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Kula Crew.

Dr Laura Elliott | Kula Health

Dr Laura Elliott

Chiropractor, Co-Founder

“The treatments themselves do not ‘cure’ the condition, they simply restore function and the body’s self-healing ability.”

– Dr L. Chaitow

About Laura

Laura has a love for health and the human body with a Masters in Chiropractic, Honors in Health science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science and she is also an experienced Yoga and Meditation teacher.

Laura believes movement is the best form of medicine, and it was during her time as a personal trainer that she developed a love for human biomechanics and movement. Harnessing her passion for movement, Laura moved into Chiropractic – working as a facilitator to the body, working with the neuromusculoskeletal system, restoring function and enabling bodies to heal as nature intended. It was here during her studies that Laura discovered the benefits of yoga for the mind and recovery of the body, and undertook training to become a yoga teacher.

This work opened her to see that the world of healing is much more than just physical. Through the teachings of yoga and chiropractic it became clear that healing comes from within, and requires balance of mind and body. Laura truly believes in, and embodies preventative health.

Laura loves working with every day athletes to keep them functioning at their peak and doing the things they love. Equally she has a love for working with pregnant women and women working toward pregnancy.

From athletes to yogis, mums and dads to office workers, Laura has a unique approach to cater to all walks of life. Laura is a multimodal practitioner, using manual chiropractic adjustments with myofascial and neuro-emotional release techniques.

**Due to Dr Laura's wait-list and dedication to support and serve current clients she will only be seeing new patients who have been referred through to her. If this is you please use the contact form and we will be in touch within 24hours.

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Dr Carissa

Chiropractor

About Carissa

Carissa is driven to create a vitalistic experience for any individual who is seeking to improve their physical, emotional or spiritual health. She is passionate about providing the necessary tools through chiropractic care to achieve their specific goals and allow them to express their optimal potential.

She is a New Zealand Māori and was introduced to chiropractic as a teenager through competitive sports. She was fortunate to experience the true benefits of chiropractic care and was inspired to pursue this as a career.

She went on to complete her studies at The New Zealand College of Chiropractic. Predominantly a Diversified manual adjuster but also very proficient in Activator, Gonstead and Upper Cervical Specific techniques.

Ben Murphy

Ben Murphy

Co-Founder

“Every person is going to leave a legacy. What kind of legacy do you want to leave?”

– Bob Proctor

About Ben

Ben is the man who makes sure Kula Health truly is your happy healing place.

Ben is no stranger to health, wellbeing and movement – having worked in the industry for over 6 years. Ben has a background in business, running a successful gym in Brisbane before joining Kula Health.

Ben never stops learning when it comes to movement and training with his studies including a Bachelor in Business (Sports Management), a diploma in golf management, and certificates 3 and 4 in Fitness.

Ben's passion for wellness and movement is evident but ask anyone who knows Ben what his best quality is and it is his ability to teach, understand and guide those on their path to a healthier existence. Embracing what he loves, Ben has been travelling the world for inspiration and further education, returning from specialised clinics in movement, personal growth and human behavior. Ben and Laura also offer corporate health and mindfulness workshops and retreats.

If you see this gentle giant roaming around the practice, stop and have a conversation with him, you will soon see he is a man who truly practices what he preaches.

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Brendan O’Loughlin

Registered Acupuncturist and Naturopath 

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.” 

- Lao Tzu 

About Brendan

Combining a Master of Health Science in Acupuncture, with a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy, and over a decade of clinical functional medicine practice, Brendan is passionate about helping clients better manage their health and longevity naturally. 

Working a lot with food, functional diagnostic investigations (blood, stool, hormone, genetic testing etc), nutritional supplements, herbal medicines, strain-specific probiotics, exercise and lifestyle therapies, as well as various styles of acupuncture, cupping, breath and body work, his expertise lies in integrating traditional philosophies and healing techniques into busy modern lives. 

A relaxed and friendly practitioner, Brendan’s approach is to treat the person rather than their condition or symptoms. He’s particularly experienced working with gut and mental health issues, chronic pain and inflammatory conditions, as well as athletic and cognitive performance. 

Brendan is also an experienced Yoga and Meditation instructor.

