About Our Clinic
We are an inter-disciplinary clinic with a focus on chiropractic services, occupational therapy and podiatry.
We’re based in Perth, conveniently located close to the CBD.
This is your team.
Our Perth Chiropractors
Dr Paul Staerker
AAS(Chem), BSc DC
Dr Paul entered pre-medicine and majored in chemistry and physics, to then obtain a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois USA. Next, Paul set up the largest chiropractic clinic in the Italian Emilia-Romagna region – Centro Medico di Chiroprassi. From 1979 onwards Paul enjoyed watching Australians get better, teaching chiropractic in Melbourne and running a private practice. In 1983 he partnered with Dr Miriam Minty at the then Causeway Chiropractic Clinic, and opened Burswood Health Professionals in 1993 as a new, purpose-built multi-disciplinary clinic. He’s proud of his team who shares his vision of improving lives.
Dr Peter Bryner
M Chiro Sc, B App Sc (Chiro)
Dr Peter Bryner holds a Masters Degree in Chiropractic Science, and a Graduate Diploma in Human Services Research. He has taken many opportunities to get additional training, and has taught chiropractic himself for 13 years. Dr Peter applies a variety of methods at the practice, from adjustments and manipulation to massage, dry needling and rehabilitative exercises. His approach is to tailor the care to suit the client’s needs. He also has a particular interest in chiropractic research, participates in international research and presents at conferences nationally and internationally. Dr Peter has a website on pain drawings and Dr Peter’s ResearchGate profile will give you more information on his work in research. Dr Peter is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, the World Federation of Chiropractic, and Chiropractic Australia. He believes that chiropractic care can be a valuable part of the healthcare system, and that health professionals can work together so people benefit from that when they are looking to treat or prevent pain.
Dr Abbey Chilcott
BSc (Chiro)(Hons), B Chiro (Hons)
Dr Abbey Chilcott holds a double degree in Science and Chiropractic from Murdoch University. Her research honours degree saw her working alongside a Perth neurosurgeon exploring the accuracy of orthopaedic and neurological testing in diagnosing lumbar radiculopathy. Dr Abbey Chilcott has gained a wealth of experience in managing sports injuries through her work with the Seattle Mariners baseball team in the USA, at the Mr Price Pro surfing competition in South Africa and at The International Waterpolo Competition in Perth. In 2008 Abbey was awarded the Marcia Cerutty Award for clinical excellence from the Chiropractor’s Association of Australia and the DRS Award for medical excellence in clinical imaging. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health at UWA and is a clinical supervisor at Murdoch University.
Dr Kirsty Sterle
BSc (Chiro), B Chiro
Dr Kirsty holds a double degree in Chiropractic (Murdoch University 2011). She’s particularly passionate about sports chiropractic for adults and children, injury prevention, muscular imbalance/injury, rehabilitation and prehabilitation. For Dr Kirsty it’s about your overall health and the holistic approach. Her treatments combine physical therapy of muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. She includes prescribed exercises, and lifestyle advice. She worked with the world’s surf elite at the “Mr Price Pro” in South Africa, and worked as a trainer both at Perth Glory (injury prevention and rehabilitation) and at Fremantle CBC (amateur football club) as a head trainer.
Dr Angus Chow
BSc (Chiro), B Chiro
Dr Angus Chow graduated from Murdoch University (2015) with a double degree in Chiropractic. He is originally from Hong Kong. Given his multicultural back ground, he likes to think every individual is different and each person needs to be treated differently. He embraces the Burswood Health philosophy, tailoring your treatment to your individual needs. Angus is passionate to help you understand your goals and to help you achieve them. He has a special interest in paediatric and geriatric care. He takes a gentle approach with techniques such as soft tissue therapy, dry needling and diversified manipulation. Angus believes that good quality of life comes from prevention today.
Dr Ben Hawkins
BSc (H Biol) BSc (Chiro), B Chiro
Dr Ben completed a degree in Human Biology at ECU, and then continued his studies at Murdoch University, obtaining a double degree in Chiropractic. He loves customising treatments so they are patient specific and not a one-size-fits-all approach. The treatment plans he puts in place, would typically be a combination of manual and low force techniques, myofascial fitness and dry needling, ensuring his patients reach their optimum health potential. On the days when Ben isn’t in clinic he can be found participating in various triathlon events around Australia. Sport and remaining active has always played a big part in Ben’s lifestyle including participation in Baseball, Golf, AFL and Triathlon.
Our Perth Occupational Therapists
M Occ Thy, B Sc (Ex & Sp Sc)
Occupational Therapist Kate holds a Bachelor Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Edith Cowan University and a Master Degree in Occupational Therapy. She loves working with people in the context of their elite or community sports activities. Kate’s passion is to help people so they get back to living the lives they want to. Ever since she finished her degree in OT she has been working at Burswood Health Clinic, building on her experience as a swimming teacher, a sports trainer and a holiday program leader. What she loves about creating programs for people, is that the rehabilitation helps to overcome pain and get back to doing what people love doing. Kate also loves working with children, having completed studies in child development and physical education in 2014. She is now also implementing paediatric programs at Burswood Health, focusing on child development, injury prevention and learning. Helping them grow into confident young adults, that’s what it’s all about.
BSc (OT) Cert OHS
Sian Watts has a Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy (Curtin University, 2011). She has a strong background in rehabilitation following musculoskeletal injury and occupational illness. In addition to soft tissue therapy, Sian’s experience includes ergonomics, workplace rehabilitation, and equipment prescription. Sian’s strengths include thorough and accurate assessment of clients’ needs and abilities, and facilitating collaborative, education-focused treatment plans. Sian also helps future OT colleagues making the most of their training: She teaches Occupational Therapy students at Curtin University in ergonomics and safety science.
Our Perth Podiatry Team
BSc (Hons), APodA, AAPSM
Satvinder was trained in the UK; she completed her Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Podiatry at Brighton University. She has over 15 years’ experience in private practice. Satvinder has a strong focus on biomechanics and diabetic foot care, which she has developed during her time working in her own clinic in one of London’s top health clubs and being part of a multidisciplinary team in the National Health Service. She is also an active member of Sports Medicine Australia. Her keen interest in alternative medicine has allowed her to develop skills in acupuncture, reflexology and reiki.
Outside of work hours Satvinder enjoys her energetic life as a mother of two and outdoor activities with her family.
Sue holds a Bachelor of Science in Podiatry from Curtin University and a Bachelor of Applied Science from Victoria University. She has worked as a podiatrist for 20 years in private practice, aged and community care and held a fairly unique role as a fly-in fly-out podiatrist servicing Esperance and surrounds. Sue volunteers her time as a member on various committees, both in podiatry and sport, and also works in education which is her other passion alongside podiatry. Outside of her work commitments, Sue is the mother of two teenage children and is actively involved with their sports, in particular basketball, AFL and hockey.