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.

Monday 10am to 2pm
Tuesday 9am to 2pm
Wednesday 9am to 2pm
Thursday 9am to 2pm

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.

Maternity Leave May 2021
Return date to be advised

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

Jen Rogers

Jen graduated from RMIT University with a double degree in Health Science and Applied Science (Chiropractic) with distinction. Post-graduate certifications in Professional Applied KinesiologyTM and Advanced Biostructural CorrectionTM have further developed her practical knowledge and skills. Currently Jen is working towards an Associate Fellowship in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine with the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM).

As an integrative chiropractor, she recognises that physical, biochemical and emotional factors are all fundamental to health and that one area can influence another. Jen goes above and beyond to provide personalised, empathetic service that targets the underlying causes of patients symptoms with a goal to achieve long-term outcomes that enhance quality of life.

Her key clinical interests are stress management, nutrition, jaw issues (TMJ), anxiety, fatigue, headaches and postural complaints. Having been an elite, multi-sport athlete herself she has a strong foundation to help performance and injury prevention / management at all levels of activity. Being a mum she understands the unique demands and concerns that expectant and new mums face and enjoys helping to optimise pregnancies and post-partum function.

Having dealt with her own complex health issues in the past, she understands the impact that pain and other symptoms can have on quality of life. After successfully rehabilitating herself she decided to leave a successful corporate career to help others with their health goals. Jen was also accepted into a competitive graduate medical school program, however ultimately realised that chiropractic was a better fit to support health and wellbeing.

Outside the clinic, Jen enjoys spending time with family, hiking and travelling whether it be day trips or overseas adventures. She is an avid stock-market trader and keeps active with tennis, karate, cycling, swimming, CrossFit, yoga and more!

Monday 8am to 3pm
Wednesday 11am to 6pm
Thursday 11am to 6pm
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.

Tuesday 9am to 5.30pm

Paula O'Malley

Office Manager

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 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.