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“If you know who you are, you can stop trying to be someone else. This is the best way forward to a healthy life… and a successful business” 

~ Jo Formosa

Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist
Dip. App Science in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine,
Dip RMT,
Cert IV – Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant

Member A.A.C.M.A

Renowned Ayurvedic practitioner, creator of Health Dynamics, media personality and speaker, Jo Formosa is the mastermind behind the Health Dynamics programs. Jo has helped thousands of people around the world lead a more vibrant and healthy life, and now she would like to extend that invitation to you. 

Through her online programs, in-clinic consultations, and generous sharing of knowledge, Jo provides a clear pathway back to vibrant health and wellbeing. 

Jo understands that every person, every body is different, that’s why the programs and services she offers are so unique, they are tailored to your specific pathway. 

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From Olympic hopeful to practitioner of different Chinese Medicine, Remedial Massage and Neuro-Strategies, before primarily specialising in Ayurvedic medicine to Global Businesswoman!

For Jo, it started with being an Olympic hopeful. Jo had trained many years and while she endured her fair share of sport’s injuries, representing Australia at the Olympics was within reach. Then, a serious back injury shattered Jo’s Olympic dreams, and changed the plot of her life entirely. Jo quickly realised that acupuncture brought her faster relief and recovery times than more traditional physical rehab. While the results were not enough to reopen the road to an Olympic medal, they did become the reason Jo began to study natural medicine.

Health Dynamics (formerly Back2Health) is the expression of Jo’s personal journey into natural medicine. Over time, Jo became a fluent practitioner in a number of different traditions, such as Chinese Medicine, Remedial Massage, and Neuro-Strategies, before primarily specialising in Ayurveda. As a witness to the powerful health benefits of all these modalities, it was Jo’s vision to preserve these traditions by offering them in a clinical setting, alongside Ayurveda, in order to provide clients with maximum options to regain their best health.

After listening to an Ayurvedic doctor at a conference speak about how the Science of Ayurveda can help people become disease free and live longer, happier lives, Jo asked him to become one of her gurus, along with Dr Smita and Dr Ajit. Like many “western” students of Ayurveda, Jo found creative ways of combining her own history, passions, and experience with older Ayurvedic teachings.

In the past, Jo always knew first hand that good athletes became great by training both their bodies and their minds. If an athlete got stuck in their physical program, medals were lost. Likewise, if an athlete got stuck in the mental program they were running, they also fell short. After discovering Ayurveda, Jo learned how to mix and match a variety of “programs” to help anyone seeking better overall health.

Coming around full circle, it was, in fact, Jo’s extensive training in these various modalities that eventually brought her to the Olympics, just in a different capacity than originally intended. Jo was contracted to treat Olympic team members, and so took a crucial role in helping Australia win medals, perhaps more than if her back was never injured.

Jo continues to increase her knowledge of the latest evidence-based research in holistic medicine through regular attendance at professional seminars and conferences. She writes articles as well as delivers keynote presentations at public and corporate events on a variety of topics, including complementary medicine and health and wellness.

At Health Dynamics, Jo is best known for helping interstate and international patients with the most challenging health conditions, such as cancer, digestive disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, immune problems, children and baby health, and developmental issues, among others.

With Jo’s depth of clinical experience, commitment, and passion for helping people feel their best, she leads the multidisciplinary team at Health Dynamics by humble example, motivating others to use Ayurveda and other modalities to touch as many lives as possible.

What is an Ayurvedic Doctor?

An Ayurvedic doctor is a practitioner who specialises in the traditional Indian system of medicine known as Ayurveda. This system of medicine emphasises the use of natural remedies, such as herbs and dietary changes, to treat various health conditions and promote overall wellness. Ayurvedic doctors undergo specialised training in this practice and use ancient Ayurvedic texts as reference for diagnosis and treatment.

Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health and wellness that considers the individual’s unique physical, mental, and spiritual characteristics. In this system of medicine, each person is thought to have a specific combination of three life forces or energies known as “doshas.” These doshas, known as vata, pitta, and kapha, are thought to govern different bodily functions and are in a state of balance or imbalance depending on a person’s lifestyle and environment.

An Ayurvedic doctor assesses a patient’s individual balance of doshas, as well as other factors such as digestion, metabolism, and physical constitution, to develop a personalised treatment plan. This plan may include recommendations for dietary changes, herbal remedies, massage, yoga, and other lifestyle modifications.

Your path to wellbeing and vibrant health starts here.

Imagine a path to optimal health and wellness that is uniquely yours. At our Health Dynamics Ayurvedic clinic, we’re excited to join you on this journey, providing personalised care that’s tailored not just to your needs, but to your desire for better health. With our experienced team of Ayurvedic practitioners (who you will meet below), your wellness adventure is about discovering balance and harmony within your mind, body, and spirit.

Are you looking for relief from a specific health issue, or perhaps aiming to enhance your overall well-being? Our array of Ayurvedic treatments and therapies are here to support you.

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity

 

~ The World Health Organisation

We understand that true healing is holistic, addressing not just physical symptoms, but the deeper causes that impact your life.

