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Paediatric Committee Members

Helen Alevaki, Chair
Helen has a passion for family wellness through natural chiropractic care.  She graduated from RMIT in 1992 with an award in clinical excellence and spent her internship in Adelaide, South Australia learning from a chiropractor who had a special interest in Chiropractic Paediatrics. It was this experience that cemented her commitment to educating parents in the importance of chiropractic care for children.

Helen is passionate about women having choice in how and where they birth. It is this passion that led Helen to continue study in the care of pregnant women and newborns. She has completed the Diplomate in Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics.
Helen is also passionate about advocacy for chiropractors and chiropractic. She has volunteered her time for the ACA, chairing the Public Education committee when in Western Australia, is a Past President of the CAA Victoria and was honoured with the CAAVIC Chiropractor of the Year in 2014.

 

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Taylor Vagg, Member
Taylor is the principal chiropractor and owner at Fremantle Chiropractic. She has a special interest in looking after difficult and chronic cases as well as infants and children. Taylor completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in 2000 then travelled to Sydney and completed a Masters in Chiropractic from Macquarie University in 2004.  She joined her father Dr Kenneth Vagg in practice at Fremantle Chiropractic at that time.  Upon graduation she received the Edwin Devereaux medal for Outstanding Service and the Gary Stavrou award for Manipulative Excellence.  

She served as a director on the board of the Chiropractors Association of Australia for eight years and in 2011 was honoured with the CAAWA Chiropractor of the Year Award.

 

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Alison Young,  Member
Alison is a chiropractor with a strong focus on Paediatrics and Pregnancy. She graduated from RMIT in 2002, and has since completed her Masters in Chiropractic Paediatrics through Kiro Kids and McTimoney College (2011). She runs a successful family wellness practice in Queensland, and prior to this she has worked extensively in Western Australia.

When in WA she sat on both the CAA(WA) board and the Chiropractors Registration Board of WA. She is passionate about helping children and their families to be the best they can be through chiropractic care and lifestyle changes. She has educated chiropractors internationally through her Innate Child education programs, has appeared on ABC radio and television, and runs on online course for vitalistic awareness for mothers called Unfck Motherhood. She is currently working on her first book.

 

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Julie Uren, Member
Julie completed her nursing training in 1985 and went on to complete her midwifery training soon afterwards followed by certification in child and family health and childbirth education. In 2005 Julie completed her chiropractic degree and started adjusting families. Although no longer a registered midwife, Julie’s 25 years working with families and their babies has been invaluable in helping her serve the women and babies she cares for today as a chiropractor.

Julie has completed numerous seminars on the care of children and pregnant women. She has completed the Diplomate paediatric Chiropractic Australia. She has also completed ICPA paediatric certification.

 

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Edna Giuntini, Member
Edna graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1999. Since then all of her postgraduate studies have been in paediatric development, chiropractic for infants, brain development and pregnancy. It is her goal to build rapport with parents and children alike in order to perform the exam and provide effective chiropractic care.

Dr Giuntini works closely with other health care professionals for the maximum benefit and improvement of you and your child. This may include a lactation consultant, obstetrician, paediatrician, physiotherapist, naturopath, OT and many others. If extra work is needed at home to help boost the results of your child’s chiropractic care, Edna will provide you with easy and fun things you can do with your child.

 

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Matthew Doyle, Member
Matthew graduated from RMIT in 2005 and has been in full-time family practices in the UK and Australia. He has worked in leadership roles in student and professional practice, through the World Congress of Chiropractic Students, the Chiropractic Association of Australia (QLD) branch, the College of Chiropractic Paediatrics and the Australian Chiropractors Association Northern Committee.

Matthew has taught at the Barcelona College of Chiropractic and the chiropractic program at Central Queensland University, and has run post graduate chiropractic programs for the care of children and pregnant women across Europe and Australasia. He has published multiple peer reviewed articles around the chiropractic care of children, and has peer reviewed for multiple journals.

 

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