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Dr Zohl de Ishtar

“Suffering from Fibromyalgia, Barrett'soesophagus, chronic fatigue, as well as organ removal, my health has been on a downward spiral for well over a decade. After limited progress from a variety of modern and alternative health consultants who have only addressed symptoms, Gavin has been able to expertly explain the "why" questions around the underlying root causes which has been a first. After over a decade, I feel my health is finally in good hands that will work to rebuild my health by addressing the causal factors. Aside from working clinically, Gavin has been able to assist me with a greater understanding of myself holistically which enables us to work together to overcome the personal hurdles and challenges that come with illness."

Bridie Kean

“Not only am I stronger in the gym, I am stronger and faster on the court since my strength & conditioning program has been tailored not only to me but also my role on court. Combining strength conditioning work with Advanced Body Therapy has ilicited injury prevention as well as clearing up my old injuries that I have carried for so long!”

Dr Strode

“Your depth of knowledge, the simplicity in which you presented information, your style of teaching, your enthusiasm and positive energy was an inspiration to us!Our newfound knowledge has given us the opportunity to see our patients’ problems much deeper.In particular, the knowledge and methods we gained from your lectures on nutrition, lifestyle, and the role of emotions in illness, combined with our medical knowledge has produced very good results for both our patients and ourselves.”


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Gavin believes that performance coaching is both an art and a science. He believes that the best results come from a truly integrated understanding of what each mind & body needs to perform at maximum capacity and be well. He believes that our bodies give endless signals to show us what is needed. He sees that his purpose is to help each of his clients interpret and respond to their messages with precision and confidence. Gavin consistently works to make complex performance and natural health topics more accessible. He brings together an incredible wealth of expertise and wisdom to serve this purpose and empower each of his clients to reach their personal goals.

Core Practice Areas

In addition to running his own busy practice, Gavin serves as the Performance Therapist for Basketball Queensland's National Performance Program. Gavin had the privilege of working with an Australian Para Olympic athlete to guide her preparation for a silver medal at the 2012 Games and is currently working with a number of national and professional athletes who rely on his support and expertise to succeed in their respective fields.

In recognition of his expertise and proficiency as a practitioner and coach, Gavin has been selected as a course Presentor, Senior Mentor, and International Academic Advisory Board Member for FMA Strength Training, and as Clinical Advisor and Senior Mentor for Functional Diagnostic Nutrition International. In this capacity he trains others, assists to design learning content and is regularly invited to share his expertise at conferences and international community events.

Gavin regularly partners with other healthcare professionals (especially Personal Trainers, Physiotherapists, Doctors, Naturopaths and Chiropractors) to assist and consult on integrating treatments to address complex and challenging health and performance cases. He is an erudite and dynamic key note speaker and facilitator and is regularly invited to work with professionals and students both in Australia and overseas.

Gavin has a long track record of success in helping clients address performanceandhealth challenges in the following areas:

SPORTS PERFORMANCE: High Performance Strength & Conditioning, Biomechanics Screening, Advanced Body Therapy, Lab Testing & Nutrition for Optimal Physiology

INJURY MANAGEMENT & REHABILITATION: Back pain and spinal pathologies, Head/Neck/Shoulder Injuries & Pain, OrthopedicImmobilities, Hip/Knee/Ankle Issues

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE & NUTRITION: GI Issues, Hormonal Imbalances, Auto-Immune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis/Addisons disease/Graves Disease, Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia

WELLNESS:Metabolic Healing,Headaches, Depression, Behavioural & Learning Disorders, Illness Recovery, Professional Performance

Advisor, Speaker, Educator

  • Academic Advisor, Presenter, Senior Mentor: FMA Strength Training (International)
  • Clinical Advisor & Senior Mentor: FDN International
  • Performance Coach: Independent National & International Athletes, Basketball Queensland
  • Public Speaker: FMA Strength Training, Total Health & Performance Management, International Wellness Conferences, and more...

Contact Gavin For :

  • Private Consultation
  • Public Speaking & Events
  • Professional Collaboration & Partnerships
  • Interviews & Media Enquiries
  • ADHD Program
  • Corporate Performance Program
  • Performance Coaching
  • Team or Company Consultation and Coaching
  • Professional Mentor Programs


Gavin Heward is a leading practitioner and expert in the field of human performance and natural health. His expertise are the culmination of extensive study and practice in the areas of science-based performance coaching, rehabilitation, remedial healthcare, functional diagnostic medicine, nutrition and high performance kinesiology.

Gavin is recognised internationally for his ability to integrate multiple disciplinesdelivering immediate and sustainable impact to his clients.Gavin helps people meet significant health goals, redefining their personal sense of wellbeing and capacity for life. Professional athletes enlist Gavin’s support to surpass previous performance levels reaching once unobtainable heights;a Nobel Peace Prize nominee recently found Gavin to be her saviour in tackling a debilitating degenerative disease; Senior Executives seek Gavin’s guidance to obtain the physical base they need to improve their corporate performance and vitality; Children's lives change when Gavin helps their parents understand and treat learning and behavioural disorders naturally and individuals regularly discoverthat Gavin can help them overcome health challenges which have previously ruled their lives with limited relief from other interventions.

Gavin’s ability to build wellness under varied circumstance is immense. His unique multi-disciplinary approachallows him the insight to guide others through significant change to their health and vitality regardless of their starting point or individual roadblocks.

Professional Training & Key Areas of Expertise

  • FMA Strength Coach(Level 2)
  • Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiologist
  • Certified FDN Practitioner
  • Remedial Masseur
  • Advanced Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor
  • CHEK Institute Level 3 Practitioner
  • CHEK Institute Holistic Lifestyle Coach
  • CHEK Institute Exercise Coach
  • Accredited Exercise Professional
  • Deep Dry Needling (Acupuncture)
  • Medical and Chiropractic Internships