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 Scott Fell
Scott is a Chiropractor with over 30 years experience. After completing his Masters Degree at Macquarie University he combined his love of Chiropractic with his love of travelling and headed off around the world for 5 years.This included a stint in Scotland where he also opened a satellite clinic in the outer Hebrides
Since returning to Australia Scott has lived in Seaforth enjoying an active lifestyle in the beautiful Northern Beaches. He has a passion for the water, competing around the world in Outrigger competitions. He also represented Australia in the Dragon Boat Worlds.
Prior to coming to Village Chiropractic he ran a success practice in the CBD for over 20 years looking after people who work in an office environment as well as array of sportspeople and paddlers. He also worked with some of the larger corporations encouraging people to move more and sit less.
He is a member of the Australian Chiropractic Association and brings a wealth of experience to the Village Chiropractic Team.
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.”
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.
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.