Dr Kathleen Lawson:
M.Mus.Thrpy, B.App.Sc. (Clinical), B.Sc.Chiro.(RMIT), DACNB, FFAAFN, FACFN, FACFN (Vestibular), MACC, MCAA, MIAFNR
Dr Kathleen Lawson has worked in allied healthcare for over 20 years now. As well as operating her successful family-oriented chiropractic practice, she has also undertaken post-graduate study in Australia and overseas, honing her interest in music therapy and functional neuro-rehabilitation. This involves choosing musical activities and neuroplasticity to facilitate positive change in the nervous system, towards health and wellbeing goals. Dr Lawson is also an avid musician, and has incorporated the use of music (both receptive and active strategies) in some of her options for therapy, depending on the needs and preferences of each client.
Her first book published in 2011, “Your Brain, Your Life – Make It What YOU Want!”, takes the complex concepts of functional neurology and makes them relevant in everyday situations, for everyday people. Her energy, enthusiasm and passion when it comes to functional neurology, brain development, learning and positive healthcare are the cornerstones of her teaching, public speaking, private practice and ongoing professional development.
Dr Lawson is a sought-after speaker and has been a member of the NSAA (National Speakers Association of Australia), making regular keynote presentations for business, education and community groups. She has also filled leadership roles with CAA (Chiropractors Association of Australia), AAFN (Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology), ACNB (American Chiropractic Neurology Board), and IAFNR (International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation). She is also currently a faculty member of the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies (USA) and Chief Examiner for the ACNB’s Post-graduate examinations in Australia. She sings with the Bel Canto Choir of Mt Eliza, plays regularly at local gigs as a member of the Side Projectors, and teaches singing for children and adults, among many other musical endeavours.