As you embark on this path, we’re more than just your clinic; we’re your partners in health. Your choice to trust us is something we honour deeply. In our warm, welcoming environment, compassion isn’t just a word – it’s our commitment to you. Let’s work together towards vibrant health and a life of wellness. We can’t wait to be part of your journey.

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If you're up for feeling better more often, and not needing the doctors as often, then this is a journey I can highly recommend to anyone.

~ Shane Graham

Practitioners

Meet Dr Madhavi Kathiria

Ayurvedic Doctor and Naturopath
B.A.M.S. B.H.Sc. Naturopathy
Member of A.N.T.A and A.A.A

Dr. Madhavi Kathiria is a renowned Ayurvedic Doctor and Naturopath dedicated to uncovering the underlying causes of her clients’ health issues.

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Her journey began in India, where her childhood fascination with herbs blossomed into a passion for healing. While others dreamed of royalty, young Madhavi immersed herself in Indian herbal medicine, driven by a desire to understand their properties and potential.

After completing her Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (B.A.M.S), Madhavi pursued further studies in Australia, earning a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Naturopathy (B.H.Sc.). Combining Eastern and Western approaches, she developed a unique method focused on compassionate, evidence-based care. At Health Dynamics, Madhavi’s integrative approach has brought relief to countless clients suffering from various health issues, most notably those suffering from toxicity, weight problems, digestive health, chronic health conditions, endocrine disorders like thyroid condition, diabetes, hormone balance, weight loss, chronic fatigue, autoimmune conditions and more.

As a member of the Australian Natural Therapies Association (A.N.T.A) and the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (A.A.A), Dr. Madhavi is highly regarded for her expertise, commitment, and nurturing demeanor. She empowers patients to understand their health holistically and embark on their healing journeys.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Madhavi finds joy in life’s simple pleasures, from spending time with family to savoring Indian street food and enjoying Bollywood cinema.

Driven by her unwavering passion, Dr. Madhavi Kathiria exemplifies compassion, expertise, and dedication in her mission to promote wellness and healing.

Meet Dr Kavita Parekh

Ayurvedic Doctor
B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)
C.F.N (Certificate in Food & Nutrition)
Member of A.A.A.
Honoured with the Ayurvisharada Award from Himalaya Wellness

Dr. Kavita Parekh is a distinguished Ayurvedic Doctor, boasting over 20 years of holistic wellness experience.

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Raised in Ayurveda’s tradition, she developed a profound passion for healing from an early age, graduating with honors from Govt. Akhandand and Ayurvedic College, earning the esteemed “Ayurvisharada Award.” With extensive practice in traditional clinics and public hospitals, she specialises in hormonal imbalances, fertility, stress management, gut health, thyroid and metabolic disorders.

Her approach to healing integrates medical consultations, Ayurvedic treatments, and stress management techniques, tailored to each client’s needs.

Driven by a serene and composed nature, Dr. Parekh’s dedication to healing extends beyond her practice. She finds joy in various activities like cooking, painting, and gardening, which nourish her soul and enhance her well-being.

With unwavering dedication and a profound commitment to holistic healing, Dr. Kavita is a trusted expert in the field of Ayurvedic medicine, embodying compassion and expertise in every aspect of her work.

Meet Dr Gayatri Marwah

Ayurvedic Doctor
B.A.M.S.
Member of A.A.A

Dr. Gayatri’s path to becoming a respected Ayurvedic doctor and a passionate educator began at just nine years old, sparked by a fascinating encounter with Dr. Smita, a renowned pulse reader.

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This early inspiration led her to dive deeply into the study of Ayurveda, eventually earning a comprehensive 6-year degree in Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery.

After honing her skills in pulse diagnosis and practicing as an Ayurvedic doctor in India, Dr. Gayatri brought her dream to Australia. Here, she joined Back2Health (now Health Dynamics), driven by her desire to share the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with a broader audience. 

Dr. Gayatri has dedicated herself to academic excellence. At Griffith University’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, she guides future doctors in understanding population health and research methods, drawing from her own studies in public health and her innovative research on probiotics for preterm infants. Her academic journey reached a milestone with a PhD focused on women’s health, particularly looking at lifestyle changes for managing PMS in young women.

Dr. Gayatri believes in blending traditional Ayurvedic practices with modern healthcare insights. Her work, published in leading journals, reflects her commitment to this integration, aiming to improve holistic wellness and disease prevention.

Through her diverse roles—whether as a healer, teacher, or researcher—Dr. Gayatri’s mission is clear: to bridge the gap between ancient Ayurvedic wisdom and modern medicine. She continues to inspire and educate, driven by the belief that true health encompasses the mind, body, and spirit.

Meet Arsh Kaur

Ayurvedic Therapist & Wellness Concierge

Arsh Kaur serves as the Wellness Concierge at Health Dynamics, where her innate caring and nurturing nature shine through in every interaction.

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With a genuine passion for helping others achieve their wellness goals, Arsh finds joy in providing steadfast support to clients throughout their journey to better health.

Her love for art and music, coupled with a fondness for the serene mountainside, reflects Arsh’s appreciation for beauty and tranquillity. These passions infuse her work with a sense of creativity and calm, enriching the experience for both clients and colleagues alike. Her passion and knowledge in ayurveda is clear – with her studies and experience growing in the field.

