Leah Rowan (Exercise Physiologist)
BAppSc (Sport & Exercise Science)
Leah is an Exercise Physiologist with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Western Sydney.
In addition to working at Absolute Health Solutions, Leah also works from a gym and a retirement village on the Northern Beaches. Leah has previously worked at a physiotherapy practice and rehabilitation hospital, aged care facilities and was a consultant at Mirus Australia, an aged care advisory firm.
Leah studied Sport and Exercise Science because of her love of exercise and an interest in rehabilitation. As an exercise physiologist, Leah specialises in the delivery of exercise and lifestyle modification for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and musculoskeletal injuries. She works with her clients to help them make lifestyle changes through education and exercise advice and prescribes an individualised and safe exercise program based on their medical conditions, injuries/pain and current fitness level. She strives to help her clients achieve their health and fitness goals, and experience the benefits of improved cardiovascular fitness and strength.
Leah’s specialty lies in working with older adults, helping them maintain independence within their home and making daily activities more manageable through exercises to increase mobility and strength, and prevent falls.
Other interests are lower back pain and chronic disease management including diabetes and weight loss. Leah understands that people trying to lose weight may have arthritis, pain or an injury that may be preventing them from exercising. She takes these into consideration and will design a program to help achieve the client’s goals as well as manage their pain.
Gabbi is the Receptionist at Absolute Health Solutions. She has been in the Health and Fitness industry for over 20 years, is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. Gabbi Has worked in 5 star hotels for the last 15 years and thoroughly enjoys helping people of all ages achieve great health in all aspects of their lives. With her attention to great customer care, Gabbi looks forward to meeting you and ensuring you receive the best care possible in our clinic.
B.Chiro.Sc, M.Chiro, ICCSP, Medicare Provider# 4340814x
Dr Andrew Ullo (co-founder of AHS) graduated from Macquarie University in 2010 with a Masters of Chiropractic and earlier with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science. Since graduation Andrew has completed a post-graduate professional qualification in sports chiropractic, the Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP), FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine and many other post graduate courses.
Andrew has a keen interest and passion for Sports Chiropractic, in particular football related injuries. He is highly experienced in treating acute and chronic sports and spinal injuries as well as numerous other musculoskeletal conditions as they relate to either personal, work and trauma for adults, children or infants.
Andrew’s interest in Sports Chiropractic has led him to treat many athletes from junior to elite levels in many sports including football, cricket, gymnastics, golf and surfing. Andrew’s focus of being a Sports Chiropractor is to provide care in the conservative management, rehabilitation and performance optimization of neuromusculoskeletal system for athletic populations.
As a chiropractor, Andrew’s aim is to improve the health and the lifestyle of his patients. Andrew intends to treat each patient according to their individual needs using a variety of techniques. These include shockwave therapy, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation, soft tissue work, stretching, gentle low force adjusting, activator instrument, dry needling or drop piece.. He also promotes mobility workouts, exercise and conditioning to help rehabilitate patients and prevent re-injury.
B.Chiro.Sc, M.Chiro, RTP, Medicare Provider# 4419573x
Dr. Sam Wirth (Chiropractor) is the co-founder of Absolute Health Solutions (AHS). He has grown up in Seaforth and has always been an active member of the community. He has been involved with the Seaforth Cub/Scout group and played Rugby with the Seaforth-Balgowlah Raiders.
Sam has a special interest in sports injury prevention and management and has previously worked as the Club Chiropractor for Seaforth FC and Brookvale FC working directly with their Premier League squad.
Sam not only treats spinal and sports injuries, but also deals with numerous musculoskeletal conditions and has an interest in the treatment of conditions of the TMJ as well as chronic shoulder and knee conditions. Sam uses a variety of techniques including Shockwave Therapy, Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM), specific gentle joint adjustments and mobilisations, activator, orthopaedic blocking and soft tissue techniques including massage and Trigenics (A Neuromuscular therapy used to relieve pain, accelerate healing and strengthen muscles).
Sam has a holistic approach to patient care, with the aim to improve the health and lifestyle of his patients via chiropractic care combined with advice and education regarding exercise, nutrition & stress management.
