Inger Villadsen - Chiropractor

D.C. M.Sc (Clin Epi) Postgrad.Dip. NMS Rehabilitation

Inger was born in Denmark and studied chiropractic at Odense University and Anglo European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, England graduating in 1985. After working for 3 years in Europe, Inger migrated to Australia and commenced private practice in 1988. Her main clinical interests are the rehabilitation of chronic conditions and the implementation of preventative measures against reoccurrence for patients presenting with back pain. Inger’s practice focus also particularly includes the athletic enhancement of elite performers. 

Kara Hayes - Chiropractor


Kara received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2014. Prior to migrating to Australia, Kara
volunteered as an associate clinician with World Spine Care in Botswana. Since 2015, she has completed numerous courses in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization through the Prague School of Rehabiliation. 

Itamar Steigrad - Chiropractor

B.Sc. (Chiro), M.Sc.


Itamar was born in Zurich and grew up in Bondi, Sydney. He has been an avid practitioner of Parkour for over a decade and loves swimming and cycling. Finishing his Chiropractic Masters at Macquarie University in 2015, he briefly worked and then travelled across Asia and Europe to take part in Parkour events. Whilst doing so, he treated and worked with athletes from beginners to the very elite, many athletes also presented with a significant range of biomechanical problems.Upon returning, he was able to orchestrate his desired move to Newcastle to join the Nineways team. Itamar’s clinical approach strongly focuses on addressing and correcting an individual’s deficiencies in the way they move, generally function and in the case of children, play. 

Rebecca Williams - Massage Therapist

Remedial Massage Therapist

Rebecca is a qualified remedial massage therapist with further credentials as a fitness instructor and in human nutrition. Her qualifications and experience include training in Swedish relaxation techniques, deep tissue and myofascial release, trigger point therapy, PNF stretching and sports massage. Rebecca also conducts Nineways DNS exercise classes.

Martin Vaughan - Massage Therapist

Remedial Massage Therapist

Martin is an experienced practitioner who specialises in Therapeutic, remedial, and sports massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy. Martin is a member of the ATMS and is registered with all major health funds that provide rebates for remedial massage.

Laura Kippist - Chiropractor​

B.Sc. (Chiro), M.Sc.

Laura graduated from Macquarie University, Sydney in 2007. She began working at Nineways not long after she graduated then after a short stint gaining experience in Brisbane in 2011 she rejoined the team at Nineways in July 2013. Laura's philsophy is to provide high quality treatment which is specifically prescribed for individual conditions using a variety of techniques. Her main areas of interest in practice are in the rehabilitation of acute and chronic spinal disorders.

John Sweaney - In Memoriam Chiropractor/Director

AM, DC, D.Sc (Hon), FICC, FACC

Graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1968, John served as the President of the Australian Chiropractors Association from '78 to '80, and as it's Executive Director for an additional 12 years. John continued his education legislation by serving 12 years on the Executive Board for the World Federation of Chiropractic, including 3 years as it's President. Moreover, John was an Executive Member of Chiropractic Education Australia and the Chairman of Hands on Health Australia, a charity organisation focused on providing healthcare to marginalized communities.

John Sweaney's passion for ethical growth and integration of Chiropractic into the mainstream healthcare system was unparalleled. He was determined to close the Health Equity Gap and deliver practical healthcare to those who needed it the most.

To the Nineways Chiropractic Clinic, John provided knowledge and ambition. It was his objective to create a safe learning environment for each employee, and to ensure that the care provided was professional and patient centric.

John will be sorely missed by the team, as he touched the hearts of employees and patients alike.

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Unit 1, 7-9 Lambton Road


Phone: (02) 4961 6200

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