Practitioners

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Dr Roberto de Souza

Chiropractor and Principal
Functional and Myofascial Dry Needling

Dr Roberto de Souza graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2001. He also received a Master’s degree in Health Education and Promotion and a post-graduate certificate in Clinical Chiropractic Paediatrics from New Zealand College of Chiropractic. Roberto is currently undertaking further post-graduate studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine. He has just recently received a Clinical Excellence Award and some of his research publication also was awarded and recognised on a national and international level. He has also pursued further training in myofascial and functional dry needling.

He is the principal of Tamar Chiropractic as well as the owner and director of Deloraine Chiropractic.

He is married to Daniela and they have two sons, Christian and Jon Victor. Roberto and Daniela have participated as volunteers on several of the Clinic Abroad trips coordinated by Palmer College of Chiropractic to the Fiji Islands, Brazil and Bolivia.

Roberto is a very passionate motivational speaker on natural health and lifestyle and has spoken at various engagements around the world. Roberto loves to cook and spend time with his family at home and around the beaches of Tasmania.

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Dr Brett Crawford

Chiropractor

Dr. Brett Crawford graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa with his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. He has also received a Bachelors of Science degree from Palmer College.

Brett has done clinical work and training at Hagen Chiropractic Clinic in Bettendorf, Iowa, as well as undertaken the Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner course at Palmer while in his Chiropractic studies. He has provided Chiropractic care with Palmer College on their clinic abroad program in Fiji.

Brett arrived in Tasmania in 2010 and is now married to a Launceston native, the lovely Jane. They have two beautiful children, Grace and Harrison. Some of his favourite hobbies are spending time on the golf course, travelling and cooking.

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Dr Rick Montgomery

Chiropractor

Dr Rick Montgomery pursued undergraduate studies in Pre-Medicine, Nursing and Pre-Chiropractic at Murray State University. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, USA. Upon graduation, Rick moved to Evansville, Indiana and opened Montgomery Chiropractic Wellness Center, where he worked for eight years.

He has been on a mission to spread the message of healing naturally through chiropractic. He has appeared on local television, been a columnist for local publications, was interviewed for a book on business success, and hosted the weekly radio program “Adjust Your Thinking”. In addition, he speaks to groups, businesses, and churches around the area on health and wellness.

Rick and his wife Hannah visited Tasmania 4 years ago and fell in love with the natural beauty of our island state.

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Dr Amos Fong

Chiropractor/Dry needling

Dr Amos has been practicing as a chiropractor in Sydney where he graduated from Macquarie University with a Masters of Chiropractic. Amos grew up in Singapore and served the national service before moving to Sydney for his chiropractic education.

Amos has also completed further studies into Sports Chiropractic and is now an Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP) done through The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS). He has a big love for soccer but thoroughly enjoys playing or watching any form of sports altogether!

He is a strong advocate for a work life balance. He loves the outdoors, bush walking, hiking, camping and moving to Tasmania with his wife means that there is a whole new world for him to explore.

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Dr Venice Pang

Chiropractor

Venice completed her Bachelor and Master of Chiropractic Science Degree at Macquarie University, Sydney in 2018.  Whilst at University she was elected as the secretary of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students, Macquarie chapter. Venice has a very keen interest in neuromusculoskeletal health and gets excitement from improving patients’ quality of life, enabling them to continue with daily routines and hobbies.  She constantly keeps herself updated with seminars and the most recent publications to provide patients with the best treatment options.  Her special interest in holistic health care was galvanised by a chiropractic education brochure she was given during an education fair in high school. 

Venice is originally from Malaysia and has another specialty in infusing multiple languages into polyphonic symphonies within a sentence.  Her verve to challenge herself made her move to Australia alone to pursue her ambition to become a chiropractor.  Being born in a small town, Venice really enjoys the lifestyle and culture Launceston has to offer.  She celebrates the benefits of exercise to general wellbeing.  Together with her love of gym classes, Venice also has a passion for bush walking and loves exploring the beauty of Launceston.


 

Natural Therapy

Kieran Fisher

Natural Therapist

Kieran completed his Pharmacy Degree at the University of Tasmania in 1980. His special interest is alternative or more traditional medicine. This area of primary healthcare is receiving more attention as our current health system buckles under the pressure of a reactive treatment based approach. He has actively pursued this over the past twenty years with talks, clinics, and establishing a comprehensive practitioner range and network.

Kieran and his partner Tina have five children (4 girls and a boy) and enjoy the friendly, relaxed lifestyle that Launceston provides.

