The Team

Dr Andrew McHardy PhD (Chiropractor)

Andrew graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Medical Science and obtained a Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University. In addition, Andrew undertook post-graduate university studies and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Paediatrics (children). Andrew has also completed his doctoral studies on golf injuries, which has led him to be an internationally recognised expert on golf injuries.

Andrew has over 17 years of clinical experience, working in private practice with a focus on whole body management of conditions. Andrew has also previously taught at Macquarie University in the areas of biomechanics and chiropractic skills.  As such, he is able to draw on this teaching experience to provide an easy to understand explanation of a patient's condition and how chiropractic treatment can help.


Rian Kenny (Chiropractor)

Rian graduated from Sydney University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science) and went on to graduate from Macquarie University with a Master of Chiropractic in 2014. Rian has a passion for treating musculoskeletal conditions using hands on techniques of manual therapy and also using exercise as a rehabilitation tool to maximise patients recovery. A foundation of his philosophy is treating the presenting symptomatology and addressing any underlying causes of the complaint.

Rian is also currently training for and competing in triathlon's, so he has developed a further interest in the biomechanics of, and injuries involved in swimming, cycling and running.


Rodd Sanchez (Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist)

Rodd first studied nursing at the University of Western Sydney (over 18yrs ago) to assist his knowledge base in medical science and health conditions as well as his interpersonal skills. He worked in the nursing industry concurrently with his studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Rodd completed a 4-year Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and was awarded the annual prize for most outstanding performance in Traditional Chinese Medicine studies from the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). During his studies he undertook extensive clinical training and mentoring from leaders in the Chinese medicine field. Rodd furthered his studies and clinical skills with an internship at the Anhui second affiliated hospital and college of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Peoples Republic of China. Rodd then obtained a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Distinction through the University of Western Sydney and was recognised for 2 years on the Deans Merit List for outstanding academic achievement.

Sylvia Harvey (Physiotherapist)

Sylvia graduated in 1996 from Stellenbosch University, near Capetown, South Africa, with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy.  She augmented this with a post-graduate diploma in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy.  Since her graduation, she has completed numerous courses covering a wide variety of neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions and treatment modalities.  Sylvia specialises in treating joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons.  She also offers percussive treatments and breathing exercises that assist in the clearing of lungs.

Sylvia has over 15 years of clinical experience, working in private practice in South Africa, the UK and Australia.  Her goal is to not only relieve your pain, but to treat the underlying cause, preventing the recurrence of your discomfort.  Sylvia is especially empathetic towards the needs of mothers, because she also has two young daughters.

TPI certified!

Here at Synergy Healthcare both Andrew and Rian are TPI certified!



This program was developed by founders Dr Greg Rose and Dave Phillips along with a 52 member advisory staff of industry leading experts! The mission is to educate golfers and industry professionals on the Body-Swing connection through this TPI certified program!

Being TPI certified both Andrew and Rian can firstly perform physical screens on golfers to identify faulty movement patterns or mobility/stability issues. Secondly from here they can perform a golf swing analysis and begin to look at the Body-Swing connection. This screen is beneficial for golfers suffering from pain whilst playing or just those who wish to take their game to the next level and are having a hard time doing so.

Here at Synergy Healthcare we have a strong focus on the management of Sports and Golfing injuries, so if you or anyone you know could use a helping hand don't hesitate to contact us!     


Chiropractic vs Physiotherapy vs Osteopathy

16.01.2017

We are often asked how we as chiropractors are different from physiotherapists or osteopaths, we are asked this question so often I thought it best I try and clarify.


Chiropractic & Sport Injuries

24.11.2016

We have a look at how chiropractic can manage acute & chronic sporting injuries and how we can help reduce the risk of injury reoccurence


Exercise and Pregnancy

12.10.2015

Many women are unsure whether to continue their exercise routine once they fall pregnant and even if they do are unaware of how much or how hard they should be training.


Pull Your Weeds, Not Your Back, When Gardening This Spring

03.09.2015

With Spring here and the weather warming many people will start to spend more time outside in the garden. And even though gardening can provide a great workout, with all the bending, twisting, reaching and pulling, you may find your body isnt ready for exercise of the garden variety!


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