Jakob Gajadhar, founder of Synergistix Allied Health migrated to Australia in January 2013. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Jakob graduated as a pharmacist in 2002 and has always had a passion for alternative approaches to therapeutic care. Jakob also undertook post graduate studies at Griffith University, Queensland and successfully completed his Master of Medical Research and Master of Public Health. He is an entrepreneur and owns several businesses in Australia and overseas. He continues to follow his passion whilst still honouring his oath as a member of the healthcare team to use his knowledge and expertise to provide the best care options for patients/clients he’s interacted with. In May 2018 he founded Synergistix Allied Health with the hope to grow this passion, the theme of the company “Work Together, Grow Together”. Jakob and his team members all share similar visions and, on their paths, to provide services that would improve the lives of many.
Dr- Feroza Arshad
Dr. Feroza Arshad, Health Services Manager at Synergistix Allied Health migrated to Australia in 2014, is a medical graduate from Ukraine. After qualifying as a medical doctor in 2012, she moved back to her home country of Pakistan and worked as a Medical Administrator in a private hospital. She is also a graduate of Griffith University and successfully completed her Master of International Public Health. Feroza’s passion is exploring different dynamics of health care provision.
Renee Woodrick is an accredited exercise physiologist and exercise scientist. She works with a range of clientele of all ages and backgrounds. Her clientele includes patients experiencing a disability and chronic health conditions, pain management, cancer patients, mental health patients, rehabilitation from injury and surgery, falls prevention, overweight and obesity, and general conditioning. Renee is particularly passionate about working with neural and musculoskeletal rehab patients, however, she does enjoy treating all conditions through exercise, and a particular affinity with children and elderly populations.
Her previous employments have seen her as a personal trainer and working with the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service to help keep firefighters fit and healthy. She has also worked in GP clinics and private practice as an exercise physiologist, working with people from all walks of life. Her home life is busy raising three children, Thomas 10, James 8 and Abby 6. Apart from running children to school and multiple sports, she is also busy keeping herself fit and healthy as well. She plays both competitive and social touch football a few nights a week and like to go to the gym to keep strong. She enjoys the outdoors, so school holidays and weekends are spent at the park, camping, surfing and fishing with her kids.
Miwa completed a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the College of Clinical Psychologists. She has been involved in counselling and psychological interventions over the last 15 years, mainly in the areas of mental health and parenting issues. Her areas of interest include: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, loss and grief counselling, stress management, multicultural issues, and parenting skills training.
Miwa’s professional training is based on evidence-based practices, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).