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. James Fulcher.
Still have questions? Be sure to call us on the number above.

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

Dr Kelly Beanland


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 James Fulcher


 James has always worked in the health industry, with a background in practice management, he decided that he wanted to do more to help. This decision in 2011 started his chiropractic journey and has been working as a Chiropractor in the Hunter Valley since 2017.

James completed his masters of chiropractic at Macquarie University in 2016. Since then, he has gone on to complete his Certification in Applied Kinesiology (AK), a two-year Diploma in Paediatrics, as well as courses in Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) and musculoskeletal acupuncture to provide the best possible care to his clients.

James is passionate about caring for the whole family and seeing how everything in the body is connected. With an AK background, he aims to help by addressing patients physically, chemically and emotionally helping them achieve their greatest possible outcomes.

 James likes to spend his time out of practice with his wife (Sara) and kids (Georgia and Elijah), training and teaching Karate with a local club, or working on restoring a classic Mini Cooper.

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

Dr Pru Bolton 


 Pru completed her Masters of Chiropractic in 2005 at Macquarie University. Pru has completed courses in Musculoskeletal Acupuncture, Myofascial release, and other various functional movement courses. These help Pru to give the best and most unique care to those who come in to see her. Each person is treated as an
individual, with care suited to them. Pru loves looking after families from babies to the elderly and has a particular passion for treating pregnant women. Pru has completed many courses to help maintain optimal positioning for birth including the spinning babies and optimal Maternal positioning courses. Previously, Pru was a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner, which gives her a unique advantage to be able to help women during this time. Pru is currently completing her Diplomate of Chiropractic Paediatrics with the ACCP to help look after more babies and children to thrive to their full potential.

Pru likes to spend her free time with her Partner and two
children (Millie and Aaron) running and reading.

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!