Dr Michael Cohen
Chiropractor, Founder Chirofamily & Chirosports
Dr Michael Cohen is the founder 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.
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.
Dr Danielle Simonet
Dr Simonet completed her Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Masters of Chiropractic at Macquarie University.
With a keen interest in working with children, families and sports people Dr Simonet spends time in the community connecting with local schools, families and sports teams.
Dr Simonet has a keen interest in the benefit of chiropractic care for pregnancy and paediatrics. She cares for whole families using a holistic approach to empower her patients so that they may take an active role in their wellbeing. She uses a range of chiropractic techniques including dry needling to provide individualised care for every person that she treats. She has experienced the benefits of chiropractic care all her life and encourages her patients to commit to regular treatments in order to reach their ultimate health goals.
In addition to her role at Chirofamily, she is currently a team Dr with the Stanmore Hawks FC and has been involved in the management of multiple sporting teams and clubs including the Manly Warringah Wolves and the Mosman Junior Rugby Club. Being an ex-dancer Danielle has a longing for understanding the function and movement of the body and how to optimise it. She uses an evidence-based approach in the diagnosis and management of sporting injuries, exercise and functional rehabilitation.
Dr Danielle Abrahams
Dr Abrahams is a Chiropractor who likes to look closely at brain function in relation to health concerns.
Dr Danielle Abrahams has a special interest in Chiropractic and functional neurology. Functional neurology relates to a particular area of in depth understanding on how the brain is sending messages throughout the body, and how these messages are being used to enable a patient to coordinate, heal and perform easy and more complex brain based exercises.
She presented for several years to Audiences at MINDD and the Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology (AAFN) and is an ambassador of the MINDD foundation. Dr Danielle regularly visits the top clinics and clinicians in the USA with some of the best practitioners in the field.
Danielle has more than 13 years of experience and uses her extensive scientific background and Chiropractic skill to care for her patients.
Dr Robin Köhler
Dr Köhler has a special interest in looking at the stress response in health and wellbeing and finding the triggers that lead to the stress switch being stuck in the “on” position, underpinning many signs and symptoms. Having moved from Germany to Sydney for good in 2006, Dr Köhler has completed his Master of Chiropractic degree at Macquarie University in Sydney after a career change from being a business analyst. He developed a gentle, unique and highly clinically effective technique derived from Network Spinal Analysis (Network Care / NSA) to help people get better and stay better. His special interests lie in taking a holistic approach to solve challenging clinical cases often involving complex disease processes and an underlying persistent stress response. He delivers the greatest results where a different diagnostic paradigm is required to bring relief especially to patients who experience limited or no lasting benefits and / or recurring disease or injury patterns, even if they receive regular treatment (such as chiropractic, medical or other modalities). Further training in the neurobiology of parenting has allowed him to bring great value to parents, children and adolescents in their journey of navigating the constantly changing needs of the developing brain. He keeps his own body and mind on track with regular rock climbing and barefoot running.
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.
Business Mentor, Marketing & Brand Expert
Madelaine is the owner of Chirofamily. She is also a Career, Leadership and Business Mentor. She is an accomplished entrepreneur with more than 24 years of commercial expertise.
As a Mentor Madelaine uses her expertise, knowledge and experience to help professionals and executives to lead with confidence, communicate with expansive certainty, grow their success, 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 Mentoring contact Madelaine on 02 9398 3699.
Master Practitioner & Certified Trainer NLP (ABNLP)