Neil comes from a good Chiropractic lineage, with both of his parents being qualified Chiropractors. It was his parents Martin and Christine who established Mona Vale Chiropractic Centre in 1974. Neil took over the running of the clinic in 1984. Neil graduated from Sydney College of Chiropractic in 1981.
He achieved a Doctorate in Osteopathy as well as Chiropractic. This training combination is achieved by very few practitioners. He completed his Acupuncture training in 1984 which culminated with a training visit to China.
Neil is trained in all Chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Activator, Gonstead, SOTO, Impulse and AK. Neil is also fully trained and certified in Physiokey and Scenar.
Neil was a Governor of Sydney College of Chiropractic for many years as well as being Vice President of the Australian Acupuncture Association. His special areas of interest are sports injuries and the treatment of children and animals! It is a common sight to see children playing and dogs patiently waiting in line for the next treatment.
In 2013 Neil graduated as an Animal Chiropractor after an intensive course in the USA. He is now an accredited member of the International Animal Chiropractors Association. Neil is recognised as one of the leading Animal Chiropractor in Australia. Neil mainly treats dogs but also has cats, horses, donkeys, guineapigs and even koalas as 4 legged patients. Neil regularly treats the Australian Defence Services specialist dogs which are a highly trained squad and a very valuable part of our Defence services.
Neil’s years of involvement with numerous sporting clubs has given him a wealth of experience in sports training and injury management to keep athletes performing at their best. Whether you are a “week-end warriors”, serious sports performer or a novice doing exercise for the first time, Neil will be able to keep you on the right track.
Mitchell has been part of our team at Mona Vale Chiropractic Centre since 2015. Mitchell completed his Chiropractic training at Macquarie University.
For the last few years, Mitchell returned to uni to teach and mentor chiropractic students at the chiropractic student clinics as an Associate Supervisor. Mitchell focuses on Chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue techniques, dry needling and specific exercise rehabilitation. He is a firm believer in empowering his patients to take an active role in their own treatment, through exercises and self-mobilisations at home, gym or even the work place. Mitchell has a strong sporting background and is a keen rugby union player. It just as well that Mitchell is very active as his young son Oliver, keeps Mitchell very busy and at times Mitchell finds it hard to keep up with him.
Zachary is the newest addition to our team at Mona Vale Chiropractic Centre. Born and raised in Mona Vale, he loves the lifestyle of the Northern Beaches and understands what it looks like to be a part of the local community.
Zach graduated from Macquarie University with his Master of Chiropractic in 2022 and is also a member of the Macquarie University academic staff, teaching anatomy to aspiring Medical Professionals.
Zachary has an extensive sporting history, including playing at local clubs in rugby union, rugby league, soccer, and little athletics. His latest engagements are in ultimate frisbee! Zach has a strong interest in all-things sports, including helping patients recover from injuries acquired during their own sporting pursuits.
Zach has seen the benefits of Chiropractic care first-hand, having seen a Chiropractor since the age of 14, and knows the impact that Chiropractic can have on patients from all walks of life. His preferred treatment techniques include chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue work, and rehab exercises in order to help get patients back to their everyday activities and keep them functioning as optimally as possible!
Initially, Zach will be working at the clinic on Wednesdays and Fridays. He is also available at other times by request.
Our wonderful receptionists will always give you a warm welcome and love to have a chat. Tina and Philippa took the initiative to restyle the clinic reception area. Not only did they choose the furniture and colour scheme, they also oversaw all the painting. What a great job they have done.
Philippa is an accomplished Masters Athlete competing both on the Athletics track and on the beach at Australian Surf Lifesaving competitions. Philippa knows all about the importance of regular Chiropractic treatment to maintain optimal performance and manage injuries. Pole Vault is one of the many events in which Philippa competes.