Meet our Chiropractic Team
Pete Garbutt B.Sc., M.Chiro., M.Chiro.Sports Science, ICSSD, FASMF
Graduating from Macquarie University in 1995, Pete went on to complete his Sports Masters degree in 2000. With over 20 years of working with sports from indoor soccer to beach volleyball, pole dancing to water polo at all levels from local to international, Pete has a wealth of experience with managing sports injury and performance.
In 2015 Pete was awarded a Fellowship with Sports Medicine Australia and Australian Chiropractor of the Year in 2016.
Pete Lectures throughout the world on sports chiropractic and running technique with his first book published in November 2016 on running technique ‘The Running Machine: A Users Guide’.
Pete’s interest outside the clinic include woodchopping, running and spending time with his family.
Natalie Sharp (nee Frosick) B.Chiro., M.Chiro., ICCSP
Nat graduated from Macquarie University in 2010 with a masters in chiropractic. Since then, Nat has completed an international sports chiropractic qualification. Nat has also completed courses in instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, kinesiology taping, functional moment screen and selective functional movement assessment. These provide a broad base of knowledge and skill to assess and treat a wide range of injuries and conditions.
Nat is fortunate enough to draw from her experience as an international level beach and indoor volleyball athlete for her role as team chiropractor for the Australian men's and women's volleyball team and also many roles as medical director for national and international Beach volleyball events. Other sports Nat has worked with include water polo, crossfit, rugby union, skipping and stand-up paddle boarding. In recent years, Nat has also started to lecture in international sports chiropractic courses and delivered sports chiropractic masterclasses.
Saara Stevenson B.Chiro., M.Chiro.,B.Sports Science, ICCSP
Saara grew up in Canada playing competitive ice hockey and tennis. After completing her degree in psychology and biological sciences at the university of Alberta, she went on to finish a double bachelor degree in chiropractic and a bachelor of sports science at Murdoch University in Perth. She completed her ICCSP diploma recently.
She is a member of Sports Chiropractic Australia and a practising member of Chiropractic Australia. Saara is a certified dry needling practitioner and regularly attends seminars throughout Australia to keep up with the latest evidence and techniques.
She has worked with the Australian Ice Hockey league, the Australian Volleyball League and the Western Australian Amateur Football League.
Jaimi Parr M.Clin.Chiro, B.Sci (Chiro), Dip.Rem.Massage
Jaimi graduated from Central Queensland University with her Masters of Chiropractic in 2019. In addition to her Masters in Clinical Chiropractic, Jaimi is also qualified in Remedial Massage, Dry Needling and Sports Training, and is currently undertaking a post-graduate international certificate in Sports Chiropractic through FICS, where she can further her knowledge in what she loves. She has also completed an international certificate in concussion assessment and management, and has recently completed a certification in neurological orthopedic rehabilitation.
Jaimi has a strong passion for sports performance, having grown up playing and coaching both netball and tennis. She incorporates a functional approach to consultations and utilises a range of treatment modalities including joint adjustments and/or mobilisations, soft tissue techniques, dry needling, sports taping and prescribing functional rehabilitation exercises.
Jaimi is a practicing member of the Australian Chiropractors Association and is the ACT State Representative for Sports Chiropractic Australia. She is also a member of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic.
It is with fresh, up to date knowledge, in conjunction with her broad skill set, that Jaimi is able to use a wide range of treatment modalities to suit each individuals needs and requirements.
Timothy Porter M.Chiro B.Sc (Chiro)
Tim graduated from Macquarie University with his Masters of Chiropractic in 2017. In 2018 he moved to Borneo for 13 months to volunteer in a not-for-profit sports academy. While serving as the academy’s chiropractor, he also assisted the academy in driving change in the local community, using sport as a vehicle to promote disability inclusion and gender equality, and improve health education. In 2019 he returned to Borneo, working as a Wellness Director and Project Manager for a Wellness Cruise venture before returning to Australia in April 2020.
Tim enjoys exploring the possibilities of human movement and empowering people to take control of their health and lifestyle. His interests outside the clinic include permaculture and playing music.
Tim grew up in country NSW and enjoyed playing a variety of sports. He has toured China, the UK, and Fiji for soccer and has played for various clubs throughout Sydney.
Sam Bettison B.Chiro Science M.Chiro
Since graduating from Macquarie University in 2009, Sam has worked in both Sydney and Canberra, most recently as principal of Thrive Chiropractic.
Sam has undertaken further studies in two areas of particular interest, Paediatric and Pregnancy Chiropractic and Sports Chiropractic.
He has credentials and experience in Active Release Techniques, a highly effective approach to the treatment of soft tissue disorders and mechanical nerve problems. This technique is useful both in treating sporting injuries and in the gentle treatment of mums, babies, and children.
Sam has a strong network in Canberra with other providers (such as lactation consultants/midwives and dentists), to provide the best management and outcome for mums and babies. He is also regularly involved in multidisciplinary teams for the management of tongue ties and other oral restrictions.
Sam has treated people from a range of sporting backgrounds, including at an Ironman World Championship and at the Pacific Regional CrossFit Games. Sam has also studied and has experience in the diagnosis, treatment and management of sporting concussion and post-concussion syndrome.
Sam is a member of Sports Chiropractic Australia, Australian Chiropractors Association, Chiropractic Australia, Sports Medicine Australia, and College of Chiropractic Paediatrics.
Azelia Glowacki B.Sc (Chiro) M.Chiro
Azelia is an experienced Chiropractor who utilises a combination of gentle and conservative techniques to best address your needs. She has a special interest in treating pregnant women, babies and children, helping nurture little spines and helping kids grow well.
Azelia grew up being taken to the local chiropractor from a very young age, and has seen the value first-hand of having chiropractic care throughout childhood. Her interest in hands-on, holistic care led her to study Chiropractic for five years at Macquarie University in Sydney. She then worked as a Chiropractor in Sydney for several years before making the move to Canberra with her family late in 2014.
She is married with three beautiful daughters. She loves to get crafty and creative with her girls, and even paint for herself if she gets a chance!
Azelia is a member of the Chiropractic Australia, and the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia.