Dr Belinda Small
– Catherine Rippenger Fenwick
"Your body cannot heal without play. Your mind cannot heal without laughter. Your soul cannot heal without joy."
Belinda is an experienced and caring chiropractor, holding a Master of Chiropractic, a Bachelor of Exercise Science and having undertaken further training in paediatric chiropractic. She was first drawn to a career as a chiropractor by her desire to help people achieve optimal function which, in turn, flows into all facets of their lives.
Coupled with her qualifications in Exercise Science, Belinda takes a holistic approach to health, and believes exercise is a fundamental component to achieve overall health, which can be tailored to each person's specific needs.
Having had two children of her own, Belinda has a special interest in how chiropractic supports pregnancy and post-partum care, and understands the importance of a positive birth. As such, she feels privileged to work with women to prepare them as best they can for their labour and birth, and keep them feeling healthy and strong through out their pregnancy.
Belinda uses her expertise to provide clients with individually tailored chiropractic care such as diversified adjustments, muscle release techniques, dry needling, strengthening and rehabilitative exercises where appropriate to avoid injury and deconditioning, and advice for modifying daily habits that may exacerbate or prolong chronic conditions.
Belinda is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is a member of Chiropractic Australia.
Dr Laura Elliott
– Dr L. Chaitow
“The treatments themselves do not ‘cure’ the condition, they simply restore function and the body’s self-healing ability.”
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.
- Lao Tzu
“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.”
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.
Anne Margarette Martos
– Denis Waitley
“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.”
Anne is a qualified remedial massage therapist who holds an advanced diploma in myotherapy and has a keen interest in treating musculoskeletal conditions, including common neck, shoulder and back pains, to sporting and occupational injuries. She enjoys integrating myotherapy techniques to improve muscle pain and function and utilises a variety of modalities, such as, dry needling, cupping, myofascial release, joint mobilisation, PNF stretch and tens therapy.
Before embarking on a career in remedial therapy, Anne lived with debilitating headaches and massage therapy was one of the few treatments that could bring her relief. This experience ignited her passion to help people in their journey to live as pain-free, comfortable and happy as possible. Her compassionate nature and commitment to ongoing learning and professional development make her a trusted and respected therapist among her clients and colleagues.
Her main goal is to be a channel for her clients' healing processes while providing a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Outside of Kula, Anne is passionate about reading, music, beauty and Chinese Arts. She also enjoys Paint and Sip classes at the Gold Coast on Sundays.
– Ann Wigmore
“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.”
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.
– Simply be
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 on throughout the community.
Shaz will greet you with a smile, and offer up conversations around anything from Yoga, to healthy food creations, to hikes & bushwalking, or favourite camping spots.
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.
Sharon shares classes in many studios around Brisbane, and often incorporates the healing sound of Crystal singing bowls to soothe the soul.
– Bob Proctor
“Every person is going to leave a legacy. What kind of legacy do you want to leave?”
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.
“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”
“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.