Introducing the dedicated staff and practitioners.
Dr Samantha Johnson
B.Sc (Macq. Uni), M. Chiro (Macq. Uni), Naturopath
Samantha graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Science in 2001 majoring in Human Anatomy and Physiology and continued on to a Master of Chiropractic in 2003.
Following graduation, she worked in Castle Hill for four years. With a true desire to help people Samantha decided that it is was time to start her own practice and in 2003 Norwest Wellness was created.
Her passion and continued knowledge of chiropractic has allowed her to develop a well established and reputable business in the Hills where she helps many families reach their potential. Samantha has recently completed her Naturopathy studies and combined with her continued education, this enables her to keep up to date with new information and techniques for the benefit of her patients and the community.
Dr Cathy Doyle
B.Chiro Sc (Macq. Uni), M. Chiro (Macq. Uni), Naturopath
Cathy graduated from Macquarie University in 2009 with a Masters of Chiropractic Degree. Through her studies Cathy utilises a diverse blend of treatment modalities to address underlying issues that can affect health and well-being. She has become accredited in Applied Kinesiology and practises Retained Neonatal Reflexes Technique and Neuro-Emotional Technique. Cathy is a trained naturopath and incorporates musculoskeletal acupuncture into her treatments to further improve patient outcomes.
Cathy’s aim and passion is to address the body holistically to enable people to achieve optimum health. She enjoys treating patients of all ages. Her passion and drive is to understand that each person has their own unique set of circumstances that can be influenced by various factors in their environment. With this knowledge, she seeks to address areas of concern by considering environmental toxicity, nutritional balance and structural integrity to ensure complete care of the nervous system.
Outside of the clinic Cathy enjoys being outdoors with her husband and two children and keeps active through swimming and pilates.
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!
Dr Hilary Conroy
B.Chiro Sc (Macq. Uni), M. Chiro (Macq. Uni)
Dr Hilary Conroy joined us in April this year. Hilary is a Macquarie University graduate in Chiropractic. She has a keen interest in improving the health and wellbeing of her patients through holistic techniques.
Hilary’s passion for health and wellness began when she was introduced to chiropractic as a teenager during her acrobatic career. What began as an effective modality to keep her body functioning at optimal levels lead to a deeper understanding of how the body’s structural integrity, environment, and stress impacts health and healing.
Today, Hilary enjoys improving the health and wellbeing of people of all ages and walks of life, by helping to restore the body’s natural capacity to heal. She utilises a range of chiropractic techniques to achieve this, including traditional chiropractic techniques, Applied Kinesiology, Neuro Emotional Technique and S.O.T.
Dip. Prof. Couns. M.A.I.P.C & M.A.C.A
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.
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.
At the end of April this year, we will be welcoming Mary Kiwakis as a Food Coach available to provide interested clients with nutritional advice on healthy eating to help them to reach their goals. Mary specialises in giving nutritional advice to those with Blood pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes and Weight loss.
Mary also has experience supporting clients who maintain a Gluten Free or Vegetarian diet and tailors eating plans to help clients achieve their goals.
Mary’s mission is to change clients eating habits through education and food coaching to help prevent many diseases including obesity. Do not under estimate the power of food.
Paula has worked alongside our Practitioners at Norwest Wellness for 9 years. Happily married with three teenage children, Paula has a busy family life outside of work.
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.
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.
Nathan is the newest members of the clinic. He is currently a first year chiropractic student studying at Macquarie University. His passion is sport and exercising with an interest in rugby and contact sports. His interest in the human body and health in general is why he has taken the direction of chiropractic.
When not studying or playing football he spends time with family and friends, exploring and above all just making every moment count, living life to it’s fullest!