Healthy Innovations Staff

Staff and Culture

The staff at Healthy Innovations always try to promote an environment of fun, healing and well-being. Fun is the indispensable ingredient to enjoying your time at HI and our staff are encouraged (with little effort) to participate in our regular activities, outings and events.

All our staff are locals and have a genuine desire to serve the community. Interaction with the community can be witnessed from church, charity events, social outings, support meetings and fund raisers.

Below our profiles you will see some of the outings and events we have taken part in.

Shelley VanBarneveld

Shelley VanBarneveld

Physio, Pilates

Shelley graduated with a degree in physiotherapy at the University of Western Ontario in Canada in 2002. Since graduating she has held positions in both private practice and public hospitals. After moving to Australia in 2004 she has developed a keen interest in exercise rehabilitation and retraining the brain to execute proper movement patterns.  As a result Shelley has added a Certificate IV in Pilates to her qualifications.

Carlita Casey

Carlita Casey

Physio, Pilates

Carlita is a physiotherapist who is passionate about health and fitness and is a self-confessed exercise addict, spending a lot of her spare time at the gym, hitting the pavement, cycling and playing tennis or soccer. She is also extremely passionate about helping people get better and she still hasn’t gotten over her childhood love of animals. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Physiotherapy) at The University of Sydney in 2011 and has loved working in private practice ever since.

Rosanne Jackson

Rosanne Jackson

Physio, Pilates

Rosanne graduated from Sydney University with a degree in physiotherapy. She has worked extensively in hospitals and private practices, including gym based clinics and Pilates studios, providing her with a vast array of clinical presentations. Over 20 plus years she has completed many musculoskeletal courses and studied acupuncture and clinical Pilates. Her particular areas of interest include treating sports injuries, neck pain, headache, back pain, exercise prescription, lower limb injuries and pre/post surgical rehabilitation.

Miriam Pollak

Miriam Pollak

Nutritionist

As a Nutritionist, mother, and business owner Miriam understand the juggle that each and every one of her clients face. There is constant competition for our time and our energy and our healthy habits are the first things to go out the window when we get busy. Which is why she believes in a practical approach to your health. Miriam has a Bachelor of Science, majoring in human physiology as well as postgraduate qualifications in communication and Nutrition from some of Australia’s most prestigious universities. She is currently completing her Masters thesis looking at the relationship between postnatal depression and lifestyle.

Christina Tornatola

Christina Tornatola

Reception

Christina has been involved in Physiotherapy practice management for over 20 years.  She is the voice behind the phone and greets our clients as they arrive.  She is super organised and enjoys making the administrative process as easy as possible.  In her free time Christina loves to shop all over Syndey but always ends up back in Hornsby Westfield.  She also is a tennis ace and encourages anyone to challenge her on fashion and a hit on the court.

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