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Thriving valley’s home to a range of services

In this sponsored post, “CityNews” highlights the diverse range of skills and services to be found throughout the Woden Valley.

AMONG the multiple satellite cities that orbit the heart of Canberra, Woden Valley was one of the first.

The development of the district began in 1962, a year before its first residents arrived in 1963, and was planned as a series of 10 suburbs. Hughes, Curtin, Chifley and Lyons were some of the first built.

Nearly six decades later, the thriving valley’s become home to a range of diverse businesses, a major shopping centre, and employment opportunities that serve its now 12 surrounding suburbs.

A holistic approach to treating pain

Arthritis ACT CEO Rebecca Davey.

THE team at Arthritis ACT, a non-profit organisation that helps Canberrans with chronic pain, are proud to offer their diverse range of services from Woden, says CEO Rebecca Davey.

Taking a holistic approach to treating pain, Rebecca says their programs help people live better with chronic conditions, offering services such as hydrotherapy, tai chi, yoga, strength and balance classes, and art therapy.

“We focus on the whole person in order to get vital outcomes,” she says.

“There’s physiotherapy, exercise physiology, disability support, meal planning and we have a nurse at our Woden centre who is in a couple of days a week.

“People can feel free to make an appointment or drop in and see her when they like.”

Arthritis ACT also puts an important focus on the psychological components to pain, too, says Rebecca.

“Sufferers don’t always understand the underlying trauma that can impact physical pain and through services such as art therapy, it can help to start their recovery,” she says.

“Our fully trained therapists help individuals find and understand their triggers, so that they can be targeted with practical treatments.

“There is no pain that is too little or too big for us to help you with.”

Arthritis ACT, building 1, Colette Place, Pearce, and building 18, 170 Haydon Drive, Bruce. Call 1800 011041, email or visit

Christina’s salon has everyone leaving happy

Owner of Delta Beauty Salon Christina Diamanti.

LOCATED in the heart of Phillip, Delta Beauty Salon strives to make people of all genders feel comfortable and confident in their own skin, says owner Christina Diamanti.

“We provide facials, advanced facial treatments, peels, lash and brow services, waxing, massages and body treatments, spray tans, nails and make-up,” she says.

“We make sure every service is executed professionally, with up-to-date knowledge and we promise that no one leaves the salon unhappy.”

A beauty therapist for more than seven years, Christina has worked in both Europe and Australia and now, after opening Delta Beauty Salon last year, she’s excited to bring that experience into her own business.

“Beauty has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl,” says Christina.

“I was born to do this job, I can’t imagine doing anything else and that fire brings us to today where I finally made my dream come true and started my own salon.

“Our goal is to make you feel like the queens and kings that you are.”

Delta Beauty Salon, 4/36-38 Corinna Street, Phillip. Call 0451 010587 or email

Ken Hubert and Ashilpa Khanna of Capon & Hubert Lawyers & Mediators.

Practice grows into an experienced team

FROM humble beginnings as a suburban two-man practice, Capon and Hubert Lawyers and Mediators has grown over its 32 years, but continues to provide a friendly service, says Ken Hubert, who started the practice with the now retired Geoff Capon.

Best-known as a family lawyer, but experienced in all areas of law, Ken says the practice is now very much a team.

“We have specialist lawyers in commercial, property and estate law and by working as a team, it allows us to offer so much more than I could have by myself,” says Ken.

“We’re friendly, approachable and, as a team, we each work in areas that complement each other.”

There’s not much that Ken hasn’t seen or experienced, practising primarily in family law, civil law and criminal law.

He served on the professional standards committee of the ACT Law Society for many years as well as the ACT Law Council’s Access to Justice Committee.

Over the years, Ken has also dedicated a lot of time to legal aid work in Canberra’s children’s and family court.       

As an accredited family dispute resolution provider and mediator, Ken says his approach is to find what is important to each party and work out a mix that deals with that.

“You can argue about your rights and entitlements, but at the end of the day, what’s most important to each party?” he says.

Capon and Hubert Lawyers and Mediators, first floor, 32-38 Townshend Street, Phillip. Email, call 6152 9203 or visit

Dr Yash Gawarikar and Dr Roopa Gawarikar of Canberra Region Neurology and Pain Centre.

New clinic provides comprehensive care

CANBERRA Region Neurology and Pain Centre has opened a new Woden clinic, determined to provide the best comprehensive care to Canberrans in covid times.

Dr Yash Gawarikar and Dr Roopa Gawarikar, who provide consults at two centres – one in Bruce and their new one in Woden – say their multidisciplinary centre in Woden is one of its kind in the ACT and NSW.

“The comprehensive centre [in Woden] is to serve patients by providing holistic care from diagnosis, investigations, treatment and rehabilitation in this one centre for all neurological and pain conditions,” they say.

Dr Yash, a neurologist, and Dr Roopa, a pain specialist, lead a dedicated team of professionals such as a psychologist, physiotherapist, neurophysiology technician and administrative staff.

“We pride ourselves on our comprehensive approach to patient care and management, utilising evidence-based and clinical knowledge to deliver the best care,” they say.

“All clinical and administrative staff ensure that patients are treated with respect and compassion.

“Our aim is to provide individualised management for each patient to optimise their condition and improve their quality of life.”

For new patients, Dr Yash and Dr Roopa say they’ll need to send a GP referral to the clinic via email or fax (02) 8330 6344.

Canberra Region Neurology and Pain Centre, units 2-4, 36-38 Corinna Street, Phillip, and Mary Potter Circuit, Bruce. Call 6253 0066, email or visit

Focused training helps prevent injury

Practice principal Greg Nash.

WITH physiotherapy services available centrally in Woden’s town centre, Manuka Woden Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic provides Canberrans with high-quality care in a convenient location, says principal Greg Nash.

Having been a physiotherapist for nearly four decades, Greg has treated injuries across the athletic spectrum, working with social players all the way up to Olympic competitors.

“We’re right in the thick of the winter sports season, with things like football, netball and basketball going on so people should be aware of injuries,” he says.

“Part of our treatment is giving rehabilitation exercises if players are injured and recovering, but if they’re looking for some exercises to stay fit and prevent injury that’s also right up our alley.”

Greg says one of the most important factors for preventing injury is to warm up.

“You’ve got to get fit, but it has to be sport specific fitness, so you want to be doing activities as close to the sport as possible,” he says.

Manuka Woden Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic, 3/48 Corinna Street, Woden. Call 6281 1382 or visit

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