Victoria Point Chiropractic offers the services of chiropractors and massage therapists.
On contacting Victoria Point Chiropractic or visiting our clinic, you will be greeted by a receptionist from our administrative team.
Receptionists perform a myriad of tasks that enable the practice to run smoothly and efficiently. Their two main objectives are that your needs as a patient are met in an environment that is comfortable for you and that practitioners are able to focus entirely on your needs whilst you are with them.
Our receptionists monitor all chiropractic and massage appointments, ensure your questions are appropriately and adequately answered and generally attempt to make you feel comfortable and welcome on your visits.
Meet our chiropractors, massage therapists and receptionists below.
By appointment only
Monday to Friday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:30pm
Bupa Members First Chiropractic Provider
Bethany Higgins (Formerly: Bethany Coombes)
BChiroSc MChiroSc Macquarie
Bethany completed her Masters degree in Chiropractic at the Macquarie University, Sydney, in 2009. She practised in Sydney after graduation and moved to the Redlands region of South East Queensland in September 2010, to join Victoria Point Chiropractic. She is a member of the Chiropractors' Association of Australia (CAA).
Bethany was a tutor in peripheral biomechanics at the Macquarie University and enjoys treating and providing rehabilitative care for all joint and spinal issues.
She has a special interest in finding ways to assist patients who have chronic pain syndromes, migraines and chronic headaches. Bethany draws on a wide range of techniques specific to chiropractic practice and from other fields in physical medicine. This enables her to approach cases in a wide age range and tailor treatment approaches to suit individuals.
Bethany is passionate about improving joint, muscle and nerve function. Her focus is to eliminate pain and promote health using a holistic approach and varied techniques.
In conjunction with exercise, Bethany believes that a healthy diet, adequate rest, good posture and positive attitudes are important to maintaining great health.
Bethany will be returning from maternity leave on Monday 5th March 2018. She will be available at Victoria Point Chiropractic Monday, Wednesday, Friday and alternate Saturdays.
BChiroSc MChiro Macquarie
Gareth completed five years of study at Macquarie University in 2010. He practised in Newcastle before joining Victoria Point Chiropractic in December 2015. He is a member of the Chiropractors' Association of Australia (CAA).
Gareth enjoys investigating and working towards a resolution for the wide variety of cases he is consistently presented with.
Whilst studying at Macquarie University Gareth tutored students in anatomy and physiology. He has a particular interest in managing patients with headaches, dizziness and poor posture.
Gareth's primary focus is assisting patients to achieve better performance whether it is on the sporting field, at the office or at home enjoying favourite hobbies. He empowers his patients through developing an understanding and recognition of the principle that pain, discomfort, inefficient function and poor posture are all contributors to how we perform in our day to day lives.
In his spare time, Gareth enjoys running, surfing and martial arts training.
BSc (Chiro) BChiro Murdoch BExSc Griffith GC
Nathan graduated as a chiropractor in 2010 from Murdoch University in Perth, West Australia. He had previously received an Exercise Science degree from Griffith University on the Gold Coast.
Nathan has a special interest in the treatment of stubborn or chronic conditions by combining traditional chiropractic treatment with the most up to date rehabilitation techniques. His combined qualifications provide a broad skill set in relation to the treatment of injury and rehabilitation.
Nathan helps with a wide range of complaints by focusing on improving the function of the neuro-musculoskeletal system which assists to correct posture, increase strength and coordination. Nathan uses manual therapies, specific rehabilitative and exercise prescription techniques as well as dietary advice to achieve optimal outcomes. He is qualified to use many soft tissue techniques, including Dry Needling used to treat trigger points and provide relief for back, neck and joint pain.
Nathan is looking forward to settling in the Brisbane region after working in different parts of Australia, including Perth, Melbourne, the Sunshine Coast and rural Queensland.
Nathan joined Victoria Point Chiropractic on the 22nd November 2016 to look after the patients of Bethany Higgins whilst she was on maternity leave. Bethany commenced leave on the 24th December 2016 and returned on the 5th March 2018. Nathan is staying on.
Kelly Mc Donnell
MTech (Chiropractic) Johannesburg RSA; Bachelor of Science (Sport Science) Stellenbosch RSA
Kelly graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in sport science and physiology from the University of Stellenbosch in 2009. She commenced chiropractic studies at the University of Johannesburg in 2010 and completed her masters’ qualification in 2015. She is also certified to practice dry needling, rigid taping and dynamic taping and is a qualified personal fitness instructor and spin instructor.
