+ about us

We are a team of health professionals, passionate about sharing our expertise and helping our patients to achieve a more fulfilling and pain-free life. At Pacific Sport and Spine, we offer the people of the Lake Macquarie region a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions.
We strive to offer support for patients to make informed decisions based on the best available evidence and our clinical expertise, and to do so effectively and affordably.

Our team



Mitch attended Macquarie University and has completed a Bachelor of Science, a Certificate of Chiropractic Science and Master of Chiropractic degree. He is currently undertaking further studies in International Chiropractic Sports Science, which allow him to work with elite athletes, including Olympians, on an international setting.

A former football player and OzTag representative player, Mitch understands first-hand the importance of taking a proactive and holistic approach to maximising performance, whether it be on the sporting field, at home or in the office.

Mitch is accredited traditional Acupuncture, as well as Functional and Trigger Point Needling along with this he is also a licensed Radiographer, specialising in spinal and peripheral joints.​

Mitch has experience working with patients of all ages and health concerns and is committed to assisting patients achieve their health goals, whether it be in pain management or increasing biomechanical function.




Rhea has always had an interest in health, working in pharmacies from a young age. Seeing the huge reliance on pain medication, Rhea was keen to find a natural alternative that would get to the root cause of musculoskeletal issues. 

Since graduating from Macquarie University with a Master of Chiropractic, Rhea has gone on to specialise in Advanced Bio-Structural Correction™ (ABC™), a technique that addresses structural imbalances within the body and helps to fix poor posture. 

After working in North Sydney for 4 years Rhea moved up to the beautiful Lake Macquarie with her now husband. She worked in Belmont for 3 years before having some time off with her beautiful baby boy. Rhea has a passion for helping people of all ages to be pain free, healthy and happy and believes chiropractic treatments play a key role in achieving this.

Rhea has a special interest in woman’s health, pregnancy and postpartum care, which has further developed since becoming a mum. Growing up in Eastwood, Rhea enjoyed playing sports such as netball, baseball and touch football, she was also a dancer for 15 years. She enjoys the beach, coastal walks, skiing and weight training.  

Rhea is thrilled to be part of the team at Pacific Sport and Spine and looks forward to helping you and your family, reach optimal health and wellbeing.


Graeme O'Neill

remedial massage therapist

Graeme also known as Doogs, from childhood enjoyed multiple sports and training to keep fit.  Later working as a carpenter involving heavy lifting combined with several major sporting injuries lead to back issues, five severe back spasms over a six year period, forced an even greater focus on health and moving well.

​It's this personal experience of back pain and sports injury recovery that gives Graeme the passion to combine personal training and remedial massage for any client to achieve the best results for them.​

Graeme continued learning and allocated a considerable amount of time to do shadowing and learn from some of the best, personal trainers, chiropractors, remedial massage therapists and exercise physiologists in Newcastle and Sydney has allowed Graeme to advance his skill set to a high level.


Tia van onselen

patient manager

Tia joined our team as Medical Receptionist in May 2021 and is a vital
part of the Pacific Sport + Spine team. She is the friendly face that greets you at the front door.
She has over 25 years' of  in office administration, and manages all the patient and clinic requirements, ensuring the clinic’s smooth running.
Experienced in working with diverse populations and providing excellent customer service. She is looking to use her skills to make a positive impact in the lives of others. 

She is passionate about caring for and helping others. Her kind and compassionate nature comes into play when managing and assisting patients in the clinic. When not at work, she loves the outdoors and enjoys going for walks. She has a creative side to her which she finds to be very therapeutic. 


booking your appointment

You can now book in to see your practitioner by calling the clinic or through our online bookings system..