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OUR TEAM

Kula Crew.

Laura Elliott - Chiropractor, Co-Founder

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.

Ben Murphy Kula Health Co-Founder

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.

Dr Peter Chiropractor

Dr Peter Collins

Chiropractor

“There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. "

- Nelson Mandela

About Peter

Peter’s enthusiasm for staying active coupled with a fascination for rehabilitative capabilities of the human body inspired him to leave the mining industry and become a chiropractor.

Needing a few degrees to make his goal a reality and begin to academically satisfy his curiosity, Peter completed a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Masters of Chiropractic. On completion of his studies, Peter decided sunny Queensland was the state he wanted to practice in.

After 4 years of working in both rural and urban settings. Peter deliberately sort to work at Kula Health, as he realises the importance of practising amongst likeminded people in a setting that is congruent to his own approach to health.

Peter is a friendly and passionate chiropractor who enjoys working with a diverse range of patients from paediatrics to adults, tradesmen to elite athletes. He believes in achieving the best possible outcomes for his patients by means of evidence-based practice relating to manual therapy utilising the diversified technique, dry needling, drop piece, rehabilitation and preventive care.

Peter is currently studying to be Pilates Instructor.

Laura Thompson - Remedial Massage Therapist

Laura Thompson

Remedial massage therapist

“Daily practices of gratitude help us to focus on the abundance in our lives rather than the scarcity. Everything we already have and are is enough.”

– L. Thompson

About Laura

Laura is a qualified remedial massage therapist who is very passionate about natural health. She is committed to helping others lead healthier, more fulfilling and active lives. Laura’s love for natural health is pushing her further with her Bachelor of Naturopathy currently underway.

Laura has worked with a wide range of athletes and corporate workers and has a deep understanding of the human body. Laura uses a wide range of massage techniques including deep tissue, sports, active release, lymphatic drainage, cross friction and relaxation to leave your body feeling like bliss.

Georgina Cook - Remedial Massage therapist

Georgina Cook

Remedial massage therapist

"You dig deep beyond those scars and find that soft tissue again, and you massage and nurture it and bring it to life, little by little, through serving yourself well. I did it through hikes and vitamins and therapy and prayer and good friends."

– K. Perry

About Georgina

Georgina is obsessed with body mechanics and she is passionate about seeing her clients recover from pain to perform at their best.

With a Diploma of Remedial Massage, Georgina focuses on the long-term recovery and the wellbeing of her clients through sports injury therapy and general body conditioning.

Knowing the importance of a strong body and mind from her passions in strength training and Muay Thai, Georgina will help all those needing that all important body maintenance. In addition to remedial massage, Georgina uses active and trigger point release techniques, joint mobilization and myofacial release (including cupping) to get your body functioning at its peak.

Penny Matkin Hussey

Penny Matkin-Hussey

Remedial Massage Therapist, Dry Needle Practitioner and Nutritional Coach

“To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.’'

– Buddha

About Penny

Penny is a qualified sports and exercise scientist, nutritional coach, sports massage therapist and dry needle practitioner. With an extensive previous career in the major event industry for over 17 years, Penny is very familiar with high pressure and demanding workloads and the impact they can have on your life and productivity.

Penny believes most people have no idea just how good they are designed to feel. They are lost and confused in a world full of promised quick fixes, transformations and magic pills. Penny works to define a client’s own health blueprint, creating a lifestyle that works for the individual, for their goals, their life, for the long haul. She creates healthy habits, not restrictions.

Penny has great experience with all types of athletes and non-athletes alike in helping them achieve their goals, be it to lose weight, feel better, perform better, return from an injury or just have a pain free day at their desk. She passionately believes the benefits of nutrition, sports and remedial massage and dry needling are not just for the sporting elite or even the active amateur; everyone needs to look after their body, ensuring they can be the very best versions of themselves, whilst still living their life to the full.

Alex Bushell

Alex Bushell

Remedial Massage Therapist

"The moment you change your perception , is the moment you re-write the chemistry of your body”

- Dr Bruce Lipton

About Alex

Alex is a fully qualified multi modality remedial therapist who has worked in many arenas of health and fitness from athletes, musicians, large corporations and the private sector. Alex specialises in pain management with a strong whole-istic belief. For him this means treating the body as a whole and not treating the symptom but the cause. Alex focuses on rehabilitation and ensuring clients leave with the tools necessary to maximise their recovery not just in the treatment room.

Giving back to his clients through education of how their bodies move and how their bodies are designed to move is just one of the driving forces behind his 10 years in the industry. Alex is a huge believer that if you couple regular treatment, regular targeted physical movement sessions and regular mobility and recovery, your body will be able to reach peak performance and maintain for many years to come.

Alex is currently studying his Bachelor of Chiropractic to further expand and evolve professionally to better serve his clients.

Sharna Walsh

Sharna Walsh

Remedial Massage Therapist

“One of the greatest things you can do to help others is not just to share and give what you have, but to help them discover what they have within themselves, to help themselves.”

– Rita Zahara

About Sharna

Sharna is a qualified remedial massage therapist with a passion for injury prevention and rehabilitation, and a desire to help people find the tools to achieve their optimal health. She believes that treatment is not only what happens on the table, but also the knowledge that the client walks away with that allows them to take their health into their own hands.

After injuring herself during training, massage was the extended hand that helped Sharna check back in with herself and start looking after her whole health, while also inspiring her to help others do the same by pursuing a Diploma in Remedial Massage. With a strong belief in the benefits of massage therapy on not only athletic performance, but also the wellbeing of the mind and body, Sharna aims help her clients achieve their goals through not just using and sharing her knowledge, but also inspiring her clients to seek their own.

Sharna uses a variety of remedial techniques in her treatments, including deep tissue, active and passive movement therapy, and trigger point therapy, while also incorporating relaxation techniques where appropriate.

Brenden

Brendan O’Loughlin

Naturopath 

"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants"

– Michael Pollan

About Brendan

Brendan has a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy, is currently completing a Masters of Applied Science in Acupuncture and is an experienced Yoga teacher.

He thrives on working with clients to better understand the complexity of their unique condition and identify contributing factors, triggers and obstacles to healing. Brendan works a lot with research, food, nutritional supplements, herbal medicines, strain-specific probiotics, exercise and lifestyle therapies, guided by functional diagnostic investigations (blood, hormone, genetic testing etc). 

Whilst a general practitioner excited by hormones, infections and chronic conditions, Brendan is particularly interested in working with gut, mental health and autoimmune conditions.

He believes the best medicines are food, movement, rest and nature.