Meet the Team
It's the people at Village Chiropractic Manly that make all the difference. We are all 100% committed to helping you achieve your health goals. We are passionate about helping our community to be a beacon for health in Australia and the World.
Dr Ravi Rudner
Chiropractor and Director of Village Chiropractic, serving the Manly community since 2005.
I have been a Chiropractor since 2001 and have worked with thousands of people in Australia and abroad to help them achieve optimal health. It's extremely rewarding to see people regain their health as they learn to trust their body’s innate capacity to heal without excessive intervention.
I'm a father of two children and I love the ocean. My happy place is Manly Beach early in the morning with my kids. As a father, husband and small business owner, I know how vital great health is to maintaining a quality life. I look forward to working with you.
Dr Lily Stewart
After 5 years at University I am now a newly graduated Chiropractor and eager to get out there and help make a difference in the lives of others! Proudly born and raised in Adelaide, I have always been an avid beach goer, so I am excited to join and serve the Manly community. When I’m not in the clinic, you will catch me at the local gym, coffee shop or beach, so make sure you stop for a chat!
I am passionate about helping identify the root cause of symptoms to ensure that each patient receives the most appropriate care. I have a keen interest in treating mums and bubs and sports related injuries, with emphasis on assessing function and improving mobility and strength. My approach to health care includes a variety of techniques best suited to each individual, such as manual chiropractic adjustments, muscle release techniques and dry needling.
I am looking forward to helping you achieve your heath goals!
Acupuncturist, healer, meditation teacher
Olivia Shurdova is an acupuncturist, healer and meditation teacher with over 15 years clinical experience. She is passionate about empowering her clients to improve their overall health and wellbeing, tuning in and tailoring each treatment to their individual needs.
Olivia specialises in the care of:
Anxiety, Depression & Grief
Digestive & Immune Disorders
Cosmetic / Facial Acupuncture
Pregnancy and Postnatal
A fully registered Acupuncturist with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, Olivia has also completed a Masters of Health Science for Traditional Chinese Medicine, and has taught and supervised students in these fields.
Working with her clients on achieving a greater state of wellbeing has been her passion and full time focus for over 15 years. Whether at her busy Sydney clinic, in phone/facetime/skype consults connecting with clients worldwide, or running meditation and healing workshops for groups – she takes the role of being a wellbeing advocate and ambassador seriously.
Olivia has had the privilege to learn from many great teachers in Australia, Europe and the US, and continues to advance and refine her skills and techniques. She has developed her own very unique approach to treatment, in which she combines acupuncture, energy healing, guided meditation and counselling.
German-born and half-Russian, for almost 20 years now Olivia has called Sydney home. Her interest in philosophy from a very early age led her to study Taoism, and other Eastern and Western philosophies. A lifelong journey of study and exploration, combined with her enduring passion for meditation, nutrition and yoga, and the presence and intuition it offers her in her daily work, are all integrated and essential components of every healing with Olivia.
For more information and to book your next session you can visit Olivia’s website here.
Ellen has over 20 years experience as a Remedial Massage Therapist, having graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver, Canada. She successfully completed the 2-year Competency-Based Mastery Level RMT Program in 1997.
Ellen’s experience spans two countries. In Canada, Ellen worked at many of the top Spas, Clinics and 5 Star Hotels in Vancouver. She treated travelling clients from the entertainment and sporting industry, while also developing a strong local clientele in downtown Vancouver.
In 2002, Ellen moved to Sydney, and continued her practice as a Director and Co-Owner of Natural Therapy Associates in North Sydney.
Ellen’s range of massage modalities include Remedial, Pregnancy, Sports, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage and Hot Stone Therapy.
Ellen has a compassionate and caring nature. She works therapeutically, holistically, and intuitively to provide both relaxation and remedial treatments with a highly personalised approach.
Ellen is fully accredited and provides Health Fund Rebates.
“Ellen is one of the best massage therapists I have ever had the pleasure of encountering. Not only does she give an amazing remedial massage, but she also brings her whole heart and soul into the room, ensuring you are supported and nurtured every step of the way.”
Jennifer is a Northern Beaches based nutritionist who is passionate about her subject and is always ready to share her knowledge and experiences.
As a mother of 2 and friend of many, Jennifer can provide advice, demonstrations and can strategise ways to improve your health through friendly one-on-one appointments in the heart of Manly.
