Being able to bring change to the lives of Gold Coast kids and their families with Chiropractic care is an amazing thing. Seeing babies, children, teens (and their often tired stressed out parents) noticing such positive changes to many areas of their lives is a truly rewarding experience.

Sadly many childhood conditions are being accepted as “normal” with parents told that their kids “will just grow out of it”, or even worse- medicated to stop the symptoms from occurring. My goal is to help parents and kids understand when things aren’t functioning properly, why this may be happening and make every parent aware of their options on how to change and improve it!


Having two of my own children, I understand how difficult it can be, especially when things aren’t going smoothly. As a practitioner and as a mum, I have been on a wonderful and sometimes frustrating journey, trying to find the answer to the utimate question “…why?”.

I continue to undertake further education and training to understand how to diagnose and treat metabolic, immune, neurological, developmental and digestive issues and specialised nutritional training to bring as much understanding and information to the families under my care and to our community.

If we can address these issues through Chiropractic care, then our kids are given the best possible start to life.


How do you treat babies?

Techniques that are applied to newborns, infants and young children, vary considerably or are significantly modified, from those that are used on adults. Typically chiropractic care of infants and young children involves the use of low-force low amplitude techniques. At Healthy Bodies Chiropractic we don’t “crack” infants and babies. Infant adjustments are very gentle (so are our adult adjustments).

We will always explain what we are doing and ensure you are comfortable with each step along the way.

Is Chiropractic safe for kids?

As with any healthcare, there is a risk (however small) of a condition changing or an adverse outcome from the treatment. Recent research (2014/15) showed no serious adverse events have been reported be associated with care provided by a Chiropractor (world wide) since 1992, and there are no deaths from paediatric care reported in the literature. Research conducted by the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association demonstrated Chiropractic Care to be very safe for kids.

Read the studies here and here

What training do Chiropractors have?

Australian chiropractors are five year university trained, and are government registered and government regulated health professionals.

To become a registered chiropractor in Australia you must have studied an accredited 5-year chiropractic program conducted at a University within Australia, or have completed an accredited program overseas that satisfies the requirements set by the Australian Chiropractic Regulating authority.

A chiropractor’s education never ends. After entering practice, all chiropractors must complete continuing professional development courses and seminars to upgrade and improve their skills and to stay current on the latest scientific research.

Dr Mel graduated from Macquarie University in 2007 with both

Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Master of Chiropractic degrees

What age children do you see?

We see babies from birth. We conduct age specific examinations and all treatment is modified to suit the age and development of the child.