At CARM Therapies, you will be looked after by Allied Health Professionals who have received the highest level of training available for Acupuncture and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy in Australia. We pride ourselves on being client focused, and on keeping in touch with new and effective treatments.

Every practitioner/therapist who works for CARM Therapies has been hand picked (pardon the pun!) for their knowledge and also their ability to give a great treatment – after all, that’s what you’re coming in for!

So whether you want to relax or you have something that needs more specific attention, you can be sure you will receive a quality treatment, from a great therapist.

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Kingsley Avery

"“Sometime pain afflicts people – physically, mentally, or emotionally – and it stops them from leading their best life. I want to help them find their way back to being happy and healthy.”"

Kingsley has had 6 years training in Health Sciences and holds a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS) as well as a Diploma in Health Science in Eastern Massage Therapy from Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). Kingsley has over 15 years clinical experience treating many types of conditions, with a keen interest in the treatment of Sports Medicine Acupuncture, Chronic pain, Post-acute injuries and Neuro Muscular rehabilitation, as well as Pregnancy specific Acupuncture.
Kingsley aims to help bring Acupuncture into the 21st century and have it be fully recognised as an Allied Health modality. Kingsley has completed the prestigious Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program with Whitfield Reaves in the USA and is a member of Dr. Michael Corradino’s Neuropuncture (Neuroscience Acupuncture) certification program and Neuro Lab, which is based in the USA.
Kingsley is an avid Martial arts practitioner, having practiced Martial Arts since the age of 7. He holds black belt levels in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu and Jishukan Ryu Kempo, Jujutsu & Jojutsu.

Kingsley holds a Level 2 Coaching Accreditation from the Australian Jujitsu Federation and is currently the Head Instructor of the North Canberra Dojo of Jishukan Ryu Australia.

Kingsley spends his spare time in the wilderness hiking and camping, loves cooking, and is also an avid Guitarist and old school Punk Rocker!

Kingsley is available for treatments Monday to Friday.

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Emily Avery (nee Worsnop)

"“I first opened CARM Therapies in 2003 so that I could help people to feel their best. Over the years my interest in chronic pain has taken me down many paths, including varied approaches to soft tissue therapies, neuroplasticity education, and movement therapies. I believe that education is the key to not only understanding, but in overcoming many of the issues that lead to long term pain and discomfort in our lives.”"

Emily completed her first massage course in 1999, going on to study full time for 2.5years to complete an Advanced Diploma in Applied Science – Remedial Massage at The Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) in 2002. Since then, she has completed post graduate certificates in many areas of soft tissue therapy, including Dry Needling, Kinesio Taping, and Advanced Pregnancy Massage.
Emily is also a certified Practitioner of Rehabilitation Pilates through Polestar Education, and runs Semi-Private Equipment based Pilates classes from the CARM Therapies clinic for some of her chronic pain/condition clients.

Emily is currently studying a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Strategic Psychotherapy through the Institute of Applied Psychology and is looking forward to being able to incorporate her years of working with chronic pain conditions into a whole new modality of helping people. More information about Hypnosis and Chronic Pain to come - watch this space!

In her spare time (lol!), Emily enjoys hiking and camping in exotic locations, taking long naps, and chilling out with her dogs and cat while watching some questionable quality TV shows!

Emily has closed her books for massage clients.

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Rowena Lehikoinen

"“Whether you are seeking treatment for an injury, chronic pain, or pregnancy, or you just need a bit of relaxation, I’m the therapist for you!”"

Rowena attained her Advanced Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy in 2015 and has been continuously honing her skills and broadening her scope of practice ever since, completing certificates in Advanced Pregnancy Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Dry Needling, Myofascial Cupping, and Kinesio Taping.
Rowena has a very keen interest in functional movement patterns especially regarding breathing, and enjoys assessing clients (via walking, postural analysis and special tests) to ensure each client receive the most appropriate treatment for their individual needs.

Rowena is currently working towards certification in Advanced Lymphatic Drainage Massage to better assist many of her chronic pain and chronic degenerative condition clients.

Outside of the clinic Rowena loves camping with her family and is a keen Rabbitohs supporter – she even has a few little bunnies running around her house!

Rowena is currently available for Remedial Massage treatments Monday to Friday. Hours do change, so please check with the clinic for her current availability.

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Caitlin O’Neill

"“I’ve always had an interest in the human body, so decided as a mature age student to follow that curiosity and utilise my interest for the benefit of others. I chose Remedial Massage as it enables me to treat the person as a whole – targeting both the physical aspects of an injury or condition as well as other factors like stress, anxiety, or fatigue, to really have a positive impact on someone’s overall wellbeing.”"

Caitlin joined CARM Therapies in July 2018 and has quickly established herself as an integral part of the clinic’s team.

Caitlin has interests in all aspects of Soft Tissue Therapy for musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Her ability to assess and treat common conditions, like neck, shoulder, and low back pain, ensure her clients receive a quality treatment designed to get the best outcomes for their individual needs.

Caitlin’s qualifications include a Diploma in Remedial Massage, and certificates in Myofascial Cupping and Kinesio Taping. Caitlin is available for Remedial Massage, Relaxation Massage, Sports and Deep Tissue Treatments.

Caitlin is currently studying an undergraduate Degree in Health Science at The University of Canberra.

In her down time Caitlin likes taking long walks with her dog, going hiking, and is an avid mountain biker and beach goer.

Caitlin’s clinic hours do change regularly due to her study commitments, so please check with the clinic for her current availability.

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John Shaw

"“I’ve always believed in preventative health, wellness and patient empowerment through exercise, diet and leading a healthy fulfilling lifestyle. I enjoy helping patients find their balance and achieve their wellbeing goals.”"

John Shaw is an AHPRA registered Acupuncturist completing his Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese herbs) at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2004. He is an accredited member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).

John has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries, utilizing motor points to reset contracted muscle to restore joints to their normal function while reducing or eliminating pain and tendonitis. He also has a keen focus on meridian therapy to maximize energy, de-stress and promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing.

John has completed Advanced Motor Point Acupuncture with Richard Hazel and Dan Dominguez. He has also completed Whitfield Reaves’ Acupuncture Sports Medicine - Mastering the Treatment of Injury pain webinar series in addition to a Dry Needling Masterclass with CPD Health. John is currently studying Matt Callison’s Sports Medicine Acupuncture webinar series and has attended classes in the US.

John is also a qualified chef and is passionate about good nutrition.

Complimenting his strong commitment to health and wellness, John practices Iyengar Yoga and meditation, and enjoys travelling, swimming, bike riding and world music.