Dr Tanja Ricciardi
Tanja has always been fascinated with human movement and anatomy. In 2006 she completed her Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience major) at UWA and then went on to work as a Research Assistant at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Following this she worked in both public and private practice as a Sleep Technician, assisting people with sleep disorders.
She then went on to complete a double degree in Chiropractic at Murdoch University, graduating with distinction and receiving a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence and the Australian Chiropractic Association Graduate Chiropractor of the Year award. She has a strong interest in sports chiropractic and exercise rehabilitation, working as a sports trainer for several football clubs and is currently working towards her International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC). Tanja often volunteers her time and chiropractic skills at many WA sporting events including triathlons, tennis and the Rottnest Channel Swim.
She is passionate about helping people get the most out of their body and restoring functional movement through evidence-based chiropractic care, soft tissue techniques, education and exercise. Her treatments have a strong focus on active care- addressing sleep, diet, stress and exercise- to help patients reach their goals.
Outside of work Tanja practices what she preaches by staying active most days of the week, whether that be in the gym or exercising with her two young children. On weekends she can be found relaxing with her family at cafes, parks or at the beach in and around Fremantle.
Tanja looks forward to getting you moving and feeling your best as quickly as possible. She will equip you with advice and exercises to ensure that you keep your body functioning at its best for the long term.
My name is Lyndon Andre, I was born in Perth, Western Australia but I lived in a small country town called Kuching in Malaysia for 7 years. I moved back to Perth when I was 8 years old and have lived here until the end of my University studies.
In 2011 I started, my Chiropractic journey at Murdoch University after coming to the realization about the benefits of manual therapies and their part to play in health care from young elite athletes to the older aging population. This was reinforced when I was able to interpret the research after my first 3 years of study, attaining my Bachelors of Science in Chiropractic and discovered how correct posture and a healthy spine can not only help with spinal pain but with other problems such as shoulder pain and headaches.
During the end of my 4th year of studies I was a part of a select few in the Chiropractic Course to travel to India as part of the, "Hands on India 2014 Group” to treat the "Untouchables" one of the poorest groups in India. There we not only helped with musculo-skeletal conditions of the locals but we raised funds to send children to school and to promote women's empowerment groups, whom suffer from social injustice and inequality, so they are able to provide for themselves and their families.
At the start of 2016 I finished the practical component of the Chiropractic Course with the help of the many professionals who I learnt from which included Chiropractors, Medical Doctors and a Radiographer and I graduated later on that year with a Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and Bachelor of Chiropractic.
I worked in Christchurch, New Zealand for 2 years and 8 months after graduating. After seeing many patients and observing the inner workings of a Chiropractic Clinic I have come home to Perth to help the people here.
I am passionate about pain relief and function in patients with a particular interest in shoulder dysfunction, superficial nerve entrapments and rehabilitation. As a Chiropractor I am well experienced in seeing patients with spinal and musculoskeletal pain and use techniques such as manual diversified adjusting techniques/spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapies, drop piece, activator, biomechanical blocking and dry needling. Through passive care I am able to help patients manage their spinal pain during the flare ups and through education and advice, help the patient look after themselves at home to prevent re-occurrences of their pain, increase their function and to reach their short- and long-term goals.
Outside of practice, my hobbies include going to the gym, reading, drawing, painting and walking the Βibbulmun Track
Dr Helen Young
Helen established Healing Hands Chiropractic in 2009, and loved the opportunity to build her clinic and serve the Fremantle community. Helen has relocated to the UK, however, Healing Hands Chiropractic still operates in the capable hands of Tanja and Lyndon. You can expect the same level of professionalism, as both chiropractors practice with a similar philosophy of patient-centred care, a caring nature, and diversified practice style.
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