Meet The Team

Osteopath

Dr Daniel Joiner

As a teenager Daniel experienced regular growth spurts which caused him to suffer from leg and lower back pain. The successful treatment of these issues by an Osteopath at this time started Daniel’s journey into the profession. Daniel then went on to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) and a Masters in Osteopathic Medicine.

During his time at University Daniel joined The Army Reserve as a private in the infantry, which started a different career for him in the Royal Australian Army as a full time infantry soldier. Over 6 years this career saw Daniel visit both East Timor and Afghanistan. From his exposure in the military Daniel has a experience and a particular interest in elite styles of training and endurance activities, and the injuries associated with these. Daniel left the Army in 2013 to continue his career in Osteopathy.

When not practicing as an Osteopath Daniel can be found surfing, participating in crossfit, long range shooting, or on a fire truck with the Rural Fire Service of which he has been a member for 20 years.

Now founder and lead Osteopath at Coast Health Clinic, Daniel is a motivated member of the local Gosford Community.

“I’m excited to be based here in Gosford and look forward to helping my Patients achieve their best physical health.” – Dr Daniel Joiner (osteopath)

Physiotherapist

Jessica Schlaak

Jess graduated from University of Aachen, Germany in 2004 and began her career in a highly respected clinic in Cologne, Germany. In this role she had a broad range of experiences, working with post-surgical patients, specializing in rehabilitation of professional athletes, managing and tailoring rehabilitation programs for professional athletes in high level sports like soccer, basketball, football, ice hockey hand- and volleyball.

In 2011 Jess immigrated to Australia and has since been converting her degree to Australia. In 2016 she joined a private Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic at the Northern Beaches. During her time there she has continued to develop her expertise with injured sportspeople and she also developed her skills with Pilates, teaching 3-5 classes per week.

Jess’ focus is centered on both sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, concentrating specifically on acute, chronic and overuse injuries including neck, back and pelvic pain, with a special interest in knee and ankle pain and dysfunction, supplementing both active as well as functional exercise regimes. She is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association which allows her to participate in regular specialty professional development courses, which ensure constant exposure to ongoing advances in all fields of practice. Most importantly she is passionate about encouraging everyone to enjoy sustainable health – a little extra effort with self-care definitely generates a boost in happiness!

Remedial Massage Therapist

Graham Barker

Remedial Massage Therapist Graham Barker

Have you ever had that thought to yourself that you can’t keep going on like this
anymore? That you as an individual, do not want to live in pain anymore. You
have the hunger to make the change, but you don’t know where to turn.
This is generally the turning point most of my clients have before they come and
see me.

Hi my name is Graham, I know for myself that this was the turning point for me. I
have had my fair share of pain and injuries In my life. Starting with fifteen years of
chronic shoulder pain (from ruby league), lower back pain, then sciatica for one
and half year’s. As you could imagine this is very frustrating and can really
interfere with your daily life and the activities you love to do.
It wasn’t until I found remedial massage, all my issues were finally fixed. Thus
putting me on my journey to helping people heal in a holistic approach.
I began my journey in the health industry sixteen years ago, as a personal
trainer, my goal was to help clients powerlift and gain strength, physically and
mentally. As the years moved on my focus and way of life moulded into a different
direction for my clients and myself. I believe that all my clients should be able
to move better and feel better, ‘it’s all about balance’. This became my life motto
as I implemented it, with every aspect in my life. This is where I became interested
in the biomechanics of the human body, which lead to my next chapter in life,
which was completing my diploma in remedial/sports massage. I am now
returning the favour and helping my clients with their pain and injuries like
lower back pain, sciatica, bursitis, and migraines/headaches with the addition of
improved sleep. Let me return the favour and help you.

Thea Van Der Linde

Thea Van Der Linde Remedial Massage Therapist Central Coast

Thea began her health journey in 2016 when she started her Remedial Massage Diploma. From an early age she has been interested in how the affect of touch can have positive impacts on a person’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. She completed her diploma in 2017 and had been a practitioner for 3 years now.
Since her graduation, Thea has worked in a busy clinic on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and has now relocated to the Central Coast and is loving the opportunity to use her amazing skills for the benefit of those living on the Central Coast. As a therapist Thea enjoys treating a wide variety of clients. Through her experiences she is confident in tailoring her treatments to suit her clients needs. She particularly enjoys giving sports, remedial and pregnancy massages.

She is currently a student at ACU, studying Occupational Therapy and is hoping to incorporate this degree into her future practice. 
As a new member of the Gosford community, she is excited to get involved and enable her clients to achieve their best life.