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Dr Margaret Tay Discover Chiropratic Ballina and Byron Bay

Dr Margaret Tay (Chiropractor)

Margaret graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2001, after a five year double degree including a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Clinical Science in Chiropractic.

Prior to graduation, Margaret did her final year internship in Bali, Indonesia.

Margaret and her husband Chen, took over Discover Chiropractic Byron Bay in December 2001, followed with Discover Chiropractic Ballina in April 2002.

Margaret has a particular interest in spinal rehabilitation, using the technique Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP).

Other techniques that have been studied include Sacro Occipital Technique, Gonstead technique, Diversified, Impulse Instrument, Cranial adjusting and ScoliBalance.

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Margaret is a member of Chiropractic Australia, CA. She is also a registered provider for Workers Compensation claims (now known as iCare).

In her spare time Margaret loves to surf and is often spotted in the waves of The Pass and at Flat Rock by her patients. She also enjoys regular cycling, bush walking and camping.

She is also passionate about a holistic lifestyle, including being an avid gardener, producing as much of the families fruit and vegetables on a suburban block as possible.

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Dr Meaghan McMillan (Chiropractor)

Dr Meaghan joined the Byron practice in 2019.

Dr Meaghan has been in practice since graduating from RMIT University in 1995.

She worked as the principle chiropractor in a well-known, busy, Family Wellness Chiropractic practice in country Victoria before moving the family to Byron Bay.

Meaghan is married to Jason (also a chiropractor) they have three beautiful, happy, energetic children. She has a busy lifestyle, loves being physically active.

She is actively involved in the Byron Bay Surf Club and loves to catch a wave when the surfs good!

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Meaghan is a member of the Australia Chiropractors Association, ACA.

A Certified S.O.T Practitioner and Instructor, Meaghan has done many short courses to expand her knowledge.

She is passionate about Wellness care for the whole family, especially children and babies. Adjusting children makes her day!

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Dr Chen Tay (Chiropractor)

Dr. Chen Tay graduated from RMIT in 2001 and has practiced all over Australia as a locum chiropractor.

Through his extensive research, travel and clinical experience, he has personally experienced the incredible benefits of regular chiropractic care.

Chen has a particular interest in Sacro Occipital Technique, Activator Methods, Gonstead technique, and Diversified adjusting.

In his spare time, he loves to read, write and play cricket. Whether it’s indoor, outdoor or the backyard, if there’s a game on, he’ll be there.

Chen has been married for 18 years and have three active boys who love cricket, soccer and camping.

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Chen is a member of the Australia Chiropractors Association, ACA.

Margaret and Chen Tay have three Children, Elijah, Bayden and Gabriel. Chen was born in Cambodia, and has lived in Melbourne most of his life. Margaret lived on the Sunshine Coast all her life, until moving to Melbourne to study Chiropractic.

Chen and Margaret met while studying Chiropractic at RMIT.

Linda Tedd Discover Chiropratic Ballina and Byron bay

Linda Tedd (Acupuncturist)

Linda studied at the Academy of Natural Therapies and graduated in 1992 with a B.App.Sc.(T.C.M.), and lectured in Chinese Herbal Medicine and dietetics at the Endeavour College of Natural Health in Southport for 10 years.

Linda had been practising Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Massage and Cupping) on the Gold Coast since 1992 until she recently moved to Ballina.

Linda is a Member of Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association.

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In addition to practising general acupuncture, Linda has had a keen interest in Facial Rejuvenation and for many years.

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David MacLean (Masseuse)

David MacLean Is originally out of St. Petersburg Florida Moving to the northern beaches of Sydney from the US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean in 1995.

He has had a passion for healing modalities and bodywork from a young age. Spending time with and around massage therapists in the late 1980’s.

David started his remedial massage diploma course in 2004 with North side Natural Health Centre in Sydney.

Spending years in a clinic, part time, in Bilgola Plateau during this time learning sports massage, trigger point therapy, and deep tissue massage working closely with Bill Blundel.

Massage sessions include:

  • Myo facia release
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Trigger point massage
  • Relaxation massage
  • Sports massage
  • Remedial massage

David combines all these techniques during my massage sessions, depending on what is needed.

David has always led a healthy lifestyle and been an athlete most of his life. From an all-star baseballer, competitive two-man beach volleyball, martial arts, and surfing. David has always been active and healthy.

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Suzy Tonkin (Massage Therapist)

Suzy Graduated from Kingscliff Tafe in 2017 and has been working fulltime as a Remedial massage Therapist in the Northern Rivers for the last 6 years.

Suzy inhales Nature, loves The Beach, does Reformer Pilates for strength, rides Horse’s for a challenge, Admires Art and Travels for new experiences.

Suzy specialises in providing customised Massage Therapy treatments that help restore balance,

improve strength and flexibility and alleviate muscle pain and tension.

Her techniques are tailored to meet the individual needs and goals of each client.

Suzy’s main services she provides are:

  • Remedial Massage
  • Sports Remedial Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Deep tissue Massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger Pointing

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Health, wellbeing and a Big smile is an important part of Suzy’s lifestyle.

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Howard Rontal

After a career in journalism Howard Rontal became a Certified Hellerwork Practitioner in 1985.

Hellerwork is a close derivative of Rolfing (Structural Integration) which is the manipulation of fascial tissue in the service of better posture. This structural approach to the body can also be applied to healing a wide variety of problems from low back pain and plantar fasciitis to headaches/migraines and frozen shoulders.

Howard is also a Certified Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist (Freedom From Pain Institute), and a Board-Certified Structural Integrator SM (International Association of Structural Integrators). He was licensed in both the states of Maryland and Hawaii.

Howard is especially adept at solving orthopedic issues. He enjoys both the challenges and the results he sees in his patients.

Howard is also the creator of the Myofascial Release Massage. This is a simplified version of what he practices clinically, made accessible for massage therapists. Over 4,300 massage therapists, chiropractors, and physiotherapists have taken his classes. He now teaches it at the Byron Community College.

Howard moved to Australia with his Australian born wife after 20 years in the United States in December of 2021. He will apply for Australian citizenship at his first opportunity. Howard also has a serious spiritual practice, likes to hang out with his wife, read, write, and work out.

Howard can be reached at (04) 6656 9244 or at howard_rontal@hotmail.com