Kirsty Matijevic – PRACTITIONER

Kirsty Matijevic

Why did you become a naturopath ?

At a very early age I suffered with several heath issues including severe allergies, eczema and digestive problems. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical medications provided very little relief and no long term solution. Later I was introduced to Naturopathy and its fundamental concept of treating the symptoms as well as identifying and rectifying the causes. This way of healing the body proved to be life changing for my health and inspired me to study and practice Naturopathy, ultimately bringing knowledge and healing to others.

Why did you join The Lucy Rose Clinic?

After many years of private practice, I found that so many people were coming in suffering from underlying endocrine issues, particularly thyroid and adrenal related, usually for years or even decades without being properly diagnosed and treated. I found it very frustrating that such a large population were not getting the answers or relief they needed and only as a last resort were they finally coming in to see me to get to the bottom of their health issues and start taking back their life. Ultimately, I decided to make it official and specialise in naturopathic thyroid health at The Lucy Rose Clinic, which also has access to some truly fantastic specialised testing that goes above and beyond standard Medicare testing limitations.

What is the most memorable moment you’ve experienced at Lucy Rose?

There are many wonderful moments but one that stands out especially to me is a particular patient who, when I first met her, she had to drag herself through the door from extreme fatigue and cried continuously when she was explaining all of her health issues and how severely it was impacting her life. Several months into treatment she burst into tears again – happy tears this time – after telling me how much her life had changed for the better, saying she felt like a completely new person in so many ways and can actually see and experience the joy in life which she had almost given up on before meeting me.

How do you think you can help patients?

Helping people really take back that control of their health and seeing them change for the better is why I am so passionate about doing what I do. I understand that each person is different and there is no point in throwing a general treatment plan over your health issues and hoping for the best. Properly identifying what exactly is happening and treating you as a whole accordingly is what will enable that significant long-term, maintainable improvement.

skills and education

Double Bachelor Degree in Nutritional Medicine and Naturopathy

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