Arsh’s unwavering dedication to supporting clients from beginning to end makes her an invaluable asset to the company. Her genuine warmth and empathy make her a true gem in the Health Dynamics team, embodying the organisation’s commitment to holistic well-being and exceptional care.

Meet Caroline Ladewig

Advanced Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine
(Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine)
Craniosacral Therapist
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Facilitator
Yoga and Praniyama Therapist

As an integral member of the Health Dynamics team, Caroline specialises in bodywork and excels in the treatment of chronic conditions through a variety of therapeutic modalities.

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Caroline Ladewig is a dedicated Acupuncturist and holistic therapist with an Advanced Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine), as well as expertise in Craniosacral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) facilitation, and Yoga and Pranayama therapy.

Driven by a profound desire to make a positive impact, Caroline finds immense fulfilment in helping others overcome their health challenges. She thrives on the opportunity to tackle complex cases, viewing each one as an exciting challenge to make a meaningful difference in someone’s life.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Caroline finds solace and joy in nature, particularly by the water, and enjoys activities such as skiing. Interestingly, her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian reflects her innate passion for healing and nurturing living beings.

With her unwavering dedication and diverse skill set, Caroline Ladewig embodies the essence of compassionate care and holistic healing, enriching the lives of her clients at every opportunity.

Support Team

Meet Sarah Johansson

Operations Manager and EA to Jo Formosa

Sarah is the Operations Manager and Executive Assistant to Jo Formosa at Health Dynamics, where she has discovered her true calling in making a meaningful impact on others’ lives.

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Witnessing the positive transformation of clients as their health, mindset, and overall well-being is what fuels Sarah’s drive and sense of purpose within the organisation.

With a deep-rooted commitment to Health Dynamics’ mission of revolutionising global health, Sarah eagerly contributes her skills and passion to the collective goal of positively influencing the health of the world, one person at a time, a billion times over.

Hailing from a farm in New Zealand, Sarah developed a strong work ethic from a young age, learning the value of hard work and dedication through assisting on the farm and working at the local ice cream shop. Over the years, her love for being active and energetic propelled her journey from administration in real estate, all the while nurturing her passion for health and wellness. This passion led her to pursue further education, culminating in the achievement of a diploma in Nutrition with Torrens University Australia, eventually leading her to find Jo Formosa, and join the amazing Health Dynamics Team.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Sarah finds joy in dancing, cherishing quality time with her family, and embracing an active lifestyle. Her diverse experiences and unwavering commitment to personal growth exemplify her dedication to making a positive difference in the world, both professionally and personally.v

Meet Zilika Jain

Receptionist at Health Dynamics Brisbane Clinic

Zilika Jain is our receptionist at Health Dynamics, where her passion for assisting others and delving into their unique journeys drives her daily interactions.

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Witnessing individuals progress from a state of illness to vibrant health within the clinic fills her with immense joy and satisfaction.

Zilika’s warm and welcoming demeanour, coupled with her genuine dedication to the well-being of clients and colleagues alike, embodies the heart of Health Dynamics’ ethos. Her enthusiasm and bubbly personality create a nurturing environment where everyone feels valued and supported.

Beyond her professional role, Zilika finds rejuvenation in holidaying by the beach and indulging in the art of traditional Kathak dancing. Her unwavering commitment to her passions and her compassionate nature shine through in all aspects of her life, enriching both the Health Dynamics community and her own journey of personal growth.

Meet Melody McKnight

Receptionist at Health Dynamics Brisbane Clinic

Melody is our receptionist at Health Dynamics Brisbane, where her commitment to excellence and compassionate care shines through in every interaction.

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Currently pursuing her own studies in health, she finds immense fulfilment in witnessing the success and progress of clients as they embark on their wellness journey.

Known for her bubbly personality and unwavering willingness to assist, Melody is a cornerstone of the team, valued for her meticulous attention to detail and nurturing demeanour. Her genuine desire to support others, coupled with her innate ability to connect with people, makes her an indispensable asset to the Health Dynamics community. 

In her spare time she enjoys rock climbing and getting outdoors, which further shows her passion for fostering a holistic well-being. With a dedication to continuous learning, Melody exemplifies the organisation’s ethos of providing exceptional care and support to all who walk through the doors.

Meet Oscar Cosme

Operations Assistant

Oscar is a valued member of the Health Dynamics team, having played an integral role for several years as operations assistant.

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Based in the Philippines, Oscar’s contributions to the company have steadily grown, thanks to his unwavering dedication, strong work ethic, and willingness to offer assistance wherever needed.

While Oscar may not be visible to clients on the front lines, his impact behind the scenes is undeniable. As the go-to person for technical issues, administration support, and operational tasks, he plays a vital role in keeping the organisation running smoothly.

Beyond his professional responsibilities, Oscar finds fulfilment in spending quality time with his family, building and customising model kits, being active, reading books and tackling challenges head-on. His problem-solving skills and commitment to excellence make him a valued asset to the Health Dynamics team, ensuring seamless operations and continued success.

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