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Christina Graziani

Remedial Massage Therapist

“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”

– Eleanor Brown

About Christina

Christina specialises in remedial, sports and pregnancy massage. A typical session with Christina involves deep tissue, trigger point therapy and myofascial release. Whether it be muscle tension or tightness, an acute pain you need treated, or a blissfully relaxing massage; Christina will tailor your treatment depending on your individual needs. Christina is always adding to her toolkit through continual learning and can also offer reiki, reflexology or cupping during your session.

Christina has over 3 years experience in the massage industry working in Noosa and Sydney. She has worked at events massaging athletes from Iron Man to the Noosa Triathlon.

She believes massage is a great complimentary therapy to help you maintain optimal health. Don’t be fooled by her gentle warm nature she can provide a firm pressured massage.

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Giada Fosati

Remedial Massage Therapist

“Your health is what you make of it. Everything you do and think either adds to the vitality, energy and spirit you possess or takes away from it.”

– Ann Wigmore

About Giada

Giada Fosati has had an inclination for natural therapies since a young age and began her massage journey with hand and foot reflexology in her hometown Milan. She believes in the self-healing power of the body, and found reflexology was a great way to stimulate mind and body balance along with relaxation. Further studies took her down the path of remedial massage, which she now loves combining with cupping.

Outside of Kula, Giada is very passionate about training martial arts and loves getting out in nature to cycle or run. And like most of us here at Kula she also enjoys doing yoga, stretching and meditation.

Her passion for movement has led her to have interests in sports massage, treating people with sporting injuries to help them get back to doing what they love to do! Giada also enjoys the nurturing side of massage, helping clients relax their mind and body, improve their mood and help them lead happier lives.

Sharon-Pyle

Sharon Pyle

Our Facilitator of Nourishment

"Summa Iru"

– Simply be

About Sharon

Living by the motto of yes in your mind, and yes in your heart, Shaz is always there to shine the positive side of life for us all.

Having nurtured two amazing beings into their adulthood, her passion to help others continues to shine within the communities she touches, and Kula Health shares that priveledge.

Shaz will greet you with a smile in our healing space here at Kula Health, sharing ideas on healthy creation of food or places to get out and explore nature, maybe even a stretch or two.

Passionate about the teachings of yoga, Shaz has undertaken many teacher trainings in areas of the physical Asana, Yoga philosophy, meditation, and Pranayama with teachers near and
far. Her continuing exploration in these areas has seen our clients spoilt with the addition of the singing bowls to our Yin classes, helping nourish and heal our bodies with those soothing sounds.

Join Shaz for Yin and meditation class held here for a great addition to your wellness routine.

Natasha-Olm

Natasha Olm

Clinical Nutritionist, BHSc (NutMed)

“The greatest mistake in the treatment of disease is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated”

– Plato

About Natasha

“Health is not valued until sickness comes” – Thomas Fuller

With a strong interest both in women’s health and mental wellbeing, Natasha began her studies in a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine. The more she learnt about the mind, nutritional biochemistry and the nervous system - the link between food and its effect on mental health became more apparent, and then the more she could see the impact of stress and its role in disease pathogenesis. She is currently undertaking her Graduate Diploma in Psychology.
Natasha is also an esteemed yoga teacher, and this, combined with her understanding of how chronic stress can block the body from healing, she often prescribes yoga and breathing techniques as a part of her treatment plan to clients. Natasha says that it is through the teachings of yoga that she is able to provide people with the tools and techniques they need to encourage relaxation, develop mindfulness and therefore manage stress and anxiety states.

Natasha’s specific areas of interest are female reproductive health (especially endometriosis), gut health and mental wellbeing. Through nutritional medicine and yoga, clients are able to make powerful transformations by positively affecting the nervous system, thereby having a direct impact on both physical and mental health outcomes. A typical initial consult will involve taking an extensive personal health history, functional pathology analysis and a holistic understanding of any contributing dietary and lifestyle factors. Individualised treatment plans often include dietary, lifestyle and supplement recommendations to help improve the individual’s health picture.

Along with an obsession for creating (and eating) wholesome food, Natasha is incredibly passionate about the environment as well as clean and ethical beauty. So be prepared to not only look in your fridge but also your pantry, bathroom and laundry to see what else may be impacting your vitality and health.