How we started helping
About spine and posture care
When Spine and Posture Care opened in Sydney back in 2013 we noticed a growing trend of people who came in experiencing pain which was gradually getting worse over time.
Worse still, we saw people who would experience pain relief only for the problem to come back months or even only weeks later sometimes more intense than before.
In this time we have made it our goal to not only treat the symptoms you experience but find the underlying cause of your problem to help stop the pain and discomfort you feel from coming back.
I feel your pain.
I feel it from a place that’s close to home because it was one of the biggest motivators for me to become a chiropractor in Sydney. I’ll tell you more about that in a moment.
Pain and discomfort are an unfortunate problem and chances are you’re reading this because you’re probably feeling one of them.
They’re the problems you get which don’t stop you from living your everyday life, but are starting to limit you from doing what you want.
The problems that cause the pesky thought in the back of your head saying “Is this going to cause my pain to come back or get worse.”
My mum went through the first 30 years of her life without an issue. The next 20 were a lot worse. Mum is a pharmacist; her job requires her to spend the day alternating between long periods of sitting to long periods of standing.
As a child I remember her coming home at the end of every day with a different pain. Lower back pain one day, neck pain the next and headaches in between. She felt helpless because she didn’t know what to do about it.
She tried so many different things but only ever got short term relief. It wasn’t until she saw a family friend who was a chiropractor that her pain started disappearing in the long term.
She always tell this story and I’ve wanted to be a chiropractor ever since,
At the end of the day it comes down to what your goal is and what you want. Do you want to:
- Get rid of your pain
- Improve your posture
- Go back to playing with your children without worrying about that pain flaring up
- Do you want to move better and feel better?
It’s all up to you. I’m here to help.
If you experience that nagging neck pain, lower back pain or problem anywhere in your spine, I know what you’re going through and I’m here to help when you’re ready.
Dr Mark is the owner and head Chiropractor at Spine and Posture Care. He graduated with a Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Medical Science majoring in Human Anatomy, physiology and neurobiology.
He has been treating and educating patients in Sydney CBD for multiple years and has a passion for treating spinal problems, postural correction and rehabilitation.
Mark is a corporate health speaker addressing staff of companies in Sydney on poor posture, how to improve it and overall body health and has been featured in the Sunday Telegraph on the effects of poor posture to the body. Learn more about Dr. Mark El-Hayek here.
Dr Val Farion
Dr Val is an associate chiropractor at Spine and Posture Care. Originally from Perth, she graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in physiology.
Val pursued her passion for anatomy, physiology and rehabilitation by taking the leap and moving to Sydney to complete her Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University. Currently, Val is undertaking a masters of research.
Having represented Macquarie University at a global chiropractic conference in Brisbane, Val is no stranger to educating people about the benefits of chiropractic. Val has mentored young chiropractors during her time at university, and this has transformed into educating patients about good posture and guiding them on their journey to pain relief and recovery.
Dr Mitchell Taylor
Dr Mitchell graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Master of Chiropractic.
Growing up, he was always very passionate about sport, health, and fitness, going on to play competitive water polo throughout his teen years.
Mitchell is a dedicated practitioner who advocates for a well-balanced approach to
health through chiropractic care, exercise and nutrition while bearing in mind that no two patients are the same.
Mitchell focuses on addressing posture to help alleviate common symptoms such as
headaches, neck pain, back pain. He has a close eye for detail to make the most appropriate clinical decisions tailored specifically to you
Outside of the clinic, you can find Mitchell staying active in the gym, socialising, gaming or being a master chef in the kitchen!
Mrs Luisa Zampogna
Luisa is the clinic manager at Spine and Posture Care. From the biggest to the smallest tasks, she takes care of it all!
Growing up with neck and shoulder pain Luisa has seen chiropractors from a young age and knowing the benefits of what chiropractic can do she took the step into managing and directing Spine and Posture Care from 2016.
If you need help with anything at all shes you’re go to!
Do everything we can to keep you delighted with our service from start to finish
Make sure we are honest, open and upfront about anything we do
We know you’re not always in the best mindset when you’re in pain. We ensure to always be patient and supportive of the way you’re feeling.
We understand that we can’t always help everyone and our treatment may not be suitable to your problem. We will always do our best to point you in the direction of someone who can help.
We always put you first. Our goal is to understand your problem and give you the best available treatment for it.
To educate, advise and help anyone who experiences pain with the best available evidence based treatment for their problem
To empower each person to maintain a better version of themselves through a pain free life and improved posture