Working to achieve your health goals

By utilising Chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology, Functional and Integrative Nutrition, Customised Exercise Programs and many other tools, we aim to help our patients, young and old, with their:

  • Pain
  • Movement/Co-ordination
  • Strength
  • Postural issues
  • Moods
  • Sleep quality
  • Poor Concentration
  • Digestive Problems
  • Learning Challenges
  • Inappropriate behaviour
  • Sensory Issues
  • Food sensitivities
  • Allergies/Immune function
  • Speech Difficulty
  • Social, emotional difficulties

We also love working with other Doctors, Specialists, Dentists, Naturopaths, Physio’s, Educators, Coaches and Carers to provide a comprehensive support team.

Dr Melissa McGuire


Dr Melissa McGuire graduated from Macquarie University in 2007 and joined an amazing practice in Toowoomba where she saw many families and children thrive. She relocated to the Gold Coast, opening Healthy Bodies Chiropractic in 2010.

The arrival of her own children brought about a new understanding of the complex nature of kids health. This reaffirmed her desire to provide individualised and holistic health care for the whole family.

In 2017, Mel was diagnosed with a brain tumour. A long and complex surgery resulted in many sensory functions being significantly affected. Mel was left with double vision, balance issues, vertigo, deafness, tinnitus, facial tingling and numbness, difficulties chewing, swallowing and speaking, cognitive impairments and extreme fatigue. Specialists were hopeful she may recover some function in the following 12 months, but advised her to expect that this may be permanent.

By putting into practice the very same advice she gives her patients, receiving chiropractic care, nutritional and emotional support and returning to exercise, she was able to overcome almost all of these conditions. She returned to practice less than 6 months after surgery. 6 years on, she is enjoying a happy healthy life and enjoys bringing this unique experience into her practice to help others.

Dr Rod Parry


With an extensive manual therapy background stretching over a decade, Rod is highly experienced with patient care and management. Rod spent seven years as the assigned massage therapist for the Chennai Super Kings within the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament and has educated many remedial massage therapists on the Gold Coast at Q Academy during his osteopathic studies at Southern Cross University.

  Rod incorporates an approach to all ages and occupations, driven to support his patients’ goals accompanied by a varied selection of hands-on techniques. His individualised approach to exercise, diet and nutrition, ergonomics and occupational health are a part of his focus when treating acute and chronic pain presentations. Rod believes that manual medicine can be profound, impacting positive change for common musculoskeletal conditions. He is also qualified in dry needling, sports taping, kinesio taping, cupping and IASTM (Gua Sha).

  Rod is a registered Osteopath and a member of Osteopathy Australia. He is registered with Medicare, and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Rod participates in ongoing skills development to remain at the forefront of the current patient management.


Rebecca Mannix

Practice Manager

Bec has been with us since 2015 and we don’t know what we would do without her! She has a great energy and is one of the kindest humans. She goes above and beyond to create an amazing experience for everyone.
Bec is also a qualified remedial massage therapist.

Maree Armitage

Chiropractic Assistant

Maree is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist who has recently retired after practicing on the Gold Coast since 2003.

She understands the benefits of Chiropractic, not only as an allied health practitioner herself, but as a patient. After sustaining a severe neck injury many years ago, she received treatment to help manage her pain and dysfunction.

Maree has been a patient of the clinic for a number of years and is now able to bring her experience and knowledge to the Healthy Bodies Team.