TAYLOR HARRISON / Managing Director, Chiropractor
Taylor is the owner and director of Active Seniors and started the business himself 8 years ago when he saw the great need for something to be done in helping the older population to remain active and healthy. He was particularly focused on balance and fall prevention but expanded to help with almost all chronic conditions effecting seniors. You won't see Taylor as much at the clinics, as he is now more behind the scenes or out doing talks and workshops. He is married and his wife Shelly also assists with running the business, when not keeping on eye on their baby daughter Alexis.
SUZY OGLESBY / Exercise Physiologist, Chiropractor
Suzy is both an Exercise Physiologist and a Chiropractor and commenced working at Active Seniors within the first six months of its opening. Suzy treats a range of ages and conditions in her chiropractic role at Gordon.
When she is not at the centres, Suzy can be found looking after her daughter Sophia. Suzy loves being outdoors and enjoys a range of activities from golf to snowboarding. Suzy believes in a pro-active and individualised approach to health care that centres on treating the cause rather than merely symptom management.
CARLA RICCOBON / Accredited Exercise Physiologst
Carla is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and works across both the Gordon and Dee Why Active Seniors Health Centres. She also tutors in Exercise Physiology at the Australian Catholic University and provides rehabilitation exercises at the Hills Private Hospital. Carla is passionate about improving health outcomes for seniors through education, exercise and the maintenance of active and healthy lifestyles. In her spare time Carla loves to stay healthy and active by going to the gym and adventuring with Honey, her cattle dog x kelpie.
BO-LEAH STRACHAN / Accredited Exercise Physiologst
Bo works at the Gordon centre and is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Sydney. She is passionate about helping others to improve their well-being through exercise and finds the empowering, positive role it can have on someone's quality of life most rewarding. Bo's favourite ways to stay active are through resistance training, yoga, sunny walks and outdoor soccer during the winter.
SARAH MATTHEWS / Accredited Exercise Physiologst
Sarah is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist working at our Dee Why Centre. She is passionate about lifestyle medicine, using her love of exercise and nutrition to educate and assist seniors in enjoying movement and living healthy, happy lives. As a new resident to the Northern Beaches herself, Sarah is exploring different ways to be active in the community, from coastal walks, to team sports and surf lifesaving.
KATIE HARRISON / Accredited Exercise Physiologst
Katie graduated from a Bachelor degree in Human Movement and went on to complete her Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology. She works as an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist across both the Gordon and Dee Why Centres, using her skills to guide and encourage seniors to exercise in the best way for them personally. Katie is very active herself playing touch football and high level representative Rugby 7s in tournaments around Australia and overseas. When she is not travelling for sport, Katie loves spending time with her family and going on fishing and surfing trips.
AINSLEY BELL / Accredited Exercise Physiologst
Ainsley is an accreditated exercise physiologist working at the Gordon centre. Ainsley completed her Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) in 2015 and her Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2017 at the University of Wollongong.
Ainsley enjoys playing sport, eating food and keeping herself busy. Ainsley has a great passionate for using exercise to help treat, manage and prevent chronic conditions and improve quality of life.