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. The 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. 4 years on, she is enjoying a happy healthy life and enjoys bringing this unique experience into her practice to help others.