Dr. Evan Sgammotta
Chiropractor & Co-Founder
Dr. Evan was introduced to Chiropractic at an early age of 10 years old. He was inspired how you can treat the body with just your hands and soon realised he had found his passion.
Dr. Evan graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science, followed by a further 2 years with a Master of Chiropractic.
Evan realised that there is more than just a physical side to pain, becoming certified in 2016 in the practice of N.E.T. after undertaking studies in Australia and the USA. Dr Evan’s cutting edge techniques provide a holistically considered treatment delivered with a gentle, calm and efficient approach.
He focuses his treatments on examining the whole body rather than just on the symptoms being experienced.
Techniques Evan commonly use include:
Thompson Technique (Drop Piece with table)
Diversified Manual Adjustments
Neuro-Emotional Technique (N.E.T)
Arthostim (Quantum Neurology)
Soft Tissue Release
Dr. Gina Martins
Dr. Gina Martins is a mother of two, Chiropractor, writer and speaker. She brings with her more than 20 years of Chiropractic experience and a passion for living consciously. She is known for her honest and thought provoking approach to educating families on the principles of wellness. Gina believes that through structural, nutritional and emotional adjustments, people become more balanced and connected. Her aim is to encourage and empower others to make better lifestyle choices. Gina has further interests in preconception care, pregnancy and paediatrics.
Gina graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1992 and a Master of Chiropractic Degree in 1995. She continued her accreditation in Chiropractic techniques including:
-Applied Kinesiology (AK)
-Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT)
-Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET)
-Retained Neonatal Reflexes (RNR)
Other manual and low force techniques include Diversified, Drop-Piece/Thompson and Activator.
In addition to her work as a practitioner, Gina has lectured at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies for 3 years and was head supervisor at their Student Clinic. Gina has been actively involved in the International College of Applied Kinesiologists as a board member for 6 years, holding the position of Registrar and then being elected to the position of Secretary. Current memberships include:
-Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA)
– Chiropractic Australia (CA)
– International College of Applied Kinesiologists (ICAK)
– Sacro Occipital Technic Organisation Australasia (SOTOA).
Dr. Natalie Hope
Dr. Natalie is a passionate and dynamic Chiropractor, who incorporates a tailored multimodal approach to her treatment.
After completing a Bachelors in Health Science at Sydney University, and a Masters of Chiropractic at Macquarie University, Dr. Natalie continued to expand her study in functional movement and Neuro Emotional technique (NET).
With an interest in Functional Neuro-Orthopaedic Rehabilitation as well as looking at the emotional impacts across physiological dysfunction, Dr. Natalie takes a holistic approach in addressing the causation and treatment of a clients injuries.
Dr. Natalie utilises Diversified, TPT, Flexion-Distraction, Gonstead, Dry Needling and Soft Tissue Release techniques in her treatments.
Melanie has a particular interest in sports, long term athlete development, and functional rehabilitation. She is passionate about making hard to reach fitness and rehab goals attainable for people of all ages and activity levels.
Her in clinic approach is hands-on and movement focused with the use of techniques including: soft tissue and myo-fascial release, joint mobilisation and manipulation, Dry Needling, Muscle Energy Technique (MET), movement pattern correction, and exercise programming.
Melanie completed her Master’s of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney and also has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Kinesiology from McMaster University. She is currently completing her Master’s of Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne.
She works with Cricket NSW as the Physiotherapist for the Female Pathways Program. In the past she has also worked with the NSW Institute of Sport as the Physiotherapy coordinator for the Hockey and Netball programs. She was the physiotherapist for a number of other sport teams including: The Australian Junior Men’s Hockey Team, Canada Raven’s Rugby League, Hockey NSW Waratahs & Arrows, Netball NSW U19s, Gymnastics NSW, and the NSW women’s rugby in the inaugural year of the Super W competition.
Alison is a passionate and focused physiotherapist with an interest in functional rehabilitation for both athletes and recreational sport and exercise clients. She has a distinct passion in knee and ankle injuries and strives to create long term achievable rehab goals with each individual.
Alison is an Australian Physiotherapy Association member with a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology from the University of New South Wales. She is also a Level 1 ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach and has completed her Professional Diploma in Strength and Conditioning from the Barca Innovation Hub.