Dietitian, Sports Nutritionist
Robbie Clark (Accredited Practising Dietitian, Sports Nutritionist)
Bachelor Exercise Science & Nutrition, Masters Nutrition & Dietetics
Robbie is a Sydney based Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist who graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Nutrition from Southern Cross University and a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Canberra. He currently works as a practitioner in private practice at Absolute Health Solutions and other city based integrative health clinics. Robbie also works as a corporate health consultant, where he is responsible for assessing and reporting on the health of individuals within the workplace. With his energy and long-standing passion for food it has empowered Robbie to help people embrace the benefits of food through education as he strives to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals both in the workplace and the wider community.
Robbie has extensive experience across a variety of clinical, corporate health, community health and health promotion areas. He is highly personable and professional and enjoys all aspects of nutrition, and is particularly passionate about men’s health and sports nutrition, as well as having a keen interest in diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular disease and gastrointestinal disorders. He enjoys consulting individual clients, assisting them to reach and maintain their goals.
To further his interest in the effect of food on sports performance, Robbie completed a Sports Nutrition Course at the Australian Institute of Sport and he now provides strategic eating advice to both adult and junior athletes for training and competition at all levels.
Being a specialist in men’s health and seeing a need for greater awareness and attention in this area, it has motivated Robbie to team up with a diverse group of health and lifestyle professionals and start their own business to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of men of all ages, so they can live their lives to its full potential.
Robbie’s philosophy on health is simple…Balance. He feels that without balance in our life there is a lack of control and with lack of control, sometimes results in negative outcomes. This balance needs to be between work, family, friends, fun, sleep, health and exercise. He feels that being able to balance these factors is a major contributor to our level of happiness and contentedness. It is also important to note that one’s definition of balance may be completely different to another. Therefore, optimal health, to Robbie, is very much individualised and this reflects the way he interacts with and treats his clients – as unique individuals.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Diploma of Remedial Massage at Nature Care College Sydney
Penny is a fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with over 10 years’ experience.
She specializes in deep tissue remedial massage, sports massage, pregnancy massage, trigger point therapy, chronic conditions, and Swedish massage.
Coming from a Thai background she has a natural ability to apply massage techniques that have been practiced in the ancient country of Siam for centuries. This unique blend of traditional and modern massage techniques allows her to tailor make her remedial massage solutions to fit perfectly with the client’s needs.
Her outgoing personality enables her to truly appreciate a client’s underlying health needs so that she can recommend and deliver the best outcome for you.
When she isn’t working with the team at AHS she runs her own private practice and loves to go to the gym to ensure she is in tip top health to give you the best massage you deserve.
She is also a fully accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society which allows for rebates from some health funds. Please check first to see if you are eligible.
Penny looks forward to welcoming you to AHS in the future.
Hi, I’m Rachel. I am passionate about sharing my love of yoga with all those who are seeking it. Shortly after finishing a Bachelor degree in Psychology, I found yoga. Over several years I developed a regular yoga practice that profoundly impacted all aspects of my life. This evolved into a passion for the natural world which led to me completing a Master of Environmental Science.
In addition, I have been teaching yoga since 2014 after completing a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Byron Yoga Centre. I have also completed Sarah Powers’ Level 1 Insight Yin Yoga Teacher Training as well at Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training in order to enhance my yoga skill set.
I would love to share my hatha/ vinyasa yoga class with you, bright and early at 7am on Saturday morning. What a lovely way to start the weekend!
I’m Olivia. A few of my greatest passions are exploring the world and yoga and together they are a winning combination. Whilst traveling in Costa Rica I learnt a saying – Pura Vida – meaning eternal optimism and this is what yoga gives me and what I love to share.
I grew up dancing all the time at every possible opportunity. The love of movement is how I first found yoga and why I particularly love Vinyasa.
I completed my 200-hour training in 2016 at The House of Yoga, London, a baptiste-affiliated studio. Expect a powerful yet playful class!
Please call your Chiropractor at AHS Seaforth on 9948 2826 or visit our clinic at 545 Sydney Rd in Seaforth servicing the surrounding suburbs of Allambie, Balgowlah, Fairlight and Manly on the Northern Beaches.