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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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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.

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.

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.

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Maya Takarada

Remedial Massage Therapist

“Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”

– Buddha

About Maya

Maya aims to release muscle tension throughout the body to increase mobility, restore optimal function, and improve wellbeing. All this assists in the management of stress levels.
Maya is a qualified remedial therapist who is passionate about helping people improve their wellbeing.

She has always had an interest in holistic medicine and the human body. After completing a Diploma of Remedial massage, she has developed her skills by working in various massage clinics, catering to a diversity of patients and their health conditions.
Her treatment’s are created by each client’s goals and needs with focus around reducing pain/tension, increasing mobility and relaxation by mainly using myofascial release, and trigger point release techniques.

Maya also has a Diploma of Aromatherapy, enjoys yoga, hiking, nature, traveling, and going to the beach.

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Sharon Pyle

Client Experience

"Summa Iru"

– Simply be

About Sharon

Passionate about looking after myself and helping others do the same, I love sharing food and yoga, as these go hand in hand in living my best life.

I’m a mother of 2 young adults, 21 and 24, who are well into their own paths in life. Once they established themselves into uni life/careers, it was my time to learn skills and share more than a passion with yoga teaching.

Being a Rover Scout many years ago, the motto of service is something I live by, as I continue to help others.