Our Team at Back on Track Massage & Chiropractic
I moved from Canada to the Southwest in 2003. I became an Australian citizen in 2012, and now have 4 kids, Jai, Clover, Remi and Lux, and a lovely wife, Jackie.
When I was in High School doing work experience at a Chiropractic Office, I remember being amazed by the results that the Chiropractor got. His philosophy of how the health of your spine is linked to your overall health struck a chord with me. It was shortly after that I decided that I would study Chiropractic at University.
I’m still amazed by the healing ability of the body, especially if the spine is functioning well. By releasing stress from the spine and nervous system you allow for a return to the natural state of health.
I enjoy treating all kinds of ailments such as neck pain, headache, and back pain, to knee, shoulder, and wrist complaints. As well I encourage people to look after themselves with a healthy lifestyle and monthly Chiropractic Check ups if necessary.
Samara has been working as a Massage Therapist since 2002 when she opened her first business in New Zealand. Since this time she has travelled and worked as a massage therapist in Germany, London, then moved to Australia in 2010.
Samara has previously worked within Physiotherapy clinics and also has worked with the QLD Reds and Brisbane Broncos while living over East.
Her experience as a Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher has enhanced her skills as a massage therapist and enjoys incorporating this knowledge into her practice.
Amanda is our Office Manager and has a huge variety of customer service and reception management experience. She is also a Funeral Celebrant and Local Government councillor, with “empty nest” syndrome apart from her dogs and cats.
Amanda undertook a huge health journey 5 years ago by losing in excess of 80kg and is now an advocate for changing lifestyles for the better. Amanda heads up our Reception team and keeps the office flowing by meeting and welcoming all of our practice members when they arrive.
Born in a small town in Switzerland, 9 to 5 jobs never really were my thing. Fuelled by longer and shorter stints in Horse Training, Journalism, Business and countless other occupations in the agricultural and corporate sector, I generously took time off (or quit jobs altogether) to see the world.
My curiosity for travel, nature and vast landscapes drew me back to Australia many times. The bright and intense light, endless horizons bare of any human disturbances and roads vanishing in the distance always held a deep fascination for me. Home now is a tiny town a couple of hundred kilometres south of Perth, in the beautiful Southwest where mighty Karri, Marri and Jarrah trees meet the Indian Ocean.
Yoga found its way into my life about 10 years ago. Again it was the desire to experience the unusual which made me sign up for Yoga Teacher Trainings in Perth and Byron Bay over East. The growing interest in the study of the human body led me to further studies at Edith Cowan University in Psychology, Clinical Reflexology at Perth School of Reflexology, Wellness Coaching at Nature Care College in Sydney and Massage Therapy studies at South Regional TAFE in Bunbury to my cup. One that isn’t full by far, so I’m convinced.
When not on the Yoga mat, studying muscles or working on feet, I enjoy time off with my husband at home, in the garden, camping, experimenting with my sewing machine or lazing around with good book and a glass of Pinot Noir.