B. HSc (Naturopathy); MOT (Occupational Therapy); PGrad Hemaview, Bio-Impedance, Dry Needling. Member ATMS: 7659; AHPRA: OCC0001717529.
Karen is a highly experienced Naturopath and Nutritionist, Occupational Therapist and Soft Tissue Practitioner. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) and a Masters in Occupational Therapy, studying shift work and the impact on safety outcomes. Karen has post graduate training in Hemaview, Bio-Impedance Testing and Dry Needling.
Karen is the clinical director of Scone Inspire Health. She previously worked in multi-disciplinary clinics throughout the Hunter Valley and Newcastle area, specialising in areas with Nutritional and Naturopathic Medicine, Injury Management, Functional Assessments and Workers Compensation Rehabilitation.She has been site based for large corporate organisations, implementing significant improvements to the company’s Injury Management policies and procedures, whereby previously unseen industry premium reductions were achieved.
She prides herself in her medicolegal writing and fundamental abilities to understand the core issues regarding health, creating empowerment and allowing the client to make essential life-long changes to better their health.
Karen is a longstanding member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and registered with the National body AHPRA for Occupational Therapy. She is registered with all Health Funds (excluding NIB for Naturopathic and Nutritional) and clients are eligible for private health fund rebates on consultations.
Karen is passionate about complementary medicine and thrives when working in a multi-disciplinary team. She regularly attends professional seminars and conferences to keep up to speed with the latest evidence based practice and scientific research. She presents information sessions to local community groupsand corporate audiences on health issues and wellness.
Areas of specialty
Karen’s long term experience in clinical practice makes her well equipped to help clients with challenging health conditions including digestive disorders, gynecological / hormonal problems, nervous system problems, cardiovascular/kidney disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, immune problems, inflammatory disorders, allergies, skin problems, toxicity issues, children/babies health issues. She is passionate about preventative medicine and addressing the underlying cause of a patient’s health problems, and continually strives to inspire and support her clients to achieve then maintain optimal balance and life long wellness.
Karen incorporates Naturopathic, Western Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Medicine, Dry Needling, dietary and workplace (ergonomic) advice with soft tissue, body work and stretching treatment, and sports taping where appropriate.
She often works closely with the client’s other treating health professionals to ensure an entirely holistic program can be created and maintained.
FAVOURITE TIME OF DAY
5.30 – 7.30 AM – For me it is a big indicator of my health. If I can jump out of bed & exercise 1st thing, I know it’s going to be a good day.
G-Tox Express – An amazing supplement for Gut Health, Detoxification and Alkalisation. I take it as my daily kick-start.
MY LATEST TRAINING
Dry-Needling. I’m so impressed with its fast acting results and works so broadly. Big results, small cost.
I GET REAL SATISFACTION WHEN:
I see my client’s have that ‘A-HA’ moment. You see the light bulb flash on and their health journey just ‘blossoms’.
AHPRA – Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – www.ahpra.gov.au
ATMS – Australian Traditional Medicine Society – www.atms.com.au