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Bachelor of Chiropractic 
(New Zealand College of Chiropractic)

Dr. Gina Variath

Founder| Bachelor of Chiropractic (New Zealand College of Chiropractic)
Bachelor of Chiropractic (New Zealand College of Chiropractic)

Dr. Shanice Patel

Bachelor of Chiropractic (New Zealand College of Chiropractic)
Bachelor of Health Science in Accupuncture (NZCCM)

Ben Lee

Bachelor of Health Science in Accupuncture (NZCCM)
Bachelor of Chiropractic 
(New Zealand College of Chiropractic)

Dr. Sachin Variath

Bachelor of Chiropractic (New Zealand College of Chiropractic)
Bachelor of Chiropractic 
(New Zealand College of Chiropractic)

Dr. Leah Madden

Bachelor of Chiropractic (New Zealand College of Chiropractic)


  • Yes. A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are “remarkably safe.” By avoiding drugs and risky surgery, chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom chiropractic care might be unsuited. Compare the statistics. Adjustments are about 100 times safer than taking an over-the-counter pain reliever.

  • The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals. Many patients sense some progress within a week or two of frequent visits. Visits are less often as your spine stabilizes. In difficult cases, complete healing can take months or even years.

  • No. Some people can make their joints “pop” but that’s not an adjustment! Adjustments are specific and take years to master. Even your chiropractor must consult a colleague to benefit from chiropractic care.

  • No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. The occasional spinal joints that move too much, are passed over so weakened muscles and ligaments can stabilize and heal.

  • You can have vertebral subluxations and not even know it. Like the early stages of tooth decay or cancer, vertebral subluxations can be present before warning signs appear. The results of a thorough examination can show the location and severity of any vertebral subluxations you may have.

  • Even today’s “natural” childbirth methods can affect an infant’s spine. Colic, unusual crying, poor appetite or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress. Adjustments are gentle. Knowing exactly where to adjust, no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato is involved.

  • Most patients report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness. Since repeated adjustments are necessary, if adjustments didn’t feel good, patients wouldn’t return to finish their care. Chiropractors are experts at making adjustments feel good.

  • Sometimes. Today’s hectic lifestyles are a constant source of vertebral subluxations. Fortunately, our bodies have the ability to self-correct many of these minor problems as we bend and stretch, or when we sleep at night. When vertebral subluxations don’t resolve, you’ll want to see a chiropractor for an adjustment!

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Health is not merely the absence of disease. Health occurs when the body is functioning optimally. Signs and symptoms that many consider “normal” are in fact not. It is your body’s way of letting you know that there is a problem.

Wellness is about working on the multiple dimensions of health to achieve balance and synergy. Working on your physical, chemical and emotional health creates a balance, a harmony that cannot be achieved while working on one area at a time.

The synergy concept is that the whole is so much more than the sum of its parts. You can accomplish a lot more when no aspect of your health is lagging behind.

Your brain, spinal cord and all of your nerves control and regulate your body. Every cell, tissue, organ and system (even your immune system!) take orders from your nervous system.

Thus, true health is how well your nervous system is orchestrating the workings of your body. That’s why vertebral subluxations are so serious! Compromised brain-to-body or body-to-brain communications can be the underlying cause of a variety of health problems.

Many people with a spinal problem discover that other health problems resolve with chiropractic care. Patients often report that as their care progresses, they notice other positive changes in their health.

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