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Our Team

Dan Wheeler

Physiotherapist and Practice Founder

Dan graduated from physiotherapy school at Sydney university school in 1991. He spent his early years working in the hospital setting and progressed into the private practice field in 2001. In 2002 Dan commenced APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) high level training in acupuncture and oriental medicine, as well as further solidifying his skills through an educational trip to China. After working in physiotherapy practices in Hunters Hill and Dee Why he decided to open Effective Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic in 2011. Dan has gained notoriety on the Northern Beaches for his ability to combine Eastern and Western principles to manipulate and treat the body’s muscular, neurological and skeletal systems to enhance healing and progress. 

Dan tries to make a difference in the lives of his patients by empowering them with knowledge of their condition to provide them with a greater ability to help themselves. He is passionate about education and will happily give his patients as much information as possible about their condition to ensure they understand the 'what, how and why' of the issue. 

When Dan isn't treating, he is kept busy by his four daughters and wife.  He enjoys being active and around nature and is a keen skier, mountain bike rider and average surfer! 

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Danielle Hover


Danielle spent her youth as a competitive figure skater and ice hockey player, later finding an interest in triathlon and soccer, her sporting experience led her to her studies in fitness, the musculoskeletal system, and biomechanics.

Graduating from Macquarie University in 2019 with a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Chiropractic; she has an interest in helping people with chronic pain, injury management and improving musculoskeletal function.

Danielle is a manual therapist using a combination of soft tissue techniques, including chiropractic adjustments and mobilisation, massage, dry needling, myofascial cupping, active and passive release techniques, rehabilitative exercise and strapping.

Danielle has experience with various population groups including athletes, children, and the elderly, she has had the pleasure of working in both sports and family care clinics.

During her free time Danielle enjoys an active lifestyle and spending time with her family.

Gabi Wheeler


Gabi is our secretary in the practice on Mondays and Thursdays, assisting clients with bookings, emails and other administrative needs

Please contact Gabi or Dan on our practice number: 8084 5605 to make a booking with Physiotherapist Dan Wheeler or Chiropractor Danielle Hover

Alternatively, we offer an online booking system, that’s convenient and easy for clients to use when scheduling appointments ahead on the calendar

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Stephanie O'Flynn - BHSC (Acupuncture); BSC (Biochemistry)

TCM Practitioner, Acupuncture


After experiencing the benefits of acupuncture firsthand following a debilitating back injury, Steph embraced her passion for health and wellness, particularly the meeting of Eastern and Western medicines.

The ancient healing practice of Acupuncture uses a holistic philosophy that sets the foundation for how Steph approaches her patients: She views each person through an individual lens and makes a diagnosis using a Chinese medicine pattern and a personalised treatment aiming to restore balance. Treatment can involve use of acupuncture, cupping, Chinese remedial massage, infra-red heat therapy and electro-acupuncture, coupled with diet/lifestyle/movement advice.

Conditions commonly addressed using TCM acupuncture include pain and inflammation reduction, nervous system regulation, stress, trauma, addiction, sleep disorders, women’s health and digestive disorders – and that just scratches the surface! The body of evidence-based scientific research continues to validate this 2000-year-old practice and resonates with Steph’s “East meets West” approach to practice.

Steph has a special interest in pain management and is continuing her studies into the classical channel theories of balance acupuncture, particularly the Tan Balance Method.

Steph is passionate about holistic health, and believes in a balanced approach to life, focusing on eating well, moving daily, managing the stress of work and family life and getting enough sleep. When she's not with her patients or 3 children, she loves playing tennis, going to the gym, bush walks and swimming in the ocean. Enjoying an active and outdoor lifestyle is important to her and acupuncture has made it possible for her to do this pain-free!

To book online with Stephanie click here

02 8084 5605

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