Dr. Brett Van Norman, Chiropractic (USA)
Dr. Brett is from Canada and has practiced in various countries all over the world in the bid to help people achieve optimum health. His interests include treating children and families with health concerns that range from ear infections and ADD, to headaches and back pain but he specialises in treatment of spinal disc related injuries, spinal stenosis and peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Brett was nominated for awards for three years in a row, from 2005 to 2007, for business excellence and community contribution. During which, he partnered with Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation to head Kids Day International, a children’s health and safety event held on the same day all over the world. Not only was Dr. Brett the first Chiropractor in the Southern region of Malaysia, he also set up a Charity dedicated to offering free chiropractic services to abandoned, mentally handicapped and seriously injured children. In Singapore since 2007, Dr. Brett is a cigar aficionado and has been an avid fan of ice hockey and golf. He and his wife have three beautiful kids and enjoy living a healthy lifestyle including training with F45 5 times a week!
Dr. Joanna Wilson (NZ)
Dr Joanna (Jo) is originally off a farm in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. The country life allowed her to pursue her passion with horses where she went on to represent New Zealand many times in the sport of Eventing. She flew with her horses to compete abroad enjoying numerous successes in both Australia and the U.K. While perfecting her equestrian skills she suffered many falls and as a teenager she was introduced to the wonderful benefits of chiropractic. In later life Dr Jo confesses she became quite the study geek! She attained a B.Sc majoring in Psychology from the University of Auckland, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic and latterly a Post Graduate certificate in Sports Medicine, also from the University of Auckland. Apparently she is not finished with studying yet! For the past 5 years, Dr Jo has been working in a busy family oriented practice in Jakarta, Indonesia and this was where her love affair with Asia began. “My time in Indonesia saw me treating tens-of-thousands of patients of all ages, from new-borns through to the very elderly. It’s an extremely rewarding experience to be able to help another human-being improve their quality of life. I’m very excited to be part of the talented team at Advanced Pain Centres and I look forward to sharing my expertise with the people of Singapore”.
Dr. Michael O’Connor
Dr. Michael O'Connor is no newcomer to the field of optimal human performance and non surgical/ non pharmaceutical healing. He worked with paraplegics and quadriplegics in the very early 1980's with his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and helped design and implement the Hyatt Hotel Fitness Centre right here on Scotts Road. He received his doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University East in 1993 and has been in very active practice helping athletes, performers, families and individuals since. Dr. O'Connor has had successful clinics both in Florida ,USA and in Northern Italy. He is the father of four adult children and has been married for 32 years. Come and have a consultation with Dr. Michael and express your pain or health concerns with him. You will see that he is a knowledgable and very compassionate Doctor!
Dr. Jacob Parsons (USA)
Dr Jake was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota USA. Chronic low back pain in his teenage years led him to seek chiropractic treatment. He became fascinated with the non-invasive approach of healing that the doctor of chiropractic delivered with their hands. With his interest piqued, he decided to dedicate his life to helping others through the art of chiropractic. The American mid-West has instilled in Dr Jake the value of hard work and a deep respect for community. Earning his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences in Minnesota, USA, Dr Jake also recieved a degree in Human Biology. He holds a license to practice chiropractic in the state of North Dakota, USA. He has completed additional training in Activator technique, Sacral Occipital techinique, Webster technique, sports physicals, and holds many other certifications. Dr Jake has eagerly worked with a diverse patient base with internships in the USA, Sri Lanka, and Singapore. Dr. Jake loves giving back to the community and proudly used his training as a chiropractor to volunteer at organizations caring for the homeless and underserved communities in the USA. This is a practice he is excited to continue here in Singapore. In his free time, he enjoys traveling SE Asia, American football, ice hockey, cooking, and downhill skiing. Dr. Jake has become enamored with Singapore and its people, he is proud to now call this home!
Dr. Adelina Ivancuic
Dr. Adelina was born in Eastern Europe, Romania. Her parents moved to New Zealand to provide better education for her and her younger sister.
During her high school years, Dr. Adelina suffered from chronic lower back pain and was introduced to Chiropractic. Amazed by the benefits and quality of Chiropractic treatment, she decided that it’s exactly what she wanted to study.
During her studies, she decided to do a mission trip to Rarotonga, a small island in the Pacific, caring for many people who do not have access to a lot of health care options. There, she treated many people from different stages of life and saw the community of Rarotonga become better versions of themselves.
Graduating from New Zealand College of Chiropractic, it allowed her to practice many different techniques such as Activator, Extremities adjusting, Gonstead and Diversified.
Throughout the years, Dr. Adelina maintained a very fit and healthy lifestyle and helped with many big New Zealand health and fitness events, which made her extremely passionate about musculoskeletal conditions.
This made her realise that she wanted to understand human anatomy in more depth and motivated her to qualify in Myofascial Release Therapy.
Applying both Chiropractic and Myofascial Release, it allowed her to treat and understand many different types of conditions within her community.
Dr. Adelina has cared for numerous patients in New Zealand and is now extremely thrilled to call Singapore her new home!