receptionist

Donna has been a valuable member of Norwest Wellness for 6 year and believes in a natural approach to wellbeing having interests in nutrition, homeopathy and sport. As a mother of three busy teenagers she appreciates the positive benefits of being proactive with your health. Donna is committed to delivering high levels of patient care and customer service.