Allied Health Providers

Our Allied Health Providers @ Kooringal Medical Centre comprises:

Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator:  Christine Thorpe

Accredited Exercise Physiologist:  Kristy McNamara

Musculoskeletal Therapist & Remedial Massage:  Carly Tracey


Christine Thorpe  APD AN Cert DiabEdu     
Dietitian & Credentialled Diabetes Educator
For an appointment phone Kooringal Medical Centre on 02 6922 6855


Credentialled Diabetes Educator Service:

Christine specialises in the provision of diabetes self-management education for people with diabetes.   She provides support for people with diabetes, including gestational diabetes.  She also integrates clinical care, self-management education, skills training and information to motivate patients to: 

  • Understand diabetes and make informed lifestyle and treatment choices
  • Incorporate physical activity into daily life
  • Use their medicines effectively and safely
  • K-Monitor and interpret their blood glucose patterns


Dietitian Services:

Christine is a health professional trained in food and nutrition who can translate scientific information into practical advice.

Christine can educate and help you decide which foods are right for you now and in the future.

You might want Christine to assist you with gaining more energy; prevention or recovery from illness; ensuring you have a healthy baby; losing weight; coping with an allergy or intolerance; or just growing old gracefully.




Kristy McNamara  B. Hmn Mvt (Ex Sc) (Hons)       
Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
For an appointment phone Kooringal Medical Centre on 02 6922 6855


Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)

Kristy McNamara (formerly Kristy Hook) is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with over 12 years of clinical experience in prescribing exercise intervention for the prevention and management of musculoskeletal and chronic conditions.

Kristy’s approach is strongly focused on improving quality of life. She provides easy-to-follow and realistic programs with supportive advice to ensure every client feels confident and comfortable, which in turn facilitates optimal long-term outcomes.

Kristy bulk-bills all Medicare EPC consultations (please note specific referral required from GP). She also accepts DVA and SIRA Worker’s Comp referrals, and private consultations are charged at industry-low rates without referral.


Examples of conditions which Kristy has extensive experience with include, but are not limited to:

  • Chronic pain including neck and back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes and other metabolic conditions
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Neuromuscular conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis and Post-Stroke
  • Pelvic Floor weakness
  • Weight management
  • Mental health
  • Mobility and balance concerns

Kristy welcomes enquiries and is happy to discuss the role and objectives of Exercise Physiology on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to know more or to arrange an initial consultation, please contact Kristy via Kooringal Medical Centre on Tel: 6922 6855 or via email at if you would like to know more or to arrange an initial consultation.



Carly Tracey  B HSc MST, Dip RMT
Musculoskeletal Therapist & Remedial Massage
For an appointment phone Kooringal Medical Centre on 02 6922 6855


Musculoskeletal Therapy (MST):

Musculoskeletal Therapy (MST) is a style of manual therapy within the complementary and natural health industry. It requires 3 years of full time study.

A consultation will involve a brief assessment of the muscular and skeletal systems which will then form the basis of a specific treatment plan. This will help to restore normal movement and function, increase range of motion, speed up the recovery process from injuries as well as alleviating and preventing pain.

Treatment utilises various specialised soft tissue techniques. These include:

  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Myofascial release



  • Deep tissue massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Stretching techniques and corrective exercise prescription
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Cupping

MST & Remedial Massage:

Musculoskeletal Therapy (MST) and Remedial Massage can help with:

  • Neck and shoulder tension
  • Low back pain
  • Headaches, tension headaches, migraines
  • Postural related pain and dysfunction
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Sport and workplace related injuries
  • Tendinopathy
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tennis / Golfer’s elbow
  • Stress and anxiety

So whether you have a new or old injury, muscle pain and tension, or just want to relax and de-stress after a busy week, massage can help!




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