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Jaclyn Harris

Naturopath

Jaclyn is a Naturopath who began by specialising in fertility on the Gold Coast after she graduated with Bachelor of Naturopathy in 2003. Jaclyn moved to Dubai to help in the establishment of one of the region’s leading Wellness facilities, working with patients from all around the world reach optimal health.

In the last few years, Jaclyn has created solutions for her patients using Naturopathic care deeply embedded with self-care strategies. Jaclyn has been helping her patients move from feeling physically and emotionally overwhelmed to helping them create the health, happiness and life that they long for.

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Daniela Martins e Souza

Naturopath

Daniela holds an advanced diploma in Naturopathy, an advanced diploma in Remedial Massage and has completed post-graduate training in environmental health and learned new strategies to manage immune system, digestive, neurological and hormonal dysfunctions.

Daniela is passionate about real food, helping people live in healthier homes and empowering people to be proactive and stay on top of their health. She has a special interest in helping families and children to find their harmony and live more balanced lives. She gains constant inspiration from seeing clients make conscious changes to their physical health to find that it also benefits their emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. She loves working with other health professionals and community groups providing a more holistic approach to health.

Her passion for natural health started from a very young age watching her grandparents using herbs and real food as medicine.

In her spare time, Daniela enjoys walking in nature, spending time by the sea, preparing delicious and nutritious meals and sharing enriching and joyful experiences with family and friends.


 

Massage Therapists

Amanda Irving 

Remedial Massage Therapist

Amanda was educated in Launceston and Melbourne, and currently lives with her husband and three children in Launceston. She has an interest in self-massage techniques, and is an instructor for Massage in Schools Program. In March 2011 she participated in a massage workshop for arthritis sufferers, in particular those about to undergo, or recover from, a knee reconstruction.

When not at work, Amanda likes to cycle with her family and browse the real estate guide.

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Fred Wesley 

Remedial Massage Therapist

Laurence (Fred) Wesley has been working at the Tamar Chiropractic clinic since 2009. Fred holds a Diploma in Remedial Massage and is a Member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists, and an associate Member of Massage Therapist Society of Australia. He continues to update his qualifications, and offers the very best care to his clients.

Fred is married with two adult children, and enjoys family camping holidays, and photography.

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Merv Davis 

Remedial Massage Therapist

Merv has a diploma of Remedial Massage from the Australian College of Massage, graduating in June 2013. He is enjoying helping people get relief from pain and discomfort. Originally from Kangaroo Island, South Australia, he has been involved in a number of different occupations, including mission work in France and Chad, Africa, and more recently working with the Launceston City Mission.

Merv and his wife Mia (who is an RN and originally from Sweden), have a passion to see people well through good nutrition. Merv and Mia have three adult children and they very much enjoy living in Launceston.

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Barbie Wright

Remedial Massage Therapist

Barbie completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification in 2012/2013 with the Australian College of Massage, after experiencing genuine satisfaction helping people by easing tension and pain through massage. Shortly thereafter, she also began working part-time with Tamar Chiropractic. During this time Barbie has had the opportunity of fine-tuning her techniques and had exposure to a wide range of clinical issues. Her style has progressed to more of a cross fibre approach, which brings with it a thorough muscular release without excessive pain.

Barbie really enjoys allowing her clients disconnect from the world and help relax those tight, sore muscles by keeping chatter to a minimum and playing music that helps soothe the senses.

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Dane Tiffin

Remedial Massage Therapist

Dane started his journey with a passion of wanting to help others and found that massage was a great fit. After graduating his Cert IV in Remedial Massage in 2016, Dane decided to take it a step further and studied through Evolve College (formally known as The Australian College of Massage) for his Diploma in which he graduated in late 2018.

Dane has a strong passion for health and wellbeing and is committed to continually educating himself for the benefit of his clients.

Outside of massage, Dane spends a lot of his time building his body in the gym through weight training and healthy nutrition, and competes in Natural Bodybuilding shows in which he has had some great success.


Staff

Louise Pearson
Practitioner Assistant/Practice Manager

Tania Lockhart
Receptionist & Practitioner Assistant

Marion Perry
Receptionist & Practitioner Assistant

Julie Jones
Receptionist & Practitioner Assistant

Hannah Montgomery
Receptionist & Practitioner Assistant

Sonia Griffiths
Receptionist & Practitioner Assistant

Sarah Davis
Administrative & Chiropractic Assistant

Margo Spiller
Receptionist & Practitioner Assistant

Tracey Mazengarb
Receptionist & Practitioner Assistant


Administrators

Daniela Martins e Souza
Director and Secretary

Sebastiao Martins
Director of Tamar Chiropractic

Ana Maria Martins
Administrative Assistant