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
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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 commenced maternity leave Monday 24th December 2018 and will be on leave for at least 12 - 15 months. Gareth Hood, Nathan Reynolds, Kelly Mc Donnell and Jacob Keiller will be available to care for Bethany's patients.
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 has practised in Perth, Melbourne, the Sunshine Coast and rural Queensland.
He commenced at Victoria Point Chiropractic on the 22nd November 2016.
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.
BHealthSc BAppSc (Chiropractic) RMIT
Jacob graduated in 2018 as a chiropractor from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Bundoora, Victoria.
He visited Victoria Point Chiropractic early December 2018 and spent a few days interacting with patients and observing Bethany Higgins who commenced 12 to 15 months maternity leave on the 24th December 2018. Jacob is very enthusiastic about consulting at Victoria Point Chiropractic from 14th January 2019.
Jacob places an emphasis on manual skills but uses a variety of chiropractic techniques to tailor treatments for individual need. Jacob enjoys working with a broad spectrum of the community, including those with chronic pain and more acute sporting and postural problems.
Having grown up in Adelaide, South Australia, Jacob is an avid sports follower with a love of AFL and basketball. He has played these sports all his life. As a point of interest, he has also been around chiropractic all his life as his grandmother and father are chiropractors.
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.Health Science (Remedial Therapies) BHealthSc (Nutrition) QUT
Angela completed her studies in remedial massage at the Australian College of Natural Medicine and has been practicing since 2004. She is a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists. Angela graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science Nutrition from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in July 2014 and will be studying Occupational Therapy from February 2019.
Angela has worked with Redland's Victoria Point Bombers Rugby Club and the Brisbane Broncos NRL team. She has also travelled overseas with the Australian Woman's Softball team and the Australian Diving team for the FINA World Championships in 2011. She commenced as a massage therapist at Victoria Point Chiropractic in October 2008.
Angela's motivation to treat sporting injuries stems from her background as a dance teacher as well as her personal interest and participation in various sports.
Angela specialises in remedial and sports massage to address personal injury, pain and postural problems. She uses a variety of techniques, to achieve a desired result. These include deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, stretching and dry needling. Angela aims to provide her clients with knowledge to use on a daily basis that will help them overcome muscular concerns and self manage their complaint at home.
Massaging at the same location and collaborating with chiropractors lead Angela to recognise that massage therapy is not only effective as a modality of its own, but in many cases complements chiropractic.
Should you have questions about types of massage or whether massage is right for you, call and ask to speak with Angela at Victoria Point Chiropractic. Eligible members of private health funds can claim rebates for remedial massage with Angela. This can be done through our HICAPS facility or by submitting a claim to your fund.
Availability varies from January to July 2019. For more information, please call Victoria Point Chiropractic on 3207 9000.