Dr. Sam Hunter,
Dr. Aaron Lau,
Dr. Sam graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from a college in South Africa in 2004, after a 6 year course of study, and was immediately immersed into the exciting world of chiropractic by being offered a position at Sir Richard Branson’s private game lodge, as a part of their wellness centre. This then later led to him accepting the honor of being a pioneer of Chiropractic practice on a cruise ship. On board the Queen Mary 2 he got to meet and treat many clients from over 120 different nationalities, including many Hollywood celebrities and members of the Royal family. After 6 years at sea, traveling around the world and meeting his beautiful wife, Julie (an Aussie) it was time to return to land. He was offered a position in Malaysia with a health care company as their Director of Clinics, which involved the overseeing of the companies Spine and Joint clinics. At the time of Dr. Sam’s leaving Malaysia, the company had built up to 14 state of art clinics, with a substantial staff force. He was also involved in many television and newspaper interviews during his time there; presenting many health care lectures and writing many magazine articles, including being on the Men’s Health magazine board of health care advisors since 2013. In addition to the obvious chiropractic aspects of his practice, Dr. Sam has special interests in musculoskeletal dry needling, therapeutic laser and extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT). He moved back to Melbourne in 2016, with Julie, his wife and young daughter, Miyah, to settle down, and is really excited about working as part of the team, making a difference in people’s health and wellness, as an owner of Peak Chiropractic in Surrey Hills.
Dr. Aaron graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. Proficient and experienced in various chiropractic techniques, he served in Malaysia since 2010 and has worked with thousands of clients across all age groups. He is well loved by his patients and is also a sought after speaker for chiropractic and wellness both locally and internationally. Dr. Aaron was also instrumental in setting up and sitting on the board in the professional regulatory body for Chiropractic in Malaysia called the Association of Chiropractic Malaysia (ACM). Currently he is an owner of Peak Chiropractic, enjoying being part of the team helping people get out of pain and stay out of pain.
Dr. Aaron has also started up and been the managing director of several successful chiropractic practices. He has, because of his professionalism, always been a trusted member of the society and community, and this is demonstrated by his inclusion in a panel of experts which gives expert opinions in health care related court cases.
In addition to being fluent in English, Dr. Aaron is also fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.
In his spare time, Dr. Aaron loves to whip up gastronomic dishes and has also participated in several cycling and duathlon events. He aims to overcome his fear of the water and take part in a triathlon soon.
Dr. Anthea Holder,
Dr. Anthea Holder was a chiropractic patient from the age of 16, and because of this experience became a Chiropractor herself. She graduated from RMIT in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Applied Clinical Science and a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science in 1999. Chiropractic is a five year full-time university double degree. Since that time she showed a special interest in Family Wellness Chiropractic care and has studied for her Wellness Certification, is certified in Webster Technique (a technique to help expecting mothers) and Applied Kinesiology.
Dr. Anthea Holder has a strong interest in food and cooking. In her spare time she is often found in her kitchen creating new healthy recipes or researching the latest information on the benefits of a clean, real-food, based diet. She herself has had a journey of weight loss and health gain and loves helping others, so they too can experience the same benefits of a healthier body.
Co-creator of the Peak Wellness Program she has presented her principles of health to many public speaking events around Melbourne, community groups, schools and businesses.
Dr. Anthea Holder is married to Frank and they both enjoy spending time exercising whether it being in the gym or outside, hiking, pushbike riding and motorbike riding. She is dedicated to offering people choices about their health and lifestyle through sharing her knowledge of Chiropractic and living a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Leigh Murrant,
Dr. Leigh is an experienced chiropractor with local and overseas experience. He is a 1997 graduate of the RMIT Chiropractic program. In addition, he graduated in 2017 with a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Sydney with a keen interest in injury epidemiology, prevention and research.
Leigh first experienced Chiropractic through treatment of sport injuries as a teenage sprint & long jump athlete. Leigh’s Dad had found relief for chronic back pain through Chiropractic treatments and so introduced the whole family to chiropractic care.
He has worked in south-east Melbourne for the past five years with a practice focused on spinal conditions and sports injuries. He has previously worked as a pioneer chiropractor in Malaysia, developing skills in the treatment of acute and chronic spinal complaints as well as complex cases involving multiple conditions. He worked alongside Dr Sam and Dr Aaron in bringing chiropractic and musculoskeletal treatments to thousands of people in Malaysia.
Leigh utilizes a mix of hands-on care and technologies in caring for his patients. He combines a range of spinal manipulation techniques with soft tissue massage, exercise, posture and self-help advice; he has a special interest in decompression therapy for spinal conditions (eg. Disc, sciatica) and extra-corporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and LASER therapy for the treatment of soft tissue injuries. He has assisted many long term knee pain patients with unloader knee bracing for knee osteoarthritis.
In his spare time, Leigh is a keen participant in road cycling, golf and building Lego architecture models.
Diana has strong customer care ethic developed through her extensive background in the hairdressing industry. She believes that the most important aspect of life, is striving to have a positive impact on those around her.
Diana is married to Peter and they have two teenage children who are both keen athletes. Through their love of sport, she has developed a strong interest in health, nutrition and wellbeing.
In 2014 she completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage which increased her interest in allied healthcare and furthered her desire to see people live a healthy, pain free life.
Her favourite pastimes are long walks along the beach or spending an afternoon at the football with her family, who are all mad keen Richmond fanatics!
Clinical Assistant/ Sports Therapist
Michelle's passion in health care started when she was swimming competitively. After being in the Malaysian National swimming team for 10 years, Michelle has experienced a fair share of sports injuries. This sparked the interest in sports therapy and helping others with their health and well-being.
After completing Adv. Diploma of Sports Therapy in 2015, she had worked with various athletes suffering from injuries and muscular aches and pains, gaining extensive experience at the reception and in the clinic rooms.
Michelle still enjoys swimming and is an avid supporter for HMB Surf-Life Saving Club, having participated and sponsored Cerberus Swim Classic for the last 3 years. She is a foodie, an animal lover, loves spending time with her friends and family and going to the movies with her fiancé, Chris.
Jess has a passion for health and wellbeing and a love of movement. She firmly believes exercise shouldn’t be a chore and suggests finding something you love, throwing on some headphones and having some well-deserved you time! This love of movement drives a passion for whole body health including a healthy whole food diet and an interest in treatment modalities that allow you to move, be happy and participate in life to its fullest.
With an innate desire to help others, she is currently undertaking her Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) & Masters of Physiotherapy. She has had the opportunity to practise these skills with her 12-year cat suffering a stroke in mid-2017. She nursed him back to health and provided physiotherapy (with his favourite treats as motivation!) to get him walking, running and jumping again. He’s now back to his old self, albeit a tad more wobbly than before!
Melanie has a keen interest in alternative as well as allied healthcare. Time and time again she has seen its positive, lasting benefits on her very active family, and in patients at work.
Melanie has an Advanced Diploma in Remedial Massage, and a Diploma in Bowen Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
She enjoys bushwalking, reading and baking, and loves being part of a friendly and caring team at Peak.