About Us

The right practice for family wellness

We believe that your family’s health is paramount, and that you will experience the best results if you find a chiropractic office where you can trust with full confidence the high quality care and advice you and your family are receiving. We strive to create a warm, welcoming environment, and encourage all of our patients to ask questions.

Our passion is Optimizing Each Individual's Spinal Function and Empowering Families to Live Wellness and Prevention Lifestyles. For this reason, we love to study and attend seminars to continually improve our knowledge and skills so we can best serve our patients and our families. This is how we create our recommendations for improving your family’s health – we ask ourselves, ‘what would I recommend if you were my brother, sister, parent, or my child?”

Our Family Chiropractors

Dr. Simon Weekes, Family Chiropractor

I moved to the Adelaide Hills after completing my Masters of Chiropractic at Macquarie University in 2008. Before the Adelaide Hills was home, I lived in Sydney where I was heavily involved in the care of athletes and sports clubs. I played a range of sports growing up and am now an avid Crossfitter and have competed in several Crossfit events.

My passion lies in helping people get their bodies performing at their peak. Whether it be an office worker struggling with posture and back problems, or an athlete that needs every advantage. I look at what is causing your problem and provide chiropractic care and rehabilitation exercises help improve spinal function and your overall neuromusculoskeletal health.

When I’m not at work you’ll find me at the gym or spending time with my two young boys.


Dr. Nik Dukovac, Family Chiropractor

From a young age growing up in rural Canada, I was amazed at how chiropractic enhanced my recovery from injuries and optimized my performance in ice hockey. This excitement instigated my trek into becoming a chiropractor.

My passion is to see people live out their personal purpose in life by achieving a foundation of health.

My wife and I excitedly moved to Australia in 2007 and have loved every moment! Since 2010 I have been serving, giving, and inspiring at both Better Back Chiropractic in Oakbank, and Adelaide Family Chiropracticin Woodcroft.


Dr. Brad Wilson, Family Chiropractor

Born, raised and educated in Canada, I moved to Australia in 2000. I spent my first 3 three years here travelling and locumming across this great country, before finally settling in Adelaide. It was here that I met my partner Rebekah and started a family.

Rebekah and our three sons, Noah, Jack and Jobe, are the inspiration that drives my life purpose... to leave a legacy of chiropractic as a leader in wellness and evidence based care resulting in optimal health for our future generations!

I practice knowing the body is a self-healing and self-regulating system. Given proper environmental conditions, everyone has the ability to express pure health and well-being.


Our Massage and Dry Needling Therapists

David Rowe, Massage Therapy

I have been a practicing massage therapist since 1999, and much of that time I have spent serving patients at Better Back Chiropractic and Massage. My focus during every massage session is to tailor treatment to assist each client to find healing and comfort, ease aches and pains, enable better mobility, and improve general well being.

I have qualifications in Relaxation Massage, Remedial Sports Massage, Skeletal Mobilization, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.


Patrice Scott, Massage Therapy

Through personal experience I realized the many benefits of massage early on in life, and now love to educate and pass on these benefits to clients. I have been a qualified and practicing massage therapist since 1998, and have enjoyed working in both the Adelaide Hills and city clinics.

I hold a current provider number and qualifications in Remedial, Relaxation, and Pregnancy massage, as well as Foot Reflexology. I am also a current member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, and regularly keep up to date with continuing professional education.

As a massage therapist at Better Back Chiropractic and Massage, I assist clients with a range of health issues, and promote relaxation and wellbeing through a caring and holistic approach.


Julie Dean, Dry Needling/Massage Therapy

After graduating from the Australian College of Massage with a Diploma of Remedial Massage, I spent 3 years working in northern Western Australia providing a massage service to remote towns and communities.

In 2013, I completed a 90 hour Thai Massage course in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I have also been a certified Life Coach for the past 16 years.

I have returned to the Adelaide Hills to undertake further study so I can expand my knowledge and enhance the skills I bring to the massage table. As a therapist, I view my role as being a catalyst that encourages the body to heal itself, and I love seeing the positive results patients experience with massage.


Kate Duncan, Massage Therapy

I have been a massage therapist since 2009. I completed several different modalities which studying such as; Remedial Massage, Sports/Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Skeletal Mobilization.

I believe that having regular massage is a great way to not only de-stress, but also help release muscle tension and improve posture. It’s a great feeling when you have helped someone walk out so much better than when they walked in!


Heidi Bell, Dry Needling/Massage Therapy

Moving is Life! I have always loved and been involved with sports, and am intrigued with how the human body works. As a child, when I wasn't out running around playing every sport possible, I used to sit at home drawing pictures of muscles and bones. These two interests, along with my own sports related injuries, led me to Massage Therapy, Dry Needling, and Sports Injury Rehabilitation.

I have a passion and interest in continually learning new techniques to help the body recover from Injuries and become Stronger, Improve Sport Performance, and Increase Quality of Life.

 

 

Hayley Boyce, Massage Therapy

I am a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist holding a Cert IV in Massage Practice and a Diploma in Remedial Massage with the Australian College of Massage (ACM).   I am a registered member of the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT) and hold full health fund accreditation.

I provide remedial, pregnancy, therapeutic, relaxation and lymphatic massage.  I use a range of massage techniques including sports, deep tissue, cupping and trigger point therapy.   

In 2016 I attended training with Oncology Massage and completed Oncology Massage Module One, which has provided me with valuable skills to be able to provide safe supportive massage therapy treatment to people living with cancer during treatment and afterwards.

Gail Rossini, Massage Therapy/Reflexology/Aromatherapy

I have a Diploma in Remedial Massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy (2007). Reflexology and Aromatherapy are my specialist modalities and I have found them powerful in assisting people to gain a greater sense of wellbeing. Both modalities are relaxing whilst targeting specific issues, including digestion and muscle fatigue.

Reflexology is an alternative therapy based upon the principle that reflexes are located in areas of the feet, hands and ears that correspond to parts of the body – including all glands and organs.  It is an alternative therapy with history dating back to ancient Egyptian times.  Renowned for its’ positive qualities in helping to assist a person’s overall sense of wellbeing, it can assit in relieving stress and tension, improve blood circulation and some digestive ailments, and act to assist and compliment other therapies.