The South Yarra Spine and Sports Medicine ‘Health and Wellness Seminar’ took place at the clinic last Thursday evening, and was a wonderful evening full of informative sessions and active participation by our attendees.
The evening began with our sponsors, Chobani and Isowhey, providing some great snacks for our attendees to munch on while they explored the clinic (most eyes geared towards where our delightful naturopath Rachel was setting up her cooking demonstration…!)
When the evening kicked off, there were two rotations for the groups to move through, both geared towards assisting individuals achieve optimal health and wellbeing in their everyday lives. The first presentation involved four of our key practitioners in the clinic presenting on spine health, including posture assessing, exercise goal-setting plans and tips and tricks to maintain spine health throughout your life. With over 80% of the population experiencing back pain at some point in their lives, it was no doubt of enormous benefit to the participants to be able to soak up some knowledge on how they can best avoid being part of that statistic.
The second presentation that the attendees experienced was our naturopath Rachel, who delighted and impressed with her knowledge of local produce, the best place to buy your fish and meat, and whipped up a delicious Japanese-inspired salmon, alongside a roasted cauliflower and pomegranate salad (recipe to come!)
As always, our evening would not have been possible without the practitioners of SYSSM that assisted, and our wonderful sponsors. But most importantly, it would not have been possible without our attendees, who asked inquisitive questions and brought the whole night to another level.
Stay tuned for the next SYSSM event! It’s bound to be just as amazing as Thursday evening.
2017 EVENT RESOURCES
DR. LUKE NICHOLS
Dr. Luke Nichols holds a Masters of Clinical Chiropractic with Distinctione. Luke is a keen athlete, and has worked with many elite sporting teams in a professional capacity, including the Australian Olympic Rowing Team. His passion for holistic health has lead him to design SYSSM as a multidisciplinary centre for people who value their wellbeing and proactively want to achieve their optimal level of health.
Naturopath & Holistic Chef
Rachel Knight is a qualified Naturopath and Holistic Chef. Rachel’s professional career has seen her work far and wide from the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne to remote communities in Cambodia. Rachel’s aim is to consult with the patients, to assist them to achieve their overall wellness goals by incorporating a balanced diet, a healthy lifestyle plan and the use of herbal medicine to bring about changes required for long term health.
DR. ROHAN KAPOOR
Dr. Rohan Kapoor is a graduate of a Chiropractic degree from Murdoch University in Western Australia, and also holds a Bachelor in Human Movement. Rohan has a keen interest in sports science, completing a sports science internship at the Victorian Institute of Sport and is an Exercise Rehabilitation / Strength & Conditioning at Hawthorn Football Club. Rohan’s areas of expertise include headaches and spinal sports care, as well as having special interest in postural issues.
Exercise Physiologist & Remedial Massage Therapist
Nicholas holds accreditations in both Exercise Physiology and Remedial Massage, and is passionate about the combination of the two disciplines, to develop a holistic approach to musculoskeletal concerns, enabling his patients to achieve a functionally strong and healthy body. Nicholas has worked over recent year with the Canberra Brumbies and at the Australian Institute of Sport.
Accredited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia as an Exercise Scientist, Jack has developed into the allied health industry with significant passion and dedication to achieving health and fitness goals of all kinds. With a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Human Movement) he emerged into the exercise and sport field before currently undergoing a Master’s of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation degree at Victoria University. Jack has been a dancer at the Australian Ballet and most notably abroad in the tap dance scene as the coach of the Australian Tap Team.