Our Team, Hunter Healthy Spines, East Maitland

Meet your Chiropractors

Before you walk into the office, please take some time to meet our team of Chiropractors, Dr. Kelly Beanland and Dr. Gary Smith and our friendly Chiropractic Assistants, Kylie and Isabel.
Still have questions? Be sure to call us on the number above. 

Dr. Kelly Beanland, Chiropractor, Hunter Healthy Spines, East Maitland

Dr Kelly Beanland

(Chiropractor)

Kelly grew up in country Victoria and graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne. Since then, Kelly has completed her 8th year in practice, enjoying it more so than the first year, helping families along their health journies. She has been a regular chiropractic patient for her entire life and has experienced first hand how important chiropractic is to lead a healthy lifestyle.

In her first few years of practice, Kelly completed her postgraduate training in Chiropractic Neuro developmental Paediatrics. This training and further professional development helped to fuel the question”how does our brain work?” and further use chiropractic to help shape, change and develop children’s nervous systems.

Kelly’s passion in practice has always been seeing infants, children and pregnant women and is always using new and innovative methods of natural health care to help build healthy, happy families. In addition to seeing many paediatric patients, Kelly loves seeing patients of all ages and thrives off coaching and educating all her patients how to be well in all areas of health including the physical, chemical and emotional. She is particularly interested in how stress to our nervous system can be the root cause of many health issues, from autoimmune conditions to infertility and hormonal imbalances.

When Kelly is not adjusting patients, doing workshops or public talks, you will often find her at the beach with her dog, Asha, playing basketball, at the gym, yoga, the pool or traveling to a new and exciting place.

Dr. Greg Smith, Chiropractor, Hunter Healthy Spines, East Maitland

Dr Gary Smith

(Chiropractor)

Having spent 10 years teaching Health and Physical Education in Queensland, Gary was first introduced to Chiropractic when his eldest daughter was referred to one at the age of three. The changes she experienced inspired him to pursue further studies in Anatomy and Physiology and eventually complete his Masters degree in Chiropractic in 1998.

A long-term sporting enthusiast, Gary maintains active participation in hockey and running and generally likes to keep fit. With this knowledge and experience, many sportspeople and sporting teams consult Gary with a view to injury prevention/management and performance enhancement. He loves spending time with his wife and three daughters and having adventure holidays. He is currently having singing lessons.

                  Professional Qualifications:

– BSc (Anatomy)

– Dip Teach (HPE)

– Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner

– Enhance Running Technician

                  Additional Courses:

– Functional Movement Screening

– Kinesio Taping

Professional Memberships:

– Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA)

– Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)

– Sacro Occipital Technique Australia (SOTA)

– International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS)

Previous Positions:

– NSW CAA (2003)

– Australian Spinal Research Foundation (6 years)

– College of Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics (3 years)

Kylie Rose, Practice Manager Hunter Healthy Spines, East Maitland

Gareth Salkield
Accredited Practising Dietitian

Gareth is an accredited practicing dietitian with over 9 years of experience, and a credentialed diabetes educator (CDE). Gareth’s experience has given him first-hand understanding of the impact good nutrition has on performance. He’s passionate about helping initiate improvements in your nutrition and lifestyle choices to optimise and maintain excellent health. Gareth knows outstanding health stems from optimal nutrition – from pre-conception right through to the far end of life.

Changes to improve health can be made at any time, and will result in a better life – including prevention of, or excellent management of chronic health conditions. Gareth will assist in the achievement of peak health; a long, active life not defined by disease or loss of ability.

Gareth’s interests include stand-up paddle boarding, kite surfing, high-performance cars and boats – lifestyles he doesn’t ever want to give up due to poor health!

Dr. Greg Smith, Chiropractor, Hunter Healthy Spines, East Maitland

Amanda Russell

Massage Therapist

Amanda’s interest in massage was sparked when she was sprinting, and having constant issues with injuries. She started studying strength & conditioning, fitness and then massage. Having a strong sports background, learning all the aspects of recovery, maintenance and conditioning was important to Amanda.

As the years passed and I became a mum, I dived into learning about, and training in, pre and post natal care. As I became more aware of the changes my body was going through, and how I now needed to modify how I trained and recovered, the more I became determined to help others to care for their bodies. My massage qualifications are in Relaxation (Swedish), Remedial, Pregnancy, Cupping, Lymphatic Drainage, with more than 10 years experience.

In addition to my massage therapy, I’m a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Athletics and Run Coach. Parenting my daughter Audrey is almost a full time job!

APPOINTMENTS WITH AMANDA ARE AVAILABLE ON TUESDAY AND FRIDAY AFTERNOONS – 2-6pm. Book at reception

Kylie Rose, Practice Manager Hunter Healthy Spines, East Maitland

Kylie Rose
Practice Manager

As a yoga teacher, personal trainer and runner, Kylie first came to the practice as a patient. Convinced of the benefits of Chiropractic (and having experienced those benefits first-hand), she is delighted to combine her love of wellbeing and service by being part of a team that is wholeheartedly aligned with her values of excellence, care and compassion.

Isabel McKeller, Chiropractic Assistant, Hunter Healthy Spines, East Maitland

Isabel McKeller
Chiropractic Assistant

We welcome our newest member to the Team, Isabel. A Maitland local, Issy is committed to caring for those in our community in her new role.

Three interesting things about Isabel: 
   – She received a kindness award in high school after being nominated by a friend,

   – She has received chiropractic care with Gary since she was 15

   – Her favourite university subject was Musculoskeletal Anatomy!


Do you have a question for our team about Chiropractic, our Practice or just want to say hello? Call our team at Hunter Healthy Spines today!