Her clinical approach couples both exercise and manual therapy with techniques including soft tissue release, joint mobilisations, dry needling and exercise and movement pattern corrections. Alison has worked as a Physiotherapist with many professional sporting teams across Sydney, and currently works with the University of NSW Nationals Sports Team.
Sarah Benna Doyle
Sarah has a warm and welcoming approach and encourages clients to come just as they are. She understands the demands of this modern life and aspires to guide, educate and empower her clients to make lasting changes without feeling overwhelmed or deprived.
Sarah actively applies individualised, evidence- based care with an integrative approach and a focus on mind-body medicine.
She offers functional pathology and DNA testing to assist in developing comprehensive, tailored treatment plans. She believes these investigations when required are key in determining the underlying cause, which is a fundamental tenet of Naturopathy.
Personlised treatments are created with a collaborative style and utilise a range of herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, nutrigenomics and lifestyle interventions to meet the unique needs of her clients.
Sarah is a degree qualified Naturopath with a Bachelor of Health Science and is an accredited practicing member of the NHAA.
Clinical Nutritionist & Prenatal Yoga Teacher
Tammy Shemesh is a clinical nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) and is an accredited member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association.
She has a special interest in fertility and preconception care for both partners and supporting women through pregnancy and postpartum. After recently navigating pregnancy and postpartum herself, Tammy understands the challenges mothers often face, and uses an individualised approach to help them regain their health, energy and vitality.
While Tammy believes in the power of food as medicine, she does not advocate one specific way of eating, rather she helps clients to become their own nutritional expert. In the clinic, Tammy uses pathology testing to scientifically assess the clients specific requirements and provide an optimal treatment plan designed to deliver their desired health outcomes.
Tammy is also a 1000hr certified fertility and prenatal yoga teacher, and also teaches mums and bubs yoga classes. She also works as an Eating Psychology Health Coach and has worked with women and teens in private eating disorder clinics.
Yu Zhang (Joseph)
Acupuncturist / Herbalist / TCM
Yu Zhang (Joseph) decided from a young age that he wanted to master the arts of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) after suffering a severe chronic illness at just 6 months of age. He was treated and cured of his illness by a TCM practitioner which inspired his growth into the field in China and now in Australia.
Joseph obtained a bachelor degree of health Science in TCM from Chengdu University TCM in 1994 and later became a national registered acupuncturist upon relocating to Australia in 2001. To compliment his treatments Joseph went on to obtain a degree in Herbal dispensary.
With over 15 years of experience practicing in Sydney, he has developed a broad understanding of the treatment of illnesses and diseases from chronic coughs and insomnia, to menopause complications. Joseph believes in a holistic approach to treatment, and is accredited in massage which he is able to apply in consultations.
Acupuncturist / TCM
Graduating in 2014 from the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Eamon was initially drawn to study this healing modality after a lingering injury which only resolved once he received acupuncture treatments. Since then, he has further developed his knowledge and skills in Traditional Chinese Medicine by completing trainings in Acupuncture Microsystems, fertility and gynaecology, pain management and internal diseases.
Eamon’s approach to treatment sits at the intersection of the ancient knowledge Traditional Chinese Medicine and its practical application for modern ailments. He is passionate about taking his clients on a journey, not only to overcome what brought them to their initial appointment, but to further develop their relationship with themselves through the subtle yet powerful application of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture.
Eamon’s disposition is welcoming, calming and compassionate. His experience in the industry makes him a pillar of reassurance; a steady guise for those uncertain in their own ability to heal, grow and overcome. His nod to self study and his commitment to the delivery and receptivity of his treatments ensure no client is left without a steady and reassuring space to welcome a recalibration of the nervous system, and deeper understanding of their own health and wellbeing.
Remedial Massage Therapist + Reiki Practitioner
Karina’s belief in the powers of the physical touch lead her to acquire a Diploma in Remedial Massage. Since then, she’s been constantly helping to improve the wellbeing of her clients both physically and spiritually through her treatments.
The combination of experience and intuition guides everything she does, specialising in an offering of Remedial Massage, Trigger Points Therapy, Relaxation and Pregnancy.
Her passion for helping others to relax and heal through the use of hands means she is constantly helping to improve the wellbeing of her clients through fully tailored treatments and individual therapeutic needs.
