Dr Neil Stakes is a Registered Chiropractor and is a member of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA). He has worked with the South African National Field Hockey Team and served on the academic staff at the Technikon Natal before being recruited to Singapore in 2001.
Since then he has joined The Singapore Chiropractic Association and has held various positions on the executive committee, including President, Vice-President, Secretary and Hon Treasurer. He is actively involved in promoting the profession through talks and is a firm believer in exercise and fitness.
Dr Lilly Leong received her Masters’ Degree: Homeopathy after having completed 6 years academic study and a 1-year internship. She also conducted a placebo controlled double blind clinical research on the management of postoperative pain using homeopathy. It was a pioneering move in the integrative approach for the medical community in South Africa.
She relocated to Singapore in 2001 and has since expanded her practice. She contributed articles for the health section (1 Ailments 3 approaches) in TODAY and was also featured in Channel News Asia, Channel U and Channel 5.
As a working mother of two girls, she understands the importance of creating a work life balance where she can be at her best with patients, her family and most importantly to herself. She enjoys a wide variety of physical activities like dance, pole, cycling, pilates, yoga and aerial yoga. And if she finds time, she dabbles into painting where she creates art pieces for her home.
ARIANE GABINAY SIMBAHAN
Ariane graduated in 2008 from De La Salle-Health Sciences Institute with a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She worked in a private hospital rehabiltation department from 2009 to 2011, both in and outpatient settings, focusing on neurological cases such as Stroke and Cerebral Palsy. She also did home therapy as well after work hours.
She joined Back II Life mid 2012 and is now focusing on muskoskeletal conditions, including pain management, postural improvement and over all wellness. Ariane combines the use of the kinesiotape method and muscle release techniques, and truly believes that our bodies have the capability to heal itself, given the correct combination of natural treatments.
Moving into another country was a challenge in the beginning for Ariane, trying to fit in a different environment. But at the same time, she looked into it as more of a blessing as she got to meet people from different walks of life and experience their culture with the stories that they share with her during their treatments.