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 Johannes Hofferberth
Senior Chiropractor, Clinic Leader
Dr Johannes was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia where he completed his Chiropractic and Sports science degrees. Since graduating, Johannes has provided chiropractic care all over Australia including major cities such Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and in rural areas such as Port Lincoln, South Australia.
During this time, Johannes has provided elite Chiropractic care to patients with varying presentations, including members of the men’s Australian hockey team, prior to competing in the Rio Olympics 2016 and current AFL players in 2019 and 2020.
Over the years Johannes has observed and worked alongside many senior successful Chiropractors and learnt a vast array of techniques which he utilises within his treatment. He is extremely passionate about getting the most out of your body and reaching your full health potential.
Johannes utilises multiple treatment techniques and modalities to ensure patients get the best results and are completely comfortable with the treatment they receive. Johannes does assess the entire skeletal system and he is confidently equipped in providing care for patients with Headaches, Neck pain, TMJ (jaw) dysfunction, Thoracic pain, Shoulder pain, Low back and Ankle pain/dysfunction.
Dr Johannes is the Clinic Leader at Chirofamily and welcomes new patients to the practice.
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 Camden Tigers FC and has been involved in the management of multiple sporting teams and clubs including the Stanmore Hawks FC, 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 Rohan Jhanji
Rohan graduated from his Master of Chiropractic in 2014 from Macquarie University and has practiced in Glasgow, Scotland and New Delhi, India, where he became one of the only two chiropractors in the city, serving to over thirty million people. In India Rohan undertook a number of volunteer projects, providing chiropractic aid to those less fortunate and most in need. In care Rohan uses myofascial release, activator method, arthrostim, manual adjustment techniques and dry needling. He also shares a strong passion for spinal rehabilitation and implements various stretching and strengthening exercises as a part of treatment.
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.
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)