Our Team

Dr Jeb McAviney

Scoliosis Clinician, Chiropractor

Dr McAviney  is the clinical director of Sydney Scoliosis Clinic, and one of Australia’s leading authorities on non-surgical scoliosis treatment.

He holds  Masters degrees in Pain Medicine and Chiropractic, and brings a wealth of experience in scoliosis treatment, education, and research.

Dr McAviney oversees all cases and gives guidance to the clinical team. He drives research development initiatives to ensure patients get access to the latest and most evidence based procedures.

Scoliosis Accreditations:

  • World Masters Course in Scoliosis Management
  • Sforzesco TLSO Brace Provider
  • Cheneau TLSO Brace Provider
  • Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS) Therapist – Level 3, Advanced, Basic
  • SCHROTH trained
  • Gomez Orthotic Systems (GOS) TLSO Brace Provider
  • SpineCor Scoliosis Bracing Clinician & Instructor
  • SpineCor Scoliosis Physiotherapy Instructor
  • Chiropractic Biophysics Instructor
  • Neuromechanical Instrument Adjusting Instructor
  • Advanced Fellow of Chiropractic Biophysics

Dr Juan Du Plessis

Scoliosis Clinician, Chiropractor

Originally from South Africa, with a Masters in Technology of Chiropractic, Dr Du Plessis has been a clinic director in prestigious healthcare centres in Asia, providing scoliosis rehabilitation and bracing.

He has received advanced training and certification in SpineCor and ScoliBrace bracing protocols and has completed SEAS (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis) training and accreditation.

Scoliosis Accreditations:

  • World Masters Course in Scoliosis Management
  • SpineCor Scoliosis Bracing Clinician
  • Accredited Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS) Therapist – Advanced, Basic
  • Certified ScoliBrace provider
  • SCHROTH trained

Dr Benjamin Brown

Research/Clinical Consultant, Chiropractor

Dr Brown is a registered Chiropractor with a special interest in non-surgical management of scoliosis. He holds a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science, a Master of Chiropractic and completed his PhD in 2012.

Dr Brown is an experienced clinician, having been in private practice since 2003, and has extensive experience in helping and supporting patients as they move through their treatment journey.

He has received advanced training and certification in ScoliBrace bracing protocols, and is Schroth and SEAS (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis) trained.

Dr Brown is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chiropractic at Macquarie University.

Scoliosis Accreditations:

  • World Masters Course in Scoliosis Management
  • Certified ScoliBrace provider
  • Accredited Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS) Therapist – Basic & Advanced
  • Schroth trained
Daniel Firth

Daniel Firth

Scoliosis Clinician, Orthotist 

Daniel, BSc Hons (Orthotics and Prosthetics), is an experienced Orthotist who graduated from Salford University in the UK, with a passionate interest in the non-surgical treatment of scoliosis and spinal conditions.

As a specialist Orthotist in the UK, he has worked at the prestigious London children’s hospitals of Great Ormond Street and Evelina Children’s Hospital. In Australia, Daniel has worked at Royal North Shore Hospital helping to providing a state-wide Orthotic service for spinal cord injuries

Daniel has received advanced training and certification in ScoliBrace bracing protocols and has extensive experience in supporting families and individuals through their treatment journey ensuring they receive the best possible care available.

Louise Ings

Exercise Physiologist

Louise is an experienced Exercise Physiologist having previously worked within multidisciplinary teams caring for patients with various cardiometabolic and musculoskeletal conditions. She has undertaken comprehensive scoliosis specific rehabilitation training and enjoys the ScoliCare’s team approach to providing patient-focused care. She holds a Bachelor and Honours in Exercise & Sports Science and a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Louise has a warm and caring personality which she brings into her sessions to support & motivate each individual in obtaining the best outcome for their scoliosis treatment programs.


  • ESSA Accredited
  • SEAS  trained
  • SCHROTH trained

Rebecca Phillips

Exercise Physiologist

Rebecca has many years’ experience in Exercise Physiology. She has worked with patients of all ages in various health care settings. She has also undertaken training in scoliosis and scoliosis specific exercise to ensure all patients have the most suitable evidence based rehabilitation program for them.

Rebecca has a supportive approach to encourage all patients to achieve the best outcome in treating their Scoliosis, and  holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) Degree.


  • ESSA accredited
  • SEAS accredited & trained
  • SCHROTH trained

Carol Fishburn

Patient Liaison & Clinic Reception

Our Patient Liaison and Clinic Receptionist Carol has over forty years of experience in administrative and customer service roles. Carol has a genuine personal interest in Scoliosis as she was diagnosed with the condition in her younger years. She underwent quite extensive scoliosis surgery and can relate first hand to patients’ experiences growing up with scoliosis and their queries about treatment.

Carol is happy to answer any questions from parents and makes all feel welcome and well looked after.

Erin Shailes

Clinics Co-ordinator

Erin brings her supportive nature and efficient manner to the ScoliCare Clinics. She has worked with patients and customers in various health related and educational positions in recent years.

Erin is always happy to assist all our patients and their families throughout their treatment journey.