Being a qualified Nutritionist, Jennifer has had over 15 years experience in the field, working in multiple health settings, including retail, practices and allied health. She has had extensive experiences with:
An initial consultation is a 75 minute 1 on 1 discussion, where you discuss systems of the body in a thorough history taking process. This will include the creation of goals and aims. Jennifer will then complete
an in-depth analysis and treatment program for you with the option to conveniently purchase any supplements recommended.
Bookings with Jennifer can be made online or in the practice.
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Kay Wilson, is an Energy healer and Energy Coach and is passionate about helping her clients live life to the fullest. Kay acts as healer and coach to help her clients not only feel better, but understand how they can best avoid health and wellbeing challenges in the future using energy based practices and techniques.
Kay has worked across the spectrum of healthcare, from corporate clients, to patients in and out of hospital, including young babies in intensive care, to the elderly at home. She is passionate about energetic health and peace of mind and is always developing techniques to help you integrate mindful and energetic living into everyday life. Kay previously trained in Yoga Therapy, Reiki Healing and Crystal Dreaming (a past life regression healing practice), and she draws on all of these practices in both her Reiki Healing Sessions and Energy Coaching.
- Kay is a Reiki Practitioner of the Frans Steine International House of Reiki, of the Usui Mikao lineage.
- Kay is a qualified Yoga Therapist and teacher, from the Ghosh Yoga School in Kolkata and the Universal Yoga Centre in Arambol, Goa.
- Kay is also a qualified Urban Shaman Crystal Dreaming Practitioner.
- Kay is an experienced Meditation Guide and Wellness Coach.
You can learn more about Kay here.
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Fernanda is a massage therapist with over 10 years experience as a body work healer.
Due to her experience as a Brazilian trained physio, and reiki practitioner Fernanda is an incredible massage therapist.
Fernanda has an extensive understanding of the human body from both a physical, anatomical perspective as well as through a highly tuned energetic intuition.
With a range of different massage techniques including remedial, deep tissue and sports massage, lymphatic drainage as well as Reiki energetic healing, offering her clients a unique healing practice that is specific to the needs of her clients as they present in front of her.
A session with Fernanda addresses more than presenting aches and pains. Her treatments allow for the release of long term stress and tensions, increased energy, improved mental clarity and focus, improved movement, flexibility, a reconnection between body and mind, release of blockages, increased calmness and overall relaxation.
What motivates us to do what we do.
At some point in your life, health will be your main priority. The most important discovery you can make is that you can decide when that time will be. It can be a voluntary decision or it can occur as a result of a health crisis.
If for you that time is now, we are here to help.
A common concern for those living the modern western lifestyle is a mismatch between what we need to enjoy flourishing health and what we actually do day to day. Our modern lifestyle does not align with our health requirements. This imbalance results in chronic stress and dis-ease.
What we eat, where and how we move, and our thoughts all impact on our ability to be healthy.
What has made Chiropractic unique since its inception in 1895 is the premise that a healthy spine also contributes to general health and wellbeing.
Whether it's back pain, neck pain, headaches or something else, in order for you to heal efficiently it’s essential to reduce stress in all its forms.
Based on a scientific approach to the detection of inefficient healing, Village Chiropractic will create a strategy to optimise your key health requirements:
- Brain/Body Connection
So you can enjoy abundant health and vitality in a modern, fast paced and increasingly demanding world.
We call it the pursuit of modern wellbeing.
The Village Story
We've been helping the Manly community to get and stay well for more than a decade. Village Chiropractic originally opened it's doors in 2005. Since then, through dedicated work and care for our practice members we have developed and grown into the well respected and popular practice that we are today.
We are inspired by Manly, the concept of the urban village, a place that is both part of a thriving metropolis and stands alone as a fully functioning community. Manly is one such place. We lean on each other in our community, we are specialists in what we do but we also care for each other as a group of citizens.
Village Chiropractic is here to provide our community with exceptional care. We exist as in our practice members lives to help them regain and maintain their vitality so that they can do more of what they love whether that's family time, sport or business . On their way to work, school, gym, the beach, or just grabbing a coffee our practice members make chiropractic care a part of their healthy lifestyle. We love our Manly community and strongly believe that as a Village we are able to support and care for each other better.
Helping you achieve your health goals helps us to fulfil our purpose of helping Manly to become the healthiest community in Australia.