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 Abbey Chilcott
B.Sc (Chiro) (Hons) B Chiro (Hons) GradCert PopHealth
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 has pursued postgraduate public health studies at UWA and is a clinical supervisor in a university student clinic. She currently holds an appointment as a practitioner member on the Chiropractic Board of Australia.
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 Lucy Radford
BSc (Chiro), B Chiro
Dr Lucy Radford completed a double degree in Science and Chiropractic from Murdoch University. Competing in Calisthenics for most of her childhood led to her passion for preventative and rehabilitative care. After a hip injury of her own, Dr Lucy became a patient of Dr Paul Staerker and was inspired to pursue Chiropractic. Dr Lucy continues to expand her knowledge, having a particular interest in multi modal care, incorporating her training as a Clinical Pilates instructor with gentle hands-on Chiropractic techniques. Her tailored approach to pain and stress management is aimed at providing patients with the tools to continue with what they love doing.
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.
Perth born and bred, Katie holds Bachelor degrees in Occupational Therapy (OT) from Curtin University and Performing Arts from Edith Cowan University.
As a Soft Tissue OT Katie adopts a partnership mentality, working with you to achieve your personal therapy goals by using a range of methods including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, postural retraining, performance analysis of daily activities and basic exercise coaching.
With a lifetime of dance experience at an international professional level, Katie has invested in developing a holistic OT practice for elite performing artists, including dancers and musicians. Katie recognises the importance of quality pain and injury management, incorporating education, hands-on muscle therapy, prevention strategies and thorough rehabilitation. Katie combines her knowledge of human movement and anatomy, soft-tissue healing processes and optimum performance; helping you engage fully in your valued occupations.
Our Perth Podiatry Team
Dr. Jamie Weaver
DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS, D.ABLES
Dr. Jamie Weaver is a US trained and Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon. She attained a Bachelor of Biology at Creighton University and then attended Temple School of Podiatric Medicine’s 4-Year program. This was followed by a 3-year surgical residency at The San Francisco Bay Area Foot and Ankle Residency Program.
She practised podiatric medicine and surgery at the Joint Replacement Institute (Orthopaedic Centre) in Naples, Florida where she was the Head of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She was also a founding surgeon with Seaside Surgery Centre in Naples, Florida and served as CEO from 2017 – 2018. Throughout her career, Dr Weaver has distinguished herself as a physician who offers comprehensive, high-quality patient care. She utilizes state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical techniques and treatment modalities when treating every patient.
Dr Weaver has a special interest in general podiatry including treatment of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, bunions and hammertoes, ingrown toenails, orthotics, sport injuries and trauma of the Foot/ankle.
She embraces Burswood Health’s belief in the importance of patient education. When patients understand their diagnosis and the purpose of treatment programs, positive outcomes are more likely. She takes time to explain the diagnosis and treatment options specific to each individual. Her ultimate goal is to provide treatment programs that keep every patient pain-free and as active as possible.’