Remedial Massage Therapist + Reiki Practitioner
Initially drawn to massage therapy from an interest in human anatomy and how the body works, Stephen is passionate about helping people with pain, range of motion and alleviating stress and anxiety, in addition to supporting his patients to connect more deeply with themselves.
With an intuitive nature and a sense that there is a deeper connection between ones spiritual and emotional state and their physical body, Stephen sought out the practice of reiki in order to help his clients spiritually and emotionally.
Stephen specialises in deep tissue massage, treatment of pain and pain management, alleviating tension, trigger point therapy, increasing range of movement and his gentle and healing modality of reiki. His caring and empathetic nature means he can tune in and detect any areas of concern, allowing his patients to feel more balanced, relaxed and tension free.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Laura’s passion for treating the mind and body in a holistic way led her to travel through India and Thailand, studying both Western and Eastern Traditions and their approaches to massage therapy.
This experience has formed the basis for which Laura approaches her treatment, with a deep respect for the natural healing abilities of the body through relaxation and holistic support.
With this, Laura’s treatments are grounded in her education and training, with a focus on physical, emotional and spiritual support in order to balance the mind, calm the body and facilitate the body’s natural healing processes.
Approaching each patient and their concerns on an individual level, Laura’s treatments are fully tailored and will leave you feeling calm, grounded and supported.
Remedial Massage + Facial Therapist
Ning is passionate about providing her clients with a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation whilst supporting them to feel more balanced and mobile. Her approach to remedial massage combines both Eastern, Western and Swedish massage therapy techniques, as well as trigger point therapy.
With a background in Sport and Health Science, Ning undertook her education in Remedial Massage Therapy and specialises in Remedial massage, Swedish massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reiki Healing Massage and Facial Treatments.
Remedial Massage Therapist
After starting her Remedial Massage Career in early 2010, April has accumulated over 12 years experience facilitating in the relaxation and healing journey of her clients. April’s education spans across both Western Anatomy and Eastern Meridian Theory, providing her with a deep understanding of therapeutic and relaxation techniques with an intuitive and precise sense of touch. April is also a certified Dry Needling practitioner.
Working alongside Physiotherapists and Chiropractors has provided April with a unique perspective on how the human body works and the modalities which can work in tandem to support her clients to feel balanced, calm and pain free. This passion for the wholistic wellbeing of her clients has led her to partake in further study to become a qualified Physiotherapist which she is currently undertaking.
Emotional Councillor / Medium
Leanne Magoulias is a DNA Emotional Practitioner, with over 25 years of experience healing ancestral inherited emotions.
Leanne has medium abilities that she uses to communicate with those who have crossed over for the purposes of the healing. She works with people who need assistance with emotional issues, such as anxiety, depression, phobias, relationship breakdowns, parenting issues, past-life regression, corporate counselling and reiki.
Movement Director + Samvahan Healer
Amy’s yoga and meditation classes are accessible, inspiring and lighthearted. Her passion for movement is enriched by her fascination with how our physical anatomy resides with the energetic.
She is continually exploring the links between how we move and how we heal. Her classes infuse traditional yoga practices with functional movement, to offer education in the physical as well as the more subtle aspects of the Self (breath, meditation, mindfulness, energy).
Amy’s diverse knowledge has come from extensive studies in yoga, anatomy, meditation, energetic healing and women’s health. She is a proud brand ambassador for Lululemon, a featured yoga teacher on Lyndi Cohen’s online ‘Back to Basic’s program’, and a regular yoga and meditation presenter for corporate events.
She practices a Himalayan vibrational energy technique, Samvahan, to enrich people’s lives, rebalance the nervous system, and provide practical tools to live a happier, healthier life.
Samvahan Healer + Yoga Teacher
Bernie is a yoga teacher and energetic healer who can help you to balance the physical, mental and emotional aspects of yourself. She uses the ancient Himalayan vibrational energy technique Samvahan to amplify the healing vibrations and rhythms in the body, bringing you into your natural state of balance.
Each session is unique depending on the needs of the client. It can begin with a discussion about what you would like to work with physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. The focus is then to work with the subtle energetic body to create a state of ease and flow.
