ABOUT YOUR THERAPISTS

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

"Sometimes pain afflicts people, physically, mentally or emotionally and stops them from leading their best life."

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 10 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.

Kingsley aims to help bring Acupuncture into the 21st century and have it be recognised as an Allied Health modality as opposed to an Alternative health system. He is an active member of Dr. Michael Corradino’s Neuropuncture (Neuroscience Acupuncture) certification program and Neuro Lab, which is based in the USA. Kingsley has also completed the Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program with Whitfield Reaves 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, camping & is also an avid Guitarist.

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Emily Avery (nee Worsnop)

"Over the years my interest in chronic pain has taken me down many paths, including varied approaches to soft tissue therapy, neuroplasticity therapies, and movement therapies. I love learning about the human body - and I’ve led a pretty active lifestyle that has seen more than a few injuries! – so I have a keen and personal understanding of chronic pain, how it effects the brain-body connection, and how that can lead to long term musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain. I opened CARM Therapies so that I could share all of that education and experience with my community, and 18 years on, I still love what I do."

Emily has been in the Massage industry for 21 years, having completed her first massage course in 1999 and never looking back.

Emily enjoys all aspects of soft tissue therapy especially neck and upper limb chronic pain conditions, and holds an Advanced Diploma in Applied Science – Remedial Massage. Post graduate certificates include Dry Needling, Kinesio Taping, and Advanced Pregnancy Massage.

Emily has also recently completed an 18 month training certificate to become a Practitioner of Rehabilitation Pilates.

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

Emily is available for Remedial Massage treatments Tuesday-Friday during normal business hours,
Equipment based Pilates sessions are available on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings at the Scullin Pilates Studio (Deb Carroll Movement Therapist).
Mat Pilates classes are run from the CARM Therapies Higgins clinic on Wednesday mornings.
Please call the clinic for more information or bookings.

(Please check with the clinic for Emily’s current availability, as it does change from time to time).

Emily is currently available for treatments Monday - Friday

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Rowena Lehikoinen

""Whether you are seeking treatment for an injury, Chronic Pain, Pregnancy or 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, myofascial cupping, and Kinesio taping.

Rowena has a very keen interest in functional movement patterns and enjoys assessing clients (via walking, postural analysis and special tests) to ensure each client receive the most appropriate treatment for their individual needs.

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 on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, with late afternoon and evening appointments offered on Monday and Friday.

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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 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.

In her down time Caitlin likes taking long walks with her dog, going hiking, and is an avid Mountain Biker.

Caitlin is available for treatments Tuesday- Thursday and Saturdays, with some late afternoon and evening appointments available.