Olivia Gleeson, Chiropractor
BAppSc (Clin), BChiroSc
Olivia is passionate about empowering people to their best brain function and health expression.
Her practice in Perth WA has a focus on paediatrics, pregnancy and family health. Olivia is mum to 11 year old triplets- conceived spontaneously and birthed vaginally, her own journey as a naturally minded mother in an often unhealthy world has been a great teacher.
Olivia graduated as a chiropractor from RMIT in 1998 being awarded the Diagnostic Science Excellence Award. After 8 yrs of experience and wanting to have a bigger impact on inspiring people, Olivia co-founded Nervana Chiropractic; which has clinics across Perth. She was awarded a WA 40 under 40 business award in 2013. She has completed a 2 year diplomate in neuro-developmental paediatrics and has a keen interest in child development and neuroplasticity.
She has served previously on the public education committee of the Chiropractic Association of WA and is passionate about raising community awareness about the role of chiropractic in better health. She has presented at chiropractic conferences, maternity hospitals, community health nurse conferences, playgroups and schools. Olivia always strives to be of service to the community and has volunteered over several years at Hands on Health and supports Spinal Research and CCNP.
"I am honoured and excited to join the board of CCNP and playing a role in moving forward the collaboration, research and education in our profession to better serve the children and families in our communities."
Julie Uren, Chiropractor
Julie completed her general nursing training in 1985 then went on to complete midwifery in 1987. She also has further training in Child and Family and Childbirth Education.
After many years working with mothers and babies she was inspired to undertake a chiropractic degree after working with her husband Mark and seeing first hand the benefits of chiropractic.
Julie completed her chiropractic studies in 2005. Since then she has worked with husband Mark in their family chiropractic practice in Sydney. She has a particular interest in the care of pregnant women and children.
Julie has developed and taught workshops to chiropractors around Australia and New Zealand on pregnancy and birth. Julie is passionate about helping chiropractors understand the implications pregnancy and birth may have on the long term health of children.
Julie has two delightful daughters Mia and Hanna. She feels privileged to join the hard working and dedicated team of the CCNP board to advance the work into children and chiropractic to help build happier healthier communities.
Jacey Pryjma, Chiropractor
Known as an innovator in the field, her energy and engaging nature captivates those around her.
Using creative ideas and transforming daily practice into a wonderful experience for families is what Dr Jacey Pryjma has committed her career to. Passionate about chiropractic for children, Dr Jacey, as her young patients fondly call her has paved a career around innovation and bringing a love for health restoration & preservation back to the centre of daily family life. Connecting little ones and their families to the beauty of the human body. Dr Pryjma has experience in governance and industry leadership sitting on the NSW CAA board for 3 years and was a states industry spokesperson for the profession appearing on TV, radio and in print. Teaching industry accredited paediatric seminars; Dr Pryjma continues her passion for supporting chiropractors to practice ‘best practice’. When not in practice at Australian Children’s Chiropractic Centre located in Newcastle NSW, Jacey is further developing her software company Well Kids, whose purpose is to bring standards of examination and care management to chiropractic care for children. With a focus on QOL and functional scores, Well Kids is built to support chiropractic research while bringing consistent measuring tools to the profession.
Scott Walters, Chiropractor
Scott graduated from RMIT in 1993, and has worked in various areas since that time, settling in Albury in 2001, and founded Chiropractic Wellbeing.
In that time, the practice grew to become a large family based practice, with collaborative ties with many other local professionals. In 2014 Scott completed a Grad. Cert. in Small Business Management from Charles Sturt University, and is currently studying a Diplomat in Chiropractic Paediatric Neurodevelopment. In 2016 his practice won the Albury/Wodonga Outstanding Micro Business Award.
Scott has become very interested in how to help families live happier, healthier lives, and how to translate new knowledge bases into successful interventions for patients in practice. He believes that chiropractic has the capacity to impact individuals and families lives in a positive way. He is passionate about supporting chiropractors to improve their skills especially with children and families, and their ability to understand and ethically communicate the knowledge base behind chiropractic care of families.
Scott is married with one daughter, and is also an avid scuba diver, fly fishermen, trains in Brazilian Jui Jitsu and likes running with his dog.
Alison is a chiropractor with a strong focus on Paediatrics and Pregnancy. She graduated from RMIT in 2002, and has since completed her Masters in Chiropractic Paediatrics through the Kiro Kids and McTimoney College programs.
She runs a successful family wellness practice in Queensland, and prior to this she has worked extensively in Western Australia.
When in WA she sat on both the CAA(WA) board and the chiropractors registration board of WA. She is passionate about helping children and their families to be the best they can be through chiropractic care and lifestyle changes.
Edna is a 1999 Palmer graduate who has been living in WA for 13 years.
Over this time she has taken several post graduate courses in paediatric development and adjusting techniques. She achieved a certification in the Move to Learn program and is currently studying Functional Neurology through IAFNR.
Currently, she is organising Leader’s groups with local professionals who are also working in the antenatal and early childhood communities as a way to share knowledge and create a positive support system for health professionals and the families they work with.
She sees the CCP board director opportunity as another chance to grow her network and increase her ability to give back to the chiropractic community and in turn as positively affect and educate the general population.
Helen graduated from RMIT in 1992 with an award in clinical excellence and spent her internship in Adelaide, South Australia learning from a chiropractor who had a special interest in Chiropractic Paediatrics.
It was this experience that cemented her commitment to educating parents in the importance of chiropractic care for children. It is this passion that led Helen to continue study in the care of pregnant women and newborns.
Helen is also passionate about advocacy for chiropractors and chiropractic. She has volunteered her time for the Chiropractors Association of Australia, chairing the Public Education committee when in Western Australia and is the immediate Past President of the CAA Victoria.
Since graduating from RMIT Chiropractic in 2005, Matthew has continued his education pathway by achieving a Master of Paediatric Chiropractic, Bachelor of Science (Neurobiology) and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education.
In 2017, he completed the Academy of Chiropractic Philosopher's certification. Along his journey, he volunteered his time on the CAA Qld Board.
His interests lay within education and research where he now has four peer reviewed publications around chiropractic paediatrics and has taught paediatric and pregnancy care both at the Barcelona College of Chiropractic and CQ University. His previous board experience and research knowledge drives his passion to changing the future of chiropractic paediatrics.