Lennie Signorini TESTIMONIAL


" Seventeen years ago I almost severed my spinal cord in a ski race boat accident. At the time of the accident I was unsure if I would be able to walk again. From that point in time I learnt to live with my back pain and got use to the idea it would become part of my life.Isabelle Rajendra TESTIMONIAL
After the last stint in hostpital and talk of a back operation a good friend of mine recommended to give Chek Australia a call.
From my first consultation with Jan I have never looked back. Jan's approach was to not just treat my specific injury but my body as a whole both physically and mentally. Building myself up through the phases of rehabilatation over the last eight months has been challenging and extemely rewarding.
I consider myself extremely lucky to have met and trained with Jan and the crew at chek Australia.Their knowledge, experience and support has been invaluable and has changed my life forever. "
Lennie Signorini

In 2006 I was diagnosed with severe scoliosis. I was referred to see an orthopedic surgeon. It was too late to use an external brace at 15 years of age. The surgeon felt that any surgical intervention at this stage would be more for ‘cosmetic reasons’. The surgery was a last resort, as it was an invasive procedure involving a metal rod inserted along my spine to support my posture, however this would restrict my movement for the rest of my life. I left his room feeling disheartened with no solution. As a result, the past 4 years has been a rollercoaster of a wide range of alternative therapies. Time, hope and expenses were invested into these therapies, however I saw no positive results. In recent years my back pain worsened to a point where it was greatly affecting my daily life. I was emotionally and physically exhausted from the pain and fearful of my future quality of life. Simply sitting, standing and exercising for long periods was very uncomfortable and I experienced severe muscle spasms in my back. By this point in time I was an independent 18 year old and decided to educate myself about my spinal disorder and started a pursuit to find a solution. At this point I knew I had to fix this problem otherwise it was going to affect my future quality of life. After a lot of research of alternative therapies, no one was confident that scoliosis could be cured.

At the end of 2009 I was lucky enough to hear about Chek Australia, through a friend who highly recommended the organization for back rehabilitation. Walking through the doors of Chek Australia, was a turning point in my life. My first consult with Jan Carton was very informative and for the first time instilled hope that there was potential for a successful rehabilitation. Jan’s experience was amazing as she could just take once glance at my posture and tell me more about my body than I had even realized. I knew I was in capable hands. The chek approach was very comprehensive with a detailed physical, nutritional and emotional assessment. Jan gathered all of the pieces to try and put my puzzle together. The logic was to treat the root cause of the problem rather than the superficial symptoms. Jan worked very hard at examining all my aspects of my health to devise a highly specified, corrective stretching and strengthening training program. Her unconditional encouragement, support and guidance were invaluable throughout my rehabilitation.

Over the past three months, I dedicated myself to the first stage of my rehabilitation program. A recent reassessment revealed that my scoliosis had significantly improved during phase one of my rehabilitation plan. My back pain has rapidly diminished and I am able to continue my recovery without that burden. I am now able to continue my life as a much happier and healthier person with a positive future. I strongly believe Chek Australia helps people to build the skills to help themselves. It is a process you must dedicate yourself to and take responsibility for but I can testify that all the hard work pays off. I cannot express the gratitude that I have for Jan, Brodie and the Chek Australia team for all of the help they have given me. If living a happy and pain free life is what you would like to achieve then Chek Australia is the place for you. Results speak for themselves, so I hope other people can see that it has worked for me and give it a go for themselves.  

Isabelle Rajendran (written on 29.4.1



I came to CHEK Australia after suffering from ruptured and bulging discs in my lower back for 9 ½ years. 

Over the years, I was treated by chiropractors, naturopaths, physiotherapists, rehab clinics and tried acupuncture. I even purchased an invert machine to relieve the pain, spending thousands of dollars and getting no where. I was not seeing any improvement at all and at times was unable to even walk.

I was strongly advised to see one of the best neurologists in Sydney and contemplated surgery.

When I commenced at CHEK Australia I met Jan Carton and was put through the most thorough assessment yet and at that point I knew I had made the right decision. After 3 days of treatment I was virtually pain free and now 18 months on I have packed up my house, changed my job, moved my family from Sydney and started studying to become a CHEK Coach. I am stronger and more agile than I have ever been.  

Not only do I deeply appreciate what Jan and the team at CHEK Australia have done for me, but I will be forever thankful as it has given me my life back and I now have a future to look forward to.

Donovan Powell.