Katie Pattison BHSc (Acup) – Director, Senior Practitioner
Katie Pattison is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Katie undertook her training at the Australian College of Natural Medicine and Endeavour College of Natural Health, where she qualified with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Cert IV in TuiNa massage (Translated as push/pull, utilising Acupuressure points) in 2010.
She also completed an internship in Guanxi China where she practiced at three hospitals to further advance her knowledge and skills in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Katie also has a Blue Card that enables her to work with children and young people.
Katie always knew that she would be working in a field that involved helping people. It was not until she experienced the benefits of Acupuncture herself in 2003 that her interest was sparked in the TCM field. In which she began her own journey in 2004 into the world of preventative medicine.
Katie has a particular interest in women’s health, stress, headaches, emotional disorders and musculoskeletal conditions. In her support of women she incorporates Acupuncture, Chinese TuiNa massage, Cupping, Gua Sha and moxibustion.
She has a natural joy and enthusiasm for life and healing, and believes deeply in the power of education and teaches her clients how to avoid further health problems with life style and dietary guidance.
Patricia McNab BHSc Acupuncture & Naturopathy
Patricia has been practicing Acupuncture and Naturopathy for the past 34 years. In that time, she has come to realise that every body’s body is different and every one’s patterns are unique. Offering individualised, tailor made treatments – just for you.
Over the years, Patricia has lectured in Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture at various colleges in Brisbane as well as around the country.
Patricia’s experience and special interest lies in the treatment of women all through their years – from their teens through the complex fertile times and then into the challenging years of menopause and onwards.
She also have a particular interest on the effects of pain, injury and mental attitude on one’s health and wellbeing.
Patricia is a registered acupuncturist accredited with the profession peak national body – the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) as a Fellow. She is also a member of ANTA (Australian Natural Therapists Association)
Carolyn Ellaway Dip HSc (Nut)
Carolyn is Banksia’s “Nutrition Detective”, passionate about working with her clients to create individual nutritional plans to support them back to happy, healthy digestion, energy, and quality of life.
What we eat and drink are two of the biggest needle-movers for regaining and maintaining robust health, starting with the health of our gut microbiome. Fad diets, fad drinks and foods come and go. Carolyn’s approach is backed by nutritional science, with a special interest in gut health including food intolerances and food sensitivities. She is a firm believer that we can all enjoy a positive relationship with food, nourishing and nurturing our body and mind with nutrition that is the right fit for each of us, whatever our life stage.
Carolyn studied a Diploma of Health Science – Nutrition, at the Australian College of Natural Medicine Brisbane, and upon graduation in 2005 was presented with the Award for Excellence in Nutritional Medicine. She has been an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) since 2005 and in recognition for her long-standing commitment to nutritional medicine, was awarded the title of Fellow of ATMS in 2020.
Carolyn has a wealth of information to share with her clients, believing that when we know better, we can do better. Experience has demonstrated that small, manageable steps build the best road to success. Collaborating with her clients to create these steps is a key priority, so that action steps are appropriate and can easily become a habit and part of your routine. Carolyn follows her passion for Food as Medicine alongside raising a family and appreciates the challenges we face to maintain balance and fit wholesome nutrition into our busy lives.
Esther Konad Dip HSc (Massage)
Esther has been working with clients from all walks of life for the past 10 years. She is extremely passionate about reducing pain within her clients and reconnecting them back to their true self. She has worked with a variety of people from all walks of life, including athletes, physiotherapists, runners, corporate industry workers, pregnant women, teenagers, kids, celebrities and everything in between. She has continually attended courses and other studies to add to her unique and extensive blend of techniques, which allow her to customise her approach for each individual so you are not only feeling the relief in your muscles, but also to help you feel more grounded and connected to your body, mind and soul.
Working with Esther, you will benefit from a treatment plan designed to draw out the best version of you to optimise your body, mind and soul. During your time together she will help you understand the connection between your mind and body so that you feel empowered and equipped in understanding your body.