Bernie can also recommend yoga postures, breath and meditation techniques to empower you to live a healthy, balanced and happy life. She also teaches yin and slow flow yoga classes and online group coaching programs that apply the ancient teachings of yoga to overcome emotional eating and develop a healthy and positive body image.
Emily fell in love with Pilates through the accessibility of the movement practice and the positive impact it had on her mind and body.
With a teaching style that reflects her passion for living a holistic lifestyle, Emily loves to develop a connection with her students on a deeper level. This value for human connection means Emily’s classes are built from a place of deep love, care and authenticity.
Her teaching style incorporates the perfect balance of movement and mindfulness. Emily’s Pilates journey is nurtured by her mentors and inspired by her teachers. This sense of inspiration can be seen in the way she encourages her own students to progress.
Emily loves to witness those in her class to move beyond their comfort zone in order to celebrate their achievements, however big or small.
Michelle brings over 10 years of experience within the health and wellness space to the Selph community. As a trained and certified Yoga Therapist, her areas of expertise and interest are in mental health, specifically anxiety and depression, as well as supportive yoga practices for those battling with addiction and cancer.
Michelle’s sessions focus on performing poses and practices that help improve an individual’s ability to self regulate in order to create and maintain balance within their life. She offers a safe, ethically responsible, trauma informed environment in all of her classes, and invites her students to sense internally, while safely supporting the body through movement.
Her deep knowledge of Ayurveda, mindfulness and meditation techniques are woven throughout each session; helping students develop a better understanding of both body and mind.
Fanny Kuhn (Currently on Maternity Leave)
Fanny is an amicable Pilates Instructor, dedicated to delivering an exceptional movement experience. Her sessions are vibrant, comprehensive, and challenging to ensure you always operate from your personal best.
Fanny received her Pilates certification through Breathe Education, and as well as Personal Trainer, is currently completing a Diploma in Clinical Pilates and Nutrition.
Originally from Switzerland, she has fallen in love with Australia and dived into movement studies here after being a professional dancer around Europe.
She believes that Pilates is the perfect meld of strength, movement and coordination. Her formidable dancing and choreography background ensures seamless graded sequencing suitable for all skill levels.
Agilene De Villa
Agilene’s passion for health and fitness started at university, where she studied health science and journalism. This led her to work as a journalist for Women’s Health in Australia and the UK. As part of her role, she would trial and review various fitness studios around London, and it was at a boutique reformer studio in Chelsea that Agilene first fell in love with pilates.
She completed her reformer and mat training with Breathe Education in 2017, and has added prenatal and barre to her repertoire. Music is an integral part of Agilene’s classes – she believes we can all use music to heighten our movement experience, and challenge us to take our practice that little bit further. Today, Agilene works a 9-to-5 corporate job in digital marketing, and finds teaching pilates the perfect way to achieve work-life balance.
Director & Co-founder
Inspired by the impact living a healthy and active lifestyle had on his upbringing, Myles knew he wanted to share the benefits of looking after your physical and emotional health with the community.
With a background in business and a Degree in Commerce from the University of Sydney, Myles was able to grow a successful business at the age of 23, suppling products to over 5,000 major supermarkets and bottle shops across Australia. During this time, Myles was able to learn very quickly what it took to maintain a thriving business, as well as prioritising his mental and physical health.
Leaning more heavily into the modalities of yoga, meditation, and structural services like chiropractic and physiotherapy, Myles recognised the importance of maintaining a balance of the physical and emotional body in order to function optimally.
Myles and his brother Evan decided it was time to make these services more accessible for the community through the conception of Selph. A very much ‘behind the scenes’ member of Selph, Myles now ensures the studio runs smoothly day-to-day from a business, finance and logistics perspective.
Marketing and Communications Director
With over eight years of marketing and communications experience for a variety of brands in the fashion and lifestyle industry, Stephanie joined the Selph team as a Marketing Director in order to utilise her skills in an industry more reflective of her passion and interests.
Stephanie’s passion for spirituality and holistic health, including a daily yoga and meditation practice make her the perfect conduit for the Selph practitioners to share their knowledge and wisdom across our website and social media platforms, in addition to studio events and collaborations.
With a Bachelor in Media, Journalism and Communications from the University of New South Wales, Stephanie combines a love for storytelling with a variety of creative mediums in order to inspire others to care for their mind, body and spirit from a truely holistic perspective.