Melbourne Chiropractors & Massage Therapists

Gentle Chiropractor Melbourne

Our Chiropractic Services

Wellbeing Chiropractic offers professional, personalised chiropractic care in a warm and friendly setting. Our practice facilities are some of the best in Melbourne. We have modern and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment making it easier for our team of Chiropractors to more efficiently and accurately diagnose issues and commence effective treatment.

Are you looking for a gentle chiropractor in Melbourne? Well, look no further, here at Wellbeing Chiropractic we have a team of eight professional, experienced and gentle chiropractors. The doctors at Wellbeing Chiropractic have over 25 years of combined clinical experience, managing many different types of health issues. We utilize many different types of gentle chiropractic techniques to get the best results for our clients. Wellbeing Chiropractic has nine convenient practice locations, Hawthorn and Pakenham, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Melton, Craigiburn, Epping, Sunbury and Cranbourne. We are available six days a week and open until 7:30pm Monday to Thursday for late appointments. Our Hawthorn practice is only a tram ride away from the MCG and Melbourne CBD, it is located on the corner of Burwood road and Glenferrie road, Hawthorn’s best coffee hub. Wellbeing Pakenham practice is located 60 kilometres from the CBD, in Melbourne’s south east. It is an easy drive with convenient M1 freeway access you arrive within 1 hour.

Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT)

Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) is a gentle and safe chiropractic technique. Its’ name is derived from the relationship between the base of the spine, the Sacrum and the base of the skull, the Occiput. It was developed by Dr Major De Jarnette in 1925 a Chiropractor and Osteopath in the U.S.A. Dr De Jarnette had a special interest in the relationship between the sacrum and the occipital bones. It was this interest which led him to study and thus develop this gentle chiropractic technique. In science it has been shown that the Sacrum functions to pump Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) from the base of the skull to the brain and the Occipital bone helps pump CSF throughout the whole nervous system. This relationship is important to overall health and wellbeing. SOT is a system which works well with other types of gentle chiropractic techniques. Chiropractors who are trained in SOT focus on the mechanical and neurological relationship of the Sacrum and Occiput, detecting and correcting any dysfunctions in these systems.

Activator Technique

The Activator Technique is a gentle chiropractic technique used by chiropractors to treat many types of health issues. The Activator Technique utilizes a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the aim being to restore motion to the affected joint. The Activator Method was initially developed by Dr. Arlan Fuhr in 1967 in the U.S.A. After many years of research and development the first Activator adjusting instrument was produced in 1978 by Activator Methods International. The Activator Adjusting Instrument is a hand held, cordless, spring loaded instrument, which works by sending a consistent impulse to a specific joint. Research has shown that this impulse restores the normal range of motion in the affected joint. The Activator technique is a gentle safe chiropractic technique which can be used in conjunction with other types of gentle chiropractic modalities.

Atlas Orthogonal

Atlas Orthogonal is a gentle chiropractic technique, which focuses on the first cervical vertebrae C1 also known as the Atlas. Chiropractors must complete specific training which enables them to be certified in applying the atlas orthogonal technique. The atlas orthogonal technique consists of a system of thorough physical, orthopaedic and neurological examinations and specific atlas radiographs. Once the chiropractor has analysed the results, treatment is applied the client. The adjustment is gentle, safe and very specific. It is done using the Atlas Orthogonal Styloid hand held instrument. This is placed on the side of the affected atlas and a gentle impulse sends a vibration impulse force to the affected atlas joint, with the aim of restoring proper upper neck and whole body function. There are only 15 certified Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractors Australia wide and at Wellbeing Chiropractic our doctors are qualified in the atlas orthogonal technique and are available for consultation six days a week at two convenient locations, Pakenham and

Flexion Distraction Technique

Flexion Distraction is a gentle chiropractic technique used by the doctors at Wellbeing Chiropractic. This device requires a special treatment table, a Flexion-Distraction table, Wellbeing Hawthorn has a Cox Flexion-Distraction table onsite. Flexion Distraction is a gentle chiropractic technique where the special table is used to put the targeted vertebral joint complex in a flexion position and then the doctor applies a distraction force to further open up the joint space. Flexion Distraction technique has been very successful in the management of disc injuries, low back pain, neck pain and many other neuro-mechanical presentations. Latest research has shown that flexion distraction technique is more beneficial than traction therapy in the cases of cervical disc rehabilitation (1)

1)Intradiscal Pressure Changes During Manual Cervical Distraction: A Cadaveric Study.  Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 2013, Article ID 954134

Arthro Stim Hand Held Chiropractic Technique.

The Arthro Stim Hand Held Chiropractic Technique is exactly what its’ name specifies, a technique which involves a hand held device called the Arthro Stim. The way it works is, it delivers a rapid impulse and recoil motion 12 times per second. It focuses in on a small area, and the impulse force is transferred through to the joint and the surrounding soft tissues. It is a great tool to have in practice, it allows the client to feel relaxed and comfortable which is conducive for greater healing effects. Wellbeing Chiropractic Hawthorn and Pakenham practices are both equipped with the Arthro Stim device in all of our consultation suites.

Gentle Chiropractic for the Management of:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Disc injuries
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dizziness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Shoulder and elbow conditions
  • Knee, foot and ankle injuries
  • Nerve pain syndromes
  • Tennis elbow


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Meet Our Healthcare Professionals

Dr Adam Curwood

Head Chiropractor at Wellbeing Chiropractic. Special interests in headaches, head/neck syndromes and disc bulges/lower back conditions.

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Dr Peter Vrakatselis

A leading Chiropractor at Wellbeing Dr. Peter has special interest in low back pain, disc injuries and sciatica. One of Melbourne's leading Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractors having a special interest in complex neck conditions.

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Dr Robbie Hunt

Founder & Principal Chiropractor @ Wellbeing. Over a decade of clinical experience with musculo-skeletal and health conditions.

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Dr. Nicole Ritchie

Dr. Nicole is a passionate and energetic chiropractor with a broad clinical experience, treating patients of all ages and backgrounds.

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