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Rouse Hill Chiropractic

Joseph Iemma, Kate & Olivia

Suite 8, Level 1, The Terrace
40 Panmure St
Rouse Hill NSW 2155

Servicing area: Rouse Hill and Hills District, New South Wales

Rouse Hill Chiropractic

I’m Joseph Iemma, Chiropractor… Are you suffering neck or lower back pain? Does your neck or back get stiff or do you suffer from headaches? Is a pinched nerve or muscle spasm causing you pain? Have you injured yourself at work or while playing sport? We can help you!

About Rouse Hill Chiropractic

Welcome to Rouse Hill Chiropractic

Our highly trained and friendly chiropractors use their hands as well as other manual methods to treat your discomfort or pain and help to restore correct function and mobility to your body. Importantly, we take the necessary time to develop the most appropriate course of action and talk to you about your treatment. At Rouse Hill Chiropractic our treatments are longer because we strongly believe that complete care takes times.

Here at Rouse Hill Chiropractic we provide effective, gentle, and caring services with a smile. It is our overall aim to get you feeling healthier, happier, and more energetic! Feel free to contact us, as we look forward to meeting you and working with you.

Our Team

Joseph Iemma

Chiropractor B.Sc Chiro, M. Chiro

Joseph graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Masters in Chiropractic. Joseph is the principal chiropractor at Rouse Hill chiropractic and has been practising in the hills district for 15 years. Joseph’s clinical experience has grown over time and he feels that you can always continue to learn and develop as a practitioner. This principle allows him to treat and manage a wide range of conditions. “I have been brought up with chiropractic being an important part of my growth and development, so I feel that everyone can benefit from chiropractic care regardless of your age. I consider it a privilege to treat each and every person”.

Joseph has competed at a club level in many sports including basketball, soccer, football and tennis to name a few. Joseph has also been a competitive runner at both sprinting and longer distances. Currently he is an active member of the Queenscliff beach surf lifesaving club. Having completed his bronze medallion in the water and on the beach he discovered a passion for competitive beach sprinting, where he has run and placed at a state level.

Keeping physically fit and active has been an integral part of Joseph’s life. He has had several injuries throughout his sporting days from which he has had to overcome and learn from. This gives him a detailed insight and ultimately a strong clinical advantage when it comes to the treatment and management of sportspersons. “Chiropractic can really aid in a person’s recovery from injury but more than that, it allows you to perform at your peak when it counts most”.

Furthermore Joseph is the proud father of two young children giving him not only immense enjoy but even more clinical perspective and the enthusiasm to treat and care for families in his clinic.

Further training and certifications:

  • Switched on Kids -Elements program.

  • Rock tape certification.

  • Training in musculoskeletal dry needling.

  • He holds a current Level 2 Senior First Aid Certificate, Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC) and Spinal Management (SM).

  • Joseph is an active and current member of the Australia Chiropractic Association (ACA).

  • He is registered and compliant with guidelines set out by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Kate Smith

Chiropractor B.Sc Chiro, M. Chiro

Kate is a graduate of Macquarie University, completing a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Master of Chiropractic degree in 2009. She has become an established chiropractor in the Hills District and has been credited by the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA) for her academic achievements.

Kate takes a keen interest in human anatomy, movement biomechanics, the immune system, pain science and rehabilitation. She has a firm belief that education and empowering each patient to take control of their own health is important. Kate has experienced her own personal battle of niggling injuries and immune issues. Overcoming these problems has led to a unique skill set, understanding all too well the impact of lower back pain, chronic inflammation and the difficulty in finding the right person to help. “I’m grateful for my own health struggle, if it weren’t for that I wouldn’t have found my strength”.

Since 2010 Kate has been teaching histology and anatomy at Macquarie University’s hospital. She has gained an in-depth knowledge by working first hand with the dissected human cadavers, which has proven invaluable in understanding the complexity of the human body.

Kate is also a certified health coach with the Institute of Motion, enabling her to train clients on how move better and how to establish proper movement foundations. Kate uses a variety of methods to enhance mobility and strength, in particular focusing on Loaded Movement Training. This is a form of resistance training that creates stability and strength in a multitude of positions. It differs to your conventional gym workout, training your body to be capable with the demands of typical daily activities and creating a body to be more reactive, instinctive and strong in various planes. This type of training is proven to be more effective for reduced injury risk and is essential for optimal health and longevity.

Recent certifications include:

  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 1

  • Institute of Motion (IoM) Level 1 & 2

  • Musculoskeletal Dry Needling

  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS) Exercise 1

  • Functional Health Solutions – Functional medicine and movement.

  • Inspiral Paediatric Seminar Level 1 & 2

  • Switched on Kids Paediatric Seminar

  • Level 2 Senior First Aid

  • Certified for Workers Compensation claims (SIRA)

  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Olivia Thompson

Chiropractor B.Sc Chiro, M. Chiro

Olivia graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science followed by a Masters of Chiropractic. She originates from Orange in the NSW central west and chose to move to Sydney to peruse her career. Olivia integrates a multimodal approach to the care she provides while always maintaining best current practice. “I know that every individual is different, and their healthcare should reflect that. It brings me so much enjoyment to help someone be the very best version of them and achieve something important.”

Olivia has a passion for health and fitness and has competitive experience in both netball and swimming. She has represented at a national university level and holds a national B badge in umpiring, allowing her to be invited to state and national levels competitions in the 2018 season.

Olivia currently competes in the Ku-Ring-Gai netball competition, umpires at Metro League level for Netball NSW, and trains with a combination of weights and cardio for personal fitness. Her involvement with competitive sports has opened up opportunity to teach others following a similar path - especially with umpiring - and she enjoys assisting with the confidence and development of a younger generation.

Experience in sport and a love for the human body has translated well into practice for Olivia. She focuses on functionality and biomechanics and has seen, and experienced, a variety of injuries herself. Olivia knows that understanding the ‘what’ and ‘why’ components of the body are important with recovery. “We capable of doing amazing things. With Chiropractic care we are better able to move and function as a whole, be it with daily activities or elite performances.”

Further training and qualifications:

  • A member of the Australian Chiropractic Association (ACA)

  • A member of Sports Chiropractic Australia (SCA)

  • RockTape Australia Certification

  • Rigid and sports tape training

  • Musculoskeletal dry needling – Level 1 & 2

  • Level 2 Senior First Aid

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