Our Practitioners

Angus Timms Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Dr Angus Timms (BHSc ACU)
Founder + Director of The Health Cove
Registered Acupuncturist | Chinese Medicine Practitioner

 

Angus moved from the Byron shire to Brisbane to pursue a degree in health science and acupuncture. Once he had completed his studies, Angus decided to move back to his hometown and begin practice.

Angus has a special interest in treating acute and chronic pain, musculoskeletal aches and pains, sporting injuries and many other general health conditions. His interest in healing pain and injuries stems partly from his own experiences with injuries during his time as a basketball player.

Utilising a range of tools, Angus’ treatments usually consist of acupuncture, massage and cupping. His treatments are well thought out and are designed to encompass both eastern and western philosophies.

Angus enjoys playing basketball, travelling, kayaking and snorkelling around the local rivers.

Private Health rebates are available. Angus is registered with AHPRA and is a member
of AACMA.

Chantelle Muellner Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Dr Chantelle Muellner (BHSc ACU)
Founder + Director of The Health Cove
Registered Acupuncturist | Chinese Medicine Practitioner

 

Chantelle is a registered Acupuncturist and Doctor of Chinese Medicine. She is passionate about treating acute and chronic pain and general health complaints. Chantelle has special interests in women’s health including infertility, pregnancy, hormonal imbalances and menopause. Her treatments are individualized taking both a western and eastern medical perspective and a holistic approach. Chantelle uses massage, cupping, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as well as western natural supplements.

Chantelle has moved from Brisbane where she worked for Fertility and Pregnancy acupuncture clinics whilst completing her degree. She is enjoying the slower pace of the seaside life and being a part of the Byron Bay community. Chantelle enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures as well as being in nature and in the outdoors.

Private Health rebates available. Chantelle is registered with AHPRA and is a member
of AACMA.

Natalie Isbister Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Natalie Isbister (BSc BAPsych (Hons) MPsych (Clin) MAPS
Psychologist & Psychotherapist

 

Natalie is a highly qualified and experienced psychologist with a passion for helping people gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships. Natalie is particularly interested in supporting better interpersonal communication between parents, partners and within families and deepening these connections.

 

Drawing on people’s personal strengths, Natalie utilises evidence-based psychotherapies to build insight, skills and improve mental health. She works with a number of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Family Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (including mindfulness) and Circle of Security Parenting (attachment based).

 

Colleagues and clients describe Natalie as empathetic, approachable and professional. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents, children and parents. Her clinical experience includes treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, parenting skills, perinatal issues, trauma, grief and loss, addictions, adjustment difficulties and self-harm/suicidal thoughts/behaviour. Natalie also brings to her practice significant life experience through previous work as a Lifeline supervisor, counsellor and trainer, a school-based outdoor educator, an adult wilderness guide and a natural disaster crisis counsellor. She has explored other cultures, has a deep appreciation of nature and adores her three year old son.

Belle Grzicic Remedial Massage Therapist

Belle Grzicic
Remedial Massage Therapist

 

Qualified and experienced massage therapist receiving her Diploma with QAcademy and working in Byron Bay since 2017.

 

Background with teaching and practicing yoga in the Byron Bay area 8 years ago and is passionate about working with clients to improve their body awareness, creating a treatment plan in which the client and therapist work together to optimise their musculoskeletal health and live a fuller, pain free, higher range of motion life.

 

Belle uses massage therapy to facilitate an environment in which your body opens up to its own innate ability to heal itself. A Remedial Massage treatment is individually assessed and will concentrate in regions related to injury or pain, incorporating techniques such as: Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Muscle Energy Techniques. These effectively aid healing of knotted, tense, immobile muscle or impaired fascia within your body, working towards resolving muscular issues and pain.  Belle also incorporates Swedish Relaxation techniques as needed, to aid the nervous system in utilising the parasypathetic when focusing on releasing tension, especially when there is an intolerance to stress experienced.

 

Additional techniques which can be applied include: Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Visceral Manipulation.

 

Belle is a member of AMT (Association of Massage Therapy).

Dr David Ackerman Chiropractor

Dr David Ackerman
Chiropractor

 

David utilises different tools in his chiropractic treatment approach. He utilises a gentle and hands-on approach in his sessions through restoring healthy function with in the central nervous system using craniosacral techniques. He also use’s chiropractic adjustments, massage, NET (Neuro Emotional Technique) and NCR (Neurocranial Restructuring). David has been in private practice and has over 18 years of clinical experience.

 

Dr David Ackerman has Medicare rebates available for patients with Enhanced Primary Care Plans (EPC) and also Private Health Rebates available.

Tegan

Tegan Kelly
Remedial Massage Therapist
(BHSc Nat, Dip. Remedial Massage)

 

Tegan holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Naturopathy, a Diploma of Remedial Massage and is a qualified yoga instructor.

 

Through her clinical experience as a Naturopath, Tegan was drawn to developing a more hands on approach to healing. Her extensive studies in anatomy and physiology have aided her training as a remedial massage therapist and have provided a thorough understanding of body mechanics.

 

Tegan provides tailored treatments to accommodate the individual needs of her clients. She works toward achieving your treatment goals by providing the benefits of symptomatic relief while rectifying muscular and postural imbalance. This approach allows alleviation of pain while providing lasting, effective treatment.

 

Private health rebates are available. Tegan is a member of ANTA (Australian Natural Therapists Association).

Dr Danielle Sartori

Dr Danielle Sartori (BHSc ACU)
Registered Acupuncturist | Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Neurological Integration System (NIS) Practitioner | Neurolink

 

Danielle Sartori has called the Northern Rivers home for the past 10 years. A registered acupuncturist and NIS practitioner, Danielle completed a Bachelor in Health Science Acupuncture on the Gold Coast at Endeavour College of Natural Medicine.

 

She went on to accomplish the highest level of training of the Neurological Integration System (NIS) developed by Neurolink, and is currently the only practitioner offering this innovative treatment between Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast.

 

Danielle has a special interest in complex health conditions such as adrenal exhaustion, chronic fatigue, thyroid and hormonal imbalances, and lingering pathogenic factors including unresolved viral, mould, and environmental toxin exposure. In addition, Danielle works extensively with emotional health including PTSD, stress, depression and anxiety.

 

The journey of overcoming her own past health challenges with acupuncture, NIS, and other modalities greatly intensified her lifelong passion for natural health and deep healing, and provided her with invaluable first hand experience in these disciplines.

 

Post graduation she has greatly deepened her practice in Japanese style acupuncture, as taught through the lineage of Master Nagano. Using gentle and powerful clinical strategies, Danielle holistically combines acupuncture, massage, moxibustion, cupping and or NIS protocols.

 

Danielle is highly intuitive and strives to create a nurturing and deeply healing environment for each and every client. She assesses and personalises treatment plans, adapting each treatment to the current needs of the individual.

 

Private Health rebates available. Danielle is registered with AHPRA and is a member of ATMS.