We help you to live pain free, prevent injuries and get the most out of your body. Chiropractic is a natural approach to health care that focuses on prevention and stress reduction.
To schedule your first appointment, or an appointment for your child please use the online booking below, or feel free to give our friendly team a call.
What do you need help with?
At Hunter Healthy Spines, we have great results with the following conditions, PLUS many more!
Click below to read more about how we can help you.
Back pain is very common and the most common condition people our Chiropractors see with at Hunter Healthy Spines.
Neck pain is very common and most of the Australian population will experience neck pain at some point in their lifetime.
In today’s society stress and a busy lifestyle is very common.
The shoulder joint is very complex and can require a detailed analysis and examination.
Patients often wonder how chiropractic can help stress management.
Sports injuries are a major limiting factor for every individual engaging in a physical activity, and are not just reserved for athletes.
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in people over the age of 55 years.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can also help with postpartum recovery.
At Hunter Healthy Spines our goal is to increase an individual’s function and help prevent injuries from returning.
THE SD PROTOCOL
HAS YOUR BACK
Chronic stress is one of the major causes of disease. The SD Protocol takes your brain and nervous system out of the stressed state so you can heal and kids can THRIVE.
Meet Your Chiropractors
At Hunter Healthy Spines, our expereinced chiropractors are dedicated to helping you and your family heal and grow. To read more about our practice and our team head to the 'Meet the Team' Section.
Dr. Kelly Beanland
Dr. Gary Smith
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN A CURE
What is the point of fixing something if it just comes back? Our approach is designed to correct the primary cause of your problems - not just masking the symptoms! We want you and your family to experience great health all the time!
HEALTHY SPINES ARE
IMPORTANT FOR THE
Correct spinal alignment not only helps you feel great, it takes stress off your nervous system, allowing your brain to better control your body.
Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you will need to know prior to your first appointment at Hunter Healthy Spines.
I have never been to a chiropractor before, is chiropractic safe?
Absolutely! Despite the media’s attempt to suggest otherwise, Chiropractic has an exceptional safety record. As a conservative health care approach, it is particularly safe compared to drugs and surgery.
Is chiropractic care safe for children?
All Hunter Healthy Spines our chiropractors have been trained at a university level to treat children from newborns to early adulthood. Techniques are modified for the safety and comfort of your child in relation to evidence-based practice.
Published Research has shown that chiropractic, physiotherapy, manual medicine and osteopathy all carry a very rare but material risk (1). To minimise risks, our chiropractors perform a thorough history and examination of a child before beginning any care. All Chiropractors are trained to modify their approaches to suit the special needs of infants and young children. Our chiropractors work with your regular GP and will refer to them were necessary.
Many of the techniques used on children by the chiropractors at Hunter Healthy Spines involve massage, gentle stretching, cranial therapy and the use of a special instrument to apply very low and specific impulses to restore normal spinal motion. Kelly has a special interest and post graduate training in chiropractic neuro-developmental paediatrics which focuses on incorporating specific chiropractic care with brain based activities, exercises and nutrition.
How often would I have to visit the chiropractor?
Your care plan is uniquely recommended. Depending on your presentation or condition, you may need an initial phase of care. Your visits may be more frequent at the beginning of your care to get your body functioning better. Once the symptoms settle and the body starts to stabilise, your visits may become less frequent. Our chiropractors use a variety of tests that give us a lot of information about how the body in functioning at any given time. Chiropractic enhances the body's ability to heal and respond to stress in our lives. How long you choose to benefit from chiropractic care will always be up to you, however our chiropractors will always make recommendations on how to keep you functioning optimally.
What kind of techniques do you use at Hunter Healthy Spines?
Our chiropractors use a variety of techniques to suit each individual patient. One technique does not work for everyone, therefore we use a mixture of drop piece, SOT, rehabilitation, postural correction, activator and a few others to achieve the best results.
Can I use my private health care rebate?
Yes, we have HICAPS available so you can claim your health rebate on the day.
Do I need a referral from my GP to visit a chiropractor?
No, chiropractors are 5 year university trained practitioners. We are primary health care practitioners, therefore you do not need a referral. At Hunter Healthy Spines, our Chiropractors are more than happy to collaborate and working closely with your GP to get you and your family the best results.
Is chiropractic care safe for pregnant women?
Yes. There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. At Hunter Healthy Spines we use a specific table and pregnancy pillows to make the chiropractic experience comfortable for mum and bub. Techniques are altered depending on the stage of pregnancy and pelvic ligaments and support muscles are routinely checked for adequate support of the growing uterus and changing pelvis. If you would like to learn more please click here or come in and chat to our chiropractors.