About Leonie Lancaster
Leonie learnt the importance of a healthy nervous system from a young age. The impact of seeing her Mum so unwell from a neurological disorder gave the opportunity to know the reward of being able to help others with their health.
As a teenager Leonie’s parents took her to a Chiropractor as a last resort in hope of finding some pain relief. Not only did she enjoy rapid results, the solution seemed so simple and just made perfect sense. She immediately knew this is what she wanted to study.
Leonie completed her 5 years of Chiropractic study in 1993. Following that she worked throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom as a locum (temporary positions). Transitioning through a number of practices at this time helped keep her on her toes! She needed to be proficient in a variety of techniques to be able to care for patients in each practice. During her travels she loved her time in Warrnambool, so chose to settle and establish her own business here in Warrnambool and Terang in 2000.
After 15 years in practice she again felt the urge to learn more about the nervous system, its function, and the disorders that can affect it. So, she embarked on a two-year Diplomate Program of the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation. This led to the attainment of a DACNB (Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board).
Being a Chiropractor for 29 years now, Leonie can see how the original philosophy of Chiropractic (from 1895) is now supported by the latest Neuroscience research. Understanding this combination of philosophy and science reminds her of how different Chiropractic is from other healing professions.
As well as loving being a Chiropractor, Leonie continues to enjoy helping others by participating in volunteer work.
BAppSc (Chiro) Bachelor of Applied Science Chiropractic.
GradDip (An Chiro) Graduate Diploma Animal Chiropractic
DACNB Diplomate American Chiropractic Neurology Board
ACA Australian Chiropractic Association
ASRF Australian Spinal Research Foundation
SOTOA Sacro-occipital Technique Organisation (Australia)
IAFNR International Association of Functional
Neurology and Rehabilitation