Dr Mike Schlamp

Chiropractor, Senior Associate

Mike studied and completed his Chiropractic Masters Degree in Sydney at Macquarie University. He has since been invited back to teach anatomy at both Macquarie University and the Macquarie University Hospital. He thoroughly enjoys and thrives on being able to help the next generation of Chiropractors. He currently plays national level ice hockey here in Australia after many years of top level competition back in Canada. While playing in Canada his team always had their own Chiropractor. Having experienced elite sport at this level he has acquired first hand a unique appreciation for the benefits of just how well a finely tuned body can perform with the benefit of chiropractic adjustments and a knowledgeable health professional. His special interests now lie in applied anatomy and the rehabilitation aspects of Chiropractic. Mike has also done extra studies in musculoskeletal acupuncture, rehabilitation, muscle releases and sports chiropractic. Mike takes pride in getting people to work at their optimum potential with a combination of chiropractic care and a proper program to finely tune their body.

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Dr Christy Hawthorne

Family Chiropractor, Senior Associate

Dr Christy Hawthorne Graduated from Sydney’s Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science, Masters of Chiropractic and a Masters of Marketing. After many years as the owner and principal of her own Chiropractic business in Geelong Victoria, Christy moved to the Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for two years before settling back in Sydney. Christy has more than 10 years of clinical experience in practice. She was first a patient of Chiropractic as a young child. She is an avid golfer and enjoys understanding and assisting with swing biomechanics, rehabilitation and injury prevention. In addition Christy loves skiing and travel, her adventures have taken her to more than 45 countries around the world. Dr Hawthorne is a family Chiropractor and is experienced in individualised care for all members of the family.


Dr Kerry Falzon

Family Chiropractor, Senior Associate

Dr Kerry Falzon is passionate about caring for the wellbeing of whole families, from paediatrics to geriatrics. Her unique approach to empowering families to take an active role in the pursuit of their overall health, is her greatest asset. With continual post graduate education, Dr Kerry Falzon prides herself on practicing to provide measurable outcomes, using the most researched and effective techniques. She has found that once clients experience the many benefits of Chiropractic care, they encourage their loved ones to also experience life changing results. She finds it greatly satisfying to be able to service a large portion of the community. Dr Kerry Falzon holds two degrees including a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science, along with a Masters of Chiropractic. Kerry has also completed study in Webster Technique and regularly attends Chiropractic and paediatric health seminars to further her education. She understands that as a natural source of health care, Chiropractic encourages the body’s self healing ability and improves nerve function so the brain and body can work together effectively. Living a lifestyle of good health by having her own Chiropractic care helps Dr Falzon to enjoy increased energy and vitality. She finds that it helps her doing the things she loves and to participate in life fully. Dr Kerry Falzon invites clients to enjoy the many benefits of Chiropractic care and prides herself on providing a premium quality service to them in her office.


Dr James Shipway

Chiropractor, Associate

Dr James Shipway Graduated from Sydney’s Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Masters of Chiropractic. James has extensive knowledge in the following areas: Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Neurology and Orthopaedics. His passion for chiropractic was instilled in him from a young age after suffering from “growing pains” and sporting injuries. It was back then he realised the benefits of Chiropractic and that he wanted to help other people just like he and his family had been helped. James was heavily involved in sports growing up, participating in a wide variety, his main interests with Tennis and Australian Rules Football. It was here he first experienced the benefits regular Chiropractic care can have on both peak performance and injury prevention and he is now excited to share that experience with you.


Dr Michael Cohen

Chiropractor, Principal

Dr Michael Cohen is the Principal Chiropractor of Chirofamily Coogee. He graduated in 1990 and has been practicing since this time. Michael initially became interested in Chiropractic due to the influence of his father a Medical Doctor saw the benefits and outstanding future for Chiropractic. After studying anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, nutrition and chiropractic for five years, Michael graduated from the Sydney College of Chiropractic (now known as Macquarie University) and the University of NSW and was awarded the prestigious “Clinician of the Year” award for excellence in clinical studies and application. Following two years of practice in Australia, Michael travelled overseas attending seminars and later worked in a Ski Resort at St Anton’s in Austria in 1992. On return, Michael became Assistant Director at the Centre for Chiropractic where he worked as a Lecturer, Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Competency Examiner for seven years, while also building a practice in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. He also became involved with sporting teams as an injury and peak performance specialist, traveling overseas and interstate in his roles. As the Principal Chiropractor of Chirofamily in Coogee, Michael has a special interest in complex cases.


Giovanni Zanoni

Remedial Massage Therapist & Reflexologist

Giovanni grew up in Como Italy and in his youth played soccer for InterMilan, until a cruciate ligament injury cut his playing career short. In his rehabilitation and throughout his sporting career, Giovanni saw the importance of massage for increasing range of motion and ensuring maximum muscle flexibility. This inspired him to train as a Massage Therapist.


Madelaine Cohen

Clinic Owner
Business Mentor, Marketing & Brand Expert

Madelaine is the owner of Chirofamily. She is also a Business Mentor, brand and marketing expert in the service and healthcare industries. She is an accomplished entrepreneur with more than 24 years of commercial expertise.

As a Business Mentor Madelaine uses her expertise, knowledge and experience to help practitioners grow their business and revenue, attract and retain clients, set up marketing systems, develop a brand, measure success and have the confidence, know-how and steps to achieve life-changing business outcomes.

Madelaine started her first enterprise in Retail & Sports Marketing for Licensed Merchandise in 1994 and between then and 2007 she was involved in the Olympic, Commonwealth and Asian Games globally as an advisor to Organising Committees and Government and delivered multi-million dollar programs. Her achievements in delivering outstanding commercial outcomes led to her being selected as a Torchbearer in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Torch Relay. She was awarded a prestigious Olympic Merit for Service to the Olympic Movement by IOC President Samaranch in 2001.

She commenced her involvement with the Chirofamily (formerly Chirosports) business in 1999 and has always been instrumental in the development of the business systems, recruitment, training, brand development, marketing and clinic operations for 17 years.  Madelaine isn’t a healthcare practitioner, she is a businessperson who believes that her learnings, successes and her hindsight are highly valuable in assisting practitioners to be the best commercial thinkers, marketers and communicators in the industry.

For more information on Business Mentoring contact Madelaine on 02 9398 3699.

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