Kelly places emphasis on keeping abreast of new developments to broaden her own knowledge and skills. She is familiar with a range of techniques and applies them in accordance with what she feels will be most effective for the individual needs of each patient. She enjoys working with patients from diverse backgrounds and age groups. She is a member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia.
Born and raised in South Africa, Kelly is fluent in English and Afrikaans.
Since arriving in Australia, Kelly has practised under the mentorship of John Worrall at Brisbane CBD Chiropractic and spent a considerable amount of time under the mentorship of Li-Sa Choi at Victoria Point Chiropractic. She has also practised as a locum chiropractor, providing care to many patients at other South East Queensland chiropractic practices. She commenced at Victoria Point Chiropractic on the 3rd of April 2017.
Kelly has a diverse sporting background, having competed at state and national level in equestrian, athletics, swimming, cross country running, biathlons and triathlons. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and active. She regularly participates in individual running, swimming and cycling events.
Her lifelong passion and background with horses drives Kelly to obtain specialised chiropractic qualifications to treat animals. She is currently working towards that goal.
Cleveland Chiropractic and Brisbane CBD Chiropractic do not offer massage therapy but Victoria Point Chiropractic has very experienced massage therapists. In addition to holding diplomas in remedial massage, all massage therapists are members of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) or Australian Natural Therapies Association (ANTA). They all subscribe to continuing professional development.
Massage therapists collaborate with chiropractors at all of our practice locations: Brisbane CBD, Cleveland, Victoria Point and with other health professionals to ensure the best outcome for mutual clients.
They are qualified in the use of a variety of techniques, enabling them to treat a broad spectrum of society.
All clients who are members of private health funds and are eligible to claim remedial massage therapy benefits can do so through our HICAPS facility or the relevant fund.
Dip Remedial Massage
Jarmo received a Diploma of Remedial Massage and Trigger Point Therapy Certificate in March 2006 from the Australian Institute of Applied Science. He is a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT).
In July 2012 Jarmo commenced at Victoria Point Chiropractic in the Redlands region of South East Queensland. He uses a variety of techniques such as remedial, sports, deep tissue, acupressure and relaxation.
Jarmo has worked in a number of clinical settings. He has had experience involving a diverse clientele, including the following football teams: Brisbane Broncos- NRL & Brisbane Lions- AFL. Working with the rehabilitation of elderly war veterans enabled Jarmo to enhance his diagnostic capabilities.
Jarmo has a professional demeanour and strives to achieve optimal outcomes.
His aim is to continue to learn and grow as a massage therapist whilst assisting the recovery of clients with muscle imbalance, aches, pains, tensions and injuries.
Eligible members of most private health funds can claim rebates for remedial massage with Jarmo. This can be done through our HICAPS facility or by submitting a claim to the relevant fund.
Dip Remedial Massage
Hannah completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage through Q Academy in 2015 and is a member of the Australian Natural Therapies Association (ANTA).
Hannah’s aim through treatment is to provide increased mobility so that her clients can lead an active lifestyle.
Hannah uses a combination of myofascial release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, deep tissue, yoga stretches and swedish massage to keep her clients feeling relaxed, balanced and free of tension.
Complementing her knowledge and skills as a Massage Therapist, Hannah has practised yoga for many years and more recently commenced teaching to share the balance, calmness and healing she has found through yoga.
Eligible members of private health funds can claim rebates for remedial massage with Hannah. This can be done through our HICAPS facility or by submitting a claim to a private health fund.
Dip Remedial Massage
Elissa-Rae completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage in December 2008 through the Australian College of Massage and is a member of Massage and Myotherapy Australia. She commences at Victoria Point Chiropractic on Monday 26th March 2018.
Whilst working in Townsville, Elissa-Rae gained experience alongside various allied health professionals. She also worked with local, national and international sporting teams, including the Papua New Guinea NRL World Cup team in 2008, the NRL North Queensland Cowboys during the 2016 and 2017 seasons and with many triathletes and ironmen through the Free Radicals Triathlon Club.
Elissa-Rae is passionate about helping her clients to achieve their goals and in reaching their optimal health. She is currently completing her studies in Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine, which will give her the opportunity to treat and help her clients outside of the musculoskeletal scope.
Elissa-Rae uses a combination of remedial, sports, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and relaxation massage, as well as myofascial dry needling. She also has extensive experience treating pregnant clients from 1st to 3rd trimester.
Elissa-Rae has full private health fund recognition and a Blue Card to treat minors.
Eligible members of private health funds can claim rebates for remedial massage with Elissa-Rae through our HICAPS facility or by submitting a claim to a private health fund.