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Maddington Chiropractor Ian Messenger

Dr. Ian Messenger

Chiropractor

Ian was born in Pingelly and began his working life as an engineer. This career path was short circuited by an accident which eventually brought him to becoming a chiropractor. His keen eye for trouble shooting was to be a testimony for what seems a completely different line of work nut in theory, translates well. Show More

Ian studied in Melbourne at the Phillip Institute (now Royal Melbourne Institute of TechnologyRMIT) and attend every workshop & seminar to learn other techniques linked with the nervous system over and beyond Chiropractic. This is where he became trained in Kinesiology and uses this technique to find problems in the body through the muscles. He was registered in Victoria in 1987 and graduated in 1988 with a Meritorious Service Award and has been a practicing chiropractics for almost 30 years. When people experience treatment with Dr Messenger they automatically understand his traits of perfectionism, trouble shooting, the thorough assessments he offers and his meritorious service. Before settling in Perth with his family in 2001, Ian worked in Toorak, East Keilor and Sunbury,Port Hedland, Newman, Broome, and Karratha. Ian’s multi faceted skills set includes a variety of techniques, including (but not limited to):

    • Activator Method
    • Kinesiology
    • Gonstead Technique
    • Myofacial Release
    • Trigger Point Technique
    • Motion Palpitation

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Zac Strom-Maddington Chiropractor

Dr. Zac Strom

Chiropractor

Zac is a Murdoch University graduate and utilises the best research evidence when working with patients. He is most interested in managing musculoskeletal spinal pain involving the neck, mid back, low back and sciatic irritation. He is also at home managing all range of sport related injuries. Zac has been working with sporting clubs over the past 3 years, managing injuries and facilitating rehabilitation. Zac is interested in the influence chiropractic adjustments can have on athlete performance.Show More

In practice, Zac uses a wide range of treatment techniques dependent on what the patient requires and is comfortable with. These include:

  • Diversified manual adjusting techniques
  • Activator techniques
  • Dry needling
  • Drop Piece
  • Trigger Point/Massage
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Instrument Assisted Techniques

Zac’s goals are to relieve pain for people and reduce the recurrence of pain in the future by working together with patients on active rehabilitation. Outside of work, Zac enjoys surfing, squash and music. He is currently playing in the WAFL for South Fremantle.
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Sam Morgan- Physiotherapist

Sam Morgan

Physiotherapist

Sam is a recent graduate from the University of Notre Dame (2017) where he completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Exercise Sports Science. During his studies he worked at various hospitals and private practices around Perth where he treated a rage of patient in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.Show More

Sam has a keen interest in musculoskeletal injury management, paediatrics, and exercise rehabilitation. He enjoys working with clients to create an individual treatment plan so that the best possible outcome is achieved and uses manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation and education to do so. Sam aims to constantly improve his treatment options and knowledge through further studies provided by institutions such as the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Outside of work Sam maintains an active lifestyle and enjoys running, rugby, karate and rock climbing. His background from several different sports has allowed him to develop a wide range of exercise prescription options for use in treatment. He also loves gardening and traveling to different places for camping. Click here to read about Physiotherapy Techniques


Chihiro Motozuka Massage Therapist

Chihiro Motozuka

Massage Therapist

Chihiro has completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage at the Australian College of Sports and Fitness. Her interest in massage therapy began in Japan where she understood the healing benefits of massage. Chihiro’s philosophy is ‘A sound mind dwells in a sound body’.Show More

She uses various techniques in her treatment that can aid the body in regaining balance and helping itself to heal. Her treatment techniques include Shiatsu, functional release and myofascial release and she tailors her treatment to the need of the individual clients. She will arrange a massage plan for each patient owing to the individual’s life-style needs and stages of life they are in. Chihiro is able to treat a wide variety of people ranging in age and physical needs and is keen to improve the quality of life for her patients.

Techniques include:

  • Relaxation / Swedish Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • 
Deep Tissue
  • 
Trigger Point Release
  • MET and PNF
  • 
Lymph Drainage
  • Pregnancy Massage

Outside of work her favourite daily routine in life is Yoga which she has been practising for nearly 10 years. Click here to read about Massage Techniques


Gabrielle Wilkinson Massage Therapist

Gabrielle Wilkinson

Massage Therapist

Gabrielle has a Diploma of Remedial Massage which she completed in June 2017 at Central Regional Tafe in Geraldton. Gabrielle’s interest in becoming a remedial massage therapist was spiked due to her athletics and martial arts background. Show More

She would research information related to health and particularly holistic / natural methods for various health conditions and ways to manage without using medication.

Gabrielle’s treatment techniques include:

    • Trigger point therapy
    • Deep tissue massage
    • Pregnancy massage
    • Reflexology
    • Aromatherapy
    • Relaxation
    • Lymphatic Drainage
    • TMJ
    • Postural correction
    • Myofascial release
    • Oncology
    • Sports massage & Rock tape

Specific conditions she is able to treat include:

  • Sciatica
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Upper crossed syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder
  • TMJ

Outside of work Gabrielle enjoys going for long runs and walks in nature. She feels it is the most therapeutic background to be surrounded by birds and nature. As well as this- she is looking into further studies in Psychology at Murdoch University to enhance her career within the holistic health care industry.
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Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists | Messenger Chiropractic  – (08) 6161 2793