Lifestyle Clinic

Lifestyle Clinic

Team

The Lifestyle Clinic is staffed by an impressive group of industry-leading practitioners who share the same passionate values and interests in helping people improve their quality of life. Many of our team members are also associate lecturers, drawing on their expertise in clinical practice as well as their continuing involvement in research to train tomorrow’s health professionals. Most importantly - as a unified team of practitioners – we host weekly briefs presenting case studies and research updates as part of our commitment to continuing our professional development, resulting in the best standards of care for our patients.

Chris Tzarimas (Tzar)image - Team
MSc(Ex. Rehab.) BSc(HMS) FAAESS
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Director, Lifestyle Clinic
Associate Lecturer (Conjoint) – Exercise Physiology, UNSW

As the director of the Lifestyle Clinic, Chris Tzar is an accredited exercise physiologist with extensive experience in providing exercise therapy and lifestyle programs for people with conditions including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders and HIV+/AIDS. A leading advocate for physical activity and lifestyle strategies to prevent or manage chronic disease, Chris has been involved in numerous federal and state health initiatives, is a fellow and current director of Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and serves on the Executive Committee of the NSW Cancer Survivors Centre.
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Kelly McLeodimage - Team
BSc (Health & ExSc) MESSA AEP
MediKids & Lifestyle Plus Coordinator
Associate Lecturer (Conjoint) - Exercise Physiology, UNSW

Kelly is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and oversees a large portfolio of clients with health and medical issues. She brings a wealth of experience in exercise therapy ranging from post-operative hip and knee replacements, spinal surgery, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, falls prevention, diabetes and cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation programs. Kelly is also the coordinator for the MediKids and Lifestyle Plus programs, and is continually praised by clients for her motivation and enthusiasm to help people improve their quality of life.

 

Sally Mildonimage - Team
MSc (Clinical Ex.Sc.) BSc (Ex.Sc.) MESSA AEP
Strength Clinic Coordinator

As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Masters degree in Clinical Exercise Science, Sally coordinates our Strength Clinic program. As well as providing exercise therapy services for persons with health and medical issues, Sally has extensive experience in functional conditioning programs for injured workers. She has a strong appreciation for the psychological and social issues that can affect a person’s ability to recover from injury. Sally’s interests in the cultural influences of health and her passion in promoting healthy lifestyle changes led to a posting in the Northern Territory providing health services to indigenous communities.

 

Dr John Boothimage - Team
PhD, MSc, BSc(HMS) MESSA AEP
Credentialled Mackenzie Therapist, Pain Clinic Coordinator
Senior Lecturer, UNSW

John is an accredited Exercise Physiologist and one of Australia’s leading experts in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and chronic pain management. His research is published in numerous journals including The Spine Journal, Orthopaedics Today and The British Journal of Sports Medicine. John is also a senior lecturer at UNSW Medicine and conducts workshops nationwide updating and training exercise physiologists on the latest evidence-based treatment techniques for back, neck, shoulder and knee injury and pre- and post- operative rehabilitation. His knowledge and expertise gathered from over 20 years of treating patients has gained John immense respect from his professional peers and colleagues.
 

Sima Dargahi
Administrative Assistant
An invaluable member of our team, Sima has extensive experience in health and medical administration. With a quiet and pleasant approach, Sima efficiently runs our administration unit and helps maintain the calm and friendly atmosphere in the clinic.