Allied Health

Allied Health

Our approach is to deliver the best service every single time you visit us at Shire Doctors and Dentists. We have brought together a highly experienced and very passionate team who share the same vision towards healthcare and patient wellbeing.

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Neil McDonald​
Registered Psychologist

I am a practicing psychologist registered through the Psychology board of Australia. I have a Post Graduate Degree in Family Therapy and a BA BSC with a Major in Psychology and Registered Medicare Provider and Work Cover Provider.

Over the last 20 years, I  have worked in several areas with disadvantaged groups, long-term unemployed clients, those with an intellectual and mental illnesses, rehabilitation and psychology services for injured workers.

I specialize in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Panic attacks, Bereavement Counselling and in Individual and Relationship counselling.

James MacCann​
Physiotherapist

I graduated from Sydney University in 2011 with a Masters Degree in physiotherapy, after initially completing a masters in exercise and sports science majoring in sports performance. Since then, I have worked in variety of private practice settings across Sydney, most recently in the Liverpool area.

I have completed postgraduate qualifications in dry needling, k-taping, casting and sports physiotherapy, and have conducted numerous occupational health programs, most notably with TOLL, Dnata and Prysmian Cables.

I am a lifelong basketball fanatic and continue to represent the mighty Sutherland Sharks. I also enjoy spending time with my wife and our 3 young children.

Mitch Holdsworth​
Physiotherapist

Mitch completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at University of Sydney in 2016. 

Since then, he has been practicing around Sydney, helping his patients recover from their musculoskeletal conditions. He has a strong interest in sports rehabilitation, previously working with the NRL and international cricket teams. Mitch also works within the occupational sector providing workplace training, injury prevention programming and treating injured workers. 

When we asked Mitch why he loves being a physiotherapist he said, ‘I just want to assist people to get the best out of themselves, and to be able to do all the things they like without having to deal with the pain or burden of their injuries!’

Dr Hassan Kafagi​
Podiatrist

Dr Hasan Kafagi successfully graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelors degree in Health Science and a Masters Degree in Podiatric Medicine.

He is a passionate practitioner specialising in all aspects of lower limb biomechanics in both adults and paediatrics patients. He is highly qualified and committed to assisting patients in achieving the best possible health outcomes in terms of improved lower limb biomechanics, improved balance and posture aiding to enhance their physical mobility as well as the quality of life. 

Sonya Cheung​
Clinical Dietitian

I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about empowering others to make sustainable lifestyle changes. I endeavour to provide personalised interventions according to clients’ cultural background, preferences and needs as I understand there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
I aspire to be a compassionate and supportive dietitian, utilising my knowledge and experiences to help and guide my clients making positive changes to their diet and develop positive relationship with food.