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Meet the team

Dr Nicola Horton


Nicola has a special interest in pregnancy and children’s chiropractic care. She also enjoys working with sports teams, and has had hands on experience with soccer Premier league teams, helping to manage and minimise injuries, and maintain optimal fitness of the entire team.

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Dr Gabie Falconer


Gabie comes from the country town of Dubbo which is about 5 hours north west of Sydney. Her passion for chiropractic comes from many years of interest in health and the human body as well as personal experiences with chiropractic treatment. She has a passion for health and the benefits that chiropractic has on the body. Gabie has attended courses in Thompson Technique and Dry Needling to help expand her knowledge within the field.

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Xiaojing (Tina) Wang

Massage Therapist

Xiaojing (Tina) is a qualified and experienced sports and remedial massage therapist. Tina’s approach to massage incorporates her extensive training with other health care professionals including osteopaths. She integrates trigger point therapy with myofascial and deep tissue release methods to aid in muscle recovery but also ensuring you feel relaxed and restored.

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Chang Qi


Chang is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, integrating the knowledge of Acupuncture, herbalism, and Tuina massage into practice. His unique treatment methods are based on ZangFu school of thought, and five element theory, to help you improve quality of life. Come and see Chang for Headaches, indigestion, pain relief, low energy, skin conditions, medication side effects, and stress relief etc.

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We are a family run allied health care centre, located in the heart of Thornleigh, walking distance from Thornleigh train station. At Essential Health Centre, we are here to help you and your family be the best they can be. We can help everyone from newborn bubs, to parents and grandparents alike.

Some of the most common reasons for visiting us include


Lower Back pain

Wellness care

Neck pain

Sports performance

Kids check-ups

Desk/Workplace ergonomic setup

Injury management

Pre-conceptive and pregnancy care

Headache and migraine management

Our mission is to excel at providing effective health and wellness care to the clients of our practice and their families, enabling them to achieve the maximum possible expression of their health.


As chiropractors, we focus on the nerves within the body, which act as our power supply – to the skin, the muscles and our organs. The nerves are controlled by the brain, and we as chiropractors aim to affect the nerves through adjusting the joints to improve motion – anywhere in the body, not just in the back.

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Where to find us

Entry via Railway Pde - 2/274 Pennant Hills Rd, Thornleigh, NSW, 2120

2/274 Pennant Hills Rd, Thornleigh, NSW, 2120

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We're located on the corner of Pennant Hills Rd and Railway Pde with the entrance just round the corner on Railway Pde. It's a 3min walk from the door of the train at Thornleigh station or an equally short walk over the foot bridge from Aldi.

That's us on the 2nd floor. Our door is just to the right of the big real estate signs.

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Must read information written by our practitioners for you.

Chinese Medicine

Introduction to Chinese Medicine

LOVE your spine!

How you can show your spine a little love.

Improving your Desk Posture

A must read if you sit all day.

Thoracic Mobility, what it is and why you need it.

Prevent pain and injury during sports and exercise.

Why you SHOULD treat yourself to a massage!

Or send some love with a massage voucher.

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Time for a detox

Feeling sluggish? Can’t shed those extra Kg's?

The Impact of Stress on Our Health

Are you a stress head?

Back to work?

Don't let it be a pain in the neck!

Headaches & Migraines

What's the difference?

Suffer from Shoulder Pain?

Do you have decreased Mobility in your shoulder?

Make sure you're kids go "straight" to school.

How to correctly carry a backpack, and what's happening if their not.

Tired of not getting enough sleep

How's it effecting you?

Chiropractic Care: Improving your Training

Are you getting the most out of your sessions?

Poor Posture Got You Down

Are you looking down at this now?

Spring into spring with these 5 healthy habits

It's time to prepare for the warmer months

Why you need a good nights sleep!

Are you getting enough rest?

Pain, Heat or Cold?

Should you grab the heat pack or the bag of ice?

Follow your gut to good health

There's more going on in your gut than you might know

Don't forget your feet!

Are your heals sore in the morning?

2017 Resolutions

Make your list, check it twice.

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

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