I am a passionate dynamic Chiropractor from South Africa, where I was born, completed my studies and worked for 5 years before coming abroad in 2020. These experiences in my career have driven me towards enlightening patients about the potential their body has to adapt and heal itself and how Chiropractic and the effect on the Nervous System is the corner stone that facilitates that process. This not only extends to performing everyday activities effortlessly, symptoms resolution but also achieving a state of optimal health and performance.
In truth I wish I had found Chiropractic sooner than I did and I remember my first adjustment so clearly, that experience changed the direction of my life going forward . I love the positive impact made through human connection, interacting with patients and being allowed the privilege of traveling alongside patient’s health journey in a natural, drug free approach to well being while educating them and empowering them with their choices around their health through Chiropractic.
With personal interest in sports and being an active individual myself, I enjoy running, tennis, boxing and yoga. I furthered my studies and obtained my ICCSP (Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sport Practitioner) from The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) and have a deep passion for working with athletes of all kinds to achieve their full potential on and off their given sporting arena. In my pursuit to assist my patients to the best of my ability I am consistently growing my self through furthering skill development and look forward to developing my neurological knowledge to best serve the community around me.
“Resilience of the body is about being able to overcome the expected and unexpected stressors that we inevitably face in our everyday environments, the goal of Chiropractic care is consistently assisting your body in adapting appropriately and thriving through the nervous system, which is the key.”
I was born in Singapore from Indian heritage and moved to Melbourne, Australia with my family at the age of 10. From an early age, I had plans to become a medical doctor and was getting ready to enter university when I chose to do work experience in a hospital. It was during this time I realised that this environment was not for me. The smell of the place, the sterile environment just didn’t feel right and didn’t make me want to go there at all. In hindsight, I realised that hospitals were for sick people, for people that wanted something to take that sick feeling away, but still remained sick. Often, these people also had limited choices left. Health is not merely an absence of sickness, but an optimal functioning of your body, mind and spirit.
The first time that I found out about Chiropractic was at a University open day and the philosophy of Chiropractic resonated with me. I was more inspired to help people retain their health throughout their life. Studying Chiropractic in Australia is a full-time five-year degree consisting of a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. After graduation, I worked in Australia and Indonesia before moving to the Netherlands in 2010 to work in a family practice in Castricum. I have had my own private practice since November 2013.
There are many techniques in Chiropractic and I have specialised in Sacro-Occipital technique (SOT), which concentrates on the special relationship between the skull and pelvis. In 2019, I attained my Diplomate in Functional Neurology through the Carrick Institute. I strive to become more knowledgeable about the human brain and how to best protect and optimise its function.
"People that have their health in order have their lives in order."
- Sunitha Athisdam
I was born in and grew up from the land down under – Australia.
I was obese and depressed for most of my life and at 18 decided to turn my life around. I have learnt many valuable lessons about what being well truly is. This ignited my passion for fitness and whole health.
My journey led me to gain further knowledge in university for 5 years in Melbourne, Australia, achieving a Masters degree of Clinical Chiropractic. I had the unique opportunity to volunteer as a chiropractor in remote villages in India. I then went on to practice for 5 years in a rural town of Victoria, Australia, where I developed and further refined my skills.
I prefer to use a combination of techniques depending on specific individual needs, primarily manual adjustments and/or gentle work with Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) and Sports Chiropractic. I made an exciting life choice to move to the Netherlands in 2019. I wanted to explore more of the world whilst developing my career further and by helping my community through chiropractic. I prefer to take a personal approach in helping each person cope best with their specific stressors in life and to achieve the best possible state of health.
Due to the demanding nature of the work, I enjoy working on my conditioning with regular CrossFit and yoga. To stay grounded I focus inward with daily meditation, mindfulness practices, playing various instruments and spending time in nature.
“The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.” Kurdish Saying