Chinese Medicine Practitioner
AACMA & AHPRA Member
A Hobart Acupuncturist integrating traditional and scientific methods of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
What does that mean?
Whether your body needs distal Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Trigger Point Acupuncture, or Neuromuscular Acupuncture (among the hundreds of techniques available), depends upon diagnostics and assessing how the muscles, joints, fascia, channel network and internal environment are operating
In the case of pain, identifying and assessing the Jing Luo (channel network), muscles, along with the fascia and channel systems, combined with pulse diagnostics and careful consultation, provides a broader picture based in Traditional Chinese Medicine theory.
Acupuncture is both an ancient practise thousands of years old and a continuously evolving medicine tested through clinical and scientific evaluation.
After 4 x years full time study in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Chad graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science, allowing for registration as a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association).
He is a thoughtful and empathic professional continuously developing skills to provide the best results driven care possible, working with clients one on one and providing plans that are specific to each individual.
Amidst his early education and professional study he spent years mentoring and observing with experienced, well respected Practitioners of various Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine systems such as Kiiko Matsumoto, Master Tung, Channel theory and other systems of Acupuncture from Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China.
In 2014, Chad volunteered as a Primary Care Physician overseas in the rural areas of Nepal, managing close to 1000 patient visits over a 2 x month period. Working together with Nepali interpreters and 3 x other Primary Care Physicians from various countries, he worked collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team, providing primary care to the local village since no other medical treatment was available in the area. He treated a wide range of conditions, assisting the rehabilitation of people affected by debilitating conditions, provided basic medical care, and monitored patients closely.
Following that he directed his own Acupuncture practise in Darwin, Northern Territory, for several years and was later joined by his partner, also a registered practitioner. They both ran a successful practise that was well received and appreciated by the public, working with a wide variety of chronic and acute pain problems, systemic issues and inflammatory disorders.
From complex chronic and acute pain conditions, to general health concerns and inflammatory conditions, Chad is able to provide professional and thoughtful insight into conditions, with a particular focus on chronic and acute pain conditions.
Treatment is based around extensive understanding of many various Acupuncture techniques, from traditional styles with different cultural beginnings, to more recently adopted scientific techniques based around our understanding of the neuromuscular system, the fascia network, dry needling and neuromuscular acupuncture techniques adopting motor point strategies.
Chad will provide a treatment strategy which combines the approaches of scientific and traditional Chinese Medicine clinical thinking, integrating them into treatment protocols, considering both immediate and long term goals related to pain and function.